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April 11, 1903
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 11, 1903 Frontpage Illustration "William Dean Howells"; The Fight for the Levees; "A Perilous Moment-The Breaking of the Levee Near Greenville, Mississippi" by W. E. Mears; The Dangers of Electricity; "A Social Function for Workingmen" by the Kinneys; fullpage illustration "Andrew Carnegie" by Peter Newell; double page &q... See More
September 16, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, with baseball content from the year the Civil War ended. Sept. 16, 1865 On the back page under Base Ball is: Base Ball Among Firemen--Hose Company No. 55 Vs. Engine Company No. 34. Very brief one sentence summary says: A spirited game of base ball between the above companies at Hoboken, Friday, Sept. 15... plus the box score. Other news of the day includes: "THE FALL TRADE" "A... See More
April 30, 1844
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, April 30, 1844 Taking much of the front page is: Mr. Van Buren's Letter on Annexation written from his Lindenwald estate, signed in type: M. Van Buren. Other news of the day includes: "New-York and Erie Railroad" "Drunkeness And Crime" "Matters At Washington" and much more. Lite foxing, mostly in the lower half, otherwise good.... See More
December 6, 1865
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BALTIMORE AMERICAN, Dec. 6, 1865 Ftpg. top of the first col: "Presidents Message" "The Perpetuity Of The Union!" "Supremacy Of The Constitution" "Secession Null and Void" "Treason A Crime!" "View On Negro Suffrage" & more. Message to the Congress, which takes 3 1/2 columns is signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Folio-siz... See More
November 8, 1902
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 8, 1902 Frontpage photo Americans of To-Morrow, Michael I. Pupin; President Wilson's Inauguration; William M. Chase's Recent Work; The New Yale Square with photos; fullpage illustration "The Development of the Upper New York" by Pettit; fullpage illustration "The Men Who Long for the Fray, But Must Always Wait" by Giles... See More
October 25, 1902
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 25, 1902 Frontpage photo Americans of To-Morrow, Edmund Janes James; The President's Coal-Strike Arbitrators; fullpage illustration "The Break in the Coal Strike. - A Historic Moment" by Ranson; fullpage illustration "The Largest Electrical Power-House in the World" by Meeker; Princeton's New President and the Men of ... See More
September 6, 1902
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 6, 1902 Frontpage photo Americans of To-Morrow, Cornelius Vanderbilt, The President in New England with photos; Mark Twain in His Country Home with photos; Marksmanship in the Army with photos; The Great Dam Across the Nile; color doublepage centerfold "The Blacksmith's Noon Hour" by Ranson; and other news and advertisements of the day. S... See More
November 2, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 2, 1901 Fullpage photos of Yale's Bicentennial Celebration; fullpage photos "The New York-Philadelphia Coaching Trip"; fullpage "The Millennial of King Alfred"; doublepage centerfold political satire "The Initation" by Rogers; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
May 11, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1901 Photo "The President Starting on his 15,000-Mile Journey"; The New Yale Club-House in Forty-Fourth Street; The American Steel Industry; The Cuban Situation; The Visit of the Duke of Genoa and the Italian Fleet to Toulon, France; doublepage centerfold "The Dock Improvement Along West Street" by Meeker; The Polo Tournament at Lakew... See More
December 22, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 22, 1900 Color illustration "The Toy Shop"; front page "Lassoing Bears In Arizona" by Deming; fullpage "Sawdust and other Christmas stuff..."; Across the Great Divide in Midwinter; The Improvement of the Lighthouse Service; doublepage centerfold "Christmas Eve In The Shopping District" by Shinn; Members of ... See More
August 11, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 11, 1900 The New York Yacht Club; doublepage centerfold "The Paris Exposition - Illumination of the Grounds in the Evening" by Graham; The ladies of the Peking Legations; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
February 24, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 24, 1900 Doublepage centerfold "The Battle At Spion Kop" illustration. General Lawton's Last Fight - December 19, 1899. Several illustrations of the Boer War. This also contains numerous news articles of the day. See photos for full details.
January 1, 1891
THE DAILY BOOMERANG, Laramie, Wyoming, 1891 A fascinating newspaper from this much romanticized Old West town. As for the unusual title? It was named for the editor's mule. This issue was printed just one year after statehood.
Laramie was founded in the mid-1860's as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinental railroad... See More
January 1, 1887
LARAMIE WEEKLY SENTINEL, Wyoming (Territory), 1887 Certainly a very rare title from the true "Old West", and one of the more romanticized towns from the cowboy and gunslinger era. This issue was printed three years before statehood.
Laramie was founded in the mid-1860's as a tent city near the Overland Stage Line route and the Union Pacific portion of the first transcontinen... See More
February 7, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1857 This is the volume one, number six issue as this famous title didn't begin publication until January, 1857.
