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The etching depicts a domestic, patriotic scene where three Southern women make clothing in a small bedroom. It is intended to show the sacrifice women made on behalf of the war effort. One woman creates thread from raw material. Another weaves the thread into cloth. The third woman sews the material into garments to be worn by Confederate soldiers.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. http://new.gilderlehrman.org/collections/d1257fb5-4c05-4899-a08c307755721317?back=/mweb/search%3Fpage%3D45%2526needle%3DSlavery%2526fields%3D_t301001400 (accessed June 19, 2018).
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 X 9 3/4 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 11
Propaganda, Confederate; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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