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690608

The recaptured Africans...

Item #690608

June 06, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 6, 1860  Inside page column heads include: "Debate on the Kansas and Army Bills in the Senate" "The Slave Trade" "The Recaptured Africans To Be Returned" and more.

Eight pages, good condition.

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690624

The recaptured Africans...

Item #690624

June 06, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 6, 1860  Inside page column heads include: "Debate on the Kansas and Army Bills in the Senate" "The Slave Trade" "The Recaptured Africans To Be Returned" and more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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596423

Slaves on a slave ship are liberated...

Item #596423

June 09, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1860



* Slavery - slaves



Page 9 has over half a column titled: "The Latest Slave Capture" which is a fascinating article on the liberation of some 450 slaves from the ship. A few bits include: "...the increasing odor placed beyond all doubt the fact that the bark had under her hatches a cargo of negroes. And now we began to hear a sort of suppressed mo... See More  

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602895

Capture of a slave ship... Lincoln offered as a compromise candidate for President...

Item #602895

June 21, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, June 21, 1860 



* Famous slaver "Wildfire"

* African slave trade print fame




Page 2 has small one column headings: "The Captured Slaver" "Reception Of The Negroes At Key West--How They Fare" This is a notable slave ship, made somewhat famous by the print of it found in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly.

Other news of the day. Com... See More  

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172378

Great Eastern Steamship...

Item #172378

July 07, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 7, 1860  Dramatic dblpgctrfld: "Great Eastern Steamship Coming up the Narrows Into the Harbor of New York". Ftpg. shows: "Torture of the Tourniquet as Practiced in the Prisons in Sicily". On page has two illustrations: "The Boys of Palermo Welcoming Garibaldi" and "Garbaldi's Camp Near Palermo, In Sicily".

Co... See More  

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685012

Fugitive slave, Pike's Peak, Texas, and the Rocky Mountains...

Item #685012

July 11, 1860

THE WORLD, New York, July 11, 1860  Page 2 has a lengthy report headed: "From The Rocky Mountains" and also a report headed: "From Pike's Peak".

Page 3 has both: "Texas Affairs" and: "From Arizona" the latter having subheads: "Gold" and "Indians Attacking Camp Jecker". 

Page 4 has a report; "Another Fugitive Slave Cas... See More  

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172384

City of Messina... Chicago Zouaves...

Item #172384

July 28, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 28, 1860  Very nice fullpg: "The Chicago Zouaves Executing Their Drill in New York". Two fullpg. prints: "The Spirits Abroad--The Spirit of Disunion" and "The Spirit of Union". Great fullpg. view of: "The City of Messina, Sicily". Bkpg. cartoon concerning the Chicago Zouaves.

Complete in 16 pages.

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649871

The slave trade in 1860...

Item #649871

August 25, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, August 25, 1860  The front page has: "The Slave-Trade" "Case of Achorn--Decision Rendered--The Captain and Mate Discharged." The report includes the text of the decision (see).

Eight pages, binding slits at the spine, minor printing flaw to the ftpg., otherwise good.

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172392

Notable Abraham Lincoln political cartoon, with racial overtones...

Item #172392

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  

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172394

The Ohio Holy Stone...

Item #172394

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  

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206663

"Great Expectations" Collection I

Item #206663

November 24, 1860

Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



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598900

Religious thoughts as the Civil War approaches... Thoughts of secession...

Item #598900

November 30, 1860

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 30, 1860 



* Pre Civil War tensions

* Religious sermons




The focus of this issue is on the secession of states from the Union, and religious unity under the heading of "Thanksgiving Day". The latter topic has a variety of sermons in New York City including: "Christ's Mission" by the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher; "Christian Patriotism--Sermon... See More  

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683283

The nation prepares for war... Fugitive slave case...

Item #683283

December 01, 1860

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 1, 1860  



* Abraham Lincoln as president-elect era

* Southern secession from the Union

* Pre Civil War tensions over slavery




From weeks before the outbreak of war at Fort Sumter, this issue has much content on the events leading to war.

