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February 3, 1872
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 3, 1872 Within this issue is a 3/4 page illustration: "Ice Boating on the Hudson River" which would be very displayable. Other articles and illustrations include: "Fitt's New Road Steamer" "The Shaw & Justice Dead Stroke Power Hammer" and much more.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
October 15, 1871
NEW YORK TIMES, October 15, 1871
* Great Chicago fire
Over half of the front page is taken up with much detail on the great Chicago fire, with heads at the top of the first column including: "THE CHICAGO FIRE" "Present Aspects of the Devastated City" "The Work of Reconstruction Already Commenced" "Scenes & Incidents Among the ruins" "Sea... See More
December 12, 1898
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Dec. 12, 1898 The front page announces: "GEN. GARCIA IS DEAD" "Great Cuban Patriot Carried Off by Pneumonia" and more subheads which also includes an illustration of General Calixto Garcia. (see hyperlink for more on him). Also some column heads on the end of the Spanish-American War: "STRAIN IS OVER" "U.S. Peace Commissioners Satisf... See More
July 15, 1881
DEMOCRATIC WATCHMAN, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1881
* President James Garfield shot
* Rare broadsheet "extra"
Page 4 has a report headed: "A Terrible Deed--Attempt to Assassinate President Garfield" which begins: "Not having issued a paper last week the Watchman is consequently somewhat late with the news of the attempted assassination of President Ga... See More
October 26, 1888
THE TIMES, London, England, Oct. 26, 1888 "Jack the Ripper" reports were common in the latter half of 1888, capturing the interest of people on both sides of the Atlantic as evidenced by the reports in many newspapers in the United States. It was the international "sensation" of the era, and a case which was never conclusively solved. Not surprisingly, issues of the respe... See More
December 3, 1881
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 3, 1881
* President James Garfield assassination
* Charles J. Guiteau on trial
The full ftpg. shows: "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guiteau Being Escorted from the Courtroom..." and the doublepage centerfold shows; "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guards Unlocking the Handcuffs of the Prisoner...&q... See More
May 5, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883
* Georgetown CO Colorado
* Tacoma WA Washington Territory
The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a... See More
September 23, 1881
THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 23, 1881
* President James S. Garfield death
* Lying in State at Capital
* Best title to have ?
The top of the front page has a nice print headed: "JAMES A. GARFIELD". Nearly three-quarters of the first column is taken up with various heads on his death & funeral including: "WITH HOMAGE" "Many Thousands View the Bod... See More
August 31, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 31, 1889 The full ftpg. is a nice print: "At Lake George Landing--Saluting the Passengers".
But likely the most significant print is a great full page: "A Base-Ball Incident--Caught Between The Bases" which shows a player caught in a rundown.
Other good prints include a half page: "Gioca Di Bocci--Summer Afternoon Scen... See More
August 24, 1889
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 24, 1889
* Lifesaving at Coney Island Beach
* H. P. Cheatham, the only "colored" Rep. elected to the 51st Congress
* Frederick Douglass - minister to Haiti (text)
The full ftpg. showing the celebration of President Harrison on his visit to Lawrence, Mass. & Portland, Maine, with another print inside.
Certainly the most dramatic ... See More
October 26, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, October 26, 1889 The full front page shows: "Dangers of Electric Wires in New York--Western Union Lineman burned to Death in Mid-Air."
A rarity is to find period prints of cowboys, but here is one. An inside page has 3 prints, captioned: "Life Among the Cow-Boys of Indian Territory" (see), with a brief, related article on an inside page.
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July 4, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885 The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle Ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More
October 18, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER "EMPIRE ILLUSTRATED", New York, October 18, 1890
* Very colorful and ornate for display
* Many Texas towns - illustrations
This is the "Third Texas Edition" noted in the masthead, with different content than the first & second editions.
Occasionally Leslie's put out an issue with colorful and beautiful outer wrappers, and... See More
June 30, 1888
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 30, 1888 The ftpg. shows: "New Bridge Over Kill Van Kull--The Largest Draw in the World". This bridge connected New Jersey & New York via Staten Island.
