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NH 47228-KN (Color) USS Missouri (1842-43)

Photo #: NH 47228-KN (Color)  USS Missouri (1842-43)
Title: (Color) USS Missouri (1842-43)
Description: Burning at Gibraltar, 26 August 1843. Hand-colored lithograph by T.G. Dutton, after a drawing by E. Duncan based on a sketch made on the spot by Lt. G.P. Mends. Published by Day & Haghe, Lithographer to the Queen. Another copy of this print (Photo Number NH 47227-KN, which is not colored) contains the text: This view represents the falling of the mainmast and the explosion of the last gun, which occurred at the same moment. everybody had quitted the vessel about five minutes previous to this. On the spankerboom is an unfortunate Bear which perished in the flames. For Captn. Newton and the Officers of the late United States Steam Frigate Missouri this print is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant. Edmund Fry Courtesy of the Navy Art Collection, Washington, DC. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Catalog #: NH 47228-KN
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