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November 4, 1896
NEW YORK JOURNAL, Nov. 4, 1896
* William McKinley elected president
* FRONT LEAF ONLY ****
This front leaf only has a banner headline: "M'KINLEY CARRIES THE COUNTRY" and more with subheads and illustration. (see)
Front leaf only (pages 1 & 2), some wear at the margins and along the central fold with tape mend (see), more small tape mends on the back side, nice for d... See More
June 22, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1873
* re. The Susan B. Anthony trial
The front page has a very small and discrete one column heading at the bottom of the last column: "The Case of Miss Susan B. Anthony--Prosecution Suspended" which is a brief mention of her recent indictment for illegal voting.
Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
April 22, 1898
NEW YORK JOURNAL, War Extra, April 22, 1898
* Spanish-American War beginning
The front page has terrific banner headline: "FLEET SAILS TO CAPTURE HAVANA" with subheads concerning the beginning of the Spanish-American War. This was a result of Spain breaking off diplomatic relations with the United States and ejected the American ambassador.
Incomplete issue containing the fr... See More
July 7, 1898
NEW YORK JOURNAL, 2nd section only, July 7, 1898
* Annexation of Hawaii
* United States Senate passes
* Section 2 only
The front page of this section has a nice banner headline: "HAWAIIAN ISLANDS IS OURS BY SENATE'S VOTE" and more with a nice banner illustration of a heraldic eagle with the date of annexation. Great for display.
Complete section 2 only with 8 pages, a ... See More
July 24, 1895
PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 24, 1895
* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett
* Benjamin Pitezel murders
* America's 1st serial killer
The top of page 2 has one column headings that include: "GEYER'S STILL HUNT" Startling Developments Expected In the Holmes Case" "Missing Links May Be Discovered" and more. (see) Text takes up 1 1/2 columns. Great to ha... See More
October 31, 1895
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Mass., October 31, 1895
* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett
* America's 1st serial killer on trial
* Chicago "Murder Castle" murders
Page 2 has lengthy reporting on the trial of H.H. Holmes with a one column heading: "Mrs. Pieizel Tells Her Story" with subheads. (see) Text takes up over 3 columns.
Complete in 12 pages, light toning ... See More
June 23, 1879
EMMITSBURG CHRONICLE, Maryland, June 23, 1879
* Uncommon title
* Frederick County
This uncommon title contains news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Complete with 4 pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.
November 24, 1894
THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., November 24, 1894
* re. H.H. Holmes arrest
* Herman Webster Mudgett
* 1st U.S. serial killer
The front page has an article headed: "The Williams Sisters" "Their Uncle Believes They Were Murdered by Holmes" and more. Page 2 hs another article headed: "HUNTING FOR PITZEL" and more with related print. (see) See images for coverage on t... See More
October 6, 1879
DAILY BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., October 6, 1879
* Meeker Massacre (early report)
* Battle of Milk Creek
* United States Army
* White River Utes - Indians
Near the bottom of the front page is a brief article headed: "The Indian Troubles" (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More
November 24, 1874
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 24, 1874
* Tuscumbia, Alabama tornado disaster
The front page has one column headings: "A DISASTROUS STORM" "Tuscumbia, Ala., Partially Destroyed" "Eleven Persons Killed...." Text takes up 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.... See More
February 20, 1866
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 20, 1866
* Freedmen's Bureau Bill
* Andrew Johnson veto message
The front page has message by the president headed: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "An Important Veto Message from President Johnson" "He Withholds His Approval from the Freedman's Bureau Bill" and more. (see) Message takes up about 3 columns and is signed in type: And... See More
September 2, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 2, 1868 Page one includes: "Hebrew Grant and Colfax Campaign Club", which, as noted within the text: "...headquarters at No. 7 Delancy Street. It held its first regular meeting last evening...This claims to be the first Jewish political club organized i this country. According to its circular it was formed to demonstrate that the Hebrew of this... See More
November 23, 1874
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 23, 1874
* Shakers - Christ's Second Appearing
* Steinway Hall, New York City convention
The top of page 5 has one column headings: "THE SHAKER EVANGELISTS" "A Quaint Convention At Steinway Hall" and more. Text takes up almost 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, should b... See More
August 14, 1877
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, August 14, 1877
* Battle of the Big Hole - Montana
* Nez Perce Indians - Native American
* Chief Joseph - Looking Glass
The top of the front page has an article headed: "THE INDIAN WARS" with smaller subheads. (see)
Complete in 8 pages, toning and a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.... See More
August 18, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 18, 1883
* Outlaw Frank James
* Jesse James gang
* Gallatin, Missouri trial
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 4 has an article headed: "Mrs. Hite to Testify Against Frank James" with subhead. (see) This trial of the brother of outlaw Jesse James, held in Gallatin, Missouri, was concerning h... See More
April 5, 1879
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 5, 1879 This issue contains prints and related images of the following: an acoustic apparatus, the Pennsylvania Mower, the Herreshoff Torpedo, the Fuller Electric Light, Dean's Hydraulic Packing Press, and more.
Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, irregular at the spine, a small library stamp on the front page, otherwise good.
November 17, 1880
FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1880
* Uncommon title
* "Flag City, USA"
The 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, some illustrated.
Complete, a little irregular along the spine, light damp staining, generally in good condition.
Item #665039THE SHAKER, Shakers, New York, and Shaker Village, New Hampshire, May, 1876
* Uncommon title
A monthly publication "Published By The United Societies" for folks in the Shaker community, quite famous today for the style of furniture they produced. This issue has much religious-related content.
Eight pages measuring 9 1/2 by 13 inches, great condition.... See More
September 4, 1874
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 4, 1874
* Coushatta massacre
* Red River Parish, Louisiana
* White League attack
The front page has one column headings: "THE SOUTHERN OUTRAGES", "The Louisiana Massacre" "Gov. Kellogg Issues A Proclamation Offering $5,000 Reward For The Capture Of Each Person...." Coverage on the Coushatta Massacre in Red ri... See More
February 27, 1870
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 27, 1870
* Very 1st NYC subway opens (1st report)
The top of page 7 has one column headings: "'Under Broadway'" "Proposed Underground Railroad..." Coverage on the opening of the Beach Pneumatic Transit subway. This was New York City's very 1st subway and was invented by Alfred Ely Beach. It's power source was pneumatic. H... See More
November 3, 1887
PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, November 3, 1887
* Jenny Lind death
* Swedish Nightingale
* Opera singer
Page 2 has a small and very inconspicuous report under: "Jenny Lind Dead" which text that begins: "That wondrous voice to be heard no more on earth !...."
Complete with 4 pages, a very large sized issue measuring 29 1/2 by 23 1/2 inches, light toning and minor wear at ... 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
December 23, 1876
WEEKLY NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, Nevada, Dec. 23, 1876
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
An early issue from this famous gambling city in Northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe. A wide range of content and a wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear, nice condition.
July 14, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, S.C., July 14, 1871
* Orange Riots (2nd)
* New York City
* Irish Protestants & Catholics
The top of the front page has one column headings: "After The Battle" "A Review Of The Bloody Work Of The Twelfth Of July" and more. Coverage on the 2nd of two Orange Riots in New York City between Irish Protestants "Orangmen" and Irish Catho... See More
July 19, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, July 19, 1871
* Thomas "Tad" Lincoln death
* President Abraham Lincoln's son
The first column of page 2 has an intriguingly brief report of an event which would have justified a much lengthier article. Under "News of the Day" is the brief note: "Little 'Tad' Lincoln, the youngest son of President Lincoln, ... See More
September 16, 1871
THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 16, 1871 The front page has an article regarding the Ku-Klux Klan: "The Phantom Ku-Klux" which provides details related to the infamous Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy. The article's focus is the trial held in Raleigh, North Carolina (see).
Another unrelated but interesting front page article is: "NOT HANGED", with subhead "...the ... See More
June 1, 1892
THE GARDINER HOME JOURNAL, Maine, June 1, 1892 Page 2 has a great item which includes a print captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody, 'Buffalo Bill' " with a bit of text in which he promotes a medicine called "Kickapoo Indian Sagwa" which claims to cure malaria (see).
Large folio size, 4 pages, various chipping with many tears at the margins (not affecting the Buffalo Bill... See More
February 10, 1875
(2) NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 10 and March 30 1875
* Virginia Minor Supreme Court case
* Women's suffrage
A pair of issues, with the Feb. 10 issue having on page 8 an article headed: "Woman Suffrage" "The Question in the Supreme Court of the United States - The Case of Mrs. Minor Against a Register of Voters in Missouri". The report gives some specifics on the case ... See More
February 26, 1868
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1868
* President Andrew Johnson
* Reconstruction era impeachment trial
Page 3 has proceedings on President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, with first column heads: "WASHINGTON" "Subsidence Of The Excitement" "Preliminary Preparations for the Trial of the President" and more.
Eight pages, minor margin wear, nice condi... See More
October 20, 1870
BLAIR COUNTY RADICAL, Altoona, Penn. Oct. 20, 1870
* Uncommon title
This 4 pages newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Four pages, some light staining, generally nice.
January 30, 1878
THE HOLLIDAYSBURG REGISTER, Penn. Jan. 30, 1878
* Uncommon title
* Blair County
This four page newspaper has news of the day with many interesting advertisements.
Four pages, a little wear at the folds, small clipping cut put on 2nd leaf, light staining, generally good.
October 16, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 16, 1870
* Robert E. Lee death
* Confederate leader
Page 5 has an article headed: "The Late Robert E. Lee" "Eulogies of the English Press-Demonstrations of Grief in Southern Cities" (see)
Eight pages, a little light foxing and minor wear at the margins, generally in very nice condition.
