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Creator Role

printmaker

Description

The etching shows the inside of a slave quarter where a female slave stands at a door in front of a group of Union soldiers. The woman points to the right to lead the soldiers in the opposite of the slave master, who is hiding in the room behind a door. A gun is in his hands. A dog is also shown in the doorway. A chair lays overturned in the center of the room. A man and child sit in front of a fireplace. The man prepares food, while the child clings to him in apparent distress.

Description Source

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/slaves-concealing-their-master-search-party (accessed June 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1875

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 12

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_04842.12

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.

Slaves Concealing Their Master from a Search Party (from Confederate War Etchings)

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