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603810

Steamer Miami explosion...

Item #603810

January 31, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, January 31, 1866



* Steamer Miami

* Arkansas River




Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Steamboat Explosion" See image for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in very nice condition.... See More  

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654725

1866 Steamer Miami explosion....

Item #654725

January 31, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, January 31, 1866



* Steamer Miami disaster



The front page has one column headings that include: "DISASTERS" "Two Steam Boats Lost" "230 Persons Killed" and more.

Other news of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large size issue measuring 26 x 21 inches, some light staining, generally nice.... See More  

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617831

Franklin, Pennsylvania fire disaster...

Item #617831

February 02, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 2, 1866 



* Franklin, Pennsylvania

* Venango County

* Fire disaster




The front page has an article headed: "The Great Fire at Franklin, Pennsylvania" "Great Fire In Franklin" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, minor margin wear, generally nice.



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172960

Louisiana map...

Item #172960

February 03, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 3, 1866 The front page of the issue features a half-page illustration "Birds in Winter - Out-Door Relief" and an accompanying story.  A fullpage illustration: 'Old Folks at Home and Young Folks Abroad' is comprised of several scenes. Great doublepage centerfold: 'The Iron-Clad Navy of the United States' shows 13 illustrations. ... See More  

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675692

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675692

February 03, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Feb. 3, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 5, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Virginia, Montana--Its... See More  

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603814

Steamer W. R. Carter disaster...

Item #603814

February 06, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, February 6, 1866



* Steamer W. R. Carter

* Mississippi River

* Vicksburg MS




Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Lives lost on the Steamer Carter" See image for very brief text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in very ni... See More  

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172962

The famous negro pianist - Blind Tom... Academy of Music print...

Item #172962

February 10, 1866

Harper's WEEKLY, New York, February 10, 1866  This issue contains many displayable prints, which include: Full front page: 'The Princess of Wales with the Infant Prince Albert Victor'. Full page: 'The Grand Charity Ball at the Academy of Music, N.Y.' & fullpg: 'Leaving the Matinee'. Full page: 'The Great Skating Rink at Chicago'. Illustration of
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617884

John W. Hughes execution...

Item #617884

February 10, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 10, 1866 



* John W. Hughes execution

* Murder of Miss Tamzen Parsons




Page 3 has an article headed: "RETRIBUTION" "The Panalty of Crime!" "The Last Hours and Execution of John W. Hughes" "The Murderer of Tamzen Parsons" "Scenes In The Jail" "THE EXECUTION" and more with illustration of Hug... See More  

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652537

Great for a classroom - providing persective...

"Caught Napping", the original lost work by A.H. Burr...

Item #652537

February 10, 1866

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 10, 1866



* "Caught Napping", by A.H. Burr



While many are familiar with the print of "Caught Napping" by A.H. Burr in the March 10, 1866 issue of Harper's Weekly (at a lessor price), what may not be know is that the original appeared a month prior in the ILN for Feb. 10, 1866. The print is in great condition, and is accomp... See More  

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691626

In honor of Lincoln's first birthday since his assassination...

Item #691626

February 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 13, 1866 



* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st birthday since assassination

* George Bancroft memorial oration




The top of the front page has column heads: "LINCOLN" "The Martyr President" "Oration By George Bancroft" "The Flags on the Public Buildings at Half Mast" and more, with very lengthy text. This was in honor of the firs... See More  

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603818

Josh Billings on Billiards...

Item #603818

February 15, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, February 15, 1866



* Josh Billings

* Billiards - pool




The front page has a small one column heading: "Billiards" See image for text here signed in type: Josh Billings

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More  

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172964

Valentine's Day... Scenes of Colorado...

Item #172964

February 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1866  The entire front page has two prints: "Central City, Colorado" which is a town view; and "A Gambling Scene in Denver City, Colorado". Inside is a large print of "George Bancroft"; a full page of the: "Grand Reception Given by the 7th Regiment at the Academy of Music, New York"; a print of: "The Late Rev... See More  

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656918

Valentine's Day... Scenes of Colorado...

Item #656918

February 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 17, 1866  The entire front page has two prints: "Central City, Colorado" which is a town view; and "A Gambling Scene in Denver City, Colorado". Inside is a large print of "George Bancroft"; a full page of the: "Grand Reception Given by the 7th Regiment at the Academy of Music, New York"; a print of: "The Late Rev... See More  

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617888

William H. Seward speech...

