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Constitutional Amendments & The Supreme Court
May 18, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 18, 1867 Nice fullpg. & famous Black print: 'The Modern Medea--the Story of Margaret Garner' plus an article on the fugitive slave. Halfpg: 'The Charleston Firemen Saluting the Old Flag' & 'Union Prisoners' Cemetery at Charleston, S.C.'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Newboys' Lodging-House, New York' shows 10 scenes in th... See More
May 11, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1867 This issues feature a very fine portrait of the famed: 'Mr. Thomas Nast' and a bio. on him as well. Halfpg: 'Lodges of the Chiefs in the Indian Village Captured by Gen. Hancock' shows many teepees. Also: 'Old Sioux Indian Captured by Gen. Hancock'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen p... See More
April 27, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1867 Ftpg. shows: 'Daniel Drew'. Great fullpg. by Th. Nast: 'Abraham Lincoln & the Drummer Boy'. Nice fullpg: 'U.S. Supreme Court Room, Washington' is a great scene of the interior. One-quarter pg: 'The Indian Expedition--Gen. Hancock's Encampment at Fort Harker, Kansas'.
Other news and advertisements of the da... See More
April 13, 1867
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 13, 1867 The front page begins the coverage of "MISSISSIPPI INJUNCTION CASE - The Constitutionality of the Military Reconstruction Act Contested in the Supreme Court" and then continues to the page 8 for a total text length of 5 1/2 columns. This is verbiage mostly between Mr. O'Conor, Mr. Sharkey and The Chief-Justice. Other news and advertiseme... See More
March 02, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1867. Full front pg. illus. of "Equestrian Statue of Washington, Union Square, New York." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Martha Washington." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Washington's Head Quarters at Newburg." Vertical 1/2 pg. of "The Disaster at Regent's Park, London-Rescuing the Skaters from the Broken Ice." Full pg. i... See More
February 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 23, 1867 Halfpg: 'U.S. Patent Office Dept., Wash. D.C.' Great fullpg: 'Scene in a New York Faro Bank--The Critical Moment: Making 'The Turn'' is a gambling scene. Good print.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in sixteen pages.
February 02, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 2, 1867. Ftpg. has 2 views of the 'St. John, New Brunswick, Skating Rink' building. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Scenes on a Cotton Plantation' shows 12 scenes, most showing Blacks in various chores, including picking, hoeing & with the cotton gin. 'Burning of the Hyatt House, Janesville, Wis.'
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
January 05, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 5, 1867. Halfpg: 'Military Asylum, Washington, D.C.' and a very nice print of: 'Rice Culture on the Ogeechee, Near Savannah, Ga.' showing eight scenes in the process of growing rice. Halfpg: 'Turkey Shooting'. Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
Complete in sixteen pages.
December 29, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 29, 1866 The front page has a lengthy poem with a related print titled: "The Setter's Christmas Eve". Inside contains a full page: "Hauling Home the Christmas Boughs"; halfpg: "Scene of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem" & "The Wise Men Following the Star in the East". Also: a halfpg: "John Surratt"... See More
December 01, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 1, 1866 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "Choosing the Wedding Gown." Inside contains over sixty small illus. of "Varieties in Ladies Head Gear, 1866." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Cyrus W. Field." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Paris Fashions for November 1866." Also, a full pg. illus. of the "Banquet in Honor of Cyrus W. Field, at the Metropolita... See More
November 10, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 10, 1866 Full ftpg. shows 'Arkansas Travelers', armed men on horseback. Two halfpg. illus. on the Atlantic Cable & the ship 'Great Eastern' which laid it. Halfpg. 'International Suspension Bridge' at Niagara Falls. Halfpg. shows a: 'Barbecue at Augusta, Georgia'. Full page 'Presentations of Medals to the Veterans of Brookl... See More
November 03, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 3, 1866 Very nice full ftpg. shows a Black man & his grandchild: 'Uncle Tom & His Grandchild'. Nice fullpg. has 2 scenes of: 'View of the City & Harbor of Quebec', one after the great fire. Another halfpg. view of: 'St. Roch, Quebec'. Great fullpg. baseball print: 'The Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, & the Athlet... See More
September 29, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Ftpg. shows: 'Scene after the Disaster on the N.Y. Central R.R.' Halfpg: 'The Accident at Johnstown, Pa.' where a bridge collapsed with 400 people on it. Nice Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'The Tearful Convention'. Halfpg: 'Dumping Ground at the Foot of Beach St., New York City'. Small print of: 'The Oldest Fire-Eng... See More
August 11, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1866 Perhaps the most noteworthy prints are in recognition of Washington Irving, which includes details about his life. Among the related prints are "The Old Dutch Church," of North Tarrytown (current day Sleepy Hollow), which featured prominently in "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."
Other prints include: the front page: 'Review o... See More
July 28, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1866 Two ftpg. scenes, plus a fullpg. & doublepage centerfold inside on the 'Great Fire in Portland, Maine'. Quarter pg. illus. of 'Marks of Punishment Inflicted Upon a Colored Servant in Richmond'. Also a quarter pg. illus. of Barbara Frietchie, 'Heroine of Frederick', made famous by Whittier.
