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August 27, 1777
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777
* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga
* American Revolutionary War
* General John Burgoyne victory
The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... 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
December 6, 1943
DAILY NEWS, Los Angeles, December 6, 1943
* Tehran Conference in Iran
* Franklin D. Roosevelt - Winston Churchill - Joseph Stalin
The bold banner headline above the masthead announces: "MAP 2ND FRONT" with subheads and photo of the "Big 3". (see) Coverage on the Tehran Conference meeting between the big three powers in Iran.
Thirty-six pages, larger ta... 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
Item #662841GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1777 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent, by N. Scull & G. Heap" which shows the street grid of Philadelphia plus the various towns, roads, streams & rivers in the greater Phila. vicinity. The map measures 12 3/4 by 14 inches and is in uncommonly ... See More
July 27, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776
* Battle of the Cedars
* Invasion of Canada campaign
* John Hancock & George Washington
This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More
Item #661804THE 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
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
November 12, 1776
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 12, 1776 The front page has a report mentioning: "...the following article of intelligence: That Doctor Franklyn [Franklin] and Mr. Adams were arrived with a flag of truce at General Howe's camp demanding an audience of his Majesty's Commissioner and Commander in Chief, as Ambassadors from the American Congress..." with more on this.
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November 21, 1832
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832
* Charles Carroll death
* Declaration of Independence signer (last survivor)
* From our nation's capital
The front page begins with a black-bordered report: "Funeral of Charles Carroll", the last surviving person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was 95 years old at death.
Also at the top of the ftpg... See More
May 14, 1948
THE RALEIGH TIMES, May 14, 1948
* Israeli Declaration of Independence
* Early, same day 1st report
The front page has a dramatic, historic, banner headline proclaiming: "JEWISH STATE IS PROCLAIMED," with the related and sensational subheading: "First Hebrew Nation In 2,000 Years." The coverage continues on an inside page. This is an extremely historic & desirab... See More
July 11, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818 The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.
Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More
July 19, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828 The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through ... See More
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
January 24, 1950
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, MA, January 24 & 25, 1950 (a two-issue set) Although India's Independence was guaranteed as of 1947, it did not become a reality until January 26, 1950, when its Constitution became official. This two issue set contains details regarding the Constitution (inside, with photo), the declaration of the former king stepping down from power, and the a... See More
Item #650332GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776 The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.
This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More
November 17, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 17, 1832 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 'Martin Van Buren, of New York', be elected vice president of the United States--if they shall ... See More
September 14, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1811 The first five pages are focused on the hoped-for independence of Venezuela, with: "A Declaration of Rights by the People of Venezuela" which includes: "Sovereignty of The People" "Rights Of Man In Society" "Duties of Man In Society" and "Duties of the Social Body". This is followed by the:... See More
Item #649125THE 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
July 27, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 27, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the nice front page article titled: "Darby's Louisiana" which carries over to take all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3. This is a very early & descriptive article on this new land gained through the Louisiana Purchase less than 13 years prior. Included are two charts, one of the p... See More
August 14, 1861
DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, August 14, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title from North Carolina
Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. General Burnside moved into the city on March 14, 1862 so it was only in Confederate hands for less than a year, increasing the scarcity of truly "Confederate" newspap... See More
August 3, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782
* Ending the Revolutionary War ? peace ?
All of the ftpg. & part of pg. 2 are taken up with: "Letters From an American Farmer Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customers not General Known..." which offers some interesting thoughts on the culture of the Americans at that time.
Pg. 3 includes: "The diffe... 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
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
Item #640272THE 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
October 2, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776
* American Revolutionary War
* Great year to have (1776)
* Post Declaration of Independence
Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More
March 11, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778
* The Articles of Confederation (historic)
* American Revolutionary War
This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... 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
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
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 #628947GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1788 Among the articles are: "Ireland Vindicated from a Hasty Charge of Cruelty & Credulity", some questions and answers regarding Negro slaves (see); and much more.
Near the back is a rather detailed account headed: "Grand Federal Procession" at Philadelphia, being the celebration of the Declaration of Independence and the e... 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 #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
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
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 front page 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 Pr... See More
April 1, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 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'
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