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Original 1861 Civil War Illustration:

Fort Jefferson, Key West Florida

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Fort Jefferson

Fort Jefferson

You are viewing an original 1861 illustration of Fort Jefferson, Key West, Florida.  It is from an 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most popular illustrated newspaper of the day.  Note that this is not a reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity.  This leaf is over 140 years old, and the date is clearly marked on the front of the print. On the day this leaf was printed,  Abraham Lincoln had been elected President of the United States, and the Civil War was in its opening chapter.

Key West

This is a stunning print, and one that will make a fabulous display when framed and placed in your office or study.  The illustration is captioned, "Fort Jefferson, Tortugas (Key West), Florida".  The illustration is striking, and shows the fort, with the US flag proudly flying overhead.  Sailing ships are pictured in the background, and a dock is pictured in the foreground.  A small boat can be seen in the water.  This is a really nice one.

Unlike newsprint of this century, these older, original pages do not yellow and fall apart.  The reason is that modern newspapers use an acid based process.   Remnant acid in the paper causes the paper to quickly yellow and deteriorate.   A different process was used in the mid-1800's which yielded an exceptional quality paper that will last for centuries. Special acid free mats should be used when you frame this piece to ensure that it will last another 150 years.  Acid free mats are available at most better frame shops.  If you have any questions related to handling or framing this piece feel free to email me. The print is approximately 10 3/4 X 16 inches.  I have been collecting Civil War Newspapers for over 10 years.  It is a fascinating hobby, and I find that these pieces really get noticed when framed and displayed.

The leaf is in very good condition. It has the rich sepia tone that you expect in original material from this period.   It is highly displayable, and I guarantee your satisfaction! 

Don't, miss your chance to own an original and rare piece of Florida History. Order Now!

Item Name: Original 1861 Civil War Illustration of Fort Jefferson
Item Number: h1861p121
Price: $150

Buyer pays $6.50 shipping. Immediate shipping for Money Orders, Allow 10 days for personal checks to clear.

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