Superb Civil War Railroad Chromolithograph
“The Famous War Engine 'General' of the Western & Atlantic R.R. Now on Permanent Exhibition in Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn.”.
n.p: Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, n.d.
Full color chromolithograph, with printed caption. 1 vols. Image 14 x 19 inches; matted to 21-1/2 x 26 inches overall. Superb Civil War Railroad Chromolithograph. Small portion of blank lower right corner missing (well away from image and caption, and covered by mat); a few spots of almost imperceptible abrasion to surface, else fine and handsome Item #40769
An absolutely brilliant chromolithograph, printed on heavy coated stock, its clarity of detail putting most examples of this medium to shame. Caption states: “The 'General' was captured at Big Shanty (now Kennesaw), Ga. April 12, 1862, by the 'Andrews' Raiders', and recaptured near Ringgold, Ga., by W.A. Fuller, Conductor, and Anthony Murphy, Shop Foreman for the Railroad Company, assisted by Confederates and others, after an exciting chase of about ninety miles.” Illustrated here in repose, the elegant engine glows as a work of art.
Price: $750.00 Free International Delivery