General P. G. T. Beauregard
You are viewing an
original 1861 portrait and Bio of General P. G. T. Beauragard, . Note
that this is not a reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its
authenticity. This leaf was printed in 1861 and this date is clearly
marked on the front of the print. On the day this leaf was printed,
Abraham Lincoln was President of the United States, and the Civil War Was
in its opening chapter.
This is a dramatic
and highly collectible original image of one of Dixie's most beloved
leaders. The print is an actual leaf from an original 1861 edition of
Harper's Weekly, the most popular illustrated newspaper of the day. The
Beauregard standing in his uniform, and captures the pride
and dignity of this great leader. Making the print even more collectible
is the bio that appears below the print. The bio describes his military
career, including his education at West Point, where he graduated second
in a class of 45. It describes his military service in the Mexican war,
and the various accommodations he received. The bio describes him as, "43
years of age, in prime of life, and vigorous health, erect as a soldier,
well made, and remarkably active".
Period material of
Confederate leaders is becoming more difficult to find, making this leaf
an important and collectible piece. It will make an impressive display
when framed and put in your office or study. The leaf was printed within
days of Beauregard's victory at Ft. Sumter and Major Anderson's surrender,
marking the Rebels opening victory in the war. Making this even more
collectible, the engraving was done by Winslow Homer, the most famous
artist of the 1800's. This one is just too good to pass up! Homer did the
engraving from a photograph by E. Anthony.
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.
Don't, miss your
chance to own an original portrait of a true Southern hero.
Item Name: Original Civil War Illustration General P. G. T. Beauregard
Item Number: h1861p269
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