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April 28, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Apr. 28, 1860 Ftpg. shows: 'Delegates to the Democratic Convention Leaving the Charleston Hotel'. Also a halfpg. scene of the Convention Hall at Charleston, S.C., plus a great dblpgctrfld. showing them in session at Charleston. 'Statue of Henry Clay, at New Orleans'. The back page has a notice for "The Base Ball Player's Pocket Companion" availabl... See More
June 9, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 9, 1860 Full front pg. illus. of "General Giuseppe Garibaldi." Inside contains a "Map of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The City of Messina, in Sicily." Large illus. spanning across the bottom of two pgs. of "General View of the City of Naples, with Mount Vesuvius in the Distance." 1/2 pg. illus. of the "E... See More
June 16, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, June 16, 1860 Very fine dblpgctrfld. showing a: 'General View of the Central Park, N.Y.' being a nice overview of it. Also a related article. The ftpg. includes a nearly halfpg. illus. of swans in Central Park. Complete in 16 pages.
June 23, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, June 23, 1860 Ftpg. has 6 comic scenes on: "The Derby Day" at Epsom Downs. Very nice fullpg. print: "Epsom Racecourse--The Coming In" showing the race in progress. Quarterpg: "Tommy" of the Japanese Embassy. Four dramatic illus. of: "The Great Tornado" in Camanche, Iowa & Albany City, Illinois. Fullpg. shows: '... See More
June 30, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, June 30, 1860 There is a fullpg: "Departure of Garibaldi & His Followers from Genoa". A decorative dblpgctrfld: "Ball Given by the City of New York to the Japanese Embassy". One-third pg has: "The Royal Palace at Palermo".
Complete in 16 pages.
August 25, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1860 Perhaps the most significant print in this issue is the back page political cartoon captioned: "The Coming Man's Presidential Career, a la Blondin" showing a beardless Abe Lincoln with an African-American on his shoulders. (Blondin was a famous tightrope walker who had walked across Niagara Falls on a rope the year prior). An... See More
August 25, 1860
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 25, 1860
* Great Niagara Falls illustration
Certainly the prime piece with this issue is the excellent, very large, and colorful foldout "Supplement" print captioned: "The Falls Of Niagara" which folds out to measure 23 1/2 by 34 1/2 inches.
When this issue becomes available this beautiful print is typically missing, havin... See More
September 1, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 1, 1860 Ftpg. has three small prints re: "The Ohio Holy Stone--Great Circular Mound Near Newark, Ohio". Two-thirds pg: "City of Damascus, Syria". Fullpg. shows fireworks upon completion of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, Canada. Fullpg: "Durham & Devon Cows". Another print is: "Proposed New Parliament Buildings ... See More
September 15, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 15, 1860 Nice halfpg. illus. of: "Hon. Horace Greeley". Great dblpgctrfld: "The Drive in the Central Park, New York" by Winslow Homer shows a "young" Central Park with the trees very small. One-third pg: "General View of the City of London, Canada West". Half-page: "The Prince of Wales' Progress.--King ... See More
September 22, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 22, 1860 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "Francesco II., The King of Naples." Inside: 1/4 pg. illus. of "Columbia Making Her Toilet to Receive the Prince" and 1/2 pg. of "Columbia's Welcome". 1/2 pg. illus. of "Rev. William Wood Stamp, President of the Wesleyan Methodist Society, England, for 1860-1861." 1/2 pg. ill... See More
October 27, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, October 27, 1860 Fullpg: "Britain Americanized" includes a pool table. Two nice fullpg. prints: "The Prince of Wales at West Point". "Grand Ball to the Prince at the Academy of Music, Boston" plus much more.
Complete in 16 pages.
November 17, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 17, 1860 The full front page shows: 'Gen. Guiseppe Garibaldi" who was considered the George Washington of Italy, the person most responsible for uniting the country. There is also a page two article on him.
