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September 13, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 13, 1873 Full front page illustration: 'Return of our Artist with His Summer Sketches'; Full page: 'Tompkins Sq., N.Y.' & 'The Italian Boys in N.Y.--Torture of the Training Room'; Half page: 'Inspection of Fruit in N.Y. Markets by the Board of Health'; 1/3 page: 'Don Carlos, the Priests' Cand... 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
July 15, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY July 15, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Gone with a Handsomer Man." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "Family Life in Paris During the Fighting." 1/4 pg. portrait of "Louis J. Jennings." Full pg. Nast illus. of "The Luther of the Nineteenth century." 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "The Livonia." Also, another 1/... See More
November 06, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 6, 1875 Full ftpg. Nast: 'It Sounds Well!--Prologue Before the Farce' on the Democratic platform. Fullpg. by Nast includes a great print of the Republican elephant. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Revivalists in Brooklyn--Opening Service of Messrs. Moody & Sankey'. Halfpg: 'Exodus from the Black Hills' shows a large crowd of miners.
Complete in sixteen page... See More
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
July 15, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 15, 1876 The full front page is a print of a Revolutionary War era soldier in uniform & with a tricorne hat, captioned: " '76". Inside prints include: "The Poet & Orator of the Centennial Fourth of July" showing Bayard Taylor and William Evans; a full page: "Reading the Declaration of Independence by John Nixon, from th... See More
November 24, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1877 Full front page shows a Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled "Saved (?) By The Skin Of His____" showing the injured Republican elephant hanging onto a limb with his trunk. Great full page shows construction of the Brooklyn Bridge "The East River Bridge - Demolition of Buildings for the New York Approach". Full page Thomas... See More
December 29, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 29, 1877 Front full pg. illus. of "The Christmas Baby." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Death on Economy." Full pg. illus. of "Chinese Quarters, Virginia City, Nevada."
Doublepage centerfold containing many illus. pertaining to "The Story of a Giant." Full pg. illus. of "Annual Dinner of the St. ... See More
April 14, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1877 The entire front page is taken up with a political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast, captioned: "Reform Is Necessary In The Foreign Line."
Inside contains 3 pages of text with twelve illustrations headed: "William M. Tweed. Romance of His Flight And Exile". Also a nice full page print of: "From Tower To Tower--The Sus... See More
March 31, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1877 The full front page shows portraits of: "The Cabinet". Great fullpg. sailing ship illus. perfect for display: "The New U.S. Frigate Trenton". Great fullpg: 'The Brooklyn Ascent to the Bridge Tower" shows the famous Brooklyn Bridge under construction. Nast doublepage centerfold is a political cartoon. There is nearly a... See More
November 07, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 7, 1874 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "A Tammany Rat", but certainly the most significant print in this issue is another full page Thomas Nast political cartoon titled: 'The 3rd term Panic' which shows the Republican elephant for the first time. Thomas Nast was the creator of both the Republican elephant and the ... See More
February 26, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Republican Simplicity". Full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "No Rudder - No Aim"; half page: 'The Great Fire of February 8, 1876, On Broadway'; full page: "Uncle Sam's Valentines" shows 5 scenes; 3/4 page: "Gather Wood"
Perh... See More
September 30, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 30, 1871 The frontpage has the very famous Thomas Nast print: 'TOO THIN!' which is displayable. Inside is a fullpage illustration 'International Boat Race On Saratoga Lake' along with the an illustration of the "The Ward Brothers, Winners of the Saratoga International Regatta". A halfpage 'The Union Torpedo Explosion In Beekman... See More
January 07, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 7, 1871 The front page is "Any Thing But a Happy New-Year". Inside the issue is a 3/4 page illustration of "Joseph Garibaldi"; a 1/4 page "The City of Evreux, Normandy, France"; a very nice dblpg.centerfold "The Room In Which Charles Dickens Wrote" which includes an article on it as well; a slightly larger t... See More
October 28, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 28, 1871 The full front page is a dramatic print: 'The Great Fire in Chicago--Group of Refugees in the Street'. Prints inside include a nice fullpg: 'Chicago In Flames--The Rush for Life over Randolph St. Bridge' plus a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'Chicago In Ruins' which is a large overview showing the city in flames. Two more f... See More
December 26, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1874 The full front page is a print: "Faith--Waiting for Santa Claus" showing a young girl waiting at the door of a toy store. Inside has a nice full page: "Santa Claus is Coming!" showing Santa on his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer. The great doublepage centerfold is: A Dream of a Christmas Dinner in Five Parts". Also insid... See More
August 23, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 23, 1879 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Lear (King Of) England." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Scenes on the Isthmus of Panama and Lake Nicaragua." Full pg. illus. of "Law and Moonshine - Crooked Whiskey in Western North Carolina." 2/3 of a dblpgcrfld. of "The Spoliation of a Monastery." Two 2/3 pg. illus. ... See More
February 28, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 28, 1874. Front full pg. illus. of "The New York Tribune's 'Disclosure'." Inside are two 1/2 pg. illus. of "Fighting the Fire" and "'Busted!' - A Deserted Railroad Town in Kansas." Two 1/2 pg. illus. of "The State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane, Middletown, Orange County, New York" and "Hudson River St... See More
October 19, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 19, 1872 Inside has a small illustration: "Mississippi Ku-Klux In The Disguises In Which They Were Captured" with a lengthy article on the 'Ku Klux Conspiracy'. Beneath this print is a Nast print showing an African-American dead & captioned: "One Vote Less".
