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May 26, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1883 The full front page is a print captioned: "The New York & Brooklyn Suspension Bridge--New York Entrance" with an inset of J. A. Roebling, the architect.
One inside page has two prints on the Brooklyn Bridge: "Archway Under Approach, New York Side" and "Cable Anchorage, Brooklyn Side, as it Appeared Before Completion&qu... See More
June 2, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1883
Great full ftpg: 'Decoration Day'. Great halfpg: 'War Dance Of Gen. Crook's Apache Scouts' & a great fullpg: 'The Great Bridge--Pres. Arthur crossing the Suspended Highway' which is the Brooklyn Bridge, plus another fullpg. on the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. Great fullpg: 'The Parade On Riverside Drive' show... See More
June 9, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 9, 1883
Full ftpg: "The Tragedy on the Brooklyn Bridge". Full page and 3/4 page print: "The Competitive Drill at Nashville, Tennessee". Fullpg. print: "Baseball of the Future" shows all players on horseback. Another full page has: "Adventures In The San Juan Mountains", by J.J. Reilly plus much more.
Other news... See More
October 27, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1883
Full front pg. illus. containing five illus. pertaining to "The Newburgh Centennial-Scenes and Incidents of the Day." Inside is a 1/4 pg. illus. of "The German National Monument as Seen from Bingenbruck." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Matthew Arnold" and "The Rt. Rev. David B. Knickerbacker, D.D." Dblpgctrfld. o... See More
November 28, 1883
BELLEFONTE REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, November 28, 1883
* Gage Station train robbery
* Silver City, New Mexico
* Harvey Whitehall
Page 4 has an article headed: "Daring Deed of Cowboys" (see) First report coverage on the Gage Station train robbery near Silver City, New Mexico.
Other news and several interesting advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, very nice condition.
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April 26, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1884
Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: "The Great Democratic Protectionist". Nice fullpg. of "The Proposed Cathedral at Albany, New York". Text with 3 illustrations of: "Historic Tappan", New York. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: "The Dismal Swamp" & fullpg: "Judge Lynch" shows a mounted "lynch mob", all m... See More
May 10, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 10, 1884 The frontpage is a fullpage Thomas Nast political cartoon "Our new watchman, Roosevelt". Inside the issue is a fullpage "Specimens from the Dog Show"; a great fullpage illustration of "A Game of Lacrosse" which shows much action; dramatic fullpage "The Recent Cyclone in Ohio"; a fullpage "The Burial of Atala&q... See More
August 30, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 30, 1884 Nice full ftpg: 'Black-Bass fishing in the Adirondacks' by Zograum. Good fullpg: 'The Ice Industry of New York' shows 8 scenes. Full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "A Feather That George Washington Never Had In His Cap". Full page print: "The New Steel Cruisers for the United States Navy". Fullpg: 'Sk... See More
October 11, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 11, 1884
Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Stop Tickling Us, and Answer Without Dodging." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Views in Van Cortlandt Park." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Hugh J. Grant, Tammany Candidate for Mayor of New York." Dblpgctrfld. of "The Grand Popular Reception of Governor Cleveland in Buffalo - The Process... 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 is ... See More
January 10, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 10, 1885
Ftpg. has a very nice dockside scene: 'The New Orleans Exposition--Arrivals At The Levee'. Plus two full pgs. inside on the New Orleans Exposition. Half page print: "'Yelping' Up Wild Turkeys". A full page print showing 2 scenes: "The Hocking Valley Strike--Guarding A Hopper--Interior of a Miner's Cabin" plu... 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." Dblpgctrfld. of "The Siege of the Loves - Capitulation Imminent." Full pg. illus. of "The New York Athletic Club, Opened Februa... See More
February 21, 1885
THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 21, 1885. In celebration of Washington's birthday the entire ftpg. is a montage of prints of George Washington & his life, captioned: "First In War, First In Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen."
Prints inside include: "View of Quebec From Point Levi" "Champlain St. "The Falls of Montmo... 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 Berlin... See More
June 20, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1885 Front page print: "The Long Detaching Rings Again Writhed In Mid-Air, And Softly Descended As He Thundered Past". Fullpg. shows 3 scenes: "Sketches of Columbia College". Nice fullpg: "The Cavalry Drill at West Point". Nice fullpg. print by Thomas Nast: "There's 'Harmony' Even In Their Discord". H... See More
October 17, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 17, 1885
An issue with many nice prints, but perhaps the most sought after would be the nearly half page print of: "The Chicago Base-Ball Club" showing all team members, with their names in the caption, in full baseball uniform. Hall of Famer Cap Anson is among those shown.
