The Wild West

The term "wild west" conjures many things in the mind—criminal outlaws like Billy the Kid or Jesse James, the California Gold Rush, or the folklore associated with the American frontier. We welcome you to browse our Wild West newspaper inventory or learn more about American Wild West newspapers at our main Wild West page.

The Wild West

The term &quot;wild west&quot; conjures many things in the mind&mdash;criminal outlaws like Billy the Kid or Jesse James, the California Gold Rush, or the folklore associated with the American frontier. We welcome you to browse our Wild West newspaper inventory or learn more about American <a href="http://www.rarenewspapers.com/entry/wild_west">Wild West newspapers</a> at our main Wild West page.
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209645

1894 newspaper & Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show...

Item #209645

May 08, 1894

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 8, 1894 Within this complete, 14 page newspaper is a nice, illustrated one column advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show, with a small likeness of Buffalo Bill (see the photo below). The rest of the issue is filled with various news of the day & a wealth of ads. Several illustrations scattered throughout. Lightly browned, some margin tears, generally... See More  

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$26.00
209257

From the early years of the Comstock Lode...

Item #209257
VIRGINIA EVENING CHRONICLE, Virginia (City), Nevada, 1872.  Virginia City is one of America's largest historic landmarks. Some say Virginia City's rich gold and silver mines financed the Civil War. Now rich in history, Virginia City and the Comstock Lode still maintain the flavor of the hifalutin mining days, when Mark Twain roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the "Richest... See More  

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$46.00
209256

Made famous by Mark Twain...

From the town of the Comstock Lode...

Item #209256
DAILY TERRITORIAL ENTERPRISE, Virginia (City), Nevada, 1876  Virginia City is one of America's largest historic landmarks. Some say Virginia City's rich gold and silver mines financed the Civil War. Now rich in history, Virginia City and the Comstock Lode still maintain the flavor of the hifalutin mining days, when Mark Twain roamed the streets and everybody wanted a piece of the &quo... See More  

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$40.00
209255

A newspaper from the ghost town of Austin, Nevada...

Item #209255

January 01, 1883

DAILY MORNING DEMOCRAT, Austin, Lander County, Nevada, 1883  Sometimes unusual incidents are the reason good things happen. Such is the case with Austin. The town was actually discovered in 1862 by a horse belonging to a W. H. Talbott. The horse accidently kicked up a piece of quartz containing gold & silver. Talbott sent the piece to Virginia City for assay, staked out a claim, and ... See More  

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$51.00
209251

"One of the wildest mining camps in the West" & a very short-lived newspaper...

Item #209251
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Pioche, Nevada, 1875 Pioche is located about 180 miles northeast of Las Vegas, hanging on the side of a mountain of Nevada's high desert. In the 1870's it was considered one of the wildest mining camps in the West. According to a number of sources, hired gunmen were imported at the rate of about twenty a day during boom times to fight mining claim encroachments. Evidence of the... See More  

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$50.00
209248

From Reno, Nevada...

Item #209248
RENO EVENING GAZETTE, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1877 This is an 4 page newspaper which features news on pages 2 & 3 with a wealth of ads on the front & back pages, several of which are illustrated. Now a gambling mecca not far from Lake Tahoe, during the 1870's it was a mining town. This issue was never bound nor trimmed and is in very nice condition with a news agent's stamp in... See More  

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$40.00
209247

From the ghost town of Silver City, Nevada...

Item #209247

January 01, 1880

LYON COUNTY TIMES, Silver City, Nevada, 1880  From what I have been able to research Silver City is pretty much a ghost town today, with several old building still standing from its heyday during the mining era in the 1870's and 1880's. Located rather close to the more famous Virginia City, this newspaper began in Silver City in 1874 and relocated to nearby Dayton, Nevada, in December of ... See More  

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$46.00
209246

From historic Dayton, Nevada...

Item #209246

January 01, 1882

LYON COUNTY TIMES, Dayton, Nevada, 1882 Nevada's first non-Indian settlement, Dayton's original residents were hard-scrabble prospectors who panned for gold in nearby Gold Canyon. By the spring of 1851, as many as 200 miners were living in the area. By 1856, the community was generally known as Chinatown, because a l... See More  

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$42.00
209242

From Reno, Nevada...

