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Jeff's Last Extremity (so far)
Date: 1865
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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)
Medium: Albumen silver carte-de-visite
Credit Line: Gift of Charles Schwartz, 2012
Description: 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.
Accession Number: 2012.18.5