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June 16, 1881
THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, June 16, 1881
* Edwin Booth, renowned actor
* brother of John Wilkes Booth
Page 4 has a one column heading: "Edwin Booth," which quotes him as saying: "It did me much good," says this celebrated actor, "in speaking of the *Liebig Co's Cocoa Beef Tonic. Beware of imitations. Ask for Cocoa Beef Tonic."
Other news a... See More
October 22, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 22, 1870 The front page contains "Buring of the Village of Bazeilles". Inside the issue is a full page with 3 illustrations: 'The Floods in Virginia' shows a flooded street in Richmond, and in Harper's Ferry and the Potomac at Washington DC. Full page illustrations are 'Bear Hunt in a Southern Cane Break', "Summo... See More
October 6, 1885
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 6, 1885
* Buffalo Bill Cody
* Wild West Show ad
Page 7 contains an advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a nice print of him. Good text on those in the show, with special mention that the show: "...features the Renowned Sioux Chief, Sitting Bull..." with more.
Twelve pages, various browning & some m... See More
July 9, 1876
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Tennessee, July 9, 1876
* Custer Massacre - Indians
* George Armstrong Custer
* Battle of Little Bighorn
The top o f the front page has many one column heads on the most significant battle of the Indian War period from after the Civil War, including: "THE CUSTER MASSACRE" "Official Report of the Engagement Which Resulted in so Overwhelming a ... See More
March 31, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included.
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August 31, 1878
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 31, 1878
* Outlaw Bill Hildebrand
* Southeast Missouri Bushwhacker
* Inventor Thomas Edison
The top of page 3 has heads including: "BRED IN THE BONE" "Bill Hildebrand Following in Sam's Footsteps" which begins: "William Hildebrand, a brother of the renowned Missouri desperado, Sam Hildebrand, following the apparent instinct ... See More
January 16, 1897
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 16, 1897 The cover has "The Tennessee Centennial Exposition, Nashville, 1897 -- Bird's Eye View" with accompanying article. Also inside is: "Manufacture of Papier Mache Busts"; "Reno Inclined Elevator at the Brooklyn Bridge"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, never bo... See More
May 25, 1868
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, May 25, 1868
* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery
* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana
* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
On the front page under "The Jeffersonville Railroad Express Robbery" is a report datelined "Louisville, May 23" that states in part: "...the men who seized the express car last night on the Jeffersonville R... See More
July 8, 1876
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ARGUS, Merced, California, July 8, 1876 This issue has a nice page 4 report providing all the details and particulars on the famous Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn. In the middle of the report is mention that several members of the Custer family were killed in the battle. Note that it also reports: "The Indians poured in a murderous fire from all directions..."... See More
May 24, 1868
NEW-YORK TIMES, May 24, 1868
* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery
* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana
* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
The front page has a report: "Bold Robbery of Adams Express on the Jeffersonville Railroad, Ohio". Report has details of the robbery, stating: "While the train was taking wood and water at Marshfield...a party of robber... See More
May 20, 1879
RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, May 20, 1879
* 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, nice condition.
January 8, 1866
CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, January 8, 1866
* 1st train robbery in America
* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad
The front page has an article headed: "Robbery of Adams' Express" "Half A Million Stolen" "Robbery" (see) What is notable is that most internet sources note that the Reno brothers train robbery of October, 1866 was the very first tr... See More
November 11, 1878
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 11, 1878
* Alexander Turney Stewart
* Corpse stolen for ransom
The front page has one column headings that include: "THE ROBBERS OF THE TOMB" "A Rumor That Mr. Stewart's Body Is Found" Lengthy text.
Also on the ftpg: "The Death Of Gen. Reno" and more.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, otherwise goo... See More
January 15, 1879
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, January 15, 1879
* Marcus A. Reno
* Battle of Little Big Horn
* Court of inquiry
This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "What They Say Of Reno" "The Story of the Battle of the Little Big Horn Retold" See images for text here.
