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DeWitt Hitchcock

 (1832 - 1901)
DeWitt Clinton Hitchcock was active/lived in Massachusetts.  DeWitt Hitchcock is known for expedition artist, lithography, landscape painting.

Biography   DeWitt Hitchcock


Dewitt Clinton Hitchcock was a draftsman who worked in 1847-1850 in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1850-51 in Cincinnati, and again in Boston in 1852.

He traveled with Ephraim George Squier to Central America in 1853, making a number of landscape views, which he lithographed for Squier's 'Notes on Central America' (1855). Due to interest in the Panama Canal project at that time, such images received considerable public attention. Going beyond being just pictures of scenic beauty, part of their appeal was that they encompassed issues of national and economic concern. Investors backing canal and shipping ventures at the time were likely to have purchased, if not commissioned, pictures of the local scenery.

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