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December 25, 1841
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, Dec. 25, 1841 Page 2 contains: "The New Israelites--Margaret Bishop, the Female Preacher" with the body concerning an interview between her and James Gordon Bennett, the publisher of the Herald. One bit notes: "Mr. B. Your religion seems a little like that of the Mormons. What do you think of the Mormons? Marg. Oh well, I think 'em a well meani... See More
March 26, 1842
THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, March 26, 1842
* General Mariano Arista
Page 5 has a noteworthy article headed: "Important From Texas--War Commenced--Texas Invaded by the Mexicans!" with various details. See this hyperlink for more on the Mexican invasion of 1842.
Eight pages, good condition.... See More
July 23, 1836
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, July 23, 1836
* Fort Mitchell, Alabama
* Texas War for Independence
* General Winfield Scott
Page 3 has: "From The Army--Official" which is a report from Fort Mitchell (Alabama) & signed in type by: Winfield Scott, concerning various actions with the Indians. Also: "Texas" which mentions: "...... See More
August 9, 1836
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1836 Page 3 has an interesting article with small heading: "Maria Monk's Awful Disclosures". For the background on this I will refer you to our item 629961, a issue of an unusual publication: "The Downfall of Babylon". One of the more sensational stories exploited in later issues of this newspaper w... See More
September 8, 1850
THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, September 8, 1850 Page two reports "California Admitted" "...A bill for the admission of the State of California into the Union. Whereas the people of California have presented a constitution and asked admission into the Union, which constitution was submitted to Congress by the President of the United States... Be it enacted by the Senate ... See More
March 8, 1845
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, March 8, 1845 The front page has a report "Inauguration of President Polk" "...The arrangements were admirable. We give the programme as published in advance... The ceremony at the Capitol, was very imposing... The flag-staffs of the whigs, as well as an acknowledgment that The Chief of the Nation was there, and must be duly recognized... See More
January 28, 1837
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 28, 1837 The front page has a report "Michigan. On Wednesday last the bill for the admission of Michigan into the union, passed the house of representatives, and on the following day received the sanction of the president, and became a law of the land... The union now comprises twenty-six states, precisely double the number on the Declar... See More
April 25, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1812 Inside has a report headed: "George Clinton -- Dead !" which includes: "... It is with feeling of unmixed veneration for the character of the revolutionary hero, the patriot and statesman, combined in one, that we announce that the venerable GEORGE CLINTON IS NO MORE. He expired about 9 o'clock yesterday morning, at his lodgin... See More
July 2, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 2, 1836 A front page report begins: "It becomes our melancholy duty to announce the death of James Madison, who departed this life on the 28th ult..." More, plus a reference to the "great plan of government" and an acknowledgment of Madison's contribution to the plan: "...and to the memory of no one of that band of patr... See More
April 10, 1852
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 10, 1852 This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857.... See More
Within this issue are prints captioned: "View of the Island of St. Thomas, West Indies"; "Market Place, At
Within this issue are prints captioned: "View of the Island of St. Thomas, West Indies"; "Market Place, At
August 11, 1849
THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, (New York), August 11, 1849 "The Oneida Community was in many ways the most radical social & sexual experiment in American history, founded in central New York by John Humphrey Noyes & a small band of Christian perfectionists in March, 1848. This community, which had evolved during the 1840's from an earlier group association in Putney... See More
March 13, 1861
WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE (weekly), Cincinnati, Ohio, March 13, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* First Inauguration details
The front page has over a full column taken up with very fine & detailed commentary headed: "The Inauguration" of Abraham Lincoln. With the text of his inaugural address in the previous week's issue, without other inaugural details, this issu... See More
January 30, 1855
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, January 30, 1855 This issue has numerous slavery-themed articles throughout, particularly in regards to the events in Kansas (see images). Also included are articles describing prisoners escaping from the State prison on Marine Island, reports from the Sandwich Islands, another from Utah describing the tension between Mormons on the governor of the state of Utah... See More
February 2, 1855
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 2, 1855
* Southern slave auction eyewitness account
* Barbarism & cruelty of the event told
The front page contains an incredibly graphic eye-witness account of a slave auction by one totally unfamiliar to such a scene. His comments are both objective & horrific as he relays what he sees. Datelined at New Orleans, he notes near the beginning:... See More
January 30, 1855
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 30, 1855
* New Orleans slave auction
* Great descriptive account
The first column of page 3 contains an incredibly graphic eye-witness account of a slave auction by one totally unfamiliar to such a scene. His comments are both objective & horrific as he relays what he sees. Datelined at New Orleans, he notes near the beginning: "I have just returned fro... See More
October 7, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 7, 1858
* New York Crystal Palace
* Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
* Fire disaster
The front page has an article headed: "The Crystal Palace Fire" "Scenes In And Around The Ruins" "No Lives Lost in the Destruction of the Building" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up most of the front page.
