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Landing of the American Force at Vera Cruz, under General Scott, March 1847 (colour

Landing of the American Force at Vera Cruz, under General Scott, March 1847 (colour


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Landing of the American Force at Vera Cruz, under General Scott, March 1847 (colour

BAL11619 Landing of the American Force at Vera Cruz, under General Scott, March 1847 (colour litho) by Currier, N. (1813-88) and Ives, J.M. (1824-95); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mexican-American War (1846-48); Winfield Scott (1786-1866); ); American, out of copyright

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This vibrant and historically significant print captures the dramatic moment of the "Landing of the American Force at Vera Cruz, under General Scott" in March 1847. Created by renowned artists Currier and Ives, this color lithograph showcases a pivotal event during the Mexican-American War. The image depicts an intense scene with a battleship anchored offshore, rowing boats filled with American soldiers approaching the fortress walls of Vera Cruz. The air is thick with tension as bombardment rages on and smoke billows from cannons firing upon both land and sea. Amidst this chaos, the American flag proudly waves high above one of the boats, symbolizing their unwavering determination to conquer. The composition skillfully portrays an amphibious assault as troops storm ashore while facing heavy resistance from defending forces. This historic battle marked a turning point in the war, showcasing General Winfield Scott's strategic brilliance and his army's bravery. As we gaze upon this artwork today, it serves as a powerful reminder of our nation's history and those who fought valiantly for its ideals. It stands as a testament to courage in times of conflict and honors all those involved in this pivotal moment that shaped America's future.

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