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

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670901

1911 Harrisburg, Illinois mine disaster...

Item #670901

October 23, 1911

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, October 23, 1911



* Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois

* O'Gara coal mine explosion disaster




Near the bottom of the front pager is a one column heading: "NINE MINERS KILLED BY EXPLOSION" 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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$48.00
669324

First Alcatraz Prison escape attempt in 1936...

Item #669324

April 28, 1936

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 28, 1936



* 1st Alcatraz Island escape attempt

* Federal prison - Joseph Bowers




The back page has 2 related photos concerning the very first Alcatraz prison escape attempt. (see) Also page 3 has a report  with one column heading: "Convict Is Killed In First Attempt To Flee From Alcatraz" (see)

Complete with all 34 pages, rag edition in very nice c... See More  

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$42.00
667793

Item from Sojourner Truth...

Item #667793

March 11, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 



* Sojourner Truth

* Black Woman

* Woman's Activist




Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and he... See More  

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664175

The "Special Edition" on the death of President Garfield...

Item #664175

July 23, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1881 



* President James Garfield assassination 

* Rare extra edition of famed title - Prints
 



This is the "Special Edition" of Harper's on the death of President James Garfield, and is entirely different from the "regular" edition of the same date as our item 174580 on our website.

This "Special Edition&quo... See More  

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$49.00
663871

Early Winslow Homer print: Skating in Boston...

Item #663871

March 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1859  An incomplete issue as it is lacking half of the pages, but present is the desired full page print by Winslow Homer: "Skating At Boston" which is in nice condition (see photos).

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$43.00
662897

Nice New Year's prints... Plan for a "submarine railway" between England & France...

Item #662897

January 02, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858  The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.

Interesting article with two illust... See More  

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$17.00
662531

Selling Christmas greens in Richmond, Virginia... Thomas Nast prints...

Item #662531

December 25, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 25, 1875  Front full pg. illus. of" "Selling Christmas Greens - A Scene in Richmond, Virginia." Inside is a full pg. Thomas Nast illus: "J. G. B. Jun., In His Property Room." Two one-quarter pg. portraits of: "The Hon. Michael C. Kerr" and "The Rev. Dr. W.E. M'Laren."; one-third pg. portrait of: "J. Ross... See More  

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$35.00
662530

Selling Christmas greens in Richmond, Virginia... Thomas Nast prints...

Item #662530

December 25, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 25, 1875  Front full pg. illus. of" "Selling Christmas Greens - A Scene in Richmond, Virginia." Inside is a full pg. Thomas Nast illus: "J. G. B. Jun., In His Property Room." Two one-quarter pg. portraits of: "The Hon. Michael C. Kerr" and "The Rev. Dr. W.E. M'Laren."; one-third pg. portrait of: "J. Ross... See More  

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$34.00
658904

W.A. Rogers... Baseball championship cup...

Item #658904

June 23, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1888 (With Supplement of The City of Chicago)  Full ftpg. shows: 'William II, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia'. Fullpg W.A. Rogers: 'A Street in a Mining Village in Penna.' & Fullpg: 'The Whipple Institutes & Buildings at Farbault, Minnesota'. Article: "The Base-Ball Championship Cup" with accompanying ... See More  

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656932

The landing of Ohio Troops at Louisville, Kentucky...

Item #656932

January 11, 1862

(single-leaf from) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, January 11, 1862



This is a single-page print. The page contains two engravings entitled "Landing of Ohio Troops at Louisville, Kentucky" and "General Buell's Body-Guard".



The print size is approximately 11 x 15.75 inches.

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$16.00
656931

Charleston, South Carolina from the Civil War...

Item #656931

January 31, 1863

(single-leaf from) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, January 31, 1863



This is a single-page print which would be great for display. The page contains four engravings entitled: "Middle-Ground Battery, Charleston, S.C." "The Charleston Iron-Clad Fleet" "Folley's Battery Near the Light-House, at Charleston, South Carolina" and "Our Blockading Fleet off North... See More  

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$16.00
656918

Valentine's Day... Scenes of Colorado...

Item #656918

February 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1866  The entire front page has two prints: "Central City, Colorado" which is a town view; and "A Gambling Scene in Denver City, Colorado". Inside is a large print of "George Bancroft"; a full page of the: "Grand Reception Given by the 7th Regiment at the Academy of Music, New York"; a print of: "The Late Rev... See More  

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$46.00
651599

Floods of Virginia...

