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172556

Historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac...

Item #172556

March 22, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 22, 1862  Certainly one of more notable issues of the Civil War as the focus is on the historic naval battle between the Monitor and the Merrimac.

The front page features a print of: "Lieutenant Worden, U.S.N., Commanding the 'Monitor' " with text on him as well, and also a print of: "The Ericsson Steel-Clad Battery 'Monitor'... See More  

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675957

The 1906 World Series: Chicago vs. Chicago... Booker T. Washington...

Item #675957

October 10, 1906

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg Sentinel, Mass. A set of 5 issues reporting on 5 of the 6 games (missing game #5) of  the 1906 Major League Baseball World Series. The newspapers are dated October 10-13, 15, 1906. The final issue shows the victory of the Chicago White Sox over the Chicago Cubs. See images and the note below.

Additionally, there is an article titled, "NEGRO CITIZENSHIP, Boo... See More  

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667450

With the plate of the Juniata River...

Item #667450
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, August, 1788  This title has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, having begun in September, 1786 and lasting until December, 1792.

Among the various articles are: "A Description of the River Juniatta" "An Account of the Foundation of New Smyrna in Florida & a Remarkable Insurrection in that Settlement" "... See More  

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681741

Confederate newspaper...Sherman advancing towards Columbia...

Item #681741

October 31, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Oct. 31, 1864 



* Rare Confederate publication



A rather rare title and great that it includes the word “Southern”.

The front page is mostly taken up with ads & military notices but there are also: "The Capture & Destruction of the New York Steamer Roanoke" "The War in the Southwest - From Mobile&qu... See More  

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668670

Establishing a penal colony in Australia... Mention of Franklin...

Item #668670
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 



* Botany Bay, Australia

* Penal Colony - Convicts

* Early chess - Benjamin Franklin




Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about t... See More  

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175390

First baseball game of the season...

Item #175390

April 27, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1889. Front full pg. illus. of "What, Dat Hat, Miss Sally! Indignantly Lifting the insulted hat out of the Box and Holding it up for Us to Look At." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The First League Game of Baseball of the Season." Several small portraits of "The Leaders in the International Chess Tournament." 2/3 pg. illus. of ... See More  

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176116

Incredible bicycle issue... illustrations by A.B. Frost...

Item #176116

April 11, 1896

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 11, 1896  Full front page illus. of "A Drill Ride at the Michaux Club, New York." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "Logging Railroad Ravages Around the Head Waters of the Mississippi - Loading a Train on One of the Spurs." Full pg. of illus. of "British Claims in Venezuela - Scenes in the Disputed Territory." Full pg. of illu... See More  

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172392

Notable Abraham Lincoln political cartoon, with racial overtones...

Item #172392

August 25, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1860  Perhaps the most significant print in this issue is the back page political cartoon captioned: "The Coming Man's Presidential Career, a la Blondin" showing a beardless Abe Lincoln with an African-American on his shoulders. (Blondin was a famous tightrope walker who had walked across Niagara Falls on a rope the year prior).  An... See More  

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172966

Lincoln being celebrated in Richmond... The Life of George Washington...

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February 24, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 24, 1866 The entire ftpg. features nine: "Portraits of Washington" at various times in his life. Inside contains an article with nine illustrations on: 'The Birthplace, Home & Tomb of Washington'.

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice & large print captioned: "President Lincoln Entering Richmond, April 4, 1865" showing him... See More  

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173270

Full page Winslow Homer print... Custer and the Indians...

Item #173270

January 16, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 16, 1869  The prime print would be the full page by famed artist Winslow Homer: "Winter At Sea--Taking in Sail Off The Coast" with a related article.

The front page shows: "Winter Sports--Ice Boats on the Hudson" and; "Destructive Conflagration at Lynn, Massachusetts".

Among other prints are 3 scenes of: "Custer'... See More  

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172314

Winslow Homer... John Brown at Harper's Ferry...

