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Elections & InaugurationsNewspaper reporting of elections and inaugurations, including those with inaugural addresses, are some of the most sought after collectibles amongst rare newspaper enthusiasts. Reading about these historic political events within the context of other news of the day provides great depth to our understanding of these highly energized occasions. Please enjoy!
Elections & Inaugurations
Newspaper reporting of elections and inaugurations, including those with inaugural addresses, are some of the most sought after collectibles amongst rare newspaper enthusiasts. Reading about these historic political events within the context of other news of the day provides great depth to our understanding of these highly energized occasions. Please enjoy!
November 24, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 24, 1866 Nice full ftpg: 'Launch of the Sea Steamer 'Great Republic' '. Halfpg: 'Collecting the Remains of Union Soldiers for Re-Interment in National Cemeteries'. Fullpg: 'Election Returns--Scene in Front of the N.Y. Tribune Office '. Halfpg: 'Departure of Gen. Sherman for Mexico'
Complete in sixteen pages.
June 22, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 22, 1867 Ftpg. shows: 'Portrait of Queen Victoria in a very ornate frame. Fullpg: 'Constitutional Convention at Albany'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'The Life of a Convict at Sing Sing Prison, New York' shows 16 scenes. Nice quarterpg. illus: 'Significant Election Scene at Washington' shows blacks voting, with text mentioning: '...the... See More
December 4, 1867
THE NEW YORK TIMES, from New York, dated December 4, 1867. The front page of the issue contains the report of The Charter Election which also includes the extensive reporting of the Wards and recapitulation, etc.
Page 4 contains a report on The President's Message, which was published at length in the previous days' publication. This also includes passage of President Johnson's speech as ... See More
March 20, 1869
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 20, 1869 The front cover of this issue features "Vice-President Wade Administering the Oath to Schuyler Colfax". Also there is a nice doublepage centerfold of "The Inauguration of President Grant, March 4, 1869" which is very is displayable. A half-page illustration "Howard University, Washington D.C." A full page illus... See More
March 22, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 22, 1873 Great full front page: 'The Signal--A Buffalo Herd in Sight' shows an Indian sending a signal to the Indian village seen below him; 1/2 page Thomas Nast "The Cherubs of the Credit Mobilier";
Full page: 'The Inauguration Ball--Arrival of the President's Party'; Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Sec... See More
November 5, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 5, 1872
* Ulysses S. Grant election (day of)
The front page has one column headings: "LOUISIANA FOR GRANT" "Result of the Presidential and State Election Yesterday" "Returns Come in Slowly..." with some text.
Also a page 4 notice: "For President, ULYSSES S. GRANT" This was the day of Grant's election when the polls wer... See More
November 8, 1876
THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, Nov. 8, 1876 Page two of this issue contains the column headline "THE NEXT PRESIDENT" and reports "If he shall live until that time Samuel J. Tilden will become President of these United States on the 5th day of March as appears by the election returns at hand as we write! ... You and I may not agree with them concerning their mode of doing things, b... See More
February 17, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 17, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon. Fullpg: 'Counting the Electoral Vote'. Fullpg. portraits of the Electoral Commission. Dblpgctrfld. of the Electoral Commission in session. Fullpg. Nast cartoon. Fullpg. illustration of children sleigh riding.
March 2, 1877
PUBLIC LEDGER, Memphis, Tennessee, March 2, 1877
* Rutherford B. Hayes declared election winner
Page 2 has a report headed: "Hayes And Wheeler Declared Elected" beginning: "The Republicans can now rest their fears & congratulate themselves upon accomplishing peaceably that which they expected at one time to do by the aid of the bayonet..." with more (see photos)... See More
March 3, 1877
PUBLIC LEDGER, Memphis Tennessee, March 3, 1877
* Ulysses S. Grant arrives in Washington D.C.
A page 3 report has column heads; "The Inauguration" "President Grant Gives a Reception--His Delight at so Soon to be Relieved" and "The Capital Rapidly Filling up with Visitors" (see photos). The front page has an article: "Life In The Black Hills&quo... See More
March 6, 1877
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Boston, Massachusetts, March 6, 1877
* Rutherford B. Hayes inauguration address
Front page report: "The Inauguration" "The Induction Of President Hayes Into Office" "An Imposing Pageant At The National Capital--Enthusiastic Reception Of The New Executive" & more, plus "Washington" "The Construction Of President Hayes's... See More
March 6, 1877
THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Memphis, Tennessee, March 6, 1877
* Rutherford B. Hayes inauguration
* Inaugural Address
Over half of the front page is taken up with reports concerning the inauguration of President Rutherford B. Hayes as President beginning with an interesting heading: "Putting On Harness" "Rutherford B. Hayes Formally Assumes the Office of Chief Executive... See More
March 6, 1877
PUBLIC LEDGER, Memphis, Tennessee, March 6, 1877
* President Rutherford B. Hayes
Page 2 has; "Hayes' Inaugural" "Press Opinions, Both in England and America" with the report having datelines of London, New York & Cincinnati (see photos).
This issue is complete with four pages, and is in nice condition.
March 10, 1877
OREGON STATE JOURNAL, Eugene City, March 10, 1877
* President Rutherford B. Hayes
* State of the Union Address
* Rare Old West title
On page 2 under Hayes Inaugural Address is the text of Rutherford B. Hayes address in which he states in part: "...at the basis of all prosperity...lies the improvement of the intellectual and moral condition of the people. Universal suffrage shoul... See More
March 4, 1881
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, March 4, 1881
* James A. Garfield inauguration (day of)
This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "INAUGURATION", "Washington a Wilderness of Flags of Every Kind", "THE CABINET", "Hotels, Boarding Houses and Legislative Halls", "Filled, Jammed and Packed with Visitors" and more ... See More
March 5, 1881
THE EVENING NEWS, Detroit, March 5, 1881
* President James Garfield inauguration
* Inaugural address
The top of the front page has: "The Inaugural Address", "Favorably Received by the Press of all Parties in all Sections", "The New Cabinet", "President Garfield Nominates His Associates" with the list. Page 2 includes the text of: "The Inaug... See More
March 9, 1881
THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), March 9, 1881
* James A. Garfield inauguration
* Inaugural address - uncommon title
Page 8 has: "The Inauguration" with some details of it, followed by: "Garfield's Inaugural Address" which carries over to take more than half of page 9. Tragically, he would be assassinated less than 4 months later.
Comp... See More
March 12, 1881
THE REPUBLICAN, Red Wing, Minnesota, March 12, 1881
* James A. Garfield inauguration
* Inaugural address
Page 3 has one column headings: "The Inauguration" "General James A. Garfield Indicted into the Presidency" along with: "Inaugural Address" with many subheads. Text takes up over three full columns.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
November 15, 1884
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 15, 1884 Front full pg. Thomas Nast illus. of "What It Means." Inside is a full pg. containing three large illus. pertaining to "Opening of the American Art Galleries, Madison Square, New York." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Rt. Rev. William Paret, D.D., Bishop of Maryland" and "Leopold Damrosch."
Doublepage cen... See More
March 5, 1885
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, March 5, 1885 The front page has a column-wide headline "DEMOCRATIC ERA" with several subheads "The Final Impressive Act in the Change of Administration" "Grover Cleveland Inaugurated President of The United States" "Amid Surroundings the Grandest in Inaugural History" and more including illustrations with much more coverage ins... See More
March 7, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 7, 1885 The full ftpg. is a print of: "The Last Days of President Arthur in the White House--Father & Daughter." Inside has a doublpg. centerfold of: "The Grand Sham Battle...at Prospect Park, Brooklyn...The Mob Breaking in on The First Line of Defense". A nice fullpg. print shows the west front of the Capitol in advance of th... See More
March 14, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1885 Full ftpg: 'The Inauguration--Pres. Arthur & Mr. Cleveland Leaving the White House For The Capitol' plus fullpg: 'The Inauguration--Cleveland Delivering The Inaugural Address' is very nice, plus 'Night Scene Near The White House' showing the celebration. Great Doublepage centerfold: 'First Meeting Of Pres. Clevelan... See More
November 7, 1888
THE WORLD - EVENING EDITION, New York, November 7, 1888 The issue features column headlines of "EXTRA 2 O'Clock. Little Hope - Though Chairman Brice Makes No Concession - Indiana Not Yet Certain for Cleveland - You May as Well Call it "President Harrison" which includes additional sub-headlines and illustration of President-elect Harrison and Vice-President-elect Morton wi... See More
November 7, 1888
FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, November 7, 1888
* Presidential election
The top of the back page has: "HARRISON WINS", "Unless The doubtful States Prove Unusually Uncertain", "He Seems To Have New York" and a bit more. This is the election of Benjamin Harrison to the Presidency.
