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Very historic Nast print: "The First Vote" of African-Americans in the reconstructed South...
Item # 173146
November 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 16, 1867 Historic & significant full front page Thomas Nast illustration: "The First Vote" shows an African-American man voting. During the Reconstruction South voting rights for free Blacks came slowly with obstacles such as poll taxes, literacy requirements, etc. This very historic print shows a proud African-American--with others in line behind him--voting for the first time. A very notable & famous Civil Rights-themed print.
Other prints in this issue include: "Council at Medicine Creek Lodge with Kiowa & Comanche Indians" "Attack Upon Smugglers by U.S. Revenue Officers at Masonborough, N.C." "The American Prong-Horn Antelope Defending Its Young from Wolves" "The Last Rose of Summer" "City & Bay of Cartagena..." "Edward Payson Weston, the Pedestrian" "Submarine Armor" "The Algerine Jugglers" and more.
The back page has a political cartoon: "Taking Care of Him!"
Complete in sixteen pages.