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Lunchtime Lecture: A collection of the images illustrating the art of war in the 18th century

August 16, 2019
From: 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM

Library Fellow Bénédicte Miyamoto will present highlights from the Society’s manuscript map, fortification drawing and artillery diagram collections. Military engineers, draftsmen and topographers in the eighteenth-century received artistic training that was used to produce these documents. Artistic skills were not only needed for in-situ sketching, but were also required to produce a wealth of copies for the military corps. Many of the documents did not circulate in print given their military nature and the need for secrecy. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the maps and diagrams. 

Event Location

Anderson House–The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
Washington, DC 20008
Dupont Circle

Contact

(202) 785-2040 or katwood () societyofthecincinnati ! org

Admission: Free

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