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Camp Meeting.
1848-1850
Printer:Printed by Kelloggs & Comstock , American, 1848 - 1850
Publisher:Published by Kelloggs & Comstock , American, 1848 - 1850
Publisher:Published by D. Needham , American, 1808 - 1888
Original Owner:Originally owned by William L. Dickinson
Original Owner:Originally owned by Alanson B. Thayer
Lithography; printer's ink on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/16 x 12 5/16in. (20.5 x 31.3cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 7/8 x 14 3/16in. (27.6 x 36cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: A large group of tents is pitched in a grove of trees. Some tents have initials over their doors: "W.H." "4 St." "E.S." "M.M." "B.S." "C.M." "E.T." "F.M." One tent has a pennant flying from its ridgepole with the word "BETHEL" inscribed on it. A man is giving a lecture or sermon from a wooden platform in the right foreground. Additional men are seated behind him on the platform. A wooden ladder leans against the left side. The audience is seated in rows of chairs on the ground facing the speaker. The women are seated on the left, the men on the right. The women wear dresses and bonnets. Some wear shawls. Some hold fans. Some women appear to be weeping. Additional men, women, and children stand or sit at the entrances to the tents. Two men, a woman, and a small boy are seated on a bench in the foreground. Two men lean against a tree. In the left foreground, a woman stands beside a small campfire. A kettle hangs from a spit supported on two forked branches. An open box and a plate or dish are at the far left. A man wearing a top hat, a coat, and checked trousers stands nearby. Additional trees and a horse-drawn carriage are in the distance.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "CAMP MEETING." Lithographed text in lower margin, at left, "'And I will make with them a covenant / of peace, and will cause the evil beasts / to cease out of the land, and they shall / dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep / in the woods.' Ezekiel 34: 25." At right, "'The wilderness and the solitary place / shall be glad for them, and the desert / shall rejoice and blossom as the rose. / Isaiah 35:1." In pencil: lower center, "Presented to Alanson B. Thayer by / William L. Dickinson."; lower right, "Septr 1851" "BW/RT 13"; lower left, "Drawer 46 #8". On verso, upper left, in blue ink, "68141". In pencil, accession number. Lower right, in pencil, "Dwr 21" "CPC consv 1987".
Object Number: 1961.79.1
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