The Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection: Women in War Exhibition

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Women in War: Images from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection March 1- April 30, 1999

"Women in War" - The phrase conjures up many thoughts and impressions not least of which is the modern notion of women in combat. Media focus on women pilots in Operation Desert Storm, and women in front-line roles in the army and navy suggests that this is a relatively recent phenomena. For the United States it is, but elsewhere in the world women had found a place on the battlefield throughout history. War does not discriminate between the sexes and through the ages women have been caught up in human conflicts either as victims and non-combatants, or as active and willing participants.

  • Landsknechte and wife - wood-engraving (c. 1520)
  • Hans Beham - Soldiers and camp follows on the march - wood-engraving (c. 1540)
  • Women soldiers of the 16th and 17th centuries - three wood-engraved plates (c. 1450-1600)
  • Wat meijnen dees Huysceekers hertneckighe Boeren (Spanish Revolt) - copper-engraving (c. 1568)
  • D.V. Boons: Three genre scenes (Thirty Years' War) - three engraved plates (c. 1625)
  • Antoine Watteau: Camp Volant - engraving (c. 1710)
  • Robert Pollard: Lady Harriet Ackland (American Revolution) - coloured aquatint (1784)
  • Women in French Garde de Corps uniform - water-colour (1787)
  • Seele: Le Dpart (Napoleonic Wars) -coloured aquatint (c. 1800)
  • A Chinese General's wife and lady-in-waiting - gouache drawing (c. 1810)
  • Seele - Amusements des Autrichiens (Napoleonic Wars) - coloured aquatint (1809)
  • J. Erhard- Austrian soldiers and camp followers (Napoleonic Wars) - lithograph (1814)
  • Marlet: La Vivandire - coloured lithograph (c. 1823)
  • A soldier's wife at Fort Niagara (War of 1812) - coloured engraving (1860)
  • V. Adam: Enlvement d'Hlne, Vivandire au 17e Leger (Algerian War) - coloured lithograph (c. 1838)
  • A. Charpentier - Aprs le combat (Crimean War) - Tinted lithograph (c. 1855)
  • Lugardon: Soldats Suisses - coloured lithograph (1856)
  • Bersaglieri Creali auf Vorposten fallen, und seine Tochter - coloured lithograph (1859)
  • The Tower of Jhansi (Indian Mutiny) - coloured lithograph (c. 1858)
  • Three scenes (Indian Mutiny) - water-colours (c. 1860)
  • Currier & Ives: Off for the war (American Civil War) - coloured lithograph (1861)
  • Currier & Ives: Home from the war (American Civil War) - coloured lithograph (1861)
  • Currier & Ives: The Star-Spangled Banner (American Civil War) - coloured lithograph (1861)
  • Currier & Ives: The Angels of the Battlefield (American Civil War) - lithograph (1865)
  • Currier & Ives: The night after the Battle (American Civil War) - coloured lithograph (1863)
  • Barbara Frietchie (American Civil War) - coloured plate (c. 1900)
  • Pauline Cushman (American Civil War) - bubble-gum card (c. 1963)
  • Clara Barton (American Civil War) - bubble-gum card (c. 1963)
  • Sarony, Major & Knapp: A friend in need - Coloured lithograph (c. 1862)
  • A. Simonsen - Scener af Livet i Pelten (Schleswig-Holstein War) - album of lithographs (c. 1864)
  • French vivandires and cantinires - carte-de-visite photographs (c. 1858-1875)
  • F. Matania: Taking the wounded aboard a British ambulance train on the Western Front, 1914 Photogravure from set 'With the British Army on the Western Front' (1916)
  • Edith Cavell (First World War) - coloured print (1996)
  • Fred Fisher, et al: Lorraine (My Beautiful Alsace Lorraine) - sheet music (1917)
  • Jac Wells, et al: Joan of Arc They are calling you - sheet music (1917)
  • Women in the German Wehrmacht (World War Two) - two water-colours (1956)
  • Cedric: WAP Female Female and ATS Female Auxiliary (World War Two) - two water-colours (c. 1944)
  • Be a Marine - recruiting poster (1943)
  • John Cullen Murphy - WACS in New Guinea (World War Two) - water-colour (1944)
  • SPARS - recuiting poster (c. 1945)
  • Herbert Knštel: Russian soldiers in Berlin (World War Two) - three water-colours (c. 1950)
  • Second Lieutenant Margaret Putaney, 15th Evacuation Hospital, Italy, 1944 - water-colour (1944)