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February 28, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 28, 1870
* Oxford MS Mississippi
* Train wreck disaster
The front page has an article headed: "The Disaster In Mississippi" "The Scene of the Accident--Twenty-One Persons Known to be Dead--Horrible Mutilations" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
January 20, 1869
NEW ORLEANS COMMERCIAL BULLETIN, Louisiana, January 20, 1869
* Uncommon title
* Eventually merged with the New Orleans Prices Current
Page 2 has: "Amnesty Proclamation" and "John H. Surratt" among other items. The back page has no fewer than 60+ illustrated steamboat and ship ads.
Four pages, large folio size, a bit irregular at the blank spine, generally good.... See More
May 13, 1876
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 13, 1876
* Centennial International Exposition
* 1st ever World's Fair prints
The full front page is a print; "Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: A Street in Philadelphia" showing Indians & others. Two more pages of prints of the Centennial. Many other prints as well including: "Throwing Bulls ... See More
June 9, 1866
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1866
* The Dearing family murders
* "Murder by gaslight"
* Antoine Probst execution
The back page has a one column heading: "THE HANGING OF PROBST" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text takes up almost 2 full columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More
August 28, 1896
LUCIFER, THE LIGHT-BEARER, Chicago, August 28, 1896 A rather unusual title, an explanation of this newspaper's name appears on pg. 2 stating, in part: "The name Lucifer means Light-Bringing or Light-Bearing and the paper that has adopted this name stands For Light against Darkness, For Reason against Superstition, For Science against Tradition...", plus a mention that: &q... See More
August 11, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 11, 1877 The front page features a print of: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn - The Cable Fastenings", being the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Much inside, including: "Havens' New Telephone" and a nice print: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn--View Looking From Brooklyn".
S... See More
April 29, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 29, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
Within the issue is a half page: "Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--The Affair of April 6th At Tripp's Slope--Rioters Stoning The Working Bosses, Who Drew Up The Coal During The Intimidation Of The Operatives." and a related report: "Scenes In The Coal Regions." Several... See More
August 4, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877
* Brooklyn Bridge - East River
* Under construction print
The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge. The balance of the issue is taken up with reports of other inventions and scientific/mechanical improvements. Also included: "The Sea M... See More
November 8, 1887
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 8, 1887
* Rare 19th century Hawaiian issue
Nineteenth century newspapers from Hawaii are extremely uncommon and therefore very desirable among collectors. Here is such an issue from what is now the capital city of Hawaii, and from when Hawaii was known as the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Half of the front page is taken up with ads, and the other half is ... See More
November 16, 1889
JUDGE magazine, New York, Nov. 16, 1889
* Color political prints
Judge magazine was founded in 1881 by a group of artists, headed by James Albert Wales, who left the staff of the popular comic weekly Puck. The magazine featured bold satire and good political drawing with chromolithographic front and back covers and center spread.
After a strong start, the magazine found itself strugg... See More
March 26, 1870
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 26, 1870 The ftpg. illustration shows: "New York--Treatment Of Emigrants At Ward's Island--Women At Dinner." Among the prints inside are: "Laborers Of A Hand-Car Of The Pacific Railroad, Attacked By Indians." "Bitter Creek Valley--Construction Camp Of The Pacific Railroad In The Foreground" and "Citadel Rock, Gr... See More
May 22, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 22, 1865
* Jefferson Davis confined
* Trial of the assassins
Page 2 has an article beginning: "Jeff Davis has arrived at Fortress Monroe & is secretly confined there..." Also: "Trial of the Conspirators" "Key to the Rebel Official Cypher" and many subheads (small hole here effects 2 words); "Gossip About... See More
January 18, 1896
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1896
* Cripple Creek gold rush photos
* Teller County, Colorado mining
The prime content would be the very nice article: "In The Cripple Creek Gold-Fields" which takes over 3 pages of texted interspersed with 9 related prints & photos, plus the great doublepage centerfold which features a large: "Panoramic View of Battle Mo... See More
August 7, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897
* Klondike gold rush
* Hawaiian Islands
The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike... See More
October 12, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895
* A.B. Frost golfer illustration
* Louis Pasteur death w/ print
This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.
The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". ... See More
August 19, 1865
NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 19, 1865 The front page column heads include: "The Lost Cable Again" which is a lengthy report on the Atlantic cable; "The Pirate Shenandoah - Destruction of a Whaling Bark" and a small bit about making "Ford's Theatre" a fire-proof building as a depository for rebel archives.
Inside has: "Notes From The People" "Li... See More
August 9, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1865 The front page has: "Sports of the Turf - The Second Day of the Saratoga Meeting - The Coveted Bauble Won by the Horse Kentucky", Page 3 has: "Death of an Ex-Slave at the Almshouse - His Will" which has the will of Denison wherein he leaves all his worldly belongings to the person that had been attending to him. Page 4 has "The Anti-Slave... See More
June 1, 1875
THE WORLD, New York City, June 1, 1875
* Original Masonic Hall (Manhattan) dedication ceremonies
* Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of New York
The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE MASONS' JUBILEE" "Closing Preparations For The Dedication Of The Temple" Article takes up 2 full columns, all on the front page.
