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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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674494

Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #674494

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 27, 1817  Certainly the best report  is headed: "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about Galveston, Texas,  the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barnard on the coast of Texas...Among the most conspicuous characters who ha... See More  

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674492

Creating the Santa Fe Trail...

Item #674492

March 26, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1825  See the photo for the list of Acts of Congress, which includes: "An act to authorize the president of the United States to cause a road to be marked out from the western frontier of Missouri to the confines of New Mexico" which would be the famed Santa Fe Trail. A very historic--yet brief--report.

Another article: "Suppres
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674491

Creating the Santa Fe Trail...

Item #674491

March 26, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1825  See the photo for the list of Acts of Congress, which includes: "An act to authorize the president of the United States to cause a road to be marked out from the western frontier of Missouri to the confines of New Mexico" which would be the famed Santa Fe Trail. A very historic--yet brief--report.

Another article: "Suppres
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674478

Introduction to Uncle Remus Story by Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674478

January 28, 1896

ATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, GA, January 28, 1896. (Written up for Joe Doyle order.)



*Introduction to a new Uncle Remus Story by Joel Chandler Harris

* Begining February 2, 1896




These issues are very fragile and should be handled very gently.



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674477

Uncle Remus author Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674477

January 10, 1896

ATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, GA, January 10, 1896 (Written up for Joe Doyle order.)



*Uncle Remus stories discussed by Baltimore Folklore Society.



This issue is very fragile and should be handled very gently.

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674476

Interview with Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674476

January 26, 1896

ATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, GA, January 26, 1896



*Interview with Joel Chandler Harris, author of Uncle Remus Stories.



This issue is very fragile and should be handled very gently.



Written up for Joe Doyle order.

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674471

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

Item #674471

June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, June, July & August of 1881.  (Written up for Joe Doyle for an order.)  This is a 3 month set (June, July & August) with each month containing 1/3 of a new Uncle Remus story by Joel Chandler Harris.

This issue is complete and in nice condition.





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674470

Uncle Remus Story by Joel Chandler Harris...

Item #674470

February 02, 1896

ATLANTIC CONSTITUTION, GA, February 2 - March 29, 1896



*7 issue set of Uncle Remus Story chapters and introduction issue



These issues are very fragile and should be handled very gently.



Written up for Joe Doyle order.

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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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674459

Early Tallahassee...

Item #674459

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, March 27, 1847  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, three years before the Civil War.

The front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very Import... See More  

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674458

Early Tallahassee... The Mexican War...

Item #674458

March 27, 1847

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, March 27, 1847  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, 14 years before the Civil War.

The front page includes various reports from the Mexican War including: "From The Army - The Army News" "From the Army--Late & Very ... 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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674453

On the death & funeral of Garfield, in a home state newspaper...

Item #674453

September 21, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1881 



* President James S. Garfield death

* Best title to be had ?




The top of the front page features a nice portrait headed: "James A. Garfield" who was assassinated some weeks prior and died on Sept. 19. First column heads relate to his death and the news from across the country, the stack taking nearly three-quarters of the first colum... See More  

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674451

Hometown newspaper on Garfield's funeral...

Item #674451

September 24, 1881

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1881  A very graphic issue on the funeral of President James Garfield, who was born & raised in a Cleveland suburb and is buried in Cleveland.

The top of the front page has two large illustrations showing: "The Pavilion And Catafalque" and: "The Funeral Car". Front page column heads report on the details of the funeral ceremonies.... See More  

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674439

War of 1812 & Mississippi moves towards statehood...

Item #674439

December 02, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Dec. 2, 1812 The front page has a brief item headed: "Another New State" reading: "The bill to erect a new state out of the Mississippi Territory passed by a large majority...".

Page 2 has some nice items headed: "The Glorious War!!" and another: "An Indian Town Destroyed" with some details of the events at Fort Harrison, including: &quo... See More  

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674435

Very beginning of the American Antiquarian Society...

