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FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893 A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).
Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 28, 1885 The ftpg. shows: "...Rescue of a Schooner's Crew Off Fire Island by the Life-Saving Corps". Inside has a full page print: "Dedication of the Washington National Monument...", plus a few other unrelated prints.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York Sept. 20, 1890 The front page has full-length portraits of: "Oliver S. Campbell, Champion Of The United States" and "H. W. Slocum, Jr., Ex-Champion", both in tennis attire of the day and each holding a tennis racket. Caption: "The National Lawn-Tennis Tournament On The Grounds Of The Casino, At Newport, Commencing August 27th.... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 11, 1893 Of special interest is item #9 of "Notable Jews - Dr. Joseph Krauskopf" which also includes a photograph & biography of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year.
Other prints include a full ftpg. of: "The Opening of the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago" plus a doublpg. centerfold with... See More
THE OXFORD TIMES, Chenango County, New York, March 20, 1888
* Uncommon title
This is the first we have offered a newspaper from this small town in south-central New York. Various news and ads of the day.
Four pages, minor margin tears, even toning, good condition.
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE, Nebraska, March 5, 1893 The top of the first column has heads: "CLEVELAND GOES IN" "Thrice Nominated & Twice Inaugurated President of the United States" "Severe Storm Mars The Ceremonies" ""Policy of The New Administration". The ftpg. also has a nice graphic showing: "Cleveland And His Cabinet". The text takes o... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877 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 Monster" with two illustrations of it.
Sixteen pages, minor ... See More
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Feb. 18, 1898 A middle column is headed: "WILL GO TO HAVANA" "Court of Inquiry Appointed to Investigate Maine Disaster" "with more, the text including: "...everybody believes that the battleship was destroyed, whether from without or from within, by Spanish treachery...". Also a ftpg. print of: "Mrs. Sigsbee, W... See More
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Dec. 6, 1865 Most of the front page and page 2 are taken up with the: "President's Message", being the first state-of-the-union address of President Andrew Johnson. The focus of his speech is the end of the Civil War with comments on the Lincoln assassination: "...Our thoughts next revert to the death of the late President by an act of... See More
THE WORLD, New York, December 17, 1894
* Nellie Bly expose reporting
* "In Trinity's Tenements"
Nellie Bly is perhaps most famous for her trip around the world, which turned the fictional work by Jules Vernes' "Around the World in Eighty Days" into fact for the first time. But there were various other projects which consumed her journalistic career, perhaps most ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 7, 1889 Almost the entire last column of the ftpg. is taken up with a fine & very detailed report on the death of Jefferson Davis, headed: "THEIR DEAD CHIEFTAIN" "The South In Morning for Jefferson Davis""Marks of Profound Sorrow Shows Everywhere--Mr. Davis's Last Hours--Funeral Arrangements".
Eight pages, toning throughout, partial... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 7, 1889 Almost the entire last column of the ftpg. is taken up with a fine & very detailed report on the death of Jefferson Davis, headed: "THEIR DEAD CHIEFTAIN" "The South In Morning for Jefferson Davis" "Marks of Profound Sorrow Shows Everywhere--Mr. Davis's Last Hours--Funeral Arrangements".
Eight pages, toning throughout, partia... See More
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1811 The ftpg. has a letter datelined: "Camp Battle Ground, One mile from the Prophet's Village, Nov. 8". This has a report of the famous Battle of Tippecanoe, beginning: "We were attacked at half past 4 o'clock on the morning of the 7th inst. by the prophet's party, consisting, as is supposed, of 6... See More
VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, January 24, 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 hi... See More
PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1892 The top of pg. 2 has column heads: "FALL RIVER MYSTERY" "Continuation of the Hearing In the Borden Case" "Marshal Hillard's Testimony" "There Were No Obstacles To A Thorough Search Of The Borden House & Property" "The Evidence of Medical Examiner Draper" with the text taking nearly 1 1/2 colu... See More
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT, Irwin, (Ruby Camp), Gunnison County, Colorado, September 8, 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
DAILY JOURNAL, Pioche, Nevada, May 15, 1875 The first settlement of the area was in 1864 with the opening of a silver mine, but it was abandoned when Indians launched a series of raids and massacres. It was resettled in 1868 and François Pioche bought the town in 1869. By the early 1870s, it had grown to become one of the most important silver-mining towns in Nevada.
Because of the r... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1887The entire ftpg is a very nice print captioned: "Her Majesty Victoria I., Queen of Great Britain & Ireland, and Empress of India" with a related article on pg. 2: "Fifty Years a Queen".
Inside has two pages and 13 prints on: "The College of New Jersey", or Princeton University as known today.
