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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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1870 Marias Massacre...

Item #675786

March 09, 1870


* Marias Massacre - Piegan Blackfeet Indians

* General Alfred Sully report & more

The front page has an article headed: "The Indians" and more. (see)

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

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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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Concerning the Sioux War...

Item #675749

September 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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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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Bloody Benders arrested in 1877 ?...

Item #675743

April 07, 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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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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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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Bloody Benders caught ?...

Item #675715

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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Nice account of baseball games from shortly after the Civil war...

Item #675714

July 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 28, 1865 

* Early baseball games

The back page has:  "The Field - Base Ball" with summaries and box scores of three baseball games (see). The summary of the match between the Atlantics and the Empires states in part: "...Pratt pitched to perfection. Charley Smith took the position of catcher admirably....Start, Crane and Pratt did the tall batt... See More  

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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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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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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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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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1893 Lizzie Borden murder trial ending...

Item #675540

June 09, 1893


* Lizzie Borden murder trial

* Fall River, Massachusetts

* Woman hatchet killings

Page 4 has an article with coverage on the Lizzie Borden murder case with heading: "Another Interesting Day" "In The Famous Borden Trial" "Fleet's Story Of Finding An Ax" and more. Lengthy text takes up over 6 columns.

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

Item #675512

October 23, 1880

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Oct. 23, 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: " the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal & political Equality, & especially to her right of Suffrage&quo... See More  

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Battle of Ridgeway (1866)....

Item #675482

June 06, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 6, 1866

* Battle of Ridgeway- Ontario

* Battle of Fort Erie

* Fenian raids in Canada

The front page has one column headings: see images with smaller heads. Lengthy text.

Other news of the day soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, some light foxing, nice condition.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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From 1878 Sag Harbor, Long Island...

Item #674745

March 07, 1878

THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, March 7, 1878

* 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.

A third of the ftpg. is taken up with local advertisements.

Four pages, a few margin tears, ... See More  

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Spirit photography fraud trial.... ghosts...

Item #674642

April 24, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 24, 1869

* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial

Page 7 has an article with much testimony headed: "SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY" "Marshal Tooker's Ghostly Raid" "Prospero Mumler and His Gentile Ariel in Court" and more. (See) Text takes up almost 3 full columns.

Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, generally ni... See More  

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Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #674639

October 14, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1872

* William H. Seward death

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln

The front page has a few reports regarding the death of William H. Seward under the headings: "Mr. Seward's Death" "A Tribute To The Dead Statesman" "Honors At Syracuse" "Preparing For the Funeral?" (see)

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

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Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected..

Item #674582

November 06, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 6, 1872 

* Ulysses S. Great elected president

Page 3 has nice one column headings that include: "THE BATTLE WON" "ANOTHER APPOMATTOX!" "Disastrous Rout of the Liberals" "GRANT RE-ELECTED" and more with elections numbers.

Twelve pages, large piece torn away at the upper right corner of the 1st leaf (pages 1 &
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Jeffries wins the heavyweight title... front page illustration

Item #674580

June 10, 1899

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., June 10, 1899 

* James Jeffries wins heavyweight boxing title

* w/ illustration - vs. Robert Fitzsimmons

The top of page 3 has one column headings: "JEFFRIES IS CHAMPION" "Easily Defeats Fitzsimmons In The Great Battle" and more with illustration of Jeffries. Also round by round coverage.

Complete with 8 pages, light even toning, 2 larg... See More  

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"A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus" in 3 parts... 1881...

Item #674511

June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, for June, July & August of 1881  Offered is an original printing of:  "A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus", by Joel Chandler Harris, split over three volumes (June-August, 1881). To the best of our knowledge, this was written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, etc. from the era are found throughout.

This three-issue set is... See More  

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1866 Veto of the Freedmen's Bureau Bill...

Item #674509

February 20, 1866


* Freedmen's Bureau Bill

* Andrew Johnson veto message

The top of page 2 has one column headings: "Veto By The President" "No Signature For The Freedmen's Bureau Bill" "Able And Powerful Argument" and more. (see) Message takes up about 2 1/2 columns and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848"...

Item #674508
SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, May, 1881  Starting on page 89 and continuing on to page 106 is "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848", by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In many ways it serves as a eulogistic tribute to his great friend. Only portions of this lengthy article are provided in the images, but hopefully enough is present for one to capture Emerson's heart.

