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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
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
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
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
August 17, 1868
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 17, 1868
* Lynching of Samuel Bierfield
* First Jew lynched in United States
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica item
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK members
Page 5 has an article headed: "Tennessee" "Double Assassination by Masked (H)orseman in Franklin", being the account of the killing of a Jewish shop owner and his black employee by 15 masked men on horsebac... 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.
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.
April 19, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1873
* Modoc Indian War
* Lava Beds - Captain Jack
* Second Battle of the Stronghold
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE HOSTILE INDIANS" with smaller subheads. Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day throughout. 8 pages, a little irregular along the spine, otherwise in very nice condition.... See More
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
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
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
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
October 27, 1877
TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Oct. 27, 1877 From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.
Four pages, nice condition.
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
July 26, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 26, 1865 From shortly after the end of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Policy of Johnson's Administration" "Johnson & Brownlow" "The Monroe Doctrine--Another Discordant Element in the Abolition Party" "News of the Week" & much more.
Eight pages, nice condition.
Described as "The Hot... See More
March 23, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, March 23, 1865 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN" "Johnston Flying from the Combined Armies" "Raleigh Said to be Evacuated" "Rebels Reported Falling Back to Hillsboro" "Goldsboro Formally Occupied..." "GRANT" "Sounds of Army Trains Moving Within the Enemy's Lines" and much mor... 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
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
September 22, 1875
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 22, 1875 The front page has: "A Dead Desperado" "The Secret of His Life Dies With Him" "His Identification as One of the Huntington Bank Robbers". This is concerning the Huntington, West Virginia Bank Robbery committed by Jesse James-Younger Gang. One of the subheads is: "Jesse James' Death" noting in part: "...... See More
March 17, 1875
THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, March 17, 1875 An early newspaper from this now quite famous & large city in Southern California. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Inside has: "Growth of the West" and an interesting article: "Vasquez" "How the Outlaw Views His Fate". This latter article is on the infamous outlaw Tiburcio Vasquez who would be... See More
October 5, 1876
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 5, 1876 The top of a front page column has heads: "SATAN'S IMPS" "Threatened Outbreak of the Utes in Colorado" "Affecting Interview Between the Youngers and their Sisters". The latter is concerning the famous outlaws & includes: "The relatives visiting the Younger brothers in jail..." with more.
Page 2 has: "... See More
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 17, 1865
PEORIA DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Illinois, April 17, 1865 Although 2 days after most newspapers reported the assassination, this page 2 account of all the news reads just like a first report.
The 2nd column has a nice stack of heads including: "HORRIBLE TRAGEDY!" "ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN!" "Attempted Assassination of Secretary Seward!" "He Is Stabbed in... See More
April 8, 1865
THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, April 8, 1865 Page 4 has a report headed: "Richmond Captured" taking half a column, beginning: "Richmond was captured on Monday morning...and occupied by General Weitzel's troops. The rebels left in great haste, leaving the city on fire..."The negro troops & Yankee officers were greeted with enthusiastic welcome..." and more.
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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
July 10, 1876
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 10, 1876 Almost the entire page 3 is taken up with excellent reporting on the follow-up to the Custer massacre, with many one column heads and sub-heads including: "THE DEAD CAVALRYMEN" "Mental & Physical Characteristics of Their Gallant Leader" "A Sketch of General Custer" "Custer's Battle Ground" "Custer's Persona... 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
April 19, 1865
THE MONITOR, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1865 Being a weekly newspaper page2 has a first report of the death of Abraham Lincoln with column heads: "Death Of The PRESIDENT" "The National Horror" "Mr. Lincoln Is Assassinated" "The Assassination in His Private Box at the Theatre" "Pistol Ball Penetrates The Brain" "The Murderer Leap... See More
May 3, 1865
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 3, 1865
* Assassin John Wilkes Booth
* re. Found at Garrett's Farm & shot dead
* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination
The top of the first column has: "THE ASSASSINATION" "THE CAPTURE OF BOOTH" "Statement Of Lieut. Doherty" who was involved in the capture of John Wilkes Booth a few days prior. This is a nice, detail... See More
February 19, 1872
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1872
* KKK - Ku Klux Klan investigation
* United States Congress
Page 5 has 1 1/2 columns of detailed reporting on the KKK, headed: "THE KU-KLUX" "Report of the Joint Committee of Congress".
This was the first formal and in-depth federal investigation of this white supremacist society which sought to deprive former slaves of the rights ... See More
May 31, 1877
SAN DIEGO NEWS, California, May 31, 1877
* Wild West Original
* Interesting Advertisements
This is a volume one issue from this now-famous Southern California city. Various news reports of the day and a great wealth of advertisements.
Four pages, a piece from the blank effects only ads on inside pages, some archival mends.... 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
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
* Franco-Prussian War ends
* Siege of Paris, France
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. M... 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
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