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October 18, 1912
NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, NY, Oct. 18, 1912
* Jack Johnson - World Heavyweight Champ
* 1st Black American to hold title (1910)
* Racially motivated arrest for allegedly violating the Mann Act
Page 5 has: "JACK JOHNSON WATCHED," with related article which tells of his arrested for allegedly violating the Mann Act due to his supposed "influence" over Lucile Cameron - who would la... See More
October 26, 1958
THIS WEEK MAGAZINE, The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, October 26, 1958
* J. Edgar Hoover... Counterattack On Juvenile Delinquency...
* Alfred Hitchcock
Featured on the cover is: "A Program For A Better America!," by J. Edgar Hoover, which includes, on inside pages, his strategy for pushing back against rampant juvenile delinquency. Also included within is: "Hitchcock In The Li... See More
January 15, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, January 15, 1853
Page 48 has a portrait of "Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Author Of 'Uncles Tom's Cabin'," with related text beginning on 46 and continuing the the left of the portrait. The article states in part: "Of the personal history of this powerful writer, who has achieved a reputation entitling her to ranks with the au... See More
April 6, 1853
NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, April 6, 1853
* Harriet Beecher Stowe recognized for her contribution to the abolitionist cause
* "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
* Stafford House convention
Most are aware "Uncle Tom's Cabin", upon its release, was embraced by abolitionists but enraged most of those from the South and Northern supporters of slavery. However, few are aware that it was... See More
Item #652373THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, April, 1860
* Walt Whitman's "Bardic Symbols" - 1st appearance
* also Whitman's 1st appearance in The Atlantic Monthly
* 2 lines deleted by the publisher
Pages 445-447 have Walt Whitman's, "Bardic Symbols," which is both the poem's 1st appearance and Whitman's 1st contribution to The Atlantic Monthly. According to the Walt Whitm... See More
Item #652371THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, February, 1869
* Walt Whitman's "Proud Music of the Sea Storm" - 1st appearance
* submitted to The Atlantic Monthly on behalf of Whitman as a favor
Pages 199-203 have Walt Whitman's, "Proud Music of the Sea Storm," which, according to the Walt Whitman Archive, has the distinction of being a poem submitted to The Atlantic Monthly by Ralph Wal... See More
February 19, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 19, 1876
* Pre-publication extracts of "Two Rivulets" - 1st appearance
* Much on and by Walt Whitman
* 1st major works since "Leaves of Grass"
Page 4, under the heading, "WALT WHITMAN'S POEMS," has per-publication extracts from "Two Rivulets," and are believed to be their 1st appearance. Included are "Eidolons,&quo... See More
June 26, 1872
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 26, 1872
* Walt Whitman
* "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free"
* Considered the 1st publication
Page 3 has Walt Whitman's, "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free," which was a poem he wrote and delivered at the 1872 Commencement at Dartmouth College. This printing was actually from the day prior to the Commencement, making it one of the earliest i... See More
September 10, 1777
EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Sept. 10, 1777 Page 2 has a report from Newport, Rhode Island, concerning a military encounter in the vicinity (see). This is followed by a report from New York, which includes: "...a convincing proof of the insidious mean stratagems which have been used by the leaders of the Rebel army to seduce the faithful Hessians from their allegiance: " an... See More
August 3, 1816
ESSEX REGISTER, Salem, Massachusetts, Aug. 3, 1816
* Lord Byron... "Fare Thee Well"
* Original printing from year of publication
In 1815 Lord Byron married Annabella Milbanke, and fathered a child with her. A year later they were divorced, but before their marriage needed, he wrote "Fare Thee Well" as what he described as both his first and last prose for her benefit. Th... See More
December 4, 1880
BRIDGEPORT CHRONICLE-UNION, Mono County, California, December 4, 1880
* Rare Old West title
A very rare title from this town very high in the mountains near the Nevada border. Today it is a tourist-focused community. Gregory (Union List of American Serials) notes that only two institutions have ANY issues of this title, one of which has this issue.
Four pages, with various local news ... See More
December 11, 1941
BRUSSELER ZEITUNG, Brussels, Belgium, Dec. 11, 1941 The "Brussels Newspaper" was a regional German-language daily newspaper with editorial office in Brussels. It existed during the German occupation of Belgium during the Second World War from July 1, 1940 to September 2, 1944. It was part of a group of newspapers created specifically for the territories occupied by Germany and late... See More
May 6, 1854
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston May 6, 1854 This newspaper was one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time as the famed Harper's Weekly & Leslie's Illustrated had yet to exist.
