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Our Women and the War

Winslow Homer

American Art

This engraving honors the diverse women who made and laundered soldiers’ clothing, wrote letters home for the wounded, and tended to dying men. The accompanying text noted: “[T]here is no woman who can not in some way do something to help the army. This war of ours has developed scores of Florence Nightingales, whose names no one knows, but whose reward, in the soldier’s gratitude and Heaven’s approval, is the highest guerdon woman can ever win.”
MEDIUM Wood engraving
DATES 1862
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in. (40 x 54.9 cm) Image: 13 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (34.3 x 52.1 cm) Frame: 22 3/4 x 28 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (57.8 x 73 x 3.8 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Harvey Isbitts
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Folio Page from Harper's Weekly, September 6, 1862, vol. VI, pp. 568-569
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