This page includes original 1860's illustrations of Pennsylvania Civil War
scenes. Each leaf is over 120 years old.
Illustration of Civil War Scenes in Philadelphia
This is a stunning print
showing the City of Philadelphia during the Civil War. The leaf was printed in
1863 and shows street scenes around the city. The print is
captioned, "The Invasion of the North- Street Scenes in Philadelphia".
This is a very collectible print by Thomas Nast. Nast prints are
sought after by collectors, as he was one of the most popular artists of
the day. The central image shows a crowd of men waving their hats in
the air, and is labeled "To Arms! To Arms!". It looks like
a drive to get volunteers to defend Pennsylvania, as the state was being
invaded by the South at this time. The image is in front of the
mayor's office. The upper left show the "Coal Men"
volunteering, and has men marching with drums and signs.
upper right right image shows the Union League rallying volunteers.
The lower left image shows Negro "contrabands"
volunteering, and the lower right image shows a scene of Blacks
volunteering at the Bethel Church. Lots of good image, and this
print would display well.
Battle of Upperville
is a dramatic print depicting the Battle of Upperville. The print is
captioned, "The Army of the Potomac- Skirmish at Upperville,
Virginia". This print is 11x16 and shows a lot of good
action. It shows a detailed cavalry battle, including a lot of
shooting and a lot of injured soldiers. The lower image is captioned,
"The Invasion of the North- Harrisburg,
shows a nice image of a bridge across a river in front of Harrisburg.
The Battle of
image on the left is a nice illustration of the Battle of Upperville.
The print is captioned, "The Army of the Potomac- Skirmish Near
Upperville- Ashby's Gap in the distance". This is a really
impressive illustration, and includes men firing a canon in the
foreground, and the background shows a full cavalry charge with hundreds
of men on horseback. Also included in this leaf is a portrait of Admiral
Foote and Major Kiernan. Both are from photographs by Brady.
The text is an obituary of Admiral Foote, who had recently been
killed. The upper right corner of the margin is missing, but I can
repair- it won't show when framed. A nice, collectible print at an