Republican Convention Lincoln Harper's Civil War newspaper 1860 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Illustrated Newspapers, Republican Convention, Abraham Lincoln, Chicago).
Issued May 12th, 1860, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued just prior to the Civil War. 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.
The front page has a print of: "The Republican Wigwam At Chicago, Illinois, In Which the Republican Convention Will Be Held, May 16, 1860". This was the event at which Abraham Lincoln would go from near obscurity to a position of prominence in American history.
The doublepage centerfold is a terrific print captioned: "Prominent Candidates For The Republican Presidential Nomination At Chicago" which includes portraits of eleven men, of central prominence being: "Seward" with a print of "Lincoln" near the lower-left (see). This is one of the earlier prints of Lincoln to be had in any newspaper, and shows him beardless, again an image not typically found. Also in this doublepage is a view of: "Washington".
Another full page print is: "The City Of Chicago, Illinois, Where The Republican Nominating Convention Will Meet On May 16, 1860", plus a half page of: "Meeting of the Southern Seceders From the Democratic Convention at St. Andrew's Hall, Charleston". There is also a small print of: "Hon. Caleb Cushing, President of the Democratic Nominating Convention". The back page has 2 political cartoons.