Sitting Bull Autobiography Nast Indian cover Harper's 1876 complete issueBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Reconstruction, Illustrated Newspapers, Great Sioux War, Thomas Nast, Political Cartoons, Sitting Bull).
Issued July 29th, 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.
Includes the 4pp. Supplement which pictorially illustrates the Life of Sitting Bull.
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 Thomas Nast illustration: "The New Alliance" shows a Southern man shaking hands with Sitting Bull. Inside has a full page Thomas Nast: "Getting in Tune.", two half-page illustrations "Romance on the Hudson" and "Reality on the Plains."; a quarter page portrait of "The Hon. Lot M. Morrill" with a related article; a half page print: "The Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia."
Of significance is the 'Supplement' which has 3 pages taken up with "Sitting Bull--Autobiography of the Famous Sioux Chief'" which includes 15 illustrations, supposedly done by Sitting Bull.