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677052

Queen Victoria of England... The H.M.S. Victoria...

Item #677052

June 25, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 25, 1887



* Queen Victoria of England
* The Apollo Belvedere
 
The front page has a full-page illustration captioned: "Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India", with supporting text. The inside has: "H.M.S. Victoria", "The Great Mulhouse Universal Lathe", "Apparatus for Stu
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676993

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #676993

July 04, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Boston, June 20, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & ... See More  

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676813

Statue of Liberty on display...

Item #676813

September 07, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 7, 1878 



* Statue of Liberty construction

* Frederic Auguste Bartholdi




A feature of this issue is: "Bartholdi's Colossal Statue of Liberty" which shows the head on display in Paris. Included is a related article noting the final size would be 105 feet high plus an 82 feet pedestal. The bust itself was 29 1/2 feet high and 13+ feet in d... See More  

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676776

H.H. Holmes..... 1st U.S. serial killer....

Item #676776

October 31, 1895

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Oct. 31, 1895



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* America's 1st serial killer trial

* Chicago murder castle




The top of page 2 has one column headings: "MRS. PITEXEL'S STORY" "The Widow of Holmes' Alleged Victim on the Stand" and more. (see) Report takes up over a full column. Coverage at the end of the trial against... See More  

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676742

Molly Maguires ?...

Item #676742

April 08, 1875

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1875



* Molly Maguires

* Miners - railroad

* Pennsylvania




Page 3 has an article with small heading: "The Troubles in the Coal Regions" Text takes up almost a full column. Nice to have in a Pennsylvania title.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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676613

Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #676613

December 30, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More  

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676536

1875 Edgar Allan Poe monument...

Item #676536

November 18, 1875

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, November 18, 1875



* Edgar Allan Poe

* Memorial grave unveiling

* Baltimore, Maryland




This uncommon publication has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "Dedication of the Monument to Edgar A. Poe" "Unveiling The Monument". See image for text.

Complete in 8 pag... See More  

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676490

Livingstone reported in the newspaper which financed his search...

Item #676490

July 12, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1872 



* David Livingstone found

* Henry Morton Stanley




James Gorden Bennett, this newspaper's publisher, capitalized on the 19th century fascination with Africa & the whereabouts of explorer Dr. David Livingstone by hiring journalist Henry Stanley to search for him. Livingstone had ventured to Africa in 1865 for a 2 year expedition with little heard fr... See More  

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676481

Mormonism & polygamy debate in 1870.......

Item #676481

August 20, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 20, 1870



* Mormonism - polygamy ? - Mormons

* Orson Pratt-John Philip Newman debate




The top of page has one column headings: "MORMONISM" "The Debate on the Question of Polygamy" and more. (see) Text takes up two columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, toning at the folds, some small margin tears, generally good, should be ha... See More  

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676389

H.H. Holmes..... 1st U.S. serial killer....

Item #676389

July 26, 1895

THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Penn., July 26, 1895



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* Infamous "Murder Castle" in Chicago


* America's 1st serial killer



The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "HOLMES' CHARNEL HOUSE" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the recent murders by H. H. Holmes, who is considered to be America's first serial killer.

Complete with 4 ... See More  

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676260

Gibson County, Tennessee Negroes massacre...

Item #676260

September 01, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 1, 1874



* Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee

* Negroes massacred

* General George Custer expedition




The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "LEX TALIONIS" "The Black Butchery in Tennessee" "The Bloody 'Regulators' Lynch Fifteen Prisoners" and more. (see)

Page 5 has: "THE BLACK HILLS" "Return of ... See More  

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676213

Early Baseball... Post-game gathering at Coney Island... Franklin & Marshall Commencement...

Item #676213

July 31, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, from New York, dated July 31, 1865



* Post civil war baseball

* Early Coney Island


* Commencement at Franklin & Marshall College



The front page has: "The College Regatta" "Yale Wins again on Saturday in the City Races" "Accounts of the other Races & the Baseball Match" Concludes on the back page with a summary & box score of baseb... See More  

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676128

From 1881 Sag Harbor, Long Island...

