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American ForefathersPlease enjoy this abbreviated list of issues with content related to the forefathers of America (Washington, Franklin, Paine, Adams, and more). A more comprehensive list may be found at http://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?code=founding_fathers.
Please enjoy this abbreviated list of issues with content related to the forefathers of America (Washington, Franklin, Paine, Adams, and more). A more comprehensive list may be found at http://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?code=founding_fathers.
January 6, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 6, 1866 Full ftpg: 'The Last Chattel' shows an elderly Black man looking over the ruins of his home. Dblpgctrfld: 'Emigration to Washington Territory of 400 Women on the Steamer Continental'. Fullpg: 'Map of Mississippi' with decorative heading.
Complete in 16 pages.
Note: Since most issues come from disbound volumes, this being the fir... See More
February 24, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 24, 1866 The entire ftpg. features nine: "Portraits of Washington" at various times in his life. Inside contains an article with nine illustrations on: 'The Birthplace, Home & Tomb of Washington'.
The doublepage centerfold is a very nice & large print captioned: "President Lincoln Entering Richmond, April 4, 1865" showing him... See More
March 10, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 10, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of the "Display of Fire Works in City Hall Park on Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "John William Draper." 1/2 pg. illus. of "President Johnson Addressing His Fellow Citizens at Washington, February 22, 1866." Full pg. illus. entitled "Caught Napping.&... See More
March 31, 1866
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, March 31, 1866
* Abraham Lincoln
* A report never heard before ?
Page 2 has a small one column heading: "President Lincoln" See image for 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, otherwise in very nice condition.... See More
March 31, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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April 12, 1866
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1866 The back page of this contains the headline "MURDER" with subheads "The First Ward the Scene of a Horrible Butchery -- A whole Family, consisting of Eight Persons, Murdered", "Seven Bodies found in a State of Decomposition -- The other Still Missing", "A Terrible and heart-rending Sight -- The Vict... See More
April 14, 1866
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1866 The front page of this issue has a large illustration of "Antoine Ganther, The Murderer". The headline is "Arrest of The Murderer" with subheads "He Confesses His Guilt" "A Strange Story About An Accomplice" "The Murderer Before the Mayor" "Intense Excitement Throughou... See More
April 19, 1866
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1866 Most of the front page is taken up with Reconstruction item with first column heads: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "Speech of President Johnson to the Soldiers & Sailors" "He Reiterates His Views on the Reconstruction Policy of Congress" "His Efforts for the Restoration of the Southern States" "The Rewards for Arresting ... See More
April 21, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 21, 1866 Ftpg: 'Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen, New Orleans'. Terrific fullpg: 'On the Plains--Indians Attacking Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Coach' is a truly fine example of Western Americana for display. Halfpg: 'Street View in Santa Fe, New Mexico' Great issue!
Map of Georgia... Celebration the abolition of slavery in Washington D.C... Cotton team in North Carolina...
May 12, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1866 Ftpg. shows: 'The Levee at Cincinnati, Ohio'. One-quarter pg: 'Map of New York Bay'. Halfpg: 'On the Mississippi--Religious Services on Board the 'Ruth' '. Very nice fullpg: 'View of Shockoe Creek Valley, Richmond, Va.' & fullpg: 'Cotton Team in N. Carolina' shows black men leading a cart load of cotton... See More
May 12, 1866
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, May 12, 1866
* Confederate president Jefferson Davis
* Official indictment for treason
The front page shows the official indictment for treason against Jefferson Davis with the headings: "WASHINGTON" "Proceedings of the Grand Jury at Norfolk--Jeff Davis and John C. Breckinridge Indicted for Treason" See images for text here.
Other news of the da... 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 30, 1866
NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, May 30, 1866
* General Winfield Scott death
* Post civil war original
This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:
* Death of Lieut.-Gen. Scott
* Sketch of His long & Glorious Military Career
* His Political Aspirations, Successes & Defeats
* His Last Illness & Death--Personal Reminiscences, &c. ... See More
June 1, 1866
AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, & LIFE ILLUSTRATED, New York, June, 1866
* Phrenology Theory
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 has a portrait of: "Solomon Foot&qu... See More
June 23, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1866 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Wall Street, New York", a street scene bustling with pedestrians and activity. A great issue for any stock broker or person involved in the world of finance.
Inside prints include a full page of: "The Southern Methodist Bishops", two half page prints of: "Primary School for Free... See More
June 30, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Lewis Cass." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "'The Halt'-A Scene in the Georgia Campaign." Inside there is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Bunker Hill Monument." Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "Francis Joseph I., Emperor of Austria" and "Ludwig R. Von Benedek, the Austrian General." Full p... See More
July 28, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1866 Two ftpg. scenes, plus a fullpg. & dblpgctrfld. inside on the 'Great Fire in Portland, Maine'. Quarter pg. illus. of 'Marks of Punishment Inflicted Upon a Colored Servant in Richmond'. Also a quarter pg. illus. of Barbara Frietchie, 'Heroine of Frederick', made famous by Whittier.
