This is an impressive print. The upper image is
captioned, "the Blockade at the Mouth of the Chesapeake", and it shows a
number of Union warships in the bay. The lower image is captioned,
"View of Fortress Monroe from the Bay". This image has a number of war
ships, including some large steamers. There is a great view of Fortress
Monroe in the background. You can see the lighthouse and lots of
There is lots of interesting historical content in
this leaf. It will make an excellent addition to your collection, or
wonderful gift for a friend.
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 very good condition. It has the rich
sepia toning that you expect in original material from this period. It
has a few finger smudges in the margins from folks handling it over the
last 130 years. A few spots of light foxing. The print will display very
Don't, miss your chance to own an original and rare
piece of Naval History.
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