American history, aquatint, Karl Bodmer, National Portrait Gallery, rare books, War of 1812, Washington
‘”1812: A Nation Emerges,” a bicentennial exhibition organized by the National Portrait Gallery, commemorates a crucial moment in American history.
Through the gathering of stunning portraits by masters such as Gilbert Stuart, and unique objects such as a red velvet dress that belonged to Dolley Madison and the Treaty of Ghent that ended the war, “1812” presents a spectacular history of the conflict and its effects through the lives of extraordinary people.
The war of 1812 may have been a small war, but it had great consequences for our nation.’
Rare Books’ Karl Bodmer Aquatint Hangs in the National Portrait Gallery Exhibition