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August 31, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 31, 1867 Fullpg. article with 9 illus: 'The Adirondack Mtns.'. 1/3pg. illus: 'Boring for Foundations for the N.Y. & Brooklyn Suspension Bridge'. Great fullpg: 'the Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Is., N.Y.' shows 9 scenes. Fullpg: 'Hide & Seek' shows children playing the game.
Complete in sixteen pages.
September 14, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Sept. 14, 1867 Most of ftpg: 'Whipping A Negro Girl in N.C. by Unconstructed Johnsonians' with text as well. 3/4 pg: 'Sheridan's Ride'. Nice fullpg: 'The Last Shot' shows a soldier off his horse, shooting an Indian with a tomahawk about to kill him.
Complete in sixteen pages.
September 21, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY Sept. 21, 1867 Full front pg. illus. of "The Raccoon Hunt." Inside: 1/3 pg. illus. of "Disaster to Shipping in the White Sea." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Seal Hunting as Practiced by the Norwegians." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Fairmount Water Works, Near Philadelphia." Small illus. of "Whale Captured Near Tiverton, Rhode Island." 1/2 pg. illus.... See More
October 12, 1867
WEST AND SOUTH, Cincinnati, Oct. 1, 1867
* Rare pro-white title
An uncommon newspaper which lasted less than 3 years, with a racist focus, noting on the bkpg: "...We have resisted the clamor of the war...We have resisted abolition as well as consolidation. We assert the palpable difference of raves & claim that ours is infinitely superior..." and much more (see). The editorial:... See More
November 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 16, 1867 Historic & significant full front page Thomas Nast illustration: "The First Vote" shows an African-American man voting. During the Reconstruction South voting rights for free Blacks came slowly with obstacles such as poll taxes, literacy requirements, etc. This very historic print shows a proud African-American--with others in line b... See More
December 10, 1867
FLAKE'S BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, Dec. 10, 1867
* Rare Southwestern title
* Post Civil War reconstruction
Various news of the day from just over 2 years after the end of the Civil War in Texas. The back page includes: "The Negro Rising in Mississippi".
Eight pages, some damp staining & foxing, generally good.
January 18, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1868
The frontpage features a 2/3 page illustration of "Ruins of the Wall of Clerkenwell Prison, London, Immediately After the Explosion" (which was in regards to Michael Barrett's efforts to free Richard O'Sullivan-Burke). Inside are two 1/2 page illustrations pertaining to "First and Second Floors - A Study for Bachelors."... See More
February 14, 1868
THE CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL, Ohio, February 14, 1868
* Alabama Negroes
* Post Civil War
The front page has one column headings that include: "CONGRESS" "Remonstrance From Alabama Whites Against Negro Rule" "Protection of American Citizens Abroad" and more.
Other news of the day throughout with many ads. Little foxing, uncut & unbound, ge... See More
March 14, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1868
Full frontpage: 'Impeachment--Thaddeus Stevens and John Bingham Before the Senate'. Inside: 'Impeachment -The Impeachment Committee Preparing the Indictment' shows 4 illustrations. Fullpage: 'The Streets of New York' shows a chaotic scene. Halfpage: 'Colored People Gathering Wood - A Winter Scene in Virginia.' D... See More
March 21, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1868
Full frontpage shows the 7 'Portraits of Managers to Conduct the Impeachment of President Johnson'. Halfpage: 'The Last Speech of Impeachment - Thaddeus Stevens Closing the Debate in the House, March 2' shows Thaddeus Stevens closing the debate. Fullpage: 'President Johnson's Last Levee at the White House' and 'Burnin... See More
April 18, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1868 The front page features a full-page illustration entitled "The Mariner's Children". The Impeachment Trial also includes a half-page illustration "The Impeachment Trial - The Senate in Consultation in the Ladies' Parlor" and a fullpage "The Ladies' Gallery of the Senate During the Impeachment Trial&... See More
April 25, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1868 The frontpage features a halfpage illustration of the new statue "Tigress Bringing the First-Fruit to Her Young" which was added to Central Park.The frontpage also begins the article "Assassination of Thomas D'Arcy M'Gee" in which two 1/4 page illustrations are within the issue. A poem entitled "Farewell to Dicken... See More
June 17, 1868
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 17, 1868
* First KKK assassination in Georgia
* Uncommon title
The front page has a notable report titled: "The Georgia Military Outrage". This reports on the assassination of G. W. Ashburn who was a Georgia politician assassinated by the Ku Klux Klan in Columbus, Georgia for his pro-African-American sentiments. He was the ... See More
August 1, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1868 The full front page illustration is of "Rescued from the Dog Pound." Inside is a 1/6 page illustration of "The Late Peter Cagger." Three illustrations of "Water Sprouts in the Pacific" including "...Racing, Forming, and Dissolving" accompany an article on the same. A fullpage Thomas Nast illustration is entitled ... See More
August 15, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1868 The full front page features is of a Thomas Nast illustration entitled "Reconstruction." Inside is a half-page illustration of "The Labor Exchange-Emigrants on the Battery of Castle Garden, New York." 1/2 page illustration of "The Labor Exchange-Interior View of the Office at Castle Garden, New York." Three 1/3 page... See More
August 29, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1868 The full frontpage of the issue is of the illustration entitled 'Body of Thaddeus Stevens Lying in State at the Capitol, Washington' with several Black soldier guards. A text articles on "Thaddeus Stevens" and a halfpage 'Scene at the Deathbed of Thaddeus Stevens' and one-third "The Late Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsyl... See More
September 5, 1868
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated September 5, 1868 The large frontpage illustration is concerning a famous prison van: "The Black Maria -- Prisoners Leaving The Van At The Foot of 26th Street, New York, To Embark For Blackwell's Island". Inside the issue is a halfpage illustration "Progress Of The Union Pacific Railroad -- Mrs. Clayton Planting The National Flag On T... See More
