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December 8, 1941
HONOLULU STAR-BULLETIN, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, Dec. 8, 1941 "Last Edition" The very famous Dec. 7 issue of this paper has been reprinted so many times that genuine issues are difficult to find although they do exist.
Equally as rare--if not more so--is the last edition of the December 8 issue which has a very similar headline, with the huge & bold: "WAR"... See More
July 21, 1969
WAPAKONETA DAILY NEWS, Ohio, July 21, 1969 A great issue on this significant event as this newspaper is from Neil Armstrong's hometown. Typically issues of this date carried a headline "Man Walks On Moon" but this hometown newspaper personalized the report honoring their local hero with: "NEIL STEPS ON THE MOON" (see).
This is likely the only newspaper in the country... See More
January 13, 1901
NEW YORK TIMES, January 13, 1901 Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coinciding with the need for this new product.
The discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas, was the beginning of the oil i... See More
March 9, 1861
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 9, 1861
* Perhaps the best graphic Lincoln newspaper to be had...
Most of the front page is taken up with a very nice print captioned: "Jefferson Davis, First President of the New Southern Confederacy" with a related article on him, carrying over to page 2. The front page also has text on: "Our Portrait of the Preside... See More
June 2, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860
* Likely the most sought after slave ship print
* Much text re: slave ships
* Black Americana interest
The front page has a print captioned: "The Japanese Embassadors in Their State Costume" with a related article, but the prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on t... See More
June 5, 1790
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, June 5, 1790 The back page has a first report of the death of the venerable Benjamin Franklin, headed: "Death Of Dr. Franklin" The full report takes over a full column & is shown in the photos, with the text beginning: "On the 17th of April the great and good Dr. Franklin finished his useful life at Philadelphia..." with more. Also inclu... See More
May 1, 1811
COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, May 1, 1811 (No. 122)
* Exceedingly rare Napoleon Bonaparte occupation newspaper
This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.
In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his ... See More
November 22, 1775
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Nov. 22, 1775
* Siege of Fort St. Jean - St. Johns
* American Revolutionary War
* John Hancock
Over one-third of the ftpg. is taken up with a: "Letter from an Offer of the New York Forces dated at St. John's..." which begins: "I have the pleasure to inform you that I had the honour of marching into, & taking possession of thi... See More
The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...
Item #626000THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.
This was one of the earlier colonial coins, ordered by Gouverneur Morris & minted in Bir... See More
December 14, 1665
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 14, 1665 This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #9 issue.
Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #... See More
August 6, 1962
LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, August 6, 1962
* Death of Marilyn Monroe (1st report)
* Actress, singer, model and sex symbol
See the photo for the terrific front page report, with the two line banner headline: "MARILYN MONROE FOUND DEAD" and also: "Sleeping Pill Overdose Blamed". The front page also features a photo of her. Related subheads include: "Unclad Body of ... See More
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