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July 30, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 30, 1870 The frontpage features a 3/4 page illustration "The Royal Family of Prussia". A 1/3 page illustration of "Napoleon III". A nice fullpage illustration "Up the Hudson" shows people on a pleasure boat. 1/4 page portrait of Rear Admiral Dahlgren. A halfpage "The Riot at Elm Park". Small illustrations... See More
August 13, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1870 The frontpage features a nearly fullpage "The City of Coblentz". Page three contains a text article "The Dickens Auction". A fullpage "King William and His Generals" articles contains five illustrations. Fullpage illustrations 'Grand Stand, Monmouth Park--The Hurdle Race' and "'High Life Below Stairs'... See More
August 27, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 27, 1870 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "King William I. of Prussia at the Head of His Army." Inside: A 1/3 pg. illus. of "View of the City of Strasbourg." Three small portraits of "Louis II. of Bavaria, General Steinmetz, and M. Benedetti." 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Fortification of Metz-The Porte Des Allemands." Also, a 1/2 pg. ... See More
September 10, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1870 The frontpage features two 1/2 page illustrations entitled "View of Weissenburg" and "View of Saarbruck." Inside are several small illustrations pertaining to "From Ems to Berlin." Doublepage centerfold of "The Battle of Gravelotte, Fought Thursday, August 18, 1870." Two full page illustrations en... See More
September 24, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 24, 1870. Front full page illustration of "General Reilly Bearing the Surrender of the French Army at Sedan to King William." Inside are several small illustrations pertaining to "A Journey Through Iceland." Two 1/3 page illustrations of "Wounded French Prisoners Escorted from the Battle field by a Detachment of Bavarians" and ... See More
October 1, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 1, 1870 The frontpage features a fullpage Thomas Nast cartoon: 'The Promised Land as Seen from the Dome of St. Peter's, Rome'. Inside the issue 1/3 page "Preparing Ships to be Sunk in the Harbor of Hamburg", 1/3 page "Drilling Citizens in Paris" and two small illustrations "Wilhelmshohe". Fullpage illustrations "... See More
October 29, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1870 The full frontpage is "Balloons from Paris Passing Over the Prussian Lines". Text on the death of Robert E. Lee is on the third page of the issue. Four halfpage illustrations on the war. A fullpage illustration 'Betting on the Favorite' is a scene at a horse race track. A fullpage Thomas Nast cartoon "The Tammany King-Dom... See More
December 3, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 3, 1870 The full frontpage features "Uhlans Tracking the Course of a Balloon From Paris". Inside has more prints on the war in Europe, including a very nice doublepage centerfold "An Artist at Work - Making a Hasty Sketch From An Advance Prussian Post Before the Walls of Paris". A halfpage "An Advanced Prussian Post". A th... See More
December 10, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 10, 1870 Full front page illustration of "Inside Paris-Volunteers on Guard Duty at a Postern Gate." Inside the issue is a full page illustration entitled "Inside Paris-Waiting to Buy Meat at a Butchers Shop." A 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Ruins of St. Cloud." A 1/2 page illustration of "The Old Town of Trarbach, on the Moselle.&... See More
December 31, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 31, 1870 The front page features a great full page: "A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!" which shows an older version of Santa Claus.
