Thomas Nast Cavalry Charge 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, Cavalry Charge, Thomas Nast, Vicksburg, Jackson, Stonewalle Jackson).
Issued May 30th, 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 front page has a print of: "The Tug 'Rumsey' Accoutred For Running the Rebel Batteries at Vicksburg" with a related article. Prints inside include a small: "Map of the Vicinity of Vicksburg & Jackson, Mississippi, Showing the Theatre of General Grant's Operations"; two prints of: "Banks's Campaign in Louisiana" showing: "Engagement at Butte La Rose" & "Destruction of the 'Queen of the West' by Union Gunboats"; a full page: "Colonel Kilpatrick's Late Cavalry Raid through Virginia"; a full-figure print of: "The Late 'Stonewall' Jackson" with a lengthy article on him; prints of: "The Scout Davidson on Duty" and of him "Off Duty".
There is a terrific doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast titled: "A Cavalry Attack" which sows hundreds & hundreds of soldiers charging no horseback.
The back page has a cartoon: "The Slave Owner's Spectre" is a parody of Poe's The Raven.