"Are you ever lonely here?" he enquired
Date: 1905
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 23 5/8 × 15 5/8 in. (60 × 39.7 cm) frame: 32 1/8 × 24 1/4 in. (81.6 × 61.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: "Special Messenger," by Robert W. Chambers, in Harper's Monthly Magazine, February 1905.
Credit Line: Museum Purchase, 1912
Object Number: 1912-28
About: This story is a fictionalized version of the adventures of Isabelle Boyd (1844-1900), a Confederate spy who carried information, supplies, and weapons to Southern forces in Union territory. Concealing her identity even from a fellow Confederate, she pretends to be a farm girl knitting on a hillside. She falls in love with the young soldier who speaks with her but must continue her secret journey north.
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