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590314

Scientific American....

Item #590314

December 12, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN December 12, 1874 This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: KEOKUK IA RAILROAD BRIDGE - PITTSBURGH PA CENTERFOLD OF STEEL INDUSTRY - HOT AIR BALLOON & much more. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back... See More  

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671661

Pittsburgh's steel industry...

Item #671661

December 12, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN December 12, 1874  This famous title always featured the latest inventions and improvements of the day, many being illustrated. Included in this issue are: "Keokuk, Iowa, Railroad Bridge" "Hot Air Balloon" and a nice centerfold of the Pittsburgh steel industry. Descriptive articles accompany the prints as well.

Sixteen pages, good condition.

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219697

1874 Chicago, Illinois...

Item #219697

December 19, 1874

INDUSTRIAL AGE, Chicago, Dec. 19, 1874.

 

* Uncommon Title from Chicago, Illinois



Mostly topical reports, a few literary items and some ads. A volume II issue of this uncommon title. Some of the headlines include: "On Invention" "Chippawa Falls & Eau Claire Railroad" and much more. A few minor edge tears.
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173892

Indian dance illustration... Mormon illustration...

Item #173892

January 02, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 2, 1875 The full frontpage illustration is entitled "Alone with the Dying Year" shows a small child in a snow storm. Fullpage "Bringing Home the Fifth Wife--A Sketch in Mormondom" also includes a small article. Nice dblpgctrfld: "Indian Sun Dance - Young Bucks Proving Their Endurance by Self-torture". Fullpage Thomas Nast: "The Outs Alway... See More  

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642607

Molly Maguires ?...

Item #642607

March 01, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 1, 1875



* Molly Maguires

* Miners - railroad

* Pennsylvania




The bottom of the front page has a small one column heading: "Mining Outrages-Buildings Repeatedly Fired" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, should be handled with care.

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173914

Florida 'crackers'...

Item #173914

March 20, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Mar. 20, 1875 Nice halfpg: 'Florida Crackers Going to Church' & 'Antelope Stamping a Rattlesnake to Death'. Halfpg: 'Indian Sledge Journey' & 'Chinese Fishermen in San Francisco Bay'. Nearly fullpg. Nast print.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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599104

From Texas...

Item #599104

March 23, 1875

THE DALLAS DAILY HERALD, March 23, 1875  Various news of the day, with page 2 having: "From Terrell--the Late Robberies on the Railroad Cars There" and more.

Four pages, nice condition.

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643971

Molly Maguires ?...

Item #643971

April 10, 1875

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 10, 1875



* Molly Maguires

* Miners - railroad

* Pennsylvania




Page 3 has an article with small heading: "Affairs in the Coal Regions" Nice to have in a Pennsylvania title.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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173934

The markets in Savannah, Georgia...

Item #173934

May 29, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 29, 1875  Full ftpg: 'Wreck of the 'Schiller'-Bishop's Rock Light'. Fullpg: 'Going to market-scene near Savannah, Georgia' (Blacks). Fullpg. pictorial: 'The suburbs of San Francisco'. Fullpg: 'Shooting antelopes from a railroad train in Colorado'.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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647929

Molly Maguires riots...

Item #647929

June 04, 1875

THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, June 4, 1875



* Molly Maguires

* Miners - railroad

* Pennsylvania




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.

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599085

Long Point, Illinois railroad murder....

Item #599085

July 10, 1875

THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 10, 1875



* Outlaws attempt to rob train



An uncommon title from the South during the post Civil War reconstruction era. Contains news of the day with many interesting advertisements.



The front page has one column headings that include: "ILLINOIS" "Desperate Attempt To Rob An Express Car" and more. 1st report coverage o... See More  

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173948

On westward expansion...

Item #173948

July 17, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1875  Full front page: 'The Great Rifle Match'; nice full page cartoon showing: 'Sketches in Charleston, S.C.' showing mostly Blacks; great full page: 'Railroad Building on the Great Plains' is great for display.  A Black-themed cartoonish full page illustration: 'Hi! Abe. Come Under de Brellar! Does yer Want to Sunstruc... See More  

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173950

Uncle Sam on the front paage...

Item #173950

July 24, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York,  July 24, 1875  Full front pg. illus. of "Uncle Sam Beats All Creation." Inside are ten illus. of "The Saratoga Prizes." 1/2 pg. illus. entitled "They Which Run in a Race Run All, But One Receiveth the Prize." Full pg. illus. containing many smaller illus. pertaining to "the Intercollegiate Boat Race-Headquarters of the Cr... See More  

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565216

Saratoga... Grand Union Hotel...

