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Reconstruction of the South

Reconstruction of the South
Artist
J. L. Giles, active c. 1861 - 1881
Copy after
Horatio Bateman
Publisher
Francis Ratellier
Sitter
John Caldwell Calhoun, 18 Mar 1782 - 31 Mar 1850
Daniel Webster, 18 Jan 1782 - 24 Oct 1852
Robert Edward Lee, 19 Jan 1807 - 12 Oct 1870
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885
Horace Greeley, 3 Feb 1811 - 29 Nov 1872
Jefferson Davis, 3 Jun 1808 - 6 Dec 1889
Date
1867
Type
Print
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 50.1 x 64.3cm (19 3/4 x 25 5/16")
Sheet: 57.5 x 74.2cm (22 5/8 x 29 3/16")
Mat (horizontal): 78.7 x 91.4cm (31 x 36")
Topic
Jefferson Davis: Male
Jefferson Davis: Literature\Writer
Jefferson Davis: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer
Jefferson Davis: Military and Intelligence\Soldier
Jefferson Davis: Politics and Government\Confederate President
Jefferson Davis: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Mississippi
Jefferson Davis: Politics and Government\US Senator\Mississippi
Jefferson Davis: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War
Jefferson Davis: Politics and Government\Governor\Mississippi
Robert Edward Lee: Male
Robert Edward Lee: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer\Confederate army officer
Robert Edward Lee: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\College\President
John Caldwell Calhoun: Male
John Caldwell Calhoun: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
John Caldwell Calhoun: Politics and Government\Vice-President of US
John Caldwell Calhoun: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War
John Caldwell Calhoun: Education and Scholarship\Scholar\Philosopher
John Caldwell Calhoun: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State
John Caldwell Calhoun: Politics and Government\US Congressman\South Carolina
John Caldwell Calhoun: Politics and Government\US Senator\South Carolina
Horace Greeley: Male
Horace Greeley: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Magazine publisher
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Newspaper publisher
Horace Greeley: Journalism and Media\Journalist\Reporter\Newspaper
Horace Greeley: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Abolitionist
Daniel Webster: Male
Daniel Webster: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of State
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Senator\Massachusetts
Daniel Webster: Politics and Government\US Congressman\New Hampshire
Daniel Webster: Education and Scholarship\Orator
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resource Occupations\Agriculturist\Farmer
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet member\Secretary of War
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\Civil War army officer
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military and Intelligence\Army\Officer\General
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal
Portrait
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
Object number
NPG.87.216
Exhibition Label
This allegorical lithograph, published two years after the end of the Civil War, symbolically depicts the idealism of which President Lincoln spoke in the peroration of his second inaugural address:
With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan–to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.
Esta litografía alegórica, publicada dos años después de la Guerra Civil, plasma de manera simbólica el ideal que expresó el presidente Lincoln en su segundo discurso de instalación:
Sin malicia para nadie, con caridad para todos, con firmeza para lo justo como Dios nos lo hace ver, apresurémonos a terminar la tarea que tenemos ante nos, a curar las heridas de la nación, a cuidar a los que lucharon, a las viudas y los huérfanos, a hacer todo lo posible por lograr y mantener una paz justa y perdurable entre nosotros y con todas las naciones.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery