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
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
Don't, miss your chance to own an original and rare
piece of Alabama History.
Item Name: Original 1861 Illustration of the Seceding Alabama Delegation
Item Number: h1861p81
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