Winslow Homer Forest Pickets Harper's Civil War newspaper 1862 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, General Stoneman, Cold Harbor, Winslow Homer, Pickets).
Issued June 7th, 1862, 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 front page shows: "Brigadier-General Stoneman" and "Cold Harbor, Nine Miles From Richmond, Va., Near General M'Clellan's Head-Quarters". Other prints inside include: "Our Army In the Southwest" with 5 scenes; two halfpg. scenes: "Corduroying Roads to Corinth" and "General Buell's Army Crossing Lick Creek on the Way to Corinth"; a full page: "The General Hospital at Fortress Monroe" showing 7 scenes; half page: "The Army of the Potomac--Our Outlying Picket in the Woods" is by Winslow Homer.
The double page centerfold is taken up with 2 prints: "Battery No. 1, of 100 and 200 Pounder Parrott Guns Opposite Yorktown & Gloucester" and: "General M'Clellan's Camp at Cumberland, Virginia, with a View of the Pamunky River".
There is also a full page: "General McClellan's Army on the March Through the Woods from Williamsburg Toward Richmond" and: "William A.l Jackson, Ex-Coachman of Jeff Davis".
The back page has 2 political cartoon.