September 17, 1873
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 17, 1873
* Lord Gordon Gordon captured
* British fraud and imposter
* Swindler of Jay Gould ($1,000,000)
Page 5 has an article headed: "Lord Gordon Captured" "The Noble Runaway in Jail in Winnipeg" and more. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 16 pages, light toning at the folds on the front page, some small binding slits and spine... See More
October 12, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 12, 1874
* Battle of Palo Duro Canyon (1st report)
* Ranald S. Mackenzie vs. Comanches - Kiowas
The top of page 7 has an article headed: "THE INDIANS WHIPPED" with subheads. See image for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, toning and a little wear at the folds of the front page, otherwise good.... See More
January 6, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 6, 1877 The full front page is a montage of prints captioned: "The New Year". Prints within include a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "No--No More Chestnuts For Me."; full pg: "An American Farm Yard--A Frosty Morning" & a fullpg: "The Children's Corner at the Centennial--Exhibition of Dolls and Toys"; anoth... See More
December 25, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 25, 1886 Thomas Nast is credited with creating the modern version of Santa Claus, as well as being a well-known political cartoonist. The entire front page is a print by Nast captioned: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas..." which includes a partial scene of Santa Claus in a framed picture.
Other prints in this issue include a full page on: ... See More
December 30, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 30, 1876 The full front page shows: "Christmas-Eve In A Light House". Inside has a fullpg: "Christmas Eve--Getting Ready For Santa Claus" "Christmas In A Fishing Smack" and a few others.
But the prime Christmas print has to be the very nice full page Thomas Nast print: " 'Twas The Night Before Christmas" sh... See More
January 1, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 1, 1876 Although there are several Christmas-themed print, perhaps the best is the large doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast (considered the creator of the modern version of Santa Claus) captioned: "The Watch On Christmas Eve" showing two children sitting in anticipation, by a fireplace. Small binding holes at the central fold.... See More
October 26, 1890
THE WORLD, Oct. 26, 1890
* Dialogue between "the beloved" Walt Whitman and "the brilliant" Robert Ingersoll
Page 10 has the account of a wonderful discussion between Walt Whitman and Robert Ingersoll. See images for details. Additional news of the day with period advertising is found throughout.
Complete in 38 pages, and in overall good condition, but this issue is from ... See More
December 1, 1877
MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July Dec. 1, 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
February 10, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 10, 1876
* Evangelist Dwight L. Moody's sermon
* Preaches at P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome
* Ira D. Sankey
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Progress Of Revival Work" "The Evangelists' Third Day" "Mr. Moody Inflaming Christian Zeal--..." and more. Text takes up 1 full column on the front page an... See More
March 25, 1881
TRI-WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Detroit, March 25, 1881
* George Parrott
* "Big Nose George"
* Lynching - hanging
Page 6 has a article headed: "Big-Nose George" "Taken from Jail by a Mob and Hanged to a Telegraph Pole" See image for text here.
Complete in 8 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.
Item #662950HARPER'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
October 4, 1872
DAILY CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1872
* Ulysses S. Grant notice
* Civil War general for president
A pg. 2 ad endorses the Grant-Wilson ticket. Also present is a list of the state and county Republican candidates. Also with in the issue is other news of the day and numerous advertisements.
Complete in four pages measuring approximately 20.25 x 13.5 inches in very... See More
January 1, 1885
NATIONAL TRIBUNE, Washington, D.C., 1885-1887
One of our staff member's recently wrote a post on the History's Newsstand Blog regarding this title, and in part described it as "a paper packed full of everyday life," and although published at the seat of government, she continued: "The newsy, small town tone reminds me of my recent time in New England, with the stran... See More
July 24, 1877
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, July 24, 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 at Easton..." "The Situation at Hazleton" "The Situation at Wilkesbarre" "The Troubles at Reading" and m... See More
December 27, 1893
PUCK, New York, Dec. 27, 1893 Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:
front page: "... See More
Item #662553YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, October, 1895 An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
December 30, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 30, 1865 This issue features a great doublepage centerfold done by famed artist Thomas Nast, titled: "Merry Christmas To All", showing 8 vignettes of a Christmas theme with the central focus being a great portrait of Santa Claus with a pipe in hand. One of the better Nast Santa Claus prints and very displayable. Best of all it is "tipped-in&... See More
December 25, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 25, 1875 Front full pg. illus. of" "Selling Christmas Greens - A Scene in Richmond, Virginia." Inside is a full pg. Thomas Nast illus: "J. G. B. Jun., In His Property Room." Two one-quarter pg. portraits of: "The Hon. Michael C. Kerr" and "The Rev. Dr. W.E. M'Laren."; one-third pg. portrait of: "J. Ross... See More
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