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670984

Creating a Jewish city in the Niagara River...

Item #670984

September 24, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 24, 1825 



* Jewish city creation

* Grand Island, New York

* Niagara River




One of the articles on an inside page reads in its entirety: "The ceremony of laying the corner stone, of what is to be a city of the Jews, on Grand Island, N.Y. took place on the 14th instant, and Mr. Noah, editor of the New York National Advocate, governor and ... See More  

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$84.00
670931

Latest from the California Gold Rush...

Item #670931

July 28, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 28, 1849  Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...New towns were being laid out in different spots around the bay & building lots, in wilderness sites, were selling from $1500 to $2000 each...San Francisco was full of people & it is not an uncommon thing for 20 to 30 individuals to occupy one smal... See More  

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670929

News from the gold fields in California... Death of President Polk...

Item #670929

June 23, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 23, 1849 



* California Gold Rush

* James K. Polk death




Page 2 has a half column article headed: "Letter From The Diggings" with a dateline from "Valley of the Sacramento". It is a fine, first-hand letter of the situation concerning the gold diggings.

Page 2 also has a black-bordered report: "Death Of Mr. Polk" whi... See More  

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$44.00
670927

How gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill...

Item #670927

March 17, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 17, 1849 



* 1st discovery of gold in California account

* Sutter's Mill & James W. Marshall






Page 3 has a great article headed: "Interesting Account Of How the Gold Was Discovered in California". This is an interesting article, prefaced with: "...We extract the account they received from Capt. Sutter, the owner of the m... See More  

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670926

Much on the California gold rush...

Item #670926

February 03, 1849

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 3, 1849  The top of page 3 has a column headed: "Mode Of Extracting Gold From the Ore"  being a timely article given the recent discovery of gold in Calif. But the article begins with: "...The metallic grains found in the sands of rivers in California do not require to be subjected to a metallurgic process."

Page 3 begins wit... See More  

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670877

America is about to declare war...

Item #670877

June 03, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 3, 1812 



* Declaration of war close

* War of 1812 to begin




Page 2 has a notable report headed: "War with England!" stating: "A letter has been received in town from a Senator of the United States, dated May 28th, which says, The Committee of the Senate on Foreign Affairs have agreed unanimously [Mr. Lloyd being absent] to recommend a Dec... See More  

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670855

24 issues of the Saturday Evening Post...

Item #670855

January 02, 1848

(24) SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, a mixed lot of 24 issues from when this famous title was a large-size (24 by 31 inches) newspaper, not a magazine. Dates included are 1848 & 1850 through 1856, all 2nd rate or damaged condition due to fold wear, some stains, tears, etc. All were folded 3 times.

An interesting mix of news reports of the day, literary items, ads, etc., with a nice engra... See More  
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670832

Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #670832

November 11, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 



* Uncle Tom's Cabin



This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book... See More  

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670760

Terrific, early views of San Francisco and Sacramento...

Item #670760

November 29, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851 



* Early San Francisco city view print 

* California gold rush era & Sacramento




The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out..."... See More  

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670739

The "fever" for California gold has begun...

Item #670739

September 30, 1848

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1848 



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The Gold Region" with bits including: "...accounts heretofore received of he existence of gold on the borders of various rivers in California and the made excitement that prevails in all that region to share in the spoils...sailors, prin... See More  

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670668

Yacht club bans the slaver Wanderer...

Item #670668

February 08, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1859



* The Wanderer (slave ship)

* New York Yacht Club bans her




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Wanderer And The New York Yacht Club" (see)

Other news of the day. Eight pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

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670439

SS Great Eastern maiden voyage...

Item #670439

September 22, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 22, 1859



* SS Great Eastern

* Maiden voyage




The front page has an article headed: "Trial Trip Of the Great Eastern" "Perfect Success of the Experiment" "She is Pronounced to be the Fastest Vessel in the World" and more. A printing flaw slightly affects the first heading here. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, ni... See More  

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670413

SS Austria sinking disaster...

