Ballooning - Flight

Ballooning - Flight

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Very early balloon flights... Print of waterspouts in Jamaica...

Item #642837
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1783 

* From the end of the Revolutionary War

* Mongolfier Brothers & others in their balloons

The first article is a report on the balloon flight of Charles and Robert headed: "Mr. Charles's Narrative of his Memorable Aerial Voyage" which takes 2 1/2 pages (see for portions).

Further on is nearly a full page on a repor... See More  

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Concerns for political troubles in creating a new government...

Item #650328
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1784 

Among the articles are: "Ancient Customs Elucidated--The Feast of Yule" "History of the Race of Gypsies Further Illustrated" which takes nearly 3 pages; "An Account of the Experiments Made by the Aerostatic Machine of M.M. Montgolfier" the famous balloonist (see); and more.

There is over half a page on the Q... See More  

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Early ballooning...

Item #670362

* Early ballooning

* Montgolfier brothers

Inside contains a full page article with heading: "Success of a Journey by Way of Experiment in a Balloon" which happened at France (see), and this is followed by another article which begins: "No sooner was the extraordinary discovery of M. Montgolfier known here about a month ag... See More  

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Captain James Cook in the South Pacific... Early balloon flights...

Item #642516
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1784 This periodical was the first ever to use the word "magazine" in its title.

There is a nice article: "On the General Post Office & Postage of Letters" with a chart of the various rates and small engravings of cancellations & free postage, franking notations (see).

There is a nice letter concerning early hot air bal... See More  

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Captain Cook's exploration in his ship Discovery with a map of Alaska...

Item #639007

December 02, 1784

SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784  This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by th... See More  

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Cook's voyage to the Northwest coast with two related prints...

Item #640301
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, January, 1785

* HMS Resolution - Royal Navy

* Captain James Cook

* Third Voyage - Bering Sea - Alaska

This magazine--much more scarce than the Gentleman's Magazine--published in serial form the account of: "Captain Cook's Voyage to the Northern Hemisphere...", this issue containing reports from after July, 1778 when he was exploring the far... See More  

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1785 1st balloon flight across the English Channel...

Item #591844

January 14, 1785

THE MORNING POST & DAILY ADVERTISER, London, January 14, 1785 

* Jean-Pierre Blanchard

* French ballooning pioneer

* 1st English Channel crossing

Page 3 has an historic report of the very first balloon crossing of the English Channel, done by famed balloonist Jean Blanchard. It notes in part: "Blanchard was two hours & a half in the air; two hours of which he was upo... See More  

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First image of a balloon flight in any periodical? "Peter the Wild Boy"...

Item #640617

February 01, 1785

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1785 

* Jean-Pierre Blanchard

* 1st English Channel crossing print

* "Peter the Wild Boy"

Perhaps the most notable content is the foldout plate with various images, the largest of which is a terrific engraving of: "The Flight of M. Blanchard and Dr. Jeffries from Dover Castle" to France, as noted at the bottom of the ... See More  

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Creating the state of Franklin... Benjamin Martin, famed optician...

Item #642840

August 01, 1785

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1785  Near the back is a small bit headed: "American News" which mentions that: "...the counties of Washington, Sullivan, and Green have declared themselves independent of the state of North Carolina..." because they: "...found themselves grievously taxed for the support of government without enjoying the blessings of it."... See More  

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18th century balloning...

Item #600205

April 19, 1790


* Jean-Pierre Blanchard 

* Ballooning

A very nice full folio-size newspaper of 4 pages with the entire front page taken up with ads. Pages 2 & 3 have various news of the day with the back page having mostly ads.

Page 3 has a report on Jean-Pierre Blanchard planning a balloon flight.

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Achieving a peace with the Indians near Pittsburgh...

Item #666369

January 12, 1793


* 18th century America publication

Page 3 has a half column report from Pittsburgh concerning the arrival of soldiers from Virginia, which notes near the beginning: "...are sincerely inform the inhabitants of the western country that there is now a prospect of a speedy & general peace with th... See More  

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Jean-Pierre Blanchard, the famed balloonist...

Item #665867

January 26, 1793

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 26, 1793  Page 2 contains a letter signed by Blanchard, the renowned balloonist, noting that he is erecting a large building for the purpose of it being an: "...arostatical labortaroy, I shall not only exhibit the balloon with which I ascended here, but another, much larger, similar to that which I crossed the British chan... See More  

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deaf and dumb...

Item #575374

October 18, 1820

NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1820  Page 3 has a interesting article: "The Deaf & Dumb Fond of Music" being a letter about a musical artist born deaf and dumb (see). Page 3 also has an article on: "Mr. Guille's Ascension" in a balloon.

Four pages, nice condition.

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Davy Crockett....

Item #540359

May 10, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 10, 1834

* Davy Crockett

A brief item at the top of an inside page mentions: "Col. Crockett is yet on his "tower" to the north, and has much amused the people by his originalities, and the broad good humor that plays on his "honest face". (see). There is much reporting from Congress, and also an article headed: &qu... See More  

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Broadside "Extra"...

Item #645189

August 02, 1842

NEW YORK HERALD, EXTRA, Aug. 2, 1842  A nice broadside (single sheet & printed on 1 side only) "Extra" likely produced to report the news recently arrived from Europe, as the top of the first column has "Arrival Of The Steamship COLUMBIA" with a nice engraving of a steamship (see).

This issue includes reports from France, Prussia, Austria, Spain, Portugal, "The E... See More  

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The new Arctic expedition...

Item #172052

May 30, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1857  Front page includes a 1/3 page illustration featuring a nice view of the town of: 'Concord, New Hampshire'. Several illustrations from "The Rebellion in Borneo - A British Walker" including: 'Drying the heads of their enemies' over a fire. Two half-page illustrations entitled: 'Chinese War Junks' and 'Announcin... See More  

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Flying machines... Hot air balloons...

Item #172068

July 25, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1857  The front page features "The Travel Notes in Bible Lands" with a half page illustration 'Pool of Bethesda' and smaller illustration 'Pillar of Absalom'. Full page of text with 5 illustrations on: 'New Holland Pippins' with a view of the 'Country House Near Sydney, New Holland' and one of 'Kangaroos'... See More  

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Stock Market... Cocking's Parachute... Steam-Plows...

Item #172082

September 12, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1857  Fine front page illustration plus an article on: "The New York Stock Board In Session" being a fine and early graphic on the Stock Exchange. "Barth's Travels in North and Central Africa" features several illustrations. "Flirtation at Newport" article features several small illustrations. The "Home the Am... See More  

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Washington Monument at Richmond...

Item #172130

February 20, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 20, 1858  Full front page illustration entitled: 'The Washington Monument at Richmond, Virginia'. Nice half page 'Ottawa City, the New Capital of Canada'. "The Old Lull House" article also features a 1/4 page illustration of the same. "Native Life In India" features three illustrations. A full page illustration 'T... See More  

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Hair raising balloon voyage...

Item #606705

September 24, 1858

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 24, 1858

* Silas Brooks - ballooning

* Children stuck in basket

The front page has an article headed: "Thrilling Incident" "Two Children Carried Off By A Balloon" "Later--The Balloon Found--The Children Rescued Asleep" See images for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little spine wear, otherwise very nice... See More  

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Ballooning... Launch of the largest wooden ship in the world...

Item #172194

October 02, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 2, 1858  Full front page illustration shows: "Launch of the 'General Admiral', the Largest Wooden Ship in the World, From the Ship-Yard of W. H. Webb, of New York". 'A Trip to Niagara Falls' includes 12 illustrations. Somber back page cartoon: 'The Quarantine Question'

Also an article "A Man Lost in the Clouds"... See More  

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Recaptured slaves near Charleston...

Item #666769

October 09, 1858

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 9, 1858  Inside has a nearly half page print: "Shipping the Recaptured Africans on Board the U.S. Steam Frigate Niagara, At Charleston, S.C." along with a smaller print of a: "Group of African Negroes on Board the Niagara." There is also a related article on the captured slaves: "African Negroes on Board the Frigate Niaga... See More  

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Ira J. Thurston body found....

Item #607143

March 09, 1859


* Ira J. Thurston body found

* Aeronaut - ballooning accident

The front page has a small article headed: "Discovery of the Remains of Mr. Thurston, the Aeronaut" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.

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Winslow Homer print...

Item #172254

April 30, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 30, 1859 Halfpg: 'Proposed Balloon Railway Up Mt. Rhigi, Switzerland'. Nice fullpg: 'May-Day In The City'. Also a full page Winslow Homer print: "May Day In The Country". Additional illustrations, articles and advertisements.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens... Ballooning...

Item #172268

June 18, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 18, 1859 Two front 1/4 page illustrations of "General Garibaldi" and "Garibaldi's Chasseurs of the Alps." are featured on the front page. Inside pertaining to "The War in Europe" including "The French Army Marching Through a Sardinian Fortified Place Toward the Austrian Lines" and "The Emperor of Austria and His G... See More  

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1859 Professor John Wise Balloon Flight...

Item #211800

July 04, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 4, 1859 Pg. 4 report: The Great Balloon Voyage The Journey Eastward Almost In Lake Erie Safe Arrival At Troy re. Professor Wises voyage in the mammoth balloon Atlantic. Other news of the day includes: "Ignoring Slavery" "Fireworks Explosion" "From Kansas" "Steam Fire Engine Worth Having" and much more. 8 pages in good condition.

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Early ballooning in 1859... John Wise...

Item #660367

July 10, 1859

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 10, 1859

* John Wise (balloonist)

* Ballooning - "Atlantic"

* Mississippi River to Lake Ontario flight & more

The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Sailing In The Air" "The Balloon Voyage from the Mississippi to Lake Ontario" and more. Lengthy text takes up full column on the front page and 3 columns on ... See More  

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Early Balloon Voyage In 1859...

Item #210878

August 09, 1859

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 9, 1859 Back page has: Narrative Of Professor Wises 231st Aerial Voyage Made from St. Louis, Mo., July 30, 1859, accompanied by his son, Chas. E. Wise. Also has: Blondins Greatest Feat He Stands On His Head re. his third tight rope performance above the Niagara River. Both are quite detailed. Other news of the day includes: "THE NEW SLAVE-TRADE" "The Kansas G... See More  

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Mountain Meadows Massacre... Pike's Peak gold mines...

Item #172284

August 13, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1859  A nice front page illustration 'The Scene of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Utah Territory' with article as well. Nice full page with 3 illustrations of: 'The Pike's Peak Gold Mines'. A full page illustration of "The 'Battle of Magenta' at Jones's Wood, New York". A full page illustration is comprised of... See More  

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Brigham Young... Homer print...

Item #172290

September 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859 Nice front page article and illustration: "Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City".

Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations; a very nice full page Winslow Homer print: "A Cadet Hop At West Point". Also a half page illustration: "The New Orleans Charity Hospital" along with two smalle... See More  

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Ballooning... Winslow Homer print...

Item #172296

September 24, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 24, 1859  The front page features a text article with 2 illustrations on 'Transatlantic Ballooning' showing 'Professor C. Lowe' and the 'Interior of the Balloon Basket' plus inside the issue is a full page illustration of: 'The New Air Ship City of New York'.

The doublepage centerfold is by Winslow Homer and is entitled ... See More  

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John LaMountain... ballooning...

Item #607265

October 07, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, October 7, 1859

* John LaMountain voyage

* Balloonist - ballooning pioneer

The back page has an article headed: "Voyage Of The Atlantic" "Aeronautic Perils, Privations and Hairbreadth Escapes" "Narrative of John La Mountain" Lengthy text takes up almost 3 full columns and is signed in type: John LaMountain

Other news of the day. Complete ... See More  

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Hon. Martin J. Crawford, of Georgia... Balloonist at Savannah...

Item #172354

April 14, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1860 Illus. of: 'Hon. Martin J. Crawford, of Ga.'. Halfpg. shows: 'Rev. W. Corbit Preaching to Thieves & Harlots'. Nearly halfpg: 'Narrow Escape of a Balloonist at Savannah'. Complete in 16 pages.... See More  

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"Great Expectations" Collection VI

Item #206678

June 21, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 22, 1861 through August 3, 1861. This is a seven-issue set (part 6) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.

This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed at www... See More  

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Homer print on the front page...

Item #172486

July 20, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 20, 1861  The full front page is a print of: "Filling Cartridge at the U.S. Arsenal at Watertown, Mass." done by famed artist Winslow Homer.

Other prints within include 5 scenes of: "The Eleventh Indiana Regiment of Zouaves, Colonel L. Wallace", and another full page with 8 prints of: "Scenes About Camp". A half page shows: &q... See More  

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Louisiana Zouave Prisoners… Fortress Monroe…

Item #172488

July 27, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 27, 1861  The front page is taken up with prints of "General Prentis" "Brigadier-General Williams" and a scene of: "Departure of General Lyon & His Command from Boonville, Missouri, for the Arkansas Border."

Other prints inside include: "The Battle of Rich Mountain" & another full page of "Wilson's Z... See More  

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Many prints on the battle of Bull Run...

Item #172492

August 10, 1861

 HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 10, 1861  The front page includes a print of "Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton". Inside has a full page: "Retreat of Our Troops from Bull Run, by Moonlight, Colonel Blenker's Brigade Covering" and a very dramatic full page: "Charge of the Black Horse Cavalry Upon the Fire Zouaves at the Battle of Bull Run"; a full page map: &... See More  

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Letter from Lincoln to General Fremont...

Item #651597

September 15, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 15, 1861  Front page heads at the top of the first column from the early days of the Civil War: "The Rebellion" "Retreat of the Rebel Army to Manassas" "Grand Balloon Reconnoissance by General Smith" "Important Letter of the President to General Fremont" "Modification of the Proclamation with Regard to the Liberation of t... See More  

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The Second Wisconsin Volunteers... The Second Buffalo Regiment...

Item #172506

September 28, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 28, 1861  One of the prime features of this issue is Walt Whitman's first Harper's Weekly appearance: "Beat! Beat! Drums!"

Additional content includes: the full front page is a scene of the: "Gallant Exploit of Captain Strong of the Second Wisconsin Volunteers". The many prints inside include a very small: "Plan of the... See More  

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War in the nation's harbors...

Item #172514

October 26, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 26, 1861  The front page has: "A Night Reconnaissance on the Potomac" and a print of: "Lieutenant Braine, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monticello' ". Other prints inside include: "Grand Cavalry & Artillery Review at Washington" "The 'Monticello' Shelling the Rebels Near Hatteras" "Camp of the Si... See More  

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Teasing the competition... Civil War maps...

Item #660129

December 11, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 11, 1861  The front page has two interesting features: first, a nice Civil War map headed: "Topographical Map Of Virginia. From Leesburgh to Mathias Point and the Rappahannock, including Washington & Manassas." showing much detail.

Secondly, there are two cartoons making fun of the newspaper's competition, the New York Herald, with the first showing: &q... See More  

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A slave map of Georgia...

Item #172528

December 14, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 14, 1861  The entire front page is taken up with: "A Chart Map Of Georgia, Showing The Percentage of Slaves In Each County." Inside has a full page with seven: "Scenes in & Around Beaufort, South Carolina"; another page has 3 prints of: "The Stone Fleet on its Way to the Southern Coast"; a full page with 3 prints: "... See More  

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Scenes of Virginia... New Orleans... Savannah...

Item #172564

April 19, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 19, 1862  The full front page shows: "Shipping Artillery at Alexandria, Virginia". Prints inside include: "City of Norfolk, Virginia" "Transports Embarking Troops at Alexandria" "Federal Troops at Hampton, Virginia"; a full page: "General Map of the Seat of War in Virginia, Showing the Road to Richmond" &qu... See More  

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Nice view of Richmond...

Item #172576

May 31, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 31, 1862  Full ftpg: "Balloon View of the Attack on Fort Darling, in the James River, by Commander Roger's Gun-Boat Flotilla, 'Galena,' Monitor,' etc". Prints inside include: "Naval Combat Off Fort Wright..." showing monitors in battle; a full page: "Mobile and Its Defenses" which shows 6 scenes; a full page: &qu... See More  

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Lincoln's famous letter to Greeley... Homer centerfold...

Item #172604

September 06, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 6, 1862  The front page shows: "Thomas Fitch Rowland, Builder of the New Monitors" and "The Iron-Clad Frigate 'Ironsides' In Fighting Trim" with related articles.

Of special note is the historic letter headed: "The President On the Negro Question". This was one of the more famous letters from Abraham Lincoln, being hi... See More  

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Report on the Gettysburg Address...

Item #172734

December 05, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 5, 1863  The entire front page shows: "The President's Hymn--Give Thanks, All Ye People". However, the most notable content is likely the detailed report of Abraham Lincoln's address at Gettysburg. While the actual address is not provided, considerable details and the rarity of reports make this worthy of interest (see image). The article ... See More  

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Grand balloon ascension...

Item #151795

August 26, 1865

WORCESTER DAILY TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, Aug., 1865 Nice pg. 3 ad gives details about a "Grand Balloon Ascension" performed by Seaver & Starkweather of Boston. Generally very good condition.

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Great baseball print... Execution of Henry Wirz...

Item #172940

November 25, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 25, 1865  Certainly the prime feature of this illustrated newspaper is the very nice three-quarter page print captioned: "Champion Nine of the Atlantic Base-Ball Club of Brooklyn, L.I., 1865" showing named prints of each of the baseball players. There is a brief article on them as well titled: "The Atlantic Base-Ball Club."

Other prints
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Springtime in the country--gardening...

Item #173198

May 09, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 9, 1868  The issue has a full front page illustration "Dressing Baby". A nice half-page engraving "Plowing on the Prairies Beyond the Mississippi" also has a related article. A very displayable full page is entitled 'Springtime in the Country--Gardening". A full page consist of two half-page illustration of Lieutenant-General Sir... See More  

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Indian's attacking a wagon train...

Item #173236

September 19, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1868  The front page features coverage of "The 'Wickedest Man's' Reformation" which includes a half-page illustration "Prayer-Meeting in the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" and a smaller "Scene in Front of the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" - all in reference to John Allen's suppo... See More  

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