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« on: March 30, 2016, 07:51:24 AM »

I am doing an event set in the spring of 1860. I would like to bring Harpers Weekly along, but I cannot find anyone who reprints anything before late 1860. Does anyone have any sources or ideas? I have digital copies of originals, but I would like to not have to try and reprint them myself Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 09:09:58 AM »

No luck either; I'd never before noticed that all the re-prints start Nov. 10, 1860.

If it comes to that, Blick Art Supplies does carry blank newspaper (no idea where you'd have to go to get the large-scale printing).

Good luck!  I can't wait to hear about the event. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 02:52:42 PM »

Have you called Mike Mescher at Ragged Soldier?
http://www.raggedsoldier.com/harpersweekly.html

Oh heck! The earliest issue is November 1860.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 06:50:51 PM »

Yep. That was my first stop. It seems like the folks who reprint those are focused on everything after the Lincoln election.

A word to those planning prewar events: no Harpers Weekly.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 08:02:12 PM »

Just buy a real one and be nice to it!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-Complete-Harpers-Weekly-March-24-1860-Baseball-Dickens-Martineau-/152021304877?hash=item23652d062d:g:mogAAOSwstxVGXXG

Alternatively, this bespoke newspaper printer looks fun, and maybe you could get some people to go in with you on it -- the pricing gets reasonable really quickly even with just five to ten copies:

http://www.newspaperclub.com/prices
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2016, 03:08:16 AM »

That newspaper club is great!

Betsy, keep us posted, are there enough members of the SA for a traditional broadsheet run of 500?
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2016, 08:03:49 AM »

I would go in on a newspaper run.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2016, 09:38:16 PM »

Also interested.
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 01:28:37 PM »

I am interested also.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2016, 08:46:54 PM »

I'm glad everyone is interested, but I'm still not interested in reprinting them!  Grin  I don't really have the time, discretionary funds, interest level or brainpower allocation to make that happen. There are some projects that I am just not willing to take on - this is one of them.

That being said, if someone else wants to take that on, I'd be interested in pitching in for at least a few copies Cheesy At the very least, we've done some ad hoc market research and determined that there is at least a small market!
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2016, 07:25:21 AM »

I have sent an inquiry to the newspaper club site. Also will look at local coping places to see if anyone has the capability.

Should be someone local who can make large broad sheet or engineering size copies.
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2016, 07:28:55 AM »

Sue, put me down for four copies if you can make it happen before May 19th!
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« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2016, 07:52:30 AM »

Done some sleuthing and the closest Harpers currently available to May is april 7th,

The newspaper website email, bounced back. It does not seem to be current.

Getting copies locally...  they can do 16" x 21"  but only one sided and $2.50 per page with a price break at 50 pages.

I don't think this is going to end up with a product that looks like the original.   Sad

If someone could confirm that a full page is 16" x 21"  that would be helpful.   And since there are reprints available, there must be a machine somewhere that can print two sided.   I have one more idea to explore once I know for sure the total size of the page.
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2016, 09:01:37 AM »

We have local places that do large-format printing who can do double-sided. If you have an Alphagraphics franchise near you, that could be an option.
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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2016, 10:58:09 AM »

I'm finding sizes listed as 11" x 15.5" to 11" by 16".  It sounds like they're describing single pages/the folded paper, so four pages printed on a 22"x 15.5" or 22"x 16" sheet, then folded in half.
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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2016, 04:37:09 PM »

Hmmmmmm. According to their Facebook page, Newspaper Club is still funct (opposite of defunct, right?).

https://www.facebook.com/newspaperclub

Maybe try this e-mail, not the same as on the website, which they're offering on the Facebook page?

support@newspaperclub.com
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« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2016, 04:24:55 PM »

Here's a really weird left turn. I was going through my collection of antique books...and discovered that I have a bound Harpers Monthly collection from December 1859 to May 1860. I can't believe I forgot I owned that - it's in really good shape, too.

So, maybe when I have some spare time (stop laughing) I can figure out how to get those reprinted. It's not going to happen before May, but stay tuned.
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2016, 04:33:48 AM »

Betsy, this shows that people are more important than things for you; you forgot about those newspapers while remembering us!
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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2016, 07:32:11 AM »

That is very sweet of you to say  Cheesy

It also means I only last week unpacked the box of antique books from when I moved...in September.
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