Complete in sixteen pages.
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
July 07, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 7, 1866 Includes two front 1/2 pg. illus. One entitled "The Baltimore Regatta" and one entitled "The Baltimore Regatta-Club Cottage and Boat House." Full pg. illus. of the "Second Annual Review of the New York Yacht Club." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Gunpowder vs. Nitro Glycerine-Experiments Under Government Inspection, Near the Navy Ya... See More
June 30, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Lewis Cass." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "'The Halt'-A Scene in the Georgia Campaign." Inside there is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Bunker Hill Monument." Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "Francis Joseph I., Emperor of Austria" and "Ludwig R. Von Benedek, the Austrian General." Full p... See More
June 26, 1866
UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., June 26, 1866 Page 2 has: "President Johnsons on the Congressional Amendment", signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Has an archival mend to a small tear in the lower margin of each leaf.
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
May 26, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1866 Ftpg. has two scenes in 'Memphis, Tenn., During the Riot' one showing: 'Shooting down Negroes' and the other 'Burning a Freedmen's School House'. Three-quarter pg. illus. of: 'Edwin M. Stanton'. Nice fullpg. with 2 illus. of: 'Little Rock, Ark.' fullpg: 'Crevasse on Chim's Plantation, West Baton Rouge, ... See More
March 24, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 24, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Colonel Theodore S. Bowers, General Grant's Adjutant General." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Paying United States Pensioners at the Pension Office in the New York Custom House." Inside: 2/3 pg. illus. of "Charles Sumner." Dblpgctrfld. of "Queen Victoria Opening Her Seventh Parliament,... See More
March 03, 1866
HARPER's WEEKLY, New York, Mar. 3, 1866 Fullpg: 'The Mississippi Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church' includes many blacks. Doublepage centerfold: 'The Iron-clad Fleet of England' includes 30 prints. Fullpg. Parade of the 90th N.Y. Vols . in Brooklyn. Two bkpg. cartoons.
Complete in 16 pages.
February 24, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 24, 1866 The entire ftpg. features nine: "Portraits of Washington" at various times in his life. Inside contains an article with nine illustrations on: 'The Birthplace, Home & Tomb of Washington'.
The doublepage centerfold is a very nice & large print captioned: "President Lincoln Entering Richmond, April 4, 1865" showing him... See More
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
February 10, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 10, 1866 This issue contains many displayable prints, which include: Full front page: 'The Princess of Wales with the Infant Prince Albert Victor'. Full page: 'The Grand Charity Ball at the Academy of Music, N.Y.' & fullpg: 'Leaving the Matinee'. Full page: 'The Great Skating Rink at Chicago'. Illustration of... See More
December 18, 1865
THE CIRCULAR, Mount Tom, New York, Dec. 18, 1865 A weekly newspaper published by the Oneida community. Most of the content has religious or literary overtones, however the back page reports "North Carolina has ratified the Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery." Also on this same page is information on the division of The Order of Fenian Brotherhood of the United States.
Ins... See More
November 14, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, November 14, 1865 Page 5 has a report "Room For South Carolina" with subheadlines "The Constitutional Amendment Adopted", "The Cradle of the Late Rebellion Abandons Slavery", and "Very Little Opposition in Either House". "The Constitutional Amendment abolishing slavery passed both Houses of the South Carolina Legislature to-day wit... See More
October 13, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, October 13, 1865
* Post civil war Kentucky
The front page has: "Washington" "Martial Law No Longer in Force in Kentucky" "The President's Proclamation" "The Status Of Kentucky". Proclamation concerning martial law in Kentucky is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.
Other news of the day throughout this 8 page issue. Mino... See More
August 24, 1865
THE NEW-YORK TIMES. Aug. 24, 1865 Ftpg. heads: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "The Military Court Convened Under a New Order" "Amendment of the Charge and Specifications" "The Names of Gen. Lee, Sec. Siddon & Others Omitted" "Counsel for the Prisoner Abandon the Case" & more.
Complete in 8 pages and is in good condition.
February 25, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 25, 1865 The front page has prints: "Before Petersburg--Winter Quarters from the Plantation" and "Pocotaligo Depot, South Carolina.
Perhaps the most notable print in this issue is that of: "John H. Rock, Colored Counselor" which has a same-titled article which includes: "We give on this page a portrait of John H. Rock, th... See More
January 10, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, NY, January 10, 1865
* Conflict of Authority in South
The front page of this issue has headlines "The South", "Conflict of Authority in the South", "The States Rights Doctrine Giving Jeff. Davis Trouble", "A Quarrel on His Hands with the Governors of Georgia, Alabama & Mississippi" and "The Blair Peace Commission&quo... See More
December 24, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 24, 1864 The full front pager is taken up with prints of: "The Chief Justices of the United States" with Salmon Chase as the central print, surrounded by John Jay, Oliver Ellsworth, Roger B. Taney, and John Marshall.
