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October 12, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 12, 1861 The full front page is taken up with 3 prints: "Burning of the Privateer 'Judith' at Pensacola", "Brigadier-General Sturgis" and "The Rebel General Price".
Other prints inside include: "Major-General Fremont and Staff Inaugurating Camp Benton, at St. Louis, Before Starting for Lexington" "Ch... See More
November 25, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1865 Certainly the prime feature of this illustrated newspaper is the very nice three-quarter page print captioned: "Champion Nine of the Atlantic Base-Ball Club of Brooklyn, L.I., 1865" showing named prints of each of the baseball players. There is a brief article on them as well titled: "The Atlantic Base-Ball Club."
Other prints... See More
June 30, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1883 Dismal & dramatic full pg: 'A Sweltering Night in New York--Tenement House Suffers' by W. A. Rogers. Full pg: 'Harvard & Columbia Boat Race at new London, Ct.'
Nice full pg: 'The Coronation of the Czar of Russia'. Half pg: "Trained Elephants as Firemen--An incident at Brockton, Mass."; full pg: '... See More
June 13, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1891 Full front page: 'Proposed Boulevard Tunnel, Chicago'. Double page centerfold has a very large, full-figure illus. of: 'Thomas A. Edison In His Laboratory' next to his phonograph . Half page: 'Yale's Baseball Nine' & half page: 'Princeton's Baseball Nine'
Complete in sixteen pages.
April 14, 1894
WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1894 Nice full ftpg. scene of: 'Coronado Beach, Calif.' Nearly halfpg: 'Proposed House for the Rockaway Hunting Club' & 'Nipped in the Ice Floe on the Atlantic'. Fullpg. of text with 9 lacrosse prints. Advertisement for Yellowstone along with many other period ads are also present.
December 11, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1897
* Famous A.B. Frost golfer illustration: "THE DRIVE"Certainly the prime print is the great full front page print by the famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "The Drive" showing a golfer about to tee off, with others... See More
* Complete issue with displayable front cover
* Pike's Peak sunrise print by F.P. Stevens
* Complete issue with displayable front cover
* Pike's Peak sunrise print by F.P. Stevens
March 13, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1897
* President William McKinley
* Inauguration - inaugural
Very rare in that this issue still contains the very decorative & colorful outer wrappers noting: "Inauguration Number 1897". The back cover has color ads for "The White Sewing Machine Co." and also: "Franco-American Soups" (see).
Full ftpg. il... See More
October 26, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, October 26, 1889 The full front page shows: "Dangers of Electric Wires in New York--Western Union Lineman burned to Death in Mid-Air."
A rarity is to find period prints of cowboys, but here is one. An inside page has 3 prints, captioned: "Life Among the Cow-Boys of Indian Territory" (see), with a brief, related article on an inside page.
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December 16, 1882
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 16, 1882 The full ftpg. is: "Abandoned". A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Visions of Christmas-Tide" has four scenes including a central print showing Santa Claus, with his bag of toys, distributing dolls to a children's hospital (see). A few other Christmas related prints as well.
Complete in 32 pages, nice condition... See More
July 12, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 12, 1862 The front page has 3 prints: "Major-General Lewis Wallace in Command at Memphis, Tennessee" "Brigadier-General George F. Shepley, Commandant of New Orleans" & "Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas--Explosion of the 'Mound City' ".
Page 3 has a small cartoon: "The Rebel Flea." Other print... See More
July 16, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1864 The full front page is taken up with a print of the famous photo: "Lieutenant-General Grant at His Headquarters". Other prints within include: "The Naval Contest Off Cherbourg Between the 'Alabama' and the 'Kearsarge' " "General Sherman's Campaign--the Crest of Pine Mountain Where General Polk Fel... See More
November 26, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1864 The prime piece of this issue is the very famous back page political cartoon captioned: "Long Abraham Lincoln A Little Longer." showing an elongated version of him since he just won his second presidential election (see). This cartoon has become quite famous.
