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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers).
Issued November 26th, 1864, 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, offsetting to cover, 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 prime piece of this issue is the very famous back page political cartoon captioned: "Long Abraham Lincoln A Little Longer." showing an elongated version of him since he just won his second presidential election (see). This cartoon has become quite famous.
The entire front page is taken up with prints of: "Captain Napoleon Collins" "Capt. C.M. Morris" & one of: "The Captured Rebel Privateer' Florida' & the U.S. Steamer 'Wachusett' ".
Other half pg. prints within include: "Before Petersburg--Fortifications on the Weldon Railroad" "...A View of the Weldon Railroad" "...Reinforcements Going to the Front" & "...'Mounted Infantry".
The dramatic double page centerfold shows: "Chase Of A Blockade Runner". Other prints in the issue include a full pg: "Map Showing the Entire Field of Operations Under Grant, Sheridan, and Farragut", a half pg. showing both: "Maj. Gen. Gershom Mott" & "W. W. Wood, Chief Engineer U.S. Navy" and a nearly half pg: "President Lincoln's Home, Springfield, Illinois". Yet another nearly half pg; shows a: 'View In Atlanta, Georgia".