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172022

Map of Southern Africa... Costa Rica...

Item #172022

February 14, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1857 Just the 7th issue of this title. Two-thirds pg: "Map of the African Continent" showing the bottom half of it. Two pages with 8 prints of: "A Tramp Through the Backwoods of Costa Rica".

Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and/or related text.

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172028

Taking of Chinese forts...

Item #172028

March 07, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1857  A volume 1 issue with a limited number of illustrations, including a few scenes of 'The Wild Huntsman'. An article entitled "How We Took the Chinese Forts" with illustrations 'Barrier Forts' 'Attack of the Portsmouth and Levant Upon the Forts' and 'Fort Tung-Un, after the Complete in 16 pages, in good conditio... See More  

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172036

William Walker... Charles Goodyear...

Item #172036

April 04, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1857  The front page features an article entitled "After Walker, What Next?" Inside: 'The Story of India Rubber' includes an illustration of 'Charles Goodyear, the American Inventor' and illustrations of 'Tapping the Rubber Tree'. "An Albany Dutchman in Holland" which features several small illustrations.

Com... See More  

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172058

General Warren's monument.. The Bible lands...

Item #172058

June 20, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1857  The full front page features "Prince Frederic William of Prussia, and the Princess Royal of England" which also has an inside accompanying article.

"Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features nearly half page illustration of: 'Bethlehem' and a smaller print of: 'Grotto of Christ's Birth' & 'Church of the... See More  

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172076

Life in the Washington Territory...

Item #172076

August 22, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1857  The front page features the article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" and features three small illustrations plus a half page illustration "Tyre From the Isthmus".  One page has 4 illustrations of 'Frontier Life In Washington Territory'. 'A Trip to the White Mountains' includes 8 comic illustrations. Full pag... See More  

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172094

George Washington...

Item #172094

October 24, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24,1857  The front page features 1/2 page illustration of "Militia-Day" with accompanying article. Inside illustration of "Sreenath alias Nena Sahib" and "The Latest Paris Fall Fashions" (dresses). Inside almost double page map of "A Chart in Relief of British India" with the accompanying article "History of t... See More  

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172108

Meeting of Congress...

Item #172108

December 12, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1857  The front page features 'Our Mayors' and the half-page illustrations of 'Hon. Fernado Wood, Mayor of New York' and 'Hon. Daniel F. Tiemann, Mayor-Elect'. An article "Rev. William R. Williams, D.D. - Pastor of Amity Street Baptist Church, NY' also features a small illustration of him. 'Travel Notes in Bible ... See More  

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172134

The Great Eastern...

Item #172134

March 06, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1858  A full page illustration: 'Sleighing In Broadway' is very displayable. An article "Skating, From a Lady's Point of View" features a half page illustration 'Skating In New England' and "Skating in the North of Europe'. "Hon. Henry Wilson, U.S. Senator of Massachusetts" is featured on the front page. ... See More  

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172174

Dr. John W. Francis...

Item #172174

July 24, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1858  The front page article is "Dr. John W. Francis" with an accompanying illustration of the same. "The Horse In City and Country" features two illustrations. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features a halfpage illustration. "Old Church of St. John, at Pergamos". Two pages on 'Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati,... See More  

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180182

Inventor's & Inventions Collection III

The Two Century Set

Item #180182
Inventors & Inventions Collection III The Two Century Set - $38 (lot #80182) Each set contains 5 issues of Scientific American Magazine, one each from 1850s-1860s, 1870s-1880s, 1890s-1900s, 1910s-1920s, and 1930s -1940s. Follow nearly a century of technological and scientific progress, as seen through the eyes of the experts of the day.

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581120

Rope-making machine...

Item #581120

March 05, 1859

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 5, 1859  The front page of the issue features a large illustration of "Adam's Rope-Making Machine" with an associated article. Within the issue is "Hildreth & Bailey's Slitting Machine" and other various articles and advertisements.



This is complete in eight pages, unbound and uncut, with a small piece missing at the bottom of th... See More  

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172268

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

Item #172268

June 18, 1859

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

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613731

First issue of the new format...

