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Demorest's New-York Illustrated News Woodcut Collection

Abstract

Title:
Demorest's New-York Illustrated News Woodcut Collection
Author/Creator:
Demorest's New-York Illustrated News Woodcut Collection
Collection number:
84-56
Size:
4 woodcuts with prints and 1 broadside
Bulk dates:
1861-1865
Inclusive dates:
1861-1865
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

During the Civil War, Demorest's New-York Illustrated News published woodcut pictures of life on the battle field. This collection consists of four engraved cherrywood plates that were carved in Philadelphia for the newspaper during the war years. Each block depicts a scene from the war in Maryland. Full-size prints from each block and photocopies of the newspaper issues in which the pictures were originally published accompany the print blocks. Also included is a newspaper print from the Pictorial War Record: Battles of the Late Civil War, Saturday, January 13, 1883 edition. It shows a reprint of a print originally published in Demorest's New-York Illustrated News depicting the "Capture of the First Confederate Battle Flag by the Eighth Illinois Cavalry."

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Demorest's New-York Illustrated News Woodcut Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1406
Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.

Historical Note

Demorest's New-York Illustrated News was a newspaper that was active during the American Civil War.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

This collection consists of four engraved cherrywood plates depicting life on a Civil War battlefield that were carved in Philadelphia and printed for the newspaper Demorest's New-York Illustrated News. Each block depicts a scene from the war in Maryland: Mattawoman Creek, Federal Hill in Baltimore, Poolesville, and Annapolis to Washington. Full-size prints from each block and photocopies of the newspaper issues in which the pictures were originally published accompany the print blocks. Also included is a newspaper print from the Pictorial War Record: Battles of the Late Civil War, Saturday, January 13, 1883 edition. It shows a reprint of a print originally published in Demorest's New-York Illustrated News depicting the "Capture of the First Confederate Battle Flag by the Eighth Illinois Cavalry."

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

The University of Maryland Libraries purchased the Demorest's New York Illustrated News Woodcut Collection from the Philadelphia Print Shop in 1983.

Processing Information

Processed by:

Processed by Jennie A. Levine, February 2007

Processing note:

Woodcuts were wrapped in tissue paper and placed in an oversized box.

Encoded by:

EAD markup created using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by Jennie A. Levine.

Arrangement of Collection

This collection consists of two series:

Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Woodcuts and Prints, 1861-1865 (4 woodcuts and 4 prints)

During the Civil War, Demorest's New-York Illustrated News published woodcut pictures of life on the battle field. This collection consists of four engraved cherrywood plates that were carved in Philadelphia for the newspaper during the war years 1861-1865. Each block depicts a scene from the war in Maryland: Mattawoman Creek, Federal Hill in Baltimore, Poolesville, and Annapolis to Washington. Also included are full-size prints from each block and photocopies of the newspaper issues in which the pictures were originally published.

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Woodcuts (Oversize), 1861-1865 series 1box 1folder 1
Prints (Oversize), 1861-1865 series 1box 1folder 2

Series 2: Pictorial War Record, 1883 (1 item)

This series consists of a newspaper print from the Pictorial War Record: Battles of the Late Civil War, Saturday, January 13, 1883 edition. It shows a reprint of a print originally published in Demorest's New-York Illustrated News depicting the "Capture of the First Confederate Battle Flag by the Eighth Illinois Cavalry."

DescriptionSeriesBox / ReelFolder / Frame
Pictorial War Record (Oversize), 1883 series 2box 1folder 3

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