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May 11, 1948
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 11, 1948
* Creating the Jewish state of Israel
* Jews - Judaica - Palestine
The top of page 19 contains an early report concerning the soon-to-be-announced statehood for Israel, headed: "Jews to Proclaim State Despite U.S." with subhead: "U.N. Assembly Held Limited to Recognizing Accomplished Facts--Questions Asked" and begins: "Despite... See More
March 26, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1836 Within are several articles concerning the Texas war for independence. "Letter from the War Department" is concerning Indian tribes and is quite lengthy & detailed. A report headed: "News From Texas" mentions: "...volunteers are returning from Texas...they have found any thing else there than food for a frolic... See More
July 27, 1776
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776
* Battle of the Cedars
* Invasion of Canada campaign
* John Hancock & George Washington
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. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More
Item #661804THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776
* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text
* As reported from Great Britain
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 o... See More
February 18, 1826
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 18, 1826
* Indian treaty with the Mennataree Indians
* Thomas Jefferson in financial crisis?
The front page has an article which begins: "A treaty with the Belantse-etea, or Mennatarees, was concluded between gen. Atkinson and maj. O'Falon & many chiefs of this tribe at the Lower Mandan village...It provides for a friendly interco... See More
November 12, 1776
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Nov. 12, 1776 The front page has a report mentioning: "...the following article of intelligence: That Doctor Franklyn [Franklin] and Mr. Adams were arrived with a flag of truce at General Howe's camp demanding an audience of his Majesty's Commissioner and Commander in Chief, as Ambassadors from the American Congress..." with more on this.
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November 21, 1832
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832
* Charles Carroll death
* Declaration of Independence signer (last survivor)
* From our nation's capital
The front page begins with a black-bordered report: "Funeral of Charles Carroll", the last surviving person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was 95 years old at death.
Also at the top of the ftpg... See More
May 14, 1948
THE RALEIGH TIMES, May 14, 1948
* Israeli Declaration of Independence
* Early, same day 1st report
The front page has a dramatic, historic, banner headline proclaiming: "JEWISH STATE IS PROCLAIMED," with the related and sensational subheading: "First Hebrew Nation In 2,000 Years." The coverage continues on an inside page. This is an extremely historic & desirab... See More
July 11, 1818
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818 The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.
Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More
July 19, 1828
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828 The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through ... See More
June 28, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More
Item #650332GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776 The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.
This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More
November 17, 1832
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 17, 1832 The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:
"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin Van Buren, of New York', be elected vice president of the United States--if they shall ... See More
September 14, 1811
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1811 The first five pages are focused on the hoped-for independence of Venezuela, with: "A Declaration of Rights by the People of Venezuela" which includes: "Sovereignty of The People" "Rights Of Man In Society" "Duties of Man In Society" and "Duties of the Social Body". This is followed by the:... See More
July 27, 1816
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 27, 1816 Perhaps the best content in this issue is the nice front page article titled: "Darby's Louisiana" which carries over to take all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3. This is a very early & descriptive article on this new land gained through the Louisiana Purchase less than 13 years prior. Included are two charts, one of the p... See More
July 6, 1876
BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 6, 1876 The top of pg. 2 has column heads on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with: "1776 - 1876" "INDEPENDENCE DAY" "The Patriotic Centennial" "Eloquence and Enthusiasm" "THE CELEBRATION IN BOSTON" with nearly 3 columns of detailed text.
Four pages, large folio siz... See More
September 18, 1787
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787
* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized
* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed
A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More
Item #640272THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793
* John Hancock death (1st report)
* American revolution patriot
* Declaration of Independence fame
Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock. Perhaps it is not unexpected that... See More
October 2, 1776
THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776
* American Revolutionary War
* Great year to have (1776)
* Post Declaration of Independence
Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More
March 11, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778
* The Articles of Confederation (historic)
* American Revolutionary War
This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More
April 10, 1777
Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777. A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, measure... See More
Item #633663HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1857 Featured in this issue are interesting prints of the travels to Mecca and Medina with lengthy text being included along with these prints as well.
