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August 9, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1913 The inside has "Columbia Inspires Sculpture Anew," by John Walker Harrington, which contains 2 pages of vignettes including: "The Young Girl at the Pool," by Frances Grimes, "Night" and "Day," by Michelangelo, "Toil," by Victor Salvatore, and "The Tiger," by A. Phimster Proctor. Also inc... See More
February 2, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893 A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).
Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More
December 27, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the frontpage 9 x 8 inch print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text (see images). Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livings... See More
August 1, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1857 The front page has illustrations of" "Tomb of Joseph (at Shechem)" and "Approach to Samaria" with an article: 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Inside an article: "Reaping at Syracuse" features illustrations include: "Reaping in the Olden Times" "The Toll-Gates on the Road to the Field" ... See More
December 8, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 8, 1860 Ftpg. article & illus. of; 'Hon. Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the U.S.'. Four illus. re. 'The Marine School at Charleston, S.C.'. Terrific & very displayable dblpgctrfld: 'General View of the Fortifications for the Defense of the City of New York' shows 7 forts in the vicinity, including ones at Long Is., Staten Is., Gov.'s ... See More
May 25, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 25, 1861 The full front page is a dramatic print: 'Willard's Hotel, Washington, Saved by the N.Y. Fire Zouaves' showing fireman battling the blaze.
Other prints within including a full page with 2 view of: "Camp Cameron, Georgetown, D.C.", a three-quarter page print: "Evening Parade at Fort Pickens--Col. Brown Announcing to His M... See More
February 6, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 6, 1864 The full front page is a Thomas Nast print: "Thanks To Grant" showing Liberty pinning a medal on him. The doublepage centerfold is a desired Winslow Homer print titled: "Halt Of A Wagon Train" showing soldiers around a camp fire.
Other prints within include: "The Stag Dance" "A Veteran On Furlough" "A S... See More
November 4, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 4, 1871 Full ftpg: 'Chicago In Ruins--Laying The Cornerstone of the First Building After the Fire' 3 other fullpgs. of fire scenes, plus a dramatic dblpgctrfld. on the 'Ruin & Desolation Of Chicago'. Good issue on the Chicago fire. Dramatic fullpg: 'A Prison Van Discharging At The Tombs'.
March 24, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 24, 1900 Doublecenterfold print "The Fighting Flag-Ships of the United States Navy". Fullpage "Working Snow-Bound Ponies Out Of The Mountains" by Remington. Frontpage Uncle Sam cartoon. This also contains numerous news articles of the day. See photos for full details.
November 3, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 3, 1900 Tientsin; The Taking of Peking; doublepage centerfold "The Drought In The Southwest" by Frederic Remington; The Evil Men In The Passion Play; The Warren Street Disaster; front page photo of John Sherman; and other news of the day. See photo for details.
February 16, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 16, 1901 Front page Uncle Sam cartoon "A Game of Freeze-Out" by Rogers; doublepage centerfold "A Skating Party in the Country" by Frost; The Marriage of the Queen of Holland; The Death of Queen Victoria; The Old Clubs of Montreal; New York's Opera Season; and other news of the day. See photos for details. ... See More
May 7, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, dated May 7, 1910 The front page of this issue has a photo of "The Nation's Leading "Fan."" which shows President Taft throwing out the first ball at the Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Athletics game.
In this issue, there is an illustration of "Training the Cabinet Birds" by Kemble. There is an article with photos of ... See More
January 15, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1910 This issue contains the wonderful double page centerfold print, "Better Than Sugar", by James Montgomery Flagg. Another print of note is, "A Winter Cargo From Maine", by H.M. Brett. Also included are: "The Most Important City Official In The World", "The Senatorial Hall Of Fame", by E.W. Kimbl... See More
July 28, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 28, 1883
* Early Denver, Colorado
The most notable print would be the very nice full page print captioned: "Colorado--View of the City of Denver..." which is a great overview of the city at that time.
Other prints include: "New Mexico--The Tertio-Millennial Celebration at Santa F: A Group of Indian Clowns" "The Internat... See More
May 3, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883 Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of
Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.
The doublepage centerfold shows; "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More
April 4, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 4, 1885 The front page haws 4 prints with the caption: "Kansas - The Proposed Invasion of Oklahoma - Scenes at the Boomers' Camp at Arkansas City" plus there is a related article on an inside page. Inside also have a one-third pg. print: "Indian Territory - The Proposed Invasion of Oklahoma - General Hatch's U.S. Cavalry ... See More
September 20, 1890
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York Sept. 20, 1890 The front page has full-length portraits of: "Oliver S. Campbell, Champion Of The United States" and "H. W. Slocum, Jr., Ex-Champion", both in tennis attire of the day and each holding a tennis racket. Caption: "The National Lawn-Tennis Tournament On The Grounds Of The Casino, At Newport, Commencing August 27th.... See More
April 2, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 2, 1859 Ftpg: 'The Terrible Railway Accident in Canada', near Hamilton, Ontario (also known as the Great Western Desjardins Canal train disaster). Two nearly halfpg. illus. by Winslow Homer: 'March Winds' & 'April Showers'. 'Map of the Route to Pike's Peak'. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within... See More
October 29, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1859 The front page of this issue is the "Fac-Simile of the Last Record of the Franklin Expedition, Found by Lieutenant Hobson on King William's Land". A half page illustration 'Harper's Ferry -- The Scene of the Late Insurrection' with an article on John Brown as well. A 'Map of Vancouver Island and Washington Territor... 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
July 6, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1861 The full front page is a print: "Constituent Convention of Virginia Assembled in the Custom House at Wheeling, Ohio Co." Among the full page prints within are: "Birds-Eye View of the Mississippi River & the Adjacent Country From St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico"; "Scenes of Camp & Army Life in General Williams&... See More
December 21, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY Dec. 21, 1861 The entire front page is taken up with seven: "Scenes Among The Beaufort Contrabands" showing slaves, one labeled "Uncle Tom".
