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June 16, 1881
THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, June 16, 1881
* Edwin Booth, renowned actor
* brother of John Wilkes Booth
Page 4 has a one column heading: "Edwin Booth," which quotes him as saying: "It did me much good," says this celebrated actor, "in speaking of the *Liebig Co's Cocoa Beef Tonic. Beware of imitations. Ask for Cocoa Beef Tonic."
Other news a... See More
April 15, 1865
CLEVELAND MORNING LEADER, Ohio, April 15, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
* Early report - while he was still alive
The top of the front page has dramatic one column heads: "ASSASSINATION!" "Of PRESIDENT LINCOLN!!!" "He is Shot Through the Head While in the Theater" "Wound Pronounced Mortal!" ... See More
November 6, 1863
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., November 6, 1863
* John Wilkes Booth as an actor
* Rare appearance at Ford's Theatre
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
While page 2 has various reports on the Civil War, of interest to the collector is the advertisement on page 3, headed: &q... See More
April 28, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1865
* Assassin John Wilkes Booth
* Found at Garrett's Farm & shot dead
* re. Abraham Lincoln's assassination
A very historic issue with the front page, first column heads: "BOOTH'S END" "The Shooting of the Assassin of the President" "The Flight and Desperate Resistance" "He is Traced Through the Swam[ps o... See More
April 29, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865
* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue
* John Wilkes Booth front page
The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President John... See More
April 30, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 30, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's assassination
* Closing events of the Civil War
Two-thirds of the first column on the front page is taken up with great end-of-war heads including: "SHERMAN" "Joe Johnston's Surrender" "Terms of the Capitulation" "The Ceremony of Surrendering to Take Place at Greensboro, North Carolina" "... See More
October 9, 1863
BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 9, 1863
* Rare John Wilkes Booth performance review & ad
It's always great to find news or advertisement tidbits about historic figures long before their names would draw national or international attention. Here is a great example.
Near the top of the front page is an intriguing advertisement for the play "The Merchant of Venice" at the... See More
June 23, 1865
NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 23, 1865
* re. Abraham Lincoln assassination
* Trial of the conspirators - assassins
* John Wilkes Booth & Jefferson Davis
The ftpg. has an article: "The Conspiracy--An Interview Between Booth & Davis" with details of the meeting, beginning: "Booth commenced by saying that a plan was formed by parties in the Northern States &a... See More
February 16, 1869
THE PRESS, Philadelphia, February 16, 1869
* John Wilkes Booth remains moved
* Assassin of Abraham Lincoln
* Green Mountain Cemetery, Baltimore
The front page has a brief article with small heading: "The Body of Booth" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.
March 27, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 29, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth theater ad
* Civil War original reporting
Near the bottom of page 2 is one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. See the photo for the complete ad which notes: &... See More
March 28, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 28, 1862 Near the top of the front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. See the photo for the complete ad which notes the listing of the cast, including: "An... See More
March 26, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 26, 1862
* John Wilkes Booth theater ad
* Civil War original reporting
The bottom of the front page contains one of the fascinating tidbits of history which delight collectors, in this case an inconspicuous advertisement for a theatrical production of The Apostate at the Mary Provost Theater in New York--starring John Wilkes Booth. See the photo for the c... See More
August 25, 1879
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, August 25 25, 1879
* Isaac Smith Kallock murder attempt
* San Francisco mayor election race
* The hunt for John Wilkes Booth story
The front page has an article headed: "THE MOB'S MASTER" "De Young's Fate Dependent on Kalloch's Recovery" "The Complete Details of the Tragedy" Lengthy text here. More on page 7 with... See More
December 2, 1852
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, December 2, 1852
* Junius Brutus Booth death (1st report)
* Patriarch of family of tragedians - actors
* John Wilkes & Edwin's father
The front page has a small heading: "Death of Mr. Booth the Tragedian" See image for very brief report here. Unfortunate for the small article here but still a 1st report in this venerable newspaper title.
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April 4, 1889
KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, April 4, 1889
* Edwin Booth has a stroke ?
* American actor - John Wilkes brother
The front page has one column headlines: "BOOTH TOO ILL TO APPEAR"and "He Breaks Down In The Performance Of 'Othello'"
See photos for text here. Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, very minor margin... See More
September 19, 1867
NEW-YORK TIMES, NY, September 19, 1867
* John Wilkes Booth
* Mother's wish denied
Page 5 has a report from Baltimore: "The Government Refuse to Give the Remains of Wilkes Booth to His Brother"
The Report reads: "Mr. Edwin Booth...has made application again for the remains of his brother, pleading...that his mother, being very aged, craves the dead body... See More
February 13, 1909
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 13, 1909 The color cover of Abraham Lincoln (by Stanton Palmer) is not included. However, all other Lincoln related coverage (prints and text), as shown in the images, are present - including the standard cover with which includes Abraham Lincoln.
This issue has photos and an article of "Lincoln's Last Hours" and an illustration of... See More
April 29, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865 The frontpage has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display issue.
Inside text articles are entitled "Abraham Lincoln", "President Johnson", "Mr. Seward", "Great Pan Is Dead" and "The Folly... See More
May 13, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1865 The front page features a large print of: "Andrew Johnson" who succeeded Abraham Lincoln as President. The balance of the front page is a lengthy biography of him.
There are several prints within which relate to the Abraham Lincoln funeral and the hunting & killing of John Wilkes Booth. Included are prints captioned: "Sergeant B... See More
November 7, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 7, 1868 The front page of this issue features a political illustration by Thomas Nast entitled "Wilkes Booth the Second" with an associated article "The Policy of Assassination". Inside is a very nice full page illustration: 'At the Market, Richmond, Virginia.' Two half-page illustrations are from the Earthquake at Ica, Peru. A fu... See More
June 7, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 7, 1873 (supplement not included - see note below)
The front page features a full page illustration: 'The Burial of Captain Hall' with an accompanying article and a map illustration of 'The North Polar Region' of his expedition. Nice full page with 3 illustrations on: 'The Bender Murders Near Cherryvale, Kansas'. Three illustrations on: ... See More
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