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January 02, 1904
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1904 The significance of this issue is the lengthier-than-most report on page 10 headed: "A Flying-Machine That Flies" which is the great and very historic report of the first successful flight of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk.
The article begins with a cautious note: "Stories of flying machines that fly are to be received w... See More
January 15, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1910 This issue contains the wonderful double page centerfold print, "Better Than Sugar", by James Montgomery Flagg. Another print of note is, "A Winter Cargo From Maine", by H.M. Brett. Also included are: "The Most Important City Official In The World", "The Senatorial Hall Of Fame", by E.W. Kimbl... See More
February 19, 1916
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, New York, February 19, 1916
Note: This issue does not have the original color cover, and the title page appears on the inside of the first leaf.
In this issue, there are several articles including "The Living Law" by Louis D. Brandeis; "A Submarine of Fifty Years Ago"; "Russia and a Separate Peace?" by Samuel N. Harper; ... See More
December 23, 1911
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 23, 1911
The front page of this issue is a photo of "The Late John Bigelow".
This issue has an article with photos of "Persia's Five Yankee Props" and there are photos of "Three Prominent Members of the New Mexican Cabinet." There is a photo spread of "Civil War in the Dragon Land" and a photo of "... See More
December 10, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York City, dated December 10, 1910 (only issues with scattered non-archival mends remain - the price has been reduced accordingly).
* Christmas illustration by Kemble...
There is no color cover page on this issue, however, the front page of this issue (which is present - and shown - is an illustration of "'Who Done Say Dat Dey Ain't No Sandy C... See More
December 08, 1906
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1906
December 23, 1905
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 23, 1905 Front page illustration "Uncle Sam's Christmas Dream" by W. A. Rogers; The Reign of Terror in Odessa; Mutiny of the Russian Sailors at Cronstadt; The Indian Tour of the Prince and Princess of Wales; The Spirit of Football at West Point; The Disaster to the British Steamship "Hilda," in Which Nearly a Hundred Lives Were Lost; ... See More
January 04, 1902
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 4, 1902 Frontpage photo "A Memory of Emancipation Day"; Ice Hocky and Its Players; a colored print "Jan Kubelik - The Bohemian Violinist Now Touring The United States"; a page of photos of Marconi's Latest Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy; a page of photos Winners at the First annual Sow of the Ladies' Kennel Association of Ame... See More
December 28, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 28, 1901 Frontpage photo Guglielmo Marconi; John Swinton and his Work; fullpage illustration "The Week After Christmas" by King; fullpage illustration Miss Margaret Horton Potter; The Longest Power Transmission in the World; When the Market-Man is King with a fullpage photo; doublepage centerfold "An Afternoon Throng at Twenty-Third Stree... See More
December 21, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 21, 1901 Frontpage photo Miss Helen Hay; The Commercial Losses of New York; fullpage illustration "Christmas Supplies for the Light-Ship" by Weber; Edison's Most Important Discovery with a fullpage photo; fullpage illustration "Assembling for the Meet"; shopping at Christmas-time; doublepage centerfold photos "The Two Most ... See More
September 04, 1909
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 4, 1909 Full front page photo: "An American Victor At Rheims", shows Glenn H. Curtiss, the "American aeroplanist", in a suit standing next to a plane.
December 22, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 22, 1900 The doublepage centerfold has the frameable, "Christmas Eve In The Shopping District" by Everett Shinn; The cover has a color illustration, "The Toy Shop"; front page "Lassoing Bears In Arizona" by Deming; fullpage "Sawdust and other Christmas stuff..."; Across the Great Divide in Midwinter; The Im... See More
December 15, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 15, 1900 Color front page of Mark Twain; The Surprise Party to Mark Twain; Scenes on the Island of Guam; The Opening of Congress; fullpage "The National Capitols of the United States"; doublepage centerfold "A Surprise Party to Mark Twain by His Characters"; Oscar Wilde; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
January 13, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, January 13, 1900 (does not include 4-panel Supplement) Front page illustration of "The War In South Africa - Boer Pickets Reading The Bible" along with another full page illustration of "A Boer Commando On Parade". See photos for full details.
Note: The Supplement, oddly paginated as pgs. 33-40, containing the Four-Panel Panorama of Manila is rarel... See More
December 27, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1879 An ideal issue for any political junkie as it contains the famous Thomas Nast print with the first appearance together of the Republican elephant & Democratic donkey. Thomas Nast was the creator of these two famous political symbols making this a very significant print. The caption reads: "Stranger Things Have Happened."
The ba... See More
January 10, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 10, 1885 The front page features a very nice dockside scene: 'The New Orleans Exposition--Arrivals At The Levee'. Plus two full pgs. inside on the New Orleans Exposition.
Half page print: "'Yelping' Up Wild Turkeys". A full page print showing 2 scenes: "The Hocking Valley Strike--Guarding A Hopper--Interior of a Miner'... See More
December 21, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 21, 1889 There are many nice prints in this issue, but by far the most desirable is the great doublepage centerfold done by famed Western artist Frederic Remington, titled: "Cow-Boys Coming To Town For Christmas" showing four of them on horseback coming into a typically Western town. A nice item for display.