Complete in sixteen pages.
July 28, 1866
NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1866
* Reconstruction era
* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination
Among the front page column heads are: "THE ASSASSINATION" "Report of the Congressional Special Committee" "Testimony From the Rebel Archives" "Treatment of Colored Union Soldiers" "Barbarities to Union Prisoners of War" "The Efforts to Raise In... See More
August 11, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1866 Front page: 'Review of the N.J. State Militia at Long Branch'. One-third pg: 'The Atlantic Cable--View of Heart's Content, Newfoundland'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'the Girdler's of the Earth: The Atlantic Cable Laid' shows vignettes on the Atlantic cable, including a print of Ben Franklin & Prof. Morse, and a... See More
October 20, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, Oct. 20, 1866 Full ftpg: 'Washing Day Among the Acadians on the Bayou LaFourche, La.' Fullpg: 'Ferry-Boat to Brashear City, La.' & great fullpg: 'Cumberland, Md.' shows the town. Halfpage "Driving in Central Park", two quarterpage "National Cemetery at Seven Pines, Virginia" and "National Cemetery at Cold Harbor, Virginia&qu... See More
October 27, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 27, 1866 Half of ftpg. shows: 'Lady Lobbyists at the White House'. 'Sinking of the Daniel Webster' & 'Sinking of the Evening Star'. Nice dblpgctrfld. by Thomas Nast is a montage of political cartoons on Andrew Johnson. A fullpg. of four nice scenes in Texas, including Houston and Galveston. Halfpg; 'Faneuil Hall, Boston. Bkpg. pol... See More
January 22, 1867
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 22, 1867 Page 2 has an article taking most of a column: "The History of Newspapers" which includes much on Ben Franklin (see).
Four pages, nice condition.
March 2, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1867. Full front pg. illus. of "Equestrian Statue of Washington, Union Square, New York." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Martha Washington." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Washington's Head Quarters at Newburg." Vertical 1/2 pg. of "The Disaster at Regent's Park, London-Rescuing the Skaters from the Broken Ice." Full pg. i... See More
March 10, 1867
NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, March 10, 1867
* Abraham Lincoln's personal life
Page 8 has: "Domestic Life Of Abraham Lincoln" (see)
Page 5 has: "A Letter from Brigham Young"
Other news of the day throughout. 8 pages in good condition.
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
April 13, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1867
Ftpg: 'The New Horticultural Hall, Temont St., Boston'. Fullpg: 'George Peabody & the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Ed. Fund' includes U.S. Grant & David Farragut. Fullpg: 'The Fenian Uprising in Ireland--Attack on the Police at Tallaght'. 'Curious African Fashions'. Small back page political cartoon by Tho... See More
April 27, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1867
Ftpg. shows: 'Daniel Drew'. Great fullpg. by Th. Nast: 'Abraham Lincoln & the Drummer Boy'. Nice fullpg: 'U.S. Supreme Court Room, Washington' is a great scene of the interior. One-quarter pg: 'The Indian Expedition--Gen. Hancock's Encampment at Fort Harker, Kansas'.
Other news and advertisements of the day... See More
May 25, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, May 25, 1867 Ftpg. has 3 illustrations on: 'Educating the Freedmen' including a 'School for Colored Children'. Fullpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon. Two nice pgs. have 4 illustrations showing: 'The Indian War--Indian Council at Ft. Dodge, Kansas' & 'Sutler's Store at Ft. Dodge, Kansas' & 'Interior of Ft. Dodge, Kansas'. Full... See More
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
October 19, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY Oct. 19, 1867 Front 1/3 illus. of "Joseph Garibaldi, the Italian Patriot." Also, there is a one-third page illustration of a: "Model of the Pneumatic Railway on Exhibition at the American Institute, New York." This is a much earlier version of what Elon Musk invisions with his "Hyperloop" concept, a revolutionary transportation system for the futur... See More
November 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867 Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which shows a carved jack-o-lantern.
