Search Within Results:
Arts & Entertainment
Arts & Entertainment
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 4, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1861 The full front page is taken up with a famous print: "The House-Tops in Charleston During the Bombardment of Sumter" showing men & women viewing the battle in the harbor.
Inside has a full page: "Map of Part of Maryland and Virginia Showing the Probable Theatre of the War", and "The Great Meeting In Union Square, New Yo... See More
April 27, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1861 The front page shows: "General Thomas Swearing In the Volunteers Called Into the Service of the United States at Washington, D.C." plus there is also text on: "The Bombardment of Fort Sumter".
Inside includes a dramatic full pg: "The Interior of Fort Sumter During the Bombardment" and also a full page: "Map of ... See More
April 13, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1861 The front page has a print of: "Mrs. General Gaines" as well as a view of "Point Isabella, Texas, with the 'Daniel Webster' sailing with U.S. Troops on Board". The doublepage centerfold shows six "American Home Scenes", which includes prints of "The Applecut" "The Dance" "Quilting&quo... See More
April 6, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary Of State" taken from a Brady photograph. Inside includes a two-thirds page vertical print of: "The United States Gun-boat 'Wyandotte' Firing a Salute on Washington's Birthday in Pensacola Harbor", plus a nearly half page of: "The Flag-Staff B... See More
March 30, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1861 The full front page is a print titled: "April Fool's Day In New York, Opposite the Astor House". Inside has a page with prints of New Orleans: "View In French Quarter" & "The Crescent City" from the docks; and "The Levee" and 2 scenes of: "Lafayette Square". Also inside are a two-thirds pr... See More
March 16, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1861 The entire front page shows: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds" which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.
Inside has a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with related text he... See More
March 9, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1861 The full front page is taken up with: "President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag Upon Independence Hall'. Other prints inside include: "City & Garrison of Fort Smith, Arkansas" "United States Arsenal at Little Rock, Arkansas, Surrendered to the State Troops", a print of: "Miss Patterson, of Baltimore",... See More
March 2, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1861 The full front page is a very nice illustration captioned: "Abraham Lincoln, The President Elect, Addressing The People From the Astor House Balcony". Inside has a full page with 3 scenes: "Fort Moultrie, As Seen From Fort Sumter" "Morris Island, As Seen From Fort Sumter" and "Fort Johnson, As Seen From Fort Sumt... See More
February 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 23, 1861 The front page is taken up with: "Chantrey's Statue of Washington, Now in the State House at Boston, Massachusetts". Prints within include: "Officers' Quarters at Fort Sumter", "Good-by to Sumter", and a quarter page print by famed artist Winslow Homer: "The Late Rev. Dr. Murray", plus a great full p... 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
February 10, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 10, 1861
* Jefferson Davis elected Confederate president
* Constitutional Convention of the Confederacy
* Pre Civil War tensions brewing
This issue has a wealth of significant content on the creation of the Confederacy, with front page heads including: "Important From the South" "The Southern Congress at Montgomery, Alabama" "Adoptio... See More
February 9, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 9, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.
Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with t... See More
February 5, 1861
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York, February 5, 1861 Page 3 has a report: "Base Ball Match On The Fifth Avenue Skating-Pond". The report vividly describes the scene mentioning in part that: "The pond, which contains an area of several acres, lies between the Third and Fifth avenues...can be reached by either the Fulton Ferry and Greenwood or the Atlantic-street and Greenwood car... See More
February 5, 1861
NEW-YORK TIMES, February 5, 1861 On the back page under Brooklyn News is a report: "A Game of Base Ball Played on Skates Great Crowd Of People--Exciting Scenes." The summary begins: "The long-talked contest for a silver ball, between the Charter Oak and Atlantic Base Ball Clubs, on skates...came off yesterday, on the skating pond in the Eighth Ward, between the Third and ... See More
February 2, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 2, 1861 The full front page shows "The Seceding Mississippi Delegation in Congress" done by famed artist Winslow Homer, showing among others Senator Jefferson Davis. Other prints inside include: "Sea Battery, Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Va". The dramatic doublepage centerfold is: "Dream of a Secessionist--Washington and Valley ... See More
January 19, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 19, 1861 The front page has 4 prints: "Hon. Francis W. Pickens, Governor of South Carolina" "Hon. Judge Magrath, Sec. of State of South Carolina" "Rev. Dr. Bachman Who Asked a Blessing on the Secession Ordinance" and "The Charleston Zouaves". Prints inside include: "Mr. Rarey and Cruiser (horse)"; a: &qu... See More
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 5, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 5, 1861 through February 9, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 2) 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 v... See More
December 15, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 15, 1860 Ftpg. shows: "The City of Washington from the Dome of the Capitol" as well as "The National Capitol at Washington". Halfpg: "Departure of the St. Louis Bridge for Kansas" & one by Winslow Homer: "Expulsion of Negroes & Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston" includes a related article mentioning Frederick Douglas... See More
November 24, 1860
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, November 24, 1860 The front cover is entitled "Departure of the Prince of Wales from Portland, United States, for England". Within the issue is a fullpage "Sale at Calcutta of Valuable Government Presents and Lucknow Jewels"; doublepage "Grand Ball Given at the Academy of Music, New York, in Honour of His Royal Highness t... See More
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
November 10, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 10, 1860 This is a terrific issue for display as the entire front page is taken up with a nice Winslow Homer illustration of Abraham Lincoln, beardless (see photos), captioned: "Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Born in Kentucky, Feb. 12, 1809". Certainly one of the more desirable issues from the Lincoln era, from before he became president.
There is other ... 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.
October 20, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Octobert 20, 1860 Full ftpg. cartoonish illus: 'Welcome to the Prince of Wales' is by Winslow Homer. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'Grand Ball Given by the Citizens of N.Y. to the Prince of Wales' & more on this.
Complete in 16 pages.
Supporting Lincoln and Hamlin in the 1860 Presidential race... William Walker, print and details of life and death...
October 13, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 13, 1860 The front page shows "His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the Tomb of Washington". Inside shows: "The Late General Walker, the Filibuster". A 2nd report, "The End of Walker", provides additional details of his death. Yet another report, "Hondoras... The Capture of Walker", provides... See More
October 6, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 6, 1860 Full ftpg. shows: 'His Royal Highness Albert Edward, Prince of Wales'. Fullpg. shows: "Sheep Owned by Mr. Messenger". 3/4 print shows: "Robert Fleury's Great Picture of the Burning of Heretics by the Roman Catholics at an Auto Da Fe". Nice dblpgctrfld. view of: 'Broadway--Respectfully Dedicated to the Prince o... 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
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 18, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 18, 1860 Ftpg. shows: 'Our Central Park--The Iron Bridge over the Skating Pond'. Halfpg: 'Dheir-El-Kamar, In Syria' Dblpgctrfld. has three: 'General Views of the City of Montreal, Canada' with text. A full page has an illustration: "A Horse Congress--Delegates From the Four Quarters of the Globe".
Complete in 16 pages.... See More
August 11, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 11, 1860 Inside: 18 small illus. pertaining to "Reminiscences of a visit to the "Great Eastern," by Our Artist July 28, 1860." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The City of Halifax, Nova Scotia." Full pg. illus. containing five smaller illus. pertaining to "Stray Leaves from the Sketchbook of a Lady at Newport." Seven small illus... 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.
