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November 28, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1857 The front page article: 'Dr. Livingstone's Discoveries in Africa' includes a nice nearly half-page illustration of the famous 'The Victoria Falls of the Leeambye or Zambesi River, Called by the Natives Mosyoatunyo (Smoke-Sounding)'.
A text article "The Mormon War" which is dealing with the quarrel over hostility ... See More
December 26, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1857 Nice front page illustration and article on: 'The Hon. Stephen A. Douglas'. A two page story entitled: 'The Wonders of Santa Claus' includes eight illustrations, four of which show Santa Claus. Very early illustration of Santa.
Also included is text coverage of" "The Mormon War". "American Homes in New York... See More
January 30, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1858 The front page features an article and illustration: 'Rev. Stephen H. Tying'. 'Life In Hong Kong' includes three illustrations of men. "Life In Hong Kong" features three illustrations. "Travel Notes In Bible Lands" features a large illustration "The Great Cemetery of Antioch" and a smaller illustrat... See More
February 6, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 6, 1858 The front page shows: "Senator Brown of Mississippi" with accompanying text. Terrific full page illustration of: "The Capitol at Washington, With the New Extensions" and another great full page: "The New Hall of Representatives, with the Members in Session". "The Island of Labouan" features three il... See More
April 17, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 17, 1858 The front page shows: 'The Late Hon. Thomas H. Benton, of Missouri.' A nice full page illustration showing two images "Hope and Disappointment". "A Recent Missionary Martyr" features two nearly half page illustrations "Pere Chapelaine in the Cangue" and "Pere Chapelaine Suffering the Torture of the... See More
April 24, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 24, 1858 The front page shows: 'Senator Hale, of New Hampshire' with an accompanying large illustration. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two illustrations. 'The Island Prison of the King of Delhi" also features three illustrations. Terrific and very displayable full page: 'An Army Train Crossing the Plains'. Two hal... See More
May 1, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 1, 1858 The front page features "Hon. Galusha A.Grow, of Pennsylvania" also features a large illustration of him. A half page "Accident to the Bridge Over the St. John's River, New Brunswick, on 24th March Last". "The New English Traction Engine" is a half page illustration with accompanying article. "Marshal Pelissier... See More
May 15, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 15, 1858 Certainly the prime content is half of the doublepage centerfold, being a great print of a: "General View of Salt Lake City, Utah Territory" which is an overview of the city. Above it are 6 smaller illustrations of the vicinity including: "A Mormon Harem" "Tithing Office, Salt Lake City" "Devil's Gate" an... See More
May 29, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1858 The front page shows: 'Hon. William M Gwin, of California'. 'Travel notes in Bible Lands' features 'Plain and Ruins of Sardis'. 'The Great Bell Crevasse' just above New Orleans shows 3 scenes. Nice full page illustrations of 'Battle of the Waxhaws, May 29, 1780' and 'The Storming of Ft. George, May ... See More
June 12, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1858 The front page article "A Visit to Captain Howes, of The Schoonoer 'Mobile'" also features a half-page illustration "The British Officer Boarding the 'Mobile' and a smaller illustration 'Side of the 'Mobile,' Showing the Mark of the Rifle-Ball". A text article on "Luncan's Light". "... See More
July 24, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1858 The front page article is "Dr. John W. Francis" with an accompanying illustration of the same. "The Horse In City and Country" features two illustrations. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features a halfpage illustration. "Old Church of St. John, at Pergamos". Two pages on 'Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati,... See More
July 31, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1858 The front page features a half page illustration of "The Lynching of William Barker at Lexington, Kentucky" with accompanying article. A half page illustration of "The Late General John A. Quitman" accompanies the article on him. Also, two half page illustrations of "The Erie Railroad Accident - The Cars Going Off th... See More
September 25, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1858 The prime print would be the great and displayable full page view of: "Salt Lake City, from the Observatory of the Council House" being one of the earlier views of Salt Lake City to be had in any periodical.
The front page shows: "Rev. Samuel I. Prime, D.D." with text on him. Inside includes two illustrations on: "Th... See More
October 9, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1858 The front page features a print of: "The Steamship Austria, Burned at Sea September 13, 1858" with accompanying article plus two more full page scenes inside.
