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Harper's Weekly was a New York based newspaper in the last half of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In weekly issues, Harper's presented a mixture of news stories, gossip, poetry, and most notably, wood-engraved illustrations. These pictures remain one of the best sources for lively, informative images of nineteenth-century America. With photographs in a primitive stage, and no television, it is through these illustrations that much of the country got its visual information about the events, personalities and places of the time. These illustrations are also among the few sources we have today for 19th century activities, events et al. Major artists were employed to do drawings on the spot, which were then turned into lively and detailed prints in an amazingly short period of time. While originally issued in large numbers, few have survived in good condition. These are interesting, historical and very collectible prints.

Broadway at Fulton Street "View of Broadway, Opposite Fulton Street, New York." February 18, 1860. $110

Emigrants at Castle Garden A.R. Waud. "Newly-Arrived Emigrants at Castle Garden, New York City." September 2, 1865. $45

Tammany Hall -- Democratic Convention Theodore R. Davis. "Interior of Tammany Hall, New York --- The Democratic Convention in Session." July 18, 1868. $85

Tavernier: Washington Market, ThanksgivingJules Tavernier. "Washington Market, New York -- Thanksgiving Time." November 30, 1872. Repaired tear at center fold; else, very good condition. $95

Taking the Reins Arthur Lumley. "Taking the Reins -- A Familiar Scene in Central Park." September 27, 1873. Repaired tear at center fold; else, very good condition. $75

Scenes on Coney Island W.A. Rogers. "Scenes and Incidents on Coney Island." August 10, 1878. $150

Street Railroad Strike T. de Thulstrup. "The Street Railroad Strike in New York --- The Police Opening the Way for a Horsecar." March 13, 1880. $70

Coaching, Central Park Schell & Hogan. "Coaching in New York. --- A Drive Through Central Park." June 12, 1880. $70

Election Day in New York S.G. McCutcheon. "Scenes and Incidents of Election Day in New York." November 13, 1880. $80

Riverside Park Charles Graham. "Riverside Park." [with] "'Claremont,' The Site of General Grant's Tomb." August 8, 1885. $150

Sleighing in Central Park W.P. Snyder. "Sleighing in Central Park." February 27, 1886. N.B. Dakota Apartments (72 & C.P.W.) in background. $225

Wheeling on Riverside Drive T. de Thulstrup. "Wheeling on Riverside Drive." July 17, 1886. $225

On the Way to Coney Island T. de Thulstrup. "On the Way to Coney Island." August 28, 1886. $110

New York Riding Club J. v.Chelminski. "The New York Riding Club." October 8, 1886. $150

North Meadows, Central Park W.T. Smedley. "The North Meadows, Central Park. A Proposed Site for some of the Buildings of the World's Fair of 1892." October 5, 1889. Men and women playing lawn tennis. $275

Football at Tuxedo C.S. Reinhart. "Foot-Ball at Tuxedo." October 25, 1890. $250

Junction of Broadway & 6th W.H. Crane. "The Junction of Broadway and Sixth Avenue." March 21, 1891. $95


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