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April 11, 1865
THE SEMI-WEEKLY TIMES, New York, April 11, 1865
* General Robert E. Lee's surrender
* Appomattox Court House signing
We are pleased to offer this terrific & much desired issue on the end of the Civil War. The surrender of Lee at Appomattox has always been a keystone issue for any Civil War collection.
Page 2 begins with: "The Crowning Victory" "Victory--Peace&q... See More
November 6, 1876
THE MORNING REPUBLICAN, Scranton, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1876
* The Hayes-Wheeler ticket
* Wounded vets to not receive promised compensation
* Illustrated Wyoming Seminary advertisement from the Levi Sprague era
This interesting report on the front page regarding wounded soldiers not receiving their promised compensation, multiple reports on the election 1876 throughout, a printin... See More
May 11, 1875
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 11, 1875
* Whiskey Ring scandal
* Tax revenues
The top of the front page has: "A Gigantic Ring Exposed" "Secretary Bristow Deals the Whisky Ring a Deadly Blow" with many subheads. See the hyperlink for much on the Whiskey Ring. Note that the great raid by the Treasury Dept. happened on the day previous. The article takes one-third of the ftpg. &... See More
July 9, 1866
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 9, 1866
* Battle of Custoza (1866)
* Third Italian War of Independence
* Italian unification process
The front page has a two column map headed: "The First Battle In Italy" (see) Many one column headings include: "EUROPE" "King Victor Emanual Marches the Italian Army Into the Heart of the Quasrilateral" Bloody Battles At Samacompagna&... See More
September 29, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 29, 1877
* Union Pacific Big Springs robbery
* $20 gold pieces ($60,000) train holdup
* Old West outlaw - train robber Sam Bass
The front page has over a full column taken up with reports of the Big Springs train robbery of the Union Pacific Railroad, with heads including: "Daring Detectives" "How the Western Train Robbers Were Hunted Do... See More
September 1, 1875
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, September 1, 1875
* Bank of California failure
* William Chapman Ralston suicide ?
The front page has an article headed: "CALIFORNIA" "The Funeral Of Ralston-The Financial Situation-The Bank Failure" and more.
Complete in 4 pages, irregular along the spine, a little light foxing, otherwise nice.... See More
July 4, 1866
NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1866
* California mining regions
* Gold and silver rush
Page 3 has a very nice article headed: "CALIFORNIA MINING" "Its Importance And Extent" "Washing for Gold in the Early Days and at Present" The Silver Regions" and more. (see) Text takes up 3 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
July 5, 1866
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1866
* Portland, Maine fire disaster
* Early 1st report coverage
Page 5 has a one column heading: "Great Fire In Portland" with subhead.(see) A early 1st report here giving the brief coverage near the start of the fire.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
March 27, 1876
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1876
* Battle of Powder River
* Great Sioux War of 1876 begins
* Montana Territory
The back page has a very brief and discrete report under "Latest General News" that reads in full: "Gen. Crook's expedition has destroyed Crazy Horse's camp of hostile Sioux in Powder River canon" (see) Unfortunate for the small repor... See More
June 23, 1877
CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, June 23, 1877
* Battle of White Bird Canyon
* Nez Perce War - Chief Joseph
This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.
Page 4 has a one column heading: "THE INDIAN OUTBREAK" (see)
Complete in nice condition.
