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American ForefathersPlease enjoy this abbreviated list of issues with content related to the forefathers of America (Washington, Franklin, Paine, Adams, and more). A more comprehensive list may be found at http://www.rarenewspapers.com/list?code=founding_fathers.
NEW YORK HERALD, June 10, 1869 Page 10 has: "The National Game Mutual vs. Yale--The Champions in the Elm City". Summary describes the arrival and greeting of the Mutual club at the train station, and the excursion to the field. Says that the game was played at Hamilton Park in New Haven with about 3000 in attendance. Nice details about the game and several specific plays, the Mutua... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, June 10, 1869 Ftpg. has: "Yale" "The Mutuals vs. Yale--Exciting Game--Amateurs Compared with Professionals" which includes a nice summary and box score of a game played at Yales Hamilton Park, the summary mentioning that "...the park was filled with the most numerous delegation the City of Elms had ever sent to a contest of this kind, including numbers of t... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1870 The front page of the issue features an illustration entitled "For I Was Ahungered, and Ye Gave Me Meat." in which a hungry man is being feed in the entrance area of the home. A full page illustration of "Burial of Mr. Peabody's Remains in Harmony Grove Cemetery." A third-page illustration of "The New Lincoln Statu... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, July 16, 1871
* Thomas "Tad" Lincoln death
* President Abraham Lincoln's son
Near the bottom of the front page is a report from Chicago headed: "Death of 'Tad' Lincoln--His Mother Inconsolable", noting: "Thomas Lincoln, universally known as Tad Lincoln, the youngest son of the late President, died at the Clifton House at Chicago...o... See More
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1871 Featured in this issue is an article "Montauk Point, Long Island" which takes 12 pages and includes 22 illustrations. Another nice article is: "The Reformation in Utah" which takes over 8 pages & has a great wealth of information about this Territory. Near the beginning is: "When Utah was first settled,... See More
WHITE PINE DAILY NEWS, Hamilton, Nevada, April 19, 1872
* Very rare ghost town newspaper from Nevada
* Silver mining boom
A very rare newspaper from this ghost town in the remote central portion of Nevada.
Hamilton began in 1868 as a boom town that resulted in 25,000 people migrating to the area where silver ore was for the taking. Or so it was thought. The boom last... See More
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 5, 1872
* Ward Hill Lamon
* Abraham Lincoln
This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
The front page has one column headings: "Lincoln's Loves" "The Story of His Courtship and Marriage as Told by His Latest Biographer". The text takes up almost 1 1/4 columns.
Larger t... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY Sept. 21, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "General Orders." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Let Us Clasp Hands Over the Bloody Chasm." (Andersonville Prison). Three 1/4 pg. portraits of "Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Wreck of the "Metis"-Thrown Up on the Beach." Three 1... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 25, 1876
*Full front-page Thomas Nast: 'Fixing Things - A Proper Steering Apparatus Found'. This print includes "The New Democratic Slate... For President, Jefferson Davis, of the South, For Vice-President, Fernando Wood, of the North."
*Full-page: 'The Martha Washington Reception, New York Academy of Music'
*Doubl... See More
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, April 15, 1876
* Negro Frederick Douglass
* Abraham Lincoln statue
The front page has an article headed: "Washington" "Ceremonies Incident to the Unveiling of the Lincoln Statue Erected by Colored People" with the article concluding with: "...Frederick Douglass was then introduced, amid applause, and delivered an e... See More
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, February 16, 1878. A great issue for framing and displaying! "Cartoons on Current Topics" "The Uncrushed!" "Exposition of South American Antiquities at the Palais de Undustrie, Paris" "The Crisis in the East - Views in the Dardanelles" "Columbia Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, Washington, D.C. - College Building, Opened To-Day" "The Late Gideon Welles" "... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1878 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Natural History." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "General Grant's European Souvenirs." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Stanley in Africa - Naval Battle Between the Waganda and Wavuma." 2/3 of a dblpgctrfld. of "Stanley in Africa - Burmish Hospitality." Full pg. Nast illus. of "Will... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 15, 1879
Full ftpg. by Th. Nast: 'Coming Back to Mother England's Apron Strings'. Halfpg: 'Indian Chief Having His Hair Dressed' & 'Across the Missouri by Rail, at Bismarck, Dakota Terr.' Fullpg. Nast: 'A Matter of Taste'. There is a full page print: "The Martha Washington Reception, Academy of Music, New York--Ta... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 10, 1879
Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'The Bulldozer' shows the Democratic tiger. Nice fullpg: 'View from Ft. Hamilton, New York Harbor--the Sunset Gun' is displayable. Another Nast cartoon shows "The Democratic Dilemma" and a full page print: "The Good Old Times".
