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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Spanish-American War, Illustrated Newspapers, Uncle Sam, War & Peace, Mardi Gras, New Orleans).
Issued March 12th, 1898, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during the Spanish-American War. Filled with commentary and offset images relating to that war and issued contemporary to the events.
Original late-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, some pages loosened, spine stitch nicks from once having been bound up, 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 a full page illustration of "An Example to all Nations." with Uncle Sam. Inside full page of illustrations include "Packing Over the Dyea and Skaguay Trails in Winter." , "The 'Maine' Disaster - Wrecking Operations and the Court of Inquiry." 2/3 pg. illustration of "The King of the Carnival Arrives on the Royal Yacht." The double page centerfold is "The New Orleans Mardi Gras Carnival - The Rex Pageant."
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.