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Civil War Stationery

 Collection
Identifier: M455

Scope and Contents

The collection contains four printed song sheets from the Civil War: “The Army and Navy For Ever”, “Sheridan’s ‘Early’ Victory”, “Sherman’s March to the Sea”, and “Willie, We Have Missed You”. Each sheet includes a patriotic lithograph, and the verso (reverse) side of each sheet is lined.

Dates

  • circa 1860s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

Charles Magnus (1826-1900), born Julian Carl Magnus in Elberfeld, Germany, immigrated to New York City with his family in 1848. He began working as a printer with his older brother Carl Emil to publish the German language newspaper "Deutsche Schnellpost" in 1850. During his career he published over a thousand maps, song sheets, and prints and is best known for his city views and Civil War prints, although he often combined his own original work with that of other printers and artists without crediting the original source.

The song sheets in this collection are from two series Magnus printed entitled “500 Illustrated Ballads” and “Ten Illustrated Songs,” both series of patriotic song sheets with lithographs.

Extent

1 Folder

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The collection contains four song sheets printed by Charles Magnus during the Civil War. Each sheet features different song lyrics and a patriotic lithograph.

Provenance

Found in a book and transferred from the Ernest A. Walen Collection in Special Collections by Angela Jones on September 18, 1990.

Creator

Title
Civil War Stationery
Author
Processed by Lauren White.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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