Winslow Homer Songs of War Dixie SC Slave 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, Songs of the War, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Dixie, Missouri, Thurlow Weed).
Issued November 23rd, 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, short minor closed edge splits to some pages. 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 most notable print would be the very nice double page centerfold done by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled" "The Songs of War", and features six prints.
The full front page has two prints captioned: "The War In Missouri--General Jim Lane's Camp Near Humansville, Missouri". Other prints inside include: "Capture of a Rebel Picket Near Shreve's Farm, Virginia" "Departure of Troops from Camp Union at Bladensburg, Maryland, to Join Sickle's Brigade at Fort Tobacco" "Map of South Carolina Showing the Proportion of Slaves in Each County" "Colonel Dougherty of the 22nd Regiment Illinois Volunteers" "General Hunter, Commanding Our Army in Missouri" "The Batteries on the Potomac--Evansport" "...Budd's Ferry" "Munson's Hill as it Now Appears..." "Photographic Saloon in Camp near Ball's Cross Roads, Virginia" "Headquarters at Camp Dick, Robinson, Near Brayantsville, Kentucky" "Burning of the Government Hospital in E Street, Washington--Rescue of the Sick & Wounded" "The 31st Regiment Ohio Volunteers (Colonel Walker) Crossing the Kentucky River at Boone's Knob" "View Of the Mountain Region (The Seat of War) In Western Virginia from the Summit of Limestone Mountain" and a print of: "Thurlow Weed, Esq."
The back page has 2 political cartoons.