Included are: "Slave Extradition Case in Canada" "The Mississippi Delegation" "A Plan of Seces... See More  

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691532

Disunion & the national crisis... Mormons on Lincoln's election...

Item #691532

December 11, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 11, 1860  



* Pre-Civil War Southern tensions - secession ?

* Mormons on Abraham Lincoln's election




A great issue from several months before the outbreak of the Civil War, with ominous first column heads including; "THE NATIONAL CRISIS" "The Secession Question Before Congress" "Latest Reports From the South" and more. 

Also o... See More  

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172424

Winslow Homer... The city of Washington...

Item #172424

December 15, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 15, 1860 Ftpg. shows: "The City of Washington from the Dome of the Capitol" as well as "The National Capitol at Washington". Halfpg: "Departure of the St. Louis Bridge for Kansas" & one by Winslow Homer: "Expulsion of Negroes & Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston" includes a related article mentioning Frederick Douglas... See More  

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616536

Prelude to the Civil War... Georgia to secede... Much more...

Item #616536

January 19, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1861 



* Southern secession

* Fort Sumter tensions

* Prelude to the Civil War




Among the one column heads on the ftpg. are: "The National Troubles" "Animated Debate on the Kansas Bill" "Passage of the Army Bill in Committee of the Whole" "Latest Dispatches from the South" "Declaration of the Georgia Convention in Favo... See More  

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620635

Abraham Lincoln's position...

Item #620635

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln about to change America



Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Repub... See More  

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671470

Abraham Lincoln's position... Fugitive slave case...

Item #671470

January 30, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 30, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln about to change America



Near the top of the front page is: "Important From Springfield" "The Position Of the President Elect" noting in part: "...stating that Mr. Lincoln had written to his Congressional friends recommending conciliatory measures...country may rest assured that in Abraham Lincoln they have a Repub... See More  

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606331

The fugitive slave John Anderson... Seceding from the Union...

Item #606331

February 04, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 4, 1861 



* John Anderson - fugitive slave

* Pre Civil War Southern tensions




Inside has: "A Southern Diarist" "Later From California" "Arrival of the Pony Express" "News From Kansas" "Movements of Mr. Lincoln" "The Case of the Fugitive Anderson", the latter concerning the trial of the famed fugitive slave... See More  

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172440

The Alabama delegation secedes from the Union...

Item #172440

February 09, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 9, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "The Seceding Alabama Delegation In Congress" showing nine men. Text on the men takes over half of page 2.

Other prints within include: "Captain J. G. Foster, Engineer Corps U.S.A., On Duty at Fort Sumter" "Arrival of the United States Steam Sloop 'Niagara' At Jeddo, Japan, with t... See More  

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683219

Horace Greeley with Abraham Lincoln...

Item #683219

February 09, 1861

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 9, 1861  



* Horace Greeley

* Western tour return

* Abraham Lincoln




The front page has: "The Destitution In Kansas - Terrible Suffering - A Call For Aid". Page 3 has nearly 2 columns on: "The Pro-Slavery Rebellion - From Washington - Emancipation To Follow Secession".

Page 5 has: "Important From Springfield" which notes in p... See More  

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696938

Much on Lincoln as he heads to Washington...

Item #696938

February 18, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 18, 1861  



* Abraham Lincoln as the president elect

* His journey to Washington D.C.




Among the front page column heads are: "Arrival of President Davis at Montgomery" "Southern Rights and Institutions to be Maintained at All Hazards" "The Southern Confederacy".

Page 4 has much on Abraham Lincoln, including many comments on the editor... See More  

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150906
Item #150906

February 22, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861. Page two has: "Important Decision" "The Slave-trader--Evidence--Presumptions" which is about a district court case, "The United States, vs. The Bark Kate and Her Cargo".

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172452

The Civil War in Texas... The Alamo...

Item #172452

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  

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683173

Preparing for the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #683173

March 30, 1861

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 30, 1861 



* Start of the Civil War close (Fort Sumter)

* Tensions at a boiling point in the South

* Southern slavery and the Confederacy

* History about to be made




From just days before the outbreak of the Civil War, this issue has a wealth of reports on the coming conflict.

