George W. Lonsbury, [Benjamin D. Pritchard], ca. 1867
Stansbury & Co., [Benton D. Thurston], ca. 1865
Stansbury & Co., [Johnson Saur], ca. 1865
Stansbury & Co., [Horace Bascome Warner], ca. 1865
Stansbury & Co., [John Sullivan], ca. 1865
The exhibition Presidents in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs, which opens today at ICP, explores the graphic representations of the rumors that Confederate president Jefferson Davis tried to escape capture by disguising himself in women’s clothing. Here are gem tintypes and a carte de visite of Colonel Benjamin D. Pritchard and members of the Fourth Michigan cavalry who captured Davis outside Irwinville, Georgia, on May 10, 1865.