The Chicago firm of Kurz & Allison is well known for its production of commemorative prints of American historical scenes. Founded in 1880, the firm's avowed purpose was to produce, "fancy prints of the most elaborate workmanship." There was no attempt at producing accurate images of the depicted events. The compositions are highly stylized with bright, dramatic colors that make the images highly decorative. They present a romanticized view of the conflict that is partially the result of the time that had passed between the occurance of the events and their depiction. The following images are from the collection of The Library of Congress.
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