Welcome News

Description (Brief):

This etching by Emily Sartain entitled "Welcome News," sometimes called "News from the Front," depicts an image after a painting by E. Wood Perry Jr. A young woman points to a location on a map spread out on the table with two elders looking on. She holds a letter in her left hand which appears to be associated with a location on the map, presumably the location of a son, husband, or brother involved in the Civil War. Beginning in the 1860s, Emily's father and brothers produced a number of Civil War-related prints, and this etching indicates the continuing market for such images and the family's long involvement in the genre.

Date Made: circa 1888

Original Artist: Perry Jr, E. WoodGraphic Artist: Sartain, Emily

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: MapsCivil War


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.0260.01Catalog Number: 2002.0260.01Accession Number: 2002.0260

Object Name: PrintprintetchingObject Type: Etching

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: overall: 65 cm x 94.8 cm; 25 9/16 in x 37 5/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a8-a079-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1004670

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