Aviation New Year's Celebration Thomas Nast Harper's Civil War 1864 newspaperBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, New Year's Day, Thomas Nast, Missionary Ridge).
Issued January 2nd, 1864, 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.
Includes a remarkable full page plate showing fantasy aviation.
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.
Part of front page is a cross section: 'Diagram of Monitor 'Weehawken' Sunk in Charleston Harbor'. Also on the ft pg. are prints of: "Frederick VII, Late King of Denmark" and "Christian IX, Present King of Denmark".
Inside has full page prints captioned: "The Army of the Cumberland--General Baird's Division Capturing the Rebel Guns on the Left of Missionary Ridge" and also: "Different Systems of Sailing In The Air" shows some interesting (and laughable) lighter-than-air ships.
The double page centerfold is a very nice Thomas Nast print: "New Year's Day" which includes 12 vignettes, most relating to the Civil War.
Also inside are prints: "The Army of the Potomac at Mine Run--Rebel Line in Front of General Sedgwick" & "....Rebel Earth-works Commanding the Passage at Germania Ford" & "...General Warren's Troops Attacking" & "Rebel Line at Mine run, Opposite General Warren's Last Position" & "Scene at Germania Ford" & "The Rebel Position at Mine Run"
The back page has a political cartoon: "Angel of Peace".