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The Philadelphia Collection I
Item # 206228
September 1, 1866
Harper's Weekly, various dates from September 1, 1866 through November 18, 1876. This is a six issue set of Harper's Weekly containing various prints pertaining to events and/or buildings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually. This is a great set of issues for anyone interested in Philadelphia, PA, early U.S. architecture, or U.S. history.
This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www.rarenewspapers.com/folders.aspx (or by returning to the home page and selecting "storage and display options".
The individual issues are described as:
Sept. 1, 1866 Fullpg: 'Meeting of the National Union Convention at Philadelphia'. A great dblpgctrfld. by Thomas Nast: 'Reconstruction & How It Works', is a satirical view with several scenes, most showing Blacks being harmed. Two scenes re: 'The New Orleans Riot' Harper's WEEKLY, Sept. 1, 1866 Fullpg: 'Meeting of the National Union Convention at Philadelphia'. A great dblpgctrfld. by Thomas Nast: 'Reconstruction & How It Works', is a satirical view with several scenes, most showing Blacks being harmed. Two scenes re: 'The New Orleans Riot' & one-third pg: 'Great Petroleum Fire in Jersey City'. Bkpg. illustrated Remington revolver ad.
June 3, 1871 Nearly fullpg: 'Land, Ho! Scene on Board an Emigrant Ship'. 'German Peace Jubilee in Philadelphia'. Small illus. "The Fishery Question" by Thomas Nast has an early (and very small) version of the "modern" Uncle Sam.
January 8, 1876. Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Calling ON Miss Columbia - New Year's Day, 1876." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Centennial Banquet in Horticultural Hall, Philadelphia, December 18, 1875." Full pg. Nast illus. of "In My Mind's Eye." Full pg. illus. of "Saved From the Sea." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Caught Reading a Proscribed Book." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Keeper's Dream in the Tower of London." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Ancient America." The supplement contains a 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Troubles of a Stage Manager on Boxing Day." 2/3 of a dblpgctrfld. of "A Christmas Merry Making in Pepys's Time."
April 8, 1876. Front full pg. illus. of "The Lexington of the Sea." Inside is a 2/3 pg. ilus. of "The Phul-Bagh, or Flower Garden Palace, Gwalior, India." Two full pg. Nast illus. entitled "The Haunted House; or, the 'Murdered' Rag Baby Will Not Be Still" and "The Reign of the Press." Full pg. illus. of "Philadelphia Street characters." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Cross Purposes." (Pig). The supplement contains a 2/3 pg. illus. of "Scenes of Australian Life." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Lieutenant Cameron and Some of His African Followers." Full pg. illus. of "The Prince of Wales Mounting His Elephant at the Old Palace of Lushkur, Gwalior."
July 22, 1876 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon. Fullpg. illustrations of the Sioux campaign shows Fort Fetterman, Crook's fight, and Custer's Massacre monument. Fullpg: 'Illumination of Independence Hall, Philadelphia'. Half pg. map of the Gold regions of the Black Hills showing the scene of Custer's Massacre. One-quarter page portrait of General Custer. Also text on this famous event. Key issue!
Nov. 18, 1876 Full ftpg: 'Arctic Perils--Recent Disaster to the Whaling Fleet'. Several scenes from the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Halfpg: 'The Whipping Post & Pillory in Delaware'.
Category: Harper's Weekly