Buying a substitute in the North during the war.



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Buying a substitute in the North during the war.
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Series title: Confederate war etchings
ca. 1882?]
A well-dressed dandy with a holstered pistol displays "able-bodied" men available to serve as substitutes to a frail-looking, timid man standing in the doorway. The sign to the room where the men are carousing, in various states of inebriation, reads: "Substitutes for sale. Supply of able-bodied men always on hand. Cheap."
Reprinted in the 1880s from original plates created by Volck in the 1860s. Set titled Confederate War Etchings and published by Porter & Coates. This is plate 7.
Adalbert Johann Volck originally published this print under the pseudonym V. Blada.
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1 print : etching ; 15.3 x 19.6 cm, on sheet 29.3 x 37.9 cm.
William L. Clements Library
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2016-02-20 00:15:25

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