Four pages, very large folio size, irregular at the blank margin, otherwi... See More
March 9, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1889 (excludes supplement) Full ftpg: 'The Arrival of Troops--A Scene on Penna. Ave. Before Inauguration Day.' Very nice doublepage centerfold: 'Sketches in Washington Before the Inauguration' shows 10 scenes, including: 'The Arrival of the President Elect at the Arlington' [President William Henry Harrison]. Fullpg: 'The Gr... See More
October 29, 1892
WAVERLY FREE PRESS, Waverly, New York, October 29, 1892 The second page of this issue has under the heading, "Death of Mrs. Harrison", a report on the death of the wife of the president - just days before he would also lose the election to Grover Cleveland (see image). Another report includes details of the Columbus Day celebration (being the 400th anniversary) and lengthy thoughts... See More
March 5, 1893
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, March 5, 1893 The front page has a column-wide headline "THE NATION'S BIG DAY" "GROVER CLEVELAND" "Takes the Oath of Office" "The Impressive Ceremony" and more. The entire front page is coverage on the event which then continues to the back page. The text of the inauguration speech is also included.
Ot... See More
March 5, 1893
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE, Nebraska, March 5, 1893 The top of the first column has heads: "CLEVELAND GOES IN" "Thrice Nominated & Twice Inaugurated President of the United States" "Severe Storm Mars The Ceremonies" ""Policy of The New Administration". The ftpg. also has a nice graphic showing: "Cleveland And His Cabinet". The text takes o... See More
March 11, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1893 Full ftpg. shows the entrance to the Horticultural Bldg. of the Columbian Exposition. Fullpg. of the 'Esquimaux Village' at the Expo. Fullpg: 'Comparative Architecture in New York'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'The Inauguration Ceremonies--Pres. Cleveland & Ex-President Harrison Returning from the Capitol' in a carriage. Article on Sp... See More
March 18, 1893
Harper's WEEKLY, Mar. 18, 1893 Full ftpg: 'Inauguration of Pres. Cleveland--Pa. Troops Passing the Reviewing Stand'. plus 2 fullpgs. of photos of Cleveland's inauguration. Fine dblpgctrfld: 'Inauguration Ball in the Rotunda of the Pension Bldg.' 2 full pgs. of the 'Columbian Expo.'
November 14, 1896
THE ILLUSTRATED AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 14, 1896
* President-elect William McKinley
* Lafayette College football team photo
The front cover is an illustration captioned: "President-Elect McKinley". The inside front page is a photo: "Chuting A Mountain Range--The Descent of Mount Lowe, California." Inside includes: "The Etiquette of the Lady of the White House... See More
March 5, 1897
ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, March 5, 1897
* President William McKinley
* Inauguration - inaugural
The front page has nice coverage of the inauguration of President William McKinley with column 1 headings: "Columbia's New Chief", "Wm. McKinley Now Guides the Ship of State", "Inaugural Kaleidescope" and "The Display ... See More
March 5, 1897
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, March 5, 1897 The front page carries a three-line, two-column headline "WILLIAM M'KINLEY, PLEDGED TO BRING PROSPERITY, WAS SWORN IN YESTERDAY AS PRESIDENT" with subhead "Ceremony Was One Befitting in Every Way the Dignified Position Which the Ohioan Has Reached as the Pinnacle of His Highest Hopes -- Mrs. McKinley Was Present." and m... See More
March 6, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1897
Full ftpg. shows: 'Skating at Van Cortlandt Park, New York City'. Nice fullpg. with 5 photos of: 'The New Mining town of Randsburg, in Southern Calif.'. Terrific dblpgctrfld: 'Inauguration Day in Washington' is an elevated view of the Washington skyline. A serialized story entitled "The Pursuit of the House-Boat. Be... See More
March 13, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 13, 1897
Full ftpg. illus. shows: 'The Inauguration of President McKinley', taking the oath in front of the Capitol. Nice fullpg. shows: 'Pres. McKinley & His Cabinet' & on 'The Inaugural Procession' plus 2 more fullpg. prints on the inauguration, & the centerfold as well. Very nice fullpg: 'The Evolution of the Nation... See More
March 4, 1901
THE EVENING NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, March 4, 1901 The front page has a two-line, two-column headline "President M'Kinley Sworn In With Military Pomp Today" with subheads "G. A. R. Veterans Were His Special Escort and Ohioans His Guard of Honor as He Rode With Mark Hanna in the Magnificent Parade" "Roosevelt's Induction Was Democratic, bu He Made It Dramatic by Tur... See More
March 9, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1901 This issue is printed in blue and orange ink. Full page illustration of President William McKinley by Hitchcock; Swearing in the Vice-President; The Record of the Administration with illustrations; The Cuban Situation; full page illustration "The Illumination on the Night of the Inauguration"; full page "The Ladies of the Administra... See More
November 8, 1902
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 8, 1902 Frontpage photo Americans of To-Morrow, Michael I. Pupin; President Wilson's Inauguration; William M. Chase's Recent Work; The New Yale Square with photos; fullpage illustration "The Development of the Upper New York" by Pettit; fullpage illustration "The Men Who Long for the Fray, But Must Always Wait" by Giles... See More
February 9, 1905
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, February 9, 1905 Page twelve carries a one column wide headline "Roosevelt Is Elected" with subheadlines "Official Announcement Made". The ceremony of counting the electoral votes of the states was held. Other news and advertisements are within the issue.
