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November 2, 1848
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, September 28, 1848
* First election held by all on the 1st Tuesday of November
* Illustrated ads - one of a mermaid
The United States Presidential election of 1848 was the first election in which all states held their election on the same day. This also marked the 1st Tuesday of November as the fixed date for the national election.
This i... See More
March 25, 1889
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 25, 1889
* The death of "The Leatherman"
Page two has a a small report headed: "THE OLD 'LEATHERMAN' DEAD", followed by a brief report on the demise of a well-known vagabond of the late 1800's. See photo for details.
Other news of the day with period advertising are found throughout.
Eight pages, toning throughout, partially loose a... See More
May 20, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 20, 1875
* Mary Todd Lincoln INSANE
* President Abraham's wife
The front page has one column headings: "Mrs. Abraham Lincoln" "Trial Of The Question Of Her Sanity In Chicago--A Verdict That She Is Insane Rendered" See image for text here.
Complete in 8 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition. Should be handled with care.... See More
November 29, 1871
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 29, 1871
* Catherine O'Leary's cow legend
* Chicago fire started from her barn
Page 3 has a very interesting article headed: "Mrs. O'Leary's Cow" "Attempt to Get at the Truth as to the Origin of the Chicago Fire--Statement of Neighbors". Keep in mind that this was just 7 weeks after the fire, and it is rare to find contemporary ... See More
March 1, 1877
THE REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, March 1, 1877
* Alexander Graham Bell
* Telephone invention
The top of page 3 has: "Voice Telegraphy" "Prof. Bell's Invention of the Telephone" "Another Practical Test of Its Merits" which is datelined from Salem & begins: "Lyceum hall has been crowded this evening with an audience of 500 which had assembled t... See More
November 8, 1860
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., November 8, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln elected
* Presidential election
This is the tri-weekly edition of this famous newspaper which is perhaps the best newspaper to have with news on any Presidential election, being from the nation's capital.
The front page has a report: "The Presidential Election" which begins: "As it has be... See More
November 23, 1813
THE WAR, New York, Nov. 23, 1813 This is an interesting and somewhat short-lived newspaper which came into existence for the expressed purpose of reporting news from the War of 1812. When the war ended so did this newspaper. Most of the ftpg. is taken up with: "Barbarities Of The Enemy...Detention of Mariners as Prisoners of War, who were in England at the Time the War Was Declare... See More
July 10, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 10, 1859
* John Wise (balloonist)
* Ballooning - "Atlantic"
* Mississippi River to Lake Ontario flight & more
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Sailing In The Air" "The Balloon Voyage from the Mississippi to Lake Ontario" and more. Lengthy text takes up full column on the front page and 3 columns on ... See More
May 29, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1869
* Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad
* Great double-page print with article
The key print in this issue is a fine double page centerfold on "Completion Of The Pacific Railroad - The Great Link Connecting Europe With Asia Across the American Continent", which is a great scene of the Transcontinental Railroad with vignettes around... See More
May 31, 1856
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, May 31, 1856
* Bleeding Kansas
* Missouri border invasion
* War on slavery
Page 3 has a report headed: "THE KANSAS WAR" "Further Particulars of the Attack on Lawrence" and more (see) which is concerning the trouble in Kansas over the slavery issue.
Eight pages, a little spine wear, nice condition.... See More
July 1, 1898
THE OAKMAN NEWS, Alabama, July 1, 1898
* Uncommon title
This 4 page issue has news of the day, literary content and advertisements.
Complete, light toning, minor margin wear, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.
October 26, 1850
HOUSEHOLD WORDS, London, England, October 26, 1850
* Charles Dickens original writing within his own publication
Starting on the front page is "Lively Turtle", an original writing by Charles Dickens. While Household Words was a Dickens' publication, most of the literary contributions were made by others. Although he did make ongoing contributions, nearly all are unattributed.
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May 25, 1867
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1867
* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow
* Tennessee governor - anti-slavery abolitionist
The front page has a article headed: "Gov. Brownlow Addresses the [Blacks]" (see) Also front page reporting on the ongoing American Indian Wars.
Complete with all 8 pages, good condition.
July 21, 1865
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Sept. 8, 1865 This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.
Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "The Andersonville Prison-Keeper" beginning: "The trial of Capt. Wirz, the keeper of t... See More
May 26, 1867
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 26, 1867
* Robert E. Lee's surrender to Grant
* Detailed account revisited
Page 2 has an editorial headed: "The Great Surrender" which gives an account on the final days of the Civil War with Lee's surrender. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, nice condition.
