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November 18, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865 Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd. The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is ... See More
December 23, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 23, 1865 The front page has a nice print of: "Hon. John T. Hoffman, Mayor-Elect of New York City" with an article on him. Also an article: "Thanksgiving at Five Points".
Prints within include a doublepage centerfold: "The Pilgrimage to Mecca" which has 11 prints; "Thanksgiving Dinner at the Five Points Ladies' Ho... See More
January 6, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 6, 1866 Full ftpg: 'The Last Chattel' shows an elderly Black man looking over the ruins of his home. Dblpgctrfld: 'Emigration to Washington Territory of 400 Women on the Steamer Continental'. Fullpg: 'Map of Mississippi' with decorative heading.
Complete in 16 pages.
Note: Since most issues come from disbound volumes, this being the fir... See More
Map of Georgia... Celebration the abolition of slavery in Washington D.C... Cotton team in North Carolina...
May 12, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1866 Ftpg. shows: 'The Levee at Cincinnati, Ohio'. One-quarter pg: 'Map of New York Bay'. Halfpg: 'On the Mississippi--Religious Services on Board the 'Ruth' '. Very nice fullpg: 'View of Shockoe Creek Valley, Richmond, Va.' & fullpg: 'Cotton Team in N. Carolina' shows black men leading a cart load of cotton... See More
June 23, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1866 The front page has a nice print captioned: "Wall Street, New York", a street scene bustling with pedestrians and activity. A great issue for any stock broker or person involved in the world of finance.
Inside prints include a full page of: "The Southern Methodist Bishops", two half page prints of: "Primary School for Free... See More
July 28, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1866 Two ftpg. scenes, plus a fullpg. & doublepage centerfold inside on the 'Great Fire in Portland, Maine'. Quarter pg. illus. of 'Marks of Punishment Inflicted Upon a Colored Servant in Richmond'. Also a quarter pg. illus. of Barbara Frietchie, 'Heroine of Frederick', made famous by Whittier.
Complete in sixteen pages.
April 13, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1867 Ftpg: 'The New Horticultural Hall, Temont St., Boston'. Fullpg: 'George Peabody & the Board of Trustees of the Peabody Ed. Fund' includes U.S. Grant & David Farragut. Fullpg: 'The Fenian Uprising in Ireland--Attack on the Police at Tallaght'. 'Curious African Fashions'. Small back page political cartoon by ... See More
January 25, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 25, 1868 The front page shows: 'Effect of the Tidal Wave at St. Thomas, West Indies'. Nice full page Winslow Homer print: 'Winter - A Skating Scene'. Doublepage centerfold with 10 scenes: 'Among the Wrecker of the New Jersey Coast' (Barnegat Light-House). 1/4 page portraits of 'James Payne, Third President of Liberia... See More
March 14, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1868 Full front page: 'Impeachment--Thaddeus Stevens and John Bingham Before the Senate'. Inside: 'Impeachment -The Impeachment Committee Preparing the Indictment' shows 4 illustrations. Full page: 'The Streets of New York' shows a chaotic scene. Half page: 'Colored People Gathering Wood - A Winter Scene in Virginia.'&n... See More
June 6, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1868 The front page features a full page Thomas Nast illustration which shows Grant being decorated by Lady Liberty entitled "Chicago, May 21, 1868". Inside the issue includes two illustrations showing Grant, one at Army Head-quarters and one as the candidate for the Presidency. A full page 'The Republican Convention in Session - Vi... 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
March 27, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 27, 1869 The front page of the issue features the illustrations of the reconstructed Cabinet. There is a half-page illustration of "Soldiers' Cemetery at Arlington Heights, Virginia" with related article in which the illustration shows the rows of soldiers graves around Lee's home with the Potomac River and the dome of the Capitol i... See More
April 3, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 3, 1869 The cover of the issue features the illustrations of new appointments of office. A nice full page illustration entitled "Reception of Army and Navy Officers, Washington, D.C.". A page consist of two halfpage engravings, "The Sparrows' Home, Union Square, New York City" and "Fish Stands in Fulton Market, N.Y."... See More
July 16, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1870 The front page features a nearly full page illustration 'Peanut Sellers in Savannah' shows a black woman under an umbrella. Within the issue is a quarterpage "A. T. Akerman, Attorney-General of the United States" and a halfpage "Free Swimming Baths, Foot of Fifth Street, East River". Full page illustrations include '... See More
April 1, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1871 Dblpgctrfld: 'Queen Victoria & the Princess Louise--Sketch in the House of Lords at the Opening of Parliament'. 'Street Acrobats' 'American members of the Joint High Commission'
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. containing two Nast prints, 'Republican Principles' & 'Democratic Principles... See More
November 2, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 2, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon pokes fun of Boss Tweed and Horace Greeley. Nearly halfpg: "Fulton Ferry in 1750 From the Brooklyn Shore". Several more Nast political cartoon. Two "Virginia Sketches: Preparing for School & Canvassing for Votes" shows Blacks.
