Harper's Weekly Issues Under $50

One of the most fascinating newspapers to discover from the past is Harper's Weekly, which featured evocative and detailed illustrations from across the United States, particularly from the Civil War and the westward expansion.

Harper's Weekly Issues Under $50

One of the most fascinating newspapers to discover from the past is <a href="http://www.rarenewspapers.com/entry/harpers_weekly"><em>Harper&#39;s Weekly</em></a>, which featured evocative and detailed illustrations from across the United States, particularly from the Civil War and the westward expansion.
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678496

Anthracite Coal strike of 1902...

Item #678496

September 24, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 24, 1902



* Anthracite Coal strike of 1902

* Eastern Pennsylvania coalfields

* United Mine Workers of America




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "REIGN OF TERROR IN COAL REGION" with subhead. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally ... See More  

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678495

Robert Peary's 1898-1902 Arctic expedition....

Item #678495

September 18, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 18, 1902



* Arctic explorer Robert Peary

* 1898-1902 expedition ending




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "ARCTIC EXPEDITION RETURNING HOME" with subhead. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complet... See More  

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678435

Winslow Homer's famous Snap The Whip...

Item #678435

September 20, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 20, 1873  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the much desired Winslow Homer doublepage centerfold: "Snap the Whip". As the photos show, this print is in very nice condition.

Front page features a 1/2 page illustration entitled: "The New School Mistress." Inside is a full page illustration of "Saved!" A article "... See More  

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678105

President Lincoln with his son Tad...

Item #678105

May 06, 1865

(slightly reduced due to condition - approx. 90% of full value) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865  This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.

The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to... See More  

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678080

Cornell University... The Yosemite Valley...

Item #678080

June 21, 1873

(90% - slightly reduced due to condition) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 21, 1873  Great full front page: 'The Yosemite Valley, Calif., Showing the Great Grizzly Bear Fall' is displayable; Doublepage centerfold: ' Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.'; Full page: 'Picture from the Lava Beds' shows 5 Modoc Indian scenes from during the Modoc War, with text;&n... See More  

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$45.00

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$24.00
677858

Lincoln's inauguration... Winslow Homer print...

Item #677858

March 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1861 (for quote)  The entire front page shows: "The Inaugural Procession at Washington Passing the Gate of the Capitol Grounds" which shows Abraham Lincoln & James Buchanan in the carriage.

Inside has a nearly half page print showing: "Presidents Buchanan and Lincoln Entering the Senate Chamber Before The Inauguration" with rel... See More  

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677819

Aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire... Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"...

Item #677819

November 11, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871 



* Great Chicago Fire of 1871

* Thomas Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"




The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another full page shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a half page as well.

The double page centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nas... See More  

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$155.00
677594

Review & premiere of "Die Hard", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #677594

July 15, 1988

LOS ANGELES TIMES, July 15, 1988



* Best "Die Hard" film advertisement

* Grand Opening Day movie premiere review

* Bruce Willis - Los Angeles skyscraper




A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "Die Hard" and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area's pr... See More  

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$162.00
677591

1912 Women's Suffrage...

Item #677591

February 02, 1912

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 2, 1912



* Women's Suffrage movement

* President Theodore Roosevelt




Page 2 has a two column heading: "ROOSEVELT FAVORS SUFFRAGE; HOME DUTIES FIRST, HOWEVER" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

... See More  

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$42.00
677285

1913 Rodman Law's human rocket stunt...

Item #677285

March 19, 1913

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 19, 1913



* Daredevil Rodman Law

* Human rocket stunt




The top of page 2 has a three column pictorial with heading: "Rodman Law, Human Skyrocket, to try Daredevil Flight Once Again" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile fro... See More  

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$38.00
677280

1913 Women's Suffrage Procession...

Item #677280

March 03, 1913

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 3, 1913



* Women's Suffrage Procession

* 1st suffragist parade in Washington D.C.

* First march on Washington for political purposes




The front page has a three column heading: "SUFFRAGETTES PARADE BEFORE HUGE CROWDS" with subheads and related pictorial. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp"... See More  

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$88.00
677278

Homer's famous "Snap The Whip"...

Item #677278

September 20, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 20, 1873   This issue has a double page centerfold titled: "Snap The Whip" done by famed artist Winslow Homer. This print, considered by many to be the most desirable illustrations done by Homer to appear in Harper's Weekly--and arguably the most desired issue from the 60 year run of the newspaper--features several young boys playing... See More  

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677072

President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag Upon Independence Hall...

