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673555

Virginia's representatives to the coming Constitutional Convention...

Item #673555

December 22, 1786

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 22, 1786  The middle of page 3 has a notable report from Phila. noting: "The venereal assembly of Virginia...have thought proper to appoint George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, George Mason, and George Wythe, deputies to represent that commonwealth in the convention proposed to be ... See More  

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671498

The horrors of the Andersonville Prison Camp...

Item #671498

October 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 9, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The front page has nice heads concerning the horrendous Andersonville prison camp from the Civil War: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial on Saturday" "Gen. Lee and Other Leading Rebels Not Allowed to Testify" "They are Co-conspirators with the Accused" "Expensive Witnesse... See More  

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670952

First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #670952
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787 



* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States



This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More  

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657626

Working towards a constitution for California... All is not good in California...

Item #657626

December 11, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849 



* Monterey Convention

* California Statehood ?




Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". A grea... See More  

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657624

Creating the first state seal for California...

Item #657624

December 14, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 1849 



* Great Seal of California



At the bottom of page 3 is an article with a small heading: "California Coat Of Arms" which describes this early version of the state seal (some alterations since). This was the very first seal of California, actually adopted by the Calif. Constitutional Convention shortly before it becam... See More  

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655134

Utah outlaws polygamy, joins the Union...

Item #655134

January 04, 1896

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, January 4, 1896  



* Utah statehood - joins the Union

* President Grover Cleveland proclamation

* Abandons polygamy




The front page of section two has a report of Utah joining the Union with column heads: "UTAH NOW A STATE" "President Signed the Proclamation of Admission Today", it becoming the 45th state in the Union. Mention is made that:... See More  

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652583

Constitutional Convention begins & Washington is elected its President...

Item #652583

May 28, 1787

PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787 



* Constitutional Convention begins

* George Washington elected 1st president



An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newsp... See More  

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651231

Ben Franklin to return home?

Item #651231

November 01, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 1, 1783  The back page has a short but very notable item: "A letter from Paris says that Dr. Franklin is sent for to America, in order to have his advice in making a code of laws for the better government of the United States; and that Mr. Laurens, jun. is to reside at Paris in quality of their Ambassador until some other appointment is made."

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648499

Create three republics, not one...

Item #648499

April 16, 1787

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, April 16, 1787  Keeping in mind that the Constitutional Convention would convene in May, page 2 has a fascinating letter headed: "A Thought For the Delegates to the Convention to be held at Philadelphia" which offers an interesting proposal: "Instead of attempting to amend the present articles of confederation...or instead of attempting one ge... See More  

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646028

Confederates states elected their President & Vice President... Their Constitutional Convention...

Item #646028

February 10, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 10, 1861 



* Jefferson Davis elected Confederate president

* Constitutional Convention of the Confederacy

* Pre Civil War tensions brewing




A wealth of significant content on the creation of the Confederacy, with front page column heads including: "Important From the South" "The Southern Congress at Montgomery, Alabama" "Adoption of A Const... See More  

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598509

South Carolina repeals secession...

Item #598509

September 20, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 20, 1865



* Reconstruction era



Among the front page column heads are: "The Home of Secession" "Meeting of the Constitutional Convention" "The Ordinance of Secession Repealed" "Report in Favor of the Abolition of Slavery" which is a report from Columbia, S.C. also: "Trial of Capt. Wirz"

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

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593516

Mormons work towards outlawing polygamy...

Item #593516

July 07, 1887

ALLEGANY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, July 7, 1887 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* The polygamy question




Polygamy by the Mormons was not officially outlawed until 1890, which was a condition required before statehood was granted which happened in 1896, however a front page report in this issue notes the efforts in Utah by Mormon leaders which lead up to this historic decision. "Forbid... See More  

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587076

Gold discovered in Texas... Indian troubles...

Item #587076

October 29, 1849

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1849



* Texas gold discovery - Gila River



The front page has over 2 columns on: "Kentucky Constitutional Convention". Page 2 has; "Gold On The Gila" which notes: "...arrived at the Gila river...appearances indicate that gold is as plentiful in that region as it is described to be on the Sacramento..." with more (see). The back page has: ... See More  

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210964

Item #210964

April 30, 1879

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, April 30, 1879.  A great issue for framing and displaying! "Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown" "Sketches in Madeira" "At the Parsonage" "Some Prominent Members of the California Constitutional Convention" "From the Emerald isle"

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177096
Item #177096

May 11, 1901

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1901 Photo "The President Starting on his 15,000-Mile Journey"; The New Yale Club-House in Forty-Fourth Street; The American Steel Industry; The Cuban Situation; The Visit of the Duke of Genoa and the Italian Fleet to Toulon, France; doublepage centerfold "The Dock Improvement Along West Street" by Meeker; The Polo Tournament at Lakew... See More  

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177094
Item #177094

April 27, 1901

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1901  Photos of the Present Appearance of The Panama Canal Excavations; Havana; The Ascent of Popocatepetl;  doublepage centerfold "The Grill-Room of the New York Yacht Club" by Dart; Andrew Carnegie's Highland Castle; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.

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177092

The opera season...

Item #177092

April 13, 1901

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1901 Two pages of photos of the construction of the Underground Railroad in New York; Still-Hunting; The Cuban Situation; doublepage centerfold "A Return to First Principles" by Ransome; The Opera Season; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.

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177088

Uncle Sam cartoon by Rogers...

Item #177088

March 16, 1901

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1901 Frontpage cartoon Uncle Sam  "A Steel Cinch On The World" by Rogers; The Sportsmen's Show At The Madison Square Garden; doublepage photos of the Inauguration of President McKinley;  Gruson Coast-Defence Turrets; doublepage centerfold "After The Theatre, - Stopping At The Waldorf-Astoria For Supper" by  Hutt; ... See More  

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177074
Item #177074

November 24, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1900  A Century of Achievement - Music by Philip Hale; Count von Waldersee at Tientsin; fullpage illustration "Unbridled Bits From The Horse Show"; The Close of the Football Season; doublepage centerfold "Four-in-Hand-Driving Competition At The National Horse Show" by Reay; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.

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177063

By A.B. Frost: "Selecting The Turkey"...

Item #177063

December 01, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 1, 1900  Front page Uncle Sam cartoon; The Cuban Constitution at Havana; The Central-American Revolution; doublepage centerfold "Selecting the Turkey" by Frost; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.

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175534

Corn Palace at Ottumwa, Iowa...

Item #175534

September 13, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, September 13, 1890  Full front page: 'An Arena Box, Madison Square Garden'. Nice full page: 'Up the Hudson'. Half page: 'The Iowa Corn Palace at Ottumwa'. Very handsome double page centerfold: 'Copley Square, Boston'. Nice full page Remington: 'Ascent of Mt. Sir Donald by Members of the Swiss Alpine Club'. Half page: 'Lost in th... See More  

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173678

Circus parade...

Item #173678

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  

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175942

The skyscrapers of New York City...

Item #175942

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  

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173150

Two full page Thanksgiving prints...

Item #173150

November 30, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1867  The front page has a print: " 'The Soldier's Friend' - An Incident in General Grant's Life" with a related article. Other prints within include a nice portrait of: "Charles Dickens"; "Wood-Sawyers' Tournament at Lafayette, Indiana" "The Floods in the West Indies--Inundation of the Island of To... See More  

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173192

Johnson's impeachment, Long Island Sound, & Hudson River navigation...

Item #173192

April 18, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1868   The front page features a full-page illustration entitled "The Mariner's Children". The Impeachment Trial also includes a half-page illustration "The Impeachment Trial - The Senate in Consultation in the Ladies' Parlor"  and a full page "The Ladies' Gallery of the Senate During the Impeachment Trial... See More  

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175958

Japanese occupation of Korea...

Item #175958

October 06, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 6, 1894 Full ftpg. shows: 'The Japanese Occupation of Korea' which is comprised of four illustrations. Fullpg: 'The Japanese Rejoicing After the Battle of Yasan'. 1/3 pg "New York's Japanese Club". Fullpg. with 8 photos & illus. of: 'The U.S. Naval Observatory at Washington' & fullpg. with 4 illus. of: 'Asphalt I... See More  

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175926

New York Stock Exchange...

Item #175926

June 16, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 16, 1894 Full pg. with 6 photos: 'The Whittier State School, Los Angeles'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'On The Floor of the New York Stock Exchange' shows many of the key 'players' as well.

Complete issue.... See More  

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175492

Jewish Quarter of New York... Fishing in the Delaware...

