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February 19, 1950
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1950
* Rockville Centre Station disaster
* Long Island railroad
* Trains crash
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "LONG ISLAND TOLL 29 DEAD, 79 HURT; MOTORMAN IS HELD" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues inside with 2 related photos. (see) Nice to have in this famous New York City newspaper.
Other new... See More
October 24, 1936
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 24, 1936
* Denver Zephyr speed record
* Streamliner passenger train
* Travel speed record
Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Burlington Zephyr Sets New Speed Record; 1,017 Miles, Chicago to Denver, in 12 1-5 Hrs." (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports ... See More
July 19, 1856
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 19, 1856
* Great Train Wreck of 1856
* Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania
* The Camp Hill Disaster
The front page has an article headed: "THE DISASTER ON THE NORTH PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD" "Further Particulars" "Sixty Lives Supposed to be Lost" and more with list of the killed. (see) Text takes up over 2 columns.
Other news of the day.... See More
February 19, 1947
THE NEW YORK TIMES, from New York, dated February 19, 1947
* Historic train wreck between Altoona & Gallitzin, PA
* Horseshoe curve
* The red Arrow - one of the "Blue Ribbon Flyers"
This 52 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:
* 25 KILLED IN WRECK ON PENN RAILROAD; 124 ARE INJURED
* Flyer From Detroit to New York Jumps Rails at Mountain ... See More
July 12, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1828 Starting on page 316 and continuing through page 325 are considerable details regarding the July 4 dedication ceremonies of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (the oldest railroad in the United States), which included the last living signor of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll (Senator of Maryland) performing the groundbreaki... See More
March 23, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 23, 1929
* Eastview - East View, New York
* Hamlet in Mount Pleasant NY
* John D. Rockefeller to erase
Page 9 has a three column photo with heading: "Village That Will Be Wiped Off Map By Rockefeller" (see) Also a one column heading: "RAILROAD TO QUIT ROCKEFELLER LAND" with subheads. (see) This was the beginning of the end of East View, New Yo... See More
December 16, 1881
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, December 16, 1881
* re. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
* Wyatt, Virgil & Morgan Earp acquitted
Page 7 contains a nice report concerning the now iconic "gunfight at the O.K. Corral", from just a day after the conclusion of the trial of the Earps ended in their acquittal.
The article headed: "The Atchison & Topeka-Sonora railroad-... See More
November 8, 1932
THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 8, 1932
* Mary Williamson Averell death
* American philanthropist
* E. H. Harriman's wife
The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "MRS. E. H. HARRIMAN DIES AT AGE OF 81" with subheads and photo. First report coverage on the death of Mary Williamson Averell, wife of railroad executive E. H. Harriman. I suspect this is one of the few publicatio... See More
November 2, 1895
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 2, 1895 The cover has "The Cotton States Exhibition, Atlanta, GA" with accompanying article. Also inside is: "Long's Machine for Sawing Mouldings"; "The Silk Industry in India"; "Fair Haven and Westville Electric Railroad"; "The Transsiberian Railway"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisem... See More
November 8, 1861
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, November 8, 1861 Pages 3 and 4 contain lengthy articles related to the conviction of the slave trader Nathaniel Gordon, who would become the only American citizen in U.S. history to be tried, convicted, and executed from activities related to the slave trade - quite historic.
Also of interest: The mid-section of the front page includes three Civil War maps ex... See More
March 26, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, March 26, 1863
* 1st Medal of Honor recipients
* American Civil War
* Jacob Parrott & more
This issue has--and on the front page--a report somewhat inconspicuous in its presentation yet exceedingly significant in its place in history. It lists the very first recipients of perhaps the most prestigious & coveted award for military valor: the Medal of Honor.
Nea... See More
March 9, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY (with California Wine-Making Supplement), New York, March 9, 1889 The four page "Supplement" issue is titled; "California Wine-Making," with 3 1/2 of the 4 pages devoted to the topic (with six photos/illustrations). Also present is the regular weekly issue which includes: Full ftpg: 'The Arrival of Troops--A Scene on Penna. Ave. Before Inauguration... See More
February 8, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 8, 1862 The ftpg. is dominated by a large map with a banner heading: "THE IMPORTANT VICTORY IN TENNESSEE" and also: "The Capture of Fort Henry--It's Important Strategic Position--Seizure of the Railroad Bridge Connecting Columbus with Bowling Green". Many first column heads relating to the map including: "Splendid Naval Victory" "S... See More
January 4, 1877
DUTCH FLAT FORUM, Dutch Flat, Placer County, California, Jan. 4, 1877 Dutch Flat is located mid-way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, near Interstate Highway 80. Famous for its hydraulic mines, from which many tons of gold were taken, for its lumber industry, its role in creating the Central Pacific Railroad, and for its large Chinese community, Dutch Flat remains one of the most charming t... 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
December 25, 1863
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Dec. 25, 1863 The first column has various Civil War heads including: "Rebel Account of Averill's Great Raid" "Bridges, Fences, Railroads, Etc. Destroyed" "Derision of the Amnesty Proclamation" and more.
