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September 19, 1895
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, September 19, 1895
* Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition Speech
* Booker T. Washington - African-American political leader
Just the day prior noted African-American spokesman Booker T. Washington spoke before a predominantly white audience at the Cotton States & International Exposition in Atlanta, a speech which would go down i... See More
June 7, 1893
THE INDIANA STATE JOURNAL, Indianapolis, June 7, 1893
* Lizzie Borden murder trial begins
* Fall River, Massachusetts
* Woman hatchet killings
Page 5 has over 1/2 column taken up with coverage on the beginning of the the Lizzie Borden murder case, with the top of the page heads: "LIZZIE BORDEN IN COURT" "On Trial for the Murder of Her Father and Step-Mother Last August... See More
April 19, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1873
* Colfax massacre - riot
* Grant Parish, Louisiana
Page 5 has an article headed: "A Second Fort Pillow" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the Colfax massacre (riot) in Louisiana. Close cut along the margin slightly affects this report.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More
July 22, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1876
* General George Custer's massacre aftermath
* Little Big Horn - Sitting Bull - Gen. Terry
* Sioux Indians War
The front page has one column headings: "The Sioux War" "Gen. Terry's New Camp" and more. (see) Interesting coverage shortly after Custer's Massacre.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning, a little... See More
Item #643132THE BOSTON INVESTIGATOR, Boston, Massachusetts, 1880-1882 A newspaper which holds the distinction of being the first American newspaper dedicated to the philosophy of freethought. Each issue has a highly displayable graphic masthead which includes the text: Truth, Perseverance, Union, Justice - The Means, Happiness the End, Hear All Sides - Then Decide, with various depictions of books label... See More
September 22, 1880
THE BOSTON INVESTIGATOR, September 22, 1880 Page 3 has two brief, but interesting articles, the first of which contains comments by Thomas Edison in regards to his belief that electrical engines would someday be used to power trains. The second, "Strange Tribe of Jews Discovered In The Caucus", gives some details of the Russian traveler and journalist W.J. Remirowitch-Dantschenk... See More
November 10, 1880
THE BOSTON INVESTIGATOR, November 10, 1880 An inside page 4 article, "THANKSGIVING," provides a contrary view to the common and frequent Presidential proclamations for days of thanksgiving and prayer, and specifically, those regarding Thanksgiving itself. The writer (unnamed) expresses their belief that such a practice is unconstitutional. Other news of the day along with period ad... See More
April 23, 1887
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1887 This issue contains a slightly larger than a full page illustration entitled "Washington, D. C. -- An Unique Festival -- Egg-Rolling in the White House Grounds on Easter Monday" and has an accompanying article.
Also in the issue is: "Destructive Prairie Fires in Kansas -- Endangered Settlers Taking Refuge in the Plowed Fields... See More
September 1, 1881
THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT, Irwin, (Ruby Camp), Gunnison County, Colorado, September 1, 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 bee... See More
December 9, 1876
THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 9, 1876
* Brooklyn theater fire
Page 4 has one column headings that include: "CLOSING THE TRAGEDY" "Encoffining the Brooklyn Theatre's Dead" "Dread Scenes At The Morgues" and more with list of the known dead. Lengthy text takes up almost 2 full pages. Nice to have in this NYC title.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages,... See More
March 9, 1876
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, March 9, 1876
* Little Sisters of the Poor fire
* St. Augustine's home for the aged
The front page has a one column heading: "The Brooklyn Holocaust" "and more with list of the dead. (see)
Complete in 4 pages, large size issue measuring 26 x 20 inches, minor margin wear, generally nice.... See More
September 11, 1899
THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 11, 1899
* Dreyfus Affair sentenced (Judaica)
* Political scandal in France
* Miscarriage of justice
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "CAPT. DREYFUS' SENTENCE" "Some Believe He Will Not Serve The Ten Years" and more. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, ligh... See More
March 1, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 1, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
The bottom of the front page has a small one column heading: "Mining Outrages-Buildings Repeatedly Fired" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.
