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Street Scene with Men on Horseback Riding Through a Group of African Americans


Draft of a political cartoon depicting white men on horseback through a group of African American people who are rendered in a caricaturist style. The central figure on horseback is wearing spectacles and extends his top hat to some of the figures on the ground. The other white figures hold blanks signs directed towards the African American people.


circa 1860-1865


Pen, ink, and graphite on paper


10.75 x 7.75 inches

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Transfer from Library, Gift of John Mark Glenn

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