Other news of the day. Complete ... See More
November 17, 1885
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, November 17, 1885
* Louis David Riel execution - hanging
Page 2 has an article headed: "Feeling in the Dominion over Riel's Fate" (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, larger sized paper measuring 24 x 19 inches, minor margin wear, generally nice.
June 1, 1868
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, 1868-1869 A lot of thirty issues of this nice daily newspaper from Philly filled with various news of the day. Each complete in 8 pages, generally very nice condition but a few might be a bit 2nd rate with some stains and/or tears, or partially loose at the spine. A nice lot with a wealth of content from shortly after the Civil War.
January 20, 1894
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 20, 1894 Ftpg. has three illus: "New Optical Lantern And Electric Lamp" a device used in photo-lithography and copying, micro photography, for theatrical effects & any application where artificial light was desired. This articles carries to an inside page where is a print of the: "Dissolving View Lantern" (see).
Sixteen pages, neve... See More
September 7, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878
* Statue of Liberty construction
* Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
A feature of this issue is: "Bartholdi's Colossal Statue of Liberty" which shows the head on display in Paris. Included is a related article noting the final size would be 105 feet high plus an 82 feet pedestal. The bust itself was 29 1/2 feet high and 13+ feet in d... See More
November 16, 1880
EASTON DAILY EXPRESS, Pennsylvania, November 16, 1880
* St. Peter MN Minnesota
* Insane asylum fire disaster
Page 3 has an article headed: "A Terrible Disaster" "Burning Of A State Insane Asylum - Loss Of Life And Property" (see)
Complete in 4 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.
February 10, 1877
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, February 10, 1877 The front cover is a political cartoon entitled "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside the issue is: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, United States Senator-Elect from Illinois"; &qu... See More
December 13, 1884
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, December 13, 1884 The front cover is entitled "Louisiana -- Preliminary Views of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition at New Orleans" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "New York City -- Cutting 'The Cleveland Gem' -- The Stone in the Rough and as Cut"; "Mexico -... See More
May 17, 1884
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 17, 1884 The front cover is entitled "Pennsylvania -- The Recent Forest Fires - Women, Near Ashland, Removing Fences to Arrest the Progress of the Flames" with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue is: "New York City -- The Formal Opening of the New produce Exchange, May 6th..."; "Pennsylvania -- The ... See More
August 11, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1865
* Post Civil War reconstruction
* Rebel prisoners - freed slaves
The front page has one column headings that include: "OUR SOUTHERN TOUR" "Still In North Carolina" "Negro Labor--Pro and Con" "The Insanity Of Slavery" "Fortress Monroe" "Pennsylvania Veterans Coming Ho... See More
September 27, 1865
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 27, 1865
* Powder River Expedition (1865)
* Andersonville prison trial - Henry Wirz
Among the front page column heads are: "A Pardoned Rebel Lawyer" " "Refuses To Take the Test Oath" "The Confiscation Act" & more, with pg. 4 having; "THE WERZE TRIAL" "Werze Receipts For Sanitary Stores" "... See More
February 11, 1871
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 11, 1871 The prime print would be the very nice full page print: "The Fourteenth Of February" showing the mailman at the door with envelopes, with expectant girls (see). Other prints include: "Hoisting the German Flag on Mont Valerien" with other war-related prints, and the centerfold shows: "The Last Sortie from Paris--Prussian... See More
February 10, 1872
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 10, 1872 The prime print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Valentine's Day: 'Oh! Here Is The Postman!". Other prints include: "Sketches In the Bank of England" "Sketches in Rome: Basilica of St. Clement" "Townshall at Larne, Ireland" and much more.
Complete in 24 pages, great condit... See More
January 18, 1893
PUCK, New York, Jan. 18, 1893
* Color political prints - cartoons
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 ... See More
August 4, 1890
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Aug. 4, 1890
* William Francis Kemmler
* 1st electric chair execution
The top of the front page has column heads: "NO INVITATIONS YET" "The chances Are That Kemmler's Execution Will Take Place About Thursday" "Arrangements Made by the Metropolitan Dallies to Get the First News Possible" "A Delicate Point of Law R... See More
August 21, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1897 The full front page is a nice illustration of early bicyclists racing: "Well Bunched" by famed artiest A.B. Frost.
