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674764

The death of Daniel Boone...

Item #674764

November 04, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 4, 1820  Certainly the most significant item is the report on an inside page which has a small heading: "Col. Daniel Boone" and reads in part: "...that he died at Charette village, on the Missouri, on the 26th of Sept. in the ninetieth year of his age....He was the first settler of Kentucky...he penetrated its wilderness in 1775; and ... See More  

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674763

Exploring the Northwest... An frican colony for free blacks...

Item #674763

October 14, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 14, 1820  The front page has: "African Colonization" about establishing a colony of free blacks from the United States at Sherbro, Africa.

Over half a page is taken up with: "Exploring Expedition--N.W." being a fine & detailed account of an exploration of 4,000 miles, traveling from Detroit: "...to Michillimackinac...to... See More  

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674762

Sale of 100 slaves... Illegal slave trade...

Item #674762

April 15, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 15, 1820  Page 3 has an item beginning: "For Sale--One hundred prime Virginia born SLAVES, the property of a planter who is contracting the sale of his business ...These slaves will be sold all together, or in families, to suit purchasers..." and a bit more.

Also in this issue: "Silver Mine in Ohio!" "British Settlement in... See More  

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674752

Game of baseball is '...progressing in all parts of the United States..."

Item #674752

September 13, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 13, 1856  A sporting-themed masthead engraving in this: "Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage" as noted in the masthead.

Inside has a quite early report on: "Base Ball" which begins: "This fine American game seems to be progressing in all parts of the United States with new spirit...Matches ar... See More  

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674751

Baseball reporting from before the Civil War...

Item #674751

September 26, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 26, 1857  This newspaper was focused on sports and entertainment, with a wealth of both inside.

Included is: "Base Ball" which has box scores and details on 3 baseball games as well as other baseball-related reports. Other sports covered are: "Pedestrianism" "Fistiana "Cricket" "Aquatics", horse ra... See More  

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674748

The financial panic of 1873...

Item #674748

September 29, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure



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

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

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674747

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

Item #674747

September 25, 1869

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



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

* New York Wall Street financial crisis

* Stock Market & gold Panic begins




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

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674746

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #674746

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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674745

From 1878 Sag Harbor, Long Island...

Item #674745

March 07, 1878

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



* Rare high class community publication



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

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

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

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674744

Nice print of the Chicago baseball team...

Item #674744

June 06, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 6, 1885  Certainly the most notable print in this issue is the page 5 half page print captioned: "Illinois--The Chicago Baseball Club" showing the entire team in uniform, with a nice article on them on another page.

This is a very nice print, and increasingly rare to find such early baseball images in the illustrated newspapers.

Other... See More  

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674743

One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674743

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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674738

One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674738

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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674737

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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674736

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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674735

A wealth of baseball reports...

Item #674735

February 25, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Feb. 25, 1882  This was a sports and theatrical newspaper. Page 3 has over a full column headed: "Baseball" with a wealth of news reports on the sport in 1882.

Other sports reported include cricket, billiards, boxing, "aquatic", chess, checkers, and more.

Near the back is a wealth of theater-related advertisements, many illustrated.

Sixteen pages, some... See More  

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674734

From the town where the Confederacy began and ended...

Item #674734

February 02, 1866

THE ABBEVILLE PRESS, South Carolina, Feb. 2, 1866  An elusive title from this Southern town shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Abbeville has the unique distinction of being both the birthplace and the deathbed of the Confederacy. On November 22, 1860, a meeting was held at Abbeville, at a site since dubbed "Secession Hill", to launch South Carolina's secession from the Uni... See More  

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674733

Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...

Item #674733

August 25, 1827

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Aug. 25, 1827  A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland  town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years.

Part of pages 1 & 2 are taken up wit... See More  

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674729

Jefferson Davis' flight & capture....

Item #674729

July 04, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1865  Among the many front page column heads are: "Davis Flight" "True Story of Davis Exodus from Richmond as Written by One of His Staff Officers" "The Details Of The Evacuation" "How the Flying Rebels Looked and Talked and what they Thought" "Anxiety to Get Clear of Grant" "The Consternation at Lees Surrender
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674723

Much on the John Brown situation and the challenges for the Union...

Item #674723

December 10, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 10, 1859  Page 6 has a lengthy article headed: "John Brown's Invasion - John Brown and the Union" which begins: "Well, John Brown of Osawatomie is dead---hanged on a gallows; and Gov. Wise...his executioner, is exalted..." and much more. Also a report headed: "The Harper's Ferry Insurrection" taken from the London Times.

Elsewhere ... See More  

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674722

Early report on John Brown's Harper's Ferry raid...

Item #674722

October 18, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 18, 1859  The front page is certainly very displayable as half of it is taken up with a great map headed: "MAP OF THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC..." which shows the southern portion of the United States including Mobile, New Orleans and much of Texas, as well as all of Mexico & much of Central America.

But the prime content would be that found on page 3 with column ... See More  

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674721

A fleet of U.S. men-of-war...

Item #674721

June 11, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859  The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War" showing the Susquehannah, the Saratoga, the St. Marys, the Supply, the Plymouth, the Perry, the Mississippi, and the Princeton.

Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing i... See More  

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674715

The Teachers' College...

Item #674715

March 02, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 2, 1895  This issue has several articles and illustrations of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has a full-page illustration titled "THE TEACHERS' COLLEGE, MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, NEW YORK CITY". The inside pages also have the following illustrations: "Negative Taken Through Bichromate Cell", "The Philadelphia Ice B... See More  

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674714

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

Item #674714

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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674713

Seals on St. Paul Island...

Item #674713

February 19, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, February 19, 1898  This issue has two half page illustrations covering the front page, both related to the seals on St. Paul Island. The inside pages have several illustrations including: "Killing Seals", "Microphonograph" and "Ruins of the Sans Souci Castle". 

Other articles of interest include, "Military of Hayti"... See More  

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674711

Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "The Dead Emperor"...

Item #674711

March 10, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, March 10, 1888  Page 6 has a poem titled: "The Dead Emperor", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .

This is the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive. It is very significant as such.  It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of Grass".

Complete in 12 pages, light toning with more at the edges, ... See More  

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674710

Great, early scenes from Yellowstone...

Item #674710

September 15, 1888

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1888  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-along publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

The front page features four illustrations showing: "Scenes In The Yellowstone National Park" including "On the Shores of the Yellowstone Lake" "Paint Pots" "The Beehive G... See More  

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674709

Source of the Mormon Bible?

Item #674709

November 09, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, Nov. 9, 1850  The front page has a curious article: "Author of the Mormon Bible" which includes: "...Rev.Solomon Spaulding...was the actual composer of most of what is known as the Mormon Bible...wrote it during a period of delicate heath to beguile some of his weary hours & also with a design to offer it for publication as a roman... See More  

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674708

Treaty between the United States and Kingdom of Hawaii...

Item #674708

May 10, 1851

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, May 10, 1851  The front page begins with: "By Authority - Treaty with the Hawaiians, Dec. 20, 1849" with the full text of the treaty taking over half of the front page.

On that date the U.S. and the Kingdom of Hawaii signed a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation and Extradition. The treaty, negotiated by U.S. Secretary of State J... See More  

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674706

The infamous train robber & outlaw Rube Burrows...

Item #674706

October 31, 1889

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Oct. 31, 1889  The front page has: "Two Men Killed Fighting An Outlaw" with some detail on the capture of infamous train robber & outlaw Rube Burrows. This is followed by: "Three Men To Hang Together" with details.

Also a lengthy ftpg. article on recent steamboat disasters on the Mississippi: "HURLED TO DEATH" "Ap... See More  

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674705

Protective Suit for Firemen...

Item #674705

November 06, 1880

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 6, 1880 This issue contains several articles and illustrations from the latest inventions of the day. A full front page illustration "THE MANUFACTURE OF STANDARD SCALES- E&T FAIRBANKS & CO". The inside pages have the following illustrations present: "Magnetic Separator", "Protective Suit for Firemen", and "Crawford'... See More  

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674704

The railroad at Philadelphia...

Item #674704

May 12, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 12, 1883 This issue contains several articles and illustrations from the latest inventions of the day. A full front page illustration of "THE BROAD STREET PASSENGER STATION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY AT PHILADELPHIA." is present along with several inside illustrations. These include: "The Electric Locomotive Headlight", "Moore C... See More  

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674703

Death of Jenny Lind... The 'fighting Indians'...

Item #674703

November 10, 1887

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Nov. 10, 1887  The top of the front page has: "The Death of Jenny Lind" "A Brief Life Sketch of the World-Famed Songstress" which includes an illustration of her.

Also on the ftpg: "THE FIGHTING INDIANS" "A Brief Skirmish And A Dead Sword-Bearer" "The Indians Refuse to Submit to Arrest & Fire Upon the Ad... See More  

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674701

Life saving devices In 1877....

Item #674701

June 02, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 2, 1877  This issue contains several articles and illustrations on the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations include: A front page illustration titled "HOUGHTON'S LIFE-SAVING DEVICES" and inside illustrations "THE TRITON FOUNTAIN IN THE PARK AT ARANJUEZ" and "MATILE'S WATCH". 

Also present are sev
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674700

Horace Greeley...Brewing...

Item #674700

December 21, 1872

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 21, 1872 This issue contains several articles and illustrations from the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations include: A full front page illustration of Horace Greeley , and inside illustrations, "PASTEUR'S NEW METHOD OF BREWING", "NEW BURLINGTON HOUSE, PICCADILLY, LONDON." and "THE NEW PRUSSIAN RIFLE".&nbs... See More  

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674697

Great item on Dickinson College in Carlisle...

Item #674697

March 02, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, March 2, 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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674695

Among the Mormons: Lawyers and polygamy...

Item #674695

February 05, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 5, 1872  Page 7 has: "Utah Territory" "Acting Governor's Message - Lawyers Snubbed in Utah - Polygamy". The full text of the article is seen in the photos.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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674694

Rare 19h century women's suffrage newspaper...

