Shenandoah Rebel Militia Rendezvous / USS Conestoga & Lexington Harper's 1861

Price: $14.99

Quantity: 1 available

2-sided sheet, both sides shown.

This page comes from an ORIGINAL issue of Harper's Weekly. If dated 1861, it was printed in 1861, etc. You are buying JUST this page, NOT the entire issue. Because the paper in this period was heavily rag cotton in content, the page is supple, not brittle like more modern pulp papers used after 1880. The back is printed, not necessarily with text related to the image. 11x16".

Edge fraying, or small chips in margin may be present, but would be concealed by any matte used to frame it. The paper used originally had a large component of cloth so, while the image may appear browned, it is not fragile and would respond well to a professional bleaching.

This is an original piece of American history, as old as the what is shown, and depicts an important event, object, person or whathaveyou.

Harper's employed many important graphic artists and photographers, including Winslow Homer, Mathew Brady and others. The photographer's work was converted by an engraver into the image used in the magazine as, at the time of these publications, photography was not reproducible directly by the existing printing methods.

Dimensions given, if any, are approximate. VG or better condition. Defects not visible in scan[s] are described. Item is complete as issued unless otherwise stated. NO facsimiles, copies, reprints or reproductions unless specifically stated in description above. Pictures show actual item, never a stock image.

Title: Shenandoah Rebel Militia Rendezvous / USS Conestoga & Lexington Harper's 1861


Categories: Ephemera,

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