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672400

The very day Israel become a state....

Item #672400

May 14, 1948

THE NEWS AND OBSERVER, Raleigh, N.C., May 14, 1948



* Israeli Declaration of Independence

* State of Israel proclaimed (day of)




A very notable issue in Judaica issue as this was the day that Israel statehood was proclaimed, establishing the first Jewish state in 2,000 years. The top of the front page has a three column: "UN Makes Urgent Efforts To Protect The Holy City" with subhea... See More  

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$88.00
671590

Death of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence...

Item #671590

November 21, 1832

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1832 



* Charles Carroll death

* Declaration of Independence signer (last survivor)

* From our nation's capital




The front page begins with a black-bordered report: "Funeral of Charles Carroll", the last surviving person who signed the Declaration of Independence. He was 95 years old at death.

Also at the top of the ftpg... See More  

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$56.00
667818

Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 



* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory




The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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$465.00
667314

Jefferson & Adams create a friendship...

Item #667314

December 21, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 21, 1822  The most significant content inside is a charming pair of letters between two former Presidents and one-time adversaries: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Now in their latter years (87 and 80 respectively) a respect & friendship developed which would last through their four remaining years: they would both pass away on July 4, 1826, t... See More  

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667097

Prelude to the creation of the Jewish state...

Item #667097

May 11, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 11, 1948 



* Creating the Jewish state of Israel

* Jews - Judaica - Palestine




The top of page 19 contains an early report concerning the soon-to-be-announced statehood for Israel, headed: "Jews to Proclaim State Despite U.S." with subhead: "U.N. Assembly Held Limited to Recognizing Accomplished Facts--Questions Asked" and begins: "Despite... See More  

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665674

Trumbull's Declaration of Independence... Slave importation prohibited...

Item #665674

November 11, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1818 



* John Trumbell's "Declaration of Independence"

* Law prohibiting slaves leaving the state




A page 2 report begins: "The Legislature of New Jersey...passed an act last Thursday, prohibiting the exportation of slaves or servants of colour out of that State. It makes it penal in the sum of 2000 dollars, or imprisonmen
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664892

The Texas Declaration of Independence...

Item #664892

April 09, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 9, 1836 



* Texas Declaration of Independence

* Republic of Texas from Mexico

* Washington-on-the-Brazos signing




This issue has much content concerning Texas, one item with a brief statement reading: "The Texas convention has declared the state independent of Mexico." Also included is a letter from Texas noting: "...the countr... See More  

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662459

News of the Declaration of Independence is reported in England... "Battle of New York...

Item #662459

August 10, 1776

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 10, 1776 



* Declaration of Independence

* First reported in England

* New York campaign




Of very special significance is the brief--yet significantly historic report: "...informed that the Continental Congress have declared the United Colonies free and independent states." Front page content doesn't get much better than this.

Almost al... See More  

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662285

Battle of the Cedars, a truce meeting with Washington, and much more...

Item #662285

July 27, 1776

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, July 27, 1776 



* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Canada campaign

* John Hancock & George Washington




This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city. Note that this issue is just the second published since it printed the De... See More  

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$720.00
661804

The Declaration of Independence...

Item #661804
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1776 



* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain




It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remains a desire of most collectors to find an issue containing reference to it, and ultimately a contemporary printing o... See More  

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$3,995.00
659569

Indian treaty with the Mennatarees... Thomas Jefferson's financial troubles...

Item #659569

February 18, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 18, 1826  The front page has an article which begins: "A treaty with the Belantse-etea, or Mennatarees, was concluded between gen. Atkinson and maj. O'Falon & many chiefs of this tribe at the Lower Mandan village...It provides for a friendly intercourse between the parties..." with more.

Also on the ftpg. is a report which rea... See More  

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658254

Rare American newspaper with some fine war-related content...

Item #658254

December 30, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, December 30, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 42

All of the front page, most of pg. 2 & concluded in a future issue is the; "MANIFESTO on the Motives of the Conduct of the King of France R... See More  

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655086

Founding of the state of Israel... One of the best...

Item #655086

May 14, 1948

THE RALEIGH TIMES, May 14, 1948 



* Israeli Declaration of Independence

* Early, same day 1st report




The front page has a dramatic, historic, banner headline proclaiming: "JEWISH STATE IS PROCLAIMED," with the related and sensational subheading: "First Hebrew Nation In 2,000 Years." The coverage continues on an inside page. This is an extremely historic & desirab... See More  

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654960

Capture of Pensacola, Florida... Five Declaration signers still living...

Item #654960

July 11, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1818  The ftpg. begins with: "Declaration of Independence" reporting on celebrations  of the 4th of July & beginning: "Forty-two years have past since this great paper was signed..." and noting the 5 signers still living.

Inside has: "Indian War" concerning the capture of Pensacola during the Seminole War ... See More  

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653258

Charles Carroll presents a copy of the Declaration of Independence...

Early Texas, slavery, and Indian disturbances...

Item #653258

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through ... See More  

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653255

Details on the Declaration of Independence, by an eye-witness...

Item #653255

June 28, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 28, 1817 Inside has more than a full page headed: "Declaration of Independence" dated at Philadelphia, June 16, 1817. This is a lengthy letter from Thomas McKean, a member of the Continental Congress & signer of the Declaration of Independence, in which he clarifies the errors noted concerning the men who had actually declare... See More  

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651873

India's Constitution announced... Independence realized...

Item #651873

January 24, 1950

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, MA, January 24 & 25, 1950 (a two-issue set)  Although India's Independence was guaranteed as of 1947, it did not become a reality until January 26, 1950, when its Constitution became official. This two issue set contains details regarding the Constitution (inside, with photo), the declaration of the former king stepping down from power, and the a... See More  

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650332

Attempts at brokering a peace... Battle of White Plains...

Item #650332
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1776  The first article has five pages taken up with: "Debates in Parliament" which include much discussion on the situation in America.

This significant issue contains General Washington's actual correspondence with General Howe and Lord Drummond on the prospects of an early peace, which would mean the Americans would have to abandon... See More  

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650299

Last signer of the Declaration of Independence dies... Jackson re-elected...

Item #650299

November 17, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 17, 1832  The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:

"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin Van Buren, of New York', be elected vice president of the United States--if they shall ... See More  

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649448

Venezuela strives for independence...

Item #649448

September 14, 1811

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 14, 1811  The first five pages are focused on the hoped-for independence of Venezuela, with: "A Declaration of Rights by the People of Venezuela" which includes: "Sovereignty of The People"  "Rights Of Man In Society" "Duties of Man In Society" and "Duties of the Social Body". This is followed by the:... See More  

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649125

Will not acknowledge American independence...

Item #649125
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1782  The issue begins with 7 pages of "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes mention of the war with America: "...in changing the mode of the American war all the King's servants were united; but he repeated a declaration which he had formerly made, that he never would be the minister that would sign any instrument which shoul... See More  

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647617

Description of Louisiana...

Item #647617

July 27, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 27, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is the nice front page article titled: "Darby's Louisiana" which carries over to take all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3. This is a very early & descriptive article on this new land gained through the Louisiana Purchase less than 13 years prior. Included are two charts, one of the p... See More  

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647350

Very rare title from the Confederacy...

Item #647350

August 14, 1861

DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, August 14, 1861 



* Very rare Confederate title from North Carolina 



Certainly one of the less common titles from the Confederacy, as rarely have I seen it offered. General Burnside moved into the city on March 14, 1862 so it was only in Confederate hands for less than a year, increasing the scarcity of truly "Confederate" newspap... See More  

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$177.00
644617

Two opinions on how peace should be negotiated... Building a navy...

Item #644617

August 03, 1782

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Aug. 3, 1782 



* Ending the Revolutionary War ? peace ?



All of the ftpg. & part of pg. 2 are taken up with: "Letters From an American Farmer Describing Certain Provincial Situations, Manners, and Customers not General Known..." which offers some interesting thoughts on the culture of the Americans at that time.

Pg. 3 includes: "The diffe... See More  

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643701

Celebrating the Centennial in Boston...

Item #643701

July 06, 1876

BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, July 6, 1876   The top of pg. 2 has column heads on the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with: "1776 - 1876" "INDEPENDENCE DAY" "The Patriotic Centennial" "Eloquence and Enthusiasm" "THE CELEBRATION IN BOSTON" with nearly 3 columns of detailed text.

Four pages, large folio siz... See More  

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640371

Incredibly historic!