Item #677072

March 09, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1861  The issue being offered is an incomplete issue containing the following illustrations: the front page full-page illustration "President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag with Thirty-Four Stars Upon Independence Hall, Philadelphia, February 22, 1861"; full-page "United States Arsenal at Little Rock, Arkansas, Surrendered to the Stat... See More  

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676928

Jim Thorpe wins 1912 Olympic decathlon...

Item #676928

July 15, 1912

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 15, 1912 



* Jim Thorpe wins Olympic decathlon

* Carlisle Indian School star athlete




The front page has a one column headings that include: "Final Day Of The Athletic Program" "....American Winner of Decathlon" and more. (see) Coverage continues on page 2 a small heading: "Thorp Wins Decathlon". (see) Surprisingly this issue... See More  

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$44.00
676771

First Thomas Nast "Uncle Sam" image... Freed slaves in the streets of Richmond...

Item #676771

November 20, 1869

(for quote to Joey Kim - priced reduced as per email on 2/18/21) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 20, 1869 Of particular note is the sought after full page illustration of "Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner," which, according to the Thomas Nast Society, is the very first Nast print of Uncle Sam in this publication. Thomas Nast is considered the artist who did much to create the ... See More  

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676646

Death of Pennsylvania Railroad President... Waldorf Astoria Hotel Ball...

Item #676646

February 18, 1897

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, February 18, 1897  This issue has the death report of George Brooke Roberts, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, along with an accompanying image.  George Roberts was the 1st vice-president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and, as a civil engineer, oversaw the building of Broad Street Station in Philadelphia.

Also included in this issue... See More  

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676613

Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #676613

December 30, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More  

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$300.00
676075

A 5 Issue Set! 1861-1865 Harper&#x27;s Weekly Civil War Illustrations...

Item #676075

January 01, 1861

(5 issue set) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May, 1861 - May, 1865... one from each year of the Civil War!



* the most recognized illustrated newspaper of the Civil War

* several illustrated prints (suitable for framing)


* discounted by 50% (or more)



You will receive 5 original issues from this famous illustrated newspaper, dated somewhere from May, 1861 through May, 1865, offered at a subs... See More  
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$112.00
675990

The Lincoln assassination & funeral, illustrated...

Item #675990

May 06, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865  This issue remains one of the most desired of the Civil War era, if not the 19th century, as much of it deals with the assassination and funeral of President Abraham Lincoln.

The entire front page is a print captioned: "President Lincoln At Home" showing him reading a book to his son. This very image was made into a postage stamp by the U... See More  

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675662

Death of R&B singer Etta James...

Item #675662

January 21, 2012

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 21, 2012  The front page shows a photo of Grammy winner Etta James with a lengthy article continuing to the inside pages titled "Six-decade career began atop the charts".

Additional heads include "AN UNLIKELY DUO IN SOUTH CAROLINA" which covers the rally with Stephen Colbert and Herman Cain.

Complete in five sections, good condition, folded.... See More  

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675653

Death of R&B singer Etta James...

Item #675653

January 21, 2012

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 21, 2012 (for quote)



* Death of R&B singer Etta James



The front page has the beginning of a report on the death of R&B multi-Grammy winning artist, Etta James, which includes a photo. The article is continued on page A12.

In very good condition with all major sections present.

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675547

Marking charcoal illustrations...

Item #675547

December 27, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 27, 1879 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue entitled "Charcoal Burning" drawn by S. G. McCutcheon and is comprised of several illustrations showing the life and procedure of charcoal. This is a genuine leaf from the issue--not a reprint measuring approximately 10.25 x 15.25 inches, with a few archival mends for small ed... See More  

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$18.00
675471

The Wright brothers fly...

Item #675471

January 02, 1904

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 2, 1904  A very historic issue, as page 10 reports one of the more significant events of the 20th century with the heading: "A Flying Machine That Flies", reporting on the Wright brothers' successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The beginning of the article tells the situation in an age when reports of manned flight were common,
... See More  

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675470

The Wright brothers fly!

Item #675470

January 30, 1904

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 30, 1904  Near the back is an article marking perhaps the most significant development of the 20th century, that being manned flight. Note this issue is the month following the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk.

The article is headed: "Progress of Science - The Problem of Flight" and the text includes: "...In a test near Kitty H
... See More  

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675469

The Wright brothers fly!

