Reconstruction (1865-1877)

Reconstruction (1865-1877)

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593490

Civil War reconstruction efforts in South Carolina...

Item #593490

July 03, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 3, 1865 The front page has an article headed: "Restoration" "The Work in South Carolina" "Benjamin F. Perry Appointed Provisional Governor" with a bit of text on the efforts towards Reconstruction in that state from just after the end of the Civil War. Much other news of the day as well including a back page item: "Our Dead Heroes" &qu... See More  

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628027

Gettysburg... cornerstone laid at monument...

Item #628027

July 05, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 5, 1865 



* Battle of Gettysburg memorial

* National Cemetery cornerstone laid




Page 5 has: "Gettysburg" "The Celebration Yesterday on the Great Battle Field" "General Howard's Tribute to the Veterans" "Miles O'Reilly's Poem of the Day and Place" "The Ceremonies of Laying the Corner Stone of the Gettysburg Mon... See More  

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669333

Abraham Lincoln's assassins found guilty...

Item #669333

July 07, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 7, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln conspirators guilty

* Mary Surratt & others - death sentence




A significant issue on the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln, as the first column has the historic report:" THE ASSASSINATION" "All the Prisoners Found Guilty" "Payne, Harrold, Atzerodt and Mrs. Surratt to be Hanged To-Day" "
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172900

Nast centerfold focuses on recovering from the Civil War...

Item #172900

July 08, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1865  The full front page is a print: "Peace--Fourth of July, 1865" showing an angelic figure over returning soldiers. Prints within include a full page with 6 images concerning: "The Wreck of the 'Golden Rule' - Scenes Upon The Island El Roncador". Also: "Luther C. Ladd" "Addison O. Whitney" "Dedicati... See More  

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203604

Post Civil War baseball game with box scores....

Item #203604

July 12, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1865  On the bkpg. under " Out-Door Sports" is a summary of a game between the Gothams and Mutuals which states in part: "It was anything but the fine game...expected...the play on the Mutual side being confined mostly to the pitcher, catcher and first-base player. In fact it was the old style of game in vogue in 1863, when there was a rage for swif... See More  

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615538

Virginia's governor and the former slaves...

Item #615538

July 12, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1865 



* Georgia Emancipation

* Slaves and Masters




The front page has: "Georgia: Address of Provisional Governor Johnson, His Views On Emancipation." which takes over a full column. Other reports inside include: "VIRGINIA", "Governor Pierpoint and the Negroes", "Their Late Rebel Masters Trying to Get Rid of Them&q
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596170

Go West, young man...

Item #596170

July 13, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 13, 1865 



* Horace Greeley & go west, young man



There has been some dispute, however general consensus is that Horace Greeley was the first to use the oft-cited phrase "Go West, young man...". There are many, many citations on the internet that Greeley used this phrase in his July 13, 1865 editorial. Here is the Tribune of that date and I've scou... See More  

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658252

The trial of Mary Harris - rare "insanity" plea by a female...

Item #658252

July 13, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 13, 1865

 

* The trial of Mary Harris

*  a rare "insanity" plea made by a female...

*  Post Civil War Mississippi reconstruction




On the front page under Mississippi is the Proclamation of Governor Sharkey to permit ...the loyal people of said State to organize a State government..., signed in type by the provisional government W.
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172902

Winslow Homer does a "football" print...

Item #172902

July 15, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 15, 1865  The full front page is a print: "Rustic courtship" by W. Lucas. Prints within include a full page: "Lieutenant-General Grant and Staff" with each noted. But the best print, and also a full page, is one by noted artist Winslow Homer titled: 'Holiday In Camp--Soldiers Playing 'Foot-Ball' " which shows much action... See More  

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203603

Post Civil War baseball game with box score....

