Rebel Prisoners Gold Panic Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, New Orleans, Levees, Wall Street, Gold Panic, Rebel Prisoners).
Issued March 21st, 1863, 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 front page has images of: "Hon. John Van Buren" and "James T. Brady". Inside has a full page with five prints: "Cutting The Levees at Providence" which includes a view of "The Canal at Lake Providence", Mississippi. A half pg: "The Loss of the 'Queen of the West' " and another: "Repairing the Levee at New Orleans at the Expense of the U.S. Government"; a full page: "The Gold Panic in Wall Street--Entrance of the Public Board" & another: "Destruction of the Clipper Ship 'Jacob Bell' by the British Pirate 'Florida' ".
The doublepage centerfold is an expansive scene of: "On the Levee at New Orleans on the Departure of the Paroled Rebel Prisoners, February 20, 1863" which shows thousands of people.
The back page has a cartoon: "Rappahannock Mud".