Harper's Weekly

Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization was an American political magazine based in New York City. Published by Harper & Brothers from 1857 until 1916, it featured foreign and domestic news, fiction, essays on many subjects, and humor, alongside illustrations. It carried extensive coverage of the American Civil War, including many illustrations of events from the war. During its most influential period, it was the forum of the political cartoonist Thomas Nast.

Harper's Weekly
Harper's Weekly cover featuring President-Elect Abraham Lincoln; illustration by Winslow Homer from a photograph by Mathew Brady (November 10, 1860)
Illustrators
CategoriesNews, politics
FrequencyWeekly
FounderFletcher Harper
Founded1857 (1857)
First issueJanuary 3, 1857 (1857-January-03)
Final issueMay 13, 1916
CompanyHarper & Brothers
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, New York
LanguageEnglish

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