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650012

Madison's review of the year 1815... Chart notes values of slaves...

Item #650012

December 09, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1815 



* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address




The notable content is the full text of the President's annual state-of-the-union address signed in type: James Madison. He reviews all that happened in 1815 with much on the details of the end of the War of 1812.

Several state statistical charts including one for North Caro... See More  

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662636

A slave insurrection in North Carolina...

Item #662636

September 28, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., Sept. 28, 1831  Page 2 has a report; "Insurrection in North Carolina" datelines from Raleigh, concerning: "...an insurrection among the negroes...citizens of Fayetteville are also under arms. As to our city, every thing has been in a state of preparation for war..." and more.

Four pages, damp staining near the top, good condition.... See More  

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697855

Liberal governor of Missouri and the women's rights movement...

Item #697855

February 15, 1871

THE DOLLAR WEEKLY SUN, New York, Feb. 15, 1871  Page 2 has: "Gratz Brown In Trouble - A Woman's Rights Delegation Surrounding Him - The Great Liberal Fights Shy of the Movement..." with more.

Also: "A Slave Trader's $40,000" "The Trouble at West Point" "The Great Postal Fraud" and more.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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667245

Rumor of freedom sets off a slave insurrection...

Item #667245

February 11, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 11, 1832 



* Slaves insurrection in Jamaica



Most of the issue is taken up with considerable reporting on: "Proceedings of the Senate - On the Nomination o Martin Van  Buren" as the American minister to Great Britain, which would be rejected by the Senate. But he would go on to become the 8th President of the U.S. Also within is a... See More  

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626815

Voice of the Nation of Islam...

Item #626815

April 16, 1971

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, April 16, 1971  This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Nation Of Islam and covered current events around the world as well as relevant news in African American commu... See More  

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583867

Slave soldiers...

Item #583867

March 08, 1865

THE WORLD, New York, March 8, 1865 



* General William T. Sherman 

* Columbia, South Carolina 

* Last weeks of the Civil War
 



Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S ARMY", "News Direct From Columbia, S.C.", "Full Particulars of the Capture of the City", "GEORGIA", "Davis Handled Without Glov... See More  

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619430

The Lawrence catastrophe... Slavery...

Item #619430

January 16, 1860

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 16, 1860 



* Pemberton Mill disaster

* Lawrence, Massachusetts

* African slave trade




Page 5 has: "The Lawrence Catastrophe" "More Bodies Recovered - Proclamation of the mayor of Lawrence - Tuesday Next to be Observed as a Day of Prayer - Relief for the Sufferers, Etc." Various related subheads as well. This was the collapse of the Pember... See More  

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688359

Capture of slave ships... Launch of the ship Ohio...

Item #688359

June 03, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1820 



* USS Ohio launching - United States Navy

* African slave trade - slavers ships captured




The front page has: "The Infamous Trade" beginning: "Ten slave vessels had been captured by the U.S. ship Cyane..." with some details. Most of the issue is taken up with: ":Mr. Baldwin's Speech on the Tariff". Th... See More  

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666549

The brutal treatment of Jefferson Davis...

Item #666549

July 05, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 5, 1865  From just after the end of the Civil War but still with some nice war-related reports including: "Sherman--Then and Now" "The Negro At Home" "Brutal Treatment of Mr. Jefferson Davis..." "Vermont & the Negro" "The Fallen President" and more.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed so it folds out to o... See More  

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666550

The brutal treatment of Jefferson Davis...

Item #666550

July 05, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 5, 1865  From just after the end of the Civil War but still with some nice war-related reports including: "Sherman--Then and Now" "The Negro At Home" "Brutal Treatment of Mr. Jefferson Davis..." "Vermont & the Negro" "The Fallen President" and more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

Described as "The Hott... See More  

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621264

Jews on the continent...

Item #621264

May 31, 1845

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 31, 1845 



* Judaica - Jewish

* Slave for sale ad




The front page has nearly half a column headed: "The Jews On The Continent" (see ) followed by an ad: "A Private Sale, a Negro Boy 18 years old...".  Much other news of the day.

Four pages, some front page staining & a bit irregular at the spine.... See More  

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689409

Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson...

Item #689409

October 02, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1830  Among the articles within are: "Negro Cloths", a letter signed in type: Andrew Jackson declining an offer to attend a public dinner in Knoxville; "Virginia Gold" "Origin of the Slave Trade"; a letter to John Adams concerning "Anticipated Revolutions" signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, datelines "M... See More  

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688674

Two single sheet "Extra" issues from 1794...

Item #688674

December 03, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER EXTRA, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1794



* 18th century runaway slave ad



A single sheet "Extra" edition. The front page taken up with ads with a runaway slave ad headed: "Twenty Dollars Reward" (see)

Complete as a single sheet issue, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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689399

Discussing the Navy... The slave trade...

