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A genre figure, Union Refugees illustrates a Southern Unionist family fleeing to the North. In the piece, the father is shown standing with his gun and a small bundle of belongings as his wife leans on him in sorrow. Next to the mother stands a small child who holds a small bouquet of wildflowers. This piece was the first of Rogers's to show the harrowing effects of the War on civilians.
David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The Peopleâ€™s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Pages: 207-08. New York Historical Society. https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibit/union-refugees (accessed January 22, 2019). Ref: DHW #98 Type A.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
21 1/2 inches (height)
Materials and Techniques Display
zinc-bronze cast sculpture
inscribed on front of base: UNION REFUGEES; inscribed on top of base at front: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
statuettes & figurines
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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