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Pictures of the Present Booklet

Identifier: SC 00394

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Scope and Contents

This collection is a booklet of anti-Union cartoons drawn by an unidentified "quondam Virginian." The drawings include the following titles: The Flight from Harrisburg, Lincoln at Dinner. Meditating on the division of the spoils, Gen Winfield shooting off the big guns of the government with the recent inaugural for a porte-fire, "The Virginia Dare -(not)" Ship of the line, and "Last scene of all that ends this strange Pictorial History. Virginia's degradation." A schematic on the back of the final cartoon appears to be of the College Building (Wren Building) at the College of William and Mary. The back cover has a pencil map of the the Tidewater area, including King's Creek, Poquoson, and further east.


  • Creation: circa 1859-1862

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use

Before publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the Curator of Manuscripts and Rare Books, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.


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Custodial History

Originally Acc. No. 1957.58, an addition to the Civil War Collection.

Karen King, SCRC Staff
November 2017
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Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository