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172032

Bermuda...

Item #172032

March 21, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 21, 1857  An article entitled "Welcome to Horace Vernet" features a small illustration of him as well as a drawing by him which contains his autograph with date. Contains ten illustrations of Bermuda and its people in this article headed: 'A Cruise To the Somers Islands'. Few other illustrations, still being an early volume one issue.

Co... See More  

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172066

The Holy Lands...

Item #172066

July 18, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 18, 1857  The front page has a half page illustration of: 'Hebron', being an overview of the city with the accompany article 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Also small front page illustration of: 'Pilgrims Bathing in the Jordan'.

Inside has 9 small prints regarding: 'The Siamese--The Franks of Asia'. A full page illustration ... See More  

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606472

Panchita slaver case...

Item #606472

July 28, 1857

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 28, 1857



* Slaver Panchita  case



Page 2 has an article headed: "THE SLAVE-TRADE" "Curious Case Of The Panchita" and more. Text takes up over four columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise nice.

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172082

Stock Market... Cocking's Parachute... Steam-Plows...

Item #172082

September 12, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1857  Fine front page illustration plus an article on: "The New York Stock Board In Session" being a fine and early graphic on the Stock Exchange. "Barth's Travels in North and Central Africa" features several illustrations. "Flirtation at Newport" article features several small illustrations. The "Home the Am... See More  

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656850

Interesting articles on slavery....

Item #656850

November 06, 1857

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 6, 1857  Page 2 has over half a column headed: "Reopening of the Slave-trade the Only Means of Securing the Power of Slavery" being a lengthy letter by L.W. Spratt of Charleston. This is followed by: "Kansas and Its Relation to This Subject--Political Power of Slavery" which was a very contentious issue in Kansas at this time.

Eight pages, bitr irregu... See More  

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606649

Fugitive slave case...

Item #606649

December 05, 1857

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, December 5, 1857



* Fugitive slave case

* Pre-Civil War




The front page has an article headed: "Fugitive Slave Case in Indiana" See image for text.

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

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655321

Buchanan's 1857 state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #655321

December 09, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1857 



* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Best title to be had - rare a such




A portion of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with: "The President's Message" which was the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to the nation, signed in type at its conclusion: James Buchan... See More  

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172110

Dogs... India...

Item #172110

December 19, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 19,1857  Front half-page illustration of "General Sir Henry Havelock at the Head of His Staff." Inside two illustrations of dogs including "The Great American Dog, 'Prince' and 'Bill' the London Fire-Escape Dog." Two illustrations pertaining to "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including "The Tomb of Saint ... See More  

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662769

Revival of the Southern slave trade?

Item #662769

March 06, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858 



* African slave trade resumes

* Southern States pass bill (Louisiana)




Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation i... See More  

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538452

USS Niagara...

Item #538452

March 08, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, March 8, 1858.

 

* USS Frigate Niagara 

* Cable laying across the Atlantic Ocean




Front page has: "Departure Of The Niagara", "The Present Prospects and Condition of The Atlantic Telegraph Enterprise", "Is it Possible to Lay a Submarine Cable Across the Atlantic?", "The Reasons why it is Believed to be Practicable",&

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172136

White House reception...

Item #172136

March 13, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1858  The front page article "French Court Fashions" features a "Costumes of the Court of the Emperor of the French" illustration. "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features a half-page "Landing at Smyrna". "The Approach to Canton" includes a map "Chart of Pearl River, showing the Position, at Last Acc... See More  

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172152

Lucknow...

Item #172152

May 08, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1858  Large front page illustration of "Hon. James S. Green, United States Senator From Missouri." Inside are many large illustrations pertaining to "The Final Capture of Lucknow" including "The Martiniere," "The Residency," "Plan of the City of Lucknow," "Lucknow, from the Residency," and &... See More  

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172158

The Mormon War...

Item #172158

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  

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649082

P.T. Barnum - "The Mammoth Opera Scheme"...

American slave trade...

Item #649082

June 03, 1858

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 3, 1858



* The African slave trade

* P.T. Barnum's letter to the editor




The front page has an article headed: "The Slave-Trade And The American Flag". See image for text. Page four has an interesting letter to the editor entitled:  "The Mammoth Opera Scheme", signed in type by P.T. Barnum.

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

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172162

Billy Bowlegs... Yachting...

Item #172162

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  

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172172

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher...

Item #172172

July 17, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1858  A front page illustration and article 'Rev. Henry Ward Beecher'. An article "The Boat and The Train" features two half page illustrations: 'Going On Board' and 'Waiting for the Train'. 'The Late Eruption of Vesuvius' features a half page illustration of the same plus a smaller illustration "A Crater i... See More  

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652686

Prelude to the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #652686

July 27, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 27, 1858 



* Abraham Lincoln

* To hit national stage

* Question of slavery




Page 2 has a lengthy article: "The Illinois Campaign" "Mr. Douglas on the Kansas Question...".

This speech was on July 16, 1858 and concerned the slavery question, which would be a prelude to the Lincoln-Douglas debates which began in August for the Illinois Senate sea... See More  

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630589

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital.... The slave ship Echo...

