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April 9, 1870, page 232

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IAGO. (Jeff Davis.)

"For that I do suspect the lusty moor hath leap'd into my seat; the thought
whereof doth like a poisonous mineral gnaw my inwards." - Othello
 
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HarpWeek Commentary:    Thomas Nast incorporated Shakespearean references into over 100 cartoons.  Here, in 1870, Jeff Davis as Iago is skulking outside the Senate, where his pre-war Mississippi seat is now occupied by Hiram Revels, the first black Senator, (the Moor).   The four Republican Senators (left to right) are Henry Wilson (MA), Oliver Morton (IN), Carl Shurz (MO), and Charles Sumner (MA).
 

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