Bingham submitted his genre painting "Watching the Cargo" to the American Art-Union in New York City for sale on August 1, 1849. It was exhibited there and purchased by the Union, which awarded the painting to Stephen E. Paine of New York at the Union’s annual meeting in December 1849.

This visual project combines digital images of Bingham paintings with original string music composed by Dana Mengel and performed by The Mengel Brothers String Duo. Individual Bingham paintings inspired many of these original Mengel compositions which are part of series called “Prairie Dances.”

The painting is owned by the State Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

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