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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Abraham Lincoln, American Flag, Philadelphia, Independence Hall).
Issued March 9th, 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.
Includes a great double page centerfold showing the new capitol interior dome in Washington, D.C. Also shows the inauguration of Jefferson Davis in Alabama!
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 taken up with: "President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag Upon Independence Hall'. Other prints inside include: "City & Garrison of Fort Smith, Arkansas" "United States Arsenal at Little Rock, Arkansas, Surrendered to the State Troops", a print of: "Miss Patterson, of Baltimore", and a dramatic double page centerfold: "Interior of the New Dome of the Capitol at Washington".
Additional prints include: "General David E. Twiggs, Late of the United States Army" "Front View of Fort Pickens, Pensacola, Showing the Sally-Port and Galacis". There is also a nice full page of the: "Inauguration of President Jefferson Davis of the Southern Confederacy, at Montgomery, Alabama, Feb. 18, 1861"
The back page is mostly taken up with 4 cartoons headed: "The Flight of Abraham" which are caricatures of Lincoln. This issue also contains a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.