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January 29, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1870 The front page features a full page illustration of "A Father's Advise." Inside are five small illustrations pertaining to "The Grand Procession" from "A Negro Holiday in Havana". Also, a 1/4 page illustration of "M. Emile Ollivier." A 1/2 page illustration of "A Group of Thugs (India)." Inc... See More
January 22, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, January 22, 1870 Front full page illustration of "The Ecumencial Council-Head of the Procession Entering the Grand Nave of St. Peter's." Inside is a full page illustration of "Curling, or Bonspiel" with an associated article. 1/3 page illustration of "Chinese Coolies Crossing the Missouri River." The doublepage centerfold is by Thomas... See More
December 11, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1869 The front page is "The New York Young Men's Christian Association" and features three illustrations. A full page shows a traffic "Jam at the Ferry Gate" in New York. The doublepage centerfold is a great: "The Ecumenical Council - View of the Church of St. Peter's Rome, Where the Council is to be Hel... See More
November 20, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 20, 1869 The front of this issue features a half-age illustration of "A Political Discussion" (negro/freedmen in the streets of Richmond). Inside is a quarterpage illustration of "M. Ferdinand De Lesseps, Chief Promoter of the Suez Canal" along with a 1/6 page "Map of the Suez Canal" and halfpage illustration of "The Isthmu... See More
September 5, 1869
THE NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 5, 1869 On the front page under "Base Ball" is a report: "A Novel Game in Philadelphia--A Negro Club in the Field--The White Club Victorious"
The report, datelined "Philadelphia, Penn., Sept. 4", reads, in full: "The Pythian Baseball club, (colored) after challenging a number of white clubs of this city, who refused to play, succe... See More
August 14, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 14, 1869 The front page features a halfpage illustration of "The New Mercantile Library Building, Philadelphia." Also, two small illustrations of the "Medal Presented to Midshipman T. B. M. Mason by the Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York." Inside is a nearly full page illustration is of "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," th... See More
July 17, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1869 Page 5 has: "The Kentucky Negroes" "Their State Educational Convention in Louisville" which includes the text of the "...most important..." resolutions that were passed at the convention with various details including: "...time has full come...to understand that old things are done away...all distinctions...all laws founded on ... See More
May 15, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 15, 1869 The frontpage of this issue features a fullpage illustration "Members of the National Sunday-School Convention Held at Newark, New Jersey, April 28, 29 and 30, 1869". Inside is an article "The 'Odd Fellows' Semi-Centennial" which features a quarterpage illustration "Thomas Wildey, P.G., Founder of Odd Fellowship in Americ... See More
March 1, 1869
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 1, 1869
* 1st Negro to make speech in Congress
John Willis Menard has the distinction of being the first African-American to be elected to the House of Representatives, representing Louisiana, and consequently on February 27 he became the first to address the chamber. See the hyperlink for more on him.
This issue has a nice front page report of this notab... See More
February 28, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, February 28, 1869 John Willis Menard has the distinction of being the first African-American to be elected to the House of Representatives, representing Louisiana, and consequently on February 27 he became the first to address the chamber. See the hyperlink for more on him.
This issue has a nice front page, first column report of this notable event under the heading: "Washing... See More
February 6, 1869
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 6, 1869 This issue features a large frontpage view of "Young Men's Christian Association Building, San Francisco, California". Also, a half page illustration "National Colored Convention in Session at Washington, D.C." with a related front page article. There are two fullpage illustrations "The Long Sleep" and "Pr... See More
January 30, 1869
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1869 The frontpage features a fullpage illustration of 'Great Fire in Philadelphia - Destruction of Caldwell's Jewelry Establishment on Chestnut Street' shows a large building in flames, with a fire engine and fire fighters. Inside is 'The Chicago River Tunnel' which shows 5 views. 'View of the New Hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio'... See More
January 16, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 16, 1869 Nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: 'Winter At Sea--Taking in Sail Off the Coast'. Fullpg. shows 3 scenes: 'Custer's Command Shooting Down Worthless Horses' & 'The Scalped Hunter' & 'Custer's Indian Scouts Celebrating the Victory Over Black Kettle'.