The front page features a print & article on: "John J. Audubon". Other prints within include scenes in Russia, the Phoca or Seal, Valley Forge & view of Gen. Washington'... See More
April 17, 1880
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 17, 1880 The full ftpg. is: "Hon. Elihu B. Washburne, of Illinois. Gallery of Possible Presidential Candidates" with more on him inside.
A nice half page has a montage of 4 prints of: "Montana--Illustrations of Life in General Miles's Command.". A great & dramatic full page print: "Colorado--The Royal Gorge in ... See More
June 24, 1875
DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, June 24, 1875
* Castle Creek - South Dakota
* Black Hills gold discovery
The ftpg. has: "Gold at Black Hill" which has a dispatch beginning: "I have discovered gold in small quantities on the north bend of Castle Creek...About 15 miners have located a camp on the creek above here..." and more.
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, ... See More
June 6, 1799
J. RUSSELL'S GAZETTE, Boston, June 6, 1799
* Gay Head Lighthouse
* Martha's Vineyard
Page 2 has a report of a naval battle noting in part: "...the capt. of the privateer lost one leg. Bradford, it is said, came beating YANKEE DOODLE; he mounted only ten four pounders and had 25 men."
But the most notable content is the full column on page 4 which has: "Plan of a Ligh... See More
October 1, 1849
NEW ORLEANS WEEKLY DELTA, Oct. 1, 1849 The top of the front page has a: "Portrait of Juan Garcia, alias Rey, Whom the Spanish Consul in this City, and Others, Stand Charged with Abducting". Included is a lengthy: "Biographical Sketch of Juan Francisco Garcia, Alias Rey".
Eight pages, very nice condition.
September 29, 1866
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 The fourth page has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Includes an article headed "Our Base Ball Illustrations" that compares the "new school" of ball players to the "old boys" and then describes the talent and skills of Beadle, a first baseman for the Gothams (s... See More
October 2, 1858
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 2, 1858 The front page shows: "Officers of the New York Caledonian Club". Within the issue are a full page of: "Review Of the Troops at Camp Susquehanna, Williamsport, Pa.", and smaller prints of: "Block House at Fort Myers, Florida" "Tomb of the Poet Drake at Hunt's Point, N.Y.", a centerfold with 3 p... See More
March 7, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 7, 1885 The full ftpg. is a print of: "The Last Days of President Arthur in the White House--Father & Daughter." Inside has a doublpg. centerfold of: "The Grand Sham Battle...at Prospect Park, Brooklyn...The Mob Breaking in on The First Line of Defense". A nice fullpg. print shows the west front of the Capitol in advance of th... See More
January 4, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, January 4, 1890 A fullpg. has 3 prints on: "Features of the Land 'Boom' In the South". Fullpg: "Celebrating the Advent of the New York--In front of Trinity Church on Broadway" and a fullpg. with 5 prints of: "The Leading Financial Institutions of the West" showing banks in Kansas City, Omaha, & Tope... See More
February 20, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 20, 1892 The ftpg. features a great illustration captioned: "Compound Locomotive Made by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works" with a related article.
Inside prints include a fullpg. of: "The World's Columbian Exposition" "The Proposed Odd Fellows' Temple at Chicago" and more.
Sixteen pages, never bound or trimmed, good... See More
February 23, 1907
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 23, 1907 This is one of their specialty issues still with the original, blue outer covers and noting: "Motor Boat Number". As would be expected there are many articles & photos within concern early boating.
Complete in 24 pages plus covers, never bound nor trimmed, in uncommonly nice, clean condition.
June 30, 1906
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 30, 1906 A great issue on something what would have much more meaning within nine years, as the full ftpg. is taken up with 3 photos of: "The Cunard Liner 'Lusitania' " which was just christened on June 7. Most of pg. 2 is taken up with an article on the ship plus another photo of it.
This is the ship that would be one of the ... See More
November 20, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 20, 1859
* John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry WV
The first column heads include: "Excitement & Alarm In Virginia" "Affairs at Charlestown" "Bread of Another Abolitionist Incursion" "Project of Seizing & Holding Hostage for Old Brown" "Virginia Arming For Civil War" and more.
