Why Don't You Take It?

Currier & Ives American
Subject Jefferson Davis American
Subject Ulysses S. Grant American

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Currier & Ives produced many political satires during the Civil War. This example caricatures the Confederate leader Jefferson Davis, shown as a greyhound, who cringes away from an aggressive bulldog representing the Northern general Ulysses S. Grant. Between them sits a piece of "Prize beef" labeled "Washington."

Why Don't You Take It?, Currier & Ives (American, active New York, 1857–1907), Lithograph

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