Other prints include a nice full pg. of: "Fort Moultrie (Sullivan's Island), Charleston, South Carolina in the Distance", a... See More
December 8, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 8, 1860 Ftpg. article & illus. of; 'Hon. Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the U.S.'. Four illus. re. 'The Marine School at Charleston, S.C.'. Terrific & very displayable dblpgctrfld: 'General View of the Fortifications for the Defense of the City of New York' shows 7 forts in the vicinity, including ones at Long Is., Staten Is., Gov.'s ... See More
December 29, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 29, 1860 Full ftpg: 'Christmas Day, 1860' shows a family at Christmas dinner. Nice fullpg: 'Christmas Chimes at Trinity Church, N.Y. This issue also contains a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. In addition, the 1st installment of "Dickens's Christmas Story - A MESSAGE FROM THE SEA" is also... See More
January 12, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1861 Much of front page is taken up with a print of: "Major Anderson, U.S.A., Commanding At Ft. Sumter" with a biography of him. Also in this issue is a dramatic full page: "The Battle of New Orleans, Fought Jan. 8, 1815" & "Sketches of Ft. Moultrie" which has 5 prints; "Senator Seward's Arabian Horses--Maanak... See More
February 16, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 16, 1861 A very nice display issue for Valentine's Day as the entire front page is a handsome print titled: "Saint Valentine's Day" showing 6 vignettes (see).
Inside pages include a fullpg: "A ten-inch Mounted as a Mortar at Ft. Sumter"; a smaller print: "The Sally Port at Sumter--Interior"; a doublepage centerfold of... See More
March 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1861 The front page is taken up with: "Major Anderson's Command at Fort Sumter" which includes 9 officers, one of whom is "Capt. A. Doubleday". Other prints inside include: "Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina" "Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the ... See More
May 11, 1861
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 11, 1861 The front page of this issue features an illustration captioned: "Arrest of Agba'", which actually pertains to the accompanying story: "Godolphin Arabian or The King of the Winds".
Page eight of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning boxing, entitled: "The Ring in England"&... See More
November 9, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 9, 1861 (See Note Below) The front page has a print of an: "Attack Upon the Camp of the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers (Wilson's Zouaves), On Santa Rosa Island" as well as a print of: "Captain S. F. Dupont, Commanding the Great Naval Expedition".
Other prints inside include: "Our Army at Edwards' Ferry on the Potomac,... See More
November 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 23, 1861 The most notable print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold done by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled" "The Songs of War", and features six prints.
The full front page has two prints captioned: "The War In Missouri--General Jim Lane's Camp Near Humansville, Missouri". Other prints inside include: "Ca... See More
December 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 28, 1861 The full front page is taken up with: "Union Refugees From Western Missouri Coming Into St. Louis". Other prints inside include: "Entrance to Fort Pickens, Facing Fort Barancas, After Two Days' Bombardment" "Northern Row of Guns at Fort Pickens..." "Bird's-Eye View of Fort Pickens During the Bombardme... See More
January 4, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1862 The full front page is a notable Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Boxes in Camp, 1861", which does show some mild margin wear as this was the first page in the volume.
Among the prints inside are a full page with 4 scenes of a: "General view of Ship Island, showing the Landing of General Phelps's Brigade"; a full page: &q... See More
January 11, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 11, 1862 The full front page is a print captioned: "Sinking The Stone Fleet In Charleston Harbor". Inside has a full page: "The Battle of Dranesville" l full page with 6 prints of: "In & About Port Royal, South Carolina"; a full page with 2 prints of: "The Defenses of Washington--Fort Lyon, on the Heights of Huntin... See More
January 11, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 11, 1862 Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. Half of the front page is taken up with ads, and half with news & other items including: "The Case of Brownlow", "Mr. Thomas' Plan for the Reorganization of the Virginia Forces", "There's Life in the Old Land Yet", &... See More
September 13, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 13, 1862 The front page is taken up with a nearly full-figure print of "Major-General John Pope, Commanding the Army of Virginia" along with a biography of him.
