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    Horatio Seymour: CDV of New Orleans Parade Banner. While, at first glance, this might seem like a typical "cartoon" carte-de-visite, it is actually a photograph of a Seymour parade banner used in New Orleans. Titled "Democratic Broom Rangers", it shows Frank Blair sweeping out an assortment of carpetbag politicians while harpies Grant and Butler hover overhead. A young African American, a former slave, holds a flag that proclaims "Seymour & My Boss". The ditty at top reads: "We'll hunt the vile Rads out from their Lair/ And sweep the way clear for Seymour & Blair". One can even see the tassels attached to the bottom corners of the banner. Published by Swymmer & Leeson of New Orleans. Excellent. The original banner is no doubt lost, so this remains the only documentation of its existence.

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    November, 2014
    8th Saturday
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