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CIVIL WAR & HISTORICAL ART > Harper's Weekly & Frank Leslie's Prints

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Authentic, original woodcut engravings from the pages of the very popular illustrated newspapers, Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated.

Many of this superb illustrations done by some of America's finest artist would look great framed!

These wonderful pieces of art were what brought the cruel reality of war home to the families who had loved ones in the army.



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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item Mem7539: Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina

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Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the February 21, 1863 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: The Effects of the Proclamation; Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines at Newbern, North Carolina. 15 1/2 x 10 3/4. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. Historical 1863 illustration.

WBTS Trivia: The Proclamation referred to in the caption is President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation which was issued on January 1, 1863.  

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Slaves & The Barracoon at Key West, Florida Where The Africans Are Confined

Original 1860 woodcut engravings of slaves!


Authentic, original woodcut engravings that were published in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly. Captions: #1- The Princess Madia-[From A Daguerreotype]. #2- The Only Baby Among The Africans-[From A Daguerreotype]. #3- An African-[From A Daguerreotype]. #4- The Barracoon At Key West Where The Africans Are Confined-[From A Daguerreotype]. Includes some printed text regarding these illustrations. 10 1/2 x 16. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin. Rare.  

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The Slave Deck of the Bark Wildfire Brought Into Key West, Florida

Original 1860 woodcut engraving of slaves!

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption above the illustration: The Africans Of The Slave Bark "Wildfire," From Our Correspondent," and caption below: "The Slave Deck Of The Bark "Wildfire" Brought Into Key West On April 30, 1860. From a Daguerreotype." Lengthy descriptive text below the illustration that is dated from Key West, Florida, May 20, 1860. 10 3/4 x 16. Harper's Weekly and date are...  

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Effect of John Brown's Invasion at the South

Original 1859 woodcut engravings of slaves!

Authentic, original woodcut engravings that were published on the front page of the November 19, 1859 issue of Harper's Weekly. EFFECT OF JOHN BROWN'S INVASION AT THE SOUTH! #1: "Much Obliged To Dar Ar Possum Wattomie For Dese Pikes He Gin Us- Dey's Turrible Handy To Dig Tatters Wid." #2: "What's Dem Fool Niggers Fraid On? I'd Like Ter See One O' Dem Folks Ondertake To Carry Me Off, I Would!" #3: A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves To Resist Invasion. 11 x 15 3/4. Harper's...  

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General Franz Sigel

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published on the front page of the October 18, 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: Major General Franz Sigel, Commanding Twelfth Corps, Army of the Potomac. From a Drawing by Mr. Emil Sigel. 11 x 16. Harper's Weekly, date and their ornate illustrated masthead at the top. Thin mailing label at lower left edge not affecting the subject.  

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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item Mem7869: Negroes at Ex-Governor Wise's Residence, Norfolk, Va.

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Negroes at Ex-Governor Wise's Residence, Norfolk, Va.

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in Harper's Weekly. Caption: View of Ex-Governor Wise's Residence Near Norfolk, Virginia. Sketched by J.R. Hamilton. 14 x 9 3/4.

WBTS Trivia: After serving as Governor of Virginia, Henry A. Wise settled with his wife Mary and his younger children in 1860 at Rolleston, an 884-acre plantation which he bought from his brother John Cropper Wise, who also continued to live there. It was located on the eastern branch of the Elizabeth River near Norfolk, Virginia. Henry A. Wise served as a...  

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General Quincy A. Gillmore

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the May 10, 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore. Photographed by Lieutenant Haas. 7 x 6 3/4. Includes printed article from Harper's about General Gillmore. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin.  

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Miss Slidell on the Ram Page

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in Harper's Weekly. Caption: Miss Slidell On The Ram Page. "I say, with my hand on my heart, that Miss Slidell, in her agony, did strike Mr. Fairfax three times in the face. I wish that her knuckles had struck me in the face." Vide Commander William's Account of the Seizure of Mason and Slidell. The Mr. Fairfax (in uniform) depicted in this engraving is Lieutenant Donald M. Fairfax, U.S. Navy. 4 3/4 x 5 1/8.

Donald M. Fairfax was a lieutenant and the executive officer on the U.S....  

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The Pirate Alabama

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the November 15, 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: John Bull (furious) "Hallo! there, Semmes; that's my Property. Fair play, you Rascal! If I'd suspected this, you'd never have got out of Liverpool!" Most of the property destroyed by the Pirate Semmes on board the vessels he has seized was insured in England, and the loss will consequently fall on Englishmen. Daily Paper." 7 3/4 x 6. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin.

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Execution of Private Lanaham For Murder

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the January 25, 1862 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: "Execution of Private Lanahan, of the Regular Army, For Murder, at Washington. Sketched by Mr. A. Waud." 9 1/2 x 6 1/2. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin.  

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The Explosion at the Arsenal in Washington, D.C.

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in the January 6, 1866 issue of Harper's Weekly. Caption: Explosion at the Arsenal in Washington, December 18, 1865- Removing the Dead Bodies. Sketched by A. McCallum. 9 3/4 x 8 1/4. Includes related article printed below the illustration. Harper's Weekly and date are printed in the margin.

WBTS Trivia: 21 women were killed at the Washington Arsenal, on June 17, 1864, when an explosion rocked the facility. These women, working in dangerous conditions, were doing their part to help with the...  

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Slave Cutting Off His Old Associates

Authentic, original woodcut engraving that was published in Harper's Weekly. Caption: Cutting His Old Associates. Man of Color- "Ugh! Get out. I ain't one ob you no more. I'm a Man I is!" 7 x 5 1/4. Harper's is printed in the margin.  

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