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Billiard Championship at Chicago...

Thomas Nast political illustrations with Black Americana interest...



Item # 173242

October 10, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1868 The frontpage of this issue features a three-quarter page illustration entitled "The Water Drinkers in Spain". A fullpage features a halfpage "The South American Earthquakes - Wreck of the 'Wateree'" and "Yacht Race for Vice-Commodore Bennett's Prizes, September 22, 1868".  A one-third page "The Paraguayan War - View of a Bombarded Church as Found by the Allies July 25" is comprised of two illustrations. A fullpage Thomas Nast political cartoon shows a black man sitting atop a monument to black depredations, with three dead blacks at the base of it entitled "Patience on a Monument". Nearly halfpage 'Examining & Swearing Naturalized Citizens' and 'Securing Certificates of Naturalization in the Clerk's Office, City Hall' also has a small associated article. One-third page 'Attack of Indians on a Bull Train Near Sheridan, Kansas' with a smaller: 'Match for the Billiard Championship at Chicago, Illinois'. A nearly fullpage illustration "The Luther Monument at Worms, Germany" also has an accompanying article. The backpage features a Thomas Nast cartoon "A Respectable Screen Covers a Multitude of Thieves". The article, Water Street, has mention of the infamous John Allen's dance house.

Complete in sixteen pages, in good condition, and contains additional prints and related text.

Category: 1866-1869

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