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October 12, 1867
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated October 12, 1867 The frontpage features three prints, one of which shows: "Gen. Sheridan Receiving the Congratulations of Fred Douglass and the Colored Citizens of Baltimore, at the Philadelphia Depot, Baltimore", this print measuring about 4.5 by 4.5 inches. Very rare, early image of Frederick Douglass!
The double-page centerfold... See More
January 4, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1862 The full front page is a notable Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Boxes in Camp, 1861", which does show some mild margin wear as this was the first page in the volume.
Among the prints inside are a full page with 4 scenes of a: "General view of Ship Island, showing the Landing of General Phelps's Brigade"; a full page: &q... See More
August 2, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1873
Front 1/2 page illustration entitled "Hunting the Cave Bear" (Cave Men). Inside is a full page illustration of "The Bathers" by Winslow Homer. Full page illustration of "The Springfield University Regatta -The Finish." Doublepage centerfold entitled "The Big Guns of the Iron Clad Steamer the "Sultan" - Sail... See More
December 6, 1902
HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 6, 1902, from New York . Frontpage color illustration "Here We Are Again" by Rogers; "The Belated Russian Passport" by Mark Twain; color fullpage "The Christmas Mail In The Far North" by Post; color fullpage "The Toy-Shop Window" by McLane; color fullpage "Christmas-Eve" by Green; fullpage "A Contrast"; fullp... See More
May 20, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1865 The front page has an article: "The Assassination" and another "President Lincoln's Funeral" and also includes illustrations of: "Ruins of Garrett's Barn...Where Booth Was Shot: and "Garrett's House, Where Booth Died" and: "Harold's House, Near the Washington Navy-Yard".
Inside has a ful... See More
December 8, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 8, 1900, from New York. includes Supplement. Very nice Christmas issue with several black/white and colored prints. Includes "The Christmas 'Possum" by Frost; Making Christmas Toys; and other articles. See photos for full details.
December 13, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, December 13, 1873
* Winslow Homer original
* Prints - Illustrations
Inside this issue is a nice full page illustration by Winslow Homer entitled: "The Morning Bell".
Shows school children crossing a walking bridge, with a pine tree in the immediate background & a school with the rooftop bell tolling in the background. On another page is a p... See More
January 1, 1893
WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION ILLUSTRATED, Chicago, January, 1893
* Great Columbian Exposition issue
* Color cover and photos
A very short-lived illustrated newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly but which existed solely to report on the Columbian Exposition in Chicago. This is the vol. 1 number 23 issue and still has the original colorful outer wrappers (rare as such). As woul... See More
April 30, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1910 The prime content within this issue is the content related to the life and death of Mark Twain. The front page has: "Mark Twain: 1835-1910". Several pages include text and prints related to his life and work (see images). The issue also contains: "A Diana of Africa", The First LAdy On South Africa"... See More
May 3, 1873
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 3 and May 3, 1873 - a two issue set.
A two issue set of the same title with the exact same date? Yes. In regards to standard daily newspapers, especially those printed for major city distribution, it was not uncommon for there to be multiple editions of the newspaper printed on the same day - perhaps a morning and evening edition. However, w... See More
May 5, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1860 The prime feature of this issue would have to be the great doublepage centerfold print captioned: "Bloody, Brutal, and Blackguard Prize-Fight In England, Between Heenan and Sayers, On April 17, 1860" which shows hundreds of spectators. This historic boxing match is considered the very first world boxing championship. It is a terrific boxin... See More
October 5, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 5, 1878 Full ftpg. cartoonish scene: "The Veteran Butler on the Trained Democratic Steed 'Buncombe' ". Halfpg: "President Hayes at the Northwestern Fair, Minneapolis--Viewing Prize Cattle". Small print of: "Rev. Samuel Caldwell, President of Vassar College". Fullpg. with 3 scenes: "Field Trial of Dogs Near West... See More
January 1, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition. This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significantly reduced price from their individual values. All issues are complete in 16 pages and include many prints suitable for framing.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets a... See More
October 3, 1857
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1857
The front page article "Thrilling Narrative of a Ship-Wrecked Passenger on Board the 'Central America" features the nearly half-page illustration 'Wreck of the Central America, Adrift on the Ocean'. Five nice illustrations on two pages regarding: 'Mining Life in California', two showing gambling: 'Faro' and 'Monte'. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lan... See More
March 2, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1895 Certainly the prime content in this issue is not just the page 6 article: "Death of Frederick Douglass" which takes over three-quarters of the first column, but the related illustration of him appearing on page 4 which takes one-third of the page, captioned: "Frederick Douglass, Died Feb. 20, 1895" (see).
The full front page i... See More
December 13, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 13, 1873 By far the best & most desirable print in this issue is the nice full page by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: "The Morning Bell", which has a related article on a preceding page.
But there are many other prints in this issue including a full front page illustration by political cartoonist Thomas Nast captioned: "Justice.&quo... See More
December 21, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 21, 1867 Certainly the prime print in this issue is the nice doublepage centerfold by celebrated artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Homeward Bound" showing people on the deck of a ship (see).
