Winslow Homer Bivouac Fire dancing Slaves maps 1861 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, Winslow Homer, Bivouac Fire dance, Army of the Potomac, State Boundaries, war Maps, Uncle
Tom, Slaves & Slavery).
Issued December 21st, 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 entire front page is taken up with seven: "Scenes Among The Beaufort Contrabands" showing slaves, one labeled "Uncle Tom".
The prime print in this issue would be the very nice double page centerfold by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled: "A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac".
Other prints in this issue include: "Skirmish Near Hunter's Mill, Virginia, Between two Companies of the Pennsylvania Cavalry & a Large Force of Rebels" "Honorable George Opdyke, Mayor Elect of New York" "Miss Brownlow, Parson Brownlow's Daughter" "Colonel Rankin's Lancer Regiment, Now at Detroit, Michigan"; three views of: "The Ericsson Steel-plated Battery" being built at Green Point, Long Island; "Map Showing the New Boundaries of Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware as Proposed by secretary Cameron" "War Map of the State of Tennessee, Showing All the Strategic Points" "The Combined Spanish, French, and English Expedition Against Mexico" and "Tween Decks of a United States Man-of-War in Action".
The back page has 3 political cartoons.