New Orleans from the Tower at the Barracks, 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
1961.5.64
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Eastman stopped briefly at the U.S. Barracks located on the banks of the Mississippi, outside of New Orleans. Later known as the Jackson Barracks, this military garrison housed four companies of infantry, a hospital, and support facilities. The Barracks' towers situated on the corners of the garrison provided Eastman with a bird's eye view of the rapidly expanding city of New Orleans, and the levee and river to the left.

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