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Slaves Concealing Their Masters from a Search Party. (Plate 12).

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Identifier: P0293-0747

Title: Slaves Concealing Their Masters from a Search Party. (Plate 12).

Description: Print of a slave woman pointing out a door from inside slave quarters. An African American boy is sitting on a stool next to a fireplace holding a pan while another small boy sits next to him on the floor. Hiding behind the door is a white man in civilian clothes with a pistol. In the background outside are several Union cavalrymen. Handwritten on the back: "Slaves concealing their masters from a search party." The etching was one of ten pro-Confederate political cartoons drawn by Adalbert J. Volck in 1863 and published under the pseudonym V. Blada as "Sketches from the Civil War in North America." The initial edition of the cartoons was distributed to subscribers and was limited to 200 copies. Alternate title for this print is "Slaves Hiding Their Master."

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Place: United States

Dates: 1863

Type(s): Etching
Image

Maker/Creator: Adalbert John Volck

Subjects: etching
V. Blada
horizontal
black and white
outdoors
Civil War, 1861-1865
pro-Confederate
anti-Union
Political cartoons
Sketches from the Civil War in North America
Slaves
slave cabin
Union cavalry
protecting
hiding
concealing
master
Slaves Hiding Their Master
Women
Children
African Americans

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