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January 17, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 17, 1863 Certainly the most historic content would be the page 2 complete printing of: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" which is the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.
Half of the front page: "The Teamsters' Duel" showing two Black men ... See More
Item #172648HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1863 The full front page is taken up with prints of: "Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi flotilla" and "Major-General John A. M'Clernand" as well as a nice print showing: "Bombardment of the Post of Arkansas, January 11, 1863."
Inside contains a full page with 3 view of: "Our New Western gunb... See More
March 7, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1863 The front page features a full-figure print of: "The Late Nicholas Longworth, the Western Millionaire" with the balance of the front page taken up with an article on him, carrying over to page 2.
Other prints within include a full page: "Paying Off The Teamsters in the Army of the Potomac" showing many African-Americans. Also ... See More
March 28, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1863 The front page is taken up with: "A Torpedo Exploding Under the 'Montauk' , In the Ogeechee River" and "The Destruction of the 'Nashville' by the Iron-clad Monitor 'Montauk'". Other prints within include: "Bombardment of Fort M'Allister by the Iron-Clad Fleet"; a bust of: "The Princes... See More
September 12, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1863 The front page illustration shows: "Murder of Lieutenant Beaver by the Sioux Indians". Inside has a full page with two prints: "Gen. Sibley's Indian Expedition--Pursuing the Sioux Over the Coteau Du Missouri, Dacotah Territory, After the Battle of the Big HIlls, July 24, 1863" and: "Sibley's Indian Expedition ... See More
October 31, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 31, 1863 The front page is taken up with two prints: "The Army Of The Cumberland--Destruction of United States Wagons by Rebel Cavalry, October 2, 1863" and "The Army of the Cumberland--Rebel Attack Upon Wagons in Anderson's Gap". Inside has a full page: 'The Army of the Cumberland--Charge of the First Wisconsin and Second In... See More
February 6, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 6, 1864 The full front page is a Thomas Nast print: "Thanks To Grant" showing Liberty pinning a medal on him. The doublepage centerfold is a desired Winslow Homer print titled: "Halt Of A Wagon Train" showing soldiers around a camp fire.
Other prints within include: "The Stag Dance" "A Veteran On Furlough" "A S... See More
March 19, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1864 The entire front page is taken up with a great print captioned: "Brigadier General George A. Custer" showing him leading a charge on horseback brandishing his sword. There is a related article inside.
Other prints within include a full page of: "Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick"; a full page: "Map of the Rebellion As ... See More
March 26, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1864 The front page has a print of: "The Late Colonel Ulric Dahlgren" with an article on him. The ftpg. also has articles titled: "General Grant as Lieutenant-General" and "General Custer's Raid".
Inside has a full page: "Ambuscade & Death of Colonel Dahlgren" and also: "General Grant Receiving His... See More
April 23, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1864 The full front page is a print: "Ladies In Attendance in Regulation Costume at the Metropolitan Fair". Most prints within relate to the Fair, including: "War Dance--Indian Department" "Book Dept." "Boat-Builders' Dept." "Department of Arms & Trophies" "Army & Navy Swords" &qu... See More
September 3, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 3, 1864 The full front page is taken up with a print: "Gen. Sherman's Campaign--Council of War Held at Gen. Wood's Headquarters".
Certainly the best print in this issue is also one of the more famous by Thomas Nast. This print (see) shows a triumphant Confederate soldier shaking hands with a peg-legged Union veteran as what appears ... See More
November 12, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York Nov. 12, 1864 The front page contains a nice print captioned: "General Custer Presenting Captured Battle Flags at the War Department, Washington" showing him and many others holding flags.
Many other Civil War prints within, including a half pg: "Valley of the Shenandoah--Gen. Sheridan's Wagon Trains..." & a full page Thomas Nast car... See More
June 24, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 24, 1865 The full front page is a nice print of: "Lieutenant-General Grant visiting General Scott at Cozzens's Hotel, West Point".
Among the nice prints within this issue is a full page of: "Sheridan and His Generals" with each labeled, perhaps the most notable being "Custer" some 11 years before his death at Little Big H... See More
July 15, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 15, 1865 The full front page is a print: "Rustic courtship" by W. Lucas. Prints within include a full page: "Lieutenant-General Grant and Staff" with each noted. But the best print, and also a full page, is one by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: 'Holiday In Camp--Soldiers Playing 'Foot-Ball' " which shows much action... See More
October 14, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 14, 1865 The front page shows: "President Johnson Pardoning Rebels at the White House" & "Andrew Johnson's Tailor-Shop in Greenville, Tenn.'.
Inside has several full page prints including: "Guerrilla Fighting in Mexico--Death of Pueblita, One of the Liberal Chiefs at Uruopan" and "Gathering Corn" and "Ce... See More
October 28, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, October 28, 1865 The front page has a print: "Seizure of 'The Irish People' Newspaper in Dublin and of Deadly Weapons in Cork, Belonging to the Fenians." The balance of the front page is an article titled: "The Fenians".
Prints inside include: "Dacotah Territory - Fort Thompson on the Upper Missouri River, built for the Sioux an... See More
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
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
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
April 21, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 21, 1866 Ftpg: 'Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen, New Orleans'. Terrific fullpg: 'On the Plains--Indians Attacking Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Coach' is a truly fine example of Western Americana for display. Halfpg: 'Street View in Santa Fe, New Mexico' Great issue!
