View of Dutch Gap Since the "Torpedo Experiment"

Title

View of Dutch Gap Since the "Torpedo Experiment"

Abstract

Large panorama; in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper 1/28/1865.

Date

January 6, 1865

Transcription

Recto: "Block sent to Engraver 1/1[2?] // 'Dutch Gap' - view taken Friday 6th - Since the Torpedo Experiment, the result of which sets one question at rest, at least, - that Farras [?]land is Metamorphosed into an (I)sland - // Butler lookout at Crow's nest // James R // woods // sand bag Breast work // 6 ft wide // rapid flows."
Verso: No text.

Condition

Vertical and horizontal folds; loss of paper at all corners (one piece preserved in glassine envelope); rips along left margin.

Medium

Graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

9.75 x 13.25 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.3826009, -78.1549845

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JT-VA-1/6/65a (Box 9.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4851

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JT-VA-1/6/65a

Citation

Taylor, James E., 1839-1901, “View of Dutch Gap Since the "Torpedo Experiment",” The Becker Collection, accessed September 19, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/3033.