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December 26, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1874 The full front page is a print: "Faith--Waiting for Santa Claus" showing a young girl waiting at the door of a toy store. Inside has a nice full page: "Santa Claus is Coming!" showing Santa on his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer. The great doublepage centerfold is: A Dream of a Christmas Dinner in Five Parts". Also insid... See More
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
May 16, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1885
The entire ftpg. shows: 'Vesuvius In Eruption'. The prime print would be the full page captioned: "Champion Baseball Players" showing portraits of twelve players from various baseball teams, including James O'Rourke, John Ward, Joseph Hornung, William Ewing, and others.
Among other prints in the issue are a fullpg. of: "T... See More
December 19, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 19, 1885 Certainly the prime feature of this issuie is the great Thomas Nast double page print: 'Santa Claus's Route' showing two children marking out his route from the North Pole. Very displayable.
The front cover of the issue features a full page of "Hon. John Sherman, President pro tempore of the United States Senate". A one-... 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.
Complete in twenty pages.
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
April 6, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1889 Very nice full front page print: "Hunting Wild Turkey by Moonlight: Prints inside include: "The Late John Bright..."; a terrific doublepage centerfold by the famed Frederick Remington: "Cheyenne Scouts Patrolling the Big Timber of the North Canadian, Oklahoma"; "Robert T. Lincoln, U.S. Minister to England (and Abraham... See More
November 24, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1888
Front full pg. illus. of "Pride Goeth Before Destruction." (Man getting ready to kill a turkey). Inside are four 1/4 pg. portraits of "Mrs. Chamberlain," "Mrs. Morton, the Wife of the Vice President Elect," "Russell B. Harrison, the Son of the President Elect," and "Mrs. McKee, the Daughter of the Pres... See More
September 6, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862 The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles.
Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The President On the Negro Question". This was one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln, being hi... See More
November 29, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 29, 1890 Certainly the prime print in this issue is the very nice doublepage centerfold by Frederic Remington captioned: "Football - A Collision At The Ropes". Among the many other prints are: "The Flower Show at Madison Square Garden" which is the entire front page; "Launch of the Armored Cruiser 'Maine' At the Brooklyn Na... See More
August 31, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 31, 1889 The full ftpg. is a nice print: "At Lake George Landing--Saluting the Passengers".
But likely the most significant print is a great full page: "A Base-Ball Incident--Caught Between The Bases" which shows a player caught in a rundown.
Other good prints include a half page: "Gioca Di Bocci--Summer Afternoon Scen... See More
September 14, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 14, 1878 The full front page illustration is captioned: "Is Sercierty to be Reorganized? Is the Wurkin'-man to Hev His Rights? That's Wot I Wants to Know!". Inside prints include a full page: 'Picking Peaches in Delaware'. There is a very dramatic and displayable doublepage centerfold captioned: 'From Mine to Mill'. G... 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
July 27, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1878
Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "It is Ever Thus with Arbitrators." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Baseball at Blackville-The "White Stockings" Against the "Black Legs"-first Blood for the "BlackLegs." (Negros playing Baseball). Dblpgctrfld. by Nast entitled "Hail, C-O-L-U-M-B-I-A!-The British Li... See More
September 29, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 29, 1900 Front page colored illustration of Theodore Roosevelt; Hurricane at Galveston; Pennsylvania Coal-Miners Strike; doublepage centerfold of a political satire of William J. Bryan as William Tell; Launching of the Monitor "Wyoming"'; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
December 15, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 15, 1900 Color front page of Mark Twain; The Surprise Party to Mark Twain; Scenes on the Island of Guam; The Opening of Congress; fullpage "The National Capitols of the United States"; doublepage centerfold "A Surprise Party to Mark Twain by His Characters"; Oscar Wilde; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
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
December 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 17, 1887
* Frederick Stuart Church
The double page 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). Also another fullpg: "The Call to Dinner in a Logging Camp&q... 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 feature of this issue is the very displayable doublepage centerfold titled: "Christmas, 1863" which includes 6 vignettes by Thomas Nast, one showing Santa Claus with his bag over his back looking over two sleeping children (see). A very displayable print which measures about 16 by 21 inches.
