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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Gettysburg, John Burns, Homestead, Thomas Nast, Army of the Potomac).
Issued August 22nd, 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 has prints of: "Residence of John Burns, At Gettysburg, Pennsylvania" and "John Burns, the Only Man in Gettysburg, Pa., Who Fought at the Battle".
A full page with 8 prints show: "Views of the Gettysburg Battle Field"; another full page has: "General View of Gettysburg, From the West" and "The Army of the Potomac--The Advance of the Twelfth Corps Crossing the Rappahannock".
A nice full page by Thomas Nast: "Army of the Potomac--Drawing Rations" is nice. The doublepage centerfold: "General View of Morris Island, Harbor of Charleston, South Carolina" shows 7 scenes, including Ft. Wagner. Another page has four portraits of: "Major-General Stoneman", "General Judson Kilpatrick", "General Buford" and "General Pleasonton".
The back page features a cartoon: "Jeff Davis's Last Appeal To Arms.