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September 7, 1861
THE NEW YORK TIMES New York, September 7, 1861... See More
* Paducah, Kentucky
* Fort Pickens, Florida
* Jefferson Davis false death report
* Paducah, Kentucky
* Fort Pickens, Florida
* Jefferson Davis false death report
This 8 page newspaper is in nice condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this very historic time in U.S. history. This issue is loaded with advertisements and Civil War reports throughout from the day it was first report
September 6, 1861
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, September 6, 1861
* Rare title from the Civil War
* False report on Jefferson Davis' death
This rare title from the Midwestern United States has some Civil War reporting and several interesting advertisements of the day.
This issue measures 25 x 18 inches, not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain ve... See More
September 6, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 6, 1861 The first column on the ftpg. has some nice Civil War heads including: "THE REBELLION" "Confirmation of the Reported Death of Jefferson Davis" (obviously wrong); "The Flags of the Rebels Flying at Half-Staff" "Intense Excitement at Washington" "A General Engagement of the Hostile Armies Expected" "A Great Bat... See More
September 5, 1861
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 5, 1861 Among the various front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Confirmatory Reports of the Death of Jefferson Davis" "Unfounded Rumors of Conflicts in Virginia" "Eagerness of the Hostile Armies for Battle" "Particulars of the Attack & Repulse of the Rebels at Lexington" "Death of J... See More
August 31, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1861 Nice full front page print of: "General Lyons At the Battle of Springfield" showing him on horseback. Full pg: "Lt. General Scott & the Major Generals of the United States Army" showing McClellan, Dix, Scott, Fremont, and Banks. Halfpg: "The 14th Massachusetts Regiment Marching up Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, in a Storm&qu... See More
August 17, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1861 The front page shows: "The Wounded Zouave In the Hospital at Washington--The Hospital for the Wounded at Washington." Inside has individual prints of: "General McDowell" "General Mansfield" "Colonel Blair" and "Flag-Officer Stringham". Also a full page of: "A New Regiment of Mass. Volunteers P... See More
August 3, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861 The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.
Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More
August 2, 1861
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 2, 1861 Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "General McClellan's Position" "The Death of Filibuster General Wheat" "From General Rosecranz's Division" "A 'Wise' Retreat of a Rebel Leader" "The Kanawha Valley Free From Rebels" & more.
Eight pag... See More
July 6, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 6, 1861
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Among the front page items are: "Army Balloons" "Presentation of a Flag" "The Bethel Fight" "Patriotic Move in West Baton Rouge" & more. Inside has: "The Battle of Martinsburg" "Death of Capt. Ward of Lincoln's Navy" "Another Ve... See More
June 21, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 22, 1861 through August 3, 1861. This is a seven-issue set (part 6) 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 viewed at www... See More
June 15, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 15, 1861 Most of the front page is a three-part print captioned: "Secessionist Prisoner Captured at Alexandria--The Marshall House at Alexandria" with some ftpg. text headed:"The Murder of Ellsworth".
Three-quarters of a page shows: "Company of Secession Cavalry Surrendering to Colonel Wilcox of the First Michigan Regiment, in Fro... See More
June 11, 1861
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE (weekly), Windsor, June 11, 1861
* Original Civil War era
This genuine newspaper has Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the reports on page 3 are: (see photos).
Other news of the day throughout. This issue is not fragile as newsprint from this era was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and ea... See More
May 30, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 30, 1861 Among the ftpg. reports are: 'Repudiation Repudiated" "Redpath and the Negroes!" "Sensible at Last" "Death of Gen. Stokely".