The front page has two prints: ... 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 Ju... See More
July 11, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 11, 1857 Front page shows: "Camp of the Pilgrims to the Jordan" and a half page: "Valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea" with a related article: "Travel Notes in Bible Lands". Small print of: "John P. Durbin, D.D." Nice two-thirds page print: "The City of San Francisco, California".
Nice article: "Salt La... See More
November 30, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, Nov. 30, 1872 Full ftpg: 'Boston--Into the Jaws of Death' is a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire. Inside has 3 fullpgs. of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great dblpgctrfld. showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also a fullpg. Nast print regarding the fire and a 1/2 page pr... 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
April 24, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 24, 1886 The entire front page is taken up with two prints captioned: "Closing Scenes of the Apache War", the upper one: "Geronimo and His Band" and the lower one: "General Crook's Conference With Geronimo", showing both, among others. Inside has a full page with four prints of: "The Hostile Apaches" with each c... See More
June 11, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 11, 1887
A nice full page print has seven scenes captioned: "Sketches At West Point". Another full page: "A Free Sunday at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts" and a dramatic doublepage centerfold by Zogbaum is captioned: "Graduation Day at West Point--The Cavalry Charge" showing just that. A one-quarter page print: "... See More
October 3, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York Oct. 3, 1891 Terrific & \full front page print shows the famous Oklahoma Land Rush: "The Rush For Oklahoma --The Signal For The Start" which is by W.A. Rogers. A related article inside: "The Rush To Oklahoma".
Other prints within include: "The Brooklyn Fire Department Headquarters" "The Electric Fountain at Lincoln Park, C... See More
May 22, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 22, 1858 The front page shows: "Hon. William H. English, of Indiana". A full page: "Coming Thru the Rye". Half page shows a train "Accident on the New York Central Railroad near Utica". "The Island of Perim, Red Sea" Full page. Winslow Homer print: "The Boston Common". "Cod-Fishing on the Newfound... See More
November 13, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 13, 1858 The front page features the article and illustration: 'The New Brick Church in Fifth Avenue, New York'.
Inside: "The Late Election" article features two nearly half page illustrations: "Mayor Tiemann's Race to the Voting Place..." and "The Voting Place...". Over a half page illustration: "Paul Mo... See More
August 27, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 27, 1859 Bottom of ftpg. shows: 'The Whale Found Near Flushing, Long Island'. Nice fullpg. illustration by Winslow Homer: 'August in the Country: The Seashore'. This issue also contains a serialized portion of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within.
Comple... See More
September 24, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, September 24, 1859 The frontpage features a text article with 2 illustrations on 'Transatlantic Ballooning' showing 'Professor C. Lowe' and the 'Interior of the Balloon Basket' plus inside the issue is a fullpage illustration of: 'The New Air Ship City of New York'. The doublepage centerfold is by Winslow Homer and is entitled ... See More
November 12, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 12, 1859 Two ftpg. prints showing "The Prisoner (John) Brown & His Boston Counsel" and another showing John Brown at "The Arraignment" plus an article: "Will John Brown be Hanged?" plus a very nice fullpg. scene: "The Trial of John Brown for Treason & Murder" plus a lengthy related article. There is... See More
August 25, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1860 Perhaps the most significant print in this issue is the back page political cartoon captioned: "The Coming Man's Presidential Career, a la Blondin" showing a beardless Abe Lincoln with an African-American on his shoulders. (Blondin was a famous tightrope walker who had walked across Niagara Falls on a rope the year prior). An... 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
February 18, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 18, 1865 The full front page is a jubilant scene captioned: "Scene in the House on the Passage of the Proposition to Amend the Constitution", being the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the ... 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
July 25, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 25, 1868 Horatio Seymour, democratic nominee, ftpg. - full page Winslow Homer illus. "New England Factory Life", "Bell Time" - The Freedmen's Bureau, Scene in Printing House Square, New York City, Elevated railway in Greenwich St., New York City, and Electioneering At The South".
