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The Colfax massacre in Louisiana...



Item # 173724

May 24, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 24, 1873  The front page contains a 2/3 page illustration of "Spring Time-Learning to Walk-First Steps." Inside are three quarter-page portraits including "The Late Hon. Oakes Ames," "The Late John Stuart Mill," and "Captain C. F. Hall and His Esquimaux Interpreters." Two half-page illustrations containing the "Polaris" including "Captain Hall's Arctic Expedition-The Polaris" and "The "Polaris" and "Congress" at Godhaven, Disco Island, Off the Coast of Greenland." (Sail boat).

"Governor Kellogg and the Assassins" is a lengthy text only report of the Colfax massacre in Louisiana.  (Coverage on this massacre is also in the previous issue dated May 10, 1873, item #173720)

Full page portrait of "The Late Chief Justice Chase." Two half-page illustrations pertaining to "The Disaster at Dixon" including "...The Bridge Before the Catastrophe" and "...Ruins of the Bridge." Also, two half-page illustrations pertaining to "Funeral of the Late General Canby" including "...The Body Lying in State" and "...Armory Hall, Where the Body Lay in State." Half-page illustration of "View Looking Over the Starboard Bow from Above the Breastwork Deck." Half-page illustration of "Taking a Header-View of the forecastle from the Steering Room of the Hurricane Deck."

Supplement: A 2/3 page illustration of "The Grape Gatherer." Doublepage centerfold of "Nobody's Child-Picked Up on the Dock." (Abandoned Homeless Child). Half-page illustration of "An Ostrich Farm at the Cape of Good Hope." Note: Small binding holes are typically present.

Complete in 16 pages and contains additional prints and related text.

Category: 1870-1879

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