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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, March 11, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has nice column heads on the infamous Lincoln Street Fire in Boston, with: "DEATH IN SEETHING FLAMES" "Boston, Mass., Visited by a Fatal and Disastrous Conflagration" "Pitiful & Heartrending Scenes" "Cut Off From Escape Many People Lose Their Lives in the Burning Building--Over&nbs... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 16, 1878
* Matilda Stanley funeral
* Queen of the Gypsies
The front page has one column headings: "Burial Of A Gypsy Queen" "Twenty Thousand Persons Present--The Services--Character And History Of The Gypsies" See images for text here. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our invent... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 24, 1877. Full ftpg. Thomas Nast illus. of: "A Jewel Among Swine." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "St. Valentine's Day in Merrie Old England." Full pg. illus. of: "Skating in Central Park."
The doublepage centerfold has several illus. pertaining to "The Water Color Exhibition, at the National Academy of Design, New York - Sketche... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 5, 1858 The ftpg. has: "The Montauk Point Mystery Explained" "A New York Slave-Ship
Scuttled Off Long Island" "Nine Hundred Slaves Landed by the Haidee in Cuba" "Arrest of the Mate and Five of the Crew--Description of the Ship" with the text taking over a full column.
Also on the ftpg: "Another Successful Debarkation of Slav... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1892 The full ftpg. is a nice print of: "Mrs. Grover Cleveland". Inside has a nice full page montage of prints by Frederic Remington: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show in London--The Cossacks & Guachos", including part of a poster which shows Buffalo Bill himself.
A nice full page "The Last Load" is by A.B. Frost; a full p... See More
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, May 11, 1866 Page 3 has an article: "Jeff. Davis Indicted for Treason" which has near the beginning: "Yesterday Jefferson Davis was indicted for treason by the Grand Jury of the United States...and the trial of the prisoner, it is supposed, will take place in June..." with more.
Four pages, nice condition.
CHRONICLE AND NEWS, Allentown, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1879 A nice pg. 2 ad for Cooper and Baileys Great London Circus which says the: "Dense Night will be converted into Dazzling Day by Electric Light using 18 Electric Light Chandeliers equal to 35,000 gas jets at a cost of $15,000".
One of the main attractions described as: "A Herd of 10 Monster Monarch Elephants". ... See More
THE INDEPENDENT, Baltimore, Oct. 31, 1882 This is the vol. one, no. one issue of a newspaper which likely lasted for just 2 or 3 issues. Published twice weekly, the page 2 article: "Salutatory" notes this paper supports the "Independent Judiciary Ticket" in the current campaign.
Four pages and filled with political reporting. This newspaper ceased publication on November... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, July 7, 1876 The top of the front page has one column heads on the Custer Massacre, including: "On the Field Of Glory" "Custer, whom Grant Attempted to Disgrace, Dies Like a Brave Soldier at the Head of His Column" "Our Loss Over Three Hundred--that of the Indians Not Known--The Quaker Policy with the Red Man Won't Do". ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 8, 1868 Near the back is a lengthy list of the: "Official Report of Patents and Claims Issued by the United States Patent Office for the week ending June 23, 1868." One of these is the patent for the very first practical typewriter, given to C. Latham Sholes, headed: "Type Writing Machine" with some descriptive text (see the... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881 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 the patent given to Thomas Edison for the light bulb, cer... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 17, 1888 The full ftpg. shows: "The President and Vice President Elect", being Benjamin Harrison and Levi Morton, with an article on them on pg. 2. Inside has several prints of Ephesus, plus more.
Sixteen pages, great condition.
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
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
Also in this issue is a 21 page article titled: "The University of Pennsylvania" with 18 related illustrations by W.A. Rogers. Other illustrations in this issue as w
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 20, 1875
* Mary Todd Lincoln INSANE
* President Abraham's wife
The front page has one column headings: "Mrs. Abraham Lincoln" "Trial Of The Question Of Her Sanity In Chicago--A Verdict That She Is Insane Rendered" See image for text here.
Complete in 8 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good. Should be handl... See More
PUCK, New York, June 21, 1893 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 its political cartoons:
front page: "... 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
THE OXFORD TIMES, Chenango County, New York, March 20, 1888
* Uncommon title
This is the first we have offered a newspaper from this small town in south-central New York. Various news and ads of the day.
Four pages, minor margin tears, even toning, good condition.
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
VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, January 24, 1892
* Rare Southwestern title
* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)
A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early hi... 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
THE ELK MOUNTAIN PILOT, Irwin, (Ruby Camp), Gunnison County, Colorado, September 8, 1881
* Rare ghost town title
A quite rare mining town camp newspaper which lasted about 5 years. At the turn of the 19th century this title was resurrected in nearby Crested Butte. The only holdings of this title from Irwin noted in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) by any institution have since bee... See More
DAILY JOURNAL, Pioche, Nevada, May 15, 1875 The first settlement of the area was in 1864 with the opening of a silver mine, but it was abandoned when Indians launched a series of raids and massacres. It was resettled in 1868 and François Pioche bought the town in 1869. By the early 1870s, it had grown to become one of the most important silver-mining towns in Nevada.
Because of the r... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1887The entire ftpg is a very nice print captioned: "Her Majesty Victoria I., Queen of Great Britain & Ireland, and Empress of India" with a related article on pg. 2: "Fifty Years a Queen".
Inside has two pages and 13 prints on: "The College of New Jersey", or Princeton University as known today.
Twelve ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 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 idea of its performances. Fully familiar as we are and have been with... See More
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
IROQUOIS COUNTY TIMES, Watseka, Illinois, Aug. 31, 1876 From a somewhat small town (pop. 5200) in Eastern Illinois. Various news and ads of the day, eight pages, never bond nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, minor wear at margins & fold, mailing label in the masthead, generally nice.
NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
* Mary Surratt & others
The trial of those accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln remains a controversial event in American history. Ultimately four would be executed by hanging for their involvement, one a woman, Mary Surratt, the very first woman to be exec... See More
THE AMERICAN, Manila, P.I. (Philippine Islands), January 22, 1899 A rare title published during the Philippine-American War, or the Philippine War for Independence. Reports include; "Soldiers Are Going Home" "Army Orders" "Warships Are Being Moved" "North American Treaty Agreed Upon" and more. The large masthead features a huge eagle over the harbor of... See More