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President announces the purchase of Alaska from Russia had been formalized...

Item #690139

June 21, 1867

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 21, 1867  Near the bottom of page 2 is a brief yet very notable report on "Seward's Folly" headed: "The Russian Bargain Completed" which includes in part: "The president issued a proclamation on Thursday announcing the ratification treaty with Russia, ceding the Russian American possession to the United States...&q... See More  

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Booth is spotted on a train in Pennsylvania...

Item #689847

April 20, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 20, 1865  Page 3 has a very interesting report from Reading, Pa. headed: "An Improbable Story About Booth" which mentions in part: "Booth, the murderer, it is supposed, was on a passenger train that left here at six o'clock for Pottsville; a gentleman noticed him on the train before it reached here, spoke to him and shook hands wi... See More  

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Peace talks... Lee is after Sherman...

Item #689837

February 04, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 4, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Question Of Peace" "Secretary Seward & the Commissioners" "They Meet at Anchor in Hampton Roads" "Speculations As To the Result" "Mr. Lincoln at Fortress Monroe" "Lee Reported Sending Troops South" "His Efforts to Oppose She... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's 1st speech upon being re-elected...

Item #689182

November 11, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1864 

* Abraham Lincoln address

* "In Response to a Serenade"

* Jefferson Davis & arming of slaves ?

Page five has column heads: "UNION REJOICES" "Serenading the President and Cabinet - Speeches of Mr. Lincoln, Mr. Seward, and Others."

The article includes one of the most humble calls for unity given by Lincoln: "The P... See More  

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Very rare print of Kit Carson...

Item #689148

April 20, 1867


* Kit Carson - frontiersman

In over 46 years of selling rare newspapers I recall only seeing one image of Kit Carson in a newspaper, and this is it.

See the photos for the nice front page image captioned: "Kit Carson, the Celebrated Explored & Indian Agent...". Page 3 has an article on him headed: "... See More  

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An uncommon 1866 newspaper with a focus on phrenology...

Item #688360

March 01, 1866


* Uncommon mid-19th century title

* Astrology - Horoscope

A fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future as well as astrology and phrenology. The "science" of phrenology believed that a person's intellig... See More  

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Follow-up to Gettysburg, & so much more...

Item #688118

July 14, 1863

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 14, 1863  

* Post Battle of Gettysburg

* From capital of Confederacy

The front page has some great content including: "From General Lee's Army" "From Charleston" which includes a dispatch signed in type: G. T. Beauregard; "The Enemy on James River" "The Attack On Charleston".

Relating to the Battle of Gettys... See More  

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Much correspondence among the notables...

Item #688037

February 11, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 11, 1865  

* Peace Conference fails

* Abraham Lincoln dispatches

* Closing months of Civil War

The first column heads on the Civil War include: "THE PEACE FAILURE" "President Lincoln's Report "All About The Blair Mission" "The Official Orders, Letters, etc." "Mr. Lincoln's Pilgrimage" "A Brief & Usele... See More  

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A newspaper predicting the future...

Item #684750

April 01, 1866


* Uncommon publication

* Astrology - Horoscope

A fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future--great to read in hindsight.

Among the articles: "Professor Owen on Astrology, Astronomy, and Medicine" "The Nativi... See More  

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Denouncing Lincoln and his policies...

Item #683717

December 23, 1863

THE WORLD, New York, Dec. 23, 1863  The front page has a full column report--and carrying over to page 2--with heads: "SPEECH OF WENDELL PHILLIPS" "Mr. Lincoln's Proclamation of Freedom" "Ferocious Abolition Tirade Against Abolition Party Leaders" "Seward, Chase and Lincoln Denounced" "Horace Greeley Avows His Preference for Chase".

An in... See More  

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The famous "irrepressible conflict" speech...

Item #683605

November 13, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 13, 1858 

* William H. Seward on slavery

* Irrepressible Conflict speech

Nearly three columns on page 2 are taken up with the: "Speech Of Mr. Seward, of New York, delivered at a political meeting held in Rochester on the 25th of October, 1858".

This speech, although harmful to his political career, put the slavery issue on... See More  

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The slave ship...

Item #683378

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 

* Likely the most sought after slave ship print

* Much text re: slave ships
- black americana interest

The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck.... See More  

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Much on the trial of Lincoln's assassination, and the end of the Civil War...

