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printmaker

Description

In the print, Volck criticizes Abraham Lincoln for making the trip to his 1861 inauguration in secret. At the time, there were rumors of an assassination plot brewing in Baltimore, and Lincoln was encourage to travel in secret at night, advice that Lincoln reluctantly took and later regretted.

Description Source

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian. http://www.civilwar.si.edu/lincoln_passage_baltimore.html (accessed June 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1865

Measurement

10 1/4 X 8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 2 recto, in plate, within image: Washington/P.W. & B.R.R.Co./freight Bones/Capy 000 recto, below image, handwritten in pencil: 2

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_04842.2

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.

Passage through Baltimore (from Confederate War Etchings)

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