Many nice prints within including a full page: "View of the Stations on Grant's Military Railroad from City Point to His ... See More
October 29, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1864 The full front page is a print of: "A Group of Cavalry Officers" on horseback, being Merritt, Kautz, and Wilcox. Pages 2 & 3 have various reports on the Civil War. Other prints within include: "Headquarters Army of the James--Pennsylvania Soldiers Voting" "Headquarters Army of the James--Rebel Prisoners & Desert... See More
June 18, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1864 The front page is taken up with 3 prints: "Porter's Gunboats Passing the Dam in the Red River, Near Alexandria" and 2 scenes of: "Rebel Cruelty--Our Starved Soldiers" which has a related article on page 3 & an editorial: "Further Proofs of Rebel Inhumanity".
Other prints within include: "The Campaign in ... See More
April 30, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1864 The front page shows a group of officers making a toast, along with a poem concerning the third anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Prints within include: "In The Fair" "Admiral Porter's Flotilla" "the Steam Ram 'Switzerland". Some articles include: "Sketches of the Red River Expedition" ... See More
Item #172648HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1863 The full front page is taken up with prints of: "Rear-Admiral David D. Porter, Commanding Mississippi flotilla" and "Major-General John A. M'Clernand" as well as a nice print showing: "Bombardment of the Post of Arkansas, January 11, 1863."
Inside contains a full page with 3 view of: "Our New Western gunb... See More
May 31, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 31, 1862 Full ftpg: "Balloon View of the Attack on Fort Darling, in the James River, by Commander Roger's Gun-Boat Flotilla, 'Galena,' Monitor,' etc". Prints inside include: "Naval Combat Off Fort Wright..." showing monitors in battle; a full page: "Mobile and Its Defenses" which shows 6 scenes; a full page: &qu... See More
August 24, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 24, 1861 Half of front page shows: "Presentation of Prince Napoleon by Secretary Seward to the President", which shows Abraham Lincoln. Other prints within include a full page: "General McClellan & His Staff" & fullpg: "Splendid Charge of U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of Dug Spring, Missouri" & "Scenes in the Bro... See More
June 30, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, June 30, 1860 There is a fullpg: "Departure of Garibaldi & His Followers from Genoa". A decorative dblpgctrfld: "Ball Given by the City of New York to the Japanese Embassy". One-third pg has: "The Royal Palace at Palermo".
Complete in 16 pages.
April 09, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 9, 1859 The front
page features a cameo of 'The Hon. Daniel E. Sickles' with a lengthy accompanying article entitled "Biographical Sketch of Hon. D. E. Sickles". Two illustrations of: 'The Wreck of the Dromahair' 'Destruction of St. Peter's College, Troy, N.Y., by a Landslide' 'Landing of the Neapolitan Exiles at... See More
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
January 24, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 24, 1857 Many small illustrations on Persia including: "Nasr-ood-deen the Sha of Persia.", and including prints of Persians, Baghdad, camels, and horses. See photos for details.
Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), and contains additional prints and related text.
May 13, 1837
THE GLOBE, Washington DC, May 13, 1837
* Early Whiteface Mountain description
A page 3 report about the "Highest Mountain In New York" states, in part: "White Face, a mountain in Essex County...is found by Professor Emmens...to be 4855 feet above the level of the sea...while Round Top of the Catskill range, hitherto deemed our highest peek, is only 3804....The re... See More
June 28, 1831
NATIONAL GAZETTE AND LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, June 28, 1831 The front page of this issue features the resignation of Jn. Macpherson Berrien from the office of Attorney General followed by the letter of acceptance from Andrew Jackson (signed in type). Other news of the day and advertisements. Also on the front page is the letter which J. H. Eaton had published in The Globe... See More
March 25, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820
* Stephen Decatur Killed (1st report)
* United States Navy commodore
* Duel vs. James Barron
The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...Th... See More
March 25, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820 The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...They fought at 8 paces with pistols---at the first fire both were wounded--com. Decatur through the abdo... See More
May 15, 1816
NEW-YORK SPECTATOR, New York City, May 15, 1816 The front page has a headline "American Bible Society". "It is with much pleasure we announce, that the Convention of Delegates from the numerous Bible Societies in the United States, which convened in this City on Wednesday last, have after long and mature deliberation formed an institution, entitled 'The American Bible Soci... See More
June 15, 1814
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 15, 1814 Page 2 has: "Launch" beginning: "The 'Seventy-four' at the Navy Yard in Charlestown will be launched on Saturday the 18th..." with a bit more. Also a black-bordered report of the death of the Hon. Samuel Sewall, Chief Justice of the Mass. Supreme court. also: 'Report from Maj. Appling to Gen. Gaines" "Measure... See More
March 12, 1811
THE REPERTORY, Boston, March 12, 1811
* Church and State
* President James Madison
Page 2 has: "National Legislature" being a rather inconspicuous report mentioning not only a rare veto by the President, but also concerns a religious establishment issue. The report states: "The bill for incorporating a Baptist Society in the Mississippi Territory, and granting five acre... See More
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