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December 26, 1863
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 26, 1863
* John Heenan vs. Tom King
* One of the greatest fights of the 19th century
* Heenan's last fight... was he cheated... drugged?
The front page has nearly two columns of reporting regarding the famous (or infamous?) champion prize-fight between John Heenan and Tom King. Heenan eventually lost the fight but later claimed he was cheated by being dr... See More
January 2, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1864 Part of front page is a cross section: 'Diagram of Monitor 'Weehawken' Sunk in Charleston Harbor'. Also on the ftpg. are prints of: "Frederick VII, Late King of Denmark" and "Christian IX, Present King of Denmark".
Inside has full page prints captioned: "The Army of the Cumberland--General Baird's Di... See More
January 9, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1864 Most of the front page is a print: "Longstreet's Sharpshooters Firing On A Federal Supply Train" with some text on it as well. Also ftpg. text on: "The Siege of Charleston". Pages 2 and 3 have much reporting on the Civil War including "Our Men At Richmond" "Soldier's Pay" "First In the Field&q... See More
February 13, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1864 The full front page is a print: "Our Flag Is There!" with a related article inside. Other prints within include: "The Confederates Evacuating Brownsville, Texas" with a related article; "The Lindell Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri" "Guard Boat on Picket Duty Off Mobile" "The United States Steamer 'Kennebec... See More
March 16, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 16, 1864
* From the Confederate capital
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page has: "The War News--Division of Sherman's Forces" "The Yankees in King & Queen--The Enemy We Are Fighting" "The History of the Military Operations of the Past Year in Mississippi & Ea... See More
March 19, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1864 The entire front page is taken up with a great print captioned: "Brigadier General George A. Custer" showing him leading a charge on horseback brandishing his sword. There is a related article inside.
Other prints within include a full page of: "Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick"; a full page: "Map of the Rebellion As ... See More
March 26, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1864 The front page has a print of: "The Late Colonel Ulric Dahlgren" with an article on him. The ftpg. also has articles titled: "General Grant as Lieutenant-General" and "General Custer's Raid".
Inside has a full page: "Ambuscade & Death of Colonel Dahlgren" and also: "General Grant Receiving His... See More
July 1, 1864
THE RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 1, 1864 Not just a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. "The War News" which has various reports and also includes an introduction to a dispatch by Robert E. Lee, the intro including: "...the following official dispatch from General Lee, relative to the raiders was...posted...But for the forerunning insane ta... See More
November 12, 1864
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nov. 12, 1864 The ftpg. has one column Civil War heads including: "The Rebels Routed in East Tennessee" "Favorable News From General Sherman" "Gen. Hood's Whereabouts Unknown" "Worthlessness of Confederate Money" "How the Currency Depreciated" "The People Have No Faith in the Pro... See More
December 3, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 3, 1864 The front page has: 'The Rebel Flag of Truce Boat 'Beauregard' with Savannah in the Distance" & "The Rebel Flag of Truce Boats Coming down the Savannah River". Nice fullpg. prints include 2 scenes of: "Our Blockading Fleet Off Wilmington, N.C." and three views of: "In & Around Martinsburg, Virginia". A n... See More
January 28, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 28, 1865 The front page prints include: "The Ocean Monitor 'Dictator' ", "Hon. William Dennison, Postmaster General" and "General H. W. Slocum". Inside has a full page print: " 'Tween Decks After Action--News From Home".
Other prints include: "New Year's Day in Savannah--General Sherman's... See More
March 18, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1865 The entire ftpg. is taken up with a very nice engraving captioned: "President Lincoln Taking the Oath At His Second Inauguration, March 4, 1865", showing just that. A great display issue as such.
An inside page has an article headed: "The President's Inaugural", which includes the text of his 2nd inaugural address, which ... 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
May 6, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865 This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.
The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to his son. This very image was made into a postage stamp by the U... See More
May 13, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1865 The front page features a large print of: "Andrew Johnson" who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as President. The balance of the front page is a lengthy biography of him.
There are several prints within which relate to the Abraham Lincoln funeral and the hunting & killing of John Wilkes Booth. Included are prints captioned: "Sergeant B... See More
July 8, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1865 The full front page is a print: "Peace--Fourth of July, 1865" showing an angelic figure over returning soldiers. Prints within include a full page with 6 images concerning: "The Wreck of the 'Golden Rule' - Scenes Upon The Island El Roncador". Also: "Luther C. Ladd" "Addison O. Whitney" "Dedicati... See More
September 2, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 2, 1865 The front page shows: "Collision on the Housatonic Railroad near Bridgeport, Connecticut" and: "Housatonic Railroad Slaughter--House to Which the Wounded Were Conveyed".
