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Death of the last of the founding Harper brothers...

Item # 174148

June 16, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 16, 1877  The front page has a nice print of: "Fletcher Harper" who recently died, the last of the four Harper brothers who founded the many publication under the Harper's Publishing Company banner. The balance of the front page is a detailed biography of him and the publications he was involved in founding.
Other prints in this issue include a full page: "Reading The Bible To Grandpapa", a full page: "Sunday Service On Board a Pacific Mail Steamship", a dark & foreboding doublepage centerfold: "On The Red Danube--'Bless You, My Children!' ". Also a small print of "Hobart Pasha" with a biography of him; "Russian Field Guns Commanding the Danube at the Mouth of the Pruth" "Russian Troops at the Railway Station, Jassy", and "Discussing War News In a Cafe at Constantinople". There are also 2 small political cartoons.
The Supplement has: "Cape "Kalagria, Bay of Varna, Black Sea" and five: "Hudson Bay Sketches" with some text.

Category: 1870-1879