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September 2, 1868
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 2, 1868 Page one includes: "Hebrew Grant and Colfax Campaign Club", which, as noted within the text: "...headquarters at No. 7 Delancy Street. It held its first regular meeting last evening...This claims to be the first Jewish political club organized i this country. According to its circular it was formed to demonstrate that the Hebrew of this... See More
June 17, 1893
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., June 17, 1893
* Lizzie Borden murder trial ending
* Fall River, Massachusetts
* Woman hatchet killings
The top of page 4 has an article with coverage on the ending of the the Lizzie Borden murder case, with the top of the page heads: "Borden Evidence Is All In" "Arguments To Begin Monday" and more. Text takes up over 4 full columns.
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April 5, 1879
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 5, 1879 This issue contains prints and related images of the following: an acoustic apparatus, the Pennsylvania Mower, the Herreshoff Torpedo, the Fuller Electric Light, Dean's Hydraulic Packing Press, and more.
Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, irregular at the spine, a small library stamp on the front page, otherwise good.
November 17, 1880
FINDLAY DAILY JEFFERSONIAN, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1880
* Uncommon title
* "Flag City, USA"
The 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, some illustrated.
Complete, a little irregular along the spine, light damp staining, generally in good condition.
Item #665039THE SHAKER, Shakers, New York, and Shaker Village, New Hampshire, May, 1876
* Uncommon title
A monthly publication "Published By The United Societies" for folks in the Shaker community, quite famous today for the style of furniture they produced. This issue has much religious-related content.
Eight pages measuring 9 1/2 by 13 inches, great condition.... See More
September 4, 1874
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 4, 1874
* Coushatta massacre
* Red River Parish, Louisiana
* White League attack
The front page has one column headings: "THE SOUTHERN OUTRAGES", "The Louisiana Massacre" "Gov. Kellogg Issues A Proclamation Offering $5,000 Reward For The Capture Of Each Person...." Coverage on the Coushatta Massacre in Red ri... See More
February 27, 1870
THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 27, 1870
* Very 1st NYC subway opens (1st report)
The top of page 7 has one column headings: "'Under Broadway'" "Proposed Underground Railroad..." Coverage on the opening of the Beach Pneumatic Transit subway. This was New York City's very 1st subway and was invented by Alfred Ely Beach. It's power source was pneumatic. H... See More
November 3, 1887
PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, November 3, 1887
* Jenny Lind death
* Swedish Nightingale
* Opera singer
Page 2 has a small and very inconspicuous report under: "Jenny Lind Dead" which text that begins: "That wondrous voice to be heard no more on earth !...."
Complete with 4 pages, a very large sized issue measuring 29 1/2 by 23 1/2 inches, light toning and minor wear at ... See More
December 3, 1875
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 3, 1875
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Discovers Etheric force
* Radio waves
Page 4 has most of a column taken up with: "Etheric Force" which notes in part: "...an ingenious person of telegraphic antecedents has just informed the world that he has discovered a new force, which he calls the 'etheric force'...This force, he assures us, is neither... See More
December 23, 1876
WEEKLY NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, Nevada, Dec. 23, 1876
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
An early issue from this famous gambling city in Northern Nevada near Lake Tahoe. A wide range of content and a wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear, nice condition.
July 14, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, S.C., July 14, 1871
* Orange Riots (2nd)
* New York City
* Irish Protestants & Catholics
The top of the front page has one column headings: "After The Battle" "A Review Of The Bloody Work Of The Twelfth Of July" and more. Coverage on the 2nd of two Orange Riots in New York City between Irish Protestants "Orangmen" and Irish Catho... See More
July 19, 1871
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, July 19, 1871
* Thomas "Tad" Lincoln death
* President Abraham Lincoln's son
The first column of page 2 has an intriguingly brief report of an event which would have justified a much lengthier article. Under "News of the Day" is the brief note: "Little 'Tad' Lincoln, the youngest son of President Lincoln, ... See More
September 16, 1871
THE WORLD, New York, Sept. 16, 1871 The front page has an article regarding the Ku-Klux Klan: "The Phantom Ku-Klux" which provides details related to the infamous Ku Klux Klan Conspiracy. The article's focus is the trial held in Raleigh, North Carolina (see).
