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674907

From the deep South with slave sale ads...

Item #674907

August 03, 1858

THE DAILY CRESCENT, New Orleans, August 3, 1858



* Rare antebellum publication

* 5 slave advertisements




News of the day with several advertisements including a few slavery related ads, 4 on page 5 and another 1 on page 6.

Four pages, various news of the day, loose and irregular at the spine, a little light foxing, a little margin wear, otherwise good.... See More  

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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  

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674458

Early Tallahassee... The Mexican War...

Item #674458

March 27, 1847

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

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

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674392

Early 19th century w/ red tax stamp...

Item #674392

June 15, 1807

THE COURIER, London, June 15, 1807



* Uncommon publication w/ red tax stamp



The front page is taken up with various advertisements and a red tax stamp at the upper right corner. News of the day inside and partially on the back page.

Complete with 4 pages, never bound, good condition.

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674258

Mrs. Poe in a lead role... Edgar Allan Poe's mother...

Item #674258

October 05, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Oct. 5, 1807.
 
* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ad
 
On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a listing for a play called "KING LEAR, And His Three Daughters", with Mrs. Poe as "Cordelia" (misprinted as Cornelia, the youngest daughter of King Lear. This was the mother of Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author and
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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  

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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  

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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  

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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.

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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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  

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672661

1854 Norwalk, Ohio...

Item #672661

November 28, 1854

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1854



* Uncommon publication



Page 2 has an article headed: "The Mormons" See images for text here. An uncommon from pre-Civil War Ohio. Contains other news of the day with many advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, some period stray writing above the masthead, nice condition.

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672505

First White House wedding...

Item #672505

March 18, 1820

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1820  Listed under the page 2 "Marriages" is one that reads: "In Washington city, Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, Esq. of N. York, to Miss Maria Hester Monroe, youngest daughter of James Monroe, President of the U. States." This was first wedding to be held at the White House.

Other news of the day includes: "Royal Funeral" &quo... See More  

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672152

Deciding how we change the United States flag...

Item #672152

January 11, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1817  The most notable report is the article headed: "Flag of the United States" which is a full column report on altering it, portions including: "...The original flag of the United States was composed of 13 stripes & 13 stars...On the 13th of Jan. 1794 after two new states had been admitted into the union, the national legis... See More  

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672121

Jefferson an Infidel?

Item #672121

November 02, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, November 2, 1802 



* Criticism of Thomas Jefferson

* Harry Croswell - Federalist Party




Pages 2 & 3 contain an article: "To The People" by the publisher, Harry Croswell, a staunch critic of Thomas Jefferson. This article  does much to defend his statement: "That Mr. Jefferson in an Infidel...That he would b... See More  

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672068

War is declared, beginning the War of 1812...

Item #672068

June 20, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 20, 1812  An inside page has a lengthy: "Declaration of War" which takes over 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type by the President: James Madison. This is followed by related reporting from the "Committee on foreign relations..." which takes over 2 pages. And on the back page is the formal Act of Congress declaring war against England, ... See More  

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671893

The death of poet James Montgomery...

Item #671893

December 18, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 1851  Page 3 has a relatively lengthy obituary of James Montgomery, Scottish poet, hymnist, and newspaper editor. Known for his deep Christian faith and philanthropy, his death was reported in most major newspapers throughout the United States. See images for details.



Four pages, and other than dampstining, the issue is otherwise in good conditi... See More  

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671889

Five American newspapers: 1803-1809...

Item #671889

October 01, 1803

(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, Oct. 1, 1803; United States' Gazette, Nov. 13, 1809; National Intelligencer, Jan. 30, 1809; Independent Chronicle, Feb. 11,1808; and Providence Gazette, Jan. 14, 1809. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newsp... See More  

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671883

From Natchez well before the Civil War...

Item #671883

January 11, 1854

THE DAILY COURIER, Natchez, Mississippi, Jan. 11, 1854  A very uncommon newspaper from the Deep South, and rare to find any newspapers from Mississippi from before the Civil War. Although there are various news items the issue is dominated by advertisements, many of them illustrated.

Inside has no fewer than six slave sales ads headed: "Negroes for Sale" "One Hundred & For... See More  

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671881

Early Natchez newspaper which lasted but two years...