Complete in 8 pages, ... See More
June 7, 1872
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1872
* President Ulysses S. Grant
* Presidential nomination
The back page has one column headings: "GRANT AND WILSON" "Work of the Republican Convention Concluded" "Gen. Grant Unanimously Renominated for President" and more (see photos).
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More
June 3, 1873
THE MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Memphis, Tennessee, June 3, 1873
* Modoc War - Indians
* Captain Jack (Kintpaush) captured
The top of the front page has: "Blessed Peace" "The Celebrated Jack, of Modoc Renown, Is Clutched" "And the United States Army Again Vindicates its Prowess Upon the Lava Beds" with the lengthy text marking the capture of Modoc Indian leader Ca... See More
Item #559570RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Nevada, early 1880's. A lot of five issues, all are complete and are in very nice condition. Great to have from this well-known town from the "Old West".
Item #209248RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1877 This is an 4 page newspaper which features news on pages 2 & 3 with a wealth of ads on the front & back pages, several of which are illustrated. Now a gambling mecca not far from Lake Tahoe, during the 1870's it was a mining town. This issue was never bound nor trimmed and is in very nice condition with a news agent's stamp in... See More
Item #209242WEEKLY NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1876. This 4 page newspaper features news on the front page as well as pages 2 & 3 but with ads as well. Now a gambling mecca not far from Lake Tahoe, during the 1870's it was a mining town. This issue was never bound nor trimmed and is in nice condition with some minor margin wear or tears. The photo below is "gene... See More
Item #209232RENO WEEKLY GAZETTE, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1879 The masthead includes a nice engraving showing the Sierra Nevada mountains which surround this picturesque city and an inset with some buildings (see photo). This is an 8 page newspaper which features news on the front page as well as many inside pages but with a wealth of various Western-themed ads as well, several of which are illustrat... See More
January 7, 1882
CALIFORNIA SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, San Francisco, Jan. 7, 1882 The ftpg. has: "Base-Ball" "Renos vs. Californias". In the summary it mentions that Johnny Ward, "famous pitcher of the Providence Club", umpired the game and that he would pitch for the Californias the next day. Includes the box score. A few tears at the spine, minor margin tears, traces of foxing.
June 16, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY June 16, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Scott." Inside has a full pg. illus. of "Winfield Scott." Full pg. illus. of "Scott's Death Bed." Dblpgctrfld. of the "Burial of Scott--Services at the Grave, in West Point Cemetery." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Scott's Funeral-in the Chapel." 1/3 pg. illus. of the "Battle of Lundy'... See More
February 2, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 2, 1867. Ftpg. has 2 views of the 'St. John, New Brunswick, Skating Rink' building. Great dblpgctrfld: 'Scenes on a Cotton Plantation' shows 12 scenes, most showing Blacks in various chores, including picking, hoeing & with the cotton gin. 'Burning of the Hyatt House, Janesville, Wis.'
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
February 15, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 15, 1868 Dramatic front page: 'The Great Fire in Chicago' shows firemen fighting a well-engulfed building. Half page illustrations 'An Avalanche in an Alpine Pass' and 'Relieving the Poor at No. 1 Bond Street, New York'. A full page: 'Broadway, February, 1868' is a street scene. 'Buffalo Attacked by Wolves'... See More
April 25, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1868 The front page features a hal fpage illustration of the new statue "Tigress Bringing the First-Fruit to Her Young" which was added to Central Park.The front page also begins the article "Assassination of Thomas D'Arcy M'Gee" in which two 1/4 page illustrations are within the issue. A poem entitled "Farewell to Dic... See More
August 20, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 20, 1870 The front page article is "French Commanders" and features five illustrations. With the issue is a quarter-page "The Late Mr. Benjamin Nathan", a third page "The Mitrailleur" (breech-loading device) and a small illustration of "The Queen's Cup". Great full page stagecoach print showing many people on a... See More
October 8, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 8, 1870 The front page contains a 1/2 page illustration of "Gun Boats on the Seine." Also, a 1/2 page illustration of "Blocking Up the Channel of the Weser by the Germans." Inside is a full page illustration of the "Effect of the Mitrailleuse in the Battle of Gravelotte." Full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Europe a... See More
October 22, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 22, 1870 The frontpage contains "Buring of the Village of Bazeilles". Inside the issue is a fullpage with 3 illustrations: 'The Floods in Virginia' shows a flooded street in Richmond, and in Harper's Ferry and the Potomac at Washington DC. Fullpage illustrations are 'Bear Hunt in a Southern Cane Break', "Summoned... See More
May 13, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1871 Ftpg: 'The War At Paris--Barricade in the Place De Clichy' plus many other illus. on the French Civil War. Nice halfpg: 'Salmon-Fishing'. Nice fullpg: 'U.S. Soldiers in Camp on the Plains, Narrating Stories of Adventure'.
