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August 26, 1865
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865
* Famous Currier and Ives baseball game print
The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.
The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball ... See More
October 10, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 10, 1885
* Early baseball print
The full ftpg. has 2 prints on: "Canada - The Anti-Vaccination Riots at Montreal...".
The prime print inside would be the very nice halfpg. captioned: "Illinois - The Struggle for the Baseball Championship - The Third & Deciding Game Between the Chicago and New York Clubs..." which s... See More
September 29, 1941
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Sept. 29, 1941
* Ted Williams .406 batting average enters record books
* Boston Red Sox - major league baseball - MLB
Not only is is difficult to find reports on Ted Williams' season-ending .406 batting average--which has not been topped in 68 years--but when they are found they are typically very small, inconspicuous reports without headlines.
This report ... See More
July 04, 1863
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1863 Half of the front page is taken up with a somber print: "Execution, by Hanging, of Two Rebel Spies, Williams and Peters, In the Army of the Cumberland" with text as well.
The best print in this issue is the half page: "Raid of Second South Carolina Volunteers (Col. Montgomery) Among the Rice Plantations on the Combahee, S.C."&n... See More
March 22, 1919
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, March 22, 1919
* Babe Ruth signs final contract with Boston
* Prelude to the trade with New York Yankees
* Major league baseball - MLB
The sports page, page 11, has a one column head: "Ruth Signs With Red Sox For Three Years" with the report noting in part: "...signed a three-year's contract with the world... See More
June 02, 1860
WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 2, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* Famous boxing match
A terrific issue on the famed boxer John Heenan, as the entire front page is taken up with a print of him captioned: "John C. Heenan, The Champion of the World". The print was taken from a photo of him of May 3, 1860 in England, shortly after his famous match between... See More
December 21, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 21, 1867 Certainly the prime print in this issue is the nice doublepage centerfold by celebrated artist Winslow Homer, titled: "Homeward Bound" showing people on the deck of a ship.
There are other nice prints within this issue including a front page of: "James Watt's First Idea of Steam", a nearly full page of: "Squirrel Hunt... See More
August 20, 1912
VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, August 20, 1912 Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football histor... See More
August 21, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 21, 1886 Full ftpg. is a famous Frederic Remington print: 'Soldering in the Southwest--The Rescue of Corporal Scott, a Black soldier.'
Fullpg: 'A Forest Fire'. Halfpg: 'Types From Arizona' includes Indians & soldiers. Displayable fullpg. print: 'Annapolis, Md.' being 5 views. Also present is "ELEPHANTS IN A BATH&... See More
January 15, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 15, 1870 Certainly the most historic or noteworthy print in this issue is the somewhat nondescript political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast on the back page titled: "A Live Jackass Kicking a Dead Lion". Its significance is that this is the very first appearance of the Democratic Donkey, which has remained the image of the Democratic party to... See More
July 08, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 8, 1871 The front page of the issue features a nice full page entitled "The Glorious Fourth - Sending Up the Fire Balloon". Inside the issue is an article "Corea" (Korea) which includes 3 scenes: "The U.S. Naval and Diplomatic Expedition to Corea"; "The Corean Sailors Rescued from a Sinking Junk" and "The ... See More
December 08, 1866
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866 The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.
Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More
November 11, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871 The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another fullpg. shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a halfpg. as well.
The doublepage centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "The Tammany Tiger Loose" which is tipped-in (desired). Another political cartoon by... See More
September 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1887 Perhaps the best print in this issue is the full front page captioned: "Burning the Range" by famed Western artist Frederic Remington.
But there are many other prints within this issue including a full page with 9 vignettes of: "Sketches In Amsterdam"; a halfpg: "The Minneapolis Exposition Building by Night"; sm... See More
February 08, 1940
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1940
* Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio"
* Introduced to the World
Page 18 has the first review of the new animated movie from the Disney Studios, "Pinocchio". This was their second animated movie following on the heels of the wildly successful "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs".
The very favorable review begins: "If Wes... See More
October 05, 1928
GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS, North Carolina A collection of six consecutive issues dated October 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 covering the entire Yankee's four game sweep of the 1928 Major League World Series over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fine coverage of each game including both front page and sports page reporting. Babe Ruth's name is quite prominent in several reports.
Each issue is complete,... See More
June 06, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 6, 1885
* Chicago White Stockings w/ Cap Anson
The front page shows the parade of 60,000 Sunday school children in Prospect Park. Page 5 has a very nice half page print captioned: "Illinois--The Chicago Baseball Club" showing the entire team in uniform, with a nice article on them on another page. Another print shows children dan... See More
November 03, 1866
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 3, 1866 Certainly the most desired print in this issue is the great full page captioned: "The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Ave., Brooklyn". This is one of just a few baseball prints showing the entire field of play with both offensive and de... See More
October 14, 1882
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 14, 1882
* Chicago White Sox baseball
* Cap Anson & King Kelly
Inside has a very nice half page illustration captioned: "The Chicago Baseball Team, Winners Of The National League Championship." This is a team portrait of eleven players in uniform, including M. J. Kelly and A. C. Anson. The bottom half of that leaf has a print... See More
November 11, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 11, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire of 1871
* Thomas Nast's "The Tammany Tiger Loose"
The full front page is taken up with 9 scenes of: "The Ruined Churches of Chicago". Another full page shows the ruins of Chicago after the fire, plus a half page as well.
The double page centerfold is a very famous political cartoon by Thomas Nas... See More
August 26, 1865
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865 The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.
The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More
August 02, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 2, 1873 Front 1/2 page illustration entitled "Hunting the Cave Bear" (Cave Men). Inside is a full page illustration of "The Bathers" by Winslow Homer. Full page illustration of "The Springfield University Regatta -The Finish." Doublepage centerfold entitled "The Big Guns of the Iron Clad Steamer the "Sultan" -... See More
January 14, 1860
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Jan. 14, 1860 Inside has two very nice, full page & displayable prints: "The Sleighing Season--The Upset" and "A Snow Slide in the City", both by famed artist Winslow Homer. Another full page shows: "The Emperor and Empress of France Hunting at Compiegne".
The back page has two cartoon illustrations. Complete in 16 pages, good condition... See More
December 08, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1900 The color cover has a very displayable print showing the Wise Men on camels and noting this is the: "Christmas Number 1900".
Inside has some Christmas-themed prints including: "The Santa Claus of the Sea" "The Christmas Possum" which is by A.B. Frost; "Making Toys for the Christmas Trade" whic... See More
November 03, 1866
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 3, 1866 Very nice full ftpg. shows a Black man & his grandchild: 'Uncle Tom & His Grandchild'. Nice fullpg. has 2 scenes of: 'View of the City & Harbor of Quebec', one after the great fire. Another halfpg. view of: 'St. Roch, Quebec'. Great fullpg. baseball print: 'The Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, & the Athletics of... See More
August 06, 1870
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1870 This issue contains a full page Winslow Homer print: "On the Bluff At Long Branch at the Bathing Hour". The front page features a fullpage illustration "Going to Market". A full page "Map of the Seat of War in Europe". Full page political cartoon re. "The New Comet - A Phenomenon Now Visible in All Parts o... See More
October 08, 1925
GERENSBORO DAILY NEWS, North Carolina A complete set of nine issues reporting on all 7 games of the 1925 Major League Baseball World Series, issues dated October 8 thru 16, 1925.
* Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Senators
* World Series of baseball (all 7 games)
Most have front page reports with considerable reporting on the sports pages, including the report of the fina... See More
October 06, 1965
THE DETROIT NEWS, October 6, 1965
* Sandy Koufax to miss 1st World Series game due to Yom Kippur
* Brief mention in "day of" newspaper
* Interview held the prior day
On the same day the Los Angeles Dodgers' pitching ace Sandy Koufax, was to miss the first game of the World Series due to Yom Kippur, this newspaper ran an article providing the transcript of an interview with Sa... See More
July 07, 1912
NEW YORK TIMES, a collection of eleven consecutive issues dating July 7 thru 17, 1912, each with front page and/or inside page reporting from the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, with some fine coverage. This was the event at which Jim Thorpe distinguished himself, with various mentions of him in the coverage.
See the photos for more detail on each of the issues.
All eleven issues are co... See More
January 14, 1893
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 14, 1893 The prime content is certainly the 2+ page publication of: "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Adventures of the Card-Board Box" by Arthur Conan Doyle. This was the very first appearance of a Sherlock Holmes story in any American periodical. Note that above the masthead is: "A Story By S. Conan Doyle, Complete In This Num... See More
October 21, 1871
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 21, 1871 The full fron tpage is a Thomas Nast political cartoon entitled "The Only Thing They Respect or Fear". An article "The New York Seamen's Exchange" features a 1/4 page illustration. "The Smithfield Martyrs' Memorial Church" features a 1/3 page illustration. A half-page illustration "Shanghaiing Sailo... See More
November 04, 1881
THE SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Nov. 4, 1881 A report near the top of page 5 has a somewhat inconspicuous yet historically very significant report--the creation of the American League of Major League Baseball.
The report is headed: "The New Base Ball Association" which begins: "The new base-ball league at Cleveland organized yesterday as the American associat... See More
December 12, 1984
CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Oct. 12, 1984
* Michael Jordan to make his NBA debut
* Potential superstar in the making ?