Another unrelated but interesting front page article is: "NOT HANGED", with subhead "...the ... See More
June 1, 1892
THE GARDINER HOME JOURNAL, Maine, June 1, 1892 Page 2 has a great item which includes a print captioned: "Hon. Wm. F. Cody, 'Buffalo Bill' " with a bit of text in which he promotes a medicine called "Kickapoo Indian Sagwa" which claims to cure malaria (see).
Large folio size, 4 pages, various chipping with many tears at the margins (not affecting the Buffalo Bill... See More
February 10, 1875
(2) NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 10 and March 30 1875
* Virginia Minor Supreme Court case
* Women's suffrage
A pair of issues, with the Feb. 10 issue having on page 8 an article headed: "Woman Suffrage" "The Question in the Supreme Court of the United States - The Case of Mrs. Minor Against a Register of Voters in Missouri". The report gives some specifics on the case ... See More
February 26, 1868
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 26, 1868
* President Andrew Johnson
* Reconstruction era impeachment trial
Page 3 has proceedings on President Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial, with first column heads: "WASHINGTON" "Subsidence Of The Excitement" "Preliminary Preparations for the Trial of the President" and more.
Eight pages, minor margin wear, nice condi... See More
October 20, 1870
BLAIR COUNTY RADICAL, Altoona, Penn. Oct. 20, 1870
* Uncommon title
This 4 pages newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Four pages, some light staining, generally nice.
January 30, 1878
THE HOLLIDAYSBURG REGISTER, Penn. Jan. 30, 1878
* Uncommon title
* Blair County
This four page newspaper has news of the day with many interesting advertisements.
Four pages, a little wear at the folds, small clipping cut put on 2nd leaf, light staining, generally good.
October 16, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 16, 1870
* Robert E. Lee death
* Confederate leader
Page 5 has an article headed: "The Late Robert E. Lee" "Eulogies of the English Press-Demonstrations of Grief in Southern Cities" (see)
Eight pages, a little light foxing and minor wear at the margins, generally in very nice condition.
September 17, 1873
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 17, 1873
* Lord Gordon Gordon captured
* British fraud and imposter
* Swindler of Jay Gould ($1,000,000)
Page 5 has an article headed: "Lord Gordon Captured" "The Noble Runaway in Jail in Winnipeg" and more. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with all 16 pages, light toning at the folds on the front page, some small binding slits and spine... See More
October 12, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 12, 1874
* Battle of Palo Duro Canyon (1st report)
* Ranald S. Mackenzie vs. Comanches - Kiowas
The top of page 7 has an article headed: "THE INDIANS WHIPPED" with subheads. See image for text here.
Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, toning and a little wear at the folds of the front page, otherwise good.... See More
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
December 1, 1877
MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July Dec. 1, 1877
* Rare Old West title
In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of the... 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
December 20, 1893
PUCK, New York, Dec. 20, 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
February 7, 1873
LA ESTRELLA DE OCCIDENTE, Mexico, Feb. 7, 1873 This is an interesting newspaper from Mexico, printed entirely in Spanish (translates to "Star Of The West"). Just beneath the title is (translated): "Official newspaper of the Government of the Free and Sovereign State of Sonora."
Four pages never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.
December 8, 1866
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866 The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.
Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More
January 22, 1881
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 22, 1881 The front page features an article: "Edison's New Dynamo-Electric Machine" with a half-page illustration of it, plus a quarter page illustration of :"The Edison Lamp".
Inside has a wealth of other inventions, improvements & general mechanical & electrical creations.
Sixteen pages, slightly irregular at the spin... 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
August 19, 1882
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1882 The full front page shows: "Encampment of the National Guard at Lewistown--Incidents of Camp Life" in Pennsylvania. Another full page print from this camp inside.
