This collection includes five bound volumes of Harper’s Weekly issues for the full year of publications dating from 1865-1870. Some of the issues highlight the funeral of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War and the First Vote.
Harper’s Weekly, A Journal of Civilization was published from 1857-1916 and featured political content, news from around the world, essays, works of fiction and illustrations. America’s most widely read paper during the Civil War, it famously covered the activities and news of the war between the states in extensive detail. Those issues which focus on the Civil War tend to be among the most desirable issues at auction, while bound yearly volumes are of more value to some collectors.
Harper’s Weekly is not to be confused with Harper’s Monthly, AKA Harper’s Magazine. While published by the same company, in very general terms Harper’s Monthly and Harper’s Magazine tend not to be as intensely collected as Harper’s Weekly. Harper’s Magazine is still around today, known as America’s oldest monthly publication.
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