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Vikings on the Charles


Eastman at Dighton Rock 1853

Seth Eastman at Dighton Rock, 1853. Eastman (1808-1875) was an army officer and skilled artist. In the 1850s he was on detail with the Office of Indian Affairs, and was commissioned to prepare illustrations for Henry Rowe Schoolcrafts╩╣ "Historical and Statistical Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States."  The markings were filled with chalk to make them more visible in the daguerreotype.