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September 19, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1857 The front page "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features close to half page illustration 'View of Nazareth' and a smaller illustration entitled 'Shrine of the Annunciation'. "The Candidates for the Governorship of Pennsylvania" features the illustrations of 'Hon. Isaac Hazlehurst', "Hon. David Wil... See More
November 7, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 7, 1857 The front page features an article "Peace and War" and has two illustrations "What the United States Soldiers are Doing" and "What the British Soldiers are Doing". A full page shows six different Shawl fashion illustrations. Full page: 'At The Polls' shows a scene at the election polls. Two half page ... See More
November 20, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 20, 1858 Two front page illustrations of "Bernadette Soubirous" and "Thomas Carlyle." There is a related front page article on both, the former headed: "The Last French Miracle" which gives great detail of the event of the Holy Virgin appearing to her, this text taking not quite a full column.
Inside full page illustratio... See More
April 2, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 2, 1859 Ftpg: 'The Terrible Railway Accident in Canada', near Hamilton, Ontario (also known as the Great Western Desjardins Canal train disaster). Two nearly halfpg. illus. by Winslow Homer: 'March Winds' & 'April Showers'. 'Map of the Route to Pike's Peak'. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within... See More
March 9, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1861 The full front page is taken up with: "President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag Upon Independence Hall'. Other prints inside include: "City & Garrison of Fort Smith, Arkansas" "United States Arsenal at Little Rock, Arkansas, Surrendered to the State Troops", a print of: "Miss Patterson, of Baltimore",... See More
September 21, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 21, 1861 The full front page shows: "The Army Forge". Inside has several half page prints including: "Hqts. of Major-General Fremont's Bodyguard at St. Louis, Missouri" "Camp Blood Near Pilot Knob, Missouri" "Gallant Exploit of Aid-de-camp Fiske at the Bombardment of Fort Hatteras" "View of Fort H... See More
March 22, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 22, 1862 Certainly one of more notable issues of the Civil War as the focus is on the historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac.
The front page features a print of: "Lieutenant Worden, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monitor' " with text on him as well, and also a print of: "The Ericsson Steel-Clad Battery 'Monitor'... See More
December 20, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 20, 1862 The full front page shows: "Identification of Indian Murderers in Minnesota by a Boy Survivor of the Massacre". Other prints inside include: "Belle Plains, on the Potomac--Burnside's Principal Commissary Depot" showing a long wagon train. Fullpg. has three prints: "Seminary at La Grange, Tennessee, Now Used as a Pr... See More
February 27, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 27, 1864 The full front page is a print of a memorial, and a related poem. The doublepage centerfold is a nice one showing: "Pictures From the Life of George Washington" which includes vignettes, the largest showing him: "Resigning is Commission, 1783".
Other prints within include: "Colts Armory After the Fire--Interior" and ... See More
June 4, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 4, 1864 The full front page is a very nice print of: "Major-General William T. Sherman". Other prints within include a full page: Major-General Wadsworth Fighting in the Wilderness", and other prints of: "...Our Wounded Escaping from the Fires in the Wilderness" "Army of the Potomac--Scene of General Sedgwick's Death"... See More
June 18, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1864 The front page is taken up with 3 prints: "Porter's Gunboats Passing the Dam in the Red River, Near Alexandria" and 2 scenes of: "Rebel Cruelty--Our Starved Soldiers" which has a related article on page 3 & an editorial: "Further Proofs of Rebel Inhumanity".
Other prints within include: "The Campaign in ... See More
November 26, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1864 The prime piece of this issue is the very famous back page political cartoon captioned: "Long Abraham Lincoln A Little Longer." showing an elongated version of him since he just won his second presidential election (see). This cartoon has become quite famous.
The entire front page is taken up with prints of: "Captain Napoleon Colli... See More
May 6, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865 This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.
The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to his son. This very image was made into a postage stamp by the U... See More
August 26, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 26, 1865 The most notable prints would be the two full page prints by noted artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Our Watering Places--The Empty Sleeve at Newport" showing a Civil War veteran with one arm missing, and: "Our Watering Places--Horse Racing at Saratoga".
Other prints in this issue include: "George N. Sanders" "Co... See More
March 24, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 24, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Colonel Theodore S. Bowers, General Grant's Adjutant General." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Paying United States Pensioners at the Pension Office in the New York Custom House." Inside: 2/3 pg. illus. of "Charles Sumner." Dblpgctrfld. of "Queen Victoria Opening Her Seventh Parliament,... See More
November 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867 Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which shows a carved jack-o-lantern.
