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Smuggling Medicines into the South. (Plate 18).

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Identifier: P0293-0759

Title: Smuggling Medicines into the South. (Plate 18).

Description: Print of five men on a river bank loading a row boat with supplies. One is pushing a barrel, one is hanging from a tree, one is pulling on a pack on a mule, one is holding a rope attached to a boat which is in the water, and another is standing in the water in front of the boat. Adalbert Volck, a dentist by trade, was personally involved in smuggling due to a Union ban on the delivery of medical supplies to the South. He included a self-portrait in this picture, and he is depicted as the lookout seated in the tree. The lithograph was one of twenty pro-Confederate political cartoons printed by Adalbert J. Volck in 1864 and published under the pseudonym V. Blada as "V. Blada's War Sketches."


Place: United States

Dates: 1864

Type(s): Lithograph

Maker/Creator: Adalbert John Volck

Subjects: lithograph
V. Blada
black and white
Civil War, 1861-1865
Political cartoons
Sketches from the Civil War in North America
V. Blada's War Sketches
Equipment and supplies
Medical supplies


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