Capture of Vicksburg NYC Riots 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< Fall of Vicksburg, New York Riots, ).
Issued August 1st, 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.
The front page is taken up with two half pg. prints: "The Rebel General Bowen and Colonel Montgomery Arriving at General Burbridge's Head-Quarters" and "Capture of Vicksburg--Interview Between Generals Grant and Pemberton to Settle the Terms of Surrender".
Inside has two full pages on the "Riots of New York" which include a total of ten prints. Also a double page centerfold: "The Surrender of Vicksburg" with two scenes: "The Rebels Marching Out and Stacking Arms" and "View of the City From the River Bank, Showing Part of the River Batteries". Another full page with two scenes: "The Capture of Vicksburg--Major-General McPherson, of Grant's Army, and His Chief Engineers" and "...Arrival of Admiral Porter's Fleet at the Levee on Fourth July, 1863". A full page of: "The Riots at New York--The Rioters Burning and Sacking the Colored Orphan Asylum".
The back page has a cartoon: "How to Escape The Draft".