Butchering and Dressing Cattle for the Army Camp, Bacon Creek, Hart County, Kentucky

Title

Butchering and Dressing Cattle for the Army Camp, Bacon Creek, Hart County, Kentucky

Abstract

Camp scene; in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 2/7/1863.

Date

February 7, 1863

Transcription

Recto: "The army slaughter of BEEF. Bacon Creek, Hart Co. Ky. // [superimposed on the above] Butchering & dressing cattle for the army. // slaughter house big as all outdoors keeps pace with the movement of the army. The contractors driving the droves to the camps when some out of the way place is selected and the process begins by shooting the cattle in the forehead as they stand after which the professors of the slaughtering science display their dexterity in the various branches. The army has fresh beef."
Verso: "4 wide", No text [a number of figure studies, and a man standing next to a large trunk].

Condition

Vertical folds; rough paper along left margin; pin holes at right corners; rips along top margin; glue spots at corners.

Medium

Graphite on wove paper some lines darkened with black chalk

Dimensions

8 x 8.75 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.3101304, -85.8486236

Source

Original drawing location: CW-FHS-KY-2/7/63 (Box 8.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4891

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-FHS-KY-2/7/63

Citation

Schell, Francis H., 1834-1909, “Butchering and Dressing Cattle for the Army Camp, Bacon Creek, Hart County, Kentucky,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2925.