Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue
Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue Winslow Homer Christmas Scenes Santa Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issue
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Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.

(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Illustrated Newspapers, Christmas, Santa Claus, Christmas Trees, Winslow Homer).

Issued December 25th, 1858, New York, by Harper & Brothers.

An actual piece of American history issued in the years before the Civil War. Filled with commentary and wood engraved images, 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.

[B8059].

The front page features a print: "Santa Claus Paying His Usual Christmas Visit to His Young Friends" shows him in a sleigh pulled by a turkey, with many toys. This is an early image of Santa Claus before the more common imagine created by Thomas Nast changed his appearance forever.

Inside pages have four prints by famed artist Winslow Homer: "The Christmas Tree" plus 3 more half page Christmas-themed prints captioned: "Christmas - Gathering Evergreens", "Christmas Out of Doors" and "Santa Claus and His Presents".