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Hough, E. B.
The Blockade of Mobile--Chasing a Blockade Runner at Night.'
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, 212-873-3400
Drawing: Graphite on paper. 6 5/8 x 10 in. Soldiers on deck of a ship at night, looking through telescopes at a ship in the distance. Verso inscribed at center: 'Chasing a blockade runner / by the old 'Jackson' in Miss[?] Sound.'
Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, May 21, 1864 (XVII:451): 141. Reproduced in Roberta J. M. Olson, Drawn By New York: Six Centuries of Watercolors and Drawings from the N-YHS (London: Giles, 2008), 311-312. E. B. Hough was likely a scenic artist from Syracuse, New York. Among his artistic works includes the interior decoration of the Majestic Theatre, a Masonic Hall in Chillicothe, Ohio.
New-York Historical Society
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operationsBlockade running--1860-1870BlockadeTelescopesNightShipsSailors
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