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April 25, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1863 The full front page is a print of: "Admiral Samuel F. Dupont, Commanding the Fleet Off Charleston". Inside page prints include a full page by famed artist Winslow Homer: "Great Sumter Meeting in Union Square, New York"; a full page Thomas Nast cartoon: "A Group of Butternut Prisoners, Taken from Life"; a full page ma... See More
August 29, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1863 The front page features an illustration of: "Rear-Admiral David G. Farragut, U.S.N." and an article on him as well. Inside has 4 halfpg. prints: "The 'Hartford,' Admiral Farragut's Flag-Ship, Arriving at New York and Returning the Salutes of Foreign Frigates", "Explosion of a Torpedo Under the Bow of the Unit... See More
September 19, 1863
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, September 19, 1863 The front cover features a nearly fullpage "Fresco in the Palace of Westminster, 'Jane Lane Assisting Charles II, to Escape After the Battle of Worcester'". Within the issue are several illustrations pertaining to India and the taking of the telegraph to India. A fullpage illustration "Scene on Board a Fr... See More
October 10, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1863 The full front page is a nice portrait of: "Major-General George H. Thomas, the Hero of Chickamauga". Inside has a full page: "The Siege of Charleston--the New Black Island Batteries, Four and a Half Miles from Charleston". Another full page has 2 prints: "...Shot & Shell Piled in Front of General Gilmore's Tent... See More
October 17, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 17, 1863 The full front page shows: "Reception of the Common Council Committee by Admiral Lisovski on Board the Flag-Ship 'Alexander Nevski'". Inside has a full page: "The Grand Procession of Our Russian Visitors Through Broadway, Under Escort of the Militia and Police". Other prints include: "The Anglo-Rebel Pirates--St... See More
October 24, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24, 1863 The full front page is a print: "The War in East Tennessee--Reception of General Burnside by the Unionists of Knoxville". Inside has a full page: "The Life of a Spy--In Nine Tableaux" showing 9 scenes. Another fullpg: "Service and Shoddy--A Picture of the Times" has 6 prints.
The doublepage centerfold is by Thomas... 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
February 4, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 4, 1865 Prints found in this issue include a front page image of: "General Alfred H. Terry" and also on the ftpg. is: "Landing of Soldiers and Sailors Above Fort Fisher".
Inside pages include a full page: "The Army of the Potomac Receiving the News of the Capture of Fort Fisher"; two quarter page images of: "The Late Lie... See More
August 12, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 The front page shows: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia" as well as: "Terminal Station of Collins's Overland Telegraph, New Westminster, B.C."
Inside has prints captioned: "The Indo-European Telegraph--Landing the Cable in the Mud at Fao, Persian Gulf" "Trial of Mowing Machines...at West Mount Ver... See More
October 6, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 6, 1866 Four small illus. of houses on the front cover: "Philip Embury's House," "Strawbridge Meeting House," "The Rigging Loft," and "The First Methodist Church and Parsonage, in New York." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Coliseum at Rome." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Rev. William Arthur, President of th... See More
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
March 9, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1867 Very nice double page centerfold: 'The Crescent City--Scenes in & Around New Orleans, La.' shows 7 scenes, including a nice over-view of the city. Displayable!
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen pages.