Complete in sixteen pages.... See More
December 12, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1868 The frontpage of this issue is of 'The Whipping Post and Pillory at New Castle, Delaware'. An article "H. Rives Pollard" also features an illustration of him. A nearly 1/2 page illustration entitled "Scene of the Philadelphia tragedy, Corner of Tenth and Pine Streets" A halfpage 'Alaska--Interi... See More
October 10, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1868 The frontpage of this issue features a three-quarter page illustration entitled "The Water Drinkers in Spain". A fullpage features a halfpage "The South American Earthquakes - Wreck of the 'Wateree'" and "Yacht Race for Vice-Commodore Bennett's Prizes, September 22, 1868". A one-third page "The Par... See More
October 3, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1868 The front page of the issue features a halfpage illustration "Prize Animals at the New Hampshire Fair, September 15-19, 1868". A halfpage illustration "Patrick J. Whelan, Condemned for the Murder of T. D'Arcy M'Gee" features an accompanying article. A halfpage illustration "The Dead Soldier and His Faithful Dog&q... See More
September 26, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1868 The frontpage of the issue features a nearly fullpage illustration entitled "The Declaration". A halfpage features 2 scenes of: 'Bee Hunting in the Adirondacks' with an accompanying article. A one-third page 'Wreck of the U.S. Steamer Suwanee' as well as a quarter-page illustration "Wreck of the Steamer 'Hip... See More
September 19, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1868 The front page features coverage of "The 'Wickedest Man's' Reformation" which includes a half-page illustration "Prayer-Meeting in the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" and a smaller "Scene in Front of the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" - all in reference to John Allen's suppo... See More
September 5, 1868
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated September 5, 1868 The large frontpage illustration is concerning a famous prison van: "The Black Maria -- Prisoners Leaving The Van At The Foot of 26th Street, New York, To Embark For Blackwell's Island". Inside the issue is a halfpage illustration "Progress Of The Union Pacific Railroad -- Mrs. Clayton Planting The National Flag On T... See More
August 29, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1868 The full frontpage of the issue is of the illustration entitled 'Body of Thaddeus Stevens Lying in State at the Capitol, Washington' with several Black soldier guards. A text articles on "Thaddeus Stevens" and a halfpage 'Scene at the Deathbed of Thaddeus Stevens' and one-third "The Late Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsyl... See More
August 15, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1868 The full front page features is of a Thomas Nast illustration entitled "Reconstruction." Inside is a half-page illustration of "The Labor Exchange-Emigrants on the Battery of Castle Garden, New York." 1/2 page illustration of "The Labor Exchange-Interior View of the Office at Castle Garden, New York." Three 1/3 page... See More
August 1, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1868 The full front page illustration is of "Rescued from the Dog Pound." Inside is a 1/6 page illustration of "The Late Peter Cagger." Three illustrations of "Water Sprouts in the Pacific" including "...Racing, Forming, and Dissolving" accompany an article on the same. A fullpage Thomas Nast illustration is entitled ... See More
June 17, 1868
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 17, 1868
* First KKK assassination in Georgia
* Uncommon title
The front page has a notable report titled: "The Georgia Military Outrage". This reports on the assassination of G. W. Ashburn who was a Georgia politician assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan in Columbus, Georgia for his pro-African-American sentiments. He was the ... See More
April 25, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1868 The frontpage features a halfpage illustration of the new statue "Tigress Bringing the First-Fruit to Her Young" which was added to Central Park.The frontpage also begins the article "Assassination of Thomas D'Arcy M'Gee" in which two 1/4 page illustrations are within the issue. A poem entitled "Farewell to Dicken... See More
