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August 03, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861 The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.
Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More
July 13, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1861 The front page features: 'Battle of Boonville, Missouri' and smaller illustrations of: "Brigadier-General Lyon, U.S.A." and "The late Captain Ward". Inside the issue is a full page: 'The Cabinet at Washington' showing Abraham Lincoln and the others. Also featured is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Crew of U.S. ... See More
June 21, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 22, 1861 through August 3, 1861. This is a seven-issue set (part 6) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.
This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www... See More
June 15, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 15, 1861 Most of the front page is a three-part print captioned: "Secessionist Prisoner Captured at Alexandria--The Marshall House at Alexandria" with some ftpg. text headed: "The Murder of Ellsworth".
Three-quarters of a page shows: "Company of Secession Cavalry Surrendering to Colonel Wilcox of the First Michigan Regiment, in Fr... See More
May 23, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 23, 1861 Among the front page reports are: 'Very Disgraceful Treatment of the Volunteers" "Letter from Gen. Frost" "Interesting Letter from Mr. Vallandigham" "Relief for Volunteers". Among the items inside include: 'Terrible Times in Ward Townsbip! Exodus of Negroes!" "...Letter from Gen. Harney" "... See More
May 11, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861 The front page has prints of: "Colonel Ellsworth of the Fire Zouaves" and "Colonel Wilson of Wilson's Brigade" with related text.
Inside has many war-related prints including: "View of Fort McHenry, Baltimore" "The Burning of the Bridge at Canton, Maryland, by the Mob" "The Rendezvous of the Virgini... See More
May 11, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861 through June 15, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 5) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.
This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed ... See More
April 25, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1861 Among the front page one column headlines are: "NEWS OF THE WAR" "Condition of Affairs at the National Capital" "The New York and Massachusetts Troops there" "Gen. Beauregard Reconnoitering" "Jeff. Davis Said to be at Richmond" "General Scott Offered Command of the Rebel Army" "The Virginians Thre... See More
April 25, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861 Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.
Eight ... See More
April 20, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1861 The front page shows: "Hon. Charles F. Adams, U.S. Minister to England" as well as a view of: "The Confederate Batteries Opposite Fort Pickens, Florida". Inside has a full page 5 panel print of: "Commander Dahlgren, U.S.N. and the Dahlgren Gun", and a full page of: "The Washington Navy-Yard With Shad Fisheries I... See More
April 13, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1861 The front page has a print of: "Mrs. General Gaines" as well as a view of "Point Isabella, Texas, with the 'Daniel Webster' sailing with U.S. Troops on Board". The doublepage centerfold shows six "American Home Scenes", which includes prints of "The Applecut" "The Dance" "Quilting&quo... See More
April 06, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary Of State" taken from a Brady photograph. Inside includes a two-thirds page vertical print of: "The United States Gun-boat 'Wyandotte' Firing a Salute on Washington's Birthday in Pensacola Harbor", plus a nearly half page of: "The Flag-Staff B... See More
April 06, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861
* Great slave auction illustration
* Pre Civil War South - rare
Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a n... See More
March 29, 1861
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861
* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to the outbreak
South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.
The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News&q... See More
March 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1861 The front page is taken up with: "Major Anderson's Command at Fort Sumter" which includes 9 officers, one of whom is "Capt. A. Doubleday". Other prints inside include: "Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina" "Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the ... See More
March 22, 1861
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 22, 1861
* Pre Civil War era
* Oneida Community print
The front page features a very nice print of a "Community Dwelling at Oneida", plus most of the front page is taken up with explaining to the curious just what the Oneida Community is all about, including many subheads such as: "Religious Foundation & Principles" "Social ... See More
March 09, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861 “The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his master’s custody. Anderson lived and worked in Canada West from 1854 to A... See More
March 09, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861
* Extradition case of John Anderson
* Canada West escaped slave w/ print
“The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his... See More
February 22, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861. Page two has: "Important Decision" "The Slave-trader--Evidence--Presumptions" which is about a district court case, "The United States, vs. The Bark Kate and Her Cargo".
February 18, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 18, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln as the president elect
* His journey to Washington D.C.
Among the front page column heads are: "Arrival of President Davis at Montgomery" "Southern Rights and Institutions to be Maintained at All Hazards" "The Southern Confederacy".
Page 4 has much on Abraham Lincoln, including many comments on the e... See More
February 09, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 9, 1861 The full front page is a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.
Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with t... See More
February 04, 1861
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 4, 1861
* John Anderson - fugitive slave
* Pre Civil War Southern tensions
Inside has: "A Southern Diarist" "Later From California" "Arrival of the Pony Express" "News From Kansas" "Movements of Mr. Lincoln" "The Case of the Fugitive Anderson", the latter concerning the trial of the famed fugitive slave... See More
January 26, 1861
NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Jan. 26, 1861 A very rare issue as the front page has a terrific print captioned: "Annual Sale and Hiring of Slaves at Montgomery, Ala." accompanied with an article of the same heading.
Only rarely were slave auction prints put in newspapers of the day, and this is great in that it is on the front page. Compounding the rarity is this being an uncommon ti... See More
January 19, 1861
NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1861
* Southern secession
* Fort Sumter tensions
* Prelude to the Civil War
Among the one column heads on the ftpg. are: "The National Troubles" "Animated Debate on the Kansas Bill" "Passage of the Army Bill in Committee of the Whole" "Latest Dispatches from the South" "Declaration of the Georgia Convention in Favo... See More
January 16, 1861
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 16, 1861
* Rare antebellum title
* Secession ?
From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 items include: "The Armament of North Carolina" "Payment of Duties in Seceding States" "Munitions of War" "Letter from General Lane" "Flag Raising! Secession & Southern Rights!!" "Illinois De... See More
January 14, 1861
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, January 14, 1861 Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange... See More
December 31, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 31, 1860
* Fort Sumter diagram
* Charleston, South Carolina
* Southern tensions
The front page features a nice map headed: "THE CHARLESTON FORTIFICATIONS. Topographical Sketch of Fort Sumpter". The first column has related headlines including: "The Revolutionary Crisis" "Important From the South" "Special Message of the Preside... See More
December 27, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 27, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect
* Alabama secession from the Union
* Pre Civil War tensions over slavery
Among the ftpg. column heads: "THE DISUNION TROUBLES" "Tribulation Of the Administration" "An Enabling Bill for New Mexico with a Slavery Clause" "The South Carolina Commissioners in Washington" "Alaba... See More
December 23, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 23, 1860
* Extradition case of John Anderson
* Escaped slave charged w/ murder in Canada
The top of the first column has: "Exciting News From the South" "Threatening State of Affairs in Charleston, S.C." "Anticipated Capture of the Forts by the Populace" "Important Consultation of the President with Southern Senators" &quo... See More
December 15, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 15, 1860 Ftpg. shows: "The City of Washington from the Dome of the Capitol" as well as "The National Capitol at Washington". Halfpg: "Departure of the St. Louis Bridge for Kansas" & one by Winslow Homer: "Expulsion of Negroes & Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston" includes a related article mentioning Frederick Douglas... See More
December 13, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 13, 1860
* Tensions in Southern states
* Pre Civil War secession nears
The ftpg. has: "Senator Wigfall of Texas on Secession" "The Disunion Question--Impossibility of Restoring the Slave trade--Secession Nothing but Revolution & Certain to Involve War". Inside has: "The Disunion Movement--Latest Indications from the South--Counter-move... See More
December 05, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 5, 1860
* President James Buchanan
* State of the Union Address
* Much on tensions in the South
All of page 4 & a portion of pg. 5 are taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type by: James Buchanan. This was his annual state-of-the-union address, the last before the outbreak of the Civil War. Given the period, there is much c... See More
November 30, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1860
* Pre Civil War tensions
* Religious sermons
The focus of this issue is on the secession of states from the Union, and religious unity under the heading of "Thanksgiving Day". The latter topic has a variety of sermons in New York City including: "Christ's Mission" by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher; "Christian Patriotism--Sermon... See More
November 24, 1860
Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.
This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed a... See More
November 16, 1860
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1860
* Southern crisis - Secession options
* Abraham Lincoln as president elect
From a few months before the outbreak of the Civil War, the front page has: "The Southern Excitement" "Condition of Public Sentiment in the Slave States" "The Union Element Showing Itself". More similar reports on 4.
Eight pages, a little irregula... See More
September 27, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 27, 1860
* Slaver ship Erie
* Captain Nathaniel Gordon
Page 7 has one column headings: "Activity In The Slave Trade" "Capture of Two More Slavers--The Erie and Storm King" "Nearly Fifteen Hundred Negroes Found on Board" (see photo).
This slaver Erie has historical significance as the Captain, Nathaniel Gordon, is only American sl... See More
September 19, 1860
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 19, 21, and 22, 1860
* William Walker (filibuster)
* Nicaragua expedition
This is a nice trio of issues covering the capture of execution of William Walker. Walker. Walker was an American who appointed himself President of Nicaragua and attempted to establish it as a slave-holding empire in the Latin America. His controversial career ended with him being capt... See More
September 01, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 1, 1860 Ftpg. has three small prints re: "The Ohio Holy Stone--Great Circular Mound Near Newark, Ohio". Two-thirds pg: "City of Damascus, Syria". Fullpg. shows fireworks upon completion of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, Canada. Fullpg: "Durham & Devon Cows". Another print is: "Proposed New Parliament Buildings ... See More
August 25, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1860 Perhaps the most significant print in this issue is the back page political cartoon captioned: "The Coming Man's Presidential Career, a la Blondin" showing a beardless Abe Lincoln with an African-American on his shoulders. (Blondin was a famous tightrope walker who had walked across Niagara Falls on a rope the year prior). An... See More
August 25, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, August 25, 1860 The front page has: "The Slave-Trade" "Case of Achorn--Decision Rendered--The Captain and Mate Discharged." The report includes the text of the decision (see).
Eight pages, binding slits at the spine, minor printing flaw to the ftpg., otherwise good.
July 28, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 28, 1860 Very nice fullpg: "The Chicago Zouaves Executing Their Drill in New York". Two fullpg. prints: "The Spirits Abroad--The Spirit of Disunion" and "The Spirit of Union". Great fullpg. view of: "The City of Messina, Sicily". Bkpg. cartoon concerning the Chicago Zouaves.
Complete in 16 pages.
July 07, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 7, 1860 Dramatic dblpgctrfld: "Great Eastern Steamship Coming up the Narrows Into the Harbor of New York". Ftpg. shows: "Torture of the Tourniquet as Practiced in the Prisons in Sicily". On page has two illustrations: "The Boys of Palermo Welcoming Garibaldi" and "Garbaldi's Camp Near Palermo, In Sicily".
Co... See More
June 21, 1860
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 21, 1860
* Famous slaver "Wildfire"
* African slave trade print fame
Page 2 has small one column headings: "The Captured Slaver" "Reception Of The Negroes At Key West--How They Fare" This is a notable slave ship, made somewhat famous by the print of it found in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly (see hyperlink).
Other ... See More
June 09, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1860
* Slavery - slaves
Page 9 has over half a column titled: "The Latest Slave Capture" which is a fascinating article on the liberation of some 450 slaves from the ship. A few bits include: "...the increasing odor placed beyond all doubt the fact that the bark had under her hatches a cargo of negroes. And now we began to hear a sort of suppressed mo... See More
June 03, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, June 3, 1860
* Pre Civil War slavery
Among the page 4 column heads are; "The Captured Africans and the Slave Trade" with the article noting in part: "...where one slave vessel is detected by the government with its cargo of Africans, ten succeed in landing the negroes and distributing them over the South...".
Eight pages, good condition.... See More
June 02, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 The prime 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 and 4 re... See More
June 02, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860
* Likely the most sought after slave ship print
* Much text re: slave ships
* Black Americana interest
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 ... See More
May 31, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1860
* Slave ship - Slaver
* Pony Express
The top of page 7 has a report: "Capture of Another Slaver Off the Coast of Cuba" which is rather brief (see). This is followed by: "Arrival of the California Pony Express--The Express Intercepted by Indians--Failure of the Mail, etc." with a St. Joseph, Missouri dateline. Then: "News From Pike... See More
May 28, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, May 28, 1860
* African slave trade - Kongo
* American Slaver ship capture
The front page has an article headed: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars Relative To The Slaver William, Late Of Baltimore, At Key West" which begins: "The William left the Congo River nine days before the Wildfire, having on board 790 slaves, and arrived here [Ke... See More
May 22, 1860
NEW-YORK TIMES, May 22, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination
* Republican National Convention in Chicago
* Slaver ship "Wildfire"
Page 4 has a report with column heads: "The Republican Candidate for the Presidency" "Hon. Abram Lincoln Accepts The Chicago Nomination" being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, i... See More
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