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Constitutional Amendments & The Supreme Court
May 1, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 1, 1869 The front page features 1/6 page illustrations of "General Sherman's Residence, Washington, D.C.", also two quarter-page illustrations of "Hon. John Lothrop Motley, Minister to England" and "Hon. John Jay, Minister to Austria." Inside is a full page illustration of a "Portrait of Shakespeare." A half page ... See More
April 17, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 17, 1869 The front page of the issue features an article on James Harper and features a large illustration of him. Halfpage 'Cuban Ladies in Council, New York City' and 'Carrying the President's Children to School' shows the White House in the background. A halfpage illustrations of 'Stable of the White House' and "'Reb'... See More
April 3, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 3, 1869 The cover of the issue features the illustrations of new appointments of office. A nice full page illustration entitled "Reception of Army and Navy Officers, Washington, D.C.". A page consist of two halfpage engravings, "The Sparrows' Home, Union Square, New York City" and "Fish Stands in Fulton Market, N.Y."... See More
March 6, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1869 The front page is a nice displayable illustration entitled "The Country Doctor" which shows him having arrived at a woman's home on horseback. A half-page illustration with related article "Mr. Paul Du Chaillu Lecturing to the Young Folks of Boston", the celebrated African explorer. A half-page illustration "Grand ... See More
February 27, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 27, 1869 The front page of this issue features an article on Washington's Resignation and illustration "Original Portrait Of Washington" from a painting executed by Polk at Valley Forge. Also a nice full page illustration "General Washington Resigning His Commission To Congress At Annapolis". Large view of "Panoramic View O... See More
February 20, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 20, 1869 The front page features a full page illustration entitled 'The Letter Box' shows a woman with a baby at the Post Office. Halfpage illustrations 'Underground Lodgings for the Poor, Greenwich Street, New York and "Love's Crosses - 'Cross Lots". Nice fullpg. A fullpage illustration by Winslow Homer print: 'Jurors Liste... See More
February 13, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1869 The front page of this issue features a full engraving entitled "Modeling a Homestead" which shows a father & children building a model home. A nearly half-page illustration of "Hon. John Scott, Senator from Pennsylvania" and "The Bay of Samana, San Domingo". A very nice fullpage illustration &quo... See More
December 22, 1868
WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL, Madison, Wisconsin, Dec. 22, 1868 Among the front page items: "News from Washington" "Cuban Revolution Declining" "Rumors About Gen. Grant's Cabinet" "A Proposed Amendment to the Constitution".
Complete in four pages, a wealth of advertising with many illustrated ads, nice condition.
December 12, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1868 The frontpage of this issue is of 'The Whipping Post and Pillory at New Castle, Delaware'. An article "H. Rives Pollard" also features an illustration of him. A nearly 1/2 page illustration entitled "Scene of the Philadelphia tragedy, Corner of Tenth and Pine Streets" A halfpage 'Alaska--Interi... See More
February 11, 1868
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 11, 1868
* President Andrew Johnson
* Reconstruction era impeachment trial
The back page has much coverage of the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson with first column heads: "WASHINGTON" "Important Decision fo the Supreme court" "The Georgia & Miss. Injunction Cases Dismissed for Want of Jurisdiction" "The Impeach... See More
February 8, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 8, 1868 The front cover illustration is entitled "Please Give Me a Penny, Sir!" and also has a commentary on the inside page in regards to the New York charities of the times. A full page "Art Schools of New York" shows 5 scenes. Great full page "Overland Mailcoach Crossing the Rocky Mountains--Scene in Guy's Gu... See More
February 1, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 1, 1868 The front page features a 1/2 page illustration 'A Local Item.' A full page illustration 'The British Ship 'Galatea' in a Cyclone in the Indian Ocean.' Great doublepage centerfold: 'Chief Justice & Associate Justices of the Supreme Court' is displayable, showing Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase & the o... See More
August 3, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 3, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illus: 'Sioux Indians Attempting to Stampede Gen. Custer's Horses' with a view of Custer. Halfpg: 'Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
May 18, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 18, 1867 Nice fullpg. & famous Black print: 'The Modern Medea--the Story of Margaret Garner' plus an article on the fugitive slave. Halfpg: 'The Charleston Firemen Saluting the Old Flag' & 'Union Prisoners' Cemetery at Charleston, S.C.'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Newboys' Lodging-House, New York' shows 10 scenes in th... See More
May 11, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1867 This issues feature a very fine portrait of the famed: 'Mr. Thomas Nast' and a bio. on him as well. Halfpg: 'Lodges of the Chiefs in the Indian Village Captured by Gen. Hancock' shows many teepees. Also: 'Old Sioux Indian Captured by Gen. Hancock'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen p... See More
April 27, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1867 Ftpg. shows: 'Daniel Drew'. Great fullpg. by Th. Nast: 'Abraham Lincoln & the Drummer Boy'. Nice fullpg: 'U.S. Supreme Court Room, Washington' is a great scene of the interior. One-quarter pg: 'The Indian Expedition--Gen. Hancock's Encampment at Fort Harker, Kansas'.
