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675111

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #675111

September 12, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. , 12 1866  A terrific and  historic issue relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first piece of musical theater that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras, an American playwright. The music is mostly adaptations,... See More  

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674964

Supporting the cause of prohibition of alcohol... The first issue...

Item #674964

August 01, 1892

OAK & IVY LEAF, Chicago, August, 1892  This is a small newspaper which supported temperance (prohibition of alcohol). This newspaper was the "Organ of the National Y.W.C.T.U." as noted in the masthead.

Eight pages, 9 by 11 1/2 inches, generally nice condition with a handsome masthead.... See More  

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674907

From the deep South with slave sale ads...

Item #674907

August 03, 1858

THE DAILY CRESCENT, New Orleans, August 3, 1858



* Rare antebellum publication

* 5 slave advertisements




News of the day with several advertisements including a few slavery related ads, 4 on page 5 and another 1 on page 6.

Four pages, various news of the day, loose and irregular at the spine, a little light foxing, a little margin wear, otherwise good.... See More  

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674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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674842

1874 Natick, Massachusetts fire disaster...

Item #674842

January 14, 1874

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, January 14, 1874



* Downtown Natick, Massachusetts fire disaster



Near the bottom of page 7 has are one column headings: "The Business Center Of Natick Destroyed" "Two and One-Half Acres Burned Over..." (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 10 pages, light toning at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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674834

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #674834

September 20, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 20, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure

* Panic of 1873 beginning

* Fisk & Hatch - and more

* In a NYC publication




Five of the 6 columns on the front page are taken up with the early reports on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. The top of the first column h... See More  

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674748

The financial panic of 1873...

Item #674748

September 29, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure



The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "WALL STREET" with subheads. (see) Coverage of "The Panic of 1873", brought on in part by the failure of Jay Cooke & Company. Great to have this NYC publication.

Complete with 12 pages, pages numbers are out of order, nice condition.... See More  

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674747

The financial panic of 1869... Construction of St. Patrick's Cathedral...

Item #674747

September 25, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, Sun.., Sept. 26, 1869 



* "Black Friday" (Sept. 24th) - 2nd report **

* New York Wall Street financial crisis

* Stock Market & gold Panic begins




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "WALL STREET" "The Scene of Friday's Great Financial Contest and Stampede" "The Government Sale of Gold Yesterday" and more. Text takes... See More  

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674745

From 1878 Sag Harbor, Long Island...

Item #674745

March 07, 1878

THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, March 7, 1878



* Rare high class community publication



An uncommon title from this once-famous whaling town near the eastern end of Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the rich & famous who frequent the neighboring Hamptons.

A third of the ftpg. is taken up with local advertisements.

Four pages, a few margin tears, ... See More  

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674642

Spirit photography fraud trial.... ghosts...

Item #674642

April 24, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1869



* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial




Page 7 has an article with much testimony headed: "SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY" "Marshal Tooker's Ghostly Raid" "Prospero Mumler and His Gentile Ariel in Court" and more. (See) Text takes up almost 3 full columns.

Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, generally ni... See More  

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674639

Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #674639

October 14, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1872



* William H. Seward death

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln




The front page has a few reports regarding the death of William H. Seward under the headings: "Mr. Seward's Death" "A Tribute To The Dead Statesman" "Honors At Syracuse" "Preparing For the Funeral?" (see)

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

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674582

Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected..

Item #674582

November 06, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 6, 1872 



* Ulysses S. Great elected president



Page 3 has nice one column headings that include: "THE BATTLE WON" "ANOTHER APPOMATTOX!" "Disastrous Rout of the Liberals" "GRANT RE-ELECTED" and more with elections numbers.

Twelve pages, large piece torn away at the upper right corner of the 1st leaf (pages 1 &
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674580

Jeffries wins the heavyweight title... front page illustration

Item #674580

June 10, 1899

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., June 10, 1899 



* James Jeffries wins heavyweight boxing title

* w/ illustration - vs. Robert Fitzsimmons



The top of page 3 has one column headings: "JEFFRIES IS CHAMPION" "Easily Defeats Fitzsimmons In The Great Battle" and more with illustration of Jeffries. Also round by round coverage.

Complete with 8 pages, light even toning, 2 larg... See More  

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674511

"A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus" in 3 parts... 1881...

Item #674511

June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, for June, July & August of 1881  Offered is an original printing of:  "A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus", by Joel Chandler Harris, split over three volumes (June-August, 1881). To the best of our knowledge, this was written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, etc. from the era are found throughout.

This three-issue set is... See More  

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674509

1866 Veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill...

Item #674509

February 20, 1866

THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Mass., February 20, 1866 



* Freedmen's Bureau Bill

* Andrew Johnson veto message




The top of page 2 has one column headings: "Veto By The President" "No Signature For The Freedmen's Bureau Bill" "Able And Powerful Argument" and more. (see) Message takes up about 2 1/2 columns and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

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674508

Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848"...

Item #674508
SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, May, 1881  Starting on page 89 and continuing on to page 106 is "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848", by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In many ways it serves as a eulogistic tribute to his great friend. Only portions of this lengthy article are provided in the images, but hopefully enough is present for one to capture Emerson's heart.

Additional... See More  

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674505

Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting...

Item #674505

June 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1873 



* Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting (1st report)

* Women's suffrage - Woman's rights advocate




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "WOMAN SUFFRAGE" "Trial of Miss Anthony for Illegal Voting--Opinion of Judge Hunt--Verdict of Guilty Rendered" (see). The reporting takes up over 2 full columns. Unfortunately there ... See More  

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674504

Death of George Meade... Gettysburg fame...

Item #674504

November 08, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 8, 1872



* General George Gordon Meade

* American Civil War General

* Battle of Gettysburg hero




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "GEN. GEO. G. MEADE" "Honors to the Memory of the Hero of Gettysburg" "His Death Announced to the Army...." See images for text.

Complete with all 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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674465

Ulysses S. Grant for President - 1872 advertisement...

Item #674465

September 23, 1872

DAILY CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23, 1872 



* Ulysses S. Grant notice

* Civil War general for president




A pg. 2 ad endorses the Grant-Wilson ticket. Also present is a list of the state and county Republican candidates. Also with in the issue is other news of the day and numerous advertisements.

Complete in four pages measuring approximately 20.25 x 13.5 inches in very ni... See More  

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674464

William Kemmler: first person to get the electric chair...

Item #674464

August 09, 1890

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, August 9, 1890 



* William Francis Kemmler

* 1st electric chair execution


* From the city where he is from



Front page coverage on William Kemmler, who had the dubious distinction of being the first person to die by the electric chair. The one column headings reads: "The Auburn Execution" with subheads. Nice to have in a Philadelphia paper, his hom... See More  

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674456

Ann Eliza leaves Brigham Young... Mormons...

Item #674456

July 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1873



* Ann Eliza Young

* Brigham Young divorce

* Mormons - polygamy




The front page has an article with small heading: "Brigham Young To Be Sued Fr Divorce". See image for text.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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674392

Early 19th century w/ red tax stamp...

Item #674392

June 15, 1807

THE COURIER, London, June 15, 1807



* Uncommon publication w/ red tax stamp



The front page is taken up with various advertisements and a red tax stamp at the upper right corner. News of the day inside and partially on the back page.

Complete with 4 pages, never bound, good condition.

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674276

Marias Massacre...

Item #674276

March 11, 1870

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 11, 1870



* Marias Massacre

* Piegan Blackfeet Indians

* Colonel Eugene Baker




The bottom of the front page has a one column heading: "The Pigean Massacre" with subheads. See images for text here.

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

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674275

The Brother Jonathan disaster... The Atlantic Cable...

Item #674275

August 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, NY, August 28, 1865  The front page has a wonderful graphic of the Atlantic Cable showing the proposed terminus, and more. Also included are additional front page details regarding the Brother Jonathan disaster. Headlines include: "THE CABLE" "Further Particulars of the Loss" "Mr. Russell's Journal" "A Trip to Newfoundland" "T... See More  

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674260

Short-lived title from a Texas town with a rich history...

Item #674260

February 26, 1892

VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, Feb. 26, 1892 



* Rare Southwestern title

* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)



A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early histo... See More  

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674258

Mrs. Poe in a lead role... Edgar Allan Poe's mother...

Item #674258

October 05, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Oct. 5, 1807.
 
* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ad
 
On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "KING LEAR, And His Three Daughters", with Mrs. Poe as "Cordelia" (misprinted as Cornelia, the youngest daughter of King Lear. This was the mother of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and
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674179

From 1850 Greensboro, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #674179

April 26, 1851

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, April 26, 1851



* Rare Antebellum publication



Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

A typical newspaper of the day with news reports both local and national. Most of the back page is taken up with advertisements, a few of which are illustrated.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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674102

Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin...

Item #674102

May 23, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 



* Inventor Eli Whitney

* Cotton Gin invention




An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More  

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673977

Battle of Greece begins.... WWII Nazis...

Item #673977

April 06, 1941

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 6, 1941



* Battle of Greece begins

* Operation Marita

* Nazis invasion




The front page has a banner headline: "YUGOSLAVIA AND GREECE INVADED AS HITLER LAUNCHES BALKAN WAR"  with subheads. (see) Nice for display.

First section only with 16 pages, light toning and some wear at the central fold. Also some wear at the margins, partially loose along the sp... See More  

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673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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673709

Like an early Wall Street Journal... Street Railway Edition...

Item #673709

October 19, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 19, 1907 (STREET RAILWAY SECTION)  A 112 page publication filled with railway maps, ads, schedules and notices, providing a great snapshot of the transportation infrastructure of the northeast corridor of the United States. Transportation maps include those from Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, New York,... See More  

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673634

Enforcing the historic Fifteenth Amendment...

Item #673634

May 22, 1870

(2) NEW YORK TIMES, May 22 and June 1, 1870 (a 2-issue set)  The front page of the May 22nd issue has the heading: "The Fifteenth Amendment", with the subheading: "Laws to Enforce It--The Bill Passed by the Senate in Full--Important Provisions..." with more. This is actually the 1870 Enforcement Act, created to enforce the proper enforcement of the historic 15th Amendment ... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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673618

"Democratic Platform Made Easy" - showing blacks among various vignettes...

Item #673618

November 06, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 6, 1869 



* The Democratic Party platform

* Democrats are racists - anti-black

* 19th century illustration - print




The prime feature is the double-page centerfold titled: 'Democratic Platform Made Easy' with many vignettes, several which portray Blacks in various uncomplimentary and stereotypical settings/charicatures.The front page of th... See More  

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673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30,1807  Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and dampstaining, in average condition.



N... See More  

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673570

Woodhull & Claflin open the first women's brokerage firm on Wall Street...

Item #673570

February 12, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 12, 1870 



* "Woodhull, Claflin & Co." advertisement

* First Women's Wall Street brokerage




The financial page has an intriguing, somewhat inconspicuous advertisement of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".

The advertisement is for the very first women's brokerage firm to open on male-dominated Wall Street. It is ... See More  

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673353

Jefferson Davis' 1868 Trial...

Item #673353

December 05, 1868

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 5, 1868



* Double jeopardy



The front page has one column headings: "The Trial Of Jeff. Davis" "Proceedings in the Court at Richmond--Argument to Quash the Indictments Under the Fourteenth Amendment". Coverage on the start of his trial that never happened. The treason charge would be dropped.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice co... See More  

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673351

Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War...

