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1864 Civil War Portrait:
Ulysses S. Grant and Lady Liberty
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Ulysses S. Grant and Lady Liberty
You are viewing an
original 1864 portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant and Lady Liberty. It
is an original leaf from the an 1864 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. The date is
clearly marked on the front of the leaf. On the day this leaf was
printed, the Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States, and the
Civil War was raging on.
This is a rare and
highly collectible illustration. The print has a portrait of General
Ulysses S. Grant being pinned with a medal by Lady Liberty. The
illustration is by Thomas Nast, one of the most celebrated and collected
artists of the 1800's. Nast is responsible for creating the popular image
of Santa Claus, and for the Republican elephant. This is a dramatic and
touching illustration. Above the portrait is a banner that reads "Grant",
and has a masthead that includes flags with the names of Grant's victories
on the field of battle. To the right is a shield, more flags, a sword and
a column labeled "Union". Above the pair, is an angel. Grant is pictured
in full military uniform, with hat in hand. The print is captioned,
"Thanks to Grant". The early years of the war did not go well for the
North. Abraham Lincoln had great difficulty in finding a leader with the
will and skill to fight the war. Grant turned out to be the man that was
able to turn things around for the North, and this image represents the
expression of a grateful nation for the heroism and leadership of this
great general. At the time this leaf was printed, it was becoming clear
that under Grant's leadership the war could be won.
This is a special
illustration. It is the front page of a Harper's weekly, so it includes
the distinctive masthead. It will make a stunning display when framed and
placed in your office or study. It is the most collectible of period
images of Grant, and one that is particularly displayable. It will become
the center of attention, wherever it is placed. It would make a wonderful
gift for any Civil War buff, or student of General Grant. This print will
not only be cherished by its new owner, but by generations to come.
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 assure you this piece will get noticed!
Don't miss your
chance to own a rare, original piece of Civil War History.
Original 1861 Portrait of Grant and Lady Liberty
Item Number: h1861p125
Buyer pays $6.50
shipping. Immediate shipping for Money Orders, Allow 10 days for personal
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