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NEW HAMPSHIRE STATESMAN from Concord NH and dated August 9, 1856. This 4 page newspaper is in good condition (except for small ad clipped out on the 2nd leaf) due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this time in history. This issue has news of the day & many interesting advertisements which gives a good idea how life was back then. A nice issue from this Southern New Hampshire city.... See More
LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, Queens County, New York, Sept. 9, 1856 Among the articles are: "Daniel Webster" "Mr. Fremont" "The Democracy Not Pro Slavery" "Missouri and Maine--The Compromise" and much more.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, very nice condition.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ADVOCATE, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 8, 1856
* Sunday School newspaper for children
Has religious-related content for young folks. Some illustrations and an ornate masthead.
Small folio-size, 4 pages, large are of staining, some lite foxing.
Also included are "The Animal Declaration of Independence"; "An Earthquake in Honduras"; and more interesting stories, news and illustrations.
Complete in 150+ pages,... See More
WASHINGTON UNION, Washington D.C., July 22, 1857
* Kansas troubles
* Robert John Walker
Page 2 has a "Proclamation" addressed "To The People Of Lawrence", signed in type: R. J. Walker, the Governor of the Kansas Territory.
A page 2 report about the visit of the "railroad excursionists" includes a letter signed in type: James Buchanan.
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WASHINGTON UNION, Washington D.C., August 8, 1857
* Cape May via railroad advertisement
* Pre civil war news from Nation's Capital
Page 3 has an ad for passenger service to Cape May via the Washington Branch Railroad. Has details about departure and schedules, connections and ticket prices, as well as carriage hire "on the island".
News of the day includes: "Later Fro... See More
THE WASHINGTON UNION, Washington, D.C., September 16, 1857 See the photo for the back page "Proclamation" permitting the sale of Indian lands in the Kansas Territory, previously held in trust by the U. S. Government. The proclamation is detailed and takes about a 1/3 of the column. It is signed in type: Franklin Pierce. Complete in four pages and is in good condition.... See More
DAILY NEWS from Newburgh, NY and dated September 23, 1857. This 4 page newspaper is in good condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this time in history. This issue has news of the day & many interesting advertisements which gives a good idea how life was back then. A nice issue from this Southern New York town.
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Ind., Dec. 9, 1857 "The Presidents Message" on pg. 3 is an editorial that analyzes & critiques. A few edge tears.
THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS OF THE WORLD, London, 1858 Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly, with an ornate masthead and several illustrations throughout. Basically British content and scenes, although other content as well. Note that the photo is "generic" and the issue you get will not have this specific date but will have the format as shown. Measures approximately 16"x11" ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1858 The front page features a full page print: "New Year's Visiting in New York". Two other nice full page prints inside: "The Birth of the New Year' and 'A Happy New Year!" and an article "The Life of American Students at Heidelberg" features several small illustrations.
Interesting article with two illust... See More
PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., Feb. 18, 1858 Ftpg. has: "A Winter In Florida: Extracts From The Diary Of A Sportsman". Narrow piece clipped from text of an inside leaf, minor loss to two lower corners inside, a few foxing spots, occasional foxing as well.
DAILY NEWS from Newburgh, NY and dated March 6, 1858. This 4 page newspaper is in good condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this time in history. This issue has news of the day & many interesting advertisements which gives a good idea how life was back then. A nice issue from this Southern New York town.
DAILY NEWS from Newburgh, NY and dated March 10, 1858. This 4 page newspaper is in good condition due to the use of cotton and rag paper during this time in history. This issue has news of the day & many interesting advertisements which gives a good idea how life was back then. A nice issue from this Southern New York town.
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, March 6, 1858
* African slave trade
* Slavery in the Southern U.S.
* Pre Civil War
Page 4 has an article headed: "The Slave Trade" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
HALL'S JOURNAL OF HEALTH, New York, January, 1859 Contains tips and anecdotes for healthy living, plus various topical reports. Octavo-size, 12 pgs. browned a bit, otherwise good. A volume I issue.
GARDINER HOME JOURNAL, from Maine, 1859. This newspaper is filled with stories, news and from 1859 showing what life was like during that time in history.
TYPE OF THE TIMES, Cincinnati, January 1, 1859 As noted in the masthead this is: "Devoted To Education & Social Improvement". This little periodical is from a time when shorthand (invented in 1837) and phonetic spelling were popular movements. Some of the content in the back portion of this issue are printed in the Phonetic Alphabet (see photos).
Sixteen pages, 6 3/4 by 10 inc... See More
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, April 9, 1859 Talk about an ornate masthead--see the photos for not only one of the larger mastheads, but one of the most ornate and handsome to be had of the 19th century. Nice & quite large illus. of a 3 masted ship, with other embellishments.
