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April 26, 1856
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
October 16, 1858
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 16, 1858 The ftpg. shows; "Conflagration of the Crystal Palace, New York" with more prints on this inside. Prints inside include: "Steamers at Anchor in Put-In Bay, Lake Erie" ""Picnic at Put-In Bay, Lake Erie"; a great numismatic item with obverse & reverse prints of the: "Proposed New Cent, U.S. Curr... See More
May 2, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 2, 1885 The full ftpg. shows: "Baptismal Rites of the 'Church of God', as Performed at Saxton, Bedford County, Penna." with text inside. Other prints inside: "The New Produce Exchange Building, Chicago" "Scene at the Billiard Tournament in Irving Hall" "Alabama - The Interstate Drill at Mobile--View of the Camp&qu... See More
June 22, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, June 22, 1893 Of special interest is item #11 of "Notable Jews - Leo N. Levi" which also includes a photograph & biography of him.
Among many other prints & photos is a full front page print of: "The World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago", a full page of prints concerning fire fighting; full pg. print of the iconic "Wash... See More
June 27, 1793
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 27, 1793 Page 3 has: "A Bill" titled: "An Act more Effectually to Prevent, during the Present War Between Great Britain & France, all Traitorous Correspondence with, or Aid or Assistance being Given to, His Majesty's Enemies."
The ftpg. is filled with ads including 16 illustrated ship ads. Four pages, ver... See More
August 19, 1848
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Aug. 19, 1848
* Rare antebellum title
Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.
The ftpg. contains various Acts of the federal Congress with one signed in type by the President: James K. Polk, and va... See More
September 7, 1889
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 7, 1889 Inside has a nice 6 by 4 1/3 inch print of: "John Montgomery Ward, The Famous Short-Stop, New York Base-Ball Club." Includes a brief biography of Montgomery, a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Other prints include a full ftpg: "Scene at Quarantine..." "Lake George..." "Scene on the Grounds of the ... See More
March 22, 1890
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 22, 1890 An inside page has a nice 5 by 7 inch illustration captioned: "Opening Of The Base-Ball Season.--Game Between The Chicago And Brooklyn Clubs On The Flagler Grounds, at St. Augustine, Fla." with a view of the grandstand and portions of the seating along the baselines, with a game in progress. There is a related article on another pa... See More
October 6, 1887
ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 6, 1887
* Very rare issue from the Arizona Territory
This is an extremely early and uncommon newspaper from Arizona Territory (it wasn't a state until 1912). Filled with various news of the day both local and national, and a wealth of ads--most very "Western" looking and many illustrated.
The front page has almost a full column of: "Lo... See More
January 5, 1858
LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, Queens County, Long Island, January 5, 1858 In addition to the regular four page newspaper--which features on the front page the "New Years' Address of the Carrier of the Long Island Democrat" which takes up 2 1/2 columns--this issue includes a separate, single sheet broadside titled: "Long Island Democrat---Extra" which is entirely tak... See More
April 30, 1861
WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 30, 1861
* Beginning of the Civil War
* In a rare Confederate title
* Abraham Lincoln blockade
Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More
December 1, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1883 Full ftpg. shows: "The Evacuation Day Centennial---Grand Marine Procession Passing Up the East River" showing the Brooklyn Bridge. Prints inside include: "Texas--Types of the Cowboys of the Plains" "Louisiana--Sketches in & About New Orleans"; great doublpg. centerfold shows view of the grand parade cele... See More
March 12, 1822
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, March 12, 1822
* Paul Revere's son
Near the bottom of the front page is a nice illustrated ad for the "Joseph W. Revere..." bell foundry. Joseph was one of the 16 children of Paul Revere who continued the business from his father. Close to it is another add: "Copper" for sale by J.W. Revere, at the same address. Nice to have these 2 Revere ite... See More
August 30, 1894
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1894
* Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show advertisement
Page 9 has a nice, illustrated advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill (see). Just above it is an ad for "Sousa's Band", being the famed John Philip Sousa.
Complete in 10 pages, lightly browned, some small margin tears, oth... See More
June 8, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, June 8, 1893 Of special interest is item #11 of "Notable Jews - Isidor Bush" which also includes a photograph & biography of him (see hyperlink for more on his life).
Among many other prints & photos is a full page with 5 photos of: "The Columbian Exposition at Chicago".
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
... See More
November 2, 1889
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1889 The full front page is taken up with two illustrations: "Scenes At The Polo Grounds During A Game Between the New York and Brooklyn Clubs" which shows spectators watching a baseball game, and a terrific action print showing: "A Touch-Out at Second Base."
Other prints within include: "On the Western Plains--Friend or F... See More
December 22, 1855
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 22, 1855 The ftpg. shows: "Sunken Schooner Eudora, From City Island" with more relate prints inside including; "The Eudora Tragedy--Arrest of the Negro" and "Burning of the Steamers at Memphis". Also a print of: "Greytown, Nicaragua" "Explosion of a Steam Fire-Engine, Cincinnati" a doublepg. cent... See More
June 21, 1793
DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 21, 1793 Page 2 has a curious & lengthy letter which begins: "The prevailing opinion in the minds of many, that so great a length of time has elapsed since the creation, that every discovery & improvement which the human intellects are capable of, has been made, and that 'there is no new thing under the sun', has... See More
February 21, 1885
THE ILLUSTRATED CHRISTIAN WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 21, 1885. In celebration of Washington's birthday the entire ftpg. is a montage of prints of George Washington & his life, captioned: "First In War, First In Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen."
Prints inside include: "View of Quebec From Point Levi" "Champlain St. "The Falls of Montmo... See More
March 3, 1871
SAN JOSE DAILY PATRIOT, California, 1871
* Rare Old West title
* Santa Clara Valley
In 1850 San Jose became just the 2nd incorporated city in California (Sacramento was first) & was on the Butterfield mail route. The ftpg. is mostly ads with news items & more ads inside, many of which are illustrated.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.... See More
December 16, 1882
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 16, 1882 The full ftpg. is: "Abandoned". A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Visions of Christmas-Tide" has four scenes including a central print showing Santa Claus, with his bag of toys, distributing dolls to a children's hospital (see). A few other Christmas related prints as well.
Complete in 32 pages, nice condition... See More
September 23, 1880
FRIENDSHIP WEEKLY REGISTER, New York, September 23, 1880
* Uncommon title
* James Garfield w/ print
This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Page has a illustrated notice: "Republican Nominees, For President, James A. Garfield....etc." (see photos)
Light browning with minor spine wear, otherwise in good condition.... See More
December 27, 1856
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 27, 1856 Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the frontpage 9 x 8 inch print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text (see images). Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include: "The Rev. Dr. Livings... See More
March 19, 1881
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1881
* Thomas Alva Edison
* Electric light patent #
Near the back is an inconspicuous yet very significant item under the list of: "Index of Inventions For Which Letters Patent of the United States were Granted in the Week Ending Feb. 15, 1881" is an entry reading: "Electric light, T.A. Edison.....237,732". This was th... See More
November 21, 1891
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 21, 1891 The full ftpg. is a duo-tone print of: "A Box Party at the Horse Show" which is quite displayable. Other prints inside include: "St. Bartholomew's Parish House...Parochial Help for the Poor of New York City" "Offering Prayer in a Chinese Club House in Mott St." a fine doublepg. centerfold: "S... See More
December 18, 1896
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, December 18, 1896 This is a single leaf "Extra-Supplement" only, a color print of: "Two Little Doves, From a Painting by B. Hall". A nice item for display in very nice condition. Measures 11 by 15 1/2 inches.
December 20, 1802
BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE EXTRA, Dec. 20, 1802 Here is a neat, untrimmed, single sheet "extra" containing all ads and notices. Of particular interest is the first column which has eight illustrated ship ads. Printed on both sides, wide, untrimmed margins, 11 by 13 inches, some damp staining, generally nice.
February 22, 1873
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, Feb. 22, 1873 This is the "Extra Supplement" doublepage centerfold only, captioned: "The Temple of Heaven, Pekin" in China. See the hyperlink for more on this notable temple, which dates back to the early 1400's.
Great condition, 21 1/2 by 15 1/2 inches.... See More
February 2, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893 A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).
Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More
February 28, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 28, 1885 The ftpg. shows: "...Rescue of a Schooner's Crew Off Fire Island by the Life-Saving Corps". Inside has a full page print: "Dedication of the Washington National Monument...", plus a few other unrelated prints.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
September 20, 1890
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York Sept. 20, 1890 The front page has full-length portraits of: "Oliver S. Campbell, Champion Of The United States" and "H. W. Slocum, Jr., Ex-Champion", both in tennis attire of the day and each holding a tennis racket. Caption: "The National Lawn-Tennis Tournament On The Grounds Of The Casino, At Newport, Commencing August 27th.... See More
February 23, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856 The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with... See More
May 8, 1861
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 8, 1861
* Rare Confederate title
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
The ftpg. is entirely taken up with ads as are pgs. 3 & 4, while pg. 2 has some content concerning the Civil War, from the Confederate perspective. Items include: "The Free Negroes of the State", an address to the "Honorable General Assembly of North Carolina... See More
April 30, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 30, 1853 The front page shows: "Representation of the Royal Guards, of Cincinnati, Ohio" Inside prints include: "View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" (with textual description), "View of Indian Falls, near Cold Spring, New York", "New badge of the Boston Police" "View of Font Hill, Forrest Castle, at ... See More
May 5, 1892
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1892 The front page of this issue is very colorful and shows a horse-drawn coach traveling along a busy New York street, captioned: "A May Morning on Fifth Avenue".... See More
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
November 5, 1868
SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 5, 1868 Although known to all as the current capital of California, this city got its start thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by John Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riv... 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
October 3, 1893
ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 3, 1893
* Rare old West title
* Maricopa County
This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 19 years before it joined the Union. The ftpg. has: "Three Men Wounded" "A Desperate Shooting Affray in Oakland" "Two Innocent Men are Killed in the Melee" and "Dynamite in New Mexico" and pg. 2 has: "Witches In Mot... See More
August 22, 1863
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
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
June 18, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853 P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.
The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More
February 5, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 5, 1853
* Rare Californian miner print
* Gold Rush
The front page has an illustration of: "Almeda De Paule, Havana". A halfpg. inside has a view of: "Montpelier, Vermont." and another halfpg. shows: "Crossing The Ice, On The Hudson River, At Albany".
But the prime content in this issue is the quarter page print captioned:... See More
December 15, 1855
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 15, 1855
* Volume 1 - Number 1 issue
This is the very first issue, volume one, number one, of what would become the first truly successful illustrated newspaper in America, predating even the famous Harper's Weekly by more than a year. Following on the heels of the Gleason's/Ballou's publication which lasted about 10 years, Les... See More
February 9, 1856
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
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
January 11, 1834
GALAXY OF COMICALITIES, Philadelphia, Jan. 11, 1834 A very rare newspaper, said to be the first illustrated comic periodical in the United States. This issue contains 4 woodcuts among its eight pages. This title only lasted for 40 issues, hence its rarity. This is the volume 1, no. 15 issue. Measures 6 by 9 1/4 inches. Good condition.
A rare book dealer has an issue offered for ... 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
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
August 1, 1799
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, August, 1799 Included is a very interesting letter taking nearly half a page which describes the "phenomenon" of what we consider a relative common cyclone, or tornado. But apparently at the time, in England, such events were almost unknown. Interesting reading as the eye-witness describes the tornado (see). Adjacent to it is a full page plate... See More
April 8, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 8, 1854 This was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time, preceding the famed Harper's Weekly by 6 years. The ftpg. has a nice graphic items concerning "Thomas Jefferson" with a nice view of Monticello as well. Prints inside include "An Inca of Peru" "An Indian Campo or Ante" with 3 more prints of Indians in ... See More
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