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207285

Pennsylvania canals & railroads...

Item #207285

October 17, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 17, 1829  This 16 page newspaper has interesting news of the day throughout. A lot of the news in this newspaper is government related. Featured in this issue are interesting reports and figures on Pennsylvania canals and railroads. This issue is in nice condition except for little staining.

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571046

The Rail Road...

Item #571046

January 23, 1830

NATIONAL GAZETTE AND LITERARY REGISTER, Philadelphia, January 23, 1830  Page 4 features an article entitled "The Rail Road" which reports "The Rail road from Pratt street to the Carrollton Viaduct presented on Saturday a scene of enlivened and animating interest. A vast crowd of persons, attracted by the beauty and mildness of the day, and a number of members of Congress includ... See More  

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676024

First American railroad publication...

Item #676024

February 02, 1833

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Feb. 2, 1833



* Very early on the railroad industry

* Uncommon publication




This is a very early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading, having begun the year prior.

The best feature of this newspaper is the great and very early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead, showing an engine with three cars. Note the simplicity of the... See More  

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219477

Schenectady and Utica railroad company in 1833...

Item #219477

April 27, 1833

NEW-YORK EVENING POST, April 27, 1833.

 

* Schenectady and Utica Railroad Company est.



A page 2 report begins: It will be a matter of public congratulations that the senate...passed the bill from the house to incorporate the Schenectady and Utica railroad company, by a unanimous vote. A few other details as well. Other news of the day includes: "Stage Robbery" "importation and Com
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211404

Camden and Amboy Railroad In 1834...

Item #211404

May 09, 1834

THE SUN, N.Y., May 9, 1834 Pg. 3 has a report about an accident on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, when two engines travelling in opposite directions made contact at a curve. The Camden & Amboy RR was the first RR in New Jersey and one of the earliest in the U.S. May be one of first railroad accidents! Other news of the day includes: "Another Murder" "Police Office" and more. Several interestin... See More  

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657509

First American railroad publication, from its first year...

Item #657509

July 26, 1834

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, July 26, 1834  This is a very early issue--a volume three issue--of the very first American periodical on railroading. The best feature of this newspaper is the great and very early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead, showing an engine with three cars. Note the simplicity of the train, but keep in mind this is from the very beginning years of th... See More  

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682064

Did Texas treat Santa Anna humanely?

Item #682064

October 25, 1836

AMERICAN TRAVELLER, Boston, Oct. 25, 1836  Page 2 has a report: "Late And Direct from Texas" which mentions in part: "...articles by David G. Burnett, the late President, ing vindication of his humane policy towards Santa Anna...".

The back page is mostly filled with ads including many transportation-themed: railroad, stagecoach, & steamboat.

Four pages, never bound ... See More  

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560948

Niagra Falls... Pneumatic Railroad...

Item #560948
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, February 2, 1842



* American Musuem

* Niagara Falls - Early railroad




Page 2 has a report about the attractions at the American Museum, including a model of the city of Dublin, the "Falls of Niagara, with real water", the Grand Cosmorama, the Pneumatic Railroad and some of the performances.



Other news of the day with ads. 4 pages in nice condition.... See More  

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218407

Liberty Dollar Coin 1842...

Item #218407

October 08, 1842

DOLLAR WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 8, 1842



* Liberty Dollar coin



Has an engraving of a dollar coin in the masthead, the cost of an annual subscription. Back page has an engraving and caption: The Young Thief. A volume I issue (number 46). Some of the topics in this issue include: "The Prize Fighters", "Western Railroad", "Mr. Webster" "John Quincy Adams&quo... See More  

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682889

First American railroad publication...

Item #682889

October 16, 1845

AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Oct. 16, 1845



* Early on the railroad industry

* Uncommon publication




An early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading. The best feature of this newspaper might be the engravings of a railroad engines and coaches as well as related railroad devices & inventions, as found on pages 1, 2 & 3.

The balance of the issue is taken up ... See More  

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616465

Very scarce title...

Item #616465

May 15, 1846

MONTHLY BULLETIN, New York, May 15, 1846  Actually a quite scarce title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes it began March 15 but doesn't know when it ended in 1846. Only the American Antiquarian Society records any issues of this title and it has but three.

