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COLUMBIAN CENTINEL & MASSACHUSETTS FEDERALIST, Boston, January 8, 1800
* President George Washington death - funeral
The front page has a nice account headed: "Washington's Last Illness" which begins: "Some time in the night of Friday, the 10th instant, having been exposed to a rain on the proceeding day, General Washington was attacked with an inflammatory affec... See More
* The Louisiana Purchase Treaty
* Signed by U.S. & France ministers
A page 3 report headed: "Official" reports: "The Executive has received official information, that a Treaty was signed on the 30th April, between the Ministers...of the United States and the Ministers...of the French Government; by which the United S
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 28, 1812 Inside has lengthy reporting from the "House of Representatives" which includes discussion headed: "State of Louisiana" concerning Louisiana joining the Union. Another page has: "The bill for the admission of Louisiana into the union has passed the house of representatives with a provision to include within the limits of... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812
* War of 1812 declaration by United States
* James Madison proclamation
An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 page... See More
THE WAR, New York, May 11, 1813
* USS Constitution - William Bainbridge
* HMS Java - Henry Lambert
One-third of the front page is taken up with: "Capture of the Java" by the frigate Constitution. Also on the ftpg: "Late & Important Intelligence from England" and "Blockade of the American Coast".
Inside includes; "Capture of Little York--and Deat... See More
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 24, 1813 Over four pages are taken up with a lengthy & very detailed article: "The Monsters at Hampton" which relates the terrible treatment by the British of the people in the Hampton/Norfolk area of Virginia during the War of 1812. It begins: "With feelings that cannot be uttered, we devote a considerable portion of the present ... See More
* General Andrew Jackson
* War of 1812 ending - peace treaty
The front page begins with a letter from Gen. Jackson to the Sec. of War acknowledging receipt of the Secretary's letter about the signing of the peace treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain ending the War of 1812, signed in type: Andrew Jackson. Curiously, the hist
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 22, 1817 The first two pages are taken up with a lengthy report signed in type by: D. Porter, being: "...the communication made by captain David Porter, commissioner of the navy in relation to the site for a naval depot & the best means to be adopted for the defence of the Chesapeake bay." The report begins: "Hampton Roads, it is... See More
ORLEANS GAZETTE & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, Dec. 24, 1819
* Very rare & early publication
This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer. The front page has a lengthy obituary report and an article: "Adam Poe's Contest with Two Indians" plus many ads (some in French), which the back page has a report concerning Indians in an: ... See More
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 3, 1830 Page 4 has: "Texas" which reports in part: "Some quite violent articles are published in the Mexican papers as to the designs of the United States to secure the possession of Texas; and the introduction of slaves in s greatly complained of...that the president of Mexico has declared that the slaves already in Texas may remain as ... See More
THE FOCUS, Louisville, Kentucky, Jan. 11, 1831
* Rare & early antebellum title
An early & uncommon title from Kentucky. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day, this issue has various news items, political reports and a wealth of ads.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spie, never-trimmed margins which can be a bit irregular, other trape mends throughout.... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1831
* Death of Simon Bolivar
* Venezuela independence leader
The back page has a nice report concerning the death of Simon Bolivar.
Bolivar was one of most important historical and political figure in Latin American history. He is considered in Latin America as a hero, visionary, and a revolutionary. During his short life he lead Boliv... See More
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., July 13, 1831
* Very early Mormons - Latter Day Saints
* Emigration along the Missouri River
The earliest Mormon report we've found in a popular newspaper title is the July 16, 1831 issue of "Niles Weekly Register" which we are currently offering for $370. This issue pre-dates that report by 3 days.
The middle of page 2 has a repor... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 1831
* Nat Turner's slave rebellion - revolt
The front page has 2 items concerning the Nat Turner Slave Insurrection: "...as the jailer entered the room of the prison in which the negroes condemned for being concerned in the late insurrection were confined...they knocked him down & rushed out of the room...one of the villai... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832
* Charles Carroll death
* Declaration of Independence signer (last survivor)
* From our nation's capital
The front page begins with a black-bordered report: "Funeral of Charles Carroll", the last surviving person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was 95 years old at death.
