Item: The Inauguration at Richmond cartoon
Record Number: 11418
Box Number: 1
Folder Number: 28
Publisher: Harper's Weekly
Relates to: Jefferson Davis, Confederate States of America
Address: Richmond VA
Date of View: March 15 1862
View Format: Clipping,Print
Dimensions: Dimensions of Image, 26.5 by 21 cm.
Image description: Political cartoon of Jefferson Davis' inauguration in Richmond, VA, as President of the Confederate States of America. Depicts Davis as a skeleton holding a pirate flag and a torch to "Desolation," guarding a slave between his legs, and perched on a bale of cotton. Drunk men and a starving woman and child are depicted in the background. Features a quote from Davis' inaugural speech as a caption.
Originally featured in Harper's Weekly.