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September 25, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1869 The front of this issues features a full page illustration of "The Avondale Colliery Disaster - Bringing Out the Dead." Inside the issue, a page contains a quarterpage illustration of "Dark on Fair?" which has an accompanying poem, a 1/6 page illustration of "Baron Alexander Von Humboldt", and a quarterpage illus... See More
October 2, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1869 The front page of the issue is an article "Rev. Peter Cartwright, D.D." and features a large illustration of him as well. A nice full page illustration is 'Caught In A Shower'. A halfpage illustration is 'Graves of Avondale - Shupp's Hill Grave Yard, Near Plymouth, Pennsylvania.' Two full page illustrations are of &... See More
October 16, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 16, 1869 The front cover of the issue contains an article on "Father Hyacinthe" which also contains a large illustration of him as well. Inside the issue is a large illustration of 'The New York Stock Exchange Board in Session, September 25, 1869' plus a two-third page 'Scene in the Gold Room, New York City, During the Intense Exci... See More
October 30, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1869 The front page of the issue contains a nice illustration and biography of 'Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe'. A quarter page illustration of "Major-General William M Belknap, the New Secretary of War" also has an accompanying article. A nice halfpage illustration is of 'The Union Pacific Railroad - Weber ... See More
November 27, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 27, 1869 The front page of the issue features a half page illustration "Charles A. Dana." Inside the issue are two quarter page illustrations of "The School Ship "Mercury"" & "School Between Decks on the School Ship 'Mercury'" (vessels with the goal of rescuing poor boys of good character and training... See More
January 1, 1870
February 5, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1870 The front page of the issue features a two-third page illustration of "Manton Marble". A one-third illustration of "The Peabody Funeral Train" plus a small illustration of "Alexander Anderson." Another page contains a half-page illustration of "Enforcing the Whiskey Laws in the Mountains of West Virginia."... See More
February 27, 1870
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 27, 1870
* Very 1st NYC subway opens (1st report)
The top of page 7 has one column headings: "'Under Broadway'" "Proposed Underground Railroad..." Coverage on the opening of the Beach Pneumatic Transit subway. This was New York City's very 1st subway and was invented by Alfred Ely Beach. It's power source was pneumatic. H... See More
March 19, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1870 The front cover of the issue features a two-third illustration of "The Sheikh." One page consist of a 1/3 pg. illustration. of "The Recent Accident on the Mississippi Central Railroad"; a three small portraits including "Lieut. Commander W. L. Stewart," "Commander E. H. Williams," and "Lieut. Commander... See More
March 26, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1870 The front page features "Captain Williams, of the 'Oneida'" with a related article. A three-quarter page illustration "Wild-Boar" also includes an article. Full page illustrations include "Scenes on the Mississippi" shows a paddlewheeler, and "Whisky Peddler on the Plains" and "Interior of Male... See More
March 26, 1870
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 26, 1870 The ftpg. illustration shows: "New York--Treatment Of Emigrants At Ward's Island--Women At Dinner." Among the prints inside are: "Laborers Of A Hand-Car Of The Pacific Railroad, Attacked By Indians." "Bitter Creek Valley--Construction Camp Of The Pacific Railroad In The Foreground" and "Citadel Rock, Gr... See More
April 23, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1870 The front cover features a 2/3 pg. illustration of "The Funeral of General Thomas-Depositing the Remains in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy" and has a related article. A small portrait of "The Duke De Montpensier" and a 2/3 page illustration of "Irish Turf Carriers" with related articles are on one page. One-quart... See More
May 7, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 7, 1870 The front page of this issue features a half-page illustration entitled "Photographing The Baby". A full page illustration "Varnishing Day at the New York National Academy of Design" with a related article and a full page "The War in Cuba--Surprise of an Insurgent Camp". A doublepage centerfold '"Winter Scenes ... See More
May 7, 1870
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, New York, dated May 7, 1870 This issue contains an article entitled "A Railroad Two Feet in Width" with an accompanying quarter-page illustration "Great Britain - a New Two-Foot Guage Railroad, in the Principality of Wales".
This is a complete issue in 16 page issue. This has a small tear in the upper left corner of the front ... See More
May 14, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1870 Half of front page: 'View of Richmond, Va.' with some text. Inside is a 3/4 page: 'Head Of Our Saviour (by Leonardo da Vinci)'; a full page: 'The Richmond Calamity--Interior of Hall of Delegates' & 'Richmond Calamity--Removing the Dead & Wounded'. A halfpage "An Irish Landlord Walking Out, Guarded by Pol... See More
June 11, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 11, 1870 The front page contains an article "The Rev. J. Trumbull Backus, D.D." and associated illustrations. Very nice full page Winslow Homer print: 'The Dinner Horn'. A full page of illustrations on the "Greek Brigandage" including the attack, those murdered, funeral and the heads of those executed. Full page: 'Departure of a Steamer for... See More
June 25, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870
* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"
* Very first excursion published newspaper (#7)
This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 is... See More
July 9, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1870 Great full front page illustration with some text: 'First Reading of the Declaration of Independence in New York'. Inside the issue is quarter-page illustrations of "The Late Dr. Nadal" and Hon. Richard L. Larremore" and "The Recent Accident on the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad". One-third page: 'A Pr... See More
August 13, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 13, 1870 The front page has "Greenleaf's Improved Turn-Table" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Austin's Improved Shingle Machine"; "Lull's Friction Clutch"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, in nice condition.
September 17, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1870 Front full page portrait of "'Our Fritz,' The Crown Prince of Prussia." Inside is a 1/3 page portrait of "Marshal M'Mahon." 1/3 page illustration of "Prussian Sharp Shooters Thrown Out as Skirmishers." Several small illustrations pertaining to "A Journey Through Iceland." Two full page illus... See More
September 24, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 24, 1870. Front full page illustration of "General Reilly Bearing the Surrender of the French Army at Sedan to King William." Inside are several small illustrations pertaining to "A Journey Through Iceland." Two 1/3 page illustrations of "Wounded French Prisoners Escorted from the Battle field by a Detachment of Bavarians" and ... See More
October 15, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 15, 1870 The front page features a full page illustration 'The Farragut Obsequies--The Funeral Procession Passing up Broadway'. "The Surrender of Sedan" includes two large illustrations. A full page illustrations 'Masterless' shows a horse without its rider and has an accompanying poem. Many prints on the war in Europe. Nearly ... See More
January 21, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 21, 1871 Nice fullpg: 'Cared For' shows what looks like a Red Cross worker caring for a wounded soldier. Nice halfpg: 'Map Showing the Route of the Northern Pacific Railroad' fullpg. Nast: 'America Sympathizes With the Pope' 'School or Jail?' 'Interior of the Academy of Music'
February 25, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Feb. 25, 1871 Front 1/2 pg. portrait of "The Rev. Bishop Simpson." Inside are three 1/3 pg. illus. pertaining to "The Railroad Accident at New Hamburg" including "...Scene of the Disaster on the Following Morning," "...The Burning Car," and "...Recovering the Bodies." Two 1/2 pg. pertaining to "The Darien Ship Canal E... See More
March 18, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY March 18, 1871 Full front page illus. of "Victorious Peace." (Charub Angel). Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "A Wounded French Soldier Returned Home."
Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "Soldiers' Home, Washington D.C." and "Residence of the British Commissioners, Washington, D.C." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Sunday at Chelsea Hospital, England.&... See More
April 22, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 22, 1871 Fullpg: 'The Banishment of Winter'. Fullpg. Nast cartoon with an Indian getting turned down to vote. 1/3 pg: 'California Terminus of the Central Pacific Railroad'.
Item #599150THE WORLD, New York, April 28, 1871 The frontpage carries a headline "Smashing A Circus" with subhead "Barnum's Caravan Run Into on the New Jersey Central Railroad", "Two men Killed and Wagon Demolished -- Tommy Welsh, the Dwarf Driver, Fatally Wounded -- Three Others Badly Injured -- Scenes at Crawford Station and Elizabeth -- The Inquest, Etc". The article... See More
May 6, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 6, 1871 (does not include supplement - see note) This issue, containing a nice Thomas Nast print as well as others, is complete in 16 pages. it contains, in part, the following: almost a full pg. illus: 'The District Vaccinator' (a good medical print), a fullpg. containing two Nast prints, 'Republican Principles' & 'Democratic Principles... See More
July 1, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 1, 1871 Full front pg. illus. of "Versailles Soldiers Firing Upon the Communists from Roofs and Windows in Paris." Inside are two 1/2 pg. illus. pertaining to "The Burning of Paris" including "...Fall of Houses in the Rue De Rivoli" and "...Fire in the Rue Royale, Looking Toward the Place De La Concorde." 1/4 pg. por... See More
July 8, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1871 The front page of the issue features a nice full page entitled "The Glorious Fourth - Sending Up the Fire Balloon". Inside the issue is an article "Corea" (Korea) which includes 3 scenes: "The U.S. Naval and Diplomatic Expedition to Corea"; "The Corean Sailors Rescued from a Sinking Junk" and "The ... See More
September 2, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 2 1871 Nice fullpg. Nast cartoon: "The Rich Crowing Richer, the Poor Growing Poorer". Nice doublepage centerfold: "Summer Palaces of the Tammany Ring" includes buildings in Greenwich & Norwalk.
