This is a rare and
highly displayable print. The print is captioned, "Fort Taylor, Key
West, Florida". It features a stunning image of this famous fort. The
period US flag can be seen proudly flying over the fort. In the
foreground, several men are pictured in a small sail boat. In the
background, large Naval Vessels are pictured. Palm trees can are shown
growing on the shoreline. A lone picket is pictured standing guard on
the top of the wall. No less than 27 huge Cannons are shown along the
top of the fort, and protruding from windows in the sides.
This is a dramatic
illustration of this famous fort, and will make a stunning display when
framed and placed in your office or study. It will make an excellent
addition to your collection, or would make a wonderful gift for anyone
interested in the Civil War.
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 print is in
very good condition. It has the rich sepia tone that you expect in
original material from this period. It has some light spots of foxing in
the margins. There are several areas of finger smudging in the margins
from people handling the print over the last 130 years. The print is
highly displayable, and I guarantee your satisfaction!