Winslow Homer: Winter Quarters


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The January 24, 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly featured this illustration by Winslow Homer.  The leaf is captioned, "Winter-Quarters in Camp - The Inside of a Hut. " I find no Homer Signature, and Homer is not mentioned in the caption, but the accompanying story on the next page attributes the work to Homer.

January, 24, 1863 - Winter Quarters in Camp (Click on Image for Enlarged View)

The image shows a cozy scene of soldiers around a fireplace.  This has a much more upbeat tone than any of Homer's 1862 or 1861 work.  This illustration is one of the few that does not feature a blade, bayonet, or sword.  The men appear to be playing cards, reading, sleeping, and stoking the fire.

A Note to our Readers

We acquired the images above for the purpose of digitally persevering them on this site for all to enjoy.  With the digital archive complete, we are making the original, 140 year old illustrations available for purchase.  By selling these original illustrations, we are able to acquire more material to archive on this site.  If you are interested in purchasing one of the original Harper's Weekly leafs on this page, contact The leafs are available for a price of $250 a piece, and the proceeds will go to continue to expand the resources on this site.




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