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172316

Assassination of Ormond Chase... The John Brown Excitement...

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December 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, December 3, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'Assassination of Ormond Chase by the Mexicans at Tepic', showing him hanging from a tree.  A 1/4 page illustration of "John W. Forney, Esq., of Philadelphia". Also a 1/3 page illustration "Scene in a Fashionable Church at Lima". A dramatic fullpage showing the 'Loss of the 'Royal Charger... See More  

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172314

Winslow Homer... John Brown at Harper's Ferry...

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November 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1859  Arguable the most desired print is the very nice full page by Winslow Homer: "Fall Games--The Apple Bee".

Other prints within include: 'En Route for Harper's Ferry' with just a brief bit of text; a half page: "The Royal Road to Learning - The Prince of Wales at Oxford"; a full page:"The Fall Games - The Elepha... See More  

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172312

On John Brown's invasion of Harper's Ferry...

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November 19, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 19, 1859 The full front page shows 3 illustrations of: 'Effect of John Brown's Invasion At The South', one being: 'A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves to Resist Invasion' and the other two showing Blacks as well. A halfpage illustration is entitled 'Chatham Street, N.Y., on Sunday'.  A third-page illustration features the &q... See More  

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172310

John Brown... Paul Du Chaillu's discovery of gorillas...

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November 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 12, 1859  Two ftpg. prints show: "The Prisoner (John) Brown & His Boston Counsel" and another showing John Brown at "The Arraignment" plus an article: "Will John Brown be Hanged?"

Inside has a very nice fullpg. scene: "The Trial of John Brown for Treason & Murder" plus a lengthy related article.  The... See More  

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172308

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens...

Harper's Ferry... Elizabeth Blackwell, 1st American female physician...

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November 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1859  The front page features a half page illustration of a "General View Of Harper's Ferry, Showing the Bridge, Armory, Adjacent Hills, Etc."  An article "The Late Invasion at Harper's Ferry" also features two 1/4 page prints: "Portrait Of Ossawattomie Brown" and "Brown, His Son, and Another Of The Outlaws... See More  

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172306

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens...

Harper's Ferry insurrection... John Brown...

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October 29, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1859  The front page of this issue is the "Fac-Simile of the Last Record of the Franklin Expedition, Found by Lieutenant Hobson on King William's Land". A half page illustration 'Harper's Ferry -- The Scene of the Late Insurrection' with an article on John Brown as well. A 'Map of Vancouver Island and Washington Territor... See More  

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172304

City of Rome & German Stadt Theatre (NY) prints...

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October 22, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 22, 1859 The front 1/2 page illustration of "The New York German Stadt Theatre on Sunday Evening." Inside is a 1/2 page illustration of a "Flag Officer Tattnall, U.S.N." Doublepage centerfold map of "The City of Rome." A 3/4 page illustration of "Brunel". This also has a continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" ... See More  

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172302

Good baseball issue... Cricket... "A Tale of Two Cities"...

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October 15, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'A German Beer Garden in N.Y. City on Sunday Eve.' Nice fullpg: 'The English Cricketers--the Eleven of All England'. Half of the dblpgctrfld. is a terrific illus. of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very displayable print, showing almost the entire field. The other hal... See More  

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172300

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens...

The Great Eastern... Pei-Ho, China...

Item #172300

October 08, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1859 The frontpage illustration includes; "A Broadway Sunday Sacred Concert in New York". A page includes half-page illustrations "The Tuscan Assembly Voting the Downfall of the Hapsburg-Loraine Dyn." and "How the French Empress Goes to the Baths at St. Sauveur". Three dramatic prints of "The Battle of the Pei-Ho" in... See More  

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172298

Fifth Avenue Hotel, Madison Square, NY...

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October 01, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 1, 1859. A nearly halfpage illustration of the 'Statue of Webster, at Boston'. A fullpage illustration is of a 'Dining-Room of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, on Madison Square' as well as two half-page illustrations "Ladies' Drawing-room in the Fifth Avenue Hotel" and "Exterior of the Fifth Avenue Hotel on Madison Square, New York.... See More  

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172296

Ballooning... Winslow Homer print...

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September 24, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 24, 1859  The front page features a text article with 2 illustrations on 'Transatlantic Ballooning' showing 'Professor C. Lowe' and the 'Interior of the Balloon Basket' plus inside the issue is a full page illustration of: 'The New Air Ship City of New York'.

The doublepage centerfold is by Winslow Homer and is entitled ... See More  

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172294

The Great Eastern steamship... Charles Spurgeon...

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September 17, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1859  A nearly fullpage illustration: 'The Saloon of the Steamship 'Great Eastern'' with a dramatic doublepage centerfold of 'The 'Great Eastern' Steamship At Sea'.  The frontpage of the illustration features "The Rev. Mr. Spurgeon's New Tabernacle, Blackfriars Road, London" with accompanying artic... See More  

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172292

Chicago scenes... The Great Eastern (steamship)...

