American Home Scenes Harper's Civil War newspaper April 13th 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, American Home Scenes, U.S. Navy).
Issued 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 front page has a print of: "Mrs. General Gaines" as well as a view of "Point Isabella, Texas, with the 'Daniel Webster' sailing with U.S. Troops on Board". The double page centerfold shows six "American Home Scenes", which includes prints of "The Applecut" "The Dance" "Quilting" "Raffling" "Husking Corn" and "The Breakdown", the latter two being African-American scenes.
There is a full page with 9 satirical prints of fashion from 1800, headed: "An Olio of the Year 1800". There are also two prints captioned: "View of the Boat House & Landing at Fort Pickens, Florida" and "One of the Ten Flank Casement Batteries at Fort Pickens, Florida".
The back page has 4 political cartoons, one of which features Abraham Lincoln. There is also a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. Sixteen pages.