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January 3, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1857 Few titles from the 19th century are as well known to the general public as this one, very widely circulated and often cited by contemporaries of the day. This newspaper would publish for 60 years and did much to document--in its many prints--the lifestyles of America in the last half of the 19th century, and for better or worse brought the horr... See More
April 11, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 11, 1857 Nice full page shows: 'The Cabinet' of President Buchanan, with displayable portraits of the seven men and accompanying article. Several illustrations regarding the war between Persia and England.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and/or related text.
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
July 18, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1857 The front page has a half page illustration of: 'Hebron', being an overview of the city with the accompany article 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Also small front page illustration of: 'Pilgrims Bathing in the Jordan'.
Inside has 9 small prints regarding: 'The Siamese--The Franks of Asia'. A full page illustration ... See More
July 25, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1857 The front page features "The Travel Notes in Bible Lands" with a half page illustration 'Pool of Bethesda' and smaller illustration 'Pillar of Absalom'. Full page of text with 5 illustrations on: 'New Holland Pippins' with a view of the 'Country House Near Sydney, New Holland' and one of 'Kangaroos'... 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
August 8, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1857 Front page illustration of "An Arab Council" and "Service in the Greek Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre" features an accompanying article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands". Many inside illustration of "Our Excursion to the Fishing Banks." Also a small illustration of "Hon. Henry C. Murphy, U.S. Minister ... See More
August 15, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1857 The front page features and article and illustration of 'The King of Delhi'. 'Travel Note of Bible Lands' includes an illustration of: 'Haifa and Mount Carmel' and 'The Monks of Mount Carmel'. A half-page illustration of 'The William and Ann, in which General Wolfe sailed to Quebec in 1759'. An article ent... See More
August 29, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1857 The front page has an illustration of: 'Broadway, Opposite the St. Nicholas at Four of the Afternoon' which is somewhat cartoonish. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features illustration of 'Sidon' and 'Grave-Yard'. 'Our Watering-Place Correspondence' features several small illustrations. 'Dr. Livingstone... See More
November 7, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 7, 1857 The front page features an article "Peace and War" and has two illustrations "What the United States Soldiers are Doing" and "What the British Soldiers are Doing". A full page shows six different Shawl fashion illustrations. Full page: 'At The Polls' shows a scene at the election polls. Two half page ... See More
March 27, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 27, 1858 The front page includes a nice illustration of: 'Hon. John Slidell, U.S. Senator from Louisiana'. "His Excellency Rear-Admiral Mohammed Pacha" also includes an illustration of him. Two full page illustrations of sailing ships "The Corvette 'Japanis,' Built for the Russian Government by W. H. Webb, of New York' a... 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
December 11, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1858 The front page features a very nice illustration 'The Overland Mail Starting from San Francisco for the East' shows the Butterfield Overland, plus text. Inside is a text article "Gold Digging" with the latest accounts from Frazer's River. An article on "Views in Japan" features two half page illustrations 'G... See More
November 19, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 19, 1859 The full front page shows 3 illustrations of: 'Effect of John Brown's Invasion At The South', one being: 'A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves to Resist Invasion' and the other two showing Blacks as well. A halfpage illustration is entitled 'Chatham Street, N.Y., on Sunday'. A third-page illustration features the &q... See More
April 28, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 28, 1860 Ftpg. shows: 'Delegates to the Democratic Convention Leaving the Charleston Hotel'. Also a halfpg. scene of the Convention Hall at Charleston, S.C., plus a great dblpgctrfld. showing them in session at Charleston. 'Statue of Henry Clay, at New Orleans'. The back page has a notice for "The Base Ball Player's Pocket Companion&quo... See More
January 26, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 26, 1861 The front page shows: "The Prayer at Sumter". Other prints inside include: "Firing on the 'Star of the West' from the South Carolina Battery on Morris Island" "Group of Guns & Gun Carriages Dismantled by Major Anderson at Fort Moultrie" "Battery at Fort Moultrie, Bearing on Fort Sumter", a full p... See More
April 13, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1861 The front page has a print of: "Mrs. General Gaines" as well as a view of "Point Isabella, Texas, with the 'Daniel Webster' sailing with U.S. Troops on Board". The doublepage centerfold shows six "American Home Scenes", which includes prints of "The Applecut" "The Dance" "Quilting&quo... See More
October 19, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 19, 1861 Front page has "The Rebel Ex-Governor Jackson, of Missouri, Addressing Colonel Mulligan's Troops After the Surrender at Lexington" as well as prints of: "Colonel Mulligan" and "Lieutenant Russell, U.S.N., Who Burned the 'Judith' at Pensacola".
