George Armstrong Custer Lunar Print US war map 1864 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, Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Map, Lunar Surface).
Issued March 19th, 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.
Note- this issue has a strong diagonal crease throughout at the lower right corner area, also a long closed tear through the lunar centerfold (at lower right above the crease).
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 entire front page is taken up with a great print captioned: "Brigadier General George A. Custer" showing him leading a charge on horseback brandishing his sword. There is a related article inside.
Other prints within include a full page of: "Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick"; a full page: "Map of the Rebellion As It was in 1861 and As It Is in 1864" showing the diminished Confederacy (great display map). There is also a full page with 2 prints of "Huntsville, Alabama from General Logan's Headquarters" and "Dragging Artillery Through the Mud". And another full page with 2 prints: "A Portion of Logan's Command Crossing Lookout Creek for East Tennessee" and "The 12th U.S. Colored Troops Receiving Their Colors on Union Square".
The double page centerfold shows: "Facsimile of a Photograph of the Moon, Taken by Dr. Henry Draper's Telescope".
The back page has a cartoon: "A Hint For the Sanitary Fair".