Also included are "The Animal Declaration of Independence"; "An Earthquake in Honduras"; and more interesting stories, news and illustrations.
Complete in 150+ pages,... See More
Item #628947GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1788 Among the articles are: "Ireland Vindicated from a Hasty Charge of Cruelty & Credulity", some questions and answers regarding Negro slaves (see); and much more.
Near the back is a rather detailed account headed: "Grand Federal Procession" at Philadelphia, being the celebration of the Declaration of Independence and the e... See More
December 12, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1861
* President Abraham Lincoln
* State of the Union Address criticized
* General P. G. T. Beauregard letter
Among the articles are a lengthy ftpg. report: "The President's Message" which is commentary on Lincoln's recent state-of-the-union address. Most of pg. 2 has: "Report of the Secretary of War". Other items inclu... See More
Item #598999HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1883 Within this issue is an illustration by F.S. Church entitled "The Witch's Daughter"; "A Famous London Suburb", "Conventional Art", "The Romanoff's"; "The Declaration of Independence in a New Light"; "The Second Generation of Englishmen in America"; "Cincinnati"... See More
August 20, 1779
THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 20, 1779 Page 3 under "America" has a report from the Committee of the House of Delegates in Virginia, which includes: "...those inhabitants of this state who were beyond sea at the commencement of hostilities at Lexington, & have not since by overt acts adhered to the public enemy, ought still to be deemed citizens of this commonwe... See More
September 30, 1876
SUPPLEMENT TO HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 30, 1876
* Centennial Exposition, Fairmount Park
* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
This is a huge foldout print captioned: "The Centennial---Balloon View Of The Grounds" which gives a terrific overview of it and showing Philadelphia in the background. Rarely do such large, foldout prints from Harper's Weekly survive intact, as they we... See More
May 14, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1910
The front page of this issue has a photo of "England's New Sovereign."
This issue has an article with photos of "Britain's World-Mourned King" by Victor Rousseau and a photo of "The New English King and His Family." There is also an article of "The Menace in the Skies--Will Halley's Comet Harm the Eart... See More
February 5, 1910
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 5, 1910
The front page of this issue has a photo of "Where the Paris Floods Did Their Worst."
There are photos of "The Flooded Section of Paris" and "A Superior Representative of 'The Inferior Sex.'" Also in this issue is an article and photos of "Canada's Athletic Prowess" and the double page i... See More
July 6, 1907
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1907
July 7, 1906
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 7, 1906
October 10, 1903
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1903
June 27, 1903
July 3, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1858 The front page of this issue features a halfpage illustration of 'The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence, 1776' and also features an article on "The Signers of the Declaration of Independence". An article "Independence Hall, Philadelphia" also features a halfpage illustration 'Independence Hall, Philadelphia,... See More
July 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 14, 1860 Nice ftpg. illustration: "Diagram of the Eclipse of the Sun on July 18, 1860" plus text. Nice fullpg: "Uniforms of the 7th Regiment N.Y. State Militia". Fullpg: "The 4th of July--80 Years Ago" & "The 4th of July--Nowadays", both being displayable.
Complete in 16 pages.
March 16, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1867 Nice fullpg: 'Indian Delegations at Washington--Presentation to the President'. Halfpg: 'The Negro at the Ballot Box' shows a Black man voting, being an historic print predating the famous 'First Vote' print by 8 months. Nice print of a very early hose carriage of the N.Y. Fire Dept.
