Bluebeard of New Orleans

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Bluebeard of New Orleans. Carte-de-visite reproduction of a drawing shows a caricature of Gen. Benjamin Butler, military governor of New Orleans, May-Dec. 1862, as Bluebeard, for challenging the behaviour of the city's Confederate women toward Union soldiers. "John Bull" looks on in horror as Butler holds a woman by her hair in one hand and a large bloody cutlass in the other. Date 1862.

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