Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 28

Price Realized: $ 1,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(EPHEMERA.) Harley, Joseph S. Jeffie Davis, the Belle of Richmond. 5 printed pages on one sheet, 5 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches; some separations at folds; inked library stamps on verso. New York, 1865

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On 10 May 1865, Jefferson Davis was captured while allegedly wearing his wife's cloak, a development which brought joy to the hearts of Union cartoonists. This five-panel pamphlet depicts a nervous-looking Davis being fitted for a skirt, running desperately from the troops, and finally standing at the gallows.