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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
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
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
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 #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
May 29, 1869
HARPER'S BAZAR, New York, May 29, 1869
* Victorian fashions
* Dress pattern "Supplement" included!
This is the famous fashion periodical subtitled: "A Repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction" from the successful publishing house of Harper Brothers. It is the oldest continuously published fashion magazine in the world having begun in 1867.
The early is... 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
September 4, 1875
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1875
* Fort Smith, Arkansas
* Hangings - executions (6)
* Judge Isaac Parker
Page 2 has a very brief and discrete report under "Latest General News" that reads in full: "Three white men, two Cherokee Indians and one negro were hung at Fort Smith, Arkansas, yesterday" (see)
Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition.... See More
September 17, 1880
BOSTON, Sept. 17, 1880 This is a fascinating & extremely decorative souvenir newspaper published to celebrate the 250 year history of Boston, from its beginning in 1630 thru 1880. See the huge & decorative masthead with vignettes of notable historic events. The ftpg. has the Act of Incorporation of Boston from 1630, and the other pages have various reports & scenes of significanc... See More
October 15, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 15, 1892 The front page shows: "The New Santa Maria, Replica of Columbus' Vessel, which is to be Sailed Across the Atlantic", celebrating the 400th anniversary. Items inside include: "Baker's Rocking Chair Fan" "Front View of the Apparatus for Lifting Blocks of Beton and Carrying them to the Car" "Edison's Pat... See More
November 16, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 16, 1878 The front page has a nice print of: "Captain Ericsson's New Torpedo Boat, the Destroyer" with a detailed article as well. Many other unrelated prints inside as well including several of early engines, a nice print of the: "Locomotive for the Metropolitan Elevated Railway, New York City" "Some Modifications of the Micro... See More
May 5, 1883
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 5, 1883 The entire front page features nice prints of the: "New Freight Steamer City of Fall River", with detailed text as well. Other items inside include: "Improved Double Cylinder Air Compressor" "Parker's Steam Digger" "Hill's Universal Grinding Machine" and more.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, g... See More
February 9, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 9, 1895 A great issue reporting on the bicycle "mania" at that time, with the full ftpg. taken up with text & 3 illustrations concerning: "The National Bicycle Exhibition In Madison Square Garden, New York", one print showing: "The Motor Cycle" which would appear to be an early version of a motorcycle. The text continues i... See More
March 23, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 23, 1889 A fullpg. has 5 prints of: "Lower California. The New Gold Discoveries in Santa Clara Valley--Scenes & Incidents of the Rush to the Mines." Another pg. has an article: "Unleavened Bread For The Passover" plus two related illustrations on the making of it for the Jewish feast. Yet another page is entirely taken u... See More
May 4, 1867
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 4, 1867 Included is a one page report: "The Manufacture Of Greenbacks and Currency At The U.S. Treasury Building" which has a nice view of the exterior of the Treasury Building, plus four smaller scenes of work areas, and on the opposite page a large illustration of the "Hydraulic Engines" and one of the "Sealing Room&quo... See More
May 3, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883 Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of
Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.
The doublepage centerfold shows; "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More
June 30, 1877
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, June 30, 1877 Included is a great full page print: "St. John, New Brunswick, Partly Destroyed Last Week by Fire" with a related article. Many other prints as well.
Complete in 28 pages, nice condition.
March 30, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 30, 1893 Of special interest is installment #7 of "Notable Jews - Adolph S. Ochs" which also includes a photograph of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year (others available: inquire). Ochs was publisher if the famous New York Times.
This is also the: "Easter Number" issue which has a special ... See More
Item #636433HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1879
* Winslow Homer print
* Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)
Featured is an article" "Present Tendencies of American Art" in which an illustration by Winslow Homer entitled "Sail-Boat" is included. Other articles are: "A Few Sea-Birds" "The Coast Survey" "The English Home of the Washington... See More
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