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Engraver:
Stanley, John Mix  Search this
Artist:
Kern, Richard H.  Search this
Printer:
Sinclair, T.  Search this
Tucker, Beverley  Search this
Publisher:
U.S. War Department  Search this
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Topographic Command  Search this
Author:
Beckwith, Edward Griffin  Search this
Gunnison, John Williams  Search this
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
Object Name:
print
Object Type:
Tinted Lithograph
Place Made:
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1855
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 <I>Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean</I>. The volume was printed in 1855 by Beverley Tucker in Washington, D.C.
Location:
Currently not on view
ID Number:
GA.10729.27
Accession number:
1918.62261
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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