Eight pages, irregular... See More
June 5, 1811
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 30, 1811
* The Little Belt Affair
* Captain Arthur Bingham
Page3 has nearly half a column headed: "A Naval Engagement" concerning the Spitfire, the frigate President, and the Little Belt. One bit notes: "...There is no truth in the report of the President having been sent out in pursuit of the frigate that impressed a man from the brig Spitfire... See More
February 19, 1979
NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1979
* Famous Daytona 500
The front page of the sport's section has a banner headline: "Petty Wins Daytona After Leaders Crash on Last Lap" with photos of the crash and Richard Petty. Coverage continues on a following page with a photo of the infamous fight.
A first report coverage of the 1979 Daytona 500 in which Bobby Allison &... See More
September 29, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1900
* Teddy Roosevelt
* Galveston, Texas hurricane
Certainly the best feature of this issue is the nice full front page print (in two colors) captioned: "Theodore Roosevelt" which is very nice for display, and from just after his successes in the Spanish-American War. Also within this issue are photos of the "Hurricane at Galves... See More
March 3, 1951
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, March 3, 1951
* Very 1st NBA All-Star game
* National Basketball Association
The sport's section has a very small yet notable report headed: "Eastern All-Stars In 111-94 Triumph Over West Rivals". While only brief, this was the very first NBA All-Star game, and great to have in a newspaper from the city where basketball ... See More
December 2, 1910
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Massachusetts, December 2, 1910 The front page has a column head: "First Vessel Sails a Part of Panama Canal", a three-masted steam yacht Visitor II.
The sport page has a one column head: "Soon to Sign Contracts for New N.Y. Stadium" with subhead "President Farrell of American Baseball Club Expected to Approve Them on Ret... See More
May 29, 1963
NEW YORK TIMES, May 29, 1963
* Dr. Timothy Leary's drug experiments
* The hippie generation at the beginning
Page 13 has a very notable report relating to the psychedelic era of the 1960's, being an early report of Dr. Timothy Leary. The report is headed: "OUSTED EDUCATOR REBUTS HARVARD", "Denies He Broke Pledge in Testing Drugs on Students... See More
April 14, 1910
LESLIE'S WEEKLY ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 14, 1910 Te cover is a very nice color illustration of a woman wearing an Easter bonnet, by Arthur Jameson. The centerfold has a double page photo:"The Most Famous Seashore Resort in America...Atlantic City beach during the early summer vacation days...". The bottom of one of the page has 6 photos of baseball players and owners. The ... See More
August 2, 1934
TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Aug. 2, 1934
* Germany President Paul Von Hindenburg death
* Adolph Hitler becomes dictator
* Nazis begin climb to full power of Germany
The banner headline announces: "VON HINDENBURG IS DEAD" with subheads that include: "Hitler Becomes Master of Germany by Decree of Cabinet Merging the Two Offices of President and Chancellor"... See More
September 20, 1932
NEW YORK TIMES, September 20, 1932
* Actress Peg Entwistle suicide
* Hollywood sign jump
Page 2 has one column heads including: "PEG ENTWISTLE DIES IN HOLLYWOOD LEAP" "Actress Ends Life by Jumping Off Fifty-Foot Sign After Failure in the Movies" and more with a photo of Entwistle. This young actress, just 24 at the time, jumped off the letter "H" of the H... See More
June 7, 1828
DAILY NATIONAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, June 7, 1828
* Treaty of Washington II
* Cherokee Nation - Indians
* John Quincy Adams
Page 2 begins with over two columns taken up with a treaty between the United States and the Cherokee Nation of Indians, signed in type by President John Quincy Adams & several Indian chiefs (with their X mark).
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good co... See More
November 12, 1830
BREDASCHE COURANT NIEUWS-BLAD, Breda, The Netherlands, Nov. 12, 1830 A single sheet newspaper with a large and ornate engraving in the masthead, plus two black-inked tax stamp a the top. Totally in the Dutch language. Measures 10 by 14 inches, very nice condition.
