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Battle of Cerro Gordo. April 18th, 1847.
1847
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 x 11 13/16in. (20.3 x 30cm) Sheet (height x width): 9 7/8 x 13 15/16in. (25.1 x 35.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel St. John Morgan
Description: Mounted Mexican soldiers on the left gallop towards the right, where American soldiers are advancing up a steep slope. The Mexicans have long hair, beards and mustaches, and wear broad-brimmed straw hats. Some hold swords. A man at the far left holds a sword and a rosary in his upraised right hand. Below, Mexican infantry charge, holding rifles with fixed bayonets. Fire and smoke issue from a cannon in the left foreground. An American soldier runs directly into the blast. Another man, apparently dead, lies on the ground behind him. Also in the left foreground, a wounded horse lies on the ground near a man holding a rifle. A Mexican flag flies in the left background. An American flag is held by one of the Americans at the right. Unlike most of the Mexicans, the Americans wear military uniforms.
Inscription: On recto, lithographed title beneath image, "BATTLE OF CERRO GORDO. / April 18th, 1847." Lower left, in pencil, "Drawer 34, #15". On verso, in pencil: upper left, "Print / Box 6 / #15; lower left, "2 [circled]" "consv cpc 1987"; lower right, "plate: 8 9/16 x 11 13/16 / paper: 9 7/8 x 13 7/8" "Dwr 53" and accession number. Upper left, in red ink, "886".
Object Number: 1948.13.25
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