Dipper Missing (Civil War Trompe L'oeil)

This trompe l'oeil painting of various Civil War supplies hanging from a door was completed by Boston artist Darius Cobb in 1888. By the 1880s, nostalgia and patriotism for the Civil War was growing, and printing firms marketed lithographs of still-lifes, like this one, to war veterans and their families. 

This print features a rusted canteen, a Union hat and a knapsack hanging from a cream/white door. At the bottom is a note pinned on the door that reads "dipper missing" with a sketch of a tin cup.

Artist: Darius Cobb
Date: 1888
Original medium: Lithograph
Orientation: Vertical/Portrait
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