Page 3 not only has a nice article on the new Flying Eagle penny, but it also includes an illustration of both the obverse and reverse of the new coin.
The complete text, headed "Not A Red Cent" takes half a column a... See More
February 14, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1857 Just the 7th issue of this title. Two-thirds pg: "Map of the African Continent" showing the bottom half of it. Two pages with 8 prints of: "A Tramp Through the Backwoods of Costa Rica".
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and/or related text.
March 7, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1857 A volume 1 issue with a limited number of illustrations, including a few scenes of 'The Wild Huntsman'. An article entitled "How We Took the Chinese Forts" with illustrations 'Barrier Forts' 'Attack of the Portsmouth and Levant Upon the Forts' and 'Fort Tung-Un, after the Complete in 16 pages, in good conditio... See More
April 4, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1857 The front page features an article entitled "After Walker, What Next?" Inside: 'The Story of India Rubber' includes an illustration of 'Charles Goodyear, the American Inventor' and illustrations of 'Tapping the Rubber Tree'. "An Albany Dutchman in Holland" which features several small illustrations.
Com... See More
August 1, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1857 The front page has illustrations of" "Tomb of Joseph (at Shechem)" and "Approach to Samaria" with an article: 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Inside an article: "Reaping at Syracuse" features illustrations include: "Reaping in the Olden Times" "The Toll-Gates on the Road to the Field" ... See More
August 8, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1857 Front page illustration of "An Arab Council" and "Service in the Greek Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre" features an accompanying article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands". Many inside illustration of "Our Excursion to the Fishing Banks." Also a small illustration of "Hon. Henry C. Murphy, U.S. Minister ... See More
September 5, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1857 The front page features: "Princess Charlotte of Belgium" with the accompany article; "The New Archduchess of Austria". Three prints of "The Hair, and Styles of Wearing it". Small print of "Rev. Eugenio Kincaid, Missionary to Burmah". "The Valley of the Amazon" features several smaller illustrat... See More
September 26, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1857 This issue contains the first report of 'The "Central America", the great ship wreck: "...The catastrophe which we all deplore -- which in the midst of panic strikes a deeper thrill... we can only sympathize and bow in humility, confessing human weakness, and saying, 'Thy will be done!'"
The front page feature... 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
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 8, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1858 Large front page illustration of "Hon. James S. Green, United States Senator From Missouri." Inside are many large illustrations pertaining to "The Final Capture of Lucknow" including "The Martiniere," "The Residency," "Plan of the City of Lucknow," "Lucknow, from the Residency," and &... See More
August 14, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 14, 1858 The front page features an article and half page illustration of "The Atlantic Telegraph" (England, United States). Inside half page map of "The Gulf of Petielle." Also two illustrations of boats including "The Pei-Ho Forts" and "Victoria, Vancouver's Island." The Great Cricket Match at Hoboken" i... 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 25, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1858 The front page features a print: "Santa Claus Paying His Usual Christmas Visit to His Young Friends" shows him in a sleigh pulled by a turkey, with many toys. This is an early image of Santa Claus before the more common imagine created by Thomas Nast changed his appearance forever.
Inside pages have four prints by famed artist Winsl... See More
February 4, 1860
Harper's WEEKLY, Feb. 4, 1860 Illus. of: 'Hon. John Hickman, of Penna.'. Two nice pages with 5 illustrations on: 'The Hog Trade of Cincinnati' with text as well. 'The Rock of Gibraltar' 'The Japanese Mermaid'.
Additional prints, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages.
January 12, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1861 Much of front page is taken up with a print of: "Major Anderson, U.S.A., Commanding At Ft. Sumter" with a biography of him. Also in this issue is a dramatic full page: "The Battle of New Orleans, Fought Jan. 8, 1815" & "Sketches of Ft. Moultrie" which has 5 prints; "Senator Seward's Arabian Horses--Maanak... See More
February 2, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 2, 1861 The full front page shows "The Seceding Mississippi Delegation in Congress" done by famed artist Winslow Homer, showing among others Senator Jefferson Davis. Other prints inside include: "Sea Battery, Fort Monroe, Old Point Comfort, Va". The dramatic doublepage centerfold is: "Dream of a Secessionist--Washington and Valley ... See More
February 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 23, 1861 The front page is taken up with: "Chantrey's Statue of Washington, Now in the State House at Boston, Massachusetts". Prints within include: "Officers' Quarters at Fort Sumter", "Good-by to Sumter", and a quarter page print by famed artist Winslow Homer: "The Late Rev. Dr. Murray", plus a great full p... See More
May 18, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 18, 1861 The front page shows: "The 'Lady Davis', Two Guns, Captain Enger, Ship of War of the Southern Confederacy" and "Rhode Island Artillery Landing from the Steamer 'Bienville' at Washington Arsenal...".
