Skip navigation
Assassination of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth.
Probably 1861
Printer:Printed by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by E.B. & E.C. Kellogg , American, 1840 - 1867
Publisher:Published by George Whiting , American, 1820 - 1862
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 12 x 8 13/16in. (30.5 x 22.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 13 3/4 x 10in. (34.9 x 25.4cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Description: Four men in military uniforms are descending a staircase. The second from the bottom holds a flag in his left hand and clutches his breast with his right hand. His cap falls off behind him. The other soldiers carry rifles with fixed bayonets. A fifth man, standing at the right, fires a shorter rifle, possibly a hunting rifle, at the man with the flag. Smoke issues from the barrel of the gun. All four men have beards and mustaches. A doorway is in the right background.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "ASSASSINATION OF COLONEL ELMER E. ELLSWORTH. / BY JAMES W. JACKSON, AT THE MARSHALL HOUSE, ALEXANDRIA, VA. MAY 24TH 1861." On verso, lower right, in pencil, the accession number.
Object Number: 1992.49.4
Not Currently on View
Send to a Friend