* Chicago Bulls professional basketball
* Best publication to be had - rare as such
The to of page 3 of the sports section has a fur column heading: "Bulls hitch up to Jordan's rising star" with subhead and photo. Coverage on the impending opening day game just 14 days... See More
October 27, 1888
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1888 Although this issue has a wealth of fine prints, perhaps the most notable is the very nice doublepage print in the "Supplement" titled: "Dragging A Bull's Hide Over A Prairie Fire In Northern Texas" which was done by Frederic Remington".
Front full pg. illus. of "The Effect of 'Negative Gravity'."... See More
March 27, 1979
LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, March 27, 1979
* Michigan State Spartans vs. Indiana State
* Earvin Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird
* NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championship
* From the home of the Los Angeles Lakers (rare)
The front page of the Sports Section has a banner headline related to the highly-anticipated showdown between Earvin "Magic" Johnson, of Michigan State, and... See More
October 15, 1906
* 1906 Chicago White Sox vs. Cubs
* World Series of baseball - all 6 games
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California A complete set of 6 issues reporting on all 6 games of the 1906 Major League Baseball World Series. The newspapers dated October 9 thru 15, 1908 (no newspaper on Sunday).
As the photos show each issue has a front page report on the games between the Chicago Cubs and th... See More
October 10, 1906
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg Sentinel, Mass. A set of 5 issues reporting on 5 of the 6 games (missing game #5) of the 1906 Major League Baseball World Series. The newspapers are dated October 10-13, 15, 1906. The final issue shows the victory of the Chicago White Sox over the Chicago Cubs. See images and the note below.
Additionally, there is an article titled, "NEGRO CITIZENSHIP, Boo... See More
June 28, 1996
LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 28, 1996
* Kobe Bryant drafted out of High School
* About to become a Los Angeles Laker
The front page of the sport's section has a headline that reads: "Divac Is Stirring Up Hornet's Nest With Retirement Threat" with photo. Also a small inset that regards Bryant as a "...once-in-a-lifetime kind of talent..." (see)
The top of page 7 of th... See More
December 26, 1908
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 26, 1908
* Jack Johnson - 1st Black to win the World Boxing Title
The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "BURNS OUTCLASSED AND JOHNSON IS NOW CHAMPION PUGILIST" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in pa... See More
April 06, 1889
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 6, 1889 Very nice full front page print: "Hunting Wild Turkey by Moonlight: Prints inside include: "The Late John Bright..."; a terrific doublepage centerfold by the famed Frederick Remington: "Cheyenne Scouts Patrolling the Big Timber of the North Canadian, Oklahoma"; "Robert T. Lincoln, U.S. Minister to England (and Abraham... See More
February 14, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 14, 1891 Great full front page illustration of: "A New York Rabbi" which as a related article inside. Full page: "The Tournament of Roses at Pasadena, California" which began in 1890 is comprised of six illustrations.. "Coal-Mining in Chili" is a full page comprised of five illustrations. Full page illustrations: &qu... See More
June 16, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 16, 1894 Full pg. with 6 photos: 'The Whittier State School, Los Angeles'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'On The Floor of the New York Stock Exchange' shows many of the key 'players' as well.
Complete issue.... See More
April 13, 1889
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 13, 1889 An inside page of this issue has an informative article about "Base Ball" that appeared in a London newspaper, beginning: "The arrival in this country of a specially selected team of players will no doubt stimulate the interest on this, the great national pastime of the United States and some account of it may, therefore, be f... See More
November 29, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 29, 1890 Certainly the prime print in this issue is the very nice doublepage centerfold by Frederic Remington captioned: "Football - A Collision At The Ropes". Among the many other prints are: "The Flower Show at Madison Square Garden" which is the entire front page; "Launch of the Armored Cruiser 'Maine' At the Brooklyn Na... See More
October 16, 1912
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California.
* Early Boston Red Sox baseball
* World Series champions
A complete set of eight issues reporting on all 8 games (game 2 was a tie) of the 1912 Major League Baseball World Series, newspapers dated October 8 thru 16, 1917 (no issue on Sunday).
As the photos show each issue has a front page report on the games between the Boston Red Sox and the ... See More
July 25, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874 Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with a bat or ball in hand. A very displayable item for ... See More
July 25, 1874
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 25, 1874
* Early baseball team print
* Old West scene
Although this issue includes many very nice & displayable prints, by far the most desirable would be the great full page captioned: "International Base-Ball -- The Philadelphia Athletics" which shows individual, full-figure illustrations of the baseball players in uniform, most with... See More
February 27, 1892
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 27, 1892 The full front page is "Out in the Cold"; Inside the issue is a full page "How Jewelry is Made"; half page "The Armory for the Seventy-First Regiment N.G.S.N.Y"; full page "Rear view of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Broad Street, Philadelphia"; nice doublepage centerfold "Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, F... See More
August 17, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Satan, Don't Get Thee Behind Me! Any Thing to Ge... See More
August 17, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872 The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Satan, Don't Get Thee Behind Me! Any Thing to Get Poss... See More
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