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The President in Panama....

Item #177422

December 08, 1906

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1906  There is a front page photo, "The President Steam-Shoveling for Facts at Panama" by Underwood & Underwood. There are photos of "An Example of President Roosevelt's Method of Getting in Touch With the Work"; "The President Quizzing Foremen Whom he Called up Beside the Steam-Shovel at Pedro Mi... See More  

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Grand Central Station...

Item #177062

November 17, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 17, 1900 Frontpage "The New Waiting-Room In The Grand Central Station"; The President-Elect (President McKinley); Foreign Troops at Shanghai; Automobile Show at the Madison Square Garden; doublepage centerfold "The Quarter-Back's Dream" by Levering; Progress of the Work on the Underground Railroad;  The Torpedo-Boat "Ar... See More  

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Lengthy & descriptive on early California...

Item #692465

August 03, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849  Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics".

This is perhaps the best description... See More  

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Iceland... The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #656759
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1863  Towards the back of the issue under the "Monthly Record of Current Events" is content pertaining to the newly enacted Emancipation Proclamation.

Other items within the issue are "A Californian in Iceland" which includes several illustrations; "The Gun-Boat Essex" and many more articles and illustration... See More  

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Washington responds to concerns over the Jay Treaty...

Item #669078

August 19, 1795


* President George Washington

* Concerns over the Jay Treaty

Page 3 has the: "Answer" of the President  to the concerns of the Selectmen of Boston over the controversial Jay Treaty, signed in type: George Washington.

Page 3 also has a report of a: "Negro Insurrection" in North Carolina.

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Slavery comes to an end in England...

Item #672108

August 29, 1833

THE TIMES, London, August 29, 1833 

* Slavery abolished in the British Empire

As Wikipedia notes the British Slavery Abolition Act was passed in 1833, receiving the royal assent on August 28.

Page 2 begins with: "Parliamentary Intelligence" with text noting in part: "Their Lordships sat at 12 o'clock...the Royal assent was given by commission to various bills--amongs... See More  

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Martin Luther King Jr. sentenced to 4 months.......

Item #696323

October 26, 1960


* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Sentence to 4 months

* re. Atlanta sit-ins

The top of page 14 has a two column photo showing King in handcuffs and text witch begins with: "Negro Integration leader Dr. Luther King, Jr. was led away in Atlanta..." (see images)

Complete with 36 pages, some small binding holes along the spine, small library stamp wi... See More  

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1930 Sherman, Texas Negro lynching... riot...

Item #685754

May 10, 1930

THE OMAHA MORNING BEE, Nebraska, May 10, 1930 

* Sherman, Texas riot of 1930 

* George Hughes - Negro lynching

The front page has a one column heading: "MOB ATTACKS, FIRES BUILDING, BURNS SUSPECT" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the Sherman, Texas riot and the lynching of Negro George Hughes.

Complete with all 18 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins,... See More  

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Hanging of Amy Spain, the Negro slave...

Item #172924

September 30, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 30, 1865  Certainly the most notable print in this issue is the nearly quarter-page captioned: "View of Darlington Court House and the Sycamore Tree Where Amy Spain, the Negro Slave, Was Hung by the Citizens of Darlington, South Carolina". There is an article: "Amy Spain" beneath the print.

The front page has a large print of: "Th... See More  

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Jesse Owens & 1936 Olympic team welcome home....

Item #695476

September 04, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1936

* Jesse Owens & Olympic team welcome home

* Broadway, Manhattan ticker-tape parade

* Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia presents

* 1936 Berlin, Germany Summer Olympics

The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "OLYMPIC STARS GET WELCOME OF CITY" with subheads that include: "121 From the American Team, Headed by Owens, Parade Through Cheer... See More  

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The Jackie Robinson of the NFL....

Item #694257

March 22, 1946


* Kenny Washington breaks the color barrier

* NFL football signs it's 1st African American player

* Los Angeles Rams (St. Louis)

Page 23 has a small and somewhat inconspicuous heading that reads: "Los Angeles Signs Negro Grid Star" (see)

Unfortunate for the small report here but still a historic first.

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1968 be-in... MLK funeral... Black Panthers...

Item #701352

April 18, 1968

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, April 18, 1968

* Central Park be-in against racism (Yippies)

* Martin Luther King Jr. assassination - funeral

* Eldridge Cleaver & Bobby Hutton - Black Panthers

The front page has a heading: "Sunday in the Park: Yip-Out or Has-Been?" with 4 related photos. (see images) Coverage continues inside.

The top of page 5 has a heading... See More  

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William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #688310

June 27, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 27, 1797 

* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements

This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political o... See More  

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Civil War events in Kentucky, North Carolina, and elsewhere...

Item #172550

March 01, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 1, 1862  The full front page is a dramatic print captioned: "The Surrender of Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862" which is very nice for display.