Item #683269

May 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 23, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - traitors

The front page has column heads on the trial of those accused of assassinating President Lincoln: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Monday" "Evidence of an Important Witness Suppressed" "Capture of Booth and Harrold" "Testimony of Captain Doug... See More  

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Peace talks are a failure... Sherman advances thru Georgia...

Item #682963

February 06, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, Feb. 6, 1865  

* Hampton Roads Peace Conference fails

* On board the River Queen steamboat

* General William T. Sherman in Georgia

Formatted very much like its competitors, the Times, Tribune & Herald.  

Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War: "PACIFICATION" "Return of the President & Secretary Seward to Washington&qu... See More  

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Lincoln is assassinated... One of the most desired titles... An early edition...

Item #682863

April 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

Not only this event, but this title remains one of the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.

The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President ... See More  

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Lincoln's assassination: John Wilkes Booth on the front page...

Item #681342

April 29, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865

* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue

* The same issue (title and date) found in the time capsule under the (former) statue of Robert E. Lee on Dec. 28, 2021

The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display is... See More  

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This racist newspaper reports the Lincoln assassination...

Item #680184

April 22, 1865


* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)

* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth

* In a pro-white publication

A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on war events provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

With thi... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln's assassination....

Item #678829

April 29, 1865

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 29, 1865

* Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

* Surrender of General Robert E. Lee

 Page 2 has an historic report headed: "America - Murder of President Lincoln and Attempt on the Life of Mr. Seward" with the text beginning: "The war news, important as it is, containing notice of the surrender of General Lee, pales
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Mark Twain gains his "first national headline"....

Item #678516

September 29, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 

* Early Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens

* Clipper "Hornet" disaster report

* First national headline for Twain

The most notable content would be the full page print: "Burning of the California Clipper 'Hornet', One Thousand Miles from Land" not so much for the print but for the accompanying article titled: "Bu... See More  

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Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #674639

October 14, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1872

* William H. Seward death

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln

The front page has a few reports regarding the death of William H. Seward under the headings: "Mr. Seward's Death" "A Tribute To The Dead Statesman" "Honors At Syracuse" "Preparing For the Funeral?" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete ... See More  

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Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #668461

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 

* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services

* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* Black mourning borders

Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More  

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Capture of a slave ship... Lincoln being considered as a candidate for President...

Item #666279

May 14, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1860 

* Famous slaver "Wildfire" captured

* African slave trade print fame

* Abraham Lincoln for president?

Most of the first column is taken up with a fascinating article: "The Slave Trade" "Full Particulars of the Capture of the Slaver Wildfire". The article begins: "The great event of the past fortnight...has been the capt... See More  

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Lincoln to meet with Confederates to talk about peace...

Item #664017

February 03, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 3, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War include: "THE PEACE MOVEMENT" "Arrival of the Rebel Commissioners at Fortress Monroe" "President Lincoln Goes to Meet Them" "Late Rebel News" "President Lincoln Leaves Washington in a Special Car for Annapolis--He is to Join Sec. Seward at Fortress Monroe..." &#... See More  

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The North says the war is hopeless...

Item #663987

January 27, 1863

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 27, 1863 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

The front page includes: "From Fredericksburg" "The Courts" "Virginia Legislature" "Additional From the North--The Situation at Fredericksburg--The Peace Movement in the New Jersey Legislature--The Administration Denounced--The War Declared Hopeless & the Conquest ... See More  

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Seward's Folly: the Alaska Purchase...

Item #662786

April 02, 1867

THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, April 2, 1867 

* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia

The front page has a one column heading: "Russian-American Treaty" See photo for brief text on the current negotiations.

Eight pages, irregular along the spine, some staining along folds, generally nice.... See More  

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United States-Russian Treaty: "Seward's Folly"...

Item #662300

June 21, 1867

NEW-YORK HERALD, June 21, 1867 

* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia

The top of page ten has: "Washington" "Proclamation by the President--Ratification of the Treaty With Russia"  which formalized the controversial purchase of Alaska.

The proclamation states in part: "Whereas, The Treaty between the United States...and His M... See More  

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Seward's Folly... Purchase of Alaska...

