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Map of Georgia... Celebration the abolition of slavery in Washington D.C... Cotton team in North Carolina...
May 12, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 12, 1866 Ftpg. shows: 'The Levee at Cincinnati, Ohio'. One-quarter pg: 'Map of New York Bay'. Halfpg: 'On the Mississippi--Religious Services on Board the 'Ruth' '. Very nice fullpg: 'View of Shockoe Creek Valley, Richmond, Va.' & fullpg: 'Cotton Team in N. Carolina' shows black men leading a cart load of cotton... See More
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
July 11, 1866
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, July 11, 1866 The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.
This issue has one on page 5, which was part of a larger series: "A Trip To Colorado--On The Frontier" with a dateline from Junction City, Kan... See More
July 14, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 An inside page has a small scene: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida'. Another interesting print and article is: "Residence of Mrs. Van Lew", which tells of Elizabeth Van Lew, a spy for the Union army who worked in a Confederate prison hospital caring for Union soldiers, and ultimately helping many to escape to the north.
Yet ... See More
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
September 15, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 15, 1866 Full ftpg: 'Pres. Johnson's Reception in N.Y.'. Halfpg: 'Gathering Moss on Berwick Bay, La.' 1/3 pg: 'Negro Quarters on Jeff Davis's Plantation' & 'Jeff. Davis's Mansion in Miss.' & 'Andrew Johnson' & fullpg: 'Pres. Johnson's Reception at City Hall, N.Y.'
Complete in sixteen p... 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 Athletics of... See More
December 03, 1866
LANCASTER INTELLIGENCER, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, dated December 3, 1866
* President Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address
* Post civil war news
The "President's Message" takes four columns on page 2 & 1 1/2 columns on pg. 3, signed in type: Andrew Johnson.
Other news of the day includes: "Negro Suffrage In The District" and more with several advertiseme... See More
December 04, 1866
UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, Dec. 4, 1866 The "President's Message" to Congress begins on pg. 2 and concludes on pg. 3, signed in type: Andrew Johnson. This was his annual state-of-the-union message.
Other news of the day includes: "Condition of the Negro in 'Freedom'" "Woman's Rights" "The Fenians" and more w... See More
January 12, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 12, 1867. The front of this issue is of a fullpage illustration "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article. Inside is an article "Frederick Douglass" which is a letter address to the Editor. Two quarter-page illustrations represent "The Foundling" and the "New York Foundlings" arti... See More
January 31, 1867
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, January 31, 1867
* Negroes suffrage
* District of Columbia
Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Negro Suffrage" See image for text here.
Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
February 09, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 9, 1867. Front 1/2 pg. illus. of "Ice Bridge Across the East River-Rescue of Persons on the Broken Ice." Also, a 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late N.P. Willis" and a 1/6 pg. illus. of ""Idlewild," Residence of the Late N.P. Willis." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Pope Pius The Ninth." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Po... See More
March 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1867 Nice fullpg: 'Indian Delegations at Washington--Presentation to the President'. Halfpg: 'The Negro at the Ballot Box' shows a Black man voting, being an historic print predating the famous 'First Vote' print by 8 months. Nice print of a very early hose carriage of the N.Y. Fire Dept.
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
March 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 23, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Benjamin F. Wade'. Fullpg: 'The Indian Battle And Massacre Near Fort Philip Kearney, Dakotah Terr.' - re Fetterman, Halfpg: 'The Late Dr. Livingstone, The African Explorer', double page centerfold has illustrations of 'Southern Justice' showing hatred towards the Negro.
Other news and advertisements of... See More
May 01, 1867
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 1, 1867
* Nicholasville, Kentucky
* Jessamine County Negro lynching
Page 3 has a small one column heading: "Lynch Law revived in Kentucky". See image for text.
Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
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
June 01, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 1, 1867 Full ftpg: 'Jeff Davis Leaving the Court House at Richmond--Demonstration of the Rebel Citizens'. Great fullpg: 'Trial of Jeff Davis--Mr. O'Connor Moving for his Release on Bail'
Complete in sixteen pages.
June 29, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 29, 1867 Half of the ftpg. is a print of: "Religion In Intolerant Rome--Priestly Absolution From Sin at St.Peter's" with a related article.
Perhaps the best print is the very nice full page captioned: "The New Game of Martelle--The Queen of the Lawn" which looks very much croquet (see). Thee is also a one-third pg. print: "Arapahoe Indi... See More
August 31, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 31, 1867 Fullpg. article with 9 illus: 'The Adirondack Mtns.'. 1/3pg. illus: 'Boring for Foundations for the N.Y. & Brooklyn Suspension Bridge'. Great fullpg: 'the Sailors' Snug Harbor, Staten Is., N.Y.' shows 9 scenes. Fullpg: 'Hide & Seek' shows children playing the game.
Complete in sixteen pages.
