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Marriage of Tom Thumb... Slaves escaping to the North...

Item # 172652

February 21, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 21, 1863  The entire front page is a great (and rather famous) illustration of: "Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Stratton (General Tom Thumb And Wife)." taken from a Brady photograph. Page 2 has an article on them.
Other prints within include a full page: "The Effects of the Proclamation--Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines At New Bern, North Carolina" showing many slaves on the road as a result of Lincoln's recent Emancipation Proclamation. Also a full page with 2 prints: "Departure of the Great Southern Expedition from Beaufort, North Carolina" & "the Rebel Rams Engaging Our Blockading Fleet off Charleston, South Carolina" a full page with 5 prints of: "Fort Hindman, At Arkansas Post, Arkansas"; a small comic print of: "Mr. J. Ross Browne, Our Artist 'Correspondent At Large' "; a half page: "The Ironclad 'Montauk' Engaging the Rebel fort M'Allister in the Ogeechee River...".
The doublepage centerfold is a very nice & displayable print: "Hearts And Hands - St. Valentine's Day, 1863" which has 9 vignettes.
The back page has a cartoon: "United States Military Shaving Shop". Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War