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October 6, 1876
THE MAINE STANDARD, Augusta, Oct. 6, 1876
* General George Armstrong Custer
With the Custer massacre just over 3 months old, the front page has an interesting article: "Story of Gen. Custar's (sic) Courtship", with much detail.
Four pages, large size, never bound nor trimmed, 2 folds, bit of foxing. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
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October 14, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 14, 1876 One-third page illustration: 'Hell Gate Destroyed--The Explosion'; Full page illustration by Thomas Nast: 'Between Two Fires'; 3 full page scenes on The Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.; Halfpage illustration: ' To the Black Hills, Or Bust' shows a cowboy struggling with his horse.; Halfpage il... See More
January 13, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 13, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'Justice Brings Peace'. Nearly fullpg: 'The Terra Nova Snowshoe Club of Montreal' & 'One More Mouth to Feed' Very nice fullpg: 'Christmas In the Wilds--With the Hudson Bay Company Hunters' & 'Sleighing Sketches In New York'
April 14, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1877 The entire front page is taken up with a political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast, captioned: "Reform Is Necessary In The Foreign Line."
Inside contains 3 pages of text with twelve illustrations headed: "William M. Tweed. Romance of His Flight And Exile". Also a nice full page print of: "From Tower To Tower--The Sus... See More
July 21, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 21, 1877 Prints include: full front page illustration of "The Reigning Belle" full page illustration of "Old Neptune's Welcome." 2/3 page illustration of "Presentation of the Freedom of the City of London to General Grant." 2/3 of a doublepage centerfold of "William Caxton, The First English Printer, Showing Printed Proof to Edward I... See More
December 15, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY December 15, 1877. Front full pg. Nast illus. of "C. O. D." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Artificial Chicken Hatching." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Breakfast for the Prisoners." 2/3 of a dblpgctrfld. of "Rainy Weather." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Last Purchase." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "M. Jules Grevy, President of the French Chamber... See More
February 1, 1878
THE WORLD, N.Y., Feb. 1, 1878 The ftpg. has: "Another Awful Wreck" "The Steamer Metropolis With 248 People Aboard, Ashore At Kitty Hawk" "Only Fifty Rescued And All the Rest Believed Lost." Nice condition.
February 2, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 2, 1878 Great dblpgctrfld. by Nast: 'Italians, Your 1st King is Dead'. Great fullpg: 'Wagon Trains at Helena, Montana' shows a typical western street scene. Nice shape.
February 9, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 9, 1878 Full ftpg. Nast illus: 'For the Good of the People'. Halfpg: 'A Street Musician' dblpgctrfld: 'Rapid Transit in New York' shows 7 illustrations. Another fullpg. Nast illus.
May 11, 1878
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, May 11, 1878
* Charles Francis Ritchel
* One-man dirigible airship
This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the with several interesting advertisements throughout.
Page 3 has an article headed: "A New Flying Machine" "The Experiments Which Were Tried in Philadelphia Yesterday" See images for text here.
Complete, a little margin wear, otherwise... See More
May 18, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 18, 1878 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: 'Seed That Bears Fruit'. Fullpg; 'The Gilbert Elevated Railroad' with 3 scenes. Interesting Nast dblpgctrfld: 'Our Neighborhood Children'. Fullpg: 'The Chinese College at Hartford, Ct.'. Halfpg: 'Intl. Sunday School Convention, Atlanta Ga.'
June 8, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 8, 1878 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "The Democratic Camel." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Russian Cruisers-The "Columbus" and "State of California." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Rush for Europe-A Belated Passenger." 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "Decoration Day." Also, a full pg. Nast illus. of "Give Them an Inch, and The... See More
April 5, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 5, 1879 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon. Dramatic fullpg: 'Tenement Life in New York--Rag Pickers' Court, Mulberry St.' Nice dblpgctrfld: 'A Cabinet Meeting at the White House' includes Pres. Hayes. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Issuing Rations at the Sisseton Indian Agency, Dakota'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
December 20, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 20, 1879 The full front page print is a political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast: "Borrowed Plumes--Mr. Jackdaw Conkling". Inside has a nice fullpg: 'Bicycle Match at Philadelphia' shows men on the 'boneshakers'. Fullpg: "Foot-Ball Match Between Yale & Princeton" is a fine print. Fullpg: "Canal Life&quo... See More
January 6, 1880
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 6, 1880
* Jesse James killed ?