November 30, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1872 Full ftpg: 'Boston--Into the Jaws of Death' is a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire. Inside has 3 full pages of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great doublepage centerfold showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also a fullpg. Nast print regarding... See More
July 12, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 12, 1873 Comical full ftpg: 'Looking into the Lawn Globe and What They Saw There'. Halfpg: 'Washington's Head-Quarters at Newburgh, New York'. Halfpg: 'Underground Life in New York - Health Officers Clearing Out a 'Dive' '. The doublepage centerfold 'The Trial of the Tichborne Claimant - General View of the Court Dur... See More
October 25, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 25, 1873 Front page illustration: 'The Connoisseurs'; Halfpage: 'The Ocean Yacht Race - Off the Hook, Outward-Bound'; Interesting full page: 'The Emigrant Wagon--On the Way To The Railway Station'; Halfpage: 'The Guardians Of The Herd--Buffalo Bulls Charging Hunters'; Doublepage centerfold: 'The Evangelical Alliance -... See More
October 10, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 10, 1874 Full ftpg: 'The Louisiana Outrages' shows the men involved, plus other scenes. Fullpg: 'The Intl. Rifle Match' dblpgctrfld: 'A Wild Boar Hunt in Olden Time' fullpg: 'The Fall River Disaster' shows 3 scenes of the terrible fire.
Complete in sixteen pages.
December 26, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1874 The full front page is a print: "Faith--Waiting for Santa Claus" showing a young girl waiting at the door of a toy store. Inside has a nice full page: "Santa Claus is Coming!" showing Santa on his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer. The great doublepage centerfold is: A Dream of a Christmas Dinner in Five Parts". Also insid... See More
February 27, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 27, 1875 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "The Trouble Has Commenced-A Tale of Anxiety." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Washington, Lincoln, and Grant."
Doublepage centerfold of "Lady Washington's Reception Day." 1/6 pg. portrait of "The Hon. Francis M. Cockrell." 2/3 pg. illus. of "General And Lady Wash... See More
August 5, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 5, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast cartoon entitled 'Hen(dricks)-Pecked'. An article entitled 'The Ku-Klux.' Full page Nast cartoon showing Indians entitled 'Bill Passed providing for Two New Military Posts by the Generous Democratic House'. A.B. Frost doublepage centerfold: 'The Intercollegiate Regatta, Saratoga Lake, Ju... See More
March 31, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1877 The full front page shows portraits of: "The Cabinet". Great fullpg. sailing ship illus. perfect for display: "The New U.S. Frigate Trenton". Great fullpg: 'The Brooklyn Ascent to the Bridge Tower" shows the famous Brooklyn Bridge under construction. Nast doublepage centerfold is a political cartoon. There is nearly a... See More
November 9, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 9, 1878 Front full pg. illus. entitled "Canada's Favorite Governor General-Earl Dufferin and his Staff." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Behemoth Club of Blackville." 1/6 pg. illus. of "The Hilton Challenge Trophy." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Monument to Henry Wilson." Dblpgctrfld. by Nast entitled "Help... See More
March 22, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 22, 1879 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Protecting White Labor." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Tenement Life in New York - Sketches in 'Botle Alley'." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. Zachariah Chandler" and "The Late Bishop Thomas Foley." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Country Seat of Mr. James C. Flood, M... See More
May 10, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 10, 1879 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'The Bulldozer' shows the Democratic tiger. Nice fullpg: 'View from Ft. Hamilton, New York Harbor--the Sunset Gun' is displayable. Another Nast cartoon shows "The Democratic Dilemma" and a full page print: "The Good Old Times".
