ALLEGORY OF AMERICA IN 1861
Prospect from Capitol Hill looking south to Fort Sumter (L) and north past NYC to Mt. Washington & Adams (R)
FREEDOM dressed in a slave cap stands on Capitol Hill between JUSTICE menacing sword and president-elect ABRAHAM LINCOLN gesturing to the prosperity of the American West. Meanwhile, JEFFERSON DAVIS, stumps below a Palmetto palm tree wound with the proverbial snake, dividing the nation in two, while outgoing president JAMES BUCHANAN sleeps and his war secretary robs the Treasury.