SUPERB SKETCH OF DEADWOOD//THE REPUBLICAN ELEPHANT!
Harper’s Weekly, New York
October 28, 1876
This history-packed illustrated newspaper contains a superb half-page detailed sketch of Deadwood, the legendary mining town established in 1876 to serve the prospectors hunting the rich new gold finds in the Black Hills of present-day South Dakota. The producers of the hit HBO Series, DEADWOOD, actually used this sketch to ensure the authenticity of their setting. The sketch is mesmerizing to me after viewing the TV series.
Titled, “THE INDIAN WAR,” another superb illustration shows a cavalry encampment with a sick soldier being carried away.
There is an incredible full-page Thomas Nast political cartoon showing the Republican Elephant trampling the Democratic Presidential Candidates! This MUST be seen and can be framed by itself. Another Nast cartoon is the entire centerfold showing a Black man in the South holding a gun, the caption reading: “HE WANTS A CHANCE, TOO.” Finally, one more sought-after Nast cartoon on the front page shows Samuel Tilden, the Democratic candidate, hugging the notorious “Boss” Tweed. One caption reads, “Just in Time to Stuff the Ballot Boxes and Count the Votes.”
16 pp., complete and in outstanding condition. There is simply too much to list here.