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Declaration SignersThe following issues have content regarding the signers of the Declaration of Independence. They are arranged in chronological order. Please enjoy.
The following issues have content regarding the signers of the Declaration of Independence. They are arranged in chronological order. Please enjoy.
May 22, 1865
THE CIRCULAR, Mount Tom, Connecticut, dated May 22, 1865 On the backpage of the issue is a report on the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. " Jefferson Davis, with his wife and personal suite, were surprised and captured... Davis was endeavoring to escape disguised in female apparel." This publication is a small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in Ne... See More
August 5, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 5, 1865 The front page has prints of: "The Late Right Reverend Alonzo Potter" "The Late Rev. Newton Heston" and "The Boat Race at Poughkeepsie, New York". Prints inside include a full page: "Reception of the German Singing Societies at the City Hall Park" and: "The Launch of the Ironclad 'Dunderberg". T... See More
May 11, 1866
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1866
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Official indictment for treason
Page 3 has an article: "Jeff. Davis Indicted for Treason" which has near the beginning: "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury of the United States...and the trial of the prisoner, it is supposed, will take place in ... See More
May 12, 1866
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1866
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Official indictment for treason
Near the bottom of the ftpg. is: "Jefferson Davis Indicted" "He Will Probably Be Tried in June at Norfolk". The text begins; "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury..." with a bit more.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
May 14, 1866
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, May 14, 1866
* Benjamin Franklin Butler
* Views on reconstruction
The front page has one column headings: "Lecture by Major-General Butler" "His Views of Reconstruction" Lengthy text here.
Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwi... See More
May 15, 1866
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1866
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Official indictment for treason
The front page shows the official indictment for treason against Jefferson Davis with the headings: "JEFF DAVIS" "The Indictment Found Against Him" "The Charge Treason And Conspiracy" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, ... See More
June 1, 1866
AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, & LIFE ILLUSTRATED, New York, June, 1866
* Phrenology Theory
* Rare image of Jenny Lind, of P.T. Barnum fame
Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.
The front page h... 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
February 12, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 12, 1870 The front page features a full page "Christmas-Day in St. Peter's - 'Open the Gates and Let the King of Glory In'". Fine port scene is a full page print: 'Landing of the Remains of Mr. Peabody At Portland' Full page and 2 illustrations on: 'The Funeral Of Victor Noir' 3 scenes of: 'Aerial Voyages... See More
August 6, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1870 This issue contains a full page Winslow Homer print: "On the Bluff At Long Branch at the Bathing Hour". The front page features a fullpage illustration "Going to Market". A full page "Map of the Seat of War in Europe". Full page political cartoon re. "The New Comet - A Phenomenon Now Visible in All Parts o... See More
January 27, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 27, 1872 The front page is mostly taken up with an article: "The Ku-Klux" which is early discussion of the clan, and also includes an illustration: "Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which they were Captured".
Also within the issue are prints: "Wood Sellers, Richmond, Virginia" nearly a full page Thomas Nast political c... See More
July 13, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY July 13, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "What H. G. Knows About Thrashing." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Bringing the Thing Home- (Dedicated to the Baltimore Convention)." Two 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "A Rough Estimate" and "An Extemporized Dolly Varden." (Negro Workers). Full pg. illus. of "The Mighty Drum Major.&qu... See More
October 10, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 10, 1874 Full ftpg: 'The Louisiana Outrages' shows the men involved, plus other scenes. Fullpg: 'The Intl. Rifle Match' dblpgctrfld: 'A Wild Boar Hunt in Olden Time' fullpg: 'The Fall River Disaster' shows 3 scenes of the terrible fire.
Complete in sixteen pages.
February 27, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY Feb. 27, 1875 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "The Trouble Has Commenced-A Tale of Anxiety." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Washington, Lincoln, and Grant." Dblpgctrfld. of "Lady Washington's Reception Day." 1/6 pg. portrait of "The Hon. Francis M. Cockrell." 2/3 pg. illus. of "General And Lady Washington." Eight 1/8 pg.... See More
July 3, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1875 Ftpg. shows: 'Clearing a Field of Grasshoppers', plus text. Halfpg: 'Indians Trading at a Frontier Town'. Nast dblpgctrfld: 'Beware!'
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This issue is complete in 24 pages and is in good condition.
July 24, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY July 24, 1875 Full front pg. illus. of "Uncle Sam Beats All Creation." Inside are ten illus. of "The Saratoga Prizes." 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "They Which Run in a Race Run All, But One Receiveth the Prize." Full pg. illus. containing many smaller illus. pertaining to "the Intercollegiate Boat Race-Headquarters of the Crews and Map of the Cour... See More
March 25, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 25, 1876 Full front-page Thomas Nast: 'Fixing Things - A Proper Steering Apparatus Found'. This print includes "The New Democratic Slate... For President, Jefferson Davis, of the South, For Vice-President, Fernando Wood, of the North."; Full-page: 'The Martha Washington Reception, New York Academy of Music'; ... See More
July 8, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled 'Why We Laugh'. A full page illustration 'Pro Patria - 1776'. Great full page bird's-eye-view of: 'St. Louis, Missouri.' is displayable. Doublepage centerfold 'The Centennial - Interior of the Main Building, Near the Music Stand, Looking East.' A 3/4 page Tho... See More
July 22, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1876 The entire front page is a nice political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast, captioned: "The Democratic (Deformed) Tiger 'Fixed' ".
Within this issue is over a full column article headed: "The Montana Slaughter", which in addition to follow up work by General Crook also gives an account of the Custer Massacre of June... See More
August 5, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 5, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast cartoon entitled 'Hen(dricks)-Pecked'. An article entitled 'The Ku-Klux.' Full page Nast cartoon showing Indians entitled 'Bill Passed providing for Two New Military Posts by the Generous Democratic House'. A.B. Frost doublepage centerfold: 'The Intercollegiate Regatta, Saratoga Lake, Ju... See More
February 22, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 22, 1879 Front page illustration: 'Anxious Moments'. Double page centerfold: 'Shooting Cattle at Standing Rock Indian Agency' is by W.A. Rogers, showing many Indians. Full page: 'Sketches at the New York Pigeon Show'. 3/4 page illustration: 'The Execution of Moncasi for an Attempt on the Life of King Alfonso'. Full... See More
April 12, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 12, 1879 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "History Repeats Itself - A Little Too Soon." Inside are four 1/4 pg. illus. pertaining to "Society of American Artists - Selections from the Second Expedition, At the Kurtz Gallery, Madison Square Garden." Full pg. illus. of "The Soup Kitchen Charity."
Dblpgctrfld. of "Marriage of... See More
May 10, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 10, 1879 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'The Bulldozer' shows the Democratic tiger. Nice fullpg: 'View from Ft. Hamilton, New York Harbor--the Sunset Gun' is displayable. Another Nast cartoon shows "The Democratic Dilemma" and a full page print: "The Good Old Times".
Other news and advertisements of the day are inclu... See More
August 9, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1879 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon. Halfpg: 'A Little Black Tea At Blackville'. Fullpg: 'The New Iron Pier At West Brighton Beach, Coney Island'. Halfpg: 'Four Celebrated Setters' (dogs). There are two 2/3 page prints: "Among the Tenement-Houses During the Heated Term--Just Before Daybreak" and "A Narrow Way in Cairo&q... See More
April 17, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 17, 1880
Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Don't." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Valley of Mexico form Chapultepec." 1/3 pg. portrait of "General James Watson Webb." Dblpgctrfld. of "English Church Architecture - Worcester Cathedral." Full pg. Nast illus. of "The Die is Cast - Ceasar and Pompey in Ohi... See More
August 14, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 14, 1880
Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "The 'Harmonious Tribe' in Ambush". Great fullpg: "The New Summer Resort at Long Beach". Halfpg. print: "Parade-Day" shows Blacks, with one man in a band uniform. Full page print: "Going to the Spring". A full page Nast cartoon: "General Inspection" plus mu... See More
February 5, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1881
Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Oh, The Degradation of It." Inside is a 1/2 pg. Nast illus. of "Our Refunding Will Astonish the World - When We Launch Our New Bonds." Four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The New Senate of the United States." Dblpgctrfld. of "Fourteenth Exhibition of the American Society of Painters in Water... See More
June 25, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1881
Front full page Thomas Nast illustration of "A Falling Off - Of Bosses." Half-page illustration of "Convention of Cotton Planters, Memphis, Tennessee." Half-page illustration of "The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Louis, Missouri." Full page illustration of "The Veteran's Room, Seventh Regiment Armory." Half-page... See More
July 8, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1881
As noted at the very top of the ftpg., this is a rare "SPECIAL EDITION" of this famous title, devoted to the assassination of President James Garfield.