Inside has several full page prints including: "Colonel Ellsworth's New York Fire Zouaves", "Co... See More
December 28, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 28, 1861 The full front page is taken up with: "Union Refugees From Western Missouri Coming Into St. Louis". Other prints inside include: "Entrance to Fort Pickens, Facing Fort Barancas, After Two Days' Bombardment" "Northern Row of Guns at Fort Pickens..." "Bird's-Eye View of Fort Pickens During the Bombardme... See More
April 26, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1862 The full front page is a print of: "Major-General Halleck in the Field, April, 1862". Inside prints include a full page: "Big Bethel & Its Fortifications Occupied by Our Troops..." and a full page: "The First Day's Fighting At Yorktown..."; one-third page with 2 view of: "The Stevens Iron Steam Gunboat &... See More
August 16, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 16, 1862 The front page has an illustration of: "John Morgan, The Highwayman of Kentucky" with an article on him. Also on the ftpg: "Searching For Rebels In A Cave In Alabama" and a small print of: "Aunt Charlotte".
Prints inside include: "Sunday At General McClellan's Head-Quarters" "Scene Near Trent'... See More
November 22, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 22, 1862 The full front page shows: "Hon. Horatio Seymour, Governor-Elect of the State of New York". Prints inside include: "General McClellan Surrendering the Command of the Army of the Potomac to General Burnside" "View from Maryland Heights at Sunrise" "The Army of the Potomac--General Pleasanton's Cavalry Depl... See More
March 12, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1864 The full front page is a print captioned: "Major-General William T. Sherman". Page 2 has an interesting article concerning an avoidance of the term "slavery" which begins: "The slaveholders *& their friends have always tried to avoid using the word Slavery. It is too direct & expressive. It is the synonym of... See More
February 18, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 18, 1865 The full front page is a jubilant scene captioned: "Scene in the House on the Passage of the Proposition to Amend the Constitution", being the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the ... See More
April 29, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865 The frontpage has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President Johnson", "Mr. Seward", "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Folly... See More
May 27, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 27, 1865 The front page features "Lewis Payne the Assassin" under guard, with text headed: "Capture of Davis", "Payne the Assassin" and "President Lincoln's Burial".
Inside includes a dramatic full page: "Charge of the Ninth Army Corps on Fort Mahone, April 3, 1865". A full page features a half page ill... See More
July 1, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 1, 1865 The front page has 2 prints concerning the dedication of the Bull Run monuments, captioned: "Monument Erected on the Field of the First Battle of Bull Run" and: "Consecration of the Bull Run Monuments--Reading the Service". There is front page text on the dedication as well.
Inside has a full page of: "Sherman And His Gene... 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
September 2, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 2, 1865 The front page shows: "Collision on the Housatonic Railroad near Bridgeport, Connecticut" and: "Housatonic Railroad Slaughter--House to Which the Wounded Were Conveyed".
Inside has an interesting full page: "Wall Street & Broadway--Ways of Getting & Spending Money" showing many vignettes. Also within is a lar... See More
January 20, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 20, 1866 Ftpg. shows the : 'Funeral of German Patriots at Comfort, Texas'. Inside fullpg: 'Winter' & 'Types of American Beauty' & 'Sentencing Mr. Edward Ketchum in the Court'
Complete in 16 pages.
January 26, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 26, 1867. Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "Hon. Roscoe Conkling, New York Senator Elect." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Rescue of the Crew of the Wrecked Tug "Islander"." Inside contains many illus. pertaining to "The Mine Explosion in England" including "...The Explosion," "...Descent of Volunteers," "...D... See More
February 9, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 9, 1867. Front 1/2 pg. illus. of "Ice Bridge Across the East River-Rescue of Persons on the Broken Ice." Also, a 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late N.P. Willis" and a 1/6 pg. illus. of ""Idlewild," Residence of the Late N.P. Willis." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Pope Pius The Ninth." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Po... See More
April 20, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1867
Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled Ignis Fatuus. Inside are two 1/2 pg. illus. of "Burning of the Lindell Hotel, at Saint Louis, Missouri" and "Bedtime." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Launch of the Steamship 'Erie,' at Newburyport, Mass. Two 1/4 pg. illus. entitled "The wrong side of the stream" and Sweet Violets.&qu... 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
August 24, 1867
Harper's WEEKLY, August 24, 1867 The front cover features a fullpage "The Mother and Her Babe". Inside is a nice fullpage: 'The Beach at Long Branch--Wreck of the Dora Baker'. An article "Death of Miss Sedgwick" includes a small illustration of this author. The fullpage 'The Races At Saratoga' shows 4 scenes. A fullpage has 2 scenes: 'The Landlord ... See More
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