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Thomas Nast creates a displayable New Year's Day centerfold...



Item # 172742

January 02, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1864  Part of front page is a cross section: 'Diagram of Monitor 'Weehawken' Sunk in Charleston Harbor'. Also on the ftpg. are prints of: "Frederick VII, Late King of Denmark" and "Christian IX, Present King of Denmark".
Inside has full page prints captioned: "The Army of the Cumberland--General Baird's Division Capturing the Rebel Guns on the Left of Missionary Ridge" and also: "Different Systems of Sailing In The Air" shows some interesting (and laughable) lighter-than-air ships.
The doublepage centerfold is a very nice Thomas Nast print: "New Year's Day" which includes 12 vignettes, most relating to the Civil War.
Also inside are prints: "The Army of the Potomac at Mine Run--Rebel Line in Front of General Sedgwick" & "....Rebel Earth-works Commanding the Passage at Germania Ford" & "...General Warren's Troops Attacking" & "Rebel Line at Mine run, Opposite General Warren's Last Position" & "Scene at Germania Ford" & "The Rebel Position at Mine Run"
The back page has a political cartoon: "Angel of Peace".
Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War