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Original 1861 Civil War Engraving:

 President Abraham Lincoln Reviewing the Troops

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Abraham Lincoln Reviews Troops

You are viewing an original 1861 Civil War illustration of President Abraham Lincoln Reviewing the Troops.  It is an original leaf from an 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. The date is clearly marked on the front of the leaf.  On the day this leaf was printed Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States, and the Civil War was raging on.

Lincoln Reviews Troops

This is a rare and highly collectible illustration.  The illustration presents a dramatic view of the Capitol parade ground as it looked in 1861.  A sharp regiment of infantry men is pictured marching by the review stand.  On the review stand, and under the "stars and stripes" is president Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet.  The white house can be seen in the background.  A band is playing in the foreground.  A number of civilians can be seen watching the review.  Many men are wearing top hats, and the ladies ornate period dresses.  

This is a fabulous print, rich with historic content.  You can spend hours studying all the interesting details.  It will make an impressive display that you will be proud of for years to come.  I especially like the nice view of the white house behind the president.  

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 assure you this piece will get noticed! 

The leaf has the rich sepia toning you expect from original material from this period.  It is in very good condition. There are a few finger smudges and a few spots of light foxing.  This illustration will display nicely.

Don't miss your chance to own a rare, original piece of Abraham Lincoln History. Order Now!

Item Name: Original 1861 Illustration of Abraham Lincoln Reviewing Troops
Item Number: h1861p477
Price: $105

Buyer pays $6.50 shipping. Immediate shipping for Money Orders, Allow 10 days for personal checks to clear.

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