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689305

The murder of Jennie Cramer... The arrest of Blanche Douglass...

Item #689305

August 07, 1881

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 13, 1881



* The murder of Jennie E. Cramer

* "The Elm City Tragedy" - New Haven's "Beautiful Victim"

* Blanche Douglass arrested




The front page has the single-column heading: "THE DEAD NEW HAVEN GIRL", with subheading: "A Warrant Issued For The Arrest Of The Douglass Woman", followed by additional details (see photos). T... See More  

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$75.00
689282

Mormonism & polygamy debate in 1870.......

Item #689282

August 08, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 8, 1870



* Mormonism - polygamy ? - Mormons

* Orson Pratt-John Philip Newman debate




The top of the back page has one column headings: "THE MORMONS AND POLYGAMY" "Dr. Newman Notifies Brigham Young That He Has Girded Up His Loins" which includes correspondences between Newman and Young. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, toni... See More  

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689240

1874 death of Charles Sumner....

Item #689240

March 14, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 14, 1874 



* Charles Sumner death

* American politician - Massachusetts senator

* Anti-slavery leader - Civil Rights advocate




The top of the page 3 has one column headings: "SUMNER" "Last Honors in Washington to the Dead Senator" and more. (see) Lengthy text.

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

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689102

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

Item #689102

November 30, 1894

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, November 30, 1894



* re. H.H. Holmes arrest

* Herman Webster Mudgett

* 1st U.S. serial killer




The front page has a brief article with small heading: "Pitezel Is In South America" with subhead. (see) Brief coverage on the recent arrest and indictment of H.H. Holmes, America's 1st serial killer.

Complete with all 10 pages, light toning, generally nice... See More  

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689040

1885 Vicksburg, Mississippi...

Item #689040

November 24, 1851

THE VICKSBURG EVENING POST, Mississippi, Nov. 24, 1885



* Rare publication from the 19th century South



A very uncommon publication from the South. News of the day with several advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, a little margin wear with some small tears, generally good.

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$33.00
689018

General George Custer.. Black Hills' gold...

Item #689018

September 01, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 1, 1874



* General George Armstrong Custer

* Black Hills gold - South Dakota expedition ENDS




The front page has a few related article headed: "Return Of the Black Hills Expedition" with subheads. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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$58.00
689015

1871 Ku Klux Klan in the South...

Item #689015

July 07, 1871

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1871



* Ku Klux Klan - KKK

* Southern trials




The front page has two related article headed: "The Kuklux" with subheads. (see) Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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689008

John Kehoe & the Molly Maguires...

Item #689008

December 18, 1878

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, December 18, 1878



* Molly Maguire execution

* John Kehoe hanging (same day 1st report)




 The back page has an article headed: "The Execution of John Kehoe" Printing on the opposite page (pg. 3) causes light readability in this article. (see)

Complete in 4 pages, small piece torn away along the blank margin, generally nice.... See More  

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688979

1890 James A. Garfield Memorial dedication...

Item #688979

May 31, 1890

THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, May 31, 1890



* James. A. Garfield Memorial

* Lake View Cemetery dedication

* Cleveland, Ohio monument




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GARFIELD MEMORIAL" with subheads. (see) Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns, all on the front page.

Complete with 6 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice, Shoul... See More  

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688948

1890 Robert E. Lee statue unveiling... Richmond...

Item #688948

May 30, 1890

THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvannia, May 30, 1890



* Robert E. Lee monument - statue dedication

* Confederate Civil War General - commander

* Monument Avenue - Richmond, Virginia




The top-middle of the front page has a one column heading: "THE LEE MONUMENT" with subheads that include: "Its Unveiling at Richmond, Virginia Yesterday" and more. This is the statue that Vi... See More  

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688936

Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #688936

December 22, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877 



* Inventor Thomas Edison

* The phonograph invented

* Best title to have this in ?




Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we ... See More  

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688935

Great Hawaii prints... Gold in the Klondike...

Item #688935

August 07, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 7, 1897 



* Klondike gold rush

* Hawaiian Islands




The full front page is an illustration of: "Rembrandt's Father". Terrific doublepage centerfold: "The Hawaiian Island--Scenes in Honolulu & the Island of Oahu" with 11 scenes, being very displayable. Nice fullpg. with 8 photos of: "The Gold Discoveries in the Klondike... See More  

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688931

Famous "telegraph" baseball game...

