Diorama of Capsizing Rowboat



Cape Fear Museum Object Record

Object #: 1982.094.0002
Object Date: 1966
Title & Description: Diorama; drowning of  Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy, off Fort Fisher, 9-1864; approx. 1 1/2" scale, 6 cast plastic figures in capsizing wooden launch on plaster waves.

Material: Plaster - Paint - Plastic - Wood

Condition: Good
Donor: New Hanover County Museum

Dim Met: HT: 80 cm WD: 97 cm DP: 64 cm
Dim Eng:  HT: 31.52"  WD: 38.218"  DP:  25.216"
Artist/Maker: Unknown
Location: Or

Prov: Figures by Lionel G. Forrest, launch by John O. Railey.

Notes: Rose O'Neal Greenhow, of the Neal  family of Port Tobacco, Md, was an active Washington hostess and Confederate spy in Washington, DC during the Civil War. She drowned trying to reach shore at Fort Fisher after a fund-raising trip to England. Accession file has more.
The photo above is of a Diorama on file at The Cape Fear Museum. The  photo was reproduced by the staff and is reproduced here with written permission.
Special thanks to Mr. Timothy S. Bottoms , registrar at The Cape Fear Museum of History and Science for allowing us permission to use these photos and for showing us a wonderful time while visiting in Wilmington, North Carolina.