February 1, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 1, 1875
* Great Jesse James report
* Raid on his home (birthplace)
* Kearney, Missouri
The top of page 2 has a rather lengthy & interesting article headed: "THE JAMES BOYS" "The Attempt To Capture Them At Kearney" with subheads: "Strange Acts of the Detectives--A Bombshell Thrown Into Mrs. Samuels' House--A Child Killed An... See More
July 3, 1880
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 3, 1880
* Early Socialism in the United States
Perhaps the most notable feature is small illustration found on page 312: "THE FACTORS OF THE GREENBACK - LABOR - SOCIALIST - WOMAN - SUFFRAGE PARTY!" The cover has: "OHIO.--AFTER THE CONVENTION--POPULAR RECEPTIONS TO GENERAL GARFIELD AT CLEVELAND," which has related text a... See More
January 1, 1819
(lot of 8 issues) NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, 1819
* Slavery in America
* Emancipation hopes
Here is a group of eight issues of this title, each containing an installment of an editorial entitled the "Mitigation of Slavery".
In the "Mitigation of Slavery--No. 1 (May 8, 1819 issue) Hezekiah Niles, the editor and publisher of this title, explain... See More
December 2, 1820
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, December 2, 1820
* The Historic Green Dragon Tavern (Boston).
* The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts
The first column of the front page has 2 wonderful advertisements: one for a meeting which was to be held at the (now) historic Green Dragon Tavern, and the other for a meeting to be held by The Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Massachusetts (Masons).
A... See More
May 23, 1883
THE EVENING NEWS, Detroit, May 23, 1883
* Brooklyn Bridge construction is complete
The back page has an article headed: "The Bridge Opening" & more. (see) Great to have in this famous NYC title.
Complete with all 8 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally good.
December 2, 1877
MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July Dec. 2, 1877
* Rare Old West title
In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of the... See More
August 29, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 29, 1829 Inside has over a full page taken up with: "Army of the United States - Promotions & Appointments", with one of the entries reading: "Cadet Robert E. Lee, to be brevet 2nd lieutenant 1st July, 1829". A very early report of the future & famous Confederate general. Also within: "The Creek Indians" which ... See More
May 6, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1860
* African slave trade - Kongo
* re. Slaver Storm King escape
* Indictment of officers
The back page has a report headed: "The Slave Trade In New York" "The Escape of the Alleged Slaver Storm King...." (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing flaw near beginning the mentioned report (see), otherwise nice.... See More
January 11, 1873
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 11, 1873 The issue features the latest inventions and innovations of the day including: "STEAM PRESS", "SALOON OF BESSEMER'S ANTI-SEA-SICK SHIP", "ELEVATED RAILWAY", "WATER WHEEL", and more, all of which include supporting text. A number of interesting advertisements are present as well, along with a sum... See More
July 26, 1839
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, July 26, 1839
* Runaway slave advertisements
A front page notice offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see)
Page 2 has a even more interesting ad headed: "Five Hundred Dollars Reward" which has descriptions of 4 runaway slaves. (see) Unusu... See More
September 23, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 1849
* Colt Revolver Ad
* Runaway slave ad
* Gold Rush era newspaper
The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)
Four pages, good condition.... See More
June 10, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, June 10, 1854
* Andrew Jackson
* The Tocconuc Mountains
This particular issue has the following woodcuts: Monument to the late Richard Johnson, at Frankfort, Kentucky - Equestrian Statue of Andrew Jackson, at Washington - Tocconuc Mountains, and Twin Lakes, Salisbury, Connecticut - Site of the Revolutionary Foundry, Salisbury, Connecticut - Lumbering e... See More
May 2, 1855
THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, (Long Island), New York, May 2, 1855 Page 3 has a rare ad for "Photographs & Daguerreotypes... [by] Douglass & Van Scoy", noteworthy early American pioneers in photography. Other news of the day, including a thought provoking short story which tells of a young girl who leaves home to find a job in order to help support her widowed mother, is f... See More
October 7, 1856
LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., October 7, 1856
A nice front page endorsement for the Buchanan-Breckinridge ticket which appears near the top of the first column. Includes candidates for state offices too. Uncommon to have a presidential endorsement on the front page. Long Island Railroad Autumn/Winter Schedule is surrounded by interesting classified... See More
April 24, 1819
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 24, 1819
* Details About James Monroe's Visit to Nags Head and Roanoke Island
* Monroe Support of Albemarle Sound Direct Outlet
* Response to Citizens of Plymouth, Signed in Type
On the frontpage under "President's Tour" are details about James Monroe's visit to N. Carolina stating his boat anchored at Nags Head, and later visit... See More
September 23, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston MA, September 23, 1854
* Images of various dog breeds
* View of Lake George, New York
This 16 page newspaper is one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time. The famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857. The woodcuts in these issues give the public a sense of what was going on around America at the time. This particular issue has the follo... See More
July 24, 1852
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 24, 1852
* Newport, Rhode Island prints
* Boston's asylum for the blind
Nice ftpg. portrait of Henry Clay seated at a chair with a dog resting on the floor, plus text. Two page article inside has nearly a halfpg. view of Newport, Rhode Island plus a "View Of the First Beach" and four smaller illus. of notable landmarks. Bkpg. has two ... See More
March 24, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 24, 1855
* Early views of Chicago & Charleston
* Shelburne Falls
Inside are various small prints showing scenes at Shelburne Falls, North Adams, the Deerfield River, Saddle Mountain, Hadley, Mount Holyoke, & Mount Tom. There is a nearly half page bird's-eye view of the: "City of Charleston, South Carolina" and a bit smaller p... See More
March 20, 1856
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, March 20, 1856
* The endorsement of the "Know Nothing" candidates
An endorsement at the top of the first column on pg. 2 supports the "Know Nothing" candidates with: "For President, Millard Fillmore, Of New York. For Vice President, Andrew J. Donelson, Of Tennessee." Title appears just above the endorsement. Perhaps o... See More
November 25, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 25, 1871
* The Tammany Tiger
* Wandering minstrels in New York
Key prints include: "The Wandering Minstrels" in N.Y. City, a political cartoon: "Reform Triumphant", which shows "N.Y. City" conquering the Tammany tiger, a view of a soup house in Chicago, and more. See images for details.
