Artifacts

Creator

John Rogers

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

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.

Description Source

David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The People’s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Page: 209. Ref: DHW #99 / Type A.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1864

Approximate Creation Date

1864

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

20 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

painted plaster

Inscription

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

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

3954

Digital ID

FVW_03954

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.

Country Post Office: News from the Army

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