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January 16, 1799
MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Jan. 16, 1799 Page 3 has an interesting item that reports: "The Legislatures of North Carolina and South Carolina...have both rejected the amendment proposed by the Legislature of this State, to the Constitution of the United States, for excluding Aliens from the Presidency, and from Congress".... See More
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Item #652255THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, January, 1790
* United States Bill of Rights printing (historic)
Articles include: "An Oration...on the Unlawfulness & Impolicy of Capital Punishments & the Proper Means of Reforming Criminals" "Extract of a Letter from Dr. Franklin - Essay on Luxury" "Essay on the Influence of Religion" "Letter from Dr... See More
September 18, 1787
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787
* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized
* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed
A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More
March 11, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778
* The Articles of Confederation (historic)
* American Revolutionary War
This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More
Item #636777THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States
This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More
Item #633290THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution
* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address
This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comment... See More
November 13, 1790
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790
* Patriots George Read & William Patterson
Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More
February 4, 1913
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, February 4, 1913 Page four carries a column-wide headline "INCOME TAX AMENDMENT PASSES" with subheads "Measure Is One of Provision of the Constitution" "Wyoming Has Approved It - Completes List of Thirty-six States, Three-fourths of Union - Some Talk of Taxing Incomes as Low as $4,000, Yearly". "An income tax is now... See More
November 13, 1816
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Massachusetts, November 13, 1816
* Gouverneur Morris death
* American Statesman
Among the "Deaths" listed on page 2 is one that reads:
* At his seat near New-York, the 6th inst. the Honorable GOVERNEUR MORRIS, after a short but distressing illness, aged 65. Then a bright lamp was extinguished. He was ranked foremost in the grade of eminent citizens... See More
April 25, 1818
NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, April 25, 1818
* Design of the United States flag
This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the19th century. As noted in Wikipedia:
"Niles edited and published the Weekly Register until 1836, making it into one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States and himself into ... See More
Item #121156GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1789 Among the articles are one concerning "...the new grass brought from the banks of the Santee in South Carolina..." with details, and includes 2 illustrations on a full page plate; "Strictures on the Absurd Custom of Dueling" "Proposal for the Prevention of Dueling" and so much more. Near the back is news headed: &qu... See More
March 30, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1861 The full front page is a print titled: "April Fool's Day In New York, Opposite the Astor House". Inside has a page with prints of New Orleans: "View In French Quarter" & "The Crescent City" from the docks; and "The Levee" and 2 scenes of: "Lafayette Square". Also inside are a two-thirds pr... See More
November 14, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 14, 1874 18 small front pg. portraits of "International Law-Members of the Geneva Congress." Six illus. pertaining to "A "Statesman's" Retreat-William M. Tweed's Penitentiary Life on Blackwell's Island." Dblpgctrfld. by Nast entitled "International Law-The Better Way." 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "On the River-A Midsumm... See More
December 27, 1879
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1879 An ideal issue for any political junkie as it contains the famous Thomas Nast print with the first appearance together of the Republican elephant & Democratic donkey. Thomas Nast was the creator of these two famous political symbols making this a very significant print. The caption reads: "Stranger Things Have Happened."
The ba... See More
August 6, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1887 Fullpg: 'The Completed Building of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, N.Y.' includes 9 scenes. Nice & displayable double page centerfold: 'Around Cape Ann', Mass. Small illus. of: 'The Late John Taylor, President of the Mormon Church'.
Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.... See More
September 24, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 24, 1887 Nice full ftpg: 'The 'Volunteer Under Full Sail' shows a yacht. Nearly halfpg: 'The Exhibition of Natural Gas Illumination at Toledo'. Nearly halfpg: 'Wharf Scene in Savannah'. Fullpg: 'English & American Athletes at the Annual Championship Games, Manhattan Athletic Club'. Double page centerfold: "... See More
August 11, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 11, 1888 The entire ftpg. is taken up with an illus. of various cavalrymen, including a feature illus. of "The Scout". Nice fullpg: "Selling 'Auction Pools' on a Horse Race". Full page: "Representative Northern and Southern Senators".
Nice doublepage centerfold: "Sheridan in the Valley--1864" showing him c... See More
January 18, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKY January 18, 1890. Front full pg. illus. of "Mme. Lilli Lehmann-Kalisch, in the Title Role of Goldmark's Opera 'The Queen of Sheba'." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Pulitzer Building, the New Home of the New York 'World'." 1/2 pg. illus. of "In the Cave of the Dead."
Doublepage centerfold: "The Sir Roger De Coverley (Qu... See More
May 17, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY May 17, 1890 Front full pg. illus. of "The End of the Season." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "A May Day at the Central Park Plaza."
Doublepage centerfold of "An Impromptu Affair in the Days of the Code." Full pg. illus. of "A Typical New York Slip." Full pg. containing five illus. of "Additions to the United States Navy."... See More
March 14, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1891 Front full pg. illus. of "Lawrence Barrett." Inside is a full pg. containing nine illus. of "Prominent Workers for the Passage of the Copyright Bill." Full pg. illus. of "Views of and Around Grand Rapids." Full pg. illus. of "Gun Casting for the Government at the Bethlehem Iron Workers." 2/3 pg. illus. of &... See More
June 23, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1894 Full ftpg. political cartoon re. income tax. Fullpg. with 9 photos of: 'The Recent Excavations at Dashur, Egypt'. Three pgs. with many illus. on 'The Iroquois of the Grand River'. Fullpg. with 8 photos of the foods in Pueblo, Colorado and Portland, Oregon.
April 10, 1897
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1897 Full front page illus. of "The Senator From Massachusetts Interrupts." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "From the Nineteenth Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Artists."
Full pg. of illus. of "Scenes from Moliere's 'Bourgeois-Gentilhomme,' Produced by Le Cercle Francais of Harvard University."... See More
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