A Distinguished Arrival. Negro soldier—"Hi dar! Show dis ole lady a room – one wid a closet to put dis yar skelle in tum in!" J. Chapman, photog.

A Distinguished Arrival. Negro soldier—"Hi dar! Show dis ole lady a room – one wid a closet to put dis yar skelle in tum in!"

Clerk’s Office of the District Court, for the Southern District of New York, 1865. 3.5” x 2.25” cdv albumen print photograph on 4” x 2.375” cardstock.

A carte-de-visite caricature depicting Jefferson Davis’s arrival at Fort Monroe, VA,for his 1865–67 imprisonment, dressed in women’s clothes, holding a bag with initials JD CSA. An African American soldier escort balances a skirt hoop for Mr. Davis on his rifle, the sun is shining and the American flag is waving in the background.

CONDITION: Very good, with scattered pinhead dark spots, light wear at extremities.

Item #6659

Price: $250.00

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