This is complete in 14 pages with several small bind hole... See More
March 4, 1905
MEMPHIS NEWS-SCIMITAR, Memphis, Tennessee, March 4, 1905 The front page has a two-line, three column headline "INAUGURAL CEREMONY GORGEOUS EXHIBITION OF REGAL SPLENDOR" with subheads "A Festal Event In National Capital" "Roosevelt Passes From President Through Assassin's Bullet Into President By the Ballots Of the People" "Brilliant Pageantry As Seldom ... See More
March 18, 1905
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 18, 1905
May 27, 1905
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 27, 1905
November 7, 1908
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 7, 1908 The front page of this issue has two photos of "The Next President and Vice-President--William Howard Taft and James Schoolcraft Shermen" which also includes short biographies.
This issue has photos of "Governor Hughes Re-Elected in New York"; "Upper Broadway on Election Night"; "How New York Watched the Returns&qu... See More
March 5, 1909
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, March 5, 1909 The top of the first column has heads: "ECHOES OF THE INAUGURATION" "Mr. Taft Took His Place a His Desk As President at 9:30 a.m." and more subheads (see).
Complete in 12 pages, light toning, nice condition but should be handled with care.
November 5, 1912
ALBUQUERQUE MORNING JOURNAL, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 5, 1912 The front page of this issue carries articles pertaining to the presidential election being held that day. Headlines are: "Three Candidates For President Campaign To Last Minute"; "Roosevelt Makes Last Appeal to Votes Of His Home Town"; and "Headquarters To Have Complete Returns From All States&qu... See More
March 8, 1913
HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York City, dated March 8, 1913.
This issue has a color cover sheet over it. Also, this issue is in two parts which are separate from each other looking like two separate issues. They each have a front page and are about the length of a full issue. The front page of the first part has an article called "Public Service and Public Journals."
In the first part... See More
November 7, 1916
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Extra, Massachusetts, November 7, 1916
* Charles Evans Hughes
* 'False' election report
Long before the more notable error headline was given nationwide attention, a few newspapers incorrectly reported that Charles Evans Hughes had defeated Woodrow Wilson for the presidency. The banner headline reads: "Hughes' Election 'Flashed' In New York... See More
November 10, 1916
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, November 10, 1916
* Woodrow Wilson election
* Charles Evans Hughes
The front page has one column headlines: "REELECTION OF MR. WILSON IS NOW ASSURED" and more with nice illustration of Wilson and electoral votes chart (see photos). This is 1st report coverage on the election of President Woodrow Wilson.
Other news of the day. Com... See More
March 6, 1917
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 6, 1917
* President Woodrow Wilson second inauguration
* On the brink of World War I
This 14 page has front page headlines that include: "PRESIDENT WILSON TAKES OATH" "Firm Stand for Armed Neutrality" "Nation Poised On Verge Of War" "Big Parade" and more. Continues on page 2 with nice two ... See More
November 3, 1920
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 3, 1920
* President Warren Harding
* Presidential election win
The front page features a quite large, three line banner head proclaiming: "HARDING WINS; MILLION LEAD HERE; BIG REPUBLICAN GAINS IN CONGRESS; MILLER LEADS SMITH FOR GOVERNOR" with most of the remainder of the ftpg. containing various subheads concerning the election (see). At the bottom ... See More
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