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How to Use the Images


Inquiry Question

Historical Context



Drawing 2
Illustration 1
Photos 1 & 2


Table of

Visual Evidence

Drawing 1: Ironclad monitor.
[Graphic] Drawing 1 with link to higher quality drawing.
(Fort Morgan State Historic Site)

Painting 1: USS Monitor,
watercolor by Oscar Parkes.
[Graphic] Painting 1 with link to higher quality painting.
(U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #: NH 59543)

Questions for Drawing 1 & Painting 1

1. What features of a monitor rode above the waterline? How would that be an advantage in combat? How would it be a disadvantage?

2. In Painting 1, notice the wooden warship in the background. Note the differences between the wooden ship and the monitor. Which ship do you think would be more effective in battle? Why? On which ship would you rather have served?

3. Where were the living quarters in the monitor? What do you think it would have been like to live there?

4. Where were the working areas in the monitor? What do you think it would have been like to work there?

5. Do these images give you a better idea what it was like for Harrie Webster aboard the USS Manhattan in Reading 3? If so, how?

* The illustrations on this screen have a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Drawing 1 and Painting 1, but be aware that each file will take as much as 30 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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