Ulysses S. Grant: Anti-Greeley Cartoon by John Cameron.
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DescriptionUlysses S. Grant: Anti-Greeley Cartoon by John Cameron. 14.75" x 11.5". New York: Currier & Ives, 1872. A medium folio lithograph titled "A 'Dodge' That Won't Work." Greeley solicits votes from two African American voters, addressing them as, "Sam" and "Ceasar." The first replies: "No Mr. Greeley we cant vote for you, for behind you we see Jeff Davis and behind him is the old lash and bondage." The other, well-dressed and educated man, declares: "We vote as all true hearted colored men will vote; for Mr. Lincoln's friend General Grant who conquered the rebellion & secured our freedom." Greeley was widely criticized for posting bond for imprisoned Jeff Davis and securing legal aid in his defense. During the post-war years, the Republican party secured the votes and loyalties of newly-enfranchised African-Africans, a bond not broken until the 1960's.
Condition: Uniformly sunned. Pencil notations on recto and verso. Lightly soiled and rubbed. Two pieces of linen tape on verso.
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