The Council of War Group Statue by John Rogers (1868)

John Rogers (1829-1904) was a sculptor once very popular whose "Rogers Groups" were prized objects in many a Victorian parlor in ordinary homes across the country. He was extremely popular from c. 1863 to the early 1890's. Our Group, The Council of War, showing Lincoln, Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, and General Grant. This was patented c. 1868 to 1878. It sold for $25.00 in 1878, and for $20.00 from 1882-1895. This was a high price at the time, and the Council of War was considered one of Read more [...]