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Confederate Flag

Date: 1861
Description: The first national flag of the Confederacy (Stars and Bars) and the slogan: "We are in the field, and the bars are up!" Red and blue ink on cream envelope,...
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End of Secession

Date: 1860
Description: Piece of rope with one end tied in the form of a noose, depicting a skull. Caption below reads: "End of Secession." Blue ink, illustration on right side of...
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The Pirate Flag

Date: 1860
Description: Confederate flag with the words: "The Pirate Flag" and 8 stars in the blue section, and "Jeff. Davis" and "A.H. Stephens" on the red bars. Cream envelope w...
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Does That Union Shoe Fit You?

Date: 1860
Description: A cartoon of General Scott helping Jefferson Davis try on a shoe. Scott says: "Well, does that Union Shoe fit you?" And Davis replies: "Mr. Scott, this Uni...
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That Feed Won't Do

Date: 1860
Description: Soldier-farmer, "Jeffy" (Jefferson) Davis, in full uniform with a straw hat is giving feed (bonds) to a sow (the Confederacy). The sow is in turn feeding i...
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Confederate President with His Nose in a Trap

Date: 1860
Description: Confederate President Jefferson Davis with his nose caught in a bear trap (Washington) while holding a confederate/pirate flag. Caption reads: "Jeff though...
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Jeff. Davis in Suspense, Long May He Wave

Date: 1860
Description: Jefferson Davis hanging by a noose in a tree with a serpent wrapped around it. The "SOUTHERN EAGLE" is flying in the background. Captions below read: "JEFF...
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A Pretty Good Choke, (Joke,) on J.D.

Date: 1860
Description: Jefferson Davis hanging by a scarf held by the hand of Abraham Lincoln. Caption reads: "A Pretty Good Choke, (Joke,) on J.D. Verdict, — served him right."...
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Secession is Nearly Played Out

Date: 1860
Description: The Devil running, holding a pitchfork that is flying the Confederate flag in one hand, and a bottle in the other hand. Cotton and Bonds are tucked into hi...
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Good Noose for Traitors

Date: 1860
Description: A rope is tied in a noose inside of a frame. Caption reads: "Good Noose for TRAITORS." Black ink on yellow envelope, illustration is on left side. Mounted...
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Don't See It: Big Thing Big Thing

Date: 1861
Description: A large dog, (Winfield Scott), and a smaller dog (Jefferson Davis) discussing a piece of meat, (Washington D.C.). Perhaps a comment on the insignificance o...
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Union Gamecock and Secession Chicken

Date: 1860
Description: A rooster with a Union flag, representing the Union army, is facing a chicken (with what appears to be ostrich legs) with a piracy flag, which is supposed...
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Devil with C.S.A. Whiskey

Date: 1860
Description: A smiling devil with wings is holding a large jar of C.S.A. Whiskey marked with a poison symbol, and a Confederate flag sticking out of it. Blue and red in...
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A Member of the Bungtown, Va., R.G.G.'s

Date: 1860
Description: Confederate soldier wearing a whiskey barrel with a cork helmet. On the barrel is the text: "RGG," "C.S.A. WHISKEY," "J.X.D." Caption below reads: "A membe...
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Whole Or None

Date: 1860
Description: A pig with a small saddle on his back. A Union flag is set in the middle of the saddle. On the side of the pig is the text: "WHOLE OR NONE." Blue and red i...
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Proposed Improvement in Washington

Date: 1860
Description: View of Washington, D.C. with gallows in foreground. Ten empty nooses are hanging from the gallows. Capitol buildings are in the background with a Union fl...
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I Always Win

Date: 1860
Description: An elephant wearing boots is carrying a banner that reads: "I ALWAYS WIN." The banner has a face on the left end and is holding up the elephant's tail with...
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The Moaning of the Tied

Date: 1860
Description: A howling dog tied to a post, with an empty food dish in front of him. Water is in the background with a sailing ship, probably from the blockade. Text abo...
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Jeff in a Tight Place, He Won't Get Off "SCOTT Free"

Date: 1860
Description: General Scott holding Jefferson Davis off the ground by the throat, with Davis' hat and sword falling to the ground. Text above reads: "Jeff in a tight pla...
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When I Wish to Catch Rats, I First Stop Their Holes

Date: 1860
Description: A seven-sided arrangement of Union ships and military camps surrounding 7 rats and one cat. Harpers Ferry is in the center of a circular design. The ship l...

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