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April 18, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1857 Relatively few illustrations, but including an article headed :Dred Scott in the Legislature", being text only, concerning the objections of the New York Legislature to the Dred Scott decision and their actions. A nearly 1/4 page illustration of "John A. King, Governor of New York".
Also featured in this issue is the coverage of &... See More
May 2, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857 Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".
Articles entitled: "The... See More
May 16, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1857 Four illustrations of: "Rivers and Cities of Nicaragua", including "Junction of the San Carlos and San Juan Rivers", a small illustration of: "Jersey Pearls from Tiffany & Co."; illustrations of "Charlotte Bronte", four back page cartoons, and more.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and co... See More
May 23, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 23, 1857 One page has: 'The Quarantine Station, Staten Island' 'Map of New York Bay' 'Site of the Proposed Fever Station, Sequine's Point, Staten Island.' with accompaning article. Eight illustrations of a journey in 'Zulu Land - A Journey Thither', one showing an African's leg being eaten by an alligator.
An article... See More
June 13, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1857 The front page features a 1/4 pg. illustration of "Sir E. Bulwer Lytton" with accompanying article. Inside illustration of "Rembrandt Peale". Many illustrations of "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including: "Modern Gaza," "Ruins of Askelon," "Plain of Ashdad," "Ludd (ancient Lydda),&qu... See More
July 4, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1857 The front page features an article 'Travel Noted In Bible Lands' with a half page illustration 'Keeping the Fourth on Holy Ground'. Inside contains an illustration of the: 'Henry Clay Column to be Raised at Lexington, Kentucky.' An article on 'How To Spend The Fourth' with several small illustrations. Nice one-... See More
July 22, 1857
WASHINGTON UNION, Washington D.C., July 22, 1857
* Kansas troubles
* Robert John Walker
Page 2 has a "Proclamation" addressed "To The People Of Lawrence", signed in type: R. J. Walker, the Governor of the Kansas Territory.
A page 2 report about the visit of the "railroad excursionists" includes a letter signed in type: James Buchanan.
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August 8, 1857
WASHINGTON UNION, Washington D.C., August 8, 1857
* Cape May via railroad advertisement
* Pre civil war news from Nation's Capital
Page 3 has an ad for passenger service to Cape May via the Washington Branch Railroad. Has details about departure and schedules, connections and ticket prices, as well as carriage hire "on the island".
News of the day includes: "Later Fro... See More
September 26, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1857 This issue contains the first report of 'The "Central America", the great ship wreck: "...The catastrophe which we all deplore -- which in the midst of panic strikes a deeper thrill... we can only sympathize and bow in humility, confessing human weakness, and saying, 'Thy will be done!'"
The front page feature... See More
October 10, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1857 Front page features an article: "A Panic in Wall Street" plus a cartoonish illustration captioned: "The Panic in Wall Street". 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two scenes in Damascus. 'The Woman-Artist' article also features a small illustration of 'Madame Rosa Bonheur' as well as 'A Rough S... See More
November 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 14, 1857 Front half page illustration of "The Sovereigns at the Theatre at Stuttgardt" with an accompanying article.
Inside contains two large illustrations of "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon" and "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon Preaching to Thirty Thousand People at the Crystal Palace, England." Also inside, two illustration... See More
January 23, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1858 The full front page illustration is entitled: 'In The Bitter Cold'. "Hon. Charles O'Conor" with an accompanying article. "The Great Massacre at Cawnpore" also features two illustrations; "The House in Which the Women and Children were Slaughtered at Cawnpore" and "The Arrest of the Missionaries by ... See More
March 6, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1858 A full page illustration: 'Sleighing In Broadway' is very displayable. An article "Skating, From a Lady's Point of View" features a half page illustration 'Skating In New England' and "Skating in the North of Europe'. "Hon. Henry Wilson, U.S. Senator of Massachusetts" is featured on the front page. ... See More
April 10, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1858 The front page has a nice illustration of "Hon. Alexander H. Stephens of Georgia" including a biography of him. A text report entitled "The Settlement of the Mormon Affair. A full page: "A Masked Ball at the Academy of Music at Paris" along with an article "Busard and the Paris Masked Balls" which also fea... See More
April 24, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 24, 1858 The front page shows: 'Senator Hale, of New Hampshire' with an accompanying large illustration. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two illustrations. 'The Island Prison of the King of Delhi" also features three illustrations. Terrific and very displayable full page: 'An Army Train Crossing the Plains'. Two hal... See More
