Artifacts

Creator

John Rogers

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

The plaster sculpture depicts a soldier dressed in uniform standing with a woman at a water pump. A water bucket hangs from the woman's proper right arm, while the soldier holds a cup and rests his proper right foot on the water trough. He has a backpack hanging from his shoulders and a canteen and satchel hanging across his chest. This particular rendering of The Town Pump features the canteen at the soldier's front and a brownish finish.

Description Source

David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The People’s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Page: 88.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1862

Approximate Creation Date

1862

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

13 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

painted plaster

Inscription

front of trough, inscribed: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK; front of base, inscribed: THE TOWN PUMP; back of base, inscribed: PAT ENTERED MAY 27 / 1862

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.

ID

3952

Digital ID

FVW_03952

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 Town Pump (canteen in front)

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