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SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 30, 1905
* Archibald "Moonlight" Graham
* Doctor/baseball player who played only 1 game professionally
* Hero of the movie classic: Field of Dreams
Page 3 has the baseball box score between New York and Brooklyn containing Archibald "Moonlight" Graham's only appearance in a professional game (for New York). Sadly, although... See More
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS (Parade Magazine), August 22, 1948
* Women's baseball league
* A great article with cover photo
* Inspiration for movie: "A League of Their Own"
The front front cover has "Baseball Star", showing a female professional baseball player. Inside has, "The New Look in Baseball is Offered by All-Girl League," with the subhead, "Beauty... See More
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826 The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Morecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River. This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah (see).
Also within: "Slave Labor" which is brief (see), and over half a page... See More
THE FARMER'S WEEKLY MUSEUM; NEW HAMPSHIRE & VERMONT JOURNAL, Walpole, Oct. 15, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
The ftpg. has: "Biography - Character of Talleyrand". Over half of pg. 2 has: "Mr. Gerry's Answer to the Minister of Foreign Affairs' Letter of the 24th".
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor margin tears, good condition.... See More
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Sept. 11, 1799 Inside has much on the war in Europe including: "Army of Italy" "Army of the Danube" and other datelines from Vienna, Zurich, London, etc. Pg. 3 has: "Latest News of Buonaparte in Egypt" which includes: "...Buonaparte has lost the confidence of his army, who are very discontented...". ... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 26, 1884 The ftpg. features a nice print of: "View of Catskill Creek Bridge, on the N.Y., W.S. & B.R.R., Looking Toward the Hudson" with a related article.
A wealth of various new inventions, improvements with illustrations inside including: "De Foy's New Game Table" which looks like an early pinball machine. Also: "Thoma... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896 The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.
Sixteen pages, never bound nor trimmed, bit of browning at the... See More
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Aug. 2, 1847 Inside has some content regarding the Mexican-American War: "Fourth of July at Monterey, Mexico" "True American Spirit" "From Vera Cruz"
Four pages, nice condition.
BALTIMORE AMERICAN, 1857 A lot of 15 issues, all loose at the spine, various news reports of the day, a wealth of ads, etc. Each issue complete in 8 pages.
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, Aug. 10, 1880
* Frank James
* Outlaws - train robbers
* Jackson County, Missouri
The ftpg. has: "Frank James Again" which is an interview concerning his whereabouts with mention that he was in Jackson County recently (see). Also on the ftpg: "A Heavy Diamond Robbery" & "An Atrocious Wife-Murder".
Ten pages, a bit ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 2, 1893 A great issue for skiers as the full ftpg. shows: "Winter Sports in the West--Flying On Skis--Thorger Hemmestvedt's Great Jump of 103 Feet at Red Wing, Minnesota". Red Wing is the birthplace of America ski-jumping (see hyperlink).
Inside has an interesting full page: "Shall We Restrict Immigration? Specimen Types of C... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 28, 1885 The ftpg. shows: "...Rescue of a Schooner's Crew Off Fire Island by the Life-Saving Corps". Inside has a full page print: "Dedication of the Washington National Monument...", plus a few other unrelated prints.
Sixteen pages, very nice condition.
