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September 22, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Sept. 22, 1893
* Old West style train robbery
* Illinois Central Railroad
* Centralia, Illinois
The last column on the ftpg. is entirely taken up with a great & detailed account of a classic Old West train robbery, with heads: "HOLD UP YOUR HANDS" "Bold Attempt to Hold Up a Train on the Illinois Central Road" "Desperate Batt... See More
April 15, 1874
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 15, 1874
* Charles Sumner
* Civil Rights
This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
The front page has a small one column heading: "The Substitute For Mr. Sumner's Civil Rights Bill" See image for text here.
Complete in 10 pages, very minor spine wear, otherwise nice condition.... See More
April 27, 1892
SAGINAW WEEKLY NEWS, Michigan, April 27, 1892
* Uncommon title
* Dalton Gang ?
This issues contains news of the day with some advertisements. Page 2 has a report from Wallace, Kansas on a train robbery attempt by a gang of outlaws. No mention of the culprits but this was the heyday of the Dalton Gang in Kansas. Was it them ?
Complete in 4 pages, a little creasing at the folds, nice conditi... See More
October 19, 1867
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 19, 1867 The front page has an article headed: "Obituary" on the death of Elias Howe, Jr., the inventor of the sewing machine. The front page includes a nice illustration of Howe. Inside the issue is "The French Iron-Clad Ram 'Taureau'";"Minor & Ward's Road Repairing Machine and Cotton Land Ridger"; and addi... See More
May 21, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 21, 1870 The front cover has "Newell's Oscillating Sofa, Table and Couch for Vessels" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Deep-Sea Piers for a Proposed Bridge to Cross the British Channel"; "Komp's Combined Punching and Eyelet-Inserting Machine"; "Leonard's Tool Holder and Grindstone Dressing Ma... See More
June 1, 1865
THE RICHMOND TIMES, June 1, 1865
* Very rare Yankee occupation issue
* Post capital of the Confederacy
A quite rare title as this was a newspaper created by the Yankee forces upon the capture of the capital of the Confederacy. This is just the volume 1, number 36 issue. The April 20 issue of the "Richmond Whig" has an announcement of the creation of the paper, headed: "... See More
Item #637483HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, August, 1895 Within this issue is a very nice 7 page article titled: "Cracker Cowboys Of Florida" written by Frederic Remington and containing 6 prints by him as well. Within the text of the article are some prints of cattle brands as well. Also an interesting pictorial print on the back page showing golf play on horseback.
Also within are: &... See More
October 4, 1889
THE MANCHESTER UNION, New Hampshire, Oct. 4, 1889
* Great issue on the Hatfield-McCoy feud
* Early reporting - hard to find
The top of the front page has: "Shot Dead At The Altar" "The Hatfield-McCoy Feud Has Broken Out Again" "Young Couple Assassinated Just Before Their Marriage" "The Officiating Clergyman Also Fatally Wounded" with the datelin... See More
October 28, 1882
NASHUA WEEKLY TELEGRAPH, New Hampshire, October 28, 1882
* Hillsborough County
* Rare title
A title we have never seen before. This 8 pages newspaper has news of the with several interesting advertisements. Decorative masthead.
Complete in 8 pages, uncut, a little fold wear, otherwise nice.
May 5, 1868
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 5, 1868
* President Andrew Johnson
* Reconstruction era impeachment trial
The entire front page and most of page 5 are taken up with: "The Impeachment Trial" of Andrew Johnson, with a tremendous amount of detail with various subheads throughout.
Eight pages, a bit of light foxing, very nice condition.... See More
June 5, 1886
TEMPERANCE GAZETTE, Camden, New Jersey, June 5, 1886
* Rare title
Printed in the masthead: "Devoted to the Cause of Temperance and the Sanctity of the Christian Sabbath". A quite uncommon title which supported the prohibition of alcohol. I don't believe we have ever offered this title before.
Four pages, wear at one of the upper folds causes loss with text loss also, som... See More
September 21, 1881
NEW YORK WEEKLY TIMES, Sept. 21, 1881
* President James A. Garfield assassination death
All columns on all pages are black-bordered because of the report at the top of the first column on the ftpg: "THE PRESIDENT DEAD" "He Expires at Half-Past Ten Monday Night" "The End Comes Suddenly And Without Warning" "Gen. Arthur Takes The Oath As President"... See More
August 13, 1877
BURT'S AMONG THE CLOUDS, Mount Washington, New Hampshire, August 13, 1877 Noted in the masthead: "Printed Daily on the Summit of Mount Washington", although printed only in the tourist season. This was likely the highest-elevation (6,288 ft.) newspaper east of the Mississippi.
As noted by the news reports & advertisements, this was a tourist-themed newspaper. Eight p... See More
April 24, 1872
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, April 24, 1872
* Goingsnake massacre
* Cherokee Nation - Oklahoma
Page 5 has an article headed: "From The West" "The Indian Territory Tragedy" "Further Details Of The Slaughter" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, generally nice.... See More
December 13, 1884
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 13, 1884 The front page has 2 very nice prints of a gatling gun-type device captioned: "The Maxim Self-Acting Machine Gun" with a related article on the front page. The article continues inside where are 3 more illustrations of the gun.
Other articles within include: Tallichet's Improved Refrigerating Car", a text report on Putnam... See More
October 28, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1899 Inside has a nice photo of: "The Winton Racing Vehicle" with a related article. Other prints include: "Wireless Telegraphy at the Yacht Races" "Great Pier at Pot Los Angeles" 'The Isthmus, Catalina Island".
Eight pages, perforated library stamp at the top, various mends near the margins some effecting prints... See More
May 23, 1874
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1874 Among the prints within is a very nice, full page print: "Road & Railway Bridge Over the Mississippi, at Keokuk, Iowa". Other prints include: "McGinty's Picket Fence" "Improved Work Holder for Lathes" "The Albion Boiler" and more.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
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
Sixteen pages, a few m
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
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