James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection, 1848-1876.
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Collection Scope and Content Note


The James E. and Joan Singer Schiele Print Collection, 1848-1876, consists of Civil War prints and other historical images. The prints include portraits, battle scenes, and political cartoons representing a variety of printing techniques from woodcut to chromolithograph. A highlight of the collection is a set of thirty-six Kurz & Allison prints. The entire collection consists of over 160 artistic pieces. These prints make up a visual overview of historical events during one of the nation's most tumultuous times, and provide a strong background for cultural and historical studies. The prints are arranged by James E.Schiele and divided into seven series:
  1. Series 01: Kurz & Allison
  2. Series 02: Antebellum
  3. Series 03: Civil War
  4. Series 04: Slavery and Abolition
  5. Series 05: Emancipation and Reconstruction
  6. Series 06: Postbellum
  7. Series 07: Print Material


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