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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
May 16, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1863 The full front page is taken up with: "Building Pontoons on the Rappahannock". Inside has two fullpgs. with 5 views captioned: "Russell's Brigade (First Division Sixth Army Corps) Crossing the Rappahannock in Pontoons to Storm the Rebel Works" "Bridges & Rifle Pits at United States Ford" "The 8th Pennsylva... 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
February 06, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 6, 1869 This issue features a large front page view of "Young Men's Christian Association Building, San Francisco, California". Also, a half page illustration "National Colored Convention in Session at Washington, D.C." with a related front page article. There are two full page illustrations "The Long Sleep" and "... See More
December 16, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 16, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast cartoon entitled 'Another Outrage at the Pole (Poll) - The British Lion Bear-Dozed.' Full page of 3 illustration of the Sioux War: 'The Powder River Expedition' and 'Gen. Crook's Hqts., Ft. Fetterman' and 'Old Ft. Reno'.
Four half-page illustrations 'The Louisiana Returning B... See More
June 25, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1864 The front page shows: "Burning of the Steamer 'Berkshire' on the Hudson River...." as well as prints of: "Governor Andrew Johnson of Tennessee" and "The Late Joshua R. Giddings". Pages 2 and 3 have much text on the Civil War.
Other prints within include: "Grant's Great Campaign--Stevens's Battery... See More
October 29, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1864 The full front page is a print of: "A Group of Cavalry Officers" on horseback, being Merritt, Kautz, and Wilcox. Pages 2 & 3 have various reports on the Civil War. Other prints within include: "Headquarters Army of the James--Pennsylvania Soldiers Voting" "Headquarters Army of the James--Rebel Prisoners & Desert... See More
July 27, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1861 The front page is taken up with prints of "General Prentis" "Brigadier-General Williams" and a scene of: "Departure of General Lyon & His Command from Boonville, Missouri, for the Arkansas Border."
Other prints inside include: "The Battle of Rich Mountain" & another full page of "Wilson's Z... See More
August 15, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1863 Half of the front page is a nice print captioned: "Morgan's Raid--Entry of Morgan's Freebooters into Washington, Ohio.", the balance of the ftpg. taken up with an article on it.
Inside has a full page: "Bird's-Eye View of Charleston, South Carolina and its Environs, Showing the Scene of General Gilmore's Operation... See More
November 09, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 9, 1861 (See Note Below - excludes multi-panel map) The front page has a print of an: "Attack Upon the Camp of the Sixth Regiment New York Volunteers (Wilson's Zouaves), On Santa Rosa Island" as well as a print of: "Captain S. F. Dupont, Commanding the Great Naval Expedition".
Other prints inside include: "Our Army at Ed... 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
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
January 03, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1863 The full front front page is an illustration of "Santa Claus in Camp", this being the very first representation of Santa Claus by Thomas Nast in this publication. Inside the doublepage centerfold has two large illustrations of "Christmas Eve, 1862.", by Thomas Nast.
A full page illustration has two 1/2 pg. prints of: "T... See More
July 24, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 24, 1869 Fullpg. includes 5 scenes of Gettysburg, most re. the battlefield. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The Lobby Of the House Of Commons', nearly halfpg. illus: 'Presentation of a Champion Bat to the 'Red Stocking' Base-Ball Club, Cincinnati' with the bat being about 20 ft. long.
Complete in sixteen pages.
April 29, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1882 Nice full ftpg: "Sketches at the Dog Show". Doublepage centerfold: "In the National Academy of Design". One-third pg: "Migratory Wild Fowl". Small print: "Charles Robert Darwin".
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.
