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printmaker

Description

The etching attempts to capture Volck's belief that Haitian people of African-decent were predisposed to an inherent violent nature. The scene depicts a ritual where an infant is sacrificed on a rock. Its head appears on a spear as a drum and tambourine are played. In the back ground, men and women are eating. One man appears to be eating a human arm.

Description Source

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/free-negroes-hayti (accessed June 201, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1890

Measurement

8 X 10 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

etching on paper

Inscription

Recto, above image at left: 27

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_04842.27

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.

Free Negroes in Hayti (from Confederate War Etchings)

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