Admiral Foote Gun Boats Harper's Civil War newspaper 1862 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 Foote, Gun Boats, Fort Henry).
Issued February 22nd, 1862, 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 has: "Gun-deck of One of the Mississippi Gunboats engaged in the Attack on Fort Henry" and a print of: "Commodore Foote, U.S.N." as well as a related article.
Inside page prints including a fullpg. with portraits of: "Lord Lyons, the British Minister to Washington" "M. Mercier, The French Minister..." "Baron Stoeckel, Russian Minister..." and "Baron VonGerolt Prussian Minister..."; a full pg. with 6 images of: "The Prisoners and Jailers at Richmond"; a halfpg: "Map of the Theatre of the War in Western Tennessee"; a fullpg: "The Union Gunboats Advancing up the Tennessee River to the Attack of Fort Henry"; a fullpg. with 4 images of: "Why The Army of the Potomac Doesn't Move"; a fullpg: "Skating Carnival in Brooklyn"; halfpg: "Battle Between the Mexicans & the Allied Invaders at the National Bridge, Near Vera Cruz"; and a halfpg: "The Recent Inundation of the Ohio at Cincinnati".
The back page has 2 political cartoons.