Halfpg: "Sculling Race on the Monongahela River" & smaller print: "Weston, the Pedestrian, on the Road". "Drew Theological Seminary, ... See More
January 25, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 25, 1868
The frontpage shows: 'Effect of the Tidal Wave at St. Thomas, West Indies'. Nice fullpage Winslow Homer print: 'Winter - A Skating Scene'. Doublepage centerfold with 10 scenes: 'Among the Wrecker of the New Jersey Coast' (Barnegat Light-House). 1/4 page portraits of 'James Payne, Third President of Liberia' and '... See More
February 29, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 29, 1868 The front page features a 3/4 page illustration '"Don't Go Yet!'' Dramatic fullpage 'Scene In the Hospital For Incurables on Blackwell's Island.' Beautiful print: 'The New Suspension Bridge Over the Ohio River At Cincinnati'. A 1/4 page illustration 'Stuart's portrait of George Washington' w... 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
June 6, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1868 The front page features a fullpage Thomas Nast illustration which shows Grant being decorated by Lady Liberty entitled "Chicago, May 21, 1868". Inside the issue includes two illustrations showing Grant, one at Army Head-quarters and one as the candidate for the Presidency. A fullpage 'The Republican Convention in Session - View... See More
September 12, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1868 The full front page of this issue shows: 'Tomb of Abraham Lincoln at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois' a has an accompanying text article inside. A full page features 7 views of 'Camp Meeting, Martha's Vineyard' also with text. Nice full page with 8 displayable scenes of: 'Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York'... See More
December 10, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 10, 1868
* President Andrew Johnson
* State of the Union Address
Taking one column on page 1 and almost all of page 2 is: "The President's Message" which is signed at its conclusion: Andrew Johnson. This is the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, a tradition which began with George Washington and continues to this day.
Eight page... See More
December 10, 1868
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 10, 1868
* Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address
* Post civil war reconstruction era
Taking one column on page 1 and almost all of page 2 is: "The President's Message" which is signed at its conclusion: Andrew Johnson. This is the annual state-of-the-union address by the President, a tradition which began with George Washington and continues to t... See More
December 19, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 19, 1868 The frontpage of this issue features "The 'Kelly Medal'" which shows the front and back of the medal as well as a 1/2 page illustration of the "Presentation of the 'Kelly Medal' at the Public Grammar-School No. 45, New York City". An article "Burning of Fort Lafayette" also features two 1/3 i... 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
February 16, 1869
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, February 16, 1869
* John Wilkes Booth remains moved
* Assassin of Abraham Lincoln
* Green Mountain Cemetery, Baltimore
The front page has a brief article with small heading: "The Body of Booth" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.
March 27, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 27, 1869 The frontpage of the issue features the illustrations of the reconstructed Cabinet. There is a half-page illustration of "Soldiers' Cemetery at Arlington Heights, Virginia" with related article in which the illustration shows the rows of soldiers graves around Lee's home with the Potomac River and the dome of the Capitol in... See More
April 3, 1869
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, April 3, 1869 The cover of the issue features the illustrations of new appointments of office. A nice fullpage illustration entitled "Reception of Army and Navy Officers, Washington, D.C.". A page consist of two halfpage engravings, "The Sparrows' Home, Union Square, New York City" and "Fish Stands in Fulton Market, N.Y.".... 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
June 10, 1869
NEW YORK HERALD, June 10, 1869 Page 10 has: "The National Game Mutual vs. Yale--The Champions in the Elm City". Summary describes the arrival and greeting of the Mutual club at the train station, and the excursion to the field. Says that the game was played at Hamilton Park in New Haven with about 3000 in attendance. Nice details about the game and several specific plays, the Mutua... See More
June 10, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, June 10, 1869 Ftpg. has: "Yale" "The Mutuals vs. Yale--Exciting Game--Amateurs Compared with Professionals" which includes a nice summary and box score of a game played at Yales Hamilton Park, the summary mentioning that "...the park was filled with the most numerous delegation the City of Elms had ever sent to a contest of this kind, including numbers of t... See More
July 24, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1869 Fullpg. includes 5 scenes of Gettysburg, most re. the battlefield. Great dblpgctrfld: 'The Lobby Of the House Of Commons', nearly halfpg. illus: 'Presentation of a Champion Bat to the 'Red Stocking' Base-Ball Club, Cincinnati' with the bat being about 20 ft. long.
Complete in sixteen pages.
November 13, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 13, 1869. The front page illustration is of 'The Lincoln Monument in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York' with related article. Interesting one-third pg. illus: 'Mowing With the Camel in the N.Y. Central Park'. A nearly full page 'Canvas-back Ducks on Chesapeake Bay'. An article on "Dr. Cumming" also features a nice illustrati... See More
February 12, 1870
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 12, 1870 The frontpage features a fullpage "Christmas-Day in St. Peter's - 'Open the Gates and Let the King of Glory In'". Fine port scene is a fullpage print: 'Landing of the Remains of Mr. Peabody At Portland' Fullpage and 2 illustrations on: 'The Funeral Of Victor Noir' 3 scenes of: 'Aerial Voyages--Pe... See More
February 26, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1870 The front page of the issue features an illustration entitled "For I Was Ahungered, and Ye Gave Me Meat." in which a hungry man is being feed in the entrance area of the home. A full page illustration of "Burial of Mr. Peabody's Remains in Harmony Grove Cemetery." A third-page illustration of "The New Lincoln Statu... See More
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