Other news and advertisements of the day are inclu... See More
November 15, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 15, 1879 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: 'The North the Money, & the South the Honor'. Fullpg: 'Artillery School for Militiamen at Ft. Hamilton'. Terrific halfpg: 'Colorado Sketches--The City of Denver' is a good city view. Also: 'Colorado Sketches--Forest on Fire'. Doublepage centerfold: 'The Celebration at Yorktown... See More
December 11, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1880 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "The People's Pleasure-Ground Appropriated." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Statue of Alexander Hamilton, Central Park." Several small portraits of various men. 2/3 pg. portrait of "Cardinal Newman." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Sailor's Return - Home Once More." 2/3... See More
December 25, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1880 Front full pg. illus. of "Making Wreaths." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Excavations Under Flood Rock, Hell Gate." Three large illus. of "Sketches on the Nile."
Doublepage centerfold of "Christmas Morning in Old New York." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Gun of Ericsson's Torpedo Boat the 'Des... See More
January 1, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 1, 1881 The full front page is a Thomas Nast illustration: "The Dear Little Boy That Thought Christmas Came Oftener." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "A 'Possum Hunt in Old Virginia."
But certainly the most notable print is the terrific doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast: "MERRY OLD SANTA CLAUS.", a classic image &... See More
July 16, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1881 Full front page Thomas Nast illustration of "Out Shining Everybody in Humiliation at Albany." Doublepage centerfold of "English Church Architecture, No. 16 - Rochester Cathedral." 2/3 page illustration of "The Water Jump." Several illustration pertaining to "Donati's Comet." The supplement contains a ful... See More
October 29, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1881 Front full pg. illus. of "Egyptian Priest and Sacred Scribe." Inside is a full pg. containing five illus. pertaining to "The Yorktown Centennial." Four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, United States Minister to Spain," "The Hon. Lionel Sackville West," "The Hon. Ripley Ropes," and... See More
January 14, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 14, 1882 Very nice fullpg. of numismatic interest: 'The U.S. Assay-Office, Wall St., New York' shows 6 scenes. Full ftpg. Th. Nast print re. industry in the South. Fullpg: 'The Electric Light in Madison Square, N.Y.' 1/4 pg. illus. of 'Oscar Wilde' plus an article on him.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Co... See More
March 25, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 25, 1882 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Attorney General Brewster..." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "A Banquet to an American Physician at Tokyo, Japan." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Lick Observatory, California." Two full pg. illus. of "Snake Charming and Religious Rites Among the Indians of Central America" and "Mi... See More
June 17, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 17, 1882 Nice full front page print: "The Hudson River Yacht Club Regatta". Fullpg. with 4 prints: "The Ocean Drill of the Atlantic Fleet". Fullpg. with 3 scenes: "The Great Strike--Scenes About Pittsburgh". 1/2 page print by W. A. Rogers: "The Fate of Legendre--The Procession and the Festivities in the Hall". Full p... See More
August 5, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 5, 1882 The front page has 6 prints and a poem: "Farmer Stebbins at Ocean Grove". Nice fullpg: "Rotten Row, Brooklyn Navy Yard" shows six scenes. Another displayable fullpg: "Scenes in Mackinac--The Island Home of 'Anne'" showing 8 scenes. A nearly halfpg. print: "The Metropolitan Base Ball Nine' showing 12 ... See More
December 23, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 23, 1882 Very nice fullpg: "Quincy Market, Boston". Halfpg: "Testing the Roof of the Bergen Tunnel". Two full page prints: "Christmas-Eve" and "Christmas Shopping'" shows a busy street scene. Another full page print: "Christmas Morning in Dalecarlia--Peasants Going to Church" plus much more.
