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It is only a truce to regain power ("playing possum").

Image ID: 812502

It is only a truce to regain power ("playing possum"). (1872)

Image Details

Image Title

:  It is only a truce to regain power ("playing possum").


: Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1872

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 24 x 35 cm. (9 1/4 x 13 1/2 in.)


: Written on mount: "Aug. 24, 1872" Printed on border: "H. G. 'Clasp hands over the bloody chasm.' " "C. S. 'Freely accept the hand that is offered, and reach forth thine own in friendly grasp.' " Printed on image: "I am against the policy of hate except to beat Grant" "Eman[cipation] by A. Linc[oln] protected by U. S. Grant" "What I know about being liberal by …" "Colored Orphan Asylum"

Original Source

: From Harper's weekly : a journal of civilization. (New York : Harper' s Weekly Co., 1857-1916) .


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / African-American cartoons

Source Description

: 2 folders (62 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 812502

Record ID

: 702987

Digital Item Published

: 4-22-2009; updated 3-25-2011

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