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671292

Prison life at Blackwell's Island, New York...

Item #671292

February 19, 1876

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 19, 1876  A very nice doublepage centerfold: "Snowballing" which shows a snowball fight among children. Also a fullpg. print: "America Sketches: Prison Life on Blackwell's Island", and another doublepg. centerfold: "Arrival of the Prince of Wales at Lahore" in India.

Complete in 28 pages, great condition.

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671288

The Monroe Doctrine...

Item #671288

December 06, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec.  6, 1823  An inside page has the "President's Message" being James Monroe's annual address to Congress. Part of his message contains the historic language warning European powers not to get involved in any affairs in the western hemisphere. This directive became known as the Monroe Doctrine and served as the cornerstone for
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671287

The Monroe Doctrine...

Item #671287

December 06, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec.  6, 1823  An inside page has the "President's Message" being James Monroe's annual address to Congress. Part of his message contains the historic language warning European powers not to get involved in any affairs in the western hemisphere. This directive became known as the Monroe Doctrine and served as the cornerstone for
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671278

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #671278

February 25, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 25, 1803  The back page has a terrific & quite detailed notice headed: "DICKINSON COLLEGE" which details the stringent requirements of the students, and that: "...trustees & professors are equally solicitous that the seminary should be placed on a respectable footing & that as complete an education should be obtained ... See More  

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671264

re. Winfield Scott Hancock's death...

Item #671264

February 12, 1886

DAILY JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, February 12, 1886



* Winfield Scott Hancock funeral (day of)

* United States Army General

* Democratic nominee for president




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "ON GOVERNOR'S ISLAND" "Preparations Completed For The Funeral Of. Gen. Hancock" and more. (see)

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671259

From this exclusive Long Island community... Sag Harbor destroyed by fire...

Item #671259

March 03, 1877

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, April 22, 1871  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. 

Various local and national news of the day, plus a great wealth of advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed with wide margins.
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671258

Early from San Diego...

Item #671258

January 16, 1869

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Jan. 16, 1869  This is the volume 1, number 15 issue and I believe it to be the earliest San Diego newspaper we have offered. The population of San Diego was just 2,300 at the time.

Various local and regional news and ads of the day. Nice condition, four pages.

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671256

Promoting Avon Park, Florida...

Item #671256

January 01, 1891

THE FLORIDA HOME SEEKER, Avon Park, Florida, 1891  This is the: "Second World's Fair Edition" An interesting little newspaper focused on the development of the Avon Park area. A few articles include: "Avon Park at Chicago" "The Florida Development Company" "Another Plan to be Developed" and more.

The feature is a nearly full page and very detailed ... See More  

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671251

Mechanical baseball pitcher...

Item #671251

June 26, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 26, 1897  Inside has a full page with 4 illustrations of: "The Mechanical Baseball Pitcher" with a lengthy article on this as well. Fascinating item, and an early pitching machine!

Other items within include: "Third Rail Electrical Equipment of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad" which includes illustrations on the front page... See More  

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671246

The life of Lincoln, from his law partner's perspective...

Item #671246

February 20, 1867

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 20, 1867  Page 7 has a terrific article on the Life of Abraham Lincoln  from the perspective of his former law partner, William Herndon. The subhead: "A Talk With the Late President's Law Partner" with a Springfield, Ill., dateline. A wealth of interesting personal reflections on Lincoln. The article takes 2 1/2 columns.

Eight pages, minor fox... See More  

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671229

1874 Memorial Hall at Havard dedication......

Item #671229

June 24, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 24, 1874



* Memorial Hall (Harvard University)

* Cambridge, Massachusetts dedication




The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE COLLEGES" "Dedication of Memorial Hall at Harvard" "Harvard Dedication Day" (see) Text takes up 2 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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671228

1874 Central Baptist Church disaster in Syracuse....

Item #671228

June 17, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 17, 1874



* Pre Black Hills expedition

* General George A. Custer

* Sioux Indians - Native Americans




Page 7 has a brief report from Fort Abraham Lincoln in North Dakota with the small headings: "Sioux On The War Path" "Custer Preparing to Move Against Them-Friendly Indians Eager for Blood and Scalps" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 1... See More  

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671227

1874 Central Baptist Church disaster in Syracuse....

Item #671227

June 25, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 25, 1874



* Central Baptist Church disaster

* Syracuse, New York floor collapse




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE CHURCH DISASTER" "Heartrending Scene" "A Happy Throne Suddenly Buried in a Struggling Mass" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 2 full columns with list of the dead and injured.

