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    Horatio Seymour: Anti Seymour Currier & Ives Cartoon. In our mind, this is the best cartoon from the 1868 election we have ever seen. It is titled "A Candidate on the Stump, The Secesh Democratic Pirate Sunk by the U. S. Gun-Boat Union." The "stump" that Seymour clings to is the mask of the sinking Democratic ship, associated with the lost cause of the Confederacy and the "pirate" ships that harassed Union vessels. Grant, on board the Union man-of-war, has just issued a broadside and states: "We demand your unconditional surrender and then, we shall have peace!" Democratic editors and politicians, such as President Andrew Johnson, have been washed overboard and are drowning. Seymour defends his dubious record during the war ("Didn't I try to stop the draft? Does any rational White man suppose I'll be elected?") The print has been trimmed to 10.5" x 15.5" and affixed to an album page. This is the only copy we have even seen offered to sale.

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    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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