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December 2, 1868
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 2, 1868. The front page features "Reynolds' Steam Condensing and Water Elevating Engine". Inside the issue are: "Selfridge's Patent Washing Machine"; "Gear's Variety Planing and Molding Machine"; "Hattan's Patent Fireplace"; "Dimock's Thermo-Annuciator"; and additional illustrations, artic... See More
July 9, 1876
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, July 9, 1876
* Custer Massacre - Indians
* George Armstrong Custer
* Battle of Little Bighorn
The top o f the front page has many one column heads on the most significant battle of the Indian War period from after the Civil War, including: "THE CUSTER MASSACRE" "Official Report of the Engagement Which Resulted in so Overwhelming a ... See More
Item #644175THE SHAKER, Shakers, New York, and Shaker Village, New Hampshire, November, 1876 A monthly publication "Published By The United Societies" for folks in the Shaker community, quite famous today for the style of furniture they produced. This issue has much religious-related content including "Materialism--Spiritualism" "Fruitfulness In the Divine Life" "Decli... See More
August 31, 1876
IROQUOIS COUNTY TIMES, Watseka, Illinois, Aug. 31, 1876
* Rare title from the Midwest
From a somewhat small town (pop. 5200) in Eastern Illinois. Various news and ads of the day, eight pages, never bond nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, minor wear at margins & fold, mailing label in the masthead, generally nice.
May 12, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
* Mary Surratt & others
The trial of those accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln remains a controversial event in American history. Ultimately four would be executed by hanging for their involvement, one a woman, Mary Surratt, the very first woman to be exec... See More
August 1, 1870
PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1870 Within this issue is a nice, color, foldout print of women's dresses in Paris, measuring 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches (some loss to a bottom blank margin). Also another color page of "Design in Applique for Smoking Cap." as well as several black & white pages with latest fashions of the day. There is also a steel pl... See More
May 13, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1893
* Thomas Alva Edison
* DeWitt Clinton (locomotive)
Inside has an article: "Edison's Improvement In The Transmission of Power" which includes several illustrations. The ftpg. has a nice print from the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, showing the latest steam railroad engine next to the "De Witt Clinton, 1831".
Sixteen... See More
May 20, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry. The articles takes over a full column (see) & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire s... See More
May 25, 1881
TRI-WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Detroit, May 25, 1881
* Excursion steamer Victoria disaster
* London, Ontario, Canada
The front page has a one column heading: "TERRIBLE CALAMITY" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, good condition.
December 12, 1889
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 12, 1889
* Jefferson Davis funeral & burial
* Confederate president - Confederacy
The top of the last column on the ftpg. has: "JEFFERSON DAVIS BURIED" "The Grandest Funeral Seen In The South" "New Orleans Draped In Mourning and Thronged With Visitors--Bishop Galleher's Oration". The report takes the entire column & contin... See More
May 22, 1881
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1881
* American Red Cross created
* Clara Barton
The front page has a very significant report on the establishment of the American Red Cross. The article is headed: "The Red Cross" "Efforts To Establish An Organization in the United States". With a dateline of "Washington, May 21", the article begins: "At a meeting held th... See More
November 28, 1883
THE WORLD, New York City, November 28, 1883
* Cockfighting - cockfights
* Roosters - blood sport
Page 2 has an article headed: "A COCKFIGHT IN A CELLAR" with subheads. (see)
Complete in 8 pages, light browning a little margin wear, generally good.
February 21, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "Objections To Annexation" "Arguments of Those Who Prefer to Ignore Hawaii at Present" "No Naval Advantages To Be Derived" "Present Treaty with the Kingdom Granting Pearl Harbor to the United States Said 5to Be the Only Desirable Feature".
Beneath this report is: "... See More
April 10, 1875
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
Page 3 has an article with small heading: "Affairs in the Coal Regions" Nice to have in a Pennsylvania title.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
June 18, 1870
JUBILEE SUPPLEMENT TO 'THE FRIEND', Honolulu, June 18, 1870 This special issue celebrated the 50th anniversary of the landing of the first American Missionaries on Hawaii in 1820. All the content--mostly a Jubilee Sermon--relates to the anniversary.
Eight pages, 9 by 12 inches, very nice condition.
September 3, 1877
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1877
* Brigham Young death funeral - burial
* Mormons - Mormonism - SLC Utah
The front page has a one column heading: "Brigham Young's Funeral" (see)
Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition.
September 2, 1896
CHRISTIAN HERALD & SIGNS OF OUR TIMES, New York, Sept. 2, 1896 The ftpg. has a print: "Amid The Ruins of Capernaum, on Lake Galilee" with a related article. More inside.
Sixteen pages, some wear & small tears at the spine.
July 23, 1881
PRAIRIE FARMER, Chicago, July 23, 1881 An interesting farming-themed newspaper from the Mid-West with an ornate masthead. Subtitled: "Weekly Journal for The Farm, Orchard and Fireside."
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small margin tears with some chipping.
