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Creator Role

photographer sculptor

Description

The stereograph features a black and white image of the statue The American Volunteer, which depicts a man dressed in a military uniform. The statue is full-length and the subject stands at parade rest and holds a gun. Two beams and a rope frame the statue on either side. Two houses stand in the background. The albumen print is mounted on a yellow card with rounded edges. The card's reverse contains contributor information as well as additional information about the statue.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1876

Measurement

3 3/8 X 7 inches

Inscription

verso: Photo. by Butler, Westerly. / James W. Pollett, Sculptor. / Antietam Colossal Granite Statue. / SCULPTED AT BATTERSON'S QUARRY, WESTERLY, R. I. / WEIGHT, 30 Tons. / HIGHT, 21 1/2 Feet. / GUN, 18 Feet. / SHOE, 3 Feet.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

stereograph

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

6598

Digital ID

FVW_06598

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.

Antietam Colossal Granite Statue. Sculpted at Batterson's Quarry Westerly, R.I.

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