Iron Clads Black Soldiers Charleston Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 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, Naval Battles, Black Soldiers, Iron Clads, Charleston, South Carolina, Yazoo Pass Expedition).
Issued March 28th, 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 front page is taken up with: "A Torpedo Exploding Under the 'Montauk' , In the Ogeechee River" and "The Destruction of the 'Nashville' by the Iron-clad Monitor 'Montauk'". Other prints within include: "Bombardment of Fort M'Allister by the Iron-Clad Fleet"; a bust of: "The Princess Alexandra of Denmark, Now the Wife of the Prince of Wales"; " 'Bache's Quaker' Driving the 'Queen of the West,' and Causing the Rebels to Blow Up the 'Indianola"; "Union Jim" which shows a black soldier accompanied by an article: "Jim Williams"; a small illustration of: "A Straggler".
A full page: "Map of Charleston, S.C...." and a half page map: "Showing the Operations of the Yazoo Pass Expedition & the Proposed New Water Line to the Gulf". A nice doublepage centerfold has two prints: "The Army of the Potomac--Colonel Wyndham's Cavalry on a Reconnoissance" and "...View of the Rappahannock Looking Toward Falmouth". Also a full page: "The Grand Ball at the Tuileries--The Bees Quadrille" and a three-quarter page: "The 'George Griswold' Relief Ship, in Tow of the 'Resolute,' Entering the Port of Liverpool, England--The Rock Fort Saluting (Dipping the Ensign)".
The back page has a cartoon: "How the Bowery Boys Amuse Themselves."