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February 20, 1858
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 20, 1858 The front page features a half page print: "The Royal Bridal Tour - The Prince and Princess Frederick William at the Window the King's Palace, Potsdam". Within the issue are: "Effects of the Late Earthquake in Naples" "The Bridal Tour - Arrival of the Prince and Princess Frederick William at Antwerp"; a ful... See More
April 24, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 24, 1858 The front page shows: 'Senator Hale, of New Hampshire' with an accompanying large illustration. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two illustrations. 'The Island Prison of the King of Delhi" also features three illustrations. Terrific and very displayable full page: 'An Army Train Crossing the Plains'. Two hal... See More
May 22, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 22, 1858 The front page shows: "Hon. William H. English, of Indiana". A full page: "Coming Thru the Rye". Half page shows a train "Accident on the New York Central Railroad near Utica". "The Island of Perim, Red Sea" Full page. Winslow Homer print: "The Boston Common". "Cod-Fishing on the Newfound... See More
May 29, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1858 The front page shows: 'Hon. William M Gwin, of California'. 'Travel notes in Bible Lands' features 'Plain and Ruins of Sardis'. 'The Great Bell Crevasse' just above New Orleans shows 3 scenes. Nice full page illustrations of 'Battle of the Waxhaws, May 29, 1780' and 'The Storming of Ft. George, May ... See More
June 12, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1858 The front page article "A Visit to Captain Howes, of The Schoonoer 'Mobile'" also features a half-page illustration "The British Officer Boarding the 'Mobile' and a smaller illustration 'Side of the 'Mobile,' Showing the Mark of the Rifle-Ball". A text article on "Luncan's Light". "... See More
July 28, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, July 28, 1858. The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "News From Frazer River" "The Excitement On The Pacific Coast" "Yield Of The New Mines" "Important Letter from Ex.-Gov. Stevens, of Washington Territory" "Our Rights In The New Gold Region" "Twenty-five Thousand Californians en route for the British El Dorado"... See More
September 11, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 11, 1858 The front page features a full page illustration entitled 'The Atlantic Cable Celebration--The Niagaras in Broadway'. Inside an half page illustration 'The Ruins of the Quarantine Establishment, on Staten Island'. Two more full page illustrations on celebrations for the Atlantic Cable completion, including: 'Firemen Lighti... See More
October 23, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 23, 1858 The front page illustration: 'A Target Excursion in Broadway' with an accompanying article. An article entitled "The Winans Steamer" also includes two full pages and 6 illustrations of 'The Winans Steamship'. Full page: 'An Elephant Steeple-Chase at Rangoon, Burmah'.
Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as ... See More
November 20, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 20, 1858 Two front page illustrations of "Bernadette Soubirous" and "Thomas Carlyle." There is a related front page article on both, the former headed: "The Last French Miracle" which gives great detail of the event of the Holy Virgin appearing to her, this text taking not quite a full column.
Inside full page illustratio... See More
December 11, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1858 The front page features a very nice illustration 'The Overland Mail Starting from San Francisco for the East' shows the Butterfield Overland, plus text. Inside is a text article "Gold Digging" with the latest accounts from Frazer's River. An article on "Views in Japan" features two half page illustrations 'G... See More
January 15, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1859 The front page features a rather large illustration of: "The Yacht 'Wanderer'" along with a related article on it. Its infamy is in that it was the last documented ship to bring a cargo of slaves from Africa to the United States, which it did on November 28, 1858. Part of the article notes: "...after detaining the Wandere... See More
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
February 19, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 19, 1859 The front page has a print titled: "Arrival of the Country Postman On St. Valentine's Morning". Inside has prints of: "A Fire Hunt In Georgia" "Discovery of Three Half-starved Alms House Children in the Room of a Hired Nurse..." "A Cock Fight Among the Athenians of Boston" "Shocking Scene At A F... See More
March 26, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 26, 1859. The front page features the "The Wreck of the Adonis" ship. A small text article "The Sickles Case". An article "The Terrible Homicide at Hawesville, Kentucky" with accompanying small illustration "Murder of Lowe in His Cell in Prison" and half page illustration "The Chase of Lowe by the Mob at Hawesv... See More
May 21, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 21, 1859 The front half page illustration of "The Departure of Italian Volunteers from Leghorn." An inside 1/4 page illustration of "The Late Bishop Doane." A 1/4 page illustration of "Library of the New York Law Institute."
A continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens including a few illustratio... See More
June 04, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 4, 1859
* Justo José de Urquiza y García
* Rare title w/ great masthead
The front page has prints of: "Gen. Urquiza, President of the Argentine Republic" and "Oak Barking". Page 4 has prints of: "The Kaiserbach (King's Palace, Lucknow, India" and "Chinese Modern First Class War ... See More
June 11, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 11, 1859 The front page shows: 'The Talking Fish' and 'The Fighting Tiger of King of Oude'. A full page illustration of 'Ye May Session of Ye Woman's Rights Convention' [Mozart Hall in New York City]. Several illustrations regarding the war in Europe. Text and 3 illustrations on 'The Floating Hospital in the Lower Bay' [... See More
June 11, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War".
Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing in Australia" "Transport of Wool From the Blue Mountains, Australia" and two... See More
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
July 23, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 23, 1859 Inside the issue includes two 1/2 page maps of "Venice" and "Verona." The doublepage centerfold of "The Battle of Malegnano, Fought June 8, 1859." A 1/2 page illustration of "A Zouave Charge on the Bank of the Mincio." QUARTER page illustration of "Marshal Schlick, Commanding 1st and 2nd Austrian Armies... See More
July 26, 1859
NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, July 26, 1859
* English Poet Alfred Tennyson
* 1st Baron
On page 2 under "Tennyson' New Poem" is a report about Tennyson's new poem, "The Idylls of the King". A lengthy poem taking most of the page. Tennyson added to this poem in 1869 & 1872, and completed the great work in 1885.
Other news of the day includes: "The State Of Ita... See More
October 22, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 22, 1859 The front 1/2 page illustration of "The New York German Stadt Theatre on Sunday Evening." Inside is a 1/2 page illustration of a "Flag Officer Tattnall, U.S.N." Doublepage centerfold map of "The City of Rome." A 3/4 page illustration of "Brunel". This also has a continuation of "A Tale of Two Cities" ... See More
October 29, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1859 The front page of this issue is the "Fac-Simile of the Last Record of the Franklin Expedition, Found by Lieutenant Hobson on King William's Land". A half page illustration 'Harper's Ferry -- The Scene of the Late Insurrection' with an article on John Brown as well. A 'Map of Vancouver Island and Washington Territor... See More
November 19, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 19, 1859 The full front page shows 3 illustrations of: 'Effect of John Brown's Invasion At The South', one being: 'A Southern Planter Arming His Slaves to Resist Invasion' and the other two showing Blacks as well. A halfpage illustration is entitled 'Chatham Street, N.Y., on Sunday'. A third-page illustration features the &q... See More
January 07, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 7, 1860 Full front pg. illus. of "Union Meetings in the Open Air Outside the Academy of Music, December 19, 1859." Inside is a small illus. including "Benjamin Harris and Master Richard Cromwell." Dblpgctrfld. entitled "The Great Union Meeting at the Academy of Music, New York, December 19, 1859." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Redhorn Surrounded by... See More
March 03, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Mar. 3, 1860 Ftpg. shows the wreck of the 'Hungarian' off Sable Is., Nova Scotia. Fascinating print: 'Great Sea-Serpent Found in Hungary Bay, Bermuda'. Halfpg: '7th Reg. Marching Up Penna. Ave., Washington City'. Two small Homer prints: 'The Buds' and 'Mrs. Otcheson at the Piano'. This issue also contains the 3rd installment of "The... See More
March 23, 1860
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, New York, March 23, 1860
* Pre civil war almhouses
* Almhouses drunkeness
Page 6 report: "The Alms-House Department" "Where it Was & What it Is" "Scenes of Drunkeness & Debauchery" "The Institutions Turned into Dram Shops" "Sensualities Of The Keepers" "Grave Charges against the Governors&q... See More
May 06, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1860
* African slave trade - Kongo
* re. Slaver Storm King escape
* Indictment of officers
The back page has a report headed: "The Slave Trade In New York" "The Escape of the Alleged Slaver Storm King...." (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing flaw near beginning the mentioned report (see), otherwise nice.... See More
June 09, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 9, 1860 Full front pg. illus. of "General Giuseppe Garibaldi." Inside contains a "Map of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The City of Messina, in Sicily." Large illus. spanning across the bottom of two pgs. of "General View of the City of Naples, with Mount Vesuvius in the Distance." 1/2 pg. illus. of the "E... See More
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
June 23, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, June 23, 1860 Ftpg. has 6 comic scenes on: "The Derby Day" at Epsom Downs. Very nice fullpg. print: "Epsom Racecourse--The Coming In" showing the race in progress. Quarterpg: "Tommy" of the Japanese Embassy. Four dramatic illus. of: "The Great Tornado" in Camanche, Iowa & Albany City, Illinois. Fullpg. shows: '... See More
August 25, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1860 Perhaps the most significant print in this issue is the back page political cartoon captioned: "The Coming Man's Presidential Career, a la Blondin" showing a beardless Abe Lincoln with an African-American on his shoulders. (Blondin was a famous tightrope walker who had walked across Niagara Falls on a rope the year prior). An... See More
September 01, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 1, 1860 Ftpg. has three small prints re: "The Ohio Holy Stone--Great Circular Mound Near Newark, Ohio". Two-thirds pg: "City of Damascus, Syria". Fullpg. shows fireworks upon completion of the Victoria Bridge in Montreal, Canada. Fullpg: "Durham & Devon Cows". Another print is: "Proposed New Parliament Buildings ... See More
September 15, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 15, 1860 Nice halfpg. illus. of: "Hon. Horace Greeley". Great dblpgctrfld: "The Drive in the Central Park, New York" by Winslow Homer shows a "young" Central Park with the trees very small. One-third pg: "General View of the City of London, Canada West". Half-page: "The Prince of Wales' Progress.--King ... See More
September 22, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 22, 1860 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "Francesco II., The King of Naples." Inside: 1/4 pg. illus. of "Columbia Making Her Toilet to Receive the Prince" and 1/2 pg. of "Columbia's Welcome". 1/2 pg. illus. of "Rev. William Wood Stamp, President of the Wesleyan Methodist Society, England, for 1860-1861." 1/2 pg. ill... See More
September 27, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 27, 1860
* Slaver ship Erie
* Captain Nathaniel Gordon
Page 7 has one column headings: "Activity In The Slave Trade" "Capture of Two More Slavers--The Erie and Storm King" "Nearly Fifteen Hundred Negroes Found on Board" (see photo).