Halfpg: "Sculling Race on the Monongahela River" & smaller print: "Weston, the Pedestrian, on the Road". "Drew Theological Seminary, ... 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
October 24, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24, 1868 The full frontpage of this issue is comprised of 3 Thomas Nast political cartoons, one of which regards blacks voting. A halfpage illustration of 'Floating for Deer in the Adirondacks'. A fullpage "Grand Demonstration of the Democracy in New York City, October 5, 1868". The doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast is a political c... See More
December 12, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1868 The frontpage of this issue is of 'The Whipping Post and Pillory at New Castle, Delaware'. An article "H. Rives Pollard" also features an illustration of him. A nearly 1/2 page illustration entitled "Scene of the Philadelphia tragedy, Corner of Tenth and Pine Streets" A halfpage 'Alaska--Interi... 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
December 26, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1868 The front of the issue is of a 1/2 page illustration entitled "Winter Sports-Fishing for Pickerel Through the Ice." Inside is a full page illustration of "The Steamboat Disaster on the Ohio River, Near Warsaw, Kentucky, December 4, 1868." which also has the accompanying front page article regarding the collisions of the ste... See More
January 16, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 16, 1869 Nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: 'Winter At Sea--Taking in Sail Off the Coast'. Fullpg. shows 3 scenes: 'Custer's Command Shooting Down Worthless Horses' & 'The Scalped Hunter' & 'Custer's Indian Scouts Celebrating the Victory Over Black Kettle'.
Complete in sixteen pages.... See More
January 30, 1869
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1869 The frontpage features a fullpage illustration of 'Great Fire in Philadelphia - Destruction of Caldwell's Jewelry Establishment on Chestnut Street' shows a large building in flames, with a fire engine and fire fighters. Inside is 'The Chicago River Tunnel' which shows 5 views. 'View of the New Hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio'... See More
February 20, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 20, 1869 The frontpage features a fullpage illustration entitled 'The Letter Box' shows a woman with a baby at the Post Office. Halfpage illustrations 'Underground Lodgings for the Poor, Greenwich Street, New York and "Love's Crosses - 'Cross Lots". Nice fullpg. A fullpage illustration by Winslow Homer print: 'Jurors Listeni... 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
March 13, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1869 The frontpage is a fullpage entitled 'Hurrah for Grant!'. Inside a fullpage by Thomas Nast: 'The Political Death of Bogus Caesar'. The doublepage centerfold is a nice view of "Washington City, D.C." A fullpate illustration is "Landing Arms for the Patriot Forces on the Coast of Cuba". A page features two articles wit... See More
March 27, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 27, 1869 The frontpage 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 in... See More
May 8, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1869 The front page includes nine illustrations of "Spiritual Photography." Inside is a 1/4 page illustration of "Jacques Offenbach, the French Composer of 'Opera Bouffe'." Two small illustrations of "The Garrote" and "The Prisoner's Seat" along with a halfpage illustration of "Execution by Garroting of ... See More
February 5, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1870 The front page of the issue features a two-third page illustration of "Manton Marble". A one-third illustration of "The Peabody Funeral Train" plus a small illustration of "Alexander Anderson." Another page contains a half-page illustration of "Enforcing the Whiskey Laws in the Mountains of West Virginia."... 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
April 9, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 9, 1870 Three front pg. portraits of "Bishop Thompson," "Mr. W. W. Cornell," and "Mr. Gulian C. Verplanck." Inside: 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "Six Times for One Cent" (Small boy doing a head-stand). 1/2 pg. illus. of "Grant Pontifical Procession Passing the Castle of Saint Angelo." A 1/2 pg. illus. of "... See More
January 28, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 28, 1871 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "Hon. Robert C. Schenck, United States Minister to England." Inside: A 1/3 pg. illus. of "A Dance of Moblots in Paris." 1/2 pg. illus of "Artillery Practice in Paris." (Soldiers, Guns). 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "Listening." (Two small girls by a window). A full pg. illus. of "The Snow Ball of the ... See More
April 29, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, Apr. 29, 1871 Full ftpg: 'William, Emperor of Germany'. Nice fullpg: 'A New Zealand War Canoe Race' & 'The German Peace Celebration in New York'.
July 15, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY July 15, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Gone with a Handsomer Man." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "Family Life in Paris During the Fighting." 1/4 pg. portrait of "Louis J. Jennings." Full pg. Nast illus. of "The Luther of the Nineteenth century." 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "The Livonia." Also, another 1/2 pg. ... See More
November 4, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 4, 1871 Full ftpg: 'Chicago In Ruins--Laying The Cornerstone of the First Building After the Fire' 3 other fullpgs. of fire scenes, plus a dramatic dblpgctrfld. on the 'Ruin & Desolation Of Chicago'. Good issue on the Chicago fire. Dramatic fullpg: 'A Prison Van Discharging At The Tombs'.