Item #651599

October 22, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 22, 1870  The front page contains "Buring of the Village of Bazeilles".  Inside the issue is a full page with 3 illustrations: 'The Floods in Virginia' shows a flooded street in Richmond, and in Harper's Ferry and the Potomac at Washington DC. Full page illustrations are 'Bear Hunt in a Southern Cane Break', "Summo... See More  

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$32.00

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$17.00
651148

With the original color cover....

Item #651148

January 28, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York January 28, 1911  Still has the original color cover showing two boys in a winter scene. Color back cover is for Gold Medal Flour.

The front page of this issue is a photo of "The Late Paul Morton." Also inside: "Suggestion for a Statue to be Placed in One of Our Public Parks or on the Peace building at the Hague." by Kemble. There is a photo ... See More  

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648063

The fate of outlaw Frank James... The stage in his future?

Item #648063

October 10, 1882

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 10, 1882 



* Outlaw Frank James

* Jesse gang fame

* To travel on stage ?




Page 5 begins with over a full column headed: "FRANK JAMES' FUTURE" "Quotations from the Statutes Relative to State Requisitions" "Gov. Crittenden in a Position to Act in Accordance with His Alleged Promise to the Bandit--The Federal Laws on the Subject A... See More  

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$38.00
644927

"Backgammon", by Winslow Homer (very small)...

Item #644927

February 24, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY February 24, 1877. Full ftpg. Thomas Nast illus. of: "A Jewel Among Swine." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "St. Valentine's Day in Merrie Old England." Full pg. illus. of: "Skating in Central Park."

The doublepage centerfold has several illus. pertaining to "The Water Color Exhibition, at the National Academy of Design, New York - Sketche... See More  

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177853

Great Statue of Liberty sketch..

Paul Thompson photographs...

Item #177853

July 19, 1913

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1913  The inside has two pages of vignettes (photoed by the famous photographer Paul Thompson) of well-known actor's and actresses of the period which include Jack Barrymore, Otis Skinner, Vincent Serrano, and Blanch Bates. Also present are images related to: "The Striker," by Frederick Bechdolt; "Le Baiser," by Rodin, "From... See More  

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177851

Coney Island and Newboys photos...

Item #177851

August 02, 1913

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1913  The inside has two pages of vignettes, "The Four Hundred And The Four Million," contrasting the life of the rich and the poor. Included are photos of newsboys, Coney Island, John Nicholas Brown, and Newport Children. Also shown are images and/or text related to: "The Ward Of 'Mullin Rudge'," by Marie Manning; "The... See More  

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639532

Transatlantic telegraph cable...

Item #639532

May 02, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857  Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".

Articles entitled: "The... See More  

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$30.00
636876
Item #636876
HARPER'S WEEKLY -- the first year: 1857 A lot of 6 issues but all in '2nd rate' condition. Very few illustrations from this initial year.
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$24.00
636856

Thomas Nast print... Italy... Vicksburg...

Item #636856

July 14, 1866

Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... See More  

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636853

'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas...

Item #636853

May 19, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY May 19, 1866 Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Major General Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Minister to Chile" and "Commodore John Rodgers, U.S.N." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Bombardment of Valparaiso by the Spanish Fleet, March 31, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. entitled "'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas." Dblpgctr... See More  

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636851

Jerusalem from the Golden Gate...

Item #636851

March 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More  

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$17.00
636434
Item #636434

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-thir... See More  

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633558

Scenes at Salt Lake City, Utah... Life in the Canadian Rockies...

Item #633558

April 08, 1893

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 8, 1893  Within are four scenes of: "Hunting Life in the Rockies", all in British Columbia with 3 showing Indians. Great fullpg: "A Week With the Mormons" has 8 prints including two of Mormon currency. Also a halfpg. photo of: "The New Mormon Temple at Salt Lake City, Utah".

Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Rabbit-Shooting... See More  

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$46.00
633556

The surf at Asbury Park... The Klondike gold fields...

Item #633556

September 11, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 11, 1897  Full ftpg. shows the surf breaking over the boardwalk at Asbury Park, N.J. Fullpg. shows 6 photos of "Scenes in Kansas City's Great Grain & Cattle Market". Fullpg. with 7 photos of "On the Way to the Klondike Gold Fields--Scenes at Dyea & Skagway, Alaska" & another fullpg. on the Klondike. Fullpg. with 7 ph... See More  

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$49.00
633319

Early Salt Lake City... Paul Morphy the famous chess player...

