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152614

Early grinding knife machine...

Item #152614

December 09, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 9, 1876  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: "EMERY WHEEL KNIFE-GRINDING MACHINE".

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174094

The Thanksgiving turkey...

Item #174094

December 09, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 9, 1876  Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'The Ignorant Vote--Honors Are Easy' is Black-themed. A half-page illustration 'The Louisiana Returning Board - Taking the Oath' with an accompanying article.   

Doublepage centerfold: 'The British Arctic Expedition - Sunday Morning on Board the Alert, in Midwinter... See More  

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219730

Uncommon title from Washington DC...

Item #219730

December 09, 1876

THE DAILY CRITIC, Washington, Dec. 9, 1876.



* Uncommon title



Has bits of news, topical items and numerous ads. Some headlines include: "Burying of the Victims of the Brooklyn Fire" "Congress Yesterday" and more. An uncommon title. A few minor edge tears and slighly browned.

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$17.00
587059

1876 Cape Fear, Wilmington NC

Item #587059

December 10, 1876

THE CAPE FEAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, Dec. 10, 1876 



* Rare Southern title



A rather scarce title from the reconstructed South with various news of the day and ads as well. This is one of the very few remaining in our inventory. Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, generally nice condition.

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$36.00
174096

Fort Fetterman and Old Fort Reno.....

Item #174096

December 16, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 16, 1876  Full front page Thomas Nast cartoon entitled 'Another Outrage at the Pole (Poll) - The British Lion Bear-Dozed.' Full page of 3 illustration of the Sioux War: 'The Powder River Expedition' and 'Gen. Crook's Hqts., Ft. Fetterman' and 'Old Ft. Reno'.

Four half-page illustrations 'The Louisiana Returning B... See More  

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174098

Opening of the season at the North Pole...

Item #174098

December 23, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 23, 1876 (includes supplement with "Vanity Fair Christmas, 1683")  Doublepage by Thomas Nast: 'Grant's Last Annual Message' shows a weeping Liberty figure; Full page: 'The Centennial--Wall paper Printing Press'; Front page: 'Burning of The Brooklyn Theatre - Scene at the Washington Street Entrance"; ... See More  

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554332
Item #554332

December 23, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY dated December 23, 1876. (print only)



This is a single-page Thomas Nast political illustration entitled "Caesar, Now Be Still" with caption quotes by Shakspeare and U.S. Grant.



The print size is approximately 16.5 x 11 inches and is in good condition. Please see photos for details.... See More  

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$16.00
571878

Rare Southern title...

Item #571878

December 23, 1876

THE CAPE FEAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, Dec. 23, 1876 



* Rare Southern title



A rather uncommon title from this part of the country, with various news of the day & many ads. Four pages, irregular at the spine margin with some damp staining along the spine as well.

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613696

Speech by Mark Twain...

Item #613696

December 23, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 23, 1876  The last column of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with a report of: "Forefathers' Day" "New-Englanders at Dinner" "The Annual Festival of the New-England Society--Speeches by Hon. G. William Curtis, 'Mark Twain', Rev. Edward Everett Hale..." and more (see). It is on page 2 where appears Twain's sp... See More  

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150947

The Centennial Exposition...

Item #150947

December 30, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, SUPPLEMENT, New York, Dec. 30, 1876  Nice full front page illustration of: "The International Exhibit of 1876--General View, Interior of the Main Building". Additional articles and illustrations within.



Complete in 14 pages with a bit of wear at the spine, otherwise good condition.

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174100

Famous Thomas Nast Santa Claus print...

Item #174100

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" showing ... See More  

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585220

The lumber industry in Pennsylvania...

Item #585220

December 30, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 23 & 30, 1876 



* Pennsylvania lumber industry prints



The front page has 3 nice prints on the: "Lumber Operations On The Susquehanna" with a related article which focuses on the thriving lumber industry in Williamsport, Pa., noting: "...The central depot of the trade in Pennsylvania a Williamsport, a handsome city on the Susqueha... See More  

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608071

1876 Ashtabula, Ohio train wreck disaster...

Item #608071

December 30, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, December 30, 1876



* Ashtabula River train wreck

* Edgewood, Ohio




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "ANOTHER ANGOLA" "A Train Plunges Through a Bridge" "Death Met in its Most Hideous Forms" "The Passengers Drowned, Burned and Frozen"&nbs... See More  

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653137

Famous Thomas Nast Santa Claus print...