Item #674435

November 25, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 25, 1812  Page 2 has a very significant news report headed: "American Antiquarian Society" which begins: "This Society was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature of this Commonwealth, passed October 22d, 1812. It's object is to collect and preserve the most authentic ancient documents & memorials..." with more. Also noted is that... See More  

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674396

Charge of the Light Brigade...

Item #674396

November 18, 1854

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 18, 1854  The front page contains not only a nice article but a great illustration on the famous "Charge of the Light Brigade" from during the Crimean War.

The article is headed: "The Battle Of Balaclava" which carries over to page 2, and the print is captioned: "The Light Cavalry Charge at Balaclava" with a separate, relat... See More  

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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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674391

Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #674391

March 17, 1801

COLUMBIAN MINERVA, Dedham, Massachusetts, March 17, 1801  Page 2 has two has a notable letter signed in type: Thomas Jefferson, sent to the Senate, upon his leaving as President of the Senate to become the President of the United States. It begins: "...I now propose to retire from the chair of the Senate...". This is followed by the response of the Senate.

Following this is a prefa... See More  

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674389

Full text of the Louisiana Purchase...

Item #674389

October 31, 1803

THE INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, October 31, 1803  The complete text of the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, with both conventions, is found on page 2. It is prefaced with an article headed: "Louisiana Treaty!" noting in part: "Yesterday...the Senate ratified the Louisiana Treaty, 24 votes in the affirmative and seven in the negative...We congratulate our fellow citizens on the pro... See More  

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674388

Decision in Marbury vs. Madison...

Item #674388

March 26, 1803

THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, March 26, 1803  Page 6 contains the result of the historic Marbury vs. Madison Supreme Court case. Headed: "Mandanus" it gives their opinion to the 3 key questions of the case. This case consistently ranks in the top ten list of the most important Supreme Court decisions.

Eight pages, minor archival strengthening at the blank spine, nice condition with... See More  

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674387

Salt Lake City to be the home of the Mormons...

Item #674387

November 13, 1847

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 13, 1847  Near the back is a notable article on the Mormons settling upon the what would become Salt Lake City as their new home: "The New Mormon Location" which notes in part: "...a runner came in who was sent on in advance by the Mormon 'Twelve' who were on the route back from the Salt Lake...Our informant states that the ... See More  

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674386

The famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match...

Item #674386

May 12, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 12, 1860  The front page is mostly taken up with 5 prints concerning the famous Heenan and Sayers boxing match including: "The Field Where the Champion Battle Was Fought" plus prints showing both Heenan and Sayers. Inside has a nearly half pg. print: "Heenan In his Bed After Returning from the Fight...".

This notable and illegal fight took 2... See More  

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674385

Charge of the Light Brigade...

Item #674385

December 23, 1854

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, December 23, 1854  This is one of the better newspapers to be had on this famous battle from the Crimean War, made so by the well-known poem by Tennyson: "Charge of the Light Brigade".

This issue contains a very dramatic doublepage foldout captioned: "Charge Of Light Cavalry, at Balaclava", and on the next page is a report titled: &qu... See More  

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674384

Battle of Trafalgar... Death of Lord Nelson...

Item #674384

December 26, 1805

BOSTON GAZETTE, December 26, 1805  Page 2 has nice & detailed reports on the Battle of Trafalgar, headed: "Glorious Victory Over the Combined Fleets. Death of Lord Nelson".

Part of the introductory announcement reads: "...Providence has blest his Majesty's Arms with a most signal victory over the combined fleets, but it has thought fit to chasten our exultations by
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674378

Nat Turner's slave rebellion...

Item #674378

October 01, 1831

UNITED STATES CATHOLIC INTELLIGENCER, Boston, Massachusetts, October 1, 1831  This rather rare title lasted for just one year, having begun in October, 1831 & ending in September, 1832. Its most striking feature is the very large and deep masthead, taking close to half of the front page, and which includes a large eagle with a scroll in its beak making it very displayable.

As the title w... See More  

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674376

Broadside issue from Chihuahua, Mexico...

