Steam Frigate "Fulton", Built 1819

Object Number: 
c. 1864
Graphite and black ink beige paper laid on paper backed with canvas
Overall: 10 x 16 in. ( 25.4 x 40.6 cm )
Inscribed: at bottom center: "The Steam Frigate Fulton built 1819 / Blown up 1829 at Brooklyn/ See the U.S. Engineer in Chief's Book published five or Six years since." Inscribed: at lower left: "Built for Harbour defence. A double Boat with wheels in t
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "Built for Harbour defence / A double Boat with wheels / in the Center Carried / on deck to immense Pivot Guns equivalent / to the present Paxum Gun"; at lower center: "The Steam Frigate Fulton built 1819. / Blown up 1829 at Brooklyn."; at left lower edge: "See the U.S. Engineer in Chief, Book published five or six years since"; at lower right in graphite: illegible variant of same
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group