Abe Lincoln Cabinet Winslow Homer 1861 Civil War newspaper slave auctionBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Abraham Lincoln, Cabinet, Winslow Homer, Slave Auction, Winfield Scott).
Issued July 14th, 1861, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during the Civil War. Filled with commentary and wood engraved images relating to that war and issued contemporary to the events.
Original mid-19th century weekly newspaper. An actual, complete newspaper published at the date listed, not a modern re-issue.
During this period, this journal was a major, influential national publication which employed many of the top artists of the era.
Paper uniformly age toned as typical, some pages loose. Issue was once bound up in a volume and is now free-standing and complete unto itself as originally issued.
Nice looking, clean, well preserved example, pages loosened, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Text on reverse of each page as always, images and maps from Harper's like this are often offered separately for display.
Newspaper measures c. 16" H x 11" W.
Periodical will be shipped gently rolled in a sturdy 3" wide tube to ensure it arrives safely to you! Multiple issues purchased at the same time will be shipped flat.
The front page features: "Battle of Boonville, Missouri" and smaller illustrations of: "Brigadier-General Lyon, U.S.A." and "The late Captain Ward".
Inside prints include a full page: "The Cabinet at Washington" showing Abraham Lincoln and the others. Also featured is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Crew of U.S. Steam-Sloop Colorado"; a full page: "How Volunteers Are Treated in Philadelphia" showing four scenes; a full page: "A Slave Auction at the South" which is terrific, very displayable with an accompanying article.
Other prints include: "Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland" "Virginia Troops Crossing the Blue Ridge at
Daybreak En Route for Manassas Junction"; three full page illustrations of: "Winfield Scott, Commander-in-Chief of the United States Army", "Major-General Scott" and "Major-General John C. Fremont, in his Prairie Costume".
A half page: "Gun-Boats Fitting Our at Cincinnati, Ohio, for Government Service on the Mississippi" and a quarter page: "The Stevens Bomb-Proof Battery as it will Appear When Completed" appear on the same page. A three-quarter page print: "General Beauregard's Camp of Confederate Troops at White Springs, Virginia, near the Manassas Gap Railroad" and a small print of: "Marshal Kane, of Baltimore".
The back page features political cartoons including one of Abraham Lincoln with Jeff Davis. This issue also includes a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.