Item #676128

July 28, 1881

THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, July 28, 1881



* Rare high class community publication



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

Four pages, some tiny margin tears, light toning, should be handled with care.... See More  

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676100

1871 massacre in Chinatown, Los Angeles....

Item #676100

October 28, 1871

THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS, South Carolina, October 28, 1871



* Chinatown massacre

* Brigham Young verdict




The front page has a very brief article with small heading: "Plundering The Heathen Chinee" Short coverage on the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, California.

Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, very minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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676097

Stellarton, Nova Scotia mine disaster....

Item #676097

November 13, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, November 13, 1880



* Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada

* Mining explosion disaster




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "A World Of Woe" "The Very Worst of Modern Mining Horrors" "Forty or More Workmen Perish in the Pit" "The Complete ... See More  

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676096

St. Peter, MN State Insane Asylum fire...

Item #676096

November 17, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, November 17, 1880



* St. Peter MN Minnesota

* Insane asylum fire disaster




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "A PITIFUL PYRE" "The Destruction of the Minnesota Insane Asylum" "'A Sight Once Seem Never to be Forgotten'" "The... See More  

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676086

Boxer James Sheady's death...

Item #676086

March 06, 1886

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, March 6, 1886



* James Sheady death

* Boxer - boxing




The front page has small one column headings: "Brutal Prize Fight" "Near Fayetteville, West Virginia, Which Ends in Murder" See images for text here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches, a little irregul... See More  

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676084

Improvements in the telephone...

Item #676084

February 24, 1894

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 24, 1894  The front page shows the: "Magneto Telephone Call" with much detail. The ftpg. article is: "How To Make A Telephone Call". More on this inside. Also inside: "The Webb Academy & Home For Ship Builders" with many photos.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition.

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676069

1871 Henryville, Indiana... Park family murders...

Item #676069

November 16, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 16, 1871



* Henryville, Clark County, Indiana

* Slaughter of the Park family - murders




The top of page 8 has one column headings: "FRIGHTFUL MURDER IN INDIANA" "A Whole Family Butchered" and more. (see) Text takes up over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, some margin wear with some tiny tears, generally good.... See More  

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676056

A raid on the Whiskey Ring...

Item #676056

May 12, 1875

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1875



* Whiskey Ring scandal

* Tax revenues




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "The Whiskey Ring" with subheads. Note that the great raid by the Treasury Dept. happened 2 days previous.

Complete with all 12 pages, great condition.

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675943

Attempts to impeach President Andrew Johnson...

Item #675943

April 11, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial




The top of the first column of the front page has one column headings: "IMPEACHMENT" "The Opening Argument for the Defense Concluded" and more. Text takes up the entire front page and most of the back page.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675923

1870 Siege of Metz beginning w/ map...

Item #675923

August 17, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 17, 1870



* Siege of Metz, France

* Franco-Prussian War - Germans




Page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE WAR" "A Desperate Battle Fought Near Metz" "French and Prussian Reports of the Engagement" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning along the central fold, a little spine wear, gene... See More  

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675885

1878 Pittsfield, Massachusetts... Berkshire County...

Item #675885

October 23, 1878

THE PITTSFIELD SUN, Massachusetts, Oct. 23, 1878



* Berkshire County 

* American Indians war era
 



This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

Complete with all 8 pages, a little staining, some wear at the top left corner, generally good.

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675837

Broadside issue reports that Hayes is the winner...

Item #675837

March 02, 1877

THE MILTONIAN, Milton, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1877  A great broadside (printed on one side only) "Supplement" issue with over half of the issue taken up with the Presidential election of 1876.

It was one of the most contentious presidential elections in history and gave rise to the Compromise of 1877 by which the Democrats conceded the election to Hayes in return for an end to Reco... See More  

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675785

19th century Danville, Illinois

Item #675785

December 16, 1880

THE DANVILLE DAILY NEWS, Illinois, December 16, 1880



* Uncommon title



This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, many illustrated.

Complete in 4 pages, light toning and a minor wear at the margins, generally good.

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675749

Concerning the Sioux War...

