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THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, September 3, 1957
* Little Rock Nine - Elizabeth Eckford
* Negro students - Arkansas
* 1st Central High School entry try
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Faubus Calls Guard, Delares Integration 'Can't Be Peaceful'" with subheads and related photo. (see) This report concern the Little Rock Nine (see hyperlink... See More
CHRONIQUE DE JERSEY, Island of Jersey in the English Channel, May 28, 1856 This island is only 45 square miles & has been owned by England since the 1200's. It sits just 18 miles off the coast of France, which explains why this issue is totally in the French language.
Four pages, good condition.
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 20, 1824 Inside has over 3 pages taken up with various reports concerning the "Presidential Election", with local & stare returns as received up to the publication date. It would ultimately be won by John Quincy Adams. A brief item: "The Pirates" reports of a ship captured off the coast of Cuba by pirates who murdered al... See More
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound, measures 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches and is in very n... See More
THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, June 24, 1924
* Aviator Russell Maughan
* 1st Dawn-to-dusk transcontinental flight across the U.S.
The front page has a two column heading: "LIEUT. RUSSELL L. MAUGHAN FLIES FROM COAST TO COAST" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Russell Maughan becoming the first person to fly across the United States from coast to coast within the hours... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 11, 1897
* Complete issue with displayable front cover
* Pike's Peak sunrise print by F.P. Stevens
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 17, 1931
* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison
* Falls into a coma - would die next day
* Al 'Scarface' Capone's tax evasion trial
* Would be found guilty on this day
The front page has a one column heading: "EDISON IN DEEP COMA" with subheads. (see) Edison would die on the following day.
Page 4 has a one column heading: "CAPONE AS 'NO P... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 31, 1860
* Mormons & Salt Lake City
* Early baseball & Pony Express
Over an entire column on the front page is taken up with: "Affairs In Utah--Celebration of the National Anniversary at Salt Lake City--The Grain Crops--How the Presidential Nominations are Received". Also on the front page: "Base Ball--Atlantic Club vs. Mutual Club&... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1949
* Gangster Mickey Cohen shot
* Arab-Israeli War officially ends
* Signing with Syria (final agreement)
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "ISRAEL AND SYRIA SIGN AN ARMISTICE; FORCES TO RETIRE" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues on page 18 with related map.
Page 32 has a one column heading: &qu... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 7, 1919
* Seattle General Strike
* Work stoppage
The front page has a one column heading: "TROOPS ON GUARD IN SEATTLE STRIKE" with subheads. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 22 pages, a few stamps in the masthead, generally... See More
* Charting North America
Within an article on "Ship News" is a report noting in part: "...A great number of our ships having been lately cast away on the coast of North America where there are many rocks & shoals not sufficiently known...the Hillsborough has been completely fitted with all necessaries for taking a ... See More
An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Francisco, and the seal of the county of Sa... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 1930
* Aviator Charles Lindbergh
* Transcontinental flight record
* Early aviation era original
The front page has a three column headline: "LINDBERGH SETS A RECORD FROM COAST OF 14 3/4 HOURS WITH WIFE AS NAVIGATOR; FLIES 180 MILES AN HOUR AT 14,000 FEET" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text continues on page 2 with related photo and map. Always n... See More
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 27, 1866 Nearly half of page 3 is taken up with a terrific & very detailed account of the state of California, headed: "Domestic Correspondence" "California" "Vineyards on the Pacific Coast--Their Character & Extent--Artificial Irrigation--The Wine-Growing Capacity of California". A great account.
Eight pages, very ni... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, February 17, 1925
* William Floyd Collins... Cave explorer
* Trapped - found dead (1st report)
* Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "FIND FLOYD COLLINS DEAD IN CAVE TRAP ON 18TH DAY; LIFELESS AT LEAST 24 HOURS; FOOT MUST BE AMPUTATED TO GET BODY OUT" with many subheads including: "Discovery Is A Su... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 1920
* Duluth, Minnesota lynchings (1st report)
* 3 negro circus workers hanged
* Isaac McGhie - Nate Green - Elmer Jackson
Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Duluth Mob Lynches Three Negroes, Frees Three; 5,000 Stormed Jail After Attack on White Girl" See images for text here. Always nice to have notable ev... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 28, 1814 Inside has over 3 1/2 pages under the heading: "Events of the War" with much reporting on the on-going War of 1812 Among various subheads are: "Paper Battles" "Military" "A Flag of Truce"; a letter signed in type by General John Floyd with his brigade orders beginning: "In consequence of the... 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
* Alleutian Islands Earthquake
* Alaska & Hawaii Tsunami
The front page has a four column headline: "TIDAL WAVES IN THE PACIFIC KILL 300, BATTER HAWAII, WEST COAST, ALASKA; UNDERSEA QUAKES CAUSE UPHEAVAL" with subheads that include: "Devastation Vast" "5,000 Homeless In Hawaii" and more. (see) Related map on the fr
THE NEW YORK TIMES July 19, 1944
* Port Chicago California disaster
* First report on the explosion
The front page reports the tragic Port Chicago disaster with a nice banner headline: "COAST EXPLOSIONS KILL HUNDREDS" with subheads. (see) Nice for display.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 18 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, gen... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 26, 1856 The ftpg. shows: "The Great Fire at Philadelphia" and another on the back page, showing fire fighters at work. Prints inside include: "Infantry of the French Imperial Guard" showing various uniforms; "The Punishment; of the Wheel" "Railway Celebration, Buffalo" "School For The Blind, Ninth A... See More
EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, May 7, 1873 An early issue from this now-huge West Coast city containing various news of the day & a great wealth of ads.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, small edge tears, otherwise in very good condition.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 10, 1923
* Honda Point Disaster
* United States Navy warships
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "7 U.S. DESTROYERS WRECKED IN PACIFIC; 23 SAILORS ARE LOST AND 700 RESCUED; SHIPS COSTING $3,500,000 A TOTAL LOSS" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text here. First report coverage on the 7 United States Navy warships running... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 1929
* Stock market crash of 1929
* During the heart of the crash
* Best title to be had ?
The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often co... See More
NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 11, 1842
The back page has an article headed: "The Creole Case", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history.
The Creole case was the result of an American slave revolt in November, 1841 on board the Creole, a ship involved in the United States slave trade. As 128 slaves gai... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861
* From the capital of the Confederacy
* Electing a Confederate president and V.P.
Over a full column on the front page is taken up with: "The Election For President and Vice President - List of Commissioners" being a very lengthy list of the men assigned to administer the election in the various locations. Also on the front page: &q... See More
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Nov. 6, 1861 Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues from New Orleans a... See More
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 28, 1842
* Dorr Rebellion - Rhode Island arsenal attack
Pages 2 & 3 contain a fine content on the Dorr Rebellion, beginning with a statement: "Governor Dorr issued his proclamation of war against the United States, and having proceeded to the house of Burlington Anthony, a guard of soldiers was stationed there to protect him from ar... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 16, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Catastrophe On the Potomac" "Important from Gen. Pope's Army" "Reconnaissance In Force of the Enemy's Position" "Pursuit of the Rebel Rear Guard by Gen. Buford's Cavalry" "Probability of a Decisive Battle Near Gordonsville" and more.
Eigh... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 9, 1862 Not only a Confederate newspaper but one from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the items on the front page are: "Destruction Of the Arkansas" "Movements Below Richmond" "News from Jackson via Petersburg--What the Knowing Ones Think" "From The South-Side" "From East Tennessee" "From The North... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 14, 1862
* Rare rebel title
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy, with the entire front page taken up with various advertisements and notices. Page 2 features the always interesting editorial, this one beginning: "The valour of Van Dorn and Price, and the blood of McCulloch and McIntosh in the West; the genius and sci
* Revloutionary War from the enemy
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
Page 2 has a nice letter on board a British ship to a friend, datelined from New York, Jan. 4, 1777, which is mostly about shipping issues and includes: "...the 14th took a french snow loaded with wine, sugar & field pieces for the Rebels; she sailed from Hispani
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789
* African slave trade
Page 7 has a brief item from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received fr
* William Wilberforce
* Botany Bay - Australia
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, August 22, 1863 The front page shows: "View of Petropolis, Near Rio de Janeiro". Inside has: "Embouchure of a River of the Western Coast of Madagascar" "A Kabar, or Council of War, in Madagascar" and "A 'Te Deum' in a Country Church". A full page "Joan of Arc at the Coronation of Charles VII at Rheims&... See More
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 27, 1898
* Spanish-America War begins
* United States declares war
Front page reports on the Spanish-American War include: "INVASION OF CUBA WITH INSURGENT AID" "Lieutenant Rowan, of the U.S. Army, Has Landed on the Island" "On His Way to Gen. Garcia's Camp" "The Cuban Forces Are to Cover a Landing for Our... See More
Among other articles within this issue are:
* "On the Shameful Management of the War, & the Reason of it."
* "Method to Prevent Smuggling of Tea"
* Illustration of the Northern Coast of Russia
Perhaps the best feature in this issue is the article: "...Discoveries of the Russians on the N.E. Coast of Asia", with accompanying view shown at the top of an included plate/print (see images).
Among the other interesting items are: "A Description of the Province
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 9, 1856
* Rare Sitka, Alaska print
The front page features a print: "Portrait of Ex-Governor Hunt, of New York" plus an article on "General Walker as a Political Mentor".
Nice prints inside include: "Entrance To The Port Of Havana, From Puerte Del Principe" & "Havana--Part Of The Harbor--Fort Of Aratas&quo... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1873
* Wreck of the steamship RMS Atlantic
* William "Buffalo Bill" Cody ad
The steamship "Atlantic" was a transatlantic ship which sank on April 1 off the coast of Nova Scotia, at the time the deadliest American maritime disaster with 535 people dead. Almost the entire front page is taken up with reports on the disaster, headed: "The ... See More
* Battle of Jenkins' Ear
* James Oglethorpe
* Georgia & Florida
Near the back is a section headed: "Historical Chronicle" with news from England & other parts of Europe, plus a report datelined "Hampton Road, Virginia, July 24, 1740" which takes a full column telling of military affairs ... See More
THE SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, October 10, 1782
* Revolutionary War ending events
Page 3 begins with a report from "Richmond" which includes: "General Clarke who commanded at Savannah...was very careful in preventing the burning of the town, which some incendiaries had attempted at the evacuation & extended his care so far as to leave a guard behind until General Wayne ... See More
There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and small engravings of cancellations & free postage, franking notations (see).
There is a nice letter concerning early hot air bal... See More
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1928
* 1st transatlantic airplane flight Westward
* Bremen, German Junkers W33 aircraft
* Ireland to Canada
The front page has a very nice banner headline: "FITZMAURICE WRITES FOR THE TIMES STORY OF SEA FLIGHT; TELLS FOR THE FIRST TIME OF THE BREMEN'S PERILS AND ESCAPE; FOUGHT GALE, SLEET, FOG AND OIL LEAK OFF LABRADOR COAST" with many subheads a... See More
* Great ship illustration
Certainly the feature item in this issue is the terrific, full page illustration of: "A Ship Of War", with considerable detail, and with most of the facing page having the "Explanation to a Ship of War of the third Rate with Rigging, &c., at Anchor". The "Explanation" numerically id... See More