Original Author: Jacques Gérard Milbert, artist; M. Dubourg, engraver
Created: ca. 1819
Medium: Hand-colored aquatint
Publisher: Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division
American Methodists proceeding to their Camp Meeting
A large group of Methodists, most of them on foot, head to a camp meeting in this hand-colored print published in 1819. These spiritual festivals were part of the so-called Second Great Awakening. Camp meetings would last for several days and were marked by intense piety and an emotional, and often physical, style of worship that featured bodily movement.