Great Mississippi Expedition Harper's Civil War newspaper 1862 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).
Issued February 1st, 1862, 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 full front page has two prints: "Destruction of a Schooner off Cumberland Inlet, Georgia, by the boats of the 'Alabama'" and "The Pirate 'Sumter' Firing at the Brig 'Joseph Parks' of Boston".
Inside has a full page print with 8 images of: "War Scenes On Green River, Kentucky" and other fullpg. prints: "Embarkation of General M'Clernand's Brigade at Cairo--The Advance of the Great Mississippi Expedition" and "Commander Porter's Mortar Flotilla" along with: "Sections of Mortars, Mortar Bends, and Supports". as well as: "Released Prisoners Returning to the Camp of the Thirty-First Regiment New York Volunteers...".
Other prints include a halfpg: "The United States Steam Sloop of War 'Pensacola' Passing The Rebel Batteries in the Potomac" and "The Vessels of General Burnside's Expedition Off Fortress Monroe the Night Before Their Departure"; a halfpg: "Brigadier-General Kelley, United States Volunteers, And Staff"; halfpg: "Encampment of Captain Patterson's Cavalry Scouts, Near Hancock, Maryland".
The back page has 2 political cartoons.