Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Jeff Davis Reaping the Harvest

In observance of Halloween tomorrow, I thought I 'd post this interesting image from Harper's Weekly, titled "Jeff Davis Reaping the Harvest."  It ran October 26, 1861.

This political image shows a ghoulish Davis in a field of death scything skeletal souls. In the background stands a decaying hangman's tree draped with Spanish moss and complete with noose and knot. A vulture overlooks the scene waiting to scavenge the gleanings. It clearly shows who the magazine thought was responsible for the death and destruction caused by the war, even at this relatively early stage.

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