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Creator Role

printmaker

Description

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.

Description Source

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).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

-3439642022

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1874

Measurement

8 X 9 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 11

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

Print

Class

Prints

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_04842.11

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.

Making Clothes for the Boys in the Army (from Confederate War Etchings)

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