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Passage through Baltimore

Description

Photograph of an etching by Baltimore, Maryland, dentist, artist, and Southern sympathizer Adalbert Volck. This piece was originally included as a plate in the work Sketches from the Civil War in North America that was released under Volck's pseudonym V. Blada in 1863. The image depicts a fearful Abraham Lincoln peering out of a box car at a cat as he passes through Baltimore, Maryland, en route to his February 1862 presidential inauguration in Washington, D. C. The word "Washington" is written on the left of the boxcar and the letters "P. W. & B. R. R. C 2" are written on the right. The faint words "freight bones" and more visible "Cap[acit]y: 000" can also be seen to the right of Lincoln.

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1861-1863

Contributor(s) Notes

Photographer: unknown; Artist: Adalbert Volck

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

PP248

Dimensions

12 x 9 inches

Extent

1 print (from group of 5)

Resource ID

2501

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.