1. Creator/Author:
  2. A. Darjoy (3)

Les Dernieres Ressources des Deux Ameriques / The Latest Resources of Two Americans

Creator:
A. Darjoy
Location:
Paris, France
Origin Date:
1832-1890
Materials:
paper, print
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/2 in x 11 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0690
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This is a political cartoon taken from a French publication, "Le Charvari," page 170. It features two disheveled, middle-aged men exhanging "goods" with one another. According to the text below, the two men are Americans, one from the North, and one from the South. The "goods" that they are exchanging are presented in the form of ill-prepared soldiers. The Northern man pushes forward a small boy, in exchange for an elderly recruit from the Southern man. The following text appears below the title: Le Nord_Excusez ma novelle recrue, mais c'est tout ce qui me reste. Le Sud_Voila mon dernier volontaire, mais il est encore tres presentable. Translation: The Northern Man: Excuse my new recruit, but this is all I have left. The Southern Man: Here's my old volunteer, but he's still quite presentable.