Other news of the day. Comp... See More
April 6, 1941
LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, California, April 6, 1941 (incomplete issue)
* Battle of Greece begins
* Nazis invasion of the Balkins
The front page has a banner headline: "NAZIS, SLAVS AT WAR!" with subheads: "Croats Want Peace, Split Yugoslavia in Nazi Row", "Treaty Pledges Russia, Slav Cooperation", "British Stem Nazis in Big Libya Battle", and more. ... See More
August 10, 1821
RICHMOND ENQUIRER, Virginia, Aug. 10, 1821
* Early slave advertisements
* From the future confederate capital
Page 2 has: "Intelligence From the West" which is a terrific & very descriptive letter datelined "Fort Wayne" and introduced as: "...a very interesting letter from Henry R. Schoolcraft...now traversing the immense region lying between Detroit and t... See More
February 27, 1861
WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln's journey to his inauguration
An entire front page column is taken up with text on Lincoln as his makes his was from Illinois to Washington, D.C. for his inauguration, headed: "Mr. Lincoln In New Jersey". It includes his address to the State at Trenton, plus some text on his speech at Independen... See More
October 26, 1840
THE DAILY REGISTER, New Bedford, Massachusetts, October 26, 1840
* Election Fraud proclaimed
* William Henry Harrison vs. Martin Van Buren
The front page has a nice printing of the Van Buren and Johnson Democratic Ticket, followed by: "INFAMOUS FRAUD EXPOSED", which tells of the Whigs of New York paying $30 per person to come to New York to vote in as many as five times in v... See More
June 19, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849 Page 3 has much on the death of ex-President James Polk. Page 4 has a small ad for Colt's Improved Repeating Pistol. Also on page 4 is a $150 reward ad for a runaway black man from Luray, Virginia. As was typical of newspapers through this period, each column has black bold lines called "mourning rules", in honor of the death of ... See More
December 13, 1843
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Dec. 13, 1843
* President John Tyler
* State of the Union Address
Taking much of pages 2 & 3 is the: "President's Message" being the annual state-of-the-union address to the nation, signed by him in type: John Tyler. [historical tidbit: two of John Tyler's grandsons are still living--see hyperlink]
Four pages, two small mends dist... See More
April 1, 1816
NEW YORK EVENING POST, April 1, 1816
* Bushrod Washington letter request
* George Washington's remains
Page 2 contains a very notable letter signed in type by: Bushrod Washington, the nephew of George Washington, which is in response from the state of Virginia that the remains of George Washington be re-interred in Richmond. Bushrod ultimately does not permit it, citing the will o... See More
February 13, 1818
NEW YORK SPECTATOR, Feb. 13, 1818
* General Edward P. Gaines
* First Seminole War
Page 2 has some nice details on the Seminole Wars featuring a letter signed in type by: Edmund Gaines and dated at Hartford, Georgia, Jan. 23, 1818 (see for portions).
Four pages, nice condition.
March 26, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1842 Beginning on the front page and carrying over to pages 2 and 3 is an article headed: "Texas And Mexico". This concerns the trouble between the two and notes the Mexican perspective near the beginning: "...already by alternate threats & promises they attempt to drive us Mexicans to a renunciation of our rights,and to&n... See More
January 15, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 15, 1820 Certainly the best article in this issue is the lengthy report headed: "Expedition to the Yellow Stone" which has some great detail on this expedition, which is a very early report. The text takes over 3 pages and includes a half pg. chart headed: "Statement Showing the Movement of the Troops composing the Missouri & ... See More
August 24, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 24, 1816 One of the better items in his issue is a brief article headed "Summary Notices of Events" which includes: "It is stated that the senate of the 'free city' of Lubec has ordered all the Jews settled there ti leave it..." with a bit more, and ending with: "...They seem never to have a home." (see).
Amon... See More
July 14, 1856
BOSTON PRESS AND POST, July 14, 1856.
* James Buchanan for President endorsement
The photo shows a front page endorsement for the Buchanan-Breckinridge ticket in the presidential contest of 1856. Includes the title and date, plus the names of the electors with illustration of a heraldic eagle. (see)
News of the day with many ads. Larger sized paper measuring 28 1/2 x 21 1/2 inc
July 8, 1847
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847 The front page has: "Late From Vera Cruz" with news on the Mexican War taking over half a column. Inside includes: "The News From Mexico" "A Visit to Lake Superior" "A Faithful Negro" and more.
Four pages, some damp staining to the lower half, generally good.
August 20, 1853
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 20, 1853 An early issue of this still-publishing periodical. The ftpg. shows: "Iron Refining & Puddling Furnaces". Pg. 2 has lengthy text on "The Crystal Palace" in New York. Pg. 5 shows: "Brown's Improvement on Saw Mills".
Sixteen pages, good condition.
August 20, 1847
MEXICAN WAR MAP A very unusual item, being a large-size, measuring 20 by 32 1/2 inches, map titled: "Map of Genl. Worth's Operations on the 20th of Aug. 1847" which shows the vicinity form San Antonio (Mexico) to Churubusco including some nice details. The inset in the lower right notes in part: "The two fronts of attack of the bridge head fort were bastioned fronts, propo... See More
February 26, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The ft... See More
January 5, 1811
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, January 5, 1811 (No. 5)
* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper
This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.
In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to hi... See More
January 23, 1841
THE LOG CABIN, New York, Jan. 23, 1841
* William Henry Harrison
* Rare campaign title by Greeley
The famous campaign newspaper published by Horace Greeley in support of William Henry Harrison in the 1840 election. The content is almost entirely political & includes: "Government Officers, Agents, and Salaries" "The Public Lands" "The Loco-Focos Proper"... See More
May 9, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1818 The last two pages contain a rather inconspicuous yet very historic report from Congress, being a printing of: "An Act to Establish the flag of the United States" with the text including in part: "...the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, that the union be twenty stars, white in ... See More
September 9, 1820
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, September 9 and 16, 1820 (pair of issues)
* Constitution of Maine
* pair of issues
This is a pair of issues, consecutively dated September 9 and 16, 1820, within which is the complete text of the: "Constitution of Maine" which begins in the Sept. 9 issue which includes the Preamble and articles 1 thru X on nearly 7 pages, with the balanc... See More
July 22, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, July 22, 1815
* James Lawrence - USS Chesapeake
* "Don't give up the ship"
* War of 1812
The entire front page and almost all of page 2 are taken up with: "Lawrence and the Chesapeake" which has much on the battle which cost Captain Lawrence his life. Portions of the report include: "...Lawrence fell! and t... See More
March 17, 1821
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 17, 1821 Inside has close to six pages headed: "Treaty With Spain - By the President of the United States - A PROCLAMATION". This is more commonly known as the Adams-Onis Treaty, or the Florida Treaty, wherein Spain gave Florida to the United States and set a boundary between the United States and Mexico (see hyperlink for details).
Thi... See More
May 20, 1807
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 20, 1807 The back page has a very nice illustrated ad for: "Church Bells - Paul Revere & Sons" with some descriptive text, and a rather large engraving of a bell. Please see photo for details.
This is complete in four pages with some lite dampstaining in the lower third of the issue, slight irre... See More
November 3, 1855
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 3, 1855 Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly, but an earlier publication and much less common. The front page shows; "Lewiston Suspension Bridge & Queenstown Heights"in Ontario, with a related article. Inside has 2 pages with 6 prints of: "Views In Philadelphia" & the back page has 3 prints from... See More
March 20, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 20, 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 im... See More
February 3, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 3, 1816 One of the more notable items is the reporting (pages 401-402) of the trial and execution of the beloved Frenchman Marshal Ney. Ney's execution was an example intended for Napoleon's other marshals and generals, many of whom were eventually exonerated by the Bourbon monarchy. Other news of the day is present throughou... See More
June 30, 1851
SANDUSKY WEEKLY REGISTER, Ohio, August 4, 1851
* Erie County
* Uncommon title
This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with a few advertisements. Located in Northern Ohio, Sandusky is situated along the shores of Lake Erie.
Complete, measures 26 x 19 inches, minor wear at the folds, generally in nice condition.
December 30, 1839
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT AND STATE GAZETTE, Concord, December 30, 1839
* President Martin Van Buren
* State of the Union Address
The "Message of the President to Both Houses of Congress" takes all of page 2 and concludes on page 3 where it is signed in type: M. Van Buren.
Four pages, a few small archival mends to edge tears, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More
August 23, 1803
BALANCE, & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, August 23, 1803 The front page has an interesting article comparing the relative value of enlarging the U.S. by purchase of the Louisiana Territory of the Floridas.
An inside pg. has a report about the Island of Burlington (N.J.), located in the Delaware River listing the number of houses and inhabitants for 1789, 1797, and 1803, with v... See More
March 11, 1820
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 11, 1820
* The Missouri Compromise
* Slavery regulation
* Maine statehood
The top of the front page has an historic report headed: "Congressional Diary" with a subhead: "Missouri Bill" noting: "A message was received from the House that they concurred with the Senate in the amendments to the bill to admit Missouri into the Un... See More
July 29, 1817
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1817 The top of the ftpg: "Napoleon Buonaparte" which begins: "The fact of Bonaparte being employed in writing 'Memoirs of his Own Life and Times'...".
Inside has: "The President's Tour" and "An Indian Treaty" with the Cherokees.
Four pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More
Item #627928NEW YORK EVENING POST, August, 1815
* Illustrated ship advertisements
* Early 19th century original
The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat, a stage coach, and at least ten illustrated ship ads.
Four pages, some scattered foxing, generally nice condition.
December 29, 1819
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 29, 1819 Page 2 has several brief items including: "Yellow Stone Expedition" "Paper Money" and: "More Pirates" among various other news reports.
Four pages, nice condition.
May 11, 1847
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 11, 1847
* Mexican-American War
* Battle of Cerro Gordo
* Winfield Scott vs. Santa Anna
Some great front page content on the Mexican War including: "Dispatch From General Scott - Official Account of the Battle of Cerro Gordo" which takes most of a column & is signed in type: Winfield Scott. Also: "Kearney and Stockton" "Mexico ... See More
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