U.S.S. Richmond Mobile AL Naval Warfare 1864 Harper's Civil War newspaperBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers).
Issued February 13th, 1864, 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, some old staining as seen, 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 is a print: "Our Flag Is There!" with a related article inside. Other prints within include: "The Confederates Evacuating Brownsville, Texas" with a related article; "The Lindell Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri" "Guard Boat on Picket Duty Off Mobile" "The United States Steamer 'Kennebec' Chasing the Rebel Steamer 'Grey Jacket' " "Headquarters Of The United States Sanitary Commission at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania" "Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, Virginia" "Cook House at General Hospital, Gettysburg" "General M. C. Meigs" "Leataba, Chief of the Mojaves" with a related article; "Antonio Azul, Chief of the Pimos" and "William Makepeace Thackeray".
The double page centerfold is a nice print of: "The United States Sloop of War 'Richmond' On Blockade Duty Off Mobile"
This issue contains the 3rd installment of "A White Hand and a Black Thumb", by Henry Spicer, originally published by Charles Dickens' in All the Year Round.
The back page has a cartoon "A Real Trouble".