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571110

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1867...

Item #571110

December 12, 1867

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1867



* From the Indian Wars era

* 19th century Bethlehem, Pennsylvania original




This issue has many small reports on local news and political news. There is an article on the "Union Pacific Railroad." The rest of the issue consists of ads of all kinds. (see photos) There are several interesting advertisements that tell about the wa... See More  

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173154

St. Thomas... Buffalo...

Item #173154

December 14, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 14, 1867 Ftpg: 'The Long Sermon' shows a mother & two children asleep at church. 'The Coal Miner At Work' & 'The Coal Depot at Rondout, N.Y.' Half of dblpgctrfld: 'View of St. Thomas, West Indies, Lately Purchased by the U.S.' 2/5 pg: 'Shooting Buffalo from the Trains of the Kansas Pacific Railroad' halfpg: 'Farewell To ... See More  

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200390

Cotton seed planter...

Item #200390

December 14, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 14, 1867  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: COTTON SEED PLANTER - RAILROAD SWITCH - EDUCATIONAL APPARATUS - BUCKET WHEEL & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in t... See More  

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173160

New York Knickerbockers - both ancient and modern...

Item #173160

January 04, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 4, 1868  Front 1/3 page illustration of "The Sisters of Mercy", which is of a Man in Prison. Inside is a full page illustration of "Funeral of Chief Engineer Lyle of Philadelphia." 1/4 page illustration of "Tenement House Fire in Second Avenue, N.Y." 1/2 page illustration of "Railroad Disaster Near Northfield, Vermont.&... See More  

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173162

Winslow Homer print... Wall Street...

Item #173162

January 11, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 11  , 1868  Great full front page 'The Pioneer'. Nice full page Winslow Homer: 'Art Students & Copyists in the Louvre Gallery'.   A half page illustration 'The Angola Railroad Disaster - The Rear Car Jumping From the Track' and two additional quarter-page illustrations. A full page: 'The Barn Yard' shows... See More  

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173168

Ulysses S. Grant... Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase...

Item #173168

February 01, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 1, 1868  The front page features a 1/2 page illustration 'A Local Item.' A full page illustration 'The British Ship 'Galatea' in a Cyclone in the Indian Ocean.'  Great doublepage centerfold: 'Chief Justice & Associate Justices of the Supreme Court' is displayable, showing Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase & the o... See More  

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173176

Blackwell's Island... Mont Cenis Pass Railroad...

Item #173176

February 29, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 29, 1868  The front page features a 3/4 page illustration '"Don't Go Yet!'' Dramatic fullpage 'Scene In the Hospital For Incurables on Blackwell's Island.' Beautiful print: 'The New Suspension Bridge Over the Ohio River At Cincinnati'. A 1/4 page illustration 'Stuart's portrait of George Washington' w... See More  

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173180

Peruvian prints... Winter scenes...

Item #173180

March 07, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 7, 1868 (a printing typo shows date as the 4th)  Full front page illustration of "The Reporters' Gallery of the House of Representatives, Washington D.C." Inside is a 1/4 page illustration of "Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas, U.S.A." 1/4 page illustration of "The Lost Arm" with accompanying poem. 1/2 page illustration of &... See More  

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173178

Ellis's Island, Thaddeus Stevens, & John Bingham prints...

Item #173178

March 14, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1868  Full front page: 'Impeachment--Thaddeus Stevens and John Bingham Before the Senate'. Inside: 'Impeachment -The Impeachment Committee Preparing the Indictment' shows 4 illustrations. Full page: 'The Streets of New York' shows a chaotic scene. Half page: 'Colored People Gathering Wood - A Winter Scene in Virginia.'&n... See More  

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173186

Winslow Homer: The Morning Walk... Johnson's impeachment...

Item #173186

March 28, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1868  Great full front page: "George T. Brown, Serving the Summons on President Johnson" concerning his impeachment. Inside is a nice, full page Winslow Homer print: 'The Morning Walk - Young Ladies' School Promenading the Avenue' with accompanying article. 