Item #689399

April 14, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 14, 1821  Over two pages are taken up with a lengthy & detailed report headed: "Navy of the United States" with discussion on costs of operations, etc. The report is signed in type by: John Rodgers.

Nearly 1 1/2 pages are taken up with: "Slave Trade" which has much discussion on this controversial subject.

Sixteen pag... See More  

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689401

Blackfoot Indians... The slave trade...

Item #689401

August 23, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 23, 1823  Among the reports is a 4 1/2 page continued article: "Christian Indians". Also: "Indian War concerning the Blackfoot Indians in t he Fort Atkinson vicinity.

Also: "Emigration" "The Pirates" in the Caribbean; "Catskill Mountains" "The Slave Trade" and an article on the sale of: &q... See More  

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697109

Poem titled: "Slave Trade"... Unpulished Washington letter...

Item #697109

October 18, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Oct. 18, 1800  Somewhat of a literary title but other content as well including a poem titled: "Slave Trade". Also: "Horrid Murder" "Radnor Forest"; an interesting unpublished letter by George Washington dated Nov. 26, 1775; "Female Constancy" and more.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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545946
Item #545946

May 10, 1942

PM SUNDAY, New York, N.Y., dated May 10, 1942.



Headlines on the frontpage read "What's Coming? - An Answer by Vice President Wallace" "Our Sea Attack Will Continue - Gen. Mac Arthur" "Jean Muir Demands Fair Deal For Negro Themes in Movies". The paper features other war news and stories of the day.



This is a complete issue in two-sections and is in nice conditi... See More  

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546577
Item #546577

January 20, 1944

PM DAILY, New York, N.Y., dated January 20. 1944.



Headlines on the frontpage read "Answering Stimson oOn Labor and the War" "Russians Blast - Nazis at Leningrad & 'Appeasers' in U.S., Britain" "Higher Food Prices" "Bolivian Riddle" "The Negro Seeks Equality - A Tale of Four Cities". The paper features other war news and stories of the day.... See More  

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686129

Includes a document signed by Buonaparte...

Item #686129

June 08, 1799

THE SPECTATOR, New York, June 8, 1799  The entire front page & a bit of page 2 are taken up with a portion of the very lengthy Act of Congress on regulating duties on imports, headed with an engraving of a heraldic eagle.

Page 2 has a "Five Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway negro man, as well as reports on the Napoleonic War including a document signed: Buonaparte.

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697927

An American Dilemma, by Gunnar Myrdal - Revisited in 1963...

Item #697927

April 21, 1963

THE NEW YORK TIMES (Book Review), April 21, 1963



* "An American Dilemma", by Gunnar Myrdal

* Book Review from The New York Times

* A revisit of this classic work nearly 20 years prior




The cover has: "A BOOK THAT CHANGED AMERICAN LIFE", subhead: "A Revisit to a Classic Work on U.S. Negroes Reminds Us of Progress Made and Yet to Come", and includes a large image... See More  

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694552

A single sheet "Supplement" issue...

Item #694552

October 15, 1796

SUPPLEMENT TO CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Oct. 15, 1796  Occasionally newspapers would publish a "Supplement" to an issue to either provide space for advertisements or to report news that would not fit within the 4 page issue. This is one.

The front page begins with a: "Twenty-Dollars Reward" for a runaway: "...Negro servant lad..." ... See More  

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666464

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #666464

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

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596292

Slavery... Reports on the Mexican War...

Item #596292

June 13, 1846

NEW YORK OBSERVER, June 13, 1846 



* Mexican War 

* The slave trade
 



The front page has: "Proceedings of the General Assembly" and "Discussion On The Subject of Slavery" which is quite lengthy. Page 2 has: "The Late Declaration on Slavery" and pg. 3 has; "Progress of the War--Surrender of Matamoras: Blockade of Vera Cruz--Murder of American P... See More  

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597302

Victory in Kentucky... Captain Gordon does not have sentence commuted...

Item #597302

February 07, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 7, 1862  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "War Against Treason!" "Gen. Lane's Expedition" "The Rebel Fleet In Motion" "The War In Missouri & Kentucky" "Rebel Cavalry Defeated In Kentucky" "The Attack On Ft. Henry" "Gen. Grant Returned to Paducah" and more. Also ... See More  

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688251

Mortality on the wagon train route to California...

Item #688251

July 19, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 19, 1852  



* Emigrants travel to California



Page 3 has an article: "Mortality On The Plains" which reports on: "The mortality among emigrants to California by the overland route continues very large..." with some detail.

Also: "Intelligence From California takes over a full column and has subheads; "From... See More  

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690608

The recaptured Africans...

