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April 27, 1912
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 27, 1912 The front page has: "Loss Of The White Star Liner Titanic" which includes a 6 3/4 by 8 3/4 illustration captioned: "Suggestion for handling a full complement of lifeboats. The boats are loaded amidships and moved on track to the davits." Included on the ftpg. are small diagrams of the boat deck, plus a plan of the boat deck... See More
September 23, 1862
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Sept. 23, 1862 If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the &qu... See More
November 10, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1863 A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
Near the top of the front page is a great article headed: "Ford's New Theatre" which includes in part: "This evening the distinguished young actor, Mr. J. Wilkes Booth, appears at teh above-... See More
October 31, 1863
UNCONDITIONAL S. GRANT, New Iberia, Louisiana, Oct. 31, 1863 This title is a great rarity which we have never before had the pleasure to offer. A single sheet printed on wallpaper, folded such that page 1 has news, pages 2 & 3 are wallpaper, and page 4 has additional news, this unusual newspaper was published by the 130th Illinois Regiment stationed in New Iberia at the time. I am not aw... See More
June 20, 1775
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 20, 1775 The front page is entirely taken up with a continued speech which has some references to the situation in America, with "...the military coercion of America will be impracticable...what has been the fate of your famous bills...the Boston port bill and the bill for altering the charter of Massachusetts Bay. America...(has) alr... See More
December 20, 1862
SOUTHERN ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Richmond, Dec. 20, 1862 A very 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.
A nice feature of this issue is the large front page illustration which is different from most, as rather than a solo portrait of a famous general this ... See More
September 23, 1864
GALVESTON TRI-WEEKLY NEWS, Texas, September 23, 1864 Newspapers from Texas are very uncommon particularly from before or during the Civil War. Here is an issue from the city of Galveston that has various war-related content, including a front page report headed: "500,000 more Victims to Abolitionism".
There is also a brief dispatch signed in type D.G. Farragut to Brig-Gen. Page th... See More
July 29, 1789
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789 Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.
Holding true to this statement, page ... See More
January 1, 1882
LEADVILLE DAILY HERALD, Colorado, January 1, 1882 Leadville has the distinction of being the highest incorporated city in the United States, sitting at an elevation above 10,000 feet. It was a classic "Old West" mining town and this issue is a treasure trove of information on the town & with many illustrations relating Leadville as it was in 1881.
The entire ftpg. is very unusual, b... See More
July 2, 1863
CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, July 2, 1863 A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page begins with some nice reporting on the siege of Vicksburg with reports headed “From Vicksburg” which include some over optimistic thoughts: “…that perfect confidence prevails among our men. They are fully able to hold Vicksburg as long as they have an... See More
February 5, 1870
THE ALASKA TIMES, Sitka, A.T. (Alaska Territory), Feb. 5, 1870 This is a very rare newspaper which began in Sitka in 1869, the first newspaper published in Alaska (an earlier "Alaska Herald" from 1868 was actually published in San Francisco). It proved to not be profitable, so later in 1870 the publisher moved the newspaper to Seattle and continued publication on October 23. Histor... See More
July 6, 1876
THE CHICAGO TIMES, July 6, 1876 The front page has the top one-third of the 2nd column taken up with nice headlines on the Custer Massacre, including: "BUTCHERED BOYS" "The Heroism of Mad Anthony Wayne Outdone by Custer on the Little Horn" "A Tiger-Like Assault by the Dashing Cavalryman on Five Thousand Sioux" "His Detachment of Five Companies Massacred &am... See More
April 13, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1861 The very beginning of the Civil War remains a cornerstone issue for any war collection, and this famous issue of the Herald is one of the best we have had the pleasure to offer.
The front page features a very nice map headed: "THE SCENE OF OPERATIONS" with subhead: "Charleston and Its Defences--Plan of the Harbor, Showing the position of Forts Sumter... See More
July 6, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 6, 1863 A terrific issue reporting the result of the very historic Battle of Gettysburg, with nearly two-thirds of the front pages first column taken up with related heads, atop of which is a nice patriotic emblem. They include: "THE GREAT VICTORY" "The Rebel Army Totally Defeated" "Its Remains Driven Into the Mountains" "It is There ... See More
April 15, 1865
EVENING STAR, Washington, D.C., April 15, 1865 Terrific to have this first report of Lincoln's assassination in a newspaper from the city where it happened. This is the first of this issue we have offered.
The top of the front page has a column with heads: "ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT" "Attempted Murder Of Secretary Seward And Sons". The report begins: "Last ... See More
April 27, 1831
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., April 27, 1831 The earliest Mormon report we've found in a popular newspaper title is the July 16, 1831 issue of "Niles Weekly Register" which we are currently offering for $370.
This issue pre-dates that report by 2 1/2 months.
Page 3 has an interesting report headed: "The Mormon Delusion". Portions include: "...noticed..... See More
May 11, 1775
VIRGINIA GAZETTE OR NORFOLK INTELLIGENCER, May 11, 1775 An exceedingly rare title, the only Revolutionary War era newspaper printed in Norfolk (save for one printed on board the ship 'Dunmore' of which only a single issue is known to exist). Only three American institutions have any issues of this title. It published for just 15 months, from June, 1774 through September, 1775.
Most ... See More
January 26, 1861
NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, Jan. 26, 1861 A very rare issue as the front page has a terrific print captioned: "Annual Sale and Hiring of Slaves at Montgomery, Ala." accompanied with an article of the same heading.
Only rarely were slave auction prints put in newspapers of the day, and this is great in that it is on the front page. Compounding the rarity is this being an uncommon ti... See More
April 7, 1933
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 7, 1933 The bold, front page banner headline announces: "ALL'S QUIET AS BEER ARRIVES" with one column ftpg. heads: "City's Welcome To New Brew Is An Orderly One" "Traffic in Jam at Breweries".
This was the Cullen-Harrison Act which allowed for the sale of 3.2% beer throughout the nation on April 7. The full end of ... See More
May 7, 1937
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, May 7, 1937 This is one of the best Hindenburg disaster issues we have offered.
See the many photos for not only the very dramatic front page but the two pages of photos inside. The three line banner headline announces: "Hindenburg, World's Largest Zeppelin, Completely Destroyed in Lakehurst Explosion; 33 Killed, 64 Escape Flames." The front page photo... See More
August 13, 1852
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852 We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.
Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then ... See More
August 15, 1775
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 15, 1775 An inside page has a letter which makes reference to Ben Franklin and the American situation, including: "...but whether Mr.Burke may deserve chastisement or not should Dr. Franklin & the Americans be scourged on Mr. Burke's back with so much severity?...I shall at present only mention the four following: 1st, That men are by na... See More
September 7, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 7, 1807 The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another descriptive notice headed: &... See More
January 29, 1666
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22 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. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, s... See More
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