Other nice prints including a full front page of: "The Late Cardina... See More
December 26, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1885 The full ftpg. is a famous Thomas Nast Christmas print: "Peace and Good Will Ringing In The Air -- Ding! Dong!!" showing two Santa Claus prints (see). Prints within include: "The Meet Of a Canadian Show-Shoe Club" and a great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast: "A Christmas Box" showing Santa Claus coming up from it... See More
June 19, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 19, 1886
Front page print of: "William Dean Howells". Nice fullpg. print: 'Coaches at Jerome Park on a Race Day'. Very nice fullpg: 'Mount Popocatepetl' from Mexico, is beautiful. Fullpg. Nast political illustration: "Both" plus much more.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.... See More
July 3, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1886 Front page print: "In The Small Back Parlor Behind The Apothecary's Shop". Nice fullpg. Thomas Nast illus: "At His Post" shows President Cleveland. Dblpgctrfld: "Mount Vernon--The Room In Which George Washington Died". Nice fullpg: "A Pilgrimage To Mount Vernon" and another full page: "The Rhinoceros... See More
February 26, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1887
Full ftpg. shows: 'Bust of Washington, Modelled from the Houdon Mask'. Halfpg: 'A Seine Loft' shows fishing nets being repaired. 'Arrested on Suspicion' shows a cop catching a burglar. Fullpg: 'Sketches in Washington--In & About the Capitol'. The New South Supplement to this issue is 4 pgs. with many views in &... See More
March 12, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1887
Full ftpg: 'Henry Ward Beecher'. Fullpg: 'The Everglades of Florida' shows 5 scenes, including 1 of Lake Okeechobee. 3/4 pg: 'Pushing Thru the Everglades'. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'After The Blizzard' shows a dead family snowbound in their wagon. Fullpg: 'Sketches in the U.S. Senate'.
Other news and advertise... See More
June 25, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1887
Fullpg: 'Four View of the Yacht Thistle' is nice. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'A Voudoo Dance' is very displayable. Fullpg: 'Dedication of the Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument at New Haven'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.
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
January 7, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 7, 1888
Fullpg: "Packing Cord-wood Over the Rocky Mountains" is nice. Full page with 6 scenes: "The Corcoran Art Gallery and Its Founder". Halfpg: "Canadian Fishermen on the Outlook for American Intruders" and "The Lick Observatory & Its Equipment". The double page centerfold: "An Unexpected Visit from an Ol... 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
September 15, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 15, 1888
Full front pg. illus. of "The U. S. M. Mississippi Passenger Steamer." Inside is a full pg. containing three illus. pertaining to "Labor in Pennsylvania" by W.A. Rogers. Full pg. illus. of "Hon. Allen G. Thurman in New York-One of the Overflow Meetings at Madison Square Garden." Full pg. illus. of "The Republic... See More
September 22, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 22, 1888
Full front pg. illus. of "To the Rescue" by W.A. Rogers. Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Bar room Politics." Full pg. illus. of "Canoeing In the North Woods-A "Carry"." Dblpgctrfld. of "Re-Enforcements." Three large illus. of "Some Toilers of the Sea." Two small portraits of "The L... 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 9, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1889 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'. Fullpg: 'The Great Salt Lake of Dakota' shows 7 scenes, 2 with India... See More
March 28, 1889
KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNAL, Missouri, March 28, 1889
* Oklahoma Land Rush - Run
The front page has nearly 1 1/2 columns taken up with the President Proclamation of Benjamin Harrison authorizing what became known as the Oklahoma Land Rush. The one column heads read: "THE PROCLAMATION ISSUED" "Oklahoma To Be Opened For Settlement April 22" with another lengthy subhead.... See More
May 4, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1889 (excluding multi-panel supplement prints) This issue contains a great full ftpg: 'General Washington at the Close of the War'. Fullpg; 'the Washington Arch at 5th Ave. & Washington Square'. Halfpg: 'The Great Fire on the River Front Between 59th & 65th Streets'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Morning of Inauguration Day,... See More
February 8, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 8, 1890 Although not accompanied by an illustration, perhaps the most interesting article is: "Around The World In Seventy-Three Days" which is a report on the adventure of Nellie Bly, the reporter for the New York 'World' newspaper who set out to turn the fictional 'Around the World in Eighty Days' by Jules Vernes into fact for t... See More
July 4, 1890
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, July 4, 1890
* Idaho Territory gains statehood
* Admitted to the Union
* President Benjamin Harrison
The top of the middle column of the front page announces: "IDAHO A STATE" "The President Signs the Bill for Her Admission Before Setting Off for Cape May" "The Wyoming Bill Not Yet Ready for the Executive Signature" "An Ag... See More
December 4, 1890
ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORT, Wellsville, New York, Dec. 4, 1890
* President Benjamin Harrison
* State of the Union Address
Page 4 has: "The President's Message" "A Voluminous And Comprehensive Document" plus other subheads (see). The President's annual state-of-the-Union address concludes on page 5 and is signed in type: Benjamin Harrison. .
