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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.

(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Naval Prints).

Issued May 18th, 1861, 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 and with short closed edge tears or small nicks. 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.

[B11200].

The front page shows: "The 'Lady Davis', Two Guns, Captain Enger, Ship of War of the Southern Confederacy" and "Rhode Island Artillery Landing from the Steamer 'Bienville' at Washington Arsenal...".

Inside has several full page prints including: "Colonel Ellsworth's New York Fire Zouaves", "Colonel William Wilson & His Staff (Wilson's Fighting Brigade)",  "The Battery or Park Promenade at Charleston, South Carolina, During the Bombardment of Fort Sumter", "Reinforcement of Fort Pickens by Company A, First Artillery...", and: "Methods of Conveying Cotton in India to the Ports of Shipment".

Smaller prints include: "The Rifled Cannon which did so much Execution on Fort Sumter, Charleston..." "Desecration of the Statue of Washington at Richmond, Virginia", "Disembarking the Troops from the U.S. Ship 'Brooklyn' to Reinforce Fort Pickens..." "The Apartment on the Berth Deck of the 'Brooklyn' in Which Our Artist Resides", "The Seventh Regiment, N.Y. State Militia Halting for a Rest on the March to Annapolis Junction" "Quarters of Companies A and D, Second Ohio Infantry at Camp Dennison, Near Lancaster, Pennsylvania", "Head-quarters of Colonel A. McCook of the First Ohio Infantry at Camp Dennison, Near Lancaster, Pennsylvania" "Raising the Stars and Stripes over the Custom House at Baltimore..." "The Long Bridge Leading Across the Potomac From Washington to Virginia, Guarded by United States Artillery", and "The Virginian of 1776 -- The Virginian of 1861"

This issue also includes a serialized portion of "Great Expectations", by Charles Dickens. The back page has 4 cartoons.