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172992

Memphis riots... Scenes of Little Rock, Arkansas...

Item #172992

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  

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595124

Judaica content... Jewish... Jews...

Item #595124

May 29, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 29, 1866  Page 5 has an article: "Convention Of American Israelites" with subheads: "The Board of Delegates in Session--Election of Officers for the Ensuing Year--The Establishment of a Jewish Rabbinical Institute Decided Upon" (see).

Eight pages, good condition.

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551393

Notable death... Winfield Scott...

Item #551393

May 30, 1866

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, May 30, 1866



* General Winfield Scott death

* Post civil war original




This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:



* Death of Lieut.-Gen. Scott

* Sketch of His long & Glorious Military Career

* His Political Aspirations, Successes & Defeats

* His Last Illness & Death--Personal Reminiscences, &c. ... See More  

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597003

Death of General Winfield Scott...

Item #597003

May 30, 1866

NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, May 30, 1866 



* General Winfield Scott death



The top of the front page has: "Death of Lieut.-Gen. Scott" "Sketch of His Long & Glorious Military Career" "His Political Aspirations, Successes & Defeats" "His Course During the Rebellion--The Organization & Handling of the First Army" "His Last Illness &... See More  

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628007

Death of General Winfield Scott...

Item #628007

May 30, 1866

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 30, 1866 



* General Winfield Scott death



The front page has: "Death of Lieut.-Gen. Scott" "Sketch of His Long & Glorious Military Career" "His Political Aspirations, Successes & Defeats" "His Course During the Rebellion--The Organization & Handling of the First Army" "His Last Illness & Death--Personal Rem... See More  

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601711

Death of General Winfield Scott...

Item #601711

May 31, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1866 



* General Winfield Scott death



The top of the front page has: "Honors To Gen. Scott" "Official Statement of His Illness & Death,..." "Medical Diary of His Physical Condition from His Arrival at West Point" "His Burial Place..." "The Funeral Cortege..." and more.

"Old Fuss & Feathers" had a... See More  

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659688

Civil War Recollections... Mining in Nevada...

Item #659688
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1866. Featured in this issue is an article "Personal Recollections of the War", by a Virginian. Other articles are: "The Reese River Country (Mining in Nevada)"; "Are There Other Inhabited Worlds?"; "Henry Barth, the African Traveler"; and other additional stories with related illustrations. See photos for d... See More  

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664089

The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...

Item #664089

June 01, 1866

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, & LIFE ILLUSTRATED, New York, February, 1865 



* Uncommon title



Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

The ftpg. has prints of: "Great Surgeons of the W... See More  

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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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665919

A battle with the Fenians in Canada...

Item #665919

June 05, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 5, 1866



* Battle of Ridgeway- Ontario

* Battle of Fort Erie

* Fenian raids in Canada




Pages 2 and 3 have coverage of the Battle of Ridgeway, heads: "Fenian Recruits" "Habeas Corpus Writ Served" "Reported Murder of Prisoners" "Latest from Buffalo" and: "The Fenian Invasion".

This battle was fought ... See More  

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605673

Georgia & Florida after the war...

Item #605673

June 08, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 8, 1866



* Florida & Georgia

* Post Civil War reconstruction




The front page has one column headlines that include: "AFFAIRS IN THE SOUTH" "Condition of Corn and Cotton Crops in Georgia" "Good Effects of Giving Freedmen a Share of the Produce" "Improved State of Union Feeling in Florida" and more (see photos). Lengthy text c... See More  

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670840

Battle of Ridgeway (1866)....

Item #670840

June 08, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 8, 1866



* Fenian raids in Canada



The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE FENIANS" "Operations On The Border" "ANOTHER INVASION OF CANADA" "Ten Thousand Canadians Concentrated at Montreal" and more. Lengthy text.

Other news of the day soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nic... See More  

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172996

Burning of the N.Y. Academy of Music... Negro huts...