April 20, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1878 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned "An International Conference About Money" which shows Uncle Sam. Pages within include a full page: "Private Theatricals at Blackville--I Hang Upon De Honey Ob Doze Laps!", a print of "The Liberian Ship Azor", a print of: "House at San Stefano in wh... See More
July 23, 1885
JAMESTOWN EVENING JOURNAL, New York, July 23, 1885
* General Ulysses S. Grant
A nice newspaper reporting the death of General Ulysses S. Grant, with all columns on all 4 pgs. black-bordered and the ftpg. having a nice engraving of him with column heads: "HIS SUFFERING ENDED" "THE DEATH OF GEN. GRANT ! " "Peacefully & Painlessly He Passes Away, With His Family Aro... See More
July 28, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1865 The front page features "The Pirate Shenandoah - She is Operating in the Arctic Ocean - Eight Ships of Our whaling Fleet Destroyed - The Pirate Does Not Believe in Lee's Surrender" and: "Yale College - The Honors Bestowed Upon Her Fallen Heroes".
Page 4 has: "The Health of Mr. Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe - He is Neither Starv... See More
April 25, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 25, 1898
* Spanish-American War beginning
* Spain's 1st shot - Morro Castle
The ftpg. has some nice heads on the Spanish-American War: "MORRO CASTLE OPENS FIRE ON ADMIRAL SAMPSON'S FLEET" "But Not a Shot Hits Its Mark, and No Gun Is Fired in Return" "Many Prizes Taken By Warships" "Lively Chase After a ... See More
May 5, 1898
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, May 5, 1898
* Kentucky Derby
* Plaudit - horse
* Willie Simms
The top of pg. 3 has column heads on the Kentucky Derby. The winning jockey was Willie Simms, an African-American. He also won in the 1896 running as well. His name is only mentioned in the results (and misspelled; see). Heads include: "Kentucky Derby Won By Plaudit" "Aristo... See More
July 6, 1876
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 6, 1876 The top of pg. 2 has column heads on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with: "1776 - 1876" "INDEPENDENCE DAY" "The Patriotic Centennial" "Eloquence and Enthusiasm" "THE CELEBRATION IN BOSTON" with nearly 3 columns of detailed text.
Four pages, large folio siz... See More
January 14, 1885
THE LEVER, Chicago, Illinois, Jan. 14, 1885
* Rare title
A prohibition newspaper which railed against the sale of alcohol. Their motto in the masthead: "No License for the Liquor Traffic in Any Form or for Any Price." Most of the content is themed on this principle.
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
Item #643600OUR COUNTRY HOME, New York, May 1889
* Robert Todd Lincoln print
* Abraham's last surviving child
The middle of the ftpg. features a print of Robert Todd Lincoln, the only one of Lincoln's four sons to live into adulthood. Also a ftpg. article: "Robert Todd Lincoln, Minister to England" (see).
Sixteen pages, 10 1/4 by 14 inches, minimal wear.... See More
November 15, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 15, 1873
* Paris Opera fire
* Salle Le Peletier
Page 3 has an article headed: "THE BURNED OPERA-HOUSE" "The Destruction Of The French Academie De Musique" Text takes up over a full column here.
Other news and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
June 20, 1896
THE PEPPERELL ADVERTISER, Massachusetts, June 20, 1896
* William McKinley nomination
* Republican convention - St. Louis
The front page has a nice report on the Republication nomination of Wm. McKinley for President, with a portrait of him, his wife, his mother & father, his home, and his running mate. Much more on the convention on the bkpg. with 14 more prints.
Eight page... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833 The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" near the back, which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--report reading: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time." This would be the Slavery Abol... See More
February 25, 1888
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 25, 1888 The front cover shows: "Chasing and Capturing a Diamond thief at the South African Diamond-Fields" with four scenes. Within the issues is "The Delagoa Bay Railway, South Africa"; half page print: "Trial of M. Wilson, in Paris, for Illicit Dealing in French Decorations". A full page: "The Russian Army: ... See More
September 25, 1881
THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 25, 1881
* President James S. Garfield death
* Best title to have ?
See the photos for the nice graphic presentations of a presidential funeral. Perhaps this is not surprising, because Garfield was from Cuyahoga County, the county of Cleveland, making this essentially his "hometown" newspaper.
The first column has some nice first colu... See More
September 19, 1895
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Omaha, Nebraska, September 19, 1895
* Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition Speech
* Booker T. Washington - African-American political leader
Just the day prior noted African-American spokesman Booker T. Washington spoke before a predominantly white audience at the Cotton States & International Exposition in Atlanta, a speech which would go down i... See More
May 17, 1893
PUCK, New York, May 17, 1893
* Color political prints - cartoons
Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as i... See More
October 13, 1868
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 13, 1868
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* General Order No. 11 - Jews
The bottom of the front page, & carrying over to page 2, contains an extremely significant Judaica item headed: "Gen. Grant's Jew Order" "Letter of an Able Hebrew Lawyer in Support of the Republican Cause".
This relates to Ulysses S. Grant's General Order #11 from du... See More
March 27, 1890
This is a great broadside for a: "BAND CONCERT ! The Weare Cornet Band..." with further particulars. The date is near the bottom: "Thur. Eve. Mar. 27, '90" 
This broadside measures 20 1/2 by 28 1/2 inches, has a few very small holes near the top, minor wear at the margins, generally in very nice, clean condition & extremely displayable. Printed on pale yell... See More
September 1, 1866
NEW YORK CLIPPER, Sept. 1, 1866 This was: "America's Oldest Sporting & Theatrical Journal" as noted in the masthead. Inside has over a full column taken up with: "Ball Play" reports, including box scores of 5 baseball games. Another page has2 columns of "Ball Play" reports including 9 box scores.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
October 10, 1871
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 10, 1871
* The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
* Nice report w/ map
A very nice & graphic issue on the Chicago Fire, with a large front page map headed: "The Devastation of Chicago--Map of the Burned District as Far as Heard From". The top of the first column has nice heads: "A CITY IN RUINS" "The Terrible Devastation of Chicago" ... See More
April 27, 1898
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
October 4, 1869
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 4, 1869
* New York Wall Street financial crisis
* Stock Market & gold Panic
* Post "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th)
With pages 1 & 2 filled with ads news coverage begins inside. Page 7 has column heads: "WASHINGTON" "The Administration and the Wall Street Panic" "Fisk Seeking the Presidential Confidence" "The... See More
February 26, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 26, 1876
* Great rugby print - footballThe full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Republican Simplicity". Full page Thomas Nast political cartoon: "No Rudder - No Aim"; half page: 'The Great Fire of February 8, 1876, On Broadway'; full page: "Uncle Sam's Valentines" shows 5 scenes; 3/4... See More
March 21, 1899
THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, March 21, 1899
* First woman to die in electric chair...
* Martha Place - 1st report
The first two columns are consumed with reports on the very first electric chair execution of a woman in America. Column heads include: "MRS. PLACE EXECUTED" "First Woman to Die in Electric Chair in New York" "But Two Shocks Wer... See More
May 20, 1890
MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, May 20, 1890 The front page has column heads: "MORMONISM DEFINED" "Interesting Opinion by the Supreme Court" "The Nefarious Doctrine Persisted in & Propagated in Spite of All Interference". Bits of text include: "...A distinguishing feature of Mormonism is well known to be polygamy & an absolute ecclesiastical control of i... See More
Item #643132THE BOSTON INVESTIGATOR, Boston, Massachusetts, 1880-1882 A newspaper which holds the distinction of being the first American newspaper dedicated to the philosophy of freethought. Each issue has a highly displayable graphic masthead which includes the text: Truth, Perseverance, Union, Justice - The Means, Happiness the End, Hear All Sides - Then Decide, with various depictions of books label... See More
November 10, 1880
THE BOSTON INVESTIGATOR, November 10, 1880 An inside page 4 article, "THANKSGIVING," provides a contrary view to the common and frequent Presidential proclamations for days of thanksgiving and prayer, and specifically, those regarding Thanksgiving itself. The writer (unnamed) expresses their belief that such a practice is unconstitutional. Other news of the day along with period ad... See More
April 23, 1887
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 23, 1887 This issue contains a slightly larger than a full page illustration entitled "Washington, D. C. -- An Unique Festival -- Egg-Rolling in the White House Grounds on Easter Monday" and has an accompanying article.
Also in the issue is: "Destructive Prairie Fires in Kansas -- Endangered Settlers Taking Refuge in the Plowed Fields... See More
December 15, 1875
SKANDINAVIENS STJERNE, "Organ for de Sidste-Dages Hellige", Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 15, 1875 The subtitle above translates to: "Organ for the Body of Latter-Day Saints", meaning this is a quite rare Mormon periodical for the Mormon community in Denmark. American Mormon missionaries were sent to Denmark in 1850 and made significant inroads in converting many Scandinavian... See More
December 9, 1876
THE NEW YORK HERALD, December 9, 1876
* Brooklyn theater fire
Page 4 has one column headings that include: "CLOSING THE TRAGEDY" "Encoffining the Brooklyn Theatre's Dead" "Dread Scenes At The Morgues" and more with list of the known dead. Lengthy text takes up almost 2 full pages. Nice to have in this NYC title.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages,... See More
March 9, 1876
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, March 9, 1876
* Little Sisters of the Poor fire
* St. Augustine's home for the aged
The front page has a one column heading: "The Brooklyn Holocaust" "and more with list of the dead. (see)
Complete in 4 pages, large size issue measuring 26 x 20 inches, minor margin wear, generally nice.... See More
April 7, 1873
NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1873 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 Mars Head Wreck" "Operations of the Divers--Gloomy Search for the Dead--Carele... See More
May 22, 1868
THE ILLUSTRATED CHICAGO NEWS, Illinois, May 22, 1868
* Very rare title
A quite rare title which lasted by just 8 issues. This is volume 1 number 5, formatted much like the more successful Harper's Weekly & obviously an attempt to create its look-alike for the Midwest. But it would fail.
The front page features a print: "The Republican National Convention in Chicago. Scene Outs... See More
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