GR. Art and Graphic Materials, non-photographic
Non-photographic prints including art prints, posters, engravings, etchings, and lithographs, drawings. Photographs are categorized as RG07
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection copperplate etchings of VMI scenes by artist Day Lowry. These were originally sold in sets of four by the VMI Alumni Association ($2.00 per set). They included Jackson Arch, statue, and Barracks; interior of Barracks; Washington Arch; and Dress Parade. A fifth etching shows Preston Library, which was constructed in 1939.
Identifier: GR-Cartoons-1959 Bomb
Scope and Contents Original drawings by three notable cartoonists created for inclusion in the "It's an Outrage" section of the 1959 VMI yearbook. The three artists produced VMI-themed versions of the comic strips Dennis the Menace, Steve Canyon, and Beetle Bailey.
Identifier: GR-Posters-Field of Lost Shoes
Scope and Contents Official theater poster for the motion picture Field of Lost Shoes. This feature film was based on the true story of the participation of the VMI Corps of Cadets at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864.
Identifier: GR-Posters-About Face
Content Description Large and small format theater display posters for the 1952 Warner Bros. motion picture "About Face." This military school comedy was based on a play by John Monks, Jr. (VMI Class of 1932) who also wrote Brother Rat. The school depicted in the movie is modeled after the Virginia Military Institute.
Scope and Contents Nineteenth century engravings and lithographs depicting Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. These were among the many prints that depicted significant figures of the Confederacy and were a popular fixture in many post-Civil War homes in the South.