September 19, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1868 The front page features coverage of "The 'Wickedest Man's' Reformation" which includes a half-page illustration "Prayer-Meeting in the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" and a smaller "Scene in Front of the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" - all in reference to John Allen's suppo... See More
September 26, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1868 The frontpage of the issue features a nearly fullpage illustration entitled "The Declaration". A halfpage features 2 scenes of: 'Bee Hunting in the Adirondacks' with an accompanying article. A one-third page 'Wreck of the U.S. Steamer Suwanee' as well as a quarter-page illustration "Wreck of the Steamer 'Hip... See More
October 3, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1868 The front page of the issue features a halfpage illustration "Prize Animals at the New Hampshire Fair, September 15-19, 1868". A halfpage illustration "Patrick J. Whelan, Condemned for the Murder of T. D'Arcy M'Gee" features an accompanying article. A halfpage illustration "The Dead Soldier and His Faithful Dog&q... See More
October 10, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1868 The frontpage of this issue features a three-quarter page illustration entitled "The Water Drinkers in Spain". A fullpage features a halfpage "The South American Earthquakes - Wreck of the 'Wateree'" and "Yacht Race for Vice-Commodore Bennett's Prizes, September 22, 1868". A one-third page "The Par... See More
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
January 16, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 16, 1869 Nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: 'Winter At Sea--Taking in Sail Off the Coast'. Fullpg. shows 3 scenes: 'Custer's Command Shooting Down Worthless Horses' & 'The Scalped Hunter' & 'Custer's Indian Scouts Celebrating the Victory Over Black Kettle'.
Complete in sixteen pages.... See More
January 30, 1869
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1869 The frontpage features a fullpage illustration of 'Great Fire in Philadelphia - Destruction of Caldwell's Jewelry Establishment on Chestnut Street' shows a large building in flames, with a fire engine and fire fighters. Inside is 'The Chicago River Tunnel' which shows 5 views. 'View of the New Hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio'... See More
February 6, 1869
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 6, 1869 This issue features a large frontpage view of "Young Men's Christian Association Building, San Francisco, California". Also, a half page illustration "National Colored Convention in Session at Washington, D.C." with a related front page article. There are two fullpage illustrations "The Long Sleep" and "Pr... See More
February 28, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, February 28, 1869 John Willis Menard has the distinction of being the first African-American to be elected to the House of Representatives, representing Louisiana, and consequently on February 27 he became the first to address the chamber. See the hyperlink for more on him.
This issue has a nice front page, first column report of this notable event under the heading: "Washing... See More
March 1, 1869
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 1, 1869
* 1st Negro to make speech in Congress
John Willis Menard has the distinction of being the first African-American to be elected to the House of Representatives, representing Louisiana, and consequently on February 27 he became the first to address the chamber. See the hyperlink for more on him.
This issue has a nice front page report of this notab... See More
May 15, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 15, 1869 The frontpage of this issue features a fullpage illustration "Members of the National Sunday-School Convention Held at Newark, New Jersey, April 28, 29 and 30, 1869". Inside is an article "The 'Odd Fellows' Semi-Centennial" which features a quarterpage illustration "Thomas Wildey, P.G., Founder of Odd Fellowship in Americ... See More
July 17, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1869 Page 5 has: "The Kentucky Negroes" "Their State Educational Convention in Louisville" which includes the text of the "...most important..." resolutions that were passed at the convention with various details including: "...time has full come...to understand that old things are done away...all distinctions...all laws founded on ... See More
August 14, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 14, 1869 The front page features a halfpage illustration of "The New Mercantile Library Building, Philadelphia." Also, two small illustrations of the "Medal Presented to Midshipman T. B. M. Mason by the Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York." Inside is a nearly full page illustration is of "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," th... See More
September 5, 1869
THE NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 5, 1869 On the front page under "Base Ball" is a report: "A Novel Game in Philadelphia--A Negro Club in the Field--The White Club Victorious"
The report, datelined "Philadelphia, Penn., Sept. 4", reads, in full: "The Pythian Baseball club, (colored) after challenging a number of white clubs of this city, who refused to play, succe... See More
November 20, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 20, 1869 The front of this issue features a half-age illustration of "A Political Discussion" (negro/freedmen in the streets of Richmond). Inside is a quarterpage illustration of "M. Ferdinand De Lesseps, Chief Promoter of the Suez Canal" along with a 1/6 page "Map of the Suez Canal" and halfpage illustration of "The Isthmu... See More
December 11, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1869 The front page is "The New York Young Men's Christian Association" and features three illustrations. A full page shows a traffic "Jam at the Ferry Gate" in New York. The doublepage centerfold is a great: "The Ecumenical Council - View of the Church of St. Peter's Rome, Where the Council is to be Hel... 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
January 29, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1870 The front page features a full page illustration of "A Father's Advise." Inside are five small illustrations pertaining to "The Grand Procession" from "A Negro Holiday in Havana". Also, a 1/4 page illustration of "M. Emile Ollivier." A 1/2 page illustration of "A Group of Thugs (India)." Inc... See More
February 19, 1870
Harper's WEEKLY, Feb. 19, 1870 A fullpg. has 5 scenes of Alaska, all scenes in and around Wrangel, Alaska including scenes of an Indian village. Early Western exploration to Alaska.
