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September 16, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 16, 1865 Most of the front page shows: "The Court Room in Which Capt. Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer, is being Tried at Washington". The very dramatic doublepage centerfold is captioned: "Andersonville Prison Scenes Illustrating Captain Wirz's Trial" which includes 13 scenes of torture & starvation.
Other prints within include... 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
November 25, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1865 Certainly the prime feature of this illustrated newspaper is the very nice three-quarter page print captioned: "Champion Nine of the Atlantic Base-Ball Club of Brooklyn, L.I., 1865" showing named prints of each of the baseball players. There is a brief article on them as well titled: "The Atlantic Base-Ball Club."
Other prints... 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. Dblpgctrfld: '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.
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
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.
May 4, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1867
Halfpg: 'Scene in a Sugar Rush, Otsego Co., N.Y.'. Fullpg. with 3 illus. & text re: Alaska: 'Our Russian Possession' showing 'Mt. Saint Elias, Russian America' & 'New Archangel, the Principal Town of Russian America' . Three prints of Black soldiers: 'The Contraband' 'The Recruit' & 'The V... See More
May 25, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, May 25, 1867 Ftpg. has 3 illustrations on: 'Educating the Freedmen' including a 'School for Colored Children'. Fullpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon. Two nice pgs. have 4 illustrations showing: 'The Indian War--Indian Council at Ft. Dodge, Kansas' & 'Sutler's Store at Ft. Dodge, Kansas' & 'Interior of Ft. Dodge, Kansas'. Full... See More
June 1, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, June 1, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Jeff Davis Leaving the Court House at Richmond--Demonstration of the Rebel Citizens'. Great fullpg: 'Trial of Jeff Davis--Mr. O'Connor Moving for his Release on Bail'
Complete in sixteen pages.
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
June 29, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 29, 1867 Half of the ftpg. is a print of: "Religion In Intolerant Rome--Priestly Absolution From Sin at St.Peter's" with a related article.
Perhaps the best print is the very nice full page captioned: "The New Game of Martelle--The Queen of the Lawn" which looks very much croquet (see). Thee is also a one-third pg. print: "Arapahoe Indi... See More
August 10, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 10, 1867 Ftpg. includes: 'View of Queretaro, Mexico'. Halfpg: 'Beaver Dam on Pawnee Fork, Kansas' & 'The City & Port of Vera Cruz, Mexico' fullpg: 'Camp Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Sing-Sing'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Life on the Farm' with 11 vignettes.
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 24, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, August 24, 1867 The front cover features a fullpage "The Mother and Her Babe". Inside is a nice fullpage: 'The Beach at Long Branch--Wreck of the Dora Baker'. An article "Death of Miss Sedgwick" includes a small illustration of this author. The fullpage 'The Races At Saratoga' shows 4 scenes. A fullpage has 2 scenes: 'The Landlord ... See More
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
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
November 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867 Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which shows a carved jack-o-lantern.
Halfpg: "Sculling Race on the Monongahela River" & smaller print: "Weston, the Pedestrian, on the Road". "Drew Theological Seminary, ... See More
March 28, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1868 Great full front page: "George T. Brown, Serving the Summons on President Johnson" concerning his impeachment. Inside is a nice, full page Winslow Homer print: 'The Morning Walk - Young Ladies' School Promenading the Avenue' with accompanying article.
Also a one-third page portrait: 'The Late Daniel Lord.'; a ... See More
April 4, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1868 The front page features: "The Model-Maker" with a descriptive article inside. A full page of two prints on the impeachment trial" "Lobby of the White House at Washington" & "President Johnson Consulting with His Counsel" plus a print of the ticket for admission to the trial.
The doublepage centerfold: ... See More
April 11, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, April 11, 1868 The frontpage features both text and illustration entitled 'The Impeachment Trial' showing members of the House of Representatives proceeding to the Senate Chamber. A terrific doublepage centerfold: 'The Senate as a Court of Impeachment for the Trial of Andrew Johnson' is very displayable. A nice fullpage of: "Admiral Farragu... 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
May 2, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1868 The full frontpage illustration is of 'The Erie Railroad Disaster - the Wrecked and Burning Cars'. There is a short text "Mr. Dickens's Farewell". A half-page illustration "Sergeant Bates with the Flag Passing through Richmond" has an accompanying article. A 1/4 page illustrat 'Raid on Illicit Whisky Stills in Brooklyn&... See More
May 9, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 9, 1868
The issue has a full frontpage illustration "Dressing Baby". A nice half-page engraving "Plowing on the Prairies Beyond the Mississippi" also has a related article. A very displayable fullpage is entitled 'Springtime in the Country--Gardening". A fullpage consist of two half-page illustration of Lieutenant-General Sir Rober... See More
May 16, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1868 The front page contains a quarter-page illustration of "George Sands, President of the National Base-Ball Association" with an article headed "The Base-Ball President". Also on the front cover is a half-page illustration entitled " 'See-Saw'--An Illustration for the Juveniles" which shows children see-sawing on... See More
May 23, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 23, 1868 The frontpage features a fullpage illustration "The Little Woman" which also features a poem on the inside page. An article "American Artists" features 1/4 page illustrations of "J.Q.A. Ward, N.A." and R. W. Hubbard, N.A." One-third page shows: 'Minnehaha Falls, Minnesota.' (famous from the song of ... See More
July 25, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 25, 1868 Horatio Seymour, democratic nominee, ftpg. - full page Winslow Homer illus. "New England Factory Life", "Bell Time" - The Freedmen's Bureau, Scene in Printing House Square, New York City, Elevated railway in Greenwich St., New York City, and Electioneering At The South".
