Chattanooga from the Artists Camp
- Creator:Theodore R. Davis (1840–1894)
- Title:Chattanooga from the Artists Camp
- Description:Black and white scene of a man standing at an easel on a wooded hillside in the lower right section of image. The landscape he is sketching has a river bend and a low hill. A bridge sports heavy traffic making its way across the water toward a city. Behind the artist is what appears to be tent.
- Historical Note:Theodore Davis (1840-1894) and James Walker (1819-1889) were two of the most prolific "Special Artists" working in the Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain area for Harpers Weekly and other publications during the Civil War. Here, Davis depicts a fellow artist, possibly Walker, painting a bend in the Tennessee River with the city of Chattanooga featured behind a low hill. After the Confederate defeats of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge in November 1863, the path to Atlanta was opened for Union forces, who would have been on the move in 1864. Wagons move across a pontoon bridge toward Chattanooga.
- Institution:Chattanooga History Center
- Publisher:Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
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