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Burial of DeSoto. DeSoto died in his camp on shores of Mississippi

Evening scene of burial at sea. Man on altar in center of boat. Men surrounding him are praying and priest at center is giving rites. Remainder of title: " June 5, 1542, and was entombed at midnight in its flood, which still sings for its discoverer, a magnificent and eternal requiem." From the Inventory Listing of Sidney A. Alpert "Burial of Desoto/ (8.13 x 12.13) 1876 - S "

Date: Undated

Artists: Currier & Ives
Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
Measurements: 15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches
Access Number: 2004-D03-401
Gift of Lenore B. and Sidney A. Alpert supplemented with Museum Acquistions Funds

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