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September 10, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1859  The front page features a third-page view of 'The City of Portland, Maine' and a third-page illustration of "The 'Great Eastern' Steamship Ready For Sea" with an accompanying article.  Inside has a one-third page illustration of 'The City of Chicago' which includes 9 scenes as well as a half page illustr... See More  

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172290

Brigham Young... Homer print...

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September 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859 Nice front page article and illustration: "Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City".

Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations; a very nice full page Winslow Homer print: "A Cadet Hop At West Point". Also a half page illustration: "The New Orleans Charity Hospital" along with two smalle... See More  

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172288

Winslow Homer's "August in the Country"...

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August 27, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 27, 1859  Bottom of ftpg. shows: 'The Whale Found Near Flushing, Long Island'. Nice fullpg. illustration by Winslow Homer: 'August in the Country: The Seashore'.  This issue also contains a serialized portion of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within.

Comple... See More  

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172284

Mountain Meadows Massacre... Pike's Peak gold mines...

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August 13, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859  A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Magenta' at Jones's Wood, New York". A full page illustration is comprised of... See More  

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172282

"The Grandmother's Apology" by Alfred Tennyson...

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August 06, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1859  The front of the issue features a poem entitled "The Grandmother's Apology" by Alfred Tennyson with an illustration by Millais. Inside are 12 small illustrations of "Golden Images Found in Indian Graves in the Province of Chiriqui, New Granada." Two full page illustration of "A Day in the Country -The Picnic" and... See More  

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172280

Daniel Sickles letter... Battle of Solferino...

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July 30, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 30, 1859  The front page features a half page illustration of "The Late Prince Metternich" with an accompanying article. Inside contains a full page map of "The Seat of War in Italy, Showing the Famous Austrian Quadrilateral." The continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. Two half page illustrations of "Th... See More  

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172278

Battle of Malegnano... Dred Scott Decision ad...

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July 23, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1859  Inside the issue includes two 1/2 page maps of "Venice" and "Verona." The doublepage centerfold of "The Battle of Malegnano, Fought June 8, 1859." A 1/2 page illustration of "A Zouave Charge on the Bank of the Mincio." QUARTER page illustration of "Marshal Schlick, Commanding 1st and 2nd Austrian Armies... See More  

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172276

Fourth of July fireworks celebration in New York...

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July 16, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 16, 1859  The front page of features a half page: "Scene on the Morning After the late Terrible Accident on the Michigan Southern Railroad" and a 1/4 page illustration "Marshal Macmahon". Inside includes a full page: "The War in Italy - the Emperor Napoleon at the Battle of Magenta" and a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: &q... See More  

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172274

Regis Gignoux's Niagara lighthouse

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July 09, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1859  A front page half page illustration of "Fire in the Fourth." Inside includes a full page illustration of "Gignoux's Niagara - The Property of Hon. August Belmont" (Lighthouse). This features the continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. A nearly doublepage map of "Sardinia, Piedmont, Savoy, Pa... See More  

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172272

A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dicken...

Horseracing... the Eclipse Course, Long Island...

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July 02, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1859  The front page features two nearly half page illustrations entitled 'The Imperial Army Printing Press' and "The Emperor's Camp Tent". A full page illustration entitled 'The Four Mile Heat, On Eclipse Course, Long Island' is about Horse Racing.  Full page illustrations are entitled 'Visit of the Emperor Napoleo... See More  

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172270

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens...

Battles in Italy... Steamship Edinburgh...

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June 25, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1859 The front page features a three-quarter page illustration 'Queen Victoria and Her Family at Osborne'. A full page: 'Collision Between the Steamship Edinburgh and an Iceberg, 180 miles from Newfoundland, on June 6, 1859'. 'The Battle of Montebello--Zouaves Charging through the Streets' plus other scenes regarding the battles in It... See More  

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172268

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens... Ballooning...

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June 18, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1859 Two front 1/4 page illustrations of "General Garibaldi" and "Garibaldi's Chasseurs of the Alps." are featured on the front page. Inside pertaining to "The War in Europe" including "The French Army Marching Through a Sardinian Fortified Place Toward the Austrian Lines" and "The Emperor of Austria and His G... See More  

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172264

Versailles, Milan, Turin - War in Italy...

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June 04, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 4, 1859  The front page features a quarter page illustration of "Stripping the Dead" and 1/2 page illustration of "Massacre at Tacubaya, Mexico, on April 11, 1859." Inside two illustrations pertaining to "The French Army in Northern Italy" including "Zouaves Leaving Versailles by Torch Light for the Seat of War" and &... See More  

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172262

Map of the seat of war in Italy...

