This is an
impressive illustration. The leaf shows Union troops firing into Rebel
lines across the river. An officer is pictured waiving his sword in the
air, encouraging his troops on. The troops are firing rifles at the
enemy. There are also a few pieces of heavy artillery in use. A dead
soldier is pictured crumpled on the ground.
This leaf will make
a brilliant display when framed and placed in your office or study. It
will become the center of attention wherever it is placed. It will make
an excellent addition to your collection, or a wonderful gift to any Civil
War Buff. This is a great battle scene.
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.