This illustration shows the Pennsylvania volunteers
marching down the street in Harrisburg Pennsylvania. The illustration
is captioned, "Camp Curtin, Near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, A Rendezvous
of the Pennsylvania Volunteers". This is a striking picture. It sows
large formations marching down the street in a parade, led by two
drummers. The street is lines with civilians, watching the troops.
Several women can be seen waving their handkerchiefs at the men. In the
background you can see neat formations of tents, and several buildings.
Making this an even more collectible print, beside the picture is a nice
story, entitled, "Camp Curtin". It is an interesting story.
This is a rare and collectible piece of original
Civil War history. It would make an excellent addition to your
collection, or a wonderful gift for any Civil War Buff. It would be of
particular interest to anyone living new Harrisburg, or anyone with
ancestors who served with the Pennsylvania volunteers.
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 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 excellent condition. It has the rich
sepia toning that you expect in original material from this period. It
has a few spots of light foxing in the margins. This one will display