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November 11, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire of 1871
The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another full page shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a half page as well.
The double page centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "The Tammany Tiger Loose" which is tipped-in... See More
February 25, 1888
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 25, 1888 The front cover shows: "Chasing and Capturing a Diamond thief at the South African Diamond-Fields" with four scenes. Within the issues is "The Delagoa Bay Railway, South Africa"; half page print: "Trial of M. Wilson, in Paris, for Illicit Dealing in French Decorations". A full page: "The Russian Army: ... See More
January 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a great eight issue lot of dates Jan. 21; Feb. 4, 11; March 3, 10, 31; April 21, 28, 1860. All issues are complete in 16 pages, are loose & irregular at the spine, but the pages & prints are in very nice clean condition. The March 3 and 10 issues have Winslow Homer prints. See our website (seek by date) for the wealth of fine prints within each.
Total retail... See More
August 22, 1863
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 22, 1863 The front page shows: "View of Petropolis, Near Rio de Janeiro". Inside has: "Embouchure of a River of the Western Coast of Madagascar" "A Kabar, or Council of War, in Madagascar" and "A 'Te Deum' in a Country Church". A full page "Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII at Rheims&... See More
February 26, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876
* Great rugby print - footballThe full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Republican Simplicity". Full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "No Rudder - No Aim"; half page: 'The Great Fire of February 8, 1876, On Broadway'; full page: "Uncle Sam's Valentines" shows 5 scenes; 3/4... See More
April 23, 1887
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1887 This issue contains a slightly larger than a full page illustration entitled "Washington, D. C. -- An Unique Festival -- Egg-Rolling in the White House Grounds on Easter Monday" and has an accompanying article.
Also in the issue is: "Destructive Prairie Fires in Kansas -- Endangered Settlers Taking Refuge in the Plowed Fields... See More
July 19, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1913 The inside has two pages of vignettes (photoed by the famous photographer Paul Thompson) of well-known actor's and actresses of the period which include Jack Barrymore, Otis Skinner, Vincent Serrano, and Blanch Bates. Also present are images related to: "The Striker," by Frederick Bechdolt; "Le Baiser," by Rodin, "From... See More
June 18, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More
August 9, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1913 The inside has "Columbia Inspires Sculpture Anew," by John Walker Harrington, which contains 2 pages of vignettes including: "The Young Girl at the Pool," by Frances Grimes, "Night" and "Day," by Michelangelo, "Toil," by Victor Salvatore, and "The Tiger," by A. Phimster Proctor. Also inc... See More
August 2, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1913 The inside has two pages of vignettes, "The Four Hundred And The Four Million," contrasting the life of the rich and the poor. Included are photos of newsboys, Coney Island, John Nicholas Brown, and Newport Children. Also shown are images and/or text related to: "The Ward Of 'Mullin Rudge'," by Marie Manning; "The... See More
April 2, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, April 2, 1853 Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but published 4 years previous to the more famous title. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).
Front page shows; "British Mail Steamer Entering the Harbor of Vera Cruz, Mexico". Prints within include: "Fort McHenry, Baltimore Harbor, Md." "The... See More
February 10, 1849
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 10, 1849 The front page has a nice print captioned: "The Gold Region of Upper California--Encampment in the Sacramento Valley" which has a related article on pages 3 & 4: "The Gold Seekers Of California", which takes over a full column of text.
Other prints within include: "Fort George, or Astoria, Columbia River--The H... See More
December 15, 1855
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 15, 1855
* Volume 1 - Number 1 issue
This is the very first issue, volume one, number one, of what would become the first truly successful illustrated newspaper in America, predating even the famous Harper's Weekly by more than a year. Following on the heels of the Gleason's/Ballou's publication which lasted about 10 years, Les... See More
February 9, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 9, 1856
* Rare Sitka, Alaska print
The front page features a print: "Portrait of Ex-Governor Hunt, of New York" plus an article on "General Walker as a Political Mentor".
Nice prints inside include: "Entrance To The Port Of Havana, From Puerte Del Principe" & "Havana--Part Of The Harbor--Fort Of Aratas&quo... See More
May 22, 1868
THE ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO NEWS, Illinois, May 22, 1868
* Very rare title
A quite rare title which lasted by just 8 issues. This is volume 1 number 5, formatted much like the more successful Harper's Weekly & obviously an attempt to create its look-alike for the Midwest. But it would fail.
The front page features a print: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago. Scene Outs... See More
February 6, 1858
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 6, 1858 The ftpg. shows: "Frederic W. Lincoln, Mayor of Boston". Inside has a nearly half page: "General View of the City of Syracuse, New York" and another nearly halfpg: "View of Salina Street, Syracuse, New York" with a related article on Syracuse as well. The back page has 2 prints concerning Siam.
