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June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 The front page has a print captioned: "The Japanese Ambassadors 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 the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of sla... See More
August 18, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 18, 1860 Ftpg. shows: 'Our Central Park--The Iron Bridge over the Skating Pond'. Halfpg: 'Dheir-El-Kamar, In Syria' Dblpgctrfld. has three: 'General Views of the City of Montreal, Canada' with text. A full page has an illustration: "A Horse Congress--Delegates From the Four Quarters of the Globe".
Complete in 16 pages.... See More
January 19, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 19, 1861 The front page has 4 prints: "Hon. Francis W. Pickens, Governor of South Carolina" "Hon. Judge Magrath, Sec. of State of South Carolina" "Rev. Dr. Bachman Who Asked a Blessing on the Secession Ordinance" and "The Charleston Zouaves". Prints inside include: "Mr. Rarey and Cruiser (horse)"; a: &qu... See More
August 3, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861 The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.
Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More
February 8, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 8, 1862 The full front page is a print titled: "The alarmed Picket-guard." which has a caption: "The Picket of the Tenth Indiana Regiment Discovering the Approach of the Rebels at Mill Spring, Kentucky."
Inside has a half pg: "View Of Ship Island, Louisiana"; quarter-page prints of: "Hon. Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary ... See More
March 21, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1863 The front page has images of: "Hon. John Van Buren" and "James T. Brady". Inside has a full page with five prints: "Cutting The Levees at Providence" which includes a view of "The Canal at Lake Providence", Mississippi. A half pg: "The Loss of the 'Queen of the West' " and another: "R... See More
January 23, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1864 The full front page is a dramatic print: "Sufferings In A Snow-Storm on the Michigan Central". Inside has full page prints: "Colored Troops Under General Wild, Liberating Slaves In North Carolina" and "Under The Flag".
Other prints within include: "Hon. Leland Stanford, President of Central Pacific Railroad&q... 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 2, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 2, 1864 The full front page has: "The Soldiers' Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania" and prints of: "General William F. Smith" & "Brigadier-General Henry E. Davies". Inside has a full page print by Thomas Nast captioned: "General Sherman's Rear-Guard" shows many slaves. Other prints include: "Major... See More
May 28, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1864 The full front page is taken up with a nice print of: "Major-General Winfield Scott Hancock". There is much reporting on the war with articles: "Our Armies" "The Dead Heroes" "The Army of the Cumberland" "The Early Hopes of the Rebels" "The Army of the Potomac" "The Battles in the Wil... See More
July 2, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1864 Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice front page illustration of: "The Rebel General Robert Edmund Lee" with a short biography on him as well.
Other prints include a fullpg. of 5 scenes in Georgia including Resaca, Woodlands, Kingston & Adairsville. Another page shows: "Fighting Johnny Logan" and "... See More
July 16, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1864 The full front page is taken up with a print of the famous photo: "Lieutenant-General Grant at His Headquarters". Other prints within include: "The Naval Contest Off Cherbourg Between the 'Alabama' and the 'Kearsarge' " "General Sherman's Campaign--the Crest of Pine Mountain Where General Polk Fel... See More
August 20, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 20, 1864 The front page has prints; "Before Petersburg--Carrying Powder to the Mine" "Col. Pleasant Superintending the Arrival of the Powder" "General Grant's Campaign--Hancock's Corps Crossing the James River from Jones's Neck" plus an article: "Before Petersburg."
Prints inside include a small map ca... See More
November 19, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 19, 1864 The front page has prints of: "Lieutenant William B. Cushing" and "Destruction of the Rebel Ram 'Albemarle' at Plymouth, North Carolina".
Inside page prints include: "Confederate Iron-clads on the James, Below Chaffin's Bluff" "Gen. Butler & Staff Watching the Battle from Johnson House" &quo... See More
June 10, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 10, 1865 The full front page is a nice print of: "The Grand Review at Washington--General Meade & Staff Passing the Principal Stand" during a parade of returning Civil War soldiers. Another prime item is the doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast, titled: "Victory And Death" showing six vignettes of the somber side of war (see).
