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541167

Tunnel along the Whitewater Canal...

Item #541167

January 21, 1840

THE MADISONIAN, Washington DC, Jan. 21, 1840.



* General William Henry Harrison for President

* Whitewater Canal tunnel




A page 3 item from a Cincinnati paper says that Gen. Harrison was seen for the first time since the nomination, and that he was involved in the contract of a tunnel along the Whitewater Canal that passes through his farm at North Bend. Mentions that: "We have never se... See More  

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541062

Mummies discovered in Mexico?...

Item #541062

August 04, 1848

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, from Boston, Massachusetts, dated August 4, 1848.  Page 2 has an unsubstantiated report stating that a million mummies were discovered near Durango, Mexico. This mentions that: "They are in a sitting posture, but have the same wrappings, bands and ornaments as the Egyptians." Also lists the artifacts discovered, and says: "...America will become anot... See More  

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540359

Davy Crockett....

Item #540359

May 10, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 10, 1834



* Davy Crockett



A brief item at the top of an inside page mentions: "Col. Crockett is yet on his 'tower' to the north, and has much amused the people by his originalities, and the broad good humor that plays on his 'honest face'. "

There is much reporting from Congress, and also an article headed: "Great Aero... See More  

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540306

Covington & Newport, Kentucky Prints in 1856...

Item #540306

December 20, 1856

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, December 20, 1856  This title was formatted much like the more popular "Harper's Weekly" being tabloid-size with several pages of prints. This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857. Within this issue are prints captioned: "Covington KY (2 scenes)" "Newport KY (2 sc
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539430

Charles Dickens to publish a new work of humor...

Item #539430

September 18, 1839

THE MADISONIAN, Washington City, Washington, September 18, 1839 



* Charles Dickens... 

* Uncommon title... 




Page 3 has a short item reading: "Mr. Charles Dickens, the immortal Boz, has announced, through his publishers, Messrs. Chapman and Hall, another new periodical work of humor, to appear on the 1st of August next! The name is of course kept a profound mystery.&qu... See More  

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539417
Item #539417

January 01, 1843

Collection of seven receipts dated 1843, most from the "corporation of New York" for various services rendered. Most measure about 3 1/2 by 8 in. some wear at edges, mostly good (see photos).

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539259

From when it was a newspaper...

Item #539259
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, 1828  This very famous title--much more famous from its 20th century life than its 19th century beginnings--actually started as a newspaper. It wasn't until close to the turn of the century that it became a magazine, filled with photos and illustrations. It began in 1821 making this issue from the earliest period of its life which would end over 14... See More  

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538969

Swiftest steamboat in the world... Robert L. Stevens...

Item #538969

September 08, 1826

BOSTON RECORDER AND TELEGRAPH, Boston, Massachusetts, September 8, 1826

* Steamboat Philadelphia - fastest of its kind

* Harvard Commencement - Luther S. Cushing


Page 3 has a notable report: "The new Steam Boat Philadelphia.--This boat, which was built during the present season...under the supervision of Mr. Robert Stevens, of Hoboken, is the swiftest steam boat in the world. A few days si... See More  

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538726

First baseball game on ice...

Item #538726

February 05, 1861

NEW-YORK TIMES, February 5, 1861  On the back page under Brooklyn News is a report: "A Game of Base Ball Played on Skates Great Crowd Of People--Exciting Scenes." The summary begins: "The long-talked contest for a silver ball, between the Charter Oak and Atlantic Base Ball Clubs, on skates...came off yesterday, on the skating pond in the Eighth Ward, between the Third and ... See More  

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538699

Early Pittsburgh... Smithfield Street Bridge opens...

Item #538699

December 21, 1818

BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, December 21, 1818 



* Very early Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

* Smithfield Street Bridge




A page 2 report says: 



* "A splendid Bridge has been erected over the Monongahela, near Pittsburg. On the first day of its being opened for passengers, the flooring was covered with several thousands delighted inhabitants of Pittsburg. This was the Monongahela Brid... See More  

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538588
Item #538588

February 22, 1816

BOSTON COMMERCIAL GAZETTE, Feb. 22, 1816.

 

* Early Cincinnati Ohio population increase

* Early 19th century original




A page 2 item headed Population Of Cincinnati says: 



* The population of the town of Cincinnati in Ohio, according to a Census lately taken, is 6498, including 247 blacks and mulattoes. The population in 1810 was only 2320. 



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538548
Item #538548

February 05, 1858

NEW-YORK HERALD, Feb. 5, 1858.

 

* Santa Anna 

* General Gideon Johnson Pillow




The front page has: 



* General Santa Anna And Pillow 

* The Reply of Santa Anna to Pillows Charges--He Reserves the Right to Challenge Pillow. 

Lengthy reply is signed in type: A. L. De Santa Anna. 



Other news of the day includes: "News From Havana" "Spirit

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538452

USS Niagara...

Item #538452

March 08, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, March 8, 1858.

 

* USS Frigate Niagara 

* Cable laying across the Atlantic Ocean




Front page has: "Departure Of The Niagara", "The Present Prospects and Condition of The Atlantic Telegraph Enterprise", "Is it Possible to Lay a Submarine Cable Across the Atlantic?", "The Reasons why it is Believed to be Practicable",&

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538373

William Hogarth print...

Item #538373

January 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated July 1, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Harlot's Progress".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portra

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538372

William Hogarth print...

Item #538372

May 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated May 1, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Harlot's Progress".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portrai

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538371

William Hogarth print...

Item #538371

January 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated January 1, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Harlot's Progress".





William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic p

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538319

Another Tenement House Destroyed by a Fire...

Item #538319

March 29, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, New York City, New York, March 29, 1860



* Another Tenement House Destroyed by Fire...  

* Holocaust To Grasping Landlords... 



Page 3 has: "Shocking Calamity," "Ten Human Being Consumed," "Wild and Frantic Scenes at the Fire," "Melancholy Facts for Consideration at Albany," "Are Not Tenement Houses Full of Voters or V... See More  

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538315

William Hogarth print...

Item #538315

January 01, 1809

"After" Hogarth engraving dated January 1, 1809



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Harlot's Progress".





William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic p

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538314

William Hogarth print...

Item #538314

November 01, 1808

"After" Hogarth engraving dated November 1, 1808



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Harlot's Progress".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic po

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538313

William Hogarth print...

Item #538313

July 01, 1808

"After" Hogarth engraving dated July 1, 1808



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Harlot's Progress".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portra

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538311

William Hogarth print...

Item #538311

May 01, 1809

"After" Hogarth engraving dated May 1, 1809



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Rake's Progress".

 

William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic

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538310

William Hogarth print...

Item #538310

March 01, 1809

"After" Hogarth engraving dated March 1, 1809



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Rake's Progress".



 

William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realis

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538309

William Hogarth print...

Item #538309

May 01, 1808

"After" Hogarth engraving dated May 1, 1808



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Rake's Progress".



 

William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realisti

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538308

William Hogarth print...

Item #538308

March 01, 1808

"After" Hogarth engraving dated May 1, 1808



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Rake's Progress".



 

William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realisti

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538306

William Hogarth print...

Item #538306

September 01, 1808

"After" Hogarth engraving dated September 1, 1808



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Rake's Progress".

 

William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent real

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538305

William Hogarth print...

Item #538305

March 01, 1808

"After" Hogarth engraving dated March 1, 1808



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Rake's Progress".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portrai

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538304

William Hogarth print...

Item #538304

March 02, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated March 2, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Evening".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portraiture to comi

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538301

William Hogarth print...

Item #538301

January 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated January 1, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Noon".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portraiture to comic

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538300

William Hogarth print...

Item #538300

November 01, 1808

"After" Hogarth engraving dated November 1, 1808



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Industry and Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic po

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538299

William Hogarth print...

Item #538299

March 02, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated March 2 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic port

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538298

William Hogarth print...

Item #538298

May 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated May 1 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portra

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538297

William Hogarth print...

Item #538297

July 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated July 1,1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portr

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538296

William Hogarth print...

Item #538296

July 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated July 1, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic port

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538295

William Hogarth print...

Item #538295

September 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated September 1, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic

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538294

William Hogarth print...

Item #538294

September 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated September 1, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after one by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic

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538293

William Hogarth print...

Item #538293

November 01, 1807

"After" Hogarth engraving dated November 1, 1807



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after a work by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realist

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538292

William Hogarth print...

Item #538292

January 01, 1809

"After" Hogarth engraving dated January 1, 1809



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after a work by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realisti

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538291

William Hogarth print...

