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Volck's image depicts a burning house. Two children are shown trapped on the house's roof. Union soldiers stand outside, while a women shown begging on her knees pleas with the officers. A soldier stands behind her with his hands holding the ties of her torn corset. A man, dressed in strange attire, stands the the right of the image and points a gun at the children on the roof. Amid the chaos, an American flag waves in the scene.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
8 1/8 X 10 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
etching on paper
Recto, above image at left: 14
Propaganda, Confederate; Satire, American; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Caricatures and cartoons
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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