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Ulysses S. Grant for President - 1872 advertisement...

Item #674465

September 23, 1872

DAILY CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, Sept. 23, 1872 

* Ulysses S. Grant notice

* Civil War general for president

A pg. 2 ad endorses the Grant-Wilson ticket. Also present is a list of the state and county Republican candidates. Also with in the issue is other news of the day and numerous advertisements.

Complete in four pages measuring approximately 20.25 x 13.5 inches in very ni... See More  

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William Kemmler: first person to get the electric chair...

Item #674464

August 09, 1890

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, August 9, 1890 

* William Francis Kemmler

* 1st electric chair execution

* From the city where he is from

Front page coverage on William Kemmler, who had the dubious distinction of being the first person to die by the electric chair. The one column headings reads: "The Auburn Execution" with subheads. Nice to have in a Philadelphia paper, his hom... See More  

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Ann Eliza leaves Brigham Young... Mormons...

Item #674456

July 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1873

* Ann Eliza Young

* Brigham Young divorce

* Mormons - polygamy

The front page has an article with small heading: "Brigham Young To Be Sued Fr Divorce". See image for text.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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On the death & funeral of Garfield, in a home state newspaper...

Item #674453

September 21, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1881 

* President James S. Garfield death

* Best title to be had ?

The top of the front page features a nice portrait headed: "James A. Garfield" who was assassinated some weeks prior and died on Sept. 19. First column heads relate to his death and the news from across the country, the stack taking nearly three-quarters of the first colum... See More  

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Hometown newspaper on Garfield's funeral...

Item #674451

September 24, 1881

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1881  A very graphic issue on the funeral of President James Garfield, who was born & raised in a Cleveland suburb and is buried in Cleveland.

The top of the front page has two large illustrations showing: "The Pavilion And Catafalque" and: "The Funeral Car". Front page column heads report on the details of the funeral ceremonies.... See More  

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Steam Engines and a New Steam Car... Light in photography...

Item #674282

July 26, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 26, 1879  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has a large illustration: "PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELECTRIC LIGHT". Inside pages have the following articles of interest: "The Exeter Steam Engine", "New Steam Car", and "Aswail, or Sloth Bear". There are al... See More  

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Early oil industry...

Item #674281

February 27, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 27, 1892  This issue contains several illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions of the day. The front page has two half-page illustrations: "MAPS OF THE OIL FIELD" and "GENERAL VIEW OF CENTRAL REFINERY AT CLEVELAND". The inside has several illustrations and descriptions including: "An improved Wood Bending Machine&... See More  

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Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #674278

March 15, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1879  The front page has 3 illus: "The Brewing Of Ale", the largest shows "Racking Off Vats", plus an article about P. Ballantine & Sons Brewery (Albany N.Y.), which continues inside and has another illus: "The Mash Tub And Malting Kilns".

Other articles and illustrations of interest include: "Palmer's Washer... See More  

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The Brother Jonathan disaster... The Atlantic Cable...

Item #674275

August 28, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, NY, August 28, 1865  The front page has a wonderful graphic of the Atlantic Cable showing the proposed terminus, and more. Also included are additional front page details regarding the Brother Jonathan disaster. Headlines include: "THE CABLE" "Further Particulars of the Loss" "Mr. Russell's Journal" "A Trip to Newfoundland" "T... See More  

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Short-lived title from a Texas town with a rich history...

Item #674260

February 26, 1892

VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, Feb. 26, 1892 

* Rare Southwestern title

* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)

A rare title as it existed for less than six months. Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early histo... See More  

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Supreme Court Ruling on Women's Right to Vote...

Item #674103

March 30, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1875

* Minor vs. Happersett

* Supreme Court does NOT back Women's Suffrage

Page 2 column 6 of this issue contains: "...A QUESTION INVOLVING A WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE", followed by an article detailing the court's decision.

This issue is believed to be complete however, it is being sold for the described content. There are some a... See More  

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Troubles in 2 West Virginia towns...

Item #673872

February 10, 1906

STAUNTON DISPATCH, Virginia, Feb.10, 1906

* Littleton, West Virginia has whole town fire

* 15 lose their lives in Hinton, West Virginia mine disaster

The front page of this issue has 2 tragic stories from West Virginia.  The first heading: "TOWN WIPED OUT. - Littleton West Virginia, Entirely Destroyed by Fire", is followed by an article which describes the destruction wi... See More  

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