New York April Fool's Day Vassar 1861 Harper's Civil War newspaper mapBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, New York, April Fool's Day, Vassar College).
Issued March 30th, 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, 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 full front page is a print titled: "April Fool's Day In New York, Opposite the Astor House". Inside has a page with prints of New Orleans: "View In French Quarter" & "The Crescent City" from the docks; and "The Levee" and 2 scenes of: "Lafayette Square". Also inside are a two-thirds print: "Map of the Coast Line From the Mouths of the Mississippi to Pensacola"; a print of: "Peter Cooper, Esq. Aged 71" and a print of: "The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art".
A full page has 3 vignettes of: "Vassar Female College". There is also a print of: "General Sam Houston, Governor of Texas", and smaller prints of: "The Fifteen-Inch Columbiad" and "Testing the Big Columbiad at Fort Monroe, Virginia".
The back page has 3 political cartoons.