2022-01 Raynors HCA Auction
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 1/29/2022
Three political cartoons, 8-1/2" x 10-3/4", all withdrawn from PUNCH, 1862, and playing on the French relationship during the early part of the Civil War. Includes, horizontal image, titled "Jonathan's Program, or a Bit of Brag." with caption Jonathan advising Napoleon "Tell yer what it is Louis - if you come meddling with any o' your mediation sarce; soon as ever I've whipped the Rebels - and walked into Canada - and chawed up John Bull - Darn'd if I don't put that thar young man in your location" pointing to French General Claude Lecomte. ... plus, "One Head better Than Two" with conversation between Napoleon and Lord Palm(merston) conspiring to bring the American Civil War to end by siding with the Confederate government. ... plus, "Political Arithmetic" shows A Jonathon (America) and Napoleon calculating with maps on the wall behind them. In April of 1862, impatient for an end to hostilities in America, the Emperor [of France] participated in a clumsy attempt at back-door diplomacy with a pro-Southern member of the British Parliament, William S. Lindsey, who leaked to the press supposedly confidential proposals for joint Anglo-French intervention. Napoleon III (Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte; 20 April 1808 - 9 January 1873) was the first President of France (as Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte) from 1848 to 1852 and the Emperor of the French from 1852 to 1870. A nephew of Napoleon I, he was the last monarch to rule over France. Elected to the presidency of the Second Republic in 1848, he seized power by force in 1851, when he could not constitutionally be reelected; he later proclaimed himself Emperor of the French. He founded the Second Empire, reigning until the defeat of the French Army and his capture by Prussia and its allies at the Battle of Sedan in 1870. Napoleon III was a popular monarch, who used plebiscites to guide his actions, oversaw the modernization of the French economy and worked to have the center of Paris rebuilt following the guidelines of the Napoleon III style. He expanded the French overseas empire and made the French merchant navy the second largest in the world, engaged in the Second Italian War of Independence as well as the disastrous Franco-Prussian War, in which he commanded his soldiers during the fight and was captured. Claude Lecomte (September 8, 1817 - March 18, 1871)[1] was a French general killed by the National Guard of the Paris Commune.
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A Group of Punch Political Cartoons Regarding The American Ands French Relationship During The War

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
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