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York Sept. 20, 1890 The front page has full-length portraits of: "Oliver S. Campbell, Champion Of The United States" and "H. W. Slocum, Jr., Ex-Champion", both in tennis attire of the day and each holding a tennis racket. Caption: "The National Lawn-Tennis Tournament On The Grounds Of The Casino, At Newport, Commencing August 27th.... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856 The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with... See More
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 8, 1861
* Rare Confederate title
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
The ftpg. is entirely taken up with ads as are pgs. 3 & 4, while pg. 2 has some content concerning the Civil War, from the Confederate perspective. Items include: "The Free Negroes of the State", an address to the "Honorable General Assembly of North Carolina... See More
ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, Oct. 19, 1899
* Rare old West title
* Wild West shootout
The top of a ftpg. column has: "ENCOUNTER WITH BANDITS" "A Sheriff's Posse and the Desperadoes Have a Battle" "Over 100 Shots Exchanged And One Bandit Killed, While Another Crawls Away to Die". A classic "Wild West" shoot-out with a dateline from Nogales, Ar... See More
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE, Nebraska, March 5, 1893 The top of the first column has heads: "CLEVELAND GOES IN" "Thrice Nominated & Twice Inaugurated President of the United States" "Severe Storm Mars The Ceremonies" ""Policy of The New Administration". The ftpg. also has a nice graphic showing: "Cleveland And His Cabinet". The text takes o... See More
KENTISH GAZETTE, Canterbury, England, April 10, 1795 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 nice & very detailed report headed: "The Royal Marriage" between Caroline Queen of Brunswick, and the future King George IV. T... See More
THE GLOBE, South Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Feb. 18, 1898
* re. USS Maine sinking disaster
* Spanish-American War prelude
* Havana Harbor , Cuba
A middle column is headed: "WILL GO TO HAVANA" "Court of Inquiry Appointed to Investigate Maine Disaster" "with more, the text including: "...everybody believes that the battleship was destroyed, whether from wit... See More
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Oct. 4, 1919
* Chicago White (Black) Sox
* Cincinnati Reds - World Series
* Black Sox Scandal in process
This issue reports on game 3 of the infamous "Black Sox" World Series, this game won by the White Sox, 3-0. The first column has: "Kerr Restores Sox Confidence With A Shutout" with related subheads (see), the report carrying over to the... See More
THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, Nov. 18, 1718
* Rare title
The front page begins with a report noting: "...to get ready...a flotilla for Vera Cruz...whose lading was to be fruit...should not be done till the year 1719 by reason of the superabundance of goods yet remaining in New Spain...these vessels should bring back the returns of fruit & commodities still unsold in the West Ind... See More
CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, Dec. 6, 1865
* President Andrew Johnson
* State of the Union Address
* Civil War reconstruction
Most of the front page and page 2 are taken up with the: "President's Message", being the first state-of-the-union address of President Andrew Johnson. The focus of his speech is the end of the Civil War with comments on the Lincoln assas... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 7, 1889
* Jefferson Davis death (1st report)
* Confederate president - Confederacy
Almost the entire last column of the ftpg. is taken up with a fine & very detailed report on the death of Jefferson Davis, headed: "THEIR DEAD CHIEFTAIN" "The South In Morning for Jefferson Davis""Marks of Profound Sorrow Shows Everywhere--Mr. Davis'... See More
LOS ANGELES TIMES, South Bay Edition, April 27, 1989
* Lucille Ball death (1st report)
* Actress - comedienne - model
* "I Love Lucy" television sitcom
* Best title to be had - rare as such
The top of the ftpg. has several photos of Lucille Ball with a ftpg. report headed: "Lucille Ball Dies; TV's Comic Genius Was 77" with a related subhead. Much more on her ... See More
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Aug. 20, 1977
* Groucho Marx death (1st report)
* American comedian & film star
* It is BEST to have reports from the city where an event occurred
The headline announces: "GROUCHO MARX DIES" which includes a photo of him in the headline as well (see). The subhead: "Kept Them Laughing 65 Years". Great to have this report in a Los Angele... See More
UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Dec. 12, 1811
* Battle of Tippecanoe
The ftpg. has a letter datelined: "Camp Battle Ground, One mile from the Prophet's Village, Nov. 8". This has a report of the famous Battle of Tippecanoe, beginning: "We were attacked at half past 4 o'clock on the morning of the 7th inst. by the prophet's party, con... See More
FITCHBURG DAILY NEWS, Massachusetts, a trio of issues dated Sept. 7, 8 & 9, 1909 concerning Robert Peary & the discovery of the North Pole.
