The art of plaster casting (UCL)
Professor Edward Allington and Jo Volley (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) demonstrate the complexities of creating a plaster cast and examine other ways the medium has been used. Allington and Volley have helped to curate part of Plastered, an exhibition at the UCL Art Museum about plaster and the casting process, highlighting the sculpture models of the neo-classical artist John Flaxman (1755-1826). Further information: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/uclart/exhibitions Audio podcast - https://soun
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Marie Ester Brandt Diary Entries, 1861-1865
Selected entries from the diaries of Marie Ester Brandt during the Civil War years. The diary entries describe daily life, social activities, and Civil War experiences in the towns of Hanover and Madison, Indiana.,Marie Ester Brandt was a Quaker sabbath school teacher in Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana; and the daughter of a farmer and general store owner in Hanover.
Author(s): Brandt, Marie Ester, 1823-1915

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Marie Ester Brandt Diary Entries, 1861-1865
Selected entries from the diaries of Marie Ester Brandt during the Civil War years. The diary entries describe daily life, social activities, and Civil War experiences in the towns of Hanover and Madison, Indiana.,Marie Ester Brandt was a Quaker sabbath school teacher in Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana; and the daughter of a farmer and general store owner in Hanover.
Author(s): Brandt, Marie Ester, 1823-1915

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Monday 22nd August [1864]
Fanny Chamberlain is sick and the doctor believes her illness is due to overindulgence in grief. The paper reported that state authorities in Indianapolis have seized 21 boxes of arms sent there for the use of the Sons of Liberty, a disloyal organization that wants to overthrow the government. Marie says they are becoming very outspoken in their treason.,Monday 22nd August [1864]
Clear and more
pleasant. We washed. Cecile went
up to see Fanny Chamberlain she is
sick, the Doctor

Author(s): Brandt, Marie Ester, 1823-1915

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Saturday 8th July [1865]
One of the cotton girls came over to help scrub the kitchen. Between 200 and 300 wagons belonging to Sherman's Army passed through town on the way to Louisville to be sold. Nearly all of the local men who served in the war have returned home. Marie says that it finally feels like the war is really over. She believes the government should banish all the leaders of the Rebellion and deal mercifully and justly with the negroes. She also mentions that they took the honey out of the cap and were able
Author(s): Brandt, Marie Ester, 1823-1915

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Robert Hutchison, Company "M",9th Cavalry (121st Regiment)
Full portrait of Hutchinson standing by a chair. His pants have a stripe on each leg. He has his hand tucked inside the front of his jacket.,Hutchison was from Rush County, Indiana.
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1st Lieutenant Caleb H. Cooper, Company "E", 9th Cavalry (121st Regiment)
Lieutenant Cooper has curly hair that comes down just over his ears. He has a moustache and chin whiskers. He is wearing his uniform jacket. He signed his card, "Unreservedly, Cale H Cooper.",Lieutenant Cooper was from Newcastle, in Henry County, Indiana.
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Happy Christmas To You
A spray of forget-me-not flowers decorates the front of the card. Part of the background has been cut out behind the flowers as if they are next to a window. A basket of forget-me-nots decorates the back of the card.
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Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers Solomon Meredith
The General is wearing a full-length military coat. His hair is cut short and he has chin whiskers.,Solomon Meredith was born in North Carolina and moved to Wayne County, Indiana in 1829. He was a close friend of Governor Morton. In October 1862 he was made Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers and overall Command of the Iron Brigade. He was badly wounded at Gettysburg and eventually given garrison assignments until the end of the war. He was made Surveyor General of Montana in 1867, and resigned
Author(s): Brady's National Photographic Portrait Galleries,

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Heaven Bless Your Christmas
A spray of white snowdrops, buds, and greenery is on the front of the card. Part of the background has been cut out so the text inside is visible. The back of the card is decorated with a basket full of snowdrops.,The message inside the card reads: Heaven bless your Christmas. All joy be yours this Christmastide– All hope, all peace, all love, And every joy be sanctified With blessing from above. A.B.S.
The card is signed: To Paly From Mary.

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With Fond Christmas Greetings
The card is decorated with poppies and butterflies. There is a circular area that is cut out so that some of the text inside the card is visible. Three edges of the card are scalloped.
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Happy Christmas To You
Message side of card.
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Christmas Greeting with Best Wishes
A variety of wild birds are shown on a branch of blooming dogwood. Most of the birds are in pairs.,The message reads: So, may all blessings now be thine Of earth beneath, of heav'n above May Christmas roses round thee shine, And all thy path be wreathed in love!
M.S.H. "Tilla" is written on the back of the card.

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Christmas Greeting
Cutwork branches touched with snow and ice form the outer edge of the card. Dogwood blossoms and ferns decorate the greeting.,The message handwritten on the back of the card reads: Wishing dear ??? Mary a Very Happy Xmas.
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May the Christmas Spirit Cast It's Spell
The postcard includes a rural snow scene in a round blue frame. Holly leaves and berries surround the image. The greeting is framed with petite flowers. The background is an embossed holly leaf design with gold dots.,The message on the card reads: Wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. All as well as common your Cousin M J Randell
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Season's Greetings
A rural snow scene is on the left side of the card. Pine trees are set against a snow covered landscape. The front of the postcard also includes a Christmas stamp honoring the Red Cross. It is dated 1918.,The message reads: Best wishes for A Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year. Nettie R. ??, Delphos, Kans.
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My Best Wishes
Message side of card.
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Merry Christmas To You
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Night Before Christmas
A toddler dressed in pajamas is shown standing on the stairs. Through a doorway at the bottom of the stairs, Santa Claus can be seen holding up a drum in front of a Christmas tree. "To Santa Claus" is written in pencil on the stairs under where the child is standing. The edge of the card has a gold embossed design.
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I Wish You Merry Christmas!
The card shows a little boy dressed in knee pants running after a little girl in a pink dress. Red ribbon frames the design with holly wreaths at each corner.
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