Southern Chivalry Thomas Nast 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, Thomas Nast, Southern Chivalry, Political Cartoons, Lavinia Warren, Gunboats).
Issued February 7th, 1863, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
Includes an iconic double page Thomas Nast satirical image of "Southern Chivalry" which mocks Jeff. Davis.
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, the incredible centerfold sheet has a clean (readily mendable) 5" split down the bottom centerfold, 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 taken up with prints of: "Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi flotilla" and "Major-General John A. M'Clernand" as well as a nice print showing: "Bombardment of the Post of Arkansas, January 11, 1863."
Inside contains a full page with 3 view of: "Our New Western gunboats--Lafayette--Choctaw--Indianola". Also: "Torpedo In the Western Rivers" "Stockade on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad" "Major-General Joseph Hooker, the New Commander of the Army of the Potomac" "Meeting of Union & Rebel Pickets in the Rappahannock"; a full page: ":The United States Ironclad Monitor 'Weehawken' in the Storm of 20th January"
The very d4ramatic doublepage centerfold is by Thomas Nast captioned: "Historic Examples of Southern Chivalry, Illustrated by Thomas Nast--Dedicated to Jeff Davis" showing has 11 vignettes of various scenes of barbarism.
The back page has 2 cartoons: "Great News" and "One of the Effects of the War". There is also an illustrated ad showing; "Miss Lavinia Warren, The Little Queen of Beauty" in Barnum's American Museum, and who will be married to General Tom Thumb.