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Prang's Civil War Pictures

The Complete Battle Chromos of Louis Prang

Prang's Civil War Pictures( )
Author: Prang, Louis
Holzer, Harold
Series title:The North's Civil War Ser.
Publication Date:Oct 2001
Publisher:Fordham University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $70.00
Book Description:

During the 1880s, a German-born, Boston-based picture publisher successfully commissioned the most ambitious series of battle prints ever published. Louis Prang, best known as the father of the Christmas card,hired noted military and marine artists to create original scenes of combat, and then reproduced their works in a wildly popular portfolio of chromolithographs.

Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Art / Prints
History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Art / Individual Artists / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):10.1 x 6.9 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.55 Pounds
Author Biography
Prang, Louis (Author)
Harold Holzer is one of the leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He is a prolific writer and lecturer. He has written, co-written and edited over 30 books including Abraham Lincoln, The Writer (2000), which was named to the Children's Literature Choice List and the Bank Street Best Children's Books of the Year, and Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech That Made Abraham Lincoln President (2004), which won a 2005 Lincoln Prize. He has also written over 425 popular magazine and scholarly journal articles and numerous pamphlets and monographs. He has won numerous awards including the Barondess Award of the Civil War Round Table of New York five times; the Award of Achievement from the Lincoln Group of New York three times; a 1988 George Washington Medal; the 2000 Newman Book Award; and the 2008 National Humanities Medal. He is the Senior Vice President for External Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


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