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Item # 174194
November 24, 1877
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1877
Full frontpage shows a Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled "Saved (?) By The Skin Of His____" showing the injured Republican elephant hanging onto a limb with his trunk. Great fullpage shows construction of the Brooklyn Bridge "The East River Bridge - Demolition of Buildings for the New York Approach". Fullpage Thomas Nast political cartoon shows Uncle Sam entitled "The Lightning Speed of Honesty". A fullpage illustration "How the Streets of New York are Cleaned" shows 8 vignettes. An article "After the Assault" features a 3/4 page illustration. "Cleopatra's Needle" also features a halfpage illustration "Abandonment of Cleopatra's Neede in the Bay of Biscay, at Daybreak, October 15".
This issue is complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and related text.