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1881 Wood Engraving Admiral David Farragut American Civil War Navy Ships XEI9

1881 Wood Engraving Admiral David Farragut American Civil War Navy Ships XEI9

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This is an original 1881 black and white wood engraving of the naval battle between the USS Kearsarge and the CSS Alabama of France, which took place during the United States Civil War. The USS Kearsarge was originally built at the Portsmouth Navy Shipbuilding Yard of Kittery, Maine, prior to setting sail toward Europe where this historic battle took place. Under the direction of Captain John Winslow (top inset), the United States Navy won the battle. In the lower image, Admiral David Glasgow Farragut is pictured. Farragut served as a flag officer for the United States Navy during the American Civil War.


This 130+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.5 x 7.5 inches; 14 x 19 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is thrilled to offer items from a collection of beautiful historic steel and wood engravings depicting the history of England from 1837 until 1874. The famous French historian and Prime Minister of France, Francois Guizot, originally commissioned this stunning artistic collection, which includes images of royal and political portraits, cityscapes, historic landmarks, battle scenes, castles and fortresses, cultural scenes, palaces, naval scenes, exquisite color lithograph maps, British owned territories around the world and more. Wrap yourself up in English history during the 1800s through the commanding power and elegance of these incredible steel engravings, color lithographs, and wood engravings.

Keywords specific to this image: Military, Sinking, Marine, Nautical, Warfare