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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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670469

Golf championship... The America's Cup race...

Item #670469

July 08, 1899

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1899  The front page is a full page photo of: "Columbia--The America's Cup Defender". There are two pages on the war in the Philippines. There is a fullpg. with 9 photos of "The Golf Championship on the Links of the Onwentsia Club, Chicago". There is a page with 3 pages, 2 on "The Quadri-Collegiate Four-Mile Eight-Oared Race ... See More  

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670316

A free Harper's Monthly dated in 1870...

Item #670316
(No Longer Available - All Have Been Given Away!) HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, 1870  What was life like 150 years ago? This month we are offering up to 25 free* issues of this famous monthly from 1870. Why for free? We'd like to provide a low-risk (potentially no-risk) opportunity to demonstrate that: "History is never more fascinating than when it’s read from the day it was... See More  

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670258

Harriet Tubman's historic Combahee River Raid frees 750 slaves...

Item #670258

July 04, 1863

(damaged issue - was $127) HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1863  Half of the front page is taken up with a somber print: "Execution, by Hanging, of Two Rebel Spies, Williams and Peters, In the Army of the Cumberland" with text as well.

The best print in this issue is the half page: "Raid of Second South Carolina Volunteers (Col. Montgomery) Among the Rice Plantations on... See More  

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669870

"Our Army and Navy in the Philippines"...

Item #669870

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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669869

The Spanish-American War...

Item #669869

September 03, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 3, 1898  Full ftpg. shows: 'The Occupation of Ponce'. Fullpg. with 3 scenes: 'With Our Army in Puerto Rico' plus another fullpg: 'The Advance on Guayama, Puerto Rico' Two pgs. on: 'The Homecoming of the Fleet'.

Doublepage centerfold: 'Honoring the Navy'. Fullpg: 'Our Army in the Philippines'.

Complete i... See More  

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669868

Spanish-American War... Raising the flag over Hawaii...

Item #669868

September 10, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 10, 1898  Full front page illus: "With Our Troops in Puerto Rico." Inside has  two full pgs. of illus. of "With Our Troops in the Philippines." Full pg. illus. of "The Homecoming of the 71st Annual New York Volunteers, August 29, 1898. Full pg. illus. of "Montauk Point - Visitors in Camp." Full pg. illus. of &quo... See More  

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669867

The fall of Manilia... African-American regiment at the charge of San Juan Hill...

Item #669867

October 15, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1898  Full front page illus. of "The Fall of Manila." Inside are two full pgs. of illus. of "Scenes Attending the Surrender of Manila." 1/2 pg. of illus. of "Launch of the United States Battle Ship 'Illinois' at Newport News, Virginia, October 4, 1898." Full pg. illus. of "Our Occupation of Puerto Rico."

... See More  

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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
668922

Famous Lincoln cartoon on having won the election...

Item #668922

November 26, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1864  The prime piece of this issue is the very famous back page political cartoon captioned: "Long Abraham Lincoln A Little Longer." showing an elongated version of him since he just won his second presidential election. This cartoon has become quite famous.

The entire front page is taken up with prints of: "Captain Napoleon Collins&quo
... See More  

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668544

British Honduras... Nicaragua & General William Walker...

Item #668544

June 07, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS with Supplement, England, June 7, 1856  The prime feature is the full back page map of Central America with an additional page of supporting text providing considerable details of the events in the region.

The focus is on the actions of General William Walker, an American physician, lawyer, and mercenary who organized several private military expeditions into Lati... See More  

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667845

Re: The Battle of Chancellorsville... Bridging the Rappahannock...

Item #667845

May 16, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1863  The full front page is taken up with: "Building Pontoons on the Rappahannock". Inside has two fullpgs. with 5 views captioned: "Russell's Brigade (First Division Sixth Army Corps) Crossing the Rappahannock in Pontoons to Storm the Rebel Works" "Bridges & Rifle Pits at United States Ford" "The 8th Pennsylva... See More  

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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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$46.00

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$24.00
667692

Jefferson's letter of response...

