Civil War Propaganda
Traveling Trunk
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art
The Civil War
• 1860 Lincoln
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1861 to 1865
The Union versus the Confederacy
Slavery
Deadliest war in America; 750,000
Propaganda
• A form of communication that tries to
influence attitude by presenting one side of an
argument
• Union Propaganda
– Anti-slavery photographs, cartoons
– 1850s Newspaper Illustrations
an example of Union propaganda
an example of Union propaganda
an example of Union propaganda
of Jefferson Davis
an example of Confederate propaganda
Winslow Homer
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Born 1836
In 1855 began printmaking
Harper’s Weekly
Families able to “see” the war
Troops’ morale
Make your own newspaper!
• Title?
• Story/Summary (2-3 Sentences)
• Draw an image
• Go over in black ink
• Present to class
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Civil War Propaganda Traveling Trunk Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art