"The Ashantee War"
This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of several illustrations by H. Johnson that depict scenes from the Third Anglo-Ashanti War that was fought between the British Empire and the Ashanti Empire in 1873-1874 for control of the Gold Coast, (now Ghana), Africa during the Victorian era. Some of the scenes include; a Fanti weaver at his loom, a common street scene, Fanti women performing a "fetish" dance ceremony, soldiers washing up on the road from Castle Prah in Inquabim, and the return of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, 23rd Regiment of Foot to Portsmouth, England,
This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of wood engravings from The Graphic, 1874, of the people, places, and events of Victorian era England and world, including the wedding of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh to Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, and scenes from the American "Wild West". To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!
This piece was illustrated by Johnson, H.. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Military, Soldiers, Troops, Indigenous People