Gettysburg Address Thanksgiving Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issueBrian 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, Gettysburg Address, Thanksgiving).
Issued December 5th, 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, 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 shows: "The President's Hymn--Give Thanks, All Ye People". However, the most notable content is likely the detailed report of Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg. While the actual address is not provided, considerable details and the rarity of reports make this worthy of interest (see image). The article states in part, "The solemn ceremony at Gettysburg is one of the most striking events of the war..." (see below for the entirety of the first two paragraphs - worth reading).
Inside has a full page with two prints: "The Army of the Potomac--Fight at Kelly's Ford, Sleeper's Massachusetts Battery in the Fore-Ground" and "...Charge of General Ward's Troops Through Kelly's Ford Upon the Rebel Rifle-Pits". Another full page with 2 prints: "The French Balloon 'Le Geant' Sweeping Along the Earth Near Nienburg" and "The Balloon Caught in a Forest--Attempts of the Aeronauts to Escape".
A very nice & dramatic Thomas Nast doublepage centerfold: "Thanksgiving-Day" is displayable and features 7 vignettes. Other prints include: "The Prisons at Richmond--Union Troops Prisoners at Belle Isle" "The 'Chattanooga', a Steamer Built by the Soldiers" and: "Gen. Gordon Granger of the Army of the Cumberland.