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Lincoln conspirators hanged, including Mrs. Surratt...



Item # 172904

July 22, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1865  The full front page is a print captioned: "A British Midshipman Restoring the American Eagle in Front of the United States Legation at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands".
But the prime content in this issue is the somber full page print captioned: "Execution of the Conspirators at Washington" which shows four of them hanging from the gallows (see). The facing page has seven related prints, including those captioned: "Execution of the Conspirators--Clergymen Officiating on the Scaffold" "Execution of the Conspirators--Adjusting the Rope" and "Execution of the Conspirators--Springing of the Trap" which shows the condemned on the scaffold, including Harold, Atzerott, Payne and Mrs. Surratt. There are also prints of "Lewis Payne" "David Harold" & "J.W. Atzerott" as well as a small print of: "The Late Residence of Mrs. Surratt...".
This issue has other end-of-war prints including a dramatic full page: "The Harvest of Death--Gettysburg, July 4 1863", a halfpg. of: "Major General Oliver O. Howard", a one-third pg: "Laying the Cornerstone of the Soldier's Monument at Gettysburg". There is also a fullpg: "View of the Interior of Fort Sumter after its Evacuation by the Rebels" and a page with 4 prints concerning returning soldiers, captioned: "Colonel Colyer Distributing Berries to the First New York Cavalry on eh Battery" "Colonel Colyer Distributing Fruit to Returning Soldiers" "Dinner at the Soldiers' Home, Howard Street, New York" and "Reading and Writing Room and Library, at the Soldiers' Home, Howard Street".
The back page has a cartoon: "What Sensation Has Come to at Last."
Complete in 16 pages. Note: Harper's Weekly newspapers from May, 1865 through July, 1965 are often very fragile and a bit pulpish - with minor edge tears. They are quite similar to end-of the-year issues. Please purchase with this in mind.

Category: The Civil War

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