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"
February 17, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1872 This issue features a full page Thomas Nast print in which he portrays Victoria Woodhull as the devil, captioned: 'Get Thee Behind Me, Mrs. Satan!' Not shown in the photo here is an unhappy woman who '...in climbing the rugged hill of life is compelled to bear alone the burden of a drunken husband & her little children.', who i... See More
November 9, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY Nov. 9, 1872 Full ftpg. is a Th. Nast political cartoon: "Home-Stretched" plus a great Nast dblpgctrfld: "The Pirates Under False Colors--Can They Capture the Ship of State?" & yet another Nast fullpg. cartoon re. Greeley. Fullpg: "Studies in Central Park: Provident & Improvident Virgins"
November 30, 1872
Harper's WEEKLY, Nov. 30, 1872 Full ftpg: 'Boston--Into the Jaws of Death' is a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire. Inside has 3 fullpgs. of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great dblpgctrfld. showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also a fullpg. Nast print regarding the fire and a 1/2 page pr... 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
September 13, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 13, 1873 Full frontpage illustration: 'Return of our Artist with His Summer Sketches'; Fullpage: 'Tompkins Sq., N.Y.' & 'The Italian Boys in N.Y.--Torture of the Training Room'; Halfpage: 'Inspection of Fruit in N.Y. Markets by the Board of Health'; 1/3 page: 'Don Carlos, the Priests' Candida... See More
September 20, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 20, 1873
Frontpage features a 1/2 page illustration entitled "The New School Mistress." Inside is a full page illustration of "Saved!" A article "The Northwestern University" with accompany illustrations. Full page illustration of "The Fete Napoleon at Chiselhurst - Reception of the Visitors by the Ex-Empress Eugenie in... See More
October 11, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 11, 1873 Certainly the primary print of interest is the full page by famed artist Winslow Homer titled: "Ship Building, Gloucester Harbor."
Other prints in the issue include a front full page Thomas Nast: "Keeping the Money Where it Will Do Most Good." Inside has a full page: "Broad Street During the Panic." and a fullpg: ... See More
November 22, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 22, 1873
The front page has portrait of "The Right Hon. John Bright, M.P." which spans 2/3 of a page.
Additionally, a full page illustration pertaining to "Annexed to New York-Scenes in Westchester County." can be found.
Three 1/6 page portraits of "The Hon. Abraham R. Lawrence, The Hon. Claudius L. Monell, and The Hon. Gilb... See More
February 21, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, February 21, 1874 Full ftpg: "The Foster Mother" shows a young girl caring for new born chicks. Nice fullpg. with 11 vignettes of: "Scenes in the Life of a Wrecker" & nice fullpg: "Running the rapids of New River, Va." Halfpg: "Pickerel Fishing thru the Ice" and "A Deer Camp in the Michigan Woods"
Complete in sixteen pages... See More
May 2, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, May 2, 1874 Halfpg: 'Monaco--the Fashionable Gambling Town of Italy'. Fullpg. Nast cartoon. Fullpg: 'Indian Boys Breaking a Pony'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
May 23, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, May 23, 1874 Full frontpage Thomas Nast political cartoon, showing Uncle Sam with the Democratic Donkey 'The Next Thing In Order'; Halfpage: 'An Indian Grave on the Yellowstone River' and 'Antelope Hunting In The West'; Another fullpage Thomas Nast shows Grant 'Public Opinion - April 22, 1874'; Doublepage Centerfold ... See More
June 6, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, June 6, 1874 Full frontpage: 'The Mill River (Massachusetts) Calamity'; Doublepage centerfold: 'The Mill River Calamity - Bird's-eye View of the Devastated Valley'; Half-page: 'The Disturbed Rendezvous'; Full-page Thomas Nast political cartoons 'A Step In The Right Direction' and 'Peevish School-Boys, Wort... See More
July 11, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, July 11, 1874 Although there are many fine prints in this issue, certainly the most desired is the full page by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: "Gathering Berries".
The full front page shows: "A Kansas Land Office" and prints inside include: "A Boy's Dream of the 'Glorious Fourth' "; a full page by political cartooni... See More
September 5, 1874
Harper's WEEKLY, September 5, 1874 Full ftpg. Nast 'Precious Jewel of Thy Home Return'. Fullpg: 'Sketches At Long Branch'. Great dblpgctrfld: 'The Game Of Polo' is dramatic. Fullpg: 'Bullfight At Madrid'
Complete in sixteen pages.
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