Item #172314

November 26, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 26, 1859  Arguable the most desired print is the very nice full page by Winslow Homer: "Fall Games--The Apple Bee".

Other prints within include: 'En Route for Harper's Ferry' with just a brief bit of text; a half page: "The Royal Road to Learning - The Prince of Wales at Oxford"; a full page:"The Fall Games - The Elepha... See More  

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678020

From New Orleans during the Confederacy...

Item #678020

October 19, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 1861  Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues fro... See More  

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684246

Adventures of a gold digger... Slave trade abolished in the District of Columbia...

Item #684246

September 18, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Sept. 18, 1850 



* Slavery trade abolished

* District of Columbia


* Fugitive Slaves Act of 1850

* Passes the United States Senate




The front page has most of a column headed "Abolition of the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia--Bill Ordered to be Engrossed--All the Amendments Rejected--Fremont's California Indian Bill..." with much det... See More  

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174708

Great baseball print: The Chicago Baseball Club in uniform...

Item #174708

October 14, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 14, 1882  The full ftpg. is a political print by Thomas Nast: "The New Angelic Flying Machine". Inside has a fullpg. print showing: "The Rival Teams--Mr. Work's 'Dick Swiveller' and 'Edward' and Mr. Vanderbilt's 'Earlyl Rose' and 'Aldine' " showing two in a buggy race. Two prints of: "The C... See More  

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678029

Willard vs Johnson championship fight... Suffrage convention...

Item #678029

April 06, 1915

THE FAIRMONT TIMES, Fairmont, West Virginia, April 6, 1915  The front page of the issue has a three column, two line headline "Terrific Steam Behind Jess' Punch to pit and jaw Ended Johnson's Chances" with subheads "Crafty Warfare and Ageing Negro in Opening Frame of Havana Championship" "Bout Much Admired But Not Sufficient to Stem the Tide of Youth and "... See More  

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174692

A.B. Frost bass fishing print...

Item #174692

August 19, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 19, 1882  Full ftpg: 'Nantasket Beach' near Boston, plus some text on it. Halfpg: 'Hillside Chapel, Concord, Mass.' Great fullpg. A.B. Frost: 'Black Bass Fishing' is displayable.

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

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681685

Jess Willard defeats Johnson for the heavyweight title...

Item #681685

April 06, 1915

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, April 6, 1915 



* Jess Williard vs. Jack Johnson 

* The "Great white hope" defeats 1st Black Boxing Champion

* Heavyweight boxing title fight (1st report)
 



The first column of the front page has stacked heads reporting on the heavyweight boxing championship, with: "WILLARD WINS FISTIC HEAVYWEIGHT CROWN," "Kan... See More  

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173358

First Thomas Nast "Uncle Sam" image... Freed slaves in the streets of Richmond...

Item #173358

November 20, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 20, 1869 Of particular note is the sought after full page illustration of "Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving Dinner," which, according to the Thomas Nast Society, is the very first Nast print of Uncle Sam in this publication. Thomas Nast is considered the artist who did much to create the present-day version of Uncle Sam. Also present is a full page con... See More  

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679175

Pre-release color ad for "12 Years a Slave", in a Los Angeles newspaper...

Item #679175

October 13, 2013

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 13, 2013 (Calendar Section)



* Pre-premiere ad for "12 Years a Slave"

* Steve McQueen - Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender

* Best Picture, Director, Foreign Actor and Supporting Actor, etc.




Page D7 has the best full-page ad for "12 Years a Slave" from the leading newspaper of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area's prime publi... See More  

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625653

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #625653

April 06, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 6, 1864



* Rare rebel title



There is much war-related content on the front page with heads & reports including: "The War News" "...All is quiet along General Lee's lines......" and smaller heads including: "Deserters From The Yankee Navy" "Alleged Defaulter" "Colonel Henry T. Gantt..." "Dea... See More  

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177607

Industrial Issue.... Suffrage...

Item #177607

May 20, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 20, 1911



The front page of this issue is a photo of "Marching on to Suffrage."



This issue has an illustration of "A Gallery of Golf Enthusiasts--I.--The Laird of Skibo" by Kemble. There are photos of "The March of 3,000 Women" and "Six Hundred Bankers from all America Consider the Newest Aspect of the Trust Question."... See More  

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173162

Winslow Homer print... Wall Street...

Item #173162

January 11, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 11, 1868  Great full front page print: "The Pioneer" is by A. R. Ward. The feature print of this issue would be the nice, full page by the famed artist Winslow Homer: "Art Students & Copyists in the Louvre Gallery".

A half page print: "The Angola Railroad Disaster - The Rear Car Jumping From the Track" and two additiona... See More  

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175236

Indians... Frederic Remington...

Item #175236

November 05, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 5, 1887  Front full pg. illus. of "Thrown - An Incident of Cavalry Drill." Inside is a full pg. illus. by Frederic Remington of "Crow Indians Firing into the Agency." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Late John B. Cornell" and "De Lancey Nicoll, the People's Candidate for District Attorney of the City and County of New... See More  

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174774

Brooklyn Bridge... Crook's Apache Scouts...

Item #174774

June 02, 1883

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1883  Great full ftpg: 'Decoration Day'. Great halfpg: 'War Dance Of Gen. Crook's Apache Scouts' & a great fullpg: 'The Great Bridge--Pres. Arthur crossing the Suspended Highway' which is the Brooklyn Bridge, plus another fullpg. on the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge. Great fullpg: 'The Parade On Riverside Drive' s... See More  

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175124

Frederic Remington cover print, plus another...

Item #175124

October 09, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 9, 1886  The full front page is a print by famed Western artist Frederic Remington, titled: "In From The Night Herd" (see). Other prints inside include a nice full page: "Over The Rocky Mountains on the Northern Pacific Railroad" by Charles Graham; a double page centerfold: "The New  York Riding Club"; another smaller R... See More  

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688619

On paying Callender $50 to publish his book attacking Washington, Adams & Hamilton...

Item #688619

October 09, 1802

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Oct. 9, 1802  Page 2 has two letters written by Thomas Jefferson to James Callender regarding their controversial relationship. One of the letters, the rather famous letter dated September 6, 1799 (found on many websites) mentions: "...directs his agent to call on ;ou with this and pay you 50 dollars on account of the book you are about to publ... See More  

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172658

"Negro Regiment in Action"...

Item #172658

March 14, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1863 The full front page is a print of: "Teaching the Negro Recruits the Use of the Minie Rifle", a print showing Black soldiers.

Other nice prints within include a full page with three prints and a map: "Beulah Battery, at the Junction of Burnside and Vernon Rivers", "The Rebel Turtle Ram Just Launched at Savannah", "The... See More  

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693267

Very historic report on the fugitive slave case of Anthony Burns: he had to return to his owner... On the recent Kansas-Nebraska Act...

Item #693267

June 08, 1854

NEW YORK OBSERVER, Secular Department (there was also a 'Religious Department' edition), June 8, 1854  



* Fugitive slave Anthony Burns

* Escape - capture and trial verdict




Page 3 has a very notable report with a small head: "The Boston Fugitive Slave Case" which was an historic event in Boston. Most of this report relates to the verdict of the case.

 This was th... See More  

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673905

"Shuffle Along" - black love story on Broadway - premiere & review...

Item #673905

May 23, 1921

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1921 



* 1st all black-American love story on Broadway

* highly successful amidst significant contemporary doubts




Page 16 has: "'SHUFFLE ALONG' PREMIERE' - Negro Production Opens at Sixty-Third Street Music Hall", which provides a review of this historic play. A small ad is found on the same page (not shown in our photos). 

Complet... See More  

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683494

Possibly the 1st Jew lynched within the United States...