There are other nice prints within this issue including a front page of: "James Watt's First Idea of Steam", a nearly full page of: "Squirrel Hunti... See More
August 18, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 18, 1888 Perhaps the most desired print in this issue is the very nice full page by Frederic Remington, captioned: "Geronimo and His Band Returning From a Raid Into Mexico", which is one of the more sought-after of the Remington prints in this title.
Other prints include the full ftpg. W. A. Rogers political cartoon: "Make Way For The Unc... See More
December 26, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1885 (print only)
This is just the doublepage centerfold only, the very famous print by Thomas Nast, titled: "A Christmas Box" which shows Santa Claus coming up from it. This print was tipped-in so it has no binding holes and is in very nice, clean condition. Measures 16 by 22 inches.
January 17, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 17, 1863 Certainly the most historic content would be the page 2 complete printing of: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" which is the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.
Half of the front page: "The Teamsters' Duel" showing two Black men ... See More
July 13, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1861 The front page features: 'Battle of Boonville, Missouri' and smaller illustrations of: "Brigadier-General Lyon, U.S.A." and "The late Captain Ward". Inside the issue is a full page: 'The Cabinet at Washington' showing Abraham Lincoln and the others. Also featured is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Crew of... 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 pr... See More
March 9, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1861 The full front page is taken up with: "President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag Upon Independence Hall'. Other prints inside include: "City & Garrison of Fort Smith, Arkansas" "United States Arsenal at Little Rock, Arkansas, Surrendered to the State Troops", a print of: "Miss Patterson, of Baltimore",... See More
November 9, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 9, 1889 Entire ftpg. is a fine illus. of: 'William Ewing, Capt. of the N.Y. Baseball Club'. Four prints of: 'American Game Birds' & fullpg: 'New York's New Music Halls' includes a nice view of Carnegie Hall. Dblpgctrfld: 'The City of Cleveland, Ohio' shows 9 scenes.
March 30, 1889
Harper's WEEKLY, March 30, 1889 This issue features the dblpgctrfld: 'The Last Lull In the Fight' done by Frederic Remington, showing but a few survivors of an Indian attack. Nice fullpg. view of: 'Madison, Wisconsin' showing 3 scenes. Fullpg. with 6 scenes: 'Last Lodges of the Mandans'
October 15, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, Oct. 15, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'A German Beer Garden in N.Y. City on Sunday Eve.' Nice fullpg: 'The English Cricketers--the Eleven of All England'. Half of the dblpgctrfld. is a terrific illus. of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very displayable print, showing almost the entire field. The other half shows a cricket match. ... See More
April 27, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1861 The front page shows: "General Thomas Swearing In the Volunteers Called Into the Service of the United States at Washington, D.C." plus there is also text on: "The Bombardment of Fort Sumter".
Inside includes a dramatic full pg: "The Interior of Fort Sumter During the Bombardment" and also a full page: "Map of ... See More
May 13, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1865 The front page features a large print of: "Andrew Johnson" who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as President. The balance of the front page is a lengthy biography of him.
There are several prints within which relate to the Abraham Lincoln funeral and the hunting & killing of John Wilkes Booth. Included are prints captioned: "Sergeant B... See More
August 26, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 26, 1865 The most notable prints would be the two full page prints by noted artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Our Watering Places--The Empty Sleeve at Newport" showing a Civil War veteran with one arm missing, and: "Our Watering Places--Horse Racing at Saratoga".
Other prints in this issue include: "George N. Sanders" "Co... See More
May 21, 1870
Harper's WEEKLY, May 21, 1870 The frontpage shows a black man tending his garden: 'A Spring Scene Near Richmond, Va.' Fullpage 'Population of an Indian Village Moving'. Illustration of 'William Lloyd Garrison', publisher of The Liberator. Also illustration of: 'Lucretia Mott', the early feminist. Fullpage Winslow Homer: 'Spring Blossoms'. A fullpage illustration "The Promising Colt". Bac... See More
August 21, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1886
Full ftpg. is a famous F. Remington print: 'Soldering in the southwest--The Rescue of Corporal Scott, a Black soldier. Fullpg: 'A Forest Fire'. Halfpg: 'Types From Arizona' includes Indians & soldiers. Displayable fullpg. print: 'Annapolis, Md.' being 5 views.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This issue is complete in 16 pa... See More
December 14, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 14, 1901, from New York. The issue contains a fullpage illustration "The Awaking of Santa Claus" by Keller; full page "Making Up For The Part" by Rogers; full page "St. Nicholas in Russia" by Verbeck; full page colored illustration "After the Upset" by Frost; several full page and a doublepage centerfold colored illust... See More
October 31, 1865
Two issue set: NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 31, 1865 and HARPER'S WEEKLY, November 18, 1865 Page 5 has: "The Great Base Ball Match The Atlantics Against the Athletics--The Atlantics the Victors". Details from the one paragraph summary include: The Atlantics made eleven fly-catches and two home runs, and the Athletics eight fly-catches and one home run. The Atlantics were skunked once, ... See More
April 14, 1860
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, April 14, 1860 The front of the issue has a half page "The Charleston Convention - View of the South Carolina Institute building, in Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C., Where the Democratic Convention will Hold its Meeting During the Present Month of April" along with two small illustrations. Inside the issue are: half doublep... See More
March 22, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 22, 1862 Certainly one of more notable issues of the Civil War as the focus is on the historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac.
