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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 11, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1866 Front page: 'Review of the N.J. State Militia at Long Branch'. One-third pg: 'The Atlantic Cable--View of Heart's Content, Newfoundland'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'the Girdler's of the Earth: The Atlantic Cable Laid' shows vignettes on the Atlantic cable, including a print of Ben Franklin & Prof. Morse, and a... See More
August 11, 1866
FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, Aug. 11, 1866
* Rare Southwestern title
* Post Civil War reconstruction
An uncommon title from shortly after the Civil War. Articles in this issue include: "The Money Crisis" "The Louisiana Convention" "The New City Charter" & much more.
Eight pages, worm holing does not deter from readability, and some l... 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 16, 1866
THE ARCOLA RECORD, Illinois, August 16, 1866
* Douglas County
* Very rare title
This is the volume 1 number 17 issue of a very scarce newspaper, as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) lists only two institutions having just a single issue each (1876 and 1883) and another institution having only issues dated after October, 1914. Page 2 has a plea by the publisher to get more pe... 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 dblpgctrfld: 'The City and Valley of the Great Salt Lake, Utah' is a fine view, plus illustrations o... See More
August 18, 1866
FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, August 18, 1866 A scarce Southern newspaper from shortly after the end of the Civil War, and from the last state to surrender the Confederate cause. Various news & ads of the day with a small lone star engraving in the masthead. Eight pages, occasional damp staining or foxing and a few small worm holes.
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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