Date: 1909
Medium: Ink and watercolor on Bristol board
Dimensions: composition: 9 15/16 × 7 in. (25.2 × 17.8 cm) sheet: 15 3/16 × 12 7/16 in. (38.6 × 31.6 cm)
Illustration Citation: Alternate version of illustration for "Old College Songs," no author, in The Century Magazine, June 1909
Credit Line: Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund, 1977
Object Number: 1977-343
About: This watercolor was a preliminary study for one of Century Magazine's series of "Old College Songs," illustrations of campus life to accompany the words and music of college songs. Although not identified by Adams, the two figures in the foreground seem to be President Abraham Lincoln (right) and General Winfield Scott (left). Lincoln visited West Point in 1862 to consult Scott, who had retired there, about Union military strategy.
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