Newspapers from Moments in American History
<img src="/images/cathead_moments.gif" alt="Newspapers from Moments in American History" />
Web Results (2763) Listings on eBay (582)
  

Sort:

676681

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt...

Item #676681

October 10, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, 1849 



* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper




The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, good condition.... See More  

Available Now

$28.00
676639

From the deep South with slave sale ads...

Item #676639

September 09, 1854

THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, Sept. 9, 1854



* Rare antebellum publication

* 5 slave advertisements




News of the day with several advertisements including a some slavery related ads, 1 on page 3 and another 4 on the back page.

Four pages, various news of the day, a little wear, generally nice.

Available Now

$40.00
676562

On the death of Jefferson and Adams...

Item #676562

August 05, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 5, 1826  All of pages 1 & 2 are filled with content on: "The Declaration of Independence", this being the 50th anniversary.

Inside has: "Interesting Collection of Articles - Relative to Revolutionary Events, & Persons, or More Especially Pertaining to the Lives and Characters of the Patriarchs, ADAMS and JEFFERSON..." th... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$58.00
676477

Theatrical ad includes Edgar Allan Poe's father...

Item #676477

May 14, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, May 14, 1807 



* Edgar Allan Poe's father theater ad



A curious literary item here as the top of page 3 has an advertisement for the "Boston Theatre" with the performance of: "CURFEW: or, The Danish Bandit", a theatrical performance, with one of the principal characters being "Mr. Poe" as "Bertrand". He was the father of Edgar Al... See More  

Available Now

$48.00
676188

An early newspaper mention of Abraham Lincoln...

Item #676188

December 22, 1843

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Dec. 22 1843



* Very early Abraham Lincoln

* Springfield, Illinois




 The top of page 2 has a report headed: "Advice From Illinois" being an account of activities in the state Whig Convention in Springfield, mentioning in part: "...The following gentlemen constitute the Electoral ticket: Electors at Large--ABRAHAM LINCOLN of Sangamon County: S. LISL... See More  

Available Now

$175.00
676168

A few neat illustrated advertisements...

Item #676168
NEW YORK EVENING POST, July 23, 1815 



* Illustrated advertisements

* Early 19th century original



The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat and at least ten illustrated ship ads. The back page has an ad for a stagecoach.

Four pages, generally in nice condition.

Available Now

$27.00
676129

Early issue from 1831 Long Island...

Item #676129

December 04, 1830

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Dec. 4, 1830



* Rare high class community title

* Pre Civil War era




An early newspaper from Long Island with news of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, some light foxing, nice condition.... See More  

Available Now

$38.00
676080

First print of an American President in a periodical?

Item #676080

November 23, 1844

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 23, 1844  The front page begins with an article: "The American Presidency" carrying over to page 2, with some interesting commentary on the American democratic election process including; "...almost the only remaining instance of the elective principle applied to creating the head of a state. It has been abandoned by the monarchies of ... See More  

Item from Catalog 303 (released for February, 2021)...

Available Now

$165.00
676049

Very first use of the term "Bleeding Kansas"...

Item #676049

September 13, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 13, 1856  



* Origin of the expression "Bleeding Kansas"



This issue contains a notable first mention of a term which would come to define the conflict within the country in the years just prior to the Civil War, and indeed, would help lead to the divide that would take another 9 years and tens of thousands of lost lives to resolve.

"Bleeding Kansas... See More  

Available Now

$75.00
675954

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675954

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




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 ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

Available Now

$110.00
675953

Early and rare from Florida... James Polk block signature...

Item #675953

August 05, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, August 5, 1848 



* Rare antebellum title

* 3 Acts signed by James Polk




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 ftpg. has 3 Acts of Congress, one of which is signed by the President: James Polk. ... See More  

Available Now

$110.00
675948

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

Item #675948

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore,  December 27, 1817  Certainly the best report in this issue is headed: "Of Galveston" which is about--among other items concerning 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 charac... See More  

Available Now

$76.00
675736

1856 Bleeding Kansas...

Item #675736

September 06, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 6, 1856



* Bleeding Kansas

* Missouri border invasion




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "The Kansas War" "Information Direct from the Scene of the Disturbances" "The Pro-Slavery Gatherings for Invasion" and more. Text takes up 3 full columns, all on the front page.

Other news of the day. Complete in ... See More  

Available Now

$34.00
675711

Lewis Cass for President... Southern slaves...

Item #675711

August 31, 1848

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Aug. 31, 1848



* Lewis Cass Political Ad

* Slavery & Martin Van Buren




The United States Presidential election of 1848 was the first election in which all states held their election on the same day. This also marked the 1st Tuesday of November as the fixed date for the national election.

