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669519

Early issue from 1835 Long Island...

Item #669519

August 12, 1835

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Aug. 12, 1835



* Rare high class community title

* Pre Civil War era




An early newspaper from Long Island with items including: "Beauchamp, The Murderer" "Rum on the Pacific Ocean" "Great fire in Cleveland, Ohio" "Ship Launch and Dreadful Accident" and more with a wealth of ads.

Four pages in nice condi... See More  

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669514

John B. Sanborn & Dakota Indians in 1870...

Item #669514

April 18, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 18, 1870



* John B. Sanborn - Indian Peace Commissioner

* Outbreak of Native Americans in the Dakotas ?




Page 7 has an article headed: "The Indians" "The Reason for the Threatened Outbreak of the Dakotah Indians..." which is a letter that is signed in type: John B. Sanborn.

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

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669495

Richmond Capitol disaster...

Item #669495

April 28, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1870



* Richmond VA Virginia

* State Capitol floor collapse disaster




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "FRIGHTFUL CALAMITY" "Crushing of a Court Room in the Capitol at Richmond, Va." "Three Hundred Men Precipitated Into Hall of Delegates Below" "Fifty-six Persons Killed and One Hundred Wounded" and more. (see) Te... See More  

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669491

Mary Todd Lincoln refused pension in 1870...

Item #669491

May 06, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 6, 1870



* Mary Todd Lincoln - Abraham's wife

* Government refuses to give her pension



Page 3 has an article headed: "WASHINGTON" "An Ungrateful Republic" "Refusal of the Senate to Pension Mrs. Lincoln" (see) She would eventually get her pension in July.

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

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669488

1st MLB All-Star baseball game w/ black players....

Item #669488

July 13, 1949

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., July 13, 1949 



* MLB Baseball All-Star game

* 1st to include African Americans 

* (Jackie Robinson & more)




Page 8 has some reporting on this game with two related photos, one showing Jackie with the famous #42 jersey, welcoming Stan Musial at home plate after hitting a home run. (see) This was the first all-star game that allowed blacks to play. Jac... See More  

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669486

Indians massacre whites in 1870 Wyoming...

Item #669486

April 04, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 4, 1870



* Indians - Native Americans attack

* Atlantic City, Fremont County, Wyoming




Page 7 has an article headed: "Indian Treachery In Wyoming" "Massacre of Whites by Peaceful Redskins" "The Indians" and more. See image for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally ni... See More  

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669477

Fine content in this anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #669477

October 30, 1845

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Oct. 30, 1845  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from fifteen years before the Civil War.

Among the articles: "The Patriotism of Abolitionists" "Slavery" "Free Suffrage Convention" "Address Of the Yearly Meeting of Anti-Slavery Friends..." "The Abolition of Capital Punishment" and ... See More  

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669475

The first newspaper published in Wyoming...

Item #669475

August 26, 1875

CHEYENNE DAILY LEADER, Wyoming (Territory), Aug. 26, 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.

Typical news & ads of the day with page 3 beginning: "Cheyenne As An Outfitting Point!". Many of the ads are illustrated.

Four pages, in great condition.... See More  

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669466

Much naval reporting in this early Richmond paper...

Item #669466

February 19, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 19, 1808   The front page has various reports from Europe on the Napoleonic War. Page 2 has several naval reports concerning American ships detained at Algiers, as well as: "Deserters" which relates to the attack on he ship Chesapeake by the frigate Leopard, then several correspondences from Rear Admiral Isaac Coffin concerning the sloop o... See More  

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669454

Polygamy & the Bible argument in 1870.......

Item #669454

April 25, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1870



* Mormonism - polygamy & the Bible

* John Philip Newman argument (editorial)




Page 6 has a editorial with small heading: "The Bible Against Polygamy-The Rev. Dr. Newman's Argument" (see)

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

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669453

1870 Las Vegas, New Mexico lynchings...

Item #669453

April 22, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1870



* Las Vegas, New Mexico

* Lynching of Mexican thieves

* Billy the Kid fame




Near the bottom of page 7 is a brief article headed: "New Mexico" "Mexican Thieves Lynched at Las Vegas..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, generally in nice condition.... See More  

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669451

1870 Anti-Slavery Society... Wendell Phillips...

Item #669451

April 11, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1870



* Anti-Slavery Society at Apollo Hall

* Wendell Phillips - Lucretia Mott




The top of page 4 has one column headings: "Anti-Slavery's Wake" "Wendell Phillips' Farewell..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, some spine wear, generally in good condition.... See More  

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669435

Thomas Jefferson letter on creating the University of Virginia...

Item #669435

December 15, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 1821 



* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia



Perhaps the best item in this issue is the nice & lengthy letter under the heading: "University of Virginia", signed by him in type: Th. Jefferson, as Rector of the University of Virginia. It was this letter that sets out the founding of this insti... See More  

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669433

1876 Wheeling, West Virginia...

Item #669433

August 05, 1876

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, W.V., Aug. 5, 1876



* Uncommon publication



This 4 page newspaper has a news of the day with several interesting advertisements. From a period shortly after the Custer massacre.

Complete and in nice condition.

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669415

1873 Third Anglo-Ashanti War W/ Map...

Item #669415

December 15, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 15, 1873



* Third Anglo-Ashanti War - 1st expedition

* Cape Coast Castle - Gold Coast - Africa w/ map




Page 3 has a nice map with headline: "THE AFRICAN GOLD COAST" and more. Also one column headings include: "ASHANTEE" "March of the British Army Expedition Inot the Country" "The Slave Drivers Of The Desert" and more. (see)

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669414

1873 Congregation Emanu-EL of New York...

Item #669414

December 14, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 14, 1873



* Congregation Emanu-El of New York - temple

* First reform Jewish congregation of NYC

* Rabbi Gustav Gottheil - Jews - Judaica




The top of page 7 has a one column heading: "Temple Emanuel" with subhead. (see)

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

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669411

Extremely lengthy on Indian appropriations...

Item #669411

March 10, 1857

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1857  A large size newspaper of 4 pages with most of page 2 taken up with "An Act making appropriations for the...expenses of the Indian Department & for fulfilling treaty stipulations..." with headings for each of the tribes and specifics as to how the money is to be used. Only portions are shown in the photos below. This text... See More  

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669395

John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre...

Item #669395

March 23, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, March 23, 1877 



* John D. Lee execution (day of)

* Mountain Meadows Massacre




The front page has an article with a Salt Lake City dateline headed: "John D. Lee to be Shot at Mountain Meadow" "John D. Lee" "Supposed that he will be Executed at Mountain Meadow" (See) Lee would be executed on this day.

Complete with 8 pages, light toni... See More  

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669393

Biography of Daniel Boone...

Item #669393

March 13, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 13, 1813 



* Daniel Boone - Kentucky pioneer



Being from the midst of the War of 1812 it is not surprise that much of the content within these pages related to the war, with some nice battle (land and naval) reports.

But the key content in this issue is found in the "Supplementary" issue which accompanies it, containing on pages 1 thru 4 an... See More  

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669390

Hudson River tunnel disaster....

Item #669390

July 22, 1880

KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNAL, July 22, 1880



* Hudson River tunnel disaster

* Jersey City, New Jersey




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "DREADFUL DISASTER" "The Tunnel Under Hudson River Caves In and Twenty Men Buried Alive" "Thrilling Description of the Accident..." and more. First report coverage on the cave-in disaster within t... See More  

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669384

Editorializing on Jefferson's inaugural address...

Item #669384

April 02, 1801

AMERICAN MERCURY, Hartford, April 2, 1801  The front page begins with a review of Jefferson's recent inaugural address, beginning: "While reading the speech of Mr. Jefferson, every American must feel an indignation that within the United States, there are men, so lost to every honorary principle as to calumniate a character so truly amiable and respectable..." with much more.

P... See More  

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669379

Khanate of Khivan campaign of 1873...

Item #669379

November 26, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 26, 1873



* Khivan campaign of 1873 w/ map



The top of page 4 has a four column map with headline: "Map Of The City Of Khiva And Environs" Also one column headings include: "KHIVA--NO. 5." "Bombardment Of Khiva" and more. (See)

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669369

Dr. Edward Jenner and his work in finding a cure for smallpox...

Item #669369

November 07, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Nov. 7, 1801 



* Edward Jenner and the smallpox vaccine



A very significant medical issue, as the front pate has over a full column letter headed: "On The Origin of the Vaccine Innoculation which is a letter writen by the famed Dr. Edward Jenner.

It has an: 'Introduction" which notes: "I am induced to give the following concise 'History
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669368

1873 Virginius Affair executions... Cuba...

Item #669368

November 13, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 13, 1873



* Virginius Affair - executions

* Ten Years' War




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "CUBA" "The Captain and Crew of the Virginius Executed by the Spaniards" "Bloody Scenes at Santiago de Cuba" "Deadly Doings During Two Days" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day t... See More  

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669367

1873 Ulysses S. Grant's annual message......

Item #669367

December 03, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 3, 1873



* President Ulysses S. Grant

* State of the Union Address




The top of page 4 has one column headings: "THE MESSAGE" "Recommendations to Congress by the National Executive" "The Virginius Outrage" "The Navy To Be Restored While the Money Lasts" and more. (see) Text of the address takes up over 5 1/2 columns and is signe... See More  

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669363

Boss Tweed sentenced to prison...

Item #669363

November 23, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 23, 1873



* William M. "Boss" Tweed scandal

* Tammany Hall leader sentenced




The top of page 6 has one column headings: "NEMESIS" "Tweed Sentenced to Thirteen Years' Imprisonment in the Penitentiary" "Interview With Tweed...." and more. Text takes up over 4 columns.

Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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669362

Decorative paper which only lasted for twelve issues...

Item #669362

July 16, 1855

THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER, Philadelphia,  July 16, 1855  An interesting & very short-lived publication obviously themed on farming, with a very decorative & intricately engraved masthead (see). This title only lasted for 12 issues before combining with "The Pennsylvania Farm Journal".

Eight pages, 10 1/2 by 13 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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669361

The Amistad slave ship trial...

Item #669361

May 09, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1840 



* African slaves

* La Amistad trial




The top of the back page has a report with a small heading: "The Amistad" which discusses an appeal, and that the court affirmed the decree, and that it would be appealed to the Supreme Court. It concludes: "...The Africans must therefore remain in jail until next January."&nbs... See More  

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669355

Lincoln heads to Washington... Jefferson Davis' inaugural address...

Item #669355

February 19, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861 



* Jefferson Davis inaugural

* Confederate President

* Abraham Lincoln en route




Page 5 has column heads with continued & detailed coverage of Lincoln's trip from his home to the nation's capital: "The President Elect En Route" "The Receptions In This State" "Enthusiasm Of The People" "His Arrival In Albany&... See More  

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669343

Much on Lincoln, his new administration, his inauguration, etc...

Item #669343

March 06, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 6, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln inauguration

* New administration takes over

* Pre-Civil War tensions escalate




A wealth of fine content on Lincoln & his new administration, as his inaugural was reported in the previous day's edition.

Inside has a lengthy editorial headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Address", a report from Washington beginning: &quo... See More  

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669342

Lincoln's first inauguration...

Item #669342

March 05, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 5, 1861  Page 5 has nice one column heads announcing the significant news of Abraham Lincoln's first inauguration, the heads including: "THE NEW ADMINISTRATION" "Inauguration of President Lincoln" "Peace & Good Order" "A Magnificent Display" "Procession To The Capitol" "Immense Throng of People" ... See More  

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669336

The 13th Amendment becomes the law of the land...

Item #669336

December 07, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1865  The top of page 7 has first column heads announcing the very historic report that the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States, became the law of the land when the required number of states ratified the amendment on December 6.

The heads include: "THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT" "It Is Adopted by Georgia" "The Twenty-Seve... See More  

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669335

Yosemite diagram and discoveries...

Item #669335

October 18, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 18, 1865  The front page has a detailed, column-wide diagram and a wonderful account of a visit the Yosemite Valley and surrounding region: "From The Missouri To The Pacific...XVI" "Yosemite--Its Discovery--Our Party--View From Inspiration Point--Entering the Valley" & more.

The report begins: "See Yosemite and die! I shall not try to descr... See More  

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669329

William Shakespeare's bard of avon death mask finding ?...

Item #669329

November 10, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1873



* William Shakespeare - English writer - poet

* Bard of Avon death mask found ?




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "SHAKESPEARE" "Discovery of the Mask of the Bard of Avon and Its Effect in th Shakesperian World" and more. (see) Teat takes up over 3 columns.

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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669328

1873 John C. Heenan funeral... boxing fame...

Item #669328

November 03, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 3, 1873



* John C. Heenan death funeral

* Bare Knuckle boxing - boxer




Page 8 has an article headed: "The Heenan Obsequies" "Funeral Ceremonies of America's Favorite Boxer..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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669326

Virginius captured near Cuba... pirates ?...

Item #669326

November 06, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 6, 1873



* Virginius Affair - capture

* Diplomatic dispute - Cuba




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "THE STEAMSHIP VIRGINIUS" "Capture of the Vessel by a Spanish Gunboat" "The Chase, Capture And Prisoners" and more. (see)

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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669323

Yellow Fever epidemic in 1873 Memphis...

Item #669323

October 27, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 27, 1873



* Yellow fever - jack outbreak

* Memphis, Tennessee epidemic




The top of page 4 has one column heading: "MEMPHIS" "Welcome Jack Frost Conquering Yellow Jack" "The City To Be Placed in a Proper Sanitary Condition" and more. Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

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

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669322

1886 Hylton Castle sinking...

Item #669322

January 13, 1886

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, January 13, 1886



* Hylton Castle shipwreck

* Fire Island, Long Island, New York




The to of the front page has one column headings: "LOSS OF THE HYLTON CASTLE" "How Half Of the Men On OBard Escape" and more.  Text takes up over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light browning, small piece torn away at upper left corner, othe... See More  

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669260

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #669260

December 22, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877  Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we liked the phonograph, informed us that it was very well, and bid us a cordial good night. ... See More  

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669257

First Jew appointed to a federal post...

