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674244

Printing press...Suspension bridge...

Item #674244

December 07, 1867

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 7, 1867  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: SUSPENSION BRIDGE - PRINTING PRESS - HAY RAKE - CANE STRIPPER - LETTER SCALE. Accompanied by several illustrations including an impressive front page photo of the suspension bridge across the Niagara.

Complete in 16 pages, good condition.... See More  

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674243

Life saving raft...Patents...

Item #674243

September 17, 1859

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 17, 1859  This issues contains the following prints, articles and/or ads: Mack's Life-Saving RaftParce's Hoisting Crane, Hooper's Improved Steam Boiler,  Horn's Improved Sugar-Cane Crusher. Hunter's Broadcast Seeding Machine. 

It also contains a lengthy article with the head "Patent Claims"

Compl... See More  

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674241

Fire escape... Speed indicator...

Item #674241

October 27, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 27, 1877  This contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: AUTOMATIC FIRE ESCAPE - DREDGING APPARATUS - SPEED INDICATOR - ELECTRICAL MACHINES & more, including related text.

Complete in 16 pages, good condition.

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674224

Five American newspapers: 1803-1809...

Item #674224

June 12, 1805

(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: United States' Gazette, Dec. 7, 1809; Massachusetts Spy, May 25, 1808; Boston Gazette, May 2, 1805; Independent Chronicle, Nov. 16, 1807; and New York Herald, Dec. 3, 1803. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More  

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674219

Preparing for the Statue of Liberty... Oklahoma Boomers...

Item #674219

May 16, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 16, 1885  The front page is a montage of prints concerning the trial of Richard Short for the assault on Capt. Phelan.

Inside has a very dramatic print of: "The Tenement House Fire...A Father's Desperate Resort--Four Children Thrown from a 3rd Story Window". Another fullpg. shows a reunion of Union & Confederates solders in ... See More  

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674216

United States Post Office...

Item #674216

April 18, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 18, 1896  The ftpg. shows: "Letter Canceling Machines in the U.S. Post Office, New York City" with a related article as well. 

Page 3 has a report on the 1896 Olympic Games, the first held after being abolished 15 centuries ago. Various prints of: "Gas Machine for Industrial & Domestic Uses" and various other prints &... See More  

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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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674176

Death of Mormon patriarch "Uncle John" Smith... Nativism in Catholic Church...

Item #674176

July 14, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 14, 1854  One-third of a column on page 5 has: "Death Of Patriarch John Smith" being a descriptive article on the death of "Uncle John" Smith, the uncle of Mormon founder Joseph Smith. 

He was the leader of the Latter-Day Saints in Utah from 1847 - 1848. 

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, a few blue tints in the John Smith article... See More  

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674171

A Fire Engine and a Drilling Machine...

Item #674171

August 25, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 25, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: CHEMICAL FIRE ENGINE - DRILLING MACHINE - AUTOMATIC FOG SIGNAL & more, including related text. 

Other related heads include: "How to make Rustic Work" and "The Ash Colored Salamander" accompanied with sever... See More  

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674169

An Electirc Light- Gramme Machine...

Item #674169

September 29, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 29, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: COMPOUND ENGINE & BOILER - ELECTRIC LIGHT PRODUCTION - SASH BALANCE - LIFE SAVER & more, including related text.

Other interesting heads include: "Another mysterious Clock" , "Birds of Paradise" and "... See More  

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674168

A Wall Paper Printing Press and Sleeping Car...

Item #674168

October 13, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 13, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: WALL PAPER PRINTING PRESS - SCROLL SAW - COTTON STALK PULLER - SLEEPING CAR & more, including related text. 

Other heads of interest are: "Apparatus for Testing Bank Checks", "Grounding Machine" and "... See More  

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674165

A Fire Extinguisher and Deardorff's Stove inventions of the day...

Item #674165

April 04, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 4, 1874  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: FIRE EXTINGUISING APPARATUS - SCAFFOLD - THRESHOLD - STOVE & more, including related text. 

Complete in 16 pages. This issue has a centerfold and a stain at the top of the front cover that lasts through the third page. Othe... See More  

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674161

The Steam Siren... Safety Bell for Railways...

Item #674161

May 02, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN New York, May 2, 1874  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: GOVERNOR - SCISSORS - OILER - LIFEBOATS - PYROPHONE - SIREN & more, including related text. Also present is "Safety Bell Signal for Railways" accompanied by a related illustration and text. 