Complete in 16 pages and contains additional prints and relat... 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
November 28, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1868 The frontpage shows a 1/4 page illustration: 'Punishing Slaves in Cuba' as well as nearly 1/2 page: 'El Moro Castle at the Entrance to Harbor of Havana, Cuba' with text. A fullpage illustration is "French Council of Ministers Held at St. Cloud, Presided over by the Emperor". A halfpage illustration is of 'Trapping Wild ... See More
December 19, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 19, 1868 The frontpage of this issue features "The 'Kelly Medal'" which shows the front and back of the medal as well as a 1/2 page illustration of the "Presentation of the 'Kelly Medal' at the Public Grammar-School No. 45, New York City". An article "Burning of Fort Lafayette" also features two 1/3 i... 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
February 5, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1870 The front page of the issue features a two-third page illustration of "Manton Marble". A one-third illustration of "The Peabody Funeral Train" plus a small illustration of "Alexander Anderson." Another page contains a half-page illustration of "Enforcing the Whiskey Laws in the Mountains of West Virginia."... See More
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
April 30, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1870 The front page features a 3/4 page illustration "Grandmamma". Inside is a halfpage by Winslow Homer: 'Spring Farm Work - Grafting'. A 3/4 page "Hippopotami in the Jardin des Plantes at Paris". A very nice fullpage: 'An Auction Sale'. Nearly halfpage: 'Indians Swapping Wives' and halfpage; 'An ... See More
May 7, 1870
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 7, 1870 The front page of this issue features a half-page illustration entitled "Photographing The Baby". A fullpage illustration "Varnishing Day at the New York National Academy of Design" with a related article and a fullpage "The War in Cuba--Surprise of an Insurgent Camp". A doublepage centerfold '"Winter Scenes in... See More
May 28, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1870 The frontpage features a 3/4 page illustration "In the Pasture". Scenes from Egypt include: 'Death of the Giraffe' and 'Traversing the Desert' on camels, and 'Tearing the Hippopotamus to Pieces'. Nice fullpage shows: 'The International Yacht Race', showing the English and American entries. Halfpg: 'Wres... 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
May 6, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, May 6, 1871 (does not include supplement - see note) This issue, containing a nice Thomas Nast print as well as others, is complete in 16 pages. it contains, in part, the following: almost a full pg. illus: 'The District Vaccinator' (a good medical print), a fullpg. contianing two Nast prints, 'Republican Principles' & 'Democratic Principles... 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'
June 17, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY June 17, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Over the Hill to the Poor House." Inside: A 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Vendome Column Overthrown. " 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Hon. Guning S. Bedford." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Pittston Disaster-The Prayer Meeting Behind the Barricade." A 1/2 pg. illus. of "Receiving Letters Outside... See More
July 8, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, from New York, dated July 8, 1871 The frontpage of the issue features a nice fullpage entitled "The Glorious Fourth - Sending Up the Fire Balloon". Inside the issue is an article "Corea" (Korea) which includes 3 scenes: "The U.S. Naval and Diplomatic Expedition to Corea"; "The Corean Sailors Rescued from a Sinking Junk" and "T... See More
August 12, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York, New York, dated August 12, 1871 The front page features a 2/3 page illustration of "The Staten Island Ferry Boat Disaster-The "Westfield" Immediately after the Explosion" and also has an accompanying article. Inside the issue is a halfpage illustration of "Pitching Pennies" and a halfpage illustration of "Interior of a Pawnbrok... 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
November 18, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Nov. 18, 1871 Ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg". Halfpg: "Python Swallowing a Boa". Famous fullpg. Nast: "The Arrest of 'Boss' Tweed--Another Good Joke". The Supplement contains: "Making Wine in Medoc" and "Horse Market, 62nd Steet, New York"
November 25, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871 The significant print is the very dramatic doublepage centerfold captioned: "Forest Fires In The West--The Burning of Peshtigo", Wisconsin. This fire, which occurred on the same day as the more famous Chicago Fire & consequently received much less press attention, was actually much more of a disaster,as Peshtigo suffered over 1500 de... See More
March 16, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY with supplement, Mar. 16, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon shows Grant, among others. Halfpg. illus: 'Vaccinating The Poor'. Two illustrations: 'The Search For Livingstone'. Supplement issue contains a nearly fullpg: 'Mine Oyster--Dredging Boats in the Chesapeake" and another: "Mine Oyster: Shucking" and smaller prints: "Mine Oyster: Canning&... 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
July 13, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY July 13, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "What H. G. Knows About Thrashing." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Bringing the Thing Home- (Dedicated to the Baltimore Convention)." Two 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "A Rough Estimate" and "An Extemporized Dolly Varden." (Negro Workers). Full pg. illus. of "The Mighty Drum Major.&qu... See More
August 3, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 3, 1872
* Front 1/3 page illustration of "Grant and Education at the South-Learning to Read."
* Inside is a full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Baltimore 1861-1872."
* 1/4 page portrait of "The Hon. Thomas Settle, of North Carolina."
* 1/2 page illustration of "The Children's Picnic Excursion-Organized by the New... See More
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