Reconstruction Era

 “Unconditional Surrender Grant”
  Source:  Harper’s Weekly
  Date:   November 21, 1868, p. 745

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
A hasty sequel to “The Boys in Blue,” called “Unconditional Surrender Grant,” was drawn immediately after the Republican victory on November 3 and included in the November 21 issue of Harper’s Weekly (published November 11).  In it, Nast and Greeley are positioned together just above the lower-left corner, which is occupied by a supine President Andrew Johnson.  Like a newsboy, Greeley distributes a copy of the Tribune, which declares:  “Victory Ulysses S. Grant President The Republicans Carry 22 States.”  Seated on the ground beside him, a raffish, self-caricatured Nast is drawing happily in his Harper’s sketchbook.



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