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Item # 697444

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, tipped-in (no binding holes), doublepage centerfold: "Indian Sun Dance - Young Bucks Proving Their Endurance by Self-torture" within the Sioux tribe.
Other prints include a full page Thomas Nast: "The Outs Always Wake up the Ins". Full page with 9 scenes regarding "The Bay Ridge Robbers - The Thieves Firing on Mr. Van Brunt".
The eight page Supplement includes an article by Wilhelm Von Kaulbach and includes two illustrations from his paintings; a doublepage illustration "Horse-Racing at Rome During the Carnival" and a 3/4 page illustration: "A German Beer Cellar at Night".
The back page cartoon shows Santa Claus: "By Jove! Here's a Customer!"
Complete in sixteen pages plus the 8 page Supplement issue, very nice condition.

Category: 1870-1879