Within the issue are half page illustrations: "Selling Fish at Auction in Paris" and "The Entente Cordiale - The Prussian Bugbear in the park of Versailles". Full page illustrations: &qu... See More
January 21, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, Jan. 21, 1871 Nice fullpg: 'Cared For' shows what looks like a Red Cross worker caring for a wounded soldier. Nice halfpg: 'Map Showing the Route of the Northern Pacific Railroad' fullpg. Nast: 'America Sympathizes With the Pope' 'School or Jail?' 'Interior of the Academy of Music'
January 28, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 28, 1871 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "Hon. Robert C. Schenck, United States Minister to England." Inside: A 1/3 pg. illus. of "A Dance of Moblots in Paris." 1/2 pg. illus of "Artillery Practice in Paris." (Soldiers, Guns). 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "Listening." (Two small girls by a window). A full pg. illus. of "The Snow Ball of the ... See More
February 4, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Feb. 4, 1871 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "Scene in a Station House on a Winter's Night." Inside are five large illus. pertaining to "Scenes in San Domingo, with a Map of the Island" including a portrait of "President Buenaventura Baez," and illus. such as "San Domingo City-Scene in one of the Principal Streets," "The Harbor and Forti... See More
February 25, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Feb. 25, 1871 Front 1/2 pg. portrait of "The Rev. Bishop Simpson." Inside are three 1/3 pg. illus. pertaining to "The Railroad Accident at New Hamburg" including "...Scene of the Disaster on the Following Morning," "...The Burning Car," and "...Recovering the Bodies." Two 1/2 pg. pertaining to "The Darien Ship Canal Expedit... See More
March 4, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, Mar. 4, 1871 Halfpg: 'Car Blockade In The Bowery' & 'Crossing The East River on the Ice Bridge' 1/3 pg: 'Camp Saginaw, Ocean Island' & 'Bay Of Panama' Nice fullpg. Nast: 'Put Yourself In His Place' shows two scenes.
March 18, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY March 18, 1871. Front full pg. illus. of "Victorious Peace." (Charub Angel). Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "A Wounded French Soldier Returned Home." Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "Soldiers' Home, Washington D.C." and "Residence of the British Commissioners, Washington, D.C." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Sunday at Chelsea Hospital, England." F... See More
May 13, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, May 13, 1871 Ftpg: 'The War At Paris--Barricade in the Place De Clichy' plus many other illus. on the French Civil War. Nice halfpg: 'Salmon-Fishing'. Nice fullpg: 'U.S. Soldiers in Camp on the Plains, Narrating Stories of Adventure'.
June 3, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, June 3, 1871 (with Supplement)
Nearly fullpg: 'Land, Ho! Scene on Board an Emigrant Ship'. 'German Peace Jubilee in Philadelphia'. Small illus. "The Fishery Question" by Thomas Nast has an early (and very small) version of the "modern" Uncle Sam.
Also interesting is the article found in the Supplement, ironically placed below an unrelated ... See More
July 15, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY July 15, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Gone with a Handsomer Man." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "Family Life in Paris During the Fighting." 1/4 pg. portrait of "Louis J. Jennings." Full pg. Nast illus. of "The Luther of the Nineteenth century." 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "The Livonia." Also, another 1/2 pg. ... See More
August 19, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Aug. 19, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Johnny Rich." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. pertaining to "Two Great Questions: Who is Ingersoll's Co.? and Who Stole the People's Money?" Full pg. illus. of "The Staten Island Ferry Boat Disaster-Recovery of Dead Bodies at Whitehall Slip." Dblpgctrfld. of "A Sketch from ... See More
September 2, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, Sept. 2 1871 Nice fullpg. Nast cartoon: "The Rich Crowing Richer, the Poor Growing Poorer". Nice dblpgctrfld: "Summer Palaces of the Tammany Ring" includes buildings in Greenwich & Norwalk.
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.
December 30, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.
Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to the 'Heathens' of America." Doublepage c... See More
January 20, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan 20, 1872 Front 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Late James Fisk." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "What I Know About Horace Greeley." Two 1/6 pg. portraits of "L. N. Rossel" and "Theophile Ferre." 1/3 pg. illus. of "James H. Hackett." Dblpgctrfld. entitled "Winter." Two 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Compliments of the Seas... See More
January 27, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 27, 1872 The front page is mostly taken up with an article: "The Ku-Klux" which is early discussion of the clan, and also includes an illustration: "Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which they were Captured".
