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May 22, 1881
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1881
* American Red Cross created
* Clara Barton
The front page has a very significant report on the establishment of the American Red Cross. The article is headed: "The Red Cross" "Efforts To Establish An Organization in the United States". With a dateline of "Washington, May 21", the article begins: "At a meeting held th... See More
March 10, 1790
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, March 10, 1790
* 1st printing of the First United States Census Act
* Historic report in early American government
This famous newspaper was the mouthpiece of the federal government so almost without exception the first utterances from Congress appeared in this newspaper before any other. The nation's capital was in New York City at this tim... See More
January 4, 1792
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Jan. 4, 1792
* Creating Washington D.C.
* Nation's capital planning
A terrific issue on the creation of the nation's capital. Beginning on page 2 & taking half of page 3 is a great article titled: "New City Of Washington" which has as a subtitle: "Plan of the City intended for the permanent seat of the Government o... See More
May 2, 1794
Interesting French criminal broadside announcing the acquittal of a trial against Etienne Michaud. Headed in large type at the top (translated): JUDGMENT OF THE CRIMINAL COURT of the Department of Rhone, Who Declares Etienne Michaud Acquitted of The Charge Against Him." followed by details of the result of the trial.
There is a "dateline" at the middle; "Du 17 Floreal, l... See More
February 28, 1777
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Feb. 28, 1777
* Battle of Princeton - New Jersey
* George Washington crossing the Delaware
* American Revolutionary War
Inside has: "Advices From America" has very nice content, beginning: "Many thousands from the province of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut & Penna. have already come in & claimed the benefit of the la... See More
August 6, 1962
LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, August 6, 1962
* Death of Marilyn Monroe (1st report)
* Actress, singer, model and sex symbol
See the photo for the terrific front page report, with the two line banner headline: "MARILYN MONROE FOUND DEAD" and also: "Sleeping Pill Overdose Blamed". The front page also features a photo of her. Related subheads include: "Unclad Bo... See More
December 29, 1781
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781
* Rare 18th century American title
* Great masthead engraving for display
I have always thought this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellis... See More
April 17, 1863
WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863
* Rare Confederate title from the Civil War
This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.
The ftpg. conta... See More
January 20, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Jan. 20, 1776 Nearly two-thirds of the front page are taken up with a terrific consideration of the troubles between England & the colonies titled: "Extracts from the Sentiments of a Foreigner on the Disputes of Greaet Britain & America". A few bits include: "...Can they so far betray those rights which are so dear to them as to aim... See More
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