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The print shows pastors offering their church bells to be melted and used as raw materials for war weapons. A slave is shown in the foreground unloading a bell at the feet of a Confederate officer. Appearing in the lower left corner of the image are two sets of initials, EBM and AJV, the latter belonging to Volck. This is one of the only etchings showcasing Volck's initials.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/offering-bells-be-cast-cannon (accessed June 19, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 19 recto, bottom left corner of image: E.B.M. / A.J.V.
Propaganda, Confederate; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Caricatures and cartoons
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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