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February 21, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 21, 1857 Includes small illustrations of: "Henry Jenkins" and "Old Parr." Many illustrations pertaining to Peru including: "Revolution in Peru-Arica Bombarded by General Vivanco," "Jesuit Church," "Palace of Manco Capac, Cuzco," "Church at Cuzco," "Revolution in Peru-Islay, General Vivanc... See More
March 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1857 A vol. 1 issue. Inside has 8 illustrations regarding 'Our 18th Inauguration Day', including an illustration of George Washington, Mount Vernon, & James Buchanan & John Adams. But the prime content here is the text of the Dred Scott decision given by Chief Justice Taney. Very significant.
Also featured is an article on A Nutmeg Pl... See More
April 4, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1857 The front page features an article entitled "After Walker, What Next?" Inside: 'The Story of India Rubber' includes an illustration of 'Charles Goodyear, the American Inventor' and illustrations of 'Tapping the Rubber Tree'. "An Albany Dutchman in Holland" which features several small illustrations.
Com... See More
July 4, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1857 The front page features an article 'Travel Noted In Bible Lands' with a half page illustration 'Keeping the Fourth on Holy Ground'. Inside contains an illustration of the: 'Henry Clay Column to be Raised at Lexington, Kentucky.' An article on 'How To Spend The Fourth' with several small illustrations. Nice one-... See More
August 8, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1857 Front page illustration of "An Arab Council" and "Service in the Greek Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre" features an accompanying article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands". Many inside illustration of "Our Excursion to the Fishing Banks." Also a small illustration of "Hon. Henry C. Murphy, U.S. Minister ... See More
September 5, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1857 The front page features: "Princess Charlotte of Belgium" with the accompany article; "The New Archduchess of Austria". Three prints of "The Hair, and Styles of Wearing it". Small print of "Rev. Eugenio Kincaid, Missionary to Burmah". "The Valley of the Amazon" features several smaller illustrat... See More
September 19, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1857 The front page "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features close to half page illustration 'View of Nazareth' and a smaller illustration entitled 'Shrine of the Annunciation'. "The Candidates for the Governorship of Pennsylvania" features the illustrations of 'Hon. Isaac Hazlehurst', "Hon. David Wil... See More
October 24, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24,1857 The front page features 1/2 page illustration of "Militia-Day" with accompanying article. Inside illustration of "Sreenath alias Nena Sahib" and "The Latest Paris Fall Fashions" (dresses). Inside almost double page map of "A Chart in Relief of British India" with the accompanying article "History of t... See More
February 25, 1858
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, February 25, 1858
* The George Washington Equestrian Monument
* Thomas Crawford's Richmond statue unveiling
Page 3 has an article headed: "The Crawford Statue" "Inauguration of Crawford's Statue of Washington at Richmond, Va." See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
March 7, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 7, 1858
* Spiritualists - mediums - seances
Page 3 has an article headed: "MODERN SPIRITUALISM" "Its History--Andrew Jackson Davis--The Rochester Knockings--The Birth of Spiritual Philosophy...." Text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor irregularity along spine, nice condition.... 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
April 28, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Apr. 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" availabl... See More
June 2, 1860
SUPPLEMENT TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 1860
* Character of Abraham Lincoln
Page 2 has most of a column taken up with a report headed: "Political" "The Canvass in Kentucky" " 'Honest Old Abe' In His Native State".
The report begins: "Abraham Lincoln, personally, is spoken well of by all. As an individual, he is liked for his honesty and sin... See More
November 17, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 17, 1860 The full front page shows: 'Gen. Guiseppe Garibaldi" who was considered the George Washington of Italy, the person most responsible for uniting the country. There is also a page two article on him.
Other prints include a nice full pg. of: "Fort Moultrie (Sullivan's Island), Charleston, South Carolina in the Distance", a... See More
November 24, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Nov. 24, 1860 Ftpg. shows: 'Tomb of John C. Calhoun, Charleston, S.C.'. Nice illus. of 'Charles Dickens'. Bkpg. cartoon. This issue begins the serialization of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations", with a prefacing editorial concerning this great work. The story continues in subsequent issues.
Complete in 16 pages.
November 24, 1860
Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) 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 a... 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
September 5, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 5, 1861
* Battle of Wilson's Creek
* Springfield MO Missouri
Among the many war-related column heads are: "A Civil War Wanted at Our Doors" "The Effect of the Abolition of Slavery Upon the North--Henry Clay's Opinion" "The War In Missouri! Visit to the Battle Field Near Springfield" "Highly Important From Mis... See More
September 21, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 21, 1861 The full front page shows: "The Army Forge". Inside has several half page prints including: "Hqts. of Major-General Fremont's Bodyguard at St. Louis, Missouri" "Camp Blood Near Pilot Knob, Missouri" "Gallant Exploit of Aid-de-camp Fiske at the Bombardment of Fort Hatteras" "View of Fort H... See More
October 29, 1861
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 29, 1861
* General Benjamin Franklin Kelley
* First Battle of Springfield - Missouri
The front page features a nice print of: "Brigadier-General B. F. Kelley, the Hero of Phillippi and Romney." with a biography of him as well. Rather unusual to find prints of generals as maps are much more common.
A nice stack of first column heads including: &q... See More
April 19, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1862 The full front page shows: "Shipping Artillery at Alexandria, Virginia". Prints inside include: "City of Norfolk, Virginia" "Transports Embarking Troops at Alexandria" "Federal Troops at Hampton, Virginia"; a full page: "General Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Showing the Road to Richmond" &qu... See More
August 2, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1862 The entire front page is a print showing African-Americans: "Cutting the Canal Opposite Vicksburg". Inside prints include: "View of The City of Vicksburg, Mississippi" "The City of Huntsville, Alabama" "The Battles Before Richmond--Ayers's Artillery (Smith's Division) Keeping the Rebels in Check at... See More
August 9, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1862 The entire front page is a print captioned: "The Late Martin Van Buren, Ex-President of the United States" who had died on July 24. An article on him appears inside.
