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A Midnight Race on the Mississippi.

  • ARTIST: Fanny Palmer

  • PUBLISHER: New York, Published by Currier & Ives 152 Nassau St.

  • MEDIUM: Two-color lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1860.

  • EDITION SIZE: Large folio - image size 18 x 27 13/16" (45.7 x 70.7 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: F. F. Palmer del. from a sketch by H. D. Manning of the Natchez. New Best Fifty #2.<br><br>One of the classic Currier & Ives Mississippi River boat scenes. On the left is the Natchez, an the right, Eclipse. Men are shown stoking the boilers, attempting to get every pound of steam as to drive as fast as possible.


  • CONDITION: Good condition, save a minor light stain and some repaired tearing in the margins, one narrowly enters the image in the lower right.

  • REFERENCE: Conningham #4116.