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Jeff

THAT is a marvelous picture. I'll have to look at it for a while and get back to you. Do most of these engravings appear anonymously? I don't doubt you'd get a feel for the artists after a while, as with newspaper photographers.

john ptak

Yes, I agree--it IS quite an image. Sometimes the names of the artists are included in the caption, and sometimes they're incised in the image itself; neither happened here. I suspect though that this was lifted from Harper's Weekly magazine ("borrowed" I should say) and the artist's attribution might've fallen off in the process. I don't really understand the emotion that I feel from it.

john ptak

Yes, I agree--it IS quite an image. Sometimes the names of the artists are included in the caption, and sometimes they're incised in the image itself; neither happened here. I suspect though that this was lifted from Harper's Weekly magazine ("borrowed" I should say) and the artist's attribution might've fallen off in the process. I don't really understand the emotion that I feel from it.

Joy Holland

Beautiful post, John. Somehow the artist captures the newness of it all for them, and the tender care of the matrons, and you describe it perfectly.

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