Harper’s Weekly and the Bloody Shirt

Screen shot 2014-04-18 at 10.04.53 AMIt doesn’t appear that the folks at Harper’s Weekly were in any mood for reconciliation during the election of 1872. Here is a not-so-subtle image that makes that point crystal clear: Democratic presidential candidate Horace Greely shaking hands with the ghost of John Wilkes Booth over Abraham Lincoln’s grave.

With compliments,

Keith

 

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