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May 28, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 28, 1859  The front page features a small illustration of "The Late Baron Humboldt", a nearly half page illustration of "Humboldt in His Study at Berlin" as well as a small "Baron Humboldt's Autograph".  Full page: 'Ye Abolitionists in Council--Ye Orator of Ye Day Denouncing Ye Union, May, 1859' shows a preacher... See More  

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172260

Rulers Victor Emanuel & Francis Joseph...

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May 21, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 21, 1859  The front half  page illustration of "The Departure of Italian Volunteers from Leghorn." An inside 1/4 page illustration of "The Late Bishop Doane." A 1/4 page illustration of "Library of the New York Law Institute."

A continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens including a few illustratio... See More  

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172258

Verz Cruz: the plan of the fortifications... "Uncle Sam" in a political cartoon...

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May 14, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1859  Illustrations include: 'Plan of the Fortification of Vera Cruz', 'Struggle with a Buck' and 'Panther Hunting in Africa' and a great full page view of: 'The Flood in the Mississippi' plus another full page on the 'Fireworks at the Brooklyn City Hall'.  This issue also contains a serialized portion of &quo... See More  

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172256

Trial of Daniel Sickles... Dickens "The Tale of Two Cities"...

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May 07, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, May 7, 1859   Includes the story "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens beginning on the first page. The front page also includes a small illustration of "The Figures of a Horse and Rider Came Slowly Through the Eddying Mist." Inside includes nine small illustrations pertaining to "Ye Pictorial Historie of Abner Howe's Journ... See More  

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172254

Winslow Homer print...

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April 30, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1859 Halfpg: 'Proposed Balloon Railway Up Mt. Rhigi, Switzerland'. Nice fullpg: 'May-Day In The City'. Also a full page Winslow Homer print: "May Day In The Country". Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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172252

Centerfold print of New York City...

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April 23, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1859  The front page of the issue features the "Fac-Simile of Mrs. Sickles's Confession". "Cardinal Antonelli and Rome in 1859" article also features two accompanying illustrations. 1/4 page illustration of "General Geffrard, President of Hayti".

Terrific doublepage centerfold: 'New York City and Environs, from th... See More  

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172250

Sickles trial...

Item #172250

April 16, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 16, 1859  The front page features a half page illustration entitled "Opening of the Spring Fashions". A full page illustration of "The Funeral of Emilio Dandolo at Milan, Italy." 

The detailed reporting of the Daniel Sickles trial is found under the "Domestic Intelligence" section of the issue as well as in the article &... See More  

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172248

Trial of Daniel Sickles...

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April 09, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 9, 1859  The front

page features a cameo of 'The Hon. Daniel E. Sickles' with a lengthy accompanying article entitled "Biographical Sketch of Hon. D. E. Sickles". Two illustrations of: 'The Wreck of the Dromahair' 'Destruction of St. Peter's College, Troy, N.Y., by a Landslide' 'Landing of the Neapolitan Exiles at... See More  

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172246

Homer prints... Pike's Peak... Desjardins Canal train disaster...

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April 02, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 2, 1859 Ftpg: 'The Terrible Railway Accident in Canada', near Hamilton, Ontario (also known as the Great Western Desjardins Canal train disaster). Two nearly halfpg. illus. by Winslow Homer: 'March Winds' & 'April Showers'. 'Map of the Route to Pike's Peak'. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within... See More  

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172244

The Sickles case...

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March 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1859. The front page features the "The Wreck of the Adonis" ship. A small text article "The Sickles Case".  An article "The Terrible Homicide at Hawesville, Kentucky" with accompanying small illustration "Murder of Lowe in His Cell in Prison" and half page illustration "The Chase of Lowe by the Mob at Hawesv... See More  

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172242

First use of insanity plea... Nellie Bly...

Item #172242

March 19, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1859  The front page shows: 'Hon. Daniel E. Sickles in Prison at Washington', who was the first person to plead temporary insanity in a murder case. He would be acquitted. There is a related article on page 2 titled: "The Washington Tragedy".

Also of significance is the 2 1/2 page article with ten illustrations titled "A Visit T... See More  

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172240

Early Winslow Homer: Skating in Boston... The Sickles tragedy...

Item #172240

March 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1859 Ftpg. shows: 'The Last Hours of Congress, March, 1858'. Halfpg: 'Homicide of P. Barton Key by Hon. Daniel Sickles at Washington'. Nice fullpg. Homer: 'Skating At Boston'. Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements are within.

Complete in sixteen pages.... See More  

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172238

Cornelius Vanderbilt...

