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

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Joseph Williams, Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College
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Sized, cropped, and adjusted for use here by John Osborne, Dickinson College, August 11, 2013.
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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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