Lincoln Assassination Issue Harper's Civil War newspaper 1865 JW Booth completeBrian 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, Lincoln Assassination, John Wilkes Booth, Ford's Theater).
Issued April 29th, 1865, 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 a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside articles are headed: "Abraham Lincoln" "President Johnson" "Mr. Seward" "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Folly of Crime". A small illustration captioned: "Plan of the Box Occupied by President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre, April 14, 1865" is present also.
Also inside is a full page with two prints: "The Assassination Of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on the Night of April 14, 1865" showing Booth shooting Lincoln in the head; and the other: "The Assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theatre - After the Act" showing Booth leaping to the stage in making his escape.
The very dramatic doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast shows Liberty weeping on Lincoln's coffin.
A full page engraving by Thomas Nast shows: "The Eve of War" and "The Dawn of Peace" with a related article.
Another page features a 1/3 illustration: "The Siege of Mobile - Wreck of the 'Osage' and the Monitor 'Milwaukee'", 1/3 page illustration: "Landing of the National Forces at the Mouth of Fish River, Below Mobile, March 23, 24, and 28th, 1865"; 1/6 page illustration: "Destruction of the Tin-Clad No. 48, April 1, 1865" and 1/6 page illustration: "Mushroom Anchor Torpedoes".
Also included is a half-page: "Sherman's Army - the Third Division of the Fourteenth Corps Crossing Juniper Creek, March 9, 1865".