Vicksburg, Looking North, 632 Miles Below Mouth of the Ohio, October 1848, from Sketchbook

Maker and role
Artist: Seth Eastman, American, 1808-1875
Year
1848-1849

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Media/materials
Graphite on paper
Credit line
Gift of the Pearl Brewing Company
Accession number
1961.5.52
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Location
Further information
Eastman's sketch of the waterfront in Vicksburg, Mississippi shows flatboats pulled up to the shore. These boats navigated down river using the current and poles. Unable to travel against the mighty Missisippi without power, they were dismantled on the lower river.

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