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|Title:||189 - Camp Life: The Card Players|
Rogers, John (b Salem, MA, 30 Oct 1829; d New Canaan, CT, 26 July 1904). American sculptor. Beginning in 1863, Rogers decided to concentrate on the plaster figures and groups (known as the 'Rogers Groups') that were to remain popular for the next 30 years. His first major group, Checker Players (1859), was based on his own 1850 clay model (itself based on a design by David Wilkie) and was followed by several Civil War subjects, including Union Refugees (1863) and How the Fort Was Taken (1863), which appealed to the patriotism of many Americans. Such works as the Fugitive's Story (1869) reflect Rogers's abolitionist sympathies and illustrate his talent for combining recognizable portraits (of leading abolitionists) and accurate details of contemporary dress and furniture with a more generalized evocation of human compassion in simply composed groupings.
|Subjects:||United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs | Plaster sculpture--Photographs | M. Stadtfeld (Studio : New York City, N.Y.)|
|Collection:||Marshall Dunham Photograph Album, circa 1861-1865.|
|Institution:||LSU Libraries Special Collections|
|Contributors:||LSU Libraries. Special Collections|
Louisiana State University Libraries, Special Collections ( http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special )
Marshall Dunham Photograph Album (Mss. 3241), Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
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Marshall Dunham Photograph Album
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