Item #675469

January 30, 1904

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 30, 1904  Near the back is an article marking perhaps the most significant development of the 20th century, that being manned flight. Note this issue is the month following the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk.

The article is headed: "Progress of Science - The Problem of Flight" and the text includes: "...In a test near Kitty H
... See More  

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675468

The Wright brothers fly...

Item #675468

January 02, 1904

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 2, 1904  A very historic issue, as page 10 reports one of the more significant events of the 20th century with the heading: "A Flying Machine That Flies", reporting on the Wright brothers' successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The beginning of the article tells the situation in an age when reports of manned flight were common,
... See More  

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675467

The Wright brothers fly...

Item #675467

January 02, 1904

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 2, 1904  A very historic issue, as page 10 reports one of the more significant events of the 20th century with the heading: "A Flying Machine That Flies", reporting on the Wright brothers' successful flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

The beginning of the article tells the situation in an age when reports of manned flight were common,
... See More  

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675466

The Wright brothers fly!

Item #675466

January 30, 1904

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 30, 1904  Near the back is an article marking perhaps the most significant development of the 20th century, that being manned flight. Note this issue is the month following the Wright brothers first flight at Kitty Hawk.

The article is headed: "Progress of Science - The Problem of Flight" and the text includes: "...In a test near Kitty H
... See More  

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675435

Three Harper's Weekly issues... You pick three...

Item #675435
YOU PICK THREE



To introduce our members to Harper's Weekly Illustrated (or to provide an opportunity to expand the collections of those who are already familiar with them), through Wednesday, December 16, 2020 we are offering a set of 3 issues of Harper's Weekly at a huge discount for the set. AND, the best news of all? You get to select the issues you want from a list of over 600 issue... See More  

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675268

Baseball: the Red Stocking Club...

Item #675268

July 03, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1869  The front page features an article on "Henry J. Raymond" with a large illustration of him. A full page illustration "Peace - Finale, Boston, June, 1869".

Certainly the best print is a very nice half page: 'The Picked Nine of the Red Stocking Baseball Club, Cincinnati' showing ten players in uniform with some equipment.

... See More  

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675230

Desirable Mark Twain 1905 Birthday Supplement...

Item #675230

December 23, 1905

HARPER'S WEEKLY (Supplement only), New York, December 23, 1905  The cover has: "Mark Twain 70th Birthday - Souvenir Of It's Celebration", which includes a large image of what appears to be a marble bust of him. The inside is dedicated entirely to the celebration and his life. The double-page centerfold, "THE DINNER AT DELMONICO'S IN HONOR OF MARK TWAIN'S SEVENTI... See More  

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674812

Nast's famous Reconstruction centerfold...

Item #674812

September 01, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 1, 1866 (Price adjusted for condition)

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 Jerse... See More  

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674749

Baseball-themed color cover...

Item #674749

September 16, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 16, 1911  The full color front cover is a baseball-themed print captioned: "IF" showing 3 men arguing over a 3-2 baseball game, presumably discussing "what if??"

The inside front page is: "One Of Europe's Prettiest Princesses", Princess Henry of Pless. Other photos within include: "Scenes in the National Shooting con... See More  

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674746

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #674746

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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674157

Early report of the D-Day invasion, reported by the Nazis...

Item #674157

June 06, 1944

DAILY NEWS, New York, June 6, 1944  This is a rather early report of the D-Day invasion, as the headline reports: "NAZIS REPORT INVASION ON" "Say Allies Land at Le Harve; British Radio Warns Dutch". The American confirmation of the D-Day invasion would be reported in the "**** Final" edition, this being the "***Final" edition.

The front page also featu... See More  

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674148

The Chicago baseball team...

Item #674148

October 17, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 17, 1885  An issue with many nice prints, but perhaps the most sought after would be the nearly half page print of: "The Chicago Base-Ball Club" showing all team members, with their names in the caption, in full baseball uniform. Hall of Famer Cap Anson is among those shown.

Other nice prints including a full front page of: "The Late Cardina... See More  

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673808

Very nice and early baseball print...

Item #673808

November 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Although there are numerous prints within this issue by far the most desired is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd.

The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at... See More  

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$82.00
673807

Full page baseball team print...

Item #673807

July 25, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874  Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with a bat or ball in hand. A very displayable item for ... See More  

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$78.00
673805

Full page baseball team print...

Item #673805

July 25, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874  Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with a bat or ball in hand. A very displayable item for ... See More  

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$132.00
673618

"Democratic Platform Made Easy" - showing blacks among various vignettes...