June 17, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY June 17, 1871 Three front pg. illus. pertaining to the story "Over the Hill to the Poor House." Inside: A 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Vendome Column Overthrown. " 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Hon. Guning S. Bedford." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Pittston Disaster-The Prayer Meeting Behind the Barricade." A 1/2 pg. illus. of "Receiving Letters Outside... See More
September 9, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY Sept. 9, 1871 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "Like Phoenix will Rise from Its Ashes to Immortality." (Victor Emanuel and Garbaldi). Inside is a full pg illus. of "The New County Court House, New York." 1/4 pg. portrait of "Standing Buffalo" (Indian). A 1/2 pg illus. of "Interior of Fort M'Kee." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Fort Monocacy.&qu... See More
September 23, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 23, 1871 Nice fullpg: 'Submarine Mining Operations at Hallet's Point (Hell Gate)' & famous fullpg. Nast political cartoon: 'A Group of Vultures Waiting for the Storm to Blow Over' 3/4pg: 'Elder Frederick Evans at Home' Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Farming in the Great West--the Burr Oak Farm, Illinois, Comprising 65 Square Mi... See More
December 9, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY December 9, 1871. Front full pg. illus. of "Reception of the grand Duke Alexis on Board the 'Mary Powell'." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Butchers Wedding." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Reception of the Grand Duke - Procession Passing the Grand Stand." Full pg. Nast illus. of "H. G. Diogenes has Found the Honest Man." Full pg. illus. ... See More
January 27, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 27, 1872 The front page is mostly taken up with an article: "The Ku-Klux" which is early discussion of the clan, and also includes an illustration: "Mississippi Ku-Klux in the Disguises in Which they were Captured".
Also within the issue are prints: "Wood Sellers, Richmond, Virginia" nearly a full page Thomas Nast political c... See More
February 3, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY February 3, 1872. Front 1/3 pg. illus. of "The Rev. Father Stack." Inside is a full pg. illus. containing five portraits of "The Geneva Conference - The American Arbitrator and Counsel." 1/3 pg. portrait of "The Rev. T. De Witt Talmage." Two full pg. illus. of "Grand Central Depot, New York" including both an "Interior" and &quo... See More
March 9, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, March 9, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Mephistopheles at Work for Destruction." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Fruit Carriers Going to Jerusalem." Full pg. illus. of "A Broadway Scene in a February Thaw." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Catacomb of St. Thraso and St. Saturninus." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Arcosolium in the Catacomb of St. Calixt... See More
March 30, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Mar. 30, 1872 Full ftpg. Thomas Nast political cartoon. Halfpg: 'The New City Hall, San Francisco'. Nice fullpg. montage of 9 illus. on: 'The North Carolina Bandits' with insets of the outlaws.
