Charleston S.C. Fort Sumter birds-eye view 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, South Carolina, Charleston, Fort Sumter).
Issued January 26th, 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. 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 shows: "The Prayer at Sumter". Other prints inside include: "Firing on the 'Star of the West' from the South Carolina Battery on Morris Island" "Group of Guns & Gun Carriages Dismantled by Major Anderson at Fort Moultrie" "Battery at Fort Moultrie, Bearing on Fort Sumter", a full page: "Fort Sumter, Seen from the Rear, at Low Water" and also: "Main Battery at Fort Sumter, Bearing on Fort Moultrie and the Channel". Also: "Fort Sumter--The Casemates: Hoisting a Gun" "...the Sally-Fort" "Interior of Fort Sumter from the Parapet" "Gorge of Fort Sumter--Sally Port" and a very nice full page view of: "The City of Charleston, South Carolina".
This issue also contains a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. The back page has 3 cartoons.