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Item #656964THE SHAKER, Shakers, New York, and Shaker Village, New Hampshire, April, 1876 A monthly publication "Published By The United Societies" for folks in the Shaker community, quite famous today for the style of furniture they produced. This issue has much religious-related content including "Materialism--Spiritualism" "Fruitfulness In the Divine Life" "Decline ... See More
February 4, 1929
ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, February 4, 1929
* Aviator Charles Lindbergh
* Air mail flight to Panama
The front page has a three column headline: "LINDBERGH BLAZES PATH OF MIAMI-PANAMA MAIL" with subheads and map (see photos). 1st report coverage on Charles Lindbergh's historic 1st air mail flight to Panama.
This issue contains other news, sports and advertisements of the... See More
March 6, 1824
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, March 6, 1824
* Abermarle County, Virginia land sale
* President James Monroe
On the back 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 som... See More
June 19, 1969
BERKELEY BARB, California, June 19, 1969
* Rare hippies newspaper from the late 60's
As Wikipedia notes, this was an underground newspaper that was published in Berkeley from 1965 to the early 1980s. It was one of the first and most influential of the counterculture newspapers of the late 1960s, covering such subjects as the anti-war and civil-rights movements as well as the social... See More
October 27, 1881
DENVER TRIBUNE, Colorado, Oct. 27, 1881 The back page has an interesting article: "Anheuser-Busch Beer" "Formal Opening of the Association's Lager Beer Vaults Yesterday". Also: "THE UTES" "Something of Their Present Position & Future Movements".
Eight pages, bit of minor margin wear, good condition. From the year Denver became the capita... See More
July 30, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, July 30, 1795 Inside has an interesting article: "A New Game of Cards" called the 'Revolution', which is based on events of the French Revolution (see).
Four pages, very nice condition.
August 1, 1870
PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1870 Within this issue is a nice, color, foldout print of women's dresses in Paris, measuring 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches (some loss to a bottom blank margin). Also another color page of "Design in Applique for Smoking Cap." as well as several black & white pages with latest fashions of the day. There is also a steel pl... See More
March 21, 1820
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1820 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with: "General Jackson's Memorial", continued in a future issue. The ftpg. has a document to the Senate signed by the President: James Monroe, concerning the return of land to the citizens of Georgia by various Indian tribes (see).
No fewer than 4 runaway slave reward ads. Four pages, nice condi... See More
May 13, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 13, 1893
* Thomas Alva Edison
* DeWitt Clinton (locomotive)
Inside has an article: "Edison's Improvement In The Transmission of Power" which includes several illustrations. The ftpg. has a nice print from the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, showing the latest steam railroad engine next to the "De Witt Clinton, 1831".
Sixteen... See More
May 20, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893 The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry. The articles takes over a full column (see) & a portion includes: "...the duration of each image is one-ninety-second of a second, and the entire s... See More
May 3, 1814
NEWBURYPORT HERALD, Massachusetts, May 3, 1814 Inside has: "Frontier Accounts" with items from Detroit and Sackett's Harbor; "On the Rumoured Armistice". An item reads: "The report to-day is that Gen. Hull has been adjudged to be shot; but that his reprieve has come on." Another column has various War of 1812 reports.
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
January 1, 1936
NIEDERSCHLESISCHE TAGESZEITUNG [Lower Silesia Daily Newspaper], 1936 Printed below the eagle & swastika in the masthead is (translated) "Official Gazette of the NSDAP [National Socialist German Workers Party] And All Authorities". A Nazi newspaper from what is now Southern Poland, then known as Lower Silesia.
Twelve pages, loose at the spine, several old tape mends, minor chip... See More
January 14, 1867
DAILY PRESS & TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, Jan. 14, 1867
* Red Cloud's War - Indians
* Fort Laramie, Wyoming
Among column heads: "New Project for Reorganization of Southern State Governments" "From Fort Laramie--Mail Train Attacked--Troops Concentrating" "Anticipated Indian Raid in the Platte Valley" "Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Gov. Br... See More
November 23, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1864
* Abraham Lincoln Thanksgiving Proclamation
The ftpg. begins with: "Death of Samuel Medary" with an additional six ftpg. articles with similar headlines. He was the editor of this newspaper and a former governor of Ohio.
Other items include: "The Result of the Presidential Election" with the votes per state; "Official ... See More
February 25, 1862
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 25, 1862
* Jefferson Davis inauguration
* President of the Confederacy
* Nashville, Tennessee map
The front page features a nice map of: "THE CITY OF NASHVILLE" which includes the city streets (see).
