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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881
* Thomas Alva Edison
* Electric light patent #
Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant item under the list of: "Index of Inventions For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending Feb. 15, 1881" is an entry reading: "Electric light, T.A. Edison.....237,732". This was th... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 21, 1891 The full ftpg. is a duo-tone print of: "A Box Party at the Horse Show" which is quite displayable. Other prints inside include: "St. Bartholomew's Parish House...Parochial Help for the Poor of New York City" "Offering Prayer in a Chinese Club House in Mott St." a fine doublepg. centerfold: "S... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, December 18, 1896 This is a single leaf "Extra-Supplement" only, a color print of: "Two Little Doves, From a Painting by B. Hall". A nice item for display in very nice condition. Measures 11 by 15 1/2 inches.
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 26 1891 The front page shows: "Indigent Russian Jews detained at the Barge Office, New York City". Additional prints include: "Cranberry picking on Cape Cod" "Timber Rafts on the St. Lawrence River" "Our Alaska Expedition" showing men in kayaks at Lullukuk Point, and much more.
Si... See More
* Completing the Transcontinental railroad
* Promontory Point - last spike
The back page has a report noting: "On Monday, May 10, the two great divisions of the Pacific Railroad, i.e. the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific, accomplished their junction at Promontory Point, Utah, by laying the last rail & tie, &
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, Feb. 22, 1873 This is the "Extra Supplement" doublepage centerfold only, captioned: "The Temple of Heaven, Pekin" in China. See the hyperlink for more on this notable temple, which dates back to the early 1400's.
Great condition, 21 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches.... See More
Sixteen pages, a
THE GENTLEMAN’S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1804
* re. Alexander Hamilton - Aaron Burr duel
The first column of a page is headed: “AMERICA & THE WEST INDIES” reporting: “By the New York papers, we learn, that the Coroner’s Inquest, held on the late Gen. Hamilton, have brought in a verdict of ‘Willful murder against A’ Burr, esq. Vice President o... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 26, 1884 The ftpg. features a nice print of: "View of Catskill Creek Bridge, on the N.Y., W.S. & B.R.R., Looking Toward the Hudson" with a related article.
A wealth of various new inventions, improvements with illustrations inside including: "De Foy's New Game Table" which looks like an early pinball machine. Also: "Thoma... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896 The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, bit of browning at the... See More
BALTIMORE AMERICAN, 1857 A lot of 15 issues, all loose at the spine, various news reports of the day, a wealth of ads, etc. Each issue complete in 8 pages.
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 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
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Feb. 18, 1898
* re. USS Maine sinking disaster
* Spanish-American War prelude
* Havana Harbor , Cuba
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 wit... See More
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Dec. 6, 1865
* President Andrew Johnson
* State of the Union Address
* Civil War reconstruction
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 assas... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 7, 1889
* Jefferson Davis death (1st report)
* Confederate president - Confederacy
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'... See More
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1811
* Battle of Tippecanoe
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, con... 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
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
Coin collectors are very familiar with this town (the capital of Nevada) for the mint which produced the famous "C.C." mint marks on gold & silver coins it produced. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the mini
* Execution of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
The front page has: "Execution Of Wirz" "Closing Scenes in the Life of the Andersonville Jailor" "Farewell Interview with his Associate, J.H. Winder" "Final Effort of His Counsel to Obtain Executive Clemency" "
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
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
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
* Custer Massacre - Indians
* George Armstrong Custer
* Battle of Little Bighorn
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 ... 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, May 13, 1893
* Thomas Alva Edison
* DeWitt Clinton (locomotive)
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... See More
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
* 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
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.