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Image for Bombardment of Island "Number Ten" in the Mississippi River.

Bombardment of Island "Number Ten" in the Mississippi River.

Currier & Ives, responding to demands for more popular images, often reworked and reissued lithographs, such as this night-time scene of the Bombardment of Island Number. Here, the artist has hand-colored the print to create a night view. As the gunboats fire their cannons the otherwise night sky is illuminated. The billowing clouds of smoke provide a dramatic contrast to the darkened scene.

Date: 1862

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 13 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-058
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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