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September 12, 1885
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1885
Full front pg. illus. of "On Board the Puritan-Getting Aft the Main Sheet." Inside is a full pg. illus. containing many smaller illus. pertaining to "Sketches from the Burlesque Opera "The Mikado." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Bicycle Tournament at Hartford-The Mile Race for Amateurs." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Bri... See More
January 12, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1889 Most of the ftpg: 'Farmer Stebbins at the Bat' is a comic scene of an older man playing baseball. Fullpg: 'The National Museum at Washington' 'London Street Characters'. Fullpg. by Remington: 'Auction Sale of Blooded Stock' of horses. Fullpg: 'Mounted Pistol Practice in the U.S. Cavalry'
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August 16, 1890
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.'.
February 25, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 25, 1893 Front full pg. illus. of "The Gripman - Chicago Cable Cars." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Washington - Visitors on the Terrace of the Capitol." Full pg. illus. of "The Old Communistic Town of Economy, Pennsylvania." Full pg. illus. of "Columbian Exposition - The Statue of the Republic." 1/2 pg. illus. of &q... See More
January 6, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 6, 1894 The front page has a halfpage illustration to the story "Pembroke". Inside the issue is nearly halfpage "The Mounted Band of the 1st U.S. Cavalry"; fullpage "Among the N.Y. Poor" and "Sketches at the N.Y. Virus Farm" includes 4 scenes. Fullpage with 4 photos of "Among the Calif. Redwoods" and "... See More
October 13, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 13, 1894 Near halfpg. Remington: 'shows soldiers climbing a hill. Twelve illustrations on 'How New York is Kept Partially Clean'. Two pages containing 23 photos of golf swings plus text headed: 'First Lessons in Golf'. Cross-section view of the ship 'New York'.
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November 24, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 24, 1894 Quaint, full ftpg: 'The Old Homestead Well'. Two fullpgs. of photos on: 'The War In Asia'. Over half of a dblpgctrfld. is taken up with: 'A Bird's-Eye View of Harvard University', being very displayable. Four photos on the re-building of Hinckley, Minnesota, previously destroyed by fire. Five photos on the 'Women at the P... See More
December 8, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 8, 1894 Nice illus. & bio of: 'Thomas Hardy'. Fullpg. of 6 photos of 'Descendants of the Mutineers of the 'Bounty' on Pitcairn Is.' Nice fullpg. on: 'The Bicycle Tournament at Madison Sq. Garden'. Great A.B. Frost hunting print: 'Ruffed Grouse Shooting'. Two fullpgs. with 20 photos of 'Military Maneuvers at Fort Ri... See More
January 26, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY January 26, 1895 Front full pg. illus. of "The Launch of the New Lake Steamer 'North Land,' at Cleveland, Ohio, January 5, 1895." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Franxois Felix Faure." Full pg. illus. of "The Street-Car Strike in Brooklyn." Full pg. containing three illus. of "The War in the East - Shanghai and Its Defences." Ful... See More
April 27, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Apr. 27, 1895 Fullpg. shows a coach leaving the 'Country Club House, West Chester'. Three pg. article with 12 photos on Liberia. Nice fullpg: 'Sketches in Bermuda' shows 5 scenes. Photos of 4 college baseball teams, including Yale, Harvard, Princeton & Penn State. Nice.
May 4, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1895 Nice full ftpg. sailing print: 'The English Yachts Racing in the Mediterranean'. Inside is a halfpage "Improved Railway Entrance to Manhattan Island, Now Under Construction"; fullpage showing 6 photos of "Formosa, China's Most Important Island"; and article "Spring and the Sportsman" includes several illustrations... See More
December 21, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, NewYork, December 21, 1895. Front full pg. portrait of "Hon. Allen Granbery Thurman." Inside are three small portraits of "Rufus W. Peckham," "Peter Conlin," and "Josiah Quincy." 1/2 pg. of illus. pertaining to "A Recent Journey Through the West." Full pg. of portraits pertaining to "Four Stars of the New York Season of Gr... See More
November 28, 1896
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 28, 1896 Full ftpg. cartoon shows: 'Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving', by W.A. Rogers. Nice fullpg. F. Remington print: 'White Man's Big Sunday--Indian Visitors on Thanksgiving Day'. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Thanksgiving in the Woods' is by A.B. Frost. Photos of 3 bronze statuettes by Remington.
