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In the sculpture, an unidentified woman is shown visiting her local post office where she reaches toward a clerk for a letter, presumably from a member of the Army. This particular piece has two variants where the only difference is the length of the woman's dress sleeve. Variant A - the variant shown here - shows the woman's forearm sleeved to the wrist, while Variant B shows a bare forearm.
David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The Peopleâ€™s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Page: 209. Ref: DHW #99 / Type A.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
20 inches (height)
Materials and Techniques Display
Inscribed on the front of the base: COUNTRY POSTOFFICE / NEWS FROM THE ARMY; Inscribed on the top of the base: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK; Inscribed on the back of the base: PATENTED APRIL 12, 1864
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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