The Last Ditch of the Chivalry, or a President in Petticoats, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Black and white of soldiers running after another soldier wearing a dress.

While most presidents were honored with venerable portraits, the President of the Confederate states, Jefferson Davis, was caricatured for his shortcomings. At the end of the Civil War, Davis was the South’s scapegoat for its defeat. This print shows a fleeing Davis wearing a woman’s dress as Union soldiers follow close behind him.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
1865
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
15 1/2 x 12 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.315
On View?
No
Image Request
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