Fort Sumter view & map Bombardment Abe Lincoln 1861 Harper's Civil War newspaperBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, South Carolina, Charleston, Fort Sumter, Abe Lincoln).
Issued April 27th, 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, map of Fort Sumter harbor with corner crease. 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 shows: "General Thomas Swearing In the Volunteers Called Into the Service of the United States at Washington, D.C." plus there is also text on: "The Bombardment of Fort Sumter".
Inside includes a dramatic full pg: "The Interior of Fort Sumter During the Bombardment" and also a full page: "Map of Charleston Harbor, Showing Fort Sumter & the Confederate Batteries". The doublepage centerfold is another dramatic print of the: "Bombardment of Fort Sumter by the Batteries of the Confederate States, April 13, 1861", while a somewhat smaller prints show: "President Lincoln" and "General Beauregard".
The back page includes 4 cartoons, two of which relate to the Civil War. This issue also includes a serialized portion of "Great Expectations", by Charles Dickens.