Complete in 16 pages... See More  

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674159

The domestic steam engine...

Item #674159

January 13, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 13, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: HYDROCARBON ENGINE - TEMPERED GLASS - STEAM ENGINE - GRINDERS & more, including related text. 

Other heads and illustrations include: "Hunted Down", "Louisville Water- Works" and "Clough & Co... See More  

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674154

A slave's freedom has been purchased for $500...

Item #674154

October 26, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, Greensboro, North Carolina, Oct. 26, 1850  From the year the Fugitive slave Act was enacted, page 3 has a report: "The Slave Case at Detroit" mentioning in part: "...in consequence of the arrest of a fugitive slave, has been abated by the purchase of the freedom of the slave for five hundred dollars...The negro was last night released from custody...H... See More  

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674153

Introducing Brigham Young...

Item #674153

February 09, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, Greensboro, North Carolina, Feb. 9, 1850  Page 3 has a small bot notable article: "Polygamy at the Salt Lake" which notes in part: "...a letter from the Salt Lake, the capital of the Mormons of Deseret...confirms...that under the Mormon law, a man may have as many wives as he can support...The successor to Joe Smith is a man by the name of Brigham You... See More  

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674152

Very early Charleston...

Item #674152

January 12, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Jan. 12, 1803  A volume I issue (number 3) of this famous title from the South. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the blank spine, nice condition.

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674151

An improved telescope...

Item #674151

March 14, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 14, 1874  This issue contains impressive illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions:  TELESCOPE - TOOL HOLDER - CURRANT WASHER - WATER METER & more, including related text. 

Complete in 16 pages, slight center fold and some staining on front and back pages only. See photos for details.... See More  

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674150

A pocketbook gun...

Item #674150

December 29, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 29, 1877  This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: POCKETBOOK GUN - BRICK MAKING MACHINE - STEAM HAMMER - STREET RAILWAY - CANNON - GRINDING TOOLS  & more, including related text. 

Complete in 16 pages, good condition with a bit of staining on the front page and very mi... See More  

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674149

Very lengthy coverage of Johnson's impeachment trial...

Item #674149

April 04, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1868  The entire front page and most of the back page are taken up with very detailed, verbatim testimony of the President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial. The first column heads: "IMPEACHMENT" "Continuation of the Trial of the President" "Testimony Relative to His Denunciations of Congress" "Verbatim Reports of His Speeches Put in ... See More  

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674147

Portrait of an early baseball player...

Item #674147

September 22, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 22, 1866  Page 4 has: "Our Base Ball Illustration", a  portrait of: "W. F. Williams, B. B. Club, Washington D. C." which includes a biographical sketch of him, a pitcher for the National Club of Washington. About his pitching the biography notes: "...Mr. Williams's prominent physical attribute as a player is his great... See More  

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674145

Early baseball reports in a sporting newspaper...

Item #674145

November 01, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Nov. 1, 1856  This was primarily a shorts themed newspaper, with a sports themed masthead. Inside has: "Base Ball" with some detail on recent baseball games. Quite early for baseball.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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674143

A noted baseball player of the day...

Item #674143

October 21, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Oct. 21, 1882  Inside has a nice portrait of "Waller Wallace", a prominent baseball player at that time. Included is a biography of him. The same page has box scores and write-ups for 13 baseball games.

The back several pages contains a great wealth of advertisements for the theater business including much on noted acts of the day.

Sixteen pages, great condition.... See More  

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674140

The troubles in Kansas...

Item #674140

April 30, 1856

BANNER OF LIBERTY, Middletown, New York, April 30, 1856  A great issue if only because of the very patriotic masthead, featuring an eagle with the US. flag in its talons.

Inside has over a full column on the troubling situation in Kansas, headed: "The Kansas Troubles not so Big as They Seem--How & Why They are Magnified..." with more. One bit notes: "...Much of the Kansas ... See More  

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674138

Much on the Spanish-American War...

Item #674138

April 24, 1898

THE WORLD, New York, April 24, 1898  Nice banner headline on the Spanish-American War: "FLYING SQUADRON'S CRACK CRUISERS SAIL. THREE MORE PRIZES CAPTURED BY THE FLEET" with a rather large print of "Manila, Philippine Islands, Which The Asiatic Squadron Will Blockade At Once".

Much ftpg. reporting on the war.

Has 32 pages, some minor margin chipping, good condition.... See More  

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674137

The first newspaper published in Wyoming...