The front page features a print of: "Lieutenant Worden, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monitor' " with text on him as well, and also a print of: "The Ericsson Steel-Clad Battery 'Monitor'... See More
December 26, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1863 The front page has two prints: "Hon. Schuyler Colfax, The New Speaker of the House" and "Capture of the Steamer 'Chesapeake' by British Pirates". Inside has a full page: "The Army of the Cumberland--Capture of Rebel Works at the White House on Lookout Mountain" and a full page with 5 scenes: "The Army... See More
January 1, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 1, 1876 The full ftpg. shows a mother with two young children in a snowstorm: "Light In The Window". An inside page has a 3/4 pg. print: "The Christmas Chariot--The Coming of the Plum-Pudding" being pulled by two turkeys. Also a fullpg. print: "No Small Breed Fer Yer Uncle Abe Dis Christmas!..." showing a Black family with a l... 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 25 (see ... See More
August 6, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1870 This issue contains a fullpage Winslow Homer print: "On the Bluff At Long Branch at the Bathing Hour". The frontpage features a fullpage illustration "Going to Market". A fullpage "Map of the Seat of War in Europe". Fullpage political cartoon re. "The New Comet - A Phenomenon Now Visible in All Parts of th... See More
December 25, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1858 The front page features a print: "Santa Claus Paying His Usual Christmas Visit to His Young Friends" shows him in a sleigh pulled by a turkey, with many toys. This is an early image of Santa Claus before the more common imagine created by Thomas Nast changed his appearance forever.
Inside pages have four prints by famed artist Winsl... See More
January 24, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 24, 1863 This issue contains a fine centerfold by Thomas Nast: "The Emancipation of the Negroes, January, 1863--The Past and the Future" with several vignettes. This also has an accompanying article which explains the illustration and references the famous Mr. Pierce M. Butler slave auction which took place on March 2-3, 1859 outside of Savann... See More
November 3, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 3, 1866 Very nice full ftpg. shows a Black man & his grandchild: 'Uncle Tom & His Grandchild'. Nice fullpg. has 2 scenes of: 'View of the City & Harbor of Quebec', one after the great fire. Another halfpg. view of: 'St. Roch, Quebec'. Great fullpg. baseball print: 'The Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, & the Athletics of Philadelphia' shows 18 pl... See More
October 21, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1871
* Thomas Nast
The full frontpage is a Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled "The Only Thing They Respect or Fear". An article "The New York Seamen's Exchange" features a 1/4 page illustration. "The Smithfield Martyrs' Memorial Church" features a 1/3 page illustration. A half-page illustration &... See More
January 9, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1886
Full front pg. Remington illus. of: "The Apache War-Indian Scouts on Geronimo's Trail." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Rehearsing for the American Opera-A Scene from "Orpheus"." 1/2 pg. illus. of "An Engagement in the Oyster War on the Chesapeake." Dblpgctrfld. of "New Year's Calls at the White ... See More
September 14, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY September 14, 1889. Front full pg. illus. of "Back from Paris - Passing the Ordeal of the Custom House Inspectress." Inside are two full pg. illus. of "The Proposed Inwood Site for the International Exposition of 1892 - Viewed from Fort George" and "The proposed Site at Oak and Barretto Points on the Sound for the International Exposition of 1892." ... See More
January 1, 1863
Civil War Survey III The Illustrated War Collection - 5 issues of Harpers Weekly Illustrated, one each from 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, and 1865. With one issue from each year of the war, this is a great set to obtain a concentrated and visual view of the war. All issues have several wood engraved prints and related news reports.
December 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1887, New York, Dec. 17, 1887 The doublepg. centerfold is by A.B. Frost: "Lost Their Way", and the "Supplement" issue has the sought after F.S. Church print: "Great Expectations", showing the bears preparing a holiday feast for fellow animals (see images). Also another fullpg; "The Call to Dinner in a Logging Camp"... See More
December 27, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 27, 1879 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue of the famous Thomas Nast print containing the first appearance together of the Republican elephant & Democratic donkey. Thomas Nast was the creator of these two famous political symbols making this a very significant print. The caption reads: "Stranger Things Have Happened.&qu... See More
September 14, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 14, 1872 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned: "The Next In Order--Any Thing! Oh, Any Thing!" plus there is another full page Nast political cartoon inside; "The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" which shows Uncle Sam. Other prints include: "...Pope Pius the Ninth..." a full page: "Sunday Morning ... See More
October 27, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1888 Although this issue has a wealth of fine prints, perhaps the most notable is the very nice doublepage print in the "Supplement" titled: "Dragging A Bull's Hide Over A Prairie Fire In Northern Texas" which was done by Frederic Remington" (see).
Front full pg. illus. of "The Effect of 'Negative Gravity'.... See More
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