William T. Sherman Equestrian print Navy ships 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, William T. Sherman, George Meade).
Issued December 17th, 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, final two leaves with some small loss along the bottom blank margin edge. 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 a print of: "Major-General George H. Thomas". Prints inside include: "Major-General John M. Schofield" "General David S. Stanley" "Torpedo Raft in Mobile Bay", a full page showing: "Our Fleet in Hampton Roads" and "Fort Wool (rip rap), Hampton Roads"; a full page showing: "Southern Gentleman" along with: "Little Child", and a half page showing: "Dr. Von Eisenberg's Aesthetico-Neuralgicon" machine.
The double page centerfold is a great print of: "Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman" on horseback.
The back page has a cartoon: "Robbing the Cradle and the Grave."