Inside has a half page showing: "Candidates for Admission to the Order of Sisters of St. Dominic Taking the Vail at the Dominican Convent in Jersey City".... See More
April 2, 1873
NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1873 Over half of the front page contains the first report of this infamous marine disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia. The wreck of the ocean steamer Atlantic on a rock, about fifty yards from Meagher's Island, in the County of Halifax on the 1st April, 1873, will long be remembered as one of the most disastrous wrecks on the North American coast. Not only was... See More
May 16, 1874
THE WORLD, New York, May 16, 1874 On the front page in the second column below the fold is rather inconspicuous report under "Crime" that is headed: "The Capture Of The Bandit Vasquez And Two Of His Gang--Vasquez Not Seriously Wounded."
The report, datelined "San Francisco, May 15", reads, in part: "The accounts of the capture of Vasquez...differ. Th... See More
July 4, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885 The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More
July 1, 1888
THE CONVENTION REPORTER, Dublin, Indiana, July 1, 1888 An extremely uncommon title (first we have encountered) with has in the masthead: "Devoted to the Interests of the Universalist Church of Indiana." The front page has a long, broadside-like ad for "The Universalist Convention of Indiana..." with much detail.
Page 2 has an ad with an illustration of the: "Clinton Liber... See More
June 14, 1894
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 14, 1894 Inside has a full page with text and 5 illustrations/photos on: "The Strike at Cripple Creek" captioned: "The Miners' Murderous Outbreak at Cripple Creek, the Gold-Mining Camp of Colorado".
Sixteen pages, nice condition.
October 15, 1874
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, Oct. 15, 1874 A very early newspaper from this city at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well.
Page 2 has a very nice circus advertisement which features Mollie Brown, bareback somersault rider.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, wide margins, nice condition.
April 1, 1902
THE WALL STREET DAILY NEWS, New York, April 1, 1902 "A Daily Journal Devoted to Financial Interests" as noted in the masthead, but rather than being the typical newspaper, this is the monthly broadside chart noting: 'Highest & Lowest Prices and Total Sales of Stocks at New York Stock Exchange for March, 1902." which measures 23 by 25 1/2 inches. The back side is blank.... 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
July 4, 1872
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1872 Page 5 has a nearly full column report "Livingstone's Rescue" with subheads "Herald Special Report from London" "Rejoicing and Excitement in England Over the News" "The Herald's Despatches Republished in Full" and more.
Page 6 has a nearly full column report: "The Herald and Dr. Livingstone" with sub... See More
June 20, 1867
NEW YORK HERALD, June 20, 1867 Page 10 contains a seemingly innocuous report but which has great significance in the sport of horse racing: the very first running of the Belmont Stakes.
The column heads include: "THE TURF" "The Summer Meeting of the American Jockey Club" "The Jerome Park Races" "Four Fine Races" "Luxemburg, Ruthless, Cleopatra an... See More
November 5, 1881
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1881 The prime print in this issue is the doublepage centerfold, which is one of the best football centerfolds of the19th century to be had.
The doublepage is captioned: "A Game of Foot-Ball---A 'Scrummage' at the Close" which was drawn by the famed artist A. B. Frost. Very displayable as such.
Among other prints are a full front pag... See More
June 2, 1860
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 2, 1860 A terrific issue on the famed boxer John Heenan, as the entire front page is taken up with a print of him captioned: "John C. Heenan, The Champion of the World". The print was taken from a photo of him of May 3, 1860 in England, shortly after his famous match between himself and Tom Sayers.
Inside has a full page taken up wit... See More
August 12, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 12, 1865 The full front page has two scenes: "The Horse Market and Stables, New York City, Where The Weekly Sale of Government Horses Takes Place" with a related print inside.
Prints inside include 3 pages on: "The Great Atlantic Cable--Constructing The New Telegraph Line From Dublin To Valentia." "...The Union Hotel, S... See More
December 13, 1893
PUCK, New York, Dec. 13, 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
Item #661760YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, September, 1895 An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.
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