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Creator Role

printmaker

Description

The image depicts a group of four men (civilian and military) unloading medical supplies from a small boat. A fifth man, dressed in gentlemanly attire, is shown climbing down from a tree perch. Volck, who was a Confederate sympathizer, actively took part in similar efforts to smuggle medical supplies across the Potomac River.

Description Source

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/smuggling-medicine-south accessed (June 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1881

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 18

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_04842.18

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.

Smuggling Medicines into the South (from Confederate War Etchings)

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