May 22, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 22, 1858 The front page shows: "Hon. William H. English, of Indiana". A full page: "Coming Thru the Rye". Half page shows a train "Accident on the New York Central Railroad near Utica". "The Island of Perim, Red Sea" Full page. Winslow Homer print: "The Boston Common". "Cod-Fishing on the Newfound... See More
June 12, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1858 The front page article "A Visit to Captain Howes, of The Schoonoer 'Mobile'" also features a half-page illustration "The British Officer Boarding the 'Mobile' and a smaller illustration 'Side of the 'Mobile,' Showing the Mark of the Rifle-Ball". A text article on "Luncan's Light". "... See More
June 26, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 26, 1858 The front page shows: 'Most Reverend John Hughes, Archbishop of New York'. An article "Emigrants, and Emigrant Life" features two pages with five illustrations, one which is a 3/4 page illustrations entitled: 'Departure From Home'. Great fullpg: 'Attack on Fort Moultrie, Sullivan's Island South Carolina, on ... See More
July 10, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 10, 1858 The front page features a large illustration of "James Gordon Bennett, Esq." Inside two large illustrations pertaining to "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including "An Eastern Letter Writer" and "Modern Thyatira." Three illustrations pertaining to "Prairie Fancies" including "A Prairie Hunter of... See More
July 31, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1858 The front page features a half page illustration of "The Lynching of William Barker at Lexington, Kentucky" with accompanying article. A half page illustration of "The Late General John A. Quitman" accompanies the article on him. Also, two half page illustrations of "The Erie Railroad Accident - The Cars Going Off th... See More
August 7, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1858 Large front page illustration of "The Late Rev. Jabez Bunting, D.D." "The Massacre of Christians at Djidda" is a half-page illustration with accompany text. A full page illustration "Cremorne Gardens, London". Many illustrations pertaining to "A Trip to the Fishing Banks." Small illustration of "John S... See More
September 4, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 4, 1858 The prime content would be the two full page Winslow Homer prints, captioned: "The Bathe At Newport" and "Picnicking In the Woods", along with the great two-thirds page illustration of: "Salt Lake City - Brigham Young's Harem and the Deseret Store", being a very early graphic on the Mormons. There is a related article o... See More
October 9, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1858 The front page features a print of: "The Steamship Austria, Burned at Sea September 13, 1858" with accompanying article plus two more full page scenes inside.
Two halfpg. prints are of British Columbia: "Fort Langley, Frazer's River" and "Fort Yale and the Gold Hunter's Camp, Frazer's River". ... See More
October 23, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 23, 1858 The front page illustration: 'A Target Excursion in Broadway' with an accompanying article. An article entitled "The Winans Steamer" also includes two full pages and 6 illustrations of 'The Winans Steamship'. Full page: 'An Elephant Steeple-Chase at Rangoon, Burmah'.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as ... See More
December 4, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 4, 1858 The front page features the illustration of "The Cutter 'Christopher Columbus'" with an accompanying article. An article "Modern Algiers" features four illustrations. "The Centennial Celebration at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania" includes a one-third page illustration 'The Railroad Depot at Pittsburgh, Pennsy... See More
December 11, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1858 The front page features a very nice illustration 'The Overland Mail Starting from San Francisco for the East' shows the Butterfield Overland, plus text. Inside is a text article "Gold Digging" with the latest accounts from Frazer's River. An article on "Views in Japan" features two half page illustrations 'G... See More
Item #619489HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1859 Featured in this issue is an article "Panama Railroad". Other articles are: "The People of the Red River"; "Quebec"; "The Ransom of a Heritage"; "An America in Japan in 1858"; and other additional stories and illustrations included.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, measur... See More
February 5, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1859. An interesting medical issue, with a two page article: 'Dr. Horace Green and His Method', showing several medical instruments, and three 'Anatomical Views of the Throat, Lungs, etc.'
The front page features a nearly halfpage illustration "A Difference of Opinion" which is a dual view on embracing the cold. An article "... See More
April 23, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1859 The front page of the issue features the "Fac-Simile of Mrs. Sickles's Confession". "Cardinal Antonelli and Rome in 1859" article also features two accompanying illustrations. 1/4 page illustration of "General Geffrard, President of Hayti".
