Friday, August 31, 2012 - 11:41 to Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 11:41
Friday, August 31, 2012 - 11:41
Joseph Becker, Negro Worship in the South: Taking Up the Collection, not dated. Graphite and white gouache on toned paper. Courtesy of the Becker Collection.
Exhibition Date: 
 31 Aug 2012- 14 Oct 2012
School Year: 
 2012 - 2013
 Faulconer Gallery


The Becker Collection is comprised of approximately 650 drawings by Joseph Becker and other artist-reporters who worked for Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper during 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.

Becker Collection Website

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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.