Item #613731

July 02, 1859

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 2, 1859  This is the first issue of the new format, or "New Series" as described in the dateline. This was previously a folio-size newspaper. The front page has an illustration of "Nystrom's Improved Hydraulic Pontoon Dock". Inside the issue is "Baird's Car Seat and Reclining Chair"; "Crumbie & Brigg's Impr... See More  

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172298

Fifth Avenue Hotel, Madison Square, NY...

Item #172298

October 01, 1859

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

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152624

Burrough's paper cutter...

Item #152624

October 08, 1859

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 8, 1859  This 16 page magazine is in nice condition and is loaded with early invention illustrations and descriptions along with several interesting advertisements. Many of the things we use today on a regular basis were just being invented back then. This particular issue has on the front page: "BURROUGH'S IMPROVED PAPER-CUTTER."

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204127

Cigar Making Machine...

Item #204127

October 15, 1859

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, N.Y., Oct. 15, 1859 Front page illustration shows a worker seated at a machine: "Beauches Cigar-Making Machine", and an article: "Improved Machine For Making Cigars". A volume I issue of the "New Series". Soft horizontal fold crease. 16 pages.

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172310

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

Item #172310

November 12, 1859

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

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

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172364

Republican Convention in Chicago...

Item #172364

May 19, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 19, 1860  Front page illustrations of the two Union Candidates for President & Vice Pres: 'John Bell, of Tenn.' and 'Ed. Everett, of Mass.' Full page with 6 illus. of: 'Bishops of the Methodist Episcopal Church'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Republicans in Nominating Convention in their Wigwam at Chicago, May, 1860', wherein Lin... See More  

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172372

Central Park in New York City...

Item #172372

June 16, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 16, 1860 Very fine dblpgctrfld. showing a: 'General View of the Central Park, N.Y.' being a nice overview of it. Also a related article. The ftpg. includes a nearly halfpg. illus. of swans in Central Park. Complete in 16 pages.... See More  

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636343

The legendary Springfield rifle, a staple of the Civil War...

Item #636343

August 18, 1860

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 18, 1860  The front page has an article: "A New Rifle Weapon" which describes what would be known as the Springfield Model 1861 rifle. This report is from its early days of creation noting in part: "...has just been finished at the Springfield armory & sent to the Ordnance Dept. at Washington...It is intended wholly for wall service,... See More  

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600166

Great horseracing centerfold..

Item #600166

October 06, 1860

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Oct. 6, 1860  The prime print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold which has 14 horse racing-themed prints, the feature print titled: "Planet Passing the Judge's Stand" showing the horse's gait before the invention of photography and they realized how horse galloped (see). There are 8 other horse around the perimeter, wit... See More  

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634367

Early inventions...

Item #634367

November 24, 1860

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 24, 1860  The front cover has "Christman's Improved Brick Elevator" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Lyman's Improved Protracting Trigonometer"; "Cook's Improved Veneer Cutter"; "Sutton's Improved Sleigh Coupling"; "Improved Skate and Ankle Brace"; and more article... See More  

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172420

Winslow Homer... Thanksgiving Day...

Item #172420

December 01, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 1, 1860 Ftpg: 'Charleston Scenes' includes 'Palmetto Tree & Old Custom House at Charleston' & 'Ft. Sumter From Sullivan's Is.'. Inside illus. of: 'Entrance to Bonaventure Cemetary, Savannah, Ga.' & 'Bonaventure Cemetary, Savannah' 'The New State House at Columbia, S.C.' Winslow Homer dblpgctrfld: 'Thanksg... See More  

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634327

Largest hotel, the Lindell House...

Item #634327

December 22, 1860

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 22, 1860  The front cover has "Huntington's Improved Snow Power" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Largest Hotel in the World" which was the Lindell House in St. Louis, Missouri. This was destroyed by fire in 1867 as reported in the Harper's Weekly issue dated April 20, 1867; "Crandall's Hydraul... See More  

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172440

The Alabama delegation secedes from the Union...

Item #172440

February 09, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 9, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.

Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with t... See More  

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172454

Vassar Female College...

