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October 30, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1869 The front page of the issue contains a nice illustration and biography of 'Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe'. A quarter page illustration of "Major-General William M Belknap, the New Secretary of War" also has an accompanying article. A nice halfpage illustration is of 'The Union Pacific Railroad - Weber ... See More
May 06, 1899
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1899 Full front page illus. of "Manila - A Respite from War in the Sanctuary of Peace - American Soldiers Asleep in Binondo Church After the Fighting." Inside is a 1/2 pg. portrait of "Mary Victoria, Baroness Curzon of Kedleston." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Manila - The Burning of Tondo and Part of New Manila During the Insurgent Outbrea... See More
October 07, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 7, 1871 The backpage has the Thomas Nast cartoon: "That's What's The Matter", captioned: "Boss Tweed. 'As long as I can count the Votes, what are you going to do about it? Say?'", which draws attention to election fraud.
Also present are: the frontpage 2/3 pg. illus. of "A London School Board Capture." (Homele... See More
April 19, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1884 Fullpg. of 3 scenes of: 'The Mississippi Floods--Scenes at Vicksburg'. Fullpg. Nast illus: 'Reform Without Bloodshed' shows Grover Cleveland and a very young Teddy Roosevelt.
Doublepage centerfold: 'The Greely Relief Expedition. Dramatic fullpg: 'The Burning of the St. George Flats' shows two rescues from windows.
Ot... See More
May 20, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1882 Full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "Fiendish Assassins--Poor Ireland, Save me from my friends!". Over halfpg: "The Old Church at Sleepy Hollow". Great doublepage centerfold: "Our National Capital, Viewed from the South" is a terrific bird's-eye-view of the city, showing the Capitol, the White House,... See More
October 04, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 4, 1862 Page 3 contains the complete and historically significant printing of the Emancipation Proclamation signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln, & headed: "The Abolition of Slavery--A Proclamation". There is also a nice page 2 editorial concerning the Emancipation Proclamation headed: "Slavery Practically Abolished" ... See More
March 16, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1878 Full front page Nast illus. of "Always Killing the Goose that Lays the Golden Egg."
Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Mr. H. M. Stanley's Anglo-American Expedition for the Exploration of Central Africa - Reception by Mtesa's Body Guard, Prime Minister, and Chiefs." 1/2 pg. illus. of "An Aecumenical Council at St. Pe... See More
June 01, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 1, 1861 The front page is entirely taken up with a print of: "Major-General Benjamin F. Butler, U.S.A." along with a biography of him. Inside has a full page print of: "The Cabinet of the Confederate States at Montgomery" including Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens. Smaller prints show: "Luther C. Ladd, A Mass. Vol. Killed at Balt... See More
October 24, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24, 1868 The full front page of this issue is comprised of 3 Thomas Nast political cartoons, one of which regards blacks voting. A halfpage illustration of 'Floating for Deer in the Adirondacks'. A full page "Grand Demonstration of the Democracy in New York City, October 5, 1868". The doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast is a pol... See More
August 14, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 14, 1880 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "The 'Harmonious Tribe' in Ambush". Great fullpg: "The New Summer Resort at Long Beach".
Halfpg. print: "Parade-Day" shows Blacks, with one man in a band uniform. Full page print: "Going to the Spring". A full page Nast cartoon: "General Inspection" plu... See More
November 28, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1868 The front page shows a 1/4 page illustration: 'Punishing Slaves in Cuba' as well as nearly 1/2 page: 'El Moro Castle at the Entrance to Harbor of Havana, Cuba' with text. A full page illustration is "French Council of Ministers Held at St. Cloud, Presided over by the Emperor". A halfpage illustration is of 'Trapping Wil... See More
August 11, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 11, 1860 Inside: 18 small illus. pertaining to "Reminiscences of a visit to the "Great Eastern," by Our Artist July 28, 1860." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The City of Halifax, Nova Scotia." Full pg. illus. containing five smaller illus. pertaining to "Stray Leaves from the Sketchbook of a Lady at Newport." Seven small illus... See More
September 21, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 21, 1889 Front full pg. illus. of "On the Porch of the Hotel Brighton During the Storm at Atlantic City." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Sham Naval Battle at Baltimore - The Bombardment of Fort McHenry." 1/4 pg. portrait of "The Late Samuel Sullivan Cox, Representative from the Ninth Congressional District of New York.&qu... See More
July 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 21, 1860 Front pg has two nice illustrations: "Mr. Chenery's Stables at Belmont, Massachusetts, Where the Cattle Disease--Pleuro-Pheumonia--First Appeared" and "Part of Mr. Chenery's Herd". Fullpg. with two great illustrations of: "Our American Trotting Horses". Nice & displayable dblpgctrfld: "Review of t... See More
April 15, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 15, 1865 This was the day Lincoln died after having been shot at Ford's Theater the evening prior.