Terrific doublepage centerfold: 'New York City and Environs, from th... See More
April 30, 1859
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1859 The front page has: "Sleeping Cars Now in Use on the New York Central Railroad". Inside has a nice doublepage centerfold: "Going to Pike's Peak, the New Gold Region" which includes 6 related prints amongst the text. Some of the prints care captioned: "Camp of the Emigrants" "The Wagon Emigra... See More
June 25, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1859 The front page features a three-quarter page illustration 'Queen Victoria and Her Family at Osborne'. A full page: 'Collision Between the Steamship Edinburgh and an Iceberg, 180 miles from Newfoundland, on June 6, 1859'. 'The Battle of Montebello--Zouaves Charging through the Streets' plus other scenes regarding the battles in It... See More
July 2, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 2, 1859
* South Bend train wreck
* Indiana railroad disaster
* Michigan Southern Railroad
The front page has an article headed: "THE TERRIBLE SLAUGHTER" "on the" "Michigan Southern Railroad" "Sixty Or Seventy Persons Killed" and more. (see)
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, light dampst... See More
July 16, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1859 The front page of features a half page: "Scene on the Morning After the late Terrible Accident on the Michigan Southern Railroad" and a 1/4 page illustration "Marshal Macmahon". Inside includes a full page: "The War in Italy - the Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Magenta" and a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: &q... See More
August 4, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 4, 1859
* Schaghticoke (town), New York
* Northern Railroad train wreck
The back page has a one column headings: "ANOTHER RAILROAD SLAUGHTER" "Fall of Bridge on the Northern Railroad" "A Passenger Train Wrecked" "Thirteen Lives Lost" and more. Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, ver... See More
August 4, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 4, 1859
* Schaghticoke, New York
* Nothern Railroad bridge
* Train wreck disaster
Page 4 has an article headed: "Another Railroad Slaughter" "Fifteen or Twenty Persons Instantly Killed" and more. Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
August 27, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 27, 1859 Bottom of ftpg. shows: 'The Whale Found Near Flushing, Long Island'. Nice fullpg. illustration by Winslow Homer: 'August in the Country: The Seashore'. This issue also contains a serialized portion of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within.
Comple... See More
September 10, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1859 The front page features a third-page view of 'The City of Portland, Maine' and a third-page illustration of "The 'Great Eastern' Steamship Ready For Sea" with an accompanying article. Inside has a one-third page illustration of 'The City of Chicago' which includes 9 scenes as well as a half page illustr... See More
November 1, 1859
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 1, 1859 A very early issue from the state capital. Sacramento became a city due to the efforts of John Sutter, a Swiss immigrant, and James W. Marshall. Sacramento grew faster due to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial... See More
November 12, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 12, 1859 Two ftpg. prints showing "The Prisoner (John) Brown & His Boston Counsel" and another showing John Brown at "The Arraignment" plus an article: "Will John Brown be Hanged?" plus a very nice fullpg. scene: "The Trial of John Brown for Treason & Murder" plus a lengthy related article. There is... See More
December 3, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 3, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'Assassination of Ormond Chase by the Mexicans at Tepic', showing him hanging from a tree. A 1/4 page illustration of "John W. Forney, Esq., of Philadelphia". Also a 1/3 page illustration "Scene in a Fashionable Church at Lima". A dramatic fullpage showing the 'Loss of the 'Royal Charger... See More
February 18, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, February 18 - March 10, 1860 This is a four issue set of Harper's Weekly issues containing all 4 installments of "The Uncommercial Travelar", by Charles Dickens. The set provides a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually. The individual issues are described as:
Feb. 18, 1860 There is a small & untitled Winslow Homer print on ... See More
February 25, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 25, 1860 Full ftpg. illus: 'Clark Mills' Statue of Washington'. Halfpg: 'Bridge over Green River on the Louisville & Nashville Railroad'. Halfpg: 'Hon. Clement C. Clay of Alabama'. Small Winslow Homer print: 'The Meeting After the Marriage'. This issue also contains the 2nd installment of "The Uncommercial Traveler&... See More
April 7, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 7, 1860 Halfpg: 'Terrible Fire in a Tenement House, 45th St. N.Y.' & 'Identification of the Bodies at the Station House'. & 'Railroad Bridge at Nashville, Tenn.' The back page contains a Winslow Homer print: 'Scene in Union Square, N.Y., on a March Day'. 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
July 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 14, 1860 Nice ftpg. illustration: "Diagram of the Eclipse of the Sun on July 18, 1860" plus text. Nice fullpg: "Uniforms of the 7th Regiment N.Y. State Militia". Fullpg: "The 4th of July--80 Years Ago" & "The 4th of July--Nowadays", both being displayable.
Complete in 16 pages.
January 5, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 5, 1861 The full front page is drawn by Winslow Homer & has: 'The Georgia Delegation in Congress' showing 10 men. Also done by Winslow Homer is the doublepage centerfold: "Seeing the Old Year Out".
Also in this issue is: "New Year's Eve in the Country" plus there is a serialized portion of "Great Expectations"... See More
January 29, 1861
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, Jan. 29, 1861
* North vs. South is imminent
* From the future Confederacy
An issue from what would become an important Confederate port once the war would commence in just over two months.
Among page 2 reports are: "From Charleston" "From Washington" "From Virginia" "A Projected Railroad" and other i... 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
May 11, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861 The front page has prints of: "Colonel Ellsworth of the Fire Zouaves" and "Colonel Wilson of Wilson's Brigade" with related text.
Inside has many war-related prints including: "View of Fort McHenry, Baltimore" "The Burning of the Bridge at Canton, Maryland, by the Mob" "The Rendezvous of the Virgini... See More
May 11, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861 through June 15, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 5) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.
This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed ... See More
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