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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.... See More
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.... 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 full page "The Mother and Her Babe". Inside is a nice full page: 'The Beach at Long Branch--Wreck of the Dora Baker'. An article "Death of Miss Sedgwick" includes a small illustration of this author. The full page 'The Races At Saratoga' shows 4 scenes. A full page has 2 scenes: 'The Landl... See More
November 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 16, 1867 Historic & significant full front page Thomas Nast illustration: "The First Vote" shows an African-American man voting. During the Reconstruction South voting rights for free Blacks came slowly with obstacles such as poll taxes, literacy requirements, etc. This very historic print shows a proud African-American--with others in line b... See More
January 4, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1868 Front 1/3 page illustration of "The Sisters of Mercy", which is of a Man in Prison. Inside is a full page illustration of "Funeral of Chief Engineer Lyle of Philadelphia." 1/4 page illustration of "Tenement House Fire in Second Avenue, N.Y." 1/2 page illustration of "Railroad Disaster Near Northfield, Vermont.&... See More
January 23, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1869 The frontpage features a fullpage illustration of "The Harp Girl." Inside is a 1/3 page illustration of "Hon. William Claflin, Governor of Massachusetts" plus a halfpage illustration entitled "The Fur Trapper. " 1/4 page illustration of "Hon. John W. Menard, Colored Congressman form Louisiana" with a smal... See More
March 13, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1869 The front page is a full page entitled 'Hurrah for Grant!'. Inside a full page by Thomas Nast: 'The Political Death of Bogus Caesar'. The doublepage centerfold is a nice view of "Washington City, D.C." A full page illustration is "Landing Arms for the Patriot Forces on the Coast of Cuba". A page features two articles... See More
July 24, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1869 Fullpg. includes 5 scenes of Gettysburg, most re. the battlefield. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The Lobby Of the House Of Commons', nearly halfpg. illus: 'Presentation of a Champion Bat to the 'Red Stocking' Base-Ball Club, Cincinnati' with the bat being about 20 ft. long.
Complete in sixteen pages.
December 18, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 18, 1869 The front page features a large illustration of "Reynard's Breakfast". A full page of "Egypt Awakened" is comprised of three illustrations. "Mr. Peabody's Funeral" article features a large illustration of him along with a fullpage illustration of the funeral. A nice fullpage illustration of 'St. ... 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
April 23, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1870 The front cover features a 2/3 pg. illustration of "The Funeral of General Thomas-Depositing the Remains in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy" and has a related article. A small portrait of "The Duke De Montpensier" and a 2/3 page illustration of "Irish Turf Carriers" with related articles are on one page. One-quart... See More
October 15, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 15, 1870 The front page features a full page illustration 'The Farragut Obsequies--The Funeral Procession Passing up Broadway'. "The Surrender of Sedan" includes two large illustrations. A full page illustrations 'Masterless' shows a horse without its rider and has an accompanying poem. Many prints on the war in Europe. Nearly ... See More
December 10, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 10, 1870 Full front page illustration of "Inside Paris-Volunteers on Guard Duty at a Postern Gate." Inside the issue is a full page illustration entitled "Inside Paris-Waiting to Buy Meat at a Butchers Shop." A 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Ruins of St. Cloud." A 1/2 page illustration of "The Old Town of Trarbach, on the Moselle.&... See More
April 22, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 22, 1871 Fullpg: 'The Banishment of Winter'. Fullpg. Nast cartoon with an Indian getting turned down to vote. 1/3 pg: 'California Terminus of the Central Pacific Railroad'.
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
February 3, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 3, 1872. Front 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Rev. Father Stack." Inside is a full pg. illus. containing five portraits of "The Geneva Conference - The American Arbitrator and Counsel." 1/3 pg. portrait of "The Rev. T. De Witt Talmage." Two full pg. illus. of "Grand Central Depot, New York" including both an "Interior" and &quo... See More
March 23, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, March 23, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Much Ado About Nothing." Inside: A 1/6 pg. illus. of "Between Decks." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Landing at Havana." Two small illus. entitled "Sugar Making" and "Auction of the Sick and Lame." 2/3 pg. illus. of "New Academy of the Brooklyn Art Association." Full pg. Nast il... See More
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