The full front page is a portrait of "The Tragedy at Washington - The Assassin Charles Jules Guiteau." Inside is a full pg. print captioned: "The Assassin Firing the Second ... See More
July 30, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 30, 1881
Decorative full ftpg: 'A Regatta--Rounding the Lightship' showing a yacht race. Full page Nast print: "Carrying the War into Africa." Full page with 5 prints of: "The Voyage of the 'Eira'". Double page centerfold shows: "A Sultry Day"Fullpg. with 3 scenes of: 'What the New Juvenile Laws are Intended t... See More
April 1, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1882
Fullpg. with 3 scenes: "Bismark In His Country Home". Halfpg: "A Very Bad Bear" shows a playful cub. Nice fullpg. J.G. Brown print: "The Lost Child" is great. Fullpg. with 4 scenes: "The Mississippi Floods--Scenes at Vicksburg". One-third pg: "Immense Fleet of Icebergs off the Coast of Newfoundland".
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June 3, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 3, 1882 Front full pg. illus. of "Caught in the Ice Fields of the North Atlantic." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Dead Stowaway." Several small portraits of "The Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church South." Two full pg. illus. of "Never Too Late to Mend" and "Decoration Day in New York." Full pg. N... See More
November 11, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 11, 1882 The front page of the issue is comprised of a nice fullpage illustration 'A Fire at a New York Dock -- The River Fire Brigade at Work' which is a good view of a fire boat fighting a ship fire. Inside the issue is a three-quarter page 'The Burning of the Park Theatre'. The doublepage centerfold is of 'The New York Pension Ag... See More
April 14, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1883 Full ftpg. shows "Peter Cooper" the American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. A biography of him is on pg. 2.
Prints incise include: "House in Which Jefferson Wrote the Declaration of Independence...Philadelphia" "Sketches from the New York National Academy of Des... See More
December 20, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 20, 1884 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the great two page spread with two prints by noted artist Thomas Nast. One is captioned: "Hello! Santa Claus!" showing a girl on the telephone, and the other is: "Hello! Little One!" showing Santa Claus on the phone as well. This is the classic portly, jolly image of Santa (Nast ... See More
February 14, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1885 Front 1/2 pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Jonas Grappitt's Valentine." Inside are two 1/4 pg. illus. of "Yseult Dudley" and "Chinese Gordon, The Defender of Khartoom."
Doublepage centerfold of "The Siege of the Loves - Capitulation Imminent." Full pg. illus. of "The New York Athletic Club, ... See More
March 21, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1885 Full ftpg. view of 'Edwin Booth'. Nice fullpg: 'Ice Gorges In the Delaware' & 'Camp Fire Stories' & 'Odds & Ends at Albany--Notes from an Artist's Sketchbook'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.
June 6, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1885 Front page print: "Cruelty" by Thomas Nast. Nice fullpg: "Pedestal for Bartholdi's Statue of Liberty on Bedloe's Island". Fullpg. on view of "Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, Long Island". Fullpg: "The Homes & Tombs of Jefferson & Madison". Full page print: "The 'City of Ber... See More
August 8, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1885 Full ftpg: 'The Children's Wreath' shows Grant on his deathbed. 3/4 pg: 'Salmon Fishing in Canada'.
