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Object Name Drawing
Title The Wharf in Louisville
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-3221
Creator Mosler, Henry
Date 1862
Material(s) Pencil/Paper
Dimensions H-12.75 W-18.25 inches
Description This Henry Mosler pencil drawing has a title across the top that reads "The wharf in Louisville. Families leaving the city in compliance with the order of Gen. Nelson Comdg." The drawing depicts the Louisville wharf with a row of commercial buildings detailed across background. The signs that are legible on some of the buildings include the Pavilion Hotel, Alchemy, Baker, and Ohio House. The middle ground is filled with families and wagon teams, stacked riffles to left, and a line of infantry with a mounted officer to right. The families are moving toward a partially visible loaded barge and steamboat in the immediate lower right foreground.
Notes Born in New York, Henry Mosler was trained in Cincinnati, Ohio; Dusseldorf, Germany; and Paris, France. He lived in Munich and Paris later in life. He was a correspondent for Harper's Weekly during the Civil War, and submitted almost 40 etchings for publication, illustrating battles and other war scenes.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Event American Civil War
People Mosler, Henry
Subjects Drawing
Pencil works
Business districts
Search Terms American Civil War
Louisville (Ky.)
Jefferson County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS