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February 4, 1924
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 4, 1924 The front page presents a very bold banner headline: "DEATH CALLS WILSON" with subheads: "Drops to Sleep At 11:15 O'Clock Calling Wife" "Coolidge Orders 30 Days' Mourning".
Dramatically featured is a large photo of "Woodrow Wilson" with very wide, black mourning rules.
The complete first section with pages ... See More
July 11, 1901
ST. PAUL DISPATCH, Minneapolis, July 11, 1901 The top of the front page has an uncommonly large headline for thus event: "YOUNGER BROS. ARE PAROLED" "Action Was Taken by the State Board of Pardons at Its Session Today" and more (see photos).
Not surprising that large heads are in a Minnesota paper, as the Younger brothers were in jail for murder from Northfield (Minn.) b... See More
July 6, 1876
DAILY ROCK MOUNTAIN NEWS, Denver, Colorado, July 6, 1876 The top of the front page has nice one column heads on perhaps the most famous Indian battle in American history: "Reported Victory for the Indians" "Gen. Custer and 300 Troops Said to be Killed" "Indian Matters".
Text includes in part: "...Wiggins Taylor, a scout for General Gibbon, got here last ni... See More
May 29, 1898
THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE, Utah, May 29, 1898 An unusually detailed report of the Springville Bank robbery--unusual in that three graphics are included.
The 3 column head: "BOLD ROBBERS OVERHAULED" "Two Loot A Springville Bank, are Hunted Down by a Posse, One Killed and the Other Captured" "The Springville Men Follow Hot on the Track of the Fleeing Robbers..." and ... See More
December 11, 1950
THE MUKLUK TELEGRAPH, Kotzebue, Alaska, Dec. 11, 1950 This newspaper--from a town which is primarily Native American (Eskimo)--is now the northern-most newspaper we have offered, further north than Rampart, Alaska, from which we have offered a few newspapers.
It lies above the Arctic Circle, and the tagline under the title is: "The Arctic's Greatest Newspaper". This is the vol... See More
July 10, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1847 Page 5 has several reports concerning the Mexican War, with items headed: "Later From Mexico" "Another Letter From Gen. Taylor" "From the California Expedition". The first article has several subheads including: "More Guerrillas" "Mexican Correspondence Intercepted" "Gen. Scot... See More
June 10, 1799
SUPPLEMENT TO J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, (Boston), June 10, 1799 This is a single sheet "Supplement" with the ftpg. mostly taken up with a lengthy list of: "wholesale Price Current at Boston" providing a huge list of prices of various items. The balance of the issue is taken up with advertisements.
Various foxing, bit of light damp staining, minor tears at margins.
Item #657561THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, Oct. 12, 1767 (currently spelled Gloucester) The ftpg. has a report headed: "America" with a dateline of "Annapolis, in Maryland, July 29" concerning an outbreak of: "...that horrid contagious distemper, commonly called the gaol [jail] fever...A casual visit...from one of the felons some time since imported in a convict ship comm... See More
July 18, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1848 This newspaper contains on page 3 reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of a vote to suspend the rules concerning a resolution to allow a postal route bill to be disposed of, listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln" (s... See More
October 16, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 16, 1847 Page 3 has an article: "Adjourned Meeting for the Relief of the Distressed Mormons" mentioning: "...adopt measures for raising...some relief for the large body of emigrating Mormons--men, women, and children--now in the wilderness of Iowa in a destitute & suffering condition...".
The top of page 3 also has... See More
December 11, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. A set of five issues containing all five parts of the editorial on the: "President's Message" with considerably commentary on the Mexican War.
Dates are December 11, 14, 18, 24 & 27. All issues are complete in 4 pages and in nice condition.
June 27, 1812
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 27, 1812 This issue has one of the best presentations on the declaration of war against Great Britain, beginning the War of 1812.
Most of the first column of the front page is a somewhat decorative "Proclamation" headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle & signed by James Madison, declaring that a state of war exists between the United S... See More
November 13, 1933
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Nov. 13, 1933 The banner headline tells the story: "NAZI VOTES SWEEP GERMANY' with a one column head: "Nation Stands Behind Hitler Foreign Policy" "Storm Troops Round Up Electorate".
The article begins: "The most overwhelming election victory in the history of Germany went to the Austrian-born Adolf Hitler yesterday when...96% of the ... See More
January 31, 1933
THE SCRANTON TIMES, Jan. 31, 1933 Near the bottom of the ftpg. is a two column head: "Adolf Hitler Explains Why He Opposes Jews and Democracy". He had just become chancellor of Germany and the article is an interview of him by H. V. Kaltenborn, about whom there is much on the internet.
The article mentions: "...The first question I asked Hitler ...concerned his relentless ant... See More
March 25, 1933
THE COLDWATER DAILY REPORTER, Michigan, a collection of seven consecutive issues from the early months of Hitler's dictatorship and his actions against the Jews. Dates are March 25 thru April 1, 1933.
Each front page has column heads concerning the latest: "Reports Of Atrocities Exaggerated - German Jewish Organizations Condemn Propaganda As False" "Ousting Jews From Positions ... See More
March 24, 1933
THE COLDWATER DAILY REPORTER, Michigan, March 24, 1933 The ftpg. has a one column head: "Hitler Copes With Threats Of Jew Boycott". The text includes in part: "The Hitler government, confirmed as an absolute dictatorship for four years...problems of answering atrocity reports abroad & meeting threats of an economic boycott by Jewish business men in foreign lands. Chancello... See More
August 7, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 7, 1832 The front page has: "Examination of M.M. Noah" being Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American born Jew to reach national prominence. This unusual article concerns questioning about his disembarking a boat at Somerset, Mass.
Page 2 has: "Naval--Official" being a list of "notices" of various assignments... See More
December 10, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1833 Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Message of the President Of the United States, Returning the Land Bill" signed at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. This was Jackson's Land Bill Veto Message to Congress, vetoed for reason state in the prefatory paragraph of the lengthy text.
Half of the back page is taken up with the: &quo... See More
December 2, 1778
THE TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE--Supplement for 1778 This supplemental issue was issued at the end of the year. There is nice reporting on discussions in the House of Commons on Clinton's Manifesto & Proclamation, which was England's last offer for a reconciliation. It includes: "...the part of the Proclamation which gave such an alarm, to be nothing more than a warning to t... See More
August 6, 1934
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 6, 1934 Just a terrific banner headline which gives evidence of the devious & manipulative mind of Adolf Hitler: " 'WAR MEANS RUIN'--HITLER". The last column heads: "Declares 1918 Was A Lesson To Germany" "Will Fight Only If Attacked, He Says".
In hindsight these headlines and the text seem incredible. Portions of the rep... See More
August 3, 1934
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, August 3, 1934 The bold, banner headline announces: "HITLER SUPREME IN GERMANY" with the last column heads: "Picks Himself As Successor To Hindenburg" "Nation Is Asked to Vote on His Action."
The text begins: " 'The president is dead! Long live the president!' best describes the way in which Germany mourns the death of Presid... See More
October 12, 1871
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 12, 1871
* The Great Chicago Fire disaster
* Brigham Young arrested for Polygamy
Page 5 begins with over a half column of heads on the Chicago Fire including: "CHICAGO" "Solacing the Afterpangs of the Sufferers by the Fire" "Ninety Bodies Already Found in the Ruins" "Martial Law In Chicago" "Exodus of Those Who Have Fr... See More
February 14, 1929
QUINCY EVENING NEWS, Massachusetts, Feb. 14, 1929
* St. Valentine's Day Massacre
* George 'Bugs' Moran & Al Capone
* A very early, same day report
An unusual same-day report on the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre appears on page 2. Given it being a very early report (most were in newspapers on the 15th) it is rather brief, with a one column head: "6 Ar... See More
June 18, 1708
THE BRITISH APOLLO, OR CURIOUS AMUSEMENTS FOR THE INGENIOUS and subtitled: "To Which are Added the Most Material Occurrences Foreign and Domestick". Published in London, and "Perform'd by a Society of Gentlemen" as noted in the masthead, the date is June 18, 1708.
* Uncommon Title
* Short-lived newspaper
This newspaper existed for less than 4 years. Readers were invi... See More
January 21, 1705
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, a lot of eight issues with dates of 1700, 1702, 1705, 1706 (2), 1726, 1727 & 1728. All are complete and single sheet save for the latter 3 which have 4 pages. Very nice condition.
January 31, 1939
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 31, 1939 The first column on the front page is headed: "HITLER ITS AT U.S. AS HE BIDS FOR COLONIES" and "Promises to Support Italy in War". The text begins: "Adolf Hitler tonight told the United States to mind its own business and refused to permit 'any American intervention in German affairs'..." with more.
But the more h... See More
December 7, 1790
Lot of 8 London newspapers with four different titles with dates of 1753, 1754, 1783, 1790, 1795, 1796 & 1797. All complete in 4 pages, nice condition, some very decorative mastheads.
December 18, 1761
Six British newspapers: Edinburgh Evening Courant, 1761 (3 issues); Kentish Gazette, 1795 (2 issues) The Newcastle Chronicle, 1772, all in "2nd rate" condition with no portions missing.
May 11, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE OR NORFOLK INTELLIGENCER, May 11, 1775 An exceedingly rare title, the only Revolutionary War era newspaper printed in Norfolk (save for one printed on board the ship 'Dunmore' of which only a single issue is known to exist). Only three American institutions have any issues of this title. It published for just 15 months, from June, 1774 through September, 1775.
Most ... See More
March 18, 1930
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 18, 1930
* Al 'Scarface' Capone released from prison
* Chicago beer baron - gangster boss
* Best title to be had (very rare as such)
The front page has a great banner headline: "CAPONE SPEEDS FOR CHICAGO" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Photo of Capone is on the back page. First report coverage on Al Capone's release from pris... See More
January 26, 1861
NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Jan. 26, 1861 A very rare issue as the front page has a terrific print captioned: "Annual Sale and Hiring of Slaves at Montgomery, Ala." accompanied with an article of the same heading.
Only rarely were slave auction prints put in newspapers of the day, and this is great in that it is on the front page. Compounding the rarity is this being an uncommon ti... See More
Item #656525THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1756
* Great & quite large map of Europe
* Oswego - French & Indian War
* Judaica - Jewish content
The prime feature would be the very nice & large foldout map titled in the cartouche: "A New & Correct CHART of EUROPE..." which shows all of Europe as well as Iceland, Russia, North Africa, a... See More
April 7, 1933
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1933
* Prohibition ending
* Beer returns at midnight
* Legal liquor
The bold, front page banner headline announces: "ALL'S QUIET AS BEER ARRIVES" with one column ftpg. heads: "City's Welcome To New Brew Is An Orderly One" "Traffic in Jam at Breweries".
This was the Cullen-Harrison Act which allowed for t... See More
December 30, 1803
CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Dec. 30, 1803
* Very rare & early Southern title
A volume I issue (number 301) of this famous title. Taking much of pg. 2 is a chart: "The Charleston Price Current" as well as charts for "Premiums Of Insurance" the "Price Of Stocks" and the "Course Of Exchange". Also a pg. 3 ad headed: "Public Auction&... See More
March 1, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 1, 1856
* Andrew Jackson statue unveiling
* Jackson Square, New Orleans
* Battle of New Orleans equestrian hero
Ftpg. shows: "Inauguration of the Jackson Statue, New Orleans--Procession Passing Into Jackson Square, Opposite the Old Cathedral".
Prints inside include: "View of Malta & Fortifications..." &quo... See More
Item #656184HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1898
* Mark Twain
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
The most significant article is: "Stirring Times In Austria" is by Mark Twain, taking over 9 pages and includes several illustrations (see).
At this time Austria was involved in an uproar with riots over political issues, at a time when Mark Twain was there. Previously thought to havin... See More
May 7, 1937
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 7, 1937
* Hindenburg airship disaster
* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey
* Photos for display
This is one of the best Hindenburg disaster issues we have offered.
See the many photos for not only the very dramatic front page but the two pages of photos inside. The three line banner headline announces: "Hindenburg, World's Largest Zeppelin, Completely Dest... See More
December 13, 1868
NEW-YORK TIMES, December 13, 1868
* Reno Gang brothers lynchings
* Train robbers - outlaws
On the front page under "Lynch Law" is a report: "Three More of the Indiana Express Mob Hung by the Regulators". Report states that members of the Vigilance Committee from Seymour arrived at New-Albany (Ind.) overpowered the jailer at the Floyd County Jail and "...the w... See More
October 14, 1815
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1815 Inside has an interesting article headed: "Napoleon Bonaparte", being a letter signed by him in type on Aug. 4 on board the ship Bellerophon, noting: "I protest solemnly...against the violation of my shared rights...I came voluntarily on board the Bellerophon. I am not a prisoner: I am an inhabitant of England. F... See More
July 24, 1813
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
July 18, 1771
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, July 18, 1771
* Rare Colonial Pennsylvania title
* North Carolina regulators
* Great masthead for display
This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.
A terrific issue on the trouble with the Regulators of North Carolina, as pa... See More
November 5, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 5, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia trial
* Rare printing of Henry David Thoreau's lecture
The last column of the front page has heads on the John Brown raid: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "More of the Insurrectionists Convicted" "Copeland's Confession" "Progre... See More
August 13, 1852
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852
* Extremely rare title
We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who ... See More
September 30, 1863
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 30, 1863
* Rare John Wilkes Booth performance review & ad
It's always great to find news or advertisement tidbits about historic figures long before their names would draw national or international attention. Here is a great example.
Near the top of the front page is an intriguing advertisement for the play "Hamlet' at the Howard Anthena... See More
July 29, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 29, 1783 Page 4 has a report: "...from Lisbon says, that a treaty of commerce and amity is near being concluded on between that Court & the United States of America, which has given great joy to the people in general there, and look upon it a a very happy event as they expect great advantages will arise by trading with the Americans."
... See More
May 22, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1813 Over two pages are taken up with: "Rules and Regulations For the Army of the United States" which a wealth of great detail & which includes: "Changes In the Uniform of the Army of the United States", with particulars.
Eight pages are taken up with: "Events of the War" with subheads: "Military" &qu... See More
April 27, 1878
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, April 27, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Most of a column on page 11 is taken up with: "The Phonograph" "Edison Explains His Invention to the Washington Academy of Science". Subheads include: "Mr. Thomas A. Edison" "Edison In Person" "What the Phonograph is Like" which is very ... See More
October 2, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1830 Among the articles within are: "Negro Cloths", a letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson declining an offer to attend a public dinner in Knoxville; "Virginia Gold" "Origin of the Slave Trade"; a letter to John Adams concerning "Anticipated Revolutions" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, datelines "M... See More
August 15, 1775
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775
* Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms
* Second Continental Congress resolution
* re. American Revolutionary War
An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged o... See More
November 26, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782 Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston. Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between Gr... See More
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