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Camp Thompson.
Probably 1846
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 9 7/8 x 12 5/8in. (25.1 x 32.1cm) Sheet (height x width): 13 1/8 x 15 1/8in. (33.3 x 38.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: A military camp, consisting of rows of tents surrounding a parade ground, is located beside a body of water, presumably part of Long Island Sound. A group of approximately fifty-four soldiers stands at attention in front of a flag pole with an American flag. Men and women stand in the field at the right. One man leans against a haystack. Another walks along a dirt road at the far right. A split rail fence surrounds the field and encampment. Men and a boy in the right foreground play on a swing and sit on a wooden bench beside what appears to be a picnic table. Other men stand by the fence looking at the soldiers. A man and a woman are at the far right, near a picket fence. Two small sailboats and a canoe or rowboat are in the water in the left foreground, near some large rocks. Trees are in the background.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "CAMP THOMPSON. / Encampment of the SPRINGFIELD LIGHT GUARD, at Double Beach, Branford, Ct. Aug. 25. 1846." In pencil, lower right: "6596/15--". On verso, upper left, in red ink, "883". In pencil: upper center, "Dwr 30"; lower left, "5/6/1/4 / No. I"; lower right, accession number. Also in pencil, "Print / Box 4 / #2".
Object Number: 1950.202.71
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