Item #667692

February 16, 1801

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, Feb. 16, 1801  Page 3 has a letter signed in type by: Thos. Jefferson, datelined at Monticello, which is in response to a letter sent to him "...by a citizen of Berkley".

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.

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666744

The Battle of Gettysburg and much more...

Item #666744

August 22, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1863 (price reduced due to condition as described via email)

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666498

A Winslow Homer print, and Civil War scenes...

Item #666498

January 18, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1862  The front page has two prints: "Port Royal Ferry, Scene of the Battle of First January, 1862" and a cartoonish print showing a: "Scene in the Parlor of Mrs. Barnwell's House at Beaufort, South Carolina" showing various African-Americans.

Inside has a full page of: "The Vessels of General Burnside's Expedition a... See More  

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666497

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

Item #666497

August 13, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Mountain Meadows Massacre

* Pike's Peak gold rush




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 Mage... See More  

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$120.00
666423

Robert E. Lee portrait on the front page...

Item #666423

July 02, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 2, 1864 



* Famed General Robert E. Lee issue

* American Civil War illustrations

* Nice for display




Certainly the prime content in this issue is the very nice front page illustration of: "The Rebel General Robert Edmund Lee" with a short biography on him as well.

Other prints include a fullpg. of 5 scenes in Georgia including Resaca, Woodl... See More  

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$147.00

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$75.00
666350

Five Civil War era illustrated issues...

Item #666350
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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), we are offering a set of 5 Civil War era Harper's Weeklies for a huge discount. AND, the best news of all? You can select any five issues you want from a specific list of over 125 dates.



INSTRUCTIONS:



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666299

Historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac...

Item #666299

March 22, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 22, 1862  Certainly one of more notable issues of the Civil War as the focus is on the historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac.

The front page features a print of: "Lieutenant Worden, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monitor' " with text on him as well, and also a print of: "The Ericsson Steel-Clad Battery 'Monitor'... See More  

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666298

Battle of Antietam...

Item #666298

October 11, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 11, 1862  The front page has two illustrations: "Flight of the Inhabitants of Sharpsburg at the Approach of Their Rebel Deliverers" and "Ford Near Shepherdstown, On the Potomac--Picket Firing Across the River".

Prints inside include a full page of: "The Battle of Antietam--First Maryland Battery in the Fore-Ground" and another... See More  

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666149

Harriet Tubman's historic Combahee River Raid frees 750 slaves...

Item #666149

July 04, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1863  Half of the front page is taken up with a somber print: "Execution, by Hanging, of Two Rebel Spies, Williams and Peters, In the Army of the Cumberland" with text as well.

The best print in this issue is the half page: "Raid of Second South Carolina Volunteers (Col. Montgomery) Among the Rice Plantations on the Combahee, S.C."&n... See More  

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666147

Extremely decorative front page...

Item #666147

June 11, 1860

MERCANTILE GAZETTE & PRICES CURRENT, San Francisco, June 11,1860  Not  only is this an early, pre-Civil War newspaper, but it has an extremely decorate front page given the many illustrated advertisements.

Four pages, large folio size, partially irregular at the top of the spine, mild wear at the margins & folds.

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666146

Extremely decorative front page...

Item #666146

August 10, 1860

MERCANTILE GAZETTE & PRICES CURRENT, San Francisco, Aug. 10, 1860  Not  only is this an early, pre-Civil War newspaper, but it has an extremely decorate front page given the many illustrated advertisements.

Four pages, large folio size, partially irregular at the top of the spine, foxing to an upper quadrant.

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666145

Extremely decorative front page...

Item #666145

July 20, 1860

MERCANTILE GAZETTE & PRICES CURRENT, San Francisco, July 20,1860  Not  only is this an early, pre-Civil War newspaper, but it has an extremely decorative front page given the many illustrated advertisements.

Four pages, large folio size, partially irregular at the top of the spine.

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666144

Extremely decorative front page...

Item #666144

July 10, 1860

MERCANTILE GAZETTE & PRICES CURRENT, San Francisco, July 10,1860  Not  only is this an early, pre-Civil War newspaper, but it has an extremely decorate front page given the many illustrated advertisements.

Four pages, large folio size, partially irregular at the top of the spine.

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665788

Item from Sojourner Truth...

Item #665788

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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665751

One of the earliest issues...

Item #665751

January 17, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 17, 1857  This is just the third issue published. Very few illustrations, but they include: "Peter Cartwright, the Pioneer Preacher of the West" and "Modern Naples" which has 3 illustrations.

Complete in 16 pages, scattered foxing, generally good condition.

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665115

On the wharves at Vicksburg, with a paddlewheeler...

Item #665115

May 17, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 17, 1879 (w/ Supplement)  Great fullpg: 'The Negro Exodus--Scenes on the Wharves at Vicksburg' shows them loading onto a paddlewheeler. Nast dblpgctrfld: "Now Let Him Come". Halfpg: 'In The Adirondacks'. The front page has the song "The Imp of Spring-Time" by Bayard Taylor.

This listing also includes the Supplement (not s... See More  

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664699

The slave Robert Smalls... A Winslow Homer centerfold...

Item #664699

June 14, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1862 



* Robert Smalls, "Hero of the Planter", who would eventually go from the walls of slavery to the halls of The House of Representatives



Perhaps the most notable print (with related text) is that of: "Robert Smalls, Captain of the Gun Boat 'Planter' " which includes a related article as well. 

As Wikipedia not... See More  

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664698

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

Item #664698

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 ... See More  

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664313

1971 "A Clockwork Orange" opening movie review and ad

Item #664313

December 30, 1971

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Dec. 30, 1971 



* "A Clockwork Orange"

* Premiere review and ad

* Movie director Stanley Kubrick

* Dystopian crime film




As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into ... See More  

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664311

Most famous of all Homer Civil War prints...

Item #664311

November 15, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 15, 1862 



* Winslow Homer

* Sharpshooter




Although there are many fine prints in this issue certainly the most desired would be the full page Winslow Homer print titled: "The Army of the Potomac--A Sharp-Shooter on Picket Duty." The image is in very nice condition, however note that the caption & a portion of the bottom margin have a... See More  

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$200.00
664240

Two Winslow Homer prints... Cartoons on Butler's New Orleans Proclamation...

Item #664240

July 12, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 12, 1862  The front page has 3 prints: "Major-General Lewis Wallace in Command at Memphis, Tennessee" "Brigadier-General George F. Shepley, Commandant of New Orleans" & "Battle at St. Charles, White River, Arkansas--Explosion of the 'Mound City' ".

Page 3 has a small cartoon: "The Rebel Flea." Other print... See More  

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664239

Famous Lincoln cartoon on having won the election...

Item #664239

November 26, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1864 



* American Civil War era

* President Abraham Lincoln




The prime piece of this issue is the very famous back page political cartoon captioned: "Long Abraham Lincoln A Little Longer." showing an elongated version of him since he just won his second presidential election. This cartoon has become quite famous.

The entire front page is
... See More  

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664238

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

Item #664238

November 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1859 



* American painter Winslow Homer print

* re. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry




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 ... See More  

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$116.00
664236

Great Mark Twain cover...

Item #664236

December 15, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 15, 1900 



* Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens



See the photo for the great two-color cover portrait of "Mark Twain" as drawn by William Nicholson. The inside cover shows a photo of:  "The Aldine Club Dinner to Mark Twain" and the double page centerfold is a great illustration captioned: "A Surprise Party to Mark Twain... See More  

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$125.00
664214

Remington's "Soldering in the Southwest"... Terrific lacrosse print....

Item #664214

August 21, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1886  The full ftpg. is the famous & desirable  Frederic Remington print: 'Soldering in the Southwest--The Rescue of Corporal Scott", a Black soldier.

Other prints within: 'A Forest Fire' halfpg: 'Types From Arizona' includes Indians & soldiers; a displayable fullpg: 'Annapolis, Md.' being 5 views.