Inside has a full pg: "Newport's Brilliant Summer Fete - Scenes in the Harbor During the night Illumination."; a full page: "Francois Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, at Home."; three... See More
March 31, 1894
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 31, 1894 The front cover has "The New Speedway of the City of New York" which includes several illustrations with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Gaillardet's Steam Carriage"; "American Manufacture of Fire Crackers"; "Improved 160 Ton Crane"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
C... See More
August 27, 1887
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 27, 1887 The front cover has "Edison's New Electrical Discoveries - Machines for Obtaining Electricity Direct from Fuel" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Millot-Hauvel Water Wheel"; "the Principle of the Firth of Forth Bridge"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixte... See More
May 14, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 14, 1870 The front cover has "Ames' Portable Engine for Agricultural Use" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Improvements in Welding Metal Plates"; "Obituary - Zerah Colburn, Engineer, and Leading Writer of Engineering Papers"; "Geer's Improved Cherry Stoner"; and more articles, illustrations ... See More
March 28, 1896
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 28, 1896 The front cover has "The New Electric Railway at Niagara - the Great Gorge Rapids as Seen from the Cars" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Eight Inch Precision Lathe"; "Manufacture of Kid Gloves"; "A Great Coal Dock on Lake Superior"; "'After the Flood' at the Olympia" ma... See More
April 13, 1872
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1872 The front cover has "Goodwin's Method of Propelling Canal Boats" with an accompanying article.
Inside the issue is a text report "Death of Samuel F. B. Morse". "After a few days' illness which, with his great age, led to anticipation of a fatal result, Professor Morse died at ten minutes before eight o'clock ... See More
March 19, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1870 The front cover has "Thomas L. Luder's Pedespeed" and "Clark's Multiplying-Pressure Fan Blower" with accompanying articles. Inside the issue is: "Products of the Pine Forest"; "Russell's Support For Mill Spindles"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, ... See More
September 21, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 21, 1895 The front cover has "Fine Hammered Iron Work - How to Forge a Rose" which has many small illustrations and an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Manufacture of Horn Combs"; "A Portable Electric Propeller for Boats"; "The Evolution of the International Racing Yacht"; "The Yacht America,... See More
August 19, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 19, 1899 The front cover has "Admiral Dewey at Trieste, Austria" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Experimental Tea Growing in the United States"; "Edward Orton" and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages and in very nice condition. Never bound.
March 21, 1896
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 21, 1896 The front cover has "The United States Protected Cruiser Olympia" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "A Great Ice Skating Rink, Washington, D.C."; "Preparation of Lamb and Kid Skins for Gloves"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages and in very nice condition.... See More
December 12, 1898
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTIONAL, Georgia, December 12, 1898 The front page announces: "Garcia Dies Just As Cuba Is Freed" "Pneumonia Causes the Death of the Valiant Warrior" "Unconscious At The Last" "In His Dying Moments He Was Fighting Over the Battles of His Life for His Country" "Native of Island He Loved So Well" which also includes illustrat... See More
December 23, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 23, 1893 The front cover has "The New War Ship Olympia - 'Warming up' For the Speed Trial" and "The Olympia - Making 22 26 Knots" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The State Dam, Mohawk River, at Cohoes, N.Y."; "The Traveling Garbage Burner of Chicago"; "The Burt Wooden Railway, Cal... See More
May 11, 1869
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1869
* Transcontinental Railroad completed... very historic!
The front page has a report beginning: "The junction of the Union with the Central Pacific Railroad, at Promontory Point, Utah, was effected yesterday, and there is now railroad communication across the continent. The event was celebrated by jubilant demonstrations in various ... See More
Item #634325FILATELIC FACTS & FALLACIES, San Francisco, Jan., 1894 Calls itself: "A Monthly Magazine for Stamp Collectors and Dealers" with the contents focused primarily on this hobby. Sixteen pages plus outer wrappers, measures 5 3/4 b 9 inches, nice condition.
February 18, 1896
PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, February 18, 1896
* Troy, New York
* Clothing factory fire
* Sewing girls disaster
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "TERRIBLE FIRE IN TROY" "Started In A Building Where 300 Girls Were At Work" and more (see)
Twenty pages, light toning, a little margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More
July 27, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 27, 1895 The front cover has "The Lake Steamer North Land" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Barathon's Propeller Life Buoy"; "Caballero's Air Vessel"; "The Cornell University Crew on the Thames, England"; "A Sectional Side Launch Dock"; "Mount Rainier, Washington"; and m... See More
January 26, 1884
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 26, 1884
* SS City of Columbus shipwreck disaster
The full front page shows: "The Wreck of the Steamship 'City of Columbus' On the Rocks Off Gay Head...". Inside has: "Pennsylvania--Terrible catastrophe near Bradford...a Railway passenger train engulfed in burning oil..."; a half page with four: "Views in A... See More
October 12, 1878
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 12, 1878
* Mauch Chunk PA Pennsylvania (Jim Thorpe)
* Early Alaska scenes
The full ftpg. is a political cartoon showing Ben Butler (see photo). Among the prints within are: "Mauch Chunk, Pa." "Pennsylvania--An Autumn View of Mauch Chunk, the 'Switzerland of America' & its Attractions". This town would be re... See More
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