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SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 5, 1868 Although known to all as the current capital of California, this city got its start thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by John Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riv... See More
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
Page 3 has an article with small heading: "Affairs in the Coal Regions" Nice to have in a Pennsylvania title.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
THE DETROIT NEWS, May 27, 1934
* Pioneer Zephyr "The Silver Streak"
* Diesel-powered railroad train
* Travel speed record
Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Flying Train Sets Record on 1,015-Mile Nonstop Trip" (see) First report coverage on this record setting journey. See below for details.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 15, 1936
* Aviator Howard Hughes
* Transcontinental airplane speed flight record
* Goodwin, Arkansas airplane crash disaster
The top of page 21 has a two column heading: "10-Hour Travel From Coast Seen By Hughes After Record Flight" with subhead and photo. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, this is the ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 1, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
The bottom of the front page has a small one column heading: "Mining Outrages-Buildings Repeatedly Fired" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.
FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, December 21, 1880
* Uncommon title from "Flag City, USA"
* Jay Gould's control over railroads expands
Page 2 has a brief article which states in part: "Jay Gould seems to have captured the new railroad enterprise which points from Pittsburg [sic] to Chicago...", with more (see image). Page three also has an interesting article which ... See More
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 19, 1905
* Great map of the railroads in Springfield, MA
* 1905 original
* Thumbnail photo and much re: Willis Phelps
The front page of section 2 contains a very displayable map of 1905 railroads in Springfield, Massachusetts. The map measures approximately 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, and is surrounded by related text (including the thumbnail photo an... See More
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, July 25, 1877
* Great railroad strike
* Riots in many cities
This 4 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
The front page has small one column headings that include: "The Situation in Wilkesbarre" "The Railroad Troubles" "The Morris & Essex" "The Situation in Reading" and more. Le... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 23, 1929
* Eastview - East View, New York
* Hamlet in Mount Pleasant NY
* John D. Rockefeller to erase
Page 9 has a three column photo with heading: "Village That Will Be Wiped Off Map By Rockefeller" (see) Also a one column heading: "RAILROAD TO QUIT ROCKEFELLER LAND" with subheads. (see) This was the beginning of the end of East View, New Yo... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 9, 1907 The cover has "The Telharmonium - An Apparatus for the Electrical Generation and Transmission of Music" with accompanying article. Also inside is: "The Passing of American Square--Rigged Vessels"; "A High-Speed Bavarian Locomotive"; "The Opium Industry"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
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AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, April 10, 1847 Obviously a railroad-themed publication, the first in the nation (founded in 1831) replete with railroad articles, ads, etc., and with a very early image of a train in the masthead, along with a steamboat. Inside shows 2 engines of the "Norris' Locomotive Works" and other railroad-related prints (see images).
Sixteen page... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 25, 1877
* Great railroad strike ending ?
* Riots in many cities
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has several headings: SEE. (see) Much more on page 4 with loads of text.
This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable... See More
DOUGLASS' MONTHLY, Rochester, New York, January, 1862 Of the four publications of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, this title published the fewest number of issues, having begun in 1858 and ending in 1863. His "North Star", then "Frederick Douglass' Paper", and post-Civil War effort "The New National Era" being weeklies published considerably mo... See More
On the "last spike" ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah... Joining of the transcontinental railroad...
