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April 6, 1895
THE WOMAN'S TRIBUNE, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1895
* Rare 19th century title
* Women's suffrage
Their motto in the masthead: "Equality Before The Law". This was the country's leading women's suffrage publication having begun in Beatrice, Nebraska, before moving to Washington, D.C. Published by Clara Bewick Colby, a women's rights activist & suffragist lea... 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 8, 1898
THE CALL, San Francisco, May 8, 1898
* Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines
* Admiral George Dewey's victory
* Spanish-American War
The front page has a great banner headline: "DEWEY'S GLORIOUS VICTORY" with nice banner subhead, terrific illustration and more. (see) Much more inside.
Complete 1st section only with 16 pages, some wear along the central fold with some tiny h... See More
April 22, 1898
NEW YORK JOURNAL, War Extra, April 22, 1898
* Spanish-American War beginning
The front page has terrific banner headline: "FLEET SAILS TO CAPTURE HAVANA" with subheads concerning the beginning of the Spanish-American War. This was a result of Spain breaking off diplomatic relations with the United States and ejected the American ambassador.
Incomplete issue containing the fr... See More
August 14, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, City of Washington, Aug. 14, 1847
* Leaning Tower of Pisa has fallen ?
* Mexican-American War
Inside has content on the Mexican War with the top of pg. 3 headed: "Army And Navy Intelligence" with many subheads (see). Also on pg. 2: "From Vera Cruz" and "Still Later from Vera Cruz". Also of interest is a pg. 2 article: "Fall of the Le... See More
March 19, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 19, 1864 The entire front page is taken up with a great print captioned: "Brigadier General George A. Custer" showing him leading a charge on horseback, brandishing his sword. There is a related article inside. Minor rubbing at the central fold here.
Other prints within include a halfpg: "The 12th U.S. Colored Troops Receiving Their Colors... See More
June 24, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, June 24, 1876 Page 5 has a very nice and detailed report on the Battle of Rosebud Creek which occurred on June 17, just 8 days prior to the fateful battle of Little Big Horn.
Headings that include: "THE INDIAN WAR" "Big Fight With the Sioux on the Rosebud Creek" "Almost A Savage Victory" "Graphic Details of the March, the Encounter and the... See More
July 12, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1876 Almost the entirety of pg. 3 is taken up with events concerning the Custer Massacre, with first column heads including: "CROOK AND CUSTER" "Reported Disaster to General Crook Not Confirmed" "The American Press On The Gallant Dead" "North & South Mourn the Loss of the Dashing Cavalrymen" "The Adjutant of the Seven... See More
December 13, 1890
THE ILLUSTRATED AMERICAN, New York & Chicago, Dec. 13, 1890 The full ftpg. is a photo of: "David D. Porter, Admiral of the U.S. Navy". Inside has 8 photos of ships including "An Old Submarine Torpedo-Boat" & an article on David Porter. Also an article: "Where We Build Our War Vessels, New York Navy Yard".
There is a lengthy article on American Indians: ... See More
May 16, 1846
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 16, 1846 Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, seven years before the Civil War.
The key content in this is breaking news headlines on page 3 from the start of the Mexican War: "From The Army" "Glorious News!" "G... See More
June 24, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 24, 1848 The top of the first column of the front page has the heading every collector wants from this period: "The Mexican War Ended ! " with related text taking the entire column. Also on the front page is: "Exchange of the Ratifications of the Treaty of Peace With Mexico" with the detailed text taking 2 1/2 columns. This i... See More
July 8, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848 The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican republic was concluded and signed at the city of Guadalupe Hidalgo..." followed b... See More
August 12, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 12, 1876
* Henry Morton Stanley
* Africa exploration w/ map
Page 2 is consumed by a very large map and descriptive text on Stanley's exploration of Africa, the map headed: "THE SOURCES OF THE NILE. New Map Showing Stanley's Explorations..." plus the first column has heads: "STANLEY" "His Last Letter form the Heart of Africa" ... See More
January 11, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 11, 1849
* Early Abraham Lincoln
This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" not once but 3 times in the count of votes on various motions, twice voting "yea" and once voting "nay". This was Abraham Lincoln when he was ser... See More
January 9, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1849
* Early Abraham Lincoln
This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" in a count of the votes of "Nays" in a vote concerning a "Private claim for a slave" (see). Also, page 3 has a similar mention of him in a discuss... See More
June 22, 1883
THE BLACK HILLS JOURNAL, Rapid City, Dakota Territory, June 22, 1883
* Very rare Old West title
* Pennington County
From six years before South Dakota would become a state. Much concerning mining, including: "Custer's Peak - And the Country Surrounding--Silver & Copper Ore Discoveries" 'Valentine and Rapid City" "A New Milling Process" & other ... See More
September 9, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 9, 1876
* Custer Massacre
* Northfield Bank robbery
* Jesse James gang
* Statue of Liberty
Several interesting items in this issue including a page 5 item, although brief: "The Northfield Robbers - Reported Fight With the Escaping Bank Raiders" who were the Younger Brothers.