December 18, 1825
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATESMAN & CONCORD REGISTER, Dec. 18, 1825
* President Andrew Jackson
* State of the Union Address
All of the ftpg. and most of pg. 2 are taken up with the President's state-of-the-union address to Congress, a tradition begun with Washington and continuing yet today. Signed in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. A great review of notable events in 1830.
Fou... See More
February 3, 1879
THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 3, 1879
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* Electric Light Bulb
The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Edison's Light" "Already Perfected, bug Requiring to be Cheapened" "Interesting Experiments--What the Professor Had to Say About the Gas Companies". The article takes over a full column.
Eight pages, lightly toned, n... See More
October 12, 1877
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 12, 1877
* Charles Darwin
Page 4 has: "The Evolution of Life" which espouses the work of Charles Darwin, noting in part: "The fact cannot be disputed that theories of evolution are winning favor in scientific circles...The most prominent of these theories is known as Darwinism..." with more (see).
Eight pages, nice condition.... See More
Item #647597ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853
* Published by P. T. Barnum
Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More
January 5, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, January 5, 1861
* Jewish - Judaica - Jews
* Rabbi Morris Jacob Raphall
* The Bible view of slavery
* B-nai Jeshurun (Manhattan)
The last column of the front page is taken up with a lengthy report, carrying over to take all of pages 2, 3,4 and 5, with heads including: "STATE OF THE UNION" "Our National Fast Day" "Its General Observance in the... See More
November 13, 1847
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, Nov. 13, 1847 Two-thirds of the front page are taken up with lengthy & detailed: "Official Dispatches" "Battles of Conatreras and Churubusco" which includes two lengthy letters signed in type by: Winfield Scott.
Coverage of the Mexican War continues to take off of page 2, and nearly half of page 3 with reports from Generals Pillow, Twiggs... See More
July 20, 1864
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 20, 1864
* Rare pro Confederate title
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
Among the reports are: "Gen. Hunter's Campaign--His Imbecility & Vandalism" "Bad Principles--Bad Men!" "The President's Fast Day Proclamation" signed in type: Abraham Lincoln; "War News of the Week" "General Forrest--Southern News&quo... See More
September 20, 1865
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1865
* Henry Wirz trial
* Jefferson Davis
From shortly after the end of the Civil War but still with war-related reports including: "Returned Soldiers" "The Real Abolition Platform of Ohio" "Mustering Out Negro Troops" "The Wirz Trial" "Trouble Brewing in the Abolition Camp" "Jefferson Davis&q... See More
February 17, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 17, 1863 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Blockade of Charleston Not Broken" "Sinking of the Rebel Steamboat W. H. Starke" "Conservationist & Activity at Savannah" "News From the South" "Bill to Sequestrate the Property of Union Men" "Wholesale Desertions" The Loss of the Hatteras&quo... See More
March 21, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, March 21, 1863 Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fight on the Tallahatchie" "Movements of the Forces from New Orleans" "News From Hilton Head" "Exploits of the Black Brigade in Florida" ""The White Troops Opposed to the Copperhead Politicians" "Successful Union March Into North Alabama" &q... See More
April 17, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1863
* First Battle of Charleston Harbor
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "The Fight in Charleston Harbor" "A Cotton Panic in Georgia" "Heavy Taxation in the South" "Interesting From the Blackwater" "The Skirmishing Still Going On" "Activity of Gen. Peck" "The Garrison at Wash... See More
February 15, 1863
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 15, 1863 The front page is dominated by a detailed Civil War map headed: "THE REBEL IRON-CLAD RAID. Scene of the Naval Conflict Off Charleston--Position of the Contending Vessels."
Ftpg. column heads include: "Interesting From New Orleans" "Departure of the Rebel Sympathizers for Dixie" "Excitement at Hickok's Landing". More ... See More
January 15, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 15, 1865
* Slavery abolished in Tennessee
* Rosser's Beverly raid - West Virginia
Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "TENNESSEE" "Abolition of Slavery Throughout the State" "West Virginia" "Beverly Court House Attacked by the Enemy" "Richmond" and more. Much more war reporting on pages 4, 5 &am... See More
January 28, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 28, 1865
* Confederacy falling apart
* Final months of the war
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "The Inefficiency of Davis" "The Rebel Leaders Unequal to the Occasion" "The Feeling of Confidence in Them Hopelessly Broken" "Peace Mission" and more. Much war reporting on page... See More
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