You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion : to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh : near the Atlantic, 1863

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Title

You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion : to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh : near the Atlantic, 1863

Description

You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh, near the Atlantic. Dated 1863. This satirical invitation to a fictitious political gathering invites Peace Democrats or “Copperheads” to a retreat on a salt marsh, a wordplay on the political slogan “salt river,” a metaphor for a losing political campaign. Speakers include General George B. McClellan, who would run as the Democratic Party candidate for President against Lincoln in 1864. Imprint on the reverse reads, “Edwards’, [Phot]ograph [Printing] Establishment, [No. 1338 C]hestnut Street.”

Source

Collection of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. USM 300.006

Date

1863

Contributor

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A2018/029/041

Coverage

Is Part Of

Carl E. Wahlstrom ephemera collection.

Extent

1 item (2 pages) ; 7 x 11 cm.

Provenance

Gift of Estate of Carl Wahlstrom

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Citation

“You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion : to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh : near the Atlantic, 1863,” digitalVGW, accessed August 7, 2020, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/1145.