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BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, Nov. 14, 1872
* Great Boston fire of 1872
* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred
The front page features a nice map headed: "Diagram Of The Burnt District" in Boston, which had just suffered a horrible fire. The top of one of the columns has: "A TERRIBLE CALAMITY" "One Eighth of the Property of Boston Destroye... See More
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, April 26, 1898
* Spanish-America War begins
* United States declares war
The top of the front page announces: "CONGRESS HAS DECLARED WAR AGAINST SPAIN" "The Bill Passes Unanimously and Is Signed by the President" "Volunteer Troops Are Called Out" "The States Asked to Furnish 125,000 Men for the National Government" &... See More
THE NORTH AMERICAN, Philadelphia, July 8, 1898
* Annexation of Hawaii
* William McKinley
The top of the last column on the ftpg. has the historic report: "ANNEXATION ACT SIGNED" "President Puts His Name to the Hawaiian Resolutions" "Philadelphia To Take The News" "The Cruiser Has Been Ordered to Honolulu & Admiral Miller Will Hoist the Stars and... See More
THE MINERVA & MERCANTILE EVENING ADVERTISER, New York, May 4, 1797
* USS United States to launch
Page 2 has a report datelined "Philadelphia, May 3" which notes: "We have good authority for mentioning that Wednesday next, the 10th instant, is appointed for launching the United States frigate; and that it will take place at two o'clock on that day, if the weather ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 8, 1862 The ftpg. shows: "The War In Kentucky--Battle of Mill Spring--Conveying the Dead Body of the Rebel General Zollicoffer...". The doublepage centerfold is a dramatic print of: "Battle of Mill Spring...Near Jamestown...".
Other prints within include a doublepage: "Map of a Part of Virginia & North Carolina...&q... See More
A lot of 47 damaged Civil War newspapers, most of which are the "Boston Daily Journal" although there are some other titles mixed in. An interesting & sizable lot all during the Civil War and all containing some Civil War content.
DAILY ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, Aug. 7, 1857
* Abraham Lincoln lawyer advertisement
* From his hometown
This is an uncommon newspaper from Abraham Lincoln's hometown, containing on the front page an advertisement, albeit rather small, for "LINCOLN & HERNDON, Attorneys and Counsellors At Law" (see).
A very desirable and early reminder of Lincoln
THE FRIEND, Honolulu, Hawaii, Sept. 1, 1875
* "The oldest paper in The Pacific"
It is rare to find Hawaiian newspapers from the 19th century, and this was the first newspaper & literary magazine published by pioneers not native to Hawaii. This title has a somewhat religious theme, but with other content as well.
Content includes "The Sailor's Friend" ... See More
BOSTON, Sept. 17, 1880 This is a fascinating & extremely decorative souvenir newspaper published to celebrate the 250 year history of Boston, from its beginning in 1630 thru 1880. See the huge & decorative masthead with vignettes of notable historic events. The ftpg. has the Act of Incorporation of Boston from 1630, and the other pages have various reports & scenes of significanc... See More
NEW YORK WEEKLY DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, New York, July 15, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Execution of the conspirators
* Mary Surratt & more
This was a racist newspaper of the day, a back page ad headed: "The White Man's Paper..." with further detail. The top of the ftpg. has: "EXECUTION of the Alleged Conspirators" "Hanging of Payne, Harrold, At... See More
THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 5, 1895
* Rare old West title
* Maricopa County
Difficult to find 19th century newspapers from Phoenix but here is one. This was published 17 years before Arizona statehood.
Various news & ads of the day including "What Phoenix Needs" "A Proposition to Build a Smelter" "A Criminal Assault" "Arizona Prizes"... See More
PEOPLE'S DAILY, Peking (Beijing), China, Sept., 10, 1976 This is likely the most notable issue reporting the death of Chairman Mao Tse Tung (Zedong) of the People's Republic of China who died Sept. 9. The full front page is taken up with his black-bordered photo headed (in translation): "Eternal Glory To The Great Leader And Great Teacher Chairman Mao Tsetung!" Within the b... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, June 21, 1883
* Outlaw Frank James
* Jesse James gang
* Gallatin, Missouri trial
Page 7 has two-thirds of a column headed: "FRANK JAMES" "The Prosecution Unmasked by the Unexpected Postponement of the Trial" "Mrs. Hite's Presence a Surprise--Dick Liddill on Parole--Craig and Timberlake Too Energetic to Please the Defense" wi... See More
Five very early 19th century American newspapers: The National Intelligencer, Aug. 26, 1808, U.S. Gazette for the Country, Feb. 13, 1809; Boston Gazette, Aug. 30, 1804; New England Palladium, Jan. 15, 1802; and New York Herald, Dec. 20, 1804. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newsp... See More
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 20, 1880
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Electric light bulb
* Menlo Park, New Jersey
Page 7 has a nice article on Thomas Edison with the top of a column headed: "Electric Light" "The Magician of Menlo Park Tells His Own Tale" which is a nice piece about how he invented the electric light, told in his own words. It is prefaced with: &quo... See More
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Sept. 17, 1812
* Siege of Detroit
* Surrender to British
* War of 1812