Among other prints in this issue ... See More
December 09, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 9, 1893 Nice fullpg. with 7 scenes of 'In the San Juan Country', of New Mexico. But the significant content is the terrific dblpgctrfld. by Remington: 'Toro, Toro!' showing a California Vaquero chasing a steer.
Complete issue.... See More
January 06, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 6, 1894 The front page has a half page illustration to the story "Pembroke". Inside the issue is nearly half page "The Mounted Band of the 1st U.S. Cavalry"; full page "Among the N.Y. Poor" and "Sketches at the N.Y. Virus Farm" includes 4 scenes. Full page with 4 photos of "Among the Calif. Redwoods" and &q... See More
February 03, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 3, 1872 Front 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Rev. Father Stack." Inside is a full pg. illus. containing five portraits of "The Geneva Conference - The American Arbitrator and Counsel." 1/3 pg. portrait of "The Rev. T. De Witt Talmage." Two full pg. illus. of "Grand Central Depot, New York" including both an "Interio... See More
August 11, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1894 Ftpg: 'Arms & Away, Boats!' shows sailors leaving their ships for a landing drill. One-third pg. Remington: 'A Detachment of the 15th Infantry' and a fullpg. Remington: 'Watering the Texas Horses of the 3rd Cavalry in Lake Michigan'.
Doublepage centerfold: 'The Age of Sky-Scrapers--Tall Buildings in the Business Di... See More
December 27, 1862
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1862 The full front page is a very dramatic battle scene captioned: "The Attack on Fredericksburg--The Forlorn Hope Scaling the Hill" which would a nice print for display. Other prints inside include: "The Bombardment of Fredericksburg by the Army of the Potomac", and a full page & very detailed map of Eastern Virginia from Fredericksburg to Richmond. The ... See More
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
January 02, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1897 The front page has a full page political cartoon which includes Uncle Sam by W. A. Rogers titled: "Getting Monotonous". Two full pages with many photos of: 'The Revolt in the Philippine Is., Scenes in Manila'. One-third pg: 'Bird's-Eye View of the Tenn. Centennial Expo.' plus a nice fullpg. of the Centennial Expo at... See More
January 12, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1895 Full ftpg: 'On the Signal Bridge of a Man-Of-War'. Full pg. of text with 6 illus. of 'Hockey in Canada', being early hockey prints. One-third pg: 'View of Apia, Capital of Samoa'. Fullpg. with 3 photos of: 'Surface Mining for iron on the Missabe Range in Minnesota' & fullpg: 'The Red Cross Hospital, Tokyo, Japan... See More
January 02, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 2, 1875 The full fron page is a print: "Alone with the Dying Year" showing a small child in a snow storm.
Full page print: "Bringing Home the Fifth Wife--A Sketch in Mormondom" also includes a small article. Nice doublepage centerfold: "Indian Sun Dance - Young Bucks Proving Their Endurance by Self-torture". Full page Thomas Nast: "The O... See More
July 26, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 26, 1879 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'The Statesman At Home'. Fullpg; 'The Metropolitan Regatta on the Hudson'. 3/4 pg: 'The Eruption of Mt. Etna--The Great Stream of Lava'. Fullpg. with 7 scenes of a military encampment at Newport. Fullpg. shows the ship: 'Jeannette Leaving San Francisco'.
Other news and advertiseme... See More
December 18, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 18, 1886 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'An Unnecessary Burden' which shows Uncle Sam with the Liberty figure. Fullpg: 'Tuxedo Park' has 8 scenes. Nearly halfpg: 'Coursing Jack Rabbits at Great Bend, Kansas'.
The very nice doublepage centerfold is by famed artist Frank S. Church: "Here's A Joll... See More
November 05, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1881 The prime print in this issue is the doublepage centerfold, which is one of the best football centerfolds of the19th century to be had.
The doublepage is captioned: "A Game of Foot-Ball---A 'Scrummage' at the Close" which was drawn by the famed artist A. B. Frost. Very displayable as such.
Among other prints are a full front pag... See More
January 07, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 7, 1865 The full front page shows: "Sergeant Helmes Raising the Colors of the 107th New York Regiment Over the Capitol at Milledgeville, Georgia".
A wealth of prints in this issue including: "The Principal Part of the City of Savannah, Georgia" "Map of Wilmington Harbor, N.C." Destruction of the Depots, Public Buildings, a... See More
January 04, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1873 Certainly the most notable print is the great doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast captioned: "The Same Old Christmas Story Over Again" showing two kids sleeping amongst their dreams. Santa Claus with his bag of toys is here as well.
The front page shows: "Christmas Dinner Gone!" with two Black men chasing a rabbit. In... See More
January 09, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1858 The front page has a very nice and somewhat large illustration of Jefferson Davis, with the remainder of the front page being a lengthy biography of him. Nice item on him before he would be thrust into much greater prominence during the Civil War.
