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    This picture shows six bindings of Frank Leslie’s (1/2 year each, 1862 thru 1864) and the five albums of the Harper’s Weekly covering the entire war (1861 thru 1865). Following the successful examples of the Illustrated London News and Frank Leslie’s, the Harper’s Weekly began publication in 1857. By 1861 the circulation had exceeded 200,000. It employed some of the most renowned illustrators, such as Winslow Homer, Livingston Hopkins, Thomas Nast, the Waud brothers. Nast was also a plucky caricaturist. He was the originator of the use of animals to represent the political parties: the Democrat’s donkey and the Republican’s elephant.
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