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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639701

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #639701

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". There are two pages of text headed: "The Evolution of the Amateur Pitcher" which includes 10 p... See More  

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$73.00
639602

Nice & rare full front page rabbi print... Tournament of Roses...

Item #639602

February 14, 1891

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1891  Great full front page illustration of: "A New York Rabbi" which as a related article inside. Full page: "The Tournament of Roses at Pasadena, California" which began in 1890 is comprised of six illustrations. "Coal-Mining in Chili" is a full page comprised of five illustrations.  Full page illustrations: &quo... 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
639375

Great & graphic issue on Lincoln's funeral...

Item #639375

May 06, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1865 



* Great & graphic issue on Abraham Lincoln's murder & funeral



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 r... See More  

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639255

Lot of six New York newspapers with early baseball reports...

Item #639255
N.Y. TRIBUNE, TIMES, and HERALD, a lot of six issues of these three famous titles (2 of each) dating from 1865 & 1868 each containing on inside or back pages a report of a baseball game with box scores. All issues complete in 8 pages, good condition.

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639091

Buffalo hunting in the Wild West...

Item #639091

August 02, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1884  The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Key-Note of the Great Presidential Trial". Inside has a fullpg: "At the Mouth of the Columbia River" which includes a view of Astoria, Oregon. There is a terrific fullpg. print: "Buffalo Hunting" which shows 9 scenes. Also a full page: "The Rescue of the Su... See More  

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639066

Great Peshtigo Fire more tragic than the Chicago fire... Victorial Woodhull...

Item #639066

November 25, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871 



* Peshtigo fire disaster

* Wisconsin forest

* Victoria Woodhull




The significant print is the very dramatic double page centerfold captioned: "Forest Fires In The West--The Burning of Peshtigo", Wisconsin. This fire, which occurred on the same day as the more famous Chicago Fire & consequently received much less press attentio... See More  

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638811

Criticizing Jefferson for his friendliness towards Thomas Paine...

Item #638811

September 25, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Sept. 25, 1802  Page 2 has nearly 3 columns headed: "Tom Paine, Invited to This Country by His Right Worthy and Affectionate Friend, T. Jefferson, No. VIII". This is a continuing editorial piece with criticism towards Thomas Paine, and towards Jefferson for allowing him back in this country after living in France for many years. Although P... See More  

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638810

Criticizing Jefferson for his friendliness towards Thomas Paine...

Item #638810

September 23, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Sept. 23, 1802  Page 2 has over 2 columns headed: "Tom Paine, Invited to This Country by His Right Worthy and Affectionate Friend, T. Jefferson, No. VII". This is a continuing editorial piece with criticism towards Thomas Paine, and towards Jefferson for allowing him back in this country after living in France for many years. Although Pain... See More  

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638809

Criticizing Jefferson for his friendliness towards Thomas Paine...

Item #638809

September 21, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Sept. 21, 1802  Page 2 has over a column headed: "Tom Paine, Invited to This Country by His Right Worthy and Affectionate Friend, T. Jefferson, No. VI". This is an editorial piece with criticism towards Thomas Paine, and towards Jefferson for allowing him back in this country after living in France for many years. Although Paine was much c... See More  

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638808

Criticizing Jefferson for his friendliness towards Thomas Paine...

Item #638808

September 18, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Sept. 18, 1802  Page 2 has over a column headed: "Tom Paine, Invited to This Country by His Right Worthy and Affectionate Friend, T. Jefferson, No. V". This is an editorial piece with criticism towards Thomas Paine, and towards Jefferson for allowing him back in this country after living in France for many years. Although Paine was much ce... See More  

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638807

Much criticism against Jefferson for his friendliness towards Thomas Paine...

Item #638807

September 15, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Sept. 15, 1802  Page 2 has nearly 2 columns headed: "Tom Paine, Invited to This Country by His Right Worthy and Affectionate Friend, T. Jefferson, No. III". This is an editorial piece with strong criticism towards Thomas Paine, and towards Jefferson for allowing him back in this country after living in France for many years. Although Paine... See More  

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638806

Jefferson's letter inviting Thomas Paine back in the country...

Item #638806

September 13, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Sept. 13, 1802  Page 2 has nearly 3 columns headed: "Tom Paine, Invited to This Country by His Right Worthy and Affectionate Friend, T. Jefferson, No. II". This is an editorial piece with strong criticism towards Thomas Paine, and towards Jefferson for allowing him back in this country after living in France for many years. Included is the... See More  

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638805

Much criticism against Jefferson for his friendliness towards Thomas Paine...

Item #638805

September 11, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Sept. 11, 1802  Page 2 has nearly 2 columns headed: "Tom Paine, Invited to This Country by His Right Worthy and Affectionate Friend, T. Jefferson". This is an editorial piece with strong criticism towards Thomas Paine, and towards Jefferson for allowing him back in this country after living in France for many years. Although Paine was much... See More  

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638769

John L. Sullivan plays baseball... Professional baseball in 1883...

