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Cockburn in the chair.

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Cockburn in the chair.
Fredericks, Alfred (Artist)
Karst, John, 1836-1922 (Wood-engraver)

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

American History -- 1810s

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1881
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC AME-181
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Capture by the British, 1814
Cockburn, George, Sir, 1772-1853
United States -- 1810-1819
United States -- History -- War of 1812
Military personnel -- British -- Washington (D.C.) -- 1810-1819
War destruction & pillage
Conjectural works
Content: "But the President's mansion and the unfinished Capitol were burned,--one of the stories of the time being that Cockburn leaped into the Speaker's chair, as his followers filled the halls of Congress, and shouted, 'Shall this harbor of Yankee democracy be burned? All for it will say Aye!'"--from text accompanying image.
Source identifier: 50 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Physical Description
Wood engravings
Extent: 1 print : b ; 11 x 12 cm. (4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 1677164
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17168662
Barcode: 33333159315288
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1a5a7fc0-c531-012f-3e59-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1881: Issued
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cockburn in the chair." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1881. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f702-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Cockburn in the chair." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f702-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1881). Cockburn in the chair. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-f702-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Cockburn in the chair.