Clippings of Civil War illustrations
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Clippings of Civil War illustrations

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Davis, Theodore R.
Creator: Frank Leslie's Publishing House.
Creator: Harper & Brothers.
Creator: Nast, Thomas, 1840-1902
Title: Clippings of Civil War illustrations
Dates: 1862-1867, undated
Quantity: 1.751 Linear ft. (one oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS1030

Biographical/Historical Note

Harper's Weekly (1857-1916) began publication in 1850 as Harper's Monthly but began publishing weekly in response to growing subscription numbers. It was the most widely read publication in the United States, including the South, during the Civil War, which prompted the publishers to temper the editorial position on slavery. In 1860, it had a circulation of 200,000. Illustrations were an integral part of the publication. Harper's employed well-known artists including Thomas Nast and Theodore R. Davis (T. R. Davis). Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper (1852-1922) was published weekly, and was know for its illustrations from woodcuts and daguerreotypes. Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War (also called Harper's History of the Great Rebellion) was originally published in 1866-1868. It was then reprinted in 1894 and 1977.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains pages and clippings of illustrations from Harper's Weekly, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, and Harper's Pictorial History of the Civil War, also called Harper's History of the Great Rebellion. Pages are dated between 1862-1868 with many undated clippings. All contain illustrations depicting Civil War scenes. Illustrations include woodcut engraving prints of naval warships and naval battles; fortifications; maps; battle scenes; soldiers' encampments; and scenes of civilian life, including Thanksgiving festivities. The clippings show portraits of officers and scenes of towns and locations throughout the southeast. Several clippings show illustrations of Savannah, Georgia, the Atlanta campaign, and Sherman's march through Georgia. Many drawings depict construction of bridges and other buildings for the war, as well as scenes of everyday life amongst civilians and soldiers.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by publication title.


Index Terms

Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
Illustrators
Savannah (Ga.)
Sherman, William T., (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Clippings of Civil War illustrations, MSS 1030, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts 1968 with subsequent additions.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


Container List

 

Box

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MSS OS box 2.417.11 Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper clippings, 1862 May - 1864 November ( 1.0 Folder )
 
2 Harper's Pictorial History - Civil War, undated
 
3 Harper's Pictorial History - "The Great Rebellion", 1864
 
4 Harper's Weekly clippings, 1862 March - 1865 September
 
5 Harper's Weekly - illustration - "The First Peal for Liberty", 1867
 
6 Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated clippings, undated
 
7 Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated clippings, undated
 
8 Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated clippings, undated
 
9 Harper's Weekly and Frank Leslie's Illustrated clippings, undated