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

Cave Life in Vicksburg

Creator:
Adalbert Johann Volck
Location:
Maryland, Baltimore
Origin Date:
1861-1863
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 12 in x 13 1/2 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0138
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 a Southern woman kneeling and praying at a trunk in a cave during the six-week long Union army's siege of Vicksburg in 1863. She is surrounded by scattered possessions--a broom, an ottoman, and a set of silver--from her prior residence. Original etching one of thirty published in Volck's "Confederate War Etchings." For more information about the artist, a dentist and southern sympathizer living in Baltimore, and his work, copy and paste the following URL: http://www.archive.org/details/sketchesfromcivi00v Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum