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November 16, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 16, 1872 Full front page illus. of "Two Veteran French Statesmen-MM. Guizot and Theirs." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "It Never Rains But it Pours." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Superstition in France-Pilgrims to the Shrine of the Lady of Lourdes."
Doublepage centerfold by Nast entitled "Apollo Amusing the Gods." Full ... 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
July 19, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1873 Front 1/2 page illustration of "The Neanderthal Man." Also, two smaller illustration of "Skull of Neanderthal Man" and "Schiller's Skull."; Two 1/2 page portraits of " The Hon. Noah Davis, Judge of the Supreme Court of New York" and "The Late Hiram Powers and His Wife, Florence, Italy."; 1/4 pa... See More
July 26, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 26, 1873 This issue contains many displayable prints including: Full front page print: 'Character Sketches in Persia' shows 9 people; Great full page print: 'Picking Raspberries'; Full page: 'The Commencement Season -Graduates Armed and Equipped for the Battle of Life'; Double-page centerfold: 'The Univer... See More
December 13, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 13, 1873 By far the best & most desirable print in this issue is the nice full page by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: "The Morning Bell", which has a related article on a preceding page.
But there are many other prints in this issue including a full front page illustration by political cartoonist Thomas Nast captioned: "Justice.... See More
August 07, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 7, 1875 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon, and another fullpg. by him inside. Halfpg. shows a balloon ascension. Nearly fullpg: 'The Austro-Hungarian Arctic Expedition' shows much hardship.
Complete in sixteen pages.
November 13, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 13, 1875 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "The Elective System: or Master & Slave". Fullpg: "The Ocean Yacht Race" & fullpg: "The Revivalists in Brooklyn". Halfpg: "An Indian Agency--Distributing Rations"
Complete in sixteen pages.
January 27, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 27, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon. 1/2 pg: 'Burial of Cornelius Vanderbilt'. Fullpg: 'The stranded steamship 'L'Amerique'. Fullpg: 'Winter sketches'.
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
November 03, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 3, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'The Millennium--The Tiger & the Lamb Lie Together'. Displayable fullpg. illus. of: 'Hot Springs, Arkansas'. Another Nast cartoon.
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
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
February 15, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 15, 1879 Full ftpg: 'A Letter from De Ole Man' shows a Black family reading a letter. Fullpg. Nast Political cartoon: 'Southern Claims'. Fullpg. with 5 view of 'The New Capitol of Michigan'. There are two full page prints: "Good-Morning" and "The Morton Commandery Reception at Gilmore's Garden".
Other ne... See More
March 01, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 1, 1879 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon. Quarter-pg. shows: 'Gov. Pitkin, Colorado' Fullpg; 'The War in the Transvaal'. Two halfpg. 'Blackville' illustrations, being cartoonish. Nast fullpg. cartoon. There are two full page illustrations: "The Family Jewel" and "A Dreary Day".
Other news and advertisements of the day a... See More
December 09, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 9, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'The Ignorant Vote--Honors Are Easy' is Black-themed. A half-page illustration 'The Louisiana Returning Board - Taking the Oath' with an accompanying article.
Doublepage centerfold: 'The British Arctic Expedition - Sunday Morning on Board the Alert, in Midwinter... See More
March 25, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 25, 1876 Full front-page Thomas Nast: 'Fixing Things - A Proper Steering Apparatus Found'. This print includes "The New Democratic Slate... For President, Jefferson Davis, of the South, For Vice-President, Fernando Wood, of the North."; Full-page: 'The Martha Washington Reception, New York Academy of Music'; ... See More
March 18, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1876 Full front page: 'The Beacon Watch' shows a Rev. War soldier in 3-corner hat standing guard; Full page: 'The First Ulster in Blackville Consternation and Flight of the Inhabitants'; Full page: 'Chinese Pirates Attacking a Trader'; Doublepage centerfold: 'Royal Game' shows 3 tigers; Full page Tho... 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
January 25, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 25, 1879 Full ftpg. Nast: 'No More Outbreaks' plus a Nast inside also. Halfpg: 'Sketches in the Northwest--Standing Rock, the Sacred Stone' & 'Traders at Ft. Garry, Manitoba' Spine wear. The double page centerfold has an illustration: "Too Late!" and much more.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.... See More
August 30, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 30, 1873 (Supplement not included) This issue contains many prints, including: Full front page: "The First Love Letter"; Full page cartoon: "The Public School Question"; Full page: "The Newsboy's Picnic--Tumbling Into the Water"; Nice full page:"The Beach at Atlantic City"; 2/3 double page ce... 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
January 11, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 11, 1873 The front page shows a half page 'Burning of the Brooklyn Tabernacle' along with a smaller illustration of the "The Brooklyn Tabernacle - Interior View' with an accompanying article. Half page illustration of 'Burning of Barnum's Hippodrome'.
A quarter-page illustration of 'The Late George P. Putnam"... See More
January 18, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1873 Full front page illustration of 'Gov. John A. Dix' in a military uniform; Half page illustration of ' Ice Bridge Over the Mississippi At St. Louis' also shows a bridge under construction and 'Railroad Accident at Prospect Station, Penna.'
Doublepage centerfold: 'A Snow Storm--Joys & Sorows'; Nea... 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
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
March 01, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 1, 1873 Front full page illustration of "Washington at Valley Forge-Winter of 1777-8." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1732-Our Grandmothers."
Two 1/4 page portraits of "Hon. Samuel C. Pomeroy, United States Senator from Kansas" and "Hon. A. M. York, Mr. Pomeroy's Accuser"... See More
March 08, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 8, 1873 Frontpage illustration of "Wilkie Collins" with his signature; Fullpage illustration: 'American Field Sports' is a handsome print on duck hunting, with dogs; Fullpage: 'Italian Minstrel Boys and Their Masters'; Doublepage centerfold "Princes and Chiefs of Western India".
