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September 6, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York Sept. 6, 1890 the front page is a great print showing; "Croquet in Connecticut--The Prize Tournament at Norwich" which includes 4 comic scenes as well. Among the prints inside are: "A Turpentine Still near New Berne" "A Watermelon Auction on the North River Front, New York City" "Honors to Ericsson..." concernin... See More
February 26, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The ft... See More
November 3, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 3, 1855 Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly, but an earlier publication and much less common. The front page shows; "Lewiston Suspension Bridge & Queenstown Heights"in Ontario, with a related article. Inside has 2 pages with 6 prints of: "Views In Philadelphia" & the back page has 3 prints from... See More
April 25, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, Virginia, April 25, 1863
* Very rare Confederate title
* General Cadmus M. Wilcox
A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "Brigad... See More
May 8, 1869
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 8, 1869 Prints within include: "Marketing At The Five Points, New York"; a full page with two illustrations: "The Strike Of The 2nd Avenue R. R. Drivers -- The Resumption Of Travel -- Scene At The Depot" and "Windmill At Laramie, Wyoming Territory, For Supplying The Locomotives Of The Union Pacific RR With Water".
Sixteen... See More
January 18, 1890
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Jan. 18, 1890
* Nellie Bly - American journalist print
* Around the World (during)
Inside has a nice 5 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch portrait of "Nellie Bly", plus a similar-sized portrait of "Miss Elizabeth Bisland", and caption: "The Attempt To Make The Circuit Of The Globe In Seventy-Two Days--Portraits Of The Rival T... See More
August 25, 1860
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 25, 1860
* Great Niagara Falls illustration
Certainly the prime piece with this issue is the excellent, very large, and colorful foldout "Supplement" print captioned: "The Falls Of Niagara" which folds out to measure 23 1/2 by 34 1/2 inches.
When this issue becomes available this beautiful print is typically missing, havin... See More
September 8, 1866
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 8, 1866 Inside has a full page print: "Chattanooga, Tennessee, From Lookout Mountain". Other prints include: "Bacon's Castle, Surry, Virginia" "The Steamer Wyoming on the Banks" & other scenes near Long Branch, New Jersey; "Great Conflagration at Jersey City...Destruction of the Petroleum Docks Adjoining the... See More
July 30, 1914
LESLIES ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, July 30, 1914 This issue features a color illustration captioned: "The Call Of The Wild" on the front page, showing a woman in a nautical-style outfit raising an oar, with her other hand at her mouth, and a male companion in the background carrying a canoe on his back. Very displayable.
Complete in 24 pages, great condition.
July 14, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 14, 1855
* USS Merrimack launching
* CSS Virginia ironclad warship fame
The front page has a nice print captioned: "Launch of the U.S. Steamer Merrimac..." with a related article. This was the ship that would letter be refitted to become the ironclad ship in the Confederate navy and would engage the Monitor in the very first battle of iro... See More
February 19, 1876
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 19, 1876
* Blackwell's Island insane asylum
* Nellie Bly fame
A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Snowballing" which shows a snowball fight among children. Also a fullpg. print: "America Sketches: Prison Life on Blackwell's Island", and another doublepg. centerfold: "Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Lahore" ... See More
February 25, 1882
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 25, 1882
* Jumbo the Circus Elephant
* P.T. Phineas T. Barnum & Bailey
Prints within include: "Traveling in Siberia..." "Hong Kong Festivities..." "Wild Duck Shooting" and a full page with 5 scenes of: "Sketches of Jumbo, the African Elephant..." in additional to another full page: "Attempt to ... See More
December 11, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1897 Certainly the print print is the great full front page print by the famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "The Drive" showing a golfer about to tee off, with others behind him.
Inside is a one-third page portrait of "Professor Henry Drisler."; a full pg. illus. of: "England's Little War in India."; a doublepage cen... See More
December 11, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1897
* Famous A.B. Frost golfer illustration: "THE DRIVE"Certainly the prime print is the great full front page print by the famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "The Drive" showing a golfer about to tee off, with others... See More
* Complete issue with displayable front cover
* Pike's Peak sunrise print by F.P. Stevens
* Complete issue with displayable front cover
* Pike's Peak sunrise print by F.P. Stevens
March 13, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1897
* President William McKinley
* Inauguration - inaugural
Very rare in that this issue was never bound and still contains the very decorative & colorful outer wrappers noting: "Inauguration Number 1897". The back cover has color ads for "The White Sewing Machine Co." and also: "Franco-American Soups" (... See More
March 17, 1883
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, March 17, 1883 The full ftpg. has 7 prints on: "The University Boat-Race: Sketches Before the Race". Other prints within include: "Sketches in the Royal Courts of Justice: An Interesting Trial: "The University Boat Race: A Garden at Putney" "Frosty Sketches Out of Season" & more. At the back are two full page, 3-color prints... See More
May 20, 1915
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1915
* RMS Lusitania sinking
* Cunard Line ocean liner
* Color cover
The full front page is a very nice color print of a Prussian soldier on horseback, from this early year in World War I. Inside has a full page: "German Sea Terror Strikes Lusitania" which includes 4 photos or illustrations; "Desolation left in R... See More
April 29, 1876
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 29, 1876 Inside are several prints on "The War in the Herzegovina", a full page: "Map of a Portion of Africa" and a doublepg. centerfold: "Chinese Emigration to America: Sketch on Board the Steamship Alaska, Bound for San Francisco".
