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September 27, 1851
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, September 27, 1851
One the front page of this issue there is a large illustration of a "View In The Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y." with a related article titled "Navy Yard, Brooklyn".
There are two illustrations taking up two-thirds of a page titled "Fire Alarm Bell and Iron Tower, New York". There are several half pag... See More
April 23, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 23, 1853
Two halfpg. illus. inside: " View Of the Main Street, Richmond, Virginia" & "Church Of St. James The Less, Near Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia". Nearly halfpg: "View Of The City Of Hartford, From The River--Showing An Old-Fashioned Steamboat". Almost a fullpg: "Madam Josephine Fortune Clofullia , The Bearde... See More
September 6, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862
* Famous Abraham Lincoln letter
* "A Prayer of Twenty Millions" reply
* Horace Greeley
The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles.
Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The Pres... See More
March 30, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1878 The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Fulfill Your Promises" and a fullpg. inside has another Nast political cartoon: "Our Uncle's 'Honor' Touched" showing Uncle Sam. The great doublepg. centerfold: 'The Oil Regions of Pennsylvania' shows 11 scenes and is very displayable (tipped-in). The feat... See More
July 20, 1878
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 20, 1878 Inside has a halfpg. print of "California--View of Sansome St." in San Francisco. Great dblpgctrfld: "Incidents of a Trip from New York to Nassau & Havana--the Sponge Industry of Nassau" in the Bahamas which includes 8 prints in Nassau. Additional articles, illustrations and advertisements are within.
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December 27, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the frontpage 9 x 8 inch print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text (see images). Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livings... See More
December 18, 1896
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, December 18, 1896 This is a single leaf "Extra-Supplement" only, a color print of: "Two Little Doves, From a Painting by B. Hall". A nice item for display in very nice condition. Measures 11 by 15 1/2 inches.
February 22, 1873
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, Feb. 22, 1873 This is the "Extra Supplement" doublepage centerfold only, captioned: "The Temple of Heaven, Pekin" in China. See the hyperlink for more on this notable temple, which dates back to the early 1400's.
Great condition, 21 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches.... See More
June 14, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1862
* Robert Smalls, "Hero of the Planter", who would eventually go from the walls of slavery to the halls of The House of Representatives
Perhaps the most notable print (with related text) is that of: "Robert Smalls, Captain of the Gun Boat 'Planter' " which includes a related article as well. As Wikipedia note... See More
January 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a great eight issue lot of dates Jan. 1, 22, 29, Feb. 5, 1859; May 19, June 9, 23, & 30, 1860. All issues are complete in 16 pages, are loose & a bit irregular at the spine, but the pages & prints are in very nice clean condition. See our website (seek by date) for the wealth of fine prints within each.
Total retail value our website is $264. We offer th... See More
February 21, 1863
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, February 21, 1863 A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations. This was the Confederacy's only illustrated newspaper.
A nice feature of this issue is that the entire front page is taken up with an illustrati... See More
March 16, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1861 The entire front page shows: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds" which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.
Inside has a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with related text he... See More
April 20, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1878 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned "An International Conference About Money" which shows Uncle Sam. Pages within include a full page: "Private Theatricals at Blackville--I Hang Upon De Honey Ob Doze Laps!", a print of "The Liberian Ship Azor", a print of: "House at San Stefano in wh... See More
June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 The prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text ... See More
November 11, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire of 1871
The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another full page shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a half page as well.
The double page centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "The Tammany Tiger Loose" which is tipped-in... See More
April 5, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 5, 1856 The key print would be the one-third page showing: "Arrest by the U.S. Authorities of the Suspected Slaver Falmouth, In New York Bay" & another print: "U.S. Marines Conveying the Crew of the Falmouth to Prison...",which appear on the bkpg. There is a related article as well.
Many other prints in this issue as we... See More
October 29, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1892
* Chicago skyline foldout print
* World's Columbian Exposition
Nice full front page print: "Columbian Exposition, Chicago - The Dedication Ceremonies in the Manufacturers and Liberal Arts Building." with several more pages of Exhibition prints inside.
But the prime content is the large fold out print: "The Heart... See More
January 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, a great eight issue lot of dates Jan. 21; Feb. 4, 11; March 3, 10, 31; April 21, 28, 1860. All issues are complete in 16 pages, are loose & irregular at the spine, but the pages & prints are in very nice clean condition. The March 3 and 10 issues have Winslow Homer prints. See our website (seek by date) for the wealth of fine prints within each.
