Original 16 page Harpers Weekly newspaper printed Feb 21, 1863.
Full page illustration shown at left: "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.
Full page cover of "Mr & Mrs Charles S. Stratton (General Tom Thumb and Wife)"
Taken from a Brady photograph. With article on this famous pair from Barnum's Circus
Full page with 2 prints: "Departure of the Great Southern Expedition from Beaufort, N.C." & "Rebel Rams Engaging Our Blockading Fleet off Charleston, S.C."
Full page with 5 prints of: "Fort Hindman, At Arkansas Post, Arkansas"
Double page centerfold is a very nice, displayable print: "Hearts And Hands - St. Valentine's Day, 1863" with 9 vignettes.
Other intersting contents include a half page print: "The Ironclad 'Montauk' Engaging the Rebel fort M'Allister in the Ogeechee River"
and cartoon of the rear page "United States Military Shaving Shop".
Complete in 16 pages.