The front page shows: 'Major-General Edward R. S. Canby" and "Lieutenant-General Grant's Headwaters at City Point, Virginia". Other prints inside include: "The Rebel General Wade Hampton's Mansion in Columbia, South Carol... See More
April 18, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1857 Relatively few illustrations, but including an article headed :Dred Scott in the Legislature", being text only, concerning the objections of the New York Legislature to the Dred Scott decision and their actions. A nearly 1/4 page illustration of "John A. King, Governor of New York".
Also featured in this issue is the coverage of &... See More
July 04, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1857 The front page features an article 'Travel Noted In Bible Lands' with a half page illustration 'Keeping the Fourth on Holy Ground'. Inside contains an illustration of the: 'Henry Clay Column to be Raised at Lexington, Kentucky.' An article on 'How To Spend The Fourth' with several small illustrations. Nice one-... See More
October 27, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, October 27, 1860 Fullpg: "Britain Americanized" includes a pool table. Two nice fullpg. prints: "The Prince of Wales at West Point". "Grand Ball to the Prince at the Academy of Music, Boston" plus much more.
Complete in 16 pages.
January 10, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 10, 1857 The 2nd issue ever published. The only illustrations are a few small scenes from Paraguay, as few issues from the first year had many prints. Please see photos for details.
Complete in 16 pages, in very good condition (as shown), and contains additional prints and related text.
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
January 01, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 1, 1859 Half front page illustration 'I Wish You a Happy New Year' accompanies the poem of the same title. Written text on the purchasing of Mount Vernon. Full page illustrations entitled: 'New Year's Day In New York 1859'; "New-Year's Day in New Amsterdam in the Old Dutch Times"; "Divine Service Being Held in the ... See More
January 21, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 21, 1860 The full front page shows: "Ruins of the Pemberton Mills, At Lawrence, Massachusetts...". The doublepage centerfold has has 12 comic vignettes titled: "A Broadsheet of Good Things, by John Leech". Also a three-quarter page print: "The Ball at Tammany Hall, New York...In Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Battle of New... See More
January 26, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 26, 1861 The front page shows: "The Prayer at Sumter". Other prints inside include: "Firing on the 'Star of the West' from the South Carolina Battery on Morris Island" "Group of Guns & Gun Carriages Dismantled by Major Anderson at Fort Moultrie" "Battery at Fort Moultrie, Bearing on Fort Sumter", a full p... See More
January 14, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 14, 1865 The front page is taken up with two prints: "Ordnance Stores Captured with Fort McAllister--Lieutenant Spencer's Headquarters" and "General Sherman's Army Entering Savannah, Georgia".
Several full page plates including: "General Hazen's Division Fifteenth Corps Storming Fort McAllister" and "Kilpa... See More
January 11, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 11 , 1868 Great full front page 'The Pioneer'. Nice full page Winslow Homer: 'Art Students & Copyists in the Louvre Gallery'. A half page illustration 'The Angola Railroad Disaster - The Rear Car Jumping From the Track' and two additional quarter-page illustrations. A full page: 'The Barn Yard' shows... See More
January 09, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1869 The front page features a full page illustration by Thomas Nast: "Peace" shows Grant and Miss Liberty. Inside the issue is full page illustration by Winslow Homer "The New Year - 1869". The doublepage centerfold is "West Point and Vicinity, from Fort Putnam" is a nice overview. A page features two half page illustra... See More
January 08, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 8, 1881 Full front page Thomas Nast illustration of "Ring Out the Old (John Bull), Ring in the New." 2/3 page illustration of "Prosperity." 2/3 page illustration of "Adversity." Full page illustration of "New Year's Day Seventy Years Ago - The Last Evening Caller."
Full page illustration of "New Year'... See More
January 24, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 24, 1885 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon shows a white & black man knocking on the Liberty Bell: "Proclaim Liberty Throughout All The Land Unto All The Inhabitants Thereof". Dramatic fullpg: 'Snowed Under--Digging Out a Railroad in Colorado'. Fullpg: 'Forest Destruction in the Adirondacks' & 'Jackson Square, New Orleans'... See More
January 09, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1886 Full front pg. Remington illus. of: "The Apache War-Indian Scouts on Geronimo's Trail."
Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Rehearsing for the American Opera-A Scene from "Orpheus". 1/2 pg. illus. of "An Engagement in the Oyster War on the Chesapeake."
Doublepage centerfold of "New Year's Calls at th... See More
January 21, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 21, 1888 (with Supplement) Full front pg. illus. of "Not Even Handed Justice." by W.A. Rogers. Inside is a full pg. illus. containing three illus. pertaining to "The Art Institute of Chicago." Full pg. illus. of "Grape and Hop Culture in California." Full pg. illus. of "The Pennsylvania Strike-Miners Calling a Meeting",... See More
January 26, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 26, 1889 Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Transformation of the West Side of New York City' shows many scenes. Nice fullpg: 'San Rafael & the Golden Gate' shows 6 illus.
Complete in twenty pages.
January 11, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 11, 1890 Two nice halfpg. scenes of: 'Oystering On the Chesapeake--Working the Beds Off Annapolis' & 'Raking in Shallow Water'.
