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January 31, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 31, 1857 Early from the first year (issue #5) with relatively few illustrations, but including a nice one of; "Dr. Livingstone, the African Explorer". Also is an article "Walker and Nicaragua". A few scenes from Russia. "More Insanity" showing several cures.
Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), an... See More
May 18, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 18, 1872 Full front page Nast illus. entitled "What are You Going to Do About It?" Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Negro Life in the South." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Bethorthal of Martin Luther and Katharina Von Bora." 1/6 pg. illus. of "Among the Embers."
There is also a full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Great Expec... 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
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
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
January 25, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 25, 1873 Full frontpage: 'The Labor Exchange at Castle Garden--Choosing a Girl'; Fullpage illustrations: 'The Water We Drink & Where We Get It' shows the Croton Reservoir in Central Park and 5 other scenes; Fullpage Thomas Nast: 'Unprotected Female at the Holy Sea Side'; Two half-page illustrations: 'Snow i... See More
November 01, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 1, 1879 The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon showing Blacks & captioned: "The Next Debut - Now Let General M.C. Butler, of South Carolina, Show How Bulldozing Is Done."
Prints inside include a halfpg: "The Avery Institute, Charleston, S.C."; a fullpg: "International Cricket Match at Phila." "The Ute ... See More
July 30, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 30, 1870 The front page features a 3/4 page illustration "The Royal Family of Prussia". A 1/3 page illustration of "Napoleon III". A nice full page illustration "Up the Hudson" shows people on a pleasure boat. 1/4 page portrait of Rear Admiral Dahlgren. A halfpage "The Riot at Elm Park". Small illustratio... See More
June 18, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1864 The front page is taken up with 3 prints: "Porter's Gunboats Passing the Dam in the Red River, Near Alexandria" and 2 scenes of: "Rebel Cruelty--Our Starved Soldiers" which has a related article on page 3 & an editorial: "Further Proofs of Rebel Inhumanity".
Other prints within include: "The Campaign in ... See More
November 19, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 19, 1864 The front page has prints of: "Lieutenant William B. Cushing" and "Destruction of the Rebel Ram 'Albemarle' at Plymouth, North Carolina".
Inside page prints include: "Confederate Iron-clads on the James, Below Chaffin's Bluff" "Gen. Butler & Staff Watching the Battle from Johnson House" &quo... See More
August 21, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1858 The front page features a full illustration of "Cyrus W. Field, Esq." with an article on him inside.
Also inside: "The Telegraph Enterprise - Morse and Hudson" which features a half page illustration" "Laying the Cable in Mid-Ocean" with five related illustrations. Two other nearly half page illustrations on l... See More
December 24, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 24, 1859 The frontpage features a story "Hester Pratt's New-Year's Day" and has a nearly half-page illustration "The Blind Girl at Hester Pratt's Table". A two-thirds page "The Proposed New Parliament Buildings at Ottawa City, Canada" also has an accompanying article. A very decorative doublepage centerfold is by Win... See More
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
August 24, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 24, 1861 Half of front page shows: "Presentation of Prince Napoleon by Secretary Seward to the President", which shows Abraham Lincoln. Other prints within include a full page: "General McClellan & His Staff" & fullpg: "Splendid Charge of U.S. Cavalry at the Battle of Dug Spring, Missouri" & "Scenes in the Bro... See More
August 31, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1861 Nice full front page print of: "General Lyons At the Battle of Springfield" showing him on horseback. Full pg: "Lt. General Scott & the Major Generals of the United States Army" showing McClellan, Dix, Scott, Fremont, and Banks. Halfpg: "The 14th Massachusetts Regiment Marching up Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, in a Storm&qu... See More
January 02, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1864 Part of front page is a cross section: 'Diagram of Monitor 'Weehawken' Sunk in Charleston Harbor'. Also on the ftpg. are prints of: "Frederick VII, Late King of Denmark" and "Christian IX, Present King of Denmark".
Inside has full page prints captioned: "The Army of the Cumberland--General Baird's Di... See More
April 30, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1864 The front page shows a group of officers making a toast, along with a poem concerning the third anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Prints within include: "In The Fair" "Admiral Porter's Flotilla" "the Steam Ram 'Switzerland". Some articles include: "Sketches of the Red River Expedition" ... See More
June 24, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 24, 1865 The full front page is a nice print of: "Lieutenant-General Grant visiting General Scott at Cozzens's Hotel, West Point".
