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"Waiting for the Hour"
Date: 1865
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Dimensions: Image (Paper): 3 9/16 x 2 1/8 in. (9 x 5.4 cm) Mount: 3 5/8 x 2 7/16 in. (9.2 x 6.2 cm)
Medium: Albumen silver carte-de-visite
Credit Line: Gift of Charles Schwartz, 2012
Description: Many Northerners, including the editors of the New York Times, called for Jefferson Davis to be hung for treason. Union soldiers sung a version of “John Brown’s Body” that included a fourth verse about “hanging Jeff Davis from a sour apple tree.”
Accession Number: 2012.18.17