GovDoc Find of the Day: Whistler Etching

An Etching by James McNeill Whistler (aka, the guy with the mother)
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It's no surprise to me that Whistler was dismissed from the cartographic section of the U.S. Coast Survey for "his unconventional work habits and his inability to conform to government routine." That Whistler, always a trouble-maker.

This is just a gorgeous survey he engraved while with the U.S. Coast Survey. I like that he thought the image was boring and added the seagulls for visual interest. And hey, it's the Santa Barabara Channel--near my birthplace!

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