May 5, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1860 The prime feature of this issue would have to be the great doublepage centerfold print captioned: "Bloody, Brutal, and Blackguard Prize-Fight In England, Between Heenan and Sayers, On April 17, 1860" which shows hundreds of spectators. This historic boxing match is considered the very first world boxing championship. It is a terrific boxin... See More
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
March 24, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, March 24, 1860 Front 1/2 pg. illus. of "Reading the Parable of the Prodigal Son the Deaf Mutes at Their Church in Eighteenth Street, New York, March 11, 1860." Inside: 1/2 pg. illus. of "Hon. Robert Toombs, of Georgia." Two large illus. pertaining to "The War in Morocco" including "Moorish Life-On the Balcony" and "Moorish Life-In D... See More
March 10, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Mar. 10, 1860 Ftpg: "Hon. Robert M.T. Hunter, U.S. Senator from Virginia". "Gen. Amos Pillsbury, Chief of the N.Y. Metropolitan Police". Rather small W. Homer print: "On The Beach". Fullpg: "The Gale of Feb. 10th in New York Bay". "The Steamer 'Peytona' ". This issue also contains the 4th and final installment of "... See More
March 3, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Mar. 3, 1860 Ftpg. shows the wreck of the 'Hungarian' off Sable Is., Nova Scotia. Fascinating print: 'Great Sea-Serpent Found in Hungary Bay, Bermuda'. Halfpg: '7th Reg. Marching Up Penna. Ave., Washington City'. Two small Homer prints: 'The Buds' and 'Mrs. Otcheson at the Piano'. This issue also contains the 3rd installment of "The... 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
February 18, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 18, 1860 There is a small & uncaptioned Winslow Homer print on the ftpg., plus another on the front page captioned: 'Allow Me to Examine the Young Lady'. There is yet a 3rd Homer print: 'Hon. J.M. Curry of Ala.'. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'View of Broadway, Opposite Fulton St., N.Y.' at winter time. 'Pope Pius the 9th'. This issue also con... See More
February 11, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 11, 1860 Page 7 has: Obituary William Evans Burton, Comedian. Quite a lengthy obituary of this famous comic actor. Other news of the day includes: "The Gale On Thursday Night" "The Most Violent Hurricane Experienced for Several Years" "Sporting" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. 12 pages in good condition.
February 4, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Feb. 4, 1860 Illus. of: 'Hon. John Hickman, of Penna.'. Two nice pages with 5 illustrations on: 'The Hog Trade of Cincinnati' with text as well. 'The Rock of Gibraltar' 'The Japanese Mermaid'.
Additional prints, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages.
January 28, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 28, 1860 This issue features a very nice doublepage centerfold: "Skating On the Ladies' Skating Pond in the Central Park, New York" by famed artist Winslow Homer. Also inside is an illustration of: "The Late Lord Macaulay" & article as well.
Complete in sixteen pages.
January 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 14, 1860 Inside has two very nice, full page & displayable prints: "The Sleighing Season--The Upset" and "A Snow Slide in the City", both by famed artist Winslow Homer. Another full page shows: "The Emperor and Empress of France Hunting at Compiegne".
The back page has two cartoon illustrations. Complete in 16 pages, good condition... See More
January 7, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Jan. 7, 1860 Full front pg. illus. of "Union Meetings in the Open Air Outside the Academy of Music, December 19, 1859." Inside is a small illus. including "Benjamin Harris and Master Richard Cromwell." Dblpgctrfld. entitled "The Great Union Meeting at the Academy of Music, New York, December 19, 1859." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Redhorn Surrounded by... See More
December 31, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, December 31, 1859 A very nice full frontpage illustration entitled 'A Happy New Year' shows several scenes, including Father Time and 6 vignettes. Nice doublepage centerfold shows: 'The United States Senate in Session in Their New Chamber'. The back page features three cartoons.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition, and contains additional print... 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
November 26, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 26, 1859 Inside shows many people running: 'En Route for Harper's Ferry' with just a brief bit of text. A half page illustration "The Royal Road to Learning - The Prince of Wales at Oxford". A nice fullpage Winslow Homer print entitled 'Fall Games -The Apple Bee'. Another fullpage illustration "The F... 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
November 12, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Nov. 12, 1859 This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front page has prints of: "Madam Novello, the Celebrated English Singer" and a: "View In Calcutta, East Indies" with related articles. The back page ... See More
November 5, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1859 The front page features a half page illustration of a "General View Of Harper's Ferry, Showing the Bridge, Armory, Adjacent Hills, Etc." An article "The Late Invasion at Harper's Ferry" also features two 1/4 page prints: "Portrait Of Ossawattomie Brown" and "Brown, His Son, and Another Of The Outlaws... See More
If you are searching for a newspaper from a specific date, please note that we have a vast selection available for purchase by using the date picker on our gifts and birthday newspapers page.