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Attack on the City of Mexico.
1847-1848
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 D. Needham , American, 1808 - 1888
Lithography; printer's ink and watercolor on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 8 1/16 x 12 3/8in. (20.5 x 31.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 x 14 1/16in. (25.4 x 35.7cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: Officers in military uniforms on horseback are in an open area in front of the walls of a city. At the left, an artillery crew stands beside a cannon. Cannon balls are on the ground nearby. Dead or wounded men lie in the foreground. A single soldier stands at the far left. At the right, three soldiers with muskets with fixed bayonets advance towards the city walls. Another soldier carries a wounded comrade back towards the left. Additional ranks of soldiers advance behind them. One man carries an American flag. A pile of rocks and lumber in the left foreground may be a barricade. A Mexican flag flies from the battlements in the background. A palm tree and two church steeples are visible above the smoke of battle.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "ATTACK ON THE CITY OF MEXICO. / On the 14th Sept. 1847 by Gen. [small "L" over period] Scott with 8000 men, the Mexican army of 30,000 men completely routed. / 118." On verso, upper left, in black crayon, "6". Upper left, in red pen, "887". In pencil: lower center, "DWR 53" [upside down]; lower right, "cpc consv 1987".
Object Number: 1948.13.26
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