The Civil War in Missouri

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Indian Scouts in General Lane’s Camp

from Harper’s Weekly, November 23, 1861
MHM Photographs and Prints

Artists' sketches were sent to the publisher, where wood blocks were carved with the images to prepare them for printing. This process was not always precise and accounted for slightly altered versions of the artists' original work, such as this one. A turnaround time of two weeks from creation to publication was considered fast.