National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
David Glasgow Farragut: American\Hispanic American
Since single portraits of national heroes sold well during the Civil War, publishers assumed that composite group portraits filled with many generals, cabinet members, or naval officers would be just as appealing. Yet as military leadership shifted and reputations rose and fell, the prints quickly became outdated. In this lithograph of Union naval officers, two of the heads are missing; either they had not yet been drawn or, more likely, they had been burnished out in preparation for adding new heroes. The figures in this print are (left to right): John L. Worden, Andrew A. Harwood, David G. Farragut, Theodorus Bailey, Samuel F. Du Pont, Charles Henry Davis, Andrew Hull Foote, Silas H. Stringham, Louis M. Goldsborough, Charles Wilkes, and David Dixon Porter.