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Homer print on the front page... Jefferson Davis...

Item # 172438

February 02, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York,  Feb. 2, 1861 The full front page shows "The Seceding Mississippi Delegation in Congress" done by famed artist Winslow Homer, showing among others Senator Jefferson Davis. Other prints inside include: "Sea Battery, Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Va". The dramatic doublepage centerfold is: "Dream of a Secessionist--Washington and Valley Forge". There are two scenes of: "The Brooklyn Academy of Music", and a small print of "D.F. Jamieson".  
This issue also contains a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. The back page is mostly taken up with a series of 9 cartoons headed: "An Evening With Rarey", plus another cartoon. Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War