Item #674376

September 14, 1860

ALCANCE A LA COALICION, Chihuahua (Mexico), Sept. 14, 1860  This is a broadside issue (printed on one side only), totally in Spanish, 8 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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674375

From the state of Chihuahua, Mexico...

Item #674375

January 03, 1860

LA COALICION, the date translating to: "Tuesday, January 3, 1860". The full title translating to: "The Coalition -Official Newspaper of the Government of the State of Chihuahua" which is a northern state of Mexico, bordering much of New Mexico.

Four pages, 8 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches, very nice condition.


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674369

The Japanese ambassadors' visit the President & the nation's capital...

Item #674369

May 26, 1860

NEW YORK ILLUSTRATED NEWS, May 26, 1860  Most of the many prints in this issue are on the visit of the Japanese ambassadors to the nation's Capital. Included are two doublepage prints.

Sixteen pages, some light toning, small binding holes at the centerfolds, nice condition.

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674368

Nat Turner's slave rebellion...

Item #674368

September 09, 1831

CHRISTIAN INTELLIGENCER & EASTERN CHRONICLE, Gardiner, Maine, Sept. 9, 1831  Page 3 has a brief report headed: "Negro Insurrection " being the famous Nat Turner's slave rebellion. It mentions:: "...A principal leader of the Virginia insurgents is one Nat Turner, a Methodist preacher."

Under "The Insurrection In Virginia" is a much lengthier account from... See More  

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674367

Celebrating the new Erie Canal...

Item #674367

October 10, 1825

BELLOWS FALLS INTELLIGENCER, Vermont, Oct. 10, 1825  Page 3 includes a nice account of the celebration of the arrival of the first boat on the Erie Canal, headed; "New York Celebration". Included is the governor's "Address" which begins: "This solemnity, at this place, on the first arrival of vessels from Lake Erie, is intended to indicate & commemorate the na... See More  

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674366

One of the earliest Louisiana newspapers we have offered...

Item #674366

June 09, 1819

ORLEANS GAZETTE & COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, June 9, 1819  This is one of the earliest newspapers from Louisiana we have had the pleasure to offer.

The front page has "Arrival of The President in Savannah" with much detail, taking over a full column. Also an address: "To the Mayor, Aldermen and Citizens of Savannah" signed in type by the President: James Monroe.

Complete... See More  

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674355

Earliest Lincoln letter to appear in a newspaper?

Item #674355

July 08, 1848

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, July 8, 1848  Page 3 has a fascinating item, the likes of which we have not found before.

Under the heading: "The Boundary of Texas--Letter from Hon. Abraham Lincoln of Ill." The letter, datelined at Washington, June 27, 1848, is addressed to: "Friend Greeley" and is signed in type: A. Lincoln.

The letter concerns a question on the boundary of Te... See More  

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674341
Item #674341

July 06, 1847

NEW YORK TRIBUNE.  If we get a volume from July, 1847 look for this very early reference to Abe Lincoln:



There is even a newly discovered Lincoln speech. On July 6, 1847, Lincoln delivered his very first national address, at a major political gathering known as the River and Harbor Convention in Chicago. Lincoln spoke before a crowd of more than 10,000 distracted people, calling for more f... See More  

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674340

Abraham Lincoln submits a resolution in Congress...

Item #674340

January 01, 1848

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Jan. 1, 1848  Of interest is the somewhat inconspicuous report from Congress headed: "The War with Mexico" which begins with: "Mr. Lincoln of Illinois submitted the following preamble and resolution to the House of Representatives...".

This was Abraham Lincoln when he was serving just two years as a Representative from Illinois.

In 1846 Lincoln r... See More  

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674339

Little girl admonishes Lincoln to let his whiskers grow...

Item #674339

February 17, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 17, 1861  Page 5 has the actual reporting of the famous story of the little girl who told Abraham Lincoln he should grow his whiskers, which he did. Unusual to find this in a period newspaper.

The text with this report is seen in the photos, reading: "...Mr. Lincoln took occasion to state that during the campaign he had received a letter from a young girl of this p... See More  

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674337

From the capital of Illinois at that time...

