[np: 186-?]. Carte-de-visite, oblong 2-1/4" x 3-3/8" depicting eight snakes with faces of Copperhead leaders. Very Good.

President Buchanan's passivity in the face of southern aggression, and South Carolina's secession in December 1860, deeply angered Union men. "Copperheads" were men residing in Yankee States, but obnoxiously supporting the Rebellion.
The Boston Athenaeum's description: "Photographic portraits of Copperhead leaders cut out and mounted on drawn bodies of snakes coiled in a clump of grass. Left to right they are: Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, George B. McClellan, Union general and presidential candidate, Horatio Seymour, Governor of New York, James Buchanan, ex-president of the United States, Fernando Wood, mayor of New York, unidentified man, Clement L. Vallandigham, Congressman from Ohio, and an unidentified man, possibly Salmon P. Chase, Secretary of the Treasury."
OCLC 191910673 [2 - Boston Ath., Notre Dame], 890625790 [1- Clements] as of July 2023. Item #39366

Price: $450.00