|Dimensions||Image (Paper): 3 11/16 x 2 1/8 in. (9.4 x 5.4 cm)
Mount: 3 7/8 x 2 7/16 in. (9.8 x 6.2 cm)
|Print medium||Photo-Albumen silver-Carte-de-visite|
During the Civil War, the press portrayed Jefferson Davis as a devil, a murderer, and a
thief. When Davis left Richmond on May 2, he supposedly absconded with gold from the Confederate capital’s banks. Here, Davis is shown holding a $100,000 bag of gold as he flees.
Gift of Charles Schwartz, 2012