Inside has an illustration captioned: "Execution by Electricity, Shortly to Be Introduced in N.Y. State" with a related article on the details headed: "Execution by Electricit... See More
October 14, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 14, 1899 The ftpg. is taken up with 2 photos of: "Fifty Years of International Yacht Racing" showing the 'Columbia' and the 'Shamrock' with more photos & a related article inside. Inside also has a photo of: "An Electric Demi-Coach", an early automobile, and one of an Egyptian war chariot.... See More
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Sixteen pages, a few m
June 11, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 11, 1892
* Early American lighthouses prints
The full front page is taken up with many illustrations captioned: "The United States Lighthouse Establishment" with a related article inside. Inside also has various other articles & illustrations of the latest inventions & improvements of the day.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed... See More
June 8, 1867
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 8, 1867
* The Great Mormon Tabernacle at Salt Lake City, Utah
An inside page of this scientific periodical has a very nice engraving captioned: "The Great Mormon Tabernacle at Salt Lake" with a related article as well. Additional articles are: "Densmore's Upright Boiler"; "Brown's Fruit Gatherer"; "Taylor an... See More
March 1, 1893
PUCK, New York, March 1, 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, 1875
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 4, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Coal miners
One of the more successful of the early California newspapers. The ftpg. includes: "Mollies of Pennsylvania--A Secret Religious Organization on the War Path--They Commit Murder & Other Deeds of Violence in the Coal Regions" "Bonds Not Gold" "The New Mint"... See More
August 1, 1870
PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1870
* Victorian fashions
* Prints - 1 w/ color
Within this issue is a nice, color, foldout print of women's dresses in Paris, measuring 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches. Also another 2 color page of "Patters for Braiding on Pique Dresses..." as well as several black & white pages with latest fashions of the day. There... See More
October 28, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 28, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire of 1871
The full front page is a dramatic print: 'The Great Fire in Chicago--Group of Refugees in the Street'. Prints inside include a nice fullpg: 'Chicago In Flames--The Rush for Life over Randolph St. Bridge' plus a very dramatic doublepage centerfold: 'Chicago In Ruins' which is a large overview sho... See More
October 18, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 18, 1868
* John Allen (saloon keeper) arrested
* "Wickedest Man in New York"
* Notorious underworld figure
* Post Water Street revival - dance hall
Page 6 has an article headed: "John Allen At Tombs" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on John Allen's arrest shortly after he claimed to be reformed. Google Wikipedia for more informa... See More
Item #636875HARPER'S WEEKLY lot of 7 issues of the 1870's-1880's each with a full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon, and other Nast or non-Nast prints inside. A blend of 1st rate and better than 2nd rate issues. A great lot for a dealer or anyone wishing to begin a collection.
Additional lots are available--inquire if multiple sets are wanted.
February 1, 1881
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, (New York), February, 1881
* New York City firefighting
Among the many articles within are: "The English Lakes & Their Genii" which includes many prints including: "Wordsworth's Seat, Grasmere" "Helvellyn & Thirlmere" "Lower Rydal Falls" & much more. Also: "Pottery in the United States"... See More
July 14, 1866
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 14, 1866 Dblpgctrfld. has five illustrations, two rather large showing: 'Vicksburg, from the Old Spanish Fort' and 'Natchez on the Hill', plus 3 other scenes. Small scene shows: 'Negro in Stocks: A Scene in Florida' and 'Sunday Amusements at New Orleans--Duel at the Half-Way House'. Full page "The Uprising of Italy" by T... See More
May 19, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY May 19, 1866 Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Major General Judson Kilpatrick, U.S. Minister to Chile" and "Commodore John Rodgers, U.S.N." Also a 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Bombardment of Valparaiso by the Spanish Fleet, March 31, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. entitled "'Mustered Out' Colored Volunteers at Little Rock, Arkansas." Dblpgctr... See More
March 31, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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March 17, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More
October 18, 1898
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Oct. 18, 1898
* Outlaw Jesse James' son
The bottom of page 3 has a small & somewhat inconspicuous article headed: "Jesse James Indicted" which begins: "The grand jury yesterday returned indictments against Jesse James, son of the noted outlaw..." (see). The following year he would be acquitted of robbery of a Missour... See More
July 31, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 31, 1897
* William Thomas Smedley
* Golfing illustrations
The full front page is an illus: "I Felt Her Seize My Hand and Shake It." which shows a woman greeting a man with a golf club, with caddies & others in the background. This print accompanies a story inside titled: "Colonel Bogie, A Golf Story" where also is found a pr... See More
October 1, 1869
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 1, 1869
* New York Wall Street financial crisis
* Stock Market & gold Panic
* Post "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th)
With pgs. 1 & 2 filled with ads news coverage begins on pg. 3 with: "WALL STREET" "Encouraging Prospects & a Gleam of Hope at Last" Gold Dealers Effecting Settlements Among Themselves" "More Injunction... See More
June 1, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 1, 1865 Page 2 has: "The Assassination Trials" with another column also having; "Trial of the Conspirators' "The Proceedings On Wednesday" "Defense of Atzerott and Arnold"
Four pages, nice condition.
May 18, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 18, 1865
* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
Page 2 has: "Trial of the Assassins" taking half a column, plus a related editorial on this as well. Another column has: "Trial of the Conspirators" "Full Details of the Testimony!" "The Testimony Which was Kept Secret... See More
Item #636795POMEROY'S ADVANCE THOUGHT, New York, January, 1889 Inside has a nice promotional piece seeking investors in the Atlantic-Pacific Railway Tunnel, headed: "STRAIGHT THROUGH THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS" "To Shorten Railway Distance 250 Miles Between Denver & Salt Lake City" "And to Bring out Millions of Dollars Worth of Gold & Silver each Year..." with more.
A... See More
August 29, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 29, 1865
* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter
* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia
Among the ftpg. column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL" "A Fresh Accumulation of Horrors!" "Further Convincing Evidence Against the Prisoner" "More of Werze's Diabolical Cruelty" "He Murders Sick Soldiers as a Pastime" &qu... See More
June 18, 1881
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1881 The front cover of the issue is entitled "Professor A. E. Dolbear's New Telephonic System" which is comprised of several illustrations. Within the issue is "Feast of Strange Fish"; "Photographing the Vibrations of the Voice" and many more articles and advertisements.
Sixteen pages, minor loss at the blank lower m... See More
April 29, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 29, 1899
* Krag Jorgensen rifles - prints
* Springfield Armory, Massachusetts
The front cover of the issue is entitled "Manufacture of Krag-Jorgensen Rifles at the Springfield Armory" which is comprised of four illustrations with additional illustrations within the issue. Within the issue is "The Marvin Electric Rock Drill"; &qu... See More
May 27, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 27, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
A half page illustration inside: "The Coal Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--Laborers' Meeting Near The Dodge Shaft, At Hyde Park, Dispersed By The Welsh Miners and Their Wives, May 9th." Related report on another page: "The Coal Troubles." A full front page: "New Yo... See More
April 7, 1873
NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1873
* Wreck of the steamship Atlantic
* William "Buffalo Bill" Cody ad
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... See More
October 16, 1871
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 16, 1871
* Great Chicago fire
The front page first column has nice heads on the Great Chicago Fire, including: "THE CITY OF CHICAGO" "A Quiet & Peaceful Sabbath Yesterday" "How the Citizens Observed the Day" "Rapid Growth of the Temporary Dwellings & Stores" "Interesting Resume of the Effects of the Great Fire&qu... See More
June 20, 1873
EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, June 20, 1873
* Susan B. Anthony
* Illegal voting trial
The front page has a significant report on the woman's rights issue, with: "Susan's Sentence", which includes: "...Judge Selden made a motion in the case of Miss Anthony for a new trial on the ground of a misdirection of the Judge in ordering a verdict of guilty without su... See More
Item #636662HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, November, 1871 The issue is an article entitled "Johnny Appleseed - A Pioneer Hero" which features some small illustrations. Also within the issue is: "A New England Village"; "Rambles in the West Indies"; and more articles and stories.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, even toning, some edge tears, ... See More
Item #636659HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1878 Featured in this issue is an article "The Hot Springs of Arkansas". Other articles are: "A Glimpse of Prague"; "Sappho"; "On the Welsh Border"; "Life on Broadway"; "Popular Exposition of Some Scientific Experiments"; "A Turko-Russian War; A Year of American Travel"... See More
Item #636657HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1872 Within the issue is: "The City of Saints" (Rome); "The Explorations of Di Cesnola in Cyprus"; "California" and other articles and stories.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, some lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very good condition.
Item #636642HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1870 Within this is issue is a 5+ page article "Footprints of Charles Dickens" which begins "Charles Dickens was dead. It was hard to realize, but realized it was at last; and then there was no look or voice in London but repeated it over and over -- Charles Dickens is dead!..."
Also within the issue are articles &q... See More
Item #636641HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1865 Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which features an illustration of "Abraham Linc... See More
Item #636638HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, November, 1891 This issue contains "The Inn Of The Good Woman - A Thanksgiving Story", by Hezekiah Butterworth; text and images related to "Cairo in 1890". The story "Dan Dunn's Outfit" contains several prints by Frederic Remington, several letters written by Charles Dickens to Wilkie Collins, and a great bio of S... See More
November 14, 1872
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, Nov. 14, 1872
* Great Boston fire of 1872
* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred
The front page features a nice map headed: "Diagram Of The Burnt District" in Boston, which had just suffered a horrible fire. The top of one of the columns has: "A TERRIBLE CALAMITY" "One Eighth of the Property of Boston Destroye... See More
April 26, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 26, 1898
* Spanish-America War begins
* United States declares war
The top of the front page announces: "CONGRESS HAS DECLARED WAR AGAINST SPAIN" "The Bill Passes Unanimously and Is Signed by the President" "Volunteer Troops Are Called Out" "The States Asked to Furnish 125,000 Men for the National Government" &... See More
July 8, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, July 8, 1898
* Annexation of Hawaii
* William McKinley
The top of the last column on the ftpg. has the historic report: "ANNEXATION ACT SIGNED" "President Puts His Name to the Hawaiian Resolutions" "Philadelphia To Take The News" "The Cruiser Has Been Ordered to Honolulu & Admiral Miller Will Hoist the Stars and... See More
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