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* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution
* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address
This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comments fr... See More
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, January 16, 1864
* General John R. Jones
* Very rare Confederate title
A rare publication from the Confederacy which seldom comes to the collector market. Although much of the content was literary in nature, there are news reports and a few illustrations.
The front page features a print of: "Brigadier-General J.R. Jones", with a very br... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Appearing on inside pg. (see photo) is a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 21, 1778
* Battle of Germantown, Pennsylvania
* General George Washington defeat
* Revolutionary War
This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engrav... See More