My friend, Linda Petrasek, alerted me to this great website dealing with Civil War in art. Their local public TV station, WTTW, did a piece on art of the Civil War – seeing as how this is the 150th anniversary of the war. The website is www.Civilwarinart.org and is absolutely fascinating! It is also made as a teaching aid for school teachers. You can go to the site and click on “Partners and Collections” to view the art either shown or stored at the six locations shown in Chicago. Each piece of art has a description. Each picture can be enlarged to see better. One of the pictures is of Lincoln’s face mask and hands!
I found the site to be fascinating, and one that you can spend hours on. Check it out!