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Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) [Watercolor of C.S.S. Hawk]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01896.201 Author/Creator: Archer, Edward R. (fl. 1830-1917) Place Written: s.l. Type: Painting Date: no date Pagination: 1 art original : watercolor : unframed ; 16 x 30 cm.

Summary of Content: "The Hawk," watercolor on canvas. [Ship outfitted by Edward R. Archer in England in 1863, rebacked 1/93 by PWR]

People: Archer, Edward Richard, 1834-1918

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: NavyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmMaritimeCivil WarConfederate States of AmericaMilitary History

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