Item #209242
WEEKLY NEVADA STATE JOURNAL, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1876.  This 4 page newspaper features news on the front page as well as pages 2 & 3 but with  ads as well. Now a gambling mecca not far from Lake Tahoe, during the 1870's it was a mining town. This issue was never bound nor trimmed and is in nice condition with some minor margin wear or tears. The photo below is "gene... See More  

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$42.00
209239

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

Item #209239

January 01, 1880

WEEKLY ELKO INDEPENDENT, Elko, Nevada, 1880 This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to the town in 1... See More  

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$41.00
209238

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

Item #209238

January 01, 1889

THE FREE PRESS, Elko, Nevada, 1889 This town had a population of about 2000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to the town in 1868. Compl... See More  

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$39.00
209234

From the mountain mining town of Eureka...

Item #209234
EUREKA DAILY SENTINEL, Eureka, Nevada, 1878 A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote  town in northeastern Nevada. This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 ft. elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its hayday when mining was the predominate draw from the mid-1870's until the shutting down of most&... See More  

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$42.00
209232

From Reno, Nevada...

Item #209232
RENO WEEKLY GAZETTE, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada, 1879 The masthead includes a nice engraving showing the Sierra Nevada mountains which surround this picturesque city and an inset with some buildings (see photo). This is an 8 page newspaper which features news on the front page as well as many inside pages but with a wealth of various Western-themed ads as well, several of which are illustrat... See More  

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$41.00
209229

An early issue from the capital of Nevada...

Item #209229
THE DAILY STATE REGISTER, Carson City, Nevada, 1872 Coin collectors are very familiar with this town for the mint which produced the much desired gold & silver coins which bear the "C.C." mint mark. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its hayday during the mining era has various news of the day on the inside pages with ads filling pages 1... See More  

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$60.00
209227

From the capital of Nevada...

Item #209227
THE NEVADA TRIBUNE, Carson City, Nevada, 1875 Coin collectors are very familiar with this town for the mint which produced the much desired gold & silver coins which bear the "C.C." mint mark. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its hayday during the mining era has various news of the day on the inside pages with ads filling... See More  

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$48.00
209225

From the Capital of Nevada...

Item #209225
THE CARSON DAILY APPEAL, Carson City, Nevada, 1877  Coin collectors are very familiar with this town for the mint which produced the famous "C.C." mint marks on gold & silver coins it produced. Situated just east of Lake Tahoe at the western "elbow" of the state, this issue from its heyday during the mining era has various news of the day on the inside pages with ads f... See More  

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$55.00
209219

Great name for a mining town...

Item #209219
EUREKA DAILY LEADER, Eureka, Nevada, 1879 A very nice, folio-size newspaper from this small, remote  town in northeastern Nevada. This old mining town is situated in the mountains at a 6,500 ft. elevation in a county with just 3 towns--total county population today is just 1900 residents. In its heyday when mining was the predominate draw from the mid-1870's until the shutting down of mos... See More  

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$40.00
206810

Sacramento California...

Item #206810

September 26, 1871

SACRAMENTO DAILY RECORD, Sept. 9, 1871 Mostly regional news, has a few topical items, and many ads. Small section clipped from the second leaf, first leaf has an archival mend to a margin tear, minor edge wear, bit of loss to two letters in the masthead.

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$22.00
206419

San Francisco California...

Item #206419
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, CA, 1871. This 4 page newspaper, which 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 basis. Very early for California. Nice co... See More  

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$36.00
206289

Walla Walla Washington...

Item #206289

April 15, 1871

WALLA WALLA STATESMAN, Walla Walla WA, April 15 1871. 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 basis. Very early for Washington. Nice con... See More  

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$36.00
205934

Eugene City Oregon...

Item #205934

January 01, 1880

THE OREGON STATE JOURNAL, Eugene City, OR,  1880. 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 basis. Very early for Oregon. Nice c... See More  

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$40.00
205711

Denver Colorado...

Item #205711

January 01, 1881

THE DAILY DENVER TIMES, Denver, CO,  dated in 1881. 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 basis. Very early for Colorado. Ni... See More  

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$32.00
205698

Salem Oregon...