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671223

Rare period print of the yacht America after having just won the famous race...

Item #671223

October 25, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 25, 1851  The front page features a nice print of the yacht: "The America", which to our knowledge is the only period print of the racing yacht America having just won the historic race against 14 other competitors. A similar print appears is the Illus. London News but it was from before the race. It would be this yacht, in this 1851 reg... See More  

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671214

Bi-lingual Louisiana newspaper from shortly after the Civil War...

Item #671214

December 08, 1866

THE WEEKLY IBERVILLE SOUTH, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Dec. 8, 1866 



* Rare publication from the deep South



Uncommon newspaper from this town just south of Baton Rouge and from shortly after the end of the Civil War. "Union List of Newspapers" notes just 4 institutions having any holdings of this title, and none have issues of this early date.

This is a bi-lingual newspaper, as t... See More  

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671205

New Orleans massacre of 1866...

Item #671205

July 31, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 31, 1866 



* New Orleans massacre of 1866

* Anti-racist marchers - Negroes

* White Democrats attack black republicans




The front page: "GREAT RIOT" "Anarchy & Bloodshed in New Orleans" "Massacre of Several Prominent White Citizens" "A Great Number of Colored Men Killed" with more related to this event (see).

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671165

Steamship Columbia... Novel swimming device...

Item #671165

May 22, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 22, 1880  The front page has "Babcock & Wilcox Boilers at the Standard Oil Company's Refinery Greenpoint, L.I." with an accompanying article.

Inside has: "Novel Swimming Device" "The Holden Ice Machine" "Pike's Hot-Blast Boiler Furnace" "Pease's Oil-Testing Apparatus" "The New Steamship ... See More  

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671161

From Sag Harbor, Long Island...

Item #671161

January 11, 1877

THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Jan. 11, 1877  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.

Half of the ftpg. is taken up with local advertisements. Inside has a report on: "The Wrecked Ship Circassian" "She Go... See More  

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671159

From this exclusive Long Island community... Sag Harbor destroyed by fire...

Item #671159

March 03, 1877

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, March 3, 1877 



* Rare high class community title

* Fire disaster w/ related map




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. 

The features a detailed report headed: "EXTENSIVE
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671155

The Henry Clay monument which was never built...

Item #671155

September 08, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1855  The ftpg. has a print and article on: "The New Clay Monument, Lexington, Kentucky" but it is not the version which was ultimately dedicated two years later. This version is much more elaborate than that which can be visited today.

Four pages, very large size, folded 3 times with wear at the folds. The folder size noted is for the ... See More  

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671147

1871 United States expedition to Korea...

Item #671147

August 22, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 22, 1871



* United States expedition to Korea

* 1st American military action there




Page 3 has a large map headed: "THE WAR IN THE COREA, The Scene of Operations of Our Asiatic Squadron on the 10th and 11th of Hune, 1871, on the Salee River" One column headings include: "THE COREA" "Full Account of Our Naval and Military Operations" "A ... See More  

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671125

Popular for the colorful political cartoons...

Item #671125

April 05, 1893

PUCK, New York, April 5, 1893 



* Color political prints - cartoons



Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as ... See More  

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671092

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #671092

September 19, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 19, 1873  This issue has fine coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There are several reports with column heads including; "The Suspension of Henry D. Cooke & Co. and the First National Bank" "A Bolt From the Blue" "Washingtonians Aghast at... See More  

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671082

Edison invents his famous electric lamp...

