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

Jemison's Jayhawkers

Creator:
Adalbert Johann Volck
Location:
Maryland, Baltimore
Origin Date:
1861-1863
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/2 in x 15 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0428
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. The cartoon, one of the Confederate War Etchings series, depicts a Union soldier, a member of the Seventh Kansas Calvary, "jayhawking" or raiding a Missouri farm with his fellow calvary members. He rides his horse through the center of the scene, a Confederate woman tossed over his saddle in front of him. Livestock stampedes behind. The number 17 appears above the upper left corner of the image. 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