This issue in particular has, at the top of the f... See More  

Available Now

$29.00
675520

2 slavers captured... African slave trade...

Item #675520

November 12, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Maine, Nov. 12, 1858



* The African slavery trade - slaves



Page 4 has two brief reports on the capture of2 slavers, one off the coast of Charleston and another off of Cuba. (see)

Eight pages, nice condition.

Available Now

$33.00
675508

Burning of the Quarantine Hospital in Staten Island...

Item #675508

September 02, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1858 



* Quarantine Hospital burning

* Bayley Seton Hospital

* Tompkinsville, Staten Island




Page 4 has a column headed: "Great Conflagration at Staten Island" "Destruction of the Quarantine Establishment" with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases... See More  

Available Now

$33.00
675346

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

Item #675346

February 19, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1861  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" "Immense Turnout" "The Speeches" "The Reception In this ... See More  

Available Now

$48.00
675247

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675247

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

Available Now

$28.00
675246

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675246

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

Available Now

$28.00
674859

News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

Available Now

$42.00
674674

Early (1855) sewing machine...

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", "Combined Weather Strip and Lock" and more. See images for details.

Complete in 8 pages, some corner f... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$28.00
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  

Available Now

$93.00
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  

Available Now

$93.00
674179

From 1850 Greensboro, 11 years before the outbreak of the Civil War...

Item #674179

April 26, 1851

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, April 26, 1851



* Rare Antebellum publication



Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.

A typical newspaper of the day with news reports both local and national. Most of the back page is taken up with advertisements, a few of which are illustrated.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

Available Now

$35.00
674102

Eli Whitney invents the cotton gin...

Item #674102

May 23, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, May 23, 1818 



* Inventor Eli Whitney

* Cotton Gin invention




An extremely significant back page report is headed: "Labor Saving Machinery" includes: "There is now annually raised...with Mr. Whitney's machine, about one hundred millions of pounds of short staple cotton. To pick that quality by hand...before his invention... See More  

Available Now

$52.00
673977

Battle of Greece begins.... WWII Nazis...

Item #673977

April 06, 1941

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 6, 1941



* Battle of Greece begins

* Operation Marita

* Nazis invasion




The front page has a banner headline: "YUGOSLAVIA AND GREECE INVADED AS HITLER LAUNCHES BALKAN WAR"  with subheads. (see) Nice for display.

First section only with 16 pages, light toning and some wear at the central fold. Also some wear at the margins, partially loose along the sp... See More  

Available Now

$40.00
673908

First printing of baseball rules and regulations proposed to the first baseball convention...

Item #673908

February 28, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857  An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules".

The introductory paragraph notes in part: "This body, which consists of delegates from most, if not all, of the Ball Clubs in this... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$1,650.00
673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

... See More  

Available Now

$75.00
673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

Available Now

$95.00
673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30, 1807 



* Rare Benjamin Rush mention



Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and damp... See More  

Available Now

$54.00
673297

Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President: ten issues...

Item #673297

October 06, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, October, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln for President notices



A lot of ten issues of an obviously Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The front page also has a bit stat... See More  

Available Now

$92.00
673168

Print of a sea serpent...

Item #673168

September 27, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1851 



* HMS Plumper (1848)

* Sea serpent print




The front page features a print of: "The Sea Serpent" with descriptive text.

Four pages, large size, several folds, a piece from a column on the back leaf has been cut away. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

Available Now

$39.00
672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859 



* Horace Greeley's overland journey

* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah



Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in rou... See More  

Available Now

$98.00
672985

Lengthy reporting on cricket matches...

Item #672985

June 12, 1847

SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 12, 1847  This newspaper has a wealth of sports and entertainment-related reports, including over half a page taken up with the: "Cricketers' Chronicle" showing results of  many matches.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$27.00
672979

Great, detailed article on the Empire Baseball Club...

Item #672979

February 07, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 7, 1857  Basically a sporting & theatrically themed newspaper with a great article inside headed: "Base Ball - Empire Club". This was just the 2nd professional baseball club in New York. The article takes a full column & begins: "This club was organized Oct. 23, 1854 & consisted at first of only 11 members. It has now... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$37.00
672977

The Empire Baseball Club: one of the earliest in New York...

Item #672977

April 26, 1855

NEW-YORK TIMES, April 26, 1855  Page 8 has a nice report about the debut of the Empire Baseball Club. Established in October, 1854 it was just the 2nd professional baseball club to be established in New York City.

The report begins by stating that the club: "...played their first regular season game at McCarthy's ground in Hoboken, yesterday afternoon. The report also says that
... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$87.00
672974

Death of James Madison...

Item #672974

July 09, 1836

PATRIOT & DEMOCRAT, Hartford, Connecticut, July 9, 1836  Page 3 has a black-bordered article headed: "Another Patriot Gone!" which begins: "Death of James Madison--This illustrious American statesman died at his residence in Virginia on Tuesday morning, June 28th...He was one of the last of that noble band of pure patriots who sat upon the cloud & directed the storm of ... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$58.00
672973

Decision in Marbury vs. Madison...

Item #672973

March 12, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 12, 1803  Page 2 contains the result of the historic Marbury vs. Madison Supreme Court case, brought down about 2 weeks prior. 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.

Four pages, minor archival strengthening at the b... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$118.00
672972

On the death of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams...

Item #672972

July 08, 1826

THE NATIONAL GAZETTE & LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, July 8, 1826  Page 2 has a black-bordered report beginning: "In announcing yesterday the death of Thomas Jefferson, on the Fourth of July, we little expected that we should have, this day, to communicate the melancholy intelligence that another of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence expired on the same hallowed annive... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$67.00
672955

Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...

Item #672955

December 24, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842 



* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invented




The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may convers... See More  

Available Now

$57.00
672942

John Brown and the Harper's Ferry uprising...

Item #672942

November 08, 1859

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 8, 1859  The last column of the ftpg. has: "The Harper's Ferry Affair" "The Excitement & Crisis in the South"  with many subheads. Also: "The Law of Virginia In Regard to Pardons" and "A Warning from Accomack".

Page 4 has an editorial on it headed: "The Revolutionary Sentiment & the Crisis at the South".... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$38.00
672911

Statehood of Michigan...

Item #672911

January 28, 1837

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 28, 1837  The front page has a report "Michigan. On Wednesday last the bill for the admission of Michigan into the union, passed the house of representatives, and on the following day received the sanction of the president, and became a law of the land... The union now comprises twenty-six states, precisely double the number on the Declaration of our ... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$62.00
672910

President Polk's inauguration and address... Florida statehood...

Item #672910

March 08, 1845

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 8, 1845  The front page has a report "Inauguration of President Polk" "...The arrangements were admirable. We give the programme as published in advance... The ceremony at the Capitol, was very imposing... The flag-staffs of the whigs, as well as an acknowledgment that The Chief of the Nation was there, and must be duly recognized...Preside... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$55.00
672907

First time we've offered this title...

Item #672907

April 24, 1807

THE PEOPLE'S FRIEND & DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, April 24, 1807  A rather uncommon title as it only lasted for eleven months.  A typical newspaper of the day with news & advertisements, but in "2nd rate" condition, worn at the fold and margins with a few holes at the horizontal folds.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$28.00
672842

Republican party's first Presidential candidate...

Item #672842

June 21, 1856

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, June 21, 1856 



* John C. Fremont nomination

* 1st nominated for United States president




A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports their first Presidential nominee, John Fremont.

The report shown is of the North American Party, nominating Fremont & Johnston for President & Vice President. This party would soon join the recently created ... See More  

Available Now

$185.00
672826

One of the more decorative newspapers of the era...

Item #672826

May 07, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, May 7, 1859  This is one of the more ornate & beautiful masthead, featuring a 3 masted ship with several embellishments.

The ftpg. shows: "Iron Bridge Across the Goomtee, at Lucknow, India" and: "Princess Frederick-William of Prussia & the Infant Prince".

Eight pages, nice, displayable condition.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$36.00
672755

Print shows Fort Niagara...

Item #672755

August 30, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 30, 1851  The top of the front page features a nice print of the: "Outlet Of Niagara River" which includes a view of Fort Niagara as well as Fort Massasauga on the Canadian shore. Descriptive text as well.

Four pages, large folio size,  3 folds with minor fold and margin wear. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$37.00
672739

Much naval reporting in this early Richmond paper...

Item #672739

March 11, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, March 11, 1808   The front page has various reports from Europe and from Congress. Page 2 has an address: "To the People of the U. States".

Four pages, various damp staining and foxing, minor loss to a lower corner, a bit irregular at the spine.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$27.00
672737

Jefferson versus Callender...

Item #672737

August 10, 1802

NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 10, 1802  Page 3 has content on the on-going feud between Thomas Jefferson and James Callender under the heading: "Jefferson & Callender", this being essay #6 of a series.

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

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$55.00
672725

John Adams, and the memory of George Washington...

Item #672725

February 19, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 19, 1800  The front page has an introductory note from the President signed: John Adams. Page 2 has a report concerning a memorial to George Washington who died two months earlier.

Four pages, archivally rejoined at the spine, never trimmed margins, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 304 (released for March, 2021)...

Available Now

$38.00
If you are searching for a newspaper from a specific date, please note that we have a vast selection available for purchase by using the date picker on our gifts and birthday newspapers page.
[ RSS Feed ]