Articles include: "The Census of 1860" which includes a chart for th... See More  

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690330

Two slave prints from 1861...

Item #690330

April 06, 1861

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861 



* Great slave auction illustration

* Pre Civil War South - rare




Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a n... See More  

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172456

Military scenes in Florida: preparing for the Civil War...

Item #172456

April 06, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary Of State" taken from a Brady photograph. Inside includes a two-thirds page vertical print of: "The United States Gun-boat 'Wyandotte' Firing a Salute on Washington's Birthday in Pensacola Harbor", plus a nearly half page of: "The Flag-Staff B... See More  

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172458

Preparations for Civil War...

Item #172458

April 13, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1861  The front page has a print of: "Mrs. General Gaines" as well as a view of "Point Isabella, Texas, with the 'Daniel Webster' sailing with U.S. Troops on Board". The doublepage centerfold shows six "American Home Scenes", which includes prints of "The Applecut" "The Dance" "Quilting&quo... See More  

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172460

Great, Navy-themed centerfold...

Item #172460

April 20, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1861  The front page shows: "Hon. Charles F. Adams, U.S. Minister to England" as well as a view of: "The Confederate Batteries Opposite Fort Pickens, Florida". Inside has a full page 5 panel print of: "Commander Dahlgren, U.S.N. and the Dahlgren Gun", and a full page of: "The Washington Navy-Yard With Shad Fisheries I... See More  

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599021

General Scott offered command of the Rebel Army...

Item #599021

April 25, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1861  Among the front page one column headlines are: "NEWS OF THE WAR" "Condition of Affairs at the National Capital" "The New York and Massachusetts Troops there" "Gen. Beauregard Reconnoitering" "Jeff. Davis Said to be at Richmond" "General Scott Offered Command of the Rebel Army" "The Virginians Thre... See More  

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666464

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #666464

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

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172466

Many Civil War related prints...

Item #172466

May 11, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861  The front page has prints of: "Colonel Ellsworth of the Fire Zouaves" and "Colonel Wilson of Wilson's Brigade" with related text.

Inside has many war-related prints including: "View of Fort McHenry, Baltimore" "The Burning of the Bridge at Canton, Maryland, by the Mob" "The Rendezvous of the Virgini... See More  

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206675

"Great Expectations" Collection V...

Item #206675

May 11, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1861 through June 15, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 5) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



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695307

Much on the Civil War... Civil War map of Acquia Creek...

Item #695307

June 01, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 1, 1861  



* Battle of Aquia Creek Civil War map

* Union Navy gunboats vs. Confederate batteries

* One of the first battles of the war




The format of this title at this time was advertisements on the front page with the wealth of Civil War reporting on inside pages. 

The back page includes a Civil War map headed: "Acquia Creek and Its Environs" wit... See More  

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172476

Murder of Ellsworth... Events in Virginia & Florida...

Item #172476

June 15, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 15, 1861  Most of the front page is a three-part print captioned: "Secessionist Prisoner Captured at Alexandria--The Marshall House at Alexandria" with some front page text headed: "The Murder of Ellsworth".

Three-quarters of a page shows: "Company of Secession Cavalry Surrendering to Colonel Wilcox of the First Michigan Regiment, ... See More  

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692095

One of the less common illustrated newspapers from the Civil War...

Item #692095

June 15, 1861

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, June 15, 1861  Formatted very much like the more popular 'Harper's Weekly' but considerably more uncommon.

The front page shows: "Shackles & Handcuffs Used by Slave Drivers in Virginia" and: "Brilliant Exploit...in the Rescue of Two of Their Comrades who were to be Hung by the Rebels at the Village of Fairfax, Va."; a full-page p... See More  

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206678

"Great Expectations" Collection VI

Item #206678

June 21, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 22, 1861 through August 3, 1861. This is a seven-issue set (part 6) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.



This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www... See More  

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172484

Great slave auction print... Winslow Homer print...

Item #172484

July 13, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1861 The front page features: "Battle of Boonville, Missouri" and smaller illustrations of: "Brigadier-General Lyon, U.S.A." and "The late Captain Ward".