Inside has a full page Nast political cartoon: "Let Us ... See More
June 21, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 21, 1873 Great full front page: 'The Yosemite Valley, Calif., Showing the Great Grizzly Bear Fall' is displayable; Doublepage centerfold: ' Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.'; Full page: 'Picture from the Lava Beds' shows 5 Modoc Indian scenes from during the Modoc War, with text; Nearly a full page illustration "... See More
September 14, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 14, 1872 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned: "The Next In Order--Any Thing! Oh, Any Thing!" plus there is another full page Nast political cartoon inside; "The Wolf In Sheep's Clothing" which shows Uncle Sam. Other prints include: "...Pope Pius the Ninth..." a full page: "Sunday Morning ... See More
August 31, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1872 Quite historic & displayable doublepage centerfold: 'The Meeting of Livingstone & Stanley in Central Africa'. Included in the caption is the famous line: 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?' Other scenes from Africa as well.
The full front page is a Nast political cartoon: "What Are You Going To Do About It, If 'Old Hone... See More
July 06, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Our President puts His Foot Down, & the British Lion Will Have to Wriggle Out" shows President Grant among others.
Inside has a nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: "Making Hay" a very notable print Another full page Nast political cartoon: "Shylock, We Would Have Moneys and Votes"... See More
June 15, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 15, 1872 Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Stand By Your Guns, Men!" plus another fullpg. inside: "Played Out!".
Doublepage centerfold: "The National Republican Convention in Session, Phila.". A full page print: "Broad St., Phila." is a good street scene.
Complete in 16 pages.
Note: The four pa... See More
May 11, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon includes Greeley & U.S. Grant: "Liberal Gratitude" with another fullpg. Nast cartoon inside: "A Liberal Surrender--Any Thing To Beat Grant".
Very displayable doublepage centerfold: "Cincinnati, Ohio, The Queen City of the West" is a view from Covington, Kentucky, showing many paddlewhee... See More
May 04, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York May 4, 1872 The full front page has 4 political cartoons: "Shakespeare on the 'Liberal' Campaign of Slander".
Almost a fullpg: "Playing Pool in a Paris Cafe". Another full page: "A Modern Version of the Good Samaritan"; a 3/4 page print: "At The Door of the Opera House"; a full page Nast cartoon: "It Is The I... See More
April 20, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1872 Full ftpg. is a print of: 'The late Samuel Morse' with a related article inside.
Other prints include a half page: 'The burial of the late Gen. Anderson at West Point Cemetery' and also: "Lincoln, The Emancipator; two-thirds page Nast print: "See, Where His
Grace Stands 'Tween Two Clergymen!"; full page ... See More
March 02, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, March 2, 1872 Two front 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler" and "Miss Sarah F. Smiley, the Quakeress Preacher."
Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of: "The British Exlipse Expedition in India-Incident at Bakul"; one-third pg. illus. of: "Entrance to the Ancient Jewish Catacombs at Rome"; small portrait of "Pa-Ha-Uzah-T... See More
February 17, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1872 This issue features a full page Thomas Nast print in which he portrays Victoria Woodhull as the devil, captioned: 'Get Thee Behind Me, Mrs. Satan!' Not shown in the photo here is an unhappy woman who '...in climbing the rugged hill of life is compelled to bear alone the burden of a drunken husband & her little children.', who i... See More
November 25, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1871 The significant print is the very dramatic doublepage centerfold captioned: "Forest Fires In The West--The Burning of Peshtigo", Wisconsin. This fire, which occurred on the same day as the more famous Chicago Fire & consequently received much less press attention, was actually much more of a disaster,as Peshtigo suffered over 1500 de... See More
November 10, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY November 10, 1877. Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Another Sedan." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "A Cranberry Bog, Ocean County, New Jersey - Pickers at Work." Full pg. Nast illus. of "The Web We Ruin." 2/3 of a dblpgctrfld. of "The Battle of Kizil-Tepe, In Armenia." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Trafalgar - The Sinking of the 'Redoutable... See More
May 26, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon. Fullpg. illus. of many prize dogs captioned: "The Great Bench Show of Dogs, New York Hippodrome" plus a related article on the facing page, titled: "The Great Bench Show". This was the now-famous Westminster Dog Show. 1/2 pg: 'Charcoal burning in Nevada'. Doublepage centerfold Nast cartoon captio... See More
February 15, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 15, 1873 A Valentine issue with the front full page illustration: "Robbing the United States Mail." showing a women sneaking envelopes from an angelic "mailman".
