ASSORTED JEFFERSON DAVIS EPHEMERA AND RELATED ARTICLES, LOT OF SIX, comprising a Topps "Look 'n See" card, #14 Jefferson Davis; a caricature of Jefferson Davis in women's clothing wielding an "ARKANSAS TOOTH-PICK", titled "JEFF. DAVIS! / AS WOMEN AND CHILDREN" and captioned "Is not your Government more magnanimous than to hunt down women and children? / J. Davis, In his last Extremity."; a T. A. Wales political cartoon depicting Davis in remnants of a hoop skirt and holding a book titled "History of Treason, by an Ex-Traitor" and with his other hand in a money purse, with a statue of Abraham Lincoln in the background, captioned "A DEAD HERO AND A LIVE JACKASS."; a post card and room key from the Jefferson Davis Hotel, Richmond, Va.; and a poem or song lyrics titled "HOWARD'S ODE ON / JEFF, THE DEBAUCHEE. / ON KILLING SONS OF LIBERTY." Together with a 1980 published card titled "The Secession Crisis" and featuring a political cartoon of Lincoln and Davis boxing; and a facsimile Confederate States of America $50 bill. Eight pieces total. 19th and 20th century. Provenance: From the collection of Cameron C. Nickels, author of "Civil War Humor."
Look 'n See card with some light staining, edge and corner wear; "Jeff, The Debauchee" song page with heavy staining and some losses and creases along one side and top edge, but not obscuring print; caricature with some losses to corners, and minor wear and staining; T. A. Wales cartoon cut out from newspaper page, but otherwise in very good condition; remainder mostly undamaged, with expected minor wear.