Page 2 has: "Letter From Kentucky, to Abraham Lincoln..." which is interesting reading, beginning: "You are a native-born Kentuckian--your heart must indeed by callous &... 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
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 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1861 The front page is taken up with: "Major Anderson's Command at Fort Sumter" which includes 9 officers, one of whom is "Capt. A. Doubleday". Other prints inside include: "Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina" "Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the ... See More
March 22, 1861
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 22, 1861
* Pre Civil War era
* Oneida Community print
The front page features a very nice print of a "Community Dwelling at Oneida", plus most of the front page is taken up with explaining to the curious just what the Oneida Community is all about, including many subheads such as: "Religious Foundation & Principles" "Social ... See More
March 9, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861
* Extradition case of John Anderson
* Fugitive slave who escaped to Canada
“The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave (see hyperlink) who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson an... 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 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 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 26, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 26, 1861 The front page shows: "The Prayer at Sumter". Other prints inside include: "Firing on the 'Star of the West' from the South Carolina Battery on Morris Island" "Group of Guns & Gun Carriages Dismantled by Major Anderson at Fort Moultrie" "Battery at Fort Moultrie, Bearing on Fort Sumter", a full p... See More
January 12, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1861 Much of front page is taken up with a print of: "Major Anderson, U.S.A., Commanding At Ft. Sumter" with a biography of him. Also in this issue is a dramatic full page: "The Battle of New Orleans, Fought Jan. 8, 1815" & "Sketches of Ft. Moultrie" which has 5 prints; "Senator Seward's Arabian Horses--Maanak... 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), captioned: Hon. Abraham Lincoln, Born in Kentucky, February 12, 1809." Certainly one of the more desirable issues from the Lincoln era, from before he became president.
Oth... See More
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 29, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 29, 1860 Ftpg. has a one-third pg. illus. of: "The Washington Aqueduct Bridge" in Washington, D.C. Two fullpg. illus. showing: "The Treason of Arnold on the Night of Sept. 21, 1780" & "The Capture of Andre, Sept. 23, 1780". A 1/3 illus. of "Landing of a Party of Garibaldians in Calabria on the Night of August 9-1... 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
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 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 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.... See More
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
ALL THE YEAR ROUND, London, 1860 This was a Victorian weekly literary publication founded and owned by Charles Dickens, published from 1859 to 1895. Edited by Dickens, it was the direct successor to his previous publication "Household Words", abandoned due to differences with his former publisher. It hosted the serialization of many prominent novels and after Dickens' death... 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
November 25, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 25, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Fights to reverse execution sentence
Over half of page 3 is taken up with reports on the trial of John Brown for his raid at Harper's Ferry, with first column heads: "John Brown's Writ of Error" "His Petition to the Court of Appeals of Virgi... 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 3, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 3, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Sentenced to death (hanging)
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia WV
The top of page 3 has column heads on the trial of John Brown for his raid on Harper's Ferry, including: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Continuation of the Trial of the Conspirators" "John Brown Sentenced to ... 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 10, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 10, 1859
* Broderick-Terry duel
* David C. & David S.
* Last notable American duel
This issue has considerable reporting on a duel considered "the last notable American duel", with one column heads: "The Duel Between Broderick And Terry" "Mr. Boderick's Career" "Death Of Broderick" All coverage is on inside pages.... See More
October 1, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 1, 1859. A nearly halfpage illustration of the 'Statue of Webster, at Boston'. A fullpage illustration is of a 'Dining-Room of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, on Madison Square' as well as two half-page illustrations "Ladies' Drawing-room in the Fifth Avenue Hotel" and "Exterior of the Fifth Avenue Hotel on Madison Square, New York.... See More
September 17, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1859 A nearly fullpage illustration: 'The Saloon of the Steamship 'Great Eastern'' with a dramatic doublepage centerfold of 'The 'Great Eastern' Steamship At Sea'. The frontpage of the illustration features "The Rev. Mr. Spurgeon's New Tabernacle, Blackfriars Road, London" with accompanying artic... See More
September 3, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859 Nice front page article and illustration: 'Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City'. Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations. A very nice full page Winslow Homer print: 'A Cadet Hop At West Point'. Half page illustration 'The New Orleans Charity Hospital' along with two smaller illustrations... See More
August 27, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 27, 1859 Bottom of ftpg. shows: 'The Whale Found Near Flushing, Long Island'. Nice fullpg. illustration by Winslow Homer: 'August in the Country: The Seashore'. This issue also contains a serialized portion of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within.
Comple... See More
July 30, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 30, 1859 The front page features a half page illustration of "The Late Prince Metternich" with an accompanying article. Inside contains a full page map of "The Seat of War in Italy, Showing the Famous Austrian Quadrilateral." The continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Two half page illustrations of "Th... See More
July 15, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 15, 1859
* 2nd Italian War of Independence
* Franco-Austrian War
* Death of Rufus Choate
* Pike's Peak mention
* reports from Utah
The front page has one column headlines regarding the Franco_Austrian War. Inside contains a report from Pike's Peak, the death report of Rufus Choate (Valedictorian at Dartmouth; U.S. Congressman). Also included are the ... See More
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