Confederate Cabinet Ben Butler Harper's Civil War newspaper 1861 complete issueBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Harper's Weekly: A Journal of Civilization.
(Old Periodicals, 19th Century Newspapers, Americana, Harper's Weekly, Civil War, Illustrated Newspapers, Confederate Cabinet, Ben Butler, Children's Party).
Issued June 1st, 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.
We note the Confederate cabinet portrait image has a misprinting aspect which makes the figures seem ghost-like.
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 is entirely taken up with a print of: "Major-General Benjamin F. Butler, U.S.A." along with a biography of him. Inside has a full page print of: "The Cabinet of the Confederate States at Montgomery" including Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens. Smaller prints show: "Luther C. Ladd, A Mass. Vol. Killed at Baltimore" and "William G. Brownslow, of Tennessee"
Other prints include: "A Juvenile Party", half page prints of: "Fort Pulaski, Savannah River, Georgia" "and "Mr. Russell, Correspondent of the London 'Times'...inspecting the 10 inch Columbiad at Fort Pulaski"; a halfpg: "Quarters of the 69th (Irish) Regiment New York State Militia at Georgetown College, D.C." & "The Bouquet Battery Commanding the Bridge at the Relay House..." & "Sand-Bag Battery, Commanding the Road to Harper's Ferry Near the Relay House..." and "Sleeping Bunks of the First Rhode Is. Reg. at the Patent Office, Washington" & "U.S. Vols. Attacked by the Mob, Corner of 5th & Walnut Streets, St. Louis, Missouri" & "Drumming Out Albany Volunteers who Refused to Take the Oath". Also a smaller print of: "The Armory at Albany, New York", "Corner Scene During the Excitement at St. Louis, Missouri" & map of: "Cairo City", Illinois.
The doublepage centerfold has a great view of: "The Military Occupation of Baltimore--Butler's Encampment on Federal Hill" with scenes of the: "City of Montgomery, Alabama" "The White House at Montgomery" and "Drumming Up Recruits for the Confederate Army".
The back page has 4 cartoon, two of which are concerning the Civil War. This issue also includes a serialized portion of "Great Expectations", by Charles Dickens.