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Description

In the etching, Volck criticizes the Union cause by depicting several key people gathered around an altar performing a ritual, literally built upon Negro Worship, Free Love, Witchburning, Socialism, Atheism, Rationalism, and Puritanism. Well-known individuals depicted include a devil-like Abraham Lincoln, Henry Ward Beecher, Horace Greely, and Charles Sumner. A crowd of Union sympathizers look on at the ritual. A group of representatives from the Holy Cause of the Contractors stand in the far distance of the image, representing the Confederacy's belief that the North was profiting off of the war on the South.

Description Source

National Portrait Gallery. http://npg.si.edu/object/npg_NPG.79.95.A (accessed June 18, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1864

Measurement

8 X 10 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

In plate, below image: WORSHIP OF THE NORTH in plate, below image, handwritten in pencil: 1

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_04842.1

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.

Worship of the North (from Confederate War Etchings)

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