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November 6, 1886
COLORADO GRAPHIC, Denver, Nov. 6, 1886 True to its name, this issue has various illustrations on 7 of its 8 pages, all with different themes and of people and places. Included are prints of: "A Curious Old Town" being New Orleans; a print of: "Mrs. Lucy Parsons" and an article on her headed: "The Woman Anarchist" with the text taking nearly 1 1/2 columns. Lucy P... See More
July 5, 1720
THE POST-BOY, London, July 5, 1720 Page 2 has a report beginning: "Several persons concern'd in the effectual settling and improving at the Bahama Islands under the Rt. Hon. Wm. Lord Craven's title, do hereby...give notice to all carpenters, smiths, sawyers, brickmakers, bricklayers, masons, and other artificers..." which relates to tradesman settling in the Bahamas.
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March 2, 1942
DEUTSCHE ZEITUNG In Den Niederlanden, Amsterdam, March 2, 1942 Title translates to "German Newspaper In The Netherlands", published during the German occupation of the country. The ftpg. has a photo of German officers observing the troops, and another of 6 German officers.
Complete in 6 pages, folio size, nice condition.
Medgar Evers assassination... Vivian Malone and Jimmy Hood... racial barriers at University of Alabama: with a related photo...
June 12, 1963
THE PRATT DAILY TRIBUNE, Kansas, June 12, 1963 The front page has a one column heading: "Negro Leader Killed" which reports the assassination of African-American civil rights activist Medgar Evers. The report begins: "Medgar W. Evers, one of the South's prominent Negro leaders, was mortally wounded in the driveway of his home early today...".
Also on the front page i... See More
October 8, 1865
NASHVILLE WEEKLY PRESS & TIMES, Tennessee, Oct. 8, 1865 A pg. 3 column has a stack of headlines including; "R. E. Lee a College President" with the text noting: "General Robert E. Lee was installed President of Washington College at Lexington, Va., on last Monday. The ceremonies were of a very unostentatious character in compliance with General Lee's request...".
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January 30, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 30, 1799 Page 2 has a "Message" signed in type: John Adams, which introduces some documents concerning the situation in France. Also a report on: "A Duel" fought between Majors Cushing and Lewis, with details.
Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, light foxing, good condition.
November 25, 1942
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, Nov. 25, 1942 The front page has a very notable report on the extermination of the Jews in WWII, headed: "Jewish Death Toll Under Hitler Put at 2,000,000" "Extermination of All Jews in Occupied Europe Ordered, Dr. Wise Reports". One item notes: "...That the Jewish population of Warsaw, Poland, already has been reduced from 500,-0... See More
June 6, 1885
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 6, 1885 The front page features: "The New War Ships of the British Navy - H.M.S. Imperieuse" with an accompanying article. Inside includes: "Machine for Shelling Peas" "Ferguson's Combined Bee Swarmer and Hiver" "Power Shears for Cutting Sheet Metal" and more articles & illustrations of the latest inventions ... See More
September 1, 1888
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept.1, 1888 The front page shows: "The Great Timber Raft from Joggins, Nova Scotia" with an accompanying article. Inside includes: "Economical Triple Compound Semi-Portable Engine" "The Spiral Screw Driver" and more articles & illustrations of recent inventions & improvements of the day.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition... See More
September 9, 1867
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Sept. 9, 1867 Page 2 has over half a column taken up with: "The Amnesty Proclamation" "More Executive Clemency" "The Excepted Classes" which includes the full text of the document, signed in type by the President: Andrew Johnson. Pg. 2 has some editorial comment on the Proclamation as well.
As a bit of history a website no... See More
June 18, 1875
DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, June 18, 1875 The front page has nice coverage of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Bunker Hill: "BUNKER HILL" "Centennial Celebration--Gorgeous Decorations--An Immense Procession--Unbounded Enthusiasm--350,000 Visitors in the City of Boston" with the text taking nearly a full column.
Four pages, large folio size, clean cut at the... See More
January 8, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 8, 1853 Half the ftpg: "View Of The Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, N.Y." Half page: "Off To The Diggins--Scene Illustrating The Gold Fields Of Australia" Nearly a halfpg: "View Of The City Of Providence" plus slightly smaller illus. of the Arcade, Railroad Depot, & Market Square, all in Providence.
Sixteen pages, scattere... See More
December 17, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 17, 1859 The first column heads include: "The Executions At Charlestown" "Bold But Unsuccessful Attempt of Cook & Coppic to Escape" "Impressive Religious Services in the Prisoners' Cells" "Immense Concourse of Spectators to Witness the Executions" "Firm Demeanor of the Culprits on the Scaffold" "The Hanging ... See More
March 14, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 14, 1862 A significant issue reporting one of the most famous naval battles of the 19th century: the Monitor vs. the Merrimac. It ushered in "modern" naval engineering with the use of iron-clad vessels.
One column heads on the back page include: "THE GREAT NAVAL FIGHT" "Official Report Of The Affair" "The Maiden Cruise Of The Monitor"... See More
July 16, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 16, 1796 Nearly half of the front page is taken up with two Acts of Congress, one for: "...making further appropriations for the year 1796.", each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington. Quite displayable.
Four pages, very nice condition.
January 3, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 3, 1863 The front page is dominated by a very large Civil War map headed: "THE GREAT BATTLE IN TENNESSEE--Scene of Gen. Rosecrans' Battle Around Murfreesboro..." with related front page heads.
But the prime content is on page 4 where almost an entire column is taken up with: "IMPORTANT" "THE PROCLAMATION OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATE... See More
December 15, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 15, 1861 The front page is dominated by a very large & very detailed map headed: "THE DOOMED CITY OF CHARLESTON, S.C. -Map of Charleston, S.C., Showing the Burnt District...". First column heads relate to the fire, this text taking the remainder of the ftpg.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
May 16, 1912
THE EVENING TIMES, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, May 16, 1912 Although the top of the ftpg. has column heads: "3 TITANIC VICTIMS PERISHED IN AN OPEN BOAT" "That They Starved to Death Is Terrible Probable--Raft Picked Up" "Mother Meets Children", perhaps the better report is on page 2: "Cobb Rushes Into Stand and Slugs Fan" with subhead: "Detroit Star, ... See More
June 1, 1927
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, June 1, 1927 The top of the last column has content on the return of aviation hero Charles Lindbergh: "Cruiser To Take Aviator Direct To Washington" "Government Takes Steps for National Welcome to Capt. Lindbergh at Capital" and more. Plus page 11 has a full page taken up with 6 photos headed: "France's Welcome to America's ... See More
October 1, 1873
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 1, 1873 The photo shows the nice back page ad for " P. T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum Menagerie" which includes a portrait of Mr. Barnum and various details about the attractions and performances. The ad takes two-thirds of the column.
Eight pages, good condition.
March 28, 1775
THE MIDDLESEX JOURNAL & EVENING ADVERTISER, London, March 28, 1775 The front page has a continued report headed: "Taxation No Tyranny; an Answer to the Resolutions and Addressed of the American Congress. By Dr. Johnson." Page 2 has over a full column headed: "The Following is an Authentic Copy of the Petition of the North American Merchants Presented to his Majesty..."... See More
January 2, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 2, 1799 Page 2 has a letter addressed to: "Thomas Jefferson, Vice President of the United States" concerning being an elector for President, signed: "A Plain American". Pg. 2 also has much on the Napoleonic Wars, with: "Official Account of the Amputation of Another Limb of the French Monster" "From Gibraltar" "Buon... See More
March 27, 1979
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, March 27, 1979 The banner headline announces: "Egypt and Israel Are At Peace" with subhead: "Historic Treaty Is Signed" There is a large photo of Sadat, Carter and Begin shaking hands after the signing of the peace treaty.More related content on the ftpg. and inside.
Also of interest is a sports section photo of Michigan State's Earvin "Ma... See More
August 16, 1935
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Aug. 16, 1935 The front page features a headline on the airplane crash that took the lives of Will Rogers and Wiley Post: "ROGERS AND POST KILLED WHEN AIRPLANE CRASHES" "WILEY POST LIVED LIFE OF AMBITION" "Rogers Ever A Humorist" and more. Also one column photos of Rogers and Post.
Complete in 8 pages, ver... See More
August 24, 1919
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, Aug. 24, 1919 A front page one column head announces: "JONES DEFEATED IN GAME BATTLE FOR GOLF CROWN" "Davidson Herron, of Pittsburgh, Wins Amateur Championship..."Bobby's Play Hurt By Unruly Gallery" and more.
But the sports section has much better coverage with a banner head: "ATLANTA BOY IS 1919 RUNNER UP" with a qu... See More
October 25, 1929
LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Oct. 25, 1929 A front page two column headline announces: "$1,000,000 POOL FORMED TO BOLSTER UP MARKET WHICH RECOVERS AND THEN REACTS". Notable reporting from the beginning of the great stock market crash of 1929 which would lead to the Great Depression.
Sixteen pages, irregular at the spine & partially loose at the spine, nice condi... See More
December 3, 1950
NEW YORK TIMES, December 3, 1950 A nice sports section banner headline proclaims: "NAVY UPSETS ARMY, 14-2, ENDING CADET 28-GAME STREAK" with subheads and a nice action photo. Much more related reporting with headlines, photos and stats. This game is considered one the greatest upsets in college football history.
The complete Sunday edition with 100+ pages. This is the "Rag Pa... See More
September 25, 1969
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 25, 1969 The front page has a three column head: "Mets Win to Clinch Eastern Title" with a photo.
In the sport's section is a banner headline: "Mets Beat Cards, 6-0, and Win Division Title After Cubs Down Expos, 6-3" with subheads, photo and box scores. First report coverage on the New York Mets winning their first pennant in franchise history. ... See More
January 1, 1920
JUDISCHE RUNDSCHAU, Berlin, Germany, 1920 A quite rare Jewish title from Germany just after World War I, with a subtitle in the dateline which loosely translates to "Zionist strive for the creation of a Jewish secured homeland in Palestine."
An eight page newspaper in the German language, and I suspect at least a portion of the content relates to the efforts of Zionists amon... See More
April 4, 1933
NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1933 The front page has a nice banner headline announcing: "DIRIGIBLE AKRON CRASHES IN LIGHTNING STORM AT SEA; ONLY 4 OF THE 77 MEN ABOARD ARE REPORTED RESCUED; AIRSHIP IS BELIEVED A TOTAL LOSS; WIDE SEARCH ON" with subheads. An early first report. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this world famous newspaper.
Complete in 38 pages, ... See More
June 17, 1963
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, June 17, 1963 The front page banner headline announces: "SOVIET ORBITS FIRST COSMONETTE" with subheads including: "26-Year-Old Woman Believed Destined for Rendezvous in Space" and more with 2 related photos of the famous woman. A nice report of the Soviet Union rocketing the first ever woman in space.
Complete in 22 pages, very nice ... See More
May 3, 1934
THE BELLINGHAM HERALD, Washington, May 3, 4, 9, 18, and 29, 1934 This is a 5 issue set from May of 1934 which provides a great swath of reporting covering this famous period of gangsters, robberies, and mob related events. The issues include reports (and images) mentioning Al Capone, John Dillinger, and John Hamilton (see). Each issue is complete, have minor margin tears, general... See More
January 31, 1939
THE TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Kansas, Jan. 31, 1939 The first column on the ftpg. is headed: "Hitler Pledges Duce Aid" plus: "Promises Support in Any War Against Fascist Italy" and more. This was one of Hitler's many speeches prior to the outbreak of World War II. This speech in particular was the first time Hitler called for the extermination of the Jewish population, gi... See More
March 22, 1919
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, March 22, 1919 The sports page, page 11, has a one column head: "Ruth Signs With Red Sox For Three Years" with the report noting in part: "...signed a three-year's contract with the world's champion Boston American League Baseball Club at a salary reported to be around $10,000 per playing season. Ruth was a holdout until yesterday... See More
November 10, 1938
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Nov. 10, 1938 This is a very significant issue in Judaica history and the story of the Holocaust. One column heads on the front page: "Attache Dead; Nazis Riot and Fire Synagogues" "Hitler's Doctor Fails to Save Victim of Paris Assassin" "Berlin Finds 'Martyr' in Anti-Jewish Drive" with smaller subheads. Text begins: "Naz... See More
September 16, 1933
NEW YORK TIMES, September 16, 1933 While this issue provides a significant amount of content regarding the affairs and progress of the Nazi party on Germany, the most significant content is the page 13 obituaries of Chofetz Chaim (Rabbi Yisroel Meier Cohen) , historic and influential Judaic figure from Poland known as one of the "36 saints who saved the world", and Isadore Saks, of... See More
February 15, 1951
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, Feb. 15, 1951 Page 18 has a nice banner headline: "Robinson Wins Title on TKO in 13th" with subheads and two related photos on the historic fight with Jake Lamotta. This was the sixth and final fight between the two in which Robinson regained the title.
Complete in 30 pages, nice condition.
January 24, 1891
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of the art... See More
August 29, 1820
NEW-HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Aug. 29, 1820 Page 3 has a report on the Constitution of the State of Missouri, beginning: "The important instrument, the Constitution, was finished on the 17th of July, engrossed on parchment the next day, and was to be signed in the afternoon of the same day. Of particular interest is mention that the document was ordered to be print... See More
September 16, 1840
THE SHELBY NEWS, Shelbyville, Kentucky, Sept. 16, 1840 A surprisingly few number of issues of this title are held by any institution, per Gregory. This is a volume one issue.
The top of the front page makes an accurate prediction: "That Gen'l William Henry Harrison will be the President on the 4th of March next, & will rectify all the evils under which the country suffers... See More
May 14, 1891
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, May 14, 1891 Inside has a report of the running of the 1891 Kentucky Derby, won by the horse Kingman, ridden by Hall of Fame African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy.
The pg. 7 heads note: "Kingman's Easy Triumph" "He Wins the Kentucky Derby by Scarcely More Than a Canter" "No Match For Him Was In The Race" & more. The a... See More
May 14, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 14, 1853 An illustrated newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but which began several years earlier. Among the many illustrations within is one which is quite desirable: "Interior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." which also has a rather brief descriptive article next to it. This "Rodolph Sholom" synagogue was located ... See More
Item #648550THE PRESENT STATE OF EUROPE OR THE HISTORICAL & POLITICAL MONTHLY MERCURY, London, England, August, 1695 This is "The Second Edition" as noted on the title page, having been printed within two years of 1695. This is a very uncommon periodical published during the reign of King William III, formatted something like a pamphlet but definitely a periodical, with the more extended t... See More
May 22, 1781
EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, May 22, 1781 Page 2 has interesting Judaica content, including: "...but first, & more particularly, this last species of persecution fell upon the Jews: that unhappy class of men after being stripped of all their property, after being made to pass through a weigh-house...where, under a strong guard of soldiers they were strictly searched to the ... See More
January 1, 1779
A quite rare four page pamphlet without a title but the heading at the top of the first column is: "Governor Johnstone's Speech, with the Answer and Reply" which has much concerning the Revolutionary War in America, but with talk of events in Europe as well. A few bits include: "...On the first movement of our troops Washington must have crossed the Susquehannah & left all t... See More
September 28, 1848
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848 Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich gold mines. The people there have been seized with madne... See More
July 6, 1867
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 6, 1867 The front page has an article: "Improved Portable Photographic Apparatus" which 2 illustrations of: "Houston's Portable Photographic Camera" (see). But the most significant item in this issue is the page 3 article headed: "Type Writing Machine" which begins: "A machine by which it is assumed that a man may pri... See More
August 27, 1790
THE HERALD OF FREEDOM, Boston, Aug. 27, 1790 A rare title which lasted but 1 1/2 years from 1788-1790. Page 3 has a report from Philadelphia noting: "Some of the blessings anticipated in the removal of Congress to this place are already beginning to take effect. Rents of houses have already risen...Even in the outskirts of the city rents have lately been increased...This is oppressive..... See More
May 23, 1768
SUPPLEMENT TO THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, May 23, 1768 The ftpg. has some nice content including a letter to the Liverymen of London, portions including: "...The chief merit with you...I know to be a sacred love of liberty & of those generous principles...have since secured to this nation the great charter of freedom. I will yield to none of my countrymen in this noble zeal... See More
May 1, 1854
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 1, 1854 Page 5 has a fascinating, very lengthy, and detailed article headed: "Slavery Described By An Eye-Witness" which begins: "Last August I visited a retired agricultural district of Virginia, wishing to see my friend & to look at slavery with my own eyes...We reached Norfolk next day in the afternoon. I never had seen a slave...The slaves appeare... See More
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