Black and white nineteenth (19th) century newspaper from New York, USA called Harper's Weekly. This copy is from Saturday, October 9, 1858. The newspaper has four columns of text running throughout each page, with illustrations interspersed throughout. There are two full page illustrations in the centre of the newspaper, illustrating a burning ship. The front of the newspaper has the name of the paper "HARPER'S WEEKLY" written across the top in large, bold serif letters. Below this are the word "A/ JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION" in a stylized serif font that curves slightly. The text is within an illustration consisting of a painter's brushes and palette on the left side with a harp and bust behind it, and a quill and inkpot beside it; a hand extending a torch to another hand in between the words "HARPER'S" and "WEEKLY;" leaves below "JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION;" and a roll of paper, sextant, telescope, open book, closed book, and world globe on the right side. There are clouds along the background behind the words. Below this are two black lines with text in between them reading, from left to right: "Vol. II—No. 93.] NEW YORK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1858. [PRICE FIVE CENTS." On the top half of the first page are four columns of text: in the far left column is this paper's table of contents, and following that is the cover story of the burning and sinking of the ship "Austria." Below the four columns on the bottom half of the page is an illustration of the steamship "Austria."
Of note in this newspaper: in the table of contents is listed "IV. THE FORTS ON FRAZER'S [sic] RIVER, WITH TWO FINE/ VIEWS." This story begins on page 644 and has two illustrations: on the top half of the page is an illustration of Fort Langley, and on the bottom half of the page is an illustration of Fort Yale. Between these illustrations in the middle of the page are four columns of text, which describe Fort Langley as a trading hub, an account by "the editor of the Alta California." This description continues for one paragraph on page 645 before describing Fort Yale for three paragraphs.