Chromolithograph of "Fort Massachusetts at the Foot of the Sierra Blanca Valley of San Luis"

Description
Thomas Sinclair (c.1805–1881) of Philadelphia printed this chromolithograph of “Fort Massachusetts at the Foot of the Sierra Blanca Valley of San Luis” originally drawn by R.H. Kern (1821–1853) of Philadelphia and drafted by John M. Stanley (1814–1872) of Detroit (1834–1840, 1864–1872) and Washington, D.C. (1850–1860). The illustration was printed in the “Report, by Lieutenant E. G. Beckwith, Third Artillery, upon the Route near the Thirty–Eighth and Thirty–Ninth Parallels, Explored by Captain J. W. Gunnison, Corps Topographical Engineers” of volume II of Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. The volume was printed in 1855 by Beverley Tucker in Washington, D.C.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
Object Type
Chromolithograph
date made
1855
engraver
Stanley, John Mix
artist
Kern, Richard H.
printer
Sinclair, T.
publisher
U.S. War Department
author
Beckwith, Edward Griffin
Gunnison, John Williams
printer
Tucker, Beverley
publisher
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command
Physical Description
paper (overall materials)
ink (overall materials)
Measurements
overall: 21.5 cm x 30 cm; 8 7/16 in x 11 13/16 in
Place Made
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
GA*10729.27
accession number
1918.62261
subject
Art
Communications
Government, Politics, and Reform
Measuring & Mapping
Military
Natural Resources
Science & Mathematics
Transportation
Survey Prints
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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