Songs of War Union Soldiers Civil War Homer 1861 antique wood engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
The Songs of War
Issued 1861 by Harpers Weekly
Art by Winslow Homer- racist image- note the African-American sitting on a barrel labelled "contraband".
Fine original antique wood engraving. Printed in the 19th century, on quality paper which retains its inherent structural flexibility and soundness.
In Good+ to near VG or better condition, overall very clean, paper is lightly uniformly age toned as typical with some faint scattered age spotting or small minor soiling, but the image remains entirely presentable and attractive [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws]. Text on verso as issued.
The printed area remains visually pleasing, a nice impression of an interesting image.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photo.
Harpers Weekly was a popular news periodicals of its day and was profusely illustrated with charming and well executed wood engraved images created exclusively for it. These images now appear quaint and delightfully dated to our eye, with a somewhat folk art appeal to them. Harper's employed many talented artists and many of their images are worthy of framing for display.
Sheet measures c. 21 1/2" W x 14 1/4" H.
Engraved area measures c. 19 7/8" W x 13 3/4" H
With original fold line as issued.