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January 12, 1864
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 12, 1864
* A very rare Confederate title
* Publisher on the run - a Memphis newspaper printed in Atlanta
* Three General Orders and more
If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War--see the information at the bottom of this listing.
Among the ... See More
October 18, 1864
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 18, 1864
* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader
* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
* Rare Confederate title
This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a back page account with heads: "From the Valley--Capture Of A Railroad Train" which includes in part: &... See More
August 16, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 16, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports concerning the Civil War are: "The Prisoners" "The Firth Virginia Regiment in the Battle of Manassas" which takes over a full column; "The Fate of Tyrants" "Execution of Thos. J. Armstrong in Phila." and other items inclu... See More
November 7, 1864
DAILY CAROLINA WATCHMAN, Salisbury, North Carolina, Nov. 7, 1864 A quite rare title, particularly this late in the Civil War for North Carolina as this is still a Confederate newspaper evidenced by several articles, including a back page item: “Ludicrous Mistake” which notes: “It appears that a most ludicrous mistake occurred among the Yankees during Grant’s late &lsq... See More
May 15, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 15, 1865 The first column of the front page has some very nice heads in larger type than normal announcing the capture of the President of the Confederacy, Jeff Davis, including: "HIGHLY IMPORTANT" "THE CAPTURE OF JEFF. DAVIS" "He is Surprised at Irwinsville, Ga., on the 10th" "Jeff. Tries to Escape in Women's Clothes" "A... See More
April 6, 1882
DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, April 6, 1882 The front page has an uncommonly nice report concerning the death of the notorious Jesse James, taking about half a column with very nice heads: "THE DEAD BANDIT" "Removing the Remains of Jesse James to the Grave" "The Ford Boys Becoming Anxious as to Their Fate" (see for the full report).
Four pages of large fo... See More
July 18, 1881
SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 18, 1881 An uncommonly nice account of this infamous train robbery by the James Gang with page 5 column heads: "The Express Train Robbery" "The Jesse James Gang" "Invade A Train, Murder the Conductor and a Passenger and Rob a Safe". This was the Rock Island Railroad robbery.
Although well known as being committe... See More
December 11, 1891
THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1892 I wouldn't use the term "cute" to describe many newspapers but I think it fits here. Four pages & measuring just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, it has advertisements, promotional & news tidbits, and various witticisms. A volume one issue of a little paper that lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Toned but in good condition.
June 18, 1886
THE MEDIUM AND DAYBREAK, London, June 18, 1886 A fascinating & unusual newspaper subtitled: "A Weekly Journal Devoted to the History, Phenomena, Philosophy & Teachings of Spiritualism" as noted in the masthead. Items include: "Sir Robert Stout: Premier, Spiritualist, and Free-Thinker" Spiritual Phenomena" Mrs. Hall's Materialization Seances" "Am... See More
October 1, 1879
EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Nevada, Oct. 1, 1879 A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote town in northeastern Nevada. This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 feet elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its heyday when mining was the predominate draw from the mid-1870's until the shutting down of... See More
May 12, 1880
DAILY REPUBLICAN, Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, May 12, 1880 An uncommon title from the North Bay and wine-growing area of Northern California. This is a volume 1 issue with a wide range of local & national news items and a great wealth of ads.
Four pages, some small archival mends inside, lightly toned, somewhat fragile so it must be handled carefully.
September 7, 1865
DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1865 Among the column heads on the ftpg: "Execution at Camp Chase" "General Meade Coming North" "The Wirz Court Martial" "Union Meetings in Georgia" "Gen. Lee President of Washington College" "Voodooism at Mobile" and much more.
Four pages, large folio size, nice condition. Folder size noted i... See More
November 15, 1864
DER LUTHERANER, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 15, 1864 In the mid-nineteenth century a flood of immigrants from Europe poured into the United States, the Germans being the largest ethnic group at the time. Like many immigrants, the Germans wanted to preserve their native language and newspapers. In 1844 a Lutheran named Carl Ferdinand Wilhelm Walther began publishing "Der Lutheraner", ... See More
June 20, 1863
GLEASON'S LITERARY COMPANION, Boston, June 20, 1863 The masthead features a very large heraldic eagle with a 7 inch wingspan holding in its beak a banner with the title. Mostly filled with literary items including a ftpg. story: "The Omen-Ring, or The Traitor of the Revolution" which has a print showing Benedict Arnold. Another page has some tidbits relating to the Civil War.
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March 6, 1884
GUNNISON REVIEW-PRESS, Colorado, March 6, 1884 An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.
Various news of the day and a great weal... See More
January 19, 1881
THE DESERET NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah (Territory), Jan. 19, 1881 A notable newspaper from this Mormon community with a wide range of content both local & national. Complete in 8 pages, but it was never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Great condition.
