[Small raft of blanket boats crossing the Potomac River]

Object Details

Title:

[Small raft of blanket boats crossing the Potomac River]

Artist/Maker:

A.J. Russell (American, 1830 - 1902)

Culture:

American

Place:

Alexandria, Virginia, United States, North America (Place created)

Date:

July 1863

Medium:

Salted paper print

Object Number:

84.XO.1370.74

Dimensions:

15.2 × 20.3 cm (6 × 8 in.)

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View of a group of men sitting in several blanket boats lashed together and floating on the Potomac River. Two men stand on either side of the far end of the boat with oars, as the men hold on to one of two parallel ropes stretched across the river to pull the raft across.

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