Also at the top of the ftpg... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 6, 1836
* Texas War for Independence
* Santa Anna to be tried & shot
* Creek War - Cherokees - Indians
The ftpg. has a short report concerning the "outrages" due to the rescue of two runaway slaves.
Other articles inside include: "Lynching Among the Indians" "The Creek War" with reports from Fort M... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839
* African slave trade capture
The bkpg. has a report: "Slaves Captured" which notes in part: "...British sloop of war Buzzard...captured by her on the coast of Africa on suspicion of having been concerned in the slave trade, have arrived at New York...vessels...are both American built & the officers were all Amer... See More
PENSACOLA GAZETTE, Florida, July 27, 1839
* Rare antebellum title
* Escambia County
A very nice & early newspaper from this Florida town, very rarely found from before the Civil War. This is a four page newspaper with various news of the day and a wealth of ads as well. Inside are: "How to Tell a Drunken Man" "Another Indian Massacre" "Late From Texas"... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 30, 1839
* African slaves
* La Amistad
Inside has a full page of very detailed coverage of the trial headed: "Slaves Per Amistad" at Hartford. A great wealth of detail. This famous slave ship and the revolt of its occupants was not only a notable legal case at the time, but in 1997 was made into feature length movie by Stephen Sp... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847
* St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida
Page 3 has various reports on the Mexican War with items headed: "The Army Under Gen. Scott" "Prosecution of the War" "American Prisoners in Mexico--Probable Advance of Gen. Scott".
The back page has a document: "By the President of the United States&qu... See More
THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 14, 1847
* Leaning Tower of Pisa has fallen ?
* Mexican-American War
Inside has content on the Mexican War with the top of pg. 3 headed: "Army And Navy Intelligence" with many subheads (see). Also on pg. 2: "From Vera Cruz" and "Still Later from Vera Cruz". Also of interest is a pg. 2 article: "Fall of the Le... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 1847
* Mexican-American War nearing the end
Inside has nearly 4 1/2 columns taken up with reporting on the Mexican War. Just far too much content to mention here, and the photos only show portions. Much of the reporting is on the capture of Mexico City from very near the end of the war.
There is also: "Other Accounts by For... See More
THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, Sept. 28, 1848
* Terrific & early report
* California Gold Rush
Page 2 has a very early & quite lengthy (nearly a column long) article on the California Gold Rush, headed: "The Gold Fever In California" which includes in part: "...large number of the inhabitants were engaged in searching for gold which was found over a larg... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1849
* California gold rush - 49ers
* Dolly Madison death
Page 3 has: "The Overland California Emigrants" which includes a terrific letter on a long wagon train heading: "...towards the golden regions of California...that a collision had taken place between a party of emigrants and some Indians..." with more.... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 1849
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
Page 3 has a terrific, nearly full column report headed: "The California Gold Region" which has much detail and fascinating accounts. Its begins: "It is now nearly two years since the discovery of the gold mines in this country...". there is too much fine ... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 1849
* State of Deseret - Mormons - Mormonism
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Page 3 has: "The State Of Deseret" which begins: "The progress of the Mormon sect in this country...must be regarded as an extraordinary phenomenon of the times. From small beginnings they have gone on increasing steadi... See More
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849
* Monterey Convention
* California Statehood ?
Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". A grea... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 12, 1850
* Shaping the State of Texas
Most of pages 1 and 2 are taken up with the lengthy & detailed: "Debate In The Senate" concerning the: "Texan Boundary" issue. It begins with: "The Senate having under consideration the bill 'proposing to the State of Texas the establishment of her northern and we... See More
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1850
* re. Fugitive Slave Act of 1850
* United States Senate debates
* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers
* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)
Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 19, 1853
* Twelve Years a Slave
* Solomon Northup
* Kidnapped into slavery
The back page has a report from Washington which includes, in part, some details of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on hi... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 11, 1854 While this early issue of this title (Volume IX) has a number of illustrations and interesting content, the most noteworthy item is the rather scathing article regarding the Smithsonian Institute.
