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AUCTION 19

130. [MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR].  CURRIER, N[athaniel]. Col. Harney at the Dragoon Fight at Medelin, near Vera Cruz, March 25th., 1847. 456. [below neat line]  Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier | Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerk’s Office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. | 152 Nassau St. cor. of Spruce N.Y. Hand colored lithograph, neat line to neat line: 21.5 x 32 cm.  Moderately browned with light chipping to blank margins, verso moderately browned and stained.

     Garrett, The Mexican-American War, p. 560.  Col. William S. Harney commanded the 2nd Dragoons in the Mexican-American War. The Battle of Veracruz (March 9-29, 1847) ended with the siege and occupation of the city by U.S. forces. This is media for the masses in the age before photographs could be produced and published in newspapers.  Here one of the leading printmakers in the U.S. does his part to satisfy the public’s avid curiosity for any and all news and images of the War for Manifest Destiny. ($100-300)

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