February 20, 1858
NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Feb. 20, 1858 As the title suggests this newspaper focuses on the growing anti-slavery movement however there is a "Pro-Slavery" column as well. Among articles: "Extinction of the Free Negro Population" "Foretaste of Parson Brownlow's Lectures" "Slavery Against Education" " "Vermont State Anti-Sla... See More
August 21, 1860
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 21, 1860 Page 2 has a nice and interesting article headed: "Lincoln At Home" which has a Springfield, Illinois dateline.
This fascinating article takes an entire column, and begins: "In a large two-story frame house, bearing no slight resemblance to Washington's headquarters...resides the Republican candidate for President of the U... See More
July 23, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 23, 1861 Not just a newspaper from the Confederate states, but from the capital of the Confederacy. Certainly the key content in this issue is on page 3 with a heading: "The Great Battle At Stone Bridge" "The President's Official Dispatch". This was the battle of Bull Run, or Manassas, the first major battle of the Civil War. T... See More
July 23, 1861
THE SOUTH EXTRA, Baltimore, July 23, 1861 - 11 o'clock. A terrific broadsheet "Extra" of this short-lived newspaper which had sympathies towards the South, hence the title. It reports the historic Battle of Bull Run with ftpg. column heads including: "THE WAR "The Great Battle" "THE LATEST" "The Great Battle" "Further Interesting Details&... See More
November 9, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1865 The top of the front page has column heads: "WIRZ" "A Herald Correspondent's Interview" "His Life and History from His Own Lips" "Interesting Narrative of His Adventures in Europe and America" "A Water Cure Manager in Massachusetts & a Rebel Jailor in Georgia" "Intercession of the Condemned Man's... See More
June 23, 1865
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 23, 1865 The ftpg. has an article: "The Conspiracy--An Interview Between Booth & Davis" with details of the meeting, beginning: "Booth commenced by saying that a plan was formed by parties in the Northern States & Canada, friends of the Confederacy, to capture or to assassinate Mr. Lincoln..." with more fascinating text (see).
T... See More
September 18, 1847
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 18, 1847 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, six years before the Civil War. Three-quarters of the ftpg. is taken up with reports on the Mexican War, headed: "Brilliant Victories!" - Important From Gen. Scott's Arm... See More
March 20, 1824
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, March 20, 1824 On the front page under "Land For Sale" is a detailed notice that begins: "For sale, my tract of land in Albemarle County, heretofore my residence..." and more about the location of the property as well as the various amenities and improvements. Also some details about a tract of land below Milton. The ad is signed: James... See More
November 2, 1887
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 2, 1887 The back page has over half a column headed: "Emma Lazarus" "Death of An America Poet of Uncommon Talent". Although not a name known by all, one of her works is known by almost all, as she wrote the poem which appears at the base of the Statue of Liberty, "The New Colossus" which includes the memorable words: "...Give me your ti... See More
March 30, 1859
THE MEMPHIS DAILY AVALANCHE, Tennessee, March 30, 1859 From not long before the Civil War containing on the front page two illustrated ads for slaves, with details. One notes: "Forty-two likely Negroes, together with all the livestock on the plantation..." and the other: "For Sale...A no. 1 cook and laundress..." (see).
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, good condition. ... See More
September 23, 1852
THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 1852 This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book form, and it is common consen... See More
April 15, 1865
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 15, 1865 The ftpg. shows: "Group of Union Soldiers Rescued Near Wilmington, N.C." in a very haggard state, with the ftpg. article: "Southern Inhumanity". Many war-related prints inside including scenes near Wilmington, N.C; the Ashley River near Charleston; "Battle Near Kinston, N.C." "Flood on the Susqu... See More
November 2, 1889
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 2, 1889 The full front page is taken up with two illustrations: "Scenes At The Polo Grounds During A Game Between the New York and Brooklyn Clubs" which shows spectators watching a baseball game, and a terrific action print showing: "A Touch-Out at Second Base."
Other prints within include: "On the Western Plains--Friend or F... See More
March 15, 1856
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 15, 1856 Taking most of the front page is a nice patriotically embellished portrait of the: "American Candidates For President And Vice-President", being "Millard Fillmore Of New York" for President, and "Andrew Jackson Donelson, Of Tennessee" for Vice-President. Page 2 includes a brief textual sketch of "Mill... See More
July 12, 1884
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1884 Taking most of the front page is a large illustrations plus two insets: "New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway.--Hydraulic Lift Bridge At Syracuse, N.Y." Also a report: "Hydraulic Lift Bridge."