Inside has a full page with 3 scenes of: "Our Navy in the Savannah River--Loss of Steamer Winfield Scott--The Expedition in Warsaw Sound--Gun-Boats Entering Savannah River Above Fort Pulaski"; ... See More  

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

Item #697029

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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Nixon v. Herndon... the black vote in Texas....

Item #674277

March 08, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1927

* United States Supreme Court decision

* Nixon v. Herndon re. 1923 Texas law

* Blacks voting in Democratic Party primary

The front page has a one column heading: "TEXAS PRIMARY LAW BARRING NEGRO VOID" with subheads. See below for information.

Complete with all 42 pages, heavy foxing along the central fold, a few small binding holes along the sp... See More  

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Focused on eliminating slavery...

Item #670085

October 17, 1845

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Oct. 17, 1857  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from four years before the Civil War.

Among the articles: "The Tennessee Negro-Torturer" "Slavery In Brazil" "Prospect of a Free State In Texas" "The Pedigree of The Panic" "The American Abolition Society" "Compensated Emancipat... See More  

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1963 Birmingham, Alabama race riots...

Item #672677

May 04, 1963

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, May 4, 1963

* Birmingham, Alabama

* Race riots - Negroes

* Martin Luther King Jr.

The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Birmingham Racial Situation Explosive" (see).

Complete with 6 pages, small library stamp within masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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Frederic Remington illustration...

Item #175848

September 16, 1893

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 16, 1893 Front full pg. illus. of "Columbian Exposition - In the Cairo Street, Midway Plaisance." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "The Recent Cyclone in the South." Full pg. of illus. of "With the New York Naval Reserves on Long Island." 2/3 pg. portrait of "The Hon. Hamilton Fish." Full pg. of illus. of "The I... See More  

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1968 Orangeburg massacre...

Item #701449

February 10, 1968

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. Feb. 10, 1968

* Orangeburg massacre - shooting

* South Carolina State College

* African American students

* Racial segregation at local bowling alley

The front page has a two column heading: "South Carolina Town Placed Under Curfew" (see images)

Complete with 34 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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Jackie Robinson's 1st MLB home run...

Item #695527

April 19, 1947


* Jackie Robinson's 1st home run

* 1st Negro in Major league baseball

* Brooklyn Dodgers "The Bums"

The sport's section (page 10) has a two column heading: "Bums Given Rush At Polo Grounds" with subhead and box scores. Text includes: "Jackie Robinson, the Dodgers' celebrated Negro rookie, also shared in the fence-b... See More  

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The Army of the Potomac... Freed slaves in Louisiana...

Item #172728

November 14, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 14, 1863  Over half of the front page is taken up with a print: "The War In The Southwest--Adjutant-General Thomas Addressing the Negroes in Louisiana on the Duties of Freedom" showing hundreds of black soldiers, women and children.

Inside has a full page: "Lookout Mountain--Sketched by Theodore R. Davis from Our Works on Chattanooga Cre... See More  

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Martin Luther King Jr. & others arrested.......

Item #671616

February 24, 1956

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1956

* Martin Luther King Jr. arrested

* Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott

* Ralph Abernathy & other key figures

The front page has a one column heading: "ARRESTS CONTINUE IN NEGRO BOYCOTT" with subhead: "24 Ministers Among Those Indicted in Montgomery" (see) Coverage on multiple arrests of several Negroes during the bus boycott in Mon... See More  

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Mordecai Noah & his plans for a Jewish refuge in America...

Item #683319

January 29, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1820

* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River

Inside has over 2 pages taken up with: "The Slave Question" as it relates to the on-going Missouri Compromise debate.

Another page has: "The Jews" which concerns the famed Mordecai Noah, considered the first American-born Jew to rise to national prominence.... See More  

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Gemini 3 spaceflight.... Grissom & Young...

Item #664402

March 24, 1965

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., March 24, 1965

* Gemini 3 manned spaceflight - NASA

* Gus Grissom & John W. Young

* Selma to Montgomery AL Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Civil Rights march

The front page has a nice banner headline: "SPACE TWINS IN TRIPLE SUCCESS" with subheads and large photo. NIce for display. More inside.

Also a one column heading: "Ala. Marchers ... See More  

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Preparations for Civil War...

Item #172458

April 13, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1861  The front page has a print of: "Mrs. General Gaines" as well as a view of "Point Isabella, Texas, with the 'Daniel Webster' sailing with U.S. Troops on Board". The doublepage centerfold shows six "American Home Scenes", which includes prints of "The Applecut" "The Dance" "Quilting&quo... See More  

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Olympics begin... Jesse Owens favored...

