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September 18, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 18, 1886 The front page of the issue contains a large illustration entitled "Jack Sprang Upon the Fellow, and Caught Him by the Throat" which accompanies a story "The World Went Very Well Then". Inside the issue is a very nice full page Thomas Nast print: "The Being That He Really Believes In". A one-quarter page pr... See More
October 02, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1886 One-third of a page shows: "The Hostile Apaches--The Captors and the Captured" shows Geronimo and Natchez, plus another one-third pg. illus. of the soldiers who captured them. Fullpg. print: "A Night Scene at the St. Louis Exposition". Another full page print: "The 'Tub Parade' at Lenox, Massachusetts". 3/4 ... See More
October 09, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1886 The full front page is a print by famed Western artist Frederic Remington, titled: "In From The Night Herd" (see). Other prints inside include a nice full page: "Over The Rocky Mountains on the Northern Pacific Railroad" by Charles Graham; a double page centerfold: "The New York Riding Club"; another smaller R... See More
January 22, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 22, 1887 Front full pg. illus. of "The Wreck of the "Elizabeth"-Loss of the Rescuing Crew." Inside are three small portraits of "Matthew S. Quay," "John Roach," and "Charles B. Farwell." 1/3 pg. Nast illus. of "Shake Sharp Next."
Doublepage centerfold of "A Snow Storm in New York-Clearing... See More
February 12, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 12, 1887 Front page print: "Constance Fenimore Woolson". Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Around Behring's Straits' shows 11 scenes among the Eskimos including 3 nice illustrations of them. Fullpg: 'Homage To St. Valentine' is a Black scene.
Attached is a 4pg. 'THE NEW SOUTH' Supplement with 3 nice fullpg. scenes in A... See More
March 12, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1887 Full ftpg: 'Henry Ward Beecher'. Fullpg: 'The Everglades of Florida' shows 5 scenes, including 1 of Lake Okeechobee. 3/4 pg: 'Pushing Thru the Everglades'. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'After The Blizzard' shows a dead family snowbound in their wagon. Fullpg: 'Sketches in the U.S. Senate'.
Other news and advertis... See More
April 23, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 23, 1887 The entire ftpg. is a print by R. F. Zogbaum captioned: "The Prairie Letter Box" showing a cowboy on horseback dropping a letter in a mail box.
Other prints in this issue including a fullpg. with 5 vignettes of: "The Celebration of the Columbia College Centennial"; two-thirds of a page with 3 prints on: "The Great Fire a... See More
May 14, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1887 Full ftpg: "The Garfield Monument Unveiled At Washington, D.C." Full page wit 3 prints of: "Symbolical Figures at the Base of the Garfield Monument at Washington, D.C." Doublepg. centerfold: "Pictures Recently Given To The Metropolitan Museum Of Art". Fullpg. of portraits of Yacht Club houses plus much more.
Other new... See More
May 21, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 21, 1887 Full front pg. illus. of "European Steamer Day-"The Last Bell-All Ashore"." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The United States Armored Cruiser "Atlanta"."
Doublepg. centerfold of "Horse Artillery Going into Action." Four small portraits of "The Late Washington C. De Pauw, of Indiana," &quo... See More
July 09, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1887
* University of Michigan - U-M
* Ann Arbor buildings prints
Nice, tipped-in double page centerfold: "The University Of Michigan, At Ann Arbor" features 9 illustrations of the notable buildings on the campus, including: "The Library" "The Museum" "The Medical School" "The School Of Dentistry"... See More
July 09, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1887 Nice doublepage centerfold: "The University Of Michigan, At Ann Arbor" features 9 illustrations of the notable buildings on the campus, including: "The Library" "The Museum" "The Medical School" "The School Of Dentistry" "The Observatory" "The Chemical Laboratory" "The Main ... See More
August 13, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1887 Great full ftpg: 'Packing Peaches for the New York Market' includes a Black man. Halfpg: 'In Search of Bait on the Newfoundland Coast'. Fullpg: 'A Bit of New Hampshire Coast' shows 10 scenes & is very displayable. Fullpg: '22nd Reg. on the March to Peekskill'. Very nice fullpg: 'Salt Water Day on the Coast... See More
November 05, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 5, 1887 Front full pg. illus. of "Thrown - An Incident of Cavalry Drill." Inside is a full pg. illus. by Frederic Remington of "Crow Indians Firing into the Agency." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Late John B. Cornell" and "De Lancey Nicoll, the People's Candidate for District Attorney of the City and County of New... See More
January 01, 1888
THE AFRICAN'S FRIEND, Philadelphia, 1888 Subtitled: "For the Promotion of Religion & Morality". The title would suggest that it was sympathetic to the plight of the African Americans from not long after the Civil War.
Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Four pages, 11 by 9 inch... See More
February 18, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 18, 1888 Full ftpg: "Negro Sportsmen in Louisiana" shows two of them duck hunting. Half page print: "Interior of a Passenger-Car at the Moment of the Collision Near Steamburg, New York". Nice centerfold: "Sleighing in Central Park, New York City". Full page: "Scenes and Characters from 'A Midsummer Night's Dre... See More
June 23, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1888 (With Supplement of The City of Chicago) Full ftpg. shows: 'William II, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia'. Fullpg W.A. Rogers: 'A Street in a Mining Village in Penna.' & Fullpg: 'The Whipple Institutes & Buildings at Farbault, Minnesota'. Article: "The Base-Ball Championship Cup" with accompanying ... See More
July 28, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1888 The entire front page is taken up with one of the best 19th century baseball prints to be found, showing a batter, catcher & umpire captioned: "A Ball Or A Strike--Which?" drawn by T. de Thurstrup.
There are also many other prints within this issue including a fullpg. with 6 vignettes: "View of Town & Country in Honduras... See More
November 17, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 17, 1888 Full ftpg. shows: 'Gen. Harrison Receiving Election Despatches in his Library'. Halfpg. shows: 'An Execution in British Indian', showing men strapped to the front of cannons.
Doublepage centerfold: 'The Crucifixion (Execution Under the Romans)'. Fullpg: 'Madison Sq., N.Y., on Election Night' Supplement do... See More
December 22, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York, dated December 22, 1888 The full front page of the issue contains the portrait of 'Henry M. Stanley', the famous African explorer. Inside the issue is a full page "The Expedition to Hayti" which is comprised of two half page illustrations and an inset of Admiral Luce. The doublepage centerfold is "The Late Henry Hobson Richardson'... See More
December 29, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 29, 1888 The front full page of the issue features a portrait of "Cardinal Charles Martial Allemand Lavigerie, Archbishop of Algiers." Inside are three large illustrations pertaining to "The Rideau Canal, Between Kingston and Ottawa, Canada." with accompanying article.
The doublepage centerfold is of "The New Home of the Metro... See More
February 02, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 2, 1889 The full front page is an illustration by Remington of "Hunting the Prong Horn Antelope in California." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Hon. W. D. Washburn, the Newly Elected United States Senator from Minnesota"; a half page of "Destruction of a Derelict by a United States Naval Cruiser." The doublepage centerfold is: &quo... See More
April 27, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1889. Front full pg. illus. of "What, Dat Hat, Miss Sally! Indignantly Lifting the insulted hat out of the Box and Holding it up for Us to Look At." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The First League Game of Baseball of the Season." Several small portraits of "The Leaders in the International Chess Tournament." 2/3 pg. illus. of ... See More
May 18, 1889
THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, May 18, 1889
* Negro hanging for murder
The front page has one column headliones: "HANGED BY THE NECK", "Nelson Colbert Executed for Killing Phillip Wentzell", "At The National Capital" and more. 1st report coverage on the federal execution of Negro, Nelson Colbert, at Washington D.C. for murder.
Other ne... See More
August 24, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY August 24, 1889. Front full pg. illus. of "United States Calvary at Camp Sheridan, Pennsylvania." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "A French High Road." Full pg. illus. of "A Midsummer Night."
Doublepage centerfold: " A Reception on a Yacht." 1/2 pg. illus. of "A Queer Marine Residence." Full pg. illus. of "New Clubs and Bro... See More
August 31, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1889 Full ftpg: 'Newport Clubhouse of the New York Yacht Club'. Fullpg. shows: 'Apostles Islands, Lake Superior'. Terrific dblpgctrfld: 'A Collegiate Game of Baseball' shows a game in progress plus the bleachers as well. A very displayable print!
