Emancipation Proclamation Text W. Homer Harper's Civil War 1863 issue SlaveryBrian 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, Emancipation Proclamation, Winslow Homer, War in Border States).
Issued January 17th, 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, old light damp staining along bottom blank margin corner as seen, 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.
Certainly the most historic content would be the page 2 complete printing of: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" which is the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.
Half of the front page: "The Teamsters' Duel" showing two Black men with horse whips. The other half of the front page shows: "The Army of the Potomac in Hunts".
Perhaps the most notable print is a nice full page by famed artist Winslow Homer: "A Shell in the Rebel Trenches" showing many Black soldiers. Other prints include a halfpg: "Execution of Thirty-Eight Indian Murderers at Mankato, Minnesota"; half page: "General Banks's Forces Landing at Baton Rouge, Louisiana"; full page: "Reception of the Authorities of New Orleans By General Butler Previous to His Departure". There are two 1/4 page portraits of "Brigadier-General James G. Blunt, of Kansas" and "Brigadier-General John McNeil, of Missouri", and maps including: "Map of Mississippi, Showing the Field of Operations of Generals Sherman, Grant, & Banks" "Plan of the
Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas" "Map of the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee" & "Map of Vicksburg, Miss., Showing the Field of Operations of General Sherman".
The doublepage centerfold is by noted artist Thomas Nast, titled: "The War In The Border States" and captioned: "The War In The West".
The back page features two political cartoons, one featuring Abraham Lincoln.