Item #172454

March 30, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1861  The full front page is a print titled: "April Fool's Day In New York, Opposite the Astor House". Inside has a page with prints of New Orleans: "View In French Quarter" & "The Crescent City" from the docks; and "The Levee" and 2 scenes of: "Lafayette Square". Also inside are a two-thirds pr... See More  

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172456

Military scenes in Florida: preparing for the Civil War...

Item #172456

April 06, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary Of State" taken from a Brady photograph. Inside includes a two-thirds page vertical print of: "The United States Gun-boat 'Wyandotte' Firing a Salute on Washington's Birthday in Pensacola Harbor", plus a nearly half page of: "The Flag-Staff B... See More  

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172472

Troops encamped in the nation's capital... Jefferson Davis...

Item #172472

June 01, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 1, 1861 The front page is entirely taken up with a print of: "Major-General Benjamin F. Butler, U.S.A." along with a biography of him. Inside has a full page print of: "The Cabinet of the Confederate States at Montgomery" including Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens. Smaller prints show: "Luther C. Ladd, A Mass. Vol. Killed at Balt... See More  

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646925

From the Confederacy... Wilmington, North Carolina...

Item #646925

July 01, 1861

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 1, 1861 



* Rare Confederate title



This is one of just a few newspapers which printed "Confederate States Of America" in the dateline. The front page is entirely taken up with ads. War related items are on the inside pages including items headed: "The News" "Backbone" "From The Seat Of War" "... See More  

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172534

Winslow Homer front page Christmas print...

Item #172534

January 04, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1862  The full front page is a notable Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Boxes in Camp, 1861", which does show some mild margin wear as this was the first page in the volume.

Among the prints inside are a full page with 4 scenes of a: "General view of Ship Island, showing the Landing of General Phelps's Brigade"; a full page: &q... See More  

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663886

A rare coin auction in 1862...

Item #663886

March 08, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 8, 1862  From the midst of the Civil War, it is not surprising that the ftpg. has a nice print of: "Hopkins's Improved Mode of Mounting Cannon". But the most interesting article is: "The Value of Old Coins" which any coin collector would appreciate. It reports on an old coin auction and notes some of the prices: a 1793 penny for $2,... See More  

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172558

Battle of Pea Ridge, and much more...

Item #172558

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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172604

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

Item #172604

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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667763

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...

Item #667763

November 03, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Nov. 3, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the front page has a number of Acts and documents from the Confederacy, most concerning the on-going Civil War. One is: "An Act to Encourage the Manufacture of Clothing and Shoes for the Army" and a lengthy: "Act to Better Provide for... See More  

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140804

Early ice skate patent...

Item #140804

November 15, 1862

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 15, 1862  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations and/or photos of the latest inventions of the day including the following: Farm Cultivator - Rotary Pump - Early Ice Skates & more. These illustrations also have related text.

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657502

Patent cow-milker... publication on inventions...

Item #657502

January 24, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1863  The front cover has an illustration entitled "The Celebrated Patent Cow-Milker" and "Colvin's Breast Pump" with an accompanying article. Within the issue are: "Lane's Patent Potato-Digger"; "Swift's Patent Chimney-Fastener"; "Drake's Patent Churn Power" and additional articles an... See More  

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670961

Early refrigerator patent, a hay fork & Hay rack, CW reports...

Item #670961

April 25, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 25, 1863  The front page of this issue has an illustration and supporting text re: the "Bartlett's Patent Refrigerator". The inside pages has: "Cobb's Patent Hay Rack", "Raymond's Patent Hay Fork", "Johnson's Patent Piston-Rod Packing, and more. There are also two Civil War reports - one "The attack o... See More  

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140814

Revolving shield gun carriage...

Item #140814

August 01, 1863

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 1, 1863  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations also have related text.

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172734

Report on the Gettysburg Address...

Item #172734

December 05, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 5, 1863  The entire front page shows: "The President's Hymn--Give Thanks, All Ye People". However, the most notable content is likely the detailed report of Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg. While the actual address is not provided, considerable details and the rarity of reports make this worthy of interest (see image). The article ... See More  

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172764

George Armstrong Custer takes the entire front page... African-American soldiers...

