Thanksgiving Russian Fleet 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, Thanksgiving Proclamation, Lincoln, Russian Fleet).
Issued October 17th, 1863, 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 full front page shows: "Reception of the Common Council Committee by Admiral Lisovski on Board the Flag-Ship 'Alexander Nevski'". Inside has a full page: "The Grand Procession of Our Russian Visitors Through Broadway, Under Escort of the Militia and Police". Other prints include: "The Anglo-Rebel Pirates--Steam Ram Building for the Rebels in the Clyde, Scotland" "The Anglo-Rebel Pirates--One of Laird's Steam Rams."
The doublepage centerfold is a great naval scene: "The Russian Fleet, Commanded by Admiral Lisovski, Now In the Harbor Of New York". Other prints include: "Interior View Of Libey Prison, Richmond, Virginia, Showing the Quarters of Union Officers Confined There"; "Exterior View of the Libey Prison, Richmond, Virginia" and "Encampment of Union Prisoners at Belle Isle, Richmond, Virginia."
This issue also contains "A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America" in which the first national Thanksgiving is established which was signed into effect on October 3, 1863. It is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. Other Civil War reporting as well.
The back page has a cartoon: "The Perplexed Pirates."