Also ... See More  

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$179.00
664213

Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #664213

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886   The prime print is certainly the terrific & very displayable full page captioned: "A Double Play--First League Game, New York Against Boston, April 29" of a game in progress, showing the entire infield and a play about to be made on a runner at second base. This is one of the better baseball prints to be had from the 19th century... See More  

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664192

The desired & massive Statue of Liberty foldout...

Item #664192

October 30, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886  Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the somewhat rare four page foldout of the Statue Of Liberty. Of the many Supplement issues which appeared in Harper's Weekly over its 60 years, this--in our opinion--is the very best.

This large print measures 44 x 15 1/2 inches and shows New York Harbor with a closeup of the newly dedicated St... See More  

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664188

Tennis on Staten Island... Death of Garfield, with an additional print...

Item #664188

September 24, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 24, 1881  Although we have offered this issue many times, we have not seen before the foldout print: "President James A. Garfield After Death" which is tipped on to the front leaf. See the photo for this print, slightly smaller in dimension than the issue.

As for the balance of the issue: the front page is taken up with a print captioned; &q
... See More  

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$68.00
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
663978

A.B. Frost on hunting... Santa Claus... New Year's...

Item #663978

January 06, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 6, 1877  The full front page is a montage of prints captioned: "The New Year". Prints within include a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "No--No More Chestnuts For Me."; full pg: "An American Farm Yard--A Frosty Morning" & a fullpg: "The Children's Corner at the Centennial--Exhibition of Dolls and Toys"; anoth... See More  

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663977

Thomas Nast Santa Claus...

Item #663977

December 25, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 25, 1886 



* Caricaturist Thomas Nast

* Christmas - Santa Claus




Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus, as well as being a well-known political cartoonist. The entire front page is a print by Nast captioned: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas..." which includes a partial scene of Santa Claus in a framed p... See More  

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663976

Great Christmas prints, many in color, with a displayable cover...

Item #663976

December 08, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1900  The color cover has a very displayable print showing the Wise Men on camels and noting this is the: "Christmas Number 1900". 

Inside has some Christmas-themed prints including: "The Santa Claus of the Sea" "The Christmas Possum" which is by A.B. Frost; "Making Toys for the Christmas Trade" which is ... See More  

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$150.00
663975

Famous Thomas Nast Santa Claus print...

Item #663975

December 30, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 30, 1876  The full front page shows: "Christmas-Eve In A Light House". Inside has a fullpg: "Christmas Eve--Getting Ready For Santa Claus" "Christmas In A Fishing Smack" and a few others.

But the prime Christmas print has to be the very nice full page Thomas Nast print: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas" sh... See More  

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663974

Nast's Santa Claus about to come down the chimney...

Item #663974

January 01, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 1, 1876 



* Santa Claus - Christmas

* Thomas Nast print




Although there are several Christmas-themed print,  perhaps the best  is the  large doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast (considered the creator of the modern version of Santa Claus) captioned: "The Watch On Christmas Eve" showing two children sitting in anticipation, by ... See More  

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$160.00
663973

Nast print: Lincoln invites Confederates to the Christmas table...

Item #663973

December 31, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 31, 1864  The full front page shows children in a bedroom playing with Christmas gifts and toys while the parents watch from the doorway.

The very ornate doublepage centerfold (tipped-in) by Thomas Nast is titled: "The Union Christmas Dinner" and shows President Lincoln welcoming Confederates to dinner, with a long table in the background and
... See More  

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663928

First American newspaper publication of a Sherlock Holmes story...

Item #663928

January 14, 1893

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 14, 1893  The prime content is certainly the 2+ page publication of:  "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Adventures of the Card-Board Box" by Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the very first appearance of a Sherlock Holmes story in any American periodical. Note that above the masthead is: "A Story By S. Conan Doyle, Complete In This Num... See More  

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663880

Lincoln's famous letter to Greeley... Homer centerfold...

Item #663880

September 06, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862  The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles.

Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The President On the Negro Question". This was one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln, being hi... See More  

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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).

... See More  

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$43.00
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