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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.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/cave-life-vicksburg-during-siege (accessed June 20, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 28
Cave dwellings--Mississippi--Vicksburg--1860-1870; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects; Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege, 1863
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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