Other news and advertisements of the day are... See More
July 9, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1870 Great full front page illustration with some text: 'First Reading of the Declaration of Independence in New York'. Inside the issue is quarter-page illustrations of "The Late Dr. Nadal" and Hon. Richard L. Larremore" and "The Recent Accident on the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad". One-third page: 'A Pr... See More
April 1, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1871 Dblpgctrfld: 'Queen Victoria & the Princess Louise--Sketch in the House of Lords at the Opening of Parliament'. 'Street Acrobats' 'American members of the Joint High Commission'
July 13, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 13, 1872 Full front page Nast illus. entitled "What H. G. Knows About Thrashing." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "Bringing the Thing Home- (Dedicated to the Baltimore Convention)." Two 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "A Rough Estimate" and "An Extemporized Dolly Varden." (Negro Workers). Full pg. illus. of "The Mig... See More
July 19, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1873 Front 1/2 page illustration of "The Neanderthal Man." Also, two smaller illustration of "Skull of Neanderthal Man" and "Schiller's Skull."; Two 1/2 page portraits of " The Hon. Noah Davis, Judge of the Supreme Court of New York" and "The Late Hiram Powers and His Wife, Florence, Italy."; 1/4 pa... See More
July 8, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1876 Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled 'Why We Laugh'. A full page illustration 'Pro Patria - 1776'. Great full page bird's-eye-view of: 'St. Louis, Missouri.' is displayable. Doublepage centerfold 'The Centennial - Interior of the Main Building, Near the Music Stand, Looking East.' A 3/4 page Tho... See More
July 15, 1876
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 15, 1876 The full front page is a print of a Revolutionary War era soldier in uniform & with a tricorne hat, captioned: " '76". Inside prints include: "The Poet & Orator of the Centennial Fourth of July" showing Bayard Taylor and William Evans; a full page: "Reading the Declaration of Independence by John Nixon, from th... See More
July 10, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 10, 1880 Front full pg. Nast illus. of "Boom!!! - So Near, and Yet So Far." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Democratic Convention at Cincinnati - The Break for Hancock." 1/2 pg. portrait of "Major General W. S. Hancock, Democratic Candidate for President."
Doublepage centerfold of "The First Public Reading of the Dec... See More
December 25, 1880
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 25, 1880 Front full pg. illus. of "Making Wreaths." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Excavations Under Flood Rock, Hell Gate." Three large illus. of "Sketches on the Nile."
Doublepage centerfold of "Christmas Morning in Old New York." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Gun of Ericsson's Torpedo Boat the 'Des... See More
April 14, 1883
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1883 Full ftpg. shows "Peter Cooper" the American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. A biography of him is on pg. 2.
Prints incise include: "House in Which Jefferson Wrote the Declaration of Independence...Philadelphia" "Sketches from the New York National Academy of Des... See More
September 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1887 Perhaps the best print in this issue is the full front page captioned: "Burning the Range" by famed Western artist Frederic Remington.
But there are many other prints within this issue including a full page with 9 vignettes of: "Sketches In Amsterdam"; a halfpg: "The Minneapolis Exposition Building by Night"; sm... See More
May 19, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 19, 1888 Fullpg: 'Roger Q. Mills, of Texas, Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee'. Nice fullpg: 'The Centennial of the Organization of the Presbyterian Church of the U.S.' "Lester Wallack and His Most celebrated Impersonations" is a full page with 9 prints of him in various costumes.
Another full page shows: "The Floods... See More
December 15, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 15, 1888 The very nice doublepage centerfold is captioned: "Santa Claus Captured" showing him on a rooftop surrounded by children. The entire front page is a nice print: "A Light In Darkness on a Wintry Christmas Eve" showing people going to church on a snowy evening. Other prints within include: "Women Voting at the Municipal ... See More
May 4, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 4, 1889 (excluding multi-panel supplement prints) This issue contains a great full ftpg: 'General Washington at the Close of the War'. Fullpg; 'the Washington Arch at 5th Ave. & Washington Square'. Halfpg: 'The Great Fire on the River Front Between 59th & 65th Streets'.
Doublepage centerfold: 'The Morning of Inaugu... See More
November 28, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY November 28, 1891. Front full page illustration of "Scenes from Drag Hunting." Inside is a 1/2 page illustration of "Princeton Football Team." Two full page of "The Dayton Soldiers' Home, Ohio - Garden and Entrance to Grotto" and "Thanksgiving Day in New York - As It Was."
Two full page illustration of "The Dayton Soldiers' ... See More
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