1898 Print Fort Sumter American Civil War Shell Charleston Harbor South TSM1


This is an original 1898 halftone print of Fort Sumter, which illustrated the effect of shot and shell. This structure was named after Revolutionary War hero General Thomas Sumter. The monument was constructed after the War of 1812. The historical landmark is perhaps most famous for where the shots that initiated the American Civil War were fired. Fort Sumter is located at Charleston Harbor in South Carolina. Photography by Anthony and Company of New York.


This 113+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3 x 3.25 inches; 8 x 8 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)

Keywords specific to this image: Ammunition, Wartime, War Enthusiasts, War Buffs