Abe Lincoln Grant 1864 George A. Custer Prisoners 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, George A. Armstrong, Freed Slaves).
Issued March 26th, 1864, 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, slight old diagonal crease to issue at lower right corner, 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 has a print of: "The Late Colonel Ulric Dahlgren" with an article on him. The front pg. also has articles titled: "General Grant as Lieutenant-General" and "General Custer's Raid".
Inside has a full page: "Ambuscade & Death of Colonel Dahlgren" and also: "General Grant Receiving His Commission as Lieutenant-General From President Lincoln" amongst others. Other prints include: "Fort Morgan" "Grant's Pass" "View of Mobile, Alabama" "Our Fleet Off Mobile" "Hon. Michael Hahn, Governor of Louisiana" "Paris Fashions for March, 1864".
The double page centerfold is captioned: "Scenes Connected With General Custer's Late Movement Across the Rapidan" which includes 11 vignettes including "Negroes Leaving the Plough" & "Gen. Custer" & "Gen. Custer, Staff & Prisoners".
The back page has a cartoon: "Gentlemen Opposed to the Soldiers' Voting".