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June 28, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
July 8, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 8, 1826 Nearly two-thirds of the first column on the front page is taken up with a report which begins: "A great man has fallen--THOMAS JEFFERSON, the liberal and the just, the wise and the good, hath departed from works to rewards. He left us on the 4th instant, at 10 minutes before one o'clock, the 50th anniversary of the day, and possib... See More
Item #644366GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776
* Battle of Long Island
* Revolutionary War
* Patrick Henry
The first article is a: "Debate on the Motion for Referring the Hessian Treaty to the Committee of Supply, Concluded: "which has much great discussion on using Hessian soldiers to assist in the war against America, beginning: "The method hitherto pursued to quell th... See More
July 6, 1876
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 6, 1876 The top of pg. 2 has column heads on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with: "1776 - 1876" "INDEPENDENCE DAY" "The Patriotic Centennial" "Eloquence and Enthusiasm" "THE CELEBRATION IN BOSTON" with nearly 3 columns of detailed text.
Four pages, large folio siz... See More
August 17, 1776
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, August 17, 1776
* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text
* As reported from Great Britain
The front page contains a naval report from Philadelphia, carrying over to page 2, plus a report from General Howe noting: "…the rebels had more than 100 pieces of cannon for the defense of New York…it is no wonder he has not been more s... See More
March 26, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1836 Within are several articles concerning the Texas war for independence. "Letter from the War Department" is concerning Indian tribes and is quite lengthy & detailed. A report headed: "News From Texas" mentions: "...volunteers are returning from Texas...they have found any thing else there than food for a frolic... See More
France recognizes the Declaration of Independence. Battle of Bennington... Washington at Valley Forge...
Item #642281GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1778 Page 2 has an announcement of France's treaty with the colonies, which includes: "...The United States of North America, who are in full possession of independence as pronounced by them on the 4th of July, 1776..." with more.
Inside has: "Lieut. Col. St. Leger's Account of the Expedition on the Mohawk River" which inc... See More
September 18, 1787
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787
* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized
* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed
A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More
April 10, 1777
Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777. A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, measure... See More
January 2, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836
* Smithsonian Institution creation
* Texas War of Independence begins
The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Conv... See More
Item #633663HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1857 Featured in this issue are interesting prints of the travels to Mecca and Medina with lengthy text being included along with these prints as well.
Also included are "The Animal Declaration of Independence"; "An Earthquake in Honduras"; and more interesting stories, news and illustrations.
Complete in 150+ pages,... See More
May 9, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 9, 1861 Among the articles within are: "Treason In New Orleans" "The Plot to Dissolve the Union Avowed Seven Years Ago" "Aid & Comfort to the Enemy" "The War Movement" & much more. Also reports on the events in Congress from June 8 thru July 4 on the creation of the Declaration of Independence including a printin... See More
May 9, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 9, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
* First weeks of the Civil War
Among the articles within are: "Treason In New Orleans" "The Plot to Dissolve the Union Avowed Seven Years Ago" "Aid & Comfort to the Enemy" "The War Movement" & much more. Also reports on the events in Congress from June 8 thru July 4 on... See More
September 11, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Sept. 11, 1776
* Battle of Long Island - Brooklyn
* George Washington vs. William Howe
* American Revolutionary War original
Nearly half of the front page is taken up with a Resolve from Congress which provides for those soldiers injured in the course of duty, signed in type by the President of Congress: John Hancock. Much of the balance of the fr... See More
January 28, 1837
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 28, 1837 The front page has a report "Michigan. On Wednesday last the bill for the admission of Michigan into the union, passed the house of representatives, and on the following day received the sanction of the president, and became a law of the land... The union now comprises twenty-six states, precisely double the number on the Declar... See More
Item #629231THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793
* John Hancock death (1st report)
* American revolution patriot
* Declaration of Independence fame
Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock. Perhaps it is not unexpected that... See More
December 12, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* State of the Union Address criticized
* General P. G. T. Beauregard letter
Among the articles are a lengthy ftpg. report: "The President's Message" which is commentary on Lincoln's recent state-of-the-union address. Most of pg. 2 has: "Report of the Secretary of War". Other items inclu... See More
March 27, 1783
DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 27, 1783 Page 2 has an item from Lisbon reading: "Since the Declaration of American Independence on the part of Great Britain, the court of Lisbon have thought proper to withdraw their prohibitions against the entry of American vessels into their harbours & to publish an ordinance...'As the independence of the United States of American ... See More
Item #622583THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776
* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text
* As reported from Great Britain
It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More
May 8, 1779
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET OR THE GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 8, 1779
* Great masthead engraving for display
* Rare Revolutionary War title
The front page has an "Act" and "A Supplement to an Act", passed by the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, each signed in type: John Bayard & John Morris.