Item #673618

November 06, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 6, 1869 



* The Democratic Party platform

* Democrats are racists - anti-black

* 19th century illustration - print




The prime feature is the double-page centerfold titled: 'Democratic Platform Made Easy' with many vignettes, several which portray Blacks in various uncomplimentary and stereotypical settings/charicatures.The front page of th... See More  

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$88.00

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$45.00
673400

Famous Nast centerfold...

Item #673400

July 27, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1878  Perhaps the most notable print is the very nice full page illustration: "Baseball at Blackville -- The 'White Stockings' Against the 'Black Legs' -- First Blood for the 'Black Legs.' " being a cartoonish illustration showing African-Americans playing baseball.

A wealth of other, unrelated prints as can be seen in... See More  

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673312

The Women's International Council is formed...

Item #673312

April 05, 1888

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, April 5, 1888  The front page has a report on the historic 1st meeting of the International Council of Women which was held in Washington, D.C., and was presided over by Susan B. Anthony. The front has: "THE WOMEN'S COUNCIL ENDED", followed by considerable details of the meeting. The article states the closing session began with prayer, en... See More  

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$165.00
672984

Baseball champions...

Item #672984

May 16, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1885  The entire ftpg. shows: 'Vesuvius In Eruption'. The prime print would be the full page captioned: "Champion Baseball Players" showing portraits of twelve players from various baseball teams, including James O'Rourke, John Ward, Joseph Hornung, William Ewing, and others.

Among other prints in the issue are: "The Twelfth R... See More  

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$115.00

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$59.00
672982

Displayable baseball print...

Item #672982

June 27, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 27, 1874  Within this complete issue is a great full page print captioned: "International Baseball--The Boston Champions" showing the entire team in uniform. The name of each player is captioned below, the list including Al Spaulding and James O'Rourke among others. A related article as well. A great companion issue to join the 2004 Boston champions--13... See More  

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672800
Item #672800

August 22, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1865  Photos provided for a quote. Priced as a "2nd rate" issue.

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672700

Financial Stock Market Crisis of 1907..

Item #672700

October 24, 1907

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 24, 1907  A front page image has, "CROWD OUTSIDE COLONIAL BRANCH OF THE TRUST COMPANY OF AMERICA, BROADWAY AND ANN STREET", with related articles,"FINANCIAL LEADERS HELP - Morgan and Rockefeller Devise Measures to Relieve the Situation Here - TRUST CO. OF AMERICA STANDS RUN", "THINK WORST IS OVER - VIEWS AT THE TREASURY - Belief That Con... See More  

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672578

"Our Army and Navy in the Philippines"... Golf centerfold by A. B. Frost...

Item #672578

September 17, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 17, 1898  Full front page illus. of "Our Army and Navy in the Philippines" showing Admiral Dewey & General Merritt on the flagship 'Olympia'.

Inside has two full pages of illus. of "Scenes at Camp Wikoff." Full pg. illus. of "On a Homeward-Bound Transport from Cuba."

Doublepage centerfold of "I've Played... See More  

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$70.00
672577

"Our Army and Navy in the Philippines"... Golf centerfold by A. B. Frost...

Item #672577

September 17, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 17, 1898  Full front page illus. of "Our Army and Navy in the Philippines" showing Admiral Dewey & General Merritt on the flagship 'Olympia'.

Inside has two full pages of illus. of "Scenes at Camp Wikoff." Full pg. illus. of "On a Homeward-Bound Transport from Cuba."

Doublepage centerfold of "I've Played... See More  

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$77.00
672574

Governor Woodrow Wilson.... Baseball... Coney Island...

Item #672574

August 19, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 19, 1911  The front page is a photo of: "Admiral Togo in America."

A full page is taken up with: "Some Chips from the Diamond" by Kemble, being a collection of ten somewhat comic prints of baseball players. The players include Honus Wagner, Christy "Matty" Mathewson, Ty Cobb and Johnny Evers, among others.

Twenty-four pages, ... See More  

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672294

Battle of Pea Ridge, and much more...

Item #672294

March 29, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 29, 1862  The full front page shows: "A Thrilling Scene in East Tennessee --Colonel Fry and the Union Men Swearing by the Flag". Other prints inside include a dramatic fullpg: "The Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas--the Final Advance of Our Troops" and "Columbus, Kentucky, After the Rebel Evacuation" and "Fort Clinch, Fernand... See More  

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