Currier & Ives Lithograph of the Fall of Richmond, VA
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The Fall of Richmond, Virginia on the Night of April 2nd 1865. Currier & Ives. Hand-colored Lithograph. New York: Currier & Ives, 1865. 10 x 14 inches sheet. Currier & Ives’s lithograph shows soldiers and residents crossing the Mayo Bridge over the James River as storehouses burn and munitions explode in the background. The columned portico of the Confederate Capitol is illuminated by the flames, and reflections in the river double the fires’ visual impact.