December 21, 1880
FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, December 21, 1880
* Uncommon title from "Flag City, USA"
* Jay Gould's control over railroads expands
Page 2 has a brief article which states in part: "Jay Gould seems to have captured the new railroad enterprise which points from Pittsburg [sic] to Chicago...", with more (see image). Page three also has an interesting article which ... See More
March 18, 1882
GARFIELD BANNER, Tin Cup, Gunnison County, Colorado, March 18, 1882
* Very rare Old West title
* Only a few left in inventory
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 ... See More
April 14, 1888
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 14, 1888 The front cover has "Moving the Brighton Beach Hotel - General View of the Operations" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The New Steamship City of New York - 10,500 Tons, 560 Feet Length"; "The Roman Aqueduct at Nimes"; "The Waltham Non-Magnetic Watch" and more articles, illustrations and ... See More
July 29, 1882
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 29, 1882 The front page is "The Manufacture of Opium" which is comprised of six illustrations with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue are: "Drain Cutter"; "Taylor's Cutter Bar for Reapers and Mowers"; "Tasker's Improved Thompson Pulverizer"; "John Scott Russell"; "Microscopical Ex... See More
June 18, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1870 The front page has "Suspension Bridge over the Alleghany River at Pittsburgh, PA" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Vandenvinne's Patent Steam Excavator"; "Hotte's Improved Coffeepot"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, in good nice condition.... See More
Item #642494HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1863 This issue begins with a 14 page article titled: "Continental Money" which offers a terrific history on the continental currency in use during the Revolutionary War. Included are 36 illustrations of many of the notes in use at the time. A wonderful article in understanding paper money from that era.
This is followed by anoth... See More
October 8, 1881
PITTSBURGH EVENING CHRONICLE, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1881
* Steel city - Steelers
* Allegheny County
News of the day with several interesting advertisements, many illustrated.
Complete in 4 pages, larger size issue measuring 28 x 22 inches, produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy ... See More
November 18, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 18, 1875
* Poet Edgar Allan Poe
* Memorial grave unveiling
* Baltimore, Maryland
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE MEMORY OF POE" with subheads. (see). First report coverage continues on the following page taking up 2 full columns of text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and somewhat fragile at the marg... 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
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
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
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
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
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
June 15, 1876
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 1876
* President Ulysses S. Grant
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... 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
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.
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.
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
April 22, 1898
THE OAKMAN NEWS, Alabama, April 22, 1898
* Uncommon title
This 4 page issue has news of the day, literary content and advertisements.
Complete, light browning, minor margin wear, a little staining, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.
May 10, 1875
EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, May 10, 1875
* German ocean liner SS Schiller
* Isles of Scilly sinking disaster
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Appalling Disaster" with subheads. (see) Text takes up about 2 1/2 columns of the front page.
Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
May 3, 1893
PUCK, New York, May 3, 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: "S... See More
February 3, 1887
THE CUBA PATRIOT (weekly), New York, February 3, 1887
* Hayti Negroes
Page 6 has an article headed: "Voudoo Worship" with subhead. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
March 19, 1874
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 19, 1874
* Kalakaua elected king of Hawaiian Islands
* "The Merrie Monarch" - last reigning king
The front page has an article headed: "The Sandwich Islands" "Kalakaua Elected King...." (see) Another related report on page 4. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
February 24, 1887
THE CUBA PATRIOT (weekly), New York, February 24, 1887
* Edmunds-Tucker Act passes - Anti-Polygamy bill
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Page 2 has a one column heading: "ANTI-POLYGAMY BILL" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
February 10, 1887
THE CUBA PATRIOT (weekly), New York, February 10, 1887
* West Hartford, Vermont
* Vermont Central Railraod
* Train wreck disaster (bridge)
The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "BRIDGE OF DEATH" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Vermont Central Wreck at Hartford, Vermont.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice ... See More
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