Item #658707
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida NY April 15, 1867.

* Seward's Folly

* United States purchases Alaska

This 8 page newspaper is in very nice condition, contains news of the day and stories. The back page has a interesting report on the purchase by America of what we know now as Alaska from Russia.

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Rare Lincoln's assassination report, in a Washington, D.C. newspaper...

Item #658471

April 15, 1865

EVENING STAR, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination (historic 1st report)

* It is BEST to have reports from the city where it occurred

Terrific to have this first report of Lincoln's assassination in a newspaper from the city where it happened. This is the first of this issue we have offered.

The top of the front page has a column with heads: "ASSA... See More  

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Potential gold diggers change their minds... Hebrew Benevolent Society...

Item #657630

November 24, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 24, 1849 

* California gold rush fever

* 49ers hearing of hardships

Page 3 has a small item: "The California Fever" which notes: "...that divers & sundry persons who had intended to start for California...have given up the idea in consequence of the very discouraging accounts they received from the return passenger... See More  

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Ratifying "Seward's Folly"...

Item #652699

April 10, 1867

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, April 10, 1867 

* Alaska purchase - Seward's Folly

* William H. Seward - Russia

* Votes for ratification - success

Page 4 has a somewhat inconspicuous yet very historic report headed: "Washington" "Special Dispatch to the Republican" "The Purchase of Russia-America". The report mentions there were votes aga... See More  

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The nomination of General McClellan...

Item #651771

September 03, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 3, 1864 

* General George McClellan

* Presidential nomination

* Rare Confederate title

Not only a very nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but from its capital as well. The ftpg. has: "The War News with several subheads from various fields of operation: "From Atlanta" "From Mobile" "From Louisiana" and "From C... See More  

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William H. Seward speech...

Item #617888

February 23, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 23, 1866 

* William H. Seward speech

* Restoration of the Union

* Cooper Institute, New York

The front page has a speech by William H. Seward headed: "SEWARD" "Speech At Cooper Institute". speech takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, m... See More  

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The Civil War... Marriage of the Prince of Wales...

Item #596234

April 11, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 11, 1863  The full front page has 3 prints captioned: "Bayou Navigation in Dixie." Inside includes a full page of: "The Prince & Princess of Wales"; a three-quarter page: "Queen Victoria & the Princess Beatrice"; a doublepage centerfold: "Marriage of the Prince of Wales at St. George's Chapel, Windsor."; ... See More  

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Peace conference...

Item #582135

February 04, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1865 

* Peace conference

* Abraham Lincoln

* Last months of the war

Among the front page one column Civil War heads are: "THE PEACE CONFERENCE" "Secretary Seward in Waiting to Receive Them" "From City Point" "From Savannah" "Sherman's Campaign--A Movement of the Left Wing up the Savannah..." "IMPORTANT ... See More  

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The Great Alaskan Earthquake...

Item #575909

March 30, 1964

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, March 30, 1964 

* The Great Alaskan Earthquake

This 8 page newspaper has three column headlines on the front page: "Baby's Cold Keeps Mother Here, Safe from 'Quake'"; "Alaskans Begin To Rebuild As Rescue Work Goes On" with related photo (see).

Other news of the day. Some small binding holes along the sp... See More  

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Prisoners of War...

Item #569115

January 06, 1862

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 6, 1862 

* Union prisoners

* Original Civil War

Among the front page reports are: "The Returned Prisoners" "Interesting Incidents Connected with the Union Prisoners from Richmond" "The First Glimpse of the Stars & Stripes" "Movements  of  Mr. Seward" and more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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South Carolina Secession Convention...

Item #565228

December 26, 1860

NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, December 26,1860

* Proceedings of the South Carolina Secession Convention

The front page has: "The Disunion Crisis", "Important Dispatches from Washington", "Mr. Seward's Propositions in the Senate Special Committee", "No Probability of an Agreement", "The South Carolina Commissioners not to be Recognized" ,"... See More  

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The Great Alaskan Earthquake...

Item #563480

March 28, 1964

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, March 28, 1964 

* The Great Alaskan Earthquake (1st report) 

This 8 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Alaska Jolted By Earthquake" with a few smaller subheads. (see)

Other news of the day. Some small binding holes along the spine, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: The 1964 Alaska earthqua... See More  

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Industrial Issue.... Suffrage...

Item #177607

May 20, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1911

The front page of this issue is a photo of "Marching on to Suffrage."

This issue has an illustration of "A Gallery of Golf Enthusiasts--I.--The Laird of Skibo" by Kemble. There are photos of "The March of 3,000 Women" and "Six Hundred Bankers from all America Consider the Newest Aspect of the Trust Question."... See More  

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Early Football...

Item #177327

October 21, 1905

HARPER'S WEEKLY, October 21, 1905, from New York Front page illustration "Ditched" by W. A. Rogers; Plan to Detect and Arrest Automobilists [Automobile drivers] Who Break the Speed Laws; Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer, From the Painting by James. C. Porter; Two Important Football Games of the Early Season; Only Photographs of the Japanese Naval Victory in the Korean Straits--The War's Decis... See More  

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Bird's-eye view of the St. Louis Fair Grounds...

Item #177270

October 01, 1904

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 1, 1904  Front page illustration "Oh, the bulldog on he bank, and the bullfrog in the pool; the bulldog...." etc., etc." by W. A. Rogers; Frank W. Higgins, Republican Nominee for Governor of New York State; Photograph of the Delegates at the Republican State Convention in Saratoga on September 14; Members of the Eighth International ... See More  

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Item #177188

February 07, 1903

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 7, 1903 Frontpage photo Americans of To-Morrow, XXVI -John S. Sargent;  The New York Charity Ball; A Dramatic Coast Scene; Luxury in Automobiles; and other news and advertisements of the day. See photos for full details.

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"Great Expectations" Collection IV

Item #206671

March 30, 1861

Harper's Weekly, March 30, 1861 through May 4, 1861. This is a six-issue set (part 4) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.

This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www.rar... See More  

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Mark Twain...

Item #177164

September 06, 1902

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 6, 1902 Frontpage photo Americans of To-Morrow, Cornelius Vanderbilt, The President in New England with photos; Mark Twain in His Country Home with photos; Marksmanship in the Army with photos; The Great Dam Across the Nile; color doublepage centerfold "The Blacksmith's Noon Hour" by Ranson; and other news and advertisements of the day. S... See More  

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The National Democratic Convention...

Item #177024

July 14, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1900 The National Democratic Convention; Fire in New York Harbor; War-ships in Chinese Waters; douplepage centerfold "The National Democratice Convention In Session, Kansas City, July 4-6, 1900"; Chinese in New York City; Intercollegiate Boat-Races; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.

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Winslow Homer print takes up the front page...

Item #176505

June 29, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 29, 1861  The entire front page is taken up with a Winslow Homer print titled: "The War--Marking Havelocks For the Volunteers". Among the full page prints inside are: "Camp Slifer" which has 3 images including: "March of Troops" and "From Chambersburgh". Also: "The Battle of Great Bethel" "Charge of Dur... See More  

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The dog show at Gilmore's Garden...

Item #174344

April 26, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 26, 1879  Front full pg. Nast illus. of "He (The Solid South) Will Soon Be Let Alone." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Spring." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The German Band." 1/3 pg. illus. of "An Arab Caravansary."

Doublepage centerfold of "Sketches at the Dog Show at Gilmore's Garden." Full pg. Nast illus. ent... See More  

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St. Valentine's Day... Murder of Senator Case...

Item #173068

February 16, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 16, 1867. Ftpg. includes: 'Evading the Excise Law--Laying in Rum for Sunday'. Halfpg: 'Murder of Sen. Case, of Tenn., by a Returned Rebel Guerrilla'. Very nice fullpg: 'St. Valentine's Day' shows many scenes. Halfpg: 'Orphan Home & School Lottery--Drawing the Prizes at Cooper Inst'.

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Item #174082

October 28, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 28, 1876  Famous full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'Willie, We Have Missed You!', and another great fullpg. Nast cartoon shows a large Republican elephant "The Elephant Walks Around - and the Still Hunt is Nearly Over". A famous Black-related Nast doublepage centerfold: "He Wants A Change Too" showing a Black with... See More  

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Thomas Nast prints... A.B. Frost print... "The Centennial" prints...

Item #174080

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  

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