Other news and advertisements of the da... See More
April 13, 1867
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 13, 1867 The front page begins the coverage of "MISSISSIPPI INJUNCTION CASE - The Constitutionality of the Military Reconstruction Act Contested in the Supreme Court" and then continues to the page 8 for a total text length of 5 1/2 columns. This is verbiage mostly between Mr. O'Conor, Mr. Sharkey and The Chief-Justice. Other news and advertiseme... See More
March 2, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1867. Full front pg. illus. of "Equestrian Statue of Washington, Union Square, New York." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Martha Washington." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Washington's Head Quarters at Newburg." Vertical 1/2 pg. of "The Disaster at Regent's Park, London-Rescuing the Skaters from the Broken Ice." Full pg. i... See More
February 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 23, 1867 Halfpg: 'U.S. Patent Office Dept., Wash. D.C.' Great fullpg: 'Scene in a New York Faro Bank--The Critical Moment: Making 'The Turn'' is a gambling scene. Good print.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen pages.
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
January 5, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 5, 1867. Halfpg: 'Military Asylum, Washington, D.C.' and a very nice print of: 'Rice Culture on the Ogeechee, Near Savannah, Ga.' showing eight scenes in the process of growing rice. Halfpg: 'Turkey Shooting'. Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
Complete in sixteen pages.
December 29, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 29, 1866 The front page has a lengthy poem with a related print titled: "The Setter's Christmas Eve". Inside contains a full page: "Hauling Home the Christmas Boughs"; halfpg: "Scene of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem" & "The Wise Men Following the Star in the East". Also: a halfpg: "John Surratt"... See More
December 1, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 1, 1866 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "Choosing the Wedding Gown." Inside contains over sixty small illus. of "Varieties in Ladies Head Gear, 1866." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Cyrus W. Field." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Paris Fashions for November 1866." Also, a full pg. illus. of the "Banquet in Honor of Cyrus W. Field, at the Metropolita... See More
November 10, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 10, 1866 Full ftpg. shows 'Arkansas Travelers', armed men on horseback. Two halfpg. illus. on the Atlantic Cable & the ship 'Great Eastern' which laid it. Halfpg. 'International Suspension Bridge' at Niagara Falls. Halfpg. shows a: 'Barbecue at Augusta, Georgia'. Full page 'Presentations of Medals to the Veterans of Brookl... 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
September 29, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Ftpg. shows: 'Scene after the Disaster on the N.Y. Central R.R.' Halfpg: 'The Accident at Johnstown, Pa.' where a bridge collapsed with 400 people on it. Nice Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'The Tearful Convention'. Halfpg: 'Dumping Ground at the Foot of Beach St., New York City'. Small print of: 'The Oldest Fire-Eng... See More
August 11, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1866 Perhaps the most noteworthy prints are in recognition of Washington Irving, which includes details about his life. Among the related prints are "The Old Dutch Church," of North Tarrytown (current day Sleepy Hollow), which featured prominently in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Other prints include: the front page: 'Review o... See More
July 28, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1866 Two ftpg. scenes, plus a fullpg. & doublepage centerfold inside on the 'Great Fire in Portland, Maine'. Quarter pg. illus. of 'Marks of Punishment Inflicted Upon a Colored Servant in Richmond'. Also a quarter pg. illus. of Barbara Frietchie, 'Heroine of Frederick', made famous by Whittier.
Complete in sixteen pages.
July 14, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... See More
July 7, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 7, 1866 Includes two front 1/2 pg. illus. One entitled "The Baltimore Regatta" and one entitled "The Baltimore Regatta-Club Cottage and Boat House." Full pg. illus. of the "Second Annual Review of the New York Yacht Club." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Gunpowder vs. Nitro Glycerine-Experiments Under Government Inspection, Near the Navy Ya... See More
June 30, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Lewis Cass." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "'The Halt'-A Scene in the Georgia Campaign." Inside there is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Bunker Hill Monument." Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "Francis Joseph I., Emperor of Austria" and "Ludwig R. Von Benedek, the Austrian General." Full p... See More
June 26, 1866
UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., June 26, 1866 Page 2 has: "President Johnsons on the Congressional Amendment", signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Has an archival mend to a small tear in the lower margin of each leaf.