Among the nice prints within this issue is a full page of: "Sheridan and His Generals" with each labeled, perhaps the most notable being "Custer" some 11 years before his death at Little Big H... See More
December 30, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1865 This issue features a great doublepage centerfold done by famed artist Thomas Nast, titled: "Merry Christmas To All", showing 8 vignettes of a Christmas theme with the central focus being a great portrait of Santa Claus with a pipe in hand. One of the better Nast Santa Claus prints and very displayable.
The full front page is a prin... See More
August 18, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 18, 1866 Ftpg: 'Office of the American Telegraph Company, Corner of Broadway and Liberty Street, New York' Very nice fullpg: 'The Excitement in New Orleans - View on St. Charles St.' Fullpg: 'Sunday in New Orleans - The French Market'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The City and Valley of the Great Salt Lake, Utah' is a fine view, plus illus... See More
February 02, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 2, 1867. Ftpg. has 2 views of the 'St. John, New Brunswick, Skating Rink' building. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Scenes on a Cotton Plantation' shows 12 scenes, most showing Blacks in various chores, including picking, hoeing & with the cotton gin. 'Burning of the Hyatt House, Janesville, Wis.'
Other news and advertisements of the day are... 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
December 05, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 5, 1868 The front page of this issue features a nearly full page portrait of "The Late Baron James De Rothschild", with an accompanying article [Note: at the time of his death, the Jewish Baron was estimated to have amassed a fortune, separate from his family holdings, valued at more than five times the wealth of Bill Gates]. Inside is a 1/2 pg. il... See More
June 11, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 11, 1870 The front page contains an article "The Rev. J. Trumbull Backus, D.D." and associated illustrations. Very nice full page Winslow Homer print: 'The Dinner Horn'. A full page of illustrations on the "Greek Brigandage" including the attack, those murdered, funeral and the heads of those executed. Full page: 'Departure of a Steamer for... See More
December 30, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.
Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to the 'Heathens' of America." Doublepage c... See More
August 17, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Satan, Don't Get Thee Behind Me! Any Thing to Get Poss... See More
November 22, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 22, 1873 The front page has portrait of "The Right Hon. John Bright, M.P." which spans 2/3 of a page. Additionally, a full page illustration pertaining to "Annexed to New York-Scenes in Westchester County." can be found.
Three 1/6 page portraits of "The Hon. Abraham R. Lawrence, The Hon. Claudius L. Monell, and The Hon. Gilber... See More
February 14, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 14, 1874 Front 2/3 pg. illus. pertaining to the lives of the rich and the poor. Inside is the full pg. Nast illus. of "Parepa Rosa." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. Robert E. Withers, of Virginia" and "The Hon. Robert Brown Elliot, of South Carolina." 1/2 pg illus. of "Concert for the Inmates of the Charity Hospital, Blackwell'... See More
April 21, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 21, 1877 Certainly the feature of this issue is the nearly one-quarter pg. print of: "Frederick Douglass" with an article on him as well mentioning him being the new Marshall of D.C., with talk of his newspaper The North Star.
Other prints include a full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "Young American Roast Beef For Old England&quo... See More
May 18, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 18, 1878 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: 'Seed That Bears Fruit'. Fullpg; 'The Gilbert Elevated Railroad' with 3 scenes. Interesting Nast dblpgctrfld: 'Our Neighborhood Children'. Fullpg: 'The Chinese College at Hartford, Ct.'. Halfpg: 'Intl. Sunday School Convention, Atlanta Ga.'
April 15, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 15, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to "Scenes in Paris During the German Occupation" including: "An Object of Curiosity in the Champs Elysees," "The Penalty of Speaking to a German Soldier" and "The Germans at the Tuileries." Inside: A full pg. illus. of "Scenes in Paris During the German Occupation-Waiting f... See More
June 14, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1879 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "The Extra Session." Inside are two 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Blackville Medical Man" and "The Blackville School Master." 1/2 pg. portrait of "William Lloyd Garrison." 2/3 of a dblpgctrfld. of "Going to the Derby at Shanghai." Full pg. Nast illus. of "National Import... See More
April 02, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 2, 1864 The full front page has: "The Soldiers' Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania" and prints of: "General William F. Smith" & "Brigadier-General Henry E. Davies". Inside has a full page print by Thomas Nast captioned: "General Sherman's Rear-Guard" shows many slaves. Other prints include: "Major... See More
August 06, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1864 The front page shows a man with a scythe and a poem: "The Mower In Oho". The prints within include: "General Sherman's Advance--View of Kenesaw Mountain, from Little Kenesaw" "...Little Kenesaw" "...View of the Public Square, Marietta, Georgia" "...Gallant Action of Colonel Walcot's Brigade&quo... See More
August 13, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 13, 1864 The front page has: "General Hooker Riding Along His Lines on the Morning of July 21, 1861" and "The Late Major-General James McPherson" & "Major-General Oliver C. Howard".