Page 2 has three letters that appeared in London papers, each discu... See More
March 25, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 25, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The front page has two Proclamations headed: "By Order of His Excellency, Sir William Howe, K.B. General & Commander in Chief, etc.", wi... See More
Item #616994THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782 The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More
May 15, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, May 15, 1776 This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War, and nice to have an issue dated within 7 weeks of the Declaration of Independence. The front page has a wide variety of news reports including some items on the Revolutionary War. Bits include: "...account that on the 31st of Dec. the provincials attempted t... See More
July 5, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 5, 1876 This 12 page issue has much reporting on the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the centennial of the 4th of July. The entire front page is taken up with reports on the: "Dawn Of A New Century" in New York & Philadelphia, with additional reports inside as well.
Light toning, minor margin tears, a few archival mends, generally g... See More
November 17, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 17, 1832
* Death of Charles Carroll: signer of the Declaration of Independence
* Andrew Jackson re-elected President
The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:
"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and... See More
December 6, 1834
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 6, 1834
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
The prime content in this issue would be the annual state-of-the-union address, contained in full on seven pages & signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson. An extremely lengthy address, touching upon a wide variety of topics & events in the process of reviewing t... See More
Item #598999HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1883 Within this issue is an illustration by F.S. Church entitled "The Witch's Daughter"; "A Famous London Suburb", "Conventional Art", "The Romanoff's"; "The Declaration of Independence in a New Light"; "The Second Generation of Englishmen in America"; "Cincinnati"... See More
November 2, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 2, 1779 The entire front page and a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in Answer to the Exposition of the Court of France". This lengthy piece concerning the French involvement in the Revolutionary War, a few bits noting in part: "...During the disputes that had arisen between Great Bri... See More
August 20, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 20, 1779 Page 3 under "America" has a report from the Committee of the House of Delegates in Virginia, which includes: "...those inhabitants of this state who were beyond sea at the commencement of hostilities at Lexington, & have not since by overt acts adhered to the public enemy, ought still to be deemed citizens of this commonwe... See More
September 30, 1876
SUPPLEMENT TO HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 30, 1876
* Centennial Exposition, Fairmount Park
* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This is a huge foldout print captioned: "The Centennial---Balloon View Of The Grounds" which gives a terrific overview of it and showing Philadelphia in the background. Rarely do such large, foldout prints from Harper's Weekly survive intact, as they we... See More
May 11, 1948
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 11, 1948
* Creating the Jewish state of Israel
* Jews - Judaica - Palestine
The top of page 19 contains an early report concerning the soon-to-be-announced statehood for Israel, headed: "Jews to Proclaim State Despite U.S." with subhead: "U.N. Assembly Held Limited to Recognizing Accomplished Facts--Questions Asked" and begins: "Despite... See More
May 11, 1948
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 11, 1948
* Prelude to the Jewish state of Israel
* Jews - Judaica - Palestine
The top of page 19 contains an early report concerning the soon-to-be-announced statehood for Israel, headed: "Jews to Proclaim State Despite U.S." with subhead: "U.N. Assembly Held Limited to Recognizing Accomplished Facts--Questions Asked" and begins: "Despi... See More
May 1, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 1, 1811 The frontpage of the issue carries an article "Great National Politics" which begins with some quotes, one being "Resistance to arbitrary and oppressive Laws is the first duty of Freemen" by Samuel Adams. The article is in response to a previous essay from "Leolin" in dealing with democracy. "Is the language ... See More
November 27, 1949
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, November 27, 1949
* India adopts a Constitution
This 100+ page Sunday issue has one column headlines on page 4 that include: "NEW CONSTITUTION ADOPTED BY INDIA".