Item #633319

September 25, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1858  The prime print would be the great and displayable full page view of: "Salt Lake City, from the Observatory of the Council House" being one of the earlier views of Salt Lake City to be had in any periodical. The condition of this print is quite nice (see).

The front page shows: "Rev. Samuel I. Prime, D.D." with text on hi... See More  

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$48.00
631673

Dozens of displayable 19th century prints...

Item #631673
(10) HARPER'S WEEKLY!  Ten 2nd-rate issues from 1866 thru 1890.  This is a nice lot of 10 different dates, in 2nd-rate condition, with a variety of prints in each issue for which this paper is so famous. The set contains issues which range from 1866 thru 1890. A great lot for resale, or for someone wishing to begin a collection.  The images shown are representative of the look a... See More  

Wholesale Lot: typically more than one item/set available!

If an image(s) is shown, it is only representative of the style and condition of what you will receive. Actual items will vary.

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$40.00
622537

Nice New Year's prints... Plan for a "submarine railway" between England & France...

Item #622537

January 02, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858  The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.

Interesting article with two illust... See More  

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$17.00
614980

Christopher Columbus...

Item #614980

May 30, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1868 (print only) This is a single page illustration entitled "Columbus Explaining His Discovery of America to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella", which is also the cover page of the issue.

This measures approximately 10.75 x 15.75 inches and is in very nice condition.

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$15.00
177850

Larry Lajoie... Fred Merkle...

Item #177850

July 11, 1914

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, New York, July 11, 1914



This issue has a color cover page before the title.



In this issue, there are several articles including "A Republican Suicide"; "When Chesterton Is Angry"; "The Women on the Farm"; "Beckham of Kentucky"; "Around the Capitol", "Sports", Balls and Strikes" featuring Larr... See More  

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$36.00
177849

Fourth of July cover...

Item #177849

July 04, 1914

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, New York, July 4, 1914



This issue has a color cover page before the title page featuring the 4th of July.



In this issue, there are several articles including "Your Chance of Drowning"; "Mona Lisa and the Wheelbarrow" pertaining to da Vinci's diagram; "Around the Capitol"; "You Can't Make a Bull Moose Work in Harne... See More  

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$36.00
605159

Two pages of Valentine's Day prints & text...

Item #605159

February 13, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1858  The front page features an article "The Honorable Edward Everett" with a nearly half-page illustration of the same. "The Red Petticoat and its Pedigree" features several fashion illustrations. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" has a 1/3 page illustration "Fountain at Antioch" and a smaller illustration "... See More  

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$17.00
596234

The Civil War... Marriage of the Prince of Wales...

Item #596234

April 11, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 11, 1863  The full front page has 3 prints captioned: "Bayou Navigation in Dixie." Inside includes a full page of: "The Prince & Princess of Wales"; a three-quarter page: "Queen Victoria & the Princess Beatrice"; a doublepage centerfold: "Marriage of the Prince of Wales at St. George's Chapel, Windsor."; ... See More  

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$46.00
590113

Caffraria, Africa...

Item #590113

October 13, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY SUPPLEMENT, New York, October 13, 1877 (print only)  This single-page contains a large illustration entitled "Sketches in Caffraria", measuring approximately 11.75 x 9 inches, includes four scenes from Caffraria, a district extending along the east coast of Africa.

This is a SINGLE PAGE only illustration measuring approximately 16x10.75 inches and is in very nic... See More  

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$18.00
590111

Scenes in the park... light and dark...

Item #590111

October 13, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 13, 1877 (print only)  This single-page illustration is entitled "In the Park -- Light and Shade" by C.S. Reinhart and is comprised of two different scenes, one of mothers and their children in the sunlight of the park while the other is of a gentlemen in the shaded area, sleeping on the park benches.

This is a SINGLE PAGE only illustration me... See More  

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$18.00
588626

Great CW-themed illustrations...

A single issue Harper's Weekly from 1862 - during the Civil War...

Item #588626

January 01, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January, 1862 - December, 1862



* the most recognized illustrated newspaper of the Civil War

* several illustrated prints (suitable for framing)


* discounted by 50% (or more)



You will receive an original issue from this famous illustrated newspaper, dated somewhere from January, 1862 through December, 1862, offered at a substantial discount (a minimum of 50% o... See More  

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$24.00
588183

Discounted Harper's Weekly Illustrated...

