Winslow Homer Slavery Seceding States Map 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, War Map, George Washington Statue).
Issued February 23rd, 1861, New York, by Harper & Brothers. 16 pp.
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 is taken up with: "Chantrey's Statue of Washington, Now in the State House at Boston, Massachusetts". Prints within include: "Officers' Quarters at Fort Sumter", "Good-by to Sumter", and a quarter page print by famed artist Winslow Homer: "The Late Rev. Dr. Murray", plus a great full page map: "Map Showing the Comparative Area of the Northern and Southern States East of the Rocky Mountains, 1861" which would be nice for display.
Of particular note is the text of the various speeches President Lincoln gave as he left Springfield and headed to take the oath of office in Washington, D.C. Included are those he gave at Springfield, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Pittsburgh. Of particular interest is the "adieu" speech he gave upon his departure from Springfield, Illinois (see image).
Other prints include: "Fort Pickens, Pensacola Harbor, Florida--Looking Seaward, Fort M'Rae In the Distance", "Fort Jefferson, Tortugas (Key West), Florida", "Lieut. Slemmer, U.S.A., Commanding Fort Pickens" "Leiut. Gilman, U.S.A., of the Garrison at Fort Pickens" and a print showing: "Davis and Stephens, President and Vice President of the Southern Confederacy" with biographies of both.
This issue also includes a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. The back page has 3 cartoons.