Home / Guided Primary Source Analyses / Featured Source: Destruction of the Snake of South Carolina Guided Primary Source Analyses Featured Source: Destruction of the Snake of South Carolina March 19, 2013March 15, 2020 Harbach & Bro., copyright holder. “The destruction of the snake of South Carolina.” Medium:pictorial envelope; 3 1/2 x 6 in. Summary: Eagle holds a dead snake in beak and another in claws as many smaller snakes slither in surrounding grass. American flag behind eagle with Andrew Jackson and John Calhoun watching from top corners. White envelope with colored ink. Image covers sheet.The destruction of the snake of South Carolina, nullification and secession, and all her progeny by the national bird. To portray the ultimate overthrow of the evil power, which strikes at the life of the national government, is the object of this cut. Civil War Treasures from the New-York Historical Society.