September 2, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, September 2, 1871 Halfpage illustration inside: "Suffocation Of A Score Of Men And Boys In The Eagle Shaft, Pittston, (Pa.)--Bringing Up The Bodies." And a report on another page: "The Colliery Disaster." Almost a halfpage: "Washington Territory--View Of Kalama, On The Columbia River, Western Terminus Of The Northern Pacific Railroad", ... See More
September 9, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 9, 1871 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "Like Phoenix will Rise from Its Ashes to Immortality." (Victor Emanuel and Garbaldi). Inside is a full pg illus. of "The New County Court House, New York." 1/4 pg. portrait of "Standing Buffalo" (Indian). A 1/2 pg illus. of "Interior of Fort M'Kee." 1/2 pg. illus. of "... See More
September 16, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 16, 1871 Front 1.4 pg. portrait of "Alice A. Bowlsby." Also, a 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Town of St. Thomas, Nearly Destroyed by a Hurricane, August 21, 1871." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Last Year of Baden-Baden Gambling Tables-The Evening in Concert". Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Rev. Ezra Stiles Gannett, D.D.&q... See More
September 16, 1871
EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, Sept. 16, 1871 The full ftpg. print shows: "The Communist Prisoners in the Orangerie, Versailles". Nice fullpg. prints: "The Last Year of the Gaming Tables at Baden..." "Revere, Mass., On the Eastern Railroad" and "Returning From Work--A Sketch in the Tyrol", a nice doublepg. centerfold: "Yachting Off The Isle of Wight"... See More
October 28, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 28, 1871 The full front page is a dramatic print: 'The Great Fire in Chicago--Group of Refugees in the Street'. Prints inside include a nice fullpg: 'Chicago In Flames--The Rush for Life over Randolph St. Bridge' plus a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'Chicago In Ruins' which is a large overview showing the city in flames. Two more f... See More
November 4, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 4, 1871 Full ftpg: 'Chicago In Ruins--Laying The Cornerstone of the First Building After the Fire' 3 other fullpgs. of fire scenes, plus a dramatic doublepage centerfold on the 'Ruin & Desolation Of Chicago'. Good issue on the Chicago fire. Dramatic fullpg: 'A Prison Van Discharging At The Tombs'.
December 2, 1871
THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Nevada, Dec. 2, 1871
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave th... See More
December 23, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 23, 1871 Full ftpg: 'The Foundling' shows a man huddling a baby found at a doorstep. Fullpg. Nast political cartoon: 'The Dead Beat' shows Tweed. Terrific nearly fullpg. print: 'Pilgrims Of The Plains' shows a wagon train camp on a westward journey (see inset on pg. 13). Several scenes: 'The Experimental Boiler Camp at Sandy Hoo... See More
January 13, 1872
VALLEJO WEEKLY CHRONICLE,Vallejo, California, Jan. 13, 1872
* Rare Old West title
Vallejo is located in the northeast section of San Francisco Bay and twice in its history served as the capital of California. This issue features a great illustration in the masthead showing what would be presumed to be the skyline of the town, with a railroad train in the foreground (see photo).
Four p... See More
February 10, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 10, 1872 Most of the ftpg. is a railroad scene captioned: 'Danger Ahead'. Two nearly halfpg. scenes showing: 'Snow-Bound on the Central Pacific Railroad'. Fullpg. Nast cartoon showing H. Greeley as a Presidential nominee. Two prints showing various ironclad monitors in the Dela
February 24, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 24, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Well Roared, Lion, and Well Shone, Moon." Inside: Full pg. illus. of "Running to a Fire in New York." 1/4 pg. portrait of "Horace White." 1/2 pg. illus of "Taking Virus from the Calf." (Cow). 1/2 pg. illus. of "Visit of the Ku Klux." (Ku Klux Klan). Full pg. illus. en... See More
March 23, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Much Ado About Nothing." Inside: A 1/6 pg. illus. of "Between Decks." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Landing at Havana." Two small illus. entitled "Sugar Making" and "Auction of the Sick and Lame." 2/3 pg. illus. of "New Academy of the Brooklyn Art Association." ... See More
March 23, 1872
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 23, 1872 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions and/or prints: Brainerd, Minnesota Railroad Bridge - Surface Blower - Wagon Wheel - Electric Battery & much more. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interes... See More
March 30, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1872 Full ftpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon. Halfpg: 'The New City Hall, San Francisco'. Nice fullpg. montage of 9 illus. on: 'The North Carolina Bandits' with insets of the outlaws.
June 8, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 8, 1872 Full front pg. illus. of "In Memoriam-Decoration Day, 1872." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Between the Strike and the Family." A 1/2 pg. illus. of "International Four Oar Boat Race-The American Crew Landing at Biffin's Yard, Hammersmith, England." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Shakespeare's House in Henley Street, S... See More
July 6, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast illus. shows Pres. Grant, among others. Nice fullpg. Homer print: 'Making Hay' a key print. 1/4 page print, "The New Jewish Synagogue, 55th Street & Lexington Ave., New York".
July 22, 1872
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, July 22, 1872 This issue contains an article from the "Jewish Times, commenting upon the report of Professor Gratz and two merchants who have lately returned from an extensive tour in Palestine." Another article is "The Westinghouse Air-Brake" which was being used on the railroad.... See More
A tabloid size newspaper from the famous Oneid
A tabloid size newspaper from the famous Oneid
August 17, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Satan, Don't Get Thee Behind Me! Any Thing to Get Poss... See More
August 24, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 24, 1872 Nice full ftpg. Thomas Nast cartoon shows Uncle Sam. Fullpg. Nast cartoon shows a Black man & a K.K.K. man. Illus. of 'U.S. Grant' & of 'Horace Greeley'. Fullpg: 'The Summer Exodus--Leaving By Steamboat' & 'The Artist in the Country' is by Frenzeny. Very nice.
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