Recognition or No

"Recognition," or "No."

J. BULL to Napoleon III. "Can you recognize that thing they call the C. S. A. [Confederate States of America]?"

NAP. "Well, I think I could, if 'twere not for that Big Fellow who stands in front."

[The "Big Fellow," a mature rather than aged "Uncle Sam" figure holding an American flag, represents the Union or the American Constitution. Image scan and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL.]


Harper's Weekly (14 November 1861).

Last modified 13 August 2005