But perhaps more of interest is: "Dickens' New Christmas Story - Mrs. Lirripers' Lodgings" which consumes al... See More
January 24, 1857
BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, January 24, 1857 The front page of this issue contains the "Wreck of the Arcadia on Sable Island - British Humane Society's Medal" and contains a half-page illustration of the wreck and a small illustration of the medal. Within in the issue is"View of Gaeta, Italy"; a nice double-page centerfold "View in Boston Harbo... See More
November 30, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Nov. 30, 1863
* Battle of Chickamauga
* Tennessee & Georgia
* In a Confederate title
Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.
The front page has a great wealth of war reporting, from the Confederate perspective, including: "From Northern Virginia--A Sharp Engagement on Friday--A Genera... See More
March 4, 1876
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1876 The ftpg. shows: "An Australian Man-Of-War" with a related article. Inside print: "Professor Reuss' Telephone" with article; "the Invention of the Telephone" , a crane mounted on a railroad car, and various other articles with prints.
Sixteen pages, good condition.
January 11, 1908
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 11, 1908 The full ftpg. is a nice photo: "The Docks at Skagway, the Starting Point of the White Pass and Yukon Railroad". Inside has a related article: "The Most Wonderful Railroad of the North" with an additional 3 photos.
Sixteen pages, ever bound nor trimmed, minimal margin wear, good condition.
October 6, 1866
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 6, 1866
* "The Black Crook" at Niblo's Garden
* The 1st modern-day musical
* Baseball player portrait... The Johnstown Flood
Page 41 has a full page print of the "Great Scene Of The Second Performance Of The 'Black Crook,' Spectacle Now Performing At Niblo's Garden," This would eventually become genera... See More
May 21, 1892
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 21, 1892 The front cover has "Iron and Steel in Large Buildings -- The Palace Hotel, Denver, Col." with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Fast Ships in Prospect" with illustrations of "The City of Paris" and "The City of New York"; "Morris' Railway Signal"; "Improved Locomotive Steam Cr... See More
September 3, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, September 3, 1853 The front page features a half-page illustration "September". Within the issue is: "Jullien, the Artist" with an accompanying small illustration of him; "The Clipper Ship Sovereign of the Seas"; "Market Street Railroad Bridge, Philadelphia"; Genin's Contribution to the Palace"; ... See More
May 24, 1946
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 24, 1946
* Railroad workers strike beginning
* Strike wave of 1945-1946
The front page has a nice banner headline: "STRIKE HALTS RAILROADS, PARALYZES NATION; ODT RULES TRANSPORT; MILLIONS DISCOMMODED; NEGOTIATIONS FAIL, ADJOURNED TO THIS MORNING" with many subheads and related photo. Lengthy text.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete ... See More
May 2, 1903
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 2, 1903 The full front cover of the issue features a photo of "Alexander Graham Bell" which also features his signature below it along with an accompanying article. Within the issue is: "The Stanley Airship"; "Powerful English Locomotive for Suburban Traffic"; "Ore Finding by Electricity"; "Condition of the Work on the... See More
March 3, 1900
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, March 3, 1900. This Niagara Falls Industrial Number front page of this issue contains NIAGARA FALLS POWER PLANT with additional articles: Bird's-Eye View of Niagara Fall's, Electric Railway Through Niagara Gorge, the Cantilever Railroad Bridge across Niagara Gorge and more.
Complete in 16 pages, measuring about 11 by 15 1/2 inches, has very tiny... See More
April 27, 1871
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 27, 1871 The back page features a very nice and very detailed map of the United States and Canada headed: "THE NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD" . Considerable text as well headed: "The Road" "The New North-West" "Business Of the Road" "The Land Grant".
Eight pages, very nice condition.
October 24, 1885
THE PLACER HERALD, Auburn, Placer County, California, October 24, 1885
* Rare Old West title
Placer mining in the Auburn area was very good, with the camp first becoming known as the North Fork Dry Diggings, later changed to Woods Dry Diggings. The area soon developed into a mining camp, and it was officially named Auburn in 1849. In 1851 Auburn was chosen as the seat of Placer County. Gold ... See More
October 18, 1864
DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 18, 1864
* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader
* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry
* Rare Confederate title
This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a back page account with heads: "From the Valley--Capture Of A Railroad Train" which includes in part: &... See More
March 11, 1882
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and her having made a will, etc. She says she has made no will, owns no... See More
January 29, 1853
THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853 The cover has: "Arthur Spring - The Philadelphia Murderer", with related text regarding the murder which contains considerable discussion regarding capital punishment. Inside has content with related images of: "The Baltimore Shot Works", "The Baltimore Lottery", "Accident on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"... See More
August 27, 1846
THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, August 27, 1846
* Uncommon title
See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits of the day.