April 18, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1868 The front page features a full-page illustration entitled "The Mariner's Children". The Impeachment Trial also includes a half-page illustration "The Impeachment Trial - The Senate in Consultation in the Ladies' Parlor" and a fullpage "The Ladies' Gallery of the Senate During the Impeachment Trial&... See More
March 21, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1868
Full frontpage shows the 7 'Portraits of Managers to Conduct the Impeachment of President Johnson'. Halfpage: 'The Last Speech of Impeachment - Thaddeus Stevens Closing the Debate in the House, March 2' shows Thaddeus Stevens closing the debate. Fullpage: 'President Johnson's Last Levee at the White House' and 'Burnin... See More
March 14, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1868
Full frontpage: 'Impeachment--Thaddeus Stevens and John Bingham Before the Senate'. Inside: 'Impeachment -The Impeachment Committee Preparing the Indictment' shows 4 illustrations. Fullpage: 'The Streets of New York' shows a chaotic scene. Halfpage: 'Colored People Gathering Wood - A Winter Scene in Virginia.' D... See More
February 14, 1868
THE CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL, Ohio, February 14, 1868
* Alabama Negroes
* Post Civil War
The front page has one column headings that include: "CONGRESS" "Remonstrance From Alabama Whites Against Negro Rule" "Protection of American Citizens Abroad" and more.
Other news of the day throughout with many ads. Little foxing, uncut & unbound, ge... See More
January 18, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1868
The frontpage features a 2/3 page illustration of "Ruins of the Wall of Clerkenwell Prison, London, Immediately After the Explosion" (which was in regards to Michael Barrett's efforts to free Richard O'Sullivan-Burke). Inside are two 1/2 page illustrations pertaining to "First and Second Floors - A Study for Bachelors."... See More
December 10, 1867
FLAKE'S BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, Dec. 10, 1867
* Rare Southwestern title
* Post Civil War reconstruction
Various news of the day from just over 2 years after the end of the Civil War in Texas. The back page includes: "The Negro Rising in Mississippi".
Eight pages, some damp staining & foxing, generally good.
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
November 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, November 16, 1867
* The First Vote (famous HW front cover print)
* Negroes gaining rights
* Post Civil War reconstruction
The entire front page is a great and very famous print by A. R. Waud titled: "The First Vote", showing African-American men in line at the ballot box, the lead man depositing his vote. This print is in celebration of... See More
October 12, 1867
WEST AND SOUTH, Cincinnati, Oct. 1, 1867 An uncommon newspaper which lasted less than 3 years, with a racist focus, noting on the bkpg: "...We have resisted the clamor of the war...We have resisted abolition as well as consolidation. We assert the palpable difference of raves & claim that ours is infinitely superior..." and much more (see). The editorial: "The Negro Amendment Vo... See More
September 21, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY Sept. 21, 1867 Full front pg. illus. of "The Raccoon Hunt." Inside: 1/3 pg. illus. of "Disaster to Shipping in the White Sea." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Seal Hunting as Practiced by the Norwegians." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Fairmount Water Works, Near Philadelphia." Small illus. of "Whale Captured Near Tiverton, Rhode Island." 1/2 pg. illus.... See More
September 14, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Sept. 14, 1867 Most of ftpg: 'Whipping A Negro Girl in N.C. by Unconstructed Johnsonians' with text as well. 3/4 pg: 'Sheridan's Ride'. Nice fullpg: 'The Last Shot' shows a soldier off his horse, shooting an Indian with a tomahawk about to kill him.
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 31, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 31, 1867 Fullpg. article with 9 illus: 'The Adirondack Mtns.'. 1/3pg. illus: 'Boring for Foundations for the N.Y. & Brooklyn Suspension Bridge'. Great fullpg: 'the Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Is., N.Y.' shows 9 scenes. Fullpg: 'Hide & Seek' shows children playing the game.
Complete in sixteen pages.
June 29, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 29, 1867 Half of the ftpg. is a print of: "Religion In Intolerant Rome--Priestly Absolution From Sin at St.Peter's" with a related article.
