Abe Lincoln giving Astor House Speech NYC 1861 Harper's Civil War newspaperBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Abraham Lincoln, Astor House, Speech, American Revolution, Moultrie).
Issued March 2nd, 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.
Great iconic cover showing Lincoln.
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 full front page is a very nice illustration captioned: "Abraham Lincoln, The President Elect, Addressing The People From the Astor House Balcony". Inside has a full page with 3 scenes: "Fort Moultrie, As Seen From Fort Sumter" "Morris Island, As Seen From Fort Sumter" and "Fort Johnson, As Seen From Fort Sumter". Other prints include: "The Ironclad Battery on Cumming's Point as Seen from Fort Sumter"; and a full page of: "Fort Taylor, Key West, Florida".
The doublepage centerfold is a print: "The Dreamer At Moultrie--1776 and 1861".
More than half of the back page is taken up with two cartoons: "No Communion With Slaveholders" and "Our Presidential Merryman" which shows Lincoln.