Inside has an interesting full page: "Wall Street & Broadway--Ways of Getting & Spending Money" showing many vignettes. Also within is a lar... See More
September 23, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 23, 1865 The front page shows: "Champ Ferguson & His Guard", the Kentucky guerrilla arrested for murder, once a protege of John Morgan. Also on the front page are: "Hiram Oliver" and "John W. Hartup". Inside has prints of: "Dover Mills, on the James River & Kanawha Canal, Virginia" "Rockett's Landin... See More
October 21, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1865 The front page has a print showing: "Lieut. Tappan Discovering Dr. Mudd in the Hold of the Steamer 'Thomas A. Scott' " with a related article. Also a halfpg. print of the: "Trial of Captain Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer, in the Court of Claims, Washington, D.C."
Inside has full page prints: "The Embassy From T... See More
December 2, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 2, 1865 The full front page is a print of the: "Burning of Rev. Dr. Tyng's Church, Corner of 16th Street and Rutherford Place, New York". Prints within include: "Funeral of Lord Palmerston - The Procession to the Grave in the Interior of Westminster Abbey" "Rev. George W. Gordon, Ringleader in the Jamaica Riots" ... See More
December 16, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 16, 1865 Most of the front page is a print: "The Bible and the Monk" with a related article. The most intriguing print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold: "Central Park, New York City--The Grand Drive".
Other prints within include: "A Visit to the Gallery of Bones" in Paris, and "The Catacombs of Pa... See More
January 13, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 13, 1866 Full ftpg. is a nice illus. of: 'Edwin Forrest Booth' from a Brady photograph. The highly sought after great double page centerfold: 'Metropolitan Fire Department' is very displayable with many vignettes on the N.Y. fire dept. in action is present within this issue. Also: 'Mounted Messengers Attacked by Indians on the Pla... See More
January 27, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 27, 1866 Nice full ftpg: 'Indian Delegation of Iowas, Sacs, & Foxes from Nebraska To Washington', shows 4 chiefs. Nice fullpg. shows 'Jack Frost Among the Rich & the Poor' in 2 dramatically different scenes. Nice halfpg. view: 'The Overland Coach Office, Denver City, Colorado' & one of the banking house in Denver. Other gre... 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.
April 14, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Apr. 14, 1866 fullpg: 'The Great Fire in Cincinnati' halfpg. article & illustration on 'Robert E. Lee, in Civil Life' 1/4 pg: 'The Rev. Alexander Grummell' is a Black minister.
Complete in 16 pages.
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
July 21, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 21, 1866 The front page of the issue has a 1/4 page "Among the Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina" and a smaller illustrations "The Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina - Richardson Street, Looking Toward the Capitol". Inside the issue is half-pages "Sunday Amusements in New Orleans - A Creole Night at the French Opera-House"; "Sun... 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.
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
August 25, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 25, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "The Riot in New Orleans-Murder of the Rev. Mr. Horton in the Vestibule of the Mechanics' Institute." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Samuel F.B. Morse, LL.D. 1/6 pg. illus. of "Queen Emma of Hawaii." Five large illus. pertaining to the "Riot in New Orleans" including "...The Freedmen's Proc... 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.
October 27, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 27, 1866 Half of ftpg. shows: 'Lady Lobbyists at the White House'. 'Sinking of the Daniel Webster' & 'Sinking of the Evening Star'. Nice dblpgctrfld. by Thomas Nast is a montage of political cartoons on Andrew Johnson. A fullpg. of four nice scenes in Texas, including Houston and Galveston. Halfpg; 'Faneuil Hall, Boston. Bkpg. pol... 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 24, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 24, 1866 Nice full ftpg: 'Launch of the Sea Steamer 'Great Republic' '. Halfpg: 'Collecting the Remains of Union Soldiers for Re-Interment in National Cemeteries'. Fullpg: 'Election Returns--Scene in Front of the N.Y. Tribune Office '. Halfpg: 'Departure of Gen. Sherman for Mexico'
Complete in sixteen pages.