Perhaps the best print is the very nice full page captioned: "The New Game of Martelle--The Queen of the Lawn" which looks very much croquet (see). Thee is also a one-third pg. print: "Arapahoe Indi... See More
June 1, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, June 1, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Jeff Davis Leaving the Court House at Richmond--Demonstration of the Rebel Citizens'. Great fullpg: 'Trial of Jeff Davis--Mr. O'Connor Moving for his Release on Bail'
Complete in sixteen pages.
May 18, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 18, 1867
Nice fullpg. & famous Black print: 'The Modern Medea--the Story of Margaret Garner' plus an article on the fugitive slave. Halfpg: 'The Charleston Firemen Saluting the Old Flag' & 'Union Prisoners' Cemetery at Charleston, S.C.'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Newboys' Lodging-House, New York' shows 10 scenes in the l... See More
May 1, 1867
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 1, 1867
* Nicholasville, Kentucky
* Jessamine County Negro lynching
Page 3 has a small one column heading: "Lynch Law revived in Kentucky". See image for text.
Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
March 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Benjamin F. Wade'. Fullpg: 'The Indian Battle And Massacre Near Fort Philip Kearney, Dakotah Terr.' - re Fetterman, Halfpg: 'The Late Dr. Livingstone, The African Explorer', double page centerfold has illustrations of 'Southern Justice' showing hatred towards the Negro.
Other news and advertisements of... 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
February 9, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 9, 1867. Front 1/2 pg. illus. of "Ice Bridge Across the East River-Rescue of Persons on the Broken Ice." Also, a 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late N.P. Willis" and a 1/6 pg. illus. of ""Idlewild," Residence of the Late N.P. Willis." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Pope Pius The Ninth." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Po... See More
January 31, 1867
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, January 31, 1867
* Negroes suffrage
* District of Columbia
Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Negro Suffrage" See image for text here.
Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
January 12, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 12, 1867. The front of this issue is of a fullpage illustration "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article. Inside is an article "Frederick Douglass" which is a letter address to the Editor. Two quarter-page illustrations represent "The Foundling" and the "New York Foundlings" arti... See More
December 4, 1866
UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, December 4, 1866
* President Andrew Johnson...
* State of the Union Address...
The "President's Message" to Congress begins on pg. 2 and concludes on pg. 3, signed in type: Andrew Johnson, being his annual message.
Other news of the day includes: "Condition of the Negro in 'Freedom'" "Woman's Rights... See More
December 3, 1866
LANCASTER INTELLIGENCER, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, dated December 3, 1866
* President Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address
* Post civil war news
The "President's Message" takes four columns on page 2 & 1 1/2 columns on pg. 3, signed in type: Andrew Johnson.
Other news of the day includes: "Negro Suffrage In The District" and more with several advertiseme... See More
November 3, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 3, 1866 Very nice full ftpg. shows a Black man & his grandchild: 'Uncle Tom & His Grandchild'. Nice fullpg. has 2 scenes of: 'View of the City & Harbor of Quebec', one after the great fire. Another halfpg. view of: 'St. Roch, Quebec'. Great fullpg. baseball print: 'The Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, & the Athlet... See More
September 15, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 15, 1866 Full ftpg: 'Pres. Johnson's Reception in N.Y.'. Halfpg: 'Gathering Moss on Berwick Bay, La.' 1/3 pg: 'Negro Quarters on Jeff Davis's Plantation' & 'Jeff. Davis's Mansion in Miss.' & 'Andrew Johnson' & fullpg: 'Pres. Johnson's Reception at City Hall, N.Y.'
Complete in sixteen p... See More
July 29, 1866
WEEKLY PRESS AND TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, July 29, 1866
* Uncommon title
The front page has: "Outrageous Treatment of a Freed Girl in Virginia" amongst many other articles. Inside includes: "John Brown's Body" Passage by both Houses of the Bill Admitting Nebraska into the Union" which officially happened in March, 1867; "Jeff Davis on the Manaclin... See More
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