Item #669257

June 11, 1801

THE UNIVERSAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., June 11, 1801  It is reported in a brief, inconspicuous report on page 2, but its significance is considerable.

It was in 1801 when a significant stride in the recognition of Jewish Americans when President Thomas Jefferson appointed the very first Jew to a federal position by naming Reuben Etting of Baltimore as United States Marshall for Maryland. T... See More  

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669251

The Wall Street panic of 1873...

Item #669251

October 02, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 2, 1873



* Panic of 1873 - financial crisis

* Wall Street - stock market




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "A Quiet Day In wall Street" "The Excitement Subsided" "Prices at a Point Which Invites Investment and Many Sales for Cash" and more. (see) Page 10 has more with: "WALL STREET" "Rest and Patience Working a R... See More  

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669250

Yellow fever epidemic outbreak in Shreveport, Louisiana...

Item #669250

October 22, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 22, 1873



* Yellow Fever epidemic of 1873

* Shreveport, Louisiana LA & Memphis




The top of page 6 has one column headings: "YELLOW FEVER" "No Marked Improvement in Shreveport" "Condition Of Memphis" and more. (see)

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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669248

Bare knuckle boxing in 1873 Tolleston, Indiana...

Item #669248

October 24, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 24, 1873



* Tolleston (Gary), Indiana

* 19th century boxing match

* Boxer Billy Madden - pugilist




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "THE WESTERN RING" "Fight Between Billy Madden and James Taylor at Tolleston, Ind." "Fifty-five Rounds Fought..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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669247

Sir John Franklin's lost expedition revisited... ...

Item #669247

October 11, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 11, 1873



* British Royal Navy explorer Sir John Franklin 

* Northwest Passage lost expedition revisited




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "SIR JOHN FRANKLIN" "Trials, Troubles and Tribulations of the Pioneer Expedition" "The True Story of Franklin and His Adventurers" and more. (see)Text takes over a full column.

Complet... See More  

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669245

Red River Rebellion ending in 1870...

Item #669245

July 13, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 13, 1870



* Red River Rebellion ending

* Manitoba Act negotiations

* Louis Riel  - Metis leader




The top of page 8 has one column headings: "RED RIVER" "The War Terminated" "Official Acceptance of the Manitoba Act" "Sketches of President Riel and His Cabinet" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pa... See More  

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669244

1873 Polaris expedition to North Pole..

Item #669244

October 01, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 1, 1873



* Polaris expedition to North Pole (hardships)



Page
5 has large map with headline: "THE ROADWAY TO THE POLE" and more. Also many one column headings include: "THE POLARIS" "Detailed Accounts of the Rescue of Buddington's Party" "Thrilling Narrative of Two Years of Peril by an Old Salt" "What Followed The Death Of... See More  

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669221

1871 Canada boat race....

Item #669221

August 23, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 23, 1871



* New Brunswick, Canada 

* Kennebecasis River boat race

* St. John vs. Tyne, Newcastle crews




The top of page 3 has a three column map titled: "THE GREAT AQUATIC CONTEST" and more. Also one column headings: "THE ST. JOHN RACE" "The Crews In Tip-Top Condition" "About the Betting and Its Changes" and more. (see)

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669220

Traveling to San Francisco in 1871....

Item #669220

August 14, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 14, 1871



* Westward migration of Americans

* Emigration to the West Coast (San Francisco)

* Hardships of 19th century travel




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "AFTER THE SETTING SUN" "From The Narrows To The Golden Gate" "Over the Three Great Mountain Ranges" "A Flying Visit To The Mormons" and more with many small... See More  

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669218

1871 Mount Ruang volcano eruption & tidal wave......

Item #669218

August 15, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 15, 1871



* Mount Ruang volcano eruption - Sangihi Islands

* Island of Tagulandang tidal wave disaster - Indonesia




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "FIGHTFUL CALAMITY" "Terrible Loss of Life by a Volcano Eruption in the Malay Archipelago" "All Beings and Habitations Swept Off the Island" and more. (see)

Complete with 12 pages... See More  

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669217

Great Revere train wreck of 1871...

Item #669217

August 28, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 28, 1871



* Great Revere train wreck of 1871 - Massachusetts

* Eastern Railroad's Portland Express accident




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "SLAUGHTER" "The Massachusetts Railroad Horror" "Thrilling Account Of the Disaster" "Sickening Sight at the Deadhouse" and more. (see) Text takes up 3 columns.

Complete wit... See More  

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