Item #172764

March 19, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1864  The entire front page is taken up with a great print captioned: "Brigadier General George A. Custer" showing him leading a charge on horseback brandishing his sword. There is a related article inside.

Other prints within include a full page of: "Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick"; a full page: "Map of the Rebellion As ... See More  

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633257

Dispatch signed by Robert E. Lee... Anti-Grant editorial...

Item #633257

July 01, 1864

THE RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 1, 1864  Not just a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. "The War News" which has various reports and also includes an introduction to a dispatch by Robert E. Lee, the intro including: "...the following official dispatch from General Lee, relative to the raiders was...posted...But for the forerunning insane ta... See More  

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636341

Breech-loading rifle...

Item #636341

July 23, 1864

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 23, 1864  The front page features two illustrations of the: "Appleby's Breech-Loading Repeating Rifle" with an accompanying article.

Inside has various other inventions and improvements, several illustrated.

Complete in 16 pages, nice condition.

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172834

Capture of a rebel fort...

Item #172834

November 19, 1864

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 19, 1864  The front page has prints of: "Lieutenant William B. Cushing" and "Destruction of the Rebel Ram 'Albemarle' at Plymouth, North Carolina".

Inside page prints include: "Confederate Iron-clads on the James, Below Chaffin's Bluff" "Gen. Butler & Staff Watching the Battle from Johnson House" &quo... See More  

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657241

The surrender of Lee at Appomattox...

Item #657241

April 15, 1865

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 15, 1865 



* General Robert E. Lee surrenders

* Battle of Appomattox Court House




An inside page has over a full column taken up with a report headed: "THE GREAT VICTORY" which is an editorialized report concerning the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General U.S. Grant at Appomattox.

The report concludes with: "The surrender of L... See More  

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172890

Trial of the conspirators, with Mrs. Surratt...

Item #172890

June 03, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 3, 1865 The front page is a cartoonish print concerning the end of the Civil War captioned: 'Check-Mate!' showing Jeff. Davis playing a game of chess with Uncle Sam, with war generals as the playing pieces.

Inside has a one-third page showing the various men involved in the: "Trial of the Conspirators--Pencil Sketches from Our Artist's Sketch-B... See More  

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204022

Farming... Hay Rake...

Item #204022

June 24, 1865

BOSTON CULTIVATOR, June 24, 1865 Has mostly agricultural-related content, but also some news, literary content and ads. Front page has an illustration: "Sprouts Patent Spring-Tooth Horse-Rake" with a detailed caption. Tabloid-size, 4 pages, lite staining at the spine, small inked address stamp in the upper right corner, occasional foxing. Uncut.

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172902

Winslow Homer does a "football" print...

Item #172902

July 15, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 15, 1865  The full front page is a print: "Rustic courtship" by W. Lucas. Prints within include a full page: "Lieutenant-General Grant and Staff" with each noted. But the best print, and also a full page, is one by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: 'Holiday In Camp--Soldiers Playing 'Foot-Ball' " which shows much action... See More  

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172938

Very nice and early baseball print...

Item #172938

November 18, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865  Certainly the most desired print 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 Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is ... See More  

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172982

School for freed slaves at New Orleans...

Item #172982

April 21, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 21, 1866  Ftpg: 'Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen, New Orleans'. Terrific fullpg: 'On the Plains--Indians Attacking Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Coach' is a truly fine example of Western Americana for display. Halfpg: 'Street View in Santa Fe, New Mexico' Great issue!

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172994

Arkansas... The Fenians... Office of the Freedmen's Bureau...

Item #172994

June 02, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 2, 1866 Halfpg: 'Office of the Freedmen's Bureau, Memphis, Tenn.' showing many Blacks. Fullpg. shows: 'Arsenal Grounds at Little Rock' & 'Blissville, Little Rock, Arkansas'. One-third pg: 'Monticello, the Home of Jefferson, near Charlottesville, Va.'. One-third pg: 'The City of Lynchburg' Fullpg: 'Grand Reception of Jame... See More  

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