Fort Pickens, Pensacola Florida
You are viewing an original
1861 Civil War illustration of the Confederate Batteries near Fort
Pickens and Pensacola Florida . It is
from an 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most popular
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
On the day this leaf was printed, Abraham Lincoln was president of the
United States, and the Civil War was in its opening
This illustration is a dramatic
Civil War scene near Pensacola Florida. It is captioned,
"The Confederate Batteries Opposite Fort Pickens,
Florida". It shows the fortifications, and a number of
ships in the bay. This is a Front Page illustration, making it
even more collectible and displayable.
The reverse side of the leaf
contains a variety of interesting stories on the news of the
day. There is a fascinating story on "The Right of
Secession", which speculates on Virginia's intentions to secede.
It also contains a story on "Ft. McRae, Pensacola",
This describes the fortifications around the area of Santa Rosa Island
in Pensacola bay. There is an intriguing story titled, "The
Mission of the Negro" discussing the issue of emancipation.
There is also a story on "The Border States", which
discusses the position and politics of the Border States. These
stories contain a wealth of rich historic content.
This is an important and
collectible illustration. It will make a fabulous display when framed
and placed in your office or study. It would make a lovely gift
for anyone interested in the Civil War, or anyone living in the
Pensacola Florida area. Material like this is becoming
increasingly difficult to find, so you will not want to miss this 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
print is approximately 11x16 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 good condition.
It has the rich sepia toning that you expect in original material from
this period. The upper left corner is a little ragged, but this will
be behind the mat when you frame it. There are finger smudges in
the margins from people handling it over the last 130 years.
There are a few spots of light foxing. The print will display very nicely.