1. Creator/Author:
  2. Louis Prang (17)

Battle of Mobile Bay

Creator:
J.O. Davidson, Louis Prang
Location:
Massachusetts, Boston
Origin Date:
1886
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.081.1346
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Fine Art

Description

Chromolithograph depicts the Battle of Mobile Bay. The print features a dozen ships of varying sizes firing upon each other with canons--some of the vessels have capsized and others are smoking. The rebel fort on the left side of the image appears to be smoking also. For more information on this and other Prang Civil War chromolithographs, see Prang's Civil War Pictures: the Complete Battle Chromos of Louis Prang with the Full "Descriptive Texts" edited and with an introduction by Harold Holzer. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum