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[Small raft of blanket boats crossing the Potomac River]
A.J. Russell (American, 1830 - 1902)
Alexandria, Virginia, United States (Place Created)
Salted paper print
15.2 × 20.3 cm (6 × 8 in.)
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.