The prime print in this issue would be the very nice doublepage centerfold by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled: "A Bivouac Fire on the Potomac".
Other prints in this issue include: "Skirmish Near Hunt... See More
September 1, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 1, 1866 Fullpg: 'Meeting of the National Union Convention at Philadelphia'. A great dblpgctrfld. by Thomas Nast: 'Reconstruction & How It Works', is a satirical view with several scenes, most showing Blacks being harmed. Two scenes re: 'The New Orleans Riot' & one-third pg: 'Great Petroleum Fire in Jersey City'. Bkpg. illustrated R... See More
September 25, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1869 The front of this issues features a fullpage illustration of "The Avondale Colliery Disaster - Bringing Out the Dead." Inside the issue, a page contains a quarterpage illustration of "Dark on Fair?" which has an accompanying poem, a 1/6 page illustration of "Baron Alexander Von Humboldt", and a quarterpage illust... See More
October 18, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 18, 1873
Perhaps the most famous print in this well known illustrated periodical is the full front page work by famed artist Thomas Nast captioned: "Out Of the Ruins" which shows President U.S. Grant as a policeman helping the Liberty figure out of the ruins of the buildings of Wall Street. The financial panic of 1873 was one of the more disastro... See More
February 28, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 28, 1874. Front full pg. illus. of "The New York Tribune's 'Disclosure'." Inside are two 1/2 pg. illus. of "Fighting the Fire" and "'Busted!' - A Deserted Railroad Town in Kansas." Two 1/2 pg. illus. of "The State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane, Middletown, Orange County, New York" and "Hudson River St... See More
April 21, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 21, 1877 Certainly the feature of this issue is the nearly one-quarter pg. print of: "Frederick Douglass" with an article on him as well mentioning him being the new Marshall of D.C., with talk of his newspaper The North Star.
Other prints include a full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "Young American Roast Beef For Old England&quo... See More
November 24, 1877
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1877
Full frontpage shows a Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled "Saved (?) By The Skin Of His____" showing the injured Republican elephant hanging onto a limb with his trunk. Great fullpage shows construction of the Brooklyn Bridge "The East River Bridge - Demolition of Buildings for the New York Approach". Fullpage Thomas Nast ... See More
November 10, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 10, 1883
The entire ftpg. is a nice portrait of: "Lieut. General Philip Henry Sheridan". Inside has a very nice full page print by A. B. Frost captioned: "Still-Hunting The Moose" and another full page: "The Geysers of the Upper Basin, Yellowstone National Park" which includes 11 vignettes, each captioned. A halfpg. sho... See More
October 6, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 6, 1888
Front full pg. illus. of "Her First Muskallonge." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "The New Court House of Allegheny County, at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania." Four small portraits of "The Chief Witnesses Before the Parnell Judicial Commission." Full pg. illus. of "Sketches from the Fleetwood Trotting Track." Two full... See More
April 19, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, April 19, 1890 Very nice & displayable full ftpg: 'A Hunter's Shack in the Rocky Mountains'. Fullpg. with 4 scenes of: 'A Friday Market in the Jewish Quarter of New York' by W.A. Rogers. Halfpg. Remington print "The Priest Captain Writhed and Struggled in His Efforts to Throw Young Off" done for a literary article entitled "The Azte... See More
April 4, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1891 Full front page Frederic Remington print: "Big Fishing--Indians Hauling Nets On Lake Nepigon". Inside is a half page "The Government's Exhibit at the Columbian Exposition"; 1/4 page "The Government Building for the Columbian Exposition"; a full page "The City of St. John's, Newfoundland" and "Th... See More
February 16, 1895
Harper's WEEKLY Feb. 16, 1895 Full ftpg: "The Opera--Before the Curtain" shows the stars bowing to a cheering crowd. Nice fullpg: "The New Ship-Canal at Kingsbridge, Connecting the Harlem & Hudson Rivers" & fullpg: "Scenes In & About San Jose" Calif. Nearly fullpg. dramatic polo scene: "A Cross at Polo".
