National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
The resources of the agricultural South by and large were scarce compared to the ample supplies of goods enjoyed in the industrial North. The South had less of everything, from table salt to weapons, as depicted in this sketch. A clergyman offers up the bells from his church, seen in the background, to a Confederate officer so that the metal, preferably bronze, could be cast into cannons. As seen in the lower left corner, the townspeople also donated andirons, kettles, and candlesticks to the southern cause.