"On the Parapets of Battery Wagner" sketch in The True Story of Glory Continues

Description:

"On the Parapets of Battery Wagner" painted sketch from artist's sketchbook used in The True Story of Glory Continues. The grayscale sketch depicts the death of Col. Shaw (written below in pencil). This is part of a set of sketches from "A Swamp Angel's Sketchbook,” which contains concepts for the film Glory.

Glory was the first film to illustrate the involvement of African American soldiers in the Civil War. The film follows the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first African American Union regiment organized in the North during the Civil War, and culminates in the Battle at Fort Wagner.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Motion PicturesCivil WarMovieMotion Pictures

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Credit Line: Paul Culberg

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0279.19Accession Number: 1991.0279Catalog Number: 1991.0279.19

Object Name: sketch

Physical Description: paper (overall material)graphite (overall material)ink (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16 1/8 in x 21 in; 40.9575 cm x 53.34 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-1327-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1460281

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