Complete in 16 pages, minor foxin... See More
May 22, 1866
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1866
* Very first meeting of the ASPCA (founding)
* Humane Law Enforcement Division
The back page has an article taking 8 column inches headed: "American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals" which begins: "The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, held their first regular meeting since incorporation, last ev... See More
Item #659690HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, April, 1871. Featured in this issue are interesting prints of scenes "Along the Florida Reef", with lengthy supporting text. Other articles with related prints include: "The American Baron","The Pitcairn Islanders", "Frederick The Great", and more. See images for details.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound w/... See More
Item #659689HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1857. Featured in this issue are interesting prints of scenes in the State of North Carolina, which includes lengthy text. See images for details. Other articles with supporting text are found throughout.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers. A Reader's Digest-sized issue, minor spotting on the front page, but in overall n... See More
Item #659688HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1866. Featured in this issue is an article "Personal Recollections of the War", by a Virginian. Other articles are: "The Reese River Country (Mining in Nevada)"; "Are There Other Inhabited Worlds?"; "Henry Barth, the African Traveler"; and other additional stories with related illustrations. See photos for d... See More
Item #659686HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, August, 1875. Featured in this issue are interesting prints of the life of the ancient Pueblo Indians of New Mexico & Arizona, with lengthy supporting text. See images for details. Other articles with related prints are found throughout.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound w/out wrappers. A Reader's Digest-sized issue in nice condition.... See More
Item #659683HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, May, 1881. Featured in this issue are interesting prints showing a number of the era's musicians from the New York region, which includes lengthy supporting text. See images for details. Other articles with related prints are found throughout.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound w/out wrappers. A Reader's Digest-sized issue in nice condition.... See More
February 3, 1892
VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, Feb. 3, 1892
* Rare Southwestern title
* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)
A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early histor... See More
September 19, 1873
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 19, 1873
* Wall Street - stock market failure
* Panic of 1873 beginning
* Jay Cooke & Company
* Best title to be had ?
Eight of the 12 columns on pages 4 & 5 are taken up with the early reports on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.
Nice one column he... See More
January 15, 1886
THE MEDIUM AND DAYBREAK, London, Jan. 15, 1886
* Ghosts - mediums - spectre - apparition - spooks
A fascinating & unusual newspaper subtitled: "A Weekly Journal Devoted to the History, Phenomena, Philosophy & Teachings of Spiritualism" as noted in the masthead. The great illustration in the masthead themes on this topic--very displayable as such. Among the articles ar... See More
Item #659630HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, November, 1868. The front page has the beginning of a multi-page article: "FISH-CULTURE IN AMERICA", which has considerable text and related illustrations in regards to the controlled raising and breeding of fish. A background history of Pisciculture is included.
Additional articles with associated prints include: "THE HANDEL FESTI... See More
Item #659629HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, April, 1881. This famous monthly periodical has on the front page the beginning of a multi-page article headed: "THE GREEN MOUNTAINS IN SUGAR-TIME", which contains several small illustrations. Featured in this issue are interesting prints associated with Indian education in Hampton, Virginia & Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with related pri... See More
Item #659628HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, June, 1868. Featured in this issue are interesting prints of various areas of Lookout Mountain (in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee), which was the location of an important Civil War battle.
Another multi-page article relates to shooting stars, detonating meteors, and aereolites (meteor showers). Additional articles with many associated prints a... See More
Item #659627HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1875. Featured in this issue are interesting prints associated with Children's fairy tales and songs, which include lengthy, related text. Additional interesting stories and news events with numerous prints are found throughout - too many to photograph.
Reader's digest sized issue in nice condition. Approximately 150 pages.
Item #659626HARPER'S MONTHLY, N.Y., March, 1854 Beginning on the ftpg. is a 14 pg. article about the "Grinnell Expedition", which has 29 small illustrations of various scenes of the region: the "Interior of a native hut", the "Inspectors' house at Lievely", "Devil's Thumb", "Melville Bay", and more. Another article, "Cotton and Its Cultivation... See More
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, November, 1874 This famous monthly periodical has on the front page the beginning of a 12 page article headed: "The Bahamas", which contains 14 small illustrations including one on the ftpg. showing a nice view of Hopetown's Harbor, Abaco, From The Light House, plus illustrations of the Government House, a Sponge Yard, En... See More
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