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printmaker

Description

Volck's image is a negative comment on the Northern practice of permitting men to replace them in the draft. The image depicts well-dressed man admitting another man into a public house where substitutes are for sale. The entryway door has a sign posted that states substitutes are for sale and indicates that they are "ablebodied men." The substitutes include lower-class men, including black individuals. In the background hangs an "Honest Abe" poster.

Description Source

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/buying-substitute-north-during-war (accessed June 19, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

-3439642022

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1870

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 7 recto, in image, sign on door: Substitutes/for sale/Suply of ablebodied/men always/on hand/[signature]

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_04842.7

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.

Buying a Substitute in the North during the War (from Confederate War Etchings)

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