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September 12, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 12, 1860
* Lake Michigan disaster
* Steamship PS Lady Elgin
Page 5 has an article headed: "The Disaster On Lake Michigan" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete 8 pages, nice condition.
January 19, 1836
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Section 2 only, January 19, 1936
* Edgar Allan Poe
* Portrait discovery
* Richard Gimbel
The top of page 2 of this section has a one column heading: "MYSTERY PAINTING SHOWS A NEW POE" with subheads and the portrait of Poe that was recently found. (see)
Complete section 2 only with all 10 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More
August 16, 1866
THE ARCOLA RECORD, Illinois, August 16, 1866
* Douglas County
* Very rare title
This is the volume 1 number 17 issue of a very scarce newspaper, as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) lists only two institutions having just a single issue each (1876 and 1883) and another institution having only issues dated after October, 1914. Page 2 has a plea by the publisher to get more pe... See More
April 8, 1859
THE MEMPHIS DAILY AVALANCHE, Tennessee, April 8, 1859 From not long before the Civil War containing on the front page two illustrated ads for slaves, with details. One notes: "Forty-two likely Negroes, together with all the livestock on the plantation..." and the other: "For Sale...A no. 1 cook and laundress..." (see).
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, good ... See More
August 17, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 17, 1816 One of the better articles in this issue is headed: "Description of the Province of Cohauilia, the New Kingdom of Leon, New Santander, and Texas" which is: "Collected from the memorial of Don M. B. de Arispe". The portion which describes Texas takes about a full pg. (see for portions).
Also included is a full page arti... See More
November 20, 1840
CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, November 23, 1840 "Devoted To the Interests of the Militia, Military Science & National Defense" as noted in the masthead, where also is found their motto: "In Times Of Peace, Prepare For War". This title lasted but 52 issues. Articles include: "Report - of the minority of the Board of Visitors at West Point, 25th, June, 1840&qu... See More
October 26, 1945
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, October 26, 1945
* Robert Ley suicide death
* German Labour Front leader
The front page has two column heading: "Ley, Nazi Labor Boss, Hangs Self With Towel In Nuernberg Jail Cell" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front, suicide while awaiting trial at Nuremberg for war crimes.
Other news, spo... See More
May 12, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 12, 1877 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: MANUFACTURING OF SILVERWARE - BRYANT VASE - CALCULATING MACHINE - FIRE ESCAPE & much more, with related text.
May 9, 1873
THE WORLD, New York City, May 9, 1873
* Bloody Benders
* Cherry Vale, Kansas
* Corpses discovered
The front page has a brief article with a small and somewhat discrete heading: "Eight Dead Bodies Found Under A House" See image for key text here.
Eight pages, light staining, some margin wear with small tears, should be handled with care.... See More
January 21, 1882
GARFIELD BANNER, Tin Cup, Gunnison County, Colorado, January 21, 1882
* Very rare Old West title
A very rare title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes only one institution as having just a single issue of this title. The holdings of the only other institution with any issues were recently purchased by us.
In October 1859, prospector Jim Taylor panned some gold from Willow C... See More
August 19, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 19, 1815 Certainly the prime content in this issue is a French version of the Battle of Waterloo. An inside page has a dispatch from the Duke of Wellington which recaps some of the events of the war and the follow-up movements. This is followed by a report from the French on the historic battle, which was a significant defeat for Napoleon B... See More
Item #642104HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1871. This issue contains an article "The Voice of Christmas Past" which seems to closely relate to Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" segment of "The Ghost of Christmas Past". This also includes numerous illustrations, including one with Dickens.
The cover has a Christmas poem. Inside the issue is: "Fo... See More
May 21, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1875
* Osceola Mills PA Pennsylvania fire disaster
* Mary Todd Lincoln's suicide attempt
The front page has one column headings: "DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN" "Osceola, Penn., Swept Over By Forest Fires" and more.
Page 7 has a small heading: "Mrs. Lincoln" See image for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, light b... See More
April 15, 1889
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, April 15, 1889
* Oklahoma land rush beginning
* Boomers and Sooners
* Town of Guthrie riot
This uncommon title from the deep South has news of the day with many advertisements. Page has an article headed: "OKLAHOMA" "Hanging Around the Borders--Settlers Determined to Go Forward" and more. (see)
Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear and... See More
September 18, 1819
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819 Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution. Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2,... See More
January 11, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1817 The most notable report is the article headed: "Flag of the United States" which is a full column report on altering it, portions including: "...The original flag of the United States was composed of 13 stripes & 13 stars...On the 13th of Jan. 1794 after two new states had been admitted into the union, the national legis... See More
September 14, 1833
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1833 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period... See More
February 11, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1837 Near the back is a report from Congress which includes, in part, a report of the formal election of Martin Van Buren as President, evidenced by a chart of the electoral vote by state (see). The text reads in part: "...the return of electoral votes from each state was opened, read & recorded...After the counting of the votes was co... See More
December 28, 1811
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 28, 1811 Perhaps the prime content in this issue is a report on the Battle of Tippecanoe, headed: "Battle On The Wabash" and prefaced with: "...message from the President of the United States, enclosing governor Harrison's two letters...on the late engagement with the Indians..." with the complete text taking nearl... See More
November 19, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 19, 1831 Within this issue is a brief & rather inconspicuous item reading: "The famous Nat Turner was taken in Southampton county on the 30th ult. His place if concealment was in a cave, not many miles from the theatre of his bloody exploits. He has been tried, found guilty and hung, and his body given to the surgeons."
Amo... See More
January 15, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 15, 1831 The front page has: "Georgia And the Indians" and "Execution of George Tassels" who was an Indian.
Sixteen pages, 6 1/4 by 9 3/4 inches, lite scattered foxing, good condition.
Item #640608HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1866 The first article is 21 pages on: "Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum" which includes 20 illustrations. Some 21 years later investigative reporter Nellie Bly would rise to journalistic fame by posing as an "insane" patient to be committed to the female asylum there and exposing cruelty towards patients and the... See More
Item #640606HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July 1871 This issue has a wealth of images, maps, and content, including: "The Mount Cenis Railway and Tunnel" with eleven related prints; "The United States Naval Academy" with eleven related prints; "Along the Florida Reef" with 7 prints; "The Recovery of Jerusalem" with 12 prints; "Gallery At ... See More
August 31, 1850
WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Ogust 31, 1850 [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio] dated August 31, 1850 This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century. There was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusual newspaper which is ... See More
July 25, 1877
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, July 25, 1877
* Great railroad strike
* Riots in many cities
This 4 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
The front page has small one column headings that include: "The Situation in Wilkesbarre" "The Railroad Troubles" "The Morris & Essex" "The Situation in Reading" and more. Le... See More
March 9, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, March 9, 1871
* Chester SC South Carolina
* Race riot - war
The front page has an article headed: "A Skirmish At Chester" "Repulse Of The Negro Militia" and more. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, a little irregular along the spine, minor foxing, otherwise nice.... See More
March 8, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, March 8, 1871
* Meridian MS Mississippi
* Race riot - Freedmen
* KKK Ku Klux Klan
The front page has an article headed: "A Judge Killed In Court" "Bloody Riot at Jackson, Miss--A Long Roll of Killed and wounded" First report coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in ... See More
September 8, 1868
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 8, 1868
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK
* Bowling Green, Kentucky
* Shaker community
The front page has an article headed: "The Ku-Klux Klan" "Murders Near Bowling Green--Arson In A Shaker Community--A Warning" which is a report on their uprising in the state of Kentucky.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
September 19, 1899
THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 19, 1899
* Dreyfus Affair pardon (Judaica)
* Political scandal in France
* Miscarriage of justice
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Dreyfus Pardoned" "Welcome News Came This Morning" and more. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, light toning, should be handled ... See More
January 22, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 22, 1858
* Utah War - Mormons
* United States Army expedition
The front page has an article headed: "THE UTAH EXPEDITION" Text takes up almost 2 columns.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
November 27, 1858
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 27, 1858
* Paul Morphy in Paris
* Café de la Régence championship games
* Chess Grandmaster
Page 4 has an article headed: "The Championship of Chess--Mr. Morphy in Paris" with scores. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
June 15, 1876
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 1876 Page four has the text of the letter President Ulysses S. Grant wrote to the children and youth of America at the request of the editor of The Sunday School Times for insertion into the Centennial Edition. The letter emphasizes the importance of the Bible in regards to life and liberty: "My advice to Sunday Schools, no matter what their denomination, is... See More
January 25, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1859
* The Wanderer (slave ship)
* Captain surrenders
Near the bottom of the front page is a brief and somewhat discrete report headed: "Surrender of the Captain of the Yacht Wanderer"
Also another brief report headed: "The Supposed Slaver Laurens"
Other news of the day. Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
May 13, 1875
ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, May 13, 1875
* Henry Ward Beecher
* Elizabeth Tilton
* Adultery trial
* Victoria Woodhull
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "THE SCANDAL" "The Notorious Woodhull in Court" and more. Text takes up almost 2 full columns.
