Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Whistler, Simon Mower Watercolor of Medical Ship The Connecticut

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08362.02 Author/Creator: Whistler, Simon Mower Place Written: s.l. Type: Painting Date: 1860-1865 circa Pagination: 1 watercolor


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's DiarySoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterHealth and MedicalHospitalInjury or WoundArt, Music, Theater, and FilmMaritime

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources