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Original 1861 Civil War Print of:

Halltown Virginia

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Halltown, Virginia

Halltown Virginia

You are viewing an original 1861 print showing Halltown, Virginia.  It is from an 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly, the most popular newspaper of the day.  Note that this is not a reprint, and I absolutely guarantee its authenticity. This print is over 140 years old, and the date is clearly marked on the front of the leaf. 

This is an fascinating leaf, full of interesting details. The lower image is captioned, "The Rendezvous of the Virginians at Halltown, Virginia To March on Harper's Ferry".  The image shows armed men on horses, and a number of soldiers ready to march.  A wagon can be seen full of supplies, and railroad tracks are pictured running through town.  The center image is captioned, "The Burning of the Bridge at Canton, Maryland by the MOB".  the Upper image shows a nice picture of a sailing ship, and is captioned, "View of Fort McHenry, Baltimore".

These images show lots of interesting details.  The back of the print is covered with fascinating news of the day, including a story discussing whether Washington DC was in danger due to the breakout of the war. It also includes the original text declaring Virginia's Secession.  The story is titled, "The Virginia Ordinance of Secession", which includes, "An Ordinance to repeal the ratification of the constitution of the United States of America by the State of Virginia, and to resume all the rights and powers granted under said constitution".  The story includes the entire text of the secession ordinance.  The leaf also contains President Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation ordering blockades on Southern ports. There is simply too much interesting content to describe it all here.

 

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 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 print is in very good condition. It has the rich sepia tone that you expect in original material from this period. The print is highly displayable, and I guarantee your satisfaction! 

Don't, miss your chance to own an original Halltown Virginia Print. Order Now!

Item Name: Original 1861 Civil War Illustration of Halltown Virginia
Item Number: h1861p292
Price: $135

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