Item #675749

September 12, 1876

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Sept. 12, 1876 



* Post Custer massacre



The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "The Sioux Campaign" "Gen. Crook's Fruitless Search--Troops Going Into Winter Quarters" and more. (see)

Eight pages, close cut along spine on the front page only causing a little loss to some ads, otherwise nice.... See More  

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675748

New York Herald journalist arrested in 1873 Cuba...

Item #675748

April 09, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1873



* James O'Kelly arrested in Cuba

* Irish nationalist journalist

* Best title to be had - rare as such




The top of page 9 has one column headings that include: "IMPRISONED" "Interest Excited by the Arrest of Jas. J. O'Kelly at Manzanillo" and more. (see) Text takes up about 2 full columns.

Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675743

Bloody Benders arrested in 1877 ?...

Item #675743

April 07, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, April 7, 1877



* Bloody Benders

* Serial Killer family arrested ?




The front page has an article headed: "The Bender Family" "A Habeas Corpus Issued for Them--They are Ordered to Fort Smith" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, good condition.

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675742

General George H. Thomas funeral...

Item #675742

April 09, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1870



* Gen. George Henry Thomas

* Death - funeral




The front page has an article headed: "THE LATE GEN. THOMAS" "Final Funeral Ceremonies at Troy" "An Immense Throng Present" and more with smaller subheads. Text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, a few printing flaws on the fr... See More  

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675719

Jay Cooke ad from 1866... Financier of the Civil War...

Item #675719

September 04, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 4, 1866



* Jay Cooke & his banking house

* Financier of the Civil War

* Wall Street Panic of 1873 fame




Page 6 of this newspaper contains an advertisement for the: "Banking House of Jay Cooke & Co." with a few more details (see). Other high profile financier ads as well. (see)

The life of Jay Cooke and his considerable influence in b... See More  

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675715

Bloody Benders caught ?...

Item #675715

July 31, 1880

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, July 31, 1880



* Bloody Benders

* Kansas serial killers




The top of page 4 has one column headings: "THE BUTCHER BAGGED" "Old Man Bender Identified by a Former Friend" and more. See image for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 8 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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675700

Indians on the warpath in 1874...

Item #675700

July 25, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 25, 1874



* Sioux Indians & more - Native Amercians

* Generals Sherman, Sheridan and Custer




Page 6 has a lengthy article on the current situation in the Great Plains that takes over 2 1/2 columns with headings: "THE RED BARBARIANS" "Fresh Cruelties and Outrages by Our Pampered Outlaws" "Horrors of Human Torture and Butchery" and mor... See More  

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675644

Ku Klux Klan war in South Carolina...

Item #675644

October 19, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 19, 1871



* Ku Klux Klan

* South Carolina




Page 3 has one column headings: "MARTIAL LAW" "A Voice From South Carolina" "the Situation Described" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the folds, minor spine wear, generally nice.

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675643

General George Custer.. Black Hills' gold...

Item #675643

August 31, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 31, 1874



* General George Armstrong Custer

* Black Hills gold - South Dakota expedition




The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE LAND OF GOLD" "Discovery of the Precious Metal in the Back Hills" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675642

John L. Sullivan vs. Tug Wilson...

Item #675642

July 19, 1882

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 1882



* John L. Sullivan

* Heavyweight boxing




Page 3 has one column headings: "Sick Sullivan" "He Suffers More Than His English opponent" "Wilson Challenges the Boston Boy to Fight for the Belt" (see)

Complete with 8 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: In 1882, Wilso... See More  

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675547

Marking charcoal illustrations...

Item #675547

December 27, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 27, 1879 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue entitled "Charcoal Burning" drawn by S. G. McCutcheon and is comprised of several illustrations showing the life and procedure of charcoal. This is a genuine leaf from the issue--not a reprint measuring approximately 10.25 x 15.25 inches, with a few archival mends for small ed... See More  

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675518

Mary Todd Lincoln suicide attempt...

Item #675518

May 21, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1875



* Osceola Mills PA Pennsylvania fire disaster

* Mary Todd Lincoln's suicide attempt




The front page has one column headings: "DESTRUCTION OF A TOWN" "Osceola, Penn., Swept Over By Forest Fires" and more.