The entire front page is taken up with prints of: "Captain Napoleon Colli... See More
March 31, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1877 The full front page shows portraits of: "The Cabinet". Great fullpg. sailing ship illus. perfect for display: "The New U.S. Frigate Trenton". Great fullpg: 'The Brooklyn Ascent to the Bridge Tower" shows the famous Brooklyn Bridge under construction. Nast doublepage centerfold is a political cartoon. There is nearly a... See More
November 7, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 7, 1885 Nice full ftpg: 'The Dearborn Railroad Station in Chicago'. Nice fullpg. hunting scene: 'Wild-Fowl Shooting from a Sculling Float'.
Doublepage centerfold: 'All Saints Day in New Orleans--Decorating the Tombs in One of the City Cemeteries' fullpg; 'Outlet of a Natural Gas Well Near Pittsburgh'. Nearly halfpg: ... See More
January 21, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 21, 1888
Full front pg. illus. of "Not Even Handed Justice.", by W.A. Rogers. Inside is a full pg. illus. containing three illus. pertaining to "The Art Institute of Chicago." Full pg. illus. of "Grape and Hop Culture in California." Full pg. illus. of "The Pennsylvania Strike-Miners Calling a Meeting", also by W.A. ... See More
December 27, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1890
The full ftpg. features a nice Frederic Remington print: 'One of the Ft. Keogh Cheyenne Scout Corps', very displayable. Inside has 7 more Remington prints of soldiers & Indians, including: 'Apache Scout'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This issue is complete in 16 pages and is in good condition.... See More
January 5, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 5, 1893 The full front page is an illustration captioned: "Baby Ruth and Her Mother" being the child of President Grover Cleveland. This is the person for whom the "Baby Ruth" candy bar was named, not Babe Ruth the famous baseball star. However, more recent research suggests this explanation was simply created by the company ... See More
March 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1861 The front page is taken up with: "Major Anderson's Command at Fort Sumter" which includes 9 officers, one of whom is "Capt. A. Doubleday". Other prints inside include: "Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina" "Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the ... See More
June 8, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 8, 1861 The front page shows: "Uniforms of the Fifth Regiment New York Volunteers, Colonel Duryee, Now at Fortress Monroe". Also in this issue is a Winslow Homer print titled: "The Advance Guard of the Grand Army of U.S. Crossing the Long Bridge over the Potomac at 2 a.m. on May 24, 1861", prints of: "The Late Colonel Ellsworth&quo... See More
August 3, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861 The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.
Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More
April 22, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 22, 1865 The front page shows: "General Sheridan at the Battle of Five Forks" and also: "Cavalry Charge at the Battle of Five Forks". Inside has some nice text on the ending of the Civil War with articles headed: "Palm Sunday" "Grant" "Robert E. Lee" "Abraham Lincoln" and "What Next?&q... See More
February 2, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 2, 1867. Ftpg. has 2 views of the 'St. John, New Brunswick, Skating Rink' building. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Scenes on a Cotton Plantation' shows 12 scenes, most showing Blacks in various chores, including picking, hoeing & with the cotton gin. 'Burning of the Hyatt House, Janesville, Wis.'
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
November 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867 Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which shows a carved jack-o-lantern.
Halfpg: "Sculling Race on the Monongahela River" & smaller print: "Weston, the Pedestrian, on the Road". "Drew Theological Seminary, ... See More
January 9, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1869 The front page features a full page illustration by Thomas Nast: "Peace" shows Grant and Miss Liberty. Inside the issue is full page illustration by Winslow Homer "The New Year - 1869". The doublepage centerfold is "West Point and Vicinity, from Fort Putnam" is a nice overview. A page features two half page illustra... See More
June 25, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1870 The front page is a great illustration of: 'Beethoven'. Within the issue is a nice full page illustration of 'Charles Dickens', and a page 2 editorial concerning the death of Charles Dickens. "The New Masonic Temple" article also includes a halfpage illustration "Laying the Corner-Stone of the New Masonic Temple in New Yor... See More
September 30, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 30, 1882 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "A Proud Day For England". But the most notable print would be the very nice half page baseball print titled: "The Providence Base-Ball Club" showing the team in uniform, with bats and balls as well. The players are identified by name, including the manager: Harry Wright.... See More
May 12, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1883 The full front page illustration of this issue is of the "Seventh Annual Bench Show of the Westminster Kennel Club, New York" which show 10 dogs. An accompanying article as well.