Two halfpg. prints are of British Columbia: "Fort Langley, Frazer's River" and "Fort Yale and the Gold Hunter's Camp, Frazer's River". ... See More
October 30, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1858 The front page features a half page illustration of "Mademoiselle Piccolomini" with accompanying article. Inside two 1/4 page illustration of "The Late Rev. John Sawyer, of Bangor, Maine" and "General Paez, of Venezuela." Half page illustration of "Terrible Explosion at Havana, on September 29, 1858." Hal... See More
November 6, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 6, 1858 The front page features a half page with illustrations of "Hon. Amasa J. Parker and Hon. Edwin D. Morgan" with the article "The Rival Candidates for Governor". An article "Thorough-Bred Horses in the United States" features two nearly half page illustrations of horses. A one-third page illustration of 'Th... See More
November 27, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 27, 1858 The front page features an article "The Thanksgiving Dinner of the Five Points Children" with a half page illustration. Two hal fpage illustrations on 'The Alabama State Fair'. An article "The Late Madame Pfeiffer" also features a small illustration of her. Half page: 'Shipwrecked Crew, Outward-Bound... See More
December 4, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 4, 1858 The front page features the illustration of "The Cutter 'Christopher Columbus'" with an accompanying article. An article "Modern Algiers" features four illustrations. "The Centennial Celebration at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania" includes a one-third page illustration 'The Railroad Depot at Pittsburgh, Pennsy... See More
February 26, 1859
Harper's WEEKLY, from New York, dated February 26, 1859. The frontpage features a halfpage illustration entitled "The Ball of the Season". Two illustration of 'The Murder of the Deaf and Dumb Boy in Utah' and 'The Consummation of the Murder'. An article "Mr. Aspinwall's Gallery" also has two nearly halfpage illustrations. Two pages with 6 illustrations o... See More
May 7, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 7, 1859 Includes the story "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens beginning on the first page. The front page also includes a small illustration of "The Figures of a Horse and Rider Came Slowly Through the Eddying Mist." Inside includes nine small illustrations pertaining to "Ye Pictorial Historie of Abner Howe's Journ... See More
June 11, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 11, 1859 The front page shows: 'The Talking Fish' and 'The Fighting Tiger of King of Oude'. A full page illustration of 'Ye May Session of Ye Woman's Rights Convention' [Mozart Hall in New York City]. Several illustrations regarding the war in Europe. Text and 3 illustrations on 'The Floating Hospital in the Lower Bay' [... See More
August 13, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Magenta' at Jones's Wood, New York". A full page illustration is comprised of... See More
October 8, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1859 The frontpage illustration includes; "A Broadway Sunday Sacred Concert in New York". A page includes half-page illustrations "The Tuscan Assembly Voting the Downfall of the Hapsburg-Loraine Dyn." and "How the French Empress Goes to the Baths at St. Sauveur". Three dramatic prints of "The Battle of the Pei-Ho" in... See More
August 11, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 11, 1860 Inside: 18 small illus. pertaining to "Reminiscences of a visit to the "Great Eastern," by Our Artist July 28, 1860." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The City of Halifax, Nova Scotia." Full pg. illus. containing five smaller illus. pertaining to "Stray Leaves from the Sketchbook of a Lady at Newport." Seven small illus... See More
September 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 28, 1861 The full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of the Harbor of Beaufort, North Carolina" and much larger prints of: "The Rebel General Albert S. Johnston, Commanding on the Mississippi" "Terrib... 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
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
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.
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
February 27, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 27, 1869 The frontpage of this issue features an article on Washington's Resignation and illustration "Original Portrait Of Washington" from a painting executed by Polk at Valley Forge. Also a nice fullpage illustration "General Washington Resigning His Commission To Congress At Annapolis". Large view of "Panoramic View Of ... See More
September 4, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York, dated September 4, 1869 The frontpage features a halfpage illustration 'Great Trot at the Buffalo Driving Park' along with a quarterpage illustration "Governor Senator, of Tennessee". Inside the issue is a fullpage each of 'The Oxford Crew' and 'The Harvard Crew'. A terrific doublepage centerfold is 'Along the Docks, New Yor... See More
October 30, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1869 The front page of the issue contains a nice illustration and biography of 'Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe'. A quarterpage illustration of "Major-General William M Belknap, the New Secretary of War" also has an accompanying article. A nice halfpage illustration is of 'The Union Pacific Railroad - Weber Canyon ... See More
July 8, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, from New York, dated July 8, 1871 The frontpage of the issue features a nice fullpage entitled "The Glorious Fourth - Sending Up the Fire Balloon". Inside the issue is an article "Corea" (Korea) which includes 3 scenes: "The U.S. Naval and Diplomatic Expedition to Corea"; "The Corean Sailors Rescued from a Sinking Junk" and "T... See More
July 29, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, July 29, 1871 Two pgs. with 4 scenes concerning: 'The Tammany Riot' in N.Y. City. Dblpgctrfld. features 6 Nast political cartoons captioned: 'Something That Will Not Blow Over'. Quarter pg. view of 'Buenos Ayres'
September 30, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 30, 1871 The frontpage has the very famous Thomas Nast print: 'TOO THIN!' which is displayable. Inside is a fullpage illustration 'International Boat Race On Saratoga Lake' along with the an illustration of the "The Ward Brothers, Winners of the Saratoga International Regatta". A halfpage 'The Union Torpedo Explosion In Beekman... See More
November 18, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Nov. 18, 1871 Ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg". Halfpg: "Python Swallowing a Boa". Famous fullpg. Nast: "The Arrest of 'Boss' Tweed--Another Good Joke". The Supplement contains: "Making Wine in Medoc" and "Horse Market, 62nd Steet, New York"
November 25, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871 The significant print is the very dramatic doublepage centerfold captioned: "Forest Fires In The West--The Burning of Peshtigo", Wisconsin. This fire, which occurred on the same day as the more famous Chicago Fire & consequently received much less press attention, was actually much more of a disaster,as Peshtigo suffered over 1500 de... See More
January 27, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 27, 1872 The front page is mostly taken up with an article: "The Ku-Klux" which is early discussion of the clan, and also includes an illustration: "Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which they were Captured".
