Sketchbook of 19 Folios, 5 blank, and 12 loose sheets, with Draft Riot Scenes

Object Number: 
1943.496
Date: 
c. 1860-1880
Medium: 
Graphite, and black ink and wash on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7 in. ( 11.4 x 17.8 cm ) mat: 4 7/8 x 7 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 18.4 cm )
Marks: 
label: inside cover: "From/Goupil's/772 Broadway"
Inscriptions: 
Various inscriptions
Description: 
Sketchbook
Gallery Label: 
This sketchbook contains sketches made during the New York draft riots of July 1863 during the Civil War along with a few loose sketches of ca. 1877. The sketches are mainly of officers, soldiers, policemen, street groups, and troop encampments. One sketch is entitled Home of The Rioters, and on the reverse is written: "On the 13th of July not a single thief was left in the Five Points.--Capt. John Jourden 6th Ward Metropolitan Police."
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group