It states, in part: "It is our opinion that if [James] Smithsonian were to rise from the dead, his first object would be to try and get the... See More
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 22, 1854
* Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois view
* The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Mormons - Mormonism &n... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856 Inside has 2 pages of text with 7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.
Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 21, 1858
* Dred Scott death
* Famed Slave
* Slavers - ships
Page 4 contains a very brief, yet significant, report headed: "Death of Dred Scot" with the actual text not much longer, reading: "Dred Scott died in this city on Friday night last." with a dateline of St. Louis, Sept. 20, 1858.
In the same column on this page is "Later From... See More
NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859 An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.
Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ring" "The Championship - Woods' Deposit Covered by the Friends of Benicia" concerning an upcoming championship bout between Woods and Heenan. Other sports reporting througho... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry, West Virginia trial
Much of the ftpg. is taken up with election results. Page 4 has over half a column headed: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Proceedings of the Court--The Case of Copeland--Trial of Cook--His Confession Read in Court--Stephens Handed Over to the Federal ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1861
* Abraham Lincoln inauguration train
* Jefferson Davis inauguration
* Confederate President
The entire front page is taken up with excellent & detailed reporting on Abraham Lincoln's journey to Washington for his inauguration, with first column heads including: "THE PRESIDENTIAL PROGRESS" "The Journey of Mr. Lincoln & Suite fr... See More
DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., March 6, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* 1st Inauguration - inaugural address
* From a future Confederate city
* Dawn of the Civil War
Printed on page 2 in this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city is Abraham Lincoln's: "Inaugural Address" which takes nearly two full column. In his address he tries to allay the fears of the Southe... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Apr. 6, 1861
* Great slave auction illustration
* Pre Civil War South - rare
Most of a page is taken up with a print: "The Dandy Slave: A Scene in Baltimore, Md." and "Slaves For Sale: A Scene in New Orleans", both showing slaves dressed in formal attire. A related article: "The Dandy Slave" begins: "Whenever a n... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1861 The front page features: 'Battle of Boonville, Missouri' and smaller illustrations of: "Brigadier-General Lyon, U.S.A." and "The late Captain Ward". Inside the issue is a full page: 'The Cabinet at Washington' showing Abraham Lincoln and the others. Also featured is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Crew of U.S. ... See More
DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, July 20, 1861
* Very rare Confederate title
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Manassas, Virginia
Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. This coastal town didn't remain Confederate for very long as it fell to General Burnside on March 14, 1862 with the Battle of New Bern. So truly &... See More
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 28, 1862
* Jefferson Davis inauguration
* President of the Confederacy
* Map inside Florida
There is a wealth of Civil War reporting on the front page including column heads: "The Burnside Expedition" "Condition of the Rebel Guns" "A Visit to Nag's Head" "The War in the South-West" "Nashvi... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth theater ad
* Civil War original reporting
The bottom of the front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth.
See the photo for the ... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 9, 1862 From the midst of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Free Negroes Crowding into Ohio" "Missionaries to Work & Educate the Negroes at Port Royal" "War News of the Week" "Slavery in the District of Columbia" "The Horrors of War" "General Rosecrans' Farewell to His Soldiers&quo... See More
THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Un... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 31, 1862
* Siege of Corinth, Mississippi
* Confederate states map
Most of of the front page is taken up with a huge Civil War map titled: "THE SEAT OF WAR IN THE SOUTH-WEST" with some column heads including: "The Capture of Corinth" "Another Rebel 'Skedaddle' " "Gen. Nelson in the Enemy's Camp" "Retre... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1862
* Battle of Seven Pines - Fair Oaks
* American Civil War original map
The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The Battle Of Seven Pines" showing much detail.