* Outlaw - train robber
The front page has a very interesting report headed: "Crime And Its Results" "The Outlaw Jesse James Reported Dead--A Bank Cashier Arrested--Other Crimes". This is a one paragraph report noting: "Jesse James is dead. George Shepard's shot having done the work. His wife is at the ho... See More
March 11, 1880
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, March 11, 1880
* Early infinity of space study
This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
Page 4 has one column headings: "Popularized Astronomy" "The Immensity of Space" See images for text here.
Larger than normal issue measures 26 x 20 inches, complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, oth... See More
May 1, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 1, 1880
Fullpg. text with 5 illus. on: 'The Hudson River Tunnel'. Fullpg: 'The Negro Exodus--the Old Style & the New' fullpg: 'The West Point Outrage--The Court of Inquiry in Session'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.
October 6, 1880
SAN JOSE MERCURY--SUPPLEMENT, California, Oct. 6, 1880
* Rare Old West title
A single sheet "supplement" issue mostly taken up with ads & "Sheriff's Sale" notices, although the front page has: "The Irish Vote" "Why It Is Coming Over to the Republican Party". The bkpg. has a nice illus. ad for "Slaven's Yosemite Cologne" (see photo... See More
December 11, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1880
Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "The People's Pleasure-Ground Appropriated." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Statue of Alexander Hamilton, Central Park." Several small portraits of various men. 2/3 pg. portrait of "Cardinal Newman." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Sailor's Return - Home Once More." 2/3 pg... See More
February 26, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1881
Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "An Interior Investigation". Halfpg: 'A Race on the Ice--Bicycles vs. Skates'. Fullpg: 'St. Valentine's Day in the Morning' and 'Winter Amusements', by A.B. Frost. Fullpg: 'A Night Scene in the Bowery, New York' & 'The Streets of New York' is cartoon-ish.... See More
March 5, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 5, 1881 Front full page Thomas Nast illustration entitled "Fishery Figures." Full page illustration of "The Great Thaw - Damage Done By Floods of Water and Rivers of Ice." Full page illustration of "Niagara in Winter Dress." Doublepage centerfold. of "English Church Architecture, No. 14 - Winchester Cathedral." Thre... See More
April 9, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 9, 1881
Full frontpage Thomas Nast political cartoon "What We Must Do About it". Fullpage of 2 scenes: 'An Unjust Law'. Fullpage of 2 scenes: ' A Humiliating Contrast' shows a street scene in Paris, and a street scene in New York. Doublepage centerfold: 'New York Mounted Police--Services & Adventures'. Fullpage illustrat... See More
August 13, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1881
Front page print by Thomas Nast shows: "The Governor and the People of New York Defied". Full page print: "On South Street, New York--Longshoremen Waiting For A Job". Nice fullpg: 'Among the Thousand Islands' shows 7 scenes. Double page centerfold print: "The Death Caldron at Hunter's Point". Halfpg: "... See More
September 23, 1881
THE WEEKLY MERCURY, Oroville, Butte County, California, Sept. 23, 1881
* James A. Garfield assassination
* Rare Old West title
All columns on all 4 pages are black-bordered. Page 3 has at the top: "A Bereaved Nation" with subheads: "President Garfield Dies from the Effects of Guiteau's Bullet--The Closing Scene--Last Official Bulletin of the Physicians--What the Pos... See More
December 17, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 17, 1881
Front full pg. Nast illus. of "It Takes a Star to Catch a Star." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Condition of Ireland - Posting the Government Proclamation in Connemara." 1/4 pg. portrait of "The Hon. J. W. Keifer, Speaker of the House." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The New Casino, Corner of Thirty-Ninth Street and Bro... See More
January 1, 1882
THE WEEKLY MERCURY, Oroville, California, 1882 Oroville is a town in Northern California on the banks of the Feather river, established to supply gold miners during the California Gold Rush. It was originally known as Ophir City.
