Sep 26, 2019 - Sale 2517

Sale 2517 - Lot 43

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(CIVIL WAR--CONFEDERATE.) Ye Conference: Thank You, Jeff, Not Any. Lithograph, 13 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches; several short closed tears with tape repairs on verso. [Cincinnati, OH]: [Ehrgott & Forbriger], 1861

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Jefferson Davis is depicted as an obsequious waiter offering bonds, cotton, and letters of marque to Emperor Napoleon III of France, seeking an alliance. Napoleon dismisses him with a wave of the hand. Queen Victoria of England watches disinterestedly as she holds a small pile of Mississippi bonds. 5 examples in OCLC, and none traced at auction since 1992.