Also on page 5: "THE INDIAN WAR", "Crook Striking In For the... See More
August 29, 1829
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 29, 1829 Inside has over a full page taken up with: "Army of the United States - Promotions & Appointments", with one of the entries reading: "Cadet Robert E. Lee, to be brevet 2nd lieutenant 1st July, 1829". A very early report of the future & famous Confederate general. Also within: "The Creek Indians" which ... See More
October 12, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847
* Final events of the Mexican War
Page 3 has much reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Command" which has reports of the killed & wounded at Cerro Gordo, National Bridge, Paso Ovijas, and at Lasanimas.
Also a report headed: "A Little Later From Vera Cruz" which has much, t... See More
October 5, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 5, 1847
* Capture of Mexico City
* General Winfield Scott
* Mexican-American War
Page 2 has: "Chippewa Treaties" as well as a lengthy letter: "On The Origin of the War", being the Mexican War.
Page 3 has a notable report headed: "The Capital taken by General Scott--Our Flag Flying over the Halls of the Mon... See More
October 2, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1847 Half of page 2 is taken up with a very lengthy article: "On The Origin of the War", referring to the on-going Mexican-American War.
Much reporting from the war is on page 3 with: "Unwelcome News From Mexico" "Correspondence of the Mobile Herald" and: "Correspondence of the Vera Cruz Sun&quo... See More
July 6, 1876
THE CHICAGO TIMES, July 6, 1876
* General George Custer massacre
* Battle of the Little Bighorn - Montana
* Chief Sitting Bull - Lakota Indians
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-... See More
September 29, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept, 29, 1847 Page 3 has much of a column taken up with fine report on the closing battles of the Mexican-American War, headed: "The Late Battles In Mexico". Near the beginning is: "Our arms are again victorious, but at a fearful cost of life and blood...". The American army was advancing very close to Mexico City: &q... See More
September 21, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 1847
* re. Battle of Buena Vista
* Mexican-American War
Page 3 contains a lengthy letter with details on the: "Battle Field of Buena Vista" actually fought in February. It was a signal victory for the Americans over a much larger Mexican Army.
Also on page 2: "From the Army of Gen. Taylor".
Four pages, ver... See More
July 29, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29,1847 Page 3 has a report headed: "From California" which mentions thoughts on the future of the territory, noting: "...The writer expresses the confident opinion that if California should be restored to Mexico she could not possibly hold it for three months; that the people in the territory as well as the emigrants&... See More
July 23, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 23, 1847 Page 3 has reports on the Mexican War with items headed; "Official" "Important From Mexico", this latter report taking a full column which includes a report from Santa Anna noting: "...The army of the enemy being upon the eve of moving upon this capital with a view to attack the same...martial law having b... See More
July 22, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1847
* St. Marks, Wakulla County, Florida
Page 3 has various reports on the Mexican War with items headed: "The Army Under Gen. Scott" "Prosecution of the War" "American Prisoners in Mexico--Probable Advance of Gen. Scott".
The back page has a document: "By the President of the United States&qu... See More
July 16, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 16, 1847 Page 3 has nearly two columns of reports from the Mexican War with a column headed: "Important From Mexico" "Latest from the Army of General Scott" which includes two letters form Puebla, Mexico, and one from Vera Cruz. Much detail.
Also a column headed: "From California which takes over a full column on ... See More
July 10, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1847 Page 5 has several reports concerning the Mexican War, with items headed: "Later From Mexico" "Another Letter From Gen. Taylor" "From the California Expedition". The first article has several subheads including: "More Guerrillas" "Mexican Correspondence Intercepted" "Gen. Scot... See More
July 8, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1847 Page 3 has several items on the Mexican war with a column headed: "The News From Mexico" which includes in part: "...no longer doubtful that Gen. Scott's march upon the capital will be disputed with no inconsiderable determination--for Mexicans. It is supposed that he will be resisted, in force, at three several ... See More
July 18, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 18, 1848 This newspaper contains on page 3 reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of a vote to suspend the rules concerning a resolution to allow a postal route bill to be disposed of, listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Lincoln" (s... See More
July 25, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career
This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of votes on the "Civil and Diplomatic Bill" listing all those who voted "Yea" and "Nay". Within the "Yea" list is "Li... See More
July 29, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 29, 1848
* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career
This newspaper contains on page 2 reports from the "House of Representatives" and includes the results of votes concerning establishing territorial governments in Oregon, California, and New Mexico. Within the "Yea" lists on two votes is "Lincoln"... See More
September 14, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 1847
* Early Mormons - Mormonism
* Travel West - Council Bluffs, Iowa
The bottom of page 3 has: "The Mormons" noting in part: "...that the Mormons are in a flourishing condition in their new location on the fine lands of the Pottawatamie...above Council Bluffs...have built, also, a town, called 'Winter Quarte... See More
October 16, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 16, 1847 Page 3 has an article: "Adjourned Meeting for the Relief of the Distressed Mormons" mentioning: "...adopt measures for raising...some relief for the large body of emigrating Mormons--men, women, and children--now in the wilderness of Iowa in a destitute & suffering condition...".