Also within the issue are prints: "Wood Sellers, Richmond, Virginia" nearly a full page Thomas Nast political c... See More
March 23, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, March 23, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Much Ado About Nothing." Inside: A 1/6 pg. illus. of "Between Decks." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Landing at Havana." Two small illus. entitled "Sugar Making" and "Auction of the Sick and Lame." 2/3 pg. illus. of "New Academy of the Brooklyn Art Association." Full pg. Nast il... See More
April 6, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, April 6, 1872 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "The Presidential Fever on the Supreme Bench." Inside: A 1/3 pg. portrait of "The Late Earl of Mayo." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Port Blair, Andaman Islands, Where the Earl of Mayo was Murdered." 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "Faith and Morals at Rome-Beggars on the Steps of St. Peter's." Full pg. Nast i... See More
August 10, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 10, 1872 The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned: "Any Thing To Get In." Inside has a full page: "A Negro Camp- Meeting in the South" showing many African-Americans. Also: "The Right Honorable the Earl of Dufferin, the New Governor-General of Canada"; a halfpg; "University Boat Race at Springfield, Mas... See More
August 24, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 24, 1872 Nice full ftpg. Thomas Nast cartoon shows Uncle Sam. Fullpg. Nast cartoon shows a Black man & a K.K.K. man. Illus. of 'U.S. Grant' & of 'Horace Greeley'. Fullpg: 'The Summer Exodus--Leaving By Steamboat' & 'The Artist in the Country' is by Frenzeny. Very nice.
October 5, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY Oct. 5, 1872 Full front pg. illus. of "Fashion Repeats Itself." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Old Honesty Among the Ruins of Tammany." 1/4 pg. portrait of "The Hon. Francis Kernan." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Tammany Hall Under Greenley Colors-Anything to Beat Grant." Full pg. illus. containing many smaller ilus. pertaining to "Voyage... See More
October 5, 1872
THE WORLD, New York City, October 5, 1872
* Samuel Archer King
* Scientific ballooning voyage
Page 2 has small one column headings: "UP IN A BALLOON" "A Thrilling Voyage Over the White Mountains" "Out At Sea In The Darkness And Fog" and more. Over a full column of text.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, otherw... See More
November 23, 1872
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, November 23, 1872
* Boston, Massachusetts, many scenes
The prime content within this issue are the front page print, "The Fire at Boston". Other related prints are present as well. Note: The Great Boston Fire of 1872 was Boston's largest urban fire and still one of the most costly fire-related property losses in American history... See More
November 30, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, Nov. 30, 1872 Full ftpg: 'Boston--Into the Jaws of Death' is a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire. Inside has 3 fullpgs. of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great dblpgctrfld. showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also a fullpg. Nast print regarding the fire and a 1/2 page pr... See More
December 7, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 7, 1872 Full ftpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'No Surrender' shows U.S. Grant & Miss Liberty. Two pgs. of scenes on the Boston fire. Much of the dblpgctrfld. is a gambling scene: 'The Last Night of Rouge et Noir at Baden-Baden'. Halfpg. of a warehouse fire in Brooklyn.
February 22, 1873
MASSACHUSETTS PLOUGHMAN, Boston, Feb. 22, 1873 The best part of this newspaper is the large & ornate farming-themed masthead, plus the ftpg. has an illustration of: "The Stock Barns of Hon. Wm. S. King at Minneapolis". Mostly farming-themed content.
Four age, large folio size, tears at margin and a small piece cut from the back leaf.
March 1, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 1, 1873 Front full page illustration of "Washington at Valley Forge-Winter of 1777-8." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1732-Our Grandmothers."
Two 1/4 page portraits of "Hon. Samuel C. Pomeroy, United States Senator from Kansas" and "Hon. A. M. York, Mr. Pomeroy's Accuser&quo... See More
March 8, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 8, 1873 Frontpage illustration of "Wilkie Collins" with his signature; Fullpage illustration: 'American Field Sports' is a handsome print on duck hunting, with dogs; Fullpage: 'Italian Minstrel Boys and Their Masters'; Doublepage centerfold "Princes and Chiefs of Western India".