Item #617888

February 23, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 23, 1866 



* William H. Seward speech

* Restoration of the Union

* Cooper Institute, New York




The front page has a speech by William H. Seward headed: "SEWARD" "Speech At Cooper Institute". speech takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, m... See More  

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172966

Lincoln being celebrated in Richmond... The Life of George Washington...

Item #172966

February 24, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 24, 1866 The entire ftpg. features nine: "Portraits of Washington" at various times in his life. Inside contains an article with nine illustrations on: 'The Birthplace, Home & Tomb of Washington'.

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice & large print captioned: "President Lincoln Entering Richmond, April 4, 1865" showing him... See More  

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617886

Steamer W. R. Carter disaster...

Item #617886

February 24, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, February 24, 1866 



* Steamer W. R. Carter

* Boiler explosion disaster

* Vicksburg, Mississippi




The back page has an article headed: "THE CARTER DISASTER" "Graphic Description of the Affair" "Terrible Scene After the Explosion" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 ... See More  

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603825

Horace Greeley described...

Item #603825

February 28, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, February 28, 1866



* Horace Greeley

* New York Tribune




The front has a small one column heading: "Horace Greeley and the Tribune" See images for text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise nice condition.... See More  

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688360

An uncommon 1866 newspaper with a focus on phrenology...

Item #688360

March 01, 1866

BROUGHTON'S MONTHLY PLANET READER & ASTROLOGICAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, Jan., Feb. & March, 1866 



* Uncommon mid-19th century title

* Astrology - Horoscope




A fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future as well as astrology and phrenology. The "science" of phrenology believed that a person's intellig... See More  

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172968

Ezra Cornell...

Item #172968

March 03, 1866

HARPER's WEEKLY, New York, Mar. 3, 1866 Fullpg: 'The Mississippi Mission Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church' includes many blacks. Doublepage centerfold: 'The Iron-clad Fleet of England' includes 30 prints. Fullpg. Parade of the 90th N.Y. Vols . in Brooklyn. Two bkpg. cartoons.

Complete in 16 pages.

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675691

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675691

March 03, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, March 3, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 5, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Boise City--Street Sc... See More  

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680031

Patriotic & decorative masthead...

Item #680031

March 03, 1866

FLAG OF OUR UNION, Boston, March 3, 1866  This was a popular weekly which in the early 1850's claimed to have the largest circulation of any newspaper in the United States. It was begun by the famed publishers Gleason & Ballou, who lent their names to titles which were much like the later Harper's Weekly. Mostly literary content with a very ornate, displayable masthead.

Sixteen p... See More  

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151609

Item #151609

March 04, 1866

THE NEW-YORK TIMES, Mar. 4, 1866 Under "Amusements" on pg. 7 has a listing for the "Winter Garden" presenting "Edwin Booth in his great role of Armand Jean Du Plessius, Cardinal Duke De Richelieu in Sir Bulwer Lytton's play of Richelieu" and in a Special "Grand Hamlet Matinee": "Mr. Edwin Booth...in his grand role of Hamlet." Occasional light foxing, mostly in the margins.

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603826

Steamer Lockwood disaster...

Item #603826

March 05, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, March 5, 1866



* Steamer Lockwood

* Mississippi River

* Memphis Tn Tennessee




Page 3 has a small one column heading: "Reported Steamboat Disaster". See image for very brief text.

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661437

Early from Salem, Oregon ...

Item #661437

March 05, 1866

THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, March 5, 1866 



* Rare title 

* Old West era




This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basi... See More  

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172970

Fire Works in City Hall Park... "Caught Napping by A.H. Burr...

Item #172970

March 10, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 10, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of the "Display of Fire Works in City Hall Park on Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1866." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "John William Draper." 1/2 pg. illus. of "President Johnson Addressing His Fellow Citizens at Washington, February 22, 1866." Full pg. illus. entitled "Caught Napping,&... See More  

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571727

Salem Oregon...

Item #571727

March 12, 1866

THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, March 12, 1866 



* Rare title 

* Old west era
 



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.



With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a r... See More  

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153700

Theatre ad for Edwin Booth...

