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Emancipated slaves... Ice skating ... Early submarine...
Item # 172750
January 30, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1864 The most desired & notable print is likely the full page captioned: "Emancipated Slaves, White and Colored" showing one man with a brand on his forehead.
The front page shows the: "Ruins of the Church of the Compania, at Santiago, Chili, After the Conflagration". Inside has a full page: "Snowy Morning--On Picket" showing a Civil War soldier in the cold & snow. A very nice & displayable doublepage centerfold: "Central Park In Winter" shows 11 vignettes including a central image of people ice skating (see), done by Thomas Nast.
Two other pages include several views of ships of war including "The New English Six Hundred-Pounder Armstrong Gun" "Launch of Her Majesty's Screw Steamship 'Minotaur'..." "The United States Gun-Boat 'Eutaw' " "Longitudinal Section of Submarine Batter" and "Rebel Submarine Battery".
The back page has a political cartoon showing Jefferson Davis captioned: "Cold Comfort". This issue also has the 2nd installment of "A White Hand and a Black Thumb", by Henry Spicer, originally published by Charles Dickens' in All the Year Round.
Complete in 16 pages.
Category: The Civil War