April 13, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY April 13, 1872 Full front pg. Nast illus. of "The Republic is Not Ungrateful." Inside is a front pg. illus. of "The Cincinnati Convention in a Pickwickian Sense." 1/3 pg. portrait of "Edward C. Greene-Another Victim of Roman Catholic Persecution." Dblpgctrfld. of "Queen Victoria." 1/2 pg. illus. of "On the Scout." 1/2 pg. illus.... See More
May 25, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 25, 1872 Front full pg. Nast illus. entitled "Adding Insult to Injury: Anything to Make our Republic Look Ridiculous." Inside: A 2/3 pg. illus. of "Rome-The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Importunate Flower Girl." Another 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "Sweet My Child, I Live For Thee." Full pg. Nast illus. of "William Tell... See More
June 15, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 15, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon, plus another fullpg. inside. Dblpgctrfld: "The National Republican Convention in Session, Phila.". "Broad St., Phila." is a good street scene.
Note: The four panel supplement, "Bird's-Eye View of Philadelphia" is hard to find, and is not included with this issue. However, if desir... See More
June 22, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 22, 1872 Full ftpg. illus. of 'The Late James Gordon Bennett'. Fullpg: 'The International Rowing Match' & 'Bird's-eye View of Boston & Its Environs' is nice, plus many scenes in the area.
July 6, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 6, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast illus. shows Pres. Grant, among others. Nice fullpg. Homer print: 'Making Hay' a key print. 1/4 page print, "The New Jewish Synagogue, 55th Street & Lexington Ave., New York".
July 27, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 27, 1872 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon. Nearly halfpg. shows: "Dr. Livingstone, the Great Explorer & Mr. Stanley, Chief of the Expedition of Search" with a map of the route. Two more Nast political cartoons, and a nearly halfpg. illus. of: "The Coliseum at Rome Illuminated"
January 25, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 25, 1873 Full frontpage: 'The Labor Exchange at Castle Garden--Choosing a Girl'; Fullpage illustrations: 'The Water We Drink & Where We Get It' shows the Croton Reservoir in Central Park and 5 other scenes; Fullpage Thomas Nast: 'Unprotected Female at the Holy Sea Side'; Two half-page illustrations: 'Snow i... See More
May 31, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 31, 1873 Great full front page featuring Indian illustration: 'Captain Jack & His Companions' is very displayable. Doublepage centerfold: 'Afloat on the Ice--Capt. Tyson & His Companions Adrift in the Arctic Regions' and a full page: 'Horrors Of the Mine--After the Explosion.'
A half-page illustration 'The Grave on... See More
June 14, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1873 The front page features illustrations 'Our Indian Allies in the Modoc War' and 'The Lava Bed Region' with an accompanying article. A full page: 'The Modoc War Region' shows 5 scenes including 'Captain Jack's Cave and Stronghold' with text. A fullpage features two half-page illustrations 'Richmond College, Ri... See More
February 21, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, February 21, 1874 Full ftpg: "The Foster Mother" shows a young girl caring for new born chicks. Nice fullpg. with 11 vignettes of: "Scenes in the Life of a Wrecker" & nice fullpg: "Running the rapids of New River, Va." Halfpg: "Pickerel Fishing thru the Ice" and "A Deer Camp in the Michigan Woods"
Complete in sixteen pages... See More
June 27, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1874 Within this complete issue is a great full page print captioned: "International Baseball--The Boston Champions" showing the entire team in uniform. The name of each player is captioned below, the list including Al Spaulding and James O'Rourke among others. A related article as well. A great companion issue to join the 2004 Boston cha... See More
October 10, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 10, 1874 Full ftpg: 'The Louisiana Outrages' shows the men involved, plus other scenes. Fullpg: 'The Intl. Rifle Match' dblpgctrfld: 'A Wild Boar Hunt in Olden Time' fullpg: 'The Fall River Disaster' shows 3 scenes of the terrible fire.
Complete in sixteen pages.
October 17, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY Oct. 17, 1874 Full ftpg. Th. Nast: 'Hibernia's Shot' portrays a union of America & Ireland. Three prints of 'A Colorado Tragedy' including 'Remains of the Murdered Men' with text on the intriguing murder. Nice & huge dblpgctrfld. by Nast: 'Halt!' showing the Liberty figure. Two large prints of a regatta.
Complete in sixteen pages.... See More
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