Prints inside include: "Hand-Grenade Fire Extinguisher" "Attitude of a Soldier on the Battle-Field 24 Hours After ... See More
August 12, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 12, 1899 The ftpg. is taken up with 2 photos of the sailing yacht "Columbia" with an article & another page of photos inside. Inside photo of: "The Riker Electric Brougham" car, with text. Also a devise titled: "The Boxing Kangaroo". "The Polyphone--Novel Attachment for Phonographs" gives the machine two horns (s... See More
October 12, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 12, 1895 The front page features a photo of Louis: "Pasteur" with a lengthy article on him as well. Other articles with illustrations include: "The Tool Steel Industry" "An Automatic Double Chisel Mortising Machine", a full page print of: "The Armored Cruiser Brooklyn, Launched at Philadelphia, October 2, 1895" and: ... See More
September 16, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 1847 Page 3 has: "the Late Victories" which is over 3 columns of reporting on the latest events of the Mexican War. And page 2 has: "The Pending Negotiations".
Four pages, good condition.
March 16, 1864
WEEKLY CHRONICLE & SENTINEL, Augusta, Georgia, March 16, 1864 The front page has a great wealth of news, some items including: "The Habeas Corpus Writ in North Carolina" "The First Thirty Days of the Spring Campaign" "The Desire for Peace" "The Last Raid on Richmond" "Northern News" "News Summary" "Action of the 3rd Georgia... See More
February 17, 1862
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 17, 1862 The front page is mostly taken up with ads but does has most of the last column filled war war-related items, headed with: "The Hampton Legion" which concerns the reorganization of it, signed in type: Wade Hampton, Colonel of Legion. Also on the ftpg: "The Flag of the South" which is interesting (see pho... See More
August 4, 1864
THE CAMDEN DAILY JOURNAL, South Carolina, August 4, 1864 A nice and quite rare title from late in the Confederacy. The front page has various news items concerning the war including: "The news of the defeat & capture of the most famous of all the Yankee raiders comes in like a welcome gleam of sunshine upon what was fast growing to be a very dark picture...But the scene has changed.... See More
August 15, 1889
This is a great broadside for a: "BASKET PICNIC and DANCE !" with further particulars. The date is near the middle in very large letters: "Thursday, Aug. 15th, 1889".
This broadside measures 18 1/2 by 27 1/2 inches. In very nice condition, with a minor water stain at the lower left corner. A beautiful display piece.
April 19, 1861
THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, April 19, 1861 Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry for supplies for the entire Confederacy, exporting cotton & tobacco in exchange f... See More
May 21, 1864
BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 21, 1864 Parson Brownlow was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fervently held views on the inf... See More
Item #645825HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, (New York), April, 1866 Among the interesting articles within are: "Freedman's Bureau" "The Last Year's of Sam Houston" "Birds at Home" with many illustrations including singing honey-eater, white honey-eater, yellow-throat-ed, and more; "The Ruined House", with an illustration, "Heroic Deeds of Her... See More
May 2, 1835
THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, May 2, 1835 A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin (see) and a subtitle: "Or, the Tri... See More
October 10, 1877
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 10, 1877 Page 4 has a nice report from the Nez Perce Indian War with: "MILES IN LUCK" "Joseph and the Hostile Nez Perces Surrender" "A Severe Engagement Followed by a Grand Result". Also: "The Concluding Portion of Miles' Report About His Recent Battle" and "Joseph Exchanged".
Eight pages, very nice conditi... See More
July 19, 1893
PUCK, New York, July 19, 1893 Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:
front page: "... See More
June 4, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 4, 1862 Among the articles within: "Letter From a Prisoner at Corinth" "The Union As it Was" "A Record of Blunders" "A Desperate Fight on the Chickahominy" "Gen. Beauregard has not Been at Richmond" "Curious Special Message of President Lincoln" "How Soldiers on the Field Treat Each Other" ... See More
March 29, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 29, 1865 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with a terrific & lengthy :"Address of the Confederate Congress - An Appeal to the Southern People" which begins: "Fellow Citizens: The result of the Peace Commission is known to the country. the hopes of those who have hitherto believed that an honorable termination might be put to the war by negotia... See More
December 8, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 8, 1862 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Burnside's Army" "Affairs Still Quiet on the Rappahannock" "News From the Southwest" "Interesting from Arkansas & Missouri" "Gen. Blunt's Prompt Movements in the Southwest", "Sufferings In Hindman's Army" "The De... See More
July 12, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1863 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are many which related to the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, chasing the rebels south into Southern Penna. and Maryland. And the bkpg. has reports on the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Inside has an editorial relating to Gettysburg, as well as: "The Confederacy & Slavery" and "Movements of... See More
April 17, 1864
NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1864 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Massacre At Fort Pillow" "Official Confirmation of the Report" "300 Black Soldiers Murdered After Surrender" "43 White Soldiers Killed and 100 Wounded" "Retaliation To Be Made" "People of Western Kentucky Greatly Alarmed".
Eight pages, printing e... See More
September 6, 1862
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1862 Ftpg. shows: "Recruiting in Phila. for the Bucktail Penna. Reg." Prints inside include: "The Campaign on the Rapidan--Union Soldiers Burying the Dead" with more prints on the battle on the Rapidan. The centerfold has 2 prints on: "The National Army Commanded by Gen. McClellan. Also a print of: "Brig.-Gen. M... See More
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