Item #674694

September 25, 1880

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Sept. 25, 1880 



* Rare publication

* Women's suffrage




Rare women's suffrage paper founded in 1870, produced by--among others--Lucy Stone, Alice Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Livermore. Published: "...to the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal & political Equality, & especially to her right of Suffrage&qu... See More  

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674690

Print of two Indians on the front page...

Item #674690

February 23, 1850

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1850  The front page has a print: "An Indian Duel" which is from "Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, several folds with minor wear at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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674688

River Side Park...General Grant...

Item #674688

August 08, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 8, 1885  This issue contains several illustrations and articles on the latest inventions of the day. These include: a front page illustration "RIVERSIDE PARK, NEW YORK- THE BURIAL PLACE OF GENERAL GRANT" and inside illustrations, "DAVENPORTS MAGIC LANTERN" , "SURGERY FOR PIANO-FORTE PLAYERS" and "THE RIGHT WHALE OF THE N... See More  

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674687
Item #674687

May 08, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 8, 1897  This issue contains several articles and illustrations of the latest inventions of the day. These include: a front page illustration "THE NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND BRIDGE AT BLACKWELL'S ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY" and inside illustrations, "A BICYLCE BRIDGE AT TACOMA, WASHINGTON", "THE NAVAL PARADE AT THE DEDICATION OF THE GRANT MONUMEN... See More  

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674683

Early gatling gun...

Item #674683

April 13, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1878  This issue contains several articles and illustrations related to the latest inventions of the day. These include: a 2 front page illustration on Mason's Hoist and inside illustrations, "CLEMINSON'S FLEXIBLE WHEEL BASE SYSTEM", "THE GATLING GUN IN A MAN-OF-WAR'S TOP" and "STEAM POWER MOLDING MACHINE".

Al... See More  

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674682

The Harlem River bridge... The Calligraph...

Item #674682

March 06, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1886  This issue contains several articles and illustrations from the latest inventions of the day. These include: 2 front page illustrations "DESIGN FOR HARLEM RIVER BRIDGE LOOKING NORTH-SECOND PRIZE" and inside illustrations "NIGHT SKY: FEBRUARY & MARCH", "ROTH'S COW MILKER" and "PALMER'S STEAM CARRIAGE&q... See More  

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674681

On Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence...

Item #674681

July 17, 1811

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 17, 1811  The front page has an article headed: "Mr. Jefferson" which seems to refute the idea that he was the sole author of the Declaration of Independence.

Four pages, nice condition.

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674680

New bridge at Troy, New York...

Item #674680

December 04, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 4, 1875  This issue contains several articles and illustrations from the latest inventions of the day. These include: a front page illustration "BRIDGE OVER THE HUDSON AT TROY, N.Y. and inside illustrations, "WORKING STEEP GRADIENTS BY LOCOMOTIVES" , "ENGLISH AND AMERICAN IRONCLADS" and "THE BRAYTON OIL ENGINE". 

... See More  

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674679

How Brigham Young gained his wealth...

Item #674679

December 19, 1854

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1854  The bottom of the ftpg. has: "The Mormon Governor" which begins with: "Brigham Young must be a spirit-rapper if we are to believe his statement as to how he gained wealth..." followed by the text of Young's lecture at the Tabernacle.

Four pages, nice condition.

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674678

The steel making process...

Item #674678

November 06, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 6, 1875  This issue has several illustration and articles from the latest inventions of the day. Including a front page illustration of the: "TAYLOR & CO'S STEAM CRANE" and inside page illustrations "CASTING LARGE STEEL INGOTS FOR HEAVY ORDNANCE" and "THE BESSEMER STEEL PROCESS,- EMPTYING A CONVERTER. 

Other articl... See More  

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674677

Visit of the Sioux Indian chiefs...

Item #674677

June 14, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 14, 1875  The full ftpg. has a patriotic political cartoon featuring Uncle Sam & Miss Liberty as well as the bald eagle: "A Sad Case of Constitutional Coat" drawn by the famed A. B. Frost.

Inside has a nearly half page print of: "The Visit of the Black Hills Braves---Portraits of the Leading Sioux Chiefs". Other prints as well.

Eight... See More  

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674676

A New Car Washing Machine...

Item #674676

July 24, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 24, 1875  This issue has several illustrations and articles related to the latest inventions of the day. Including: inside page illustration(s) headed: "THE EARL OF CAITHNESS' CAR-WASHING MACHINE", "MEMBERS OF THE FINCH FAMILY", and "TWEDDLE'S HYDRAULIC RIVETING MACHINE.

Also present are several interesting ads from the day... See More  

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674675

With a portrait of the "original" Siamese twins...

Item #674675

February 01, 1854

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, February, 1854  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

The back page has a print of: "The Siamese Twins" with an article: "Chang And Eng - Th... See More  

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674674

Early sewing machine invention...

Item #674674

December 01, 1855

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 1, 1855  This issue contains several illustrations and articles related to the latest inventions of the day. These illustrations include: "Cowperthwaite's Patent Sewing Machine", "Sawing A Log By Its Own Weight" and "Combined Weather Strip and Lock". 

Also present is a pending patent claim list. 

Complete in... See More  

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