This slaver Erie has historical significance as the Captain, Nathaniel Gordon, is only American sl... See More
October 27, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, October 27, 1860 Fullpg: "Britain Americanized" includes a pool table. Two nice fullpg. prints: "The Prince of Wales at West Point". "Grand Ball to the Prince at the Academy of Music, Boston" plus much more.
Complete in 16 pages.
November 17, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 17, 1860 The full front page shows: 'Gen. Guiseppe Garibaldi" who was considered the George Washington of Italy, the person most responsible for uniting the country. There is also a page two article on him.
Other prints include a nice full pg. of: "Fort Moultrie (Sullivan's Island), Charleston, South Carolina in the Distance", a... See More
December 08, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 8, 1860 Ftpg. article & illus. of; 'Hon. Roger B. Taney, Chief Justice of the U.S.'. Four illus. re. 'The Marine School at Charleston, S.C.'. Terrific & very displayable dblpgctrfld: 'General View of the Fortifications for the Defense of the City of New York' shows 7 forts in the vicinity, including ones at Long Is., Staten Is., Gov.'s ... See More
December 29, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 29, 1860 Full ftpg: 'Christmas Day, 1860' shows a family at Christmas dinner. Nice fullpg: 'Christmas Chimes at Trinity Church, N.Y. This issue also contains a serialized portion of "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens. In addition, the 1st installment of "Dickens's Christmas Story - A MESSAGE FROM THE SEA" is also... See More
January 12, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1861 Much of front page is taken up with a print of: "Major Anderson, U.S.A., Commanding At Ft. Sumter" with a biography of him. Also in this issue is a dramatic full page: "The Battle of New Orleans, Fought Jan. 8, 1815" & "Sketches of Ft. Moultrie" which has 5 prints; "Senator Seward's Arabian Horses--Maanak... See More
February 16, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 16, 1861 A very nice display issue for Valentine's Day as the entire front page is a handsome print titled: "Saint Valentine's Day" showing 6 vignettes (see).
Inside pages include a fullpg: "A ten-inch Mounted as a Mortar at Ft. Sumter"; a smaller print: "The Sally Port at Sumter--Interior"; a doublepage centerfold of... See More
March 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1861 The front page is taken up with: "Major Anderson's Command at Fort Sumter" which includes 9 officers, one of whom is "Capt. A. Doubleday". Other prints inside include: "Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina" "Surrender of Ex-General Twiggs, Late of the United States Army, to the Texan Troops in the ... See More
May 04, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1861 The full front page is taken up with a famous print: "The House-Tops in Charleston During the Bombardment of Sumter" showing men & women viewing the battle in the harbor.
Inside has a full page: "Map of Part of Maryland and Virginia Showing the Probable Theatre of the War", and "The Great Meeting In Union Square, New Yo... See More
May 11, 1861
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 11, 1861 The front page of this issue features an illustration captioned: "Arrest of Agba'", which actually pertains to the accompanying story: "Godolphin Arabian or The King of the Winds".
Page eight of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning boxing, entitled: "The Ring in England"&... See More
May 25, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 25, 1861 The full front page is a dramatic print: 'Willard's Hotel, Washington, Saved by the N.Y. Fire Zouaves' showing fireman battling the blaze.
Other prints within including a full page with 2 view of: "Camp Cameron, Georgetown, D.C.", a three-quarter page print: "Evening Parade at Fort Pickens--Col. Brown Announcing to His M... See More
June 15, 1861
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 15, 1861 The front page of this issue features an illustration captioned: "The Mute", which actually pertains to the accompanying story: "Godolphin Arabian or The King of the Winds".
Page five of this issue includes a rather lengthy article concerning baseball entitled: "Eckford vs. Enterprise", which ... See More
October 17, 1861
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Oct. 17, 1861 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans are li... See More
November 09, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 9, 1861 (See Note Below) The front page has a print of an: "Attack Upon the Camp of the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers (Wilson's Zouaves), On Santa Rosa Island" as well as a print of: "Captain S. F. Dupont, Commanding the Great Naval Expedition".
Other prints inside include: "Our Army at Edwards' Ferry on the Potomac,... See More
November 23, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 23, 1861 The most notable print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold done by famed artist Winslow Homer, titled" "The Songs of War", and features six prints.
The full front page has two prints captioned: "The War In Missouri--General Jim Lane's Camp Near Humansville, Missouri". Other prints inside include: "Ca... See More
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