May 1, 1871
RICHMOND DAILY WHIG, Virginia, May 1, 1871
* Laura Fair murder trial
* "The Woman in Black"
* Alexander P. Crittenden
* Love triangle case
The front paged has an article headed: "The San Francisco Murder Trial" with subhead. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More
August 2, 1876
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 2, 1876
* Hamburg SC South Carolina
* Massacre riot inquiry
Page 5 has an article headed: "THE HAMBURG MASSACRE" "Murders For Opinions Sake" "Southern Local Authorities On Trial" with the article taking over 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day shortly after Custer's massacre. Complete in 10 pages, minor margin wear, gener... See More
June 10, 1871
EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, June 10, 1871 Inside has a very ice full page print by J.S. Davis: "Trouting" showing two men fishing. Also two pages of: "On The Mississippi" which has 5 prints including: "A Creole Pedagogue" "The Landing Near Bonnet Carre" "A Deer-Chase on the Mississippi" and "A Submerged Plantation". A full page of scene... See More
January 1, 1876
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 1, 1876 The full front page is a Keppler political cartoon: "The Anti-Third-Term Bombshell in Congress". Other prints within include: "Holiday Exhibition of Dolls in a Window at Macy's...", a full page Christmas-theme print (see); "The Martha Washington Reception at the Academy of Music...", 3 prints concerning ... See More
July 17, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 17, 1873
* Ann Eliza Young
* Brigham divorce
* Mormons - polygamy
The front page has one column headings: "A Mormon Sensation" "Brigham Young's Seventeenth Wife Leaves--Suit For Divorce And Alimony Probable". See image for text. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news of the day. ... See More
October 3, 1871
* Brigham Young - Mormons leader
Page 2 has a Mormon item headed: "Utah" "The Prophet's Institutions in Danger--Brigham Forsook the Church for Lucre--The Brethren have No Financial Confidence in Him--The Troubles with the Judiciary" with the article taking over 1 1/3 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice co
December 27, 1866
Here is a complete, genuine historic newspaper with the following title, date and description: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, December 27, 1866.
* Fetterman Massacre
* Fort Laramie
The bottom of the front page under: "Massacre At Fort Laramie" "Three Officers And Ninety Soldiers Surrounded And Butchered" is a rather inconspicuous report reading in full: "A terrible ma... See More
September 3, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 3, 1874
* Coushatta massacre
* Red River Parish, Louisiana
* White League attack
Page 4 has one column headings: "Does The Telegraph Lie!" "A White Reign of Terror in Louisiana" See images for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning and minor wear at the folds, a little irregular at the spine, generally good.... See More
September 5, 1874
NEW YORK HERALD, September 5, 1874
* Red River War
* John w. Davidson
* Native Americans - Indians
Page 3 one column headings that include: "DISARMING THE REDS" "Another Severe Chastisement for the Indians" "More Fighting On The Washita" and more with smaller subheads. Lengthy text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages... See More
December 10, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 10, 1870 The front page of the issue contains an illustration "Merrill's Improved Horse-Power Drilling Machine" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Dreadnought Burglar-Proof Safe"; "Smart's Self-Oiling Seamless Wagon Skein Box"; "The Allen Engine"; and additional illustrations, article... See More
September 18, 1874
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, September 18, 1874
* Battle of Liberty Place
* New Orleans LA Lousiana
* John McEnery & William Pitt Kellogg
* Confederate veterans
Page 2 has an article with small heading: "The Louisiana War" (see) Coverage on the Battle of Liberty Place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, very nice... See More
Item #628319HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1876 Featured in this issue is an article "The Microscope" - Its Origin. Other articles are: The Principalities of the Danube; The Crime of Abigail Tempest; The Crime of Abigail Tempest; The First Century of the Republic; The Baby; Confederate Make-Shifts; The Southern Industrial Prospect; and other additional stories and illustrations ... See More
November 26, 1873
THE MILAN ADVERTISER, Ohio, November 26, 1873
* Erie & Huron County
* Thomas A. Edison birthplace
This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting period advertisements.
Complete in 4 pages, piece torn away along the top margin, minor light foxing, otherwise quite nice.
July 5, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1865
* Battle of Gettysburg memorial
* National Cemetery cornerstone laid
Page 5 has: "Gettysburg" "The Celebration Yesterday on the Great Battle Field" "General Howard's Tribute to the Veterans" "Miles O'Reilly's Poem of the Day and Place" "The Ceremonies of Laying the Corner Stone of the Gettysburg Mon... See More
May 25, 1868
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, May 25, 1868
* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery
* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana
* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
On the front page under "The Jeffersonville Railroad Express Robbery" is a report datelined "Louisville, May 23" that states in part: "...the men who seized the express car last night on the Jeffersonville R... See More
May 8, 1869
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 8, 1869 Prints within include: "Marketing At The Five Points, New York"; a full page with two illustrations: "The Strike Of The 2nd Avenue R. R. Drivers -- The Resumption Of Travel -- Scene At The Depot" and "Windmill At Laramie, Wyoming Territory, For Supplying The Locomotives Of The Union Pacific RR With Water".
