Wood Engraving, "The First Vote," on Cover of Harper's Weekly, November 16, 1867

Summary

This 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly shows blacks lining up to cast their ballots. Congress had recently approved measures allowing African Americans the right to vote -- a right later ratified in the 15th Amendment. Southern states however worked to find ways to disenfranchise black voters; and by the end of the century had in large part succeeded.

This 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly shows blacks lining up to cast their ballots. Congress had recently approved measures allowing African Americans the right to vote -- a right later ratified in the 15th Amendment. Southern states however worked to find ways to disenfranchise black voters; and by the end of the century had in large part succeeded.

Artifact

Print (Visual work)

Date Made

16 November 1867

Subject Date

1867

Creators

Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph), 1828-1891 

Harper & Brothers 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

Creator Notes

Illustration by Alfred R. Waud. Published in Harper's Weekly, November 16, 1867.

Collection Title

Print Collection 

With Liberty & Justice For All
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in With Liberty & Justice for All

Object ID

2005.16.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Wood engraving (Process)
Hand coloring

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Height: 16 in

Width: 11.25 in

Inscriptions

Text below image reads: "THE FIRST VOTE." BY A.R. WAUD. Text in lower right corner of image: Th. Nast. Periodical masthead at top of page: HARPER'S WEEKLY. A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION / VOL. XI--NO. 568.) NEW YORK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1867.../

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