This 4 page newspaper has various news and advertisements of the day. In nice condition. Actual dates within the given year vary, but the issue y... See More
January 13, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 13, 1883 Front page illustration: "Leon Gambetta". Nice fullpg: "In The New York Casino". 3/4 page print: "A Public Fountain in the City of Morocco". 3/4 pg. Th. Nast political cartoon: "All Honor To Senator Pendleton". Halfpg. print: "Ultima Thule--Scenes In Lapland". Bkpg. cartoon on "Niagara As I... See More
April 21, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 21, 1883 Two front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Viney's Conversion and Courtship." Inside are five small portraits of: "The Hon. Theodore Roosevelt" "Carter Harrison, Re-Elected Mayor of Chicago" "Jacob Schaefer, Victor in the Chicago Billiard Tournament" "J. H. Farley, mayor Elect of Cleveland, Ohio... See More
April 28, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 28, 1883 Nice full ftpg. shows 5 children: "The Transit of Venus". A fullpg. shows monkeys at the Museum of Natural History, Central Park. Fullpg: "The Salt Mine of Petite Anse" in Louisiana. Half pg: "The Drummers' Room in a Western Hotel" & "Sketches on the West Coast of Africa". Full page with 5 scenes: &... See More
September 15, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 15, 1883 Full ftpg: "The Cincinnati Fete--Grand Procession of the Order of Cincinnatus". Fullpg. print: "The Louisville Exposition" shows several scenes. Halfpg: "The New 'Maid of the Mist' Through the Niagara Whirlpool". Full page print: "Richfield Springs, New York, Where The Republican State Convention Wil... See More
September 29, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 29, 188 Full front pg. illus. of "THE Scott Liquor Law in Ohio-Putting the Burden Where It Belongs." Inside is a full pg. of illus. pertaining to "The French Invasion of Anam." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Island and Volcano of Krakotoa, Strait of Sunda, Submerged During the Late Eruption." Small portrait of "Min Yong Ik, ... See More
November 24, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1883 The entire front page is one of the more desirable of the entire 60 year run of this newspaper, being a fine portrait of: "Frederick Douglass", with a related article on him on an inside page.
But there are other nice prints in this issue as well, including a full page: "Autumn Leaves" by Howard Pyle; a print of: "The... See More
February 23, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 23, 1884 Nice full ftpg: 'A Big Blaze at Hunter's Point--Constant Menace to New York & Brooklyn'. Fullpg: 'Devastated by the Floods--Junction of the Little Miami with the Ohio' & a dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'Devastated by the Floods--Scenes in Cincinnati, Pittsburgh & other Localities'. Fullpg: 'Headquarters of t... See More
April 26, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1884 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: "The Great Democratic Protectionist". Nice fullpg. of "The Proposed Cathedral at Albany, New York". Text with 3 illustrations of: "Historic Tappan", New York. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: "The Dismal Swamp" & fullpg: "Judge Lynch" shows a mounted "lynch mob", al... See More
June 27, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1885 Seven front pg. portraits of "English Conservative Leaders." Inside is a 2/3 pg. Nast illus. of "The Liberty Bell Back in Its Birthplace Again." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Late Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia, "The Red Prince"" and "William L. Alden, United States Consul General to Italy." 1... See More
July 18, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1885 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "What the Position of a President of the United States Really Is." Inside are two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Late Commander Gorringe" and "A. E. Stevenson, First Assistant Postmaster-General." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Sloop Yacht "Puritan"." Full pg. illus. containing fiv... See More
July 31, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1886 Nice front page print: "The British Cutter Galatea, Challenger for the America's Cup" is a nice sailing scene. Full page print: "Scenes of the Volcanic Eruptions in New Zealand" which shows 4 scenes. Fullpg: "Twenty-Fourth Festival of North American Saengerbund at Milwaukee, Wisconsin". Halfpg. print: "Trial ... See More
January 5, 1887
ESSEX COUNTY MERCURY SUPPLEMENT MA Janaury 5, 1887. This 4 page newspaper contains news & stories of the day. Historic. Great reading. SEE PHOTOS
September 10, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1887
The full ftpg. is a Zogbaum print: "Mars & Venus at Fortress Monroe". A full page has many scenes of Castine captioned: "An Old Maine; Seaport". Another full page has 6 prints of: "The Annual Meet of the American Canoe Association".