Sixteen... See More
May 30, 1866
NEW-YORK TIMES, May 30, 1866
* General Winfield Scott death
The front page has: "Death of Lieut.-Gen. Scott" "Sketch of His Long & Glorious Military Career" "His Political Aspirations, Successes & Defeats" "His Course During the Rebellion--The Organization & Handling of the First Army" "His Last Illness & Death--Personal Rem... See More
December 1, 1876
WEEKLY OREGON STATESMEN, Salem, Dec. 1, 1876
* Election of Rutherford B. Hayes
* Rare Old West title
Page 2 has a 1 line, 1 column head: "We Are Thankful" & subheads: "Behold How Brightly Breaks The Morning" "The Lord On Our Side" "Rutherford B. Hayes, President" "Our Republican Pyramid". The report is quite graphic w... See More
October 9, 1873
THE WORLD, New York City, October 9, 1873
* NRA National Rifle Organization
* 1st annual prize meeting - Creedmoor
The front page has an article headed: "Shooting At Creedmoor" "First Annual Prize Meeting Of The National rifle Association" with results. See images for text here. The NRA was founded just two years earlier making this a very early report on the famous orga... See More
March 6, 1875
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1875 Interesting content on the latest inventions of the day, one of the more intriguing (or perhaps comical) is a new "Life-Preserving Mattress" which describes the product and illustrated it when in use (see). Other illustrated articles within as well.
April 5, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 5, 1865
* Last days of the Civil War
* Fall of Richmond, Virginia
* Abraham Lincoln
Page 5 has a very historic report on the fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, and which signaled the end of the Civil War which would come a few days later. The top of the first column has: "THE WAR" "The Fall of Richmond!" which... See More
April 9, 1873
NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1873
* Buffalo Bill - William F. Cody
The front page has: "The Hostile Indians" "The Murder of Surveyors Retaliation for the Killing of Indians" (see).
Page 7 has an interesting advertisement for "Niblo's Garden" at which are appearing: "Hon. W. F. Cody...the original Buffalo Bill" and "J. B. Omohundro...the ori... See More
July 26, 1866
NEW YORK TIMES, July 26, 1866
* Grade of General of the Army created : Grant suggested
* Farragut to be Admiral of the Navy
Among the front page first column headlines are: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "The Bill Creating the Grade of General Signed by the President" "Lieut-Gen. Grant Nominated to the Place" "Vice-Admiral Farragut Nominated Admiral" and mor... See More
May 20, 1865
ARMY NAVY JOURNAL, New York, May 20, 1865 Subtitled: "Gazette of the Regular & Volunteer Forces", this newspaper contained only military-related news, the perfect source for any battle report or military information. Even the advertisements are military related.
The front page has an article headed "The Military Situation" and beginning: "The pursuit & captu... See More
May 14, 1871
THE ALASKA TIMES, Seattle, Washington Territory, May 14, 1871
* Very rare W.T. issue
This paper had moved to Seattle in 1870 and continued published under the same title despite no longer being in Alaska. Oswald's "Printing In The Americas" reports: "...he moved it to Seattle where he published two numbers only...", however I've had about a dozen issues all ... See More
September 8, 1866
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 8, 1866 Inside has a full page print: "Chattanooga, Tennessee, From Lookout Mountain". Other prints include: "Bacon's Castle, Surry, Virginia" "The Steamer Wyoming on the Banks" & other scenes near Long Branch, New Jersey; "Great Conflagration at Jersey City...Destruction of the Petroleum Docks Adjoining the... See More
June 8, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 8, 1870
* Masonic - Masons - Freemasonry
* Knights Templar - grand lodge
The back page has an article headed: "THE MASONIC FRATERNITY" "Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge" "The Grand Master's Address" and more with smaller subheads. Text takes up about 2 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
April 19, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1873
* Modoc Indian War
* Lava Beds - Captain Jack
* Second Battle of the Stronghold
Page 3 has a one column heading: "FIGHTING THE MODOCS" with smaller subheads. Lengthy text takes up over 3 full columns.
Other news of the day throughout. 8 pages in nice condition.... See More
March 24, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1868
* President Andrew Johnson
* Reconstruction era impeachment trial
All of the front page is taken up with reports on the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson with 1st column headings that include: "IMPEACHMENT" "President Johnson's Answer to the Charges and Specifications" and more. (see)
Other news of the day. Comple... See More
July 18, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, July 18, 1865 The ftpg. includes: "The Burning of the Wm. Nelson" "Further Details of the Disaster" "WASHINGTON" "The Rebel Ram Stonewall to be Delivered to Our Government" "The Trial of Miss Harris"
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.
September 16, 1871
EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, Sept. 16, 1871 The full ftpg. print shows: "The Communist Prisoners in the Orangerie, Versailles". Nice fullpg. prints: "The Last Year of the Gaming Tables at Baden..." "Revere, Mass., On the Eastern Railroad" and "Returning From Work--A Sketch in the Tyrol", a nice doublepg. centerfold: "Yachting Off The Isle of Wight"... See More
February 19, 1876
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 19, 1876
* Blackwell's Island insane asylum
* Nellie Bly fame
A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Snowballing" which shows a snowball fight among children. Also a fullpg. print: "America Sketches: Prison Life on Blackwell's Island", and another doublepg. centerfold: "Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Lahore" ... See More
June 14, 1872
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, June 14, 1872
* Dr. David Livingstone found
* Henry Morton Stanley
Page 3 has small one column heading: "Dr. Livingstone" with brief text. (see)
Other news and several interesting advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized issue, minor spine wear, nice condition.
March 11, 1875
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, Bakersfield, March 11, 1875
* Rare Old West title
An uncommon & early title from this California town.
Four pages, a wealth of ads, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
September 23, 1871
EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, Sept. 23, 1871 The full ftpg. shows: "Hannah Binding Shoes". Inside has a nice fullpg. print of: "Ratisbon Cathedral" and: "Charles Dickens as Capt. Bobadill" "The Four-in-Hand Club, St. James's St., London. But perhaps the best print is a very nice full page; "A View of Memphis, Tennessee" showing the river as well, wi... See More
September 2, 1871
EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, Sept. 2, 1871 The full ftpg. is a print of: "Earl Russell". Among prints inside are: "Abbotsford From the Tweed" "Helen MacGregor, Rob Roy's Wife"; a very nice full page print: "On a Mississippi Steamboat - Roustabouts", showing many African-American longshoremen (see). This is part of a lengthy article: "A Day On a Mis... See More
July 5, 1865
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, July 5, 1865 Inside has an editorial headed: "Andrew Johnson". Other items include: "Colored People's Celebration" "The Fourth at Fisherville" "American Women" "Executions Among the Jews" and more.
Four pages, nice condition.
June 19, 1865
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 19, 1865 Page 2 has a full column headed: "The Mutiny of the Colored Troops in Hampton Roads" (see).
Four pages, irregular at the spine margin, otherwise nice condition.
October 15, 1876
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 15, 1876
* Jesse James Gang
* Outlaw Frank captured
The top of page 4 has column heads including: "FRANK JAMES" "The Notorious Outlaw in the St. Louis Calaboose" "The Police of This City Effect the Capture in a Creditable Manner" "Frank Denies His Identity as a James boy--But He is Certainly the Northfield Robber Wounde... See More
February 17, 1870
THE VILLAGER, Amesbury & Salisbury Mills, Massachuetts, February 17, 1870
* Uncommon title
Published weekly during the textile industry boom. Contains news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Complete in 4 pages, minor spotting, nice condition.
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