Item #670413

September 30, 1858

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 30, 1858



* SS Austria steamship sinking



The front page has an article headed: "The Burning Of The Austria" "Full Particulars Of The Disaster" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up the entire front page and more.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some areas of light toning, a few small archival mends on page 2, generally in good c... See More  

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670348

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

Item #670348

March 06, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 6, 1861



* Abraham Lincoln inauguration

* New administration takes over

* Pre-Civil War tensions escalate




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

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

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670041

Very early Charleston...

Item #670041

February 11, 1803

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Feb. 11, 1803  A volume I issue  (number 29) of this famous title from the South. Various news of the day and a wealth of ads. Page 2 has a letter: "To The President - Letter II".

Four pages, spotted foxing, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.

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670015

Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #670015

March 19, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, March 19, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

The front page features a full-figure print of: "Harry Ellis, A Celebrated Canadian Pigeon Shooter". Inside has reports on various sports including: "The Ring" "The Trigger" "Sparring" "... See More  

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669906

The historic Fredericton Cathedral, New Brunswick...

Item #669906

April 28, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 28, 1849  Amongst the many interesting prints within perhaps the most notable is the print of: "Fredericton Cathedral, New Brunswick" which has a related article: "The Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick, North America".

Not only does this cathedral still stand, it is a National Historic Site of Canada. According to the Histor... See More  

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669905

A settler's hut in Australia...

Item #669905

March 17, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 17, 1849  Amongst the many interesting prints perhaps the best are the two commanding the back page, showing: "Settler's Hut, In Australia" and: "Interior of Settler's Hut In Australia". The balance of the page is taken up with a nice article on it headed: "Australian Hut".

Sixteen pages, archival mend on page ... See More  

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669904

The first bridge to span Niagara Falls...

Item #669904

February 17, 1849

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Feb. 17, 1849  The most interesting print is a nearly half page view captioned:: "Construction Of The Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge--Basket Ferry & Temporary Towers". This was the very first bridge over Niagara Falls, this print showing the early stages of the construction showing the: "...basket ferry and temporary towers". This pri... See More  

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669903

Emigrants from England to Australia...

Item #669903

January 20, 1849

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 20, 1849  The front page shows: "The Islington New Market". Inside has 4 prints on the: "Gold Mine In Brazil".

Perhaps the best prints are the five showing: "Scenes On Board an Australian Emigrant Ship" with related text, all taking two pages.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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669902

Six issues of a failed publishing venture by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669902

March 05, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



A lot of six different issues of this scarce title, all from the first 6 months of its existence.

P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This ... See More  

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669899

Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #669899

April 16, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, April 16, 1853 



* Murderer Arthur Spring

* Phineas T. Barnum




The front page shows: "Arthur Spring - The Philadelphia Murderer" with related text regarding the murder which contains considerable discussion regarding capital punishment.

Inside has content with related images of: "The Baltimore Shot Works" "The Baltimore Lottery&quo... See More  

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669883

Early views of Cincinnati, Nagasaki, and Little Falls, New York...

Item #669883

March 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 26, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Among the many prints are a front page view of: "Ci... See More  

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669882

First mention of skiing in an American newspaper? Barnum's paper...

Item #669882

March 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 19, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Although an illustrated newspaper, perhaps the most nota... See More  

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669881

Houdon's Statue of Washington... Barnum's paper...

Item #669881

February 26, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Feb. 26, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly" these latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

The ftpg. has a print of: "Houdon's Statue o... See More  

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669880

Published by P. T. Barnum... View of Concord, New Hampshire...

Item #669880

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Feb. 12, 1853  Among the prints in this short-lived paper (lasted just 48 issues) are: "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ladies  Presenting the Great  Temperance Petition at Albany"  "The Seals of Jerusalem"; a nice nearly half page overview of the city of; "Concord, New Hampshire" "... See More  

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669879

Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #669879

January 29, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, Jan. 29, 1853



* Published by P. T. Barnum



The ftpg. features a print of the U.S. Steam Frigate 'Fulton' entering Havana harbor.

The back page has a fascinating article and print captioned: "The Misses Fox--The Original Rappers..." with the article headed: "The Rappers" (rap music?). A curious item.