Item #153700

March 15, 1866

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 15, 1866  On pg. 3 in the Amusements section is a listing for a performance of Richelieu at the Winter Garden theatre starring Edwin Booth in the lead role. Also mention that Booth will perform in a Grand Hamlet Matinee at a future date.

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172972

Jerusalem from the Golden Gate...

Item #172972

March 17, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY March 17, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Snuffing the Candle for Grandpa." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Railroad Bridge Across the Hudson River at Albany, New York." Ten small illus. pertaining to "Jerusalem from the Golden Gate, Showing the Temple Area in the Fore Ground, with the Mosques and Minarets in the Holy Place." Four small illus. perta... See More  

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603829

Pike's Opera House fire disaster...

Item #603829

March 23, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, March 23, 1866



* Pike's Opera House fire

* Cincinnati Ohio




Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Additional Particulars of the Cincinnati Fire. Loss Two Millions" See image for brief text here.

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherw... See More  

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172974

Union Square, New York... Pension Office in the New York Custom House...

Item #172974

March 24, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 24, 1866 Front 1/4 pg. illus. of "The Late Colonel Theodore S. Bowers, General Grant's Adjutant General." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "Paying United States Pensioners at the Pension Office in the New York Custom House." Inside: 2/3 pg. illus. of "Charles Sumner." Dblpgctrfld. of "Queen Victoria Opening Her Seventh Parliament,... See More  

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172976

Ice Bridge over Niagara Falls... The game of billiards...

Item #172976

March 31, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included.

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684750

A newspaper predicting the future...

Item #684750

April 01, 1866

BROUGHTON'S MONTHLY PLANET READER AND ASTROLOGICAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, April, May, June, 1866 



* Uncommon publication

* Astrology - Horoscope




A fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future--great to read in hindsight.

Among the articles: "Professor Owen on Astrology, Astronomy, and Medicine" "The Nativi... See More  

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645619

The Civil War officially comes to an end...

Item #645619

April 04, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 4, 1866 



* Civil War officially ends

* PEACE




The top of a column on page 2 has the historic announcement of the official end of the Civil War with the headings: "President's Proclamation" which also deals with the reconstruction of the Southern states, signed in type: Andrew Johnson and dated April 2, 1866. The document takes ne... See More  

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172978

The Fenian conspiracy... Hon. Thaddeus Stevens

Item #172978

April 07, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY April 7, 1866 Front 1/2 pg. illus. of "Richmond Bridgewell, Dublin, from which HeadCentre Stephens Escaped." Also a 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Fenian Conspiracy in Ireland-Marching Prisoners into the County Prison at Cork." Inside is a 1/4 pg. illus. of "Hon. Thaddeus Stevens." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Canadian Volunteers After Drill." Full pg. ill... See More  

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596303

Civil War officially over....

Item #596303

April 07, 1866

NEW YORK DAY-BOOK CAUCASIAN, April 7, 1866 



* Uncommon title

* Civil War officially ends




The front page has nearly a column headed: "Death of Gen. J. H. Morgan" and also: "PEACE! PEACE! Martial Law Abolished! The Habeas Corpus Restored". This was a white supremacist newspaper from during & just after the Civil War, proclaiming by its publishers: "White Supr... See More  

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600082

Civil Rights Act of 1866...

Item #600082

April 07, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1866



* Civil Rights Act of 1866

* Senate overrides president's veto




The front page has one column headlines that include: "WASHINGTON NEWS", "Passage of the Civil Rights Bill in the Senate", "Thirty-three Republicans Vote for the Bill" and more (see photos). This is 1st report coverage on the U.S. Senate overriding  Preside... See More  

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686774

The Civil Rights Bill is "the law of the land"...

Item #686774

April 10, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1866 



* Civil Rights Bill becomes law

* Post Civil War - slavery




The top of the back page has one column headings: "THE CAPITAL" "The Civil Rights Bill the Law of the Land" "Its Passage In The House" "Vote 122 To 41" Unfortunately there is a printing flaw that affects the mentioned headings only. Text is fine. (see)... See More  

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600315

Dearing family massacre....

Item #600315

April 12, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 12, 1866



* The Dearing family murders (1st report)

* Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

* Antoine Probst




Page 5 has one column headings: "Terrible Crime In Philadelphia" "Seven Persons Murdered In One House" "A Laborer Kills his Employer and his Whole Family..." See image for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condit... See More  

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617862

Dearing family massacre...