Item #638769

November 05, 1883

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 5, 1883  Page 2 has much on: "Sporting" including: "Sullivan Attracts 5,000 People at the Baseball Park" with details of a baseball game involving famed boxer John L. Sullivan.

Also: "Report of the Base Ball Arbitration Committee", the meeting in New York, as well as: "The National Agreement of Professional Base Ball Associati... See More  

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638710

Creek Indian War, the Fort Mims massacre...

Item #638710

October 16, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 16, 1813  Pages 1, 2 & 3 contain a great report of the massacre at Fort Mims near Mobile, Alabama. This was the opening engagement of the Creek War during which the Creeks attacked For Mims, massacring nearly half of the 550 within the fort & burning many others to death. The report begins: "The dreadful catastrophe  which we have been so... See More  

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638263

Ratification of the treaty ending the Spanish-American War...

Item #638263

February 07, 1899

THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Feb. 7, 1899 



* Treaty of Paris ratification

* End of Spanish-American War




The top of page 2 has: "THE TREATY RATIFIED" "Senate Confirms the Work of Our Peace Commission" "With Only One Vote to Spare" and more. This was the ratification of the Paris Treaty which ended the Spanish-American War. This treaty was made ... See More  

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638261

Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #638261

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 



* Great 19th century baseball print



The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a full ... See More  

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$275.00
638260

Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #638260

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 



* Great 19th century baseball print



The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a full ... See More  

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638241

John Brown on his way to the gallows... Whaling off Long Island...

Item #638241

January 31, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1885 



* John Brown on way to hanging

* re. Harper's Ferry insurrection

* Whaling at Long Island




Front full page portrait of "The Hon. William M. Evarts", the Senator from New York, with an article on him inside.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of: "Japan at New Orleans"; full pg. illus. of "Long Island Produce by Ra... See More  

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637847

The North Alaskan Coast Whaling disaster of 1871...

Item #637847

December 02, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 2, 1871



* Whaling disaster of 1871 (1st report)

* Bowhead whales hunting

* Arctic ice jam prints




Full front page political cartoon: 'The Tammany Tiger Strung Up' by the Justice figure. Inside has a fullpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'to Whom It May Concern'. Nice double page centerfold (sewn-in): 'Destruction of the Whaling Fleet in the... See More  

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637777

Creation of the flying eagle cent...

Item #637777

February 07, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1857   This is the volume one, number six issue as this famous title didn't begin publication until January, 1857.

Page 3 not only has a nice article on the new Flying Eagle penny, but it also includes an illustration of both the obverse and reverse of the new coin.

The complete text, headed "Not A Red Cent" takes half a column a... See More  

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637756

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

Item #637756

September 25, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1858 



* Paul Morphy - American chess champion

* Early Salt Lake City, Utah  view




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 n... See More  

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637673

Aftermath of the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #637673

November 11, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871  The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another fullpg. shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a halfpg. as well.

The doublepage centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "The Tammany Tiger Loose" which is tipped-in (desired). Another political cartoon by... See More  

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637661

Early bicycle race on the front page...

Item #637661

August 21, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1897  The full front page is a nice illustration of early bicyclists racing: "Well Bunched" by famed artist A.B. Frost.

Inside has a full pg: "Newport's Brilliant Summer Fete - Scenes in the Harbor During the night Illumination."; a full page: "Francois Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, at Home."; three ... See More  

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637512

Civil War illustrations at a reduced price...

Item #637512
(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY Civil War lot of five issues which we consider "2nd rate". Not what we sell as damaged, but not good enough to be listed as "good" with minor problems and small disfigurements, yet more than half off the regular price.  Great for research, classroom use, and still include many Civil War related prints - especially if you do not mind the minor condit... See More  

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$99.00
637510
Item #637510
EARLY YEARS OF HARPER'S WEEKLY: Lot of 8 issues of this famous title from 1857-1859, all different dates from its first three years. Nice condition & with some illustrations. A nice wholesale lot at a good price.

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$81.00
637472

Thomas Nast print... "Our Centennial" prints... Bird's Eye view of Philadelphia...

Item #637472

May 27, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 27, 1876  Full front page: 'The Centennial: The Rush for Rooms at the Philadelphia Hotels'; Four full page scenes on the "Our Centennial" including 'The Plan of the Grounds & Buildings'; Full page Thomas Nast: 'The Lion (U.S.G.) Not In Love - Went To Clip, But Was Clipper'.

The four-panel "Bird's Eye ... See More  

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637153

Lot of six New York newspapers with early baseball reports...

Item #637153
N.Y. TRIBUNE and N.Y. HERALD, a lot of six issues of these two famous titles dating from 1865, 1868 & 1869, each containing on inside or back pages a report of a baseball game with box scores. All issues 8 pages, some irregular at the margins, generally good.

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636922

A dramatic issue on the Chicago fire...

Item #636922

October 28, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 28, 1871



* Great Chicago Fire of 1871



The full front page is a dramatic print: 'The Great Fire in Chicago--Group of Refugees in the Street'. Prints inside include a nice fullpg: 'Chicago In Flames--The Rush for Life over Randolph St. Bridge' plus a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'Chicago In Ruins' which is a large overview sho... See More  

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636881

First appearance together of the Democratic donkey & Republican elephant...

