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|Reproduction of an 1888 Chromolithograph of the Battle of Gettysburg
- Antique Print Reproduction -
by Duke Tobacco
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The Battle of Gettysburg is considered to be the beginning of the end of the Confederacy. General Robert E. Lee's incursion into Maryland and Pennsylvania (with a planned turn toward Baltimore or Washington) was designed to frighten the North and force the Union into negotiations to end the Civil War. From July 1st through 3rd a fierce battle raged in the hills and valleys surrounding this small village. Ironically, on the afternoon of July 4th, 1863, Lee's Army of Northern Virginia began its hasty retreat back to the relative safety of Virginia.
More than 51,000 were killed or wounded during those three hellish days. Lee's exhausted and depleted forces never fully recovered from Gettysburg, even though they continued to fight for almost two more years.
The original chromolithograph was created in 1888 as a premium for Duke cigarette customers. This full color print has the look of a pastel and pencil sketch.
We have meticulously reproduced this piece to match the detail of the original. Each piece is individually printed using the same method used to create limited edition fine art. We use an extraordinary 100% cotton rag, fine art paper. This heavy textured paper is made in one of the oldest paper mills in England. Created using a mold process it closely resembles hand laid paper. In may respects these reproductions are more attractive and of higher quality than the original piece, from which they were made.
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All sizes shown are approximate. Matted maps or prints are smaller than the "matted" dimensions shown by about 6".
All of our authentic, more than 100-year old, maps and prints come double matted within museum quality, archival rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Due to the INCREDIBLY high shipping prices charged for OVERSIZE shipping, shipping charges may be higher than quoted for items that measure more than a total of 70" (matted height + width). For example a matted piece measuring 32" x 40" would be considered OVERSIZE (72"). For complete delivery information, see Information page.
All our authentic antiques are one-of-a-kind items. Since they are actual old works of art expect small imperfections. In some cases we may have more than one of a particular map or print. Since each is unique they may vary slightly from the item shown (when we have more than one if a particular item, the colors may be different than those shown). Each antique map or print has been dry cleaned by hand and are conservation mounted and protected in attractive rag mats. Every work in our gallery carries a lifetime guarantee of authenticity (authentic antiques only) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee (see Information page for details). Again, the sizes stated are approximate.
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