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March 12, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1859 An incomplete issue as it is lacking half of the pages, but present is the desired full page print by Winslow Homer: "Skating At Boston" which is in nice condition (see photos).
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March 5, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York A lot of 9 complete issues with dates: July 30; August 6; Sept. 10, 17; Oct. 8, 29; Nov. 19, Dec. 3, 31, all in 1859.
All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as prints within are generally n... See More
March 5, 1859
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York A lot of 16 complete issues with dates: Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 5, 12, 19; March 5; April 2, 9; May 14, 21, 28; June 18; July 2, 9, 23, all in 1859.
All issues are mostly loose at the spine and have a bit of irregularity at the margin as they were never bound nor trimmed. Even toning and perhaps some stray tears. Actually nicer than a "2nd rate" lot as print... See More
November 25, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 25, 1820
* Gold Half Eagles - coins
* United States Mint
Featured in this issue is a nice report on the United States Mint going to mint half eagle coins out of gold. See images for details.
Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.
Complete in 16 pages, measur... See More
March 19, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1842
* Creole slavery slaves case
* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny
The front page has an article headed: "The Creole Captives", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history. This article is a report from Parliament in London discussing the slave ship situation (... See More
May 23, 1807
THE OBSERVER, Baltimore, May 23, 1807
* First Woman editor of a general-interest magazine
A short-lived periodical which published only from November, 1806 thru December, 1807.
Its significance in the world of journalism is that its editor, Eliza Anderson Godefoy, or Eliza Anderson at the time (pseudonym "Beatrice Ironside"), was the first woman to edit a general-interest ma... See More
January 11, 1850
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1850
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
The front page begins with a column taken up with: "Another Route to the Pacific" followed by: "Additional from California and the Isthmus". Page 2 has over 3 column taken up with: "The Red Men of America - Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs" (close-trimmed at... See More
December 6, 1823
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 6, 1823
* The complete Monroe Doctrine
* United States foreign policy
An inside page has the "President's Message" being James Monroe's annual address to Congress. Part of his message contains the historic language warning European powers not to get involved in any affairs in the western hemisphere. This directive became kn... See More
September 11, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, September 11, 1849 Page three has the interesting Chippewa legend, "The Dancing Ghosts", which centers on their response to the Northern Lights phenomenon. The issue also contains much on the issue of slavery and Native Americans, as well as reports related to Westward Expansion.
Complete in four pages,with much political reporting, news of the ... See More
July 20, 1842
LOUISVILLE WEEKLY JOURNAL, Kentucky, July 20, 1842
* Rare antebellum title from Kentucky
* Illustrated slave advertisements
An early Kentucky newspaper from 19 years before the outbreak of the Civil War.
A wide range of news tidbits fill most of this large-size newspaper, but with a variety of ads as well. Included are two illustrated runaway slave ads.
Four pages, large size, good condit... See More
February 20, 1849
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 20, 1849 Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "The War the Gold is Gathered", mostly taken up with a letter datelined at San Francisco, Dec. 25, 1848. It is prefaced with a note: "...letter from the Gold Region...gives rather a gloomy view of the state of a... See More
January 3, 1855
THE LANCASTER LEDGER, Lancaster Court House, South Carolina, Jan. 3, 1855 A wide range of content including news items, literary content, political reports, etc., with pages 3 & 4 mostly taken up with ads. One is headed: "20 Likely Negroes For Sale" with details.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, minor irregularities at the margins, light foxing, generally good condition.... See More
December 4, 1852
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Dec. 4, 1852 The ftpg. has text and portraits of: "Gen. Frank Pierce and Hon. William R. King, President & Vice President Elect of the United States".
Prints inside include a scene of "Third Street, Phila." and several prints of hunting dogs.
Sixteen pages, a British Museum inked stamp in the dateline, great condition.
September 1, 1832
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 1, 1832
* Bad Axe Massacre
* Black Hawk War
* Mordecai Manuel Noah - Jewish
An inside page has: "Affairs With the Indians" takes over a full page and has much detail on what was known as the Battle of Bad Axe, or the Bad Axe Massacre. This was the final battle of the Black Hawk War, marking the end of the war between settlers a... See More
June 11, 1859
GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War".
Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing in Australia" "Transport of Wool From the Blue Mountains, Australia" and two... See More
December 7, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Just after Brown's execution
Page 3 has over 3 columns of text headed: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" with subheads: "The Fugitives--Cook and Virginia In Kansas" "Further Testimony--Letter from C.P. Tidd" "John Brown and G. W. Brown&q... See More
June 14, 1805
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, July 30, 1803; United States' Gazette, Oct. 9, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Nov. 2, 1808; New England Palladium, Oct. 22, 1802; and Boston Gazette, June 14, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More
November 26, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 26, 1831
* Mordecai Manuel Noah
* Ararat, City of Refuge
An inside page has a nice report on the ceremonies of the laying of the cornerstone of the city of Ararat. This was the project of Mordecai M. Noah, who is acknowledged to be the first American born Jew to rise to national prominence. His city of Ararat was to be a Jewish homeland in Ameri... See More
January 2, 1858
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
November 11, 1865
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1865
* Execution of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
Column heads on the ftpg: "Execution Of Henry Wirz" "How the Condemned Met His Death" "Review of His Life and Character" "Singular Statement" "A Scheme to Take Poison" "The Charges and Specifications" "Efforts of ... See More
March 12, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, March 12, 1853 The ftg. shows: "A Fine View of the New Mammoth St. Nicholas Hotel, Broadway, New York" with text.
Prints inside include: "...a Snow Avalanche on the Alps"; nice full page pritns of: "Gen. Frank Pierce, President of the U.S." and: "Hon. William R. King, Vice President of the U.S." and more.
Sixteen page... See More
June 3, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1815
* United States Navy
* Napoleon Bonaparte
Inside has an article: "Navy of the United States" which includes a half page chart of the ships of the United States, columns for "Rate" "Name of Vessels" "Commanders" "Stations, etc.". This is followed by a smaller chart with text headed: &q... See More
May 28, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, May 28, 1860
* African slave trade - Kongo
* American Slaver ship capture
The front page has an article headed: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars Relative To The Slaver William, Late Of Baltimore, At Key West" which begins: "The William left the Congo River nine days before the Wildfire, having on board 790 slaves, and arrived here [Ke... See More
March 6, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858
* African slave trade resumes
* Southern States pass bill (Louisiana)
Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation i... See More
September 23, 1851
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 23, 1851
* American writer death
Taking three-quarters of a column on pg. 3 is a report: "Death Of James Fenimore Cooper". Nice details about the career of America's first great novelist.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
January 18, 1853
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853
* Twelve Years a Slave
* Solomon Northup
* Kidnapped into slavery
The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning fil... See More
May 16, 1846
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 16, 1846
* Rare antebellum title
* Mexican War
Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, seven years before the Civil War.
The key content in this is breaking news headlines on page 3 from the start of the Mexican War: "From The ... See More
April 9, 1856
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1856 Page 5 has: "An Interesting Slave Case" concerning: "...a young colored woman & her children claimed as slaves..." and what follows are the details of a very fascinating case.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
May 12, 1860
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 12, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous & 1st World championship boxing
The front page has a dramatic print showing: "Round 37" of the Heenan and Sayer fight, erupting into a riot. Above it is a print of "The Champion's Belt of England...". Within is a double page centerfold which includes 8 prints of ... See More
July 24, 1852
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 24, 1852 A very nice ftpg. portrait of Henry Clay seated at a chair. Included is an article on his life.
Two pages within have 6 prints from Newport, Rhode Island, including a nice: "View of the City of Newport...". Other prints as well.
Sixteen pages, a red museum stamp in the masthead, nice condition.
June 20, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 20, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career
This newspaper contains on pages 2 & 3 reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote for the "Memorial of Chicago Convention" showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among man... See More
June 24, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 24, 1848
* Mexican-American War ends
* General William Orlando Butler
* Treaty of Peace ratification
The top of the first column of the front page has the heading every collector wants from this period: "The Mexican War Ended ! " with related text taking the entire column. Also on the front page is: "Exchange of the Ratif... See More
June 22, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 22, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career
This newspaper contains on pages 1, 2 & 3 reports from the "House of Representatives". The front page has a report concerning the "Civil and Diplomatic Appropriations". In this discussion is: "Mr. Lincoln delivered a speech on the subject of internal im... See More
July 8, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848
* Mexican War ends
* Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
* Mexico - United States - Texas
The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexi... See More
July 6, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1849
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
Page 3 has most of a column headed: "California" with some great text describing San Francisco and Benecia at that time. Also some talk of Napa and Sonoma. A great article with fine descriptive text on the principal cities of the gold rush.
Four pages, very nice con... See More
July 11, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,July 11, 1849 Page 3 has a relatively short article: "California Gold" noting in part: "...that the amount of the precious metal from the 'diggings' already deposited at the Mint for coinage is within a small fraction of two millions of dollars...". and more.
Four pages, very nice condition.
July 16, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1849
* Women & the California Gold rush - 49ers
Page 3 has an interesting article: "What The Ladies Do In California" now that they are in a dramatic different living situation than they were used to before moving close to the gold mines.
Four pages, very nice condition.... See More
July 13, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1849 Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "The Administration and California" which has much discussion on how California and New Mexico--recently won in the Mexican-American War--are to be administered.
Four pages, very nice condition.
June 29, 1831
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., June 29, 1831
* Sea serpent - monster
* Boothbay Harbor, Maine
The bottom of page 3 has a brief item headed: "Sea Serpent" reading: "The Sea Serpent made his first appearance this season...at Boothbay in the state of Maine. He will be from one hundred and fifty to two hundred feet long, during the summer."
Four pages, evenly ... See More
October 6, 1858
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 6, 1858
* New York Crystal Palace
* Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations
* Fire disaster
Page 5 has an article headed: "BURNING OF THE CRYSTAL PALACE" "Brilliant Close of the Fair" "Flight of Two Thousand Visitors" "The Edifice Utterly Destroyed" and more. (see) Lengthy text up over 2 1/2 columns.
Other news of ... See More
December 8, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 8, 1859
* John Brown's Negro insurrection
* Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
Page 6 has over a full column on: "John Brown's Invasion" "The Martial Law Illegal--Reaction Against Wise" which concerns the aftermath of John Brown's insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Page 3 has: "Monument to John Brown" & "A Defen... See More
July 25, 1839
THE GLOBE, City of Washington, July 25, 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
October 20, 1842
EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Oct. 20, 1842
* Anti-slavery newspaper from Boston
* Much on politics and related slavery issues
* Engraving of The Cedar of Lebanon
A newspaper focused on freedom for slaves. Page 2 has an illustrated notice for: "James G. Birney for President..."for the Liberty ticket.
Articles include: "J.G. Whittier's Letter of Acceptance... See More
October 8, 1811
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT, Concord, Oct. 8, 1811
* Prelude to the Battle of Tippecanoe
* Indian - Native Americans on Wabash River
Page 3 has a note concerning the arrival: "...500 troops...proceeded on towards Vincennes...to join the regulars; and thence to proceed up the Wabash to the Prophet's town and intend building a fort; and if the Indians make the least resistance no dou... See More
August 16, 1856
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Aug. 16, 1856 The ftpg. features a portrait of: "John C. Fremont" with a related article on his life.
Other prints inside include: "Sketches In Africa" "Marine Barracks, Charleston Navy Yard" in Mass.; "Scene on South Boston Bridge" and more.
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
June 21, 1803
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 21, 1803
* Parson Weems book advertisement
* President George Washington biography
The top of the back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the Hist... See More
January 28, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln's journey to Washington D.C.
* President elect - pre inauguration
Page 5 has: "The Lincoln Regime" "The New Administration Still in Favor of Coercion" and "The Day Fixed for the Departure of the President Elect for Washington". Also a subhead: "Mr. Lincoln's Departure For Washington" which begin... See More
August 6, 1840
THE ROUGH-HEWER, Albany, New York, Aug. 6, 1840
* Very rare title
* Martin Van Buren
This was a short-lived campaign newspaper which supported Martin Van Buren for President. In the time before radio, television & the internet short-lived newspapers supporting various candidates were among the very few channels for showing support for a candidate. This title lasted for just ... See More
January 11, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 1849
* Early Abraham Lincoln
This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" not once but 3 times in the count of votes on various motions, twice voting "yea" and once voting "nay". This was Abraham Lincoln when he was ser... See More
March 18, 1852
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1852
* Early railroad construction in the West
The front page has: "Fugitive Slaves" as well as: "Export of Gold From California" which includes a chart. Also: "From Texas" and "From El Paso" "A Patriot of the Rio Grande". Page 2 has: "A Plan for Constructing a Railroad over the P... See More
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