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
December 15, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 15, 1866 Full ftpg: 'Interior of the Dome of the Capitol at Wash.'. Halfpg. illus: 'The U.S. Treasury Dept. at Wash.' & 'The State Dept. at Wash.' Nice fullpg: 'Evacuation Day--Parade of the 1st Division, N.Y. State 'Militia' nice fullpg: 'Zion School for Colored Children, Charleston'
Complete in sixteen pages.... See More
December 22, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 22, 1866 Half of the ftpg: 'A Mississippi Steamboat Making a Landing at Night'. Halfpg: 'Infant Class at the Five Points Mission, N.Y.C., Receiving Lunch'. Fullpg. of the railroad bridge '...connecting Perryville with Havre de Grace'. Great fullpg. whaling print: 'Taking a Whale' is displayable.
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.
February 9, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 9, 1867. Front 1/2 pg. illus. of "Ice Bridge Across the East River-Rescue of Persons on the Broken Ice." Also, a 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late N.P. Willis" and a 1/6 pg. illus. of ""Idlewild," Residence of the Late N.P. Willis." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Pope Pius The Ninth." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Po... See More
March 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1867 Nice fullpg: 'Indian Delegations at Washington--Presentation to the President'. Halfpg: 'The Negro at the Ballot Box' shows a Black man voting, being an historic print predating the famous 'First Vote' print by 8 months. Nice print of a very early hose carriage of the N.Y. Fire Dept.
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
March 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Benjamin F. Wade'. Fullpg: 'The Indian Battle And Massacre Near Fort Philip Kearney, Dakotah Terr.' - re Fetterman, Halfpg: 'The Late Dr. Livingstone, The African Explorer', double page centerfold has illustrations of 'Southern Justice' showing hatred towards the Negro.
Other news and advertisements of... 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
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
June 8, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 8, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illustrations of 'The Indian War', including 'Ft. Larned, Kansas' and 'Burning the Cheyenne Village near Ft. Larned' plus illus. of the chiefs of the Kiowas and Arapahoes. Fullpg. on: 'New Regulation Uniform of the U.S. Artillery' One-third pg: 'King Kamehamehla V Laying the Cornerstone of the Bishop's Church ... See More
July 27, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 27, 1867 Ftpg: 'The Trout Stream' shows a fisherman. Fullpg. shows 5 illus. & article: 'The Indian Outrages' shows Ft. Wallace, Kansas, a 'Desperate Battle Between the Cheyennes & Co. G, 7th Cavalry' & an arrow-ridden body'. Fullpg: 'Feeding the Swans--a Scene at Central Park'
Complete in sixteen pages.
September 28, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 28, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Horace Greeley Delivering the Opening Oration' of the American Institute. Great fullpg: 'Hop Picking--A Western N.Y. Sept. Scene', halfpg: 'Registration at the South--Scene at Asheville, N.C.', 1/3 pg: 'The Sangerfest at Indianapolis'
Complete in sixteen pages.
October 12, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 12, 1867 Full ftpg: 'The Circuit Preacher' shows him on horseback in a rainstorm. Halfpg: 'The Terrace at Central Park, Views from the Lake' & 'The Animals at Central Park'. Fullpg: 'Scene in the Grand Plaza of the City of Mexico' & 'The Mt. Cenis Railroad: Along the Route of the Alps'
Complete in sixteen pages.
October 19, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY Oct. 19, 1867 Front 1/3 illus. of "Joseph Garibaldi, the Italian Patriot." Also, there is a one-third page illustration of a: "Model of the Pneumatic Railway on Exhibition at the American Institute, New York." This is a much earlier version of what Elon Musk invisions with his "Hyperloop" concept, a revolutionary transportation system for the futur... See More
December 28, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 28, 1867 The front page shows: 'The Wise Men Guided by the Star in the East'. Very nice half page print: "Santa Claus" shows him with a bag full of toys sneaking by two sleeping children. Another half page: "An Early Christmas Call" shows children, with toys, waking up mom & dad. A full page: "Christmas Toys--A Quiet Hi... See More
January 4, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1868 Front 1/3 page illustration of "The Sisters of Mercy", which is of a Man in Prison. Inside is a full page illustration of "Funeral of Chief Engineer Lyle of Philadelphia." 1/4 page illustration of "Tenement House Fire in Second Avenue, N.Y." 1/2 page illustration of "Railroad Disaster Near Northfield, Vermont.&... See More
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