Artifacts

Creator

J. W. Watts

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Creator Role

artist engraver

Description

The black and white steel engraving features an image of Fort Sumter under attack. Smoke billows from its windows and top. Gun fire can be seen hitting the surrounding water. The engraving is printed in black in on white paper.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1860

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1860s

Measurement

5 1/4 X 7 7/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

steel engraving, ink on paper

Inscription

recto, below image: BOMBARDMENT OF FORT SUMTER

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

engraving

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

1303

Digital ID

FVW_01303

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Bombardment of Fort Sumter

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