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Early portrait of Jefferson Davis...

Item # 172118

January 09, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1858  The front page has a very nice and somewhat large illustration of Jefferson Davis, with the remainder of the front page being a lengthy biography of him. Nice item on him before he would be thrust into much greater prominence during the Civil War.
An article titled: "The Rights and Wrongs of Filibusterism" references William Walker and his recent arrest.
"The American Submarine Operations at Sebastopol" features illustrations: "Divers at Work on a Ship, after a Blast" "The Diver at the Bottom" and "A Russian Line-of-Battle Ship as She Lies on the Bottom". "My Boarding-House" features several small illustrations.
Text articles on "The Mormon War", Brigham Young's Views of His Position", "He Pays a Few Compliments to the United States Officials", "He Thinks Buchanan Should Be Hanged" and "The Military Tactics of the Mormons".
"The City of Lucknow" features three large illustrations: "The City of Lucknow", "Roomee Durwaza Gate, at Lucknow" and Principal Street of Lucknow". "Cape Town and the United States Squadron" features several small illustrations of their people as well as "St. George's Street, Cape Town" and "View of Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope".
Complete in 16 pages, good condition.

Category: 1857-1860