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May 20, 1893
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
May 25, 1881
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.
December 12, 1889
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
May 22, 1881
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
November 28, 1883
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.
February 21, 1893
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
April 10, 1875
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.
June 18, 1870
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.
September 3, 1877
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.
September 2, 1896
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.
July 23, 1881
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.
April 20, 1878
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
July 23, 1885
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
July 28, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1865 The front page features "The Pirate Shenandoah - She is Operating in the Arctic Ocean - Eight Ships of Our whaling Fleet Destroyed - The Pirate Does Not Believe in Lee's Surrender" and: "Yale College - The Honors Bestowed Upon Her Fallen Heroes".
Page 4 has: "The Health of Mr. Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe - He is Neither Starv... See More
May 5, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, May 5, 1898
* Kentucky Derby
* Plaudit - horse
* Willie Simms
The top of pg. 3 has column heads on the Kentucky Derby. The winning jockey was Willie Simms, an African-American. He also won in the 1896 running as well. His name is only mentioned in the results (and misspelled; see). Heads include: "Kentucky Derby Won By Plaudit" "Aristo... See More
July 6, 1876
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 6, 1876 The top of pg. 2 has column heads on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with: "1776 - 1876" "INDEPENDENCE DAY" "The Patriotic Centennial" "Eloquence and Enthusiasm" "THE CELEBRATION IN BOSTON" with nearly 3 columns of detailed text.
Four pages, large folio siz... See More
January 14, 1885
THE LEVER, Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 14, 1885
* Rare title
A prohibition newspaper which railed against the sale of alcohol. Their motto in the masthead: "No License for the Liquor Traffic in Any Form or for Any Price." Most of the content is themed on this principle.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
Item #643600OUR COUNTRY HOME, New York, May 1889
* Robert Todd Lincoln print
* Abraham's last surviving child
The middle of the ftpg. features a print of Robert Todd Lincoln, the only one of Lincoln's four sons to live into adulthood. Also a ftpg. article: "Robert Todd Lincoln, Minister to England" (see).
Sixteen pages, 10 1/4 by 14 inches, minimal wear.... See More
November 15, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 15, 1873
* Paris Opera fire
* Salle Le Peletier
Page 3 has an article headed: "THE BURNED OPERA-HOUSE" "The Destruction Of The French Academie De Musique" Text takes up over a full column here.
Other news and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
June 20, 1896
THE PEPPERELL ADVERTISER, Massachusetts, June 20, 1896
* William McKinley nomination
* Republican convention - St. Louis
The front page has a nice report on the Republication nomination of Wm. McKinley for President, with a portrait of him, his wife, his mother & father, his home, and his running mate. Much more on the convention on the bkpg. with 14 more prints.
Eight page... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833 The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" near the back, which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--report reading: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time." This would be the Slavery Abol... See More
February 25, 1888
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 25, 1888 The front cover shows: "Chasing and Capturing a Diamond thief at the South African Diamond-Fields" with four scenes. Within the issues is "The Delagoa Bay Railway, South Africa"; half page print: "Trial of M. Wilson, in Paris, for Illicit Dealing in French Decorations". A full page: "The Russian Army: ... See More
September 25, 1881
THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1881
* President James S. Garfield death
* Best title to have ?
See the photos for the nice graphic presentations of a presidential funeral. Perhaps this is not surprising, because Garfield was from Cuyahoga County, the county of Cleveland, making this essentially his "hometown" newspaper.
The first column has some nice first colu... See More
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
May 17, 1893
PUCK, New York, May 17, 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 i... See More
October 13, 1868
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 13, 1868
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* General Order No. 11 - Jews
The bottom of the front page, & carrying over to page 2, contains an extremely significant Judaica item headed: "Gen. Grant's Jew Order" "Letter of an Able Hebrew Lawyer in Support of the Republican Cause".
