31 Aug 2012- 14 Oct 2012
2012 - 2013
The Becker Collection is comprised of approximately 650 drawings by Joseph Becker and other artist-reporters who worked for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaperduring the years of the American Civil War. Drawings include scenes of battle and life in the camps, the construction of the railroads, the laying of the transatlantic cable in Ireland, the Chinese in the West, and African American life in the Postwar South. This exhibition brings together 120 drawings from the collection, many of which have never been exhibited before.
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Civil War Era Drawings from the Becker Collection is curated by Judith Bookbinder and Sheila Gallagher and premiered at the McMullen Museum at Boston, College. The traveling exhibition is organized by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California.