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681519

The first issue published...

Item #681519

February 16, 1884

DAILY EVENING STAR, San Francisco, Feb. 16, 1884 



* Volume 1 Number 1 issue



This is the first issue published: volume 1, number 1. Among the front page reports are: "Argal The Gallows - It will Do Well for Majors for Murdering McIntyre" and: "The People's Railway" "A New Transcontinental Trunk Line to be Built".

Page 3 includes: "Stabbed To Death ... See More  

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$65.00
681487

Oxford vs. Cambridge rowing...

Item #681487

April 02, 1875

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 2, 1875 



* The Boat Race

* Oxford vs. Cambridge Universities

* Rowing - River Thames




The front page has one column headings: "THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE" "How The Oxford Beat The Cambridge Crew" and more. Lengthy text with the lineup.

Twelve pages, nice condition.... See More  

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681477

Lawwrenceburg, Kentucky fire disaster...

Item #681477

March 18, 1873

THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, March 18, 1873 



* Lawrenceburg KY Kentucky

* Town fire disaster




The front page has an article headed: "Lawrenceburg" "A Kentucky Town Burned", the photos showing the report.



Four pages, a bit irregular at the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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681465

Early bicycle race on the front page...

Item #681465

August 21, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1897  The full front page is a nice illustration of early bicyclists racing: "Well Bunched" by famed artiest A.B. Frost.

Inside has a full pg: "Newport's Brilliant Summer Fete - Scenes in the Harbor During the night Illumination."; a full page: "Francois Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, at Home."; three... See More  

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681461

Homestead Steel Strike...

Item #681461

July 16, 1892

WAVERLY FREE PRESS, Waverly, New York, July 16, 1892  The second page has a report on the Homestead Strike at Homestead, Pennsylvania, which to date remains one of the most significant and tragic labor disputes in U.S. history. 

This early report is headed: "The Strike at Homestead" includes: "The largest strike, perhaps, in U.S. history is at present being waged at Homes... 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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681399

Very significant baseball print...

Item #681399

July 01, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 1, 1865  Perhaps the best & most desired print is the very nice half page vertical print captioned: "Grand Match Between the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia, & the Resolute Club of Brooklyn, N.Y....at the Union Ground, Brooklyn.". This shows a baseball game in progress, including the full panorama of the field ... 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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681346

Early for color newspaper pages...

Item #681346

February 13, 1898

LE PETIT JOURNAL [The Little Newspaper]--Supplement, Paris, France, Feb. 13, 1898  This was a quite successful conservative, daily newspaper published from 1863 to 1944. Beginning in 1884 they did a weekly "Supplement" famous for their color lithograph front and back pages.

Such full page color prints in 19th century issues were rather uncommon. Quite displayable as such.

Complete... See More  

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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 



* Very rare publication



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... See More  

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$145.00
681299

Custer's Massacre... Thomas Nast prints...

Item #681299

July 22, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1876 



* The Custer Massacre

* Chief Sitting Bull

* Prints - illustrations




The entire front page is a nice political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast, captioned: "The Democratic (Deformed) Tiger 'Fixed' ".

Within this issue is over a full column article headed: "The Montana Slaughter", which in addition to follow u... See More  

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681268

Vassar College life... The Apaches...

Item #681268

July 04, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885  The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle Ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More  

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681261

Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles, and a motorcycle...

Item #681261

February 09, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 9, 1895  A great issue reporting on the bicycle "mania" at that time, with the full ftpg. taken up with text & 3 illustrations concerning: "The National Bicycle Exhibition In Madison Square Garden, New York", one print showing: "The Motor Cycle" which would appear to be an early version of a motorcycle. The text continues i... See More  

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681260

United States Treasury: the manufacture of currency...

Item #681260

May 04, 1867

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 4, 1867  Included is a one  page report: "The Manufacture Of Greenbacks and Currency At The U.S. Treasury Building" which has a nice view of the exterior of the Treasury Building, plus four smaller scenes of work areas, and on the opposite page a large illustration of the "Hydraulic Engines" and one of the "Sealing Room&quo... See More  

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681259

Great prints from the West...

Item #681259

May 03, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883  Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of

Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.

The doublepage centerfold shows: "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More  

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681258

Mauch Chunk... Alaska...

