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683488

Scarce French-English newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #683488

September 14, 1878

LE LOUISIANAIS, Convent, Louisiana, Sept. 14, 1878 



* Very rare publication from the deep South



A scarce title which existed from 1865 thru 1883, but of which very few issues surface. A four page issue with the pages 1 &2 in French, pages 3 & 4 in English.

Folio size, small library stamp within masthead, nice condition.... See More  

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$68.00
683455

Very rare & desirable Maxfield Parrish Christmas cover...

Item #683455

December 14, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS,  Dec. 14, 1895  Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front wrapper which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact.

Also included is the interesting: "The Christmas Sea... See More  

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683410

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #683410

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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683304

Bridge over Harlem River... Heaviest locomotive...

Item #683304

July 17, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 17, 1897  Page 8 has: "HEAVIEST LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD - TANK LOCOMOTIVE, INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS".

The front page has: "THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE - ILLUMINATION OF WINDSOR CASTLE ON JUNE 18".

The remainder of the issue has: "INGLIS TRIPLE-EXPANSION PADDLE ENGINES", "SPECIAL DELIVERY CAR TRANSFER STEAMER", &... See More  

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683247

Alexander Graham Bell's telephone in 1877..

Item #683247

February 08, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877.



* Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson
* Invention of the Telephone
 
A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesti
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683213

The National League is created...

Item #683213

February 07, 1876

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1876 



* Creation of the National League

* Major League Baseball - MLB




On page 2 under "Base-Ball" is a report about a meeting held in New York resulting in the establishment of the National League.

The report begins: "A meeting of the managers of all the professional base-ball organizations in the country, excepting the Philade
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683170

1899 Battle of Calumpit... ...

Item #683170

April 26, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 26, 1899



* Battle of Calumpit

* Bulacan, Philippines

* Philippine-American War


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "REBELS' LAST STAND" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in pa... See More  

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683158

1899 Newnan, Georgia Negro lynching...

Item #683158

April 24, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 24, 1899



* Newnan, Georgia

* Elijah Strickland lynching

* Alfred Cranford murder




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "A MOB OF BUTCHERS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare ... See More  

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683153

1899 New Richmond Winconsin tornado disaster...

Item #683153

June 13, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 13, 1899



* New Richmond, Wisconsin

* St. Croix County

* 1899 Tornado disaster


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "OVER 200 KILLED" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare... See More  

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683147

1869 Solar Eclipse...

Item #683147

August 08, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 8, 1869



* 1869 Solar Eclipse

* Moon - Sun - Earth




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE SOLAR ECLIPSE" "Magnificence of the Phenomenon in the Metropolis" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 5 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, some archival mending to a few unrelated pages, a few tiny margi... See More  

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683073

Louisa May Alcott's death report in a Boston women's suffrage journal...

Item #683073

March 10, 1888

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Mass., March 10, 1888



* Louisa May Alcott's death

* Day of her father's funeral

* Rare Women's suffrage periodical




Immediately following the detailed obituary of Louisa May Alcott's father is: "Louisa May Alcott is no more", it being the lead statement announcing her death which occurred on the same day as her father' fune... See More  

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682994

1870 Richmond, Virginia Capitol disaster...

Item #682994

April 29, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 29, 1870



* Richmond VA Virginia

* State Capitol floor collapse disaster




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "THE RICHMOND HORROR" "Details of the Fatal Tragedy in the Capitol" and more. (see) Text takes up just over 2 full columns.

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

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682982

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

Item #682982

April 27, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1869



* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial




Page 6 has an article with testimony headed: "Light From The Tombs" "The Spirits Laid Bare" "Lucifer (Matches) and Mica Among The Ghosts" and more. (See) Text takes up over three columns.

Complete with 16 pages, some archival mending on a few unrelated pages, nice... See More  

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682981

1899 Enterprise, Kansas family murders......

Item #682981

March 06, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 6, 1899



* Enterprise, Dickinson County, Kansas

* John Gilbert family murders (Wife & 4 children)


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "PURELY DEVILISH" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from ... See More  

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682800

1899 death of Dwight L. Moody...