Item #565216

August 21, 1875

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated August 21, 1875 A fullpage inside: "Saratoga.--The Afternoon Promenade On Broadway In Front Of The Grand Union Hotel." Another illustration is a halfpage: "New Hampshire.--Summit House, & Mt. Washington Railroad." Also a 3 1/2 by 2 3/4 inch portrait: "The Late Hans Christian Andersen." which also has an accompanying ar... See More  

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633072

The train depot at Worcester, Massachusetts...

Item #633072

January 22, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 22, 1876  The front page features a nice print of: "The Union Railroad Depot, Worcester, Massachusetts" with related text. Other prints include: "Hat-Molding & shaping Machinery" "Mathewson's Steam Horse for Street Railways"  "Seymour's Cotton Planter" "The Imperial Gardens at Schonbrunn, Aust
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652366

Walt Whitman's "Two Rivulet's"... 1st appearance (extracts)...

Item #652366

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  

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174014

Thomas Nast print... Molly Maguires...

Item #174014

March 04, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 4, 1876  The inside of this issue has a brief article regarding the infamous Molly Maguires. An opposing page has a nice illustrated advertisement for: "Molly Maguire, The Terror of the Coal Fields. By Daniel Doyle, A Mine Boss", which includes considerable details regarding the Mollies.  This issue also contains the following: a full front ... See More  

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651481

Professor Reuss invented the telephone?

Item #651481

March 04, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 4, 1876  



* Johann Philipp Reis

* German scientist & inventor

* Make-and-break telephone




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... See More  

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174032

Centennial Exposition at Philadelphia...

Item #174032

May 06, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 6, 1876  The front page features a full page Thomas Nast illustration 'The Corruption Period - The Latest Foreign Contribution Laid at the Door of the White House.' A half-page illustration 'English Road Locomotive, Centennial Grounds.' A 1/4 page portrait of "The Hon. Delano C. Calvin.' Doublepage centerfold: 'Fair Time -The Whe... See More  

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174034

Thomas Nast centerfold...

Item #174034

May 13, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 13, 1876  The front page shows a nice full-page Revolutionary War themed illustration: 'Dangerous Ground' shows man soldiers. Two full page illustrations entitled 'The Centennial - Random Sketches' and 'The Centennial - Present Aspects of the Food Question.' Nice Thomas Nast doublepage centerfold: 'The Crowning Insult to Him Who O... See More  

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174044

The Centennial Exposition...

Item #174044

June 17, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 17, 1876  The front page features a full page illustration 'The Centennial - Carved Pulpit, Belgian Exhibit.' and also contains three additional pages with scenes from the Centennial including the Kansas & Colorado exhibit. Full page Thomas Nast cartoon entitled 'The Lion and the Unicorn Fighting - Again (?)' A full page article entitled... See More  

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174048

Boss Tweed is captured... Ku-Klux Klan...

Item #174048

July 01, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 1, 1876  Famous full front page Thomas Nast print: 'Tweed-Le-Dee & Tilden-Dum' shows Boss Tweed grabbing two little boys. This is the illustration that made the Spanish officials take him for a Child-stealer. It was this July 1 issue, seen by officials in Spain, that caused Tweed to be captured upon his arrival there.

A 1/3 illustration 'Th... See More  

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655845

The Custer massacre... Sitting Bull's autobiography... James Gang train robbery...

Item #655845

July 09, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, July 9, 1876



* The Custer massacre

* Battle of Little Big Horn

* Chief Sitting Bull autobiography

* Jesse James-Younger Gang

* Otterville, Missouri train robbery (1st report)




This is a great issue on the General Custer massacre, with very nice page 3 column headlines including: "THE SIOUX WAR" "General Terry's Official Report on Custer's Gallant Ma... See More  

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653614

The Otterville train robbery by the James-Younger gang of outlaws...

Item #653614

July 10, 1876

PROVIDENCE EVENING PRESS, Rhode Island, July 10, 1876 



* Outlaws - Jesse James gang

* Younger Brothers

* Otterville, Missouri train robbery




Page 3 has half a column taken up with reports of the Otterville train robbery done by the James-Younger Gang, headed: "Daring Robbery" "A Railroad Train Sacked in Missouri" "Armed Men Scouring The Country In Pursuit Of Th... See More  

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667182

Jesse James & Younger brothers gang... Sitting Bull...

Item #667182

July 10, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 10, 1876 



* Jesse James Gang... Younger Brothers

* Otterville, Missouri Train robbery




The front page has: "The Missouri Railroad Robbers" with subheads: "Bodies of Men in Pursuit of the Outlaws--Their Capture Hourly Expected--The Adams Express Company's Loss" with some details, and closing with: "...There is reason to believe that t... See More  

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174070

Thomas Nast prints... "The Centennial" prints...

Item #174070

September 16, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 16, 1876  Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon: 'Any Thing for a Change' shows Boss Tweed & Sam Tilden. Four pages of scenes from The Centennial in Philadelphia; Thomas Nast doublepage centerfold: 'Tilden's 'Wolf at the Door, Gaunt & Hungry'--Don't Let Him In.'; Supplement: 'Attacked by th... See More  

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152127

Inventions... Singer book sewing machine...

Item #152127

October 07, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 7, 1876  This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: SINGER BOOK SEWING MACHINE - CAR TRUCK FRAME DRILLING MACHINE - IMPROVED LINK BLOCK FOR LOCOMOTIVE & Much More (SEE PHOTOS). These illustrations also have text that goes along with them.

Very i
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174076

The capture of Boss Tweed... Thomas Nast prints... The Centennial...

Item #174076

October 07, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 7, 1876  Full front page Thomas Nast political cartoon: '"Croppies, Lie Down"'; Full page scenes from The Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia; Half page: 'The Capture of Tweed--The Bay of Vigo, Spain, and Fort San Sebastian', with a very famous three-quarter page Thomas Nast cartoon  showing the print (seen by o... See More  

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174088

The Centennial...

Item #174088

November 18, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 18, 1876  Full front page: 'Arctic Perils--Recent Disaster to the Whaling Fleet'.; Several scenes from the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition; Half page: 'The Whipping Post & Pillory in Delaware'.

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

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652516

Rare mining town newspaper from Northern California...

Item #652516

January 04, 1877

DUTCH FLAT FORUM, Dutch Flat, Placer County, California, Jan. 4, 1877 



* Rare Old West title



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 remain... See More  

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174106

Cornelius Vanderbilt...

Item #174106

January 20, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 20, 1877  Front full pg. portrait of "Cornelius Vanderbilt." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Centennial - Carriage Exhibit." Four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. S. J. Randall," "The Hon. Lucius Robinson," "The Hon. Smith Ely, Jun.," and "The Hon. John Kelly." Two full pg. illus. of "The... See More  

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174108

Cornelius Vanderbilt...

Item #174108

January 27, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 27, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast cartoon. 1/2 pg: 'Burial of Cornelius Vanderbilt'. Fullpg: 'The stranded steamship 'L'Amerique'. Fullpg: 'Winter sketches'.

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174110
Item #174110

February 03, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 3, 1877  Front full pg. illus. of "Chinese Immigrants at the San Francisco Custom House." Inside is a full pg. Nast illus. of "The Statute of Limitation." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Count Rumford" and "The Late Rev. A. H. Washburn, D.D." 1/2 pg. illus. of "American Silver Ware."

Doublepage centerfold of ... See More  

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612651

Hydraulic locomotive...

Item #612651

February 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 10, 1877  The front page has a very interesting illustration captioned: "Novel Hydraulic Railway Locomotive"  showing what essentially looks like a paddlewheel-powered flume ride. A related front page article as well.

Inside the issue is "Guardiola's Sugar and Coffee Machinery"; "Blaisdell's Upright Moulding Machin... See More  

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174116

Skating in Central Park... "Backgammon", by Winslow Homer...

Item #174116

February 24, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY February 24, 1877. Full front pg. Nast illus. of "A Jewel Among Swine." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "St. Valentine's Day in Merrie Old England." Full pg. illus. of "Skating in Central Park." Dblpgctrfld. containing several illus. pertaining to "The Water Color Exhibition, at the National Academy of Design, New York - Sketches of Some of... See More  

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174128

General Miles vs. the Indians...

Item #174128

April 07, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 7, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon. Nice fullpg: 'Gen. Miles's Winter Campaign Against the Indians' shows 9 scenes. Nice ctrfld: 'Sketches Along the route of the Panama Railroad'

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577315

Hoboken Railroad...

Item #577315

May 26, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 26, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions and/or prints: Engineering Works, Hoboken, NJ - Milling Machine - Pompeii scenes and more. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them along with additional articles and advertisements Very interesting advert
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662812

Great railroad strike of 1877....

