Charleston South Carolina
You are viewing an
original 1861 illustration depicting the opening shots of the Civil War.
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 was president of the United States, and
the opening shots of the Civil War were being fired.
The illustration is
special because it is a Harper's Weekly front page, and includes the
ornate mast head. It is a rare and highly collectible print depicting the
opening shots of the Civil War. The illustration is captioned, "The
House-Tops in Charleston During the Bombardment of Sumter". It shows
families standing on the rooftops of their homes in Charleston, watching
the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Many women are overcome with tears and
are collapsing to their knees. Others appear to be cheering. Fort Sumter
can be seen in flames in the middle of the bay.
This is a
spectacular and highly displayable illustration. The battle of Fort
Sumter was represented the start of the Civil War, and this is a great,
original illustration capturing this historic event. It will make a
stunning display when framed and placed in your office or study. It will
not only be cherished by its new owner, but by generations to come. What
purchase will you make this year with such enduring value?