Item #175492

April 19, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, April 19, 1890  Very nice & displayable full ftpg: 'A Hunter's Shack in the Rocky Mountains'. Fullpg. with 4 scenes of: 'A Friday Market in the Jewish Quarter of New York' by W.A. Rogers. Halfpg. Remington print "The Priest Captain Writhed and Struggled in His Efforts to Throw Young Off" done for a literary article entitled "The Azte... See More  

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173786

Thomas Nast print...

Item #173786

December 27, 1873

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1873 Front page illustration: 'Bond and Free'; Fullpage Thomas Nast illustration: 'The World's Grown Honest: Then Is Doomsday Near.'; Full page illustration: 'Salmon-Marking on the Tweed'; Doublepage centerfold: 'The United Services - Scene on the Deck of an English Troop-Ship'; Half-page illus... See More  

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175946

Minnesota State University...

Item #175946

August 25, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1894  Full page with 9 photos of: 'The Minnesota State Univ.' Full page: 'The Proposed Improvements in Copley Square, Boston'

Complete issue.

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175920

The Elmira Reformatory...

Item #175920

May 26, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1894  Full front page illus. of: "We Are Not Tired." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "New York's Constitutional Convention."; full pg. illus. of "The Khojak Tunnel."; full pg. of illus. of "Holy Week with the Penitentes of New Mexico."

Several pages of illus. pertaining to "The Soldier-Dead." Full pg.... See More  

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173104

Life of a convict at Sing Sing... Election in Washington...

Item #173104

June 22, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 22, 1867  Ftpg. shows: 'Portrait of Queen Victoria in a very ornate frame. Fullpg: 'Constitutional Convention at Albany'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'The Life of a Convict at Sing Sing Prison, New York' shows 16 scenes. Nice quarterpg. illus: 'Significant Election Scene at Washington' shows blacks voting, with text mentioning: '...the... See More  

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175908

Lacrosse prints... Coronado Beach, California...

Item #175908

April 14, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1894 Nice full ftpg. scene of: 'Coronado Beach, Calif.' Nearly halfpg: 'Proposed House for the Rockaway Hunting Club' & 'Nipped in the Ice Floe on the Atlantic'. Fullpg. of text with 9 lacrosse prints.  Advertisement for Yellowstone along with many other period ads are also present.

Complete issue.

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174170

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians...

Item #174170

September 01, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 1, 1877  One-fifth pg. illus. of 'Joseph, The Nez Perces Warrior'. Nearly halfpg: 'The Steamship Ontario--The Woodruff Expedition Around the World' with article mentioning:'...she will be a floating college'.

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175168

Everglades of Florida...

Item #175168

March 12, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1887  Full ftpg: 'Henry Ward Beecher'. Fullpg: 'The Everglades of Florida' shows 5 scenes, including 1 of Lake Okeechobee. 3/4 pg: 'Pushing Thru the Everglades'. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'After The Blizzard' shows a dead family snowbound in their wagon. Fullpg: 'Sketches in the U.S. Senate'.

Other news and advertis... See More  

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175222

Famous Frederic Remington print...

Item #175222

September 17, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1887  Perhaps the best print in this issue is the full front page captioned: "Burning the Range" by famed Western artist Frederic Remington.

But there are many other prints within this issue including a full page with 9 vignettes of: "Sketches In Amsterdam"; a halfpg: "The Minneapolis Exposition Building by Night"; sm... See More  

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173128

Negro girl being whipped... Sheridan's ride...

Item #173128

September 14, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 14, 1867 Most of ftpg: 'Whipping A Negro Girl in N.C. by Unconstructed Johnsonians' with text as well. 3/4 pg: 'Sheridan's Ride'. Nice fullpg: 'The Last Shot' shows a soldier off his horse, shooting an Indian with a tomahawk about to kill him.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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173172

American buffalo, Broadway, Salmon fishing...

Item #173172

February 15, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 15, 1868  Dramatic front page: 'The Great Fire in Chicago' shows firemen fighting a well-engulfed building. Half page illustrations 'An Avalanche in an Alpine Pass' and 'Relieving the Poor at No. 1 Bond Street, New York'.  A full page: 'Broadway, February, 1868' is a street scene. 'Buffalo Attacked by Wolves'... See More  

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175154

Natural Gas in Pittsburgh...

