The Union Volunteer. Off for the War, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Soldier in parlor of home saying goodbye to wife, children and older woman.

By 1863, when the series The Union Volunteer was published it was evident that the Civil War would not be brief and that many lives would be lost. The family is pictured near the fireplace with concern on their faces as the soldier prepares to leave. Currier & Ives expressed the grief and sorrow experienced by the country through the tears shed by the volunteer’s wife.

Object Creator
Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
Object Creation Date
1863
Medium
Hand-colored lithograph
Dimensions
13 ½ x 17 5/8 inches
Credit
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds
Accession Number
2004.D03.513
On View?
No
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