Also a one-third page portrait: 'The Late Daniel Lord.'; a
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173190

Benjamin Disraeli., Cornelius Vnderbilt, Andrew Johnson's Impeachment...

Item #173190

April 11, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 11, 1868  The front page features both text and illustration entitled 'The Impeachment Trial' showing members of the House of Representatives proceeding to the Senate Chamber. A terrific doublepage centerfold: 'The Senate as a Court of Impeachment for the Trial of Andrew Johnson' is very displayable. A nice full page of: "Admiral Farra... See More  

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173194

Thaddeus Stevens's... Great print of Pilgrims...

Item #173194

April 25, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1868  The front page features a hal fpage illustration of the new statue "Tigress Bringing the First-Fruit to Her Young" which was added to Central Park.The front page also begins the article "Assassination of Thomas D'Arcy M'Gee" in which two 1/4 page illustrations are within the issue. A poem entitled "Farewell to Dic... See More  

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173196

Sioux Indians... Erie Railroad disaster...Whiskey stills...

Item #173196

May 02, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1868 The full frontpage illustration is of 'The Erie Railroad Disaster - the Wrecked and Burning Cars'. There is a short text "Mr. Dickens's Farewell". A half-page illustration "Sergeant Bates with the Flag Passing through Richmond" has an accompanying article. A 1/4 page: 'Raid on Illicit Whisky Stills in Brooklyn' also... See More  

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621179

Another train robbery... Reno Gang...

Item #621179

May 24, 1868

NEW-YORK TIMES, May 24, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad




The front page has a report: "Bold Robbery of Adams Express on the Jeffersonville Railroad, Ohio". Report has details of the robbery, stating: "While the train was taking wood and water at Marshfield...a party of robber... See More  

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628014

Train robbery by the Reno Gang...

Item #628014

May 25, 1868

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, May 25, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad




On the front page under "The Jeffersonville Railroad Express Robbery" is a report datelined "Louisville, May 23" that states in part: "...the men who seized the express car last night on the Jeffersonville R... See More  

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668623

Ulysses S. Grant's 1868 presidential nomination...

Item #668623

May 25, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, May 25, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Last Express Robbery" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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173204

Hong Kong, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aspinwall, Panama views...

Item #173204

May 30, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1868  The front page features a full illustration 'Columbus Explaining Discovery of America to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella'. A full page is comprised of two illustrations "Impeachment - Scene in 'Newspaper Row,' Washington, on the Night after The Vote" and "Impeachment - Reporters and Citizens in the Senate Lobby Seek... See More  

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173208

Suspension Bridge Over the Hudson...The Chineses Embassy...

Item #173208

June 13, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1868  A nice full front page illustration entitled: 'Parade of the Brooklyn Sunday School Children, May 26, 1868'. A half page illustration: 'General Hawley Formally Tendering the Republican Nominations to General Grant and Mr. Colfax'. A quarter-page "General John M. Schofield, The New Secretary of War" also has an accompanyin... See More  

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173220

Winslow Homer print... Freedman's Bureau...

Item #173220

July 25, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, July 25, 1868 Horatio Seymour, democratic nominee, ftpg. - full page Winslow Homer illus. "New England Factory Life", "Bell Time" - The Freedmen's Bureau, Scene in Printing House Square, New York City, Elevated railway in Greenwich St., New York City, and Electioneering At The South".

Complete in 16 pages and contains additional prints and related... See More  

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668719

Two Reno Brothers arrested...

Item #668719

August 02, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery arrests

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
 




Page 5 has an brief article headed: "Indiana" "William and Simon (sic) Reno, the Adams Express Robbers" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, minimal wear, generally nice.... See More  

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668720

Two Reno Brothers arrested in 1868...

Item #668720

August 06, 1868

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 6, 1868 



* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery arrests

* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana

* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
 




Page 5 has an brief article headed: "Indiana" "William and Simon (sic) Reno, the Adams Express Robbers" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, minimal wear, generally nice.... See More  

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560822

Blackwell's Island... The Union Pacific Railroad...