Inside contains a nearly half page: "Charge of the Fifth Cavalry at the Battle of Friday, June 27" and half pg: "Kearney's Division Fighting in the Wood... See More
August 30, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 30, 1862 The full front page is a print of: "Brigadier-General Michael Corcoran, Late Colonel 69th Regiment New York State Militia". Prints inside include: "John Morgan's Highwaymen Sacking a Peaceful Village in the West" "Negroes Building Stockades Under the Recent Act of Congress" "The Late General R. L. M'Coo... See More
October 18, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 18, 1862 The full front page is a print of: "Major-General Franz Sigel, Commanding Twelfth Corps Army of the Potomac" on horseback. Prints inside include: "General Buell's Army Entering Louisville, Kentucky" with a good view of the city; "Shelbyville, the Only Union Town of Tennessee" "The Veterans of the Army of t... See More
January 10, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, Jan. 10, 1863
* Very rare Confederate title
* Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
A very rare publication from the Confederacy, only a few issues of which having come into our inventory over the past 35 years. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page features a nice print of: "... See More
March 14, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1863 The full front page is a print of: "Teaching the Negro Recruits the Use of the Minie Rifle", a print showing Black soldiers.
Other nice prints within include a full page with three prints and a map: "Beulah Battery, at the Junction of Burnside and Vernon Rivers", "The Rebel Turtle Ram Just Launched at Savannah", "The... See More
May 30, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1863 The front page has a print of: "The Tug 'Rumsey' Accoutred For Running the Rebel Batteries at Vicksburg" with a related article. Prints inside include a small: "Map of the Vicinity of Vicksburg & Jackson, Mississippi, Showing the Theatre of General Grant's Operations"; two prints of: "Banks's Campa... See More
October 5, 1863
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln proclamation
* America's national day of Thanksgiving begins
Although almost every President since George Washington has issued a proclamation for a "day of thanksgiving", typically celebrated in November but at other times of the year as well, it was Abraham Lincoln who formalized Thanksgiving Day to be... See More
January 23, 1864
Harper's WEEKLY, January 23 - March 5, 1864 This is a six issue set of Harper's Weekly issues containing all 6 installments of "A White Hand and a Black Thumb", by Henry Spicer, originally published by Charles Dickens' in All the Year Round. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually. The individual issues are described... See More
February 27, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 27, 1864 The full front page is a print of a memorial, and a related poem. The doublepage centerfold is a nice one showing: "Pictures From the Life of George Washington" which includes vignettes, the largest showing him: "Resigning is Commission, 1783".
Other prints within include: "Colts Armory After the Fire--Interior" and ... See More
April 16, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 16, 1864 The full front page is a print: "Floral Department of the Great Fair". Other full page prints within are: "Picture Gallery of the Fair, 14th Street Building" & "The Fire Department in the Fair" "New Jersey Department of the Metropolitan Fair". Also prints of: "Brigadier-General Andrew Jackson Smith... See More
October 19, 1864
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, Oct. 19, 1864
* Very rare Civil War title
* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow
W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the pres... See More
November 19, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 19, 1864 The front page has prints of: "Lieutenant William B. Cushing" and "Destruction of the Rebel Ram 'Albemarle' at Plymouth, North Carolina".
Inside page prints include: "Confederate Iron-clads on the James, Below Chaffin's Bluff" "Gen. Butler & Staff Watching the Battle from Johnson House" &quo... See More
December 24, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 24, 1864 The full front pager is taken up with prints of: "The Chief Justices of the United States" with Salmon Chase as the central print, surrounded by John Jay, Oliver Ellsworth, Roger B. Taney, and John Marshall.
Many nice prints within including a full page: "View of the Stations on Grant's Military Railroad from City Point to His ... See More
March 4, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 4, 1865 The full front page is a print: "Sherman's March Through South Carolina--Road at the Swamp Crossings." which also has a nice page 2 editorial: "Sherman's True Victory.
Other prints inside include: "Camp Ford, Texas" "The Double-ender 'Pontiac' Descending the Savannah River" "Charleston &... See More
March 25, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 25, 1865 The front page has a portrait of: "Hon. Hugh McCullough, Secretary of the Treasury". Prints inside include: "The Triumph in New York--Glimpses of the Grand Procession" which includes 5 prints; "Hon. James Harlan, Secretary of the Interior" "Fort Morgan in Mobile Bay" "General Schofield's Headquarte... 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
August 12, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 The front page shows: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia" as well as: "Terminal Station of Collins's Overland Telegraph, New Westminster, B.C."
Inside has prints captioned: "The Indo-European Telegraph--Landing the Cable in the Mud at Fao, Persian Gulf" "Trial of Mowing Machines...at West Mount Ver... See More
Item #180007HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a lot of five issues from just after the Civil War. Dates are August 12, August 19, September 23, November 11, and December 2, 1865. A wealth of great prints including: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia'. Halfpg: 'Trial of Mowing Machines' & 'The Richmond Election--the Polling at the 1st Market House'. Nice doublepage centerfol... 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
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
* 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
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 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
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
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 9, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1867 Very nice double page centerfold: 'The Crescent City--Scenes in & Around New Orleans, La.' shows 7 scenes, including a nice over-view of the city. Displayable!
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen pages.
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