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August 7, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897 The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike, Northwest Territory" with a one-third pg... See More
August 21, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1897 The full front page is a nice illustration of early bicyclists racing: "Well Bunched" by famed artiest A.B. Frost.
Inside has a full pg: "Newport's Brilliant Summer Fete - Scenes in the Harbor During the night Illumination."; a full page: "Francois Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, at Home."; three... See More
September 11, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 11, 1897 Full ftpg. shows the surf breaking over the boardwalk at Asbury Park, N.J. Fullpg. shows 6 photos of "Scenes in Kansas City's Great Grain & Cattle Market". Fullpg. with 7 photos of "On the Way to the Klondike Gold Fields--Scenes at Dyea & Skagway, Alaska" & another fullpg. on the Klondike. Fullpg. with 7 ph... See More
February 26, 1898
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1898
Full ftpg. is a photos of 'Capt. Charles Sigsbee, U.S.N.'. Good text with 14 related photos on: 'Loss of the U.S. Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor'. Fullpg. with 5 photos of: 'With the Cuban Insurgents'. Nice fullpg. illus of: 'New Buildings for the Immigrant Station, Ellis Island, N.Y. Harbor', recently renovated... See More
October 15, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 15, 1929 This 64 page issue has a three line, one column headline on the front page: "ATHLETICS WIN TITLE; 3-RUN RALLY IN NINTH BEATS THE CUBS" with several subheads and nice reporting on pages 24 & 25 as well with related photos. Good condition.
April 17, 1909
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 17, 1909 There is a color cover on this issue.The front page of this issue has an illustration of "Extremes Meet" by W. O. Wilson.
This issue has a painting by George Frederick Watts of "Algernon Charles Swinburne." There are photos of "The Wright Brothers Fly for King Edward" and "A 412-Mile Dog-Team Race.... See More
Item #559613NEW YORK TIMES, 1865-1866 A lot of five issues of the New York Times from just after the Civil War, each with a report of a baseball game. These issues provide a mid-19th century perspective of America’s favorite pastime. Some browning, generally nice condition.
November 7, 1935
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, November 7, 1935
* Billy Sunday death (1st report)
* Famous baseball player and evangelist
This 16 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "'BILLY' SUNDAY, AGED 72, DIES IN CHICAGO HOME", "Well Known Evangelist and Former Big League Ball Player Succumbs to Angina Pectoris" with photo of Sunday. (see)
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November 22, 1931
THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, November 22, 1931
* USC Trojans vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
* Famous upset game
This 36 page newspaper has a two column heading at the bottom of the front page: "Trojan, Harvard Upset Wins Top Grid Drama". The front page of the sport's section has a nice banner headline that reads: "TROJANS DEFEAT IRISH, 16 TO 14", with subheads which ... See More
October 23, 1913
LESLIE"S ILLUSTRATED, New York, October 23, 1913 In addition to the decorative color cover, this issue features several prints of the Philadelphia Athletics World Championship baseball team. Many (including baseball historian bill James) regard the 1913 A's as having had the best infield in major league history (first baseman Stuffy McInnis, second baseman Eddie Collins, third bas... See More
December 4, 1931
LOS ANGELES TIMES, TheThe Games of the Tenth Olympiad Section, Los Angeles, California, December 4, 1931 This is a 32-page Fiftieth Anniversary Edition section dedicated to the Olympiad. This contains information on the Story of the Olympic Games, information on Los Angeles hosting the games in 1932 including the program of events, and photos of the American hopefuls. Included is a lot of ad... See More
April 5, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 5, 1931
* Knute Rockne funeral & burial
* Notre Dame head football coach
* Airplane crash
This 70+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "ROCKNE LAID TO REST; THOUSANDS AT GRAVE" "Body of Notre Dame's Famous Coach Buried at South Bend With Simple Ceremonies" and more (see photos). 1st report ... See More
October 25, 1911
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, November 24 & 25, 1911 (a two-issue set) The front page of one issue has the team photo of The Harvard Football Team (with names) and front page of the other issue has the team photo of The Yale Football Team (with names). The images are somewhat faded (see images), but take on a period look. These make a great set for Harvard-Yale... See More
March 23, 1934
THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Omaha, Nebraska, March 23, 1934 This 24 page newspaper has great banner headline on the front page of the sport's section (page 17): "JONES TIED FOR 35TH IN TOURNEY" with subheads and nice action photo of Jones. This was the very first day report of the 1st Master's making this a very significant issue for any golf collector.