September 14, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 14, 1867 Most of ftpg: 'Whipping A Negro Girl in N.C. by Unconstructed Johnsonians' with text as well. 3/4 pg: 'Sheridan's Ride'. Nice fullpg: 'The Last Shot' shows a soldier off his horse, shooting an Indian with a tomahawk about to kill him.
Complete in sixteen pages.
September 21, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY Sept. 21, 1867 Full front pg. illus. of "The Raccoon Hunt." Inside: 1/3 pg. illus. of "Disaster to Shipping in the White Sea." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Seal Hunting as Practiced by the Norwegians." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Fairmount Water Works, Near Philadelphia." Small illus. of "Whale Captured Near Tiverton, Rhode Island." 1/2 pg. illus.... See More
November 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 16, 1867 Historic & significant full front page Thomas Nast illustration: "The First Vote" shows an African-American man voting. During the Reconstruction South voting rights for free Blacks came slowly with obstacles such as poll taxes, literacy requirements, etc. This very historic print shows a proud African-American--with others in line b... See More
January 18, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1868 The front page features a 2/3 page illustration of "Ruins of the Wall of Clerkenwell Prison, London, Immediately After the Explosion" (which was in regards to Michael Barrett's efforts to free Richard O'Sullivan-Burke). Inside are two 1/2 page illustrations pertaining to "First and Second Floors - A Study for Bachelors.&q... See More
February 14, 1868
THE CINCINNATI COMMERCIAL, Ohio, February 14, 1868
* Alabama Negroes
* Post Civil War
The front page has one column headings that include: "CONGRESS" "Remonstrance From Alabama Whites Against Negro Rule" "Protection of American Citizens Abroad" and more.
Other news of the day throughout with many ads. Little foxing, uncut & unbound, ge... See More
March 14, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1868 Full front page: 'Impeachment--Thaddeus Stevens and John Bingham Before the Senate'. Inside: 'Impeachment -The Impeachment Committee Preparing the Indictment' shows 4 illustrations. Full page: 'The Streets of New York' shows a chaotic scene. Half page: 'Colored People Gathering Wood - A Winter Scene in Virginia.'&n... See More
March 21, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1868 The prime feature of this issue is the set of full-page images related to the fire at P.T. Barnum's American Museum: 'Burning of Barnum's Museum - the Animals during the Fire,' and the 'Exterior of Barnum's Museum After the Fire'. Related text is present as well.
Full front page shows the 7: 'Portraits of Managers... See More
April 18, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1868 The front page features a full-page illustration entitled "The Mariner's Children". The Impeachment Trial also includes a half-page illustration "The Impeachment Trial - The Senate in Consultation in the Ladies' Parlor" and a full page "The Ladies' Gallery of the Senate During the Impeachment Trial... See More
April 25, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1868 The front page features a hal fpage illustration of the new statue "Tigress Bringing the First-Fruit to Her Young" which was added to Central Park.The front page also begins the article "Assassination of Thomas D'Arcy M'Gee" in which two 1/4 page illustrations are within the issue. A poem entitled "Farewell to Dic... See More
August 01, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1868 The full front page illustration is of "Rescued from the Dog Pound." Inside is a 1/6 page illustration of "The Late Peter Cagger." Three illustrations of "Water Sprouts in the Pacific" including "...Racing, Forming, and Dissolving" accompany an article on the same. A full page Thomas Nast illustration is entitled... See More
August 15, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1868 The full front page features is of a Thomas Nast illustration entitled "Reconstruction." Inside is a half-page illustration of "The Labor Exchange-Emigrants on the Battery of Castle Garden, New York." 1/2 page illustration of "The Labor Exchange-Interior View of the Office at Castle Garden, New York." Three 1/3 page... See More
August 17, 1868
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, August 17, 1868
* Lynching of Samuel Bierfield
* First Jew lynched in United States
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica item
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK members
The front page has an article with small heading: "Murders By The Ku-Klux Klan", being the account of the killing of a Jewish shop owner and his black employee by 15 masked men on horseback. The shop owner, Samuel Bierf... See More
August 29, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1868 The full front page of the issue is of the illustration entitled 'Body of Thaddeus Stevens Lying in State at the Capitol, Washington' with several Black soldier guards. A text articles on "Thaddeus Stevens" and a halfpage 'Scene at the Deathbed of Thaddeus Stevens' and one-third "The Late Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsy... See More
September 05, 1868
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated September 5, 1868 The large frontpage illustration is concerning a famous prison van: "The Black Maria -- Prisoners Leaving The Van At The Foot of 26th Street, New York, To Embark For Blackwell's Island". Inside the issue is a halfpage illustration "Progress Of The Union Pacific Railroad -- Mrs. Clayton Planting The National Flag On T... See More
September 19, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1868 The front page features coverage of "The 'Wickedest Man's' Reformation" which includes a half-page illustration "Prayer-Meeting in the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" and a smaller "Scene in Front of the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" - all in reference to John Allen's suppo... See More
