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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/8/2023
Published by and withdrawn from PUNCH, a London Publication, January, 1861, single sheet, printed one side, 10-1/2' x 14" is striking print titled "DIVORCE A VINCULO" (Latin for "Divorce from the Chains of Marriage". This compelling cartoon is the first in which Punch recognizes the likely start of the American Civil War. A defiant Mrs. (South) Carolina has one hand upraised, a whip in the other hand and a pistol tucked in her belt and "asserts her Right to 'Larrup' her Nigger." The little black boy is cowering with his hands raised in prayer asking for the protection of Brother Jonathan representing the United States. South Carolina was the first state to secede from the United States, on December 20, 1860.
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The Political Cartoon Predicts American Civil War Over Slavery

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $78.00
Estimate: $50 - $100
Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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