Archive for December, 2013

Steam at Harper’s Ferry prides itself in its original newspaper collection, which includes titles such as Scientific American, Harper’s Weekly, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated and The New York Herald. Perhaps some will appeal to historians you know as you consider Christmas gifts! Here are some samples.

Harper’s WEEKLY, New York, November 26, 1859 (only 1)

Frontpage illustrations from Wilkie Collins’ “The Woman in White.”  Interior and backpage sketches by Porte Crayon about the “late outbreak.” Doublepage centerfold illustrations “Fall Games” being “The Elephant” and “The Apple-bee” The issue is complete in 16 pages, in good condition, containing additional illustrations and text.

En Route to Harpers Ferry Nov 26 1859

$41.95 plus shipping and handling.

Frank Leslie’s ILLUSTRATED Newspaper, December 17, 1864 (only 1)

Frontpage full-page illustration of Consecration of the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Philadelphia. Doublepage centerfold illustrations “The Hotels of New York City that were set on Fire by Rebel Incendiaries on the Evening of November 25.” Including the Tamany Hotel, Barnum’s American Museum, Lovejoy’s Hotel, St. Nicholas Hotel. The issue is complete in 16 pages, in good condition (some earmarks), containing additional illustrations and text.


$31.95 plus shipping and handling

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Jason has been at it again! Here is his latest video featuring Steam exclusive Christmas cards and our new Cogwheel and Spokes Advent calendar!

Steam would also like to welcome the unique pins made by local artist, Gil Narro Garcia! Gil is best known for his work with natural objects and sculpture. He recently created a timely and provocative series called “Surveillance I -V.” His work pins are available for sale, just in time for the holidays. Welcome to Steam, Gil!

This coming weekend, Olde Tyme Christmas continues in Harper’s Ferry. Hope to see you at the Gallery!

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Exhibit “Winter Themes and Best of Steam – 2013” – November 29, 2013 – February 2, 2014

On view from November 29, 2013 until February 2, 2014 are the works of our most popular artists including Eric Holstine’s “Celestial Escape” and “Melton the Mechanical Marvel,”; Leigh Anne Cassell’s “Steampunk Dr. Who,” Jason Edwards’s “Captain Tomorrow Gives Chase in His Red Balloon,” and Christopher Loggie’s “Steampunk Nutcracker,” as well as our most popular 3D images and Steampunk Advent Calendar.



What’s New at Steam

Thanks to everyone who participated in our in-gallery survey, we’ve brought in more of what you love! More tiny top hats! More prints! More books! The feedback was wonderful and resulted in not only new items in the gallery, but helped us identify our most popular art and artists! Please put February 22 and April 26 on your calendars for 2014. Leigh Anne Cassell and Eric Hostine will have solo shows in the gallery on those dates, respectively. We are always looking for new folks to come in and show their work, so there will be a call to artists in early 2014 for our next open call exhibit. Over the course of the year, we will feature several local and regional artists.

43rd Annual Harpers Ferry/Bolivar Olde Tyme Christmas

On December 6-8 and 15-15, 2013, come celebrate the 43rd Annual Olde Tyme Christmas! There will be live entertainment, children’s activities and extended shopping hours. Not to be missed is the reception and opening ceremony starting at 6:30 on December 6. After the ceremony, take a walk up to St. Peter’s church for a tree lighting and choir performance. Hope to see you this holiday season!

Artomatic in Jefferson County – A Great Success!

Artomatic@Jefferson was a great success for the month of October. If you weren’t able to participate this year, I understand that plans are underway for 2014.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from
Steam at Harper’s Ferry!

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