Mar 25, 2021 - Sale 2562

Sale 2562 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 1,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) "The Right Man in the Right Place" caricature of justice for Jefferson Davis. Engraved card, 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches; corners clipped, minor foxing. Np, circa 1865

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When Jefferson Davis was elected as the first president of the Confederacy, he was proclaimed by his followers to be "the right man in the right place." This card celebrating the defeat of the Confederacy uses the same caption--under a caricature of a Black Union soldier hoisting Davis up on a gallows.