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THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, July 17, 1891
* Superior, Wisconsin tornado disaster
* Douglas County
The front page has a a one column heading: "A RAGING CYCLONE" with subheads that include: "Passes Over West Superior, Wis." and more. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise good. Somewhat frag... See More
WEEKLY MERCURY, Constantine, Michigan, Oct. 19, 1871
* The Great Chicago Fire
* Rare title
Over two of the front page columns are taken up with reports on the Great Chicago Fire with heads: "THE GREAT FIRE" and "Statement of An Eye-Witness".
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
A fascinating pair of newspapers, destined to be the premier newspapers on the coup and collapse of the Soviet Union. Both double-titled: "NEZAVISIMAYA GAZETA/INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER".
Issue #1: Datelined Moscow & Washington, August, 1991 The Nezavismaya Gazeta defied orders & worked through the night, handing out crude newspaper copies to people on the streets, and faxing their t... See More
CAMP NEWS, Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1869 This was the: "National Organ of the Patriotic Order Sons of America". This fraternity still exists (see this hyperlink), and their information notes the beginnings of the P.O.S. of A. is found in the early days of the American Republic. Patriots banded together to uphold the principles of Americanism and duty to the flag, including the preser... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 12, 1928
* Early aviation era original
Less than 13 months after Charles Lindbergh's heralded accomplishment, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to achieve the feat. Page 33 has one column headings: "Bad Ocean Weather May Halt Friendship" "Miss E... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 8, 1928
* Airplane "Friendship"
Less than 13 months after Charles Lindbergh's heralded accomplishment, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to achieve the feat. The front page has a small one column headline within inset: "Rival Woman Fliers Still Held By Bad Weather on Atlantic&quo... See More
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Else... See More
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, February 9-12, 1684 (note: by today's calendar this would be 1685)
* Charles II of England death
A nice issue concerning the death of King Charles II, who just died a few days earlier on Feb. 6. This is the first issue of this title published after the Feb. 9 announcement of the king's death.
About half of the ftpg. is taken up with a report ... See More
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 24, 1777
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
* George Washington letter to Martha
This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead f... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, March 22, 1865
* Very rare Civil War title
* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow
* Final weeks of the rebellion
W. G. Brownlow, or Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Me... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1875
* Outlaws Jesse & Frank James (early)
* Raid on mother's home
Page 5 has a small & discrete heading: "The Notorious James Brothers" See image for the brief report here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, pulpish with some margin wear and tears, must be handled with care.... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 17, 1769
* 18th century sea serpent ?
* Slave trade - Jamaica
Page 6 has a nice account from Kingston, Jamaica, of a plot to steal slaves using an accomplice slave by the name of Quashee (see).
The back page has a letter from New London, Connecticut, concerning: "...an ill-looking voracious sea monster...to steer clear of its devouring jays. I... See More
THE CLEVELAND LEADER Ohio, December 10, 1881
* Vienna, Austria
* Ringtheater fire
The front page has one column headlines that include: "THE VIENNA HORROR", "In All Its Dimensions and Heartrending Details", "A Calamity Almost Unparalleled in History", "Nearly Seven Hundred People Roasted to Death", "The Scenes Of Terror Describe... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1871
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK
* Missouri train robbery
Page 5 has: "The KuKlux" "Arrest of a Gang with their Disguises in North Carolina..."
Also: "An Express Robbery" "How it Was Done..."
Page 3 has: "Base-Ball--Athletic vs. Atlantic'
This issue contains other news of the day. It is complete in 8 pages, an... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 5, 1883
* Actor Henry Irving
* The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
The front page has one column headings: "HENRY IRVING AS HAMLET" "His First Appearance In Shakespeare's Masterpiece" and more. See images for text here.
