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Lovie, Henri, 1829-1875
Corona Female College, Corinth, Mississippi, Hoisting the U.S. Flag; on verso, caricature of a man.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
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Drawing: Graphite on paper, brown ink. 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. Soldiers, carrying a flag, stand outside a three-story colonnaded building. Inscribed at upper center in brown ink: 'Corinth Miss.'; at lower center in graphite: 'Corona Female College, Corinth. Miss. / Hoisting the Flag' On verso, an ink drawing of a man's face with mustache.
Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 28 June 1862 (XIV:351): 205-6, as 'Hoisting the Stars and Stripes by the Union Troops on the Corona Female College, Corinth Mississippi--From a Sketch by our Special Artist Henri Lovie'. Also found in Frank Leslie's The Soldier in Our Civil War, 1893, p. 279. During the Civil War, Corona College was used as a hospital, first by Confederate, then by Union forces after the occupation of 1862. About the Artist: Born in Berlin, Prussia in 1829, Henri Lovie became portrait and landscape painter. In the 1850s, he illustrated The Ohio Railroad Guide, Zoe: or the Quadroon's Triumph, Brother Mason, the Circuit Rider; or Ten Years a Methodist Minister, The Gallows, the Prison, and the Poor-House. Among other illustrator positions held, Lovie was a 'special artist' for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
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United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865Women's collegesCollege buildingsFlagsCorona Female College (Corinth, Miss.)
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