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Volck, Adalbert John, 1828-1912; Free Negroes in Hayti

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00493.27 Author/Creator: Volck, Adalbert John, 1828-1912; Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: circa 1861-1863 Pagination: 1 etching : b&w ; 26.1 x 34.7 cm.

Summary of Content: One print entitled, "Free Negroes in Hayti" by Adalbert John Volck dated approximately 1861-1863. Volck's illustration is a caricature of Haitians. To raise money for the Confederacy, he has satirized Black Haitians as savages who sacrifice their children. Illustration does contain graphic violence of cannibalism.

Background Information: Adalbert John Volck was a dentist, political cartoonist, and a caricaturist who supported the Confederacy. He also smuggled drugs and medical supplies for the Confederate army, and served as a ...personal courier to President Jefferson Davis. See More


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmPropagandaCaribbeanWomen's HistoryChildren and FamilyAtrocityCivil WarConfederate States of AmericaHaitiCartoonRacism

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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