This issue contains other news of the day throughout. It is complete in 8 pages, and has light browning and mino... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 21, 1969
* John Lennon & Yoko Ono wed (1st report)
* The Beatles
Page 42 has a small and somewhat discrete one column heading at the bottom of the page: "John Lennon Marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar" which is a 1st report here. Unfortunate and surprising that this report was hidden like this in the famed New York Times, but it is what it is, st... See More
ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, September 19, 1899
* Carterville IL Illinois
* Mining race war (1st report)
* Negroes lynchings
This 4 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "SIX NEGROES KILLED", "Shot to Death By Whites at Cartersville, Illinois", "Riots Of The Miners Resumed" and more. 1st report coverage on the Cart... See More
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, May 11, 1941
* Whirlaway - horse racing
* Preakness Stakes win (2nd of 3 wins)
* Triple crown winner
This 40+ page newspaper has two column headlines on page 4 of the sport's section (inside): "Whirlaway Captures Preakness With Ease" and more (see photos). This was the 2nd of 3 historic wins for the famed horse for... See More
BERLININFO--EXTRA, Germany, Nov. 24, 1989 This German newspaper from just two weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall with continuing reporting on the celebrations and news on the unification of Germany. The front and back pages open up to show a huge & very detailed map of Berlin. Other photos within concerning the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Eight pages, great condition.
CANAL RECORD, Ancon, Canal Zone, 1914 This small-size periodical from the Isthmus of Panama is an interesting newspaper published by the "Isthmian Canal Commission", given free of charge to employees of the Commission & the Panama Railroad Company. It lasted for several years documenting the construction of the Panama Canal, considered one of the finest engineering achiev... See More
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, April 11, 1961
* Adolph Eichmann trial begins
* Jewish mass murderer
* World War II Nazi
This 10 page newspaper has a nice banner headline on the front page: "Eichmann Challenges Rights of Three Judges" with subhead: "Israel Opens His Trial In Fortress"
Tells of the start of the trial against Adolph Eichmann, 'the archi... See More
A curious little booklet which is actually a "Komsomol", or a Soviet Union Young Communists League membership card, unused.
The photos below shows its content, having a cloth-based & sturdy red cover with a portrait of Lenin, the inside front cover including a specific membership number and space for a photo and name & address, with the remaining 13 pages being a blank form wi... See More
This is the very first catalog ever released by Timothy Hughes from nearly 30 years ago.
The prices and descriptions for 243 items show how our variety and values have grown alongside Tim's love for historic newspapers. Although this was the first catalog issued, you will note it was not numbered as he was unsure there would ever be a second. Today our catalog number exceeds 150.
&n... See More
* Political reporting from the early 19th century
Here is a lot of 20 different issues within the above date range, all complete and each containing 16 pages.
Niles Register was a very famous, small-size newspaper which excellent political reporting--not surprising given its proximity to Was
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 17, 1912
The front page of this issue is an illustration of "The Militant Recruit" by Kemble. Also present is a wonderful color cover a what appears to be a grandfather and grandson painting an old wooden sled.
Additional content includes "The Fall of Fort Donelson" by James Barnes, which includes a "wood-cut in the issue of &q... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1903
HARPER'S WEEKLY December 26, 1896. Front full pg. illus. of "Father Knickerbocker's Christmas." Inside is a 1/2 pg. portrait of "Emma Eames as Elsa in 'Lohengrin'." Full pg. illus. of "The New Building for Columbia University in the City of New York." Full pg. illus. of "Scenes at the Commercial Travellers' Fair, Madison Square Garden, New Yor... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY June 2, 1894. Front full pg. illus. of "The Pilot Going on Board." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Accepted Design for the New Building of the New York Clearing House." 1/2 pg. portrait of "The Hon. Clifton R. Breckinridge, of Arkansas." Full pg. illus. of "The Storm on the Chicago Lake Front." Full pg. of illus. of "The Onondaga ... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 9, 1893 Nice fullpg. with 7 scenes of 'In the San Juan Country', of New Mexico. But the significant content is the terrific dblpgctrfld. by Remington: 'Toro, Toro!' showing a California Vaquero chasing a steer.
