Winslow Homer 1864 Nast Grant Wagon Train Scene 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, U.S. Grant, Columbia, Victory).
Issued February 6th, 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, 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 Thomas Nast print: "Thanks To Grant" showing Liberty pinning a medal on him. The doublepage centerfold is a desired Winslow Homer print titled: "Halt Of A Wagon Train" showing soldiers around a camp fire.
Other prints within include: "The Stag Dance" "A Veteran On Furlough" "A Stampede of Army Horses" which is a full page; "Camp of the New York 103rd Regiment Before Charleston" "Accident on the Pennsylvania Central Railroad" "Saltpeter Cave Near Chattanooga" and prints of: "Major-General Herron" and: "Sergeant John Clem--Our Youngest Soldier" who was 12 years old (article on him as well).
The back page has a cartoon: "Check!" showing Mr. Seward & Earl Russell playing chess.