Fort Sumter Bombardment Homer Harper's Civil War newspaper 1861 issue w/ mapBrian 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, Charlestown, South Carolina, Fort Sumter, Winslow Homer).
Issued May 4th, 1861, 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 full front page is taken up with a famous print: "The House-Tops in Charleston During the Bombardment of Sumter" showing men & women viewing the battle in the harbor.
Inside has a full page: "Map of Part of Maryland and Virginia Showing the Probable Theatre of the War", and "The Great Meeting In Union Square, New York, to Support the Government". Also a fullpg: "The Boston Regiments Embarking for Washington the Jersey City Cars" and another: "The Seventh Regiment Marching Down Broadway to Embark For the War". A nearly half pg: "Departure of Transport Steamers from New York for Washington with Volunteers" and a half pg: "The 'R.R. Cuyler' Sailing from New York with the 71st Regiment New York State Militia on Board". A full page shows: "First Blood--The Sixth Massachusetts Regiment Fighting their Way Through Baltimore".
Other prints include: "Stevens's Bomb-Proof Floating Batter", "The Heroes of Fort Sumter" "Parade of United States Troops on Governor's Island Before Embarkation" and "Recruits Drilling in Squads on Governor's Island, New York" and a small print of: "Harper's Ferry, Virginia".
This issue also includes a serialized portion of "Great Expectations", by Charles Dickens. The back page has two cartoons.