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Original 1861 Civil War Illustration:

Alabama Secedes from the Union 

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Alabama Seceding Delegation

Alabama Delegation

Alabama Secedes from the Union 

You are viewing an original 1861 illustration of the Seceding Alabama Delegation from Congress.  It is from an original 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, the Civil War was about to begin, and Abraham Lincoln had been elected President of the United States. 

This is a rare and highly collectible illustration.  It announces Alabama's secession from the Union, and presents portraits of the 12 Senators and Representatives making up the Alabama Congressional Delegation.  The print includes portraits of Sydenham Moore,  Senator Clement Clay, James Stallworth, Williamson Cobb, Senator Benjamin Fitzpatrick, David Clopton, James Pugh, Jabez Curry, and George Houston.  This is a historically significant piece, in that the secession of the Southern States marked the beginning of the conflict that would rip the nation apart, and take untold human lives. 

This piece will make a stunning display when framed and placed in your office or study.  It would be a treasure for anyone interested in the Civil War, or the history of Alabama.  This is a popular piece, and I don't know when I will be able to offer another like it.  Don't miss your chance!

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 areas of light foxing, and a few finger smudges in the margins.

I have an extensive collection of Original Civil War Artwork.  Please email me with your special requests.  We are here to Serve You!

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