Santa Claus Winslow Homer Reconstruction Harper's newspaper 1869 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Reconstruction Era, Illustrated Newspapers, Thomas Nast, Santa Claus, Christmas, Winslow Homer, Sleigh Ride).
Issued January 2nd, 1869, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during the Reconstruction era. 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 full front page is a nice print: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" showing a full-figure Santa Claus carrying a Christmas tree. Inside is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Belles" showing a family in a sleigh.
Another full page has: 'Home for the Holidays" and other prints include: "The Christmas Tree" "A Curious Custom Observed by the Greek Church in Russia". "Alaska Relics" "Lynch Law In Indiana - The Vigilance Committee at Work at the New Albany Jail" and "View of Santa Catalina, District of Guantanamo, Cuba".