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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 #636662HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, November, 1871 The issue is an article entitled "Johnny Appleseed - A Pioneer Hero" which features some small illustrations. Also within the issue is: "A New England Village"; "Rambles in the West Indies"; and more articles and stories.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, even toning, some edge tears, ... 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
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
July 8, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, July 8, 1898
* Annexation of Hawaii
* William McKinley
The top of the last column on the ftpg. has the historic report: "ANNEXATION ACT SIGNED" "President Puts His Name to the Hawaiian Resolutions" "Philadelphia To Take The News" "The Cruiser Has Been Ordered to Honolulu & Admiral Miller Will Hoist the Stars and... 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
February 1, 1893
PUCK, New York, Feb. 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 i... 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, minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
January 20, 1869
NEW ORLEANS COMMERCIAL BULLETIN, Louisiana, January 20, 1869
* Uncommon title
* Eventually merged with the New Orleans Prices Current
Page 2 has: "Amnesty Proclamation" and "John H. Surratt" among other items. The back page has no fewer than 60+ illustrated steamboat and ship ads.
Four pages, large folio size, a bit irregular at the blank spine, generally good.... See More
May 13, 1876
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 13, 1876
* Centennial International Exposition
* 1st ever World's Fair prints
The full front page is a print; "Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: A Street in Philadelphia" showing Indians & others. Two more pages of prints of the Centennial. Many other prints as well including: "Throwing Bulls ... See More
June 9, 1866
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1866
* The Dearing family murders
* "Murder by gaslight"
* Antoine Probst execution
The back page has a one column heading: "THE HANGING OF PROBST" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text takes up almost 2 full columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More
August 28, 1896
LUCIFER, THE LIGHT-BEARER, Chicago, August 28, 1896 A rather unusual title, an explanation of this newspaper's name appears on pg. 2 stating, in part: "The name Lucifer means Light-Bringing or Light-Bearing and the paper that has adopted this name stands For Light against Darkness, For Reason against Superstition, For Science against Tradition...", plus a mention that: &q... See More
August 11, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 11, 1877 The front page features a print of: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn - The Cable Fastenings", being the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Much inside, including: "Havens' New Telephone" and a nice print: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn--View Looking From Brooklyn".
S... See More
April 29, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 29, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
Within the issue is a half page: "Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--The Affair of April 6th At Tripp's Slope--Rioters Stoning The Working Bosses, Who Drew Up The Coal During The Intimidation Of The Operatives." and a related report: "Scenes In The Coal Regions." Several... See More
August 4, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877
* Brooklyn Bridge - East River
* Under construction print
The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge. The balance of the issue is taken up with reports of other inventions and scientific/mechanical improvements. Also included: "The Sea M... See More
November 8, 1887
HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, Honolulu, Hawaii, Nov. 8, 1887
* Rare 19th century Hawaiian issue
Nineteenth century newspapers from Hawaii are extremely uncommon and therefore very desirable among collectors. Here is such an issue from what is now the capital city of Hawaii, and from when Hawaii was known as the Kingdom of Hawaii.
Half of the front page is taken up with ads, and the other half is ... See More
November 16, 1889
JUDGE magazine, New York, Nov. 16, 1889
* Color political prints
Judge magazine was founded in 1881 by a group of artists, headed by James Albert Wales, who left the staff of the popular comic weekly Puck. The magazine featured bold satire and good political drawing with chromolithographic front and back covers and center spread.
After a strong start, the magazine found itself strugg... See More
March 26, 1870
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 26, 1870 The ftpg. illustration shows: "New York--Treatment Of Emigrants At Ward's Island--Women At Dinner." Among the prints inside are: "Laborers Of A Hand-Car Of The Pacific Railroad, Attacked By Indians." "Bitter Creek Valley--Construction Camp Of The Pacific Railroad In The Foreground" and "Citadel Rock, Gr... See More
May 22, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 22, 1865
* Jefferson Davis confined
* Trial of the assassins
Page 2 has an article beginning: "Jeff Davis has arrived at Fortress Monroe & is secretly confined there..." Also: "Trial of the Conspirators" "Key to the Rebel Official Cypher" and many subheads (small hole here effects 2 words); "Gossip About... See More
January 18, 1896
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 18, 1896
* Cripple Creek gold rush photos
* Teller County, Colorado mining
The prime content would be the very nice article: "In The Cripple Creek Gold-Fields" which takes over 3 pages of texted interspersed with 9 related prints & photos, plus the great doublepage centerfold which features a large: "Panoramic View of Battle Mo... See More
August 7, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897
* Klondike gold rush
* Hawaiian Islands
The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike... See More
October 12, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895
* A.B. Frost golfer illustration
* Louis Pasteur death w/ print
This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.
The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". ... See More
August 19, 1865
NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 19, 1865 The front page column heads include: "The Lost Cable Again" which is a lengthy report on the Atlantic cable; "The Pirate Shenandoah - Destruction of a Whaling Bark" and a small bit about making "Ford's Theatre" a fire-proof building as a depository for rebel archives.
Inside has: "Notes From The People" "Li... See More
August 9, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1865 The front page has: "Sports of the Turf - The Second Day of the Saratoga Meeting - The Coveted Bauble Won by the Horse Kentucky", Page 3 has: "Death of an Ex-Slave at the Almshouse - His Will" which has the will of Denison wherein he leaves all his worldly belongings to the person that had been attending to him. Page 4 has "The Anti-Slave... See More
June 1, 1875
THE WORLD, New York City, June 1, 1875
* Original Masonic Hall (Manhattan) dedication ceremonies
* Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of New York
The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE MASONS' JUBILEE" "Closing Preparations For The Dedication Of The Temple" Article takes up 2 full columns, all on the front page.
Other news of the day. Complete ... See More
November 17, 1885
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, November 17, 1885
* Louis David Riel execution - hanging
Page 2 has an article headed: "Feeling in the Dominion over Riel's Fate" (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, larger sized paper measuring 24 x 19 inches, minor margin wear, generally nice.
June 1, 1868
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, 1868-1869 A lot of thirty issues of this nice daily newspaper from Philly filled with various news of the day. Each complete in 8 pages, generally very nice condition but a few might be a bit 2nd rate with some stains and/or tears, or partially loose at the spine. A nice lot with a wealth of content from shortly after the Civil War.
January 20, 1894
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 20, 1894 Ftpg. has three illus: "New Optical Lantern And Electric Lamp" a device used in photo-lithography and copying, micro photography, for theatrical effects & any application where artificial light was desired. This articles carries to an inside page where is a print of the: "Dissolving View Lantern" (see).
Sixteen pages, neve... See More
September 7, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878
* Statue of Liberty construction
* Frederic Auguste Bartholdi
A feature of this issue is: "Bartholdi's Colossal Statue of Liberty" which shows the head on display in Paris. Included is a related article noting the final size would be 105 feet high plus an 82 feet pedestal. The bust itself was 29 1/2 feet high and 13+ feet in d... See More
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