Abraham Lincoln Republican Candidate Harper's newspaper 1860 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Illustrated Newspapers, 1860 Election, Abraham Lincoln, Republican Candidate, Beardless Lincoln, Japanese Delegation).
Issued May 26th, 1860, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
One of the most significant historical newspapers of the entire Civil War era.
An actual piece of American history issued just prior to the Civil War. Filled with commentary and wood engraved images, 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.
This issue has become one of the most desired pre-Civil War issues of this famous illustrated newspaper, as it did much to propel Abraham Lincoln to national prominence and is one of relatively few published portraits of Lincoln without his beard.
This issue announces, in a very dramatic way, the selection of Lincoln as the Republican candidate for President of the United States with the large front page portrait of him. A somewhat unknown in national politics till this point, they even spelled his name wrong in the caption: "Hon. Abram Lincoln, of Illinois, Republican Candidate For President". The balance of the front page is a very nice & detailed textual portrait of Lincoln which carries over to take most of the first column of page 2 as well. This is followed by a biographical sketch of: "Hon. Hannibal Hamlin", Lincoln's running mate. Inside the issue under "Domestic Intelligence" is further content concerning "The Republican Convention" "The Platform", and "The Nomination" which shows the ballot results in each of the three Presidential ballots.
Other images in this issue include "Chime of 13 Bells for Christ Church, Cambridge, Mass., Manufactured by Messrs. Henry N. Hooper & Co., of Boston", three full pages on "The Japanese Embassy" delegation in Washington & at the White House. (Thanks to Timothy Hughes rare newspapers)