Thanksgiving in Camp W. Homer 1862 Harper's Civil War newspaper 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, Ambrose Burnside, Thanksgiving, Snickersville).
Issued November 29th, 1869, 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 most desired print in this issue would be the very nice full page by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: "Thanksgiving In Camp".
The front page has a nice portrait of: "Major-General A. E. Burnside, Commander of the Army of the Potomac" with an article on him. Other prints inside include: "The Army of the Potomac--Thoroughfare Gap" "Warrenton, Virginia" "McClellan's Adieux to His Officers at Warrenton, Virginia" "The 'Passaic' Trying Her Large Gun at the Pallisades..." "Launch of the British Iron-Clad Screw Frigate 'Caledonia', 34 Guns, at Wookwich".
The nice doublepage centerfold shows: "Gen. McClellan Taking Leave of His Army' before a large, cheering crowd of soldiers. Other prints include: "The Advance Guard of the Army of the Potomac Attacking the Rebels Near Snickersville".
The back page has two political cartoons: "Old Mother Buchanan at Wheatland" & "Another Diplomatic Mess".