Other news and advertisements of the day are includ... See More
HARPER'S MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1879 This issue is comprised of various articles, some of which is on gold mining at Dahlonega, Georgia which includes several small illustrations: "Newport Society in the Last Century" with illustrations including that of George Washington; "The King Collection of Engraved Gems" which includes several illustrations of coins; ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 15, 1879
Full ftpg. Nast cartoon: 'The North the Money, & the South the Honor'. Fullpg: 'Artillery School for Militiamen at Ft. Hamilton'. Terrific halfpg: 'Colorado Sketches--The City of Denver' is a good city view. Also: 'Colorado Sketches--Forest on Fire'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Celebration at Yorktown' is a fine ... See More
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, November 3, 1880
* James Abram Garfield elected President
* 1st report
Front page report:
* The Elections Yesterday
* Gen Jas. A Garfield Elected President
* There Is No Doubt About This
Report includes the results of the electoral vote, which shows Garfield with 210 votes. Another column has: "James A. Garfield of Ohio, Presid... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1880
Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "The People's Pleasure-Ground Appropriated." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Statue of Alexander Hamilton, Central Park." Several small portraits of various men. 2/3 pg. portrait of "Cardinal Newman." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Sailor's Return - Home Once More." 2/3 pg... See More
LEAVENWORTH DAILY STANDARD, Leavenworth, Kansas, July 5, 1881 A column headline reads "THE PRESIDENT -- He Hovers Between Life and Death During the Day, -- But Rallies During the Night, -- And Hopes Are Now Entertained of His Recovery. -- Dispatches Up to 3:30 This Morning - The Arrangements at the White House" with the column and half giving periodic reports of the Pre... See More
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1881
* President James Garfield assassination death
The front page has a detailed report: "The Dead President Lying In State In The Rotunda Of The Capitol" "His Features Viewed By 80,000 Persons--The Coffin Closed To The Public."
The report, datelined "Washington, D.C., Sept. 22", describes the scene... See More
THE BOSTON HERALD, Boston, Massachusetts, September 23, 1881
* President James Garfield assassination death
This 4 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:
* OUR MARTYR
* Pilgrimage of Thousands to the Capital
* To View the Remains of the Late President
* Splendid Display of Floral Pieces
* Great Preparations for the Obsequies at Cleveland
* How the Pr... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1881
Front full pg. illus. of "Egyptian Priest and Sacred Scribe." Inside is a full pg. containing five illus. pertaining to "The Yorktown Centennial." Four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, United States Minister to Spain," "The Hon. Lionel Sackville West," "The Hon. Ripley Ropes," and &qu... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 21, 1882
Front full pg. portrait of "Daniel Webster." Inside are two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Late Richard H. Dana" and "The Late Hon. Edwin W. Stoughton." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Ruins of Havemeyer & Elder's Sugar Refinery, Williamsburg, Long Island." 1/2 pg. Nast illus. of "Innocence Abroad." Full pg. i... See More
DAILY JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, July 16, 1882
* Mary Todd Lincoln death (day of)
The front page has one column headings: "Mrs. Abraham Lincoln", "Her Health Reported to be Failing Rapidly". See image for the text. She would die on this day.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, minor staining, otherwise good ... See More
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, July 17, 1882
* Mary Todd Lincoln death (1st report)
Page 6 has a small article headed: "Obituary" "Mrs. Abraham Lincoln" See image for the brief text here. This is actually a first report on her death, unfortunate for the small report though.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear,... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 6, 1883 The front page of the issue contains a half page "Clark & Standfield's Improved Depositing Dry Dock" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is "Surveyor's Leveling Rod"; "Whitely's Safety Stop for Elevators"; "Hamilton's Life Boat"; "Sketches at the International Fisheries Exh... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 9, 1884
* Ice Yachting
* Global Warming
This issue contains the following prints and/or articles: Ice Yachting on the Hudson - Watching a Regatta", "Hamilton's Improved Gate", "Isolating Pavilion for Contagious Diseases", "Modern and Ancient Rainfall", and much more.
This issue is in good condition, save for ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 30, 1884 Nice full ftpg: 'Black-Bass fishing in the Adirondacks' by Zograum. Good fullpg: 'The Ice Industry of New York' shows 8 scenes. Full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "A Feather That George Washington Never Had In His Cap". Full page print: "The New Steel Cruisers for the United States Navy". Fullpg: 'Sk... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1886 Front page print: "In The Small Back Parlor Behind The Apothecary's Shop". Nice fullpg. Thomas Nast illus: "At His Post" shows President Cleveland. Dblpgctrfld: "Mount Vernon--The Room In Which George Washington Died". Nice fullpg: "A Pilgrimage To Mount Vernon" and another full page: "The Rhinoceros... See More
THE WORLD, New York City, April 15, 1887
* Abraham Lincoln being placed in new tomb
* Secret of past grave robbers' attempt told
This 8 page newspaper has one column headings on the front page: "Lincoln's Body Was Hidden", "A Secret Of Many Years Made Public By The Guard Of Honor" and "When Thieves Tried to Steal the Remains...." This is coverage... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1887
Perhaps the best print in this issue is the full front page captioned: "Burning the Range" by famed Western artist Frederic Remington.