Item #671881

December 04, 1828

SOUTHERN GALAXY, Natchez, Mississippi, Dec. 4, 1828  A quite rare title, being the volume 1 number 28 issue of a title which lasted just two years. This is the earliest Natchez paper we have offered.

Various news reports of the day with a nice mix of advertising as well.

Four pages, nice condition.

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671872

Baseball game reports from before the Civil War...

Item #671872

October 25, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 25,1856  A nice sports-themed newspaper from before the Civil War, which has nearly half a column of various reports under the heading: "Base Ball". There are reports on 5 baseball games with commentary which would seem odd today. One item notes: "The Baltic boys confess this to be a bad beat; but as they intend to try their hand... See More  

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671870

Lengthy on early baseball...

Item #671870

May 15, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 15, 1858  A sporting-themed periodical with a similarly themed masthead. An inside page has over a full column under the heading: "Base-Ball" with much text with various subheads. Quite early for baseball, and lengthy as well.

The balance of the issue is taken up with other sports-related articles, and other items as well. Sixteen pag... See More  

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671843

Early print of Pyramid Lake, Oregon...

Item #671843

March 29, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 29, 1851  The top of the front page features a nice print of: "Pyramid Lake, Oregon" which would seem to be one of the earlier prints of it to be found in any periodical. Beneath the print is very descriptive text.

Four pages, large folio size, 3 folds, mild wear at the folds & margins, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issu... See More  

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671842

Print of the bluffs at Semla on the Mississippi...

Item #671842

April 26, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 26, 1851  The top of the front page features a print of: "The Bluffs of Semla, On the Mississippi" which was done by the famed artist John Banvard. The caption beneath talks of Banvard.

Four pages, large folio size, several folds with some creases as well, mild wear at the folds & margins. Folder size noted is for the issue folded ... See More  

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671841

Early from the capital of Florida...

Item #671841

October 14, 1854

THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Oct. 14, 1854  A nice & uncommon opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida.

Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well. 

The compl... See More  

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671751

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

Item #671751

September 12, 1829

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Sept. 12, 1829  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.

Page 2 has an interesting article: &quo... See More  

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671750

1851 Sandusky, Ohio....

Item #671750

September 15, 1851

SANDUSKY WEEKLY REGISTER, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1851



* Erie County

* Uncommon title




This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with a few advertisements. Located in Northern Ohio, Sandusky is situated along the shores of Lake Erie.

Complete, measures 26 x 19 inches, some wear at the folds, generally good.

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671738

Ballooning... Winslow Homer print...

Item #671738

September 24, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 24, 1859  The front page features a text article with 2 illustrations on 'Transatlantic Ballooning' showing 'Professor C. Lowe' and the 'Interior of the Balloon Basket' plus inside the issue is a full page illustration of: 'The New Air Ship City of New York'. The doublepage centerfold is by Winslow Homer and is entitled '... See More  

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671737

Early print of the Town of St. Johns, Canada...

Item #671737

March 15, 1851

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 15, 1851  The top of the front page features a print showing a: "View Of St. Johns" on the island of Newfoundland. Beneath it is some descriptive text of the area.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound, folded twice with some creases, minimal margin & fold wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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671735

Details on the capture of a slave ship...

Item #671735

May 18, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1860  Page 2 begins with: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars  in Regard to the Bark Wildfire and Her Cargo" with the report taking over half a column.

The text begins: "The bark Wildfire, with a cargo of over 500 Africans on board, was captured..." with considerable detail on this famous slave ship. Further on: "...the n... See More  

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671730

Early from Long Island... The slave trade in Brazil...

Item #671730

August 12, 1835

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, Oct. 16, 1839  An early newspaper from Long Island. Among the articles is: "The Brazilian Slave Trade" and the front page has a: "One Cent Reward" ad for a runway boy, with details.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a bit of foxing, nice condition.

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671709

Texas, Mexico & Santa Anna...

Item #671709

March 26, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 26, 1842  Beginning on the front page and carrying over to pages 2 and 3 is an article headed: "Texas And Mexico". This concerns the trouble between the two and notes the Mexican perspective near the beginning: "...already by alternate threats & promises they attempt to drive us Mexicans to a renunciation of our rights, and to&... See More  

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671689

Parson Weems' book on George Washington...

