Artifacts

Creator

John Rogers

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Creator Role

sculptor

Description

Classified as a genre figure, the sculpture features two women living on the border during the Civil War guarding their home. One is shown cocking a revolver as the other clings to the former for protection. The piece was meant to show the horrors affecting the lives of civilians during the War. Overall, the piece received positive attention and was noted as "one of the most spirited" of his sculptures.

Description Source

David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The People’s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Page: 214. New York Historical Society. https://www.nyhistory.org/exhibit/home-guard-midnight-border (accessed January 22, 2019). Ref: DHW #106.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Date of Publication

1865

Approximate Creation Date

1865

Time Period

1860-1869

Measurement

23 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

painted plaster

Inscription

inscribed on front of base: THE HOME GUARD / MIDNIGHT ON THE BORDER; inscribed on top of base: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK; inscribed on back of base: PATENT APPLIED FOR MAR [?] 1865

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

3957

Digital ID

FVW_03957

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 Home Guard: Midnight on the Border

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