Item #538291

August 01, 1808

"After" Hogarth engraving dated August 1, 1808



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after a work by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic

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538290

William Hogarth print...

Item #538290

March 01, 1809

"After" Hogarth engraving dated March 1, 1809



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after a work by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic

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538289

William Hogarth print...

Item #538289

August 01, 1809

"After" Hogarth engraving dated August 1, 1809



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after a work by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic

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538277

William Hogarth print...

Item #538277

January 01, 1806

"After" Hogarth engraving dated 1806.



NOTE: The book or magazine from which this print was removed is unknown. The print is engraved after a work by William Hogarth titled "Industry & Idleness".



William Hogarth was a major English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, and editorial cartoonist of the 18th century. His work ranged from excellent realistic portraiture... See More  

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537943

Early & rare from Florida...

Item #537943
THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, 1848  Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly rare are those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, and from over 13 years before the outbreak of the Civil War.  The format is typical of most newspapers of the day, being complete in four pages of folio size, with a wealth of news of the ... See More  

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223024

Sam Houston withdraws as a candidate for President...

Item #223024

September 03, 1860

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1860 



* Letter signed by Sam Houston withdrawing from the Presidential race


Page 2 contains an article headed:



* "Letter from Sam Houston Withdrawing from the Canvass" datelined Austin, Aug. 18. The letter begins: "To my friends in the United States. I withdraw my name from the list of candidates for the Presidency..." with the full text shown
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222745

Shipping Chart in 1815...

Item #222745

February 04, 1815

NEW-YORK EVENING POST, Feb. 4, 1815.

 

* Chart for various shipping weights

* Early 19th century original



Page 2 has an Abstract of the Tonnage of the Shipping of the several Districts of the United States issued by the Registers Office of the Treasury Department. Abstract measures 9 by 7 1/4 inches.



News of the day includes with advertsiemetns throughout this 4 page issu
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222723

Seated Liberty Dollar in 1842....

Item #222723

May 21, 1842

DOLLAR WEEKLY, N.Y., May 21, 1842.

 

* Seated Liberty Dollar masthead



Has an engraving of a dollar coin in the masthead, the cost of a yearly subscription. The front page has a 3 by 3 1/4 inch engraving: Meeting Of The Antipodes and a humorous caption.



Has two other engravings inside. Seveal topical reports throughout. A volume I issue (number 26). Some minor tears in the oute
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222711

God's hand of judgement?

Item #222711

October 17, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 17, 1818.



* Early 18th century view of breaking the Sabbath...



A front page report from Buffalo says that a sailboat returning from a party of pleasure overturned Sunday and a young man drowned, although his four companions survived. Concludes by stating: "An extraordinary fatality appears to attend Sabbath-breakers." A pg. 2 item says:
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222605

An unused document from the mid-1800's...

Item #222605

January 01, 1854

An interesting "Quite-Claim" document, printed but never used so not dated on the front save for the printed portions as seen in the photos below, although curiously there is a date on the reverse of 1854. Measures about 8 1/2 by 14 inches, very nice condition.

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222492

Scarce Woman's title for 1807...

Item #222492

October 10, 1807

THE LADYS MISCELLANY, N.Y., Oct. 10, 1807.

 

* scarce woman's newspaper



An uncommon title containing topical reports and literary-related content, apparently for women. Quarto-size, 8 pages., has lite staining in the lower and right margins extending into some text, otherwise good. 8 pages.

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222483

Ship Constitution in 1832....

Item #222483

November 13, 1832

EVENING POST, N.Y., Nov. 13, 1832 Page 2 report:



* Launch.--The ship Constitution, under the command of Josiah Wilson, will be launched to-morrow, 14th inst. at half past one oclock P. M. from the yard of her builders, Smith, Demon & Cornstock. Other news of the day includes: "Artic Land Expedition" "Fire" and more. 4 pages in good condition. Some foxing in the upper half.
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222463

4th of July Fireworks...

Item #222463

July 10, 1855

NEW YORK HERALD, July 10, 1855.

 

* 4th of July Fireworks Display



Front page report: "The Fourth Of July Fireworks Grand Exhibition in the City Parks--Immense Concourse of People--Fun and Frolic in the Crowd--An Alarm of Real Fire, and General Excitement--Glorious Wind Up, and a Good Deal of Smoke." Has the Order Of Arrangement and detailed description of the fireworks.

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