Complete in 16 pages and... See More
March 22, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1873
* Charles Goodrich murder
* Lizzie Lloyd King
The back page has one column headings: "MURDERED BY BURGLARS", "A Brooklyn Merchant Found Dead in his own House--Three Bullets in his Head". First report coverage on the murder of Charles Goodrich in Brooklyn. Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Lloyd King would eventually be found guilty o... See More
April 12, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 12, 1873 Full frontpage Thomas Nast illustration "Blindman's Buff"; Great doublepage centerfold: 'Spring' by Frenzeny & Tavernier; Nearly fullpage illustration "The New Regime in Spain - Proclaiming the Republic in the Cortes at Madrid, February 11, 9 p.m."; 3/4 page illustration of "The Late Rev. Th... See More
May 3, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 3, 1873 Full frontpage: 'The Modocs In Their Stronghold'. Halfpage illustration include: 'Interior of an Indian Wigwam'; 'Treating With Indians in the Olden Times' and 'The Modocs--Murder of Gen. Canby.'
A half-page illustration: 'Straightening the Crooked Tree". Two 1/8 page illustrations are from The Sandwich Is... See More
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
June 7, 1873
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 7, 1873 The full frontpage is comprised of several illustrations and is entitled "'The Races' --- On the Road to Jerome Park." Inside the issue is a portrait style illustration of "Count Andrassy" which someone had tried to color the lapel of the suit coat and his eyes. "The King in Hyde Park" features six illustrations. Two hal... See More
June 18, 1873
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 18, 1873. The famous folio-size newspaper with the large graphics. The frontpage features an illustration entitled "A Scene in the Pool-Room -- Selling the Entries for the Jerome Park Races". Other illustrations within the issue include "A Hint to Employers of Girls" by Bellew; "The Vessels of War Now in the Harbor, including the 'Ju... See More
July 12, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 12, 1873 Comical full ftpg: 'Looking into the Lawn Globe and What They Saw There'. Halfpg: 'Washington's Head-Quarters at Newburgh, New York'. Halfpg: 'Underground Life in New York - Health Officers Clearing Out a 'Dive' '. The doublepage centerfold 'The Trial of the Tichborne Claimant - General View of the Court Dur... See More
July 26, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 26, 1873 This issue contains many displayable prints including: Full front page print: 'Character Sketches in Persia' shows 9 people; Great full page print: 'Picking Raspberries'; Full page: 'The Commencement Season -Graduates Armed and Equipped for the Battle of Life'; Double-page centerfold: 'The Univer... See More
August 23, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY August 23, 1873. Front 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Mammoth and the Hairy Rhinoceros." Inside is a full pg. WINSLOW HOMER PRINT of "Sea Side Sketches - A Clam Bake." Full pg. illus. of "Sea Side Sketches - A Chowder Party at Fire Island." Full pg. illus. of "The Virgin Mary's Letter Box - Romish Superstitions." Full pg. illus. of "Burn... See More
September 27, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 27, 1873
Front full page illustration of "A Foreign Demand." Inside is a full page Winslow Homer print of "Gloucester Harbor." 1/2 page illustration of "Amateur Naturalists." 1/4 page illustration of "The New Masonic Temple in Philadelphia." Doublepage centerfold of "Taking the Reins - A Familiar Scene in Centra... See More
November 1, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 1, 1873.
Front full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Tammany Hall Will Whip Creation This Fall." Inside are two 1/2 page illustration pertaining to "The Manufacture of Iron" including "...Filling the Furnace" and "...Carting Away the Scorle." Full page Winslow Homer: "Dad's Coming". Full page illustra... See More
December 6, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 6, 1873 Certainly the prime print in this issue is the full page by famed artist Winslow Homer titled: "The Last Days Of Harvest".
Other prints within this issue include a full ftpg. political cartoon: "Poor Old Spain!", a three-quarter pg: "Preparing for Thanksgiving--Flanking the Victim", seven small prints of: "North ... See More
December 27, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1873 Frontpage illustration: 'Bond and Free'; Fullpage Thomas Nast illustration: 'The World's Grown Honest: Then Is Doomsday Near.'; Fullpage illustration: 'Salmon-Marking on the Tweed'; Doublepage centerfold: 'The United Services - Scene on the Deck of an English Troop-Ship'; Half-page illustr... See More
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