The Denison Museum presents an exhibition that explores the varieties of childhood in the US between the Civil War and World War II.

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Winslow Homer (American, 1836-1910)
(detail) Snap the Whip, 1873
Wood Engraving (ink on paper), 41 x 57.5 cm
Gift of Emma Martin
DU1946.484

We tend to romanticize childhood and see it as a time of innocence, but it was only after World War II that childhood, as we understand it today, emerged. Depending on who you were and where you grew up, childhood could be filled with play and joy or with hardships, labor, and even fear. This exhibition explores the varieties of childhood in the US between the Civil War and World War II through art and photography by Winslow Homer, Marie Cassatt, Gordon Parks, Frances Benjamin Johnston, Lewis Hine, and other American artists.


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