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Item # 173058

January 12, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1867  The front page is taken up with a print: "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article. 
The feature of the issue is a letter to the editor headed: "Frederick Douglass" which provides some detail of a man who encountered him as a passenger on a railroad train. One portion notes: "...I became convinced that there was but one man of his color who could talk as he did, and that was Frederick Douglass...my thoughts were divided between wonder and admiration for his genius and culture, and wonder & contempt for the criminal ignorance which persistently endeavors to withhold from him and his race the rightful appurtenances of their manhood...".
Two quarter-page illustrations represent: "The Foundling" and the "New York Foundlings" article. There is also a half page print: "The Children's Party - Waiting for Supper" and also a half page print which shows a 'First Lesson in Skating'.  Two quarter-page illustrations represent new monuments "Statue of Gen. Jackson, Washington" and "The New Vicksburg Monument". 
A handsome and displayable full page by Thomas Nast: 'Civil Rights Bill - Emancipation Proclamation' shows two views of slavery. 
A full page illustration "Holiday Street Fantasticals in New York City" "The Prince Imperial of France" is accompanied by a quarter-page illustration; a nearly half-page print: "The Liverpool and New York Steam Packet-Ship 'Chicago'" also has an accompanying article; a one-third page print: "A Group on the Stairway of the 'Long Room,' at the New York Stock Exchange"; a half-page print: "Citizens of the United States, According to Poular Impressions" is comprised of several smaller illustrations.
Sixteen  pages and contains additional prints and related text. See photos for details.

Category: 1866-1869