But by far the best print in this issue is the terrific double page centerfol... See More
October 15, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 15, 1887
Front full pg. illus. of "Boss" Gorman in the Toils." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Gen. John P. Rea, Commander in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Traders." Four small portraits of "Champions of Recent Athletic Contests." Dblpgctrfld. containing many illus. pertaining... See More
January 14, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 14, 1888
Front full pg. illus. of "Greeting the Emperor at the Window of the Palace in Berlin." Inside is a small portrait of "Hon. Fremont Cole, Speaker of the Assembly." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Henry Irving as Jingle." Full pg. illus. containing three illus. pertaining to "The New Lake Wall and Esplanade at Chicago." Fu... See More
February 11, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 11, 1888
Front page print by W.A. Rogers: "Barred Out". Dblpgctrfld: "Waiting in Line for a Meal". Nearly fullpg: "Character Sketches in Ireland--A Meeting in a Cottage". Fullpg: "Tobogganing at Fleetwood Park" plus much more.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen pages.... See More
August 18, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 18, 1888 Perhaps the most desired print in this issue is the very nice full page by Frederic Remington, captioned: "Geronimo and His Band Returning From a Raid Into Mexico", which is one of the more sought-after of the Remington prints in this title.
Other prints include the full ftpg. W. A. Rogers political cartoon: "Make Way For The Unc... See More
November 17, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 17, 1888
Full ftpg. shows: 'Gen. Harrison Receiving Election Despatches in his Library'. Halfpg. shows: 'An Execution in British Indian', showing men strapped to the front of cannons. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Crucifixion (Execution Under the Romans)'. Fullpg: 'Madison Sq., N.Y., on Election Night' Supplement dblpgctrfld. has 6 cav... See More
December 22, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York, dated December 22, 1888 The full front page of the issue contains the portrait of 'Henry M. Stanley', the famous African explorer. Inside the issue is a full page "The Expedition to Hayti" which is comprised of two half page illustrations and an inset of Admiral Luce. The doublepage centerfold is "The Late Henry Hobson Richardson'... See More
February 9, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY Feb. 9, 1889 Full front pg. illus. of "Costume Reception National Academy of Design." Inside are four small portraits of "The Late John W. Ehninger, of Saratoga," "The Late Crown Prince Rudolf, of Austria," "The Late Hugo Fritsch, of New York," and "The Late Chas. A. B. Shepard, of Boston." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Street Car... See More
April 27, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1889. Front full pg. illus. of "What, Dat Hat, Miss Sally! Indignantly Lifting the insulted hat out of the Box and Holding it up for Us to Look At." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The First League Game of Baseball of the Season." Several small portraits of "The Leaders in the International Chess Tournament." 2/3 pg. illus. of ... See More
May 11, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY May 11, 1889. Not included are the two 4-page foldouts which are rarely present. Request a quote if wanted.
Front full pg. illus. of "The Centennial Celebration - President Harrison Landing at the Foot of Wall Street, Monday, April 29." Inside are two full pg. illus. of "President Harrison Reviewing the G. A. R. Parade in Front of Governor Green's Hous... See More
July 13, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 13, 1889 Nice fullpg. with 9 scenes of: 'Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.'. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Trolling for Blue-Fish in Fire Island Inlet'. Great fullpg. view of: 'City of Durango, Colorado'. Fullpg: 'Delegated to Break the News--In the Mining Regions' of a husband's death.
Complete in twenty pages.
July 27, 1889
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 27, 1889 The front page has an interesting illustration of: "The Campbell Dirigible Air Ship Recently Lost at Sea" with the skyline of New York in the background. But perhaps the more interesting illustration is inside showing: "Dibble's Electrically Propelled Carriage", being a cross between an electric vehicle and a cable car, a p... See More
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