This issue has many tears at the edge, a few extending into the prints or text, but fortunately ... See More
DOLLAR WEEKLY MIRROR, Manchester, N.H., May 7, 1859 On page 2 under "Scissorings" is a brief report about the death of James D. Porter at Portland, Kentucky. Says he was known as the "Kentucky Giant" because he stood 7 feet 9 inches tall. Page 3 has an illustrated business ad for "Ambrotypes, Photographs & Daguerreotypes"
THE NEW-YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1859 "Loss Of The Pomona" on page 5 describes the sinking of this boat that had nearly 400 passengers when it left Liverpool for New York. Only 3 passengers survived along with more that a dozen of the crew. The report ends stating that "...when the vessel sank, the shrieks of those on board could be heard on the main land."
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NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, June 17, 1859 Pg. 3 has a compelling letter to the editor headed: "Have We A State Religion?" Describes an incident in which a professor at the State Normal School who also taught a Bible Class was dismissed because it was determined "...that a change had taken place in his theological opinions--that he no longer believed in all the doctrines held in the chur... See More
NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, NY, July 26, 1859
* English Poet Alfred Tennyson
* 1st Baron
On page 2 under "Tennyson' New Poem" is a report about Tennyson's new poem, "The Idylls of the King". A lengthy poem taking most of the page. Tennyson added to this poem in 1869 & 1872, and completed the great work in 1885.
Other news of the day includes: "The State Of Ita... See More
*Pike's Peak Frauds...
Page 5 letter to the editor: "Pikes Peak" "The Alleged Frauds At Pikes Peak & The Charges Against Mr. Greeley". Other news of the day includes: "News From Utah Territory" "Fires" "Probable Murder" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. 8 pages in good condition.
DOLLAR WEEKLY MIRROR, Manchester, N.H., Sept. 17, 1859 On the back page under "The Buffalo" is Mr. Greeleys experience with Buffalo from "one of his letters". 4 pages in good condition.
NEW YORK SUNDAY PRESS, November 19, 1859 (print only)
This very colorful illustration is a single-page illustration from the Supplement of this publication entitled "Columbus at the Royal Court of Spain".
This measures approximately 14.5 x 9 and has scattered lite staining. See photos.
NEW ORLEANS PRICE-CURRENT, Louisiana, Jan. 14, 1860
* Rare pre Civil War issue from deep South
* Antebellum era
As the title would suggest, this four page paper is focused on the economy and prices of hundreds of items. The back page has 40 illustrations of ships in ads. There is some news of the day as well. The entire front page is taken up with hundreds of small "Busine... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 11, 1860 Page 7 has: Obituary William Evans Burton, Comedian. Quite a lengthy obituary of this famous comic actor. Other news of the day includes: "The Gale On Thursday Night" "The Most Violent Hurricane Experienced for Several Years" "Sporting" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. 12 pages in good condition.
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, New York, March 23, 1860
* Pre civil war almhouses
* Almhouses drunkeness
Page 6 report: "The Alms-House Department" "Where it Was & What it Is" "Scenes of Drunkeness & Debauchery" "The Institutions Turned into Dram Shops" "Sensualities Of The Keepers" "Grave Charges against the Governors&q... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 25, 1861 Page 6 has column heads including: "The Pro-Slavery Rebellion" "Affairs At Charleston" "The Soldiers Tired of Camp Duty" "Worthlessness of Charleston Harbor" "Weakness of Fort Sumter" and more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
HARPER'S WEEKLY dated February 6, 1861 (print only)
This is a single-page print. The page contains an engraving by Winslow Homer entitled "'Halt of a Wagon Train". This print has a few small binding holes. See photos for details.
The print size is approximately 22 x 16 inches.
NEW YORK TIMES, February 22, 1861. Page two has: "Important Decision" "The Slave-trader--Evidence--Presumptions" which is about a district court case, "The United States, vs. The Bark Kate and Her Cargo".
THE HOME JOURNAL, NY, Feb. 23, 1861. Has many topical reports, some literary content & ads. Very small hole in the second leaf, otherwise nice.
NEW YORK HERALD, May 2, 1861 Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Important News From the Gulf" "The Reinforcement of Fort Pickens" "How It Was Accomplished" "Our Key West and Gulf Dispatches" "Interesting From south Carolina--Visit to the Charleston Forts After the Bombardment of Sumter" and more.
Twelve pages, very nice... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 7, 1861 Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE WAR" "Virginia to be Put on a War Footing" "The Difficulties of the Government with the Volunteers" "Alexandria to be Occupied To-Day by the Rhode Island Troops" "A Visit to Alexandria & Description of that City" with more.
Eight pages, very n... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS dated June 29, 1861 (print only)
This is a single-page print. The print contains two engravings entitled "The Village of Falls Church, VA - Arrival of the Second U. S. Cavalry, Company B, Lieutenant Tompkins, on Wednesday Morning, June 19th - from a Sketch by our Special Artist accompanying Major-General D'Dowell's Command