Item #662812

July 24, 1877

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, July 24, 1877



* Great railroad strike

* Riots in many cities




This 4 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has small one column headings that include: "The Situation at Easton..." "The Situation at Hazleton" "The Situation at Wilkesbarre" "The Troubles at Reading" and m... See More  

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174160

Trinity Church, New York...

Item #174160

July 28, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 28, 1877  Full ftpg: "The Astor Reredos, Trinity Church, New York". Fullpg: "Intercollegiate Athletes" showing 6 sports, and a crowd scene. Halfpg: "A Hiker Yacht Race on the Delaware" & "The Lay Torpedo--The Public Trial at Cleveland, Ohio"

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174162

The beach at Long Branch... Coney Island...

Item #174162

August 04, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 4, 1877  Full ftpg: 'The Great Dock Fisheries' includes blacks fishing off a dock. Fullpg. of 9 illustrations: 'On the Beach at Long Branch'. Fullpg: 'The Country Peddler'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Coney Island Concourse'. Two halfpg. illus. on: 'The Montreal Riot'

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174164

The great strike at Pittsburgh...

Item #174164

August 11, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1877  Full ftpg. is a very dramatic scene: 'The Great Strike--6th Maryland Reg. Fighting its way Thru Baltimore'. Inside has 2 more fullpgs. on the Baltimore strike. Doublepage centerfold: 'The Great Strike--The 'Work of Destruction in Pittsburgh' plus 2 more fullpgs. of the strike in Pittsburgh.

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174166

Niagara Falls...

Item #174166

August 18, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 18, 1877  Full pg. with 2 scenes of 'The Great Strike--Scenes of Riot in Chicago'. Great fullpg. with 6 scenes of: 'The Nez Perces Campaign--in Pursuit of Joseph'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'The Season at Niagara Falls--Photographing Visitors' 'New York's Centennial--Celebrated at Kingston'

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174170

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians...

Item #174170

September 01, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 1, 1877  One-fifth pg. illus. of 'Joseph, The Nez Perces Warrior'. Nearly halfpg: 'The Steamship Ontario--The Woodruff Expedition Around the World' with article mentioning:'...she will be a floating college'.

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174174

Death of Brigham Young, with an illustration of him...

Item #174174

September 15, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept 15, 1877 Nearly halfpg. illus. of: 'Brigham Young', with obituary. Two halfpg. scenes: 'Des Moines Rapids Canal--The Lock Above the Rapids' & 'Through the Veta Pass...', Denver & Rio Grand RR expansion.

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611414

Fireless locomotive...

Item #611414

October 20, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 20, 1877  The front cover continues a halfpage illustration "Fireless Locomotive For Street Railways" which has an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Baromotor"; "Root's Blower for Mine Ventilation"; "Automatic Fire Extinguisher"; "Small Geared Locomotives"; and more illustrations, articl... See More  

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174202

The masquerade ball...

Item #174202

December 22, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 22, 1877  Front full pg. Nast illus. of "More Pacification." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Farewell Reception to Minister Welsh at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts." 1/3 pg. portrait of "Osman Pasha." 1/4 pg. illus. of "Victor Hugo in Auguste's Wine Shop." 2/3 of a doublepage centerfold of "An Old-F... See More  

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605540

Tariffville, Connecticut train wreck...

Item #605540

January 17, 1878

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 17, 1878



* Tariffville, Connecticut

* Farmington River train disaster




The front page has one column headings: "THOUSAND LIVES IN PERIL" "The Latest Railroad Disaster" and more. The text takes up 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, evenly browned, minor margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More  

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174212

Fox hunt in Queens County, New York...

Item #174212

January 26, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 26, 1878 Nice fullpg. Th. Nast: 'Secretary Of The Interior Investigating The Indian Bureau'. Nice fullpg: 'Police Athletics' Great fullpg. Nast: 'Stand From Under' shows an injured & falling Republican elephant. Nice fullpg: 'A Queens County, Long Island, Fox Hunt'

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174216

Rapid transit in New York...

Item #174216

February 09, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Feb. 9, 1878 Full ftpg. Nast illus: 'For the Good of the People'. Halfpg: 'A Street Musician' dblpgctrfld: 'Rapid Transit in New York' shows 7 illustrations. Another fullpg. Nast illus.

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174220

Tramps' lodging house...

Item #174220

February 23, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 23, 1878  Full front page Nast illus. of "Can He?" Inside is a full pg. portrait of "Pius the Ninth." Three large illus. pertaining to "United States Naval Asylum at Philadelphia." 2/3 of a doublepage centerfold of "A Reception by Pius IX." 2/3 of a doublepage centerfold of "A Tramps' Lodging House."... See More  

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