Item #653137

December 30, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 30, 1876 



* Santa Claus - Christmas

* Thomas Nast print




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:... See More  

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616135

1876 Ashtabula, Ohio train wreck disaster...

Item #616135

December 31, 1876

THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 31, 1876



* Ashtabula River train wreck

* Edgewood, Ohio




Page 3 has an article headed: "ASHTABULA'S HORROR" "Details of the Dreadful Calamity on the Lake Shore Road" "An Iron Bridge Snaps Like Glass" "One Hundred and Twenty Human Beings Perish" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of th... See More  

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130177
Item #130177
EVENING REPUBLICAN, Los Angeles, CA. 1877 An early issue from Southern California. Rare to find issues this early from California.  Ths image shown is representative of the look and condition of the issue you wil receive (not volume 1).  The actual issue will vary, but will be from 1877, and will be in equal or better condition.

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130290

Early Portland, Oregon...

Item #130290
MORNING OREGONIAN, Portland, Oregon. 1877 An uncommon and early newspaper from Portland which has a nice engraving in the masthead (see photo). Most of the front page is filled with various news of the day, not only for the western portion of the United States but from across the country as well. Further news reports are on the inside pages as well plus a wealth of advertisements, several of which... See More  

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130497
Item #130497
MODESTO HERALD, Stanislaus County, California, 1877 Various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well, many of which are illustrated. Never bound nor trimmed, four pages, some minor tears at margins. An inked stamp in the upper corner from the news agent who sold it over 120 years ago!

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130504

Item #130504
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ARGUS, Merced, California, 1877 A four page newspaper with various news of the day and a wealth of ads. I don't find many newspapers from Merced, and I only have a few of this title. Inked stamp in the masthead done by the news agent who originally sold this newspaper. Never bound nor trimmed, some tears and roughness at margins and light browning.

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150151

Inventions and devices from 1877...

Item #150151

January 01, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, 1877 The latest inventions & devices for industry & the home during this period of industrial development. Many illustrations with one on the front page.



Complete in 16 pages and in good condition.



PLEASE NOTE: The photos are representative of the issue, you will receive a randomly dated issue from within the year. 

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150171

The newspaper from the Oneida Community...

Item #150171
THE AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, 1877  A small folio-size newspaper from Oneida, New York, a publication from this early "commune" in experimental living which advocated free love and other quite radical ideas at that time. Various religiously-themed reports within the issue plus a bit of current news of the day.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one ... See More  

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152987
Item #152987
LA FAYETTE DAILY JOURNAL, Lafayette, Indiana, 1877. See the photo below for an example of this title from our archive, containing various news of the day both locally & nationally, with a wealth of ads as well. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have these specific photos or be of this specific date, but will have the format as shown. Nice condition, 4 pa... See More  

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205698

Salem Oregon...

Item #205698
WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, OR,  dated from1877. This 8 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis. Very early for Oregon. Nic... See More  

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$31.00
209225

From the Capital of Nevada...

Item #209225
THE CARSON DAILY APPEAL, Carson City, Nevada, 1877  Coin collectors are very familiar with this town for the mint which produced the famous "C.C." mint marks on gold & silver coins it produced. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the mining era has various news of the day on the inside pages with ads f... See More  

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209248

From Reno, Nevada...

Item #209248
RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1877 This is an 4 page newspaper which features news on pages 2 & 3 with a wealth of ads on the front & back pages, several of which are illustrated. Now a gambling mecca not far from Lake Tahoe, during the 1870's it was a mining town. This issue was never bound nor trimmed and is in very nice condition with a news agent's stamp in... See More  

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573015

From Salem, Oregon...

Item #573015

January 01, 1877

WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, Oregon, 1877  This 8 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basis.