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
December 7, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 7, 1867 Five views of scenes on the Central Pacific R.R. Two illustrations 'Illicit Distillation of Liquors' in the South. Nice halfpg: 'Charles Dickens as He Appears When Reading' shows him on stage. 'Fullpg: 'Elephant Hunting in Africa'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 8, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1868 The frontpage of the issue features and article on "The Maryland Flood" and has three illustrations 'The Great Flood in Maryland--Destruction of the Fayette St. Bridge, Baltimore'. and two smaller ones with an additional halfpage illustration inside also. A halfpage illustration entitled "Inauguration of the Luther Monument... See More
May 8, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1869 The front page includes nine illustrations of "Spiritual Photography." Inside is a 1/4 page illustration of "Jacques Offenbach, the French Composer of 'Opera Bouffe'." Two small illustrations of "The Garrote" and "The Prisoner's Seat" along with a halfpage illustration of "Execution by Garroting of ... See More
January 22, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, January 22, 1870 Front full page illustration of "The Ecumencial Council-Head of the Procession Entering the Grand Nave of St. Peter's." Inside is a full page illustration of "Curling, or Bonspiel" with an associated article. 1/3 page illustration of "Chinese Coolies Crossing the Missouri River." The doublepage centerfold is by Thomas... 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
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
January 14, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, Jan. 14, 1871 Halfpg: "Burning of the Spottswood House, Richmond". Detailed dblpgctrfld: "Paris--Showing the Position of the Principal Buildings, Forts, Villages & Railways". Fullpg. Nast cartoon re. the Civil War. This issue contains the first Thomas Nast political cartoon with a Tammany Hall reference, being "Tweedledee and Sweedledum--A New Chri... See More
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
April 1, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, Apr. 1, 1871 Dblpgctrfld: 'Queen Victoria & the Princess Louise--Sketch in the House of Lords at the Opening of Parliament'. 'Street Acrobats' 'American members of the Joint High Commission'
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 16, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Sept. 16, 1871 Front 1.4 pg. portrait of "Alice A. Bowlsby." Also, a 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Town of St. Thomas, Nearly Destroyed by a Hurricane, August 21, 1871." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Last Year of Baden-Baden Gambling Tables-The Evening in Concert". Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Rev. Ezra Stiles Gannett, D.D." and "Th... See More
September 23, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 23, 1871 Nice fullpg: 'Submarine Mining Operations at Hallet's Point (Hell Gate)' & famous fullpg. Nast political cartoon: 'A Group of Vultures Waiting for the Storm to Blow Over' 3/4pg: 'Elder Frederick Evans at Home' Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Farming in the Great West--the Burr Oak Farm, Illinois, Comprising 65 Square Mi... See More
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 13, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 13, 1872 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "Getting Himself Up." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Snow Battle." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Attorney General George H. Williams" and "The Late Sidney E. Morse." 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "Arrested for Cruelty." Horizontal full pg. illus. of "The Road to Gretna Green." Full pg. i... See More
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
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.
December 21, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 21, 1872 Full ftpg. is a nice portrait of 'Horace Greeley'. Three-quarter pg. Nast cartoon. Interesting dblpgctrfld: 'Modes of Settling Disputes in Different Countries' showing 13 methods. The United States method is dueling. Others are somewhat comical.
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 10, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 10, 1873 Frontpage illustration: "The Meadow Brook Disaster - Sticking To His Post"; Two illustrations on the San Salvador Earthquake; Nice fullpage; 'An Indian Foray' shows Indians robbing a farmer's cattle & kidnaping his wife; Fullpage: ' Around the Council Fire--The Young Brave's Speech'; Nearly ... See More
August 16, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 16, 1873 The frontpage features the portrait of John Tyndall with accompany article. Fullpage illustrations are: 'Town and Country' and 'Giving the Chicks A Dip' shows children swimming. Contains the fullpage famous Homer print: 'The Nooning' shows young boys with a hound dog.
Supplement: Nearly fullpage: 'Interior of a Jap... See More
September 6, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 6, 1873 The frontpage features a 3/4 page illustration 'Sunday Cock-Fight at Madrid' with an accompanying article. A fullpage illustration ''Do You See Me?' - General Butler Defying the Rebels at New Orleans'. Approximately 1/2 page illustration 'Pilgrimages in France - Departure from a Provincial Station of 'Sacred Hea... See More
October 4, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 4, 1873 The full ftpg. features one of the better circus-related prints to be had, captioned "The Circus Coming Into Town" which shows a circus wagon with a band in a procession with other performs, all watched by the townsfolk. A great display item for any collector of circus related material.
