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

Marylanders Crossing the Potomac to Join the Southern Army

Creator:
Adalbert Johann Volck
Location:
Maryland, Baltimore
Origin Date:
1861-1863
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 12 1/2 in x 15 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0139
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 four men on a boat. Three of the four men look backward, scanning the far shore for signs of danger. We do not see the face of the soldier who desires to join the Confederate army (sitting at the far left), though he is identifiable by his uniform, his kepi and his cape. The man standing to his right is a civilian, though he is heavily armed with at least two guns. On the right can be seen additional items to be transported across the border to the Confederacy, among them guns, supplies, and mail. 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