Item #203603

July 15, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 15, 1865 The bkpg. has: " Out-Door Sports" " Base Ball" which includes a summary and box score of a game between the Atlantic and Gotham clubs. Mentions a crowd of "...at least 4000, every seat on the platforms being occupied-a large delegation of the fair sex being present..." Mentions, to the crowds disappointment, the absence of " C. S... See More  

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574696

Winding down from the Civil War...

Item #574696

July 15, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New  York, July 15, 1865 



* Winding down from the Civil War



As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Most of the front page is taken up with: "The Reduction of the Army" from after the Civil War. Other items on inside pages include... See More  

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574697

Winding down from the Civil War...

Item #574697

July 15, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL,  New  York, July 15, 1865 



* Winding down from the Civil War



As noted in the masthead this was the: "Gazette of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such is replete with military news of all sorts. Most of the front page is taken up with: "The Reduction of the Army" from after the Civil War. Other items on inside pages include... See More  

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596144

The Reconstruction...

Item #596144

July 17, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 17, 1865 



* Early Southern reconstruction



Among the front page column heads are: "Through The South" "A Trip from Augusta, Ga. to Montgomery, Ala." "The Prospects in the Two States" "The Negro And The Crops" "Washington" "The President Overwhelmed with Visitors"  and more on the Reconstruction.

Eight... See More  

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612823

Reconstruction after the Civil War...

Item #612823

July 17, 1865

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 17, 1865  Inside has some reports relating to Reconstruction including: "The Returning Regiments" "The Reconstruction Question" "The Freedmen in Alabama & Louisiana" "Miscellaneous War News" and more.

Four pages, nice condition.

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151165
Item #151165

July 19, 1865

THE NEW-YORK TIMES, July 19, 1865 Ftpg. heads: "Progress of the Trial of Miss Harris" "The Remarks of Judge Wylie to the Jury" "Addresses of Counsel for the Prosecution and for the Defence" "Elaborate Statements and Arguments in the Case."

Complete in 8 pages with crease affects in unrelated text, traces of foxing, otherwise in good condition.

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150017

Miss Harris is acquitted...

Item #150017

July 20, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1865 Ftpg. heads: "MISS HARRIS ACQUITTED" "Extraordinary Close of a Remarkable Trial" "Tumultuous Joy of the Multitude" "The Boys Shout 'Hi! Hi!' and the Trial is Over. Nice.

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152107
Item #152107

July 20, 1865

THE NEW-YORK TIMES, July 20, 1865 First col. heads on the ftpg: "Miss Harris Acquitted" "Extraordinary Close of a Remarkable Trial" "A Court of Justice Rivaling a Political Caucus" "They Return in Five Minutes and Pronounce a Verdict of Not Guilty" & more.

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152638

German Saengerfest Hans...

Item #152638

July 20, 1865

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, July 20, 1865 Ftpg. has: The Saengerfest Grand Procession All Germany at Jones Wood The Highways Thronged More Crowd Than Comfort Dancing Under Difficulties & more.

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578391

Miss Harris not guilty...

Item #578391

July 20, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, July 20, 1865

 

* Miss Harris not guilty

* Abraham Lincoln's murder trial




Front page has: "Miss Harris Acquitted", "Extraordinary Close of a Remarkable Trial", "A Court of Justice Rivaling a Political Causus", "Browbeating and Bullying the Public Prosecutor", "The Jury Make a Show of Deference and Retire", &qu
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650683

Mrs. Harris is acquitted of involvement in Lincoln's murder...

Item #650683

July 20, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 20, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination trial

* Mary Harris acquitted

* Reconstruction era




The top of the front page has: "Mary Harris' Trial" "Conclusion of the Washington Murder Case" "Exciting Scenes in the Court" "Sharp Practice of the Lawyers for the Defence" "Verdict of Acquittal" (see photos).

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611720

Baseball games reported... Lincoln's log cabin...

