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August 4, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 4, 1866 Halfpg: 'Secret Meeting of Southern Unionists' '& halfpg: 'The Irrepressible Conflict--Charleston, S.C.' Great dblpgctrfld: 'St. Peters, Rome' is impressive. 1/3pg. illus: 'The U.S. Iron-clad monitor 'Miantonomoh' off Queenstown, Ireland'
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 10, 1866
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES, New York, Aug. 10, 1866 The front page id dominated by a very large map headed: "THE WAR BETWEEN AUSTRIA & PRUSSIA--Scene of the Late Battles & Present Position of the Prussian Army." which shows from Prague to Presburg and Neisse to Linz (see photos). Complete in 8 pages with tears at the top margin, otherwise never bound nor trimmed.
August 10, 1866
FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, Aug. 10, 1866 From just over a year after this was a Confederate newspaper as the Confederates surrendered the city on June 2, 1865. A number of the items relate to the cleaning-up of events from the war with some Reconstruction-related items such as: "The Southern Union Convention" "Davis & the Assassination" "Making... See More
August 14, 1866
NEW YORK TIMES, August 14, 1866
* 2nd Atlantic cable - Transatlantic telegraph
* SS Great Eastern - early communications
The front page has one column headlines: "OLD WORLD" "BY OCEAN TELEGRAPH" "The First Dispatches Through Direct" "London News in New-York Within Three Hours" and much more. A nice example of the early days of communication between Am... See More
August 15, 1866
FLAKE'S BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, Aug. 15, 1866
* Rare Southwestern title
* Post Civil War reconstruction
An uncommon title from shortly after the end of the Civil War. Eight pages with various news of the day & a great wealth of ads. Whole holes in the bottom half, one is quarter-size, others much smaller (see). ... See More
August 18, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 18, 1866 Ftpg: 'Office of the American Telegraph Company, Corner of Broadway and Liberty Street, New York' Very nice fullpg: 'The Excitement in New Orleans - View on St. Charles St.' Fullpg: 'Sunday in New Orleans - The French Market'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The City and Valley of the Great Salt Lake, Utah' is a fine view, plus illus... See More
August 18, 1866
THE NAPA REGISTER, Napa City, California, Aug. 18, 1866 Although in the heart of the wine region, for which this city is famous today, its beginnings were centered more on the California Gold Rush of 1849. This city became a refuge for miners during the first severe winter of mining & later became an important center for lumber & cattle ranches.
Although we've offered a few of this ti... See More
August 20, 1866
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 20, 1866
* Jersey City explosion fire disaster
Page 8 has one column headlines that include: "GREAT CONFLAGRATION" "Explosion of Crude Petroleum at Jersey City" "Shocking Destruction of Human Life" "Loss Estimated At $2,000,000" and more (see photos). Strangely I cannot find anything on this disaster on the internet.
Other n... See More
August 25, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 25, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "The Riot in New Orleans-Murder of the Rev. Mr. Horton in the Vestibule of the Mechanics' Institute." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Samuel F.B. Morse, LL.D. 1/6 pg. illus. of "Queen Emma of Hawaii." Five large illus. pertaining to the "Riot in New Orleans" including "...The Freedmen's Proc... See More
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