In this 1871 illustration, President Ulysses S. Grant and Congress turn a blind eye to the controversial election of William P. Kellogg as governor of Louisiana. Kellogg holds up a heart he has just extracted from the body of the female figure of Louisiana. Two freedmen stretch the body of Louisiana across the sacrificial altar. Enthroned behind the altar sits Grant, holding a sword. His attorney general, George H. Williams, the winged demon perched behind him, directs his hand. At left, three other leering officials watch the operation, while at right women, representing various Confederate states, look on in obvious distress. South Carolina, kneeling closest to the altar, is in chains.
|Creator||Zenneck, A. (Artist)|
|Regions||Greater New Orleans|
|Time Periods||Reconstruction Period|
|Repository||Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division|
|Collection Name||Cartoon Prints, American|
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