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March 3, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 3, 1855 The ftpg. has a nice print: "A Sleighing Scene Near Boston" with related text. Prints inside includes scenes of Constantinople, "Homme Richard & Serapis" "Constitution & Guerriere", 2 prints from Gettysburg, and a map of "Sepastopol and Balaklava".
Sixteen pages, some small tears at the blank spine... See More
December 3, 1881
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 3, 1881
* President James Garfield assassination
* Charles J. Guiteau on trial
The full ftpg. shows: "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guiteau Being Escorted from the Courtroom..." and the doublepage centerfold shows; "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guards Unlocking the Handcuffs of the Prisoner...&q... See More
May 5, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883
* Georgetown CO Colorado
* Tacoma WA Washington Territory
The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a... See More
August 31, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 31, 1889 The full ftpg. is a nice print: "At Lake George Landing--Saluting the Passengers".
But likely the most significant print is a great full page: "A Base-Ball Incident--Caught Between The Bases" which shows a player caught in a rundown.
Other good prints include a half page: "Gioca Di Bocci--Summer Afternoon Scen... See More
August 24, 1889
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 24, 1889
* Lifesaving at Coney Island Beach
* H. P. Cheatham, the only "colored" Rep. elected to the 51st Congress
* Frederick Douglass - minister to Haiti (text)
The full ftpg. showing the celebration of President Harrison on his visit to Lawrence, Mass. & Portland, Maine, with another print inside.
Certainly the most dramatic ... See More
October 26, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, October 26, 1889 The full front page shows: "Dangers of Electric Wires in New York--Western Union Lineman burned to Death in Mid-Air."
A rarity is to find period prints of cowboys, but here is one. An inside page has 3 prints, captioned: "Life Among the Cow-Boys of Indian Territory" (see), with a brief, related article on an inside page.
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July 4, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885 The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle Ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More
October 18, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER "EMPIRE ILLUSTRATED", New York, October 18, 1890
* Very colorful and ornate for display
* Many Texas towns - illustrations
This is the "Third Texas Edition" noted in the masthead, with different content than the first & second editions.
Occasionally Leslie's put out an issue with colorful and beautiful outer wrappers, and... See More
October 28, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 28, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire of 1871
The full front page is a dramatic print: 'The Great Fire in Chicago--Group of Refugees in the Street'. Prints inside include a nice fullpg: 'Chicago In Flames--The Rush for Life over Randolph St. Bridge' plus a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'Chicago In Ruins' which is a large overview sho... See More
Item #636876HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.
Item #636875HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1870's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate issues. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
Item #636873HARPER'S WEEKLY A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition. This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significantly reduced price from their individual values. All issues are complete in 16 pages and include many prints suitable for framing.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets a... See More
July 14, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... 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
March 31, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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March 17, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More
July 31, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1897
* William Thomas Smedley
* Golfing illustrations
The full front page is an illus: "I Felt Her Seize My Hand and Shake It." which shows a woman greeting a man with a golf club, with caddies & others in the background. This print accompanies a story inside titled: "Colonel Bogie, A Golf Story" where also is found a pr... See More
May 27, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 27, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
A half page illustration inside: "The Coal Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--Laborers' Meeting Near The Dodge Shaft, At Hyde Park, Dispersed By The Welsh Miners and Their Wives, May 9th." Related report on another page: "The Coal Troubles." A full front page: "New Yo... See More
Item #636641HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1865 Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which features an illustration of "Abraham Linc... See More
March 23, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 23, 1889 A fullpg. has 5 prints of: "Lower California. The New Gold Discoveries in Santa Clara Valley--Scenes & Incidents of the Rush to the Mines." Another pg. has an article: "Unleavened Bread For The Passover" plus two related illustrations on the making of it for the Jewish feast. Yet another page is entirely taken u... See More
April 30, 1859
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1859 The front page has: "Sleeping Cars Now in Use on the New York Central Railroad". Inside has a nice doublepage centerfold: "Going to Pike's Peak, the New Gold Region" which includes 6 related prints amongst the text. Some of the prints care captioned: "Camp of the Emigrants" "The Wagon Emigra... See More
May 4, 1867
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 4, 1867 Included is a one page report: "The Manufacture Of Greenbacks and Currency At The U.S. Treasury Building" which has a nice view of the exterior of the Treasury Building, plus four smaller scenes of work areas, and on the opposite page a large illustration of the "Hydraulic Engines" and one of the "Sealing Room&quo... See More
May 3, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883 Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of
Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.