Complete in 16 pages and contains additional prints and relat... 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
March 13, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1869 The frontpage is a fullpage entitled 'Hurrah for Grant!'. Inside a fullpage by Thomas Nast: 'The Political Death of Bogus Caesar'. The doublepage centerfold is a nice view of "Washington City, D.C." A fullpate illustration is "Landing Arms for the Patriot Forces on the Coast of Cuba". A page features two articles wit... See More
December 7, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 7, 1878
Full ftpg: 'A Battle In The Clouds' shows an Indian capturing an eagle. Fullpg. Nast cartoon: 'A Dream: Before & After Thanksgiving Dinner'. Great fullpg: 'A Game of Football' is very displayable. Fullpg: 'Forest Fire on the Banks of the Red River' is also a nice scene of a paddlewheeler. Another fullpg. Nast: &... See More
May 20, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1882
Full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "Fiendish Assassins--Poor Ireland, Save me from my friends!". Over halfpg: "The Old Church at Sleepy Hollow". Great dblpgctrfld: "Our National Capital, Viewed from the South" is a terrific bird's-eye-view of the city, showing the Capitol, the White House, the partially comp... See More
May 24, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 24, 1884 Nice full ftpg. Thomas Nast: "Democratic Candidate-Snatching". Inside the issue is a nice fullpg: "The N.Y. Ambulance Service" shows 5 scenes; an article "Charles O'Conor" with includes a 1/4 page illustration of him; fullpage "Old Folks at Home"; fullpage "The Panic - scenes in Wall Street Wednesday... See More
July 11, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 11, 1885 The front page is an illustration of 'Henry M. Stanley'. Inside is a terrific fullpg: 'Lawn Tennis In Prospect Park' shows women playing & is very displayable; a fullpage of "Sketches on the Congo"; Halfpg: 'Sketches of Garden City'; a 3/4 page "A Dolphin and a Monkey Time" by Thomas Nast and more.
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September 4, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 4, 1886
The full front page is a very nice (and famous) Frederic Remington print: "Abandoned" which has a Western theme. There is a related article on an inside page: "Our Soldiers In the Southwest" which also has a Remington print titled: "Saddle Up", which includes two buffalo soldiers (black soldiers). Also within the iss... See More
November 26, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 26, 1887
Full front page illustration by Frederic Remington: College Players At Foot-Ball---A Tackle And Ball-Down. Inside has a related report: The College Game Of Football. Also a report: Base-Ball In San Francisco and an illustration: A Base-Ball Game On The Haight Street Grounds, San Francisco.
Full page "Hunting Wild Hogs in Arkansa... See More
December 7, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY December 7, 1889. Front 1/2 pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Papoose - A Christmas Story" by George A. Hibbard." Inside are three large illus. pertaining to the above story. Dblpgctrfld. of "The Princeton-Yale Football Match at the Berkeley Oval." Full pg. illus. of "Thrust His Lance Through His Body and Rode Him Down." Full pg. with two il... See More
February 14, 1891
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1891 Great full front page illustration of: "A New York Rabbi" which as a related article inside. Full page: "The Tournament of Roses at Pasadena, California" which began in 1890 is comprised of six illustrations.. "Coal-Mining in Chili" is a full page comprised of five illustrations. Full page illustrations: &qu... See More
August 15, 1891
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 15, 1891 Full front page is a nice view of: 'North Broad St., Phila.'. Double page centerfold: 'Scene on the Pier at 26th St., East River, N.Y.' Full page: 'Grand Army Reunion at Detroit'. Full page
F. Remington print: 'American Tourists in Mexico'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 12, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 12, 1893 Certainly the most notable content is: "The Adventures Of Sherlock Homes, by A. Conan Doyle", this story being: "The Resident Patient" which includes 2 illustrations and takes nearly 2 1/2 pages.
The full front page print shows: "The Army and Navy Club, Washington." Inside is a full pg. print pertaining to: "T... See More
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