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Photograph Description: I'm not to blame for being white, sir! Related Names: Cottrell, George W., d. 1895. Fabronius, Dominique C. Date Created Published: Boston : Published by G.W. Cottrell, 1862. Summary: Massachusetts senator and prominent antislavery advocate Charles Sumner is attacked here. The artist questions his sincerity as a humanitarian as he shows him dispensing a few coins to a black child on the street, while ignoring the appeal of a ragged white urchin. The scene is witnessed by two stylishly dressed young women. Though unsigned, the print has the relatively skillful draftsmanship and atmospheric quality found in the works of Boston lithographer Fabronius. See, for instance, that artist's 'The Mower' (no. 1863-14). 'The Secession Bubble' (no. 1862-12) also appears to be by Fabronius. Weitenkampf gives the 1862 date and publisher's imprint. Notes: Boston. Published by G.W. Cottrell. Probably drawn by Dominique C. Fabronius. Title appears as it is written on the item. Weitenkampf, p. 136. Forms part of: American cartoon print filing series Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1862-11. Subjects: Sumner, Charles,--1811-1874. African Americans--1860-1870. Abolitionists--1860-1870. Slavery--1860-1870. s--1860-1870. Political cartoons--1860-1870.