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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.
David H. Wallace. John Rogers: The Peopleâ€™s Sculptor. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan, 1967; Page: 88.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
13 inches (height)
Materials and Techniques Display
front of trough, inscribed: JOHN ROGERS / NEW YORK; front of base, inscribed: THE TOWN PUMP; back of base, inscribed: PAT ENTERED MAY 27 / 1862
Man-woman relationships; Plaster sculpture; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women
statuettes & figurines
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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