Navy Yard at
You are viewing an
original 1861 illustration of the Norfolk Navy Yard. 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.
This is an
impressive and highly displayable print. The top illustration is
captioned, "The Navy Yard at Norfolk, Virginia, and it shows a view of the
Navy yard from the water. The illustration shows two large Man-of-War
battle ships, and shows the docks and buildings on the shore. A number of
smaller craft including sail boats and row boats can be seen in the
water. Below the leaf is a story on the ship yard as it was in 1861.
Fascinating to hold the leaf in your hand and think about the world on the
day it was printed.
The leaf also
includes a series of smaller illustrations of the interior of Fort
Sumter. It includes illustrations of major Anderson's quarters, Major
Anderson's Candlestick, and various other Fort Sumter scenes. The reverse
side includes a number of fascinating stories of the news of the day.
would make a spectacular addition to your collection. It would make a
lovely gift for any one associated with this famous ship yard, or anyone
who ever served in the US Navy. It will make a wonderful display when
framed and placed in an office or study.