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Women in the NewsShop original newspapers featuring both famous and infamous women in print, along with other noteworthy news involving women and items of female interest, arranged in chronological order - most recent first.
Women in the News
Shop original newspapers featuring both famous and infamous women in print, along with other noteworthy news involving women and items of female interest, arranged in chronological order - most recent first.
July 4, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1868 A great full frontpage illustration entitled: 'Grounds of the White House, Washington, on a Saturday Afternoon in June'. A quarterpage illustration "Hon. Reverdy Johnson, of Maryland". A halfpage illustration with accompanying article "The German Saengerfest Societies in Wabash Avenue Rink, Chicago". A terrific dou... See More
July 4, 1868
HARPER'S BAZAR, New York, July 4, 1868
* Victorian fashions
* Dress pattern "Supplement" included!
This is the famous fashion periodical subtitled: "A Repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction" from the successful publishing house of Harper Brothers. It is the oldest continuously published fashion magazine in the world having begun in 1867.
The early issues o... See More
June 27, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1868 Front 2/3 page illustration by Thomas Nast is of "The Political Niagara." Inside is a 1/3 page illustration of "Duel Between Colored Men Near Savannah, Georgia" which features an accompanying article. A 2/3 page illustration of "King Theodore, as He Lay Dead at Magala, April 13, 1868." A doublepage centerfold containi... See More
June 13, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1868 A nice full front page illustration entitled: 'Parade of the Brooklyn Sunday School Children, May 26, 1868'. A halfpage illustration: 'General Hawley Formally Tendering the Republican Nominations to General Grant and Mr. Colfax'. A quarter-page "General John M. Schofield, The New Secretary of War" also has an accompanying... See More
May 30, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1868 The front page features a full illustration 'Columbus Explaining Discovery of America to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella'. A full page is comprised of two illustrations "Impeachment - Scene in 'Newspaper Row,' Washington, on the Night after The Vote" and "Impeachment - Reporters and Citizens in the Senate Lobby Seek... 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
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 9, 1868
HARPER'S BAZAR, New York, May 9, 1868 This is the famous fashion periodical subtitled: "A Repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction" from the successful publishing house of Harper Brothers. It is the oldest continuously published fashion magazine in the world having begun in 1867.
The early issues offered elegantly handy hints on living & dressing well, covering eve... 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
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
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
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
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
January 11, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 11, 1868
Great full front page 'The Pioneer'. Nice fullpage Winslow Homer: 'Art Students & Copyists in the Louvre Gallery'. A halfpage illustration 'The Angola Railroad Disater - The Rear Car Jumping From the Track' and two additional quarter-page illustrations. A fullpage: 'The Barn Yard' shows a Black farmw... 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.&quo... See More
December 21, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 21, 1867 Certainly the prime print in this issue is the nice doublepage centerfold by celebrated artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Homeward Bound" showing people on the deck of a ship.
There are other nice prints within this issue including a front page of: "James Watt's First Idea of Steam", a nearly full page of: "Squirrel Hunt... See More
December 14, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 14, 1867 Ftpg: 'The Long Sermon' shows a mother & two children asleep at church. 'The Coal Miner At Work' & 'The Coal Depot at Rondout, N.Y.' Half of dblpgctrfld: 'View of St. Thomas, West Indies, Lately Purchased by the U.S.' 2/5 pg: 'Shooting Buffalo from the Trains of the Kansas Pacific Railroad' halfpg: 'Farewell To ... 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
November 9, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Nov. 9, 1867 Full ftpg: 'The District School Teacher'. Halfpg: 'Laying the Corner Stone of the New City Hall at Baltimore' 1/4 pg: 'Lehigh University, South Bethlehem, Penna. Nice fullpg: 'Scene of a Mississippi River Steamer' shows many Blacks. Displayable! Fullpg: 'Delta of the Mississippi'
Complete in sixteen pages.
November 2, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Nov. 2, 1867 Nice 1/3 pg. illus. of 'The Overland Pony Express', plus a small illus. of a Pony Express Station in Nebraska, and some illus. of Ute & Snake Indians. An article as well on the Pony Express of recent years. Dblpgctrfld: 'Indiana State Fair at Terre Haute'
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.
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
August 3, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 3, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illus: 'Sioux Indians Attempting to Stampede Gen. Custer's Horses' with a view of Custer. Halfpg: 'Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
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.
July 6, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY July 6, 1867 Full front page illustration of "The First Peal for Liberty." shows a man ringing a bell. Inside is a full page illustration of "The Fourth of July in the Country."; a nearly full page illustration of: "The New Masonic Hall, Boston, Dedicated June 24, 1867"; a vertical doublepage centerfold of: "Buffalo Hunting on the Plains... See More
June 22, 1867
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated June 22, 1867 The full frontpage has nine portraits: "Mr. L. F. Harrison & the Conductors Of The Grand Festival Concerts Given At Steinway Hall, N.Y." Fullpages inside: "Modeling Room Of The Female Pupils Of The School Of Design Cooper Institute, N.Y." and "Grand Musical Festival, Given Under The Direction Of L. F. Harrison, a... See More
February 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 23, 1867 Halfpg: 'U.S. Patent Office Dept., Wash. D.C.' Great fullpg: 'Scene in a New York Faro Bank--The Critical Moment: Making 'The Turn'' is a gambling scene. Good print.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen pages.
