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Creator Role

printmaker

Description

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.

Description Source

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/offering-bells-be-cast-cannon (accessed June 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1882

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 19 recto, bottom left corner of image: E.B.M. / A.J.V.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Print

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

4842

Digital ID

FVW_04842.19

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Offering of Bells to be Cast into Cannon (from Confederate War Etchings)

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