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Winslow Homer does a "football" print...

Item # 172902

July 15, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 15, 1865  The full front page is a print: "Rustic courtship" by W. Lucas. Prints within include a full page: "Lieutenant-General Grant and Staff" with each noted. But the best print, and also a full page, is one by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: 'Holiday In Camp--Soldiers Playing 'Foot-Ball' " which shows much action during what would have been more of a rugby game.
Other prints include: "Major-General P. J. Osterhaus" "Admiral Louis  M. Goldsborough" "The United States Frigate 'Colorado', flagship of Admiral Goldsborough"; a map showing: "the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania"; "Most Reverend Henry Edward Manning, Archbishop of Westminster, England" "Joseph Crele, the Oldest Man in the World" "Soldiers Playing Chuck-A-Luck", a gambling game.
The doublepage centerfold has 3 images of the: "United States Cavalry Depot, Giesboro, Opposite Washington".
The back page has a cartoon: "At the Academy". Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War