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May 19, 1836
NEW YORK TIMES, May 19, 1836 Page 2 has: "Renewal of Indian Hostilities" being a report from Tallahassee, Florida, concerning General Scott and Col. Gamble's situation with the Indians. A few bits note: "...and if there should be a large force of Indians, the whole will be butchered...I can spare no more time, as I must prepare to meet the savage foe." with other... See More
May 13, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876 Page 2 has an inconspicuous yet quite historic report which essentially reports on the beginning of the Impressionist movement in the art world in France. Those artists now known as the "Impressionists" were ostracized by the established art world who would not allow their work to be shown at the prestigious Salon exhibition in Paris. They decid... See More
February 16, 1641
GAZETTE, Paris, France, Feb. 16, 1641 This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory by nearly 15 years. This was the very first regular newspaper published in France, started in 1631 by Théophraste Renaudot but with influential backing by the powerful Cardinal de Richelieu. The title has the first letter embellished, as well as the first le... See More
April 10, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 10, 1777 The front page includes an ad for the sale of "...an indented Negro Man who has eighteen months to serve...".
Page 2 has a report with several items, including mention that: "...John Fothergill of London (of the Society of Friends) a gentleman not more distinguished for his skill in his profession that for his attach... See More
October 16, 1881
THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, October 16, 1881 Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in popular culture. This issue was printed just ten days pr... See More
February 24, 1942
LOS ANGELES HERALD EXPRESS, California, Feb. 24, 1942 The bold headline proclaims: "HUNT JAP U-BOAT IN RAID ON SOUTHLAND" with a smaller banner: "2 U.S. Ships Wrecked; 189 Die". One of the subhead notes: "Sub Shells Oil Field Near Santa Barbara" with other related subheads.
This brief yet very historic shelling only caused minor damage to the oil field—a ... See More
September 16, 1909
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, a collection of 14 consecutive issues from September 1 thru 16, 1909 (no Sunday issues).
The discovery of the North Pole has been a question of debate: did Cook or Peary get their first? A Smithsonian magazine article discusses the controversy. It was widely accepted that Peary reached the pole first, but in 1988 a re-examination of his records co... See More
October 24, 1888
THE TIMES, London, England, October 24, 1888 "Jack the Ripper" reports were common in the latter half of 1888, capturing the interest of people on both sides of the Atlantic as evidenced by the reports in many newspapers in the United States. But issues of THE TIMES from London are the most sought after, being primary source reports in this internationally famous title.
Page 3 has... See More
December 7, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1865 The top of page 7 has first column heads announcing the very historic report that the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States, became the law of the land when the required number of states ratified the amendment on December 6.
The heads include: "THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT" "It Is Adopted by Georgia" "The Twenty-Seve... See More
June 6, 1789
THE NEW YORK PACKET, June 6, 1789 This is a very significant issue as it contains on page 2the very first Act passed by the newly-formed federal government, thus being a milestone in the establishment of the federal republic.
This issue, along with the noted Gazette of the United States, is almost certainly the first newspaper printing of this Act, as the nation's capital was in New Yor... See More
April 21, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865
* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services
* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral
* Black mourning borders
Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More
March 19, 1892
SPORTING ITEM, Philadelphia, March 19, 1892 A quite rare title, the first we have seen and this is the vol. 1 #7 issue. The Library of Congress has no record of it, and Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" has no mention of this title. The masthead is large & features vignettes of many sports.
A folio size, 8 page newspaper totally focused on the sporting world fr... See More
April 12, 1865
LEWISTOWN GAZETTE, Pennsylvania, April 12, 1865 Being a weekly newspaper (and a rare title as well) this is a first report of the surrender of Robert E. Lee to U.S. Grant.
The top of page 2 has a column beginning with a patriotic graphic & heads: "VICTORY!!" "Death-Blow to Treason" "Surrender of Lee And His Whole Army" which is followed by 14 dispatches sig... See More
December 1, 1791
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment: " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. By his death the musical world will sustain an irreparable loss."
He died on December 5 ma... See More
Item #666701THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware.
The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree of Latitude was Measured for the Royal Society: By Cha. Mason, & ... See More
July 26, 1876
THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 26, 1876
* General George Custer's massacre
* Little Big Horn - Sitting Bull
* Sioux Indians War
Page 6 has: "Custer's Last Battle" which introduces the report of the Crow Indian "Curley" who was the only survivor of the Custer Massacre, providing some editorial comment concerning Custer's bravery, etc.
The actual article is ... See More
July 1, 1953
DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, July 1, 1953
* Corvette begins production
* In a Detroit publication (historic)
Page 53 has a two line, two column headline: "Plastic Corvette Begins To Roll" & above this head in smaller type: "Production Line Starts". The report begins: "Chevrolet's first production model Corvette, a sports with a plastic laminated fiber glass... See More
April 11, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 11, 1778 This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The front page has a report from Paris which reads in part: * ...number of officers, furnished with letters of recommendation from Messrs. Franklin &a... See More
October 12, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 12, 1776 This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.
The front page has a legal notice concerning a naval court case brought by John Barre, commander of the brigantine Lexington, against: "...James & Joshua, Negro sla... See More
May 8, 1945
THE STAR, Guernsey (Channel Islands), May 8, 1945 This English-speaking island in the English Channel was under Nazi control during World War II. This is a broadside issue (a single sheet printed on the front only; back is blank), of larger size than this newspaper typically published.
It is printed in broadside fashion--just one column of text stretching from edge to edge--headed: "TH... See More
Item #666437THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing of the actual document. With American newspaper printings commanding $50,000 or more in nice conditio... See More
January 18, 1666
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, London, January 18, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 t... See More
October 2, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, Oct. 2, 1781 Most of the front page is taken up with reports and correspondence concerning the case of Col. Isaac Haynes, the American officer hanged by the British for a controversial charge. One series of letters is prefaced with: "The following are authentic copies of sundry papers which Col. Isaac Hayne, two days before h... See More
Benedict Arnold destroys the British fort at St. John's, Canada... Much on the troubles in America... The Gunpowder Incident...
June 16, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, June 16, 1775 This newspaper was published Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War. A very rare opportunity for a scarce title from colonial Virginia.
The front page has a report which reports on the: "...The rise & progress... See More
Item #642836THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1783 Key articles include: "American Votes Respecting the Loyalists" (a report from Worcester, Massachusetts) and "American News", the latter giving some reports of a treaty between the United States and the chiefs of the Six Nations (see image for details).
Among additional articles noted in the table of contents are: "Pa... See More
November 26, 1777
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1777 This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms.
The first column on the front page features two "Proc... See More
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