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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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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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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Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting...

Item #674505

June 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1873 

* Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting (1st report)

* Women's suffrage - Woman's rights advocate

The top of page 5 has one column headings: "WOMAN SUFFRAGE" "Trial of Miss Anthony for Illegal Voting--Opinion of Judge Hunt--Verdict of Guilty Rendered" (see). The reporting takes up over 2 full columns. Unfortunately there ... See More  

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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 1st person 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. (see) Nice to have in a Philadelphia paper, h... 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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Marias Massacre...

Item #674276

March 11, 1870

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 11, 1870

* Marias Massacre

* Piegan Blackfeet Indians

* Colonel Eugene Baker

The bottom of the front page has a one column heading: "The Pigean Massacre" with subheads. See images for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, generally in very nice condition.

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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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Like an early Wall Street Journal... Street Railway Edition...

Item #673709

October 19, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 19, 1907 (STREET RAILWAY SECTION)  A 112 page publication filled with railway maps, ads, schedules and notices, providing a great snapshot of the transportation infrastructure of the northeast corridor of the United States. Transportation maps include those from Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, New York,... See More  

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Enforcing the historic Fifteenth Amendment...

Item #673634

May 22, 1870

(2) NEW YORK TIMES, May 22 and June 1, 1870 (a 2-issue set)  The front page of the May 22nd issue has the heading: "The Fifteenth Amendment", with the subheading: "Laws to Enforce It--The Bill Passed by the Senate in Full--Important Provisions..." with more. This is actually the 1870 Enforcement Act, created to enforce the proper enforcement of the historic 15th Amendment ... See More  

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"Democratic Platform Made Easy" - showing blacks among various vignettes...

Item #673618

November 06, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 6, 1869 

* The Democratic Party platform

* Democrats are racists - anti-black

* 19th century illustration - print

The prime feature is the double-page centerfold titled: 'Democratic Platform Made Easy' with many vignettes, several which portray Blacks in various uncomplimentary and stereotypical settings/charicatures.The front page of th... See More  

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

Item #673570

February 12, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 12, 1870 

* "Woodhull, Claflin & Co." advertisement

* First Women's Wall Street brokerage

The financial page 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. It is ... See More  

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Jefferson Davis' 1868 Trial...

Item #673353

December 05, 1868

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 5, 1868

* Double jeopardy

The front page has one column headings: "The Trial Of Jeff. Davis" "Proceedings in the Court at Richmond--Argument to Quash the Indictments Under the Fourteenth Amendment". Coverage on the start of his trial that never happened. The treason charge would be dropped.

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

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Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War...

Item #673351

August 15, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1867

* Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War

* Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming

The front page has a small one column  heading: "Encounter with the Savages near Fort Kearny--The Indians Routed" 1st report coverage on the Wagon Box Fight during Red Cloud's War.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some printing flaws including one in the me... See More  

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

Item #673319

November 02, 1895

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2, 1895

* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* America's 1st serial killer trial ending

* Chicago murder castle

The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "HOMES HAS NO DEFENSE" with subheads. (see) Coverage at the end of the trial against H. H. Holmes for murder. Holmes is considered to be America's first serial killer. Nice ... See More  

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Mediumship expose... Spiritualist

Item #673268

February 17, 1878

THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, Feb. 17, 1878

* Mediumship - Spiritualism

* Spirits of the dead

This uncommon title is larger than normal newspapers of the day which measures 28 x 21 inches. The back page has an article headed: "The Trans-Death Courier" "How Foster, the 'Medium,' Just Would Kill Two Very Live Men '" See image for text here.

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The Ku Klux Klan...

Item #673184

October 18, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 18, 1871 

* Ku Klux Klan

* Ulysses S. Grant

The top of page 3 has one column headings: "THE KU KLUX REBELLION" "President Grant Suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Ku Klux Counties of South Carolina" "A Vigorous Prosecution of the War on the Ku Klux" (see)

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice ... See More  

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Mormons, polygamy, Salt Lake City, Utah....

Item #673163

October 30, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 30, 1871

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young

* Polygamy

The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "UTAH" "The Latter Day Reign of Terror Overthrown--at Last!" "The Clutches of the Law Closing on the Bloodstained Saints" "Brigham and Joseph Young and Orson Hyde Fugitives from Justice" "Excitement At Fe... See More  

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Ten issues from Peoria, Illinois...

Item #673149

December 04, 1884

THE PEORIA DAILY FREEMAN, Illinois, 1884  A lot of ten issues of this typical daily newspapers. Each complete in four pages but cleanly cut at the spine. Some browning at the margins & minimal margin wear, generally good condition.

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1875 Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster....

Item #673141

September 22, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 22, 1875

* Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster

* Ghost town - Matagorda Bay

Page 5 has a four column map headed: "THE STORM ON THE MEXICAN GULF" Also one column headings that include: "A CITY DESTROYED" "Terrible Effects of the Recent Cyclone in the Gulf" "Indianola Swept Away" "Awful Destruction of Life and Propert... See More  

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The "Colored Convention" at Columbia SC...

Item #673092

October 25, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 25, 1871 

* Southern Colored Convention

* Post Civil War Negroes - blacks

Page 3 has a one column heading: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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1871 Chinese massacre....

Item #673091

October 26, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 26, 1871

* Anti- Chinese riot massacre

* Chinatown hangings

* Los Angeles, California

The top of page 7: "The California Vigilants" "Bloody Chinese Riot in Los Angeles" "Sixteen Chinese Hung by a Mob--One Woman and Three Men Shot" (see) First report coverage on the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, California.

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This paper lasted but two issues... A supplement as well...

Item #673039

March 01, 1870

THE NELSON CLARION, New Hampshire, March, 1870  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue of an exceeding rare newspaper. In fact the only other date which existed was May, 1871, which was volume 1 number 2. "Union List of Newspapers" notes only  two institutions have this title, neither being the American Antiquarian Society.

Also included is a small "Supplement" of the ... See More  

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Two intriguing articles on the assassination plot...

Item #672932

June 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 23, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot

* John Wilkes Booth & Jefferson Davis

The ftpg. has an article: "The Conspiracy--An Interview Between Booth & Davis" with details of the meeting, beginning: "Booth commenced by saying that a plan was formed by parties in the Northern States & Canada, friends of the Confederacy, to capture o... See More  

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Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 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 compos... See More  

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Moutain Meadows Massacre trial in 1875...

Item #672792

July 29, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 29, 1875

* Mountain Meadows Massacre

* Mormons - Mormonism trial

* John D. Lee
- Brigham Young

Page 7 has a brief article headed: "The Mountain Meadow Massacre" with subhead. See image for text.

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

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From the "heyday" of Asbury Park, New Jersey...

Item #672748

July 31, 1888

THE DAILY PRESS, Asbury Park & Ocean Grove, New Jersey, July 31, 1888 

* From this tourist mecca of the 19th century
* Famous hotels in illustrated ads

An interesting newspaper from these once-famous vacation meccas on the Jersey coast, containing various news of the day with an emphasis on tourism-related items. Page 2 has: "History of Asbury Park" taking ov
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1876 Molly Maguires murder trial at Mauch Chunk...

Item #672689

February 19, 1876

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1876

* Molly Maguires murder trial

* Mauch Chunk - Pennsylvania

The top of page 3 has small one column headings: "The Molly Maguires" "The Jones Murder...." (see)

Complete with 10 pages, a little spine wear, generally very nice.

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1870 Raid on the Arapaho... Wyoming...

Item #672685

April 15, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1870

* Raid on the Arapaho

* Indians - Native Americans

Page 7 has a somewhat brief report under the small headings: "The Redskins" "Fight with the Wyoming Indians..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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Most lopsided baseball game score ever...

Item #672684

June 19, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1874

* Early professional baseball game

* One of the most lopsided scores ever

The top of page 3 has one column headings: "The National Game" "The Worst Muffing Affair on Record-The Great Chicago Club Beaten, 38 to 1" with box scores. (see) Described in one baseball reference book as one of the poorest games of baseball played between two pr... See More  

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

Item #672675

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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1873 Vienna World's Fair opens...

Item #672665

May 03, 1873


* 1873 Vienna World's Fair opens

* Austria-Hungary capital exposition

The top of page 3 has many one column headings: "VIENNA" "Grand Opening of the World's Fair" "A May-Day Greeting from the Old World" "Science The Master Of The World" "Louise Muhlbach's Account" "OUR VIENNA VICTORY" a... See More  

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The very beginning of the Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672650

September 18, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 18, 1873. This issue has fine early coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There is an article on pg. five, "PANIC IN STOCKS - GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE STREET YESTERDAY", which takes nearly a full column of text. Another somewhat related article appea... See More  

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Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672646

September 23, 1873

THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as: "The Panic of 1873", which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There are several reports with one column head including; "A BRIGHTER PROSPECT - BETTER FEELING IN WALL STREET ...", "JAY COOKE & CO. - A STATEMENT OF ASSET... See More  

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Whaling disaster of 1871....

Item #672644

November 14, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 14, 1871

* Whaling disaster of 1871

* Bowhead whales hunting

* Arctic ice jam

Page 5 has an article headed: "The Destruction Of The Arctic Whaling Fleet" "Twelve Hundred Seamen Wrecked--Great Loss OF Life...." and list of the ships lost. Text takes up just over a full column.

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P. T. Barnum circus advertisement from 1873...

Item #672632

October 03, 1873


* P.T. Phineas Barnum ad

The photo shows the nice back page ad for " P. T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum Menagerie" which includes a portrait of Mr. Barnum and various details about the attractions and performances. The ad takes two-thirds of the column.

Eight pages, minor ftpg. staining, overall good condition.... See More  

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Mormon unrest in Salt Lake City... Gentiles...

Item #672624

September 08, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 8, 1870

* Mormonism - Mormons - Gentiles

* Unrest in Salt Lake City, Utah

The top of page 8 has one column headings: "MORMONISM" "Excitement in Salt Lake City-Mormon Outrages on Persons and Property..." (see) Text takes up just over one full column.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, a little margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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

Item #672621

April 26, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1870

* 15th Fifteenth Amendment taking effect

* Voting rights for blacks in America

Page 5 has reporting concerning the recent enacting of the 15th Amendment with heading: "WASHINGTON" "Bill to Enforce the Fifteenth Amendment" (see)

Complete with 16 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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1873 Dixon, Illinois bridge disaster...

Item #672618

May 05, 1873


* Dixon, Illinois

* Truesdell Bridge collapse

* Baptism ceremony disaster

The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "FEARFUL LOSS OF LIFE" "A Bridge Over Rock River, Illinois, Falls with Two Hundred Persons" "Wild And Terrible Scene" "Fifty-one Dead Bodies Taken from the Stream" and more and partial list... See More  

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Wickenburg massacre... Arizona...

Item #672616

November 17, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 17, 1871

* Wickenburg massacre, Arizona Territory

Near the bottom of the front page is an article headed: "The Arizona Stage Tragedy" (see)

wikipedia notes: The Wickenburg Massacre was the November 5, 1871, murder of six stagecoach passengers en route from Wickenburg, Arizona Territory, westbound for San Bernardino, California, on the La Paz road.

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