Boston: Joseph Ward, 125 Washington St, [1865]. Carte-de-visite, 2-1/2" x 4." Very Good.

The Lincoln Financial Foundations describes this as follows: "CDV, cartoon depicting Jefferson Davis escaping from Richmond wearing an eyepatch and leading a mule carrying his wife and a satchel labeled 'J Davis 500,000 coin'." They travel down a road; a Richmond sign points in the opposite direction.
Davis wears an eyepatch, Richard Hertle says, because "By the end of February 1858 a chronic, relapsing, ocular inflammatory condition began." [The Eye Disease of Jefferson Davis, in Natl Lib of Medicine online, Surv. Ophthalmol. Nov-Dec 2006.] I have seen no other illustrations, humorous or otherwise, so depicting Davis.
OCLC 1358437573 [AL Arch. & History]; but present elsewhere. Item #39376

Price: $450.00

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