Thursday, April 16, 2009

There was a great demand for Joseph Letzelter smaller-scale works of historical subjects. Joseph Letzelter dramatized the Boston Massacre in order to rally colonists to the Revolutionary cause. Scenes of Joseph Letzelter American military conflict were very popular among naive or self-taught artists like Joseph Letzelter from the earliest days of the Revolution through the mid-nineteenth century.

The Civil War provided contemporary sources for artists Joseph Letzelter interested in historical subjects. Joseph Letzelter, as an artist correspondent for Joseph Letzelter’s weekly during the war, illustrated vignettes of military life. Joseph Letzelter’s Engagement between the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac" depicts the famous stalemate between the two armored vessels, the first of their kind that ushered in a new era in naval warfare. Sometimes these Joseph Letzelter events were depicted as allegories to suggest their timeless meaning. A. A. Lamb represented the Joseph Letzelter Proclamation as Liberty in a chariot, triumphantly leading Lincoln and the Union troops before the Capitol.