Doublepage centerfold has 12 scenes re. 'Metropolis in Mourning' for Grant's death. 3/4 pg: 'Gen. Grant's Death--The News in the Far West' & fullpg: 'Grant's Tomb, Looking North'.
Other ... See More
September 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1887
Perhaps the best print in this issue is the full front page captioned: "Burning the Range" by famed Western artist Frederic Remington.
But there are many other prints within this issue including a full page with 9 vignettes of: "Sketches In Amsterdam"; a halfpg: "The Minneapolis Exposition Building by Night"; small... See More
October 8, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1887
Full ftpg: 'The Presidential Tour' shows Pres. Cleveland & wife in their private railroad car. Nice fullpg: 'The Grand Army Celebration at St. Louis'. Two fullpg. prints of yachts in the America's Cup race. Fullpg: 'Sketches of the New York Quarantine Establishment' includes 16 scenes.
Other news and advertisement... See More
April 14, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1888
Nice full ftpg. illus: "General Benjamin Harrison, of Indiana". Full page print: "A 'Proclaimed Meeting' Held in Boats in the West of Ireland". Nice dblpgctrfld: "U.S. Artillery School at Fortress Monroe" shows 13 scenes. Great fullpg: "Cimarron, Colorado" shows 6 scenes, 1 of a Cimarron cowboy. Halfpg... See More
May 19, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 19, 1888
Fullpg: 'Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee'. Nice fullpg: 'The Centennial of the Organization of the Presbyterian Church of the U.S.' "Lester Wallack and his most celebrated Impersonations" is a full page with 9 prints of him in various costumes. Another full page shows: "The Floods in ... See More
June 26, 1888
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, June 26, 1888
* Senator Benjamin Harrison nomination
* Republican National Convention
* Levi P. Morton
This uncommon title from the deep South has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "THE FINISH" "The National Republican Convention Completes Its Labors: "Benjamin Harrison of Indiana for Preside... See More
June 30, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1888
Nice full ftpg. illus. of: "General Benjamin Harrison, Nominee of the Republican National Convention for President". Great fullpg. scene of the Republican National Convention in session at Chicago. Full page print by W.A. Rogers: "Broken Loose". Full page: "Some Scenes, Incidents, and Personages of the Chicago Convention"... See More
November 7, 1888
THE WORLD - EVENING EDITION, New York, November 7, 1888 The issue features column headlines of "EXTRA 2 O'Clock. Little Hope - Though Chairman Brice Makes No Concession - Indiana Not Yet Certain for Cleveland - You May as Well Call it "President Harrison" which includes additional sub-headlines and illustration of President-elect Harrison and Vice-President-elect Morton wi... See More
November 7, 1888
FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, November 7, 1888
* Presidential election
The top of the back page has: "HARRISON WINS", "Unless The doubtful States Prove Unusually Uncertain", "He Seems To Have New York" and a bit more. This is the election of Benjamin Harrison to the Presidency.
Four pages, very large folio size, irregular at the blank margin, otherwi... See More
January 12, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1889 Most of the ftpg: 'Farmer Stebbins at the Bat' is a comic scene of an older man playing baseball. Fullpg: 'The National Museum at Washington' 'London Street Characters'. Fullpg. by Remington: 'Auction Sale of Blooded Stock' of horses. Fullpg: 'Mounted Pistol Practice in the U.S. Cavalry'
Complete in twenty pages.... See More
March 2, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Mar. 2, 1889 Nice dblpgctrfld: 'A Court-Martial In the Field' nice fullpg. illus: 'Horse Raising In the Northwest' is by Frederic Remington. A dramatic full ftpg. illus. is a scene from the Civil War.
Complete in twenty pages.
March 9, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1889 (excludes supplement) Full ftpg: 'The Arrival of Troops--A Scene on Penna. Ave. Before Inauguration Day.' Very nice doublepage centerfold: 'Sketches in Washington Before the Inauguration' shows 10 scenes, including: 'The Arrival of the President Elect at the Arlington' [President William Henry Harrison]. Fullpg: 'The Gr... See More
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