Philadelphia Centennial Expo map Nast art Harper's Reconstruction 1876 issueBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Reconstruction, Illustrated Newspapers, Centennial Crowds, Philadelphia, Thomas Nast, Political Cartoons).
Issued May 27th, 1876, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during Reconstruction. Filled with commentary and wood engraved images, 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.
Full front page: 'The Centennial: The Rush for Rooms at the Philadelphia Hotels'; Four full page scenes on the "Our Centennial" including 'The Plan of the Grounds & Buildings'; Full page Thomas Nast: 'The Lion (U.S.G.) Not In Love - Went To Clip, But Was Clipper';