Inside includes a full page with 2 prints of: "Manassas Junction...Scene of Several Recent Fights" which is the Second Battle of Bull Run; a full page with 3 prints of: &q... See More
January 3, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1863 The full front front page is an illustration of "Santa Claus in Camp", this being the very first representation of Santa Claus by Thomas Nast in this publication. Inside the doublepage centerfold has two large illustrations of "Christmas Eve, 1862.", by Thomas Nast.
A full page illustration has two 1/2 pg. prints of: "T... See More
March 14, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1863 The full front page is a print of: "Teaching the Negro Recruits the Use of the Minie Rifle", a print showing Black soldiers.
Other nice prints within include a full page with three prints and a map: "Beulah Battery, at the Junction of Burnside and Vernon Rivers", "The Rebel Turtle Ram Just Launched at Savannah", "The... See More
June 13, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1863 Perhaps the most notable print is the full page by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Home From the War" showing soldiers embracing their wives & children.
The front page has prints of: "Major-General John A. Logan" and "General Logan Crossing the Bayou Pierre in Pursuit of the Rebels". Other prints include a f... See More
March 26, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1864 The front page has a print of: "The Late Colonel Ulric Dahlgren" with an article on him. The ftpg. also has articles titled: "General Grant as Lieutenant-General" and "General Custer's Raid".
Inside has a full page: "Ambuscade & Death of Colonel Dahlgren" and also: "General Grant Receiving His... See More
October 8, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1864 The entire front page is a nice print captioned: "Major-General Philip H. Sheridan". Inside has a full page and very dramatic print: "The Cavalry Charge at Winchester, Virginia". Other prints within include: "Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Georgia" "Whitehall Street (Looking Eastward) Atlanta, Georgia"; a full... See More
December 3, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 3, 1864 The front page has: 'The Rebel Flag of Truce Boat 'Beauregard' with Savannah in the Distance" & "The Rebel Flag of Truce Boats Coming down the Savannah River". Nice fullpg. prints include 2 scenes of: "Our Blockading Fleet Off Wilmington, N.C." and three views of: "In & Around Martinsburg, Virginia". A n... See More
March 4, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 4, 1865 The full front page is a print: "Sherman's March Through South Carolina--Road at the Swamp Crossings." which also has a nice page 2 editorial: "Sherman's True Victory.
Other prints inside include: "Camp Ford, Texas" "The Double-ender 'Pontiac' Descending the Savannah River" "Charleston &... See More
August 19, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 19, 1865 The front page includes prints of: "Emma, Queen Dowager of Hawaii" "Brevet Major-General Nathaniel A. Mills" and "Elisha Kingsland, Chief Engineer of the N.Y. Fire Department". Prints within include a full page: "The Electric Union" celebrating the union of England & America by telegraph; "College R... See More
September 23, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 23, 1865 The front page shows: "Champ Ferguson & His Guard", the Kentucky guerrilla arrested for murder, once a protege of John Morgan. Also on the front page are: "Hiram Oliver" and "John W. Hartup". Inside has prints of: "Dover Mills, on the James River & Kanawha Canal, Virginia" "Rockett's Landin... See More
October 7, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 7, 1865 The front page shows: "The Naval Festival at Portsmouth, England - Arrival of the French Fleet--The 'Solferino' Saluting the English Flag". Other prints within include: "Genberal H. W. Slocum" "General Francis C. Barlow" "The Late Thomas Wildey, P.G." "Monument Erected September 20, 1865 in Ho... See More
December 16, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 16, 1865 Most of the front page is a print: "The Bible and the Monk" with a related article. The most intriguing print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold: "Central Park, New York City--The Grand Drive".
