Grant in the Ring

This unusual carte de visite shows the heads of many prominent figures in a ring and as spectators in what is a satire of current events. President Ulysses S. Grant throws the newspaperman Horace Greeley off his horse in a joust which is probably a reference to the newspaper coverage of the many political scandals of his presidency and perhaps the death of Greeley in 1872.

Date:
1872 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES15065
Photographer:
J. Gurney & Son
Height:
749px
Width:
1235px
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