Winslow Homer Christmas So. Carolina secedes Harper's newspaper 1860 issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Illustrated Newspapers, Secessionists, South Carolina, Congressional Delegation, Winslow Homer, Christmas, Santa Claus).
Issued December 22nd, 1860, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued just prior to 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.
Nice full front page illus: 'The Seceding South Carolina Delegation' is by Winslow Homer (not in Beam but artist signed in the plate "H"). Full pg: 'Christmas-Day Then & Now' and fullpg: 'Santa Claus' is a small print of him & larger on people shopping. This issue also contains a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens.