As an official boundary sketch artist for the U.S. government, Arthur Schott was a dismal failure. Schott's job in 1850 was to travel the border between Mexico and the United States and render unmistakable landmarks that would prove where each country started or stopped. Schott was only one of a cadre of illustrators and photographers who went out with surveyors to mark, once and for all, what was where and whose was what. As art historians looked back through these century-old documents, Schott's work stood out as... More >>>
Arthur Schott's "View From Monument No. XVII, Looking East Towards Monument No. XVIII"