Item #588183

January 01, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY ILLUSTRATED, 1866-1899



* Great for gift-giving at a highly discounted price

* Wonderful way to introduce someone to the hobby

* Authentic 19th century newspaper




An authentic issue of this famous illustrated title selected by our staff and guaranteed to be complete (16 pages), to be in good condition, and to contain a variety of prints for which this paper is so famous. ... See More  

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$12.00
578419

Political Satire print... Thomas Nast...

Item #578419

June 05, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 5, 1886 (print only)  The single page print is entitled "Our Standard (Gauge) Adopted all Over the Union" which is by Thomas Nast. This measures approximately 11.25 x 15.75 and is in very nice condition. Very suitable for framing.

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$20.00
576833

The "Special Edition" on the death of President Garfield...

Item #576833

July 23, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1881  This is the "Special Edition" of Harper's on the death of President James Garfield, and is entirely different from the "regular" edition of the same date as found as item 174580 on our website.

This "Special Edition" is considerably more rare, seldom found in sets of Harper's Weekly when the become available.... See More  

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$49.00
572834

Political Satire... A.B. Frost print...

Item #572834

September 30, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, September 30, 1876(print only)  This is a single page illustration entitled "Sindbad T., The Old Man of the Sea" by A.B. Frost. This measures approximately 16 x 11 inches and is in very nice condition. Very suitable for framing.

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$20.00
572833

Lake scene.. A.B. Frost print...

Item #572833

November 22, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, November 22, 1884 (print only)  This is a single page illustration entitled "Watering Deer -- Watching the Lake" by A.B. Frost. This measures approximately 16 x 10.75 inches and is in very nice condition. Very suitable for framing.

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$23.00
572831

Cripple Creek... W.A. Rogers print...

Item #572831

January 06, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, January 6, 1894 (print only)  This is a single page illustration entitled "In The Lobby of the Palace Hotel, Cripple Creek" by W.A. Rogers. This measures approximately 16 x 10.5 inches and is in very nice condition. Very suitable for framing.

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$25.00
572830

Pennsylvania Miners Strike... W.A. Rogers print...

Item #572830

January 21, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, January 21, 1888 (print only)  This is a single page illustration entitled "The Pennsylvania Strike - Miners Calling a Meeting" by W.A. Rogers. This measures approximately 16 x 11 inches and is in very nice condition. Very suitable for framing.

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$30.00
572828

Man-of-War... Frederic Remington...

Item #572828

February 19, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, February 19, 1887 (print only)  This is a single page illustration entitled "Sketches on a Man-Of-War Under Sailing Orders -- The Last on Board" by Frederic Remington. This print features an inset which contains five other illustrations. This measures approximately 16.25 x 11 inches and is in very nice condition. Very suitable for framing.

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$20.00
572826

Coastline of Maine...

Item #572826

June 28, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, June 28, 1884 (print only)  This is a doublepage illustration entitled "Picturesque Scenes Along the coast of Maine" drawn by John Rix, which is comprised of seven different scenes. This measures approximately 22 x 16 inches and is in very nice condition. Very suitable for framing.

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$20.00
177846

E.W.Kemble prints

Item #177846

October 29, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1910  Contains a great double page print, "Old Man Ananias: 'Welcome, Theodore; That Plank Makes You A Life Member' ", drawn by E.W.Kemble.  Also by Kemble is "The Political Juggler On The Slack Wire".  The front page has "The Late David B. Hill".  Additional prints, news of the day, and period adv... See More  

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$44.00
568030

Mariner's children illustration...

Item #568030

April 18, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, April 18, 1868 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue is entitled "The Mariner's Children" which shows three children with a toy sailboat in the water. This is a genuine leaf from the issue--not a reprint measuring approximately 10.25 x 15.5 inches and is in good condition.

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$21.00
567990

Alaska illustration...

Item #567990

September 05, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, September 5, 1868 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue is of two illustrations entitled "Scenes in Alaska - Unalachleet: Indians Fishing Through the Ice" and "Scenes in Alaska - First View of the Yukon River". This is a genuine leaf from the issue--not a reprint measuring approximately 10.25 x 15.5 inches and is in good con... See More  

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$21.00
567986

Maj-Gen Hooker illustration...

Item #567986

February 28, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, February 28, 1863 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue entitled "Major-General Hooker, Commanding the Army of the Potomac". This is a genuine leaf from the issue--not a reprint measuring approximately 10.25 x 15.5 inches and is in good condition.

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$21.00
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