Very early for Oregon. Little marg... See More  

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581289

Milling publication...

Item #581289

January 01, 1877

THE MILLER AND MILLWRIGHT, Cincinnati, Ohio, January, 1877  This is a publication dedicated to milling with articles "Growing Corn In Dry Seasons" "How Things Are Done In Other Countries - Flour From The Grain" " Rice Culture In Louisiana" and more. This also contains numerous advertisements, many which are illustrated.



This is complete in 16 pages measuring a... See More  

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613300

1877 Molly Maguires...

Item #613300

January 02, 1877

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, January 2, 1877



* Molly MaGuires outrages

* Pennsylvania coal regions

* Mauch Chunck - Pottsville




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 3 has an article headed: "THE MOLLY MAGUIRES" "Breaking Down of the Secret Conspirators in the Coal Region" and more. (see)

This issue is not fragile as ne... See More  

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652516

Rare mining town newspaper from Northern California...

Item #652516

January 04, 1877

DUTCH FLAT FORUM, Dutch Flat, Placer County, California, Jan. 4, 1877 



* Rare Old West title



Dutch Flat is located mid-way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, near Interstate Highway 80. Famous for its hydraulic mines, from which many tons of gold were taken, for its lumber industry, its role in creating the Central Pacific Railroad, and for its large Chinese community, Dutch Flat remain... See More  

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$87.00
174102

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

Item #174102

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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613299

Lauara Bridgman... dead-blind...

Item #613299

January 07, 1877

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, January 7, 1877



* Laura Bridgman biography

* Deaf-blind Woman




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 11 has an article headed: "Laura Bridgman" "An Evening in Her Home--Her Wonderful Tact and Ingenuity" (see)

This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags,... See More  

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613297

1877 Bennett-May duel...

Item #613297

January 10, 1877

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, January 10, 1877



* James Gordon Bennett, Jr.

* Frederick May

* Marydel, Maryland duel




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 2 has an article headed: "Piff, Paff, Pouff" "Three Shots Fired by Mr. May and James Gordon Bennett" and more. (see)

This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then w... See More  

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671161

From Sag Harbor, Long Island...

Item #671161

January 11, 1877

THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Jan. 11, 1877  An uncommon title from this once-famous whaling town near the eastern end of Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the rich & famous who frequent the neighboring Hamptons.

Half of the ftpg. is taken up with local advertisements. Inside has a report on: "The Wrecked Ship Circassian" "She Go... See More  

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$33.00
174104

Christmas in the wilds...

Item #174104

January 13, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 13, 1877  Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'Justice Brings Peace'. Nearly fullpg: 'The Terra Nova Snowshoe Club of Montreal' & 'One More Mouth to Feed' Very nice fullpg: 'Christmas In the Wilds--With the Hudson Bay Company Hunters' & 'Sleighing Sketches In New York'.

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599682

From the San Francisco Bay region...

Item #599682

January 13, 1877

THE WEEKLY ANTIOCH LEDGER, Contra Costa County, California, Jan. 13, 1877 



* Rare Old West title



This is one of the oldest communities in California having been founded in 1850. It is in the East Bay region of San Francisco Bay, formerly known as Smith's Landing and Marshs Landing, in 1850 a plague infested the city and wiped out most of the population.

A broad range of content wit... See More  

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174106

Cornelius Vanderbilt...

Item #174106

January 20, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 20, 1877  Front full pg. portrait of "Cornelius Vanderbilt." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Centennial - Carriage Exhibit." Four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. S. J. Randall," "The Hon. Lucius Robinson," "The Hon. Smith Ely, Jun.," and "The Hon. John Kelly." Two full pg. illus. of "The... See More  

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666266

Sitting Bull's camp captured... Return to Palestine...

Item #666266
AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, Jan. 25, 1877 



* Capture of Sitting Bull's Camp
* Much regarding the Jews


Inside this issue is a small but historic article on the discovery and capture of the Indian camp headed by Chief Sitting Bull.

Also within are two articles of Judaic interest: one describing the return of multitudes of Jews to their homeland in
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174108

Cornelius Vanderbilt...

