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Creator Role

printmaker

Description

The etching references the usage of caves as shelters during the siege of Vicksburg in 1863. In the image, a woman kneels in prayer inside of a cave. Domestic items surround her including a broom, ottoman, silver, and trunk. A bed is situated in the far right corner.

Description Source

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/cave-life-vicksburg-during-siege (accessed June 20, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1891

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 28

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_04842.28

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.

Cave Life in Vicksburg during the Siege (from Confederate War Etchings)

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