Item #205698
WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, OR,  dated from1877. This 8 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 basis. Very early for Oregon. Nic... See More  

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$31.00
205256

Gunnison, Colorado...

Item #205256

November 01, 1881

GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado, Nov. 1, 1881  An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains. Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gunnison.

Four pages, nice condition.

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$32.00
204795

Haywood California...

Item #204795
ALAMEDA COUNTY ADVOCATE, Haywood, California, 1872 (Only one remains in our inventory in good condition)



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 o... See More  

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$48.00
204782

Visalia California...

Item #204782

October 06, 1877

THE VISALIA WEEKLY DELTA, Visalia CA,  October 6, 1877. 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 basis. Very early for Californ... See More  

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$24.00
204779

Sacramento, California...

Item #204779
THE DAILY BEE, Sacramento, California, 1874. 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 basis. Very early for California. Nice condition.&n... See More  

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$30.00
204774

San Francisco California...

Item #204774

October 19, 1872

CALIFORNIA EVENING REPUBLICAN, San Francisco, CA, October 19, 1872. 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 basis. Very early for C... See More  

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$31.00
204772

Walla Walla, Washington...

Item #204772
WALLA WALLA STATESMAN, Washington, 1867  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 basis. Very early for Washington. Nice condition.&... See More  

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$52.00
204760

Previously known as Ophir City...

Item #204760

January 01, 1882

THE WEEKLY MERCURY, Oroville, California,  1882  Oroville is a town in Northern California on the banks of the Feather river, established to supply gold miners during the California Gold Rush. It was originally known as Ophir City.

This 4 page newspaper has various  news and advertisements of the day. In nice condition.  Actual dates within the given year vary, but the issue y... See More  

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$43.00
204685

Great narrative of a cross country trip...

Item #204685

November 15, 1873

THE ALLIANCE, Baltimore, Maryland, Nov. 15, 1873 The front page contains an article titled "A Trip Across The Continent, by Capt. R.K. Carter" which takes 1 1/2 columns (see photos). Great content in this primarily religious newspaper, quite uncommon as well. Complete in 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed, some scatteref foxing, generally nice.

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$29.00
204616

Volume one issue from early California...

Item #204616
CALIFORNIA EVENING REPUBLICAN, San Francisco, 1872  Northern California benefited by the migration westward by  the many in search of gold in the mid-19th century. This issue was published not long after that migration, and when westward travel was still very much a dangerous venture.

This four page issue has various news of the day and a wealth of ads--a few of which are illustrated--p... See More  

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$40.00
202942

Beecher-Tilton Scandal Case...

Item #202942

August 08, 1874

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City UTAH -August 8, 1874. 



*Beecher-Tilton Scandal 



This four page newspaper is from the capital of the Mormonism. This issue has news of the day and several interesting advertisements. Rare to find such an early issue from State of Utah. One the articles in this issue deals with the Beecher-Tilton Scandal Case. Very nice condition.  
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$34.00
202941

International Rifle Match...

Item #202941

July 21, 1874

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City UT July 21, 1874.



*Mormon Religion

*International Rifile Match

*Early Issue From State of Utah



This four page newspaper is from the capital of the Mormon Religion. This issue has news of the day and several interesting advertisements. Rare to find such an early issue from State of Utah. One the articles in this issue deals with the International Rifi
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$34.00
201389

Item #201389

January 01, 1878

DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, 1878. Here is a very nice, four page issue of this Old West newspaper with various news reports from this fascinating period in American history. Nice condition with a wealth of ads as well.  The image shown is a representation of the look and condition of this title, but the actual issue sent may be different.  It will be of equaal condit... See More  

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$30.00
200923

1880 Old West Newspaper From Fort Jones CA California....

Item #200923

September 30, 1880

SCOTT VALLEY NEWS, Fort Jones, CA,  September 30, 1880 . 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 basis. Very early for Califor... See More  

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$47.00
200555

A territorial newspaper from Montana...

Item #200555
THE HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana, 1878  A nice territorial newspaper eleven years before Montana would become a state. Helena was founded at the discovery of gold in a gulch off the Prickly Pear valley in 1864. Thoughts for a town name included Tomah, Pumpkinville and Squashtown but ultimately was named Helena for a town in Minnesota or Arkansas, with Yankee & Confederate sympathies expre... See More  

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$37.00
200245

1889 Omaha Bee Issue...

Item #200245

February 02, 1889

THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE newspaper from Nebraska, dated February 2, 1889. Various news of the day & other reports, plus a wealth of ads as well. This 8 page newspaper has the third leaf half torn off, otherwise good.