* Robert Peary finds the North Pole
The head on Sept. 7 is: "Second Pole Discovery Is Reported By Lieut. Peary" with subheads (see); the head on Sept. 8 is: "Peary Tells Untied Press Not To Take Dr. Cook's Story Seriously"... See More
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 30, 1853 The front page shows: "Representation of the Royal Guards, of Cincinnati, Ohio" Inside prints include: "View of the City of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania" (with textual description), "View of Indian Falls, near Cold Spring, New York", "New badge of the Boston Police" "View of Font Hill, Forrest Castle, at ... See More
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768 Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt. It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. Also within this issue is a mention of "A Portugal... See More
PORTSMOUTH ORACLE, New Hampshire, Sept. 4, 1813 Most of the ftpg. is taken up with 2 Acts of Congress each signed by the President: James Madison, one being a "Distillers' Tax". Pg. 2 has: "Extract of a Letter form Com. Chauncey,to the Sec. of te Navy...from the ship General Pike at Sacket's Harbor, which takes over a full column concerning the naval battle on La... See More
DOUGLAS DAILY INTERNATIONAL, Arizona, Oct. 13, 1921
* New York Yankees 1st World Series
* New York Giants World Champions
* MLB baseball (FINAL GAME)
Great & bold banner headline above the masthead announces: "GIANTS CHAMPS" of the 1921 Major League Baseball World Series played at the Polo Grounds. Included is the "Score By Innings" statistics and last c... See More
THE LAMPASAS DISPATCH, Texas, "Juvember 33, 1969" A fascinating fictitious newspaper created specifically for "Operation Long Horn--For Maneuver Purposes Only--Not Intended For General Distribution".
The website begins: "In the spring of 1952, as Cold War tensions heightened, Lampasas Countians’ worst fears seemingly materialized, as “enemy troops”... See More
EVENING STANDARD, London, Feb. 6, 1952 The banner headline announces to the citizens of London: "THE KING IS DEAD" "Peaceful End In His Sleep" with the bulletin headed: "Sandringham Bulletin This Morning" making this a desired same-day report of the death of King George VI. His eldest daughter, Princess Elizabeth, became the new Queen of England.
Great to have ... See More
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
HOUGH'S CONCORD HERALD, New Hampshire, Nov. 22, 1792
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
Most of page 3 is taken up with Washington's state of the union address for the year 1792 with a prefacing report which includes: "...The members of the house accordingly repaired to the senate chamber where at twelve o'clock the president of the United Stat... See More
FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Dec. 5, 1910 \
* Mary Baker Eddy death
* Christian Science
Page 8 has a one column head: "Science Church Head Is Dead" "Final Summons is Answered by Mary Baker Eddy". The text begins: "Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, leader of a million devoted followers the world over, passed away Satu... See More
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
Coin collectors are very familiar with this town (the capital of Nevada) for the mint which produced the famous "C.C." mint marks on gold & silver coins it produced. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the mini
* Execution of Captain Henry Wirz
* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia
The front page has: "Execution Of Wirz" "Closing Scenes in the Life of the Andersonville Jailor" "Farewell Interview with his Associate, J.H. Winder" "Final Effort of His Counsel to Obtain Executive Clemency" "
* War of 1812 start
* Declaration of war
On page 3 near the top of the second column is A Proclamation issued by President James Madison confirming the Congress declaration of war against Great Britain, stating in part: "...Now therefore, I JAMES MADISON, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the
* Union occupation title
In March of 1862 at Port Royal, after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a military command, the newspaper sought to provide mostly military but no political news for the soldiers, so as not to distract them from their mission which was the suppression of the r
NEW YORK HERALD EXTRA, July 22, 1842 This single sheet, "Extra" edition of the famous N.Y. Herald newspaper is printed on the front side only. The text is entirely consumed by reports from Europe with a wide variety of content as seen in the heads near the top of the first column (see).
This heading also ha a nice engraving above which is: "Arrival Of The Steamship Acadia.&qu... See More
THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 11, 1862
* Rare Confederate title
* From the deep South
Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a figh... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 23, 1862
* Attack on Cedar Key, Florida
* From the capital of the Confederacy
Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half deals primarily with politics, with: "The Norther Congress", "Indiana Democratic State Convention" plus there is also: "Rebel Fortifications at Bowling Green".
Page 2 contai... See More
RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 12, 1864
* Battle of Mobile Bay - Alabama
* Confederate States Navy vs. David Farragut
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page includes under "The War News" a letter from the "Confederate States Navy" a report from Mobile beginning: "The enem... See More
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, November 26, 1863
* Battle of Lookout Mountain - Braxton Bragg
* From the capital of the Confederacy
A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page has some advertisements but is dominated by various news reports, including items headed: "The News" "The Courts" "City Intelligence&qu... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Page 3 has a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate