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"The colors," a famous full-page illustration by John T. McCutcheon, commemorates the sacrifices of soldiers in four cells. Pictured is a gold and green field in times of peace, a red field of dead bodies in times of war, a field of mourners wearing black after war, and a field of white gravestones. This particular illustration is a reprint of the original.
56 x 36.3 cm
- still image
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- The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Image Collection
- Chicago Sunday Tribune, n.p.