Item #174108

January 27, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 27, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon. 1/2 pg: 'Burial of Cornelius Vanderbilt'. Fullpg: 'The stranded steamship 'L'Amerique'. Fullpg: 'Winter sketches'.

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636057

Interesting on the Younger Brothers in prison...

Item #636057

January 29, 1877

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Jan. 29, 1877 



* Younger Brothers gang

* Stillwater, Minnesota




Page 5 has a nice article: "COLE YOUNGER - Painting Pails In the Minnesota State Prison--The Transgressor's Road" which begins: "This is the home of the Younger brothers. Naturally the Northfield trio were the much sought after of the convicts yesterday..." with mo... See More  

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174110
Item #174110

February 03, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 3, 1877  Front full pg. illus. of "Chinese Immigrants at the San Francisco Custom House." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "The Statute of Limitation." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Count Rumford" and "The Late Rev. A. H. Washburn, D.D." 1/2 pg. illus. of "American Silver Ware."

Doublepage centerfold of ... See More  

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613245

Chief Sitting Bull....

Item #613245

February 03, 1877

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, February 3, 1877



* Chief Sitting Bull

* Sioux Indians

* Black Hills




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 4 has an article headed: "The Hostile Sioux" "Their Present Location  and Future Movements" "Preparing for War in the Spring"

This issue is not fragile as newsprint back ... See More  

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671677

Alexander Graham Bell's telephone in 1877..

Item #671677

February 08, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877.



* Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson
* Invention of the Telephone
 
A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesti
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174112

Nast cartoon of Boss Tweed... Natives of Hawaii...

Item #174112

February 10, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 10, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon showing Boss Tweed. Fullpg. Nast cartoon showing Uncle Sam. Small illustration: 'Natives Of Honolulu, Sandwich Islands'.

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612651

Hydraulic locomotive...

Item #612651

February 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 10, 1877  The front page has a very interesting illustration captioned: "Novel Hydraulic Railway Locomotive"  showing what essentially looks like a paddlewheel-powered flume ride. A related front page article as well.

Inside the issue is "Guardiola's Sugar and Coffee Machinery"; "Blaisdell's Upright Moulding Machin... See More  

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635601

Bell's articulating telephone...

Item #635601

February 10, 1877

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, February 10, 1877  The front cover is a political cartoon entitled "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside the issue is: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, United States Senator-Elect from Illinois"; &qu... See More  

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174114

Sleigh riding... Counting election results...

"Grinding a skate in Friesland", by Christoffel Bischop

Item #174114

February 17, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 17, 1877 (including Supplement)  Perhaps the most notable is the double-page print found in the Supplement: "Grinding a Skate in Friesland", by Christoffel Bischop (engraved for Harper's Weekly by William Biscombe Gardner). Note: This print (as do nearly all double-page prints) typically has (very) small binding holes.

Also included are: Full ftpg. Nas... See More  

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656303

Tractor... Cow milker...

Item #656303

February 17, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 17, 1877  The front page of the issue contains a large illustration "Frick & Co.'s Eclipse Agricultural Engine" and accompanying article. Within the issue is "Secchi's Solar Photographic Instrument"; "Melling's Improvements in Safety Valves"; "Knollin's Cow Milker"; "Hydraulic Punching Mac... See More  

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151566

Item #151566

February 22, 1877

CLEVELAND LEADER newspaper dated Feb. 22, 1877. See the photo below for the two illustrated Optician ads which appear on page 7 of this 8 page issue, both of which are illustrated. You get the complete issue in nice condition.

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174116

Skating in Central Park... "Backgammon", by Winslow Homer...

Item #174116

February 24, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY February 24, 1877. Full front pg. Nast illus. of "A Jewel Among Swine." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "St. Valentine's Day in Merrie Old England." Full pg. illus. of "Skating in Central Park." Dblpgctrfld. containing several illus. pertaining to "The Water Color Exhibition, at the National Academy of Design, New York - Sketches of Some of... See More  

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644927

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

Item #644927

February 24, 1877

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

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

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