Complete in 24 pages, very nice, clean condition.
June 2, 1883
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 2, 1883
* Brooklyn Bridge construction completed
The full back page is a very nice print captioned: "The Brooklyn Bridge Over the East River Between Long Island and New York" was recently completed. Inside has a full page of 13 prints showing: "Sketches at the International Fisheries Exhibition" with several prints regarding fi... See More
May 22, 1860
NEW-YORK TIMES, May 22, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination
* Republican National Convention in Chicago
* Slaver ship "Wildfire"
Page 4 has a report with column heads: "The Republican Candidate for the Presidency" "Hon. Abram Lincoln Accepts The Chicago Nomination" being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, i... See More
December 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 17, 1887
* Frederick Stuart Church
The double page centerfold is by A.B. Frost: "Lost Their Way", and the "Supplement" issue has the sought after F.S. Church print: "Great Expectations", showing the bears preparing a holiday feast for fellow animals (see). Also another fullpg: "The Call to Dinner in a Logging Camp&q... See More
May 20, 1871
EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, May 20, 1871 Formatted much like Harper's Weekly with many prints including several on the "Revolution In Paris". Also a nice full page of: "Lord Dunmore's New Steam Plough" in the field. There are 3 pages and 9 prints on life: "On The Mississippi" (see).
Complete in 24 pages, some minor staining to the ftpg. only, slightly irreg... See More
June 28, 1873
Here is a 19th century foldout map of "AUSTRIA And The GERMAN EMPIRE" from the extra supplement of the Illustrated London News, dated June 28, 1873 This map measure 33 x 22 inches and is printed on very high quality paper, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing it to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Nice for display.
May 27, 1915
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 27, 1915 The front is a nice painting of: "Mt. Rainier - The Pride of Washington".
Articles within include: "The Blame for the 'Lusitania' Tragedy" "War on the West and East Frontiers" "Pictorial Digest of the World's News" and much more.
Complete in 24 pages, half of the back cover is lacking, two ... See More
January 20, 1916
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 20, 1916 The full front cover is a nice color illustration of a gentleman playing the bagpipes dressed in the traditional Scottish attire, by renowned artist James Montgomery Flagg. Several photos inside from World War I, the world of sports, etc. The back cover is a color ad for Camel Cigarettes.
Complete in 24 pages, very nice, clean condition.
June 2, 1892
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1892 Occasionally this title had beautiful color prints on their front pages, and this is one of the better ones (see). The print is captioned: "Good-Bye, Papa." taken from the painting by Seymour J. Guy.
Sixteen pages, a spot in the bottom margin, otherwise in very nice condition.
February 10, 1910
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 10, 1910 A very nice and displayable color cover captioned: "Valentine Number" obviously celebrating Valentine's Day. A great issue for display. The back cover is nice as well, being a color ad for "Perrier" sparking water (see).
Complete in 24 pages and in excellent condition.
June 2, 1877
HARPERS WEEKLY (Supplement), New York, June 2, 1877 This quite large sheet is a very detailed map titled: "The Cross and The Crescent - Harper's Pictorial Map of the Seat of the War in the East". More of a bird's-eye-view than a map, it shows from Bagdad to Warsaw to Vienna to the Greek Islands to the Caspian Sea and everything in between. A terrific over-view of this part ... See More
November 3, 1888
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 3, 1888 Among the many prints in this issue is a full page with seven scenes of: "The Denison Gold-Mines, Near Algoma, Lake Huron, Upper Canada." with captions identifying each (see).
Complete in 32 pages, great condition.
November 23, 1867
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, November 23, 1867 A fullpage illustration "Cranberry Bogs Near Tom's River, New Jersey" is of women picking cranberries and a related article. Three illustrations are of "The Union Pacific Railway" and a fullpage has seven illustration "Scenes and Incidents of the Great Indian Council, at Medicine Lodge Creek, Kansas".&nbs... See More
January 2, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858 The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.
Interesting article with two illust... See More
April 20, 1872
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 20, 1872
* HMS Thunderer launching w/ prints
Inside has 2 prints of Potsdam. Also a full page of: "The Right Hon. John Bright, M.P."; several prints of: "Plans & Sections of the Turrets & Guns of H.M.S. Thunderer" as well as a full page print of this ship. Other prints as well.
Complete in 24 pages, very nice conditio... See More
June 23, 1883
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, June 23, 1883 Inside has a full page with 9 prints of: "The Canadian Game of La Crosse, Played at Hurlingham" one print showing an Indian with headdress. Also a fullpg. with 8 scenes of: "Royal Thames Yacht Club", and a doublepg. centerfold with 13 scenes of: "Models of Fishing Boats & Fishing Gear...".