Other prints within include "... See More  

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669878

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Item #669878
ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 22, 1853 



* Published by P. T. Barnum



Among the prints are: "Captain Ericsson Explaining His Invention to the Editors of New York" "Floating Mortar" "Astor Place Opera House" "Ball of the New York Fire Department..." "The Seals of Jerusalem" a nice town view of: "Concord, New Hampshire with 5 smaller... See More  

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669877

First issue of a P. T. Barnum publication...

Item #669877

January 01, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 1, 1853  This is the very first issue of what would become a short-lived publication which had "P.T. Barnum, Special Partner" involved in its publication, as noted on one of the back pages.

This is one of the earliest illustrated periodicals in the United States, preceding both Leslie's Illustrated and Harper's Weekly.  The format would... See More  

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669862

Lot of 7 issues of this successful political & literary journal...

Item #669862

January 10, 1801

THE PORT FOLIO, Philadelphia, a lot of seven issues from vol. one, 1801



* Lot of (7) early 19th century originals



Edited by Joseph Dennie under the pseudonym "Oliver Oldschool" and Asbury Dickins, it espoused republican values and was the first important political & literary journal in the United States.

Each has a wide variety of content but an emphasis on literary items. Two... See More  

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669615

Ten issues of this famous illustrated newspaper...

Item #669615

September 01, 1855

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England  A lot of ten issues: all from the year 1856. This famous illus. newspaper would spawn many similar in future years including Harper's Weekly.

Each issue contains a great wealth of prints of and about events of the day. The handsome masthead engraving shows St. Paul's Cathedral & the London skyline. Each issue is complete (20 to 24 pgs.) and in ni... See More  
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669604

1858 Salem, New Jersey w/ nice masthead....

Item #669604

February 17, 1858

NATIONAL STANDARD, Salem, New Jersey, Feb. 17, 1858



* Uncommon title

* Nice masthead (heraldic eagle)




This large sized issue measures 25 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches, contains news of the with several interesting advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, a little light toning at the margins, very minor wear, generally nice.

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669601

Taking "Big Ben" from the foundry to the Westminster clock tower...

Item #669601

November 01, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 1, 1856 



* Big Ben - Great Bell

* Palace of Westminster




Inside has a nearly half page print captioned: "Removal of the Bell For the Great Clock of Westminster Palace."

This is what we know as the original "Big Ben", the largest of the bells in the Westminster clock tower. Although technically Big Ben is just the bell, the ... See More  

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669598

Ben Franklin's statue in Boston is erected...

Item #669598

October 26, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Oct. 25, 1856 



* Statue of Benjamin Franklin (statue)



The front page has a nice print of: "Statue of Dr. Franklin, Just Erected in Boston, U.S." A related article is on page 2: "Inauguration of the Statue of Dr. Franklin at Boston, U.S." which has much detail on it.

This quite famous statue still stands in Boston, although remov... See More  

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669595

Florence Nightingale in the Crimean War...

Item #669595

August 30, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 30, 1856 



* Rare Florence Nightingale illustration



Close to half of the front page is taken up with a print captioned: "Miss Nightingale's Carriage at the Seat of War". Page 2 has an article with the same heading.

This is the famed Florence Nightingale, who came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses durin... See More  

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669466

Much naval reporting in this early Richmond paper...

Item #669466

February 19, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 19, 1808  



* Early 19th Century antebellum publication



The front page has various reports from Europe on the Napoleonic War. Page 2 has several naval reports concerning American ships detained at Algiers, as well as: "Deserters" which relates to the attack on he ship Chesapeake by the frigate Leopard, then several correspondences fro... See More  

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669435

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

Item #669435

December 15, 1821

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 15, 1821 



* Thomas Jefferson on founding the University of Virginia



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

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669362

Decorative paper which only lasted for twelve issues...

Item #669362

July 16, 1855

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

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

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$22.00
669257

First Jew appointed to a federal post...

Item #669257

June 11, 1801

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

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

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668810

Andersonville Prison Trial... Captain Wirz...

Item #668810

October 16, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 16, 1865



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has one column headings: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial On Saturday" "Evidence Closed On Both Sides" and more. (see) Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Complete with 8 pages, uncut and unbound (uncommon), nice condition.... See More  

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668743

Andersonville Prison Trial... Captain Wirz...

Item #668743

August 26, 1865

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, August 26, 1865



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The top of the front page has one column headings: "Andersonville" "The Trial of Wirz" "Dr. Bates Testimony Resumed" "Evidence of a Loyal Physician" "Sickening Details of Rebel Barbarities" "A Prisoner Killed by a Bloodhound" "Wirz Knocks a Man D... See More  

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668613

1858 Fraser River Gold discoveries...

Item #668613

September 29, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1858.



* Fraser Canyon Gold Rush

* Fraser River discoveries




Front page has: The Fraser River Gold Mines--Indian Outbreak. Other news of the day includes: "Important From The Pacific" "Arrival of $1,570,924 in Gold Dust" "Quicksilver Mines Worth $40,000,000 in Dispute" "The Indian War In Oregon" and more. Comp
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668545

Prints from the West before the Civil War... Nebraska and Kansas...

Item #668545

June 21, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 21, 1856 Near the back is a full page with 3 scenes headed: "The Nebraska and Kansas Territory" with the prints captioned: "Ancient Bluff Ruins, Nebraska", "Settlers Entering Nebraska, Pappea Creek" and "Steamer Passing Baton Rouge, Nebraska".

There is a related article on the back page.

Complete in 24 pages, very... See More  

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668542

Three beautiful color prints, one a doublepage of a ship...

Item #668542

July 26, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, July 26, 1856  The prime feature would be the 3 color prints in the Supplement. More typically such prints have been removed. The most dramatic & displayable is a double pate print of: "The 'James Watt', Man of War--Colours Flying & Manned at the Yards"

The other two are full page prints: "Beauties of England & Wales - ... See More  

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668537

Nice wine making print...

Item #668537

November 22, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Nov. 22, 1856



* Great wine making illustration



The large double page centerfold print is captioned: "The Vintage In France" which is a great wine-themed print, folding out to measure about 15 by 21 inches.

Other prints include several scenes of a flood on the Ganges River in India, a full page with 3: "Sketches Of Moscow" and more.

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668507

The HMS Resolute... The Westminster Clock Bell...

Item #668507

December 27, 1856

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Dec. 27, 1856  Among the noteworthy items within this issue is the front page print of the new Westminster Clock Bell (of Big Ben fame), with supporting text. 

Significant as well are the two prints related to the famous arctic exploring vessel "The HMS Resolute". Other prints include:  "The Rev. Dr. Livingston, The Traveler In Afric... See More  

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668297

The President addresses the discovery of gold in California...

Item #668297

December 07, 1848

ROCHESTER DAILY ADVERTISER, New York, Dec.7, 1848 



* President James K. Polk

* State of the Union Address

* Discovery of gold in California




All of the front page & most of page 2 are taken up with the "PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE!" being the annual state-of-the-union address, signed in type: James K. Polk.

Within his message, and on the front page, he devotes much space to ... See More  

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$146.00
668286

Early newspaper from Raleigh...

Item #668286

January 11, 1837

THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD, Raleigh, Jan. 11, 1837 



* Rare antebellum publication



Various news and advertisements of the day from well before the outbreak of the Civil War. The back page has an illustrated ad for a jailed slave, with details.

Four pages, light damp staining, good condition.... See More  

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668282

Reports from the California Gold Rush...

Item #668282

February 07, 1849

ILLINOIS JOURNAL, Springfield, Feb. 7, 1849  Page 3 has two articles concerning the California Gold Rush.

"California Items" is mostly concerning the passengers at Chagres, Panama, mid-way on their journey to California. Also: "...that Lt. Frisby...has written to his family that he has accumulated $200,000 worth of gold dust...". And: "Distress In the Gold Region&quo... See More  

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$64.00
668281

Early Savannah, Georgia...

Item #668281

June 08, 1839

THE DAILY GEORGIAN, Savannah, June 8, 1839 



* Chatham County

* Rare title

* Antebellum




A rather uncommon title from the South 22 years before the Civil War.  Various news & ads of the day with several slave reward ads, one being a bit unusual in the detail: "Stolen...by a Negro man named George belonging to John C Neal, the following negroes..." with details on them... See More  

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$69.00
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