John Brown’s insurrection at Harper’s Ferry


“Harper’s Ferry Insurrection–The Battle Ground–Captain Albertis’ party attacking the insurgents–View of the Railroad Bridge, the Engine-house and the Village.”  From Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper.  New York: November 5, 1859.  9 1/4 x 14.  Wood engraving.  Very good condition.


The news that abolitionist John Brown had taken over the Federal armory in Harper’s Ferry sent shock waves through America, leading to great pubic interest in the events there.  This print, issued within days, shows the assault on the armory in October 1859, based on a first hand sketch.