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Offering of bells to be cast into cannon, c.1880-90 (etching)

IMAGE number
GLC497529
Title
Offering of bells to be cast into cannon, c.1880-90 (etching)
Artist
Volck, Adalbert John (1828-1912) / German
Location
Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York, USA
Medium
etching
Date
c. 1880 AD - c. 1890 AD (C19th AD)
Dimensions
26.1x34.6 cms
Description

Depicts a pastor and members of his congregation presenting church bells to be used to create weapons of war. The officer who accepts the bells removes his hat in recognition of the reverence of the occasion. Slaves perform the work of lifting the bells and other materials. The slave to the left of the center of the sketch, with his long apron and muscular arms, has also doffed his hat. Among the other items that have been donated appear to be candlesticks and andirons.

Photo credit
© Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History / Bridgeman Images
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