Harper's Weekly is a leading 19th Century illustrated magazine, covering political, military, social, and cultural stories. It contains many images by noted artists such as Winslow Homer, Thomas Nast, and Mathew Brady. In addition, over 30,000 advertisements, categorized by topic and advertiser, are included. Literature in the database is searchable by title, author and literary genre. HarpWeek may be browsed by date or literary genre and the full text is searchable by keywords. Penn State access includes the The Civil War Era 1857 - 1871, Reconstruction, 1872 - 1877 and the Gilded Age, 1878 - 1912.