Item #671689

June 10, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, June 10, 1803  The back page has a small advertisement for "The Rev. M. L. Weems", more popularly known as Parson Weems, the ad noting: "Is hereby authorized to solicit of the Ladies and Gentlemen of Philadelphia their subscriptions to the History of General George Washington."

Parson Weems was an author who wrote the first bio... See More  

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671645

Pre-Civil War Austin, Texas...

Item #671645

May 02, 1857

STATE GAZETTE, "Seat of Government", Austin, Texas, May 2, 1857  We rarely are able to offer newspapers from Texas from before the Civil War. This is one.

Pages 1 and 2 have news reports of the day with the balance mostly taken up with ads. Included are three illustrated "Reward" ads for runaway Negroes, each with detail.

Four pages, large folio size, slightly irregular ... See More  

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671640

Reinventing the English language...

Item #671640

October 05, 1850

WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Octobur 5, 1850  [Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio]  This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century.

During this time there was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusual newspaper which is alm... See More  

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671629

Ten issues of this notable newspaper, all from 1802...

Item #671629

March 04, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, 1802  A lot of ten issues is this rather notable paper at the time, with high circulation. This is a nice 8 page newspaper with a variety of news items of the day, with some literary pieces as well. Measures 9 1/2 by 11 3/4 inches with an engraving of scales in the masthead. Very nice condition.

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671628

Much on John Brown's raid at Harper's Ferry...

Item #671628

November 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 28, 1859  Page 6 has a full column headed: "John Brown's Invasion" at Harper's Ferry. The report begins: "Cheering Prospects" I have the satisfaction of announcing the expected restoration of this place to a tolerable condition of decorum. Col. Davis has been done for. His reign is ended. His occupation's gone...".

Among other subhe... See More  

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671627

The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671627

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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671626

The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671626

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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671624

The "downfall of Babylon" and "fake news"...

Item #671624

July 25, 1835

THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, July 25, 1835  A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin and a subtitle: "Or, the Triumph... See More  

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671623

Five American newspapers: 1802-1809...

Item #671623

June 15, 1805

(5) Five very early 19th century American newspapers: New York Herald, Oct. 8, 1803; United States' Gazette, Nov. 6, 1809; Columbian Centinel, Nov. 3, 1802; Independent Chronicle, Feb. 22,1808; and Providence Gazette, Oct. 1, 1808. All five are good "newsy" newspapers of folio size, 4 pages, some margin tears, generally good condition. A nice set of five different, early newspapers.... See More  

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671615

Horace Greeley's Overland Journey - Pike's Peak...

Item #671615

August 23, 1859

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 23, 1859 



* Horace Greeley

* Go West, young man

* Emigration




Page 5 has the 20th installment of Horace Greeley's "An Overland Journey - XX. THE EMIGRATION", which has more than two columns on his observations during his visit to Pike's Peak and the surrounding region. Quite interesting. See images for considerable details.

The fro... See More  

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671590

Death of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence...

Item #671590

November 21, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832 



* Charles Carroll death

* Declaration of Independence signer (last survivor)

* From our nation's capital




The front page begins with a black-bordered report: "Funeral of Charles Carroll", the last surviving person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was 95 years old at death.

Also at the top of the ftpg... See More  

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671589

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

Item #671589

July 02, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, July 2, 1859  The front page has illustration of: "Marshal Randon, the New French Minister of War" as well as a print showing: "French & Sardinian Soldiers Singing Martial Songs Through the Streets of Turin".

A large print inside shows: "Costumes of the Austrian Army".

Eight pages, ornate masthead features a... See More  

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671585

Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #671585

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853  Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.

Various illustrations within including a small one of the: "Exterior View of the Jewish Synagogue, Clinton St." ... See More  

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671557

Jim Bowie draws national attention: the Sandbar fight...

Item #671557

November 17, 1827

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1827 



* James - Jim Bowie

* Texas folk hero

* The Sandbar fight

* Battle of the Alamo fame




A hero of the Battle of the Alamo some nine years later first drew national attention for his involvement in the Sandbar fight in Mississippi. The Sandbar Fight was a Sept. 19 brawl featuring Jim Bowie which first showcased his knife, which later ... See More  

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