Nice Frederic Remington doublepage centerfold: 'Hunting the Caribou--'Shoot! Shoot!' plus another Remington print showing soldiers in a gunfight.
January 10, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 10, 1891 Full page: 'The Philadelphia & Reading Terminal Facilities' shows 4 views. Double page centerfold by F. Remington: 'The Last Stand' is famous & desirable. Very displayable.
January 17, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY January 17, 1891 Front full pg. illus. of "The Lick Monument, San Francisco." Inside is a full pg. of illus. pertaining to "East Side Merchants of the Sidewalk." Full pg. illus. containing several portraits including "Captain George D. Wallace."
Doublepage centerfold of "Proposed Plans and Sites for the Chicago Columbian Exposition.&quo... See More
January 24, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 24, 1891 Most of ftpg. is a Remington illus: 'In the Trenches at Pine Ridge' and another Remington: 'The Opening of the Fight At Wounded Knee' plus 3 other Remington prints, 1 showing a medicine-man. The Supplement centerfold shows: 'Springfield, Mass.' Nice and an historic issue.
Complete in sixteen pages.
December 26, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1857 Nice front page illustration and article on: 'The Hon. Stephen A. Douglas'. A two page story entitled: 'The Wonders of Santa Claus' includes eight illustrations, four of which show Santa Claus. Very early illustration of Santa.
Also included is text coverage of" "The Mormon War". "American Homes in New York... 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
December 09, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 9, 1865 The full front page shows the: "Grand Reception of Lieutenant-General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City". Other full page prints inside include: "Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant" and "Reception of Lieutenant General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel--Guests in the Refreshment Room".
The double... 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
December 12, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1868 The frontpage of this issue is of 'The Whipping Post and Pillory at New Castle, Delaware'. An article "H. Rives Pollard" also features an illustration of him. A nearly 1/2 page illustration entitled "Scene of the Philadelphia tragedy, Corner of Tenth and Pine Streets" A halfpage 'Alaska--Interi... See More
December 17, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 17, 1870 A full page of illustration & text shows 5 scenes in the construction of the foundation of the Brooklyn Bridge (The East River Bridge). Early illustration on this famous bridge, completed in 1883. The frontpage is a full illustration "Americans Leaving Paris". Full page illustrations are entitled "In The Trenches"... See More
December 24, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 24, 1870 Full front page illustration entitled "Anxious times-French Peasant Women Reading News from the Battle Field." Inside are six illustrations pertaining to "Iceland."Doublepage illustration. of "The Crown Prince of Prussia Conferring the "Iron Cross" Upon a Soldier in the Park of Versailles." A 1/3 page illustra... 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
December 02, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 2, 1876 Front full page Thomas Nast illustration: "No Rest for the Wicked - Sentenced to More Hard Labor."; Full page illustration of "The Centennial - Diamonds and Jewelry."; 1/2 page illustration of "The Centennial - Art Furniture.; Two 1/4 page illustration of "Satin Wood Cabinet, Exhibited by Collinson ... See More
December 30, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 30, 1876 The full front page shows: "Christmas-Eve In A Light House". Inside has a fullpg: "Christmas Eve--Getting Ready For Santa Claus" "Christmas In A Fishing Smack" and a few others. But the prime Christmas print has to be the very nice full page Thomas Nast print: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas" showing ... See More
December 14, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 14, 1878 Full front pg. Nast illus. entitled "The Sooner the Better." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Scenes in Bismarck, Dakota." Full pg. illus. of "The New Regime in Canada-The Landing at Halifax-The "Sarmatian" Passing Through the Fleet to Her Moorings." Dblpgctrfld. of "The Gathering of the Clans-Awaiti... See More
December 04, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 4, 1880 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "The Heat of the Last Political Campaign." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Incidents of the Naval Review at Fortress Monroe." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Naval Review at Fortress Monroe - Ceremonies During the President's Visit to the Flag Ship." Two full pg. illus. depicting &quo... See More
December 17, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 17, 1881 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "It Takes a Star to Catch a Star." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Condition of Ireland - Posting the Government Proclamation in Connemara." 1/4 pg. portrait of "The Hon. J. W. Keifer, Speaker of the House." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The New Casino, Corner of Thirty-Ninth Street and ... See More
December 02, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 2, 1882 Front page print: "Tom Begins To Think That The Turkey Won't Go Round". Halfpg: "Pumping Works, Chicago". Fullpg. print: "At the Church Door--A Puritan Thanksgiving". 3/4 page print: "Thurlow Weed". Nearly halfpg. print: "A Pot-hunter Tolling in Broad-Bills" is a duck hunting scene. 2/3 page... See More
December 30, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1882 Nice full ftpg. illus. shows a man ringing the new year in. Great full page by Frenzeny: 'The Shipment Of Mules From New York' Really fantastic 'View Of The City Of Milwaukee' is an overview of the city. Very displayable! Fullpg: 'The Erie Grain Elevator'. Three-quarter page Nast cartoon: "Before Beginning the New ... See More
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