Also a report on the same... See More
March 31, 1915
THE LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, April 3, 1915 This 14 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 8: "JOHNSON INSISTS ON BOXING SAM M'VEY" with subheads and related photos. Other news of the day. Usual browning with some margin wear & tears, otherwise good. Must be handled with care.
wikipedia notes: Jess Willard (December 29, 1881 in the town of St. Clere, Pottawatomie C... See More
November 18, 1962
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, November 18, 1962
* Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
* Alabama Crimson Tide
* NCAA college football upset
This 50+ page newspaper has a banner headline on page 2 of the sport's section (inside): "GEORGIA TECH HANDS ALABAMA FIRST GRID DEFEAT IN 27 GAMES, 7-6" with subheads and stats (see photos). This tells of the upset of Alabama by the Georg... See More
November 19, 1972
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, November 19, 1972
* Secretariat wins Garden State Stakes
* Pre Triple Crown horse races
The sport's section (page 56) has a two column heading: "Secretariat Wins Rich Garden State Stakes" with photo.
1st report coverage on Secretariat winning the Garden State States at Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Other news, sports and advertisements o... See More
July 27, 1948
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 27, 1948
* President Truman's Executive Order ending racial bias in the military
* Babe Ruth's last public appearance
* 'The Babe Ruth Story' opening premiere
This 46 page newspaper has on page one: "Truman Orders End Of Bias In Forces And Federal Jobs...", with considerable supporting text. Page 18 has, under 'SCREEN": ... See More
August 17, 1965
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 17, 1965 The sports page has a banner headline "Miami Is Granted an American Football League Franchise for 1966 Season" with subheads "Team Will Play In Orange Bowl" "Danny Thomas, a Comedian, Heads Group Receiving 5-Year A.F.L. Contract". "...The A.F.L. granted the Thomas group, the successful bidders among several groups seeking the f... See More
December 8, 1937
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 8, 1937
* Ted Williams acquired by the Boston Red Sox
* Very early mention prior to his MLB baseball debut
This newspaper has a very discrete but extremely early report on page 35 on the Boston Red Sox acquiring a young 19 year old by the name of Ted Williams. At the bottom of page 35 is a very small one column heading: "Red Sox Buy Ted Williams"
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May 25, 1935
NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1935 The top of the sports page has a one column head: "REDS' NIGHT GAME DRAWS 25,000 FANS" with subheads including: "Many Notables See Contest, First Under Lights in History of Major Leagues" and more. This was the very first Major League Baseball night game played under electric lights. The game was at Crosley Field, home of the Cincinnati Reds.
