Gettysburg cemetery April Fool's Day by Nast 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, Gettysburg, Cemetery, Thomas Nast, April Fool's Day).
Issued April 2nd, 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, centerfold with some splitting and a small closed tear in the middle (almost invisible), 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 has: "The Soldiers' Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania" and prints of: "General William F. Smith" & "Brigadier-General Henry E. Davies". Inside has a full page print by Thomas Nast captioned: "General Sherman's Rear-Guard" shows many slaves. Other prints include: "Major-General James McAlister Schofield" "Brigadier-General Augustus L. Chetlain" "Supplying Rations to the Destitute About Chattanooga", a page with 5 prints of: "European Iron-Clads" "Bombardment of Fort Powell by Admiral Farragut's Fleet" "Ghosts On the Stage".
The double page centerfold is a very displayable print of: "All Fool's Day - The First of April" which includes ten vignettes.
The back page has a cartoon: "Our Big Guns".