Complete in 28 pa... See More
April 28, 1883
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 28, 1883 Perhaps the best print is: "LaCrosse Match Played Last Sat. at Kennington Oval..." which has 4 scenes (see).
Among other prints are a fullpg. with 11 scenes of: "Grand Military Assault at Arms a the Royal Albert Hall..." which include life saving & wrestling; a full page of 7: "Sketches in New Gu... See More
October 20, 1855
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Oct. 20, 1855 Inside has a full page article: "Operations In the Pacific--Visit of an English Ship to Japan" which includes 7 prints from Japan. Other prints include a fullpg: "Scene in a Street of Sebastopol..." plus 3 more fulpg. prints of Sebastopol from the Crimean War. The bkpg. shows: "Omer Pacha" and a print of his ... See More
November 16, 1872
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, Nov. 16, 1872 The prime content within this issue is the doublepage print captioned: "London Bridge". Many more interesting prints within including: "Railway Bridge Destroyed by Floods in Ceylon" "Changmaunna, in the Looshai Country" "Entrance Court of the Brighton Aquarium" & more.
The Supplement is included &am... See More
March 10, 1883
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 10, 1883 The front page shows: "Confirmation of the New Archbishop of Canterbury...". Many prints inside including "Officers of the Soudan Field Force" "Removal of the Wellington Statue, Hyde Park Corner", a nice half page: "Bloodless Sport: The Terra-Cotta Pigeon at the Ranlagh Club" which includes a related... See More
December 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY--New York, Dec. 17, 1887 The doublepg. centerfold is by famed artist A.B. Frost: "Lost Their Way" which is a winter scene with a sleigh. The front page print accompanies a story: "The Boom In Madre De Dios" with 4 other prints on this inside. Inside has: "The Great Lumber Raft Sent by Sea from Nova Scotia to New York".
Sixteen pages, lacking... See More
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: AA Dream of a Christmas Dinner in 5 Parts". Also inside ... See More
December 30, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871
* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving
The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.
Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More
November 1, 1851
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 1, 1851
* Herman Melville's Moby-Dick
* Early novel review - The Whale
Page 3 has a quite inconspicuous review of what would become one of the more notable literary works of the 19th century, "Moby Dick", or as it was originally known. It was published first in England, just 13 days before this review, and was originally titled: &qu... See More
March 17, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 17, 1855 This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints: "Prison at Breslau" "Mount Holyoke" "Amherst College, Massachusetts&q... See More
December 24, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1853 This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints captioned: "Camp Seco California" "Tonawanda, or Waite's Island, Niagara Riv... See More
September 24, 1892
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Sept. 24, 1892 Although this issue has many nice prints the most noteworthy is the very nice full page print captioned: "Hop-Picking In Kent: Stripping The Last Pole" which shows grape gathering for wine making. This print measures 10 by 13 inches.
Complete in 32 pages, very nice condition.
October 7, 1871
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, October 7, 1871 Within this issue are several nice illustrations, but the best would have to be the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Sunday Morning With The Hop Pickers", which related to the wine making industry. There is a related article on the following page titled: "Hop Pickers In Kent". This print measures about 13 by... See More
July 7, 1855
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, July 7, 1855 A wealth of prints including a fullpg. with 4 scenes of: "Capt. Collinson's Arctic Expedition" which includes: "Sledge Party of Esquimaux [Eskimos]", a print of an: "Iroquois Chief" and "Opening of the Madras Exhibition--Fort George" among others.
Complete in 32 pages, nice condition.
November 22, 1894
ONCE A WEEK--An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, New York, Nov. 22, 1894 Formatted much like Harper's Weekly but much more scarce. Full ftpg. shows: "Dr. Knickerbocker Parkhurst". Doublepg. centerfold shows: "English Sport In China: Paper-Chasing at Shanghai is Locally Much Resented". Also halfpg: "Launching of the American Liner 'St. Louis' " and: &quo... See More
April 22, 1871
EVERY SATURDAY, "An Illustrated Weekly Journal", Boston, 18721 This is a lot of 12 complete issues, formatted much like Harper's Weekly. Partially loose at the spine, minor margin wear, scattered foxing, generally in nice condition.
July 18, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 18, 1885 Inside has a full page with 3 prints of: "Scenes & Incidents of the Strike of Iron-Workers in Cleveland" and other fullpg. has 4 prints of: "The Indian Troubles--Types & Incidents In Southwestern Kansas & the Indian Territory." A fullpg. has 8 scenes of: "The Manufacture of Lager Beer..." ... See More
June 6, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 6, 1885 The front page shows the parade of 60,000 Sunday school children in Prospect Park. Page 3 has a very nice half page print captioned: "Illinois--The Chicago Baseball Club" showing the entire team in uniform, with a nice article on them on another page (see). Another print shows children dancing around the May Pole, plus a halfpg... See More
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