Item #674300

August 02, 1936


* 1936 Summer Olympics open

* Adolph Hitler & the Nazi Party

* Jesse Owens about to make history

* Berlin, Germany

The top of the front page of the sport's section has a four column headline: "AMERICANS TUNED TO CONCERT PITCH FOR OLYMPIC GAMES, OPENING" with subheads and the somewhat famous photo showing Hitler and some of his offici... See More  

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Early anti-slavery themed newspaper...

Item #678308

July 20, 1843

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, July 20, 1843  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.

The entire front page is taken up with a lengthy article: "Position & Duties of the North With Regard to Slavery". Inside includes: "Colored Infant School" "A Dialogue Between Pompey, a Colored Lad, and Charles, A S
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Map of Germany... French & Indian War...

Item #585531
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1760 

* Battle of Quebec

* Map of the war in Germany

* French and Indian War

A feature of this issue is the "French Account of the Raising the Siege of Quebec" which takes over half a page (see for portions). There is also: "A Description of a Water Mill of a New Construction..." for grinding sugar cane in Jamaica, which in... See More  

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Vassar College... Early baseball...

Item #684208

November 17, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 17, 1866  Inside has a half page print: "The Misses Cooke's School Room, Freedman's Bureau, Richmond, Va." showing a room full of African-American student. 

With a baseball connection, there is a small portrait of "Frank Pigeon, Of The Eckford B.B. Club, Brooklyn E. D.".

The double page centerfold has three views of t... See More  

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White slave trafficking... Walter Johnson... Coney Island...

Item #601066

May 19, 1913

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 19, 1913 The front page of the issue has a one-column headline "SAYS SLAVE TRUST EARNS MILLIONS" with subheads "Rockefeller Report Reveals Astounding Conditions Throughout the Borough of Manhattan"; "Traffic Not 'Economic'"; "Denounce Dance Halls and Makes Charge that Real Estate Agents Are Leagued with Procurers in 'Clearing Hou... See More  

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Autherine Lucy becomes 1st black student to enroll at the University of Alabama...

Item #671076

February 06, 1956

DAILY WORKER, New York, February 9, 1956

* University of Alabama breaks the color barrier

* Autherine Lucy becoming 1st black student to enroll

The front page has a nice headline "World Backs Negro Coed, But Ike Just Waits" Also a one column heading: "Alabama U. Editor His Shameful Riot" and photo of Lucy. (see) Coverage on the demonstrations at the University of Alabama... See More  

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Emancipation remembered...

Item #697831

January 04, 1902

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 4, 1902 (reduced price - see below re: condition)  Frontpage photo "A Memory of Emancipation Day"; Ice Hockey and Its Players; a colored print "Jan Kubelik - The Bohemian Violinist Now Touring The United States"; a page of photos of Marconi's Latest Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy; a page of photos Winners at the First annual Sow ... See More  

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A wealth of Civil War prints...

Item #172662

March 28, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1863  The front page is taken up with: "A Torpedo Exploding Under the 'Montauk' , In the Ogeechee River" and "The Destruction of the 'Nashville' by the Iron-clad Monitor 'Montauk'". Other prints within include: "Bombardment of Fort M'Allister by the Iron-Clad Fleet"; a bust of: "The Princes... See More  

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Capture of Vicksburg...

Item #172698

August 01, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1863  The front page is taken up with two halfpg. prints: "The Rebel General Bowen and Colonel Montgomery Arriving at General Burbridge's Head-Quarters" and "Capture of Vicksburg--Interview Between Generals Grant and Pemberton to Settle the Terms of Surrender".

Inside has two full pages on the "Riots of New York" whic... See More  

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Battle of Corinth... Battle of Perryville...

Item #172620

November 01, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 1, 1862  The full front page shows: "The Town of Perryville, Kentucky, Scene of the Recent Battle" and "The Pirate 'Alabama'". Other prints inside include: "The Rebel Foray in Pennsylvania--General View of Chambersburg" and two other quarter page scenes at Chambersburg. Halfpg: "Camp Dick Robinson, Kentucky...&... See More  

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Henry Stanley, explorer... Frederic Remington...

Item #175354

December 22, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, from New York, dated December 22, 1888 The full front page of the issue contains the portrait of 'Henry M. Stanley', the famous African explorer.  Inside the issue is a full page "The Expedition to Hayti" which is comprised of two half page illustrations and an inset of Admiral Luce. The doublepage centerfold is "The Late Henry Hobson Richardson'... See More  

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From the deep South with slave related ads...

Item #698497

September 08, 1854

THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, Sept. 8, 1854

* Rare antebellum publication

* 9 illustrated slaves related advertisements

* From the deep South

News of the day with several advertisements including 13 illustrated steamboat ads on the front page. Page 2 has four slavery related ads. And five more on the back page. (see)

Four pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico...