Item #560822

September 05, 1868

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated September 5, 1868 The large frontpage illustration is concerning a famous prison van: "The Black Maria -- Prisoners Leaving The Van At The Foot of 26th Street, New York, To Embark For Blackwell's Island". Inside the issue is a halfpage illustration  "Progress Of The Union Pacific Railroad -- Mrs. Clayton Planting The National Flag On T... See More  

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581156

Pacific Railroad prediction comes true...

Item #581156

September 25, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, Sacramento, California, September 25, 1868  On the front page under "The Pacific Railroad" is a report in which "...L. Gaylord Clark claims the honor of being the first one who predicted the building of a railway across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific... There would be no difficulty in the way of constructing a railroad from the Atlantic to the pacifi... See More  

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173240

The International cricket match... Nast's the Modern Samson...

Item #173240

October 03, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1868  The front page of the issue features a halfpage illustration "Prize Animals at the New Hampshire Fair, September 15-19, 1868". A halfpage illustration "Patrick J. Whelan, Condemned for the Murder of T. D'Arcy M'Gee" features an accompanying article. A halfpage illustration "The Dead Soldier and His Faithful Dog&q... See More  

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173246

Blacks voting... Deer hunting in the Adirondacks...

Item #173246

October 24, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 24, 1868  The full front page of this issue is comprised of 3 Thomas Nast political cartoons, one of which regards blacks voting. A halfpage illustration of 'Floating for Deer in the Adirondacks'. A full  page "Grand Demonstration of the Democracy in New York City, October 5, 1868". The doublepage centerfold by Thomas Nast is a pol... See More  

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173248

Winslow Homer's:'Our Next President''... Chicago cattle market...

Item #173248

October 31, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 31, 1868 The front page of this issue features a Winslow Homer illustration entitled 'Our Next President'. A full page features halfpage illustrations "The City of Cadiz, Spain" and "Engagement of the Haytien Corvette 'Alexandre Petion' with the Batteries and Vessels off Petit Goave". A halfpage "Africa, Peru, South Am... See More  

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644261

Its history tied to the California Gold Rush...

Item #644261

November 05, 1868

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 5, 1868  Although known to all as the current capital of California, this city got its start thanks to the protection of Sutter's Fort, which was established by John Sutter in 1839. During the California Gold Rush, Sacramento was a major distribution point, a commercial and agricultural center, and a terminus for wagon trains, stagecoaches, riv... See More  

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173250

Thomas Nast's: 'Wilkes Booth the Second'...

Item #173250

November 07, 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  

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173252

Hebrew Temple Emanu-el, New York...

Item #173252

November 14, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 14, 1868  Terrific full front page political cartoon: 'Victory!' shows U.S. Grant on horseback cutting off the head of the K.K.K. on horseback as well. A halfpage illustration of the ''Court House, San Jose, California'.  A great and displayable fullpage: 'Duck Shooting' shows 6 scenes. 'Hebrew Temple Emanu-el, Corne... See More  

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173256

Thanksgiving dinner... Fulton ferry-boat collision... San Francisco earthquake......

Item #173256

November 28, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1868 The front page shows a 1/4 page illustration: 'Punishing Slaves in Cuba' as well as nearly 1/2 page: 'El Moro Castle at the Entrance to Harbor of Havana, Cuba' with text. A full page illustration is "French Council of Ministers Held at St. Cloud, Presided over by the Emperor". A halfpage illustration is of 'Trapping Wil... See More  

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173258

The indian war of 1868/1869... Baron James De Rothschild...

Item #173258

December 05, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 5, 1868 The front page of this issue features a nearly full page portrait of "The Late Baron James De Rothschild", with an accompanying article [Note: at the time of his death, the Jewish Baron was estimated to have amassed a fortune, separate from his family holdings, valued at more than five times the wealth of Bill Gates]. Inside is a 1/2 pg. il... See More  

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219389

Whipping Post in 1868....

