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October 1, 1869
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 1, 1869
* New York Wall Street financial crisis
* Stock Market & gold Panic
* Post "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th)
With pgs. 1 & 2 filled with ads news coverage begins on pg. 3 with: "WALL STREET" "Encouraging Prospects & a Gleam of Hope at Last" Gold Dealers Effecting Settlements Among Themselves" "More Injunction... See More
August 29, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 29, 1865
* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter
* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia
Among the ftpg. column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL" "A Fresh Accumulation of Horrors!" "Further Convincing Evidence Against the Prisoner" "More of Werze's Diabolical Cruelty" "He Murders Sick Soldiers as a Pastime" &qu... See More
September 18, 1865
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 18, 1865 Front page column heads include: "WASHINGTON" "False Rumors of Cabinet Changes" "The Troubles of Pardon Seekers" "The Defeat of Gen. Joe Johnston" "The Secesh Papers in Tribulation About It" "The Counterfeit Treasury Notes" "Disastrous Conflagration--Augusta, Maine, Nearly Destroyed".
... See More
March 25, 1865
ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, March 25, 1865
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Nearing the end of Civil War
As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Most of the front page is taken up with: "The Campaign In The Carolinas" and some on: "The Campaig... See More
May 27, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 27, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
A half page illustration inside: "The Coal Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--Laborers' Meeting Near The Dodge Shaft, At Hyde Park, Dispersed By The Welsh Miners and Their Wives, May 9th." Related report on another page: "The Coal Troubles." A full front page: "New Yo... See More
April 7, 1873
NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1873
* Wreck of the steamship 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 Mars... See More
October 16, 1871
NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 16, 1871
* Great Chicago fire
The front page first column has nice heads on the Great Chicago Fire, including: "THE CITY OF CHICAGO" "A Quiet & Peaceful Sabbath Yesterday" "How the Citizens Observed the Day" "Rapid Growth of the Temporary Dwellings & Stores" "Interesting Resume of the Effects of the Great Fire&qu... See More
June 20, 1873
EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, June 20, 1873
* Susan B. Anthony
* Illegal voting trial
The front page has a significant report on the woman's rights issue, with: "Susan's Sentence", which includes: "...Judge Selden made a motion in the case of Miss Anthony for a new trial on the ground of a misdirection of the Judge in ordering a verdict of guilty without su... See More
Item #636662HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, November, 1871 The issue is an article entitled "Johnny Appleseed - A Pioneer Hero" which features some small illustrations. Also within the issue is: "A New England Village"; "Rambles in the West Indies"; and more articles and stories.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, even toning, some edge tears, ... See More
Item #636657HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1872 Within the issue is: "The City of Saints" (Rome); "The Explorations of Di Cesnola in Cyprus"; "California" and other articles and stories.
Complete in 150+ pages, disbound without wrappers, some lite scattered foxing, otherwise in very good condition.
Item #636642HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, September, 1870 Within this is issue is a 5+ page article "Footprints of Charles Dickens" which begins "Charles Dickens was dead. It was hard to realize, but realized it was at last; and then there was no look or voice in London but repeated it over and over -- Charles Dickens is dead!..."
Also within the issue are articles &q... See More
Item #636641HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1865 Articles within this issue are "Prison-Life" which is from Charleston, South Carolina and contains several illustrations; "Washoe Revisited"; "Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - VIII - A Railroad Adventure"; "Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln" which features an illustration of "Abraham Linc... See More
May 29, 1869
HARPER'S BAZAR, New York, May 29, 1869
* Victorian fashions
* Dress pattern "Supplement" included!
This is the famous fashion periodical subtitled: "A Repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction" from the successful publishing house of Harper Brothers. It is the oldest continuously published fashion magazine in the world having begun in 1867.
The early is... See More
November 14, 1872
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, Nov. 14, 1872
* Great Boston fire of 1872
* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred
The front page features a nice map headed: "Diagram Of The Burnt District" in Boston, which had just suffered a horrible fire. The top of one of the columns has: "A TERRIBLE CALAMITY" "One Eighth of the Property of Boston Destroye... See More
September 4, 1875
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 4, 1875
* Fort Smith, Arkansas
* Hangings - executions (6)
* Judge Isaac Parker
Page 2 has a very brief and discrete report under "Latest General News" that reads in full: "Three white men, two Cherokee Indians and one negro were hung at Fort Smith, Arkansas, yesterday" (see)
Complete in 4 pages, very nice condition.... See More
September 1, 1875
THE FRIEND, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 1, 1875
* "The oldest paper in The Pacific"
It is rare to find Hawaiian newspapers from the 19th century, and this was the first newspaper & literary magazine published by pioneers not native to Hawaii. This title has a somewhat religious theme, but with other content as well.
Content includes "The Sailor's Friend" ... See More
May 4, 1867
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 4, 1867 Included is a one page report: "The Manufacture Of Greenbacks and Currency At The U.S. Treasury Building" which has a nice view of the exterior of the Treasury Building, plus four smaller scenes of work areas, and on the opposite page a large illustration of the "Hydraulic Engines" and one of the "Sealing Room&quo... See More
June 30, 1877
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, June 30, 1877 Included is a great full page print: "St. John, New Brunswick, Partly Destroyed Last Week by Fire" with a related article. Many other prints as well.
Complete in 28 pages, nice condition.
February 28, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 28, 1870
* Oxford MS Mississippi
* Train wreck disaster
The front page has an article headed: "The Disaster In Mississippi" "The Scene of the Accident--Twenty-One Persons Known to be Dead--Horrible Mutilations" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
January 20, 1869
NEW ORLEANS COMMERCIAL BULLETIN, Louisiana, January 20, 1869
* Uncommon title
* Eventually merged with the New Orleans Prices Current
Page 2 has: "Amnesty Proclamation" and "John H. Surratt" among other items. The back page has no fewer than 60+ illustrated steamboat and ship ads.
Four pages, large folio size, a bit irregular at the blank spine, generally good.... See More
May 13, 1876
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, May 13, 1876
* Centennial International Exposition
* 1st ever World's Fair prints
The full front page is a print; "Opening of the American Centennial Festival Exhibition: A Street in Philadelphia" showing Indians & others. Two more pages of prints of the Centennial. Many other prints as well including: "Throwing Bulls ... See More
June 9, 1866
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 9, 1866
* The Dearing family murders
* "Murder by gaslight"
* Antoine Probst execution
The back page has a one column heading: "THE HANGING OF PROBST" with subheads. (see) Lengthy text takes up almost 2 full columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More
August 11, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 11, 1877 The front page features a print of: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn - The Cable Fastenings", being the famous Brooklyn Bridge. Much inside, including: "Havens' New Telephone" and a nice print: "The Great Suspension Bridge Between New York & Brooklyn--View Looking From Brooklyn".
S... See More
April 29, 1871
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 29, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
Within the issue is a half page: "Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--The Affair of April 6th At Tripp's Slope--Rioters Stoning The Working Bosses, Who Drew Up The Coal During The Intimidation Of The Operatives." and a related report: "Scenes In The Coal Regions." Several... See More
August 4, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 4, 1877
* Brooklyn Bridge - East River
* Under construction print
The front page features two prints & an article: "Cable Making of the East River Bridge" which we now know as the Brooklyn Bridge. The balance of the issue is taken up with reports of other inventions and scientific/mechanical improvements. Also included: "The Sea M... See More
March 26, 1870
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 26, 1870 The ftpg. illustration shows: "New York--Treatment Of Emigrants At Ward's Island--Women At Dinner." Among the prints inside are: "Laborers Of A Hand-Car Of The Pacific Railroad, Attacked By Indians." "Bitter Creek Valley--Construction Camp Of The Pacific Railroad In The Foreground" and "Citadel Rock, Gr... See More
May 22, 1865
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 22, 1865
* Jefferson Davis confined
* Trial of the assassins
Page 2 has an article beginning: "Jeff Davis has arrived at Fortress Monroe & is secretly confined there..." Also: "Trial of the Conspirators" "Key to the Rebel Official Cypher" and many subheads (small hole here effects 2 words); "Gossip About... See More
August 19, 1865
NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 19, 1865 The front page column heads include: "The Lost Cable Again" which is a lengthy report on the Atlantic cable; "The Pirate Shenandoah - Destruction of a Whaling Bark" and a small bit about making "Ford's Theatre" a fire-proof building as a depository for rebel archives.
Inside has: "Notes From The People" "Li... See More
August 9, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1865 The front page has: "Sports of the Turf - The Second Day of the Saratoga Meeting - The Coveted Bauble Won by the Horse Kentucky", Page 3 has: "Death of an Ex-Slave at the Almshouse - His Will" which has the will of Denison wherein he leaves all his worldly belongings to the person that had been attending to him. Page 4 has "The Anti-Slave... See More
September 4, 1865
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 4, 1865
* Andersonville Prison - Camp Sumter
* Captain Henry Wirz trial - Georgia
Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE TRIAL [Wirz], who was the warden at the infamous Andersonville prison. "The Testimony of Western Cavalrymen" "Werze's Mode of Dealing With the Cripples and Sick Men" "He Puts Them Out of Their... See More
August 11, 1865
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 11, 1865 Among the front page column heads are: "OUR SOUTHERN TOUR" "The Real Sentiment In the South" "Views of the People" "Negro Labor--Pro and Con" "A Rough But Truthful Discourse" "The Insanity of Slavery" and much more.
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet, 2 folds... See More
June 1, 1875
THE WORLD, New York City, June 1, 1875
* Original Masonic Hall (Manhattan) dedication ceremonies
* Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of New York
The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE MASONS' JUBILEE" "Closing Preparations For The Dedication Of The Temple" Article takes up 2 full columns, all on the front page.
Other news of the day. Complete ... See More
June 1, 1868
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, 1868-1869 A lot of thirty issues of this nice daily newspaper from Philly filled with various news of the day. Each complete in 8 pages, generally very nice condition but a few might be a bit 2nd rate with some stains and/or tears, or partially loose at the spine. A nice lot with a wealth of content from shortly after the Civil War.
December 24, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Dec. 24, 1877
* Younger Brothers gang
The top of pg. 2 has column heads: "The Younger Boys" "How The Reward For Their Capture Was Divided--The Question Decided in the Courts".
Eight pages, nice condition.
January 29, 1877
THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Jan. 29, 1877
* Younger Brothers gang
* Stillwater, Minnesota
Page 5 has a nice article: "COLE YOUNGER - Painting Pails In the Minnesota State Prison--The Transgressor's Road" which begins: "This is the home of the Younger brothers. Naturally the Northfield trio were the much sought after of the convicts yesterday..." with mo... See More
April 27, 1873
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, April 27, 1873
* Rare Old west title
The ftpg. has column heads: "CHINESE LABOR" "The great Problem that Confronts Us" Not Only White Labor But White Capital in Danger" "At the Way Things are Going On, the State Will be Half Chinese in Ten Years" "What Shall We Do About It?" Also on the ftpg: &q... See More
June 14, 1873
ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, June 14, 1873
* Modoc War - Indians - Lava Beds
The top of the ftpg. has column heads on the Modoc Indian War: "THE MODOCS" "Interview With Captain Jack & Others" as well as: "Execution In Kentucky" "Destructive Fire in Cincinnati" and more.
Four pages, large folio size, bit irregular at the spin... See More
February 10, 1877
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, February 10, 1877 The front cover is a political cartoon entitled "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside the issue is: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, United States Senator-Elect from Illinois"; &qu... See More
August 11, 1865
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1865
* Post Civil War reconstruction
* Rebel prisoners - freed slaves
The front page has one column headings that include: "OUR SOUTHERN TOUR" "Still In North Carolina" "Negro Labor--Pro and Con" "The Insanity Of Slavery" "Fortress Monroe" "Pennsylvania Veterans Coming Ho... See More
March 1, 1876
WELDON & LEONARD'S REAL ESTATE CIRCULAR & PRICE LIST, San Francisco, California, March 1, 1876
* Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton founding
The ftpg. has: "Another Monument" which begins: "When James Lick executed his deed of gift, donating his immense property to various benevolent & scientific societies of this state, he provided that $750,000 should be ... See More
September 27, 1865
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 27, 1865
* Powder River Expedition (1865)
* Andersonville prison trial - Henry Wirz
Among the front page column heads are: "A Pardoned Rebel Lawyer" " "Refuses To Take the Test Oath" "The Confiscation Act" & more, with pg. 4 having; "THE WERZE TRIAL" "Werze Receipts For Sanitary Stores" "... See More
April 5, 1865
GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865
* Extremely rare military title
* General Ulysses S. Grant
* The Siege of Petersburg ending
* Civil War coming to an end
An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More
February 11, 1871
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 11, 1871 The prime print would be the very nice full page print: "The Fourteenth Of February" showing the mailman at the door with envelopes, with expectant girls (see). Other prints include: "Hoisting the German Flag on Mont Valerien" with other war-related prints, and the centerfold shows: "The Last Sortie from Paris--Prussian... See More
February 10, 1872
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 10, 1872 The prime print would be the very nice doublepage centerfold captioned: "Valentine's Day: 'Oh! Here Is The Postman!". Other prints include: "Sketches In the Bank of England" "Sketches in Rome: Basilica of St. Clement" "Townshall at Larne, Ireland" and much more.
Complete in 24 pages, great condit... See More
May 14, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 14, 1870 The front cover has "Ames' Portable Engine for Agricultural Use" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Improvements in Welding Metal Plates"; "Obituary - Zerah Colburn, Engineer, and Leading Writer of Engineering Papers"; "Geer's Improved Cherry Stoner"; and more articles, illustrations ... See More
April 13, 1872
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1872 The front cover has "Goodwin's Method of Propelling Canal Boats" with an accompanying article.
Inside the issue is a text report "Death of Samuel F. B. Morse". "After a few days' illness which, with his great age, led to anticipation of a fatal result, Professor Morse died at ten minutes before eight o'clock ... See More
March 19, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1870 The front cover has "Thomas L. Luder's Pedespeed" and "Clark's Multiplying-Pressure Fan Blower" with accompanying articles. Inside the issue is: "Products of the Pine Forest"; "Russell's Support For Mill Spindles"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, ... See More
May 11, 1869
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, May 11, 1869
* Transcontinental Railroad completed... very historic!
The front page has a report beginning: "The junction of the Union with the Central Pacific Railroad, at Promontory Point, Utah, was effected yesterday, and there is now railroad communication across the continent. The event was celebrated by jubilant demonstrations in various ... See More
March 18, 1876
THE DAILY PEOPLE'S CAUSE, Red Bluff, California, March 18, 1876 An interesting title from Northern California. Quite scarce as well, as we only have a few issues. Various news & ads of the day, mostly local.
Four pages, some stains near the bottom, very nice condition.
November 18, 1875
DUTCH FLAT FORUM, Placer County, California, November 18, 1875
* Rare Old West title
Dutch Flat is located mid-way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, near Interstate Highway 80. Famous for its hydraulic mines, from which many tons of gold were taken, for its lumber industry, its role in creating the Central Pacific Railroad, and for its large Chinese community, Dutch Flat remains one o... See More
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