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June 18, 1871
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 18, 1871
* Clement Laird Vallandigham's bizarre death
The front page has an article headed: "Vallandigham" "Fatal Result of His Wound..." (see) His death is considered one of the most unusual as he was demonstrating how his defendant accidentally shot himself.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor irregularity along the spine, nic... See More
February 6, 1876
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, February 6, 1876
* Robinson's Opera House panic
* Cincinnati, Ohio
This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
The front page has one column headings: "'TO DEATH" "An Appalling Calamity in a Cincinnati Theater" "Several Persons Crushed To Death" and more. (see)
Complete, ... See More
August 24, 1876
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Aug. 24, 1876
* Post Custer massacre
The front has one column heads: "The Sioux Scattered" "A Fight Reported Between Sitting Bull and Terry and Crook" and more. (see)
Complete with 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
April 21, 1880
DAILY JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, April 21, 1880
* Marshfield MO Missouri
* Tornado & fire disaster (1st report)
This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
The front page has one column headings that include: "Tornado's Terror" "The Loss Of Life Greater Than At First Supposed" "The Latest News from Unfortunate Mars... See More
December 20, 1878
CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, December 20, 1878
* Molly Maguire execution
* John Kehoe hanging (1st report)
The front page has an article headed "Hanged" "Kehoe, the Chief of the Molly Maguires, Gets His Deserts" (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, good condition.
July 1, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865 Perhaps the best & most desired print is the very nice half pg. vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.". This shows a game in progress, including the full panorama of the field with a cro... See More
November 25, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 25, 1865 Several prints on the execution of Henry Wirz, the Andersonville Prison warden found guilty of cruelty. Among them are a ftpg. of: "Preparing the Prisoner For Execution--Putting on the Black Robe" and: "Interior of Wirz's Room Just as He Left It." There is also a full page print captioned: "Execution of Capt... See More
April 25, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 25, 1885 Full ftpg. shows: "Canada--The Uprising in the Northwest--White Inhabitants of Saskatchewan Leaving a Settlement after an Indian Raid."
Inside: "Canada--View of Winnipeg (Fort Gabby) in 1870, and of the Present City" "New York City--Collapse of 8 Tenement Buildings...". The doublepg. centerfold show... See More
July 18, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 18, 1885 Inside has a full page with 3 prints of: "Scenes & Incidents of the Strike of Iron-Workers in Cleveland" and other fullpg. has 4 prints of: "The Indian Troubles--Types & Incidents In Southwestern Kansas & the Indian Territory." A fullpg. has 8 scenes of: "The Manufacture of Lager Beer..." ... See More
February 8, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 8, 1890 Although there are many prints within this issue, arguably the most interesting is the half page print captioned: "Around The World In Seventy-Two Days and Six Hours--Reception of Nellie Bly at Jersey City on the Completion of Her Journey" which has two prints of her, one in an inset showing her being presented a gold... See More
November 1, 1893
PUCK, New York, Nov. 1, 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
June 1, 1881
HOME AND FARM, Louisville, Kentucky, June 1, 1881 Calls itself: "A Semi-Monthly Record For Farmers". Inside has a nice: "View of the Grounds & Buildings of the International Cotton Exposition". Very ornate engraving in the masthead.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, various wear at the margins, generally good.
March 21, 1827
THE FOCUS OF POLITICS, COMMERCE, AND LITERATURE, Louisville, Kentucky, March 21, 1827
* Rare antebellum title
An early & uncommon title, this being the volume 1, number 18 issue.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, minor disbinding loss at the spine, various tape mends throughout (to flatten creases) cause no loss of readability.27... See More
May 17, 1879
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York May 17, 1879 The front page is filled with comic illustrations captioned: "Trials Of Professional Men" in 8 scenes. Three prints inside including: "The Zulu War" and the back page has a terrific half page print: "The Alps-Mackie Mines, Cleveland Gold Company, Central City, Colorado" which also shows the various mine shafts beneath the... See More
February 3, 1878
THE PITTSFIELD SUN, Massachusetts, February 3, 1878
* Berkshire County
* American Indians war era
This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Complete with all 8 pages, light toning at the folds, nice condition.