September 14, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 14, 1889 Front full pg. illus. of "Back from Paris - Passing the Ordeal of the Custom House Inspectress." Inside are two full pg. illus. of "The Proposed Inwood Site for the International Exposition of 1892 - Viewed from Fort George" and "The proposed Site at Oak and Barretto Points on the Sound for the International Expositio... See More
January 25, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 25, 1890 Fullpg. with 4 scenes of 'Artificial Ice Manufacture'. Dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'Drawing a Pot of Molten Glass from the Furnace'. Fullpg. with 9 scenes of: 'A Day in a Tannery' Nice fullpg. by Remington: 'Canadian Backwoods Architecture' includes a tepee, ranch house, and 8 more types of buildings.
June 28, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 28, 1890 Great fullpg: "Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico" shows 6 scenes & is displayable. Nice fullpg: "American Sportsmen & Sporting Clubs in Canada" shows many scenes with a feature scene on fishing. Fullpg: "The Recruit & His Training at Davids Island."
Note: The Supplement, when present, has: "The Roa... See More
November 01, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 1, 1890 Very nice full front page: 'Rail Shooting on the Delaware' shows 2 men in a boat, duck-hunting. Full page with 7 scenes of 'Americans on the Eiffel Tower'. Great full page beach scene: 'On the Beach at Trouville'.
February 07, 1891
THE CLEVELAND GAZETTE, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1891 A rare & rather early newspaper for the African-American citizens of the Cleveland area. Page 2 notes: "The Cleveland Gazette is the oldest, & has the largest bona fide circulation of any newspaper in the interest of the Colored People, published in the state of Ohio...".
Not surprisingly most of the content is focused on African-America... See More
April 04, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1891 Full front page Frederic Remington print: "Big Fishing--Indians Hauling Nets On Lake Nepigon". Inside is a half page "The Government's Exhibit at the Columbian Exposition"; 1/4 page "The Government Building for the Columbian Exposition"; a full page "The City of St. John's, Newfoundland" and "Th... See More
May 14, 1891
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, May 14, 1891
* 1891 Kentucky Derby victory
* Issac Burns Murphy - Negro jockey
Inside has a report of the running of the 1891 Kentucky Derby, won by the horse Kingman, ridden by Hall of Fame African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy.
The pg. 7 heads note: "Kingman's Easy Triumph" "He Wins the Kentucky Derby by Scarcely More Than a Ca... See More
July 20, 1891
THE MEMPHIS APPEAL-AVALANCHE, Tennessee, July 20, 1891
* Dermott, Chicot County, Arkansas
* Negro lynching - lynched - hanging
The front page has a a one column heading: "A SUNDAY LYNCHING" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise good. Somewhat fragile and should be handled carefully.... See More
December 19, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 19, 1891 Among the prints in this issue are the full front page by famed artist A. B. Frost: "Making the Best Of It"; a half page print of: "The Hon. Thomas B. Reed"' a full page: "The Opening of Congress--The Ladies' Gallery of the House of Representatives"; a half page: "Sweets For The Holidays"; a smal... See More
January 30, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1892 Half page: 'Design for the Carnegie Library at Pittsburg, Pa.' Full page: 'At the Brooklyn Navy Yard'.
Great doublepage centerfold: 'Some of the Ships of the U.S. Navy' is displayable. Nice Remington full page: 'Garza Revolutionists in the Texas Chaparral'
March 05, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 5, 1892 Full front page: 'The Elevated Railroad Bridge at Chatham Square'. Nice full page Remington print: 'U.S. Cavalry Hunting for Garza on the Rio Grande'. This issue also includes a small photo of the Alamo in an article: 'From San Antonio to Corpus Christi'. Various scenes in Paris.... See More
May 21, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 21, 1892 Front full pg. portrait of "Charles Francois Gounod." Inside are three small illus. of "Argentine's President Conducted by Admiral Walker Inspecting the White Squadron," "Li Hung-Chang," and "Gordon Hall, Tientsin, in Which the Banquet was Given." 1/2 pg. illus. of "At the Open Air Horse Show - Showi... See More
June 18, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1892 Nice full front page illustration of: 'Pres. Benjamin Harrison, Rep. Candidate for Re-election'. Inside has several scenes from the Minneapolis Convention. Nice double page centerfold: 'The Oil Creek Valley Disaster' with many scenes of the flooding & fire at Oil City & Titusville.