Inside has: "General Order" datelined at "Head Quarters, Montreal" which is lengthy concerning the capture of Detroit, signed in type: Edward Baynes. Another page has a report noting: "The powerful army under my command is now in possession of Canada... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 15, 1892 The front page shows: "The New Santa Maria, Replica of Columbus' Vessel, which is to be Sailed Across the Atlantic", celebrating the 400th anniversary. Items inside include: "Baker's Rocking Chair Fan" "Front View of the Apparatus for Lifting Blocks of Beton and Carrying them to the Car" "Edison's Pat... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 16, 1878 The front page has a nice print of: "Captain Ericsson's New Torpedo Boat, the Destroyer" with a detailed article as well. Many other unrelated prints inside as well including several of early engines, a nice print of the: "Locomotive for the Metropolitan Elevated Railway, New York City" "Some Modifications of the Micro... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 5, 1883 The entire front page features nice prints of the: "New Freight Steamer City of Fall River", with detailed text as well. Other items inside include: "Improved Double Cylinder Air Compressor" "Parker's Steam Digger" "Hill's Universal Grinding Machine" and more.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, g... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 9, 1895 A great issue reporting on the bicycle "mania" at that time, with the full ftpg. taken up with text & 3 illustrations concerning: "The National Bicycle Exhibition In Madison Square Garden, New York", one print showing: "The Motor Cycle" which would appear to be an early version of a motorcycle. The text continues i... See More
THE WEEKLY MESSENGER, Boston, Dec. 30, 1814
* Battle of Pensacola
* American occupation
* War of 1812
Page 2 has a half column article: "Capture Of Pensacola" which is a letter signed in type by: Andrew Jackson. Other items include: "From the Northern Frontier" "Enemy in the Chesapeake" "The Wasp Again" "Temper of Maryland" "From... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1850 Page 3 has a lengthy article headed: "Fugitive Slaves--A Case of Kidnapping--Interesting Correspondence". It is a fascinating & detailed article, the photos showing just portions.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 23, 1889 A fullpg. has 5 prints of: "Lower California. The New Gold Discoveries in Santa Clara Valley--Scenes & Incidents of the Rush to the Mines." Another pg. has an article: "Unleavened Bread For The Passover" plus two related illustrations on the making of it for the Jewish feast. Yet another page is entirely taken u... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 30, 1859 The front page has: "Sleeping Cars Now in Use on the New York Central Railroad". Inside has a nice doublepage centerfold: "Going to Pike's Peak, the New Gold Region" which includes 6 related prints amongst the text. Some of the prints care captioned: "Camp of the Emigrants" "The Wagon Emigra... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 24, 1862 The ftpg. has two Civil War scenes: "Capture of Fort Macon..." and: "The End of the Merrimac--Destruction of the Rebel Ironclad Steamer Merrimac...".
A wealth of other war-related prints inside including 4 view of "Baton Rouge"; a centerfold showing: "A Panoramic View of New Orleans"; 4 prints of:... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 4, 1867 Included is a one page report: "The Manufacture Of Greenbacks and Currency At The U.S. Treasury Building" which has a nice view of the exterior of the Treasury Building, plus four smaller scenes of work areas, and on the opposite page a large illustration of the "Hydraulic Engines" and one of the "Sealing Room&quo... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883 Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of
Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.
The doublepage centerfold shows; "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 22, 1890 Includes a fullpg. print: "The Free Library Building Presented by Andrew Carnegie to Alleghany City", but the prime feature of this issue would be the many Colorado prints including a great full page: "Manitou Springs, Colorado" (see) which shows this small town nestled at the foot of Pike's Peak. There is a brie... See More
DAILY MAIL, London, June 3, 1953
* Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
This is: "The Golden Reprint" edition as all 12 pages are printed in gold ink.
Nice to have a report of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth in a London newspaper, with the banner headline: "LET US CHERISH OUR OWN WAY OF LIFE", with a photo of Queen Elizabeth taking up most of the front page. A plethora of ... See More
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 23, 1858 Inside includes a few prints of: "The Great Earthquake at Naples" "Sketches of Native Life In India" "American Firemen" which includes 3 prints, one a nice full page; "Torchlight Procession of the New York Firemen" pulling a fire engine.
Perhaps the most interesting content is the: "Proposed Tunnel ... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 20, 1858 The front page features a half page print: "The Royal Bridal Tour - The Prince and Princess Frederick William at the Window the King's Palace, Potsdam". Within the issue are: "Effects of the Late Earthquake in Naples" "The Bridal Tour - Arrival of the Prince and Princess Frederick William at Antwerp"; a ful... See More
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, June 30, 1877 Included is a great full page print: "St. John, New Brunswick, Partly Destroyed Last Week by Fire" with a related article. Many other prints as well.
Complete in 28 pages, nice condition.
THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, August 22, 1919 This issue features as a banner headline one of the more historic moments in the history of the Coca-Cola Company, when Asa Chandler, the man who bought the original formula from founder John Pemberton and propelled the company to national prominence by the 1890's, sold the company to Ernest Woodruff and an investor group for $25 million. The bus... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 30, 1893 Of special interest is installment #7 of "Notable Jews - Adolph S. Ochs" which also includes a photograph of him. This is a series which ran in Leslie's for much of the year (others available: inquire). Ochs was publisher if the famous New York Times.
This is also the: "Easter Number" issue which has a special ... See More
* Winslow Homer print
* Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)
Featured is an article" "Present Tendencies of American Art" in which an illustration by Winslow Homer entitled "Sail-Boat" is included. Other articles are: "A Few Sea-Birds" "The Coast Survey" "The English Home of the Washington... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 17, 1767
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
Page 3 has an interesting item which notes: "It is assured, that the late extraordinary resolutions of a town meeting at Boston, New England, were the last efforts of a dying faction, that the inhabitants in general, both of that town and of the province, wholly disapprove those proceedings, and are perf... See More
THE UNITED STATES' GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Aug. 10, 1812 Reports include: "From the Northwestern Frontier" "The British Fleet" "Col. Clark's Advice to the People, Inhabiting the Towns Bordering on Canada Line" "Washington" which begins: "Georgetown has been in a dreadful state of alarm & anxiety..." and more.
Eight pages, 11 by 14... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, August 13, 1836 The front page has: "Mexico & Texas" with mention that the Mexicans will not fight until fall & that a treaty between Santa Anna & General Sam Houston had reached Mexico. Further particulars as well (see). Other items include: "United States & Mexico" "Revolt of Negroes at Havana" "Unite... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1836
* Smithsonian Institution creation
* Texas War of Independence begins
The front page includes a report prefaced in part by: "...A provisional government has been completely organized & a bill of rights adopted which will be found below..." and what follows is the: "Declaration of the People of Texas in General Conv... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Feb. 3, 1847
* Battle of Monterrey - Nuevo León
* General Zachary Taylor victory
The ftpg. begins with 3 documents concerning land, each signed in type by the President: James K. Polk. Also: "The War--Our Congress--Slavery--The Secretary of the Treasury". Inside includes: "The Capitulation of Monterey" and more.
Four pag... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 23, 1833
* President Andrew Jackson election
An inside page has a report from the "House of Representatives" has a nice account of the formal election of Andrew Jackson as President, noting: "The hour of one having arrived, the senate attended in the hall of the house of representatives...in the presence of the two houses ... See More
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1864 On the front page are: "Death of Governor Medary" "Death of Col. Samuel Medary" and "Funeral of Governor Medary" with other items on his death on the ftpg. & inside. Medary was the publisher of this newspaper.
Actually Medary was indicted by a federal grand jury in 1864 for conspiracy against the government and was ... See More
BANATER BEOBACHTER, January 7, 1943 A very rare German newspaper from Banat, a region in Central Europe currently in portions of Hungary, Serbia, and Romania. Within the masthead is: "Honor, Blood, & Soil", with: "Fight Journal of the German Ethnic Group in Banat and in Serbia." All text is in German.
One of the front page headlines has (translated): "The Axis P... See More
HARPER'S BAZAR, New York, June 21, 1879
* Victorian fashions
* Dress pattern "Supplement" included!
This is the famous fashion periodical subtitled: "A Repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction" from the successful publishing house of Harper Brothers. It is the oldest continuously published fashion magazine in the world having begun in 1867.
The early i... See More
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Jan. 8, 1954
* Early IBM computer invention
At the bottom of the front page is an inconspicuous article: "Mechanical Brain May Hurdle Language Barrier" which reports on : "A new mechanical translator (which) may ultimately hurdle the language barrier in the twinkle of an electronic eye. Introduced...by the International Business M... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, January 14, 1779
* Revolutionary War Era
* General George Washington
* From The Enemy
The back page has an item noting: "...that Admiral Byron was still at Newport in Rhode Island, not knowing which way to direct his course in order to find out Mons. d'Estaing...that every thing was quiet in the neighbourhood of New York; that General Washingt... See More
* Early Mafia in America
* David C. Hennessy murder trial
This murder was the beginning of the Mafia in the United States, or "The Black Hand" as it was called in America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Mafia and other organized crime families came to the United States from Sicily and Italy creating their first stron
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 29, 1871
* Scranton, Pennsylvania
* Coal mine region riots
Within the issue is a half page: "Riots Near Scranton, Pa.--The Affair of April 6th At Tripp's Slope--Rioters Stoning The Working Bosses, Who Drew Up The Coal During The Intimidation Of The Operatives." and a related report: "Scenes In The Coal Regions." Several... See More
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 7, 1874
* Death of Chang and Eng Bunker
* Siamese twins print
Inside has a nice, full length portrait of Chang-Eng, the famous Siamese twins with a related article: "Death Of The Siamese Twins". Other illustrations include: "'Here They Come!' Pennsylvania--Pike County.--Winter Sports of the Blooming Grove Park Association... See More
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Dec. 4, 1863
* Rare anti-slavery Civil War era title
* 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment
* African American - colored troops
This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated (see).
This issue includes... See More