But there are many other prints within this issue including a full page with 9 vignettes of: "Sketches In Amsterdam"; a halfpg: "The Minneapolis Exposition Building by Night"; small pr... See More
* Harvard College (University) Observatory
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions and/or prints: Harvard Observatory - Screw Propeller - Coal & Ash Sifter - Nailing Machine & Much More. These ill
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 22, 1887
Front full pg. illus. of "Returning Home." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Serpent of the Still." Dblpgctrfld. of "Statue of Abraham Lincoln, to Be Unveiled in Lincoln Park, Chicago, October 22, 1887." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Challenge Cup of the American Yacht Club." Full pg. illus. of "Cycling in En... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 28, 1891 Fullpg: 'George Washington Relics at the National Museum, Washington'. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'The Funeral of Gen. Sherman in New York'. Fullpg: 'The Port Huron Tunnel, St. Clair River' & 'Water Polo at the Manhattan Athletic Club'. Another dblpgctrfld: 'Funeral of Adm. David Porter, Washington, D.C.--Sailors... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 13, 1892. Front full pg. illus. of "Military Tops in Action." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Van Rensselaer Manor House, Albany - Proposed as New York State Building at the Columbian Exposition." Full pg. illus. of "Curling at St. Paul, Minnesota." 1/4 pg. portrait of "Abraham Lincoln - From his First Photograph, Taken in Chicago... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY September 16, 1893. Front full pg. illus. of "Columbian Exposition - In the Cairo Street, Midway Plaisance." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "The Recent Cyclone in the South." Full pg. of illus. of "With the New York Naval Reserves on Long Island." 2/3 pg. portrait of "The Hon. Hamilton Fish." Full pg. of illus. of "The Internation... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 23, 1895 Front full pg. illus. of "Hopelessly Blocked - The Great Frost of 1895." Inside is a full pg. of illus. pertaining to "Recent Storms at Sea - Arrival of Belated Steamships." Two small portraits of "Rev. Dr. William M. Taylor" and "Major General Thomas Howard Ruger, U.S.A." Full pg. of illus. of "Fin... See More
* George Washington's Birthday issue
Mostly literary-related content, but also topical articles, plus other youth-related content and ads. About the size of Harper's Weekly. Small inked address stamp in the blank right margin on the front page, otherwise in nice condition.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 25, 1899 Front full pg. illus. of "The Blizzard of 1899 - Hard Work of the Fire Department in Responding to the Frequent Alarms." Inside are two full pg. illus. of "Samoa - The Troubles Over the Disputed Kingship." Full pg. of illus. of "From the Thirty-Second Annual Exhibition of the American Water Color Society." Full pg... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 9, 1899 Front full pg. illus. of "The British Naval Brigade Passing Through Ladysmith." Inside are four small portraits of "Some Probable Leaders in the Coming Congressional Debate." 1/2 pg. illus. of "U.S.S. 'Kentucky' Crossing the Line at the Finish of Her Trial Run." Full pg. illus. of "The Arrival of Gener... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 23, 1901 Front page illustration "George Washington To His Namesake" by Rogers; "Winter in Quebec" by Lawrence; The Philippine Problem; The Funeral of Queen Victoria; Old Clubs of Quebec; doublepage centerfold "The Battle of Buena Vista - February 23, 1847" by Zogbaum; "The Adventures of the Three Young Clubmen&... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, September 21, 1901, from New York Front page memorial illustration to William McKinley by Rogers; The Office of President; The Assassination of President McKinley; The President's Last Days; Theodore Roosevelt; doublepage centerfold photos "The Assassination of President McKinley - Scenes in Buffalo, September 13 and 14"; full page illustration "The Fu... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 28, 1906
* Benjamin Franklin
The front page of this issue reads: "Your Affectionate Friend - Your Obedient Servant, B. Franklin". Additional articles and prints include: Franklin's Electrical Machine", "Franklin's Scientific Work", "Houdin's Bust of Franklin", and much more.
This issue is in good cond... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1909 The color cover of Abraham Lincoln (by Stanton Palmer) is not included. However, all other Lincoln related coverage (prints and text), as shown in the images, are present - including the standard cover with which includes Abraham Lincoln.
This issue has photos and an article of "Lincoln's Last Hours" and an illustration of... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 20, 1909 The front page of this issue has an illustration of "February 22, 1732" by A. D. Blashfield which is referencing the birth of George Washington.
This issue has photos of "Mr. Taft at Panama"; "Our Wonderful Country" and there is an article with illustrations of "The Discovery of the Soul" by Victor
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 10, 1911 The front cover of the issue is entitled "Col. George Washington Goethals, Canal Builder" with further information inside. Within the issue is "The Paris-Rome-Turin Aeroplane Race"; "Waterspouts - Facts and fictions Concerning Them"; "'Mad Dogs' and Hydophobia - Rabies Before and After Pasteur"; &quo... See More