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    [Ulysses S. Grant]: Anti-Seymour Broadside by Thomas Nast Directed to African-American Voters. 14" x 20" [sight] broadside titled "Horatio Seymour and His Friends! How Democrats Treat the Colored Man!" It features two cartoons associated with the infamous Draft Riots in New York City in July 1863. In one, Seymour address rioters (stereotypical drunken Irishmen) in front of City Hall. The Tribune Building is visible in the distance while a black man is lynched from a gaslight lamp-post (this actually occurred on Carlson Street). Black victims appear at Seymour's feet. The other cartoon shows additional attacks by the rioters on innocent blacks and the burning of the New York Colored Orphan Asylum. Two columns of text deride Seymour and admonish "Let it be remembered that all the New York rioters, now living, will vote for Seymour and Blair, and against Grant and Colfax!" It concludes: "Let it be remembered that every colored voter who acts with the Democracy sustains the party that sustained slavery, desires caste to be established by his own disenfranchisement, and upholds the New York Democratic murderers and rioters, who killed so many of his own race!!" Fully intact, but quite delicate with some internal tears near the bottom. Affixed to mat.

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    November, 2018
    10th-11th Saturday-Sunday
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