Declaration of Independence Celebration Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Illustrated Newspapers, Independence Day, Celebrations, American Revolution, Declaration of Independence).
Issued July 3rd, 1858, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued just prior to 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 of this issue features a halfpage illustration of 'The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence, 1776' and also features an article on "The Signers of the Declaration of Independence". An article "Independence Hall, Philadelphia" also features a halfpage illustration 'Independence Hall, Philadelphia, A.D. 1858' plus two small illustrations "Liberty Bell" and "Independence Hall, A.D. 1776". "A Visit to Mount Vernon" article also features several illustrations including a halfpage 'Washington's Mansion at Mount Vernon - Front View' and a small "Mount Vernon Mansion - Rear View". Doublepage facsimile of the "Declaration Of Independence". Quarter page print of "The Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found". "The Boston Regatta" features a halfpage illustration "The 'Haravard,' Winner of the Race for Six-Oared Boats, on the Charles River, Boston, June 19, 1858".