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September 15, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 15, 1860 Nice halfpg. illus. of: "Hon. Horace Greeley". Great dblpgctrfld: "The Drive in the Central Park, New York" by Winslow Homer shows a "young" Central Park with the trees very small. One-third pg: "General View of the City of London, Canada West". Half-page: "The Prince of Wales' Progress.--King ... See More
September 8, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 8, 1860 The ftpg has: "A Group of Druses in Lebanon". Fullpg. with 3 "Panoramic Views of the City of Toronto, Canada". Nice dblpgctrfld. has various vignettes on "Public Sq. at Cleveland, Ohio with the Perry Statue" & more on O.H. Perry. Small illus: "The Virgin, an Instrument of Torture", halfpg print: The ... 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
August 4, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, August 4, 1860 Three large front pg. illus. pertaining to "The Meteor" including "The Meteor of July 20, as seen by J.A. Adams, Esq., at Saratoga Springs," "The Meteor as seen by S.P. Avery, Esq., at Brooklyn," and "The Meteor as seen by J. M'Nevin, Esq., Near Bedford, Long Island." Inside: Two diagrams Pertaining... See More
July 28, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 28, 1860 Very nice fullpg: "The Chicago Zouaves Executing Their Drill in New York". Two fullpg. prints: "The Spirits Abroad--The Spirit of Disunion" and "The Spirit of Union". Great fullpg. view of: "The City of Messina, Sicily". Bkpg. cartoon concerning the Chicago Zouaves.
Complete in 16 pages.
July 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 21, 1860 Front pg has two nice illustrations: "Mr. Chenery's Stables at Belmont, Massachusetts, Where the Cattle Disease--Pleuro-Pheumonia--First Appeared" and "Part of Mr. Chenery's Herd". Fullpg. with two great illustrations of: "Our American Trotting Horses". Nice & displayable dblpgctrfld: "Review of t... 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.
July 7, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 7, 1860 Dramatic dblpgctrfld: "Great Eastern Steamship Coming up the Narrows Into the Harbor of New York". Ftpg. shows: "Torture of the Tourniquet as Practiced in the Prisons in Sicily". On page has two illustrations: "The Boys of Palermo Welcoming Garibaldi" and "Garbaldi's Camp Near Palermo, In Sicily".
Co... See More
June 30, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, June 30, 1860 There is a fullpg: "Departure of Garibaldi & His Followers from Genoa". A decorative dblpgctrfld: "Ball Given by the City of New York to the Japanese Embassy". One-third pg has: "The Royal Palace at Palermo".
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
June 16, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 16, 1860 Very fine dblpgctrfld. showing a: 'General View of the Central Park, N.Y.' being a nice overview of it. Also a related article. The ftpg. includes a nearly halfpg. illus. of swans in Central Park. Complete in 16 pages.... See More
June 9, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 9, 1860 Full front pg. illus. of "General Giuseppe Garibaldi." Inside contains a "Map of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The City of Messina, in Sicily." Large illus. spanning across the bottom of two pgs. of "General View of the City of Naples, with Mount Vesuvius in the Distance." 1/2 pg. illus. of the "E... See More
June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 The front page has a print captioned: "The Japanese Ambassadors in Their State Costume" with a related article, but the prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of sla... See More
May 26, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1860 This issue has become the most desired pre-Civil War issues of this famous illustrated newspaper, as it did much to propel Abraham Lincoln to national prominence, and is one of relatively few published portraits of Lincoln without his beard.
This issue announces, in a very dramatic way, the selection of Lincoln as the Republican candidate for Pres... See More
May 19, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 19, 1860 Front page illustrations of the two Union Candidates for President & Vice Pres: 'John Bell, of Tenn.' and 'Ed. Everett, of Mass.' Full page with 6 illus. of: 'Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Republicans in Nominating Convention in their Wigwam at Chicago, May, 1860', wherein Lin... See More
May 12, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1860 The front page has a print of: "The Republican Wigwam At Chicago, Illinois, In Which the Republican Convention Will Be Held, May 16, 1860". This was the event at which Abraham Lincoln would go from near obscurity to a position of prominence in American history.
The doublepage centerfold is a terrific print captioned: "Prominen... See More
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, New York, April 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&quo... See More
April 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 21, 1860 Very nice full ftpg: "Hon. Stephen A. Douglas". Great fullpg: "View of Charleston, S.C." being a nice bird's-eye-view. Dblpgctrfld. shows: "Prominent Candidates for the Democratic Nomination at Charleston, S.C." includes Jefferson Davis, Sam Houston, F. Pierce, & S. Douglas.