Item #630589

September 03, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1858  The front page is almost entirely taken up with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. First column heads included: "THE STATEN ISLAND ARSON "Full Details of the Burning of the Quarantine Buildings" "Boasts of the Incendiaries" "The U... See More  

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661567

Death of Dred Scott... Slave ships...

Item #661567

September 21, 1858

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 21, 1858 



* Dred Scott death

* Famed Slave

* Slavers - ships




Page 4 contains a very brief, yet significant, report headed: "Death of Dred Scot" with the actual text not much longer, reading: "Dred Scott died in this city on Friday night last." with a dateline of St. Louis, Sept. 20, 1858.

In the same column on this page is "Later From... See More  

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606765

The Wanderer (slave ship)...

Item #606765

October 20, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 20, 1858



* John Heenan "Benicia Boy"

* Pre Civil War boxing w/ police raid

* Jews Hospital - Mount Sinai




The front page has an article headed: "Fight Between the 'Bencia Boy' and 'Dublin Tricks'--The Latter Badly Beaten" See image for text here.

Eight pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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666117

The last delivery of slaves to America...

Item #666117

December 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, December 12, 1858 



* The Wanderer (slave ship) lands in Georgia



Page 5 has a brief, discrete but historic report with small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it delivered the last load of African slaves to America (see hyperlink for corroboration). See images for reporting... See More  

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172216

American state prison...

Item #172216

December 18, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 18, 1858  The front page shows: 'Candidates for the Board of Education Opposed to Reading the Bible in Schools', looking monkey-like. Inside has two pages of illustrations: 'Torture and Homicide in an American State Prison', showing 6 types of torture used. "Glimpses at Life in Washington" article also features four illustratio... See More  

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172224

Front page print of the infamous slave ship "Wanderer"...

Item #172224

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  

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172228

Employment of women...

Item #172228

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-third page ... See More  

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636434
Item #636434

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  

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670668

Yacht club bans the slaver Wanderer...

Item #670668

February 08, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1859



* The Wanderer (slave ship)

* New York Yacht Club bans her




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Wanderer And The New York Yacht Club" (see)

Other news of the day. Eight pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

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607032

Slavery & the South...

Item #607032

February 21, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, February 21, 1859



* African slave trade

* Pre Civil War South




Page 8 has an article headed: "Defenders Of The Slave-Trade". See image for text.

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

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172236

Murder in Utah... Haiti...

Item #172236

February 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1859. The front page features a halfpage illustration entitled "The Ball of the Season". Two illustration of 'The Murder of the Deaf and Dumb Boy in Utah' and 'The Consummation of the Murder'. An article "Mr. Aspinwall's Gallery" also has two nearly halfpage illustrations. Two pages with 6 illustrations of: 'Th... See More  

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607094

Daniel Sickles... Afrcian slave trade...

Item #607094

March 04, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, March 4, 1859



* Daniel Sickles' wife

* Philip Barton Key murder

* African slave trade




The front page has an article headed: "The Sickles Tragedy" See image for text here.

Page 2 has a lengthy article headed: "The Slave-trade and the Right of Search" Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns

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

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663868

Great lot of 9 issues of Harper's Weekly, 1859...

Item #663868

March 05, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York  A lot of 9 complete issues with dates: July 30; August 6; Sept. 10, 17; Oct. 8, 29; Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 31, all in 1859.

All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as prints within are generally n... See More  

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658342

1859 Slavery in the South...

Item #658342

May 18, 1859

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1859



* Southern slavery - slaves

* Pre Civil War convention




Page 4 has an interesting reporting headed: "The Southern Convention" "The Opening Of The Slave Trade" and more. Text takes up over 8 columns.

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

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655974

Slave ship, and a fugitive slave case...

Item #655974

June 25, 1859

NEW YORK TIMES, June 25, 1859  The top of the front page has: "The African Negroes--The Secretary of the Treasury Defending the President--The Returned Africans of the 'Echo' " which was a slave ship. This report takes over a full column.

Also on the ftpg: "Arrest of Notorious Burglars" & "A Fugitive Slave Case in Washington" concerning Agnes Robinso... See More  

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210878

Early Balloon Voyage In 1859...

Item #210878

August 09, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 9, 1859 Back page has: Narrative Of Professor Wises 231st Aerial Voyage Made from St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1859, accompanied by his son, Chas. E. Wise. Also has: Blondins Greatest Feat He Stands On His Head re. his third tight rope performance above the Niagara River. Both are quite detailed. Other news of the day includes: "THE NEW SLAVE-TRADE" "The Kansas G... See More  

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221294

Horace Greeley goes west....

Item #221294

August 17, 1859

THE NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, August 17, 1859  Page 6 has: "An Overland Journey. XX. The Emigration". Initialed at the end: H.G. Takes a little more than two columns.

Horace Greeley, founder & editor of the New York Tribune, visited the Yosemite Valley in 1859 during his trip to the West. The series of 34 travelogue articles is significant as it was the first widely-distr
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633666

Panama... Diamond mines... Stephen A. Douglas on slavery...

