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View of New York City harbor as seen from Castle Williams on Governor's Island, probably adapted from a print of the scene. Foreground shows sentry walking at base of tower. Sailing ships, sailboats and side-wheeler in Lower Bay and southern tip of Manhattan in distance. This scene enclosed in rectangle, alternating with decorative cartouche shape enclosing motif of eagle in flight carrying "E PLURIBUS UNUM" banner. Printed in grisaille, black, white and lime green.

Credit: Gift of New York State Historical Association ...
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Block-printed on handmade paper
Image and text © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2020

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