Item #674337

January 28, 1835

ILLINOIS ADVOCATE & STATE REGISTER, Vandalia, Jan. 28, 1835  At this time Vandalia was the capital of Illinois. A typical newspaper of the day, but rather rarely found, and this is just the second issue from this city we have offered.

Four pages, various tape mends inside, some foxing, some rubbing at the folds.

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674336

President-Elect Lincoln enroute... Departs from Springfield...

Item #674336

February 12, 1861

NEW YORK TIMES, February 12, 1861  The front page has the following one column headlines: "THE INCOMING ADMINISTRATION" "Mr. Lincoln's Departure From Springfield" "Parting Address To His Fellow-Townsmen" "THE NATIONAL TROUBLES" "Important Speech by the President Elect" "Departure Of The Secession Troops" and more.

Much text conc... See More  

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674330

Lincoln steps upon the national stage... The Cooper Union speech...

Item #674330

February 28, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 28, 1860  Over two-thirds of the front page are devoted to coverage of this famous speech which is headed: "Republicans At Cooper Institute" "Address by Hon. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois". This was the now famous Cooper Union speech by Lincoln.

At this point Lincoln had not declared himself a presidential candidate, and this was his first opportun... See More  

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674322

A premiere newspaper in Mormon history...

Item #674322

September 26, 1890

DESERET SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 26, 1890 This newspaper contains one of the more noteworthy events in Mormon history, that being the printing of the "1890 Manifesto", a statement which officially ceased the practice of plural marriage in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Signed by church president Wilford Woodruff in September, 1890, the Manifesto wa... See More  

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674310

Rare St. Augustine, Florida.... The successful Creole slave revolt...

Item #674310

July 06, 1839

THE NEWS, St. Augustine, (E.F.) [East Florida], March 12, 1842  A very early date from Florida and only the second issue of this title we have offered. Gregory notes only one institution has this issue.

Page 2 has a letter signed in type by: Samuel Colt, defending the quality of: "Colt's Patent Repeating Carbines"

Almost the entire front page is taken up with detailed reportin... See More  

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674297

Five nice Boston issues from 1800...

Item #674297

October 06, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June - November, 1800  A lot of five issues with never-trimmed magazine, all in nice condition save for being a bit irregular at the blank spine, perhaps a few partially loose at spine.

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674286

Automatic Photographic Printing...

Item #674286

August 17, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 17, 1895  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day including: AUTOMATIC PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTING- THE EXPOSING APPARATUS, and IMPROVED COMPOUND EVERSING ENGINES. 

There are also two illustrations of the "Great Dam of the Peryar, India" and several advertisements on the back page.

Complete... See More  

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674285

Early Manufacture of Lead pencils...

Item #674285

January 18, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 18, 1879  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day including: THE MANUFACTURE OF LEAD PENCILS, A FEW NOVELTIES, PIANO-EARLY ENGLISH STYLE, and several advertisements of the day.

Complete in 16 pages. Good condition with a slight centerfold.

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674283

The new Library of Congress...

Item #674283

November 14, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 14, 1896  This paper has a front page print and article of: THE NEW CONGRESSIONAL LIBRARY which shows the this magnificent building that would become one of the center pieces of our capital. There is also an internal print and article of GIANT TRICYCLE. Other topics of interest include: "The  Strong Balanced Locomotive", A Papuan Village&... See More  

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674282

Steam Engines and a New Steam Car... Light in photography...

Item #674282

July 26, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1879  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has a large illustration: "PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELECTRIC LIGHT". Inside pages have the following articles of interest: "The Exeter Steam Engine", "New Steam Car", and "Aswail, or Sloth Bear". There are al... See More  

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674281

Early oil industry...

Item #674281

February 27, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 27, 1892  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has two half-page illustrations: "MAPS OF THE OIL FIELD" and "GENERAL VIEW OF CENTRAL REFINERY AT CLEVELAND". The inside has several illustrations and descriptions including: "An improved Wood Bending Machine&... See More  

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