Front page column heads include: "The Battle of the Seven Pines" "Bloody Check Sustained by the Union Advance" "The Causes of Our Defeat" "Frem... See More
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Aug. 8, 1862
* Rare anti-slavery title
* Negroes to fight ? (Civil War)
This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.
Among the front page articles are: "Why Should the Negro Fight?" "Wh... See More
DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 17, 1862 Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.
Among the front page articles are: "Abolition Meetings at the North" "Resolutions" "Yankee Officers Marrying Negroes" "List of Casualties in the 40th Mississippi Reg. at the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4trh, 1862".
Pa... See More
DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 27, 1862
* Very rare Confederate title
* re. President Abraham Lincoln
* Battle of Perryville, Kentucky
Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.
Page 2 has a fascinating & lengthy article: "Lincoln and His Proclamation" whic... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 5, 1862 From the midst of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "The Mississippi" "Greeley on Amalgamation of Races" "Our Recent Losses in Kentucky" "War News of the Week" "Shameless Conduct" "Lincoln's Last Story" "Battle of Corinth--Overwhelming Victory" & much more.
Ei... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 27, 1863 Not just a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederates states. Among the front page reports are: "The American War In Europe--Opinions of the English Press..." "Lincoln's Movements at Night" "The Yankee Navy" "Additional From the North--The Inaction of the Army--'What are ... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 21, 1863 The front page has much reporting from the "The Courts" and "City Intelligence" as well as several Acts from the Confederate Congress including: "An Act to Establish a Volunteer Navy". There are also military reports from Mobile & Wilmington.
The back page has a lengthy editorial beginning: "The Federal a... See More
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, June 7, 1863
* General Lawrence O'Bryan Branch
* Very rare Confederate title
A very rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page is entirely taken up with a nice illustration of: "Genera... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 24, 1863
* Post Battle of Gettysburg
* Battle of Fort Wagner
* From capital of Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. More than half of the front page is taken up with the printing of "An Act For the Assessment & Collection Of Taxes" in the Confederacy. Other ftpg. items include: "Latest fr
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 17, 1863 Most of the last column is taken up with two documents, the first a: "Proclamation By the President" which includes: "...Let us rather receive in humble thankfulness the lesson which He has taught in our recent reverses, devoutly acknowledging that to Him & not to our own feeble arms, are due the honor & the glory of vic... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Nov. 7, 1863 As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Almost the entire ftpg. is taken up with: "The Military Situation" with war reports from various fields of action. Inside page reports include: "Engineering Operations of the Arm... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 12, 1863 The full front page is a dramatic print: "Guerrilla Warfare--Rescue of a Wounded Officer from a Band of Guerrillas". Prints inside include: "The Great Organ in the Boston Music Hall" "The Army of the Potomac--The Great Depot of Supplies on the Railroad" and "...The Bridge Over Bull Run--Present Appearance&quo... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 26, 1864 Among the front page reports are: "The War News--A Cavalry Battle in Mississippi--The Situation in Tennessee--The Recent Fight In Florida--From General Lee's Lines" "The Courts" "Camp Near Kinston" "To the Friends of Soldiers in the Wise Brigade" & other items. Also included is a report re: "... See More
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, April 16, 1864
* re. Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga TN
* Ulysses S. Grant's official report
As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. The front page has a lengthy editorial examination of the war at this point, beginning: "It is now... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania VA Virginia
* General Robert E. Lee
* Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's famous quote
The front page has nice first column heads on the Civil War including: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Gen. Grant Says the Result is So Far Much in Our Favor" "Heavy Fighting on Wednesday" "Lee Sends In a Flag of Truce" &q... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 9, 1864
* Battle of Moorefield, West Virginia
* Last Confederate invasion of the North
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE INVASION" "Defeat of the Rebels Near Morefield by General Averill" "Official Reports of the Victory at New Creek" "Retreat of the Rebels from Maryland" "GRANT" "T... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 12, 1864
* City Point, Virginia barge explosion
* General William T. Sherman reaches Atlanta
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT" "Appalling Calamity at City Point" "Details of the Fearful Explosion on Board an Ordnance Barge" "Stanton's War Bulletin" "The Capture of Mobile Reported by Re... See More
THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864
* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War
Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.
Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner mast... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 6, 1864
* Confederate General Robert E. Lee
* Sieges of Richmond and Petersburg
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND" "Both Armies Fortifying" "Lee Moving Troops to Petersburg" "The Enemy Strengthening on Our Left" "Another Rebel Battery Captured" and much more.
Eight pages, a bit irregula... See More
* President Abraham Lincoln
* State of the Union Address (last)
"The Message Of President Lincoln" takes all of the last column on the front page and concludes on page 2, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln.
This was Lincoln's annual state-of-the-union address. In the message Lincoln states in part: "...In presenting t
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 2, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Siege of Fortress Rosecrans" "The Fight at Overall's Creek" "The Battle of the Cedars" "RICHMOND" "Probable Designs of the Enemy to Make a Dash from Richmond" "WILMINGTON" "Admiral Porter Still at It" "He Continues to Shell Fort ... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 9, 1865
* General William T. Sherman
* Branchville SC South Carolina
* Final months of the Civil War
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Sherman Marching on Branchville, South Carolina" " Bragg Asking the Prayers of All Christians for Himself & His Army" "Opposition to Jeff. Davis' Prop... See More
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865 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 Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fer... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's funeral
* Closing events of the Civil War
A wealth of fine column heads on both the end of the Civil War and Lincoln's funeral, etc., including the front page: "SHERMAN" "The Conference With Johnston" "General Sherman Aware of the Assassination of Mr. Lincoln Before the Conclusion of the Conference&q... See More
STATE JOURNAL - EXTRA, Sunday, May 14, 1865 A terrific little broadside "Extra" with no mention of city or state of origin as was typical, given such releases were for local consumption only. The only hint that it may be from Michigan is in one of the headlines.
The three headlines announce: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT ! " "Capture of Jeff. Davis and His Staff" "Col... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 The full front page has two scenes: "The Horse Market and Stables, New York City, Where The Weekly Sale of Government Horses Takes Place" with a related print inside.
Prints inside include 3 pages on: "The Great Atlantic Cable--Constructing The New Telegraph Line From Dublin To Valentia." "...The Union Hotel, S... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 24, 1867
* Richmond, Ray County, Missouri
* Jesse James-Younger Gang bank robbery
Page 3 has an inconspicuous report headed: "Murder And Bank Robbery In Missouri" stating in part: "...today fourteen men entered the bank house of Hughes & Wasson, in Richmond, Mo., robbed the money tray, and killed a man named Shaw and two others..." with a b... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 23, 1867 Halloween-related prints are very difficult to find in Harper's Weekly, but here is a nice one on the front page: "The Pumpkin Effigy" which shows a carved jack-o-lantern.
Halfpg: "Sculling Race on the Monongahela River" & smaller print: "Weston, the Pedestrian, on the Road". "Drew Theological Seminary, ... See More
THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 16, 1871 The front page has an article regarding the Ku-Klux Klan: "The Phantom Ku-Klux" which provides details related to the infamous Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy. The article's focus is the trial held in Raleigh, North Carolina (see).
Another unrelated but interesting front page article is: "NOT HANGED", with subhead "...the ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1872
* KKK - Ku Klux Klan investigation
* United States Congress
Page 5 has 1 1/2 columns of detailed reporting on the KKK, headed: "THE KU-KLUX" "Report of the Joint Committee of Congress".