Item #682800

February 15, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 15, 1899



* Dwight L. Moody

* American evangelist

* San Diego revival


 


The top of page 3 a one column heading: "EVANGELIST MOODY" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.

Complete... See More  

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682641

Celebrating the centennial of Burke, Vermont...

Item #682641

July 01, 1896

THE ST. JOHNSBURY REPUBLICAN - Burke Centennial Edition, Vermont, July 1, 1896  The entire 16 page issue is a celebration of the town of Burke, Vermont (2010 pop. 1753) with a very detailed account of the town's history over the past 100 years. Many photos of notable people, homes, etc.

Complete in 16 pages, printed on high-quality newsprint, 11 by 15 inches, great condition.

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682578

The Custer massacre... Jesse James train robbery... Mark Twain...

Item #682578

July 13, 1876

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, July 13, 1876



* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens




Page 7 has: "Summary Of News" which includes a very brief & inconspicuous report on the Custer massacre: "The disastrous fight between Gen. Custer's command & the Sioux Indians on June 25th resulted in the death of Gen. Custer, toge... See More  

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682501

1878 Ludlow, Vermont...

Item #682501

March 01, 1878

VERMONT TRIBUNE, Ludlow, March 1, 1878



* Ludlow, Vermont

* Windsor County




Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Eight pages, piece torn away on the third leaf (pages 5-6) (see), minor margin and central fold wear, generally good.

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682425

1896 St. Johnsbury, Vermont...

Item #682425

July 01, 1896

ST. JOHNSBURY REPUBLICAN, Vermont, July 1, 1896



* Caledonia County

* "Best Small Town"




Uncommon publication from Northern New England. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Complete with 8 pages, minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

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682406

1870 Fenian raids into Canada....

Item #682406

May 30, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1870



* Battle of Trout River

* Fenian Brotherhood raids

* Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada




The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE FENIANS" "Seizure of Fenian War Material by United States Troops" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the folds, a little spine wear, generally nice.... See More  

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682344

From this small town in Northern Missouri...

Item #682344

January 28, 1887

THE HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri, Jan. 28, 1887



* Macon County



 An uncommon title from this very small town in Northern Missouri. A typical newspaper of the day with local and regional reports and a wealth of ads.

Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, a small hoe to the back leaf, a few small repairs. Good condition.

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682315

1889 Brookville, Indiana...

Item #682315

July 11, 1889

FRANKLIN DEMOCRAT, Indiana, July 11, 1889



* Rare title - Franklin County, Indiana



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day and period advertisements.

Complete, a little spine wear, light creasing, generally nice.

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682194

Newark NJ cemetery haunted ?... Ghost...

Item #682194

May 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 19, 1873



* Henry William Herbert - Frank Forester

* Mount Peasant Cemetery - Newark NJ

* Haunted graveyard - ghosts - goblin




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "THE NEWARK GHOST" "More Strange Stories About Ghostly Monsters" and more. (see)

Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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682155

P.T. Barnum Circus Museum Fire... Lincoln Conspirators...

Item #682155

July 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 14, 1865  The frontpage has: "DISASTROUS FIRE", "Total Destruction of Barnum's American Museum", " LOSS ESTIMATED AT $10000", "Nine Other Buildings Burned to the Ground", "Thirty Thousand People in the Streets - Pickpockets in the Crowd - Accidents and Incidents", and more. 

Additionally, page 5 ha... See More  

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682104

Reporting on the first day of the 'Colored National Convention'...

Item #682104

April 11, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1872



* National colored convention

* Frederick Douglass as president




Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Colored National Convention" "Gathering at the Southern States Convention of Colored Men in New Orleans--Pinchback, of Louisiana, and Ransier, of South Carolina, 'Bossing the Job'--Preparing for a Fierce Battle in Favor of General... See More  

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682103

1877 Galveston, Texas fire...

Item #682103

June 09, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, June 9, 1877



* Galveston TX Texas fire



This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "Galveston Fire" "Losses and Insurance by Yesterday's Fire" See image for text here.

Complete, minor margin wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More  

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681932

Chief Sitting Bull on the warpath ?...

Item #681932

March 23, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, March 23, 1878



* Chief Sitting Bull on the warpath ?



The bottom of the front page has a small one column heading: "The Indian Situation" with subhead. See image for brief text.

Four pages, a little archival mending at the margins, minor wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More  

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681931

John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre...

Item #681931

March 07, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, March 7, 1878



* John D. Lee confession ?

* re. Mountain Meadows Massacre




The front page has a small one column heading along the 1st column: "The Mountain Meadow Massacre Once More" (see) The incident happened a little more than a year earlier.

Four pages, some archival mending at the margins, minor wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More  

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681925

Chief Spotted Tail in 1875...

Item #681925

September 18, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 18, 1875



* Chief Spotted Tail - Agency

* Brulé Lakota Sioux Indians




Page 5 has an article headed: "WOGALAKA TONKA" "Spotted Tails Tepee" and more.

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

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681883

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

Item #681883

July 30, 1895

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 30, 1895



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* Infamous "Murder Castle" in Chicago


* America's 1st serial killer



The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "HOLMES' ENTERPRISES" "Skeletons Discovered Which Have Benn Traced to Him" and more. (see) Coverage on the recent murders by H. H. Holmes,... See More  

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681702

1869 Camden, New Jersey...

Item #681702

June 02, 1869

WEST JERSEY PRESS, New Jersey, June 2, 1869



* Uncommon publication



This newspaper measures 27 x 21 inches, has news of the day and several advertisements during the reconstruction era shortly after the American Civil War.

Four pages, some wear and small tears at the folds, generally good.

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681667

Evangelist Dwight L. Moody sermon - 1876...

Item #681667

February 11, 1876

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 11, 1876



* Evangelist Dwight L. Moody's sermon

* Preaches at P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome

* Ira D. Sankey




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Revival Success" "The Evangelists Power" and more. Text takes up 2 full columns on the front page and continues on page 5.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pa... See More  

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681438

Bloody Benders caught ?...

Item #681438

August 02, 1880

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 2, 1880



* Bloody Benders

* Kansas serial killers




The top of the front page has one column headings: "A BAND OF BUTCHERS" "Old Man Bender Interviewed and Identified" "His Revelations as to the Horrors at the Homestead" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 2 1/2 columns.

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

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681433

1865 State of the Union Address on reconstruction....

Item #681433

December 06, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 6, 1865



* President Andrew Johnson

* State of the Union Address

* Post-Civil War reconstruction




The top of the 1st column of the front page has a one column heading: "MESSAGE of the President Of The United States To The Two Houses Of Congress...." Text of the address takes up 5 columns, all on the front page and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

Comple... See More  

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681431

1874 Chang & Eng Bunker deaths...

Item #681431

January 25, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 25, 1874



* Chang and Eng Bunker deaths

* Famous Siamese twins




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE SIAMESE TWINS" "The Deaths Of Chang And Eng" "What Was the Cause of Death, Sympathy or Shock ?" and more. (see) Text takes up 2  columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 10 pages, small archival m... See More  

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681387

1898 USS Maine explosion investigation...

Item #681387

March 15, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 15, 1898



* re. USS Maine sinking disaster

* Explosion declared adversarial

* Spanish-American War prelude

* Havana Harbor, Cuba




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "OUTSIDE EXPLOSION" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are... See More  

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681376

First report of the 'Bloody Benders' murders discovery...

Item #681376

May 12, 1873

NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1873 



* Bloody Benders

* Cherry Vale, Kansas

* Corpses discovered




The front page has first report coverage of the "Bloody Benders" with the discovery of their victims.

Small one column headings read: "A Murderers' Den" "Eight Mangled Bodies Unearthed in the Cellar of a Deserted Cabin in Kansas" A very early report on the disco... See More  

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681374

The Bloody Benders located in 1901 ?...

Item #681374

July 24, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 24, 1901



* Bloody Benders - murderers

* Cherry Vale, Kansas

* Identified in Colorado ?




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BENDER FAMILY" with subheads that include: "Identification of the Famous Kansas Murderers" and more. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. V... See More  

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681373

1874 Bloody Benders... John Bender arrested ?...

Item #681373

April 10, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1874



* Bloody Benders - serial killers

* John Bender arrested ?