Item #219389

December 07, 1868

NEW-YORK TIMES, Dec. 7, 1868.

 

* The whipping post
- Flagellation


The back page has a detailed report: The Whipping Post Another Revolting Exhibition at New Castle, Del.--Two Men Pilloried and Three Flogged--Public Opinion in the State Regarding the Law. Other news of the day includes: "Georgia" "The Preisdent's Message" "The Union Pacific Railroad" and much more. Minor printin
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173266

A Winslow Homer Christmas print... Santa Claus...

Item #173266

January 02, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1869  The full front page is a nice print: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" showing a full-figure Santa Claus carrying a Christmas tree. Inside is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Belles" showing a family in a sleigh.

Another full page has: 'Home for the Holidays" and other prints include: "The Chr... See More  

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173280

Homer print... Valentine's Day...

Item #173280

February 20, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 20, 1869 The front page features a full page illustration entitled 'The Letter Box' shows a woman with a baby at the Post Office. Halfpage illustrations 'Underground Lodgings for the Poor, Greenwich Street, New York and "Love's Crosses - 'Cross Lots". Nice fullpg. A fullpage illustration by Winslow Homer print: 'Jurors Liste... See More  

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173282

View Of Havana, Cuba... Union Pacific R.R: Echo City & Weber Canon, Utah...

Item #173282

February 27, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 27, 1869  The front page of this issue features an article on Washington's Resignation and illustration "Original Portrait Of Washington" from a painting executed by Polk at Valley Forge. Also a nice full page illustration "General Washington Resigning His Commission To Congress At Annapolis". Large view of "Panoramic View O... See More  

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173294

Cuban Revolution... Exiles... Senor Aguilera...

Item #173294

April 10, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1869 The front page features a large illustration: 'Cuban Exiles Marching from the Cabana Fortress to the Boats'. A full page: 'First Annual Exhibition of the New York State Poultry Society at the Empire City Skating Rink, New York City' and a halfpage 'Dogs at the Poultry Exhibition, New York City'. Two full pages of 5 scenes regard... See More  

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173300

Portrait of Shakspeare... Bicycling...

Item #173300

May 01, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 1, 1869  The front page features 1/6 page illustrations of "General Sherman's Residence, Washington, D.C.", also two quarter-page illustrations of "Hon. John Lothrop Motley, Minister to England" and "Hon. John Jay, Minister to Austria." Inside is a full page illustration of a "Portrait of Shakespeare." A half page ... See More  

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665885

On the "last spike" ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah... Joining of the transcontinental railroad...

Item #665885

May 10, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, May 10, 1869   Page 7 has a report headed: "The Pacific Railroad" with subheads including: "Celebration of the Completion of the Road in California--A Gala Day in San Francisco and Sacramento--General Rejoicings & Jollification--Why the Roads Were Not Joined".

This text takes about 7 column inches and includes much on the celebration and preparat... See More  

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665889

History of the new Pacific Railroad...

Item #665889

May 21, 1869

NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1869  



* Union Pacific Railroad

* re. Transcontinental RR




Page 5 has a nice article providing a history of the creation of the Pacific Railroad, which just 11 days previous was formally completed.

"The Pacific Railroad" "Lecture by W. B. Ogden, One of the Promoters--History of the Road From Its Inception--The Scenery and Soil Along the Route... See More  

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173306

Explorations at Jerusalem... A floating lighthouse...

Item #173306

May 22, 1869

Harper's WEEKLY, New York, May 22, 1869 The front page features a halfpage illustrations 'The Source of the Jordan'. A full page features 5 illustrations: 'Explorations at Jerusalem'. A halfpage illustration of 'Inauguration of the New Masonic Lodge Room in Booth's Building, New York City'. An article on "The Challoner-Whittaker Tragedy, Quebec" also has s... See More  

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173308

Transcontinental Railroad completed...