Complete issue.... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY April 30, 1892. Front full pg. illus. of "The Columbian Exposition - The Buildings from Wooden Island." Inside are two full pgs. of illus. pertaining to "The West From a Car Window." 1/4 pg. portrait of "The Late Roswell Smith." 2/3 pg. illus. of "The Columbian Exposition - A Sculptor's Studio." Two 1/3 pg. illus. of "Details of ... See More
Harper's WEEKLY, Aug. 16, 1890 Full ftpg. shows people at: 'Bluff Point, Lake Champlain'. Nice & displayable fullpg. F. Remington print: 'Teaching a Mustang Pony to Pack Dead Game'. Dblpgctrfld. has 5 'Summer Night Scenes in N.Y.'.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 15, 1889 Full ftpg. shows: 'Relief Party Crossing the Temporary Bridge Erected over the Conemaugh'. Inside has a great halfpg: 'Bird's-eye View of Seattle, Washington Territory' in addition to much on the flood, including: 'After the Flood at Johnstown--Main St.' and a dramatic centerfold: 'the Flood at Johnstown--Scene at the Bridge' s... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 25, 1889 Nice full ftpg: 'Cheyenne Scouts at Drill' shows them on horseback. Dblpgctrfld: 'Crossing the English Channel'. Nice fullpg: 'Market Gardening, Uptown New York'. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Rep. Scenes & Citizens of the City of Worcester, Mass.' shows 11 scenes.
Complete in twenty pages.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 26, 1887
Full front page illustration by Frederic Remington: College Players At Foot-Ball---A Tackle And Ball-Down. Inside has a related report: The College Game Of Football. Also a report: Base-Ball In San Francisco and an illustration: A Base-Ball Game On The Haight Street Grounds, San Francisco.
Full page "Hunting Wild Hogs in Arkansa... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1886 Front page print by Thomas Nast: "Blessed Be The Union--More Civil Service Reform". Fullpg: 'The President's Wedding--The Ladies of the Cabinet'.
Doublepage centerfold: 'The President' s Wedding' is sewn in, and shows the actual ceremony before the minister, plus a fullpg: 'The President's Wedding--the De... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 6, 1886 Nice full ftpg: "Platform Deer-Shooting" shows a man about to shoot a deer. Nearly full page Thomas Nast print: "A Lesson In Greek". One-third pg: "Ice Bound on the Lakes". The double page centerfold: "The Water-Color Exhibition". Fullpg: "Curling" shows the ice sport. Nice fullpg: "Smelt-F... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1880
The frontpage features a fullpage Thomas Nast cartoon entitled "The Toodles Ticket - The First Thing He Sees on Returning to the Democratic party is Thomspon with a P!". A fullpage A. B. Frost illustration is entitled 'Gun-Shy' which is a hunting scene. Another fullpage illustration "The Capture of Andre" is from t... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1880
Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Social Science Solved". Fullpg: "Grain Ships Laid Up in Gowanus Creek". The double page centerfold: "The Metropolitan Museum of Art, In Central Park, New York." Fullpg: 'The American Line of European Steamers--Sketches on Board the 'Indiana''. Another full page Nast ca... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 24, 1878vvFull ftpg. shows: 'The Great Solar Eclipse'. Nice fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Rocky Point, Narragansett Bay'. Fullpg. shows a family on board a ship enroute for Paris.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. This issue is complete in 16 pages and is in good condition.
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 3, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: 'The Millennium--The Tiger & the Lamb Lie Together'. Displayable fullpg. illus. of: 'Hot Springs, Arkansas'. Another Nast cartoon.
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
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 20, 1870 The front page article is "French Commanders" and features five illustrations. With the issue is a quarter-page "The Late Mr. Benjamin Nathan", a third page "The Mitrailleur" (breech-loading device) and a small illustration of "The Queen's Cup". Great full page stagecoach print showing many people on a... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1869 The front page of the issue contains a fullpage illustration entitled "Home for the Holidays" (Christmas). Inside are five illustrations pertaining to "The War in Cuba." (Trinidad Mountains, General Adolph Cavada, Military District of Cienfuegos). Two full page Thomas Nast illustrations are of "Excommunication of Moder... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 20, 1869 The front of this issue features a half-page illustration of "A Political Discussion" (negro/freedmen in the streets of Richmond). Inside is a quarterpage illustration of "M. Ferdinand De Lesseps, Chief Promoter of the Suez Canal" along with a 1/6 page "Map of the Suez Canal" and halfpage illustration of "The Isthm... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 28, 1869 The front page shows: 'Solar Eclipse, 1869' with a nice print of a makeshift observatory at Shelbyville, Kentucky and 8 illus. of the phases of the eclipse. "Steamboat Riot on the Mississippi" article also features a nearly half page illustration. A half page illustration of: "Exposition of Textile Fabrics at Cincinn... See More