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Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Publisher:
Frank Leslie, 1821 - 1880  Search this
Sitter:
Abraham Lincoln, 12 Feb 1809 - 15 Apr 1865  Search this
George Brinton McClellan, 3 Dec 1826 - 29 Oct 1885  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant, 27 Apr 1822 - 23 Jul 1885  Search this
Louis Blenker, 1812 - 1863  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler, 5 Nov 1818 - 11 Jan 1893  Search this
William Selby Harney, 1800 - 1889  Search this
Franz Sigel, 18 Nov 1824 - 21 Aug 1902  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans, 6 Sep 1819 - 11 Mar 1898  Search this
Medium:
Wood engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 83.2 × 59.1 cm (32 3/4 × 23 1/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1862
Exhibition Label:
Illustrated news publications
At the start of the Civil War, the major illustrated news publications—Harper’s Weekly, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, and the New York Illustrated News—were all northern enterprises engaged in telling their side of the war. The South had no comparable news organ until September 1862, when E. W. Ayres and W. H. Wade of Richmond began publishing the Southern Illustrated News. Because paper, ink, and printing presses were just a few of the South’s many scarcities, editors scrambled to produce weekly editions of the paper. Foremost was the challenge of finding good engravers to carve the illustrations into blocks of wood, which were then inked and printed on paper. The news pages on display here represent the papers of Ayres and Wade, and Frank Leslie.
President Abraham Lincoln and Union generals in Frank Leslie’s Portrait Pictorial, c. 1862
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Epaulet  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Sash  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button\Brass  Search this
Newspaper  Search this
Louis Blenker: Male  Search this
Louis Blenker: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Franz Sigel: Male  Search this
Franz Sigel: Politics and Government\Public Official  Search this
Franz Sigel: Communications\Journalist\Editor\Newspaper  Search this
Franz Sigel: Education\Educator\Teacher  Search this
Franz Sigel: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Franz Sigel: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
William Selby Harney: Male  Search this
William Selby Harney: Military\Army\Officer\Colonel  Search this
William Selby Harney: Military\Soldier  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Male  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Politics and Government\Governor\New Jersey  Search this
George Brinton McClellan: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Male  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Presidential Candidate  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\Governor\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Politics and Government\State Legislator\Massachusetts  Search this
Benjamin Franklin Butler: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Yachting  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Male  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War\Union  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Politics and Government\Diplomat\Minister  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Politics and Government\US Congressman\California  Search this
William Starke Rosecrans: Military\Army\Officer\Major General  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Male  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Military\Soldier  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Environmentalist  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Surveyor  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\State Senator\Illinois  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Politics and Government\Government Official\Postmaster  Search this
Abraham Lincoln: Crafts and Trades\Boat builder  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Male  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Natural Resources\Agriculturist\Farmer  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\Cabinet Member\Secretary of War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\Civil War  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Military\Army\Officer\General  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Politics and Government\President of US  Search this
Ulysses Simpson Grant: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
S/NPG.77.63
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_S_NPG.77.63