Item #688931

September 23, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 23, 1870  Page 3 has: "Base-Ball The Championship Contest--Mutual vs. Atlantic--The Mutuals Win the Champion Pennant --Score 10 to 4". The summary (see) mentions that there was: "...a very large gathering of spectators on the Union Grounds...despite the fact that the admission fee was double the usual charge." Also says there was the largest gathering... See More  

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688928

1878 Pittsfield, Massachusetts... Berkshire County...

Item #688928

December 04, 1878

THE PITTSFIELD SUN, Massachusetts, Dec. 4, 1878



* Berkshire County 

* American Indians war era
 



This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

Complete with all 8 pages, a little at folds, minor margin wear, generally nice.

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688909
Item #688909

February 14, 1880

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS, February 14, 1880 Full front-page image of De Lesseps and his engineers at Panama before beginning the canal. Coverage continues on pg. 7.

Additionally, pg. 12 has images from the Dakota Territory and Mail Service on the Yellowstone Route during the winter. Also, images of the Annual Reception and festival of Palestine Commandery and the Knights Templar; Opera... See More  

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688793

1870 Cincinnati Red Stockings baseball....

Item #688793

June 19, 1870

NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1870 



* Cincinnati Red (reds) Stockings

* Early baseball w/ box scores




Page 8 has an article headed: "The National Game" with subhead and box scores. (see) The Redstockings ended there 81 game winning streak just a few days prior.

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular long the spine, generally in good condition.

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688677

Working to abolish alcoholic beverages...

Item #688677
YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, August, 1896  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.

A penned note at the top: "This is our last issue. Consolidated with Union Signal."

Decorative title page, 8 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, irregular at the sp... See More  

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688616

Hetch Hetchy Valley description in an uncommon title...

Item #688616

November 25, 1882

WASHINGTON WORLD AND CITIZEN-SOLDIER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1882  Although the content is wide-ranging, as the title indicates, a fair amount of the articles relate to the military & government.

Page 7 has an interesting article headed: "A Rival to Yosemite", which tells of another dramatic valley slight to the north of Yosemite: Hetch Hetchy. Many decades later much of th... See More  

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688605

1873 Drummond Mine explosion... Nova Scotia...

Item #688605

May 16, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 16, 1873



* Drummond Mine explosion disaster

* Westville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia




The top of page 7 has a one column headings: "WESTVILLE EXPLOSION" with subheads. (see) Text takes up more than 2 full columns.

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.

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688582

Washington Harrison Donaldson ballooning...

Item #688582

September 03, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 3, 1874



* Washington Harrison Donaldson

* Ballooning in New Jersey

* Indians - Native Americans




The front page has a one column heading: "Donaldson's Latest Aerial Voyage" Also another one column heading: "The Frontier Troubles" with subhead. (see) Brief text on both reports.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few tiny margin t... See More  

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688581

Mary Todd Lincoln declared insane...

Item #688581

May 20, 1875

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Penn. May 20, 1875



* Mary Todd Lincoln INSANE

* President Abraham's wife




The front page has somewhat inconspicuous report that begins with: "Mrs. Lincoln, widow of President Lincoln, has been adjudged insane by the County Court at Chicago..." (see)

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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688509

Meridian race riot of 1871....

Item #688509

March 08, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 8, 1871



* Meridian MS Mississippi

* Race riot - Freedmen

* KKK Ku Klux Klan




Page 6 has an article under: "Life In The South" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.... See More  

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688424

1875 Civil Rights Act passes Congress...

Item #688424

February 06, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 6, 1875



* Civil Rights Bill (Enforcement Act)

* Reconstruction era - Negroes

* Passes Congress (1st report)


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The top of the front page has one column heading that include: "BUSINESS IN CONGRESS" "Passage Of The Civil Rights Bill In The House" and more. (see)

Complete with 10 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally ni... See More  

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688416

Making Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in 1870...

Item #688416

April 04, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1870



* Kentucky Bourbon whiskey - liquor

* Corn mash - distillation - copper




Page 5 has a interesting article on the making of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey with a one column heading: "Kentucky Whisky (sic)" with subhead. A printing flaw slightly affects the text. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, minor light foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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688403

Coushatta massacre... Red River Parish, Louisiana...

Item #688403

September 02, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 2, 1874



* Coushatta massacre

* Red River Parish, Louisiana

* White League attack




The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE SOUTHERN TERROR" "The Massacre Of Northern Men In Louisiana" and more. (see)

Complete in 8 pages, light toning and and some wear at the margins, should be handled with care.... See More  

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688395

Celebrating passage of the 15th amendment...