Inside is a full page illustration of "Mount of Olives and Valley of Jehoshaphat." Full page illustration containing several smaller illustrations of "Knebworth P... See More
January 06, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 6, 1872 The full front full page is an illustration of "New Year's Day -The First Caller." (Homeless girl). Inside is a nearly full page: "The Christmas Waits." and another: "Punch and Judy in the Drawing Room" as well as a full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Can The Law Reach Him? The Dwarf And the Giant Thi... See More
May 11, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 11, 1878 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "The lion of 'the best society' in England". Fullpg: 'Sketches in the New York Aquarium' and 'Love in Blackville: The Wooing of the Twins' shows blacks. Halfpg: 'Indian School at Ft. Marion, St. Augustine, Florida' & 'Archery Practice' One-third pg: 'The New Music Hall, Ci... See More
July 27, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1878 Full front page Thomas Nast illus:"It is Ever Thus with Arbitrators." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Baseball at Blackville-The "White Stockings" Against the "Black Legs"-first Blood for the "BlackLegs." (Negros playing baseball).
The doublepage centerfold by Nast is captioned: "Hail, C-O-L-U-M-B... See More
January 02, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 2, 1875 The full frontpage illustration is entitled "Alone with the Dying Year" shows a small child in a snow storm. Fullpage "Bringing Home the Fifth Wife--A Sketch in Mormondom" also includes a small article. Nice dblpgctrfld: "Indian Sun Dance - Young Bucks Proving Their Endurance by Self-torture". Fullpage Thomas Nast: "The Outs Alway... See More
March 05, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 5, 1870 The most intriguing item is the back page cartoon captioned: "The Bewitching Brokers - Women on Change".
The brokers were Victoria Woodhull & her sister Tennessee (Tennie) Claflin, who were the first women to open a brokerage firm on the previously male-dominated Wall Street. The press was not kind to their new enterprise, however t... See More
December 28, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 28, 1872 Full ftpg: 'Early Birds: or, Christmas Morning' shows two children playing with toys. Two fullpg. Nast cartoons. Halfpg: 'Wide Awake--Christmas-Eve' shows a Black family.
July 14, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1877 The full ftpg. is a cartoon by Thmas Nast showing the Sphinx, captioned: "British Interests". Inside has a fullpg: 'Scene On a New York Dock--Stevedores Unloading a Ship' & also: "The 'Fourth In Blackville'..." which shows a black family celebrating the 4th of July. Nice & dramatic fullpg: 'Paul Jone... See More
June 07, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1873 (supplement not included - see note below)
The front page features a full page illustration: 'The Burial of Captain Hall' with an accompanying article and a map illustration of 'The North Polar Region' of his expedition. Nice full page with 3 illustrations on: 'The Bender Murders Near Cherryvale, Kansas'. Three illustrations on: ... See More
December 02, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 2, 1871 Full ftpg. political cartoon: 'The Tammany Tiger Strung Up' by the Justice figure. Inside has a fullpg. Th. Nast political cartoon: 'to Whom It May Concern'.
Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Destruction of the Whaling Fleet in the Arctic Ocean' shows 4 scenes. Fullpg. of 4 scenes: 'Our thanksgiving Bird'. Nearly fullpg:... See More
November 30, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1872 The full front page is a dramatic print: "Boston--Into the Jaws of Death", a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire.
Inside has 3 full pages of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great doublepage centerfold showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also... See More
October 31, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 31, 1874 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'Not So Easily Taken In'. Fullpg. with 11 scenes of: 'October in the White Mountains'. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'A Duel in the Air--Eagles Fighting Over their Prey'. Fullpg: 'On the Way to the African Gold Fields--Pontoon Ferry Over the Vaal River'. A political cartoon shows Blacks voting.
Complete ... See More
December 14, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1872 (excludes Supplement - see note) Halfpg: 'The Coon Hunt' shows several Black men telling stories Round the camp fire. Halfpg: 'Seeing the Circus Pass--A Va. Sketch' shows kids sitting on a fence post. Fullpg: 'The American Common School'.
Note: This listing does not include the Supplement which contains a multi-panel ill... 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
October 04, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 4, 1879 Nice ftpg. Th. Nast cartoon: "In search of gold". Fullpg Nast political cartoon: "Even Tammany Sachems Draw the Line Somewhere". Fullpg. has 6 'Scenes In Alaska' showing scenes in Sitka & Ft. Wrangle. Full page print: "General Grant, and Li Hung Chang, Chinese Grand Secretary of State and Viceroy of Chih-Li&q... See More
August 24, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 24, 1878 Full ftpg. shows: 'The Great Solar Eclipse'. Nice fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Rocky Point, Narragansett Bay'. Fullpg. shows a family on board a ship enroute for Paris.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This issue is complete in 16 pages and is in good condition.
November 11, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871 The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another fullpg. shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a halfpg. as well.
The doublepage centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "The Tammany Tiger Loose" which is tipped-in (desired). Another political cartoon by... See More
February 22, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 22, 1873 Front page illustration with accompanying article: "Down Among the Coal Mines--Going Down the Slope" shows miners heading down a mine shaft in Pennsylvania. Another full page with 9 scenes on coal mining, & another 2 pages. with 3 prints on coal mining as well.
Doublepage centerfold: "Emperor Napoleon III After Death" ... See More
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