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Lumley, Arthur, 1837-1912
Two Vignettes of the Guard House near Langley, Virginia (Interior and Exterior) (recto).
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
Drawing: Graphite on grey paper. 7 7/16 x 9 15/16 in. At top of sketch is an exterior view of log guard house with soldiers keeping watch outside; underneath this is the interior view of a guard keeping watch over huddled, sleeping prisoners. Etiquette below upper vignette inscribed: 'GUARD HOUSE NEAR LANGLEY.' At lower center: 'in the Guard House.'
Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, February 1, 1862 (XIII:323): 161, as 'Campaign on the Potomac--Guard-house near Langley, Va., with Rebel Prisoners.' 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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Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisonsPrisoners of war--ConfederatePrison guardsSoldiersLog cabins
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