Charles Turzak - The History of Illinois with woodcuts by Charles Turzak
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Charles Turzak - History of Illinios

Below are the woodcuts used in the History of Illinois series. This is a very limited edition printing and is only available as a suite of 10 pictorial prints along with a table of content with a brief explanation of each print. The complete Suite of 10 prints sell for $8,000.00.


Historical Prints
History of Illinois






  •   Price: Sold as a Suite of 10.
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    Marquette and Juliet - Marquette and Juliet bringing Christianity to the Illinois Indians. "The Pisa God," relates Marquette, "was an object of indian worship and greatly impressed me with the need of substituting for this monstrous idolatry the worship of the true god."

    Limited Edition: Limited to only 2 remaining Suites.


  • Historical Print
    Robert Cavelier La Salle



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    Robert Cavelier La Salle - La Salle dreamed of fortifying the Mississippi Valley and to this end finally enlisted the help of the Illinois Indians.

    Limited Edition: Limited to 2 complete suites.






  • Historical Prints
    Captian George Rogers Clark



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    Captian George Rogers Clark - with his Kentuckians take Kaskia by a night raid. Through this action Illinios becomes American. Clark's famous words at the incident were "What do you take us for? Savages? My countrymen do not make war on helpless innocence."

    Limited Edition: Limited to 2 complete Suites



  • Historical Prints
    Fort Dearborn Massacre



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    Fort Dearborn Massacre - August 15th 1812. Mrs. Holm daughter of the fur trader Kinzie was heroically saved from a frenzied warrior by Black Partridge.

    Limited Edition: Limited to only 2 remaining sets






  • Historical Prints
    Young Abe Lincoln



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    Young Abe Lincoln - enters Coles County, Illinois. Young Abe and his father, Thomas Lincoln built their cabin in Coles County, which became the first home of Lincoln in Illinois. It was said of Abe Lincoln that when he was in the forest falling trees that it sounded as though three men were at work from the way the trees fell.
    Limited Edition: Limited to only 2 remaining Suites


  • Historical Prints
    River and Canal Transportation






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    River and Canal Transportation - In 1830 young men like Abe Lincoln took barrels of pork on crude flat boats down the rivers to New Orleans.


    Limited Edition: Limited to only 2 remaining Suites.





  • Historical Prints
    Abe Lincoln at New Salem







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    Abe Lincoln at New Salem - New Salem was Lincoln's university. There he studied law, was a clerk, postmaster and surveyor. He was also captain in the Black Hawks war.

    Limited Edition: 2 Suites of 10 Prints



  • Historical Print
    The Question



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    The Question - Illinois votes to remain a free state at Vandallam August Second, 1824. An election was held to decide wheter a convention should be called to consider a new constitution that would permit slavery in the state of Illinois.
    Limited Edition: 2 Suites of 10 Prints.



  • Historical Prints
    Lincoln's Home in Springfield






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    Lincoln's Home in Springfield - It was from this home on Eighth and Jackson Street that Lincoln rose from a country lawyer to President of the United States.


    Limited Edition: 2 Suites



  • Historical Prints
    Grant's Home in Galena





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    Grant's Home in Galena - A gift from the people of Galena to "the Victor of Appomattox."




    Limited Edition: 2 Suites



  • Historical Prints
    A History of Illinois



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    A History of Illinois - a brief discription of each of the woodcuts from the History of Illinois series.


    Limited Edition: 2 Suites


  • Historical Prints
    A History of Illinois Series



    The History of Illinois
    Limited to 2 complete Suites. We do not offer the individual prints for this series. The complete Suite of 10 prints is priced at $8,000.00. Each print is signed by Charles Turzak. This is truely a coveted collectors item.








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