Cotton is King!

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Creator:Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1861, by Stimson & Co., in the Clerks Office of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
Creator:LOUISiana Digital Library
Title:Cotton is King!

John Bull kneeling, on an American slave, before a bale of cotton dressed as a king. The caption "Cotton is King!" appears above the image and the lyrics "Old England is mighty; Old England is free, she boasts that she ruleth the waves of the sea ; (but between you and I, that's all fiddle-de-dee;) She cannot, O Cotton! She cannot rule thee. Lo! Manchesters lordling thy greatness shall own, And yield more to thee than he would to the Throne: For before thee shall bend his fat marrow-bone,And dead be his ear to the live chattels groan."

Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | John Bull (Symbolic character) | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Institution:Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Special Collections (Tulane University)
Contributors:Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Special Collections | Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Special Collections
Original Material:

Alfred S. Lippman Collection of Civil War postal covers, Manuscripts Collection 993, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. copyright laws.

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