Two A. B. Frost prints, half page "Here He Found His Companion and Mr. Mincheon" and 1/3 page "The Betrothal" accompany and article entitled... See More
March 27, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 27, 1886 Full ftpg. is the famous Nast political cartoon: 'Our System of Feathering Nests Breeds Tweeds all Over the Land'. Halfpg: 'New Railroad Bridge Across the Ohio Near Louisville'. Dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'The Sinking of the 'Oregon'--Transferring the Passengers'. Halfpg: 'Interior of a Life-saving Station... See More
September 10, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1892 Full page Frederic Remington: 'An Athletic Tournament of the British Army at Aldershot' shows 8 scenes. Very nice full page: 'A Chicago Pool-Room on Sunday' & '250th Anniv. of the Incorporation of Gloucester, Mass.' shows 4 scenes. ... See More
December 11, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1897 Certainly the print print is the great full front page print by the famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "The Drive" showing a golfer about to tee off, with others behind him.
Inside is a one-third page portrait of "Professor Henry Drisler."; a full pg. illus. of: "England's Little War in India."; a doublepage cen... See More
October 29, 1898
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1898
Front full pg. illus. of "In a Puerto Rican Prison." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The President's Western Trip - Scenes along the Route." Full pg. illus. of "President McKinley's Visit to the Trans-Mississippi Exposition at Omaha, October 12, 1898." 1/2 pg. of illus. of "The Scene of the Illinois Labor... See More
January 24, 1857
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, January 24, 1857 The front page of this issue contains the "Wreck of the Arcadia on Sable Island - British Humane Society's Medal" and contains a half-page illustration of the wreck and a small illustration of the medal. Within in the issue is"View of Gaeta, Italy"; a nice double-page centerfold "View in Boston Harbo... See More
September 6, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 6, 1890 Full front page: 'Taking the Waters at Saratoga'. Full page: 'Summer Night Amusement on the Bluff at Cincinnati'. Half page: 'Rockwood Hall, Near Tarrytown, New York.' Nice double page centerfold: 'Coronado Beach, Southern Calif.' Full page: 'Alligator Traffic in the South' includes 6 scenes. Full page: ... See More
December 16, 1899
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 16, 1899
* 19th century Christmas prints
* Frederic Remington and W.A. Rogers
* Mormons... and Brigham Young
* Mark Twain
Front full pg. illus. of "Santa Claus: These New-Fangled Chimneys are Very Trying to an Old Fogy Like Me.", by W.A. Rogers. "A Glance Ahead - Being a Christmas Tale of A.D. 3568" by John Kendrick Bangs t... See More
February 10, 1849
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 10, 1849 The front page has a nice print captioned: "The Gold Region of Upper California--Encampment in the Sacramento Valley" which has a related article on pages 3 & 4: "The Gold Seekers Of California", which takes over a full column of text.
Other prints within include: "Fort George, or Astoria, Columbia River--The H... See More
March 9, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861
* Extradition case of John Anderson
* Fugitive slave who escaped to Canada
“The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave (see hyperlink) who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson an... See More
March 23, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 23, 1889 A fullpg. has 5 prints of: "Lower California. The New Gold Discoveries in Santa Clara Valley--Scenes & Incidents of the Rush to the Mines." Another pg. has an article: "Unleavened Bread For The Passover" plus two related illustrations on the making of it for the Jewish feast. Yet another page is entirely taken u... See More
November 1, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 1, 1879 The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon showing Blacks & captioned: "The Next Debut - Now Let General M.C. Butler, of South Carolina, Show How Bulldozing Is Done."