NEW YORK HERALD, May 10, 1869 Page 7 has a report headed: "The Pacific Railroad" with subheads including: "Celebration of the Completion of the Road in California--A Gala Day in San Francisco and Sacramento--General Rejoicings & Jollification--Why the Roads Were Not Joined". This text takes about 7 column inches and includes much on the celebration and preparations fo... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1935
* Jimmy Doolittle breaks flight record
* Transcontinental transport airplanes
The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "DOOLITTLE SPANS U. S. IN 12 HOURS" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on Jimmy Doolittle breaking the transcontinental flight record for transport airplanes. Always nice to have notable events in history ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 7, 1906 This issue contains the following prints and/or articles: "The Wright Aeroplane and Its Performances", "Pennsylvania Railroad's Extension To New York And Long Island - The Long Island City Power Station", "How Artificial Teeth are Made", "Ants and Their Ways", "Electric Traction On The Simplon Railw... See More
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Sept. 22, 1893
* Old West style train robbery
* Illinois Central Railroad
* Centralia, Illinois
The last column on the ftpg. is entirely taken up with a great & detailed account of a classic Old West train robbery, with heads: "HOLD UP YOUR HANDS" "Bold Attempt to Hold Up a Train on the Illinois Central Road" "Desperate Batt... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883
* Georgetown CO Colorado
* Tacoma WA Washington Territory
The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More
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NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1862
* Battle of Shiloh, Pittsburgh Landing TN
* 2 nice Civil War maps
* Island No. 10 captured
Fully half of the front page is taken up with a huge map with a banner head and subhead: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN THE SOUTHERN, EASTERN, AND MOUNTAIN PARTS OF VIRGINIA. Indicating the positions now held by the Rebels, and some of the positions held by the Union Arm... See More
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, August 23, 1864
* Rare Confederate title
* Richmond-Petersburg campaign
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page has much on the Civil War with items headed: "The War News" which includes reports from various fields of operation; "Latest News From the North" "An Armistice Pre... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, November 2, 1901 The front page of this issue has five photos of "Boston's New Elevated Railroad." The largest photo shows the interior of the north terminal of Sullivan Square Station. A related article is inside. Other articles include: Four-Motor Equipments; The Bursting of Fowling Pieces; The Great Caisson Employed in Building the Drydock... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 6, 1933
* Binghamton, Broome County, Pennsylvania
* Erie Railroad train collision disaster
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "14 KILLED, 30 HURT IN WRECK OF NEW YORK FLIER ON ERIE AND A SPEEDING MILK TRAIN" with subheads and list of the dead and injured. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous p... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 16, 1878 The front page has a nice print of: "Captain Ericsson's New Torpedo Boat, the Destroyer" with a detailed article as well. Many other unrelated prints inside as well including several of early engines, a nice print of the: "Locomotive for the Metropolitan Elevated Railway, New York City" "Some Modifications of the Micro... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 9, 1933
* Aviatrix Amelia Earhart
* Transcontinental flight record
The top of page 8 has a one column heading: "NEW AIR MARK SET BY MISS EARHART" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Amelia Earhart crossing the United States for a new airplane speed record.
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 22 pages, rag edition in nice co... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1859 The front page has: "Sleeping Cars Now in Use on the New York Central Railroad". Inside has a nice doublepage centerfold: "Going to Pike's Peak, the New Gold Region" which includes 6 related prints amongst the text. Some of the prints care captioned: "Camp of the Emigrants" "The Wagon Emigra... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883 Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of
Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.
The doublepage centerfold shows; "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 26, 1870 The ftpg. illustration shows: "New York--Treatment Of Emigrants At Ward's Island--Women At Dinner." Among the prints inside are: "Laborers Of A Hand-Car Of The Pacific Railroad, Attacked By Indians." "Bitter Creek Valley--Construction Camp Of The Pacific Railroad In The Foreground" and "Citadel Rock, Gr... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 4, 1915 The color-cover is an illustration of soldiers using a searchlight to find zepplins. Inside the issue is: "The Intermittent Waterfall"; "Recent German Naval Construction"; The Future of Radio Telephony"; "The Passing of the Steam Locomotive"; "The Manufacture of English 12-Inch Guns"; "Electricity in ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 26, 1932
* Aviatrix Amelia Earhart
* 1st woman flight record
* Aviation - airplanes
Page 3 has one column headlines that include: "MISS EARHART FLIES TO 2 MORE RECORDS" "Lands at Newark Airport, the First Woman to Hop Nonstop Across Continent" "In Air 19 Hours, 5 Minutes" and more with photo. (see) 1st report coverage on Amelia Earha... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 27, 1905 The front cover has "The Start of the 3,000-Mile Ocean Cup Race" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The First Oregon Locomotive"; "The Cobra"; "The Renaissance of the Bayonet"; "American Racing Cars for the International Cup Race"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements... See More
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1869
* Transcontinental Railroad completed... very historic!
The front page has a report beginning: "The junction of the Union with the Central Pacific Railroad, at Promontory Point, Utah, was effected yesterday, and there is now railroad communication across the continent. The event was celebrated by jubilant demonstrations in various ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 21, 1892 The front cover has "Iron and Steel in Large Buildings -- The Palace Hotel, Denver, Col." with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Fast Ships in Prospect" with illustrations of "The City of Paris" and "The City of New York"; "Morris' Railway Signal"; "Improved Locomotive Steam Cr... See More
DUTCH FLAT FORUM, Placer County, California, November 18, 1875
* Rare Old West title
Dutch Flat is located mid-way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, near Interstate Highway 80. Famous for its hydraulic mines, from which many tons of gold were taken, for its lumber industry, its role in creating the Central Pacific Railroad, and for its large Chinese community, Dutch Flat remains one o... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 12, 1892 The front cover has "A Fast Locomotive of Forty Years Ago" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Hanlon's Automatic Water Feeder for Low Pressure Steam Boilers"; "Hill Terraces, California"; "Parmenter's Railroad Signal"; "Apparatus for Aerial Ascensions, Designed in 1849"; a... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1865
* Final months of the war
* Rare pro-Confederate title
This issue is from near the end of the Civil War. Among the articles on the front page are: "The Raid on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad--Sherman Advancing into South Carolina" and "From the South--Latest from Wilmington--Disappearance of the Federal Fleet--Caustic Article on... See More
A tabloid size newspaper from the famous Oneid
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 8, 1894 The front page has an article with illustrations "Steel Foundations of Tall Office Buildings" which continues inside the issue. Also in the issue is: "The Ancient Roman Bridge at Mostar"; "The Compass Field Glass"; "The Plaster Center Piece Industry"; "The Eastern Power Station of the Brooklyn City R... See More
THE RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 1, 1864 Not just a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. "The War News" which has various reports and also includes an introduction to a dispatch by Robert E. Lee, the intro including: "...the following official dispatch from General Lee, relative to the raiders was...posted...But for the forerunning insane ta... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 5, 1876
* Steam Hand Car
* Miniature Railroad Train
The ftpg. shows a curious: "Steam Hand Car" for railroad tracks, considered a: "Miniature Railroad Train" in the article. Many other articles & illustrations within on the latest inventions of the day.
Sixteen pages, two binding holes at the blank spine, nice condition.... See More
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, August 27, 1895
* Yreka, California lynchings (4)
* Siskiyou County Lynch mob
The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "LYNCHED FOUR MURDERERS" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.
wikipedia notes: There have been two documented ly... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 3, 1881
* President James A. Garfield shot (1st report)
* Charles J. Guiteau - assassin
The top of the front page has column heads including: "AN ATROCIOUS ACT" "The Attempt to Slay the President of the United States" "A Cowardly Tramp Fires the Almost Fatal Bullet" "The Dastardly Crime Perpetrated in a Washin... See More
DAILY REBEL EXTRA. A truly terrific & exceedingly rare little broadside (printed on one side only), being a small "Extra" edition of the Famous "Chattanooga Daily Rebel" newspaper from the Confederacy. See the bottom of this listing for the interesting history of this "traveling" newspaper. This broadside measures just 4 by 5 3/4 inches, untrimmed with wide ... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 8, 1932
* Mary Williamson Averell death
* American philanthropist
* E. H. Harriman's wife
The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "MRS. E. H. HARRIMAN DIES AT AGE OF 81" with subheads and photo. First report coverage on the death of Mary Williamson Averell, wife of railroad executive E. H. Harriman. I suspect this is one of the few publicatio... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 24, 1913 The front cover has "Transporting a Locomotive on a Cableway" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Seeing Under Water"; "The Anesthetizing Machine of Prof. Dubois": "Agriculture, Electricity and Irrigation"; "Improving a Harbor of Curacao"; and other illustrations, articles and advertise... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 31, 1892 The front cover has "Moving the Great Tower of the Harlem River Railroad Bridge - General View of Old and of Temporary Bridge" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Bidel Menagerie"; "The New Army Magazine Rifle"; "John Strong Newberry"; and other illustrations, articles and advertisements... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 6, 1867
* Mormons - Mormonism
* Brigham Young
Page 4 has: "UTAH" "Return of Brigham Young from his Preaching Tour--His Exhortations to his People" with the report taking 7 1/2 inches. This is followed by: "Affairs On The Plains" "Arrest of Railroad Thieves--Pawnee Scouts & Spotted Tail Indians..." (see).
Eight pages, ve... See More