Union Refugees Winslow Homer 1861 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, Union Refugees, Winslow Homer).
Issued December 28th, 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. 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 is taken up with: "Union Refugees From Western Missouri Coming Into St. Louis". Other prints inside include: "Entrance to Fort Pickens, Facing Fort Barancas, After Two Days' Bombardment" "Northern Row of Guns at Fort Pickens..." "Bird's-Eye View of Fort Pickens During the Bombardment" "General Halleck's Fleet of Mortar-Boats for Service on the Mississippi"; "The City of Charleston, South Carolina, Looking Seaward & showing the Burned District"; plus six smaller prints of buildings showing: "The Burning of Charleston".
The double page centerfold is of the "Great Fair Given at the City Assembly Rooms, New York, In Aid of the City Poor". Other prints include: "The Execution of the Deserter William Johnson in General Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac" and "Fort Pulaski, Savannah River, Georgia".
The back page has two political cartoons. Complete in 16 pages.