Winslow Homer New Years' Georgia Harper's Civil War 1861 complete newspaperBrian DiMambro
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Winslow Homer, New Year Celebration, Georgia Delegation, Secessionists).
Issued January 5th, 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 full front page is by Winslow Homer & has: 'The Georgia Delegation in Congress' showing 10 men. Also by Winslow Homer is the doublepage centerfold: "Seeing the Old Year Out".
Other prints within include: "New Year's Eve in the Country", plus there is a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. In addition, the second installment of "Dickens's Christmas Story - A MESSAGE FROM THE SEA" is also present, taking nearly 7 pages.
The back page has 3 cartoons.