Auction 148, Lot 262

"Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization. Vol. XI. - No. 552...", Harper Bros.

Subject: Kansas

Period: 1867 (published)


Color: Black & White

11.3 x 16 inches
28.7 x 40.6 cm

This issue of Harper's Weekly was published on July 27, 1867, and features a vivid account of a battle between U.S. cavalrymen and three hundred Cheyenne around Fort Wallace, Kansas, illustrated with five fascinating engravings. The article covers with grisly detail the American casualties suffered from the fierce Cheyenne warriors, led by the legendary Roman Nose. The engravings include, from the top of the page: Attack of the Indians on Carley and Doherty; Removing Carley's Body to Ellsworth; Body of Sergeant Wyllyams; Fort Wallace, Kansas; and Desperate Battle Between the Cheyennes and Company G Seventh U.S. Cavalry Near Fort Wallace. Additional engravings within the issue include a stunning scene called Happiness in the Desert based on a painting by Carl Haag; Feeding the Swans -- A Scene in Central Park, drawn by E. Forbes; and Coronation of Francis Joseph of Austria as King of Hungary -- Brandishing the Sword.


Condition: B+

Slightly toned, with some light staining on the front page and several fold separations. Original string ties are missing, so this should be considered a collection of loose sheets.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $40

Closed on 2/19/2014