Item #172996

June 09, 1866

Harper's WEEKLY, New York, June 9, 1866 Fullpg: "Burning of the N.Y. Academy of Music" shows firemen as well. Fullpg: "Gens. Steedman & Fullerton Conferring with the Freedmen at Trent River Settlement, opposite New Bern, North Carolina" and showing: "Negro Huts" there. "U.S. Steam Sloop of war 'Wampanoag' " "Gov. Thomas Swann of Maryland... See More  

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636358

Dearing family massacre....

Item #636358

June 09, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1866



* The Dearing family murders

* "Murder by gaslight"

* Antoine Probst execution




The back page has a one column heading: "THE HANGING OF PROBST" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text takes up almost 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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172998

On the death and funeral of Winfield Scott...

Item #172998

June 16, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY June 16, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Scott." Inside has a full pg. illus. of "Winfield Scott." Full pg. illus. of "Scott's Death Bed." Dblpgctrfld. of the "Burial of Scott--Services at the Grave, in West Point Cemetery." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Scott's Funeral-in the Chapel." 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Battle of Lundy'... See More  

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564526

The late Winfield Scott...

Item #564526

June 16, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated June 16, 1866 The full frontpage portrait is "The Late Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott." Portrait of Scott is in an oval frame draped in black. Fullpage prints inside: "Funeral Ceremonies Of The Late Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott, At The Cemetery At West Point--Bearing The Body To The Grave" and "The Chapel At West Point--Th... See More  

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661007

Mormons & Utah... The pros and cons of polygamy...

Item #661007

June 20, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 20, 1866



* Salt Lake City, Utah

* Brigham Young - polygamy




The front page has a one column heading: "Utah and the Mormons". The article is over a full column in length and provides great details of the life-styles of the Mormon life, including the pros and cons of polygamy; how some of the wives get along and where others ... See More  

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173000

Early print of Wall Street on the front page...

Item #173000

June 23, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1866  The front page has a nice print captioned: "Wall Street, New York", a street scene bustling with pedestrians and activity. A great issue for any stock broker or person involved in the world of finance.

Inside prints include a full page of: "The Southern Methodist Bishops", two half page prints of: "Primary School for Free... See More  

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603880

Cholera outbreak....

Item #603880

June 23, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, June 23, 1866



* Cholera outbreak



Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Cholera" See images for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in very nice condition.

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206716

Andrew Johnson...

Item #206716

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.

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603881

Buffalo tornado disaster...

Item #603881

June 26, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 26, 1866



* Buffalo, New York

* Tornado disaster




Page 3 has a small one column heading: "Terrible Tornado at Buffalo" See image for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in very nice condition... See More  

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648282

California described, and its wine growing capacity...

Item #648282

June 27, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 27, 1866  Nearly half of page 3 is taken up with a terrific & very detailed account of the state of California, headed: "Domestic Correspondence" "California" "Vineyards on the Pacific  Coast--Their Character & Extent--Artificial Irrigation--The Wine-Growing Capacity of California". A great account.

Eight pages, very ni... See More  

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617993

Austro-Prussian War begins...

Item #617993

June 28, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, June 28, 1866 



*Austro-Prussian War begins



The front page has an article headed: "The German Troubles" Prussian Declaration of War" "A Battle Reported But Not Confirmed" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, minor spine wear, generally nice.



Note: If a folder i... See More  

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173002

The late Lewis Cass... Suffering of Andersonville and Fortress Monroe...

Item #173002

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  

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666105

Austro-Prussian War begins in 1866...

Item #666105

July 03, 1866

NW YORK TRIBUNE, July 3, 1866



*Austro-Prussian War begins



The front page has one column headings that include: "WAR !" "The War Actually Begun" and more with large map. (see) Nice for display.

Eight pages, uncut, never bound, some creasing at the folds, otherwise very nice.

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629249

Great report on California mining...

