This is a rare and highly displayable illustration
featuring Camp Cameron at Georgetown, Washington DC. The top
illustration is captioned, "Camp Cameron, Georgetown, D.C., The
Encampment of the Seventh New York State Militia". The illustration
shows great details of the camp. The neat tents can be seen, as well as
Springfield rifles stacked in "Teepee" fashion. Soldiers can be seen in
the camp performing their duties. The lower image is captioned,
"Service by Rev. Dr Weston, Chaplain o the Seventh Regiment, at Camp
Cameron, on Sunday, May 5, 1861". This image shows both soldiers and
civilians at the outdoor church service. There is a military band, and
the camp can be seen in the background. It is interesting to study the
details of he ornate clothing of the civilians, and the military
uniforms of the soldiers.
This is a nice print. It would make an excellent
addition to your collection, or a superb gift for anyone living in the
Washington D.C./Georgetown area.
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. Order
Item Name: Original 1861 Illustration of Camp Cameron, Georgetown, DC
Item Number: h1861p324
Don't, miss your chance to own an original and rare
piece of Civil War History.
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