Complete in sixteen pa... See More
August 6, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 6, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front includes a print of: "The Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass." with text on it, the oldest public museum in the United Sta... See More
December 25, 1875
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 25, 1875 Inside has a full page with six prints captioned: "The Hebrew Fair at Gilmore's Garden...In Aid of the Mount Sinai Hospital..." plus a related article on the facing page.
Also within: "New York City--The Car-Drivers' Coffee Room, Corner of 7th Ave. and 50th Street..." and a full pg. with 3: "Scene... See More
May 11, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895 The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree." Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World". There are two pages of text headed: "The Evolution of the Amateur Pitcher" which includes 10 p... See More
April 8, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 8, 1854 This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time, preceding the famed Harper's Weekly by 6 years. The ftpg. has a nice graphic items concerning "Thomas Jefferson" with a nice view of Monticello as well. Prints inside include "An Inca of Peru" "An Indian Campo or Ante" with 3 more prints of Indians in ... See More
May 2, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857 Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".
Articles entitled: "The... See More
October 29, 1842
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, October 29, 1842
* Writer Charles Dickens
The front page features an article: "Recreations of the People" and an illustration: "Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park" with fox hunters. Inside has: "A Whale in the Thames"; "Boz's Description of the Falls of Niagara" (this was Charles Dickens) which contai... See More
March 15, 1851
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 15, 1851
* 1st America's Cup close
* Construction of yacht "America"
The front page contains what is perhaps the earliest print of the American yacht named "America" to be found, captioned: "Yacht Building at New York to Compete with the English Yachts at Cowes". At this early point in its construction... See More
April 19, 1856
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 19, 1856
* United States Capitol Building
Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but preceding it by several years. The ftpg. has an allegorical illus. of the: "State of Illinois" with an article on the state. The prime feature of the issue is a great doublepage centerfold of the: "National Capitol" in Washington, D.C., showin... See More
August 2, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1884 The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Key-Note of the Great Presidential Trial". Inside has a fullpg: "At the Mouth of the Columbia River" which includes a view of Astoria, Oregon. There is a terrific fullpg. print: "Buffalo Hunting" which shows 9 scenes. Also a full page: "The Rescue of the Su... See More
February 10, 1877
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 10, 1877
* Alexander Graham Bell
The full ftpg. is a political cartoon: "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside has: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, U.S. Senator-Elect from Illinois"; "South C... See More
January 31, 1891
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, January 31, 1891
* Wounded Knee Massacre
* Lakota Indians
The front cover of the issue features a full page illustration entitled "The Relief Corps Searching for the Dead and Wounded After the Fight with the Hostile Sioux at Wounded Knee - Discovery of a Live Papoose". Inside the issue are: double page "A Man Wanted&q... See More
December 16, 1893
THE ILLUSTRATED AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 16, 1893
* Actress Lily Langtry
A periodical fashioned after 'Harper's Weekly' but not nearly as successful. Inside has a photo of "Lily Langtry" with text beginning: "The notorious Lily Langtry was to have cut a figure in a lawsuit involving the late 'Squire' Abingdon's estate...". See the hyperlink for muc... See More
December 15, 1892
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, December 15, 1892 The full front page is a photo of: "The Late Jay Gould" with page 4 having an accompanying article of the same heading. Yet another page is filled with six photos of: "The Birthplace & Some of the Residences of the Late Jay Gould"
Also of Judaica interest is an article on: "Isaac M. Wise" with a ph... See More
May 8, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886
* Great 19th century baseball print
The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a full ... See More
Item #637694ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853 Phineas T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" which would become immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues, or less than one year.
There are various prints within ... See More
November 11, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871 The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another fullpg. shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a halfpg. as well.
The doublepage centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "The Tammany Tiger Loose" which is tipped-in (desired). Another political cartoon by... See More
Item #637512HARPER'S WEEKLY Civil War lot of 5 issues which we consider "2nd rate". Not what we sell as damaged, but not good enough to be listed as "good" with minor problems and small disfigurements, yet more than half off the regular price. Great for research, classroom use, and still include many Civil War related prints - especially if you do not mind the minor condition pro... See More
Item #637510EARLY YEARS OF HARPER'S WEEKLY: Lot of 8 issues of this famous title from 1857-1859, all different dates from its first three years. Nice condition & with some illustrations. A nice wholesale lot at a good price.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
June 23, 1860
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, NY, June 23, 1860
* Capture of a slaver - slave ship
Most of the front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Landing Of The Cargo Of Slaves Captured On Board The American Bark Williams By The U. S. Steamer Wyandotte--Disembarkation At Key West" showing slaves coming off a ship in carts (see). The rest of the front page is an article: "Captur... See More
October 7, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 7, 1854 A predecessor to Harper's Weekly and in a format very similar to what Harper's would have. Very ornate masthead, the front page has a very dramatic print: "Bison Hunting" which includes Indians (see) and a related article. Inside has several prints of: "Scenes in the Holy Land", and also: "Rocky Glen at Sing Sing,... 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
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
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