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Item #644366GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, Oct., 1776
* Battle of Long Island
* 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 the rebellion in North... 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
February 4, 1791
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, February 4, 1791
* James Wilson college lectures
* Declaration of Independence signer
The front page has a notice headed "Law Lectures", that reads, in part: "By the Honorable James Wilson, L.L.D. Professor of Laws in the College and Academy of Philadelphia, will be delivered on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday...at the ... 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
August 27, 1777
THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 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 photos). This is followed by an interesting item noting: "The paper currency of the American Con... 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.
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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
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 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 19, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1873 Front 1/2 page illustration of " The Neanderthal Man." Also, two smaller illustration of "Skull of Neanderthal Man" and "Schiller's Skull."; Two 1/2 page portraits of " The Hon. Noah Davis, Judge of the Supreme Court of New York" and "The Late Hiram Powers and His Wife, Florence, Italy.";... See More
July 8, 1876
Harper's WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1876
Full frontpage Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled 'Why We Laugh'. A fullpage illustration 'Pro Patria - 1776'. Great fullpage bird's-eye-view of: 'St. Louis, Missouri.' is displayable. Doublepage centerfold 'The Centennial - Interior of the Main Building, Near the Music Stand, Looking East.' A 3/4 page Thomas Na... See More
July 15, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 15, 1876 The full front page is a print of a Revolutionary War era soldier in uniform & with a tricorne hat, captioned: " '76". Inside prints include: "The Poet & Orator of the Centennial Fourth of July" showing Bayard Taylor and William Evans; a full page: "Reading the Declaration of Independence by John Nixon, from th... See More
July 22, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1876 The entire front page is a nice political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast, captioned: "The Democratic (Deformed) Tiger 'Fixed' ".
Within this issue is over a full column article headed: "The Montana Slaughter", which in addition to follow up work by General Crook also gives an account of the Custer Massacre of Ju... See More
July 10, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 10, 1880
Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Boom!!! - So Near, and Yet So Far." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Democratic Convention at Cincinnati - The Break for Hancock." 1/2 pg. portrait of "Major General W. S. Hancock, Democratic Candidate for President." Dblpgctrfld. of "The First Public Reading of the Declaration of I... See More
December 25, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1880
Front full pg. illus. of "Making Wreaths." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Excavations Under Flood Rock, Hell Gate." Three large illus. of "Sketches on the Nile." Dblpgctrfld. of "Christmas Morning in Old New York." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Gun of Ericsson's Torpedo Boat the 'Destroyer'.&... See More
April 14, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1883 Full ftpg. shows "Peter Cooper" the American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. A biography of him is on pg. 2.
Prints incise include: "House in Which Jefferson Wrote the Declaration of Independence...Philadelphia" "Sketches from the New York National Academy of Des... See More
May 19, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 19, 1888
Fullpg: 'Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee'. Nice fullpg: 'The Centennial of the Organization of the Presbyterian Church of the U.S.' "Lester Wallack and his most celebrated Impersonations" is a full page with 9 prints of him in various costumes. Another full page shows: "The Floods in ... See More
December 15, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 15, 1888 The very nice doublepage centerfold is captioned: "Santa Claus Captured" showing him on a rooftop surrounded by children. The entire front page is a nice print: "A Light In Darkness on a Wintry Christmas Eve" showing people going to church on a snowy evening. Other prints within include: "Women Voting at the Municipal ... See More
May 4, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1889 (excluding multi-panel supplement prints) This issue contains a great full ftpg: 'General Washington at the Close of the War'. Fullpg; 'the Washington Arch at 5th Ave. & Washington Square'. Halfpg: 'The Great Fire on the River Front Between 59th & 65th Streets'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Morning of Inauguration Day,... See More
November 28, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY November 28, 1891. Front full page illustration of "Scenes from Drag Hunting." Inside is a 1/2 page illustration of "Princeton Football Team." Two full page of "The Dayton Soldiers' Home, Ohio - Garden and Entrance to Grotto" and "Thanksgiving Day in New York - As It Was." Two full page illustration of "The Dayton Soldiers' H... See More
January 23, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1897
The front page of this issue has a full page illustration which shows: "3rd U.S. Cavalry--Military tournament, Madison Sq. Garden" plus another full page inside which has 3 illustrations of the same. The double page centerfold has 6 illustrations of "The Evolution of a Book--John W. Alexander's Decorations for the New Congressio... See More
January 21, 1899
HARPER'S WEEKLY January 21, 1899. Front full pg. illus. of "Paris - The Last Session of the American and Spanish Peace Commissioners." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "Boston - The great South Railway Station - The Largest in America." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Havana - Scenes Attending the American Occupation." Dblpgctrfld. of "Havana - Scenes Attending the Evacu... See More
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