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Dancing on the flag.

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Fredericks, Alfred (Artist)
Karst, John, 1836-1922 (Wood-engraver)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

American History -- 1862

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1881
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC AME-1862
United States -- 1862
Ballrooms -- United States -- 1862
Balls (Parties) -- United States -- 1862
Dance -- United States -- 1862
Flags -- American -- 1862
Men -- United States -- 1862
Women -- United States -- 1862
Flag desecration
Content : "The Christmas holidays were approaching, and there was much hilarity at Murfreesborough. Jefferson Davis made a flying visit thither. There were wedding festivities, at one of which the warlike Bishop Polk officiated, and the guests danced upon a floor where the hated Union flag served for a carpet, that it might be literally and boastfully 'trampled upon.'"--from source text.

Source note: Popular history of the United States, from the first discovery of the western hemisphere by the Northmen to the end of the Civil War. (New York : Scribner, c1876-1881) Bryant, William Cullen (1794-1878), Author.
Physical Description
Form: Wood engravings ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 1 print : b ; 11 x 12 cm. (4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix : 1677174
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b17168678
Barcode : 33333159321955
UUID: 3437e4b0-c532-012f-50cf-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1881: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dancing on the flag." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1881. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f965-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Dancing on the flag." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 7, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f965-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1881). Dancing on the flag. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f965-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Dancing on the flag.