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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897 This issue contains a full page with 4 illustrations of "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine! Other items with the issue are: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the... See More
THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, June 4, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "The Molly Maguires" with subheads. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large size issue measuring 27 x 20 inches, nice condition.
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 10, 1858
* First transcontinental mail service success
* Arrives at San Francisco, California
Page 4 has a report noting the very first transcontinental mail service to San Francisco, with: "Very Late From California" "Arrival of the First Overland Mail" "Short Trip Across the Plains" with several dispatches. See the hyperlink for fu... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 26, 1928
* Monoplane airplane "Yankee Doodle"
* Transcontinental non-stop flight record
* Captain Charles B.D. Collyer
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "NEW COAST-TO-COAST MARK SET BY THE YANKEE DOODLE IN FLIGHT TO LOS ANGELES" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the record breaking transcontinental flight of the... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 19, 1825 Inside has over half a page taken up with an article from England headed: "Rail Ways" "Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Rail-way" which was the very first railroad line in the world. The report begins: "The formal opening of that stupendous work, which effects a communication between the port of Stoc... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 17, 1925
* Rockport train wreck disaster
* Mansfield County, New Jersey
* Lackawanna Railroad (DL&W)
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "39 KILLED, 48 HURT IN LACKAWANNA WRECK; CLOUDBURST WASHED SAND OVER TRACKS; VICTIMS ON EXCURSION BOUND TO GERMANY" with subheads. Lengthy 1st report coverage continues on page 2 with 2 related pho... See More
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 1, 1865.
* Post civil War reconstruction
* Habeas Corpus restored
Front page has: "WASHINGTON" Proclamation By The President" "Restoration of the Privileges of the Habeas CorpusWrit in the Loyal States" and more.(see) Proclamation in signed in type: Andrew Johnson
Other news of the day includes: "Railroad Slaughter" "T... 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
* Crossing the Atlantic by Plane
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day with accompanying text which include: "Can the Atlantic Ocean Be Crossed In an Aeroplane", "Rice Terraces New Bannaue", "Savage Irrigat
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, light toning at the ma... See More
THE TUCUMCARI TIMES, New Mexico, October 19, 1905
* Rare title
* Many scenes from the television series Rawhide were filmed in Tucumcari
An uncommon and early newspaper from 7 years before New Mexico would become a state. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear with a few small tape mends, should be handled with care.
Background (Wiki): In 1901, the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Rai... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 3, 1902 The front page features six illustrations of "Some Continental Underground Roads (subways)" with an accompanying article inside. Articles within the issue are: "An Aeroplane Airship under Construction for the British War Office"; "Powerful Locomotive for Suburban Service"; Zuni, An Ancient City of The Pueblos"; and... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 26, 1884 The ftpg. features a nice print of: "View of Catskill Creek Bridge, on the N.Y., W.S. & B.R.R., Looking Toward the Hudson" with a related article.
A wealth of various new inventions, improvements with illustrations inside including: "De Foy's New Game Table" which looks like an early pinball machine. Also: "Thoma... See More
THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, September 5, 1931
* Jimmy Doolittle airplane flight record
The front page has a one column heading: "HAWKS' MARK SMASHED BY DOOLITTLE" with subhead. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 18 pages, light toning, minor irregularity along the spine, generally nice.... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 25, 1937
* The historic Scottsboro case ends...
* Harriet Tubman's gravestone marker is erected in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York
* Mahatma Gandhi speaks
The front page has the historic: "Scottsboro Case Ends As 4 Go free; 2 More Get Prison", with considerable text which continues on page 4 where the related article, "Prosecutors' Statement&... See More
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
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, May 1, 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 pages, ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1893 Inside has an article: "Edison's Improvement In The Transmission of Power" which includes several illustrations. The ftpg. has a nice print from the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, showing the latest steam railroad engine next to the "De Witt Clinton, 1831".
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, great condition.
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
AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, July 13, 1876 Page 7 has: "Summary Of News" which includes a brief report of the Custer massacre: "The disastrous fight between Gen. Custer's command & the Sioux Indians on June 25th resulted in the death of Gen. Custer, together with 13 officers and from 200 to 300 men." Also a report of the death of Gen. Santa Anna, and of notific... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 25, 1910 In an age when the railroad was transportation king, and the airplane was the next great transportation adventure, the front page could not be better. The full pg. is taken up with a print captioned: "Hamilton's biplane traveling above & beside the locomotive of the special train during his flight from New York to Philadelphia and ret... See More
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 14, 1853
* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration
* Congregation Chasam Sopher
* Judaica - Jews
An illustrated newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but which began several years earlier. And P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication (see photos).
Among the many illustrations within is one which is quite desirable: &qu... 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
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
NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1864
* Invasion of the North
* The Rebel Pirateship Florida
* Magnolia, Maryland
The ftpg. has one column Civil War heads including: "THE INVASION" "Daring Acts of the Raiders" "The Railroad Trains Captured at Magnolia" "Rebels Raiding Around" "The Rebels in Strong Force Near Washington" "The Pirate... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 1, 1864
* Battle of Chaffin's Farm
* Richmond & Petersburg, Virginia
* Benjamin F. Butler
The front page features a nice Civil War map headed: "THE ADVANCE ON RICHMOND. Successful Attack on the Southside Railroad Defences" showing much detail from Richmond south to Weldon.
The first column has Civil War heads including: "RICHMOND" &q... See More
CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, July 22, 1881
* Outlaw Jesse James-Younger gang
* Rock Island railroad train robbery
* Chief Sitting Bull surrenders
* Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux
The front page has: "Sitting Bull & His People Surrender to Maj. Brotherton" "Arms & Ponies Turned Over to the Government--Details".
A great page 3 report is headed: "HANDS UP&quo... See More
DOUGLASS' MONTHLY, Rochester, New York, January, 1862
* Extremely rare title
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 w
On the "last spike" ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah... Joining of the transcontinental railroad...
NEW YORK HERALD, May 10, 1869
* Completing the Transcontinental railroad
* Promontory Point - last spike
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 t... 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
DEMOCRATIC WATCHMAN, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, July 15, 1881
* President James Garfield shot
* Rare broadsheet "extra"
Page 4 has a report headed: "A Terrible Deed--Attempt to Assassinate President Garfield" which begins: "Not having issued a paper last week the Watchman is consequently somewhat late with the news of the attempted assassination of President Ga... 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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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
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