Other prints within include: "Army of the Potomac--Inspection of the Second Pennsylvania, Colonel Gibson" "...General Stannard... See More
November 04, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 4, 1865 The full front page is a print captioned: "Meeting of the Fenian Congress in the Assembly Building, Philadelphia". Among the prints within are: "Looking at the Eclipse" "Burning of the Michigan Central Freight Depot at Detroit, Michigan" "Shipwrecked Passengers and Crew of the Brig 'Titania' &quo... See More
April 01, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon shows Uncle Sam as a minuteman: 'The Minute-Man - Fixed By The Spirit of '76'; Half page: 'A North Carolina Turpentine Distillery'; Full page Thomas Nast: 'The Duty of the Hour'; Doublepage Centerfold: 'Alone'; Very nice full page: 'Indian Tr... See More
May 13, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1876 The front page shows a nice full-page Revolutionary War themed illustration: 'Dangerous Ground' shows man soldiers. Two full page illustrations entitled 'The Centennial - Random Sketches' and 'The Centennial - Present Aspects of the Food Question.' Nice Thomas Nast doublepage centerfold: 'The Crowning Insult to Him Who O... See More
January 30, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 30, 1875 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon, and yet another inside showing Grant. Nice fullpg: "Mormondon---A Fresh Supply of Wives--Going Out to the Settlements"
Complete in sixteen pages.
February 25, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 25, 1865 The front page has prints: "Before Petersburg--Winter Quarters from the Plantation" and "Pocotaligo Depot, South Carolina.
Perhaps the most notable print in this issue is that of: "John H. Rock, Colored Counselor" which has a same-titled article which includes: "We give on this page a portrait of John H. Rock, th... See More
May 20, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 20, 1871 Halfpg. shows: "Beauties of Street Car Travel in New York". Fullpg; "The Iron Gate of the Danube Near Orsova". Very dramatic dblpgctrfld: "Paris Under the Red Flag--Scene in Front of the Hotel DeVille". Halfpg: "Enterprise of Paris Newsboys--Smuggling Papers over the Ramparts"
February 17, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 17, 1877 (including Supplement) Perhaps the most notable is the double-page print found in the Supplement: "Grinding a Skate in Friesland", by Christoffel Bischop (engraved for Harper's Weekly by William Biscombe Gardner). Note: This print (as do nearly all double-page prints) typically has (very) small binding holes.
Also included are: Full ftpg. Nas... See More
May 23, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 23, 1874 Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, showing Uncle Sam with the Democratic Donkey 'The Next Thing In Order'; Half page: 'An Indian Grave on the Yellowstone River' and 'Antelope Hunting In The West'; Another fullpage Thomas Nast shows Grant 'Public Opinion - April 22, 1874'; Doublepage Centerfold ... See More
September 02, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 2, 1876 Nice front page illustration: 'Summer In The Country'; Nice Black-themed Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'Is This the Equal Protection of the Laws'; A double page centerfold by Thomas Nast: 'A Belle Savage'; Full page illustration: 'The Tramp'
Full page illustration: 'The Centennial--Scene in ... See More
July 25, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 25, 1868 Horatio Seymour, democratic nominee, ftpg. - full page Winslow Homer illus. "New England Factory Life", "Bell Time" - The Freedmen's Bureau, Scene in Printing House Square, New York City, Elevated railway in Greenwich St., New York City, and Electioneering At The South".
Complete in 16 pages and contains additional prints and related... See More
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
July 04, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1863 Half of the front page is taken up with a somber print: "Execution, by Hanging, of Two Rebel Spies, Williams and Peters, In the Army of the Cumberland" with text as well.
The best print in this issue is the half page: "Raid of Second South Carolina Volunteers (Col. Montgomery) Among the Rice Plantations on the Combahee, S.C."&n... 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
July 26, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 26, 1862 The front page shows 3 views of the "New Rebel Iron-Clad 'Richmond' or 'Virginia #2'', one being a sectional view. Also on the front page are prints of: "Brigadier-General Daniel Butterfield" and "Brigadier-General Truman Seymour".
Other prints within include: "Army of the Potomac--Battle of the C... See More
January 09, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1858 The front page has a very nice and somewhat large illustration of Jefferson Davis, with the remainder of the front page being a lengthy biography of him. Nice item on him before he would be thrust into much greater prominence during the Civil War.
Text article entitled "The Rights and Wrongs of Filibusterism" which references William ... See More
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