February 18, 1880
PEOPLE'S ADVOCATE AND PRESS, New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, Feb. 18, 1880
* Perry County
This large sized issue measures 27 x 21 inches and contains news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Complete with 4 pages, minor wear at the folds, nice condition.
January 4, 1896
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, January 4, 1896
* Utah statehood - joins the Union
* President Grover Cleveland proclamation
* Abandons polygamy
The front page of section two has a report of Utah joining the Union with column heads: "UTAH NOW A STATE" "President Signed the Proclamation of Admission Today", it becoming the 45th state in the Union. Mention is made that:... See More
February 28, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 28, 1870
* Oxford MS Mississippi
* Train wreck disaster
The front page has an article headed: "The Disaster In Mississippi" "The Scene of the Accident--Twenty-One Persons Known to be Dead--Horrible Mutilations" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
December 26, 1881
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 26, 1881 The top of page 2 has an article: "Mark Twain On The Pilgrims" "His Effort at the Dinner of the New England Sons in Philadelphia" which takes three-quarters of the column. Also, the bottom of page 5 has an item: "...reported to have said that Mr. Samuel L. Clemens's application for a Canadian copyright was not made out in regular for... See More
December 13, 1868
NEW-YORK TIMES, December 13, 1868
* Reno Gang brothers lynchings
* Train robbers - outlaws
On the front page under "Lynch Law" is a report: "Three More of the Indiana Express Mob Hung by the Regulators". Report states that members of the Vigilance Committee from Seymour arrived at New-Albany (Ind.) overpowered the jailer at the Floyd County Jail and "...the w... See More
October 10, 1892
CLEVELAND WORLD, Ohio, October 10, 1892 Page 4 has: "THE DEAD LAUREATE," which has excerpts from major newspapers from throughout the country paying tribute to poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who had died just a few days prior. See images for details.
Other news of the day with period advertising are found throughout.
Eight pages, even toning and edge chipping, pulpish/fragile, but i... See More
December 27, 1872
THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 27, 1872
* Williamsport, Pennsylvania PA (Newberry)
* Lycoming County church collapse disaster
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, irregular and some wear at the spine, otherwise good.... See More
September 15, 1888
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 15, 1888 The front page has an informative article headed "Instantaneous Photography" which includes a nice 3 1/2 by 7 1/2 inch illustration of the "Kodak Camera Shutter" and another illustration of this box-style camera: "The Kodak Camera--Actual Size--Made By The Eastman Dry Plate And Film Company, Rochester, N.Y."
The rep... See More
October 26, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, Oct. 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" with a brief, related article on an inside page.
A very nic... See More
October 27, 1866
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, October 27, 1866 An inside page of this issue has, under "Our Base-Ball Illustration", a 2 3/4 by 2 inch portrait of: "Chas. D. Walker, Active B.B. Club, N.Y."
Includes a biographical sketch of Walker, which states, in part: "...Mr. Walker, as a pitcher, has probably no superior in the country, ranking with McBride, for speed and ... See More
May 18, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 18, 1889 The ftpg. has prints of General Benjamin Butler and Admiral David Porter.
Prints inside include: "The Occupation of Oklahoma--Would-be Setters in Line at the Land Office in Guthrie" "Ascent of Mount Ararat...". A full pg. shows a scene inside a circus, and a nice fullpg: "Ranch Life In The North-West--Bron... See More
May 10, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1869
* Completing the Transcontinental railroad
* Promontory Point - last spike
The top of the ftpg. has column heads on a very notable event in the opening of the West: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "Celebrations in San Francisco and Sacramento--A Grand Jubilee--The Last Spike Driven in the Central Line--Reception of this News in Sacramento" with... See More
March 11, 1888
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, March 11, 1888
* John L. Sullivan vs. Charles Mitchell
* Boxing draw at Chantilly, France
The top of page 13 has a one column heading: "MITCHELL WINS THE RACE" with subheads that include: "He Outfoots Sullivan in a Twenty-Four foot Ring" and more. (see) Round by round coverage.
Twenty pages, light toning and some wear at the margins, should be ha... See More
March 2, 1867
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, March 2, 1867 Page 5 has: "NEBRASKA" "The Thirty-Seventh State" "Proclamation by the President Declaring Nebraska a State" with the complete text of the proclamation, signed in type: Andrew Johnson. An early report, as it become a state just the day before (see).
Eight pages, a little light foxing, generally nice.... See More
May 29, 1884
THE LEVER, Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 1884 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.
August 3, 1866
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 3, 1866
* 2nd Atlantic cable - Transatlantic telegraph
* SS Great Eastern
The front page has one column headings that include: "EUROPE" "Dates Through the Cable to August 1" "THE CABLE ALL RIGHT" "Business Brisk and the Line Working Well" and more. Coverage on the 2nd Atlantic cable being used for the first time.
Complete in... See More
August 26, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 26, 1875
* Swimmer Matthew Webb
* 1st crossing of the English Channel
The front page has a small heading: "A Great Swimming Feat--Capt. Webb Crosses The Channel" (see) Report from London, and one from Calais stating: "Capt. Webb arrived here at 11 0' clock this morning in good health and spirits....The passage from Dover occupied twenty-one hours ... See More
October 11, 1871
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 11, 1871 The entirety of page 5 is taken up with reports concerning the Great Chicago Fire with headings that include: "CHICAGO" "The Frightful Conflagration Quenched at Last" "Graphic Accounts of the Origin & Expansion of the Fire..." "Inhuman Incendiaries Caught" "Relentless Speed of the Fire..." "Miles of Woo... See More
September 22, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 22, 1876
* Jesse James -Younger Brothers gang
* Northfield bank robbery attempt
The back page has an article headed: "Capture Of The Northfield Robbers" "They Are Hunted Down On The Prairie And One Killed" See image for 1st report coverage on the capture of members of the James-Younger gang at Madelia, Minnesota A few weeks after the famous No... See More
August 27, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 27, 1874
* Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee
* Negroes massacred
* General George Custer expedition
Page 7 has one column headings: "NEGRO CONSPIRACY" "Organized Movement Against the Whites in Tennessee" "Arrest and Lynching of Sixteen of the Ringleaders" and more. (see)
Page 5 has: "THE OGALLALAS" "Custer's Disc... See More
April 2, 1875
ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, April 2, 1875
* Henry Ward Beecher
* Elizabeth Tilton
* Adultery trial
* Victoria Woodhull
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "HIS CHANCE" "Plymouth's Great Paster Takes the Stand" "The Most Remarkable Scene of the Famous Trial" and... See More
October 28, 1887
BRONSON JOURNAL, Michigan, October 28, 1887
* Uncommon title from Great Lakes region
This issue contains news and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 4 pages, measures 25 1/2 x 19 1/2, light toning, should be handled with care.
January 31, 1866
CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, January 31, 1866
* Steamer Miami disaster
The front page has one column headings that include: "DISASTERS" "Two Steam Boats Lost" "230 Persons Killed" and more.
Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large size issue measuring 26 x 21 inches, some light staining, generally nice.... See More
July 1, 1875
WINDHAM COUNTY TRANSCRIPT, Danielsonville, Connecticut, July 1, 1875
* Danielson - Killingly
* Uncommon title
* Windham County
News with several interesting advertisements of the day.
Larger size issue measuring 28 x 21 inches, a little wear at the margins and central fold, generally in good condition.
June 16, 1881
THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, June 16, 1881
* Edwin Booth, renowned actor
* brother of John Wilkes Booth
Page 4 has a one column heading: "Edwin Booth," which quotes him as saying: "It did me much good," says this celebrated actor, "in speaking of the *Liebig Co's Cocoa Beef Tonic. Beware of imitations. Ask for Cocoa Beef Tonic."
Other news a... See More
February 13, 1886
THE JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, February 13, 1886
* Winfield Scott Hancock death
* United States Army General
* Democratic nominee for president
Page 4 has an article headed: "Hancock's Career" Also is an article headed: "Sherman On Hancock" with subhead. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few binding slits along spine, generally nice.... See More
August 23, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY August 23, 1873
* Winslow Homer's "Clam Bake" illustration
Certainly the prime content is the very nice full pg. Winslow Homer print "Sea Side Sketches - A Clam Bake." which is in great condition.
Also a full pg: "Sea Side Sketches - A Chowder Party at Fire Island."; fullpg. illus. of: "The Virgin Mary's Letter Box - Romish Supe... See More
May 23, 1879
ARIZONA SILVER BELT, Globe, Arizona, May 23, 1879
* Very rare mining camp publication
* "Place of Metal" - Old West
This is a volume 1 issue of a very rare newspaper, and very early from anywhere in Arizona let alone such a small mining town as Globe, located midway between Phoenix and the New Mexico border. Contains various news and ads of the day, with a front page item h... See More
April 2, 1873
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 2, 1873
* Wreck of the RMS Atlantic
* Ocean Steamer
* North American coast
Over half of the front page contains the first report of this tragic marine disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia. The wreck of the ocean steamer Atlantic on a rock, about fifty yards from Meagher's Island, in the County of Halifax on the 1st April, 1873, will long be remembered as ... See More
May 31, 1873
NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1873
* Jesse James Gang
* Early bank robbery
* Genevieve, Missouri
The ftpg. has more than a column on the Modoc War: "AFTER THE MODOCS" "From the Columbia River to California--Scenes En route--Oregon Railroads--To the Lava Beds" & also: "Indian Treaty - Government Acquires the Title to 1,000,000 Acres of Land by Treaty with the De... See More
April 20, 1889
WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, April 20, 1889
* Oklahoma land rush
* Boomers and Sooners
The front page has one column headlines: "THE OKLAHOMA BOOM" "As the Great Day Draws Near the Excitement Increases" "Bound To Reach The Land" and more with related text. This is fine coverage on the famed Oklahoma land rush.
Four pages, large folio size, irre... See More
January 5, 1889
THE DESERET WEEKLY, Salt Lake City, Utah, Jan. 5, 1889
* Uncommon title with outer wrappers
* Mormons - Mormonism
This paper calls itself a: "Pioneer Publication of the Rocky Mountain Region - Truth and Liberty". See the photo below for the very decorative & large front page illustration, which shows settlers traveling, the Mormon temple, an early train, etc.
This... See More
August 17, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 17, 1893
* Jacob da Silva Solis-Cohen
Full ftpg. shows a scene at: "The World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago". Also a great doublepg. centerfold: "The Architecture of the World's Columbian Exposition--Striking Panoramic Effect of the Fair Buildings as seen from the South Colonnade".
Of special note is an art... See More
June 2, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 2, 1883 Prints within include: "General Crook's Apache Guide" "General George H. Crook"; a nice print of: "General Crook's Apache Campaign--Crook's Command of White Mountain Apache Scouts...Now in Pursuit of the Apaches in Mexico" ."Tennessee--View of the Drill Ground at Nashville...".
A full ... See More
April 18, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York April 18, 1885 the full ftpg. shows a street scene in Colombia: "Burning of Colon by Revolutionists." Prints inside include: "Canada--The Riel Rebellion--Convoy of Northwest Police" "Wedding of Mrs. Tom
Thumb & Count Magri..."; a doublpg. centerfold: "Our Old Commander--Visions of the Past" shows U.S.... See More
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