Prints inside include: "Cannonading on the Outposts of... See More
March 7, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1863 The front page features a full-figure print of: "The Late Nicholas Longworth, the Western Millionaire" with the balance of the front page taken up with an article on him, carrying over to page 2.
Other prints within include a full page: "Paying Off The Teamsters in the Army of the Potomac" showing many African-Americans. Also ... See More
June 4, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 4, 1864 The full front page is a very nice print of: "Major-General William T. Sherman". Other prints within include a full page: Major-General Wadsworth Fighting in the Wilderness", and other prints of: "...Our Wounded Escaping from the Fires in the Wilderness" "Army of the Potomac--Scene of General Sedgwick's Death"... 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 30, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1865 This issue features a great doublepage centerfold done by famed artist Thomas Nast, titled: "Merry Christmas To All", showing 8 vignettes of a Christmas theme with the central focus being a great portrait of Santa Claus with a pipe in hand. One of the better Nast Santa Claus prints and very displayable.
The full front page is a prin... See More
March 17, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... 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 Athlet... See More
January 11, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 11 , 1868 Great full front page 'The Pioneer'. Nice full page Winslow Homer: 'Art Students & Copyists in the Louvre Gallery'. A half page illustration 'The Angola Railroad Disaster - The Rear Car Jumping From the Track' and two additional quarter-page illustrations. A full page: 'The Barn Yard' shows... See More
February 22, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 22, 1868 Front page illustration shows: 'The Dead-Letter Office at Washington', with text as well. Very nice full page Winslow Homer: 'St. Valentine's Day -The Old Story in All Lands'. Doublepage centerfold article and illustration 'Israel in Egypt.' A half-page portrait of 'J. Ross Browne' (American traveler, artist... See More
December 5, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 5, 1868 The front page of this issue features a nearly full page portrait of "The Late Baron James De Rothschild", with an accompanying article [Note: at the time of his death, the Jewish Baron was estimated to have amassed a fortune, separate from his family holdings, valued at more than five times the wealth of Bill Gates]. Inside is a 1/2 pg. il... See More
May 22, 1869
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 22, 1869 The front page features a halfpage illustrations 'The Source of the Jordan'. A full page features 5 illustrations: 'Explorations at Jerusalem'. A halfpage illustration of 'Inauguration of the New Masonic Lodge Room in Booth's Building, New York City'. An article on "The Challoner-Whittaker Tragedy, Quebec" also has s... See More
January 15, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 15, 1870 Certainly the most historic or noteworthy print in this issue is the somewhat nondescript political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast on the back page titled: "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion". Its significance is that this is the very first appearance of the Democratic Donkey, which has remained the image of the Democratic party to... See More
May 14, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1870 Half of front page: 'View of Richmond, Va.' with some text. Inside is a 3/4 page: 'Head Of Our Saviour (by Leonardo da Vinci)'; a full page: 'The Richmond Calamity--Interior of Hall of Delegates' & 'Richmond Calamity--Removing the Dead & Wounded'. A halfpage "An Irish Landlord Walking Out, Guarded by Pol... See More
October 21, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 21, 1871 The full fron tpage 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 "Shanghaiing Sailo... See More
December 16, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 16, 1871 Nice large ftpg. illus: 'Review of the Metropolitan Fire Brigade' shows an early horse-drawn engine. Fullpg. Nast political cartoon. 'Market Scenes in Richmond, Va.' shows 3 Blacks.
March 2, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, March 2, 1872 Two front 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler" and "Miss Sarah F. Smiley, the Quakeress Preacher." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "The British Exlipse Expedition in India-Incident at Bakul." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Entrance to the Ancient Jewish Catacombs at Rome." Small portrait of "Pa-Ha-Uzah-Tonka at the Age... See More
March 9, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, March 9, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Mephistopheles at Work for Destruction." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Fruit Carriers Going to Jerusalem." Full pg. illus. of "A Broadway Scene in a February Thaw." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Catacomb of St. Thraso and St. Saturninus." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Arcosolium in the Catacomb of St. Calixt... See More
May 25, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 25, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Adding Insult to Injury: Anything to Make our Republic Look Ridiculous." Inside: A 2/3 pg. illus. of "Rome-The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Importunate Flower Girl." Another 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "Sweet My Child, I Live For Thee." Full pg. Nast illus. of "William Tell... See More
July 6, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 6, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast illus. shows Pres. Grant, among others. Nice fullpg. Homer print: 'Making Hay' a key print. 1/4 page print, "The New Jewish Synagogue, 55th Street & Lexington Ave., New York".
