Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 335

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(RECONSTRUCTION.) James C. Beard; artist. The Fifteenth Amendment, Celebrated May 19th 1870. Hand-colored lithograph, 21 x 27 inches to sight; 1-inch closed tear on top edge, otherwise minimal wear and toning visible; not examined out of modern frame with acid-free board. New York: Thomas Kelly, 1870

Additional Details

The central image depicts a Black 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, John Brown, 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.