Item #611720

July 21, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, July 21, 1865 Pg. 3 has: "Outdoor Sports" "Base Ball" which include a summary and box score of a game between the Empire and Mutual clubs with mention there was: "...a goodly number of ladies being present." The back page has a summary and box score of a game between the Lowell team and the Atlantics. Mentions that the Lowell team "...had the hono... See More  

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656896

End of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment...

Item #656896

July 21, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, July 21, 1865 



* Rare anti-slavery title by William Lloyd Garrison

* End of 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment

* African American - colored troops




This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated (see).

T... See More  

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172904

Lincoln conspirators hanged, including Mrs. Surratt...

Item #172904

July 22, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1865  The full front page is a print captioned: "A British Midshipman Restoring the American Eagle in Front of the United States Legation at Honolulu, Sandwich Islands".

But the prime content in this issue is the somber full page print captioned: "Execution of the Conspirators at Washington" which shows four of them hanging from the... See More  

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634105

Ford's Theater... Andersonville... Yale's Commencement...

Item #634105

July 26, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 26, 1865 



* Government to buy Ford's Theater ?

* Andersonville Prison - Henry Wirz




Page 5 has an item with small head: "Ford's Theater" concerning the possibility of the government buying it or renting it (see). Also on pg. 5: "Base Ball" "Keystone of Philadelphia vs. Mutual of New York" with much text & a box score.

Page ... See More  

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662202

President Johnson's policies at the end of the war...

Item #662202

July 26, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 26, 1865  From shortly after the end of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Policy of Johnson's Administration" "Johnson & Brownlow" "The Monroe Doctrine--Another Discordant Element in the Abolition Party" "News of the Week" & much more.

Eight pages, nice condition.



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668745

Government to buy Ford's Theater?

Item #668745

July 26, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 26, 1865 



* Government to buy Ford's Theater ?



The front page has much on the Reconstruction efforts in bringing the Southern states back into the Union. Also an inconspicuous item headed: "Ford's Theater" concerning the government possibly buying it from Mr. Ford (see). Page 5 has an early baseball game report. Page 4 has an article on "And... See More  

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213378

Murder...Yale...General Sherman in Indianapolis...

Item #213378

July 27, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 27, 1865



* Murder

* Comencement at Yale

* General Sherman in Indianapolis



This issue is full of Civil War reports, which including the following:  "Brutal Murder," "Another Ruffianly Raid," "Robbing, Fighting and Shooting," "Commencement at Yale," "General Sherman at Indianapolis," and "Trial of the New Stea... See More  

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594610

Jefferson Davis in jail...

Item #594610

July 27, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 27, 1865 



* Jefferson Davis



The front page has many one column heads including: "JEFF. DAVIS" "His Continued Ill Health" "He is Daily Allowed to Walk in the Open Air" "How He Occupies Himself in His Casemate" "Character of the Letters Sent To Him" "Not One Word of Kindness, but Curses Loud & Deep" with... See More  

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643740

Pirate Shenandoah... Jefferson Davis...

Item #643740

July 28, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1865  The front page features "The Pirate Shenandoah - She is Operating in the Arctic Ocean - Eight Ships of Our whaling Fleet Destroyed - The Pirate Does Not Believe in Lee's Surrender" and: "Yale College - The Honors Bestowed Upon Her Fallen Heroes".

Page 4 has: "The Health of Mr. Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe - He is Neither Starv... See More  

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649852

Jefferson Davis in captivity...

Item #649852

July 28, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1865 



* Jefferson Davis in confinement

* Fort Monroe - Hampton, Virginia




The front page features "The Pirate Shenandoah - She is Operating in the Arctic Ocean - Eight Ships of Our Whaling Fleet Destroyed - The Pirate Does Not Believe in Lee's Surrender".

Page 4 has: "The Health of Mr. Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe - He is Neither Starve... See More  

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172906

Barnum's Museum fire... Saratoga Lake...

Item #172906
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 29, 1865  The full front page is a political cartoon: "The Great Labor Question from a Southern Point of View" showing a Black farmer and Lincoln.

