"President in Petticoats! Civil War Propaganda in Photographs"
Until Sun Sep 2 2012
Courtesy of International Center of Photography
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Time Out says
Wed May 23 2012
Fleeing from Union troops at the end of the Civil War, Confederate president Jefferson Davis accidentally grabbed his wife's overcoat instead of his own. This show focuses on how the Northern press ran wild with the story, publishing sensational images of Davis sporting a hoopskirt with his own boots peeking out from underneath.