Various news & literary items, nice engraving of an early railroad engine in the masthead, never bound nor tri... See More  

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682580

See the nice masthead from 1846...

Item #682580

July 30, 1846

THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, July 30, 1846 



* Uncommon title



See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits of the day.

Four pages, nice condition. This is the vol. 1 number 10 issue of a title which lasted about 4 years.... See More  

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619281

Very scarce title...

Item #619281

January 15, 1847

MONTHLY BULLETIN, New York, Jan.15, 1847 



* Early locomotive engraving



Actually a quite scarce title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes it began March 15, 1846 but doesn't know when it ended. Only the American Antiquarian Society records any issues of this title and it has but three.

Various news & literary items, nice engraving of an early railroad engine in ... See More  

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682232

Detailed report on the gold from California...

Item #682232

December 14, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 1848  Page 3 contains nearly a full column headed: "The California Gold Specimens" which is an early report on the 1849 Gold Rush. Included is a letter from the director of the U.S. Mint concerning the quality of gold received from California.

Also on pg. 3: "The Proposed Panama Railroad" which admits: "...the necess... See More  

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684244

Earliest use of the term 'underground railroad' we have discovered...

Item #684244

August 28, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Aug. 28, 1850  The front page has an article: "From The Plains" which is a great letter concerning those traveling across the country, including Mormons heading to Utah. A few bits include: "The Gold Diggers have all disappeared among the Black Hills...The Mormons are now pushing along--100 wagons have passed to-day. There will be about 850 Mormon... See More  

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614118

The Starrucca Viaduct, still in use today...

Item #614118

February 07, 1852

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 7, 1852 



* Starrucca Viaduct print

* Lanesboro, Pennsylvania




The front page features a nice engraving of: "Starrucca Viaduct, on the New York and Erie Railroad". At the time of its construction, the bridge was thought to be the most expensive railway bridge in the world, at a cost of $320,000 (equal to $8,722,462 today). It was the largest ... See More  

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662250

Building a railroad to the Rocky Mountains...

Item #662250

March 18, 1852

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1852 



* Early railroad construction in the West



The front page has: "Fugitive Slaves" as well as: "Export of Gold From California" which includes a chart. Also: "From Texas" and "From El Paso" "A Patriot of the Rio Grande". Page 2 has: "A Plan for Constructing a Railroad over the P... See More  

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680922

Traveling in the United States...

Item #680922

April 10, 1852

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, April 10, 1852  Included are two pages of: "Traveling In the United States" which includes four prints including steam ship, sleighing, and railroad. Good text as well.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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600241

Charlestown Navy Yard... Clipper Ship Oriental...

Item #600241

September 18, 1852

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, September 8, 1852  The front page features a half-page illustration "Grand Review of the U. S. Marine Artillery, of Providence, R. I., by His Excellency Gov. Boutwell and Staff, On Boston Common." Within the issue is "The Late Count D'Orsay" which includes a small illustration of him; "Departure of the Lizzie Webber,... See More  

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688258

Journey to Salt Lake City... Verdict in the famous slave case...

Item #688258

November 04, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 4, 1852  Taking over 1 1/2 columns on page 2 is the very detailed: "Captain Stansbury's Expedition To The Great Salt Lake". This is a wonderful account of the journey, about which much can be found on the internet. The subheads include: "From the Literary World" "A Dutchman en Route" "A Happy Family on... See More  

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688249

The Mormons at Nauvoo... Interesting slave case...

Item #688249

November 08, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 8, 1852  Page 3 has an article: "The Icarian Colony At Nauvoo" which reads much like an annual report on the Mormons, with various numbers and statistics on how they are doing. The report ends with: "...During the present autumn ten men will seek a proper place in Iowa for a new & extensive colony. When the foundation of ... See More  

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209704

Jamaica Long Island Carrier Address...

