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Andersonville prison trial... Graphic on the solar eclipse...

Item #675082

October 19, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 19, 1865 

* Solar eclipse of October 19, 1865

* Henry Wirz - Andersonville Prison

A doubly interesting issue as the front page has a graphic account of: "THE SOLAR ECLIPSE TO-DAY" "Philosophy of Eclipses" "Where This Eclipse is Annular" "Its Appearance Here" with two graphics.

Also on the ftpg: "ANDERSONVILLE" &q... See More  

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Kelsey Outrage of 1873...

Item #675076

September 05, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 5, 1873

* Charles G. Kelsey outrage

* Tar & feathered murder scandal

* Huntington, Long Island, New York

Page 3 has a lengthy article with headings that include: "THE KELSEYMYSTERY" "The Theory About Floating Remains Settled" "Important Evidence of A. T. Hurd" "Views Of An Anti-Tar Man" and more. (see) Text takes up ab... See More  

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The Andersonville Prison trial...

Item #675045

September 22, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 22, 1865

* Andersonville Civil War prison camp - Georgia

* Captain Henry Wirz trial - atrocities

Front page first column heads include: "TRIAL OF CAPT. WIRZ" "Gen. Howell Cobb Gloating Over the Murder of Union Prisoners" "He Points to the Poor Starving Boys & Brags that His Soldiers are Better Off" "More of the Profanity & Ind... See More  

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A. B. Frost political cartoon...

Item #675041

May 12, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, May 12, 1875  The full ftpg. is a political cartoon by the famed A. B. Frost: "A Perplexing Parting of the Paths For Liberal Leaders." Prints inside include: "The Disaster to the Zenith Aeronauts" and two prints of the "Centennial Celebration of the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga, May 10, 1775".

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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A farming-themed newspaper from San Francisco...

Item #675032

February 08, 1873

PACIFIC RURAL PRESS, San Francisco, Feb. 8, 1873 

* Original Old West publication

* Nice masthead for display

The front page features a nice print of:"Peculiarity in the Leaves of Peaches" with a related article. As might be imagined by the title, much farming-related content.

Decorative masthead, 11 1/2 by 16 inches, 16 pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at the marg... See More  

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Beautiful & colorful front cover...

Item #675029

February 06, 1892

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Feb. 6, 1892  The very handsome front page shows two women, a child & a man: "Driving A Bargain."  Done in full color--unusual for front pages at this time--making it a very nice display item.

Twenty pages, in very nice, clean condition.

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"Baseball And Its Pleasures"... Apache Indians...

Item #675026

May 19, 1883

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 19, 1883  The entire ftpg. shows: "New Mexico--An Incident Of The Apache War--A Boy Prisoner, Captured In A Raid, Brought Into Camp." A related article inside.

 Inside has a full page featuring six scenes relating to baseball captioned: "The Sports Of The Season.--Baseball And Its Pleasures." The individual scenes are
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Father Time introduces the new year of 1883...

Item #675022

December 30, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 30, 1882  The full front page shows: "Old Time's Stock In Trade For 1883" which shows Father Time. The doublepage centerfold is a large montage of prints captioned: "Pictorial History of Leading Events of the Closing Year", & which features Father Time as well.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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California cowboys, a lynching party, firemen, Edison...

Item #675020

September 30, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 30, 1882  The full front page is a cowboy scene: "California--Extermination of Wild Geese in Colusa County...". Inside has a fullpg. with 6 images of: "Humorous Scenes & Incidents at the Democratic State Convention at Syracuse."; a terrific & dramatic full page: "New York City: An Alarm of Fire--Turning a Sharp C... See More  

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Supporting the cause of prohibition of alcohol... The first issue...

Item #674964

August 01, 1892

OAK & IVY LEAF, Chicago, August, 1892 

* Young Women's Christian Temperance Union

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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From the mining town of Eureka, Nevada...

Item #674876

February 06, 1872

EUREKA DAILY SENTINEL, Nevada, Feb. 6, 1872 

* Rare Old West publication

A very nice newspaper from this small, remote town in northeastern Nevada.

This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 feet elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its heyday when mining was the predominate draw from the mid-1870
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Mining town of Eureka, Nevada...

Item #674875

December 06, 1879

EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Nevada, Dec. 6, 1879 

* Rare mining town title 

* Wild Old West

A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote town in northeastern Nevada.

This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 feet elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its heyday when mining was the predom
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1874 Natick, Massachusetts fire disaster...

Item #674842

January 14, 1874

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, January 14, 1874

* Downtown Natick, Massachusetts fire disaster

Near the bottom of page 7 has are one column headings: "The Business Center Of Natick Destroyed" "Two and One-Half Acres Burned Over..." (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 10 pages, light toning at the margins, generally very nice.... See More  

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Early British Columbia, Canada...

Item #674794

April 17, 1878

MAINLAND GUARDIAN, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, April 17, 1878 

* Rare publication

A quite uncommon title from this town in British Columbia, with various news and literary items of the day and a wealth of ads a well, several of which are illustrated.

