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printmaker

Description

The etching captures Volck's stance on the North's hypocrisy toward the treatment of black individuals. The scene takes place on Lovely Lane outside of a building where dancing and fighting takes place. The etching also depicts a well-dressed man assumed to be Henry Ward Beecher (a pastor and abolitionist) who denies help to a beggar in the streets. Instead, he hands the beggar a religious tract. Also pictured are two black men who are grave robbers. A wealthy-looking white man pays them for a corpse.

Description Source

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/free-negroes-north (accessed June 201, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

-3439642022

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1889

Measurement

8 X 9 5/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 26 recto, in image on sign: Praise the Lord/Bare Bones/Colored [Mens]/HOME

Creation Location

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

Work Type

Print

Class

Prints

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_04842.26

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.

Free Negroes in the North (from Confederate War Etchings)

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