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677973

The 19th Century American Seed Industry...

Item #677973

September 23, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 23, 1882  The front cover has: "AMERICAN SEED INDUSTRY - THE GRET SEED FARMS OF DAVID LANDRETH & SONS", which has 6 related vignettes and additional supporting text and photos on inside pages. The inside has: "Meroney's Washing Machine" which is accompanied by an article headed: "Improved Washing Machine", "Hill&#... See More  

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677855

Incorporating the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts...

Item #677855

May 12, 1886

PITTSFIELD EVENING JOURNAL--SUPPLEMENT, Massachusetts, May 12, 1886 



* Creating the city charter 

* Pittsfield, MA charter




This is a significant "Supplement" issue for the city of Pittsfield, as most of the front page is taken up with:



"THE FULL TEXT" "Of The Proposed City Charter" "An Act to Incorporarte the City of Pittsfield" as the on... See More  

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677854

Meridian race riot of 1871... Ku Klux Klan...

Item #677854

March 07, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 7, 1871



* Meridian MS Mississippi

* Race riot - Freedmen

* KKK Ku Klux Klan




The bottom of page 5 has small one column heading: "Fatal Affray In Mississippi", followed by brief text - this being 1st report coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.

Other news of the day and period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wea... See More  

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677702

Rare, short-lived Texas newspaper from its first capital...

Item #677702

September 08, 1888

THE OLD CAPITOL, Columbia, Texas, Sept. 8, 1888 



* Very rare Southwest publication



Yes, Columbia--now known as West Columbia--was the first formal capital of Texas, established in 1836. A quite rare title which existed for less than 2 years. Only one institution has a substantial holding of this title and its file is not complete.

The content is primarily concerning Texas, with a wealt... See More  

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677699

Discoveries of the 'Big Bonanza' at the Comstock Lode...

Item #677699

August 27, 1875

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 27, 1875  



* The Big Bonanza discovery

* Comstock Lode - Virginia City




The last column of the front page is headed: "THE BIG BONANZA" "Nevada Silver Mines" "History of the Consolidated Virginia Mine--Discovery of the Big Bonanza--Interior of the Mine--A Great Product the Present Year".

The reporting is extensive on the great finds a... See More  

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677646

1874 Mill River flood....

Item #677646

May 18, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 18, 1874



* Mill River flood disaster - Northhampton

* Williamsburg & Haydenville, Massachusetts




The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE HAMPSHIRE FLOOD" "The Death-Sweep of the Torrent and Its Results" "Mangles Corpses Dragged from the Debris" "The Track of the Flood" and more with related map. Lengthy... See More  

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677621

Former Confederate port city...

Item #677621

July 13, 1866

FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, July 13, 1866



* Rare Southwestern title

* Post Civil War reconstruction




An uncommon title from this former Confederate port city not far from Houston. Various news of the day.

Eight pages, some various small wormholes (see), otherwise quite nice.... See More  

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677613

1873 Mark Twain letter re. Shah of Persia...

Item #677613

July 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 19, 1873



* Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens letter

* Shah of Persia visit to London, England

* Nasar al-Din Shah Qajar




Page 5 has a letter by Mark Twain with Many headings that include: "T-SHAH !" "Mark Twain Gives the Royal Persian a 'Send-Off'" and more. (see) The letter takes up about 1 1/2 columns and is signed in type: Mark Twain

Compl... See More  

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677595

Supreme Court ruling on women's right to vote...

Item #677595

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.

Complete with 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice. Should be handled with care.



Note: &q... See More  

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677587

Beecher-Tilton scandal...

Item #677587

March 26, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, March 26, 1875



* Henry Ward Beecher

* Elizabeth Tilton

* Adultery trial

* Victoria Woodhull




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "THEODORE AND VICTORIA" "Tilton's Oft-Repeated Visits to the Woodhull Mansion" and more.

Complete in 8 pages, nice... See More  

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677584

1870 voting rights for African Americans......

Item #677584

April 09, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1870



* 15th Fifteenth Amendment taking effect

* Voting rights for blacks in America




The top of page 3 has a one column headings that include: "THE ENFRANCHISED REJOICING" "Immense Turnout of Colored Citizens" "Rejoicing Over the Passage of the Fifteenth Amendment" and more. Lengthy text. Page 6 has another related item headed: &quo... See More  

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677572

The Woman's Congress of 1873... suffrage...

Item #677572

October 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 17, 1873



* Women's suffrage

* Woman's Congress

* Mary Livermore & more




The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "THE WOMAN'S CONGRESS" Text takes up almost a full column.

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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677570

1870 Women's Suffrage... Susan S. Anthony...

Item #677570

May 14, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1870



* Early Women's suffrage meeting in Manhattan

* Susan B. Anthony - Lillie Devereux Blake




Page 5 has an article headed: "Woman's Suffrage Association" with subhead. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, generally very nice.... See More  

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677569

Woodhull & Claflin open the first women's brokerage firm on Wall Street...

Item #677569

February 14, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 14, 1870 



* "Woodhull, Claflin & Co." advertisement

* First Women's Wall Street brokerage




The financial page (pg. 6) has an intriguing, somewhat inconspicuous advertisement of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".

The advertisement is for the very first women's brokerage firm to open on male-dominated Wall Street... See More  

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677550

1869 Women's Suffrage...

Item #677550

August 02, 1869

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 2, 1869



* Early Women's suffrage talks



The top of page 3 has a once column heading: "Woman's Suffrage" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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677546

Women's suffrage... Mary Livermore...