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #640371

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 



* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized



* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed




A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More  

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640272

Death of John Hancock...

Item #640272
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, England, November, 1793



* John Hancock death (1st report)

* American revolution patriot

* Declaration of Independence fame




Although there is a wide range of interesting articles in the body of this issue, certainly the most significant is one of the more inconspicuous, being the announcement of the death of John Hancock.  Perhaps it is not unexpected that... See More  

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639491

Attempts for a peace proposal: colonies will not denounce their independence...

Item #639491

October 02, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 



* American Revolutionary War

* Great year to have (1776)

* Post Declaration of Independence




Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with  a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More  

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639486

The Articles of Confederation...

Item #639486

March 11, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, March 11, 1778 



* The Articles of Confederation (historic)

* American Revolutionary War




This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More  

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639346

Colonial currency from Pennsylvania...

Item #639346

April 10, 1777

Colonial currency: Pennsylvania, three pence note dated April 10, 1777.  A decorative border plus an engraving of the Penna. coat-of-arms along with the text. The reverse has: "To counterfeit is DEATH" along with "Three Pence, Philadelphia, printed by John Dunlap" and the year 1777. John Dunlap was also the printer of the Declaration of Independence. One signature, measure... See More  

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$180.00
633663

To Mecca & Medina...

Item #633663
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1857  Featured in this issue are interesting prints of the travels to Mecca and Medina with lengthy text being included along with these prints as well.

Also included are "The Animal Declaration of Independence"; "An Earthquake in Honduras"; and more interesting stories, news and illustrations.

Complete in 150+ pages,... See More  

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626251

Criticizing Lincoln's state-of-the-union address...

Item #626251

December 12, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1861 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* State of the Union Address criticized

* General P. G. T. Beauregard letter




Among the articles are a lengthy ftpg. report: "The President's Message" which is commentary on Lincoln's recent state-of-the-union address. Most of pg. 2 has: "Report of the Secretary of War". Other items inclu... See More  

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623714

Portugal relaxes shipping restrictions due to the independence of America...

Item #623714

March 27, 1783

DREWRY'S DERBY MERCURY, England, March 27, 1783  Page 2 has an item from Lisbon reading: "Since the Declaration of American Independence on the part of Great Britain, the court of Lisbon have thought proper to withdraw their prohibitions against the entry of American vessels into their harbours & to publish an ordinance...'As the independence of the United States of American ... See More  

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$42.00
598999

Cincinnati, Ohio... The Declaration of Independence...

Item #598999
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1883  Within this issue is an illustration by F.S. Church entitled "The Witch's Daughter"; "A Famous London Suburb", "Conventional Art", "The Romanoff's"; "The Declaration of Independence in a New Light"; "The Second Generation of Englishmen in America"; "Cincinnati"... See More  

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592265

Frustration with lost reinforcements...

Item #592265

November 02, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Nov. 2, 1779  The entire front page and a bit of pg. 2 are taken up with: "The Justifying Memorial of the King of Great Britain in Answer to the Exposition of the Court of France". This lengthy piece concerning the French involvement in the Revolutionary War, a few bits noting in part: "...During the disputes that had arisen between Great Bri... See More  

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592255

How Virginia dealt with patriots & traitors...

Item #592255

August 20, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Aug. 20, 1779  Page 3 under "America" has a report from the Committee of the House of Delegates in Virginia, which includes: "...those inhabitants of this state who were beyond sea at the commencement of hostilities at Lexington, & have not since by overt acts adhered to the public enemy, ought still to be deemed citizens of this commonwe... See More  

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590719

Centennial Exposition of 1876...

Item #590719

September 30, 1876

SUPPLEMENT TO HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 30, 1876



* Centennial Exposition, Fairmount Park

* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



This is a huge foldout print captioned: "The Centennial---Balloon View Of The Grounds" which gives a terrific overview of it and showing Philadelphia in the background.  Rarely do such large, foldout prints from Harper's Weekly survive intact, as they we... See More  

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$75.00
177667

Baseball scouting...

Item #177667

July 27, 1912

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, July 27, 1912  This issue has a color cover sheet over it and the front page of this issue has a photo called "Victorious America at the Olympic Games."

