Catskill Mountain Scenes Harper's Reconstruction newspaper 1866 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Reconstruction, Illustrated Newspapers, Clara Barton, Catskill Mountains).
Issued July 21st, 1866, New York, by Harper & Brothers.
An actual piece of American history issued during the Reconstruction Era. 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 of the issue has a 1/4 page "Among the Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina" and a smaller illustrations "The Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina - Richardson Street, Looking Toward the Capitol". Inside the issue is half-pages "Sunday Amusements in New Orleans - A Creole Night at the French Opera-House"; "Sunday Amusements in New Orleans - The Cockpit"; "Taking the Oath and Drawing Rations"; 1/3 page "United States Naval Academy - Summer Practice Fleet"; double-page "Catskill Mountains" by Thomas Nast; 1/2 page "Miss Clara Barton"; 1/4 page "The Archduke Albert, Commander of the Austrian Army in Italy"; 1/4 page "Relics of Andersonville Prison"; 1/2 page "Interior of Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Ireland, Where the Fenians Are Confined"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.