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April 10, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, April 10, 1851
* Thomas Sims - Negro
* Fugitive slave case
Page 3 has three reports headed: "The Fugitive Slave Case", "The Fugitive Case" and "The Sims Case in the Legislature". This is reporting on the famous fugitive slave Thomas Sims who escaped from slavery in Georgia at age 17 and lived for a time in Boston. H... See More
August 6, 1862
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 6, 1862
* General McClellan
* Malvern Hills (Poindexter's Farm)
* Speeches: General Hunter, Wendell Phillips
The front page of this authentic Civil War era newspaper includes the following headlines: "FROM GEN. M'CLELLAN'S ARMY", "Incidents of Recent Night Attack by the Rebels", "Heavy Reconnaissance to... See More
January 21, 1911
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 21, 1911
The front page of this issue is a photo of "William F. Sheehan."
This issue has an illustration of "Uncle Sam: "What Do You Fellows do in this Short Session of Congress?" Statesman: "Oh, Jest Set Around and Think." Uncle Sam: "Is That All?" Statesman: "Oh No; Sometimes We Jest Set."" b... See More
December 24, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 24, 1910
There is a full color cover page on this issue. The front page of this issue is a photo of "The New Chief Justice of the United States."
This issue has a photo spread of "The Explosion Which Shook New York" and a full page illustration of "'I Wish Santa Claus Would at Least Switch His Line of Confectionery" by... See More
February 19, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 19, 1910
The front page of this issue has an illustration of "The Proof of the Porridge--" by H. G. Williamson.
In this issue, there are photos of "The Memorial to Phillips Brooks"; "With the Revolutionists in Nicaragua"; "The Ancestral Home of the Washingtons" and "From 'Salome' to 'Marguerite... See More
February 13, 1904
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1904
January 9, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1864 Most of the front page is a print: "Longstreet's Sharpshooters Firing On A Federal Supply Train" with some text on it as well. Also ftpg. text on: "The Siege of Charleston". Pages 2 and 3 have much reporting on the Civil War including "Our Men At Richmond" "Soldier's Pay" "First In the Field&q... See More
July 16, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1864 The full front page is taken up with a print of the famous photo: "Lieutenant-General Grant at His Headquarters". Other prints within include: "The Naval Contest Off Cherbourg Between the 'Alabama' and the 'Kearsarge' " "General Sherman's Campaign--the Crest of Pine Mountain Where General Polk Fel... See More
June 17, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY June 17, 1865 The full front page shows: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State" with an article on him on page 2. Other articles are: "The Fate Of Davis" "The Day of Reckoning" "The Conspiracy Trial".
Inside ha a nice, large print of: "Major-General William T. Sherman", and smaller prints of: "General Weitzel... See More
June 24, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 24, 1865 The full front page is a nice print of: "Lieutenant-General Grant visiting General Scott at Cozzens's Hotel, West Point".
Among the nice prints within this issue is a full page of: "Sheridan and His Generals" with each labeled, perhaps the most notable being "Custer" some 11 years before his death at Little Big H... See More
July 22, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1865 The full front page is a print captioned: "A British Midshipman Restoring the American Eagle in Front of the United States Legation at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands".
But the prime content in this issue is the somber full page print captioned: "Execution of the Conspirators at Washington" which shows four of them hanging from the... See More
August 3, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 3, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illus: 'Sioux Indians Attempting to Stampede Gen. Custer's Horses' with a view of Custer. Halfpg: 'Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
July 10, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 10, 1869 The front full page illustration is of "The Memory of Seventy-Six." Inside is a full page illustration by Thomas Nast entitled "All hail and Farewell to the Pacific Railroad." A quarterpage illustration "Liberty Bell" also has an accompany article. A halfpage illustration of "British Troops Firing on the Citizens... See More
May 21, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 21, 1870 The front page shows a black man tending his garden: 'A Spring Scene Near Richmond, Va.' Full page 'Population of an Indian Village Moving'. Illustration of 'William Lloyd Garrison', publisher of The Liberator. Also illustration of: 'Lucretia Mott', the early feminist. Full page Winslow Homer: 'Spring Blossoms'. A fullpage i... See More
February 6, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 6, 1875 Ftpg. shows: 'Reading A Ukase in a Mormon Settlement', by Frenzeny & Tavernier. Full dblpgctrfld. is by Th. Nast. Several scenes: 'Christian Work in the Streets'. Complete in sixteen pages and includes a 4 pgs. Supplement.
June 26, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 26, 1875 The full ftpg. is: "In a Russian Village--'Master's coming!' ". Halfpg: "The Columbia Boat House" & "The Yale Boat House". There is a full page Winslow Homer print titled: "Battle of Bunker Hill--Watching the Fight From Copp's Hill, In Boston" which was his very last for Harper's Week... See More
October 19, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 19, 1878 Nice fullpg. Nast: 'The Crowning Point of His Life' & another Nast fullpg. showing Uncle Sam. Fullpg: 'Northern Entrance to the Highlands of the Hudson' is nice and a full page illustration: "Too Late for the Coach--An Old Time Incident" by Reinhart.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This issu... See More
December 27, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1879 An ideal issue for any political junkie as it contains the famous Thomas Nast print with the first appearance together of the Republican elephant & Democratic donkey. Thomas Nast was the creator of these two famous political symbols making this a very significant print. The caption reads: "Stranger Things Have Happened."
The ba... See More
November 13, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 13, 1880
Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "A Local Question", plus another inside: "What A Pity!". Fullpg: "Women at the Polls in New Jersey in the Good Old Times". Nice dblpgctrfld: "Scenes & Incidents of Election Day in New York". Fullpg: "Cruelties Practiced on Fish & Fowl" plus much more.
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December 11, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1880
Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "The People's Pleasure-Ground Appropriated." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Statue of Alexander Hamilton, Central Park." Several small portraits of various men. 2/3 pg. portrait of "Cardinal Newman." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Sailor's Return - Home Once More." 2/3 pg... See More
February 9, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 9, 1884
Full front pg. portrait of "The Late Wendell Phillips." Inside are many illus. pertaining to "The Seventeenth Exhibition of the American Water Color Society, at the National Academy of Design." Full pg. illus. containing nine illus. of "Port Eads, South Pass of the Mississippi." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Going to the Mo... See More
February 16, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 16, 1884
The full frontpage of this issue is of 'The Western Floods -- Scene on the Youghiogheny River'. Two nice fullpage illustrations 'Laid Up for Winter--Canal boat Colony in Coenties Slip, East River' and 'The Disaster at Crested Butte, Colorado' . A political fullpage illustration "The Three Bosses of Gotham Went to Sea ... See More
May 18, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 18, 1889 Full ftpg. shows: 'the Old Canoe', being displayable. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'Filling The Lifeboat' includes the sinking ship. Over 2 pgs. on 'The Founding of Cities in Oklahoma' includes a very early view of 'Oklahoma City' showing not much more than tents & shacks, plus: 'Laying out Town Lots in Guthrie' and more.
Comp... See More
February 27, 1892
Harper's WEEKLY, Feb. 27, 1892 The full frontpage is "Out in the Cold"; Inside the issue is a fullpage "How Jewelry is Made"; halfpage "The Armory for the Seventy-First Regiment N.G.S.N.Y"; fullpage "Rear view of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Broad Street, Philadelphia"; nice dblpgctrfld "Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, From Grand View Avenue"; a... See More
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