Item #671082

December 24, 1879

THE SUN, New York, Dec. 24, 1879  The ftpg. begins with a great article, taking over a full column, headed: "EDISON'S LAMP YET BURNING" "The Inventor's Calculation that this is Equivalent to Ordinary Family Use for 24 Days--How the Electricity Is Obtained, and How it is to be Distributed by Wires".

This is a wonderful article on Thomas Edison's electric lamp, ... See More  

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671079

1874 James Fisk, Jr. statue dedication...

Item #671079

May 31, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1874



* James Fisk, Jr. statue dedication - unveiling

* Brattleboro, Vermont - Prospect Hill Cemetery




The top of page 10 has one column headings that inlcude: "JAMES FISK, JR." "Dedication of the Monument at Brattleboro" and more. (see) Text takes almost a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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671078

1st colored cadet at West Point...

Item #671078

July 07, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 7, 1870



* James Webster Smith's mistreatment

* 1st African American appointed to cadetship

* West Point - United States Military Academy




Page 8 has a letter from James Webster Smith headed: "The Colored Cadet" "Hardships of the Hartford Darky at West Point--His Letter Home--A Pretty Hard Case" This letter is signed in type: J. W. Smith. He... See More  

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671062

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...

Item #671062

September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.

Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2... See More  

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671061

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...

Item #671061

September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.

Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2... See More  

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671059

Constitution for the new state of Alabama...

Item #671059

September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819  Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.

Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constitution of the State of Alabama, Adopted Aug. 2... See More  

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671033

View of Chattanooga...

Item #671033

September 08, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 8, 1866  Inside has a full page print: "Chattanooga, Tennessee, From Lookout Mountain". Other prints include: "Bacon's Castle, Surry, Virginia" "The Steamer Wyoming on the Banks" & other scenes near Long Branch, New Jersey; "Great Conflagration at Jersey City...Destruction of the Petroleum Docks Adjoining the... See More  

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671003

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #671003

September 22, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Empire City brings over $600,000 in species and gold dust...An attack had been made by a party of rowdy Americans in San Francisco...emigrants from Missouri...are now arriving daily...In the gold diggings, many of the placers are becoming exhausted bu... See More  

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670986

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #670986

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge of Israel, has issued a proclamation which for the ridiculous, may... See More  

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670985

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #670985

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge of Israel, has issued a proclamation which for the ridiculous, may... See More  

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670984

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #670984

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept.24, 1825  One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and judge of Israel, has issued a proclamation which for the ridiculous, may ... See More  

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670960

By the Southern California Hotel Association...

Item #670960

June 14, 1895

LOS ANGELES DAILY HOTEL GAZETTE, California, June 14, 1895  An interesting newspaper calling itself: "The Official Organ Southern Calif. Hotel Association". Logically, the content & the advertisements are focused on hotels and tourism.

Four pages, good condition.

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670957

Much concerning the Sioux Indians...

Item #670957

August 28, 1876

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Aug. 28, 1876 



* Post Custer massacre



The front has one column heads: "The Sioux War" "Practical Failure and Close of the Campaign" "The Indians Divide, One Band Moving North and the Other South" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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670944

Baseball game made famous by Currier and Ives...

Item #670944

August 04, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 4, 1865 



* Famous Currier and Ives baseball game

* Post Civil War reconstruction




On the back page has a brief report with box scores under the small headings: "Base Ball" "Championship Match--Atlantic vs. Mutual". (see)

This is a report of the very game which was the subject of a famous Currier and Ives print titled: "The American Nation... See More  

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670918

Charles Wilkes' Antarctica revisited in 1874... ...

Item #670918

June 08, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1874



* American explorer Charles Wilkes

* Exploration of Antarctica revisited w/ map




The top half of page 3 has a map headed: "THE ANTARCTIC REGION" One column headings include: "WILKES' CONTINENT" "The Antarctic Land of the American Explorer Evaporated" and more.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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670898

Cheyenne Indians on the warpath in North Dakota...

