747 Harper's Weekly

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747 Harpers b web.jpg

747 Harper's Weekly

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July 8, 1865. Front page has a beautiful sketch of soldiers heading home, some wounded, one embracing his wife and children. Towering over them is a white-robed angel of peace with olive branches extended and wings upraised. The grim reaper is racing off to the left and other angels fly above, dropping garlands: the caption: “Peace - Fourth of July 1865.” Several sketches depict the wreck of the Golden Rule - scene on the Island El Roncador; a scene showing the dedication of the monument in memory of Luther Ladd and Addison Whitney at Lowell, Mass with sketches of the two fallen soldiers as well. Double page sketch is dedicated to the 4th of July and entitled “Peace on Earth and Good Will Towards Men.” It is actually a series of sketches showing men returning home, hanging souvenirs of war above the mantle, tilling the fields etc. A full page sketch shows the ruins in downtown Charleston; half page shows paroled rebel prisoners (a Waud sketch); another shows the cells in which the conspirators were confined in the old Washington Penitentiary. Two pages of ads, one political cartoon. Stories accompany all illustrations. A sixteen page paper with some fraying and a few tape repairs

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