You are viewing
an original 1861 illustration of the
Annapolis Naval Academy. It
is from the original May 11, 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 May 11, 1861 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 and
the Civil War in its opening chapter.
This is a
fabulous illustration depicting the Annapolis Naval Academy.
The lower image is captioned, "Middies Learning the Ropes at the
Naval school on Board the Constitution, Annapolis". An instructor is
pictured presenting some of the finer points of Naval Warfare to a
group of young sailors. The Constitution was a famous
battleship from the war of 1812, and was used for training purposes
during the Civil War. The Constitution was recently restored
at great expense, and is located in Boston. The upper image is
captioned, "The Naval Monument in the Grounds of the Naval School at
Annapolis". It shows a monument, surrounded by cannons.
This is a
fabulous illustration, and is a must have for any staff or alumni of
Annapolis. It will make a striking display when framed and
placed in your office or study. Original material from this
period is becoming increasingly difficult to find, so don't miss
your chance at this rare and highly collective piece.