Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 370

Price Realized: $ 7,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(RECONSTRUCTION.) Beard, James C.; artist. The Fifteenth Amendment, Celebrated May 19th 1870. Hand-colored lithograph, 23 3/4 x 30 inches; light streaks of toning, moderate wear to left and right edges. New York: Thomas Kelly, 1870

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The central image depicts an African-American zouave regiment on parade. It is surrounded by portraits of key figures from the recent struggle, including (at top center) Martin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and Hiram Revels, as well as Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant. The portraits are interspersed with 11 vignettes with captions like "We till our own fields" and "the ballot box is open to us." Reilly, American Political Prints 1870-4.