July 09, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1892 Full front page: 'The Madison Square Roof Garden' during a party. Nice half page: 'Trolling for Blue-fish Off Fire Island, New York'. Nice full page by Remington: 'An Appeal for Justice' shows soldiers & Indians. Full page: 'On Connecticut Ave., Washington'. Five prints of: 'Trees of the American Desert'
December 03, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 3, 1892 Front full pg. illus. of "The Bumboat Woman - Souvenirs for the Folks at Home." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Scenes at the Yale-Princeton Football match on Thanksgiving Day." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Colonel's Favorite." (Horse) 2/3 pg. of illus. pertaining to "Scenes at the Harvard-Yale Football Match.&q... See More
December 15, 1892
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 15, 1892
* William Sanders Scarborough
* African American scholar
* Isaac Mayer Wise - Jews
* Jewish Rabbi
The full front page is a photo of: "The Late Jay Gould" with page 4 having an accompanying article of the same heading. Yet another page is filled with six photos of: "The Birthplace & Some of the Residences of ... See More
January 07, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 7, 1893 Full ftpg: "Rough Weather at Sea--Big Transatlantic Steamer on a Winter Voyage". Fullpg. with 11 sketches of those involved in: "The French Scandal". Nice fullpg. on laying the cornerstone of "The Cathedral of St. John the Divine". Fullpg. with 6 scenes of "The Amazonian Rubber Country"
Complete in sixteen p... See More
January 14, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 14, 1893 The prime content is certainly the 2+ page publication of: "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Adventures of the Card-Board Box" by Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the very first appearance of a Sherlock Holmes story in any American periodical. Note that above the masthead is: "A Story By S. Conan Doyle, Complete In This Num... See More
August 26, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 26, 1893 Front full pg. illus. of "Columbian Exposition - An Evening at Old Vienna." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "Enemies of the Public Welfare." Full pg. of illus. of "The New York Yacht Club Cruise and Races." Full pg. illus. of "Ancient Spain at the Fair." Full pg. illus. of "Columbian Exposition - Ho... See More
September 16, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 16, 1893 Front full pg. illus. of "Columbian Exposition - In the Cairo Street, Midway Plaisance." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "The Recent Cyclone in the South." Full pg. of illus. of "With the New York Naval Reserves on Long Island." 2/3 pg. portrait of "The Hon. Hamilton Fish." Full pg. of illus. of "The I... See More
October 07, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 7, 1893 Front full pg. illus. of "Drilling the Crew of the 'Vigilant'." Inside is a 1/3 pg. portrait of "Dr. Jacob Gould Schurman, President of Cornell University." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Showing the Principal Buildings." Full pg. of illus. of "Old Strawberry Bank - Portsmouth,... See More
December 23, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 23, 1893 The front page is an illustration by A.B. Frost showing a Black man & his dog entitled: "Fo' De Lan's Sake! I Done Forgot De Chillun's Candy!". Within the issue is another full page Frost illustration "The Christmas Savings". Articles "The Chaplain of the House" and "The New Brigadier-Genera... See More
July 07, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 7, 1894 One-third pg: 'The Capitol at Olympia, Washington'. Two three-quarter pg. Remington illustrations showing the cavalry. A few photos of college baseball players.
September 22, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 22, 1894 Full ftpg. is a dramatic cavalry charge showing one soldier: 'Down!'. Fullpg. view of : 'The New Public Library, Boston' & 'Midsummer Jinks of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco in the Redwoods'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'U.S. Senate in Session'. Two Remington soldier prints.
Complete issue.... See More
October 06, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 6, 1894 Full ftpg. shows: 'The Japanese Occupation of Korea' which is comprised of four illustrations. Fullpg: 'The Japanese Rejoicing After the Battle of Yasan'. 1/3 pg "New York's Japanese Club". Fullpg. with 8 photos & illus. of: 'The U.S. Naval Observatory at Washington' & fullpg. with 4 illus. of: 'Asphalt I... See More
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