Complete in four pages, typical folio size, never bound nor trimmed, a news agent's stamp in the upper right corner, n... 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, 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 up mor... See More  

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Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #674746

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674743

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674738

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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

Item #674711

March 10, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, March 10, 1888

* Walt Whitman's "The Dead Emperor" poem - 1st appearance

Page 6 has a poem titled: "The Dead Emperor", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .

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

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Death of Jenny Lind... The 'fighting Indians'...

Item #674703

November 10, 1887

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Nov. 10, 1887

* Jenny Lind death

* Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer

The top of the front page has: "The Death of Jenny Lind" "A Brief Life Sketch of the World-Famed Songstress" which includes an illustration of her.

Also on the ftpg: "THE FIGHTING INDIANS" "A Brief Skirmish And A Dead Sword-Bearer" "The... See More  

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Among the Mormons: Lawyers and polygamy...

Item #674695

February 05, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 5, 1872 

* Mormons - Mormonism & polygamy

* Acting Governor Stephen Allison Mann

Page 7 has: "Utah Territory" "Acting Governor's Message - Lawyers Snubbed in Utah - Polygamy". The full text of the article is seen in the photos.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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River Side Park, New York... General Grant's burial place...

Item #674688

August 08, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 8, 1885  The prime feature of this issue is the front page illustration: "RIVERSIDE PARK, NEW YORK - THE BURIAL PLACE OF GENERAL GRANT". Inside illustrations include: "DAVENPORTS MAGIC LANTERN", "SURGERY FOR PIANO-FORTE PLAYERS", "THE RIGHT WHALE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC" and more.

Complete in 16 pages, in very good c... See More  

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Early artist view of the Blackwell's Island Bridge...

Item #674687

May 08, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, May 8, 1897  The prime feature of this issue is the front page artist's rending of the planned: "THE NEW YORK AND LONG ISLAND BRIDGE AT BLACKWELL'S ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY" (aka, 59th Street Bridge or Queensboro Bridge). Additional topics and illustrations include: "A BICYLCE BRIDGE AT TACOMA, WASHINGTON", "THE NAVAL PARADE AT THE ... See More  

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Large illustration of an early Gatling Gun...

Item #674683

April 13, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 13, 1878  The prime content within this issue is: "THE GATLING GUN IN A MAN-OF-WAR'S TOP". Also present are: "MASON'S OUTRIGGER HOIST", "CLEMINSON'S FLEXIBLE WHEEL BASE SYSTEM",  "STEAM POWER MOLDING MACHINE", and more.

Other illustrations and descriptions of the latest inventions and improvements o... See More  

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Early typewriter...

The Harlem River bridge (Washington Bridge)... The Calligraph...

Item #674682

March 06, 1886

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 6, 1886  The front page has the 2nd and 1st place prize designs for the Harlem River Bridge at 181st Street (now Washington Bridge): "DESIGN FOR BRIDGE ACROSS HARLEM RIVER AT 181ST STREET, NEW YORK CITY LOOKING SOUTH - FIRST PRIZE" and "DESIGN FOR HARLEM RIVER BRIDGE LOOKING NORTH-SECOND PRIZE". Quite displayable.

Also noteworthy is a ... See More  

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The making of steel - 1875... An early diving bell...

Item #674678

November 06, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 6, 1875  An inside page is comprised of two large illustrations related to the making of steel. Quite displayable.

Also present is the front page illustration of the: "TAYLOR & CO'S STEAM CRANE" and inside illustrations and content related to: "The Psycho Mystery", "Diving Bell and Grapnel", "Kafer and De... See More  

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Visit of the Sioux Indian chiefs...

Item #674677

June 14, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 14, 1875  The full ftpg. has a patriotic political cartoon featuring Uncle Sam & Miss Liberty as well as the bald eagle: "A Sad Case of Constitutional Coat" drawn by the famed A. B. Frost.

Inside has a nearly half page print of: "The Visit of the Black Hills Braves---Portraits of the Leading Sioux Chiefs". Other prints as well.

Eight... See More  

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Two eye-witness accounts of the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #674672

October 29, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1871 

* The great Chicago fire

* Accounts by eyewitnesses

The top of the middle column has: "LETTER FROM CHICAGO" "Desciption of the Fire by an Eye-Witness--A Graphic Account--After the Fire--The Future--A Hopeful Outlook". This is followed by another letter with column heads.

The text concerning the historic Chicago Fire... See More  

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Trial of Capt. Wirz for the Andersonville Prison horrors...

Item #674671

September 09, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 9, 1865 

* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz

The front page has: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "He Petitions the Court to be Allowed Spiritual Advisers" "The Court Refers to Letter to the War Department" "Andersonville Correspondence of the Rebel War Office" "Letters from Capt. Wirz and Gen. John H. Winder" "Cum... See More  

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Death Of William Seward In 1872....

Item #674639

October 14, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1872

* William H. Seward death

* U.S. Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln

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

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

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Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected..

Item #674582

November 06, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 6, 1872 

* Ulysses S. Great elected president

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

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

Item #674580

June 10, 1899

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Penn., June 10, 1899 

* James Jeffries wins heavyweight boxing title

* w/ illustration - vs. Robert Fitzsimmons

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

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

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John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre: a pair of issues...

Item #674532

March 23, 1877

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, a pair of issues dated March 23 and 24, 1877 

* John D. Lee execution

* Mountain Meadows Massacre

The March 23 issue has a small, inconspicuous item near the bottom of the front page: "John D. Lee, the Mormon who is to be executed to-day for the murder of emigrants at Mountain Meadows in 1857, has made a full confession, acknowledging his guilt... See More  

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Edison & the beginning of the motion picture industry...

Item #674522

May 20, 1893

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893

* Inventor Thomas Edison

* invention of the Kinetograph

The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry.

The articles takes over a full column & a portion includes: "...the duration of each imag... See More  

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Great scenes of Yellowstone National Park...

Item #674514

August 11, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 11, 1883  The full front page is a great & scenic print captioned: "Scenes In The American Wonderland - The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone." Inside has another full page with 4 images of: "The American Wonderland--Scenes in the Yellowstone National Park" which includes Yellowstone Lake, the giant geyser in action, etc., p... See More  

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Players returning from the war strengthen "the national game"...

Item #674512

June 29, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 29, 1865

* Civil War soldiers returning to baseball

The back page has: "Base Ball A Grand Match At Hoboken--The Mutual Club In The Field--The Second Contest For The Championship--An Immense Assemblage Of Spectators--The Finest Played Game Of The Season, Etc." This is a nice summary of a game between the Empire and Mutuals clubs, that begins: "The national... See More  

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

Item #674511

June 01, 1881

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

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

This three-issue set is... See More  

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

Item #674509

February 20, 1866


* Freedmen's Bureau Bill

* Andrew Johnson veto message

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

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

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

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

Item #674464

August 09, 1890

PUBLIC LEDGER, Philadelphia, August 9, 1890 

* William Francis Kemmler

* 1st electric chair execution

* From the city where he is from

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

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

Item #674456

July 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1873

* Ann Eliza Young

* Brigham Young divorce

* Mormons - polygamy

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

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

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

Item #674453

September 21, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1881 

* President James S. Garfield death

* Best title to be had ?

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

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Hometown newspaper on Garfield's funeral...

Item #674451

September 24, 1881

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

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

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Thomas Edison Electricity From Fuel...

Item #674271

August 27, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN August 27, 1887. This issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: EDISON'S ELECTRICAL DISCOVERIES - HORSE COLLAR - ODOMETER - WATER WHEEL & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well. 

Complete in 16 pages, archivally repaired at... See More  

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Preparing for the Statue of Liberty... Oklahoma Boomers... Tenement House fire…

Item #674219

May 16, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 16, 1885  The front page is a montage of prints concerning the trial of Richard Short for the assault on Capt. Phelan.

Inside has a very dramatic print of: "The Tenement House Fire...A Father's Desperate Resort--Four Children Thrown from a 3rd Story Window". Another fullpg. shows a reunion of Union & Confederates solders in ... See More  

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United States Post Office...

Item #674216

April 18, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 18, 1896  The ftpg. shows: "Letter Canceling Machines in the U.S. Post Office, New York City" with a related article as well. 

Page 3 has a report on the 1896 Olympic Games, the first held after being abolished 15 centuries ago. Various prints of: "Gas Machine for Industrial & Domestic Uses" and various other prints &... See More  

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A noted baseball player of the day...

Item #674143

October 21, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Oct. 21, 1882  Inside has a nice portrait of "Waller Wallace", a prominent baseball player at that time. Included is a biography of him. The same page has box scores and write-ups for 13 baseball games.

The back several pages contains a great wealth of advertisements for the theater business including much on noted acts of the day.

Sixteen pages, great condition.... See More  

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The noted Jane Addams...

Item #674114
YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, May, 1896 

* Young Women's Christian Temperance Union

An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.

The front page features a photo of the renowned "Miss Jane Addams". Addams was an American settlement acti... See More  

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Lengthy and revealing article on the Mormons...

Item #674049

February 07, 1870

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 7, 1870 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Church of Zion - Godbeites

* Latter-day Saints

Page 11 has first column heads: "MORMONISM" "Progress Of the 'New Church of Zion' " "Some Divine and Human Revelations--Text of the Church Constitution--A Lengthy if not Over-Comprehensive Document". The report is datelined from Salt Lake City an... See More  

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Resolutions from the National Colored Convention...

Item #674047

April 16, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 16, 1872 

* National colored convention

Page 5 has over half a column taken up with report from the: "National Colored Convention" "The Resolutions--A Just Tribute To Senator Sumner". The last resolution notes in part: "That, wherever Republicans have betrayed colored constituencies, we recommend that better men be elected to succeed them... See More  

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