Item #677546

October 05, 1870

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 5, 1870



* Women's Suffrage

* Mary Livermore




This newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. It measures 26 x 19 inches. Page 2 has one column headings that include: "Republican State Convention" "The Woman Suffrage Question" "Speech Of Mrs. Livermore"

Complete in 4 pa... See More  

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677527

The Wall Street panic of 1873...

Item #677527

October 02, 1873

EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, Oct. 2, 1873



* Panic of 1873 - financial crisis

* Wall Street - stock market




The front page has a one column headings: "Brighter Prospects" "The Coming End Of The Crisis" and more. (see) The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "The Wall Street Boys" and more. Lengthy text.

Complete with 8 pages, a little irregular along t... See More  

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677503

1881 Haunted house in Syracuse, New York ? ...

Item #677503

November 18, 1867

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Nov. 18, 1881



* Haunted house in Syracuse, New York ?

* Ghosts - spectres - apparitions



Page 7 has a report headed: "A Haunted House" "The Mysterious Stone Throwing that is Startling Syracusians" (see)

Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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677483

President Garfield will live after shooting ?......

Item #677483

July 07, 1881

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, July 7, 1881 



* President James A. Garfield to live ?

* Charles J. Guiteau - assassin




The top of the front page has column heads including: "LIKELY TO LIVE" "The Prayers of the Nation Answered" "President Garfield Continues to Improve" and much more. (see) Lengthy reporting continues on page 2. Garfield would die from hi... See More  

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677482

1875 Precious Blood Church fire disaster...

Item #677482

May 29, 1875

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 29, 1875



* Precious Blood Church fire disaster

* Holyoke, Massachusetts




The top of the front page has one column headings: "HOLYOKE'S HORROR" "Further Particulars of the Fire" "Searching For Dead Bodies" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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677481

1875 Virginia City, Nevada fire disaster....

Item #677481

October 28, 1875

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, October 28, 1875



* Virginia City NV Nevada

* The great fire disaster

* Comstock Lode fame




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Virginia City" "Aspect After The Fire" "Hundred of Families Camping Out, Cold and Hungry" "Scenes of Horror During the Fire" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, nice cond... See More  

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677480

St. Louis Southern Hotel fire disaster...

Item #677480

April 14, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Cleveland, Ohio, April 14, 1877



* Southern Hotel fire disaster

* St. Louis, Missouri




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "ST. LOUIS CALAMITY" "A Man Supposing His Wife Killed Shoots Himself" "Eleven Persons Known to Have Been Killed" and more.

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677463

H.H. Homes... America's first serial killer...

Item #677463

April 13, 1896

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, April 13, 1896 



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* America's 1st serial killer

* Confession is finally made

* Best title to be had ?




The top of page 2 has one column headings that include: "HOLMES'S 'CONFESSION'" "His Purpose Seems To Be To Prove Himself Insane" and more with illustration of Emeline Cigrand and an... See More  

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677437

1896 Troy, New York clothing factory fire...

Item #677437

February 18, 1896

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Penn., February 18, 1896



* Troy, New York

* Clothing factory fire

* Sewing girls disaster




The top of page 3 has s one column heading: "A HOLOCAUST AT TROY" with subheads. (see)

Four pages, light toning, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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677426

Battle of Ridgeway (1866)....

Item #677426

June 04, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 4, 1866



* Battle of Ridgeway- Ontario

* Battle of Fort Erie

* Fenian raids in Canada




The front page has one column headings: "THE FENIAN WAR" "The Fight At Ridgeway" "Fort Erie Evacuated by the Fenians and Occupied by the Canadian Troops" "A Fight And Flight" and much more. (see) Lengthy text.

Other news of the day soon after... See More  

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677422

Mormons in Salt Lake City... Brigham Young...

Item #677422

November 03, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 3, 1871



* Mormonism - Mormons

* Polygamy - Salt Lake City, Utah

* William Henry Hooper interview

* Leader Brigham Young




The top of page 4 has one column headings: "THE MORMON MUDDLE" "Polygamy Will Be Surrendered if Present Marriages are Legitimatized by Law" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, irregular along t... See More  

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677371

Beautiful & colorful front cover...

Item #677371

August 04, 1892

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, August 4, 1892 



* Rare 19th century color cover



The front page of this issue is very colorful and shows men & women: "Viewing The Regatta of the Atlantic Yacht Club" called the 'Wasp'. Done in full color--unusual for front pages at this time--it makes a very nice display item.

Never bound nor trimmed, some l
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677350

Congress investigates the Ku Klux Klan...

Item #677350

February 19, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1872 



* KKK - Ku Klux Klan investigation

* United States Congress




The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE KU-KLUX" "Reports of the Congressional Committee on Southern Outrages" "The Violence and Crimes of the Ku Klux Condemned on Both Sides" "An Appeal To the South" and more. (see) Lengthy text.... See More  

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677167

1893 Lizzie Borden murder trial ending...

Item #677167

June 14, 1893

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., June 14, 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 headings that include: "Medical Expert Testimony" "How The Blows Were Struck" and more. Lengthy text takes up over 4 1/2 columns.

Eight pages, light toning and a li... See More  

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677164

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

Item #677164

July 03, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, July 3, 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 fro... See More  

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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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677019

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

Item #677019

October 30, 1880

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Oct. 30, 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&quo... See More  

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677006

1875 Galveston, Texas hurricane disaster...

Item #677006

September 25, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 25, 1875



* Galveston, Texas & more hurricane disaster



The top of page 7 has one column headings: "The Texas Storm" "Additional Details of the Destruction of Property" "Damage To The Cotton Crop" and more with smaller subheads. Text takes up over a full column.

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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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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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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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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$33.00
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