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Washington. : has contributed $ to the erection of the National Washington Monument.

  • ARTIST: A. Hoen

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph,

    DATE: c.1840.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 24 1/4 x 17 3/8" (61.6 x 44 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Drawn by A. Hoen. Lith. by A. Hoen & Co. Baltimore. This lithograph was likely given out as a thank you for making a contribution towards the construction of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The original design proposed for the Monument can be seen in the backgrounds, but it was never built. A lack of funding brought construction to a roaring halt in 1854, nearly six years after its start, leaving the monument to sit fallow until 1877 when the design was altered to what we know today. A Revolutionary War battle scene can also be seen on the right, in the mid-ground. <br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: This impression has hand written ink inscriptions in the lower title line reading "Mrs. Charles Minott", "$10" and "Thomas J. Paterson".

  • CONDITION: Good condition, backed on paper.

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