Item #633666
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York,  September, 1859  This issue contains "Something About Diamonds" which takes 12 pages and contains many illustrations on mining and cutting. Also included are: "Tropical Journeyings - Panama" (which includes content and an image related to General Morgan's capture of Panama along with several other related prints of Old... See More  

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172290

Brigham Young... Homer print...

Item #172290

September 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859 Nice front page article and illustration: "Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City".

Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations; a very nice full page Winslow Homer print: "A Cadet Hop At West Point". Also a half page illustration: "The New Orleans Charity Hospital" along with two smalle... See More  

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652490

Robert E. Lee at the Harper's Ferry insurrection...

Item #652490

October 21, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 21, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Early Robert E. Lee mention




Page 5 has nearly a full column reporting on the slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, led by John Brown. The top of a column has: "The Insurrection at Harper's Ferry". The report begins: "Col. Lee, with his ... See More  

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651594

John Brown's insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #651594

October 23, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 23, 1859  The front page has: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Arrest of One of the Insurgents" which begins: "A man supposed to be Captain Cook was arrested here..." with this article followed by many more concerning John Brown's work at Harper's Ferry, including: "Gov. Wise's Speech on the Insurrection" "Arms T... See More  

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172306

"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens...

Harper's Ferry insurrection... John Brown...

Item #172306

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  

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665708

Nice content on the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #665708

November 05, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 5, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia trial




The front page has most of a column taken up with details concerning the Harper's Ferry raid by John Brown, headed: "Harper's Ferry Insurrection--Sentence of Capt. Brown and Conviction of Coppee".

Included is the lengthy add... See More  

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661761

The trial in the John Brown/Harper's Ferry insurrection...

Item #661761

November 09, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia trial




Much of the ftpg. is taken up with election results. Page 4 has over half a column headed: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Proceedings of the Court--The Case of Copeland--Trial of Cook--His Confession Read in Court--Stephens Handed Over to the Federal ... See More  

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172310

John Brown... Paul Du Chaillu's discovery of gorillas...

Item #172310

November 12, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 12, 1859  Two ftpg. prints show: "The Prisoner (John) Brown & His Boston Counsel" and another showing John Brown at "The Arraignment" plus an article: "Will John Brown be Hanged?"

Inside has a very nice fullpg. scene: "The Trial of John Brown for Treason & Murder" plus a lengthy related article.  The... See More  

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653224

Arrest of another from the Harper's Ferry invasion...

Item #653224

November 13, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 13, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia




The front page has: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Arrest of Another Alleged Insurgent" 'Public Opinion in Virginia" "The Feeling In Alabama" and more, plus a small ftpg. item headed: "The Slave Trade--The Slave Ship Emily&qu... See More  

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670887

6 issues on John Brown's raid of Harpers Ferry...

Item #670887

November 16, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.  A lot of 6 issues dated Nov. 16, 19, 24, 26, Dec. 22 & 24, 1859



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia




Each has reports relating to the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Great to have these reports in this famous newspaper from the nation's capital.

Each issue is four pages, never... See More  

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172312

On John Brown's invasion of Harper's Ferry...

Item #172312

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  

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655397

Much on the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #655397

November 21, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 21, 1859 



* John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry WV




The front page has over a full column taken up with reports on the Harper's Ferry raid by John Brown with heads: "The Excitement and Alarm In Virginia" "Affairs at Charlestown" and subheads: "Our Richmond Despatch" "Alarm Movements--The South Is Ready for Action" ... See More  

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654401

John Brown's invasion at Harper's Ferry...

Item #654401

November 23, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 23, 1859 



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia




Page 5 has over a full column taken up with "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" and "John Brown's Last Appeal to A Court" with a subhead: "The Virginia Fright". Nice content on is involvement in the Harper's Ferry Insurrection.

Eight pages, a... See More  

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661090

John Brown petitions for his death sentence to be overturned...

Item #661090

November 25, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 25, 1859  



* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Fights to reverse execution sentence




Half of page 3 is taken up with reports on the trial of John Brown for his raid at Harper's Ferry, with first column heads: "John Brown's Writ of Error" "His Petition to the Court of Appeals of Virginia--... See More  

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172314

Winslow Homer... John Brown at Harper's Ferry...

Item #172314

November 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1859  Arguable the most desired print is the very nice full page by Winslow Homer: "Fall Games--The Apple Bee".

Other prints within include: 'En Route for Harper's Ferry' with just a brief bit of text; a half page: "The Royal Road to Learning - The Prince of Wales at Oxford"; a full page:"The Fall Games - The Elepha... See More  

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664238

Winslow Homer... John Brown at Harper's Ferry...

Item #664238

November 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1859 



* American painter Winslow Homer print

* re. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry




Arguable the most desired print is the very nice full page by Winslow Homer: "Fall Games--The Apple Bee".

Other prints within include: 'En Route for Harper's Ferry' with just a brief bit of text; a half page: "The Royal Road ... See More  

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