See photos for complete text. Tells of India adopting their own Constitution being passed by the Constituent Assembly.
Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.
... See More
May 10, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 10, 1791 Page 3 news includes a report that reads, in full: "Died Suddenly yesterday morning, the Hon. Francis Hopkinson, Esquire, District Judge of the United States, for the state of Pennsylvania. The interests of science and patriotism, will long deplore the loss of this valuable citizen".
Hopkinson was a signatory of th... See More
July 27, 1912
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, July 27, 1912 This issue has a color cover sheet over it and the front page of this issue has a photo called "Victorious America at the Olympic Games."
In this issue there is an illustration called "'Come On In, Fellows, the Water's Fine!'" by C. J. Budd and there is an article with photos called "America's Athleti... See More
May 14, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1910
The front page of this issue has a photo of "England's New Sovereign."
This issue has an article with photos of "Britain's World-Mourned King" by Victor Rousseau and a photo of "The New English King and His Family." There is also an article of "The Menace in the Skies--Will Halley's Comet Harm the Eart... See More
February 5, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1910
The front page of this issue has a photo of "Where the Paris Floods Did Their Worst."
There are photos of "The Flooded Section of Paris" and "A Superior Representative of 'The Inferior Sex.'" Also in this issue is an article and photos of "Canada's Athletic Prowess" and the double page i... See More
July 17, 1909
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1909 The front page of this issue has an illustration of "The Old Guard" by Hy. S. Watson.
This issue has a photo spread of "Celebrities Do Honor to Champlain"; "A Triumph for American Sport"; "The Winning of the American Polo Cup in England"; and there is "A Recent Portrait of Mr. August Belmont.&qu... See More
July 6, 1907
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1907
July 7, 1906
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 7, 1906
October 10, 1903
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1903
June 27, 1903
February 18, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 18, 1826
* Indian treaty with the Mennataree Indians
* Thomas Jefferson in financial crisis?
The front page has an article which begins: "A treaty with the Belantse-etea, or Mennatarees, was concluded between gen. Atkinson and maj. O'Falon & many chiefs of this tribe at the Lower Mandan village...It provides for a friendly interco... See More
July 3, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1858 The front page of this issue features a halfpage illustration of 'The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence, 1776' and also features an article on "The Signers of the Declaration of Independence". An article "Independence Hall, Philadelphia" also features a halfpage illustration 'Independence Hall, Philadelphia,... See More
July 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 14, 1860 Nice ftpg. illustration: "Diagram of the Eclipse of the Sun on July 18, 1860" plus text. Nice fullpg: "Uniforms of the 7th Regiment N.Y. State Militia". Fullpg: "The 4th of July--80 Years Ago" & "The 4th of July--Nowadays", both being displayable.
Complete in 16 pages.
March 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1867 Nice fullpg: 'Indian Delegations at Washington--Presentation to the President'. Halfpg: 'The Negro at the Ballot Box' shows a Black man voting, being an historic print predating the famous 'First Vote' print by 8 months. Nice print of a very early hose carriage of the N.Y. Fire Dept.
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
July 9, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1870 Great full frontpage illustration with some text: 'First Reading of the Declaration of Independence in New York'. Inside the issue is quarter-page illustrations of "The Late Dr. Nadal" and Hon. Richard L. Larremore" and "The Recent Accident on the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad". One-third page: 'A Pra... See More
April 1, 1871
Harper's WEEKLY, Apr. 1, 1871 Dblpgctrfld: 'Queen Victoria & the Princess Louise--Sketch in the House of Lords at the Opening of Parliament'. 'Street Acrobats' 'American members of the Joint High Commission'
July 13, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY July 13, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "What H. G. Knows About Thrashing." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Bringing the Thing Home- (Dedicated to the Baltimore Convention)." Two 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "A Rough Estimate" and "An Extemporized Dolly Varden." (Negro Workers). Full pg. illus. of "The Mighty Drum Major.&qu... See More
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