Item #683494

August 17, 1868

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, August 17, 1868



* Lynching of Samuel Bierfield

* First Jew lynched in United States

* Jews - Jewish - Judaica item

* Ku Klux Klan - KKK members




The front page has an article with small heading: "Murders By The Ku-Klux Klan", being the account of the killing of a Jewish shop owner and his black employee by 15 masked men on horseback. The shop owner, Samuel Bierf... See More  

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686035

Founding months of the federal government...

Item #686035

August 04, 1789

THE DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Aug. 4, 1789  



* From the 1st year of George Washington's presidency

* United States government (Congress) in it's infancy




Great to have this issue from the formative months of the new federal government, and from the city where it all happened.

Page 2 begins with reports from Congress noting the discussions at the time. Then a lengthy report on... See More  

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668380

1915 Jess Williard vs. Jack Johnson title fight...

Item #668380

April 05, 1915

JOURNAL, Milwaukee, April 5, 1915 



* Jess Williard vs. Jack Johnson 

* "Great white hope" wins

* Heavyweight boxing title fight (1st report) 

* Incomplete issue but all fight reporting present




The front page has terrific photo of Willard with heading: "THE NEW CHAMPION" Also a two column heading: "TERRIFIC RIGHT TO JAW IN THE 26TH FINISHES NEGRO&qu... See More  

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697665

Black soldiers in the military... focus on Louisiana...

Item #697665

March 07, 1863

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 7, 1863  The front page has a large print showing Black soldiers captioned: "Pickets of the First Louisiana 'Native Guard' Guarding the New Orleans...Railroad" with a related article, plus: "The Old Slave Laws".

The back page has the illustration: "A Queer Rencontre", which shows a black soldier being ... See More  

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669470

War reports from a Confederate newspaper in Columbia...

Item #669470

November 26, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 26, 1864 



* Rare Confederate publication

* Nearing the end of the Civil War




A rather rare title and great that the title includes the word “Southern”.

The front page has reports including: "Death of Capt. McNeil" "Remedies For Sherman" and more. Many ads including "Solomon Cohen, Dealer In... See More  

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685955

Malcolm X is buried...

Item #685955

February 28, 1965

DETROIT FREE PRESS, Feb. 28, 1965  



* Malcolm X funeral & burial

* Fiery Negro extremist




Near the bottom of the front page is a three column heading: "Threats Fail to Materialize As Followers Bury Malcolm" The top of page 2 has a four column heading: "Malcolm Buried, Rites Calm" with related photo. (see)

Complete 1st section only with 12 pages, light toning at... See More  

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173058

Emancipation illustration...

Item #173058

January 12, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1867  The front page is taken up with a print: "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article. 

The feature of the issue is a letter to the editor headed: "Frederick Douglass" which provides some detail of a man who encountered him as a passenger on a railroad train. One portion notes: &q... See More  

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696447

Emancipation illustration... A letter on Frederick Douglass...

Item #696447

January 12, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1867  The front page is taken up with a print: "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article.

The feature of the issue is a letter to the editor headed: "Frederick Douglass" which provides some detail of a man who encountered him as a passenger on a railroad train. One portion notes: "...I be... See More  

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688128

New Orleans during the Confederacy...

Item #688128

February 21, 1862

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Feb. 21, 1862  



* Rare Confederate publication from the deep South



Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a ... See More  

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175266

Miner's riots... The Molly Maguires... Duck hunting...

Item #175266

February 18, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 18, 1888  Full ftpg: "Negro Sportsmen in Louisiana" shows two of them duck hunting. Half page print: "Interior of a Passenger-Car at the Moment of the Collision Near Steamburg, New York". Nice centerfold: "Sleighing in Central Park, New York City". Full page: "Scenes and Characters from 'A Midsummer Night's Dre... See More  

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175426

Baseball...

Item #175426

August 31, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1889 Full ftpg: 'Newport Clubhouse of the New York Yacht Club'. Fullpg. shows: 'Apostles Islands, Lake Superior'. Terrific dblpgctrfld: 'A Collegiate Game of Baseball' shows a game in progress plus the bleachers as well. A very displayable print!

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678150

The famous anti-slavery newspaper... Fugitive slave Daniel Webster...

Item #678150

April 15, 1859

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, April 15, 1859  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison with a masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, then emancipated.

Articles include: "The Slave Case at Harrisburg" followed by: "Proceedings in the Fugitive Slave Case, being that of fugitive slave Daniel Webster, about whom various repor... See More  

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174398

African-American soldiers... Cricket match...

Item #174398

November 01, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 1, 1879  The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon showing Blacks & captioned: "The Next Debut - Now Let General M.C. Butler, of South Carolina, Show How Bulldozing Is Done."

Prints inside include a halfpg: "The Avery Institute, Charleston, S.C."; a fullpg: "International Cricket Match at Phila." "The Ute ... See More  

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684611

Washington signs an Act of Congress concerning the Whiskey Rebellion...

Item #684611

June 23, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, June 23, 1796  Page 2 has an: "ACT Making an Appropriation to Satisfy Certain demands attending the late Insurrection...", which provided money: "...to the discharge of certain incidental demands, occasioned by the trial of persons for crimes and offences during the late insurrection...", referring to the Whiskey ... See More  

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175118

Geronimo... America's Cup... Thomas Nast prints...

Item #175118

September 18, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 18, 1886  The front page of the issue contains a large illustration entitled "Jack Sprang Upon the Fellow, and Caught Him by the Throat" which accompanies a story "The World Went Very Well Then". Inside the issue is a very nice full page Thomas Nast print: "The Being That He Really Believes In".  A one-quarter page pr... See More  

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654788

Arthur Ashe's death report - dies of AIDS...

Item #654788

February 07, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 7, 1993 (2-sections)



* Arthur Ashe's death report

* dies of AIDS...

* Only African-American to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open (at the time of his death)




Both the front page and the 1st page of the Sports Section tell of the death of Arthur Ashe.

Included are the main section and the Sports Section - both which are in excellent condition.... See More  

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696529

Slavery... The controversial Huddy-Asgill Affair...

Item #696529
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1787  One of the more intriguing articles is: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Capt. Asgill, while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington". This is on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American ... See More  

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174998

Nice steeplechase print...

Item #174998

July 25, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1885  Halfpg: 'The New Bridge Over the Alabama at Selma'. Nearly fullpg. by Nast: 'The 'Practical' Politician's Love for the Negro'. Fullpg: 'Fireworks at Manhattan Beach' is nice. Great fullpg: 'A steeplechase at Monmouth Park'. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Greenwood Lake', N.Y.

Other news and advertis... See More  

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687011

Mormons are settling at the Great Salt Lake... Wonderful letter on the Gold Rush of California...

Item #687011

June 28, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1849 



* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration




Page 2 has 1 1/3 columns taken up with great content headed: "Affairs In California" which is prefaced with: "The following letter from Col. Stevenson to a friend in New York contains a very interesting statement of the cond... See More  

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696770

Rev. J.W.C. Pennington letter - purchase of a slave...

Item #696770

June 02, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 2, 1854  Page 3 provides an exchange of letters between Rev. Dr. J. W. C. Pennington, Jacob Grove, and Stephen Pennington. The content relates to the purchase of a slave and is quite interesting. 

Other reports include: "Southern Views on Foreign Emigration", "Alexander Hamilton on the Powers of the Government", "Arrival of the Asia&qu... See More  

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172162

Billy Bowlegs... Yachting...

Item #172162

June 12, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 12, 1858  The front page article "A Visit to Captain Howes, of The Schoonoer 'Mobile'" also features a half-page illustration "The British Officer Boarding the 'Mobile' and a smaller illustration 'Side of the 'Mobile,' Showing the Mark of the Rifle-Ball". A text article on "Luncan's Light". "... See More  

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