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February 7, 1852
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 7, 1852 The front page features a nice engraving of: "Starrucca Viaduct, on the New York and Erie Railroad". At the time of its construction, the bridge was thought to be the most expensive railway bridge in the world, at a cost of $320,000 (equal to $8,722,462 today). It was the largest stone rail viaduct in the mid-19th century and is still in ... See More
June 18, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More
August 20, 1853
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 20, 1853 An early issue of this still-publishing periodical. The ftpg. shows: "Iron Refining & Puddling Furnaces". Pg. 2 has lengthy text on "The Crystal Palace" in New York. Pg. 5 shows: "Brown's Improvement on Saw Mills".
Sixteen pages, good condition.
September 24, 1853
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 24, 1853 The front page has both an article and two illustrations on: "Miller's Sewing Machine" which was one of the earliest to be commercially developed (see photos). The text is very descriptive on how the machine works.
Complete in 8 pages, other scientific developments on the inside pages, some slight rubbing at folds, generall... See More
December 1, 1855
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 1, 1855 See the photo below for the great front page of this issue, which includes a nice, detailed diagram of the: "Cowperthwaite's Patent Sewing Machine" with a lengthy, detailed, related article which carries over to page 2.
You get the complete 8 page issue which is in nice condition save for some minor irregularity at the blank spin... See More
August 30, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 30, 1865 The front page shows: "E. K. Kane, M.D., U.S.N., Commander of the Late Exploring Expedition". Inside has a nearly half page print: "The Jews' Walk, City of Odessa, Russia" and has a related article: "The Jews' Walk At Odessa" (see). The same page has an article and print of: "Grand Cathedral on... See More
January 31, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1857 Early from the first year (issue #5) with relatively few illustrations, but including a nice one of; "Dr. Livingstone, the African Explorer". Also is an article "Walker and Nicaragua". A few scenes from Russia. "More Insanity" showing several cures.
Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), an... See More
February 7, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1857 This is the volume one, number six issue as this famous title didn't begin publication until January, 1857.
Page 3 not only has a nice article on the new Flying Eagle penny, but it also includes an illustration of both the obverse and reverse of the new coin.
The complete text, headed "Not A Red Cent" takes half a column a... See More
February 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1857 Just the 7th issue of this title. Two-thirds pg: "Map of the African Continent" showing the bottom half of it. Two pages with 8 prints of: "A Tramp Through the Backwoods of Costa Rica".
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and/or related text.
March 7, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1857 A volume 1 issue with a limited number of illustrations, including a few scenes of 'The Wild Huntsman'. An article entitled "How We Took the Chinese Forts" with illustrations 'Barrier Forts' 'Attack of the Portsmouth and Levant Upon the Forts' and 'Fort Tung-Un, after the Complete in 16 pages, in good conditio... See More
April 4, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1857 The front page features an article entitled "After Walker, What Next?" Inside: 'The Story of India Rubber' includes an illustration of 'Charles Goodyear, the American Inventor' and illustrations of 'Tapping the Rubber Tree'. "An Albany Dutchman in Holland" which features several small illustrations.
Com... See More
June 20, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1857 The full front page features "Prince Frederic William of Prussia, and the Princess Royal of England" which also has an inside accompanying article.
"Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features nearly half page illustration of: 'Bethlehem' and a smaller print of: 'Grotto of Christ's Birth' & 'Church of the... See More
August 22, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1857 The front page features the article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" and features three small illustrations plus a half page illustration "Tyre From the Isthmus". One page has 4 illustrations of 'Frontier Life In Washington Territory'. 'A Trip to the White Mountains' includes 8 comic illustrations. Full pag... See More
October 24, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24,1857 The front page features 1/2 page illustration of "Militia-Day" with accompanying article. Inside illustration of "Sreenath alias Nena Sahib" and "The Latest Paris Fall Fashions" (dresses). Inside almost double page map of "A Chart in Relief of British India" with the accompanying article "History of t... See More
December 12, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1857 The front page features 'Our Mayors' and the half-page illustrations of 'Hon. Fernado Wood, Mayor of New York' and 'Hon. Daniel F. Tiemann, Mayor-Elect'. An article "Rev. William R. Williams, D.D. - Pastor of Amity Street Baptist Church, NY' also features a small illustration of him. 'Travel Notes in Bible ... 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
July 24, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1858 The front page article is "Dr. John W. Francis" with an accompanying illustration of the same. "The Horse In City and Country" features two illustrations. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features a halfpage illustration. "Old Church of St. John, at Pergamos". Two pages on 'Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati,... See More
Item #180182Inventors & Inventions Collection III The Two Century Set - $38 (lot #80182) Each set contains 5 issues of Scientific American Magazine, one each from 1850s-1860s, 1870s-1880s, 1890s-1900s, 1910s-1920s, and 1930s -1940s. Follow nearly a century of technological and scientific progress, as seen through the eyes of the experts of the day.