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
September 1, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 1, 1866 Fullpg: 'Meeting of the National Union Convention at Philadelphia'. A great dblpgctrfld. by Thomas Nast: 'Reconstruction & How It Works', is a satirical view with several scenes, most showing Blacks being harmed. Two scenes re: 'The New Orleans Riot' & one-third pg: 'Great Petroleum Fire in Jersey City'. Bkpg. illustrated R... See More
October 6, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 6, 1866 Four small illus. of houses on the front cover: "Philip Embury's House," "Strawbridge Meeting House," "The Rigging Loft," and "The First Methodist Church and Parsonage, in New York." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Coliseum at Rome." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Rev. William Arthur, President of th... See More
March 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1867 Nice fullpg: 'Indian Delegations at Washington--Presentation to the President'. Halfpg: 'The Negro at the Ballot Box' shows a Black man voting, being an historic print predating the famous 'First Vote' print by 8 months. Nice print of a very early hose carriage of the N.Y. Fire Dept.
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
March 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Benjamin F. Wade'. Fullpg: 'The Indian Battle And Massacre Near Fort Philip Kearney, Dakotah Terr.' - re Fetterman, Halfpg: 'The Late Dr. Livingstone, The African Explorer', double page centerfold has illustrations of 'Southern Justice' showing hatred towards the Negro.
Other news and advertisements of... See More
April 27, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1867
Ftpg. shows: 'Daniel Drew'. Great fullpg. by Th. Nast: 'Abraham Lincoln & the Drummer Boy'. Nice fullpg: 'U.S. Supreme Court Room, Washington' is a great scene of the interior. One-quarter pg: 'The Indian Expedition--Gen. Hancock's Encampment at Fort Harker, Kansas'.
Other news and advertisements of the day... See More
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 11, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1867
This issues feature a very fine portrait of the famed: 'Mr. Thomas Nast' and a bio. on him as well. Halfpg: 'Lodges of the Chiefs in the Indian Village Captured by Gen. Hancock' shows many teepees. Also: 'Old Sioux Indian Captured by Gen. Hancock'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen pa... 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 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 15, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, June 15, 1867 Includes a map showing scene of Gen. Hancock's operations in the Indian country; "Valley of Spring Creek, Kansas Pacific Railroad" "Cave on Mulberry Creek, Kansas Pacific Railroad" "Look's Ranche, Kansas Pacific Railroad" "Pulpit Rock on Alum Creek, Kansas Pacific Railroad" "Maguire & Risley's Jap... 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
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.
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.
September 7, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Sept. 7, 1867 Ftpg: 'Waiting For the Pawn Shop To Open--a N.Y. Street Scene'. 1/4pg: 'Cheyenne Indians Attacking a Working Party on the Union Pacific R.R.' & also: 'Colored Troops Attacking Indians Near Wilson Creek Sta.'. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Public Garden & Commonwealth Ave., Boston'. Halfpg: 'Cable Landing at South Beach, Key West&... See More
September 14, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Sept. 14, 1867 Most of ftpg: 'Whipping A Negro Girl in N.C. by Unconstructed Johnsonians' with text as well. 3/4 pg: 'Sheridan's Ride'. Nice fullpg: 'The Last Shot' shows a soldier off his horse, shooting an Indian with a tomahawk about to kill him.
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.
October 5, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Oct. 5, 1867 One-third pg: 'Village of Santee Indians Near Ft. Thompson, Minn.' & of a meeting between Indian chiefs from Dakota & peace commissioners. Dblpgctrfld: 'Dedication ceremonies at the National Cemetery of Antietam'. 1/3pg: 'Queen's Co. Fair Grounds near Hempstead, Long Island.
Complete in sixteen pages.
October 26, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 26, 1867 The front page shows; "The Music of the Street--The Organ Grinder". Other prints within including: "National Cemetery at Fredericksburg, Virginia, "Laying the Cornerstone of the Soldiers' Monument at Hampton, Virginia" "The Suez Canal..." "Farragut's Flagship--parting of the Vessels of the U.S.... See More
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.
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 30, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1867 The front page has a print: " 'The Soldier's Friend' - An Incident in General Grant's Life" with a related article. Other prints within include a nice portrait of: "Charles Dickens"; "Wood-Sawyers' Tournament at Lafayette, Indiana" "The Floods in the West Indies--Inundation of the Island of To... See More
February 15, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 15, 1868
Dramatic frontpage: 'The Great Fire in Chicago' shows firemen fighting a well-engulfed building. Halfpage illustrations 'An Avalanche in an Alpine Pass' and 'Relieving the Poor at No. 1 Bond Street, New York'. A fullpage: 'Broadway, February, 1868' is a street scene. 'Buffalo Attacked by Wolves' shows... 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
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 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
June 20, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1868 The frontpage shows an illustration of mother duck protecting her ducklings entitled "Maternal Vigilance in the Face of the Enemy". A halfpage illustration shows: 'Unknown Soldier's Monument in Arlington" "Decorating Soldiers' Graves in Cypress Hill Cemetery near Brooklyn" and 'Decorating General Lander's Gra... See More
July 11, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 11, 1868 The frontpage features a fullpage 'New Tammany Hall, East Fourteenth Street, New York City'. Nearly a halfpage illustration: 'The 'Little Western' of Chicago Capsizing in Lake Michigan'.and "Vestibule of the Manhattan Club-house, New York - Delegates to the Convention Visiting the Club." Thomas Nast political cart... See More
August 22, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1868 The frontpage of the issue features a nearly halfpage illustration "Rogers, the Sculptor, Modeling His Colossal Statue of America, at Rome, June, 1868" Nearly halfpage illustration of: 'Governor W.F.M. Arny's Indian Expedition' shows him with 13 Indians. Halfpg: 'On the Docks After a Hot Day'. An article... See More
September 5, 1868
Harper's WEEKLY, Sept. 5, 1868 Fullpg: 'Collecting the Customs--Operations of the Customs Inspectors & Agents at N.Y.' shows 5 scenes. Great fullpg: 'Scenes in Alaska' & 'A Chinese Wedding'. Complete in sixteen pages.
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