Page 7 has a small heading: "Mrs. Lincoln" See image for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, light t... See More  

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675371

From Florida, for the fruit industry...

Item #675371

October 10, 1887

THE FLORIDA DISPATCH, Jacksonville, Oct. 10, 1887  Noted in the masthead: "Official Organ Of The Florida Fruit Growers' Assoc. & the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Growers' Protective Assoc." with the content, and the ads, focused on such.

Handsome masthead, 20 pages, 10 1/4 by 13 1/4 inches, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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675322

1874 death of Charles Sumner....

Item #675322

March 13, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 13, 1874 



* Charles Sumner death

* American politician - Massachusetts senator

* Anti-slavery leader - Civil Rights advocate




The top of the page 3 has one column headings: "SUMNER" "Arrangements for Funeral Services in the Senate Chamber" "Sorrow In Massachusetts" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pag... See More  

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675211

Mark Twain gains his "first national headline"....

Item #675211

September 29, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 



* Early Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens

* Clipper "Hornet" disaster report

* First national headline for Twain




The most notable content would be the full page print: "Burning of the California Clipper 'Hornet', One Thousand Miles from Land" not so much for the print but for the accompanying article titled: "Bu... See More  

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675201

A newspaper for spiritualists and occultists...

Item #675201

November 13, 1875

RELIGIO PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL, Chicago, Nov. 13, 1875  A quite uncommon title which, as noted in the decorative masthead, is "Devoted To Spiritual Philosophy". This interesting newspaper was begun in 1865 by an association of dozens of the leading spiritualists of the day.  Its masthead is a graphic depiction of the progressive, free-religious views of the association showing &... See More  

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675200

The university crew races on Lake Saratoga...

Item #675200

July 13, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 13, 1874



* Intercollegiate Regatta week w/ map

* Boat - rowing - Saratoga Lake




Page 3 has a map headed: "SARATOGA LAKE" with more. Also one column headings: "REGATTA WEEK" "The University Crews at Saratoga" "The Course" and more. Lengthy text.

Ten pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675111

The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #675111

September 12, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. , 12 1866  A terrific and  historic issue relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance is being considered the first piece of musical theater that conforms to the modern notion of a "book musical". The book is by Charles M. Barras, an American playwright. The music is mostly adaptations,... See More  

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675076

Kelsey Outrage of 1873...

Item #675076

September 05, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 5, 1873



* Charles G. Kelsey outrage

* Tar & feathered murder scandal

* Huntington, Long Island, New York




Page 3 has a lengthy article with headings that include: "THE KELSEYMYSTERY" "The Theory About Floating Remains Settled" "Important Evidence of A. T. Hurd" "Views Of An Anti-Tar Man" and more. (see) Text takes up ab... See More  

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674964

Supporting the cause of prohibition of alcohol... The first issue...

Item #674964

August 01, 1892

OAK & IVY LEAF, Chicago, August, 1892  This is a small newspaper which supported temperance (prohibition of alcohol). This newspaper was the "Organ of the National Y.W.C.T.U." as noted in the masthead.

Eight pages, 9 by 11 1/2 inches, generally nice condition with a handsome masthead.... See More  

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$24.00
674842

1874 Natick, Massachusetts fire disaster...

Item #674842

January 14, 1874

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, January 14, 1874



* Downtown Natick, Massachusetts fire disaster



Near the bottom of page 7 has are one column headings: "The Business Center Of Natick Destroyed" "Two and One-Half Acres Burned Over..." (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 10 pages, light toning at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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674834

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #674834

September 20, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 20, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure

* Panic of 1873 beginning

* Fisk & Hatch - and more

* In a NYC publication




Five of the 6 columns on the front page are taken up with the early reports on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. The top of the first column h... See More  

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674748

The financial panic of 1873...

Item #674748

September 29, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure



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

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

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674747

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

Item #674747

September 25, 1869

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



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

* New York Wall Street financial crisis

* Stock Market & gold Panic begins




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

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674694

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

Item #674694

September 25, 1880

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



* Rare publication

* Women's suffrage




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

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