1. Creator/Author:
  2. Adalbert Johann Volck (35)

Passage Through Baltimore

Creator:
Adalbert Johann Volck
Location:
Maryland, Baltimore
Origin Date:
1861-1863
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 14 1/4 in x 11 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0238
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This etching is a political cartoon by Adalbert Volck, a Southern sympathizer living in Baltimore, Maryland, during the United States Civil War. This cartoon, one of the Confederate War Etchings series, depicts Abraham Lincoln peering from a boxcar door, dressed in a Scotch cap and night gown. A cat watches from its perch on a nearby stool. The artist ridicules Lincoln for secretly passing through Baltimore by train during the night in February 1861. Baltimore was considered so hostile towards Lincoln, he was advised to do so to avoid assassination on his way to Washington. Original etching one of thirty published in Volck's "Confederate War Etchings." Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum.