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172078

Dr. Livingstone... What a Jew may do...

Item #172078

August 29, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1857  The front page has an illustration of: 'Broadway, Opposite the St. Nicholas at Four of the Afternoon' which is somewhat cartoonish. 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features illustration of 'Sidon' and 'Grave-Yard'. 'Our Watering-Place Correspondence' features several small illustrations. 'Dr. Livingstone... See More  

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172076

Life in the Washington Territory...

Item #172076

August 22, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1857  The front page features the article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" and features three small illustrations plus a half page illustration "Tyre From the Isthmus".  One page has 4 illustrations of 'Frontier Life In Washington Territory'. 'A Trip to the White Mountains' includes 8 comic illustrations. Full pag... See More  

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172072

The Holy Laands & much more...

Item #172072

August 08, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1857   Front page illustration of "An Arab Council" and "Service in the Greek Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre" features an accompanying article "Travel Notes in Bible Lands". Many inside illustration of "Our Excursion to the Fishing Banks." Also a small illustration of "Hon. Henry C. Murphy, U.S. Minister ... See More  

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172070

Five Winslow Homer prints...

Item #172070

August 01, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1857  The front page has illustrations of" "Tomb of Joseph (at Shechem)" and "Approach to Samaria" with an article: 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands'. Inside an article: "Reaping at Syracuse" features illustrations include: "Reaping in the Olden Times" "The Toll-Gates on the Road to the Field" ... See More  

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172062

Cincinnati and St. Louis...

Item #172062

July 04, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1857  The front page features an article 'Travel Noted In Bible Lands' with a half page illustration 'Keeping the Fourth on Holy Ground'.  Inside contains an illustration of the: 'Henry Clay Column to be Raised at Lexington, Kentucky.' An article on 'How To Spend The Fourth' with several small illustrations. Nice one-... See More  

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216508

Winslow Homer Print...

Item #216508

July 04, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, July 4, 1857



* Winslow Homer Print

* "Hon. William Haile"




Winslow Homer prints are very desirable, and among the more difficult periodical  titles in which to find Homer prints is "Ballou's Pictorial", as it rarely comes on the collector market from the Homer era.



Here is one such issue, with a Winslow Homer print on ... See More  

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172058

General Warren's monument.. The Bible lands...

Item #172058

June 20, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1857  The full front page features "Prince Frederic William of Prussia, and the Princess Royal of England" which also has an inside accompanying article.

"Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features nearly half page illustration of: 'Bethlehem' and a smaller print of: 'Grotto of Christ's Birth' & 'Church of the... See More  

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603236

Actor Edwin Booth... Montreal, Canada...

Item #603236

May 30, 1857

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 30, 1857 



* Actor Edwin Booth 

* Sumo Wrestling

* Montreal, Canada 




This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints
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172050

General Walker in Nicaragua... New York Bay...

Item #172050

May 23, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 23, 1857  One page has: 'The Quarantine Station, Staten Island' 'Map of New York Bay' 'Site of the Proposed Fever Station, Sequine's Point, Staten Island.' with accompaning article. Eight illustrations of a journey in 'Zulu Land - A Journey Thither', one showing an African's leg being eaten by an alligator.

An article... See More  

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172046

The Great Eastern...

Item #172046

May 09, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 9, 1857  From its first year. An article entitled: "The Old Brick Church And Its Pastor" with two illustrations "Gardiner Spring, D.D." and "The Old Brick Church". Methods of punishment in China "Celestial Jurisprudence" which features several small illustrations. "The Opening of the Burdell Murder Trial".

A... See More  

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172040

On Dred Scott... Rothschild Family...

Item #172040

April 18, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1857  Relatively few illustrations, but including an article headed :Dred Scott in the Legislature", being text only, concerning the objections of the New York Legislature to the Dred Scott decision and their actions. A nearly 1/4 page illustration of "John A. King, Governor of New York".

Also featured in this issue is the coverage of &... See More  

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172034

The Dred Scott decision... General Walker...

Item #172034

March 28, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1857  The volume 1 #13 issue. The front page has some discussion on "The Dred Scott Case" with talk on the supposed decision (which was accurate), and some editorializing on it. No illustrations regarding the Dred Scott decision.

A few small illustrations on Nicaragua with a separate small article of coverage on General Walker's movement... See More  

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172030

Inauguration of President Buchanan... Dred Scott Decision...

Item #172030

March 14, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1857  A vol. 1 issue. Inside has 8 illustrations regarding 'Our 18th Inauguration Day', including an illustration of George Washington, Mount Vernon, & James Buchanan & John Adams. But the prime content here is the text of the Dred Scott decision given by Chief Justice Taney. Very significant.

Also featured is an article on A Nutmeg Pl... See More  

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172022

Map of Southern Africa... Costa Rica...

Item #172022

February 14, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1857 Just the 7th issue of this title. Two-thirds pg: "Map of the African Continent" showing the bottom half of it. Two pages with 8 prints of: "A Tramp Through the Backwoods of Costa Rica".

Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and contains additional prints and/or related text.

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646408

Very early typewriter, with an illustration...

Item #646408

December 06, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  An inside page has a fascinating article and illustration of: "Cooper's Hand Printing Machine" with a descriptive article headed: "Hand Printing Machine". The "Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum" notes that this is a unique piece; only one example of this machine is known to exist. This may well be the earliest prin... See More  

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646409

Very early typewriter, with an illustration...

Item #646409

December 06, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  An inside page has a fascinating article and illustration of: "Cooper's Hand Printing Machine" with a descriptive article headed: "Hand Printing Machine". The "Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum" notes that this is a unique piece; only one example of this machine is known to exist. This may well be the earliest prin... See More  

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655452

Very early typewriter, with an illustration...

Item #655452

December 06, 1856

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  An inside page has a fascinating article and illustration of: "Cooper's Hand Printing Machine" with a descriptive article headed: "Hand Printing Machine". The "Virtual Antique Typewriter Museum" notes that this is a unique piece; only one example of this machine is known to exist.

This may well be the earliest pri... See More  

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151606

Item #151606

November 09, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES ,Nov. 9,1856 An early sporting journal subtitled: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." Taking nearly a fullpg. inside are the lyrics and music for the "Lager Bier Song." Small tears at the top affect each leaf, otherwise good.

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580530

Naval Review Supplement... Florence Nightingale song...

Item #580530

April 26, 1856

SUPPLEMENT TO THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, London, England, April 26, 1856  This is The Grand Naval Review Supplement. The issues contains a large amount of illustrations and articles pertaining to Naval review at Spithead. Included is a fullpage song entitled "Florence Nightingale".



This is complete in 32 pages and is in very good condition.

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201997

Nice Salmon Fishing Woodcut...

Item #201997

May 20, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, May 20, 1854.



* Illustration of the Madison, Wisconsin capital building

* Illustration of the Tomb of the Martyrs, Brooklyn

* Illustration of Oldtown, Maine



Four halfpg. illus. inside: "Music Fund Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania" " View Of Oldtown, On The Pennobscot River, Maine" "Saw-Mills On The Penobscot River, At Oldtown, Maine" "View Of Th
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205762

Prints St. Louis Missouri...

Item #205762

April 15, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston MA, April 15, 1854. This 16 page newspaper is one of the few illustrated newspapers of that time. The famed Harper's Weekly didn't start until 1857. The woodcuts in these issues give the public a sense of what was going on around America at the time. This particular issue has the following woodcuts : Wild fowl shooting, ftpg. - The Hamilton Mansion, Hamilton Villag... See More  

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650691

Clipper ship Sovereign of the Seas... Philadelphia... Boston...

Item #650691

September 03, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, September 3, 1853  The front page features a half-page illustration "September". Within the issue is: "Jullien, the Artist" with an accompanying small illustration of him; "The Clipper Ship Sovereign of the Seas"; "Market Street Railroad Bridge, Philadelphia"; Genin's Contribution to the Palace"; ... See More  

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651257

Panoramic views of Washington Street, Boston

Niblo's Garden... Interior views...

Item #651257

May 14, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 14, 1853



* Interior views of Niblo's Garden, Broadway, New York

* Multiple panoramic views of Washington Street, Boston




This issue contains: "Views of the Interior of the Opera House at Niblo's Garden, New York," and the double-page centerfold "Grand Panoramic view of the West Side of Washington St., Boston, Massachu... See More  

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209739

Ornate masthead takes over half of the front page...

Item #209739

April 30, 1853

DODGE'S LITERARY MUSEUM, Boston, April 30, 1853 See the photo below for one of the more detailed and certainly one of the largest masthead illustrations to be found. As the title suggests this 16 page issue has mostly literary content but there is some current news near the back, including "Santa Anna in Mexico". Measures about 10 1/2 by 14 inches, just a bit of light foxing, general... See More  

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611725

Very ornate title page...

Item #611725

April 15, 1853

DODGE'S LITERARY MUSEUM, Boston, April 15, 1853  See the photo for one of the more detailed and certainly one of the more ornate title pages to be found. As the title suggests this 16 page issue has mostly literary content.

Never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to one large sheet. Very nice condition.

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669882

First mention of skiing in an American newspaper? Barnum's paper...

Item #669882

March 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 19, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Although an illustrated newspaper, perhaps the most nota... See More  

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647597

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #647597
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More  

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669878

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669878
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853  Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller prints including "The Reside... See More  

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

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663226

Prints of the new President and Vice President...

Item #663226

December 04, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Dec. 4, 1852  The ftpg. has text and portraits of: "Gen. Frank Pierce and Hon. William R. King, President & Vice President Elect of the United States".

Prints inside include a scene of "Third Street, Phila." and several prints of hunting dogs.

Sixteen pages, a British Museum inked stamp in the dateline, great condition.

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606783

P. T. Barnum made Tom Thumb wealthy...

Item #606783

September 07, 1852

THE UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, Sept. 7, 1852

* General Tom Thumb - dwarf

* P.T. Barnum circus attraction


The front page has: "Barnum and Tom Thumb" which includes a letter from Bridgeport, Ct., noting in part: "Barnum's chief sources of income...are his Museum...among his incidental expenses are $200 a week or $10,400 a year for Tom Thumb..." with more on... See More  

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565753

Literary Supplement...

Item #565753

July 31, 1852

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS SUPPLEMENT, from London, England, dated July 31, 1852. The Address to this issue indicates that this is "to be devoted exclusively to literature, the Fine Arts, Music, the Drama, and the general history and progress of Science, a few words in explanation of our design may be necessary."  This contains several illustrations. This is a complete uncut Supplement... See More  

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662664

1852 view of Newport, Rhode Island...

Item #662664

July 24, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 24, 1852  A very nice ftpg. portrait of Henry Clay seated at a chair. Included is an article on his life.

Two pages within have 6 prints from Newport, Rhode Island, including a nice: "View of the City of Newport...". Other prints as well.

Sixteen pages, a red museum stamp in the masthead, nice condition.

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563142

Franklin Pierce...

Item #563142

July 21, 1852

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, July 21, 1852 



* Franklin Pierce for president of the United States 

* Letter from Pierce 



On page 2 under an engraving of an eagle & banner is an endorsement supporting the Pierce-King ticket.

Page 2 also has a patriotic letter from Pierce declining an invitation to the 4th of July celebration at Philadelphia due to a... See More  

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651260

Niblo's Garden, Broadway... Castle Garden (Battery Park)...

Item #651260

March 06, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, March 6, 1852



* Niblo's Garden, Broadway

* Castle Garden (now Castle Clinton, Battery Park, NY)

* Prints of Albany and the Genesee Falls




Included within this issue are prints of the following: Niblo's Garden, Broadway; Castle Garden Theater; Albany, New York; Genesee Falls at Rochester, New York; the Great Fire At Portland, M
... See More  

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649080

Catharine Hayes... the "Madonna" of the 1800's...

Ad for P.T. Barnum's American Museum...

Item #649080

September 28, 1851

SUNDAY TIMES, September 28, 1851  In addition to the phenomenal masthead, page 3 has an ad for "Barnum's American Museum". Another ad is for a performance by Catherine Hayes at Tripler Hall, on her maiden tour of the United States. Later, in 1852 and 1853, she would be sponsored by P.T. Barnum. The Daily Express, London, has said: "Hayes was the 'Madonna' of her day... See More  

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649079

Catharine Hayes... the "Madonna" of the 1800's...

Ad for P.T. Barnum's American Museum...

Item #649079

September 27, 1851

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 27, 1851  The front page has a small ad for "Barnum's American Museum". Another ad is for a performance by Catherine Hayes, on her maiden tour of the United States. Later, in 1852 and 1853, she would be sponsored by P.T. Barnum. The Daily Express, London, has said: "Hayes was the 'Madonna' of her day; she was the 19th-century operat... See More  

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211783

1851 Grand Masonic Hall Song...

Item #211783

June 13, 1851

INDEPENDENT PRESS, Lawrenceburgh, Ind., June 13, 1851 Pg. 2 has an Ode Sung at the Dedication of the Grand Masonic Hall at Indianapolis. News of the day includes: "The Woman's Right's Convention" "Flood In The Mississippi" "Horrid Murder" and much more. Several interesting advertisements as well. First leaf has a few very small holes, one a slightly affecting two words in the ode.

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213536

Uncommon Title From 1850...

Item #213536

August 15, 1850

THE MESSENGER BIRD, N.Y., Aug. 15, 1850.

 

* 1850 Orignal

* Uncommon Title



Described in the masthead as: A Literary And Musical Journal. Various literary and music-related content. Quarto-size, 16 pages, tattered and worn at the edges, worn at the spine, fold tear on the front page, a few stains.

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652693

Short story by Charles Dickens... News from the California gold fields...

Item #652693

May 18, 1850

BOSTON MUSEUM, May 18, 1850   Page 6 has: "A Short Story by Dickens" contained here in its entirety (see). The back page has over 2 column headed: "Arrival of Three California Steamers" with much news from there including much on gold mining. 

Eight pages, decorative masthead, very nice condition.

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630349

Ship Pacific sued... Salem, Massachusetts...

Item #630349

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  The third page carries a report "Ship Pacific" in which the ship had received monies to in advance to take passages to California for $300 with a limit of fifty passengers, but had sold to seventy-five without having proper state room space and were taken to court.

The back page carries "Salem, Massachusetts" in whi... See More  

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599651

Jenny Lind... opera singer....

Item #599651

June 09, 1849

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, June 9, 1849

* Jenny Lind... The Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer of eventual P.T. Barnum fame


Mostly literary content with short stories & poems, this title also has some news articles as well.

Page 2 has a one column heading: "JENNY LIND" Text takes up a full column.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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613320

On the Astor Place Riot...

Item #613320

May 15, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 15, 1849 



* Astor Opera House

* The Tragedy of Macbeth




Page 3 has a follow-up report on the Astor Place Riot (see hyperlink) headed: "The Late Riots at New York" and "The Events of Thursday Night", the report taking 1 1/2 columns and carrying over to take most of the back page.

The back page has a small report; "Th... See More  

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152051

Item #152051

May 12, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, May 12, 1849 A page 3 report headed "Most Afflicting and Fatal Tumults In the City of New York" give details about the riot at the Astor Opera House that resulted in twenty-two deaths. The report says that amond those arrested was Ned Buntline, who supposedly helped precipitate the riot, and was later know for his dime novels and for dubbing William Cody as "Buf... See More  

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603849

Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #603849

December 16, 1848

BOSTON MUSEUM, Dec. 16, 1848  Page 4 has: "California Gold" which includes: "All of our brethren are having their say about the California gold discoveries...But California, nor any other unsettled country, should not be peopled by fortune hunters. The wilderness wants practical men, not visionary drones...The mining fever is raging here as well as elsewhere...one of our citize... See More  

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649062

Tom Thumb exhibit...

Item #649062

November 03, 1848

SALEM GAZETTE, Massachusetts, November 3, 1848  A pg. 3 notice headed "Gen. Tom Thumb" gives details about the appearance of the " Man in Miniature" at the Boston Museum. Other news of the day including slavery related content is present as well.

Archival mends to two minor tears at the spine, a small piece missing in the blank outer margins, occasional foxing to unrelate... See More  

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548438

General Tom Thumb...

Item #548438

October 08, 1847

EVENING POST, New York, October 8, 1847

* General Tom Thumb - "On Display"

Page 2 has a report: "Gen. Tom Thumb continues to attract crowds at the Museum. Every Levee is fully attended, although he holds five distinct ones every day....Everybody who has seen him will want to see him again..." and a bit more.

Other news of the day includes: "Laws of New York" "... See More  

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562111

The Orleans Drinking Club...

Item #562111

September 25, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., September 25, 1847 



* Uncommon sport's related periodical
 



Described in the masthead as: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." Inside has the summaries and scores of two cricket matches, plus the lyrics of the "Song Of The "Orleans Drinking Club".



Other topics throughout. Some foxing ... See More  

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214868

Chess Player's Chronicle...

Early sports and theater - 1847...

Item #214868
SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, newspaper from New York City, dated in 1847. There is much reporting on sports of the day, as this newspaper is subtitled: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Agriculture, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage." An interesting feature is the back page which contains a column titled "Chess Player's Chronicle" which illustrates a particular chess situation, plus o... See More  

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623223

19th century illustrated circus ad...

Item #623223

June 16, 1846

SALEM GAZETTE, Salem, Massachusetts, June 16, 1846



* Illustrated circus advertisement

* 19th century Salem, Massachusetts



Page 3 has an ad: ""Mammoth Circus! Grand Entertainment with Great Addition In Interest, Splendor &c." re. the Rockwell & Stone Circus. Has details, plus an engraving of an equestrian performance."

News of the day includes: "Dreadful St... See More  

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563224

General Tom Thumb....

Item #563224

August 22, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., August 22 , 1844



* General Tom Thumb as a young boy

* P.T. Barnum circus attraction



Page 3 has a report about "Tom Thumb At Paris" that reads, in part:



* As it is the intention of Mr. Barnum to visit Paris with Tom Thumb....The General, having worn out Napoleon in England, he will there, in polite deference to French prejudice, ap... See More  

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