Photo #: NH 59236
Virginia Scenes, early 1861
Line engraving published in "Harper's Weekly", 1861, providing a series of Virginia scenes and symbols on the eve of the Civil War.
Scenes shown are (clockwise around the edge of the print, from upper right): Fort Norfolk; Richmond Armory; making gun carriages at Richmond Armory; USS Merrimack at Norfolk Navy Yard; inactive warships Pennsylvania, Columbia, Raritan and United States at Norfolk Navy Yard; fortifications on the Rip-Raps, Hampton Roads; Craney Island. Fort Washington, in Maryland across the Potomac River from Virginia, is shown at top. In the center is a representation of the Virginia state seal and motto ("Sic semper tyrannis"), with "The Constitution" and "States' Rights" inscribed above and below it.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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2 May 2001