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NH 42207 "The First Naval Conflict Between Iron Clad Vessels."

Photo #: NH 42207  "The First Naval Conflict Between Iron Clad Vessels."
Title: "The First Naval Conflict Between Iron Clad Vessels."
Caption:
Description: Photo #: NH 42207 The First Naval Conflict Between Iron Clad Vessels. In Hampton Roads, March 9th 1862. Lithograph by Endicott & Company, New York, 1862, after a drawing by C. Parsons, depicting the battle between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack). Other elements shown in the central image include Sewalls Point, CSS Jamestown, CSS Yorktown and Rebel Tugs in the left distance; and USS Cumberland (sunken), USS Congress (burning, USS Minnesota and Newport News in the right distance. Shown around the central image are a portrait of John Ericsson, a view of Ericsson's caloric engine, a sectional view of CSS Virginia's casemate, and seven scenes on board USS Monitor. Engraved versions of the latter are reproduced as (counter-clockwise from upper left) Photo #s: NH 58850; NH 58854; NH 58856; NH 58855; NH 58851; NH 58857; NH 58858. Donation of F.L. Stickney, 1933. Another copy, without the stain in the lower right, was in the collection of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 42207
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