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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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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