NOTE: ... See More
May 10, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 10, 1884 The front page is a full page Thomas Nast political cartoon "Our new watchman, Roosevelt".
Inside the issue is a full page "Specimens from the Dog Show"; a great full page illustration of "A Game of Lacrosse" which shows much action; dramatic full page "The Recent Cyclone in Ohio"; a full page "The Burial of ... See More
September 13, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 13, 1884 Full ftpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'Our Friends, the Enemy'. Fullpg. with 2 scenes of: 'Getting Into the Port of N.Y.--Arrangements for Landing Passengers & Baggage'. Dramatic Doublepage centerfold: 'Target Practice with the Great Guns Out at Sea'. Nice fullpg. hunting scene: 'Rail Shooting'. Fullpg:... See More
December 27, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1884 Front full pg. Nast illus: "On Earth Peace, Good Will Toward Men." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Opening the New Orleans Exposition - Ceremonies in the East Room of the White House, Washington." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The New Orleans Exposition - Planting Trees."
Doublepage centerfold of "Opening the New Orlea... See More
May 23, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 23, 1885 Full front pg. illus. of "The United States Dispatch Boat "Dolphin"." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Opening of the Brooklyn Elevated Railway, May 13." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Edward O. Graves, Chief of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing" and "George V. N. Lothrop, United States Minister to Russia.&... See More
June 20, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1885 Front page print: "The Long Detaching Rings Again Writhed In Mid-Air, And Softly Descended As He Thundered Past". Fullpg. shows 3 scenes: "Sketches of Columbia College". Nice fullpg: "The Cavalry Drill at West Point". Nice fullpg. print by Thomas Nast: "There's 'Harmony' Even In Their Discord". H... See More
June 27, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1885 Seven front pg. portraits of "English Conservative Leaders." Inside is a 2/3 pg. Nast illus. of "The Liberty Bell Back in Its Birthplace Again." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Late Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia, "The Red Prince"" and "William L. Alden, United States Consul General to Italy." 1... See More
August 8, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1885 Full ftpg: 'The Children's Wreath' shows Grant on his deathbed. 3/4 pg: 'Salmon Fishing in Canada'.
Doublepage centerfold has 12 scenes re. 'Metropolis in Mourning' for Grant's death. 3/4 pg: 'Gen. Grant's Death--The News in the Far West' & fullpg: 'Grant's Tomb, Looking North'.
Other ... See More
November 28, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1885 (with Supplement) Full ftpg. by Nast, shows a pilgrim about to carve a turkey on 'the Union Altar'. Fullpg: 'Washington Market the Day Before Thanksgiving' & 'Galveston After the Fire' halfpg: 'The Billiard Tournament at Chicago' & 'An Incident of the Small-pox Epidemic in Montreal' plus SUPPLEME... See More
July 17, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1886 Full ftpg: "American Fishermen Laying in Ice at Sea". Halfpg: "Signaling the Main Command" is by Remington. Very nice doublepage centerfold: "Wheeling on Riverside Drive". Fullpg. article on "The Graphophone" shows 3 illus., & begins "One of the most brilliant conceptions of Mr. Thomas Edison was...... See More
August 21, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1886 Full ftpg. is a famous F. Remington print: 'Soldering in the Southwest--The Rescue of Corporal Scott, a Black soldier.
Fullpg: 'A Forest Fire'. Halfpg: 'Types From Arizona' includes Indians & soldiers. Displayable fullpg. print: 'Annapolis, Md.' being 5 views. Also present is "ELEPHANTS IN A BATH", whic... See More
September 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1887 Perhaps the best print in this issue is the full front page captioned: "Burning the Range" by famed Western artist Frederic Remington.
But there are many other prints within this issue including a full page with 9 vignettes of: "Sketches In Amsterdam"; a halfpg: "The Minneapolis Exposition Building by Night"; sm... See More
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