"Town Spring" or Reservoir, Winchester, Virginia
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Signed at lower center in graphite: "Romisey Price."; inscribed at upper center: " 'Town Spring' or Reservoir"; various descriptive annotations; verso inscribed with detailed description of the spring house mechanism.
Graphite on paper, from a disassembled sketchbook
Overall: 4 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (12.4 x 18.1 cm)
mat: 11 x 14 in. ( 27.9 x 35.6 cm )
Civil War Drawings Collection. Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 31 December 1864 (XIX:483):228, as "Views of Winchester, Virginia--Town Spring". The verso is inscribed with a lengthy description of a unique mechanism in spring house that was destroyed by Union forces.
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
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