July 20, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 20, 1872 Nice fullpg. with 4 vignettes of: 'A Life Time in Four Kisses'. Quarter pg: 'The Diamond Fields of South Africa plus another great scene of: 'The Diamond Fields of South Africa--at the Diggings' taking most of a dblpgctrfld. Fullpg. Nast political cartoon.
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
November 9, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY Nov. 9, 1872 Full ftpg. is a Th. Nast political cartoon: "Home-Stretched" plus a great Nast dblpgctrfld: "The Pirates Under False Colors--Can They Capture the Ship of State?" & yet another Nast fullpg. cartoon re. Greeley. Fullpg: "Studies in Central Park: Provident & Improvident Virgins"
May 24, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 24, 1873 The front page contains a 2/3 page illustration of "Spring Time-Learning to Walk-First Steps." Inside are three quarter-page portraits including "The Late Hon. Oakes Ames," "The Late John Stuart Mill," and "Captain C. F. Hall and His Esquimaux Interpreters." Two half-page illustrations containing the "Po... See More
May 31, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 31, 1873 Great full front page featuring Indian illustration: 'Captain Jack & His Companions' is very displayable. Doublepage centerfold: 'Afloat on the Ice--Capt. Tyson & His Companions Adrift in the Arctic Regions' and a full page: 'Horrors Of the Mine--After the Explosion.'
A half-page illustration 'The Grave on... See More
June 7, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1873 (supplement not included - see note below)
The front page features a full page illustration: 'The Burial of Captain Hall' with an accompanying article and a map illustration of 'The North Polar Region' of his expedition. Nice full page with 3 illustrations on: 'The Bender Murders Near Cherryvale, Kansas'. Three illustrations on: ... See More
August 30, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 30, 1873 This issue contains many prints, including: Full front page: "The First Love Letter"; Full page cartoon: "The Public School Question"; Full page: "The Newsboy's Picnic--Tumbling Into the Water"; Nice full page:"The Beach at Atlantic City"; 2/3 double page centerfold:"A los... See More
January 3, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY January 3, 1874 The entire front page features a terrific & very desirable Thomas Nast illustration: "Christmas Eve - Santa Claus Waiting for the Children to Get to Sleep." which is very displayable (see photo). Nast Santa Claus prints are very desirable as he is credited with creating the modern "jolly" version of Santa.
Inside is found a w... See More
February 14, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 14, 1874 Front 2/3 pg. illus. pertaining to the lives of the rich and the poor. Inside is the full pg. Nast illus. of "Parepa Rosa." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. Robert E. Withers, of Virginia" and "The Hon. Robert Brown Elliot, of South Carolina." 1/2 pg illus. of "Concert for the Inmates of the Charity Hospital, Blackwell'... See More
October 21, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast: 'The Solid South--Gaunt & Hungry'.; Full page illustration A.B. Frost: 'Of Course He Wants to Vote the Democratic Ticket' shows a black man with 2 guns to his head.; Three fullpage prints on The Centennial.;
Full page Thomas Nast illustration: 'Struck - At Sea'; Hal... See More
July 28, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 28, 1877 Full ftpg: "The Astor Reredos, Trinity Church, New York". Fullpg: "Intercollegiate Athletes" showing 6 sports, and a crowd scene. Halfpg: "A Hiker Yacht Race on the Delaware" & "The Lay Torpedo--The Public Trial at Cleveland, Ohio"
May 4, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY May 4, 1878 Front full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Giving U. S. Hail Columbia." Inside is a full page illustration of "Tramps and Their Ways." Full page Thomas Nast illustration of "The Tramp Period." Full page illustration of "Ree Indians Crossing the Missouri in Bull Boats." 2/3 page illustration of "Sketches of Russian... See More
August 17, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 17, 1878 Full ftpg: 'The Battle of Birch Creek' shows much action. Nice fullpg. Nast: 'Swill Milk' is famous. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'C-O-L-U-M-B-I-A!' shows 3 scenes of the college other illustrations as well. Dblpage. has 8 'Sketches In Palestine' in the Supplement.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This... See More
August 24, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 24, 1878vvFull ftpg. shows: 'The Great Solar Eclipse'. Nice fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Rocky Point, Narragansett Bay'. Fullpg. shows a family on board a ship enroute for Paris.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This issue is complete in 16 pages and is in good condition.
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