This is probably the most important gift a soldier
could receive. They were notoriously poor when it came to
footwear. Several soldiers can be seen trying on the new socks.
The image definitely presents a scene of joy and
happiness as the soldiers celebrate their much needed gifts.
You must search for Homer's signature on this print.
If you click for a close up view on the image above, look in the lower
left corner of the picture. His signature is blended in with the
A Note to our Readers
We acquired the images above for the
purpose of digitally persevering them on this site for all to enjoy.
With the digital archive complete, we are making the original, 140 year
old illustrations available for purchase. By selling these
original illustrations, we are able to acquire more material to archive
on this site. If you are interested in purchasing one of the
original Harper's Weekly leafs on this page, contact
leafs are available for a price of $250 a piece, and the proceeds will go to continue to expand the
resources on this site.