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Inscription

lower right in graphite by unknown hand: 50-

Text at bottom of stone:
Lith. & Pub. by N. Currier / Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1847 by N. Currier, in the Clerks office of the District Court of the Southern District of N.Y. / 152 Nassau St. Cor. of Spruce N.Y. / Landing of the American Forces under Genl. Scott / At Vera Cruz March 9th 1847 / The Colors of the United States were triumphantly planted ashore, in full view of the City and Castle. And under the distant fire of both._ The whole army reached the shore in fine style without accident or loss. / 459.

Provenance

(The Old Print Shop, New York); Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1953; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Bibliography
1970
Conningham, Frederic A. Currier and Ives Prints: An Illustrated Check List. New York: Crown Publishers, 1970, p. 156, no. 3432.
1984
Reilly, Bernard F., Jr. Currier & Ives, A Catalogue Raisonné: A Comprehensive Catalogue of the Lithographs of Nathaniel Currier, James Merrit Ives and Charles Currier, including Ephemera Associated with the Firm, 1834-1907, volume 1. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Company, 1984, p. 386, no. 3701.