Item #175512

June 28, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 28, 1890  Great fullpg: "Las Vegas Hot Springs, New Mexico" shows 6 scenes & is displayable. Nice fullpg: "American Sportsmen & Sporting Clubs in Canada" shows many scenes with a feature scene on fishing. Fullpg: "The Recruit & His Training at Davids Island."

Note: The Supplement, when present, has: "The Roa... See More  

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The last delivery of slaves to America...

Item #683750

December 13, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 13, 1858  Page 4 has a report taking over half a column headed: "Is the Slave Trade Reopened ?" "Is the Yacht Wanderer A Slaver?--Curious Conflicting Reports Concerning the Wanderer--Rumored Landing of a Cargo of Slaves Near Brunswick, Ga...." with more.

This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it delivered (illegally) the ne... See More  

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Calif Hill lynching...

Item #570853

May 31, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, May 31, 1949  This 42 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Negro Taken From Jail and Slain After Georgia Arrest for Fighting".

Tells of the lynching of negro Calif Hill in Irwinton, Georgia.

Other news of the day throughout including much reporting on the 1949 Indianapolis 500 on page 29

Rag edition in great condition.... See More  

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Story of fugitive slave Margaret Garner...

Item #173094

May 18, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 18, 1867  Nice fullpg. & famous Black print: 'The Modern Medea--the Story of Margaret Garner' plus an article on the fugitive slave. Halfpg: 'The Charleston Firemen Saluting the Old Flag' & 'Union Prisoners' Cemetery at Charleston, S.C.'. Dblpgctrfld: 'The Newboys' Lodging-House, New York' shows 10 scenes in th... See More  

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A racist newspaper on the trial of the Lincoln conspirators...

Item #680188

June 03, 1865


* Lincoln assassins trial

* Rare pro-white title

* Reconstruction era

A decidedly racist newspaper which began well before the Civil War & lasted a few years after. As such their reporting on war events provide a contrasting perspective beyond most other Northern newspapers.

Among the reports: "The Assassination Trial" &... See More  

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Advancing upon Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina...

Item #172872

April 01, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1865  The front page has a nice print showing: "General Sherman's Entry Into Columbia, South Carolina". Pages 2 and 3 have some interesting war-related articles including: "Davis Asks to be Dictator" "Davis and Lee" "Trade With Rebels" and more.

Other prints within include: "14th and 20th Corps Crossing ... See More  

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Satchel Paige as a pitcher...

Item #581421

September 20, 1937

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 20, 1937 

* Early Satchel Paige report

* Negro Baseball pitcher

* 11 years prior to MLB debut

The sports page has a one column wide report headed: "Negro Stars Annex No-Hit Contest, 2-0" "Beat Dominican Republic Nine Behind Pitcher Taylor--Also Down Minor Leaguers, 1-0". Near the end of the report is: "...Opposing Taylor was Satchell Paig... See More  

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Captured slave ship... Installation of a Jewish rabbi...

Item #683828

September 01, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1858  Page 3 has: "The Slaver At Charleston" which begins: "A slave brig, called the Echo, arrived at this port yesterday..." and also notes: "...Lieut. Maffitt very kindly writes us that the Dolphin captured this vessel, which he terms an American slaver, after a long the north coast of Cu... See More  

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Marriage of Tom Thumb... Slaves escaping to the North...

Item #172652

February 21, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 21, 1863  The entire front page is a great (and rather famous) illustration of: "Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Stratton (General Tom Thumb And Wife)." taken from a Brady photograph. Page 2 has an article on them.

Other prints within include a full page: "The Effects of the Proclamation--Freed Negroes Coming Into Our Lines At New Bern, North Ca... See More  

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Harlem race riot of 1935...

Item #672633

March 20, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 20, 1935

* Harlem race riot of 1935

* Black teenage shoplifter

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Police Shoot Into Rioters; Kill Negro in Harlem Mob" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text continues on page 15. Great to have in this famous NYC publication.

Complete with all 44 pages, rag edition in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Th... See More  

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Flight 421 airplane disaster... Jackie Robinson hits for the cycle...

Item #698849

August 30, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 30, 1948 

* Northwest Airlines Flight 421 disaster 

* Winona, Minnesota 

* Jackie Robinson hits for the cycle

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Plane Crashes in Midwest; All 36 on Board Are Killed" with subhead. (see images) Report continues on page 8 with related map.

Page 21 is a 7 column headline that reads: &... See More  

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1961 Albany, Georgia movement... MLK...

Item #697045

December 18, 1961


* Albany Movement - Georgia

* Desegregation & voters' rights

* re. Martin Luther King Jr. arrested

* Freedom Riders trial protests - arrests

The top of page 6 has a three column heading: "Negro Leaders Divided On New Georgia Protests" (see images)

Complete with all 44 pages, A few small library stamps near the top of the front page,... See More  

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