THE CAPTURE OF AN UNPROTECTED FEMALE, OR THE CLOSE OF THE REBELLION. Jefferson Davis.

THE CAPTURE OF AN UNPROTECTED FEMALE, OR THE CLOSE OF THE REBELLION.

New York: Currier & Ives, 1865. Oblong broadside, 17-1/2" x 12-1/2." Uncolored. Copyright information, in small lettering at base of the lithograph, shows fading of several words at the end. Small rubberstamp at blank lower right corner; 2-1/2" closed tear [repaired], not affecting image; mild toning. Else Very Good.

It was rumored that, when Jefferson Davis was captured at War's end, he had disguised himself in a woman's dress. That this was not so did not discourage anyone from telling the story.
"Davis captured by U.S. soldiers who comment on his 'feminine fixings.' Mrs. Davis at left says, 'I beseech you to let his Excellency alone.' Davis says, 'I plainly perceive that this is another blessing in disguise!! and the greatest of them all!!'"
Weitenkampf 150. Not in Reilly or the Currier & Ives Gallery. Item #37483

Price: $1,500.00

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