Lincoln Inauguration Winslow Homer Harper's Civil War 1861 complete newspaperBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Abraham Lincoln, Winslow Homer, Inauguration Parade, Norfolk Naval Yard).
Issued March 16th, 1861, 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, a couple short minor closed edge splits along bottom of front cover and interior page, a thin minor "printer's crease" within the centerfold image, 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 entire front page shows: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds" which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.
Inside has a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with related text headed: "The Inauguration". Plus there is a large and dramatic double page centerfold done by Winslow Homer captioned: "The Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, at the Capitol, Washington, March 4, 1861". Lincoln can be seen at the podium in front of the Capitol.
Other prints in this issue include: "The Washington Arsenal" "Fort David, Texas, Headquarters of the Eighth Infantry", "Fort Arbuckle, Texas" and "Fort Wachita, Texas". Also: "The Navy Yard at Norfolk, Virginia" plus some interior scenes of Fort Sumter. And a nearly half page of: "The U.S. Frigate 'Sabine' Off Fort Pickens".
The back page is mostly taken up with 3 cartoons, including: "Office-Seekers at Washington During the Inauguration."