Item #175154

January 22, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 22, 1887  Front full pg. illus. of "The Wreck of the "Elizabeth"-Loss of the Rescuing Crew." Inside are three small portraits of "Matthew S. Quay," "John Roach," and "Charles B. Farwell." 1/3 pg. Nast illus. of "Shake Sharp Next."

Doublepage centerfold of "A Snow Storm in New York-Clearing... See More  

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173152

Charles Dickens...

Illicit Distillation (moonshine) in the South... Central Pacific Railroad...

Item #173152

December 07, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 7, 1867 Five views of scenes on the Central Pacific R.R. Two illustrations 'Illicit Distillation of Liquors' in the South. Nice halfpg: 'Charles Dickens as He Appears When Reading' shows him on stage. 'Fullpg: 'Elephant Hunting in Africa'.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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173118

Verz Cruz... Farm life...

Item #173118

August 10, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 10, 1867 Ftpg. includes: 'View of Queretaro, Mexico'. Halfpg: 'Beaver Dam on Pawnee Fork, Kansas' & 'The City & Port of Vera Cruz, Mexico' fullpg: 'Camp Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Sing-Sing'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Life on the Farm' with 11 vignettes.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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176098

The rebellion in Cuba...

Item #176098

February 08, 1896

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 8, 1896  Full front pg. illus. of "The Rebellion in Cuba - A Charge of Insurgent Cavalry Armed with Machetes." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Some Torpedo Boats of Great Britain's Navy." Full pg. illus. of "The Stranding of the American Liner 'St. Paul' on the New Jersey Coast, Near Long Branch." Full pg. illus... See More  

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173106

Custer's scouts... Croquet... Paul Revere's Ride with Poem...

Item #173106

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  

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173116

General Custer...

Item #173116

August 03, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 3, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illus: 'Sioux Indians Attempting to Stampede Gen. Custer's Horses' with a view of Custer. Halfpg: 'Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North'. 

Complete in sixteen pages.

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174152

Camels in Nevada...

Item #174152

June 30, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1877 Full ftpg. by Nast. Halfpg: 'Camel Train in Nevada'. Doublepage centerfold by Nast: 'Britannia Lionizing Our Modern Ulysses'. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Destructive Tornado-Devastation at Mt. Carmel, Illinois'

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175152

Several western-themed prints... Richmond's cigarette factories...

Item #175152

January 15, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1887  Front full pg. illus. pertaining to the poem "Crotalus", along with the entire text of the poem. Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Old Bone Man of the Plains." Full pg. illus. of "Pima Indians Convoying a Silver Train in Mexico."

Doublepage centerfold of "Promenade Concert on New Year's Eve at the Produ... See More  

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175912

After the opera...

Item #175912

April 28, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 28, 1894  Front full pg. illus. of "Who is Responsible?" Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "The United States Battle Ship 'Texas'." Two full pg. illus. of "Characters in the Latin Play at Harvard" and "Coaling an Ocean Steamer."

Doublepage centerfold of "After the Opera - Waiting for the Carriages in the Bo... See More  

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173140

Nice baseball print...

Item #173140

October 26, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York,  Oct. 26, 1867  The most significant print in the issue is a nice, nearly half page print captioned: "The Champion Nine of the Union Base-Ball Club of Morrisania, New York" showing nine members of the baseball team in uniform, two members holding bats and another what appears to be a catcher's mask.  There is a related article titled: &qu... See More  

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173170

Overland mailcoach crossing the Rocky Mountains...

Item #173170

February 08, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, February 8, 1868   The front cover illustration is entitled "Please Give Me a Penny, Sir!" and also has a commentary on the inside page in regards to the New York charities of the times. A full page "Art Schools of New York" shows 5 scenes. Great full page "Overland Mailcoach Crossing the Rocky Mountains--Scene in Guy's Gu... See More  

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173178

Ellis's Island, Thaddeus Stevens, & John Bingham prints...

Item #173178

March 14, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1868  Full front page: 'Impeachment--Thaddeus Stevens and John Bingham Before the Senate'. Inside: 'Impeachment -The Impeachment Committee Preparing the Indictment' shows 4 illustrations. Full page: 'The Streets of New York' shows a chaotic scene. Half page: 'Colored People Gathering Wood - A Winter Scene in Virginia.'&n... See More  

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