Item #173308

May 29, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1869 The key print in this issue is a fine double page centerfold on "Completion Of The Pacific Railroad - The Great Link Connecting Europe With Asia Across the American Continent", which is a great scene of the Transcontinental Railroad with vignettes around the edge. Another nice half page view is the "Interior of a Palace Hotel Car Used On t... See More  

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173310

Transcontinental railroad is complete... Cuban revolution...

Item #173310

June 05, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 5, 1869  Inside has a very nice half page print: "Completion of the Pacific Railroad - Meeting of Locomotives of the Union and Central Pacific Lines: The Engineers Shake Hands" being a fine display item. A half page illustration is of the "Great Fire at Dayton, Ohio - Destruction of Turner's Opera-House". Three prints on the "Cu... See More  

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173312

'Pilgrims on the Plains'... A seaman's burial...

Item #173312

June 12, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1869 The front page features a half page illustration is of  'The Seaman's Burial'. A half-page illustration "City Missions - Interior of Olivet chapel, Second Street, New York City" and a full page "The Prodigal's Return".  A full page is a great illustration: 'Pilgrims on the Plains' shows a wagon train... See More  

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173314

Boston Peace Jubilee... Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn...

Item #173314

June 19, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 19, 1869 The front page of the issue features a 1/6 page illustration of "P. S. Gilmore." alsong with a halfpage illustration of "Decoration of the Graves of Union Soldiers at Cypress Hills Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, May 30, 1869." Inside the issues is a one-third page illustration of "Wesleyan Female College, Cincinnati, Ohio." ... See More  

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173320

Winslow Homer Print... Liberty Bell...

Item #173320

July 10, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 10, 1869  The front full page illustration is of "The Memory of Seventy-Six." Inside is a full page illustration by Thomas Nast entitled "All hail and Farewell to the Pacific Railroad." A quarterpage illustration "Liberty Bell" also has an accompany article. A halfpage illustration of "British Troops Firing on the Citizens... See More  

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173330

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow... The Philadelphia Library...

Item #173330

August 14, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 14, 1869 The front page features a halfpage illustration of "The New Mercantile Library Building, Philadelphia." Also, two small illustrations of the "Medal Presented to Midshipman T. B. M. Mason by the Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York." Inside is a nearly full page illustration is of "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow," th... See More  

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217448

National Govenrement in St. Louis, Missouri ?

Item #217448

August 16, 1869

NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 16, 1869.

 

* St. Louis, Missouri as our National Capital for convention?
*Gettysburg 1869


Page 5 has an interesting report: The National Capital The Agitation for its Removal to St. Louis--Call For a National Convention. Other news of the day includes: "Railroad Accidents" "Gettysburg" "The Savannah Base-ball Club in Charleston S.C." and much more. 8 pages in goo
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173332

The Great Whiskey Conflagration in Philadelphia...

Item #173332

August 21, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1869  This issue features a great full front page of the 'Great Whiskey Conflagration in Philadelphia, on the Night of August 4, 1869' shows firemen fighting a fire.  There are four small illustrations showing the phases on "The Eclipse." There is a half page illustration 'Harvesting on the Battlefield of Bull Run'. A fu... See More  

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173334

Solar Eclipse... Bowling...

Item #173334

August 28, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 28, 1869  The front page shows: 'Solar Eclipse, 1869' with a nice print of a makeshift observatory at Shelbyville, Kentucky and 8 illus. of the phases of the eclipse.  "Steamboat Riot on the Mississippi" article also features a nearly half page illustration. A half page illustration of: "Exposition of Textile Fabrics at Cincinn... See More  

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173336

New York City Docks... Salt Lake City...

Item #173336

September 04, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 4, 1869  The front page features a hal fpage illustration 'Great Trot at the Buffalo Driving Park' along with a quarter page illustration "Governor Senator, of Tennessee". Inside the issue is a full page each of 'The Oxford Crew' and 'The Harvard Crew'. A terrific doublepage centerfold is 'Along the Docks, New York... See More  

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