Item #172238

March 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York, dated March 5, 1859. Half of the front page features an illustration of "Cornelius Vanderbilt, Esq.".  An article "A New Race of Monkeys -- The Gorillas" includes four illustrations. A nearly fullpage "Opening of the British Parliament by Queen Victoria, 1859". Fullpage 'The Napier Ball At Williard' s Hotel, Washington ... See More  

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172236

Murder in Utah... Haiti...

Item #172236

February 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1859. The front page features a halfpage illustration entitled "The Ball of the Season". Two illustration of 'The Murder of the Deaf and Dumb Boy in Utah' and 'The Consummation of the Murder'. An article "Mr. Aspinwall's Gallery" also has two nearly halfpage illustrations. Two pages with 6 illustrations of: 'Th... See More  

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172234

Valentine's Day prints... Shocking Scene At A Fire in Brooklyn...

Item #172234

February 19, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 19, 1859  The front page has a print titled: "Arrival of the Country Postman On St. Valentine's Morning". Inside has prints of: "A Fire Hunt In Georgia" "Discovery of Three Half-starved Alms House Children in the Room of a Hired Nurse..." "A Cock Fight Among the Athenians of Boston" "Shocking Scene At A F... See More  

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172232

Ice skating...

Item #172232

February 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 12, 1859 Front 1/4 page illustration of "The Late William H. Prescott" and a smaller illustration of "Mr. Prescott's Writing Case." Inside includes a full page illustration entitled "A Skating Scene." Doublepage centerfold of "The Reception by the Emperor Napoleon at the Tuileries on New Year's Day." 1/4 page i... See More  

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172230

Dr. Horace Green...

Item #172230

February 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1859. An interesting medical issue, with a two page article: 'Dr. Horace Green and His Method', showing several medical instruments, and three 'Anatomical Views of the Throat, Lungs, etc.'

The front page features a nearly halfpage illustration "A Difference of Opinion" which is a dual view on embracing the cold. An article "... See More  

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172228

Employment of women...

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January 29, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1859 Half front page illustration of 'Rev. J.W. Cummings, D.D' also features an accompany article. "Employment of Women" features an article and many small illustrations of women working in Douglas & Sherwood's Skirt Manufactory. "The Pope's Railway Car" article also features three illustrations. Two one-third page ... See More  

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172226

Shipwreck of the 'Margaret Tyson'...

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January 22, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 22, 1859  Front 1/2 page illustration of "Shipwrecked Sailors of the 'Margaret Tyson' on the Ship's House." A text article "Is Charles Dickens Coming to This Country?"  Inside includes many illustration pertaining to "The Loss of the Steamer 'C. Vanderbilt'" including "The Passengers in the Reli... See More  

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172224

Front page print of the infamous slave ship "Wanderer"...

Item #172224

January 15, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1859  The front page features a rather large illustration of: "The Yacht 'Wanderer'" along with a related article on it. Its infamy is in that it was the last documented ship to bring a cargo of slaves from Africa to the United States, which it did on November 28, 1858. Part of the article notes: "...after detaining the Wandere... See More  

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172222

The Steamship 'Ariel'...

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January 08, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 8, 1859  Part of the front page contains an illustration of the 'Statue of Senator Douglas' along with a illustration of "John Bright, Esq., Member of the British Parliament". Article "General Jackson's Duel with Dickinson" with illustrations. This issue also contains two text articles on Charles Dickens. A fullpage illust... See More  

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172220

New Year issue... Purchase of Mount Vernon...

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January 01, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 1, 1859  Half front page illustration 'I Wish You a Happy New Year' accompanies the poem of the same title. Written text on the purchasing of Mount Vernon. Full page illustrations entitled: 'New Year's Day In New York 1859'; "New-Year's Day in New Amsterdam in the Old Dutch Times"; "Divine Service Being Held in the ... See More  

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172218

Winslow Homer Christmas prints...

Item #172218

December 25, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1858  The front page features a print: "Santa Claus Paying His Usual Christmas Visit to His Young Friends" shows him in a sleigh pulled by a turkey, with many toys. This is an early image of Santa Claus before the more common imagine created by Thomas Nast changed his appearance forever.

Inside pages have four prints by famed artist Winsl... See More  

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172216

American state prison...

Item #172216

December 18, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 18, 1858  The front page shows: 'Candidates for the Board of Education Opposed to Reading the Bible in Schools', looking monkey-like. Inside has two pages of illustrations: 'Torture and Homicide in an American State Prison', showing 6 types of torture used. "Glimpses at Life in Washington" article also features four illustratio... See More  

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172214

Gold Digging... Opium-Smoking Saloon...

Item #172214

December 11, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1858  The front page features a very nice illustration 'The Overland Mail Starting from San Francisco for the East' shows the Butterfield Overland, plus text. Inside is a text article "Gold Digging" with the latest accounts from Frazer's River. An article on "Views in Japan" features two half page illustrations 'G... See More  

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