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Lumley, Arthur, 1837-1912
Lager and Flag Presentation, from 'Scenes, Sports, and Incidents in Camp Graham, near Washington, D.C.'
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
December 14, 1861
Drawing: Graphite on brown paper. 14 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. Two scenes are depicted. In 'Lager,' soldiers line up to drink beer out of a barrel set up under a festive arch with a banner proclaiming 'Union forever' and rosettes with names of generals. In 'Flag Presentation,' a bearded man holds a large U.S. flag upright, while another soldier sits nearby drinking out of a cup. Signed and inscribed at lower right: 'Lumley fecit.' At center: 'LAGER. At lower center: 'FLAG PRESENTATION.'
Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, January 11, 1862 (XIII:320): 120; 2 of 6 vignettes under the title: 'Scenes, Sports and Incidents in Camp Graham, Near Washington, D.C., Headquarters of the Twenty-Third Pennsylvania Regiment, on the Occasion of the Presentation of Regimental Colors, by the State of Pennsylvania, Saturday, December 14--.' The accompanying article (page 119) was titled 'Camp Graham and Its Festivities.' About the Artist: Arthur Lumley was born in Dublin, Ireland and lived in Brooklyn, New York. He produced illustrations for publications such as The Life and Adventures of Kit Carson, the Nestor of the Rocky Mountains, Wild Life; or Adventures on the Frontier. A Tale of the Early Days of the Texan Republic. He was hired to work as a 'special artist' for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. After the war, Lumley produced illustrations for numerous national and regional publications.
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United States. Army of the PotomacUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military lifeSoldiersFlags--United StatesLager beerBeer
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