Ironclad Lithographs of the battle between the Monitor and Virginia.

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The Civil War Monitor magazine put out their newsletter. The news letter includes several lithographs and other illustrations. Member interested in this battle might want to check out this. https://www.civilwarmonitor.com/photo-essays/battle-of-the-ironclads
Great material here! Interesting to "see" both the evolution of how the battle was depicted in art as well as the subtle to dramatic differences in interpretation. Especially enjoyed how McCormick found a way to market their product using the battle. Thanks for sharing.
 

major bill

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Great material here! Interesting to "see" both the evolution of how the battle was depicted in art as well as the subtle to dramatic differences in interpretation. Especially enjoyed how McCormick found a way to market their product using the battle. Thanks for sharing.
Lithographs were intend to be sold and the companies tried to tap in to the general view of the public. In many ways historic lithographs say as much or more about how the public felt about a battle than the historic accuracy of the battle being depicted.
 
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RoadDog

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In the 3rd lithograph birds-eye view "Naval Engagement between the Merrimack and the Monitor at Hampton Roads," shows a fort on a small island with a front row view of the battle. I imagine it must be Fort Wool on Rip Raps Island.

RoadDog
 
Confederate Bonds were lithographs. This August 26, 1864 issued $100 bond featuring the sinking of the USS Cumberland by the CSS Virginia, was printed by the lithographic firm of George Dunn and Co. in Richmond, Virginia.


USS Cumberland v CSS Virginia Bond.jpg
 
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