Buffalo Soldiers 9th Cavalry Harper's Spanish-American War newspaper 1898 issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Spanish-American War, Illustrated Newspapers, Fall of Manila, Black Soldiers, 9th Cavalry, Buffalo Soldiers).
Issued October 15th, 1898, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during the Spanish-American War. Filled with commentary and offset images relating to that war and issued contemporary to the events.
Original late-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.
Full front page illus. of "The Fall of Manila." Inside has two full pages showing: "Scenes Attending the Surrender of Manila." 1/2 pg. of illus. of "Launch of the United States Battle Ship 'Illinois' at Newport News, Virginia, October 4, 1898." Full pg. illus. of "Our Occupation of Puerto Rico."
Perhaps the most notable print is the centerfold: "Forgotten Heroes" showing Troop C, 9th U.S. Cavalry, Captain Taylor leading the charge at San Juan Hill. This was one of six regiments of the regular Army set aside for black enlisted men.
Also: 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Battle of Omdurman, September 2, 1898." Full pg. illus. of "At the Playhouses of New York." 2/3 pg. of illus. of : "The Closing Chapter in the Story of an Empress - Scenes at the Funeral of Elizabeth of Austria."