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February 3, 1954
THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, February 3, 1954
* Marilyn Monroe
* Joe DiMaggio
* Get married
This famous sporting publication is loaded with news and photos in the World of sports of the day. Page 11 has a banner heading: "Cupid Tags Many Players and Actresses" with subheads and photos of some of the more famous marriages between sport's figures and Hollywood elite. In... See More
April 26, 1876
NEW-YORK TIMES, April 26, 1876 Page 5 has: "Base-Ball" "The Bostons Defeat the Mutuals--Score Seven To Six". The summary begins: "Fully 800 persons assembled on the Union Grounds, Brooklyn, E. D., yesterday afternoon to witness the first game of the regular Mutual Clubs...". The summary continues with details about this game which was the very first Nation... See More
September 20, 1937
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 20, 1937
* Early Satchel Paige report
* Negro Baseball pitcher
* 11 years prior to MLB debut
The sports page has a one column wide report headed: "Negro Stars Annex No-Hit Contest, 2-0" "Beat Dominican Republic Nine Behind Pitcher Taylor--Also Down Minor Leaguers, 1-0". Near the end of the report is: "...Opposing Taylor was Satchell Paig... See More
September 29, 1865
NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 29, 1865
* A early fixed game
The back page under "Out-Door Sports" "The National Game" has the summary and box score of a game between the Mutual and Eckford clubs, won by the Eckfords, 23-11. The summary mentions in part: "...Some of the fly tips taken by Mills surpassed, anything we ever saw in that line of business, while their pitchi... See More
June 3, 1791
THE WORLD, London, June 3, 1791
* Daniel Mendoza vs. William Ward
* Jewish boxer - boxing challenge
Page 2 has an article: "Boxing" "Ward and Mendoza" which is a report on the planned match between these two boxers, but it was stopped before it happened by the local magistrates. This was also very early in the charging of admission to attend and nice to ha... See More
January 22, 1788
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Jan. 22, 1788
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Mendoza's Answer to Humphries' Challenge" signed in type: Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a famous Jewish boxer who transformed the English stereotype of a Jew from a weak, defenseless person into someone deserving of respect. He is said to have been the firs... See More
April 30, 1860
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860
* John C. Heenan
* Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match
Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.
In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed and graphi... See More
October 29, 1791
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, a pair of issues dated Oct. 29 and Nov. 15, 1791 Samuel Chifney, Sr., was a pioneer of professional horse racing and was the leading jockey of his day. But his career ended in ignominy after a scandal around a ride on the Prince of Wales's horse, Escape. The Oct. 29 issue contains an article: "Fracas at Newmarket", the racing venue where the... See More
August 16, 1936
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 16, 1936
* Jesse Owens shines in track & field
* Olympic games in Berlin Germany
* In front of Adolph Hitler & Third Reich
This is the sports section and Rotogravure only. The front page has a banner headline on the Berlin Olympics, plus smaller heads including: "World Marks Set As U.S. Trackmen Rout British, 11-3" with more, including mention o... See More
July 15, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 15, 1865 The full front page is a print: "Rustic courtship" by W. Lucas. Prints within include a full page: "Lieutenant-General Grant and Staff" with each noted. But the best print, and also a full page, is one by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: 'Holiday In Camp--Soldiers Playing 'Foot-Ball' " which shows much action... See More
January 12, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 12, 1867. The front of this issue is of a fullpage illustration "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article. Inside is an article "Frederick Douglass" which is a letter address to the Editor. Two quarter-page illustrations represent "The Foundling" and the "New York Foundlings" arti... See More
November 18, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Nov. 18, 1871 Ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg". Halfpg: "Python Swallowing a Boa". Famous fullpg. Nast: "The Arrest of 'Boss' Tweed--Another Good Joke". The Supplement contains: "Making Wine in Medoc" and "Horse Market, 62nd Steet, New York"
January 27, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 27, 1872 The front page is mostly taken up with an article: "The Ku-Klux" which is early discussion of the clan, and also includes an illustration: "Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which they were Captured".
Also within the issue are prints: "Wood Sellers, Richmond, Virginia" nearly a full page Thomas Nast political c... See More
October 6, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 6, 1883
Front page print: "Harmony--Wait Til The Clouds Roll By Johnny". Halfpg. print: "The New York Democratic State Convention at Buffalo'". Two half page prints: "The Third Had Got Him Down Upon His Back, And Was Diligently Pounding His Head Against The Hard Stones" and "The Launch Of The Iron Clipper-Ship 'T.... See More
April 15, 1899
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 15, 1899
Nice full ftpg. showing a 'Rocky Mountain Sheep Hunting' scene. Nice fullpg. golf print by A.B. Frost: 'Winter Golf--Play the Like In Four' shows several golfers. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Trout Fishing in a Penna. Stream'. Halfpg. bicycle print, and a fullpg. re. the war in Manila.
Other news and advertisements of the day are i... See More
October 27, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1900 William J. Bryan's New York Speeches; Occupation of Peking; doublepage centerfold "The 9th U.S. Infrantry Entering Peking, August 15, 1900"; Mid-Season in Football (intercollegiate); colored fullpage William J. Bryan; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
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