Twelve ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 Page 3 has a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its performances. Fully familiar as we are and have been with... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 5,1887 The front page features "Mr. Henry M. Stanley Experimenting with the Maxim Automatic Machine Gun." Inside the issue are: "Laboratory Tromp and Other Apparatus"; "Dickiesons' Binding File"; "Cousins Child's Tray"; "The Vesuvious Observatory"; and additional illustrations, articles and advertisement... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 2, 1868. The front page features "Reynolds' Steam Condensing and Water Elevating Engine". Inside the issue are: "Selfridge's Patent Washing Machine"; "Gear's Variety Planing and Molding Machine"; "Hattan's Patent Fireplace"; "Dimock's Thermo-Annuciator"; and additional illustrations, artic... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, July 9, 1876 The top o f the front page has many one column heads on the most significant battle of the Indian War period from after the Civil War, including: "THE CUSTER MASSACRE" "Official Report of the Engagement Which Resulted in so Overwhelming a Disaster--The Sioux in Strong Force" "The Brave and Daring Custer Evidently Coun... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1865 The trial of those accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln remains a controversial event in American history. Ultimately four would be executed by hanging for their involvement, one a woman, Mary Surratt, the very first woman to be executed by the United States government. This event came to the forefront in modern culture with the release of Robe... See More
THE AMERICAN, Manila, P.I. (Philippine Islands), January 22, 1899 A rare title published during the Philippine-American War, or the Philippine War for Independence (see hyperlink for details). Reports include; "Soldiers Are Going Home" "Army Orders" "Warships Are Being Moved" "North American Treaty Agreed Upon" and more. The large masthead features a h... See More
PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1870 Within this issue is a nice, color, foldout print of women's dresses in Paris, measuring 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches (some loss to a bottom blank margin). Also another color page of "Design in Applique for Smoking Cap." as well as several black & white pages with latest fashions of the day. There is also a steel pl... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 11, 1893 See the photo for the historic--yet inconspicuous--listing of Coca Cola receiving its trade mark, the very first in the list of many in this issue. The listing reads: "Beverages, nutrient or tonic, Coca Cola Company....22,406" the number being the patent number. A significant report of the very beginning of the company that would become ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1893 Inside has an article: "Edison's Improvement In The Transmission of Power" which includes several illustrations. The ftpg. has a nice print from the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, showing the latest steam railroad engine next to the "De Witt Clinton, 1831".
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry. The articles takes over a full column (see) & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire s... See More
TRI-WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Detroit, May 25, 1881
* Excursion steamer Victoria disaster
* London, Ontario, Canada
The front page has a one column heading: "TERRIBLE CALAMITY" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, good condition.
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 12, 1889
* Jefferson Davis funeral & burial
* Confederate president - Confederacy
The top of the last column on the ftpg. has: "JEFFERSON DAVIS BURIED" "The Grandest Funeral Seen In The South" "New Orleans Draped In Mourning and Thronged With Visitors--Bishop Galleher's Oration". The report takes the entire column & contin... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1881
* American Red Cross created
* Clara Barton
The front page has a very significant report on the establishment of the American Red Cross. The article is headed: "The Red Cross" "Efforts To Establish An Organization in the United States". With a dateline of "Washington, May 21", the article begins: "At a meeting held th... See More
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 22, 1898
* Spanish-American War beginning
The front page has a fold banner headline: "WAR WITH SPAIN HAS NOW BEGUN" with another banner: "Woodford Has Left Madrid and the Fleet at Key West Has Been Ordered to Blockade Havana, While a Call for 100,000 Volunteers Will Be Made To-Day." with various additional heads concerning th... See More
* Adana massacres - Christians genocide
* Armenians - Ottoman Empire - Turkey
Near the bottom of the front page is a one column heading: "10,000 Persons Slain" with subheads. (See)
Complete in 12 pages, light toning, some spine wear, should be handled with care.
THE WORLD, New York City, November 28, 1883
* Cockfighting - cockfights
* Roosters - blood sport
Page 2 has an article headed: "A COCKFIGHT IN A CELLAR" with subheads. (see)
Complete in 8 pages, light browning a little margin wear, generally good.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "Objections To Annexation" "Arguments of Those Who Prefer to Ignore Hawaii at Present" "No Naval Advantages To Be Derived" "Present Treaty with the Kingdom Granting Pearl Harbor to the United States Said 5to Be the Only Desirable Feature".
Beneath this report is: "... See More
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
Page 3 has an article with small heading: "Affairs in the Coal Regions" Nice to have in a Pennsylvania title.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
JUBILEE SUPPLEMENT TO 'THE FRIEND', Honolulu, June 18, 1870 This special issue celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landing of the first American Missionaries on Hawaii in 1820. All the content--mostly a Jubilee Sermon--relates to the anniversary.
Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, March 3, 1873
* Ulysses S. Grant
The ftpg. has lengthy reporting concerning the inaugural ceremonies to to held for UI.s. Grant the following day. The bkpg. has: "Through The South" "North & South Carolina".
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1877
* Brigham Young death funeral - burial
* Mormons - Mormonism - SLC Utah
The front page has a one column heading: "Brigham Young's Funeral" (see)
Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition.
CHRISTIAN HERALD & SIGNS OF OUR TIMES, New York, Sept. 2, 1896 The ftpg. has a print: "Amid The Ruins of Capernaum, on Lake Galilee" with a related article. More inside.
Sixteen pages, some wear & small tears at the spine.
PRAIRIE FARMER, Chicago, July 23, 1881 An interesting farming-themed newspaper from the Mid-West with an ornate masthead. Subtitled: "Weekly Journal for The Farm, Orchard and Fireside."
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small margin tears with some chipping.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1878 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned "An International Conference About Money" which shows Uncle Sam. Pages within include a full page: "Private Theatricals at Blackville--I Hang Upon De Honey Ob Doze Laps!", a print of "The Liberian Ship Azor", a print of: "House at San Stefano in wh... See More
JAMESTOWN EVENING JOURNAL, New York, July 23, 1885
* General Ulysses S. Grant
A nice newspaper reporting the death of General Ulysses S. Grant, with all columns on all 4 pgs. black-bordered and the ftpg. having a nice engraving of him with column heads: "HIS SUFFERING ENDED" "THE DEATH OF GEN. GRANT ! " "Peacefully & Painlessly He Passes Away, With His Family Aro... See More