Winslow Homer x 4 Thanksgiving Scenes Harper's newspaper 1858 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Illustrated Newspapers, Winslow Homer, Thanksgiving Scenes, New York, Five Points, Shipwreck, Alabama State Fair).
Issued November 27th, 1858, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued in the years before 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.
The front page features an article "The Thanksgiving Dinner of the Five Points Children" with a half page illustration. Two hal fpage illustrations on 'The Alabama State Fair'. An article "The Late Madame Pfeiffer" also features a small illustration of her. Half page: 'Shipwrecked Crew, Outward-Bound from Pitcairn's Island' also features the accompanying article "A Romance of Shipwreck" and two smaller illustrations "Church on Pitcairn's Island" and "Grave of Adams, the Mutineer".
This issue also contains four half page prints by Winslow Homer: 'Thanksgiving Day--Ways & Means' and 'Arrival at the Old Home', 'The Dinner' & 'The Dance'.