The top of page 3 also has... See More
May 9, 1833
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 9, 1833
* President Andrew Jackson
* Black Hawk Indian War
* Sea Serpent monster
The front page has a small article noting in part: "The Sea Serpent has been seen again upon our boast...confident he say one hundred feet of the monster...we tender our thanks to his Serpentship for making his appearance once more...may we be there to s... See More
December 11, 1847
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. A set of five issues containing all five parts of the editorial on the: "President's Message" with considerably commentary on the Mexican War.
Dates are December 11, 14, 18, 24 & 27. All issues are complete in 4 pages and in nice condition.
September 3, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 3, 1847 Page 3 has reports from the Mexican War including: "From the Rio Grande" which has: "...whenever General Taylor says the word, they will be as ready to march into San Luis Potosi..." with more. Also two more letters concerning military events under this heading.
Later From Texas" reports on the war.
Four pages,... See More
December 31, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 1846
* USS Somers (1842) sinking
* Mexcian-American War
Page 2 has a very lengthy report concerning the sinking of the U.S. brig Somers. The Somers was doing blockade duty off the coast of Vera Cruz in the Mexican War when it sunk. The various letters & correspondences take one-third of page 2,plus there is a related article on page 3: &... See More
July 25, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 25, 1818 The prime content is a detailed report of the capture of Pensacola, Florida during the Seminole Indian war. American forces were led by Andrew Jackson who felt Pensacola was being used by the Seminoles for strikes against America.
Also a very lengthy & detailed report on the death and funeral of General Richard Montgomery.
Sixteen pa... See More
March 5, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 5, 1831 Fourteen of the 24 pages of this issue are taken up with: "Correspondence Between Gen. Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun" most of it relating to the Seminole Indian War. Included are 7 letters signed: Andrew Jackson, 9 letters signed: J.C. Calhoun, and 2 letters signed: James Monroe plus one by John Quincy Adams.
Complete in 24... See More
December 31, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 31, 1831 It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people years before they would become a household name. Inside has one such report: an inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--mention of Davy Crockett, less than five years before he would die at the Alamo. As a member of Congress, this report notes: "...The speaker laid before the ... See More
Item #656184HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1898
* Mark Twain
* Jewish - Jews - Judaica
The most significant article is: "Stirring Times In Austria" is by Mark Twain, taking over 9 pages and includes several illustrations (see).
At this time Austria was involved in an uproar with riots over political issues, at a time when Mark Twain was there. Previously thought to havin... See More
July 9, 1876
NEW YORK HERALD, July 9, 1876
* The Custer massacre
* Battle of Little Big Horn
* Chief Sitting Bull autobiography
* Jesse James-Younger Gang
* Otterville, Missouri train robbery (1st report)
This is a great issue on the General Custer massacre, with very nice page 3 column headlines including: "THE SIOUX WAR" "General Terry's Official Report on Custer's Gallant Ma... See More
August 24, 1876
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Aug. 24, 1876
* Post Custer massacre
The front has one column heads: "The Sioux Scattered" "A Fight Reported Between Sitting Bull and Terry and Crook" and more. (see)
Complete with 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More
July 17, 1846
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1846 The ftpg. has: "Later From the Army" "On Day Later from the Army--Confirmation of the Attack on Tampico--Mexicans Fortifying Monterey" and other subheads with 2 full columns of reports on the Mexican War.
More war reports inside with: "Route From Matamoras To the Interior of Mexico" "Transportation of Troops... See More
August 3, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1847 Page 2 has: "What Have We Gained by the War?" "Letter From the Marine Corps" from Camp Brigade near Vera Cruz, Mexico. Page 3 has an item from "Mexico" which concerns negotiations for peace, then followed by comments of a Mexican newspaper concerning Gen. Kearny's recent Proclamation, beginning: "It is ino... See More
December 13, 1868
NEW-YORK TIMES, December 13, 1868
* Reno Gang brothers lynchings
* Train robbers - outlaws
On the front page under "Lynch Law" is a report: "Three More of the Indiana Express Mob Hung by the Regulators". Report states that members of the Vigilance Committee from Seymour arrived at New-Albany (Ind.) overpowered the jailer at the Floyd County Jail and "...the w... See More
May 10, 1869
NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1869
* Completing the Transcontinental railroad
* Promontory Point - last spike
The top of the ftpg. has column heads on a very notable event in the opening of the West: "THE PACIFIC RAILROAD" "Celebrations in San Francisco and Sacramento--A Grand Jubilee--The Last Spike Driven in the Central Line--Reception of this News in Sacramento" with... See More
July 11, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818 The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.
Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More
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