Item #688395

April 01, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, April 1, 1870 



* 15th Fifteenth Amendment

* Right to Vote - African Americans

* Celebration of the ratification




A front page report headed: "The Negroes and the Amendment--Their Vote in Connecticut" includes a dispatch from New -Haven that reports: "The colored citizens of New-Haven fired a salute of one hundred guns over the Fifteenth Amendment proclama... See More  

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688348

Death of James Garfield: mayor's notice...

Item #688348

September 23, 1881

An interesting item being a notice from the mayor of Fremont, Ohio, announcing the death of President Garfield. The front page has an announcement reporting: "DIED. At Long Branch, New Jersey, Sept. 19, 1881, at 10:35 P.M., James Abram Garfield, President Of The United States. Aged 49 years and 10 Months. Funeral obsequies at Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 26th, 1881, at 10 o'clock A. M. ... See More  

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688345

1872 Portland, New York Christmas Eve train wreck disaster....

Item #688345

December 25, 1872

THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, December 25, 1872



* Christmas Eve train wreck

* Cross Cut Railroad disaster - Portland, New York




The front page has a one column headings: "The Most Terrible Slaughter of the Year" "Horrible Railroad Casualties" "Two Trains Thrown Over Steep Embankments" and more. 1st report coverage on the Cross-Cut Railroad train disaster... See More  

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688331

1874 Charley Ross kidnapping...

Item #688331

August 02, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1874



* 4 year old boy - Charley Ross kidnapping

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




The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE CHILD STEALERS" "The Kidnappers of Charley Ross Still Uncaptured" and more (see). Text takes up almost 2 1/2 columns.

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

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688292

From the Old West... Early Colorado...

Item #688292

January 26, 1882

GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado, Jan. 26, 1882 



* Rare Old West title

* Volume 1 issue




An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains.

Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gun... See More  

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688179

Fifth Avenue, New York (1892)... Beautiful full-color illustration...

Item #688179

May 05, 1892

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1892  The front page of this issue is very colorful and shows a horse-drawn coach traveling along a busy New York street, captioned: "A May Morning on Fifth Avenue".

Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century.  This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
... See More  

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687954

John Wesley Hardin did the shooting...

Item #687954

November 19, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 19, 1875 



* John Wesley Hardin shootout



The front page has a rather brief yet notable report headed: "Two Men Murdered In Texas" which notes in part: "...party of five men entered Ryan's saloon & killed Reuben Brown, city marshal... a member of the Sutton party. His body was riddled with balls...Brown was the man who arrested Taylor for th... See More  

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687906

1870 Van Buren, Arkansas hanging...

Item #687906

July 06, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 6, 1870



* Choctaw Indian execution by hanging

* Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas




The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "THE GALLOWS" with subheads. (see) Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns.

Complete with 12 pages, a little spine wear, generally nice.

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687827

1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #687827

March 21, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 21, 1872



* Rare Old West title



In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of t... See More  

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687616

Rare Ohio River steamboat newspaper from 1870...

Item #687616

May 20, 1870

THE CHARMER, printed for the "Steamer Charmer" as noted in the dateline, May 20, 1870  A quite rare steamboat newspaper which published weekly: "...and circulated by the Steamer Charmer along both sides of the Ohio River, from Marietta to Cincinnati & furnished daily to the passengers on the boat...". The back page has a nice print of the paddle-wheeler "Charmer&q... See More  

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687612

Martha's Vineyard... Methodist Camp Meeting...

Item #687612

August 21, 1867

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, August 21, 1867  Page 1 provides considerable details concerning the Methodist Camp Meeting at Martha's Vineyard, known as Wesleyan Grove (or Wesleyan Camp Grove). Another article tells of a similar Camp Meeting in Hatfield. Although many of the gingerbread cottages remain, and a summer camp meeting schedule continues into the present, the popularity... See More  

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687534

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

Item #687534

July 30, 1895

HELENA EVENING HERALD, Montana, July 30, 1895



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* Infamous "Murder Castle" in Chicago


* America's 1st serial killer



The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "HOLMES' STORY" "The Wholesale Murderer and Insurance Swindler Gives His Version of Pietzel Sr.'s Death" and more. (see) Coverage on... See More  

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687335

Post 1873 Colfax, Louisiana massacre.....

Item #687335

May 07, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Indiana, May 7, 1873



* Post Colfax massacre - riot

* St. Martinville Parish, Louisiana

* Unrest continues in the State




The top of page 9 has one column headings that include: "LOUISIANA" "Progress Of The Civil War" "Picket Firing at St. Martinsville" and more.

Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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687319

1898 Nikola Tesla's remote controlled boat...

Item #687319

November 19, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 19, 1898



* Inventor Nikola Tesla

* Radio remote controlled boat




Great issue on the early radio remote control. Page 6 has a fascinating article with 3 related diagrams on the recent invention of Nikola Tesla's remote controlled boat. (see)

Other inventions of the day throughout. Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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687271

San Francisco and Cincinnati views...

Item #687271

September 22, 1879

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, Sept. 22, 1879  The entire front page is a terrific political cartoon honoring Ulysses S. Grant captioned: "Welcome." Inside half a page is a print of: "The Astley Belt Contest" showing a running race. A half page has 6 "Views In San Francisco Harbor", and a half page with 4 "Views In Cincinnati, Ohio" plus a: "Map of t... See More  

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687265

A "radical democratic" newspaper...

Item #687265

October 26, 1867

WEST AND SOUTH, Cincinnati, Oct. 26, 1867  Certainly an uncommon title that lasted less than 3 years. Its platform is defined on the back page with headings: "Radical Democratic Instructor For the Mississippi Valley & Vindication of the Interior Policy for State Sovereignty, Free Trade and Hard Money, Against the Atlantic Policy of Consolidation! "The West & South United&quo... See More  

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687263

Early woman's suffrage newspaper...

Item #687263

January 28, 1871

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Jan. 28, 1871  Uncommon women's suffrage paper founded just the year prior, produced by--among others--Lucy Stone, Alice Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Livermore.

Among the articles: "Concerning Women" "Mrs. General Sherman and 1000 Other Ladies Against Woman Suffrage" "How To Succeed"  "Woman Suffrage in Mass... See More  

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687178

From Elko, Nevada, on the route to the Gold Rush...

Item #687178

October 21, 1871

THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Nevada, Oct. 21, 1871  This town had a population of about 2,000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to th... See More  

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687119

1878 Birch Creek battle... Indians...

Item #687119

July 11, 1878

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 11 , 1878



* Battle of Birch Creek

* Near Pendleton, Oregon

* Bannock War - Indians




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "HOWARD STRIKES INDIANS" "A Gallant Fight On Butler Creek" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, generally nice.

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687037

1866 Fetterman Fight massacre....

Item #687037

December 27, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, December 27, 1866.

 

* Fetterman Massacre

* Fort Laramie




On page 4 under "Terrible Massacre At Fort Laramie" "Three Officers and Ninety Soldiers Surrounded and Butchered" is a rather inconspicuous report reading in full: "A terrible massacre occurred on the 22d, near Fort Phil. Kearny. Brevet Col. Fetterman, Capt. Brown, and Lieut. Gammond, ... See More  

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687030

1895 Hamidian massacres... Armenians...

Item #687030

July 15, 1895

HELENA EVENING HERALD, July 15, 1895



* Hamidian massacres - Sultan Abdul Hamid

* Armenians - Ottoman Empire - Turkey




The front page has a small one column heading: "Poor Armena" with subhead. (see) Coverage on the ongoing massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Nice to have on the front page here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Light toning, minor margin wear, ge... See More  

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686956

Trial of Lincoln's assassins... Dr. Mudd...

Item #686956

June 07, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 7, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* Trial of the conspirators

* Dr. Samuel Mudd and more




The front page has  nice one column heads including: "THE ASSASSINATION" "The Trial on Tuesday" "The Case of Dr. Mudd" "Attempt to Invalidate the Evidence of Thomas" "The Suppressed Testimony" "
... See More  

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$45.00
686950

1895 Ghosts in Victoria, B.C. ?...

Item #686950

July 20, 1895

HELENA EVENING GAZETTE, Montana, July 20, 1895



* Haunted house in Victoria, B.C. ?

* Ghosts - spectres - apparitions




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "IT IS LIKE A GHOST STORY" with subhead. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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$38.00
686946

1895 Lockport, Illinois fire disaster....

Item #686946

August 10, 1895

HELENA EVENING GAZETTE, Montana, Aug. 10, 1895



* Lockport, Will County, Illinois

* Downtown fire disaster




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "TOWN WIPED OUT" with subheads. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, generally very nice.

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686919

Fort Smith, Arkansas hangings in 1875 ...

Item #686919

September 04, 1875

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 4, 1875



* Fort Smith, Arkansas

* Hangings - executions (6)

* Judge Isaac Parker




Near the top of the front page is an article headed: "Execution Of Six Men At Fort Smith" and more. (see)

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

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$42.00
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