Point Comfort Virginia


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Original 1861 Civil War Illustration of:

Old Point Comfort, Virginia

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Old Point Comfort Virginia

Old Point Comfort Virginia

Old Point Comfort, Virginia

You are viewing an original 1861 Civil War illustration of Old Point Comfort, Virginia.  It is 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.  This leaf is over 140 years old, and the date is clearly marked on the front of print. On the day this leaf was printed Abraham Lincoln was president-elect of the United States,  and the Civil War was in its opening chapter. 

This is a nice illustration of Old Point Comfort as it looked at the beginning of the Civil War.  The scene shows three soldiers on the shore fishing.  Sailing ships can be seen in the ocean in the background.  There is a building and lighthouse in the background.  I wonder if this lighthouse still exists today?  It could make an interesting research project. The image is captioned, "Sea Battery, fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Virginia".  

This leaf will make a nice display when framed and placed in your office or study.  It will become the center of attention wherever it is displayed.  The leaf would make an excellent addition to your collection, or a wonderful gift for any friend interested in the Civil War, or in the history of Virginia. 

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. This one will display nicely!




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