Four pages, nice condition. This is the vol. 1 number 14 issue of a title which lasted about 4 years.... See More
September 4, 1830
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 4, 1830 This small size newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period.&... See More
May 11, 1878
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 11, 1878 The ftpg. shows: "President Hayes...A Review of the Schuylkill Navy at Philadelphia". Inside ha a full page of 4 scenes of: "...From Lathrop, on the Central Pacific Railroad to Oakland, in San Francisco Bay" & a fullpg. with 7 scenes of: "Incidents of a Trip from New York to Nassau & Havana...& Milita... See More
August 13, 1870
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 13, 1870 The front page has "Greenleaf's Improved Turn-Table" with accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Austin's Improved Shingle Machine"; "Lull's Friction Clutch"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements.
Complete in sixteen pages, in nice condition.
January 6, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 6, 1862
* Rare rebel title
* Account of the 251- round boxing match between Edward Burnett and James Fitzgerald
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The prime feature of the front page is an extremely detailed, round by round account of: "The Great Prize Fight" which went 251 rounds and th... See More
May 8, 1847
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, Philadelphia, May 8, 1847 Obviously a railroad-themed publication, the first in the nation (founded in 1831) replete with railroad articles, ads, etc., and with a very early image of a train in the masthead, along with a steamboat. Inside shows 2 engines of the "Norris' Locomotive Works" and other railroad-related prints (see images).
Sixteen pa... See More
January 8, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 8, 1853
* Early gold mining print
Half the ftpg: "View Of The Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, N.Y." Half page: "Off To The Diggins--Scene Illustrating The Gold Fields Of Australia" Nearly a halfpg: "View Of The City Of Providence" plus slightly smaller illus. of the Arcade, Railroad Depot, & Market Square, all in Prov... See More
May 14, 1853
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 14, 1853
* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration
* Congregation Chasam Sopher
* Judaica - Jews
An illustrated newspaper formatted much like Harper's Weekly, but which began several years earlier. Among the many illustrations within is one which is quite desirable: "Interior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." which also has a rather b... 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
August 14, 1867
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 14, 1867 The ftpg. has a detailed report headed: "The Indian War", portions including: "The Indians have made 3 separate descents on the working parties along the railroad beyond Fort Hays...Several Indians were killed...It is reported here that six men were surrounded by the Indians at Milk Creek. Two men were killed & scalped...number killed... See More
June 26, 1897
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897 This issue contains a full page with 4 illustrations of "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine! Other items with the issue are: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the... See More
June 4, 1875
THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, June 4, 1875
* Molly Maguires
* Miners - railroad
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "The Molly Maguires" with subheads. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large size issue measuring 27 x 20 inches, nice condition.
November 19, 1825
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, November 19, 1825 Inside has over half a page taken up with an article from England headed: "Rail Ways" "Opening of the Stockton and Darlington Rail-way" which was the very first railroad line in the world. The report begins: "The formal opening of that stupendous work, which effects a communication between the port of Stoc... See More
January 31, 1863
THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, January 31, 1863
* Very rare Confederate title
This newspaper had fascinating history as it was chased around the South--see the information below. Note that the city of publication, "Jackson", is noted near the top of page 2.
The front page has much on the war including: "Federal Reports from Port Hudson" "From ... See More
June 17, 1925
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 17, 1925
* Rockport train wreck disaster
* Mansfield County, New Jersey
* Lackawanna Railroad (DL&W)
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "39 KILLED, 48 HURT IN LACKAWANNA WRECK; CLOUDBURST WASHED SAND OVER TRACKS; VICTIMS ON EXCURSION BOUND TO GERMANY" with subheads. Lengthy 1st report coverage continues on page 2 with 2 related pho... See More
December 1, 1865
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 1, 1865.
* Post civil War reconstruction
* Habeas Corpus restored
Front page has: "WASHINGTON" Proclamation By The President" "Restoration of the Privileges of the Habeas CorpusWrit in the Loyal States" and more.(see) Proclamation in signed in type: Andrew Johnson
Other news of the day includes: "Railroad Slaughter" "T... See More
February 28, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 28, 1862 Among the ftpg. column heads include: "The North Carolina Expedition" "The Seaboard Railroad in the Possession of the Union Forces" "Is Columbus Evacuated?" "Mysterious Visit of a Rebel Flag of Truce" "The Pursuit of Price & His Retreating Army" "Union Troops in Possession of Fayetteville" "Th... See More
July 21, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, July 21, 1861
* Battle of Bull Run front page map
* Manassas, Virginia
The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "Manassas Gap Junction and Surroundings - The Reported Positions of the Rebel Troops---Some of Their Entrenchments, Batteries & Encampments."
There are also nice first column heads including: "THE REBELLION" "Advanc... See More
March 6, 1915
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1915 The front cover is a dramatic illustration of a locomotive rushing over a damaged bridge (see). Inside has many photos of the latest military-related items, plus some nice automobile advertisements as well, including a color back cover ad for the "Oldsmobile" (see).
Complete in 32 pages plus covers, two minor repairs at the blank spine... See More
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