Othe... See More
August 19, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 19, 1865 The front page includes prints of: "Emma, Queen Dowager of Hawaii" "Brevet Major-General Nathaniel A. Mills" and "Elisha Kingsland, Chief Engineer of the N.Y. Fire Department". Prints within include a full page: "The Electric Union" celebrating the union of England & America by telegraph; "College R... 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
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
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
September 29, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Ftpg. shows: 'Scene after the Disaster on the N.Y. Central R.R.' Halfpg: 'The Accident at Johnstown, Pa.' where a bridge collapsed with 400 people on it. Nice Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'The Tearful Convention'. Halfpg: 'Dumping Ground at the Foot of Beach St., New York City'. Small print of: 'The Oldest Fire-Eng... 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
May 18, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 18, 1867
Nice fullpg. & famous Black print: 'The Modern Medea--the Story of Margaret Garner' plus an article on the fugitive slave. Halfpg: 'The Charleston Firemen Saluting the Old Flag' & 'Union Prisoners' Cemetery at Charleston, S.C.'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Newboys' Lodging-House, New York' shows 10 scenes in the l... 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
December 7, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 7, 1867 Five views of scenes on the Central Pacific R.R. Two illustrations 'Illicit Distillation of Liquors' in the South. Nice halfpg: 'Charles Dickens as He Appears When Reading' shows him on stage. 'Fullpg: 'Elephant Hunting in Africa'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
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
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 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
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
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
November 21, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 21, 1868 The front page features a half-page illustration "Petroleum V. Nasby, Ex-Postmaster" with an accompanying article. "Murder of the Rev. B. F. Randolph" (Black American Methodist Minister) article also features a 1/4 page illustration of him as well. A half-page illustration of the "Laying the Corner-Stone of the New Building ... See More
November 28, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1868 The frontpage shows a 1/4 page illustration: 'Punishing Slaves in Cuba' as well as nearly 1/2 page: 'El Moro Castle at the Entrance to Harbor of Havana, Cuba' with text. A fullpage illustration is "French Council of Ministers Held at St. Cloud, Presided over by the Emperor". A halfpage illustration is of 'Trapping Wild ... See More
May 15, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 15, 1869 The frontpage of this issue features a fullpage illustration "Members of the National Sunday-School Convention Held at Newark, New Jersey, April 28, 29 and 30, 1869". Inside is an article "The 'Odd Fellows' Semi-Centennial" which features a quarterpage illustration "Thomas Wildey, P.G., Founder of Odd Fellowship in Americ... See More
July 31, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1869 The full frontpage illustration is 'Ida Lewis, The Heroine of Newport' with additional coverage inside two halfpage illustrations: 'Lime Rock Island, off Newport, Rhode Island" and 'Interior of Lime Rock Lighthouse - Ida Lewis at Home'. The doublepage centerfold: 'Sketches of the National Camp-Meeting at Round Lake, Ne... See More
October 16, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 16, 1869 The front cover of the issue contains an article on "Father Hyacinthe" which also contains a large illustration of him as well. Inside the issue is a large illustration of 'The New York Stock Exchange Board in Session, September 25, 1869' plus a two-third page 'Scene in the Gold Room, New York City, During the Intense Exci... See More
November 6, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 6, 1869 The frontpage of the issue shows a one-third page illustration 'St. Anthony Falls Dam, Minnesota' along with illustrations of 'Gov. J.W. Geary, of Pennsylvania' and "Gov. R. B. Hayes, of Ohio'. A nearly halfpage is of the 'New Fish Market, New York City'. Articles of "Hon. John R. Brady" and "Pres. Elio... See More
November 27, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 27, 1869 The front page of the issue features a halfpage illustration "Charles A. Dana." Inside the issue are two quarterpage illustrations of "The School Ship "Mercury"" & "School Between Decks on the School Ship 'Mercury'" (vessels with the goal of rescuing poor boys of good character and training them fo... See More
March 5, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 5, 1870 The front cover features and article and illustration on "The Late Joseph Wesley Harper". One page features a one-third page Indian scene entitled "Boundary Post Between the U.S. and Rupert's Land" and a two-third illustration "The Carthusian Convent at Rome". A very displayable fullpage illustration of a young Bl... See More
March 26, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1870 The front page features "Captain Williams, of the 'Oneida'" with a related article. A three-quarter page illustration "Wild-Boar" also includes an article. Full page illustrations include "Scenes on the Mississippi" shows a paddlewheeler, and "Whisky Peddler on the Plains" and "Interior of Male... See More
February 18, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, Feb. 18, 1871 Ftpg: 'The Prison Pen in the Tombs'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'Views About Pittsburg, Pa.' shows 8 scenes & is displayable. Fullpg. Nast cartoon.
February 25, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Feb. 25, 1871 Front 1/2 pg. portrait of "The Rev. Bishop Simpson." Inside are three 1/3 pg. illus. pertaining to "The Railroad Accident at New Hamburg" including "...Scene of the Disaster on the Following Morning," "...The Burning Car," and "...Recovering the Bodies." Two 1/2 pg. pertaining to "The Darien Ship Canal Expedit... See More
May 27, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY May 27, 1871 Front 1/2 pg. illus. pertaining to "Farm Ballads." Inside: A full pg. illus. of "The National Assembly at Versailles." Dblpgctrfld. of "The Civil War in France-Bringing Wounded Communist Soldiers into Paris." Full pg. illus. of "The New Map of France-Showing the lines of the Present and the Proposed German Occupation, and The Cede... See More
June 10, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, June 10, 1871 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: 'The Madness of Paris'. Very displayable Nast fullpg: 'Decoration Day, May 30, 1871' shows children. Terrific fullpg: 'Bird's-Eye View of Paris Showing Principal Bldgs. Destroyed by the Communists' 1/2pg: 'Reading the Bible in a Blacksmith's Shop'
August 19, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Aug. 19, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Johnny Rich." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. pertaining to "Two Great Questions: Who is Ingersoll's Co.? and Who Stole the People's Money?" Full pg. illus. of "The Staten Island Ferry Boat Disaster-Recovery of Dead Bodies at Whitehall Slip." Dblpgctrfld. of "A Sketch from ... See More
October 14, 1871
HARPER' WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 14, 1871 Full page: 'The Levee at St. Louis, Missouri'. Fullpg. Supplement: 'View from West Laurel Hill Cemetery, near Philadelphia'.
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
April 27, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, April 27, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Not So Easily Played Upon." Inside: A 1/4 pg. portrait of "The Late Hon. Erastus Corning." Small illus. of "An Alms Basin." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Turned Out." (Homeless people). 1/4 pg. illus. of "Spawning the Shad." 1/6 pg. illus. of "Camp Green." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The... See More
May 3, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 3, 1873 Full frontpage: 'The Modocs In Their Stronghold'. Halfpage illustration include: 'Interior of an Indian Wigwam'; 'Treating With Indians in the Olden Times' and 'The Modocs--Murder of Gen. Canby.'
A half-page illustration: 'Straightening the Crooked Tree". Two 1/8 page illustrations are from The Sandwich Is... See More
May 17, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 17, 1873 The frontpage features a fullpage illustration 'The Spring Campaign - Led as a Lamb to the Slaughter.' A 3/4 page illustration 'The Bank of England Forgeries - Bidwell's Examination.' Nice fullpage has 2 Indian illustrations: 'Young Bucks on the War Path' and 'Young Bucks Returning With Spoils' shows one holding ... See More
August 9, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1873 1/2 page front page "Shell Mounds of Denmark - Belonging to the Stone Age"; Full page page: 'Summer Invasion of Europe by Americans'; Double page centerfold: 'Niagara Seen With Different Eyes'; 1/2 page with Two croquet scenes; Half page on: 'Penikese Island - The Anderson School of Natural Histor... See More
November 1, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 1, 1873.
Front full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Tammany Hall Will Whip Creation This Fall." Inside are two 1/2 page illustration pertaining to "The Manufacture of Iron" including "...Filling the Furnace" and "...Carting Away the Scorle." Full page Winslow Homer: "Dad's Coming". Full page illustra... See More
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