George Armstrong Custer 1864 Nast Election Day Nov. 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, George Armstrong Custer, Election Day, Soldiers Voting).
Issued November 12th, 1864, 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, a closed 3" tear to centerfold from middle right edge, 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 contains a nice print captioned: "General Custer Presenting Captured Battle Flags at the War Department, Washington" showing him and many others holding flags.
Many other Civil War prints within, including a half pg: "Valley of the Shenandoah--Gen. Sheridan's Wagon Trains..." & a full page Thomas Nast cartoon: "How the Copperheads Obtain Their Votes" showing names being copied from tombstones. Another full pg. has 2 scenes: "Army of the James--General Butler's Headquarters" and "Signaling by Torches Across James River from General Butler's Headquarters". Yet another page has prints of: "General James Ricketts" "The Late Brig. General Sidwell" "General Cuyier Grover" and "The Late Col. Charles Lowell".
The double page centerfold is a great political piece by noted artist Thomas Nast titled: "Election-Day" showing 4 vignettes (see) including "Soldiers Mailing Their Votes".
The back page has a cartoon: "Don't Swap Horses."