Complete in 8 pages usual... See More
February 28, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 28, 1891 Fullpg: 'George Washington Relics at the National Museum, Washington'. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'The Funeral of Gen. Sherman in New York'. Fullpg: 'The Port Huron Tunnel, St. Clair River' & 'Water Polo at the Manhattan Athletic Club'. Another dblpgctrfld: 'Funeral of Adm. David Porter, Washington, D.C.--Sailors... See More
February 13, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 13, 1892 Front full pg. illus. of "Military Tops in Action." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Van Rensselaer Manor House, Albany - Proposed as New York State Building at the Columbian Exposition."
Full pg. illus. of "Curling at St. Paul, Minnesota." 1/4 pg. portrait of "Abraham Lincoln - From his First Photograph, Taken in C... See More
February 20, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 20, 1892. Front full pg. illus. of "Columbian Exposition - Working Under Canvas on the Mines and Mining Building." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The New York End of the Brooklyn Bridge on a Winter Day." Full pg. of illus. of "Glimpses of Washington's Early Life." Dblpgctrfld. of "The Model New York Fire Department - A Hook and L... See More
February 27, 1892
Harper's WEEKLY, Feb. 27, 1892 The full frontpage is "Out in the Cold"; Inside the issue is a fullpage "How Jewelry is Made"; halfpage "The Armory for the Seventy-First Regiment N.G.S.N.Y"; fullpage "Rear view of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Broad Street, Philadelphia"; nice dblpgctrfld "Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, From Grand View Avenue"; a... See More
March 5, 1892
Harper's WEEKLY, March 5, 1892 Full front page: 'The Elevated Railroad Bridge at Chatham Square'. Nice full page Remington print: 'U.S. Cavalry Hunting for Garza on the Rio Grande'. This issue also includes a small photo of the Alamo in an article: 'From San Antonio to Corpus Christi'. Various scenes in Paris.
June 11, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 11, 1892
Front full page illustration of "Lay Aloft! - A Steamship Drill of the Naval Academy Cadets." Inside is a full page illustration of "The Opening of the Yachting Season - Larchmont Yacht Club." Two small portraits of "James S. Calrkson, of Iowa" and "John C. New, of Indiana." 1/2 page illustration of "... See More
June 18, 1892
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1892
Nice full front page illustration of: 'Pres. Benjamin Harrison, Rep. Candidate for Re-election'. Inside has several scenes from the Minneapolis Convention. Nice double page centerfold: 'The Oil Creek Valley Disaster' with many scenes of the flooding & fire at Oil City & Titusville.
July 23, 1892
WAVERLY FREE PRESS, Waverly, New York, July 23, 1892 The second page of this issue contains the brief but significant report: "The president [Benjamin Harrison] has signed the joint resolution of Congress, making October 21, 1892, the four hundredth anniversary of the discovery of America, a general holiday. Whereas Columbus Day would not be established as an official federal holiday un... See More
August 6, 1892
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1892
Nice & dramatic full front page: 'A New York Water-tower in Action' showing how they fought high-rise fires, and includes a steam pumper. Half page: 'Cod-fishing on the Grand Banks'. Full page: 'Columbian Exposition--Manufactures & Liberal Arts Building' 'Full page: 'The Capitals of the World--Athens'... See More
October 8, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1892
Front full page illustration of "An Official Visit - Italian Officers Boarding an American Man-Of-War." Inside is a full page illustration of "The Columbus Festivities at Genoa." Full page illustration of "Views about Caracas, the Scene of he Present Revolution." Full page illustration of "Some of the Promin... See More
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