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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
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 #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 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
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
April 1, 1885
WESTERN WORLD, Chicago, April, 1885 In the masthead: "A Journal of Information for Those Seeking Homes or Investments in the United States" and the focus seems to be on those interesting in settling in the West. Among the articles are land investments in: "The Mesilla Valley, N.M." "Northwestern Iowa" "Cost of Living in Florida" "Forfeited Texas P... 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.
September 19, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 19, 1865
* Ordinance of secession repealed
Among the ftpg. column heads: "Counterfeiting Government Currency" "Office Seekers From the South" "The Free Labor System in Missouri & Alabama" "South Carolina--Repeal of the Ordinance of Secession" and more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, archival repair to ... See More
December 25, 1875
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 25, 1875 Inside has a full page with six prints captioned: "The Hebrew Fair at Gilmore's Garden...In Aid of the Mount Sinai Hospital..." plus a related article on the facing page.
Also within: "New York City--The Car-Drivers' Coffee Room, Corner of 7th Ave. and 50th Street..." and a full pg. with 3: "Scene... See More
May 11, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895 The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree." Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World". There are two pages of text headed: "The Evolution of the Amateur Pitcher" which includes 10 p... 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.
July 18, 1898
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, July 18, 1898
* Battle of Santiago de Cuba
* Spanish Navy surrenders
* Spanish-American War
Inside has various reports on the Spanish-American War, the most notable on pg. 7: "YANKEE DOODLE" "Red, White and Blue Over Santiago Palace" "Acts Following the Surrender of General Toral" "Shafter Takes Formal Possession o... 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.
June 24, 1876
THE SOUTH, New York, June 24, 1876 A curious newspaper calling itself "A Journal of Southern Progress" which focused on advocating the virtues of life in the South, & a publication: "...through which the people of the North & of other lands should become better acquainted with the South...". The entire ftpg. is taken up with a nice print of: "Independen... See More
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
July 6, 1882
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 6, 1882
* Charles Guiteau execution (1st report)
* President James Garfield murderer
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the execution of Charles Guiteau, the man who assassinated President James Garfield. First column heads include: "JUSTICE DONE" "The President's Assassin Executed" "Thrilling Scenes Witnessed Durin... See More
Item #639435HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, bound volume for December, 1882 thru May, 1883 A great volume with much reporting on some of the romance of the Old West. Certainly the best item is the first article in the March issue, "Across Arizona", which takes 16 pages & is quite detailed with eleven prints including a: "Map of Southern Arizona" "Nortons Landing, On The Colo... See More
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