June 2, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 2, 1866 Halfpg: 'Office of the Freedmen's Bureau, Memphis, Tenn.' showing many Blacks. Fullpg. shows: 'Arsenal Grounds at Little Rock' & 'Blissville, Little Rock, Arkansas'. One-third pg: 'Monticello, the Home of Jefferson, near Charlottesville, Va.'. One-third pg: 'The City of Lynchburg' Fullpg: 'Grand Reception of Jame... See More
May 26, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1866 Ftpg. has two scenes in 'Memphis, Tenn., During the Riot' one showing: 'Shooting down Negroes' and the other 'Burning a Freedmen's School House'. Three-quarter pg. illus. of: 'Edwin M. Stanton'. Nice fullpg. with 2 illus. of: 'Little Rock, Ark.' fullpg: 'Crevasse on Chim's Plantation, West Baton Rouge, ... See More
March 24, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 24, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Colonel Theodore S. Bowers, General Grant's Adjutant General." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Paying United States Pensioners at the Pension Office in the New York Custom House." Inside: 2/3 pg. illus. of "Charles Sumner." Dblpgctrfld. of "Queen Victoria Opening Her Seventh Parliament,... See More
March 3, 1866
HARPER's WEEKLY, New York, Mar. 3, 1866 Fullpg: 'The Mississippi Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church' includes many blacks. Doublepage centerfold: 'The Iron-clad Fleet of England' includes 30 prints. Fullpg. Parade of the 90th N.Y. Vols . in Brooklyn. Two bkpg. cartoons.
Complete in 16 pages.
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
February 17, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1866 The entire front page has two prints: "Central City, Colorado" which is a town view; and "A Gambling Scene in Denver City, Colorado". Inside is a large print of "George Bancroft"; a full page of the: "Grand Reception Given by the 7th Regiment at the Academy of Music, New York"; a print of: "The Late Rev... See More
February 10, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 10, 1866 This issue contains many displayable prints, which include: Full front page: 'The Princess of Wales with the Infant Prince Albert Victor'. Full page: 'The Grand Charity Ball at the Academy of Music, N.Y.' & fullpg: 'Leaving the Matinee'. Full page: 'The Great Skating Rink at Chicago'. Illustration of... See More
December 18, 1865
THE CIRCULAR, Mount Tom, New York, Dec. 18, 1865 A weekly newspaper published by the Oneida community. Most of the content has religious or literary overtones, however the back page reports "North Carolina has ratified the Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery." Also on this same page is information on the division of The Order of Fenian Brotherhood of the United States.
Ins... See More
November 14, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, November 14, 1865 Page 5 has a report "Room For South Carolina" with subheadlines "The Constitutional Amendment Adopted", "The Cradle of the Late Rebellion Abandons Slavery", and "Very Little Opposition in Either House". "The Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery passed both Houses of the South Carolina Legislature to-day wit... See More
October 13, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, October 13, 1865
* Post civil war Kentucky
The front page has: "Washington" "Martial Law No Longer in Force in Kentucky" "The President's Proclamation" "The Status Of Kentucky". Proclamation concerning martial law in Kentucky is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.
Other news of the day throughout this 8 page issue. Mino... See More
August 24, 1865
THE NEW-YORK TIMES. Aug. 24, 1865 Ftpg. heads: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "The Military Court Convened Under a New Order" "Amendment of the Charge and Specifications" "The Names of Gen. Lee, Sec. Siddon & Others Omitted" "Counsel for the Prisoner Abandon the Case" & more.
Complete in 8 pages and is in good condition.
February 25, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 25, 1865 The front page has prints: "Before Petersburg--Winter Quarters from the Plantation" and "Pocotaligo Depot, South Carolina.
Perhaps the most notable print in this issue is that of: "John H. Rock, Colored Counselor" which has a same-titled article which includes: "We give on this page a portrait of John H. Rock, th... See More
January 10, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, January 10, 1865
* Conflict of Authority in South
The front page of this issue has headlines "The South", "Conflict of Authority in the South", "The States Rights Doctrine Giving Jeff. Davis Trouble", "A Quarrel on His Hands with the Governors of Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi" and "The Blair Peace Commission&quo... See More
December 24, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 24, 1864 The full front pager is taken up with prints of: "The Chief Justices of the United States" with Salmon Chase as the central print, surrounded by John Jay, Oliver Ellsworth, Roger B. Taney, and John Marshall.
Many nice prints within including a full page: "View of the Stations on Grant's Military Railroad from City Point to His ... See More
October 29, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1864 The full front page is a print of: "A Group of Cavalry Officers" on horseback, being Merritt, Kautz, and Wilcox. Pages 2 & 3 have various reports on the Civil War. Other prints within include: "Headquarters Army of the James--Pennsylvania Soldiers Voting" "Headquarters Army of the James--Rebel Prisoners & Desert... See More
June 18, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1864 The front page is taken up with 3 prints: "Porter's Gunboats Passing the Dam in the Red River, Near Alexandria" and 2 scenes of: "Rebel Cruelty--Our Starved Soldiers" which has a related article on page 3 & an editorial: "Further Proofs of Rebel Inhumanity".
Other prints within include: "The Campaign in ... See More
April 30, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1864 The front page shows a group of officers making a toast, along with a poem concerning the third anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Prints within include: "In The Fair" "Admiral Porter's Flotilla" "the Steam Ram 'Switzerland". Some articles include: "Sketches of the Red River Expedition" ... See More
April 23, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1864 The full front page is a print: "Ladies In Attendance in Regulation Costume at the Metropolitan Fair". Most prints within relate to the Fair, including: "War Dance--Indian Department" "Book Dept." "Boat-Builders' Dept." "Department of Arms & Trophies" "Army & Navy Swords" &qu... See More
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