Item #670898

June 06, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 6, 1874



* Cheyenne Indians - Native Americans

* On the warpath in North Dakota

* General George A. Custer in pursuit




The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "The Reds On The Warpath" with subhead. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, very nice condition.

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670896

Susan B. Anthony's fine for voting revoked...

Item #670896

June 01, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 1, 1874



* Susan B. Anthony - Women's rights

* Illegal voting fine dismissed by judge




Page 7 has an article headed: "Susan B. Anthony Victorious Over Judge Hunt" with subhead: "Susan B. Anthony's Fine for Attempting to Vote..." (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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670895

American Museaum of Natural History cornerstone laid...

Item #670895

June 03, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 3, 1874



* American Museum of Natural History

* Cornerstone laid by Ulysses S. Grant

* Manhattan, New York City




The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "THE NEW MUSEUM" with subheads. (see) Text takes up over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, a little light creasing, nice condition.... See More  

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670894

First Hebrew Free School in New York City... Reconstruction...

Item #670894

June 16, 1865

 NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1865 



* 1st Hebrew free school in NYC

* Post Civil War reconstruction




The front page has a great amount of content on the Reconstruction process in the South including: "Reconstruction Gossip at the National Capital" "The People of the South Converted by the Sword to the Northern Version of the Constitution" "They Accept the Over... See More  

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670885

The New York Herald's search for Dr. Livingstone...

Item #670885

December 22, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 22, 1871 



* Search for David Livingstone

* New York Herald expedition




Half of the first column of page 3 is taken up with a very nice stack of headlines concerning the search for the African explored Dr. Livingstone. Among the heads: "DR. LIVINGSTONE" "The Expedition of the New York Herald in Quest of the Great African Traveler" "Descripti... See More  

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670877

America is about to declare war...

Item #670877

June 03, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 3, 1812 



* Declaration of war close

* War of 1812 to begin




Page 2 has a notable report headed: "War with England!" stating: "A letter has been received in town from a Senator of the United States, dated May 28th, which says, The Committee of the Senate on Foreign Affairs have agreed unanimously [Mr. Lloyd being absent] to recommend a Dec... See More  

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670873

First of this title we have encountered...

Item #670873

March 14, 1817

NORTH STAR, Danville, Vermont, March 14, 1817 



* Caledonia County

* Rare publication




The first of this title we have encountered. The top of the front page has a: "One Cent Reward" ad for a 15 yr. old runaway. The back leaf is entirely taken up with a list of property taxes due.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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670872

Jacob Furth, a notable Jew...

Item #670872

December 21, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 21, 1893 

Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Jacob Furth" which includes a photo of him & an article on his life.

The ftpg. has an illus: "Opera In New York" & inside has a nice full page: "The Work of the Salvation Army in the Slums of New York" which shows a Christmas tree. Other prints & p... See More  

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670851

24 issues of the Saturday Evening Post...

Item #670851

January 02, 1848

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, a mixed lot of 24 issues from when this famous title was a large-size (24 by 31 inches) newspaper, not a magazine. Dates included are 1848 through 1855, all 2nd rate or damaged condition due to fold wear, some stains, tears, etc. All were folded 3 times.

An interesting mix of news reports of the day, literary items, ads, etc., with a nice engraving in the mast... See More  

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670841

1874 Culpeper, Virginia Negro hanging...

Item #670841

April 11, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, June 13, 1874



* Culpeper County, Virginia

* Negro hanging - detailed account




The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "A NEGRO HANGED" with subheads. (see) Text takes up over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.

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670840

Battle of Ridgeway (1866)....

Item #670840

June 08, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 8, 1866



* Fenian raids in Canada



The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE FENIANS" "Operations On The Border" "ANOTHER INVASION OF CANADA" "Ten Thousand Canadians Concentrated at Montreal" and more. Lengthy text.

Other news of the day soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nic... See More  

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670832

Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #670832

November 11, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 



* Uncle Tom's Cabin



This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book... See More  

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