"Harper's Weekly A Journal of Civilization Vol. XXXVIII. - No. 1955...", Harper Bros.
Subject: Colorado Gold Mining
Period: 1894 (published)
Color: Black & White
11.3 x 16.2 inches
28.7 x 41.1 cm
This issue of Harper's Weekly was published on June 9, 1894, and contains reporting on the gold mines of Colorado and the training of the cavalry at Fort Meyer, VA. "The Gold Mines of Colorado" focuses on Cripple Creek and its surroundings as the Colorado silver boom became a gold boom, with a special emphasis on the way of life in the mining towns. This article is prefaced by a page of images with three photographs of stunning views of Cripple Creek and an illustration, At Work in the Tunnel, showing four men in the midst of the mining process. In the article on the cavalry at Fort Meyer, "A Model Squadron," the author, Frederic Remington, details the training of cavalrymen and praises their leader, General Guy V. Henry as "a flaming fire of cavalry enthusiasm." Accompanying the article are six illustrations by Remington himself, including a heroic portrait of General Henry and depictions of the cavalrymen's drills. On the cover is a political cartoon on the Wilson Tariff Bill featuring Thomas Brackett Reed, the former Republican Speaker of the House who expanded the power of the position considerably during his two tenures in office. Several other articles, illustrations, and advertisements are included.
There is an ink notation on the front cover. The magazine is still intact although some of the original string ties are missing.