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Creator Role

printmaker

Description

Volck's image depicts a burning house. Two children are shown trapped on the house's roof. Union soldiers stand outside, while a women shown begging on her knees pleas with the officers. A soldier stands behind her with his hands holding the ties of her torn corset. A man, dressed in strange attire, stands the the right of the image and points a gun at the children on the roof. Amid the chaos, an American flag waves in the scene.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1877

Measurement

8 1/8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 14

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_04842.14

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.

Dat Fite Mit Siegel (from Confederate War Etchings)

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