March 5, 1859
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 5, 1859 The front page of the issue features a large illustration of "Adam's Rope-Making Machine" with an associated article. Within the issue is "Hildreth & Bailey's Slitting Machine" and other various articles and advertisements.
This is complete in eight pages, unbound and uncut, with a small piece missing at the bottom of th... See More
June 18, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1859 Two front 1/4 page illustrations of "General Garibaldi" and "Garibaldi's Chasseurs of the Alps." are featured on the front page. Inside pertaining to "The War in Europe" including "The French Army Marching Through a Sardinian Fortified Place Toward the Austrian Lines" and "The Emperor of Austria and His G... See More
July 2, 1859
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 2, 1859 This is the first issue of the new format, or "New Series" as described in the dateline. This was previously a folio-size newspaper. The front page has an illustration of "Nystrom's Improved Hydraulic Pontoon Dock". Inside the issue is "Baird's Car Seat and Reclining Chair"; "Crumbie & Brigg's Impr... See More
September 17, 1859
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 17, 1859 This issues contains the following prints, articles and/or ads: Mack's Life-Saving Raft, Parce's Hoisting Crane, Hooper's Improved Steam Boiler, Horn's Improved Sugar-Cane Crusher. Hunter's Broadcast Seeding Machine. It has an irregular spine but otherwise is in good condition. See photo for additional de... See More
October 1, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, October 1, 1859. A nearly halfpage illustration of the 'Statue of Webster, at Boston'. A fullpage illustration is of a 'Dining-Room of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, on Madison Square' as well as two half-page illustrations "Ladies' Drawing-room in the Fifth Avenue Hotel" and "Exterior of the Fifth Avenue Hotel on Madison Square, New York.... See More
October 8, 1859
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 8, 1859 This 16 page magazine is in nice condition and is loaded with early invention illustrations and descriptions along with several interesting advertisements. Many of the things we use today on a regular basis were just being invented back then. This particular issue has on the front page: "BURROUGH'S IMPROVED PAPER-CUTTER."
October 15, 1859
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N.Y., Oct. 15, 1859 Front page illustration shows a worker seated at a machine: "Beauches Cigar-Making Machine", and an article: "Improved Machine For Making Cigars". A volume I issue of the "New Series". Soft horizontal fold crease. 16 pages.
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
May 19, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 19, 1860 Front page illustrations of the two Union Candidates for President & Vice Pres: 'John Bell, of Tenn.' and 'Ed. Everett, of Mass.' Full page with 6 illus. of: 'Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Republicans in Nominating Convention in their Wigwam at Chicago, May, 1860', wherein Lin... See More
June 16, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, June 16, 1860 Very fine dblpgctrfld. showing a: 'General View of the Central Park, N.Y.' being a nice overview of it. Also a related article. The ftpg. includes a nearly halfpg. illus. of swans in Central Park. Complete in 16 pages.
July 14, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 14, 1860 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations and/or photos of the latest inventions of the day including the following invention(s). (see). These illustrations also have text that goes along with them.
Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the normal things we use today were just being invente... See More
August 18, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1860 The front page has an article: "A New Rifle Weapon" which describes what would be known as the Springfield Model 1861 rifle. This report is from its early days of creation noting in part: "...has just been finished at the Springfield armory & sent to the Ordnance Dept. at Washington...It is intended wholly for wall service,... See More
October 6, 1860
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Oct. 6, 1860 The prime print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold which has 14 horse racing-themed prints, the feature print titled: "Planet Passing the Judge's Stand" showing the horse's gait before the invention of photography and they realized how horse galloped (see). There are 8 other horse around the perimeter, wit... See More
November 24, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 24, 1860 The front cover has "Christman's Improved Brick Elevator" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Lyman's Improved Protracting Trigonometer"; "Cook's Improved Veneer Cutter"; "Sutton's Improved Sleigh Coupling"; "Improved Skate and Ankle Brace"; and more article... See More
December 1, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 1, 1860 Ftpg: 'Charleston Scenes' includes 'Palmetto Tree & Old Custom House at Charleston' & 'Ft. Sumter From Sullivan's Is.'. Inside illus. of: 'Entrance to Bonaventure Cemetary, Savannah, Ga.' & 'Bonaventure Cemetary, Savannah' 'The New State House at Columbia, S.C.' Winslow Homer dblpgctrfld: 'Thanksg... See More
December 22, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 22, 1860 The front cover has "Huntington's Improved Snow Power" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Largest Hotel in the World" which was the Lindell House in St. Louis, Missouri. This was destroyed by fire in 1867 as reported in the Harper's Weekly issue dated April 20, 1867; "Crandall's Hydraul... See More
February 9, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 9, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.
Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with t... 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
April 6, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary Of State" taken from a Brady photograph. Inside includes a two-thirds page vertical print of: "The United States Gun-boat 'Wyandotte' Firing a Salute on Washington's Birthday in Pensacola Harbor", plus a nearly half page of: "The Flag-Staff B... See More
June 1, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 1, 1861 The front page is entirely taken up with a print of: "Major-General Benjamin F. Butler, U.S.A." along with a biography of him. Inside has a full page print of: "The Cabinet of the Confederate States at Montgomery" including Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens. Smaller prints show: "Luther C. Ladd, A Mass. Vol. Killed at Balt... 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
March 29, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 29, 1862 The full front page shows: "A Thrilling Scene in East Tennessee --Colonel Fry and the Union Men Swearing by the Flag". Other prints inside include a dramatic fullpg: "The Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas--the Final Advance of Our Troops" and "Columbus, Kentucky, After the Rebel Evacuation" and "Fort Clinch, Fernand... See More
August 23, 1862
THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Aug. 23, 1862
* Union occupation title
An interesting newspaper established in March of 1862 at Port Royal after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military but no political news for the soldiers, so as not to distract them from th... 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 15, 1862
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 15, 1862 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations and/or photos of the latest inventions of the day including the following: Farm Cultivator - Rotary Pump - Early Ice Skates & more. These illustrations also have related text.
January 24, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1863 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations and/or photos of the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations also have related text.
April 25, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 25, 1863 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations and/or photos of the latest inventions of the day including the following: Early Refrigerator - Hay Fork - Hay Rack & more. These illustrations also have related text.
July 18, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 18, 1863
* Battle of Gettysburg - Pennsylvania
* Robert E. Lee's Northern invasion
Although not expected in this scientific journal, page 3 does contain a report mentioning the battle of Gettysburg although lacking the detail expected in a daily newspaper (see).
Under the heading: "Major-General George Gordon Meade", a portion of the ... See More
August 1, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 1, 1863 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations also have related text.
October 31, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 31, 1863 The front page of the issue features a large illustration "Coon's Breech-Loading Cannon" which has an accompanying article. Also within the issue is "Town's Improvement in Last Machines", "Andrus's Patent Beehive" and additional articles, illustration and advertisements.
This is complete in 16 pages wi... See More
December 5, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 5, 1863 The entire front page shows: "The President's Hymn--Give Thanks, All Ye People". However, the most notable content is likely the detailed report of Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg. While the actual address is not provided, considerable details and the rarity of reports make this worthy of interest (see image). The article ... See More
December 12, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 12, 1863 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations and/or photos of the latest inventions of the day including the following: Acoustic Telegraph - Early Lawn Mower - Stereoscope & More. These illustrations also have related text.
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