Item #636881

December 27, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 27, 1879  An ideal issue for any political junkie as it contains the famous Thomas Nast print with the first appearance together of the Republican elephant & Democratic donkey. Thomas Nast was the creator of these two famous political symbols making this a very significant print. The caption reads: "Stranger Things Have Happened."

The balanc... See More  

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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.

Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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$24.00
636875

Nice collection of Thomas Nast political cartoons...

Item #636875
HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1870's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate issues. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection.

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Item from Catalog 302 (released for January, 2021)...

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$98.00
636873

Civil War era illustrated issues...

Item #636873
(5) HARPER'S WEEKLY  A Civil War era lot of 5 issues in very good condition.  This lot offers an excellent illustrated and textual view of this critical period in American history, at a significantly reduced price from their individual values.  All issues are complete in 16 pages and include many prints suitable for framing.

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$148.00
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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$18.00
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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$34.00

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$18.00
636852

Ice Bridge over Niagara Falls... The game of billiards...

Item #636852

March 31, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included.

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$50.00

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$26.00
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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$32.00

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$17.00
636841

Displayable issue on the republican elephant...

Item #636841

March 08, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 8, 1884 



* Displayable Republican elephant print

* Illustrator Thomas Nast engraving

* Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana




For a political junkie--and a Republican--this could be the best Harper's Weekly for display as the entire front page print is captioned: "The Sacred Elephant. this Animal is Sure to Win, if it is only kept pure &... See More  

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636829

Early "beardless" Lincoln illustration on the front page...

Item #636829

May 26, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1860  This issue has become the most desired pre-Civil War issues of this famous illustrated newspaper, as it did much to propel Abraham Lincoln to national prominence, and is one of relatively few published portraits of Lincoln without his beard.

This issue announces, in a very dramatic way, the selection of Lincoln as the Republican candidate for Pres... See More  

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636828

A golf-themed print on the front page...

Item #636828

July 31, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1897 



* William Thomas Smedley

* Golfing illustrations




The full front page is an illus: "I Felt Her Seize My Hand and Shake It." which shows a woman greeting a man with a golf club, with caddies & others in the background. This print accompanies a story inside titled: "Colonel Bogie, A Golf Story" where also is found a pr... See More  

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$75.00
636827

A golf-themed print on the front page...

Item #636827

July 31, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1897 



* William Thomas Smedley

* Golfing illustrations




The full front page is an illus: "I Felt Her Seize My Hand and Shake It." which shows a woman greeting a man with a golf club, with caddies & others in the background. This print accompanies a story inside titled: "Colonel Bogie, A Golf Story" where also is found a pr... See More  

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636826

Terrific golf print for any golfer...

Item #636826

October 12, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895  This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.

The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". Inside has: "Representative Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Ch... See More  

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636449

Proof that Hitler is descended from Jews...

Item #636449

July 13, 1933

NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1933 



* Adolph Hitler was of Jewish descent...



The top of page 7 has a very intriguing article with column heads: "HITLER TIE SEEN WITH CZECH JEWS" "Organ of Austrian Heimwehr Reports Direct Descent on His Mother's Side" " 'Forebears' Of Same Name" "Woman Who Left Czechoslovakia for Austria Declared a Sister of Chan... See More  

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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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$18.00
636219

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

Item #636219

September 25, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 25, 1858 



* Paul Morphy - American chess champion

* Early Salt Lake City, Utah  view




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 n... See More  

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636218

The North Alaskan Coast Whaling disaster of 1871...

Item #636218

December 02, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 2, 1871



* Whaling disaster of 1871 (1st report)

* Bowhead whales hunting

* Arctic ice jam prints




Full front page political cartoon: 'The Tammany Tiger Strung Up' by the Justice figure. Inside has a fullpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'to Whom It May Concern'. Nice double page centerfold (sewn-in): 'Destruction of the Whaling Fleet in the... See More  

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636154

Trial of Lincoln's assassins, and more...

Item #636154

June 05, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 5, 1865  Much content on events relating to the end of the Civil War including a pg. 2 item on the Lincoln conspiracy trial, plus: "Trial Of The Conspirators" "The Proceedings on Saturday" "More of the Secret Testimony" "What the Canada Rebels Did" "The Defense of Dr. Mudd" and more. Pg. 3 has: "... See More  

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636148

Great photos on the Cripple Creek, Colorado gold rush...

Item #636148

January 18, 1896

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1896 



* Cripple Creek gold rush photos

* Teller County, Colorado mining




The prime content would be the very nice article: "In The Cripple Creek Gold-Fields" which takes over 3 pages of texted interspersed with 9 related prints & photos, plus the great doublepage centerfold which features a large: "Panoramic View of Battle Mo... See More  

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$120.00
636147

Great Hawaii prints... Gold in the Klondike...

Item #636147

August 07, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897  The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike, Northwest Territory" with a one-third pg... See More  

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