Cavalry Charge Winslow Homer Harper's Civil War newspaper 1862 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, Cumberland Gap, Winslow Homer, Army of the Potomac).
Issued July 5th, 1862, 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 pagte is taken up with 2 prints: "The Levee at Memphis Tennessee--Haulding Sugar & Cotton..." and: "General View of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee". Other prints within include: "Hoisting the Stars & Stripes Over the Post Office at Memphis" "Jackson's Monument at Memphis...Defaced by the Rebels" "Colonel Ellet's Fleet on the Mississippi" "Brigadier-General Silas Casey" "Brigadier-General Joseph Hooker" "A Band of Rebels Firing Into the Cars Near Tunstall's Station, Virginia".
The doublepage centerfold is an action-filled & very dramatic print by noted artist Winslow Homer: "The War for the Union 1862--A Cavalry Charge". Other prints include: "The Army of the Potomac--Furious Attack on the Rebels of Kirby's Battery at the Battle of Fair Oaks" "...Captain Wheeler's Battery Struck by Lightning" "Bird's-Eye View of the City of Charleston, South Carolina, Showing the Approaches of Our gun Boats & Our Army".
The back page has 3 political cartoons including: "The Last Ditch at Last".