illustration is captioned, "The City and Garrison of Fort Smith,
Arkansas". It shows a nice view of the city and the Fort, as it looked
at the beginning of the Civil War. The lower image is captioned,
"United States Arsenal at Little rock Arkansas, Surrendered to the State
Troops, February, 1861'. It image includes a number of the buildings of
the garrison, along with some soldiers in the foreground. The
illustration also includes rows of cannon balls and cannons.
This is a really
nice illustration, and would make an excellent gift for associated with
the State of Arkansas. It will make a dramatic display when framed and
placed in your office or study.
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
excellent 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!