But of most significance is the ftpg. report headed: "Inauguration of Jeff. Davis as President of the Bogus Confederacy" "Scenes... See More
December 12, 1889
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 12, 1889
* Jefferson Davis funeral & burial
* Confederate president - Confederacy
The top of the last column on the ftpg. has: "JEFFERSON DAVIS BURIED" "The Grandest Funeral Seen In The South" "New Orleans Draped In Mourning and Thronged With Visitors--Bishop Galleher's Oration". The report takes the entire column & contin... See More
January 24, 1824
THE MICROSCOPE & INDEPENDENT EXAMINER, Albany, New York, Jan. 24, 1824 A somewhat uncommon title with various news items of the day & many ads. Wide, untrimmed margins, foxing throughout, good condition.
October 15, 1925
FITCHBURG SENTINEL--EXTRA, Massachusetts, Oct. 15, 1925
* Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Senators
* World Series of baseball (final game)
A great issue on the 1925 Major League Baseball World Series as the banner headline proclaims: "PITTSBURG TAKES SERIES" with subhead: "Aldridge Loses Control In First; Cuyler's Double Wins For Pirates". Nice text inc... See More
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
September 15, 1864
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Sept. 15, 1864
* Ulysses S. Grant
First column heads on the Civil War include: "Letters From Generals Grant & Sherman" "Call on the North For Troops" "Sherman Orders Atlanta to be Cleared" "The Disloyal Sent to Dixie's Land" "Grant Sends All Disloyal Persons South of His Lines" & more.
Eight pages, ni... See More
April 8, 1898
SEMI-WEEKLY STAR, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado, April 8, 1898
* Very rare title
A nice & very rare newspaper from this town in Western Colorado along the Colorado River. Although Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records a "Grand Junction Star" there is no record of "the Semi-Weekly Star".
Various news items and advertisements.
Four pages, a... See More
May 23, 1728
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, May 23, 1728
* Convicts to American plantations
The front page is a terrific item noting: "The government are about contracting with the proper undertakes for transporting the felons, convicts, being about 80 in number, to his Majesty's Plantations in America."." Although it was known that convicts were occasionally shipped off to the Ame... See More
April 21, 1795
KENTISH GAZETTE, Winchester, England, April 21, 1795
* Mary Wollstonecraft
* Women's rights advocate
This newspaper has one of the more decorative & beautiful mastheads of the era. Note the two very detailed engravings on either side, one being the fabled Canterbury Cathedral. The back page has a brief item mentioned Mary Wollstonecraft, one of the earliest woman's rights ... See More
October 31, 1863
THE TRI-WEEKLY MERCURY, Charleston, South Carolina, Oct. 31, 1863
* From the origin of the Civil War
* re. Battle of Chickamauga
Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles in the market. Ftpg. war reports include: "Letter From Richmond" "A Raid In The Gulf" "A Yankee View of the Battle of Chickamauga" "The Confederate States--A Nation" ... See More
February 21, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Feb. 21, 1893 The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "Objections To Annexation" "Arguments of Those Who Prefer to Ignore Hawaii at Present" "No Naval Advantages To Be Derived" "Present Treaty with the Kingdom Granting Pearl Harbor to the United States Said 5to Be the Only Desirable Feature".
Beneath this report is: "... See More
May 7, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 7, 1864
* Battle of the Wilderness - Virginia
* Robert E. Lee vs. Ulysses S. Grant
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Richmond Campaign" "Lee Still Falling Back" "Gen. Grant Reported to Have Flanked the Rebel Army" "Lee En Route for Hanover Court House" "Grant Out of the Wilderness" &q... See More
May 14, 1864
THE WORLD, New York, May 14, 1864
* Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
* Battle of Rocky Face Ridge - Georgia
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "Dalton Ours" "Retreat of the Rebel Army Under Joe Johnston--The Place Occupied by Gen. Sherman on Thursday" "BEYOND THE PO" "Utter Defeat of the Rebels Under Lee" "The Enemy I... See More
September 16, 1822
NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Sept. 16, 1822
* Lighthouses to be built
* President James Monroe
The ftpg. has 4 Acts of Congress, each signed in type by the President: James Monroe. One is: "An Act to Authorize the Building of Light-Houses Therein mentioned..." with a list of the lighthouses to be built.... See More
March 24, 1829
NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, March 24, 1829 Most of pg. 2 is taken up with a document concerning relations with Panama (continued in a future issue) which is prefaced with a letter from the President, signed in type: John Quincy Adams.
Four pages, minor margin wear.
September 2, 1896
CHRISTIAN HERALD & SIGNS OF OUR TIMES, New York, Sept. 2, 1896 The ftpg. has a print: "Amid The Ruins of Capernaum, on Lake Galilee" with a related article. More inside.
Sixteen pages, some wear & small tears at the spine.
July 23, 1881
PRAIRIE FARMER, Chicago, July 23, 1881 An interesting farming-themed newspaper from the Mid-West with an ornate masthead. Subtitled: "Weekly Journal for The Farm, Orchard and Fireside."
Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, various small margin tears with some chipping.
April 20, 1878
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 20, 1878 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned "An International Conference About Money" which shows Uncle Sam. Pages within include a full page: "Private Theatricals at Blackville--I Hang Upon De Honey Ob Doze Laps!", a print of "The Liberian Ship Azor", a print of: "House at San Stefano in wh... 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
October 18, 1989
THE PENINSULA TIMES TRIBUNE, Palo Alto, California, Oct. 18, 1989
* San Francisco earthquake
The dramatic headline appears at the very top, above the title: "KILLER QUAKE" with two large color photos and another headline: "Death Toll Put at 271". More photos and text inside.
Great to have this report from a city very close to the disaster.
Complete in 46 pages wit... See More
May 28, 1789
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, May 28, 1789
* African slave trade
Page 7 has a brief item from Parliament headed: "Botany Bay" reading: "Mr. Hussey asked whether it was the intention of Ministers to prosecute the scheme of forming a settlement in Botany Bay? Mr. Pitt said that from the accounts hitherto received fr
* William Wilberforce
* Botany Bay - Australia
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
November 16, 1893
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Nov. 16, 1893 The top of the front page has a nice account headed: "TRAIN ROBBERS CAPTURED" "One of Them Proves to Have Been a Girl in Men's Clothes" "Illinois Bandits Landed In Jail" "Three Men Who Held Up the Evansville Express & Shot the Brakeman Are Safely Behind Bars at Lincoln, Ill." The articles takes three... See More
October 31, 1853
DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Ohio, October 31, 1853
* Day of Thanksgiving
Page 2 has a: "PROCLAMATION" for day of thanksgiving and prayer by William Medill, Governor of Ohio. It was to have been celebrated the 4th Thursday of November, the traditional Thanksgiving Day that would be formalized by Pres. Lincoln ten years later.
Four pages, a little spine wear, otherwise nic... See More
December 1, 1820
THE ANALECTIC MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1820 This was a very famous literary-themed magazine, but this issue features a a quite rare, hand-tinted full page engraving titled: "Falls of The Pedler Virginia". More typically such hand-tinted prints were removed from the issues long ago. And this engraving is in nice condition. The engraving is at the back of the iss... See More
December 29, 1781
THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, December 29, 1781
* Battle of Eutaw Springs
* 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 embellishments (... See More
October 21, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 21, 1826
* "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!"
The back page includes has a item concerning the burning of a Jewish man, with a small head: "Roasting A Jew--for the good of the church of Spain!" portions including: "...to sacrifice the unfortunate Hebrew. All the thieves, smugglers and assassi... See More
August 8, 1815
NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 8, 1815
* Napoleon Bonaparte abdication
Page 2 has a report which begins: "Official Accounts Of the Great Overthrow of the Whole French Army on the 18th June..." which is the Battle of Waterloo. It includes a letter headed: "Declaration to the French People - Frenchmen!" in which Napoleon announces in part: "...My political life is e... See More
May 14, 1825
NEW YORK OBSERVER, May 14 and June 18, 1825
* American Tract Society creation
A pair of notable issues. The May 14 issue of this religiously-themed newspaper has about half of page 2 taken up with the creation of the "American Tract Society", whose formal beginning was on May 11. Included is their "Constitution" and well as the: Laying The Corner Stone" which w... See More
February 28, 1942
THE STAR, Guernsey, Channel Islands, Feb. 28, 1942
* Rare German occupation title
* World War II - WWII
Among the front page reports are: "Vulnerability of the British Empire" "Navy Unable to Cope with Present Day Warfare" "Why The Axis Will Win This War" which is a fascinating article, beginning: "Germany and her valiant allies will incontestably wi... 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
October 7, 1919
FITCHBURG SENTINEL--WORLD SERIES EXTRA, Oct. 7, 1919
* Chicago White (Black) Sox
* Cincinnati Reds - World Series
* Black Sox Scandal in process (game 6)
* Pat Moran's hometown newspaper (rare)
This issue reports on the sixth game of perhaps the most controversial World Series ever played, called the "Black Sox" series due to the betting scandal involving several of th... See More
January 1, 1860
"BRITISH WORKMAN & Friend Of The Sons Of Toil", London, England. This title does not have a date, which is curious, but it is from the early 1860's.
* Celebrating the working class of England
A fascinating paper which existed to "...promote the health, wealth, & happiness of the working classes." It carries a very graphic front page with a print of "Aaron... See More
May 2, 1857
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857 Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".
Articles entitled: "The... See More
February 7, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1864
* Rare rebel title
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Additional From The North" "The Revolution in the North--Great Indignation at the Military Arrests of the Administration..." "Disaffection In The Yankee Army--the Soldiers Refusing to Fight--Their Confessions o... See More
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