Admiral Farragut Union Draft Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Admiral Farragut, The Draft, Union Sharpshooters).
Issued August 29th, 1863, 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 an illustration of: "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." and an article on him as well. Inside has 4 halfpg. prints: "The 'Hartford,' Admiral Farragut's Flag-Ship, Arriving at New York and Returning the Salutes of Foreign Frigates", "Explosion of a Torpedo Under the Bow of the United States Gun-Boat 'Commodore Barney,' in the James River", "Funeral of the Late Captain Cailloux, First Louisiana Volunteers (Colored)" and "Rebel Prisoners in the New Orleans Custom-House".
The doublepage centerfold has 4 prints: "General View of Morris Island--Union Camps and Rebel Works--The Lower Harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, Etc., Etc". A full page shows 4 scenes: "Exchange of Prisoners Under a Flag of Truce, Charleston Harbor: "The Ironclad 'Catskill' Sinking a Blockade Runner Under Sumter's Guns" "Union Sharpshooters in Front of Fort Wagner, Charleston" and "Bombardment of Fort Wagner, Charleston, South Carolina". Another full page has 2 scenes; "General Haupt's Bridge Over Potomac Creek, Virginia, Destroyed by the Rebels." and "Dumphries, Virginia".
The back page has a political cartoon: "Don't You See the Point?"