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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 152, approximately 1853 [newspaper clipping]

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Identifier: DX01248135

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 152, approximately 1853 [newspaper clipping]

Description: Enclosed newspaper clipping commenting on a Lantern illustration supporting the Lone Star Association in a mission to invade Cuba, likely drawn by Thomas Butler Gunn.


DIOGENES must belong to the “Lone Star” Order. This Lantern certainly reflects a fillibusterish light or image this week which confirms our former suspicions. We are certain that should any man be caught in Cuba with a copy of the Lantern of this week in his pocket, the next place he would be heard from—if heard from at all, would be the dungeons of the Moro. Diogenes must not make sail in his “tub” for Cuba until the “Wren” protected by the “Eagle” is there to receive him. But to explain. The principle illustration in the Lantern of this week is entitled “The Eagle and the Wren; or Birds of Freedom taking liberties.” The Brother Jonathan, with “Eagle” wings and feathers, and surrounded by a galaxy of stars, rests upon the top of a globe; beneath is the Lion of Spain, roaring in affright, and bearing on his back his royal mistress, who with rather serious concerned look, sucks at a stick of candy; and in the distance is Cuba, on which a Wren, (representing Dr. [John V.] Wren the founder of the “Lone Star” Order,) has alighted. A single star sheds down its rays upon the “Wren,” while the Sun is rising up from the sea, dispelling the darkness and clouds. The conception is elegant and its execution quite artistic.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States

Dates: 1853

Type(s): Diary


Subjects: Newspapers
Politics and government
International relations


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