Item #690608

June 06, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, June 6, 1860  Inside page column heads include: "Debate on the Kansas and Army Bills in the Senate" "The Slave Trade" "The Recaptured Africans To Be Returned" and more.

Eight pages, good condition.

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694556

Indians are staking their claim...

Item #694556

April 17, 1819

THE UNION subtitled: "United States' Gazette and True American for the Country", Philadelphia, April 17, 1819  This was the semi-weekly country edition of the "Union" which was a daily.

Page 2 includes: "Claims of the North American Indians" and: "Curious Roguery. A page 3 report begins: "The slave trade treaties were the subject of some conversati... See More  

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690951

On the traffic in slaves...

Item #690951

February 18, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 18, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: The Army of the Potomac" "Contraband [slave] Traffic Interfered With" "A Deserter Shot" "Interesting From Kansas" "News From Washington" & more.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, very nice condition.

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177420

Arctic Whaling....

Item #177420

November 24, 1906

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1906  There is a front page illustration, "Seeing Porto Rico" by W. A . Rogers. There is an article and photos of "The Hidden Tragedies of the Arctic Whaling Fleet" by Robert Dunn. There is another article with photos of "The President's Barge of State, The Battle-Ship "Louisiana" by Thomas M. D... See More  

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173970

Manitou Springs, Colordo...

Item #173970

October 02, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 2, 1875 Full ftpg. cartoon themed on inflation shows Uncle Sam. Fullpg. pictorial: 'Manitou Springs and Vicinity, Colorado'. Fullpg: 'The Newsboys' Excursion'. Fullpg. suppl. pictorial of trout fishing.

Complete in sixteen pages.

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691367

The impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson...

Item #691367

March 17, 1868

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 17, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial




The front page begins with: "The Impeachment Trial" with many subheads including: "Dazzling Spectacle in the Senate Chamber--Decorum in the Galleries--Imposing Initial Ceremonies--Thaddeus Stevens on Manhood Suffrage..." and more. and more.

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618450

March from Selma to Montgomery...

Item #618450

March 16, 1965

THE PRATT TRIBUNE, Kansas, March 16, 1965 



* Selma to Montgomery, Alabama 

* Martin Luther King Jr.




The front page has a five column headline: "Negro Leaders Meet On Plans To Resume Highway March To Capitol" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 12 pages, a few small binding holes along spine, otherwise nice.... See More  

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569904

Crockett, Texas Negro lynching...

Item #569904

April 03, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 3, 1932



* Dave Tillis negro lynching

* Crockett, Texas




This 70+ page newspaper has a very small and discrete one column heading on page 6: "Negro Is Lynched in Texas". Tells of the lynching of Negro Dave Tillis in Crockett, Texas.



Other news of the day throughout. Rag edition in great condition.

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573511

Paris, Tennessee negro lynching...

Item #573511

June 18, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 18, 1927 



* Joseph Upchurch negro lynching 

* Paris, Tennessee
 



This 36 page newspaper has a small and somewhat discrete one column headline on page 14: "POSSE KILLS NEGRO" and more. (see)



Tells of the lynching (shooting) of negro Joseph Upchurch in Paris, Tennessee.



Other news of the day. Light browning with some margin wear and chip... See More  

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636897

St. Joseph, Missouri Negro lynching...

Item #636897

November 29, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 30, 1933.



* Lloyd Warner Negro lynching

* St. Joseph MO Missouri

* Verne C. Miller slaying

* Gangster era gunman - bootlegger




The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "MISSOURI OPENS LYNCHING INQUIRY" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the lynching of Negro Lloyd Warner in St. Joseph, Missouri.

The back page has a one column heading: "MILLER,... See More  

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672244

1873 Georgetown, Delaware Negro hanging...

Item #672244

June 21, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 21, 1873



* Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware

* Negro Joe Burton hanging - execution




The top of page 8 has one column headings: "A NEGRO EXECUTION" "Much Ado About a Savage Murderer" "The Wages Of Sin" "Under The Gallows" and more. (see) Text takes up 1 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice conditio... See More  

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175854

Views of Portsmouth, New Hampshire...

Item #175854

October 07, 1893

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 7, 1893  Front full pg. illus. of "Drilling the Crew of the 'Vigilant'." Inside is a 1/3 pg. portrait of "Dr. Jacob Gould Schurman, President of Cornell University." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Showing the Principal Buildings." Full pg. of illus. of "Old Strawberry Bank - Portsmouth,... See More  

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175678

The Brooklyn Navy Yard... Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh...

Item #175678

January 30, 1892

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 30, 1892  Half page: 'Design for the Carnegie Library at Pittsburg, Pa.' Full page: 'At the Brooklyn Navy Yard'.

Great doublepage centerfold: 'Some of the Ships of the U.S. Navy' is displayable. Nice Remington full page: 'Garza Revolutionists in the Texas Chaparral'

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175710

Snipe shooting... Columbian Exposition...

Item #175710

May 21, 1892

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 21, 1892  Front full pg. portrait of "Charles Francois Gounod." Inside are three small illus. of "Argentine's President Conducted by Admiral Walker Inspecting the White Squadron," "Li Hung-Chang," and "Gordon Hall, Tientsin, in Which the Banquet was Given." 1/2 pg. illus. of "At the Open Air Horse Show - Showi... See More  

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657929

New weapon is created... A stowaway slave case...

Item #657929

October 15, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 15, 1836  Content includes: "Another Slave Case" concerning a runaway slave; "War In Florida" with the Indians; "The Hindoo Exhibition" and more.

The back page has: "New Weapon" with the report stating: "We have been...shown one of the most awfully destructive weapons, made by gen. Houston's orders, ... See More  

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671764

Henry Bartle Frere & the African slave trade

Item #671764

August 11, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 11, 1873



* Sir Henry Bartle Frere

* Sultans of Zanzibar & Muscat

* African slave trade - traffic




The back page has a correspondence from Henry Bartle Frere at Zanzibar, Africa with heading: "The East African Slave Trade" (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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174928

World's Exposition in New Orleans...

Item #174928

November 22, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 22, 1884  Full ftpg. Nast: 'One of the First Fruits of the Victory' shows a white man & a black man shaking hands. Fullpg: 'The Presidential Election--Counting the New York City Vote'.

Fullpg: 'The World's Exposition at New Orleans--Scenes in the City Park' shows Blacks. Nice fullpg. by A. B. Frost: 'Watering Deer--W... See More  

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173130

Admiral Farragut... Seal hunting...

Item #173130

September 21, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY Sept. 21, 1867 Full front pg. illus. of "The Raccoon Hunt." Inside: 1/3 pg. illus. of "Disaster to Shipping in the White Sea." 2/3 pg. illus. of "Seal Hunting as Practiced by the Norwegians." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Fairmount Water Works, Near Philadelphia." Small illus. of "Whale Captured Near Tiverton, Rhode Island." 1/2 pg. illus.... See More  

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172216

American state prison...

Item #172216

December 18, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 18, 1858  The front page shows: 'Candidates for the Board of Education Opposed to Reading the Bible in Schools', looking monkey-like. Inside has two pages of illustrations: 'Torture and Homicide in an American State Prison', showing 6 types of torture used. "Glimpses at Life in Washington" article also features four illustratio... See More  

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174450

Hudson River Tunnel...

Item #174450

May 01, 1880

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 1, 1880  Fullpg. text with 5 illus. on: 'The Hudson River Tunnel'. Fullpg: 'The Negro Exodus--the Old Style & the New' fullpg: 'The West Point Outrage--The Court of Inquiry in Session'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.

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176392

Scenes of Jamica... Helena, Montana...

Item #176392

December 03, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 3, 1898  Full front page illus. of "A Market Scene in Ponce." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "Jamaica - Scenes in England's Chief West-Indian Possession." 1/4 pg. illus. of "The New State Capitol, Helena, Montana."

Doublepage centerfold of "Art Treasures in New York - Some of the Famous Paintings Owned in this ... See More  

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177207
Item #177207

June 20, 1903

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1903 Frontpage illustration "The Presentation of the New Chinese Minister; The Havoc of the Western Floods; A New Invention for Our Next War; The Assassination of the King and Queen of Servia; Doublepage illustration "They're Off!" by George Wright; The Gate Way to Nevada; other news and advertisements of the day. See photos for full ... See More  

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177219
Item #177219

September 12, 1903

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 12, 1903 Frontpage illustration of The Statue of Liberty; Photo, Launching the Largest Vessel in the United States Navy; From the Atlantic the the Pacific in an Automobile; "A $3,100,000 Department Store" by H. M. Pettit; Snap Shots of a Hurrican's Havoc; Doublepage illustration "A Dangerous Game" by W. Granville Smith; The... See More  

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177221
Item #177221

September 19, 1903

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1903  Frontpage illustration of The Statue of Liberty; Photo, The First Photograph at Close Range Taken of Professor Langley's Air-Ship; Physical Training for College Girls; "A New Portrait by William M. Chase"; The National Shooting Match at Sea Girt; Doublepage illustration "Target-Practice on a Man-Of-War--Finding the Ra... See More  

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177223
Item #177223

October 03, 1903

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 3, 1903  Frontpage illustration of The Statue of Liberty; Photo, Duck-Shooting On the Chesapeake; A New Way of Making Exposition Statuary; Tom Johnson and Myron T. Herrick, the Rival Candidates for Governor of Ohio, Playing Golf; Doublepage illustration "The Opening of the College Season at Yale" by the Kinneys; The New West Point--And Wh... See More  

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