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Old Abe Composite

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Composite paste-up intended to represent "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War with his bearer.  At the Northwest Sanitary Fair in Chicago, 1865, the bearer was John F. Hill.  This image consists of a cut-out of the eagle superimposed on a wood-engraving of the figures.<p>The image shows three Union soldiers, one holding the American flag, one standing on the left, and one holding Old Abe (John F. Hill).
DESCRIPTION
Composite paste-up intended to represent "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War with his bearer. At the Northwest Sanitary Fair in Chicago, 1865, the bearer was John F. Hill. This image consists of a cut-out of the eagle superimposed on a wood-engraving of the figures.

The image shows three Union soldiers, one holding the American flag, one standing on the left, and one holding Old Abe (John F. Hill).

RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:79129
Creation Date:
Creator Name:Unknown
City:Chicago
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:Album 17.31b
Original Dimensions:4.5 x 6.5 inches
SUBJECTS
Engraving
Civil War, 1861-1865
Military uniforms
Soldiers
Men
Flags
Fairs
Mascots

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