Item #617862

April 12, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, April 12, 1866 



* The Dearing family murders (1st report)

* Philadelphia Pennsylvania

* Antoine Probst




The front page has a brief article headed: "Horrible Murder in Philadelphia" "A Family of Seven Persons Butchered" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, minor spine... See More  

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600761

Dearing family massacre....

Item #600761

April 13, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 13, 1866



* The Dearing family murders

* "Murder by gaslight"

* Antoine Probst arrest




The front page has one column headings: "The Tragedy In Philadelphia" "Further Particulars of the Murder of the Deering Family"

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some margin wear and small tears, a few printing flaws, otherwise good.... See More  

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172980

Great fire in Cincinnati...

Item #172980

April 14, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Apr. 14, 1866  Fullpg: 'The Great Fire in Cincinnati' halfpg. article & illustration on 'Robert E. Lee, in Civil Life' 1/4 pg: 'The Rev. Alexander Grummell' is a Black minister.

Complete in 16 pages.

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600083

Dearing family massacre....

Item #600083

April 15, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1866



* The Dearing family murders

* Philadelphia Pennsylvania

* Antoine Probst




The front page has small one column headings: "The Dearing Murder" "Arrest of the Murderer--His Confession--Exciting Scene at the Mayor's Office--More About the Dearing Family" Text takes up more than a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages... See More  

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594108

The Reconstruction era... Cornerstone for a new Jewish synagogue...

Item #594108

April 19, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 19, 1866  Most of the front page is taken up with Reconstruction item with first column heads: "WASHINGTON NEWS" "Speech of President Johnson to the Soldiers & Sailors" "He Reiterates His Views on the Reconstruction Policy of Congress" "His Efforts for the Restoration of the Southern States" "The Rewards for Arresting ... See More  

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172982

School for freed slaves at New Orleans...

Item #172982

April 21, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 21, 1866  Ftpg: 'Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen, New Orleans'. Terrific fullpg: 'On the Plains--Indians Attacking Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Coach' is a truly fine example of Western Americana for display. Halfpg: 'Street View in Santa Fe, New Mexico' Great issue!

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675689

A trip from the Missouri to the Pacific...

Item #675689

April 21, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 21, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Equable Clime of Cal... See More  

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172984

Passage of the Civil Rights Bill...

Item #172984

April 28, 1866

Harper's WEEKLY, April 28, 1866 Ftpg: 'Govt. Auction on the Levee at Cairo, Ill.'. Historic dblpgctrfld: 'Lobby of the House of Rep. during Passage of the Civil Rights Bill'. Nice full page: 'Scene at the Penna. Ave. Entrance to the Capitol Grounds at Washington'

Complete in sixteen pages.

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603898

Memphis riots of 1866...

Item #603898

May 02, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, May 2, 1866



* Memphis, Tennessee

* Race riots - Negroes

* Reconstruction era




Page 2 has a small one column heading: "Riot at Memphis". See image for text .

Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout soon after the end of the Civil War. Complete in 4 pages, minor spine wear, otherwise in very nice ... See More  

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617995

Bombardment of Valparaiso...

Item #617995

May 02, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, May 2, 1866 



*Bombardment of Valparaiso, Chile

* Spanish fleet shelling & destruction of port




The front page has an article headed: "South America" "Valparaiso Bombarded by Spanish" "The Town Completely Destroyed" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large issue measuring 32 x 23 inches, mi... See More  

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598638

Colorado admitted to the Union ?.....

Item #598638

May 04, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 4, 1866



* Colorado joins the Union ?

* Statehood ?




The front page has a one column heading:



"Colorado Admitted to the Union---80 to 55"



with smaller subhead: "The Colorado Bill" 1st report coverage on the House passing the Colorado Bill. The President would however veto this bill and Colorado would not actually gain statehood for another 10 ye... See More  

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172986

Colored Orphan Asylum... City of Memphis...

Item #172986

May 05, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1866 Front full pg. illus. of "Colored Orphan Asylum, Memphis, Tennessee." Inside is a 2/3 pg. illus. of "Alexander H. Stephens." Four 1/2 landscape illus. entitled: "Nashville, From Edgefield," "Nashville, Tennessee, from the Opposite Bank of the Cumberland," "Louisville, Kentucky-Iron Clads Passing Louisville Fall... See More  

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