January 26, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 26, 1867. Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "Hon. Roscoe Conkling, New York Senator Elect." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Rescue of the Crew of the Wrecked Tug "Islander"." Inside contains many illus. pertaining to "The Mine Explosion in England" including "...The Explosion," "...Descent of Volunteers," "...D... See More
January 12, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 12, 1867. The front of this issue is of a fullpage illustration "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article. Inside is an article "Frederick Douglass" which is a letter address to the Editor. Two quarter-page illustrations represent "The Foundling" and the "New York Foundlings" arti... See More
December 4, 1866
UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, December 4, 1866
* President Andrew Johnson...
* State of the Union Address...
The "President's Message" to Congress begins on pg. 2 and concludes on pg. 3, signed in type: Andrew Johnson, being his annual message.
Other news of the day includes: "Condition of the Negro in 'Freedom'" "Woman's Rights... See More
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
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.
October 13, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY Oct. 13, 1866 Ftpg: "Meeting of Solders' & Sailors' Convention at Pittsburgh, Penna." & "Gen. J.D. Cox, President of the Convention". Nice fullpg: "Life On The Plains" includes 8 prints, including scenes of Denver, Pike's Peak, Fort Wicked, and more. Nice! One-third pg: "Acadians Hauling Boats--Scene on the Bayou Lafourche,... See More
August 18, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 18, 1866 Ftpg: 'Office of the American Telegraph Company, Corner of Broadway and Liberty Street, New York' Very nice fullpg: 'The Excitement in New Orleans - View on St. Charles St.' Fullpg: 'Sunday in New Orleans - The French Market'. Great dblpgctrfld: 'The City and Valley of the Great Salt Lake, Utah' is a fine view, plus illustrations o... See More
August 11, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1866 Front page: 'Review of the N.J. State Militia at Long Branch'. One-third pg: 'The Atlantic Cable--View of Heart's Content, Newfoundland'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'the Girdler's of the Earth: The Atlantic Cable Laid' shows vignettes on the Atlantic cable, including a print of Ben Franklin & Prof. Morse, and a... See More
June 1, 1866
AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, & LIFE ILLUSTRATED, New York, June, 1866
* Phrenology Theory
Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.
The front page has a portrait of: "Solomon Foot&qu... See More
May 19, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY May 19, 1866 Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Major General Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Minister to Chile" and "Commodore John Rodgers, U.S.N." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Bombardment of Valparaiso by the Spanish Fleet, March 31, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. entitled "'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas." Dblpgctr... See More
April 28, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, April 28, 1866 Ftpg: 'Govt. Auction on the Levee at Cairo, Ill.'. Historic dblpgctrfld: 'Lobby of the House of Rep. during Passage of the Civil Rights Bill'. Nice full page: 'Scene at the Penna. Ave. Entrance to the Capitol Grounds at Washington'
Complete in sixteen pages.
February 24, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 24, 1866 The entire ftpg. features nine: "Portraits of Washington" at various times in his life. Inside contains an article with nine illustrations on: 'The Birthplace, Home & Tomb of Washington'.
The doublepage centerfold is a very nice & large print captioned: "President Lincoln Entering Richmond, April 4, 1865" showing him... See More
Item #640608HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1866 The first article is 21 pages on: "Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum" which includes 20 illustrations. Some 21 years later investigative reporter Nellie Bly would rise to journalistic fame by posing as an "insane" patient to be committed to the female asylum there and exposing cruelty towards patients and the... 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
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
December 30, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1865 This issue features a great doublepage centerfold done by famed artist Thomas Nast, titled: "Merry Christmas To All", showing 8 vignettes of a Christmas theme with the central focus being a great portrait of Santa Claus with a pipe in hand. One of the better Nast Santa Claus prints and very displayable.
The full front page is a prin... 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
October 7, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 7, 1865 The front page shows: "The Naval Festival at Portsmouth, England - Arrival of the French Fleet--The 'Solferino' Saluting the English Flag". Other prints within include: "Genberal H. W. Slocum" "General Francis C. Barlow" "The Late Thomas Wildey, P.G." "Monument Erected September 20, 1865 in Ho... See More
October 2, 1865
NEW-YORK TIMES, October 2, 1865
* Early baseball
* Post civil war reporting
On the front page under "Connecticut" is a report: "Yale versus Wesleyan--Base Ball Match between the Two Colleges--Fine Game--Success of Yale--Remarks & Observations"
Includes a summary and the box score. Summary also talks about the success of Yale, exclusive of spor... See More
September 30, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 30, 1865 Certainly the most notable print in this issue is the nearly quarter-page captioned: "View of Darlington Court House and the Sycamore Tree Where Amy Spain, the Negro Slave, Was Hung by the Citizens of Darlington, South Carolina". There is an article: "Amy Spain" beneath the print. See the hyperlink for much more on the case of... See More
September 9, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 9, 1865 The front page is mostly taken up with a print: "In The Woods" by W. F. Dobson. Inside contains a full page: "Lieutenant-General Grant's Reception at Galena, Illinois" and another full page: "Whitefield Preaching in Moorfields, A.D. 1742".
Other prints include: "House Presented to General Grant by the Citize... 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
August 26, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 26, 1865 The most notable prints would be the two full page prints by noted artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Our Watering Places--The Empty Sleeve at Newport" showing a Civil War veteran with one arm missing, and: "Our Watering Places--Horse Racing at Saratoga".
Other prints in this issue include: "George N. Sanders" "Co... See More
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