September 26, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1868 The front page of the issue features a nearly full page illustration entitled "The Declaration". A halfpage features 2 scenes of: 'Bee Hunting in the Adirondacks' with an accompanying article. A one-third page 'Wreck of the U.S. Steamer Suwanee' as well as a quarter-page illustration "Wreck of the Steamer 'H... See More
October 03, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1868 The front page of the issue features a halfpage illustration "Prize Animals at the New Hampshire Fair, September 15-19, 1868". A halfpage illustration "Patrick J. Whelan, Condemned for the Murder of T. D'Arcy M'Gee" features an accompanying article. A halfpage illustration "The Dead Soldier and His Faithful Dog&q... See More
October 10, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1868 The front page of this issue features a three-quarter page illustration entitled "The Water Drinkers in Spain". A full page features a halfpage "The South American Earthquakes - Wreck of the 'Wateree'" and "Yacht Race for Vice-Commodore Bennett's Prizes, September 22, 1868". A one-third page "The P... See More
December 12, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1868 The frontpage of this issue is of 'The Whipping Post and Pillory at New Castle, Delaware'. An article "H. Rives Pollard" also features an illustration of him. A nearly 1/2 page illustration entitled "Scene of the Philadelphia tragedy, Corner of Tenth and Pine Streets" A halfpage 'Alaska--Interi... See More
January 16, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 16, 1869 Nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: 'Winter At Sea--Taking in Sail Off the Coast'. Fullpg. shows 3 scenes: 'Custer's Command Shooting Down Worthless Horses' & 'The Scalped Hunter' & 'Custer's Indian Scouts Celebrating the Victory Over Black Kettle'.
Complete in sixteen pages.... See More
January 30, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1869 The front page features a full page illustration of 'Great Fire in Philadelphia - Destruction of Caldwell's Jewelry Establishment on Chestnut Street' shows a large building in flames, with a fire engine and fire fighters. Inside is 'The Chicago River Tunnel' which shows 5 views. 'View of the New Hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio... See More
February 06, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 6, 1869 This issue features a large front page view of "Young Men's Christian Association Building, San Francisco, California". Also, a half page illustration "National Colored Convention in Session at Washington, D.C." with a related front page article. There are two full page illustrations "The Long Sleep" and "... See More
March 01, 1869
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 1, 1869
* 1st Negro to make speech in Congress
John Willis Menard has the distinction of being the first African-American to be elected to the House of Representatives, representing Louisiana, and consequently on February 27 he became the first to address the chamber.
This issue has a nice front page report of this notable event under the heading &q... See More
May 15, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 15, 1869 The front page of this issue features a full page illustration "Members of the National Sunday-School Convention Held at Newark, New Jersey, April 28, 29 and 30, 1869". Inside is an article "The 'Odd Fellows' Semi-Centennial" which features a quarterpage illustration "Thomas Wildey, P.G., Founder of Odd Fellowship in Amer... See More
August 14, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 14, 1869 The front page features a halfpage illustration of "The New Mercantile Library Building, Philadelphia." Also, two small illustrations of the "Medal Presented to Midshipman T. B. M. Mason by the Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York." Inside is a nearly full page illustration is of "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," th... See More
November 20, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 20, 1869 Of particular note is the sought after full page illustration of "Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner," which, according to the Thomas Nast Society, is the very first Nast print of Uncle Sam in this publication. Thomas Nast is considered the artist who did much to create the present-day version of Uncle Sam. Also present is a full page con... See More
December 11, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1869 The front page is "The New York Young Men's Christian Association" and features three illustrations. A full page shows a traffic "Jam at the Ferry Gate" in New York. The doublepage centerfold is a great: "The Ecumenical Council - View of the Church of St. Peter's Rome, Where the Council is to be Hel... See More
January 22, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, January 22, 1870 Front full page illustration of "The Ecumencial Council-Head of the Procession Entering the Grand Nave of St. Peter's." Inside is a full page illustration of "Curling, or Bonspiel" with an associated article. 1/3 page illustration of "Chinese Coolies Crossing the Missouri River." The doublepage centerfold is by Thomas... See More
January 29, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 29, 1870 The front page features a full page illustration of "A Father's Advise." Inside are five small illustrations pertaining to "The Grand Procession" from "A Negro Holiday in Havana". Also, a 1/4 page illustration of "M. Emile Ollivier." A 1/2 page illustration of "A Group of Thugs (India)." Inc... See More
February 19, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 19, 1870 New York, A fullpg. has 5 scenes of Alaska, all scenes in and around Wrangel, Alaska including scenes of an Indian village. Early Western exploration to Alaska.
Complete in sixteen pages.
April 09, 1870
BALTIMORE WEEKLY SUN, April 9, 1870 The front page has an entire column reporting on the celebration regarding the passage of: "The Fifteenth Amendment" allowing African-American men the right to vote.
Four pages, some discrete archival mends, good condition.
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