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Bluebeard of New Orleans

Bluebeard of New Orleans Carte-de-visite reproduction of a drawing shows a caricature of Gen. Benjamin Butler, military governor of New Orleans, May-Dec. 1862, as Bluebeard, for challenging the behav ... show more

Bluebeard of New Orleans
1 photographic print on carte de visite mount : albumen.
Carte-de-visite reproduction of a drawing shows a caricature of Gen. Benjamin Butler, military governor of New Orleans, May-Dec. 1862, as Bluebeard, for challenging the behavior of the city's Confederate women toward Union soldiers. "John Bull" looks on in horror as Butler holds a woman by her hair in one hand and a large bloody cutlass in the other.
  • Title from item.
  • Civil War
  • Miscellaneous Items in High Demand
  • Butler, Benjamin F.--(Benjamin Franklin),--1818-1893--Portrayals--Louisiana--New Orleans.
  • Bluebeard (Legendary character)--1860-1870.
  • Machetes--1860-1870.
  • Women--1860-1870.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women--Confederate--Louisiana--New Orleans.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military occupations--Union--Louisiana--New Orleans.
  • Albumen prints--1860-1870.
  • Caricatures--1860-1870.
  • Cartes de visite--1860-1870.
  • Drawings--1860-1870--Reproductions--1860-1870.

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Photo provided courtesy of the United States Library of Congress.