June 07, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1862 The front page shows: "Brigadier-General Stoneman" and "Cold Harbor, Nine Miles From Richmond, Va., Near General M'Clellan's Head-Quarters". Other prints inside include: "Our Army In the Southwest" with 5 scenes; two halfpg. scenes: "Corduroying Roads to Corinth" and "General Buell's Army Cro... 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
July 04, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1885 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Dolphin." Inside are four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Late Richard T. Merrick," "Judge Stallo, United States Minister to Italy," "Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Duryea," and "Rt. Rev. Samuel David Ferguson." Doublepage centerfold. of "The Panama Canal-The Great Culebra Cut.&quo... See More
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
June 30, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Lewis Cass." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "'The Halt'-A Scene in the Georgia Campaign." Inside there is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Bunker Hill Monument." Two 1/4 pg. illus. of "Francis Joseph I., Emperor of Austria" and "Ludwig R. Von Benedek, the Austrian General." Full p... See More
October 20, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 20, 1866 Full ftpg: 'Washing Day Among the Acadians on the Bayou LaFourche, La.' Fullpg: 'Ferry-Boat to Brashear City, La.' & great fullpg: 'Cumberland, Md.' shows the town. Half page "Driving in Central Park", two quarter-page "National Cemetery at Seven Pines, Virginia" and "National Cemetery at Cold Harbor, Virginia&... See More
June 29, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 29, 1867 Half of the ftpg. is a print of: "Religion In Intolerant Rome--Priestly Absolution From Sin at St.Peter's" with a related article.
Perhaps the best print is the very nice full page captioned: "The New Game of Martelle--The Queen of the Lawn" which looks very much croquet (see). Thee is also a one-third pg. print: "Arapahoe Indi... 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
August 26, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 26, 1865 The most notable prints would be the two full page prints by noted artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Our Watering Places--The Empty Sleeve at Newport" showing a Civil War veteran with one arm missing, and: "Our Watering Places--Horse Racing at Saratoga".
Other prints in this issue include: "George N. Sanders" "Co... See More
March 11, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1865 the front page has two prints: "Before Petersburg--Issuing Rations of Whisky and Quinine" and "Admiral Porter's Boats Removing torpedoes & Buoying the Channel in Cape Fear River" with an article headed: "Capture of Wilmington".
Prints inside include: "View of Petersburg From the Signal Station on Our Ex... See More
June 17, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY June 17, 1865 The full front page shows: "Hon. William H. Seward, Secretary of State" with an article on him on page 2. Other articles are: "The Fate Of Davis" "The Day of Reckoning" "The Conspiracy Trial".
Inside ha a nice, large print of: "Major-General William T. Sherman", and smaller prints of: "General Weitzel... See More
August 12, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 The front page shows: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia" as well as: "Terminal Station of Collins's Overland Telegraph, New Westminster, B.C."
Inside has prints captioned: "The Indo-European Telegraph--Landing the Cable in the Mud at Fao, Persian Gulf" "Trial of Mowing Machines...at West Mount Ver... See More
October 21, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1865 The front page has a print showing: "Lieut. Tappan Discovering Dr. Mudd in the Hold of the Steamer 'Thomas A. Scott' " with a related article. Also a halfpg. print of the: "Trial of Captain Wirz, the Andersonville Jailer, in the Court of Claims, Washington, D.C."
Inside has full page prints: "The Embassy From T... See More
April 04, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 4, 1874 Ftpg: 'Body of Charles Sumner Lying in State in the Rotunda of the Capitol' plus more illus. re. Sumner's funeral inside. Halfpg: 'Coursing--the Slip'. Illus. of: 'Victor Hugo with several vignettes re. his work. The Supplement has: 'Sketches in the Far West--Curing Hides & Bones' & 'Sugar Making in Texas' & '... See More
March 02, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1878 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Natural History." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "General Grant's European Souvenirs." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Stanley in Africa - Naval Battle Between the Waganda and Wavuma." 2/3 of a dblpgctrfld. of "Stanley in Africa - Burmish Hospitality." Full pg. Nast illus. of "Will... See More
November 23, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867 Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which shows a carved jack-o-lantern.
Halfpg: "Sculling Race on the Monongahela River" & smaller print: "Weston, the Pedestrian, on the Road". "Drew Theological Seminary, ... See More
June 14, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1862 Perhaps the most notable print (with related text) is that of: "Robert Smalls, Captain of the Gun Boat 'Planter' " which includes a related article as well. As Wikipedia notes, Robert Smalls was an enslaved African American who freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery by commandeering a Confederate transport ... See More
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