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"The Sanctuary" Edwin Forbes, copper plate etching, 1876, detail

Scanned by: 
Joseph Williams, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College
Scan date: 
Sized, cropped, and adjusted for use here by John Osborne, Dickinson College, August 11, 2013.
Image type: 
Original caption: 
A negro family has just come in sight of the fortified lines of the [federal] army. The old mother has thrown herself on her knees, praising the Lord, while the rest of the family are grouped behind, contemplating the scene in silent wonder.
Source citation: 
Edwin Forbes, Life Studies of the Great Army, A Historical Work of Art in Copper-Plate Etching ...(New York: Edwin Forbes, 1876), plate 40.
Source note: 
Cropped from the larger image, also available here.
Privately published. The complete set of forty plates sold for $50.00 in 1876.
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