Artifacts

Creator

John Rogers

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

The plaster sculpture features a Union officer walking with two enlisted soldiers toward a picket line. The three appear on duty and cautious, possibly because they see the enemy approaching. The officer lays his proper right hand on the right-side soldier's gun to prevent him from firing. The left-side soldier shields his eyes with his proper left hand as he looks on in the distance.

Description Source

New York Historical Society Museum & Library. https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibit/picket-guard (accessed June 28, 2018).

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1862

Approximate Creation Date

1862

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

14 1/2 (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

painted plaster

Inscription

top of base, inscribed: [?] [ROGERS]; front of base, inscribed: THE PICKET GUARD

Creation Location

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

Work Type

sculpture

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.

Related Source

See item # 8140.

ID

4578

Digital ID

FVW_04578

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.

The Picket Guard (without veil)

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