Some notable locations/battles for America’s Civil War are Antietam, Appomattox, Bull Run (first battle), Bull Run (second battle), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Fort Sumter. Some notable artists during America’s Civil War are Albert Bierstadt, Mathew Brady, Currier & Ives and Winslow Homer. Some photographic processes during America’s Civil War were ambrotypes, daguerreotypes and tintypes. The Civil War in Art website, which has a link to the DuSable Museum of African American History, display many art processes.
On Guard (1864)
This oil-on-canvas painting by Winslow Homer appears to me that a teenager is holding aloft some fruit or other food for some birds. This fellow may be on guard against something or someone, but he has a relaxed posture. Details are visible in the dark areas. Measuring 12¼ in. x 9¼ in., this is Realism Style art. This painting is part of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Daniel J. Terra Collection.
Long Abraham Lincoln a Little Longer (Nov. 6, 1864)
Obviously, Abraham Lincoln, who had a height of 6 ft. 4 in., did not appear like this drawing depicts him. This drawing is a political caricature with a double meaning—Lincoln’s second, presidential term and his height. By Frank Henry Temple Bellew, this drawing in Harper’s Weekly newspaper is part of a Chicago History Museum collection.
This looks like Abraham Lincoln or someone who resembled him became a victim of Jabba the Hutt and the carbonite process. Actually though, the brown material is bronze. Leonard Wells Volk created these casts using Lincoln when he was living. (I wonder whether this artist carried these casts around in a Volk’s wagon.) Measuring 9 in. x 8 in. x 5 in. (face mask), 6 in. x 4 in. x 3 in. (left hand) and 6 in. x 5 in. x 3 in. (right hand), this is definitely Realism Style art. These pieces are part of a Chicago History Museum collection.
This bronze statue by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White depicts Abraham Lincoln standing upon a bronze base that includes a chair. (This guy has been standing for more than 125 years!) Measuring 25 ft. x 100 ft. x 50 ft. (These dimensions include the exedra.), this art is in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. (The artists did not use Abraham Lincoln as their model.)