Item #629249

July 04, 1866

NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1866



* California mining regions

* Gold and silver rush




Page 3 has a very nice article headed: "CALIFORNIA MINING" "Its Importance And Extent" "Washing for Gold in the Early Days and at Present" The Silver Regions" and more. (see) Text takes up 3 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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629243

1866 great fire of Portland, Maine...

Item #629243

July 05, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1866



* Portland, Maine fire disaster

* Early 1st report coverage




Page 5 has a one column heading: "Great Fire In Portland" with subhead.(see) A early 1st report here giving the brief coverage near the start of the fire.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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587993

Nashville, shortly after the Civil War...

Item #587993

July 06, 1866

DAILY PRESS AND TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, July 6, 1866



* Uncommon title



A very nice, never-bound newspaper from shortly after the end of the Civil War. Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of which are illustrated. Four pages, nice condition.

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173004

Baltimore Regatta...

Item #173004

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  

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561997

Post Civil War baseball...

Item #561997

July 07, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 7, 1866



* Early baseball

* Post Civil War




The back page has over half a column of baseball reports under the heading: "Out-Doors Sports" "Base Ball" with reports on 3 games (see).



Other news of the day, complete in 8 pages, great condition.

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173006

Thomas Nast print... Italy... Vicksburg...

Item #173006

July 14, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Doublepage centerfold 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&q... See More  

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221951

Item #221951

July 14, 1866

Harper's Weekly dated July 14, 1866. (print only)



This is a double-page print. The print contains the engraving "Natchez on the Hill, From the Marine Hospital ".



The print size is approximately 15.75 x 22 inches.... See More  

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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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173008

The Catskill Mountains... Clara Barton...

Item #173008

July 21, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 21, 1866 The front page of the issue has a 1/4 page "Among the Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina" and a smaller illustrations "The Ruins of Columbia, South Carolina - Richardson Street, Looking Toward the Capitol". Inside the issue is half-pages "Sunday Amusements in New Orleans - A Creole Night at the French Opera-House"; "Sun... See More  

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598259

New grade of "General" of the army....

Item #598259

July 26, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 26, 1866



* Grade of General of the Army created : Grant suggested

* Farragut to be Admiral of the Navy




Among the front page first column headlines are: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "The Bill Creating the Grade of General Signed by the President" "Lieut-Gen. Grant Nominated to the Place" "Vice-Admiral Farragut Nominated Admiral"... See More  

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173010

Fire at Portland, Maine...

Item #173010

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.

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607543

Ornate magazine still in original wrappers...

Item #607543

July 28, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY MAGAZINE, July 28, 1866  A literary magazine of 36 pages still with the original & decorative outer wrappers. Measures 6 1/2 by 10 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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665922

Nebraska admitted to the Union....well, almost...

Item #665922

July 28, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, July 28, 1866  Page 2 has an inconspicuous--yet historic--report noting: "Nebraska was admitted to the Union by both branches of Congress on Friday, the vote standing in the Senate 24 to 18, and in the House 63 to 52, and the bill has gone to the President for his signature. The Senators from the new State are already in Washington."

But it wou... See More  

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588154

Nashville TN... reconstruction era...

Item #588154

July 29, 1866

WEEKLY PRESS AND TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, July 29, 1866 



* Uncommon title



The front page has: "Outrageous Treatment of a Freed Girl in Virginia" amongst many other articles. Inside includes: "John Brown's Body" Passage by both Houses of the Bill Admitting Nebraska into the Union" which officially happened in March, 1867; "Jeff Davis on the Manaclin... See More  

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671205

New Orleans massacre of 1866...

Item #671205

July 31, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 31, 1866 



* New Orleans massacre of 1866

* Anti-racist marchers - Negroes

* White Democrats attack black republicans




The front page: "GREAT RIOT" "Anarchy & Bloodshed in New Orleans" "Massacre of Several Prominent White Citizens" "A Great Number of Colored Men Killed" with more related to this event (see).

Complete ... See More  

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654869

Atlantic cable is completed.... America connects to Europe...