The doublepage centerfold shows; "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More
January 23, 1858
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 23, 1858 Inside includes a few prints of: "The Great Earthquake at Naples" "Sketches of Native Life In India" "American Firemen" which includes 3 prints, one a nice full page; "Torchlight Procession of the New York Firemen" pulling a fire engine.
Perhaps the most interesting content is the: "Proposed Tunnel ... See More
February 20, 1858
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 20, 1858 The front page features a half page print: "The Royal Bridal Tour - The Prince and Princess Frederick William at the Window the King's Palace, Potsdam". Within the issue are: "Effects of the Late Earthquake in Naples" "The Bridal Tour - Arrival of the Prince and Princess Frederick William at Antwerp"; a ful... See More
June 30, 1877
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, June 30, 1877 Included is a great full page print: "St. John, New Brunswick, Partly Destroyed Last Week by Fire" with a related article. Many other prints as well.
Complete in 28 pages, nice condition.
March 30, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 30, 1893 Of special interest is installment #7 of "Notable Jews - Adolph S. Ochs" which also includes a photograph of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year (others available: inquire). Ochs was publisher if the famous New York Times.
This is also the: "Easter Number" issue which has a special ... See More
January 29, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1859 Half front page illustration of 'Rev. J.W. Cummings, D.D.' also features an accompany article. "Employment of Women" features an article and many small illustrations of women working in Douglas & Sherwood's Skirt Manufactory. "The Pope's Railway Car" article also features three illustrations. Two one-thir... See More
May 13, 1876
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 13, 1876
* Centennial International Exposition
* 1st ever World's Fair prints
The full front page is a print; "Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: A Street in Philadelphia" showing Indians & others. Two more pages of prints of the Centennial. Many other prints as well including: "Throwing Bulls ... See More
February 14, 1863
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, February 14, 1863 The front cover has a halfpage "The Capture of Arkansas Post, Ark. - General S. G. Burbridge, Accompanied by His Staff, Planting the Stars and Stripes on the Rebel Fort Hindman, January 11" with an accompanying article along with a small illustration "Gen. S. G. Burbridge". Inside the issue is a double-... See More
April 29, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 29, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
Within the issue is a half page: "Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--The Affair of April 6th At Tripp's Slope--Rioters Stoning The Working Bosses, Who Drew Up The Coal During The Intimidation Of The Operatives." and a related report: "Scenes In The Coal Regions." Several... See More
March 26, 1870
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 26, 1870 The ftpg. illustration shows: "New York--Treatment Of Emigrants At Ward's Island--Women At Dinner." Among the prints inside are: "Laborers Of A Hand-Car Of The Pacific Railroad, Attacked By Indians." "Bitter Creek Valley--Construction Camp Of The Pacific Railroad In The Foreground" and "Citadel Rock, Gr... See More
January 18, 1896
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1896
* Cripple Creek gold rush photos
* Teller County, Colorado mining
The prime content would be the very nice article: "In The Cripple Creek Gold-Fields" which takes over 3 pages of texted interspersed with 9 related prints & photos, plus the great doublepage centerfold which features a large: "Panoramic View of Battle Mo... See More
August 7, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897
* Klondike gold rush
* Hawaiian Islands
The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike... See More
October 12, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895
* A.B. Frost golfer illustration
* Louis Pasteur death w/ print
This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.
The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". ... See More
November 28, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1857 The front page article: 'Dr. Livingstone's Discoveries in Africa' includes a nice nearly half-page illustration of the famous 'The Victoria Falls of the Leeambye or Zambesi River, Called by the Natives Mosyoatunyo (Smoke-Sounding)'.
