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Interesting image of the 7th Regiment of New York National Guard preparing for review and inspection in 1855 at Camp Worth in Kingston, New York.

The image shows ranks of soldiers assembled in front of a military camp full of tents with soldiers mounted on horseback passing.  Cannons are shown at left, with a group of civilian onlookers in foreground.  The image is embellished with an American bald eagle with Union shields, military flags, and a banner that reads," Pro Patria et Gloria" in bottom center margin.

This print is after a painting by Otto Botticher.  Botticher emigrated from Prussia to New York in 1848, where he likely served in the Prussian military.  Upon arriving in America, he worked as an artist.  In the 1850s he was partnered with Thomas Benecke in a lithography business.  Most of Bottichers works depict scenes of New York or military subjects.    

Botticher would later enlist in the New York Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and would be captured by Confederate troops in 1862, resulting in his being imprisoned in Richmond, Virginia.  He later painted and issued a large lithograph of a scene of prisoners playing baseball in the prison.  Botticher was ultimately exchanged for a southern officer and rejoined his regiment in 1863, later fighting at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.  

Condition Description
Two large tears at top, one large tear on left.