Also within the issue are prints: "Wood Sellers, Richmond, Virginia" nearly a full page Thomas Nast political c... See More
April 11, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, Apr. 11, 1874 Dblpgctrfld: 'The Naval Review at Key West--Torpedo Practice'. 3/4 pg: 'Driven from their Homes--Flying from an Indian Raid'. Fullpg: 'Sketches in the Far West' shows a view of Ophir City, Utah, and a stagecoach.
Complete in sixteen pages.
September 26, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, Sept. 26, 1874 Fullpg. Th. Nast cartoon shows a black man. Nearly fullpg. with 2 illustrations, plus text: 'Brigham Young's Wives in the Great Mormon Tabernacle' & 'Mormon at the Communion Table'. Dbkpgctrfld: 'Emigrants Leaving Queenstown for New York' at the dock.
Complete in sixteen pages.
November 14, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, Nov. 14, 1874 18 small front pg. portraits of "International Law-Members of the Geneva Congress." Six illus. pertaining to "A "Statesman's" Retreat-William M. Tweed's Penitentiary Life on Blackwell's Island." Dblpgctrfld. by Nast entitled "International Law-The Better Way." 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "On the River-A Midsumm... See More
December 12, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, Dec. 12, 1874 Great full ftpg: 'Slaughtered For The Hide' shows a cowboy having just skinned a buffalo. Fullpg. Nast cartoon: 'The Rising of the Dead'. Nice halfpg: 'Quarrying Stone for the New Mormon Temple'
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 14, 1875
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 14, 1875 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "The British Lion Loose in the House of Commons." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Off the scent." Full pg. illus. of "A Seltzer Water Cart-A Street Scene in Berlin, Prussia." Full pg. illus. of "Morning on the Moors." Full pg. illus. of "Up in the Crow's Nest-The Look-Out of... See More
May 3, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 3, 1879
The frontpage of the issue features a full illustration entitled "The Goose-herd" from a painting by G. Wertheimer. Thomas Nast political fullpage cartoon is "Canada's Real Home Rule". A fullpage illustration "A Tobacco Mart in Lynchburg, Virginia" shows six scenes in the tobacco making process and features an ac... See More
December 31, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 31, 1881
Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Constancy is a Jewel." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Hell's Kitchen, New York." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. B. H. Brewster" and "Thomas C. Acton." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Escape of the Frigate 'Constitution' After Three Days' Chase By British Ships.&quo... See More
July 1, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 1, 1882
The front page features an article entitled 'The Hudson River' and has illustration 'Breakneck Mountain, from the Foot of Cro-nest, Hudson River'. Inside is a fullpage 'The Crisis in Egypt -- View of Cairo' and 'The Great Strike -- Incidents of the Grand Parade at Pittsburgh' and also a fullpage on 'Parade of the Gr... See More
September 1, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 1, 1883
Front page has a half page portrait: "The Late Judge Black". Fullpg: "Monmouth Park Races--The Omnibus Stake And The All-Age Champions, August 18" which includes illustrations of 8 champion horses. Full page print: "A Midsummer Reverie". Very nice & displayable fullpg: "Long Branch--West End". Fullpg. p... See More
December 22, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 22, 1883
Full front pg. illus. entitled "I'll Never Touch a Drop of Liquor, Sick or Well, Living or Dying, So Help Me, God" by A.B. Frost. Inside are two 1/4 pg. portraits of "District Attorney Peter B. Olney" and "The Rev. E. R. Huntington, D.D., the New Rector of Grace Church." Full pg. illus. of "Plum Duff in Dang... See More
February 2, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 2, 1884
Front page print: "Unmasking". Three-quarter pg. illustration: "A Herd of Antelopes Delaying a Railway Train". Very nice & displayable fullpg: 'Mobile--The Gulf City' is a good overview of the city. A full page and half page print: "The Wreck of the 'City of Columbus'" plus much more.
Other news... 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
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