Item #681258

October 12, 1878

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 12, 1878  The full ftpg. is a political cartoon showing Ben Butler. Among the prints within are: "Mauch Chunk, Pa." "Pennsylvania--An Autumn View of Mauch Chunk, the 'Switzerland of America' & its Attractions". This town would be re-named "Jim Thorpe". The doublepg. centerfold is a group of 9 prints of: &... 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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681200

Worcester Railroad Depot...

Item #681200

January 22, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 22, 1876  The front page has a nice print of: "The Union Railroad Depot Worcester Mass." with another print inside.  Also a curious print of a: "Steam Horse For Street Railways".

Other articles & prints of the latest inventions & improvements.

Sixteen pages, great condition.

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681199

Worcester Railroad Depot...

Item #681199

January 22, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 22, 1876  The front page has a nice print of: "The Union Railroad Depot Worcester Mass." with another print inside.  Also a curious print of a: "Steam Horse For Street Railways".

Other articles & prints of the latest inventions & improvements.

Sixteen pages, great condition.

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681176

Rutherford B. Hayes' state-of-the-union address...

Item #681176

December 14, 1877

THE EXPOSITOR INDEPENDENT, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, Dec. 14, 1877 



* President Rutherford B. Hayes

* State of the Union Address




Certainly one of the less common titles we have encountered from Wisconsin. All of pages 2, 3 & a portion of page 6 are taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type at its conclusion: R. B. Hayes.

This was the Preside... See More  

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681175
Item #681175

February 24, 1880

THE MISSOURI REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Feb. 24, 1880  Page 3 has a very curious article headed: "Dissection Of Murderers" "Experiments Upon the Men Who Were Hung at Murfreesboro Last Friday". The article goes into some detail on the doctors' attempt to revive the corpses using electricity.

Eight pages, good condition.

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681174

Uncommon title from Iowa...

Item #681174

February 14, 1877

BURLINGTON HAWK-EYE, Iowa, Feb. 14, 1877 



* Des Moines County



An uncommon title from Iowa. Among the ftpg. column heads: "The Presidency" "the Argument Before the Electoral Commission on the Louisiana Case" "He Finds the Task a Terrible Strain on His Mental Faculties" "The Capital" "the Colored Men Subserved Their Interest by Voting With the ... See More  

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681006

Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "The Dead Emperor"...

Item #681006

March 12, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, March 12, 1888  Page 4 has a poem titled: "The First Dandelion", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .

This is the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, significant as such.  It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of Grass".

Complete in 10 pages, light toning with more at the edges, mostly l... See More  

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680987

Nice on the Spanish-American War...

Item #680987

April 20, 1898

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, April 20, 1898  A nice banner headline on the on-going Spanish-American War: "DOWN WITH THE SAFFRON FLAG OF SPAIN AFLOAT OVER CUBAN SOIL ! " with various related subheads on the war.

The front page also features a nice graphic captioned: "How the United States' Fleet Would Operate in Waging A Bombardment on Havana."

More war reporti... See More  

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680974

The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #680974

July 24, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 24, 1897 



* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada




The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "KLONDYKE KRAZE" "Continues o Gather Its Victims All Along the Line" "Canada Gets Greedy" "There Will be Telegraph, Express and Other  Facilities Next Year in Dawson City".

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680969

A premiere newspaper in Mormon history...

Item #680969

September 26, 1890

DESERET SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 26, 1890



* 1890 Manifesto - Mormonism & polygamy

* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

* Best publication to be had ? - very rare




This newspaper contains one of the more noteworthy events in Mormon history, that being the printing of the "1890 Manifesto", a statement which officially ceased the practice of plural m... See More  

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680958

First Hebrew political society in America, with Grant's "Jew Order" connection...

Item #680958

September 02, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1868  Page one includes: "Hebrew Grant and Colfax Campaign Club", which, as noted within the text: "...headquarters at No. 7 Delancy Street. It held its first regular meeting last evening...This claims to be the first Jewish political club organized in this country. According to its circular it was formed to demonstrate that the Hebrews of this city,
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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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680890

Mutuals win the championship... Each inning telegraphed to other cities....

Item #680890

September 23, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 23, 1870  Page 3 has: "The Championship Contest--Mutual vs. Atlantic--The Mutuals Win the Championship Pennant--Score 10-4." It begins: "The Fall campaign of the ball-playing season...culminated yesterday in the signal success of the Mutual Club, in their home-and-home game with the noted Atlantics, the holders of the whip-pennant. The event has been an
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680887

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #680887

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 



* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor




Page 3 has a nice illustration of Edison's recent invention, the phonograph.

Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its perfo

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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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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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680860

A Winslow Homer Christmas print... Santa Claus...

Item #680860

January 02, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 2, 1869  The full front page is a nice print: "A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" showing a full-figure Santa Claus carrying a Christmas tree. Inside is a full page Winslow Homer print: "Christmas Belles" showing a family in a sleigh.

Another full page has: 'Home for the Holidays" and other prints include: "The Chr... See More  

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680859

F.S. Church Christmas bears print...

Item #680859

December 14, 1893

CHRISTMAS NUMBER - FRANK LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1893 The full front page is a nice print of: "A Christmas Visit to Grandma". Although there are many full page Christmas prints within, certainly the most notable would be the nice full page: "The Christmas Slide" by the famed artist Frank S. Church, showing his iconic bears sliding in the snow.

The complete issu... See More  

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680858

F.S. Chrurch Christmas bears print...

Item #680858

December 14, 1893

CHRISTMAS NUMBER - FRANK LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1893 The full front page is a nice print of: "A Christmas Visit to Grandma". Although there are many full page Christmas prints within, certainly the most notable would be the nice full page: "The Christmas Slide" by the famed artist Frank S. Church, showing his iconic bears sliding in the snow.

The complete issu... See More  

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680851

Celebrating the generals after the war...

Item #680851

June 08, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1865  Among the first column heads are: "Our President" "Monster Meeting Last Night at Cooper Institution" "Outpouring of the Masses for the Administration" "The Hero Grant" "It was Big, Great, Immense, Prodigious!" "Brilliant Array of Generals" and more.

Pages 4 & 5 have more column heads on the war inc... See More  

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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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680782

The very first issue published...

Item #680782

March 06, 1881

DAKOTA COUNTY TRIBUNE, Farmington and Lakeville, Minnesota, March 6, 1881 



* Volume 1 Number 1 issue



This is the first issue published, the volume 1, number 1 issue as noted in the masthead. Gregory notes that only the Minnesota Historical Society has any issues of this title, and just a few from the 19th century.

Four pages, archivally repaired at the spine, archival strengthening at ... See More  

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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
680768

Early for color newspaper pages...

Item #680768

January 30, 1898

LE PETIT JOURNAL [The Little Newspaper]--Supplement, Paris, France, Jan. 30, 1898  This was a quite successful conservative, daily newspaper published from 1863 to 1944. Beginning in 1884 they did a weekly "Supplement" famous for their color lithograph front and back pages.

Such full page color prints in 19th century issues were rather uncommon. Quite displayable as such.

Complete... See More  

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$17.00
680725

Princeton University celebrates its 150th anniversary...

Item #680725

October 24, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 24, 1896 



* Princeton University

* Prints - illustrations




The full ftpg. has 6 photo prints of notable buildings on the campus of Princeton University, this issue celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding. Inside as a related article: "The Sesquicentennial Celebration of Princeton University" which includes two more photos.

Sixteen... See More  

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$43.00
680721

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #680721

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 24, 1891  An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion o... See More  

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$93.00
680720

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #680720

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay".

A portion of ... See More  

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$90.00
680704

Brigham Young & the Mormons contemplate moving to Hawaii...

Item #680704

June 05, 1871

RICHMOND DAILY WHIG, Virginia, June 5, 1871



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young to Hawaii ?




Page 2 has an article: "The Mormons and the Sandwich Islands" which begins: "Brigham Young finds himself so hemmed in by Gentiles and Gentile influences, and subjected to so many trials and tribulations in consequence of the influx into his dominions of so many antagonistic elements,... See More  

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680699

Guiteau: President Garfield's assassin on trial...

Item #680699

December 03, 1881

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 3, 1881



* President James Garfield assassination

* Charles J. Guiteau on trial




The full ftpg. shows: "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guiteau Being Escorted from the Courtroom..." and the doublepage centerfold shows; "Trial of President Garfield's Assassin--Guards Unlocking the Handcuffs of the Prisoner..."; ... See More  

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$56.00
680690

The Chicago fire...

Item #680690

October 16, 1871

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 16, 1871 



* Great Chicago fire



The front page first column has nice heads on the Great Chicago Fire, including: "THE CITY OF CHICAGO" "A Quiet & Peaceful Sabbath Yesterday" "How the Citizens Observed the Day" "Rapid Growth of the Temporary Dwellings & Stores" "Interesting Resume of the Effects of the Great Fire&qu... See More  

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$54.00
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