Prints inside including a half page: "Presentation of 200 Battle Flags to Gov. Fenton at Albany, New York" and "Grand Dinner to the Army of the Tennessee at the Union Hotel, Saratoga&quo... See More  

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211719

1865 Baseball Game Attended By Ladies...

Item #211719

July 29, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 29, 1865 The back page has: "The Field Base Ball--Keystone of Philadelphia agt. Star of Brooklyn, with the summary mentioning: "The seats apportioned for ladies was filled with the galaxy of beauty and finery by the fair sex  of Long Island..." and that many had fashionable umbrellas and parasols. Includes the box score. Also post civil war news such... See More  

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584364

1865 Civil War reconstruction...

Item #584364

July 29, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, July 29, 1865  The front page has much talk of the scaling down of the military. Other content within includes: "Letter from Newport, R.I." "Status of the Rebel States" "Orders Of Battle" "The Cavalry at Five Forks" "A Monument to President Lincoln by the Army & Navy"  "The Dept. of Georgia"... See More  

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584365

1865 Civil War reconstruction...

Item #584365

July 29, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, July 29, 1865  The front page has much talk of the scaling down of the military. Other content within includes: "Letter from Newport, R.I." "Status of the Rebel States" "Orders Of Battle" "The Cavalry at Five Forks" "A Monument to President Lincoln by the Army & Navy"  "The Dept. of Georgia"... See More  

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655272

Capture of Edmund Kirby Smith...

Item #655272

July 29, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, July 29, 1865 



* General Edmund Kirby Smith captured



Among the front page heads: "Capture of Kirby Smith by the Mexicans" "Four Pieces of Artillery and Nine Hundred Rifles Taken". In the report it says in part: "Major Texxier...has just arrived... bringing intelligence of the capture of Gen. Kirby Smith and his entire party. He was intercepted...... See More  

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656194

P. T. Barnum's museum destroyed by fire...

Item #656194

July 29, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, July 29, 1865  The ftpg. has 2 prints of the great fire at Barnum's Museum in New York City. Plus the double page foldout centerfold is a large & very dramatic print showing Barnum's building on fire with hundreds of spectators & firemen--including fire engines--in the foreground.

Inside has prints of: "The Tropical Fru... See More  

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206691

Comedian Josh Billings...

Item #206691

August 01, 1865

UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Aug. 1, 1865 On pg. 2 are two observations by Josh Billings: "When a mans dog deserts him on akount of his poverty, he kant git any lower down in the world--not by land." And also "that there is one kind of kissin that has always been deemed extry hazardus and that iz kissin yure nabers wife. Gittin the wifes consent dont seem to make the matter any the ... See More  

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662541

Much on the evacuation of the Cumberland Gap...

Item #662541

August 02, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 2, 1865  Among the articles are: "The Conduct of the War" "The Evacuation of Cumberland Gap" "Gen. Morgan's Official Report" "Military Authority In Tennessee" "Who Burned Columbia?" and much more.

Eight pages, nice condition.



Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the Sou... See More  

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670944

Baseball game made famous by Currier and Ives...

Item #670944

August 04, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 4, 1865 



* Famous Currier and Ives baseball game

* Post Civil War reconstruction




On the back page has a brief report with box scores under the small headings: "Base Ball" "Championship Match--Atlantic vs. Mutual". (see)

This is a report of the very game which was the subject of a famous Currier and Ives print titled: "The American Nation... See More  

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172908

Nast prints on recovering from the Civil War...

Item #172908

August 05, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 5, 1865  The front page has prints of: "The Late Right Reverend Alonzo Potter" "The Late Rev. Newton Heston" and "The Boat Race at Poughkeepsie, New York". Prints inside include a full page: "Reception of the German Singing Societies at the City Hall Park" and: "The Launch of the Ironclad 'Dunderberg". T... See More  

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560306

Rowing on the Hudson...