Item #654869

August 03, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 3, 1866



* 2nd Atlantic cable - Transatlantic telegraph

* SS Great Eastern




The front page has one column headings that include: "EUROPE" "Dates Through the Cable to August 1" "THE CABLE ALL RIGHT" "Business Brisk and the Line Working Well" and more. Coverage on the 2nd Atlantic cable being used for the first time.

Complete in... See More  

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173012

St. Peters, Rome...

Item #173012

August 04, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 4, 1866 Halfpg: 'Secret Meeting of Southern Unionists' '& halfpg: 'The Irrepressible Conflict--Charleston, S.C.' Great dblpgctrfld: 'St. Peters, Rome' is impressive. 1/3pg. illus: 'The U.S. Iron-clad monitor 'Miantonomoh' off Queenstown, Ireland'

Complete in sixteen pages.

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666175

The rebel riot at New Orleans...

Item #666175

August 07, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 7, 1866 



* New Orleans massacre of 1866

* Anti-racist marchers - Negroes

* White Democrats attack black republicans




The ftpg. reports on the New Orleans Massacre, column heads including: "THE REBEL RIOT" "Mutilation of Gen. Sheridan's Dispatch to Gen. Grant" "Threats of a Rebel Attack on Colored Regiments" "Attempted Assass... See More  

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208518

War map of Austria versus Prussia...

Item #208518

August 10, 1866

THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES, New York, Aug. 10, 1866 The front page id dominated by a very large map headed: "THE WAR BETWEEN AUSTRIA & PRUSSIA--Scene of the Late Battles & Present Position of the Prussian Army." which shows from Prague to Presburg and Neisse to Linz (see photos). Complete in 8 pages with tears at the top margin, otherwise never bound nor trimmed.

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173014

Washington Irving tribute... The Geat Eastern...

Item #173014

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  

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671676

Europe & the United States are connected by the telegraph...

Item #671676

August 11, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 11, 1866 



* re. Transatlantic telegraph cable completion



The front page has one column headings concerning the recent completion of the Atlantic Cable, the telegraph cable stretched across the ocean which connected Europe with the United States. The headings include: "OLD WORLD" "BY OCEAN TELEGRAPH" "London Dispatches to Thursday Night&q... See More  

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633790

From Galveston shortly after the Civil War...

Item #633790

August 15, 1866

FLAKE'S BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, Aug. 15, 1866



* Rare Southwestern title

* Post Civil War reconstruction




An uncommon title from shortly after the end of the Civil War. Eight pages with various news of the day & a great wealth of ads. Whole holes in the bottom half, one is quarter-size, others much smaller (see). ... See More  

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173016

Great Mormon issue... Brigham Young...

Item #173016

August 18, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 18, 1866 Ftpg: 'Office of the American Telegraph Company, Corner of Broadway and Liberty Street, New York' Very nice fullpg: 'The Excitement in New Orleans - View on St. Charles St.' Fullpg: 'Sunday in New Orleans - The French Market'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The City and Valley of the Great Salt Lake, Utah' is a fine view, plus illus... See More  

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173018

The Freedmen's procession marching to the Institute -The Struggle for the Flag...

Item #173018

August 25, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 25, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "The Riot in New Orleans-Murder of the Rev. Mr. Horton in the Vestibule of the Mechanics' Institute." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Samuel F.B. Morse, LL.D. 1/6 pg. illus. of "Queen Emma of Hawaii." Five large illus. pertaining to the "Riot in New Orleans" including "...The Freedmen's Proc... See More  

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173020

Nast's famous Reconstruction centerfold...

Item #173020

September 01, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 1, 1866 Fullpg: 'Meeting of the National Union Convention at Philadelphia'. A great dblpgctrfld. by Thomas Nast: 'Reconstruction & How It Works', is a satirical view with several scenes, most showing Blacks being harmed. Two scenes re: 'The New Orleans Riot' & one-third pg: 'Great Petroleum Fire in Jersey City'. Bkpg. illustrated R... See More  

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