An article titled: "The Rights and Wrongs of Filibusterism" references William Walker an... See More
January 17, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 17, 1863 Certainly the most historic content would be the page 2 complete printing of: "By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" which is the full text of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed in type by the President: Abraham Lincoln.
Half of the front page: "The Teamsters' Duel" showing two Black men ... See More
January 28, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 28, 1860 Featured is a very nice doublepage centerfold: "Skating On the Ladies' Skating Pond in the Central Park, New York" by famed artist Winslow Homer. Many other prints within including: "The Late Lord Macaulay"; 3 prints of: "Irving Park, Tarrytown" New York; plus more. Two cartoons on the back page.
Complete in sixt... See More
December 24, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 24, 1881 The full front page is a great Santa Claus print by the famed artist Thomas Nast: "Caught!" showing Santa with a child's arms around him.
Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus. The doublepage centerfold is also a nice Thomas Nast Christmas print captioned: "Christmas Fancies - 'Don'... 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
November 24, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1877 Full front page shows a Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled "Saved (?) By The Skin Of His____" showing the injured Republican elephant hanging onto a limb with his trunk. Great full page shows construction of the Brooklyn Bridge "The East River Bridge - Demolition of Buildings for the New York Approach". Full page Thomas... See More
December 25, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1886 Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus, as well as being a well-known political cartoonist. The entire front page is a print by Nast captioned: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas..." which includes a partial scene of Santa Claus in a framed picture.
Other prints in this issue include a full page ... See More
January 03, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1880 The entire ftpg. is a Thomas Nast print captioned: "A Merry Christmas" showing Santa Claus dancing with Mother Goose (see). The doublepage centerfold is a very nice Thomas Nast Christmas print captioned: "Another Stocking to Fill" showing Santa Claus leaning over a sleeping baby (see). A full page shows: "Bringing Home C... See More
November 24, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 24, 1894 Quaint, full ftpg: 'The Old Homestead Well'. Two fullpgs. of photos on: 'The War In Asia'. Over half of a dblpgctrfld. is taken up with: 'A Bird's-Eye View of Harvard University', being very displayable. Four photos on the re-building of Hinckley, Minnesota, previously destroyed by fire. Five photos on the 'Women at the P... See More
February 17, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1872 This issue features a full page Thomas Nast print in which he portrays Victoria Woodhull as the devil, captioned: 'Get Thee Behind Me, Mrs. Satan!' Not shown in the photo here is an unhappy woman who '...in climbing the rugged hill of life is compelled to bear alone the burden of a drunken husband & her little children.', who i... 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
December 21, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 21, 1867 Certainly the prime print in this issue is the nice doublepage centerfold by celebrated artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Homeward Bound" showing people on the deck of a ship.
There are other nice prints within this issue including a front page of: "James Watt's First Idea of Steam", a nearly full page of: "Squirrel Hunt... See More
December 08, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 8, 1894 Nice illus. & bio of: 'Thomas Hardy'. Fullpg. of 6 photos of 'Descendants of the Mutineers of the 'Bounty' on Pitcairn Is.' Nice fullpg. on: 'The Bicycle Tournament at Madison Sq. Garden'. Great A.B. Frost hunting print: 'Ruffed Grouse Shooting'. Two fullpgs. with 20 photos of 'Military Maneuvers at Fort Ri... See More
January 15, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1859 The front page features a rather large print of: "The Yacht 'Wanderer'" along with a related article.
Its infamy is in that it was the last documented ship to bring a cargo of slaves from Africa to the United States, which it did on November 28, 1858. Part of the article notes: "...after detaining the Wanderer for a week... See More
December 20, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 20, 1884 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the great two page spread with two prints by noted artist Thomas Nast. One is captioned: "Hello! Santa Claus!" showing a girl on the telephone, and the other is: "Hello! Little One!" showing Santa Claus on the phone as well. This is the classic portly, jolly image of Santa (Nast ... See More
January 06, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 6, 1872 The full front page is a print: "New Year's Day -The First Caller" showing a homeless girl. Inside has a nearly full page: "The Christmas Waits" and another: "Punch and Judy in the Drawing Room" as well as a full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Can The Law Reach Him? The Dwarf And the Giant Thief"... See More
December 26, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1874 The full front page is a print: "Faith--Waiting for Santa Claus" showing a young girl waiting at the door of a toy store.
Inside has a nice full page: "Santa Claus is Coming!" showing Santa on his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer.
The great doublepage centerfold is: A Dream of a Christmas Dinner in Five Parts". Also ins... See More
January 22, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, January 22, 1870 The full front page is taken up with a print of: "The Ecumenical Council-Head of the Procession Entering the Grand Nave of St. Peter's."
Inside is a full page illustration of "Curling, or Bonspiel" with an associated article; one-third page illustration of: "Chinese Coolies Crossing the Missouri River". T... See More
December 07, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 7, 1889 Front 1/2 pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Papoose - A Christmas Story" by George A. Hibbard." Inside are three large illus. pertaining to the above story.
Doublepage centerfold of "The Princeton-Yale Football Match at the Berkeley Oval." Full pg. illus. of "Thrust His Lance Through His Body and Rode Him Down.&... See More
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