Item #560306

August 05, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated August 5, 1865  An inside fullpage has two large prints: "Paul Falk's Lion Park, 8th Avenue and 110th Street, New York -- View Of The Hotel" and "View Of Lion Park and Belvedere". Also included is a halfpage: "The Great Rowing Match On The Hudson River At Poughkeepsie, New York". The issue contains other news items and a... See More  

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596781

Reflecting upon the Civil War...

Item #596781

August 05, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, Aug. 5, 1865  Obviously a military-themed publication so a nice title for Civil War content, even for reports from shortly after the end of the war.

The front page report, in part, reflects upon events of just one year prior noting: "...This week a year ago our columns were laden to repletion with accounts of the Burnside Mine, or the tremendous Hood a... See More  

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661506

Rowing on the Hudson...

Item #661506

August 05, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 5, 1865   A full page has two large prints: "Paul Falk's Lion Park, 8th Avenue and 110th Street, New York -- View Of The Hotel" and "View Of Lion Park and Belvedere...".

Also a half page: "The Great Rowing Match On The Hudson River At Poughkeepsie, New York"; fullpg: "...Burning of the Ship William Nelson Off the... See More  

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150798
Item #150798

August 08, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 8, 1865  See the photo below for the front page, one column headlines concerning affairs in Texas from just after the end of the Civil War. The related text on these reports takes about 1 1/3 columns on the front page. You get the complete, 8 page issue in very nice, clean condition, with just a bit of irregularity at the spine.

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623064

Retrospective on the South in the Civil War...

Item #623064

August 08, 1865

NEW YORK SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Aug. 8, 1865  The best content is the back page article: "The Decline and Fall of The Southern Confederacy" "An Inside View" "Richmond A Year Ago" which takes close to two columns. Page 2 has much on: "Randall's Island" and pg. 23 has much on: "The Battery". Page 5 has a large map showing: "The Bed of the... See More  

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636138

Racing at Saratoga... Will of a former slave... Anti-slavery agitation...

Item #636138

August 09, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1865  The front page has: "Sports of the Turf - The Second Day of the Saratoga Meeting - The Coveted Bauble Won by the Horse Kentucky", Page 3 has: "Death of an Ex-Slave at the Almshouse - His Will" which has the will of Denison wherein he leaves all his worldly belongings to the person that had been attending to him. Page 4 has "The Anti-Slave... See More  

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635480

1865 reconstruction...

Item #635480

August 11, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Pennsylvania, August 11, 1865



* Post Civil War reconstruction 

* Rebel prisoners - freed slaves 




The front page has one column headings that include: "OUR SOUTHERN TOUR" "Still In North Carolina" "Negro Labor--Pro and Con" "The Insanity Of Slavery" "Fortress Monroe" "Pennsylvania Veterans Coming Ho... See More  

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172910

Celebrating the success of the Atlantic telegraph cable...

Item #172910

August 12, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 12, 1865  The front page shows: 'New Westminster, Capital of British Columbia" as well as: "Terminal Station of Collins's Overland Telegraph, New Westminster, B.C."

Inside has prints captioned: "The Indo-European Telegraph--Landing the Cable in the Mud at Fao, Persian Gulf" "Trial of Mowing Machines...at West Mount Ver... See More  

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203476

1865 Baptism - Consecrated Waters...

Item #203476

August 12, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 12, 1865.



* Religious themed articles



Back page has: "Spiritual Baptism" "Unique Proceedings of Progessionists" "Extraordinary Excursion in Search of Consecrated Waters" "Droll Scenes and Incidents". Occasional foxing.

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547457

Baseball...

Item #547457

August 12, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES,  August 12, 1865  The front page of this issue features an article concerning horse racing under the heading "Sports of the Turf".  Additional headlines include: "The Grand Two-Mile Race for Three-Year Olds", "Revenue Colt of Baltimore and Winner of the Purse", "The Second Race of Mile Heats", "The Lexington Horse Lexicon ... See More  

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