Inside prints include a full page: "The Cabinet at Washington" showing Abraham Lincoln and the others. Also featured is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Crew o... See More  

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172490

Scenes of the Battle of Bull Run...

Item #172490

August 03, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861  The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.

Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More  

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678020

From New Orleans during the Confederacy...

Item #678020

October 19, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 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 fro... See More  

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685696

From the Confederacy... Battle of Ball's Bluff

Item #685696

November 05, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1861 



* Battle of Ball's Bluff

* Capital of Confederacy




Among front page items are: "Northern War News--The Great Naval Expedition--General Butler on the Recruiting Service..." "Secretary Cameron's Order Concerning Slave Deserters" and other subheads. Inside has: "Army Of The Potomac" 'From Norfolk&qu... See More  

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172520

General Fremont... his bridge... his march... Hampton Roads...

Item #172520

November 16, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 16, 1861  Full front page is a print captioned: "Last Meeting Between General Scott and the Cabinet" which shows Lincoln among them.

Other prints inside include: "The Great Expedition--General Sherman Giving His Final Orders to His Brigadier-Generals on Board the 'Wabash' " "Consultation Between General Viele & the ... See More  

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172524

General Halleck leads the army in Missouri...

Item #172524

November 30, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 30, 1861  The entire front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Major-General Halleck, U.S.A., Commanding Our Army In Missouri". Inside has a small map of: "Fernandina, Florida"; a full page with two prints of: "Headquarters of General Wright at Fort Walker, Hilton Head, South Carolina, formerly Those of General Drayton of ... See More  

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596252

Slave-catching by soldiers...

Item #596252

December 13, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 13, 1861  Page 5 has: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "Slave-Catching by Soldiers" "The New Fugitive Slave Law" "The Confiscation Bill Safe" "The Case of Commander Poor" "Traitors in the Land Office Yet". Page 4 has: "Arming Negroes" and other war news.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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172528

A slave map of Georgia...

Item #172528

December 14, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 14, 1861  The entire front page is taken up with: "A Chart Map Of Georgia, Showing The Percentage of Slaves In Each County." Inside has a full page with seven: "Scenes in & Around Beaufort, South Carolina"; another page has 3 prints of: "The Stone Fleet on its Way to the Southern Coast"; a full page with 3 prints: "... See More  

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172532

Fort Pickens and Charleston...

Item #172532

December 28, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 28, 1861  The full front page is taken up with: "Union Refugees From Western Missouri Coming Into St. Louis". Other prints inside include: "Entrance to Fort Pickens, Facing Fort Barancas, After Two Days' Bombardment" "Northern Row of Guns at Fort Pickens..." "Bird's-Eye View of Fort Pickens During the Bombardme... See More  

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151887

Famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #151887
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, MA 1861-65 (with minor water-staining or other minor imperfections which make them somewhat 2nd-rate)



* Ornate masthead

* Anti-Slavery Title

* edited by William Lloyd Garrison



See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds ... See More  

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214122

Famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #214122
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, 1861-65 (first rate)  See the photo below for the terrific masthead of this famous anti-slavery title. The ornate woodcut in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds of the oppressors, and a family about to depart for their journey to emancipation. Much of the content concerns slavery and the anti-slavery movement. Edited... See More  

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172538

A Winslow Homer print, and Civil War scenes...

Item #172538

January 18, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1862  The front page has two prints: "Port Royal Ferry, Scene of the Battle of First January, 1862" and a cartoonish print showing a: "Scene in the Parlor of Mrs. Barnwell's House at Beaufort, South Carolina" showing various African-Americans.

Inside has a full page of: "The Vessels of General Burnside's Expedition a... See More  

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172540

'Little Mac Out Again' shows McClellan on horseback...

Item #172540

January 25, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 25, 1862  This issue features a nice full front page print: 'Little Mac Out Again' which shows McClellan on horseback. Inside includes a full page with two prints: 'Fort Holt, Kentucky, Opposite Cairo' and 'Commodore Foote's Gun-Boat Flotilla on the Mississippi'. A full page: "Bird's-eye View of the Vessels Composing ... See More  

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