Complete in 8 pages, a li... See More
January 5, 1892
VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, January 5, 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 his... See More
Item #640368THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1807 The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an article on the causes of gout.
Complete in 55 pages and is in nice condition due to the use ... See More
Item #640367THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1807 The front page of this issue has a nice masthead of St. John's Gate and contains news & stories from around the world during this very early time in history. Very interesting reading from the day it was first reported which includes an article on the prevention of dueling amongst the people.
Complete in 50+ pages.... See More
Item #640365THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1802 The first page has an an article on the use of the sea for bathing purposes. "As the origin of the General Sea-bathing Infirmary at Margate... as long as science and humanity shall be united, in facilitating the easy access to medical aid, and in perfecting the restoration of health to the lower classes of the community...&q... See More
October 13, 1881
THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT, Irwin, (Ruby Camp), Gunnison County, Colorado, October 13, 1881
* Rare ghost town title
A quite rare mining town camp newspaper which lasted about 5 years. At the turn of the 19th century this title was resurrected in nearby Crested Butte. The only holdings of this title from Irwin noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) by any institution have since been... See More
August 18, 1866
FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, August 18, 1866 A scarce Southern newspaper from shortly after the end of the Civil War, and from the last state to surrender the Confederate cause. Various news & ads of the day with a small lone star engraving in the masthead. Eight pages, occasional damp staining or foxing and a few small worm holes.
April 10, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, April 10, 1847 Obviously a railroad-themed publication, the first in the nation (founded in 1831) replete with railroad articles, ads, etc., and with a very early image of a train in the masthead, along with a steamboat. Inside shows 2 engines of the "Norris' Locomotive Works" and other railroad-related prints (see images).
Sixteen page... See More
February 6, 1858
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Feb. 6, 1858 The ftpg. shows: "Frederic W. Lincoln, Mayor of Boston". Inside has a nearly half page: "General View of the City of Syracuse, New York" and another nearly halfpg: "View of Salina Street, Syracuse, New York" with a related article on Syracuse as well. The back page has 2 prints concerning Siam.
Complete in sixteen pa... See More
July 28, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 25, 1877
* Great railroad strike ending ?
* Riots in many cities
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has several headings: SEE. (see) Much more on page 4 with loads of text.
This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable... See More
March 11, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 11, 1870
* Marias Massacre - Piegan Blackfeet Indians
Page 5 has an article headed: "The Indians" "The Piegan Slaughter...." (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along spine, archival mend on page 2, otherwise in good condition.
July 10, 1857
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 10, 1857
* Dead Rabbits vs. Bowery Boys - riot
* New York City civil disturbance
Page 5 has an article headed: "Dead Rabbit Demonstration" and more. (see) Lengthy text.
Other news of the day. Eight pages, archival overlay along the margins with a little margin wear, sold as is.
February 8, 1866
MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, February 8, 1866
* 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 o... See More
October 21, 1889
BRONSON JOURNAL, Michigan, October 21, 1887
* Uncommon title from Great Lakes region
This issue contains news and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 4 pages, measures 25 1/2 x 19 1/2, loose along the spine, light toning, should be handled with care.
October 9, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1897
The front page of this issue has a full page illustration by W. A. Rogers titled: "Attitude of the Easy Boss". Fullpg: 'Shipping Grain at Brooklyn Elevators' & fullpg. with 6 illus. of; 'Moving The Great Grain Crop Thru the Lakes'. Nice fullpg. with 7 photos of: 'In The Klondike Gold Fields'. Fullpg. with 5 pho... See More
July 8, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 8, 1877
* Battle of Cottonwood - Idaho
* Nez Perce War - Looking Glass
* Captain Stephen Whipple
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 3 has an article headed: "THE RED REBELS" "Col. Whipple Smashes Looking Glass at Clear Creek" and more. (see)
This issue is not fragile as newsprint b... See More
December 3, 1875
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 3, 1875
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Discovers Etheric force
* Radio waves
Page 4 has most of a column taken up with: "Etheric Force" which notes in part: "...an ingenious person of telegraphic antecedents has just informed the world that he has discovered a new force, which he calls the 'etheric force'...This force, he assures us, is neither... See More
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