Atlantic Cable Completion Cherbourg 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, Atlantic Cable, Cherbourg, France, Quarantine Establishment, Ruins, Staten Island).
Issued September 11th, 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 a full page illustration entitled 'The Atlantic Cable Celebration--The Niagaras in Broadway'. Inside an half page illustration 'The Ruins of the Quarantine Establishment, on Staten Island'. Two more full page illustrations on celebrations for the Atlantic Cable completion, including: 'Firemen Lighting their Torches in Union Square' and 'Presentation to Cyrus W. Field in the Crystal Palace'. An article "Cherbourg" with accompanying illustration on "The New Basin At Cherbourg"