New York: Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau Street, 1862. Print. A patriotic image produced in the midst of the Civil War. The artist was Fannie Palmer, the renowned female artist at Currier & Ives, whose work is much sought after.
To this day, this remains a splendid vista from West Point, looking from Trophy Point up the Hudson River, with cannons in the foreground, with the caption "Brass Mortars, taken in the Mexican War". Across the river is Constitution Island , Cold Spring and the West Point Foundry in the distance. The Hudson is a busy waterway, with a steamboat flying the US flag, full of schooners and other sailing craft.
Printed area 15 3/4 x 12 1/2" with ample margins. A bit toned overall, original color later heightened. Conningham 2972. Item #24198