Item #674137

September 24, 1875

CHEYENNE DAILY LEADER, Wyoming (Territory), Sept. 24, 1875  A very elusive title from 15 years before Wyoming statehood. The Leader was the very first newspaper published in the territory, having begun in September, 1867.

Among the articles is a ftpg. report of a man, John Little, killed by Indians near Fort Laramie. Page 2 has a lengthy, detailed article: "What of the Yellowstone and I... See More  

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674136

Early Natchez newspaper which lasted but two years...

Item #674136

November 27, 1828

SOUTHERN GALAXY, Natchez, Mississippi, Nov. 27, 1828  A quite rare title, being the volume 1 number 27 issue of a title which lasted just two years. This is the earliest Natchez title we have offered.

Various news reports of the day including: "The Pirates" "Bolivar" "Mr. Giles & Mr. Adams" & a document signed by: James Monroe plus a large variety of adv... See More  

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674135

A sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #674135

February 19, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Feb. 19, 1859  The masthead has a sporting theme, showing cricket, boxing, horse racing, & sailing.

The ftpg. features a print: "The Returned Californian" which related to a story on the ftpg.  Inside is primarily filled with various sporting reports including: "Canine" "Sparring" Cocking" "The Trigger" "The Game of... See More  

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674118

The trial of the Lincoln assassins...

Item #674118

May 14, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1865  Among the front page first column heads: "THE TRIAL" "The Court for the Trial of the Assassination Conspirators Holds Open Sessions" "The Deportment Of The Prisoner" "Important Evidence Suppressed" and more concerning the trial of those implicated in the Lincoln assassination.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, some se... See More  

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674115

John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry...

Item #674115

October 24, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 24, 1859  Half of the front page is taken up with reports on the John Brown raid at Harper's Ferry with column heads: "The Insurrection In Virginia" "Interesting Statements of Citizens of Harper's Ferry" "Graphic Descriptions of the Conflict Between the Insurgents & Soldiers" "The New York Pulpit on the 'Irrepressible Co... See More  

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674114

The noted Jane Addams...

Item #674114
YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, May, 1896  An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.

The front page features a photo of the renowned "Miss Jane Addams". Addams was an American settlement activist, reformer, social worker and author. She co-foun... See More  

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674103

Supreme Court Ruling on Women's Right to Vote...

Item #674103

March 30, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1875



* Minor vs. Happersett

* Supreme Court does NOT back Women's Suffrage




Page 2 column 6 of this issue contains: "...A QUESTION INVOLVING A WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE", followed by an article detailing the court's decision.



This issue is believed to be complete however, it is being sold for the described content. There are some a... 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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674098

A pocketbook gun...

Item #674098

December 29, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 29, 1877 This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: POCKETBOOK GUN - BRICK MAKING MACHINE - STEAM HAMMER - STREET RAILWAY - CANNON - GRINDING TOOLS  & more, including related text. The front page shows a detailed illustration of the "Curious Pocketbook" with a lengthy... See More  

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674096

The Augsburg Web Printing Press and the improved plow...

Item #674096

January 03, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 3, 1874. This issue contains illustrations and text on the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: NEWSPAPER PRINTING PRESS - PLOW - AUTOMATIC BRAKE - CASTERS -  & Much More. The front page contains a large illustration of the newspaper printing press with a lengthy article. Additional pictures and heads are also present... See More  

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674094

The Hotchkiss Cannon Revolver and Mitrailleuse...

Item #674094

January 10, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 10, 1874 This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: HOTCHKISS MITRAILLEUSE - PORTABLE FENCE - ATOMIZER & more, including related text. Several impressive illustrations accompany these inventions and are shown throughout. 

Complete in 16 pages good condition with a slight mid fo... See More  

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674092

A nice locomotive print and inventions of the day...

Item #674092

February 28, 1874

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 28, 1874. This 16 page issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: FLUIDS REGULATOR - PIPE CUTTING MACHINE - TRENCH BRACES - STEAM BOILER FOR LOCOMOTIVE & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when... See More  

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674072

Rare mining camp newspaper from Colorado...

Item #674072

November 20, 1880

PITKIN INDEPENDENT, Colorado, Nov. 20, 1880  A very rare title which lasted a bit over 3 years. Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that this title was held by only one institution in the United States, which has now been purchased by us.

This small Colorado town has a current population of only 66 residents. Wikipedia notes that "Pitkin was founded in 1879, and is said to... See More  

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674051

The conspiracy trial of Aaron Burr...