* Mormons - Salt Lake City




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "THE BLOODTHIRSTY BENDERS" "Probable Arrest of the Kansas Murderers in Utah" "The Fugitive Family Hid in the Mountains" and more. (see) Nice reporting here.

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

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681358

One of the less common titles of the late 19th century...

Item #681358

January 01, 1883

THE WASHINGTON WORLD, Washington, D.C., 1883  See the photo for the very nice masthead engraving which includes a print of the Capitol building. Although the content seems to be wide-ranging, there also seems to be content relating to the military & government.

Four pages, browned at the margins, somewhat fragile so it must be handled carefully, otherwise in very nice condition.

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681301

An unknown, unrecorded newspaper from Ohio...

Item #681301

June 15, 1878

THE HERALD, Fredericksburg, Wayne County, Ohio, June 15, 1878  A very scarce title from this town which never had more than 600 inhabitants. This is the volume 1, number 23 issues. No issues are recorded in any institutional holdings, and the title is not even listed in Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers', nor is it listed in 'Union List of Serials'.

Various new... See More  

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681221

Early baseball championship series in 1872...

Item #681221

September 18, 1872

THE WORLD, New York City, September 18, 1872



* Early baseball (game 8)

* Brooklyn - Philadelphia - New York

* Championship series




The back page has small one column headings: "The Ball Field" "The Mutuals Again Victorious--They Defeat the Athletics Easily After a Fine Game--Score 10 to 3" with box scores (see photos).

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

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681220

1898 Prescott, Wisconsin...

Item #681220

May 05, 1898

THE PRESCOTT TRIBUNE, Wisconsin, May 5, 1898



* Uncommon title

* Pierce County

* Spanish-American War




Contains news of the day with some interesting advertisements.

Complete with all 8 pages, uncut, light toning, generally nice.

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681149

1874 Charley Ross kidnapping...

Item #681149

August 04, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 4, 1874



* 4 year old boy - Charley Ross kidnapping

* 1st American for ransom in U.S. (media coverage)




The top of page 4 has one column headings: "THE LOST BOY" "The Case Still" and more (see). Text takes up almost a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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680955

Post Custer massacre.... Gen. George Crook...

Item #680955

August 11, 1876

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Aug. 11, 1876



* Post battle of Little Bighorn (Custer Massacre)

* General Alfred Terry - Sioux Indians War




Page 2 has a one column heading: "The Indian War" with subhead. (see) See image for text here shortly after the Custer massacre at the battle of Little Bighorn.

Other news and several interesting advertisements are included througho... See More  

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680925

Former Confederate port city...

Item #680925

July 15, 1866

FLAKE'S DAILY BULLETIN, Galveston, Texas, July 15, 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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$28.00
680880

Very beginning of the Panic of 1873...

Item #680880

September 18, 1873

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 18, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure

* Panic of 1873 beginning

* Brooklyn Trust Company

* In a NYC publication




The front page has early reporting 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 has a heading: "ANOTHER BIG DEFALCATION&qu... See More  

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$57.00
680878

1899 Hampton, Virginia yellow fever pandemic...

Item #680878

July 31, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 31, 1899



* Hampton, Virginia

* Yellow fever - jack

* Epidemic - pandemic




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "YELLOW JACK SCARE" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete wit... See More  

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$38.00
680817

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

Item #680817

July 11, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 11, 1873



* Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens letter

* Shah of Persia visit to London, England

* Nasar al-Din Shah Qajar




Page 3 has a letter by Mark Twain with many headings that include: "SHAH'D" "Mark Twain Hookd the Persian Out of the English Channel'" and more. (see) The letter takes up almost 2 columns and is signed in type: Mark Twain

C... See More  

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$36.00
680774

Interment of Abraham Lincoln reported in his hometown newspaper...

Item #680774

May 05, 1865

ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL, Springfield, May 5, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's funeral & burial

* The very best title to be had

* An extremely rare opportunity here




Obviously a very damaged newspaper (see photos) however this is a newspaper from Lincoln's hometown, with coverage of his funeral & interment, and from the city where Lincoln was buried.

Although the front page has... See More  

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$350.00
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