Complete in 16 pages and... See More
March 15, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 15, 1873 A full front page illustration: 'The Doubtful Bank Note' shows a merchant questioning one given in payment. Full page: 'An Irish Wake'. An article entitled "Jesuit Defeats" with a half-page illustration 'The Unseen Signal of the Jesuits.' Nice Thomas Nast doublepage centerfold 'Every Public Question With A Ey... See More
April 05, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 5, 1873 The front page features a fullpage illustration: "The Right Hon. William Evart Gladstone, Premier of England". One-quarter page: "The Church of St. Augustine, Kalamazoo, Michigan". Halfpage: "Patrick Bunbury at Home" shows two boys playing baseball: one boy with a bat and the other pitching to him; this also features ... See More
April 12, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 12, 1873 Full front page Thomas Nast illustration "Blindman's Buff"; Great doublepage centerfold: 'Spring' by Frenzeny & Tavernier; Nearly full page illustration "The New Regime in Spain - Proclaiming the Republic in the Cortes at Madrid, February 11, 9 p.m."; 3/4 page illustration of "The Late Rev. ... See More
April 19, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1873 The frontpage features a poem entitled "Uncle Sammy" from "Farm Ballads" by Will Carleton with two small illustrations.Inside are two half-page illustrations pertaining to "Sketches for Fables" including "Sunlight and Shadow" and "The Uninvited Guest." 1/3 pg. illustration of "The Coffin Ship... See More
May 03, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 3, 1873 Full frontpage: 'The Modocs In Their Stronghold'. Half page illustration include: 'Interior of an Indian Wigwam'; 'Treating With Indians in the Olden Times' and 'The Modocs--Murder of Gen. Canby.'
A half-page illustration: 'Straightening the Crooked Tree". Two 1/8 page illustrations are from The Sandwich Isl... 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
July 22, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1876 The entire front page is a nice political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast, captioned: "The Democratic (Deformed) Tiger 'Fixed' ".
Within this issue is over a full column article headed: "The Montana Slaughter", which in addition to follow up work by General Crook also gives an account of the Custer Massacre of June... See More
October 24, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 24, 1874 Full ftpg. Nast: 'A Burden He Has To Shoulder' shows U.S. Grant being overburdened. Fullpg. Nast: 'The Hobby In The Kinder-Garten' halfpg. of white men looking at an Indian family & their children. Less than qtr pg. Nast: "Worse than Slavery," which is a political cartoon with an illustration of the White League and the Ku Klux Klan ... See More
October 21, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast: 'The Solid South--Gaunt & Hungry'.; Full page illustration A.B. Frost: 'Of Course He Wants to Vote the Democratic Ticket' shows a black man with 2 guns to his head.; Three fullpage prints on The Centennial.;
Full page Thomas Nast illustration: 'Struck - At Sea'; Hal... 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
June 20, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1857 The full front page features "Prince Frederic William of Prussia, and the Princess Royal of England" which also has an inside accompanying article.
"Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features nearly half page illustration of: 'Bethlehem' and a smaller print of: 'Grotto of Christ's Birth' & 'Church of the... See More
April 24, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 24, 1875 The full front page has: "A Few Sketches" by Thomas Nast concerning Governor Tilden "Attacking the Canal Ring Pirates".
Perhaps the most notable print is the very notable Civil Rights Nast engraving headed: "To Thine Own Self Be True" which shows the hand of Columbia handing over the Civil Rights Bill to an African-Americ... See More
September 05, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1874 The most interesting print is a very nice full page print captioned: "Baseball in England -- The Match on Lord's Cricket Grounds Between the Red Stockings and The Athletics". It is unusual in that it shows the full field with players in their positions, and spectators in the foreground.
There is a related article further into th... See More
July 14, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1877 The full ftpg. is a cartoon by Thomas 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 Jon... See More
June 16, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 16, 1877 The front page has a nice print of: "Fletcher Harper" who recently died, the last of the four Harper brothers who founded the many publication under the Harper's Publishing Company banner. The balance of the front page is a detailed biography of him and the publications he was involved in founding.
Other prints in this issue include... See More
June 06, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 6, 1874 Full front page: 'The Mill River (Massachusetts) Calamity'; doublepage centerfold: 'The Mill River Calamity - Bird's-eye View of the Devastated Valley'; Half-page: 'The Disturbed Rendezvous'; Full-page Thomas Nast political cartoons 'A Step In The Right Direction' and 'Peevish School-Boys... See More
January 31, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 31, 1891 Full ftpg. shows: 'Claus Spreckels, 'The Sugar King' '. Nice fullpg. has 8 views of 'The Western Reserve Univ. & Adelbert College'. Three nice prints of 'Lt. Casey's Last Scout', two showing Indians on horseback, plus a nice doublepage centerfold by Remington showing the cavalry.
Complete in sixteen pages.
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.
October 05, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 5, 1872 Full front pg. illus. of "Fashion Repeats Itself." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Old Honesty Among the Ruins of Tammany." 1/4 pg. portrait of "The Hon. Francis Kernan." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Tammany Hall Under Greeley Colors-Anything to Beat Grant." Full pg. illus. containing many smaller illus. pertainin... See More
December 31, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 31, 1870 The front page features a great full page: "A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!" which shows an older version of Santa Claus.
Within the issue are half page illustrations: "Selling Fish at Auction in Paris" and "The Entente Cordiale - The Prussian Bugbear in the park of Versailles". Full page illustrations: &qu... See More
March 30, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1872 Full ftpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon. Halfpg: 'The New City Hall, San Francisco'. Nice fullpg. montage of 9 illus. on: 'The North Carolina Bandits' with insets of the outlaws.
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