The Soldier’s Home, The Vision, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Woman sleeping reclined on day bed legs facing left; glowing fireplace left in image. Soldier with raised flag leading others in upper center. Poem to left and right of title

The notion of a soldier as a hero and a savior of the nation is reinforced in this image, a companion print to The Soldier’s Dream of Home. The scene depicts a loyal soldier’s wife dreaming of her brave husband gallantly leading his fellow patriots into battle. He carries the American flag, a symbol of the Union, emphasizing the patriotic character of the print.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
1862
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
7 7/8 x 12 5/16 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.022
On View?
No
Image Request
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