Item #673351

August 15, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1867



* Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War

* Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming




The front page has a small one column  heading: "Encounter with the Savages near Fort Kearny--The Indians Routed" 1st report coverage on the Wagon Box Fight during Red Cloud's War.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some printing flaws including one in the me... See More  

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673319

H.H. Holmes..... 1st U.S. serial killer....

Item #673319

November 02, 1895

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2, 1895



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* America's 1st serial killer trial ending

* Chicago murder castle




The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "HOMES HAS NO DEFENSE" with subheads. (see) Coverage at the end of the trial against H. H. Holmes for murder. Holmes is considered to be America's first serial killer. Nice ... See More  

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673297

Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President: ten issues...

Item #673297

October 06, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, October, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln for President notices



A lot of ten issues of an obviously Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The front page also has a bit stat... See More  

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673268

Mediumship expose... Spiritualist

Item #673268

February 17, 1878

THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, Feb. 17, 1878



* Mediumship - Spiritualism

* Spirits of the dead




This uncommon title is larger than normal newspapers of the day which measures 28 x 21 inches. The back page has an article headed: "The Trans-Death Courier" "How Foster, the 'Medium,' Just Would Kill Two Very Live Men '" See image for text here.

Other new... See More  

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673184

The Ku Klux Klan...

Item #673184

October 18, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 18, 1871 



* Ku Klux Klan

* Ulysses S. Grant




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "THE KU KLUX REBELLION" "President Grant Suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Ku Klux Counties of South Carolina" "A Vigorous Prosecution of the War on the Ku Klux" (see)

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice ... See More  

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673168

Print of a sea serpent...

Item #673168

September 27, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1851 



* HMS Plumper (1848)

* Sea serpent print




The front page features a print of: "The Sea Serpent" with descriptive text.

Four pages, large size, several folds, a piece from a column on the back leaf has been cut away. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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673163

Mormons, polygamy, Salt Lake City, Utah....

Item #673163

October 30, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 30, 1871



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young

* Polygamy




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "UTAH" "The Latter Day Reign of Terror Overthrown--at Last!" "The Clutches of the Law Closing on the Bloodstained Saints" "Brigham and Joseph Young and Orson Hyde Fugitives from Justice" "Excitement At Fe... See More  

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673149

Ten issues from Peoria, Illinois...

Item #673149

December 04, 1884

THE PEORIA DAILY FREEMAN, Illinois, 1884  A lot of ten issues of this typical daily newspapers. Each complete in four pages but cleanly cut at the spine. Some browning at the margins & minimal margin wear, generally good condition.

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673141

1875 Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster....

Item #673141

September 22, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 22, 1875



* Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster

* Ghost town - Matagorda Bay




Page 5 has a four column map headed: "THE STORM ON THE MEXICAN GULF" Also one column headings that include: "A CITY DESTROYED" "Terrible Effects of the Recent Cyclone in the Gulf" "Indianola Swept Away" "Awful Destruction of Life and Propert... See More  

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673092

The "Colored Convention" at Columbia SC...

Item #673092

October 25, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 25, 1871 



* Southern Colored Convention

* Post Civil War Negroes - blacks




Page 3 has a one column heading: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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673091

1871 Chinese massacre....

Item #673091

October 26, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 26, 1871



* Anti- Chinese riot massacre

* Chinatown hangings

* Los Angeles, California




The top of page 7: "The California Vigilants" "Bloody Chinese Riot in Los Angeles" "Sixteen Chinese Hung by a Mob--One Woman and Three Men Shot" (see) First report coverage on the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, California.

Other news of... See More  

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673039

This paper lasted but two issues... A supplement as well...

Item #673039

March 01, 1870

THE NELSON CLARION, New Hampshire, March, 1870  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue of an exceeding rare newspaper. In fact the only other date which existed was May, 1871, which was volume 1 number 2. "Union List of Newspapers" notes only  two institutions have this title, neither being the American Antiquarian Society.

Also included is a small "Supplement" of the ... See More  

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672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859 



* Horace Greeley's overland journey

* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah



Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in rou... See More  

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