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
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.