Scene on the Potomac River near Acquia Creek ...

Scene on the Potomac River near Acquia Creek ...

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Description (Brief)
This image was originally prepared by and printed in the U.S. Civil War era newspaper the "New York Illustrated News" (1859-1864). The image "Scene on the Potomac River near Acquia Creek - Part of the Gunboat Flotilla Convoying Merchangt Craft - Smoke on Right Marking Rebel Position" was published in the October 21, 1861 issue of the paper. It was sketched "by Special Agent A. Waud Esq."
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Object Name
block, printing
Object Type
Wood Engraving
date made
circa 1860
1861, Oct. 21
1861, Oct 21
graphic artist
Sherman Publishing Company
Wemmer, N. J.
place made
United States
Associated Place
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
Wood (overall material)
overall: 35.1 cm x 23.4 cm; 13 13/16 in x 9 3/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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