Roseland Cottage

A Birthday Banquet

This engraving, also from the 29th Anniversary edition of Bowen’s Independent, printed in gold, shows U.S Grant, his Vice President Schyler Colfax, Horace Greeley, Charles Sumner and others—some waving the white flag, a symbol of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union—joining Uncle Sam in an ice water toast—fitting for a temperance newspaper. Congratulatory telegrams and the 15th Amendment, passed in 1869, are depicted.