Alabama Representatives Harper's Civil War newspaper 1861 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, Alabama Congressional Delegation, Secessionists).
Issued February 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.
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 a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.
Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with the Japanese Ambassadors on Board..." "The Old Indian Agency at Des Moines, Iowa"; a half page map of: "The Harbor of Pensacola, Florida, Showing the Forts, Navy Yard, etc." "The City of Montgomery, Alabama, Showing the State House Where the Congress of the Southern Confederacy Meets on February 4, 1861" "Interior of Fortress Monroe, Virginia" "The City of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Where the Battery Was Raised to Stop Passing Vessels" "The New Iron-plated Warship 'Warrior' As She Will Be..." "The New Iron-plated Warship 'La Gloire' As She Will Be."
There is also a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. Most of the back page is taken up with 5 cartoons headed: "The North And The South".