Item #674051

August 24, 1807

UNITED STATES' GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, Philadelphia, Aug. 24, 1807  Almost all of pages 1 and 2 contain lengthy report headed: "Trial of Aaron Burr" .

The Burr conspiracy was a plot alleged to have been planned by Aaron Burr in the years during and after his term as Vice President of the United States under US President Thomas Jefferson. According to the accusations against Bu... See More  

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674049

Lengthy and revealing article on the Mormons...

Item #674049

February 07, 1870

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 7, 1870  Page 11 has first column heads: "MORMONISM" "Progress Of the 'New Church of Zion' " "Some Divine and Human Revelations--Text of the Church Constitution--A Lengthy if not Over-Comprehensive Document". The report is datelined from Salt Lake City and takes nearly one-third of the page.

A terrific report, with one of the subhea... See More  

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674047

Resolutions from the National Colored Convention...

Item #674047

April 16, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 16, 1872  Page 5 has over half a column taken up with report from the: "National Colored Convention" "The Resolutions--A Just Tribute To Senator Sumner". The last resolution notes in part: "That, wherever Republicans have betrayed colored constituencies, we recommend that better men be elected to succeed them...". The convention was held i... See More  

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674045

Nice Uncle Sam political cartoon... Lighthouses...

Item #674045

May 14, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, May 14, 1875  The entire front page is a large political cartoon: "Uncle Sam's Sensible View Of Wars And rumors Of War" showing him whittling and watching.

Page 5 is entirely taken up with a montage of print showing erection of buildings at the Centennial Exhibition Grounds in Phila. Also five prints of various types of lighthouses.

Eight pages, a ... See More  

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674041

Inaugural address of President Buchanan...

Item #674041

March 10, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, March 10, 1857  Over one-third of page 2 is taken up with the: "INAUGURAL MESSAGE" of the president, signed in type by him: James Buchanan. Also on pg. 2 is an editorial on: "The Inaugural", and then a report headed: "The New Cabinet".

Four pages, a few minor margin tears, nice condition.

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674037

Curiously worded headline... Civil War generals...

Item #674037

December 05, 1889

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Dec. 5, 1889  An interesting paper if only because of the curious headlines and reporting of a gruesome tragedy. A ftpg. column is headed: "SEVEN MEN ROASTED" "And Dashed to Death in the Minneapolis Tribune Fire" "Dread Details Of The Disaster".

Page 3 has many portraits of Civil War generals from: "Hood's Campaig... See More  

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674030

Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad...

Item #674030

May 07, 1869

NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1869  Near the top of the front page is a report of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad: "Central Pacific Railroad" "The Last Rail to be Laid To-Morrow--A Spike of Solid Gold to Finish the Work--Celebrations in Sacramento, Chicago, and other Cities" with some details.

Actually the ceremonial last spike would be delayed by 3 days.

Also o... See More  

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674028

The Henry Wirz prison warden trial...

Item #674028

September 03, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1865  The ftpg. has reports concerning the trial of Henry Wirz, the warden of the infamous Andersonville, Georgia, prison camp from during the Civil War.

First column heads include: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ" "Details of the Proceedings on Saturday" "Testimony of a Prisoner of the Illinois Cavalry" "How Wirz Shot the Sick and Disabled&qu... See More  

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674026

Print of hunting kangaroos...

Item #674026

February 09, 1850

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 9, 1850  The front page features a print of: "The Lost Sister of Wyoming - From Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, 3 folds, various creases, various tears at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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674025

Print of hunting kangaroos...

Item #674025

July 30, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 30, 1853  The front page features a print of: "Hunting The Kangaroo In Australia" with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, 3 folds, small hole in the masthead, mild wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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674023

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #674023

August 09, 1802

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 9, 1802  Page 3 has content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender under the heading: "Jefferson & Callender", this being essay #5 of a series.

Callender had a reputation as a "scandalmonger, due to the content of some of his reporting, which overshadowed the political content. He was a central figure in the press wars... See More  

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674021

British inciting the Indians to war against the Americans...

Item #674021

March 15, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, March 15, 1808  Page 2 contains an: "Extract of a Letter dated Fort Wayne" which concerns the British inciting the Indians to war against the Americans: "...British nation...have been stirring up the Indians...with seditious, insidious speeches...sent messages & belts to the Indians...telling them they must soon wade up to the ancles in blo... See More  

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