Other prints within include: "A Visit to the Gallery of Bones" in Paris, and "The Catacombs of Pa... See More
January 13, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 13, 1866 Full ftpg. is a nice illus. of: 'Edwin Forrest Booth' from a Brady photograph. The highly sought after great double page centerfold: 'Metropolitan Fire Department' is very displayable with many vignettes on the N.Y. fire dept. in action is present within this issue. Also: 'Mounted Messengers Attacked by Indians on the Pla... See More
January 27, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 27, 1866 Nice full ftpg: 'Indian Delegation of Iowas, Sacs, & Foxes from Nebraska To Washington', shows 4 chiefs. Nice fullpg. shows 'Jack Frost Among the Rich & the Poor' in 2 dramatically different scenes. Nice halfpg. view: 'The Overland Coach Office, Denver City, Colorado' & one of the banking house in Denver. Other gre... See More
March 3, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Mar. 3, 1866 Fullpg: 'The Mississippi Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church' includes many blacks. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Iron-clad Fleet of England' includes 30 prints. Fullpg. Parade of the 90th N.Y. Vols . in Brooklyn. Two bkpg. cartoons.
Complete in 16 pages.
March 17, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More
April 14, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Apr. 14, 1866 fullpg: 'The Great Fire in Cincinnati' halfpg. article & illustration on 'Robert E. Lee, in Civil Life' 1/4 pg: 'The Rev. Alexander Grummell' is a Black minister.
Complete in 16 pages.
July 21, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 21, 1866 The front page of the issue has a 1/4 page "Among the Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina" and a smaller illustrations "The Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina - Richardson Street, Looking Toward the Capitol". Inside the issue is half-pages "Sunday Amusements in New Orleans - A Creole Night at the French Opera-House"; "Sun... See More
July 28, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1866 Two ftpg. scenes, plus a fullpg. & dblpgctrfld. inside on the 'Great Fire in Portland, Maine'. Quarter pg. illus. of 'Marks of Punishment Inflicted Upon a Colored Servant in Richmond'. Also a quarter pg. illus. of Barbara Frietchie, 'Heroine of Frederick', made famous by Whittier.
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 25, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 25, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "The Riot in New Orleans-Murder of the Rev. Mr. Horton in the Vestibule of the Mechanics' Institute." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Samuel F.B. Morse, LL.D. 1/6 pg. illus. of "Queen Emma of Hawaii." Five large illus. pertaining to the "Riot in New Orleans" including "...The Freedmen's Proc... See More
October 6, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 6, 1866 Four small illus. of houses on the front cover: "Philip Embury's House," "Strawbridge Meeting House," "The Rigging Loft," and "The First Methodist Church and Parsonage, in New York." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Coliseum at Rome." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Rev. William Arthur, President of th... See More
March 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1867 Nice fullpg: 'Indian Delegations at Washington--Presentation to the President'. Halfpg: 'The Negro at the Ballot Box' shows a Black man voting, being an historic print predating the famous 'First Vote' print by 8 months. Nice print of a very early hose carriage of the N.Y. Fire Dept.
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
May 11, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1867
This issues feature a very fine portrait of the famed: 'Mr. Thomas Nast' and a bio. on him as well. Halfpg: 'Lodges of the Chiefs in the Indian Village Captured by Gen. Hancock' shows many teepees. Also: 'Old Sioux Indian Captured by Gen. Hancock'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen pa... See More
June 8, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, June 8, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illustrations of 'The Indian War', including 'Ft. Larned, Kansas' and 'Burning the Cheyenne Village near Ft. Larned' plus illus. of the chiefs of the Kiowas and Arapahoes. Fullpg. on: 'New Regulation Uniform of the U.S. Artillery' One-third pg: 'King Kamehamehla V Laying the Cornerstone of the Bishop's Church ... See More
November 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 16, 1867 Historic & significant full front page Thomas Nast illustration: "The First Vote" shows an African-American man voting. During the Reconstruction South voting rights for free Blacks came slowly with obstacles such as poll taxes, literacy requirements, etc. This very historic print shows a proud African-American--with others in line b... See More
January 4, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1868
Front 1/3 page illustration of "The Sisters of Mercy", which is of a Man in Prison. Inside is a full page illustration of "Funeral of Chief Engineer Lyle of Philadelphia." 1/4 page illustration of "Tenement House Fire in Second Avenue, N.Y." 1/2 page illustration of "Railroad Disaster Near Northfield, Vermont.&quo... See More
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