Prints inside include a halfpg: "The Avery Institute, Charleston, S.C."; a fullpg: "International Cricket Match at Phila." "The Ute War-... See More
June 13, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 13, 1885
* Statue of Liberty arrives in NYC
* Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
The front page is taken up with 3 prints concerning the Statue of Liberty, the largest: "Official Presentation of the Statue of 'Liberty Enlightening the World', Paris, July 4th, 1884", another showing the sectional view of the Statue, and the other... See More
March 6, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1858 A full page illustration: 'Sleighing In Broadway' is very displayable. An article "Skating, From a Lady's Point of View" features a half page illustration 'Skating In New England' and "Skating in the North of Europe'. "Hon. Henry Wilson, U.S. Senator of Massachusetts" is featured on the front page. ... See More
June 10, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 10, 1865 The full front page is a nice print of: "The Grand Review at Washington--General Meade & Staff Passing the Principal Stand" during a parade of returning Civil War soldiers. Another prime item is the doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast, titled: "Victory And Death" showing six vignettes of the somber side of war (see).
Othe... See More
November 18, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865 Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd. The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is ... See More
September 8, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 8, 1866 Great full ftpg: 'Pictures of the South--Magnolia Grove on the Shell Rd. at Mobile, Ala.' Fullpg; 'Pictures of the South--Baton Rouge, La.' & 'The Game of Croquet'. Halfpg 'The 'three-card monte'--A Scene on Coney Island' Good.
March 9, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1878 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned "Crescit Sub Pondere Virtus." Inside has a full pg. Nast illus. entitled "That Dollar"; a quarter page portrait of "Pope Leo XIII."; a half page: "Ice Boating at Madison, Wisconsin"; most of a doublepage centerfold: "Stanley in Afric... See More
September 10, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1881
Full ftpg print by W. A. Rogers: "An Anxious Night in the Cabinet Room". Full page print: "Excursion of Five Points Children and Their Mothers". Nice fullpg. scene of the inside of "The New York Stock Exchange". Dblpgctrfld: "The Exportation of Cattle from New York to England".plus much more.
Other news and... See More
January 31, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1885 Front full page portrait of "The Hon. William M. Evarts", the Senator from New York, with an article on him inside.
Inside is a full pg. illus. of: "Japan at New Orleans"; full pg. illus. of "Long Island Produce by Rail"; a very large & dramatic doublepage centerfold: "John Brown on His Way to Execution&q... See More
July 25, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1885 Halfpg: 'The New Bridge Over the Alabama at Selma'. Nearly fullpg. by Nast: 'The 'Practical' Politician's Love for the Negro'. Fullpg: 'Fireworks at Manhattan Beach' is nice. Great fullpg: 'A steeplechase at Monmouth Park'. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Greenwood Lake', N.Y.
Other news and advertis... See More
September 26, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1885 There are a number of fine prints in this issue including a full ftpg. of: "Canon Farrar", plus inside page prints of "The Dead Jumbo" the elephant; A Thomas Nast print "We Have Not Given Up Ruling the Waves Yet"; a one-third pg: "Cricket Match between the Gentlemen of Philadelphia & the English Visiting... See More
November 28, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1885 (with Supplement) Full ftpg. by Nast, shows a pilgrim about to carve a turkey on 'the Union Altar'. Fullpg: 'Washington Market the Day Before Thanksgiving' & 'Galveston After the Fire' halfpg: 'The Billiard Tournament at Chicago' & 'An Incident of the Small-pox Epidemic in Montreal' plus SUPPLEME... See More
July 9, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1887 Nice doublepage centerfold: "The University Of Michigan, At Ann Arbor" features 9 illustrations of the notable buildings on the campus, including: "The Library" "The Museum" "The Medical School" "The School Of Dentistry" "The Observatory" "The Chemical Laboratory" "The Main ... See More
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