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Monitor and Merrimac

Creator:
J. O. Davidson
Origin Date:
1885
Materials:
paper
Measurements:
overall: 14 3/4 in x 21 5/16 in
Item ID:
71.2009.081.0165
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

This color lithograph on cream cardstock depicts a naval battle scene between two iron clad ships. The ship on the left has smoke billowing out if its single stack, and a blue flag covered with white stars flying from its center. The ship on the right has two American flags flying, one at the bow and one at the stern. A stream of smoke and fire shoots out of a cannon from the ship on the right. The artist printed his name in the plate on the lower right corner, "J.O. Davidson." A color strip fills the bottom margin. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum