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October 26, 1890
THE WORLD, Oct. 26, 1890
* Dialogue between "the beloved" Walt Whitman and "the brilliant" Robert Ingersoll
Page 10 has the account of a wonderful discussion between Walt Whitman and Robert Ingersoll. See images for details. Additional news of the day with period advertising is found throughout.
Complete in 38 pages, and in overall good condition, but this issue is from ... See More
February 10, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 10, 1876
* Evangelist Dwight L. Moody's sermon
* Preaches at P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome
* Ira D. Sankey
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Progress Of Revival Work" "The Evangelists' Third Day" "Mr. Moody Inflaming Christian Zeal--..." and more. Text takes up 1 full column on the front page an... See More
March 25, 1881
TRI-WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Detroit, March 25, 1881
* George Parrott
* "Big Nose George"
* Lynching - hanging
Page 6 has a article headed: "Big-Nose George" "Taken from Jail by a Mob and Hanged to a Telegraph Pole" See image for text here.
Complete in 8 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.
Item #662950HARPER'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
October 4, 1872
DAILY CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, October 4, 1872
* Ulysses S. Grant notice
* Civil War general for president
A pg. 2 ad endorses the Grant-Wilson ticket. Also present is a list of the state and county Republican candidates. Also with in the issue is other news of the day and numerous advertisements.
Complete in four pages measuring approximately 20.25 x 13.5 inches in very... See More
January 1, 1885
NATIONAL TRIBUNE, Washington, D.C., 1885-1887
One of our staff member's recently wrote a post on the History's Newsstand Blog regarding this title, and in part described it as "a paper packed full of everyday life," and although published at the seat of government, she continued: "The newsy, small town tone reminds me of my recent time in New England, with the stran... See More
July 24, 1877
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, July 24, 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 at Easton..." "The Situation at Hazleton" "The Situation at Wilkesbarre" "The Troubles at Reading" and m... See More
May 22, 1866
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1866
* Very first meeting of the ASPCA (founding)
* Humane Law Enforcement Division
The back page has an article taking 8 column inches headed: "American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals" which begins: "The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, held their first regular meeting since incorporation, last ev... See More
November 21, 1894
THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., November 21, 1894
* H.H. Holmes arrested
* Herman Webster Mudgett
* 1st U.S. serial killer
Page 2 has an article headed: "Holmes' Texas Career" "The Alleged Pitzel Case Conspirator Now Charged With a Double Murder" and more. See images for coverage on the arrest and indictment of H.H. Holmes, America's 1st serial killer.
Complete wit... See More
September 9, 1875
THE INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL, September 9, 1875
* P.T. Phineas Barnum ad
Page 5 has a nice & somewhat large illustrated advertisement for: "The Only Hippodrome in America Any Ten Shows On This Continent! "P.T. BARNUM'S Great Roman Hippodrome" with further details. The ad includes a large illustration of P. T. Barnum (see).
Eight pages, a few binding slits along the... See More
February 16, 1866
CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 16, 1866
* Jesse James Gang
* 1st known robbery (1st report)
* Liberty, Missouri bank
The front page has an article headed: "Guerrillas Rob a Bank in Western Missouri" with subhead: "Bank Robbery" Nice detailed report here.
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, m... See More
May 9, 1885
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 9, 1885 Page 5 has a fascinating print of: "Ayres' New Aerial Machine" with a related article: "A New Aerial Machine" with much detail on how this machine would work. It even notes: "...illustrations shows it very clearly and we believe that a machine constructed as here represented can do its work successfully...".
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September 4, 1880
TULARE WEEKLY TIMES, Visalia, California, Sept. 4, 1880
* Rare old West title
From this Tulare County city in the agriculturally-rich San Joaquin Valley of Central California. News of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, light toning, should be handled with care.
October 19, 1893
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, Oct. 19, 1893 Of special interest is item #XIX of "Notable Jews - Julius Bien" which also includes a photograph & biography of him.
Among many other prints & photos is a full ft. page print of the "Vigilant", winner of the International Yacht Race; a full pg. on the yacht race; a doublepg. centerfold with 16 prints & photos on ... See More
November 29, 1893
PUCK, New York, Nov. 29, 1893 Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:
front page: "... See More
August 5, 1865
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 5, 1865 A full page has two large prints: "Paul Falk's Lion Park, 8th Avenue and 110th Street, New York -- View Of The Hotel" and "View Of Lion Park and Belvedere...".
Also a half page: "The Great Rowing Match On The Hudson River At Poughkeepsie, New York"; fullpg: "...Burning of the Ship William Nelson Off the... See More
October 7, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 7, 1865 A nice foldout centerfold: "Grand Celebration of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows & Dedication of the Monument...Founder of the Order...In America, at Baltimore...".
Other prints include: "Fort Smith, Indian Territory, Arkansas..." "Camp Russell, New Haven, Conn...." "The Ruins of Jackson, Miss... See More
May 24, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 24, 1890 The prime feature is a great doublepage centerfold with 25 prints of: "Views In Cairo, Illinois, One of the Rapidly Growing Cities of the West."
Among the other prints are: "New Jersey--Magnificent Peddie Memorial Church in Newark, Recently Dedicated..."; a fullpg. of 9 prints of "...Hon. William McKinley, Jr. M... See More
September 5, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 5, 1874 Full ftpg. Nast 'Precious Jewel of Thy Home Return'. Fullpg: 'Sketches At Long Branch'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The Game Of Polo' is dramatic. Fullpg: 'Bullfight At Madrid'. Fullpg: "Baseball in England -- The Match on Lord's Cricket Grounds Between the Red Stockings and The Athletics".
Comp... See More
March 6, 1871
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 2, 3, 4, 6, 1871 A lot of 4 issues each with front page content on the end of the Franco-Prussian War.
The March 2 issue has a lengthy article headed: "THE WAR ENDED" "The Treaty of Peace Ratified by the French Assembly" and further on: "Paris Before the Occupation" with more. Much reporting in the other 3 issues as well.
The capture of... See More
December 16, 1875
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 16, 1875 The top of the front page has a lengthy article--taking 1 1/2 columns--on the control of the strategically significant Suez Canal.
Headed: "ENGLAND AND THE EAST" "The Purchase of the Suez Canal Shares" "Varying Views on Its Expediency--General Sentiment Favorable to the Measure--The Government Embarrassed--Mr. Disraeli's Position--A... See More
December 30, 1879
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 30, 1879 Horace Greeley may not have been a fan of Thomas Edison as almost nothing is published in this title about the electric light inventory. However at the same time most other newspapers were reporting the invention the Tribune did not, but instead had on the ftpg: "The Brush Electric Light" noting in part: "...The Brush electric light is the only ... See More
December 27, 1879
THE SUN, New York, Dec. 27, 1879 Page 3 begins with over a half column article headed: "EDISON'S ELECTRIC LIGHT" "All Electricians Invited To Visit The Menlo Park Laboratory" "Mr. Edison's Rejoinder to Prof. Morton--His Written Replies to Put Questions--The Light Perfected--its Cost--Visit from Presidents and Directors of Gas Companies--The Electric Lights St... See More
Item #661453HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, January, 1890
The entire back page is captioned: "Our National Game", showing twelve different baseball caricatures each with a caption, illustrated by the famed artist A.B. Frost.
Other content is "Jamaica, New and Old" "The Russian Army" "The Smyrna Fig Harvest" "St. Andrew's" and many additional articl... See More
April 18, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1874 Certainly the best print in this famous illustrated newspaper is the very nice full page by noted artist Winslow Homer, captioned: "New York Charities--St. Barnabas House, 304 Mulberry Street".
Among the other prints in this issue are the full front page by Thomas Worth: "Pride & Politeness", the full page with eleven sce... See More
October 2, 1880
THE PEOPLE, Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 2, 1880 This newspaper existed from 1870 thru 1903. Only held by 3 institutions: 1 has just 3 issues; 1 has just 1 issue; 1 has a sizable run.
The Entire front page is taken up with a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned: "Every Public Question With An Eye Only to the Public Good." and headed: "Fac Similie of CREDIT MOBILIER CARTOON,... See More
December 13, 1888
THE GRAPHIC, Cambellsburg, Indiana, Dec. 13, 1888 The volume 1, number 50 issue of a newspapers which is not held by any American institution (Union List of American Newspapers). Very rare as such. Various news & ads of the day from this town in Southern Indiana with a current population of about 600.
Four pages, partially loose at the spine, stab slits at the spine from disbinding, som... See More
March 20, 1875
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, March 20, 1875 At the bottom of the front page is: Executions", an inconspicuous report headed: "Last of Vasquez--The Bandit Hanged At San Jose". The report, which describes the execution of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez., states in part: "The bandit Vasquez was executed to-day at San Jose. Not attempt was made at a rescue....Everything passe... See More
April 19, 1889
THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, April 19, 1889 The top of the front page has column heads including: "ON TO OKLAHOMA" "The Boomers Allowed to Cross the Cherokee Strip" "And Align Themselves on the Border of the Promised Land" "Final Arrangements Completed for the Opening on Monday" "Several Lives Lost in Affrays Between the Settlers" with th... See More
July 7, 1876
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 7, 1876 Page 2 has some very nice first column heads reporting the Custer massacre, including: "THE MASSACRE" "The Gallant Cavalry Leader's Death Officially Confirmed" "Names of the Killed, Wounded and Missing Officers" "An Interview With General Sheridan" "A Mistake, for Which He Paid the Penalty of His Life"... See More
September 9, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 9, 1876 Several interesting items in this issue including a page 5 item, although brief: "The Northfield Robbers - Reported Fight With the Escaping Bank Raiders" who were the Younger Brothers.
Also on page 5: "THE INDIAN WAR", "Crook Striking In For the Black Hills" "Sheridan's Arrangements Upset" "Sitting Bull's In... See More
June 26, 1872
NEW YORK HERALD, June 26, 1872 Page 3 has Walt Whitman's "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free," a poem he wrote and delivered at the 1872 Commencement at Dartmouth College.
This printing was actually from the day prior to the Commencement, making it one of the earliest if not the earliest printings of this poem. It is widely considered its first publication and was later incorpor... See More
May 30, 1868
NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1868 History tell us that the very first official Memorial Day was in 1868. In that year General John A. Logan established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, various Union and Confederate memorial traditions, celebrated on different days, merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended ... See More
December 23, 1871
THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Nevada, Dec. 23, 1871 This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to the... See More
February 23, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 23, 1870
* Marias Massacre
* Piegan Blackfeet Indians
* Colonel Eugene Baker
The front page has an article headed: "Massacre Of Indians" "Colonel Baker's Attack on an Indian Village--Men, Women and Children Slaughtered--Ninety Women and Girls Killed" See image for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing fl... See More
March 22, 1876
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 22, 1876
* Johann Philipp Reis
* Very early telephone experiments
Page 4 has a very early article on: "The Telephone" which takes most of a column. Although this article talks about the work of a "Professor Reuss", the inventor it apparently was actually referring to was named Philipp Reis. The Reis telephone actually turned out to be too ... See More
November 15, 1889
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 15, 1889
* Nellie Bly's trip around the World
* Augusta Victoria ocean liner
Page 5 has a very small and discrete one column heading at the bottom of the page: "Flying Trips Of Two Young Women". See image for 1st report coverage on Nellie Bly leaving for her famed trip around the World. Unfortunate for such a small report here, maybe beca... See More
January 25, 1890
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Jan. 25, 1890
* Nellie Bly's trip around the World
* Returns home
The back page has one column heads: "Miss Nellie Bly" "At Harrisburg This Morning on Her Return Trip Around the World" which reports on her arrival at Harrisburg and Philadelphia following her record-breaking trip around the world (see).
Four pages, large f... See More
January 31, 1892
VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, Jan. 31, 1892
* Rare Southwestern title
* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)
A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early histo... See More
December 31, 1898
THE AMERICAN, Manila, P.I. (Philippine Islands), Dec. 31, 1898 A rare title published during the Philippine-American War, or the Philippine War for Independence. Reports include; "The Expedition to Iloilo" "Spanish Revolution Denied in Madrid" "The Buffalo Arrives at Port Said" "The Presidential Proclamation" and more. The large masthead features a hug... See More
November 9, 1872
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, dated November 9, 1872 The prominent feature of this issue if the well-known print by G.B. Goddard, "Dog Boy and Clumber Spaniels", taking two full pages (of a scene of a boy surrounded by several dogs, with related article). Other prints include: "The Frontier of British Columbia", a mail steam ship, "Looshais On The ... See More
September 19, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1874 Although there are many very nice prints within this complete, 16 page issue, by far the most desired is the very nice full page print by Winslow Homer titled: "Flirting on the Sea-Shore, and on the Meadow" (see image).
Also included in this issue is a nice full front page by Frank Church: "A Village Public School--The Y... See More
June 20, 1866
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, June 20, 1866
* Salt Lake City, Utah
* Brigham Young - polygamy
The front page has a one column heading: "Utah and the Mormons". The article is over a full column in length and provides great details of the life-styles of the Mormon life, including the pros and cons of polygamy; how some of the wives get along and where others ... See More
January 24, 1891
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has a 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... See More
January 14, 1890
THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 14, 1890
* Nellie Bly's trip around the World
* Best title to have
Page 2 has the report on the return home of Nellie Bly from her round-the-world trip, an excursion which was sponsored by this newspaper. It also ran a contest to guess to exact length of time for her trip (see photos).
The report is headed: "Guess Early & Often" which... See More
Item #660984HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, December, 1866 This issue carries the first appearance of Mark Twain in a national magazine with the story "Forty-Three Days In An Open Boat. Compiled from Personal Diaries".
Also within the issue is "Ballad of Uncle Joe"; "A Reminiscence of Sleepy Hollow" and many more and illustrations.
This contains 136 pages, wi... See More
Item #660983HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July 1894 This issue contains numerous articles including "The Golden House"; "The President at Home" which includes illustrations of Presidents Lincoln and Grant; "Specimen Jones" which is illustrated by Frederic Remington; "My First Visit to New England"; "An Australian's Impressions of America&qu... See More
August 8, 1895
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, August 8, 1895
* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett
* America's 1st serial killer trial ending
* Murder Castle in Chicago
The front page has small one column headings: "Have Struck Another Clew" "Hotel Clerk Identifies Woman Who Accompanied Holmes to Canada" (see) See image for text.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light... See More
April 11, 1866
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 11, 1866
* Civil Rights Bill becomes law
* Post Civil War - slavery
Under "XXXIXth Congress: is a tiny heading: "The Civil Rights Bill" with brief text. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.
September 10, 1898
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 10, 1898 A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the first automobile advertisement ever published in America is on the back page (not the very first appearance, which was in the July 30, 1898 issue).
The top of the back page has an advertiseme... See More
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