Total retail... See More
August 22, 1863
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 22, 1863 The front page shows: "View of Petropolis, Near Rio de Janeiro". Inside has: "Embouchure of a River of the Western Coast of Madagascar" "A Kabar, or Council of War, in Madagascar" and "A 'Te Deum' in a Country Church". A full page "Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII at Rheims&... See More
February 26, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876
* Great rugby print - footballThe full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Republican Simplicity". Full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "No Rudder - No Aim"; half page: 'The Great Fire of February 8, 1876, On Broadway'; full page: "Uncle Sam's Valentines" shows 5 scenes; 3/4... See More
April 23, 1887
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1887 This issue contains a slightly larger than a full page illustration entitled "Washington, D. C. -- An Unique Festival -- Egg-Rolling in the White House Grounds on Easter Monday" and has an accompanying article.
Also in the issue is: "Destructive Prairie Fires in Kansas -- Endangered Settlers Taking Refuge in the Plowed Fields... See More
July 19, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1913 The inside has two pages of vignettes (photoed by the famous photographer Paul Thompson) of well-known actor's and actresses of the period which include Jack Barrymore, Otis Skinner, Vincent Serrano, and Blanch Bates. Also present are images related to: "The Striker," by Frederick Bechdolt; "Le Baiser," by Rodin, "From... See More
June 18, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More
August 9, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 9, 1913 The inside has "Columbia Inspires Sculpture Anew," by John Walker Harrington, which contains 2 pages of vignettes including: "The Young Girl at the Pool," by Frances Grimes, "Night" and "Day," by Michelangelo, "Toil," by Victor Salvatore, and "The Tiger," by A. Phimster Proctor. Also inc... See More
August 2, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1913 The inside has two pages of vignettes, "The Four Hundred And The Four Million," contrasting the life of the rich and the poor. Included are photos of newsboys, Coney Island, John Nicholas Brown, and Newport Children. Also shown are images and/or text related to: "The Ward Of 'Mullin Rudge'," by Marie Manning; "The... See More
May 7, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853 Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).
Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clint... See More
February 10, 1849
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 10, 1849 The front page has a nice print captioned: "The Gold Region of Upper California--Encampment in the Sacramento Valley" which has a related article on pages 3 & 4: "The Gold Seekers Of California", which takes over a full column of text.
Other prints within include: "Fort George, or Astoria, Columbia River--The H... See More
March 15, 1856
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 15, 1856 Taking most of the front page is a nice patriotically embellished portrait of the: "American Candidates For President And Vice-President", being "Millard Fillmore Of New York" for President, and "Andrew Jackson Donelson, Of Tennessee" for Vice-President. Page 2 includes a brief textual sketch of "Mill... See More
February 6, 1858
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 6, 1858 The ftpg. shows: "Frederic W. Lincoln, Mayor of Boston". Inside has a nearly half page: "General View of the City of Syracuse, New York" and another nearly halfpg: "View of Salina Street, Syracuse, New York" with a related article on Syracuse as well. The back page has 2 prints concerning Siam.
Complete in sixteen pa... See More
October 9, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1897
The front page of this issue has a full page illustration by W. A. Rogers titled: "Attitude of the Easy Boss". Fullpg: 'Shipping Grain at Brooklyn Elevators' & fullpg. with 6 illus. of; 'Moving The Great Grain Crop Thru the Lakes'. Nice fullpg. with 7 photos of: 'In The Klondike Gold Fields'. Fullpg. with 5 pho... See More
August 6, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Aug. 6, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front includes a print of: "The Pilgrim Hall, Plymouth, Mass." with text on it, the oldest public museum in the United Sta... See More
December 25, 1875
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 25, 1875 Inside has a full page with six prints captioned: "The Hebrew Fair at Gilmore's Garden...In Aid of the Mount Sinai Hospital..." plus a related article on the facing page.