This relates to Ulysses S. Grant's General Order #11 from du... See More
March 27, 1890
This is a great broadside for a: "BAND CONCERT ! The Weare Cornet Band..." with further particulars. The date is near the bottom: "Thur. Eve. Mar. 27, '90" 
This broadside measures 20 1/2 by 28 1/2 inches, has a few very small holes near the top, minor wear at the margins, generally in very nice, clean condition & extremely displayable. Printed on pale yell... See More
April 27, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 27, 1898
* Spanish-America War begins
* United States declares war
Front page reports on the Spanish-American War include: "INVASION OF CUBA WITH INSURGENT AID" "Lieutenant Rowan, of the U.S. Army, Has Landed on the Island" "On His Way to Gen. Garcia's Camp" "The Cuban Forces Are to Cover a Landing for Our... See More
October 4, 1869
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 4, 1869
* New York Wall Street financial crisis
* Stock Market & gold Panic
* Post "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th)
With pages 1 & 2 filled with ads news coverage begins inside. Page 7 has column heads: "WASHINGTON" "The Administration and the Wall Street Panic" "Fisk Seeking the Presidential Confidence" "The... See More
February 26, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876
* Great rugby print - footballThe full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Republican Simplicity". Full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "No Rudder - No Aim"; half page: 'The Great Fire of February 8, 1876, On Broadway'; full page: "Uncle Sam's Valentines" shows 5 scenes; 3/4... See More
March 21, 1899
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, March 21, 1899
* First woman to die in electric chair...
* Martha Place - 1st report
The first two columns are consumed with reports on the very first electric chair execution of a woman in America. Column heads include: "MRS. PLACE EXECUTED" "First Woman to Die in Electric Chair in New York" "But Two Shocks Wer... See More
May 20, 1890
MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, May 20, 1890 The front page has column heads: "MORMONISM DEFINED" "Interesting Opinion by the Supreme Court" "The Nefarious Doctrine Persisted in & Propagated in Spite of All Interference". Bits of text include: "...A distinguishing feature of Mormonism is well known to be polygamy & an absolute ecclesiastical control of i... 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
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
December 15, 1875
SKANDINAVIENS STJERNE, "Organ for de Sidste-Dages Hellige", Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 15, 1875 The subtitle above translates to: "Organ for the Body of Latter-Day Saints", meaning this is a quite rare Mormon periodical for the Mormon community in Denmark. American Mormon missionaries were sent to Denmark in 1850 and made significant inroads in converting many Scandinavian... 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
April 7, 1873
NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1873 The steamship "Atlantic" was a transatlantic ship which sank on April 1 off the coast of Nova Scotia, at the time the deadliest American maritime disaster with 535 people dead. Almost the entire front page is taken up with reports on the disaster, headed: "The Mars Head Wreck" "Operations of the Divers--Gloomy Search for the Dead--Carele... See More
May 22, 1868
THE ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO NEWS, Illinois, May 22, 1868
* Very rare title
A quite rare title which lasted by just 8 issues. This is volume 1 number 5, formatted much like the more successful Harper's Weekly & obviously an attempt to create its look-alike for the Midwest. But it would fail.
The front page features a print: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago. Scene Outs... See More
December 23, 1871
THE NAPLES & FLORENCE OBSERVER, Italy, Dec. 23, 1871 An interesting newspaper in English, published in Naples with various news & ads of the day.
Four pages, small repaired hole at the very center, nice condition.
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.
September 5, 1892
PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, September 5, 1892
* Lizzie Borden in jail for hatchet murders in Fall River, Massachusetts
* John L. Sullivan arrives in New Orleans, unawares his title reign is about to come to an end
The bottom of the front page has a brief article with a one column heading: "The Borden Murder Mystery" (see image for text). Although brief, it is nice to have a Liz... See More
June 1, 1800
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, June, 1800 Formatted much like the more popular Gentleman's Magazine of the era, but this is a more rare title.
Perhaps the dominant feature of this issue would be the two full page engravings still present, the first: "A Portrait of Tippoo Sultaun" [aka Tipu Sultan & Tiger of Mysore; see hyperlink] with a related article: "Tippoo ... See More
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
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
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