Other prints within this issue include a 3... See More
October 25, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 25, 1873 Frontpage illustration: 'The Connoisseurs'; Halfpage: 'The Ocean Yacht Race - Off the Hook, Outward-Bound'; Interesting fullpage: 'The Emigrant Wagon--On the Way To The Railway Station'; Halfpage: 'The Guardians Of The Herd--Buffalo Bulls Charging Hunters'; Doublepage centerfold: 'The Eva... See More
November 15, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 15, 1873 Full frontpage Thomas Nast: 'The Consoling Truth'; Two halfpage illustrations: 'Scene on the Great Flour Docks, Coenties Slip, East River, N.Y.' and "Grain-Elevator Transferring Cargo from a Canal-Boat to a Ship"; Halfpage: 'The Coming Storm'; Doublepage Centerfold: 'Papal Retainers at the V... See More
November 22, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 22, 1873
The front page has portrait of "The Right Hon. John Bright, M.P." which spans 2/3 of a page.
Additionally, a full page illustration pertaining to "Annexed to New York-Scenes in Westchester County." can be found.
Three 1/6 page portraits of "The Hon. Abraham R. Lawrence, The Hon. Claudius L. Monell, and The Hon. Gilb... 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
February 7, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 7, 1874 The prime print in this periodical famous for its many illustrations is the full page captioned: "Station House Lodgers" done by the famed artist Winslow Homer. There is a related article on the facing page.
Other prints within this issue are the full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Emancipator of Labor & ... 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
March 21, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, Mar. 21, 1874 Great fullpg. Frenzeny & Tavernier illus: 'An Oasis Along the Track'. Halfpg: 'The Temperance Crusade in New York' fullpg: 'Sketches in Rag Pickers' Row' halfpg: 'Sport on the Plains' shows men shooting buffalo, & 'A Mormon Family Driving to Conference Meeting'
Complete in sixteen pages.
April 4, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, Apr. 4, 1874 Ftpg: 'Body of Charles Sumner Lying in State in the Rotunda of the Capitol' plus more illus. re. Sumner's funeral inside. Halfpg: 'Coursing--the Slip'. Illus. of: 'Victor Hugo with several vignettes re. his work. The Supplement has: 'Sketches in the Far West--Curing Hides & Bones' & 'Sugar Making in Texas' & '... See More
June 20, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, June 20, 1874 Nice ftpg: 'Irrigation In Colorado--Letting Water Into a Side Sluice-Way' Two halfpg: 'Indians Offering Gifts To The Dead' & 'Indian Canoe Race' Fullpg. Nast cartoon.
Complete in sixteen pages.
July 18, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, July 18, 1874 Full ftpg. Nast shows U.S. Grant. Halfpg: 'Gold & Silver Mining, Colo.'. Fullpg: 'The Morgue at Paris' & 'Sunshine' shows 2 youngsters on a swing.
Complete in sixteen pages
August 8, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, August 8, 1874 Halfpg. street scene: 'Reunion of Veterans at Paterson, N.J.' Comic fullpg: 'Sketches at Our Hotel in the Country'. Various scenes of warfare in Europe.
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 22, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1874 Certainly the most notable print in this issue is the very nice full page by Winslow Homer titled: "Waiting for a Bite."
Other prints in this issue are a full ftpg. illus. "The Little Vagrant." Inside is a 1/2 pg. map of "The Gold Regions of the Black Hills, Explored by General Custer's Expedition."; a halfpg. ... See More
October 31, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, Oct. 31, 1874 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'Not So Easily Taken In'. Fullpg. with 11 scenes of: 'October in the White Mountains'. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'A Duel in the Air--Eagles Fighting Over their Prey'. Fullpg: 'On the Way to the African Gold Fields--Pontoon Ferry Over the Vaal River'. A political cartoon shows Blacks voting.
Complete ... See More
January 30, 1875
Harper's WEEKLY, Jan. 30, 1875 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon, and yet another inside showing Grant. Nice fullpg: "Mormondon---A Fresh Supply of Wives--Going Out to the Settlements"
Complete in sixteen pages.
May 29, 1875
Harper's WEEKLY, May 29, 1875 Full ftpg: 'Wreck of the 'Schiller'-Bishop's Rock Light'. Fullpg: 'Going to market-scene near Savannah, Georgia' (Blacks). Fullpg. pictorial: 'The suburbs of San Francisco'. Fullpg: 'Shooting antelopes from a railroad train in Colorado'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
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