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$21.00
200092

1872 Horace Greeley Accepts Nomination...

Item #200092

August 10, 1872

DAILY WORLD, San Diego, Calif., Aug. 10, 1872 Pg. 2 has an ad supporting the Greeley-Brown ticket. Pg. 4 has: "Mr. Greeleys Acceptance Of The Liberal Republican Nomination" which includes the "Official Notice" and his reply signed in type: Horace Greeley. A volume I issue. Early for San Diego.

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$35.00
180162

Wild West Collection III

A perspective through time...

Item #180162
Wild West Collection III A Perspective Through Time - Each set contains 5 different titles, covering three different decades (1870's, 1880's, and 1890's) spanning the entire Old West era. All issues are dated from 1870 - 1899, and no more than 2 from each decade will be sent.  This five issue set will provide a panoramic view of this formative period in American History.... See More  

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$70.00
180161

Wild West Collection II

A Broad View

Item #180161
Wild West Collection II - A Broad View - Each set contains a total of 5 issues, one issue each from 5 different old west states, revealing a broad view of this formative period in American history. Includes issues from five of the following old west locations: California, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and Oregon, and include such titles as The Daily Boomerang. All issues ar... See More  

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$90.00
180160

Wild West Collection I ... A California View

Item #180160
Wild West Collection I - A California View - Each 7 issue set containing 7 different titles from California, all dated from the heart of this formative period in American history - 1870 to 1899.  The set will include at least 2 issues from each decade.

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$98.00
180155

Additional war collections...

Item #180155
Additional War Collections can be obtained for any of the following: French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, Mexican War, Spanish-American War, WWI, and the Korean War. Prices will vary depending upon the collection, but will be priced similarly to our other war collections, and may range from $40 to $100. Contact us for additional details and exact pricing.

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$74.00
180065
Item #180065
THE WORLD, San Diego, 1875 A lot of 10 issues from this Southern California city from a very early year, being quite rare as such. Offered individually at $24, here is a lot at nearly half price.

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$162.00
180034

From Oakland...

Item #180034
The OAKLAND DAILY TRANSCRIPT, 1871-1875 A nice lot of 8 issues all in very nice condition. An old west title from a familiar location.

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$100.00
180033

The Wild West...

Item #180033
THE TUOLUMNE INDEPENDENT, Tuolumne, California  A lot of 10 issues, all from the 1880's. An unusual title in very nice condition.

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$128.00
180031

From Stockton...

Item #180031
A lot of 10 issues of the DAILY EVENING HERALD, Stockton, California, from the 1870s & 1880s. A good title in very nice condition. The images shown are representative of the look and condition of those you will receive. Actual dates vary.

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$167.00
180015

A great lot from the Old West... at a reduced price...

Item #180015
A lot of 10 "OLD WEST" newspapers from California, dating in the 1870's through 1890's, and priced at a bargain due to edge tears, mends, wear, etc. which makes them somewhat 2nd-rate. The set will contain at least 5 different titles, and no two issues will have the same date. A nice opportunity for a mini-set of different "Wild West" titles at a significantly reduced p... See More  

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$55.00
174488

Thomas Nast prints... W.A. Rogers print...

Item #174488

September 11, 1880

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 11, 1880  Front full page Thomas Nast illustration of "The Widow's Wants". Full page Thomas Nast illustration of "Wade Hampton's Dilemna". Full page W.A. Rogers illustration of "The Settler's First Home in the Far West".

Doublepage centerfold of "English Church Architecture - Carlisle Cathedral". 2/3... See More  

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$32.00

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$17.00
174276

New York elevated railroad...

Item #174276

September 07, 1878

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 7, 1878  Front full pg. illus. of "The New York Elevated Railroad - View in Franklin Square." Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "A Skirmish with an Unwelcome Intruder." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Locusts in South India - Driving Them From the Fields." Full pg. illus. of "The Highlands of the Hudson, From Anthony's Nose, Looki... See More  

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$48.00

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$25.00
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