This was the first formal and in-depth federal investigation of this white supremacist society which sought to deprive former slaves of the rights ... See More
(2) NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 10 and March 30 1875
* Virginia Minor Supreme Court case
* Women's suffrage
A pair of issues, with the Feb. 10 issue having on page 8 an article headed: "Woman Suffrage" "The Question in the Supreme Court of the United States - The Case of Mrs. Minor Against a Register of Voters in Missouri". The report gives some specifics on the case ... See More
SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, May 31, 1877
* Wild West Original
* Interesting Advertisements
This is a volume one issue from this now-famous Southern California city. Various news reports of the day and a great wealth of advertisements.
Four pages, a piece from the blank effects only ads on inside pages, some archival mends.... See More
ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, A.T. [Arizona Territory], Feb. 18, 1880
* Very rare Old West publication
Newspapers from Arizona during the 1880's are very scarce, this issue from 32 years before statehood. The advertisements are perhaps more interesting than the news reports, with a great wealth of Western-themed ads, many of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a bi... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 29, 1882
* Outlaw Jesse James
* Interview w/ his wife
Page 9 has nearly a full column taken up with: "JESSE'S TRANING" "The Delicate Way in Which Mrs. James Refers to Her Husband's Peculiar Vocation" "An Hour's Talk with the Outlaw's Widow--Some of the Savings Invested in Business--A Mysterious Friend Said to be ... See More
THE BLACK HILLS JOURNAL, Rapid City, Dakota Territory, June 22, 1883
* Very rare Old West title
* Pennington County
From six years before South Dakota would become a state. Much concerning mining, including: "Custer's Peak - And the Country Surrounding--Silver & Copper Ore Discoveries" 'Valentine and Rapid City" "A New Milling Process" & other ... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 7, 1883 Page 4 has a quite lengthy & very detailed, descriptive article headed: "Santa Barbara" in California. It offers much praise on the area, beginning: "The out-of-door life that one leads here is not of the least charm of the place, and the process of acclimatization converts every one to the same idle, luxurious way of enjoying the sim... See More
TRUTH, San Francisco, California, April 5, 1884
* Karl Marx & socialism
The front page begins with a very lengthy article headed: "THE SCIENTIST OF SOCIALISM" "A Review of a Capitalistic Professor of Karl Marx, His Life, Deeds, and Some of the Most Famous of His Economic Teachings" with more.
Four pages, cleanly loose at the spine, library strengthening at the ... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 5, 1885
* Buffalo Bill Cody
* Wild West Show ad
Page 7 has a column-wide ad for: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a likeness of Buffalo Bill Cody.
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ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 9, 1885
* President Grover Cleveland
* State of the Union Address
Nearly half of the ftpg. and most of page 2 are taken up with: "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: Grover Cleveland. A great review of the events of 1885.
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NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 14, 1886 A very notable labor union issue as page 10 begins with a report on the founding of the American Federation of Labor with Samuel Gompers elected as its first president.
The report and related articles take over a full column and have a Columbus, Ohio, dateline, where the AFL was created. It would combine with the Congress of Industrial Organizatio... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 23, 1888 Near the bottom of page 4 is the printing of a poem: "The Dismantled Ship" by Walt Whitman as noted at its conclusion. This was the very first printing of this Whitman poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such.
Twelve pages, some margin tears, toned at the margins, should be handled carefully.... See More
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, March 28, 1889 The front page includes a one column print of: "Robert Todd Lincoln- Of Illinois, U.S. Minister at the Court of St. James". This was Abe Lincoln's only son to live to adulthood.
Page 2 has a nice report on the Oklahoma Land Rush with the top of the page having column heads: "Oklahoma Opened" "President Harrison'... See More
THE GARDINER HOME JOURNAL, Maine, June 1, 1892 Page 2 has a great item which includes a print captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody, 'Buffalo Bill' " with a bit of text in which he promotes a medicine called "Kickapoo Indian Sagwa" which claims to cure malaria (see).
Large folio size, 4 pages, various chipping with many tears at the margins (not affecting the Buffalo Bill... See More