Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue
Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue Vicksburg Blockade Runners Harper's Civil War newspaper 1863 complete issue
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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.

(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Vicksburg, Port Hudson, Admiral Farragut, Political Cartoons, Royal Marriage).

Issued April 18th, 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.

[B8035].

The front page has a print: "The Rams 'Switzerland' and 'Lancaster' Running the Blockade at Vicksburg" with related text. Inside has two full pages with 7 images: "Headquarters at the Army of the Potomac--Blacksmiths Department--Stables and Negro Servants' Tent--General Hooker's Tent--Army Mail Leaving Headquarters' Post Office--Provost Marshal's Office--Commissary's Department--Adjutant-General's Office".

Other prints within include a dramatic doublepage centerfold: "Bombardment of Port Hudson by Admiral Farragut's Fleet". Also a full page: "The Princess of Wales and Her Bridesmaids", smaller prints of: "The Revolving Tower Applied to Harbor Defense" & "Vertical Section of Revolving Tower".

The back page has a cartoon: "The British Minister & the Conservative Leaders".