The City of Richmond, Virginia.
1862 (dated) 14 x 21 in (35.56 x 53.34 cm)
This is a rare and attractive view of Richmond Virginia printed in the May 1862 edition of Harper's Weekly. Shows Richmond shortly after it was seized by the Union Army near end of the Peninsular Campaign during the American Civil War. Union Troops are shown marching up and down the main avenues. Above the view proper there are three smaller views, Henrico County Jail, the Capitol, and the Rebel Prisons on Main Street.
Harper's Weekly (1825 - 1916), subtitled "A Journal of Civilization" was a weekly political magazine and news journal published out of New York City. The Harper brothers, James, John, Joseph and Fletcher, began publishing in 1825. Inspired by the London Illustrated News, they created Harper's Weekly in 1857. The important weekly journal witnessed some of the most important moments in history from the American Civil War, to the serialized publishing of Dickens novels, to the inventions of the modern Santa Clause by illustrator Thomas Nast. Harpers continued to publish until 1916. The Harper name is still alive in the magazine business to this day.
Harper's Weekly, May 31, 1962 issue.
Very good condition. On newsprint. Light overall age toning. Minor wear at original centerfold. Text on verso.