In this issue there is an illustration called "'Come On In, Fellows, the Water's Fine!'" by C. J. Budd and there is an article with photos called "America's Athleti... See More  

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177564

Halley's Comet....

Item #177564

May 14, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 14, 1910



The front page of this issue has a photo of "England's New Sovereign."



This issue has an article with photos of "Britain's World-Mourned King" by Victor Rousseau and a photo of "The New English King and His Family." There is also an article of "The Menace in the Skies--Will Halley's Comet Harm the Eart... See More  

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177552

Paris Flooded....

Item #177552

February 05, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY,  New York, February 5, 1910



The front page of this issue has a photo of "Where the Paris Floods Did Their Worst."



There are photos of "The Flooded Section of Paris" and "A Superior Representative of 'The Inferior Sex.'" Also in this issue is an article and photos of "Canada's Athletic Prowess" and the double page i... See More  

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177529

Mr. August Belmont.... Polo... James Montgomery Flagg print...

Item #177529

July 17, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 17, 1909  The front page of this issue has an illustration of "The Old Guard" by Hy. S. Watson.



This issue has a photo spread of "Celebrities Do Honor to Champlain"; "A Triumph for American Sport"; "The Winning of the American Polo Cup in England"; and there is "A Recent Portrait of Mr. August Belmont.&qu... See More  

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177452

Judson Harmon....

Item #177452

July 06, 1907

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1907  There is a front page illustration, "Keeping The Peace" by W. A. Rogers. There are photos of "A Democratic Presidential Possibility--Judson Harmon of Ohio"; "Orchard and Haywood Face to Face"; "Anarchists Brought to Judgment" and "Breaking Ground for New York's New $162,000,000 Aqueduc... See More  

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177398

John D. Rockefeller....

Item #177398

July 07, 1906

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 7, 1906 There is a front page photo, "The New Governor of Ohio." "America's Unofficial Independence Day" by H. Addinton Bruce includes both an article and photos. A photo of Mr. Rockefeller with "The Weight of His Millions off his Mind" and "Whale-Catching by Cable." A photo of "A Transfer of B... See More  

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177224

Georgia...

Item #177224

October 10, 1903

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1903 Frontpage illustration "Georgia Number"; A Gallery View of the Pension Office at Lunch-Time; Georgia, Early Days in the State by W. G. Cooper; Doublepage Photo, The City of Atlanta by Night; Multiple Articles of the State of Georgia; other news and advertisements of the day. See photos for full details. ... See More  

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177208

Harvard-Yale Boating...

Item #177208

June 27, 1903

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172168

Independence Hall... Mount Vernon...

Item #172168

July 03, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1858  The front page of this issue features a halfpage illustration of 'The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence, 1776' and also features an article on "The Signers of the Declaration of Independence". An article "Independence Hall, Philadelphia" also features a halfpage illustration 'Independence Hall, Philadelphia,... See More  

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172380

Fourth of July...

Item #172380

July 14, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, NY, July 14, 1860  Nice ftpg. illustration: "Diagram of the Eclipse of the Sun on July 18, 1860" plus text. Nice fullpg: "Uniforms of the 7th Regiment N.Y. State Militia". Fullpg: "The 4th of July--80 Years Ago" & "The 4th of July--Nowadays", both being displayable.

Complete in 16 pages.

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173076

Blacks vote...

Item #173076

March 16, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1867 Nice fullpg: 'Indian Delegations at Washington--Presentation to the President'. Halfpg: 'The Negro at the Ballot Box' shows a Black man voting, being an historic print predating the famous 'First Vote' print by 8 months. Nice print of a very early hose carriage of the N.Y. Fire Dept.

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

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173424

First reading of the Declaration of Independence...

Item #173424

July 09, 1870

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 9, 1870  Great full front page illustration with some text: 'First Reading of the Declaration of Independence in New York'. Inside the issue is quarter-page illustrations of "The Late Dr. Nadal" and Hon. Richard L. Larremore" and "The Recent Accident on the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad".  One-third page: 'A Pr... See More  

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173500

Street acrobats...

Item #173500

April 01, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 1, 1871 Dblpgctrfld: 'Queen Victoria & the Princess Louise--Sketch in the House of Lords at the Opening of Parliament'. 'Street Acrobats' 'American members of the Joint High Commission'

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