August 10, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY August 10, 1895. Front full pg. illus. of "The Apostle." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Richard M. Hunt." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Foreign Element - The Syrian Colony, Washington Street." Full pg. illus. of "Recent Uprising Among the Bannock Indians - A Hunting Party Fording the Snake River Southwest of the Three Tetons (Mountains)." Dblp... See More
September 14, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY September 14, 1895. Front full pg. illus. of "Wasting Spite on Waring." Inside is a full pg. with six illus. of "With the World's Transportation Commission in India - The Great Military Railway." Four illus. of Libraries in the West. 2/3 of a dblpgctrfld. of "General View of the Cotton States and International Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia." Sma... See More
November 13, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 13, 1897
The front page of this issue has a full page illustration by W. A. Rogers titled: "It Served Its Turn". A halfpg. has: "News from the Klondike" with an article. A fullpg. has 6 photos and a map called: "In & About Seattle". There is a nice fullpg. A.B. Frost illustration: "Quail-Shooting" is very displa... See More
December 25, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1897
Front full pg. illus. of "A Caprice of Time: 1827-1897 - Two Christmases." Two full pgs. of illus. of "Negus Menelek of Abyssinia at Home." Full pg. illus. of "Thesmophoria." Dblpgctrfld. of "Neighborhood Pleasure Grounds in Boston." Full pg. of illus. of "News from the Klondike."
Other news an... See More
June 10, 1899
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 10, 1899
The front page has a full page print: "Admiral Dewey's Return--U.S.S. 'Olympia' in Kau-Lung Dry Dock, Hong-Kong". There is a full page of photos on: "The Arrival in the United States of the Former Spanish War-Ship 'Reina Mercedes'". The doublepage centerfold is an illustration of "In the Philippines--A Bay... See More
January 6, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 6, 1900 Front page features Uncle Sam in an illustration entitled "Away Down East". Fullpage: "The War In South Africa - Communicating With Kimberley By Search-Light" and the political cartoon "The Lay of the Kaffirgram". This also contains numerous news articles of the day. See photos for full details.
October 20, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 20, 1900 Mr. Bryan's Confession of Defeat and some of his Fallacies; The Advance on Peking; Tientsin To-Day; doublepage centerfold "A Providential Encounter" by Stevens; Sixth Open Golf Championship of the United States; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
December 14, 1907
May 22, 1868
THE ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO NEWS, Illinois, May 22, 1868
* Very rare title
A quite rare title which lasted by just 8 issues. This is volume 1 number 5, formatted much like the more successful Harper's Weekly & obviously an attempt to create its look-alike for the Midwest. But it would fail.
The front page features a print: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago. Scene Outs... See More
June 7, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 7, 1890 The full ftpg. is a great illustration which seems as though it was taken from the Western movie, captioned: "Life in the Mining Regions of the Far West--Selling his Life Dearly." showing a cowboy trying to fend off a group of Indians on horseback (see).
A fullpg. with 9: "Sketches In A Pool Room" and three full page... See More
December 26, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1857 Nice front page illustration and article on: 'The Hon. Stephen A. Douglas'. A two page story entitled: 'The Wonders of Santa Claus' includes eight illustrations, four of which show Santa Claus. Very early illustration of Santa.
Also included is text coverage of" "The Mormon War". "American Homes in New York... See More
January 23, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1864 The full front page is a dramatic print: "Sufferings In A Snow-Storm on the Michigan Central". Inside has full page prints: "Colored Troops Under General Wild, Liberating Slaves In North Carolina" and "Under The Flag".
Other prints within include: "Hon. Leland Stanford, President of Central Pacific Railroad&q... See More
January 30, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1864 The most desired & notable print is likely the full page captioned: "Emancipated Slaves, White and Colored" showing one man with a brand on his forehead.
The front page shows the: "Ruins of the Church of the Compania, at Santiago, Chili, After the Conflagration". Inside has a full page: "Snowy Morning--On Picket&qu... See More
December 3, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 3, 1864 The front page has: 'The Rebel Flag of Truce Boat 'Beauregard' with Savannah in the Distance" & "The Rebel Flag of Truce Boats Coming down the Savannah River". Nice fullpg. prints include 2 scenes of: "Our Blockading Fleet Off Wilmington, N.C." and three views of: "In & Around Martinsburg, Virginia". A n... See More
October 31, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 31, 1868 The frontpage of this issue features a Winslow Homer illustration entitled 'Our Next President'. A fullpage features halfpage illustrations "The City of Cadiz, Spain" and "Engagement of the Haytien Corvette 'Alexandre Petion' with the Batteries and Vessels off Petit Goave". A halfpage "Africa, Peru, South Amer... See More
February 7, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 7, 1874 The prime print in this periodical famous for its many illustrations is the full page captioned: "Station House Lodgers" done by the famed artist Winslow Homer. There is a related article on the facing page.
Other prints within this issue are the full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Emancipator of Labor & ... See More
June 26, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 26, 1875 The full ftpg. is: "In a Russian Village--'Master's coming!' ". Halfpg: "The Columbia Boat House" & "The Yale Boat House". There is a full page Winslow Homer print titled: "Battle of Bunker Hill--Watching the Fight From Copp's Hill, In Boston" which was his very last for Harper's Week... See More
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