Complete in sixteen pages.
April 16, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 16, 1870 The front page features a 2/3 pg. portrait of "General Prim." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Watching for the Missing." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Prince Henri De Bourbon." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The New Fire Alarm Telegraph-Single Box." Also, a full pg. Nast illus. of "The Creek Slave" (Tammany). Full pg. N... See More
April 23, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1870 The front cover features a 2/3 pg. illustration of "The Funeral of General Thomas-Depositing the Remains in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy" and has a related article. A small portrait of "The Duke De Montpensier" and a 2/3 page illustration of "Irish Turf Carriers" with related articles are on one page. One-quart... See More
May 21, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 21, 1870 The frontpage shows a black man tending his garden: 'A Spring Scene Near Richmond, Va.' Fullpage 'Population of an Indian Village Moving'. Illustration of 'William Lloyd Garrison', publisher of The Liberator. Also illustration of: 'Lucretia Mott', the early feminist. Fullpage Winslow Homer: 'Spring Blossoms'. A fullpage illu... See More
July 9, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1870 Great full frontpage illustration with some text: 'First Reading of the Declaration of Independence in New York'. Inside the issue is quarter-page illustrations of "The Late Dr. Nadal" and Hon. Richard L. Larremore" and "The Recent Accident on the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad". One-third page: 'A Pra... See More
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
November 11, 1870
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 11, 1870
* Early baseball
* Elizabeth Cady Stanton
* Women's suffrage
The front page has: "Rebel Reports of Negro Outrages". Page 2 has: "Base-Ball" which has a nice report of several games. Page 5 has: "War In The Woman Suffrage Camp" and "Mrs. Henry B. Stanton, Free Divorce and Free Love...&q... See More
November 14, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 14, 1870
* Joseph Rainey
Page 2 has small one column headings: "South Carolina Congressmen" "Who and What they are--A Democratic View of Them" which includes a brief biography of Joseph Rainey. He would become the first African American to serve in the United States House of Representatives about a month later.
Other news of the day. Comple... See More
December 6, 1870
THE CINCINNATI DAILY GAZETTE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1870 Taking over 3 1/2 columns on the ftpg. is the: "President's Message" signed in type at it's conclusion by the President: U.S. Grant. This was his annual state-of-the-union address, with subheads including: "The Slave Trade Treaty" "Our Army" "The Indian Policy" "The Census" ... See More
February 4, 1871
NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK, Feb. 4, 1871
* Rare pro-white title
A racist newspaper which existed before, during, and after the Civil War. The motto in the masthead: "The Republic of Washington and Jackson--A Union of Co-Equal States, And A White Citizenship." Among the articles: "White & Black--How Divided" "The 'Colored Cadet' " "Woman Suff... See More
Item #600949HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, June, 1871 Inside has a twelve page article: "An Excursion To Watkins Glen" that includes fullpg. illustrations of the "Entrance To Watkins Glen" & "Glen Alpha" and nearly halfpg. illustrations of "The Cathedral" "The Cascade" "The Well" and a few others. Article: "The Horrors of Santa Doming... See More
June 10, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, June 10, 1871 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: 'The Madness of Paris'. Very displayable Nast fullpg: 'Decoration Day, May 30, 1871' shows children. Terrific fullpg: 'Bird's-Eye View of Paris Showing Principal Bldgs. Destroyed by the Communists' 1/2pg: 'Reading the Bible in a Blacksmith's Shop'
July 5, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina, July 5, 1871
* Barnwell County, South Carolina
* Negroes insurrection
The back page has small one column headings: "Negro Ku-Klux" "South Carolina Radicals On The War Path--A Band Of Armed Negroes Attack A House..."
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More
July 29, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, July 29, 1871 Two pgs. with 4 scenes concerning: 'The Tammany Riot' in N.Y. City. Dblpgctrfld. features 6 Nast political cartoons captioned: 'Something That Will Not Blow Over'. Quarter pg. view of 'Buenos Ayres'
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.
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