Our Women and the War
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.”
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) (show scale)
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Gift of Harvey Isbitts
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Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910). Our Women and the War, 1862. Wood engraving, Sheet: 15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in. (40 x 54.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Harvey Isbitts, 1998.105.76 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1998.105.76_SL3.jpg)
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Folio Page from Harper's Weekly, September 6, 1862, vol. VI, pp. 568-569
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