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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
February 10, 1872
WOODHULL & CLAFLIN'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 10, 1872 A very desirable title which lasted but 6 years, difficult to find in the collecting market today. In the masthead is: "Progress! Free Thought! Untrammeled Lives! - Breaking The Way For Future Generations." Victoria Claflin Woodhull was an American leader of the woman's suffrage movement, an advocate of free lov... See More
December 23, 1871
THE NAPLES & FLORENCE OBSERVER, Italy, Dec. 23, 1871 An interesting newspaper in English, published in Naples with various news & ads of the day.
Four pages, small repaired hole at the very center, nice condition.
September 11, 1899
THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, September 11, 1899
* Dreyfus Affair sentenced (Judaica)
* Political scandal in France
* Miscarriage of justice
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "CAPT. DREYFUS' SENTENCE" "Some Believe He Will Not Serve The Ten Years" and more. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, ligh... See More
March 1, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 1, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
The bottom of the front page has a small one column heading: "Mining Outrages-Buildings Repeatedly Fired" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.
September 5, 1892
PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, September 5, 1892
* Lizzie Borden in jail for hatchet murders in Fall River, Massachusetts
* John L. Sullivan arrives in New Orleans, unawares his title reign is about to come to an end
The bottom of the front page has a brief article with a one column heading: "The Borden Murder Mystery" (see image for text). Although brief, it is nice to have a Liz... See More
June 1, 1800
THE EUROPEAN MAGAZINE, London, June, 1800 Formatted much like the more popular Gentleman's Magazine of the era, but this is a more rare title.
Perhaps the dominant feature of this issue would be the two full page engravings still present, the first: "A Portrait of Tippoo Sultaun" [aka Tipu Sultan & Tiger of Mysore; see hyperlink] with a related article: "Tippoo ... See More
December 21, 1880
FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, December 21, 1880
* Uncommon title from "Flag City, USA"
* Jay Gould's control over railroads expands
Page 2 has a brief article which states in part: "Jay Gould seems to have captured the new railroad enterprise which points from Pittsburg [sic] to Chicago...", with more (see image). Page three also has an interesting article which ... See More
April 14, 1888
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 14, 1888 The front cover has "Moving the Brighton Beach Hotel - General View of the Operations" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The New Steamship City of New York - 10,500 Tons, 560 Feet Length"; "The Roman Aqueduct at Nimes"; "The Waltham Non-Magnetic Watch" and more articles, illustrations and ... See More
July 29, 1882
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 29, 1882 The front page is "The Manufacture of Opium" which is comprised of six illustrations with an accompanying article inside. Inside the issue are: "Drain Cutter"; "Taylor's Cutter Bar for Reapers and Mowers"; "Tasker's Improved Thompson Pulverizer"; "John Scott Russell"; "Microscopical Ex... See More
June 18, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 18, 1870 The front page has "Suspension Bridge over the Alleghany River at Pittsburgh, PA" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Vandenvinne's Patent Steam Excavator"; "Hotte's Improved Coffeepot"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, in good nice condition.... See More
Item #642494HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1863 This issue begins with a 14 page article titled: "Continental Money" which offers a terrific history on the continental currency in use during the Revolutionary War. Included are 36 illustrations of many of the notes in use at the time. A wonderful article in understanding paper money from that era.
This is followed by anoth... See More
October 8, 1881
PITTSBURGH EVENING CHRONICLE, Pennsylvania, October 8, 1881
* Steel city - Steelers
* Allegheny County
News of the day with several interesting advertisements, many illustrated.
Complete in 4 pages, larger size issue measuring 28 x 22 inches, produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy ... See More
October 26, 1945
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, October 26, 1945
* Robert Ley suicide death
* German Labour Front leader
The front page has two column heading: "Ley, Nazi Labor Boss, Hangs Self With Towel In Nuernberg Jail Cell" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on Robert Ley, head of the German Labour Front, suicide while awaiting trial at Nuremberg for war crimes.
Other news, spo... See More
May 12, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 12, 1877 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: MANUFACTURING OF SILVERWARE - BRYANT VASE - CALCULATING MACHINE - FIRE ESCAPE & much more, with related text.
May 9, 1873
THE WORLD, New York City, May 9, 1873
* Bloody Benders
* Cherry Vale, Kansas
* Corpses discovered
The front page has a brief article with a small and somewhat discrete heading: "Eight Dead Bodies Found Under A House" See image for key text here.
Eight pages, light staining, some margin wear with small tears, should be handled with care.... See More
April 15, 1889
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, April 15, 1889
* Oklahoma land rush beginning
* Boomers and Sooners
* Town of Guthrie riot
This uncommon title from the deep South has news of the day with many advertisements. Page has an article headed: "OKLAHOMA" "Hanging Around the Borders--Settlers Determined to Go Forward" and more. (see)
Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear and... See More
Item #640608HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1866 The first article is 21 pages on: "Blackwell's Island Lunatic Asylum" which includes 20 illustrations. Some 21 years later investigative reporter Nellie Bly would rise to journalistic fame by posing as an "insane" patient to be committed to the female asylum there and exposing cruelty towards patients and the... See More
Item #640606HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July 1871 This issue has a wealth of images, maps, and content, including: "The Mount Cenis Railway and Tunnel" with eleven related prints; "The United States Naval Academy" with eleven related prints; "Along the Florida Reef" with 7 prints; "The Recovery of Jerusalem" with 12 prints; "Gallery At ... See More
July 25, 1877
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, July 25, 1877
* Great railroad strike
* Riots in many cities
This 4 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
The front page has small one column headings that include: "The Situation in Wilkesbarre" "The Railroad Troubles" "The Morris & Essex" "The Situation in Reading" and more. Le... See More
March 8, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, March 8, 1871
* Meridian MS Mississippi
* Race riot - Freedmen
* KKK Ku Klux Klan
The front page has an article headed: "A Judge Killed In Court" "Bloody Riot at Jackson, Miss--A Long Roll of Killed and wounded" First report coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in ... See More
June 15, 1876
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 15, 1876
* President Ulysses S. Grant
Page four has the text of the letter President Ulysses S. Grant wrote to the children and youth of America at the request of the editor of The Sunday School Times for insertion into the Centennial Edition. The letter emphasizes the importance of the Bible in regards to life and liberty: "My advice to Sunday Schools, no... See More
May 13, 1875
ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, May 13, 1875
* Henry Ward Beecher
* Elizabeth Tilton
* Adultery trial
* Victoria Woodhull
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "THE SCANDAL" "The Notorious Woodhull in Court" and more. Text takes up almost 2 full columns.
Complete in 8 pages, a li... See More
July 28, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 25, 1877
* Great railroad strike ending ?
* Riots in many cities
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. The front page has several headings: SEE. (see) Much more on page 4 with loads of text.
This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable... See More
April 1, 1885
WESTERN WORLD, Chicago, April, 1885 In the masthead: "A Journal of Information for Those Seeking Homes or Investments in the United States" and the focus seems to be on those interesting in settling in the West. Among the articles are land investments in: "The Mesilla Valley, N.M." "Northwestern Iowa" "Cost of Living in Florida" "Forfeited Texas P... See More
February 4, 1871
NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK, Feb. 4, 1871
* Rare pro-white title
A racist newspaper which existed before, during, and after the Civil War. The motto in the masthead: "The Republic of Washington and Jackson--A Union of Co-Equal States, And A White Citizenship." Among the articles: "White & Black--How Divided" "The 'Colored Cadet' " "Woman Suff... See More
October 21, 1889
BRONSON JOURNAL, Michigan, October 21, 1887
* Uncommon title from Great Lakes region
This issue contains news and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 4 pages, measures 25 1/2 x 19 1/2, loose along the spine, light toning, should be handled with care.
October 9, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1897
The front page of this issue has a full page illustration by W. A. Rogers titled: "Attitude of the Easy Boss". Fullpg: 'Shipping Grain at Brooklyn Elevators' & fullpg. with 6 illus. of; 'Moving The Great Grain Crop Thru the Lakes'. Nice fullpg. with 7 photos of: 'In The Klondike Gold Fields'. Fullpg. with 5 pho... See More
July 8, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 8, 1877
* Battle of Cottonwood - Idaho
* Nez Perce War - Looking Glass
* Captain Stephen Whipple
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 3 has an article headed: "THE RED REBELS" "Col. Whipple Smashes Looking Glass at Clear Creek" and more. (see)
This issue is not fragile as newsprint b... See More
December 3, 1875
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 3, 1875
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Discovers Etheric force
* Radio waves
Page 4 has most of a column taken up with: "Etheric Force" which notes in part: "...an ingenious person of telegraphic antecedents has just informed the world that he has discovered a new force, which he calls the 'etheric force'...This force, he assures us, is neither... See More
April 22, 1898
THE OAKMAN NEWS, Alabama, April 22, 1898
* Uncommon title
This 4 page issue has news of the day, literary content and advertisements.
Complete, light browning, minor margin wear, a little staining, otherwise good. Should be handled with care.
May 10, 1875
EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, May 10, 1875
* German ocean liner SS Schiller
* Isles of Scilly sinking disaster
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "Appalling Disaster" with subheads. (see) Text takes up about 2 1/2 columns of the front page.
Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.
September 19, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 19, 1865
* Ordinance of secession repealed
Among the ftpg. column heads: "Counterfeiting Government Currency" "Office Seekers From the South" "The Free Labor System in Missouri & Alabama" "South Carolina--Repeal of the Ordinance of Secession" and more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, archival repair to ... See More
May 30, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 30, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln - trial of the conspirators
* Rebels pardoned by Andrew Johnson
Page 2 has: "Amnesty & Reconstruction" "Proclamation By The President" "Full Pardon for the Rebel Masses" "The Leaders, Officers, Raiders & Pirates Excepted" "Reconstruction of North Carolina" an... See More
December 25, 1875
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 25, 1875 Inside has a full page with six prints captioned: "The Hebrew Fair at Gilmore's Garden...In Aid of the Mount Sinai Hospital..." plus a related article on the facing page.
Also within: "New York City--The Car-Drivers' Coffee Room, Corner of 7th Ave. and 50th Street..." and a full pg. with 3: "Scene... See More
May 11, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895 The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree." Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World". There are two pages of text headed: "The Evolution of the Amateur Pitcher" which includes 10 p... See More
February 3, 1887
THE CUBA PATRIOT (weekly), New York, February 3, 1887
* Hayti Negroes
Page 6 has an article headed: "Voudoo Worship" with subhead. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
July 18, 1898
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, July 18, 1898
* Battle of Santiago de Cuba
* Spanish Navy surrenders
* Spanish-American War
Inside has various reports on the Spanish-American War, the most notable on pg. 7: "YANKEE DOODLE" "Red, White and Blue Over Santiago Palace" "Acts Following the Surrender of General Toral" "Shafter Takes Formal Possession o... See More
December 27, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 27, 1865
* Rare pro-Confederate title
One of the latter dates of this once Copperhead newspaper (northern paper with pro-South leanings). Among the reports: "Progress of Reconstruction" "Restoration of South Carolina" "Jefferson Davis--The Kentucky Resolutions" "The Programme Of Ruin - The Position of the Abolition Par... See More
February 24, 1887
THE CUBA PATRIOT (weekly), New York, February 24, 1887
* Edmunds-Tucker Act passes - Anti-Polygamy bill
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Page 2 has a one column heading: "ANTI-POLYGAMY BILL" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
June 24, 1876
THE SOUTH, New York, June 24, 1876 A curious newspaper calling itself "A Journal of Southern Progress" which focused on advocating the virtues of life in the South, & a publication: "...through which the people of the North & of other lands should become better acquainted with the South...". The entire ftpg. is taken up with a nice print of: "Independen... See More
February 10, 1887
THE CUBA PATRIOT (weekly), New York, February 10, 1887
* West Hartford, Vermont
* Vermont Central Railraod
* Train wreck disaster (bridge)
The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "BRIDGE OF DEATH" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the Vermont Central Wreck at Hartford, Vermont.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice ... See More
August 19, 1894
THE WORLD, New York, Aug. 19, 1894
* Nellie Bly expose reporting
* "Our Wickedest Summer Resort"
Although Nellie Bly's is perhaps most famous for her trip around the world in 72 days, most of her work as a reporter for the World newspaper was exposing various vices in society. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.
This issu... See More
July 6, 1882
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 6, 1882
* Charles Guiteau execution (1st report)
* President James Garfield murderer
Most of the ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the execution of Charles Guiteau, the man who assassinated President James Garfield. First column heads include: "JUSTICE DONE" "The President's Assassin Executed" "Thrilling Scenes Witnessed Durin... See More
Item #639435HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, bound volume for December, 1882 thru May, 1883 A great volume with much reporting on some of the romance of the Old West. Certainly the best item is the first article in the March issue, "Across Arizona", which takes 16 pages & is quite detailed with eleven prints including a: "Map of Southern Arizona" "Nortons Landing, On The Colo... See More
December 6, 1878
CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, December 6, 1878
* Robert 'Little Reddy' McKimie capture
* Black Hills region outlaw desperado
Page 3 under "General News" is a report datelined "Cincinnati" and begins with: "Bob McKimmy, the Black Hills desperado who was arrested at Hillsboro, O...."
Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 8... See More
June 16, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1865
* 1st Hebrew free school in NYC
* Post Civil War reconstruction
The front page has a great amount of content on the Reconstruction process in the South including: "Reconstruction Gossip at the National Capital" "The People of the South Converted by the Sword to the Northern Version of the Constitution" "They Accept the Overthrow ... See More
September 15, 1878
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 15, 1878
* Thomas Alva Edison
The top of page 6 has column heads: "The Newsograph" "A Most Remarkable Application of Edison's Last Patent" "The Device of a Park Philosopher for Bringing the Word's News To Every Man's Home". This is an interesting article on a man's idea of bringing "verbal" news int... See More
August 5, 1879
THE NEW-YORK TIMES, August 5, 1879
* Volcano, West Virginia - ghost town
* Fire disaster - total destruction
The front page has small one column headings: "A West Virginia Town Burned" "The Village Of Volcano Destroyed By An Incendiary Fire" See image for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some margin wear with small tears, should be handled with car... See More
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