Adalbert J. Volck

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Adalbert J. Volck
Died1912 (aged 83–84)
Known forCaricatures, Political cartoons

Adalbert J. Volck (1828–1912) was a dentist, political cartoonist, and caricaturist born in Bavaria.[1] He was best known for his support of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, through his political cartoons (below),[2] smuggling items for the Confederate army, and personally assisting President Jefferson Davis by acting as a courier.[1] Volck lived in Baltimore and was a member of the Charcoal Club of Baltimore for whom he created a "ceremonial growler, or beer pitcher."[3]

Volck was also known for his work on porcelain restoration techniques in dentistry.

Caricature of Lincoln writing the Emancipation Proclamation, a political cartoon by Volck.


  1. ^ a b "Adalbert J. Volck (1828-1912): Confederate dentist, artist and anti-Lincoln satirist". Retrieved 2007-02-18.
  2. ^ "A Southern View (Memory): American Treasures of the Library of Congress". Library of Congress. 1864. Archived from the original on 5 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-18.
  3. ^ Kirwin, Liza (1985). "Back to Bohemia with the Charcoal Club of Baltimore". Archives of American Art Journal. 25 (1&2): 42.

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