Battle of Jackson Mississippi 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, Battle of Black River Bridge, Ironclads, Battle of Jackson).
Issued June 20th, 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.
Most of the front page is taken up with 2 prints: "The Iron-Clad Gunboat 'Cincinnati', Sunk at Vicksburg." and "The Monster Tent Erected at Chicago for the Canal Convention." Among the prints inside are a full page: "Triumphal Entry of the Army of Major-General Banks Into Alexandria, Louisiana" and a fullpg: "Departure of General Banks's Troops From Simmesport, Louisiana, For Port Hudson."; a fullpg. with 2 prints: "Raising the Stars & Stripes Over the Capitol of the State of Mississippi" & "The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi...Charge by General Crocker's Division" and another fullpg. with 2 prints: "Destruction of Rebel Property at Jackson, Mississippi" & "The Battle of Champion's Hill"
Also a dramatic full page: "The Battle of Black River Bridge." and a fullpg. with 2 prints: "General View of Puebla, Mexico" & "The French In Mexico--The Mortar Battery Opening on the City of Puebla, Mexico."
The back page has a political cartoon.