A text article: "The Mormon War" which is dealing with the quarrel over hos... See More
March 16, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 16, 1893
* Adolph L. Sanger - Jewish
* Grover Cleveland inauguration
* "Baby Ruth" - candy bar fame
Of special interest is installment #6 of "Notable Jews - Adolph L. Sanger" which also includes a photograph of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year (others available: inquire).
Also of ... See More
February 10, 1877
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, February 10, 1877 The front cover is a political cartoon entitled "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside the issue is: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, United States Senator-Elect from Illinois"; &qu... See More
December 13, 1884
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, December 13, 1884 The front cover is entitled "Louisiana -- Preliminary Views of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition at New Orleans" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "New York City -- Cutting 'The Cleveland Gem' -- The Stone in the Rough and as Cut"; "Mexico -... See More
May 17, 1884
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 17, 1884 The front cover is entitled "Pennsylvania -- The Recent Forest Fires - Women, Near Ashland, Removing Fences to Arrest the Progress of the Flames" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "New York City -- The Formal Opening of the New produce Exchange, May 6th..."; "Pennsylvania -- The ... See More
February 11, 1871
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 11, 1871 The prime print would be the very nice full page print: "The Fourteenth Of February" showing the mailman at the door with envelopes, with expectant girls (see). Other prints include: "Hoisting the German Flag on Mont Valerien" with other war-related prints, and the centerfold shows: "The Last Sortie from Paris--Prussian... See More
February 10, 1872
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 10, 1872 The prime print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Valentine's Day: 'Oh! Here Is The Postman!". Other prints include: "Sketches In the Bank of England" "Sketches in Rome: Basilica of St. Clement" "Townshall at Larne, Ireland" and much more.
Complete in 24 pages, great condit... See More
September 4, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 4, 1858
* Salt Lake City, Utah - Mormons
* Winslow Homer prints
The prime content would be the two full page Winslow Homer prints, captioned: "The Bathe At Newport" and "Picnicking In the Woods", along with the great two-thirds page illustration of: "Salt Lake City - Brigham Young's Harem and the Deseret Store&qu... See More
June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860
* Likely the most sought after slave ship print
* Much text re: slave ships
* Black Americana interest
The front page has a print captioned: "The Japanese Embassadors in Their State Costume" with a related article, but the prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on t... See More
August 21, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1897 The full front page is a nice illustration of early bicyclists racing: "Well Bunched" by famed artiest A.B. Frost.
Inside has a full pg: "Newport's Brilliant Summer Fete - Scenes in the Harbor During the night Illumination."; a full page: "Francois Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, at Home."; three... See More
December 22, 1860
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 22, 1860 The front cover has "Huntington's Improved Snow Power" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Largest Hotel in the World" which was the Lindell House in St. Louis, Missouri. This was destroyed by fire in 1867 as reported in the Harper's Weekly issue dated April 20, 1867; "Crandall's Hydraul... See More
January 26, 1884
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 26, 1884
* SS City of Columbus shipwreck disaster
The full front page shows: "The Wreck of the Steamship 'City of Columbus' On the Rocks Off Gay Head...". Inside has: "Pennsylvania--Terrible catastrophe near Bradford...a Railway passenger train engulfed in burning oil..."; a half page with four: "Views in A... See More
October 12, 1878
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 12, 1878
* Mauch Chunk PA Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe)
* Early Alaska scenes
The full ftpg. is a political cartoon showing Ben Butler (see photo). Among the prints within are: "Mauch Chunk, Pa." "Pennsylvania--An Autumn View of Mauch Chunk, the 'Switzerland of America' & its Attractions". This town would be re... See More
June 23, 1877
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 23, 1877 Among the many prints within is a halfpg: "Presenting The Freedom of the City of London To General U.S. Grant at Guildhall" and a full page: The St. Gothard Railway Tunnel Works".
The complete issue, very nice condition.
February 2, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893 A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).
Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More
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