April 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1860 Illus. of: 'Hon. Martin J. Crawford, of Ga.'. Halfpg. shows: 'Rev. W. Corbit Preaching to Thieves & Harlots'. Nearly halfpg: 'Narrow Escape of a Balloonist at Savannah'. Complete in 16 pages.... 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.
March 31, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Mar. 31, 1860 Illus. of: "Hon. John S. Phelps of Missouri". Two scenes of the "Cabin & Deck of the 'E.A. Johnson' " ship. Halfpg: "Trial of the Breach & Promise Case, Carstang vs. Shaw, St. Louis". Halfpg: "Naval Action between the U.S. Sloop 'Saratoga' & two Mexican Steamers".
Complete in 16 pages.
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 17, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 17, 1860 Two prints by Homer 'The Lady in Black & 'The Meadowbrook Parsonage', measuring about 3 x 4-1/2 inches. Poem: 'The Sack of Deerfield, March., 1704' includes a one-third pg. illustration showing Indians brutally ravaging settlers in a house. Nice quarter-pg: 'Nelson's Gold Washer at Work at the Mines'. One-third pg: &... 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
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 11, 1860. Ftpg. shows: 'Wm. Pennington, of N.J., Speaker of the House of Representatives'. 'Hon. Wm. Porcher Miles, of Charleston, S.C.'. Fullpg; 'Explosion at Ames & Moulton's Hat Factory, Brooklyn, N.Y.'. Three-quarter pg: 'St. Valentine's Morning, 1860'.
Complete in 16 pages.... See More
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.... See More
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 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 21, 1860 The full front page shows: "Ruins of the Pemberton Mills, At Lawrence, Massachusetts...". The doublepage centerfold has has 12 comic vignettes titled: "A Broadsheet of Good Things, by John Leech". Also a three-quarter page print: "The Ball at Tammany Hall, New York...In Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Battle of New... See More
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 prints ... See More
December 24, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 24, 1859 The frontpage features a story "Hester Pratt's New-Year's Day" and has a nearly half-page illustration "The Blind Girl at Hester Pratt's Table". A two-thirds page "The Proposed New Parliament Buildings at Ottawa City, Canada" also has an accompanying article. A very decorative doublepage centerfold is by Win... See More
December 17, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 17, 1859 The front page is a full illustration of: 'The Funeral Service at Christ Church, Tarrytown, New York, at the Burial of Washington Irving' with a small article on the inside page. A 1/4 page illustration of "Hon. Fernando Wood, Mayor Elect of New York".
Nice full page interior view of: 'Balloting for a Speaker in the Hous... See More
December 10, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 10, 1859 The frontpage features an article and large illustration of 'The Late Washington Irving at Sunnyside' with the inside page showing a smaller illustration "Sunnyside - the Residence of the late Washington Irving". Several scenes in and around 'Pekin', China with the accompanying article "Mr. Ward at Pekin" also inc... 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 19, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 19, 1859 The full front page shows 3 illustrations of: 'Effect of John Brown's Invasion At The South', one being: 'A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves to Resist Invasion' and the other two showing Blacks as well. A halfpage illustration is entitled 'Chatham Street, N.Y., on Sunday'. A third-page illustration features the &q... 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 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
October 29, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1859 The front page of this issue is the "Fac-Simile of the Last Record of the Franklin Expedition, Found by Lieutenant Hobson on King William's Land". A half page illustration 'Harper's Ferry -- The Scene of the Late Insurrection' with an article on John Brown as well. A 'Map of Vancouver Island and Washington Territor... See More
October 22, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 22, 1859 The front 1/2 page illustration of "The New York German Stadt Theatre on Sunday Evening." Inside is a 1/2 page illustration of a "Flag Officer Tattnall, U.S.N." Doublepage centerfold map of "The City of Rome." A 3/4 page illustration of "Brunel". This also has a continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" ... See More
October 15, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'A German Beer Garden in N.Y. City on Sunday Eve.' Nice fullpg: 'The English Cricketers--the Eleven of All England'. Half of the dblpgctrfld. is a terrific illus. of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very displayable print, showing almost the entire field. The other hal... See More
October 8, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1859 The frontpage illustration includes; "A Broadway Sunday Sacred Concert in New York". A page includes half-page illustrations "The Tuscan Assembly Voting the Downfall of the Hapsburg-Loraine Dyn." and "How the French Empress Goes to the Baths at St. Sauveur". Three dramatic prints of "The Battle of the Pei-Ho" in... See More
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