The Graduate Center - City University of New York

The Soldier's Home, The Vision.

In this patriotic print, a northern woman at home dreams of her husband leading a battle charge, waving a large U.S. flag. A companion print to The Soldier’s Dream of Home, the image stresses home front support for the war with a poem at the bottom that reads: "Ever of him who at his country's call, / Went forth to war in freedom's sacred name, / She thinks in waking hours: and dreams are all, / Filled with his image, on the field of fame. / She sees her hero foremost in the fight, / Bearing the glorious banner of the free; / Triumphing o'er the traitors boasted might, / Then home returning crowned with victory."

Date: 1862

Publisher: New York: Currier & Ives

Source: American Antiquarian Society