Our Women and the War

Winslow Homer (1836-1910)1862

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum

As Harper's explained, this montage "illustrates . . . what women may do toward relieving the sorrows and pains of the soldier. In one corner will be seen . . . the Sister of Charity, watching at the bedside of a dying soldier. . . . On the other side a lady-nurse is writing, at the dictation of a poor wounded fellow, a letter to the friends far away. . . . Above, a group of young ladies are busily engaged . . . in making clothing for the troops. . . . The moral of the picture is sufficiently obvious; there is no woman who can not in some way do something to help the army."

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  • Title: Our Women and the War
  • Creator: Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
  • Date Created: 1862
  • Date Published: 1862-09-06
  • Provenance: Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Irwin Lefcourt, 2000
  • Publisher: Harper's Weekly
  • Medium: Wood engraving


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