Also within: "New York City--The Car-Drivers' Coffee Room, Corner of 7th Ave. and 50th Street..." and a full pg. with 3: "Scene... See More
May 11, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895 The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree." Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World". There are two pages of text headed: "The Evolution of the Amateur Pitcher" which includes 10 p... See More
February 14, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1891 Great full front page illustration of: "A New York Rabbi" which as a related article inside. Full page: "The Tournament of Roses at Pasadena, California" which began in 1890 is comprised of six illustrations. "Coal-Mining in Chili" is a full page comprised of five illustrations. Full page illustrations: &quo... See More
April 8, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 8, 1854 This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time, preceding the famed Harper's Weekly by 6 years. The ftpg. has a nice graphic items concerning "Thomas Jefferson" with a nice view of Monticello as well. Prints inside include "An Inca of Peru" "An Indian Campo or Ante" with 3 more prints of Indians in ... See More
April 18, 1857
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 18, 1857
* Transatlantic telegraph cable
Inside has 2 pages on the: "Manufacture of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable" with 6 prints. Other prints in this issue as well.
Sixteen pages, some wear at the margins, generally good.
May 2, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857 Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".
Articles entitled: "The... See More
October 29, 1842
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, October 29, 1842
* Writer Charles Dickens
The front page features an article: "Recreations of the People" and an illustration: "Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Park" with fox hunters. Inside has: "A Whale in the Thames"; "Boz's Description of the Falls of Niagara" (this was Charles Dickens) which contai... See More
May 6, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865
* Great & graphic issue on Abraham Lincoln's murder & funeral
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 r... See More
March 15, 1851
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 15, 1851
* 1st America's Cup close
* Construction of yacht "America"
The front page contains what is perhaps the earliest print of the American yacht named "America" to be found, captioned: "Yacht Building at New York to Compete with the English Yachts at Cowes". At this early point in its construction... See More
April 19, 1856
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 19, 1856
* United States Capitol Building
Formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but preceding it by several years. The ftpg. has an allegorical illus. of the: "State of Illinois" with an article on the state. The prime feature of the issue is a great doublepage centerfold of the: "National Capitol" in Washington, D.C., showin... See More
August 2, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1884 The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Key-Note of the Great Presidential Trial". Inside has a fullpg: "At the Mouth of the Columbia River" which includes a view of Astoria, Oregon. There is a terrific fullpg. print: "Buffalo Hunting" which shows 9 scenes. Also a full page: "The Rescue of the Su... See More
February 10, 1877
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 10, 1877
* Alexander Graham Bell
The full ftpg. is a political cartoon: "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside has: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, U.S. Senator-Elect from Illinois"; "South C... See More
January 31, 1891
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, January 31, 1891
* Wounded Knee Massacre
* Lakota Indians
The front cover of the issue features a full page illustration entitled "The Relief Corps Searching for the Dead and Wounded After the Fight with the Hostile Sioux at Wounded Knee - Discovery of a Live Papoose". Inside the issue are: double page "A Man Wanted&q... See More
December 16, 1893
THE ILLUSTRATED AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 16, 1893
* Actress Lily Langtry
A periodical fashioned after 'Harper's Weekly' but not nearly as successful. Inside has a photo of "Lily Langtry" with text beginning: "The notorious Lily Langtry was to have cut a figure in a lawsuit involving the late 'Squire' Abingdon's estate...". See the hyperlink for muc... See More
November 25, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871
* Peshtigo fire disaster
* Wisconsin forest
* Victoria Woodhull
The significant print is the very dramatic double page 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 attentio... See More
June 4, 1864
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 4, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania
* Battle of the Wilderness
* Civil War era original prints
The full ftpg. shows: "...The Rebel Generals Bradley, Johnson and E. Stuart Taken to the Rear by Negro Cavalry." Prints inside include: "Battle of Spottsylvania Court House" "The Fairfield House, at Fairfield, Connecticut&... See More
Includes the "War Supplement" with the dramatic & very rare four page foldout... Battle of Newberne...
April 5, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, as well as the WAR SUPPLEMENT TO FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, both dated April 5, 1862
* Terrific & rare foldout Civil War battle print
* Battle of New Bern NC North Carolina & morE
The "regular" issue has a ftpg. print: "Siege of Island No. 10...", & prints inside: "Prince the Negro Pilot of the Ottawa&... See More
December 15, 1892
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, December 15, 1892 The full front page is a photo of: "The Late Jay Gould" with page 4 having an accompanying article of the same heading. Yet another page is filled with six photos of: "The Birthplace & Some of the Residences of the Late Jay Gould"
Also of Judaica interest is an article on: "Isaac M. Wise" with a ph... See More
May 8, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a full page: "Unveiling the Statue of Senato... See More
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