Item #209704

January 04, 1853

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 4, 1853 Front page has the Carriers Address To The Patrons Of The Long-Island Democrat. Takes a column and a bit more. Others headlines throughout this issue include references to: Long Island Railroad, Broadway Railroad, Female Physicians and much more. Stray writing above the masthead, bit irregular at the spine, a few scattered foxing spots, otherwise i... See More  

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648611

Australia's gold fields...

Item #648611

January 08, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Jan. 8, 1853



* Early gold mining print



Half the ftpg: "View Of The Old Dutch Church at Sleepy Hollow, N.Y." Half page: "Off To The Diggins--Scene Illustrating The Gold Fields Of Australia" Nearly a halfpg: "View Of The City Of Providence" plus slightly smaller illus. of the Arcade, Railroad Depot, & Market Square, all in Prov... See More  

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649077

Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #649077

April 16, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, April 16, 1853  The cover has: "Arthur Spring - The Philadelphia Murderer", with related text regarding the murder which contains considerable discussion regarding capital punishment. Inside has content with related images of: "The Baltimore Shot Works", "The Baltimore Lottery", "Accident on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad"... See More  

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669899

Published by P. T. Barnum...

Item #669899

April 16, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED NEWS New York, April 16, 1853 



* Murderer Arthur Spring

* Phineas T. Barnum




The front page shows: "Arthur Spring - The Philadelphia Murderer" with related text regarding the murder which contains considerable discussion regarding capital punishment.

Inside has content with related images of: "The Baltimore Shot Works" "The Baltimore Lottery&quo... See More  

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671585

Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #671585

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853



* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration

* Congregation Chasam Sopher

* Judaica - Jews
- Judaism



Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.

Various illustrations with... See More  

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642926

Published by P.T. Barnum...

Early view of Sydney, Australia...

Item #642926

June 18, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, June 18, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner (see photos) of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last for only 48 issues.

The text on the front page is: "The Pacific Railroad" and the print shows: "Thomas H. Be... See More  

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622075
Item #622075

June 25, 1853

NEW YORK WEEKLY BUDGET, June 25, 1853  Among the articles are: "Catholic Violence" "Sad Casualty on the N.Y. & Erie Railroad" "How Felons are Made" & more. This is the vol. 1 #4 issue.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

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650691

Clipper ship Sovereign of the Seas... Philadelphia... Boston...

Item #650691

September 03, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, September 3, 1853  The front page features a half-page illustration "September". Within the issue is: "Jullien, the Artist" with an accompanying small illustration of him; "The Clipper Ship Sovereign of the Seas"; "Market Street Railroad Bridge, Philadelphia"; Genin's Contribution to the Palace"; ... See More  

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215121

1854 Prints.....

Item #215121

March 01, 1854

THE PEOPLES JOURNAL, N.Y., March, 1854.



* Genesse Falls print
* Map of Virginia, Dora Coal Mines


Inside has a nice 4 1/2 by 5 1/2 inch view: Rochester And The Genesee Falls and a 3 1/2 by 5 3/4 inch view: Railroad Bridge At Portage (N.Y.) Full page map: Map of Virginia Showing the location of the Dora Coal Mines. Ornate masthead has a nice illustration of the Capitol buil
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614637

1854 Germantown, Ohio...

Item #614637

November 09, 1854

TWIN VALLEY LOCOMOTIVE, Germantown, Ohio, November 9, 1854



* Uncommon title



Nice masthead engraving (see), news of the day with several advertisements.

Complete in 4 pages, a little irregular along spine, nice condition.

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221680

Religion and Governement in 1855...

Item #221680

July 04, 1855

NEW YORK HERALD, July 4, 1855.

 

* Religion & government

* Know Nothing Party




Page 2 has a lengthy and compelling letter to the editor: Impossibility of Uniting Religion with Politics in this Country. Concerned the religious intolerance of the Know Nothing party. News of the day includes: "The Prohibitory Liquor Laws" "The War of the Railroads" "The Watering Places" and much mo
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659729

The 'Know-Nothing' candidates endorsed...

Item #659729

March 20, 1856

THE EVANSVILLE DAILY JOURNAL, Indiana, March 20, 1856 



* The endorsement of the "Know Nothing" candidates



An endorsement at the top of the first column on pg. 2 supports the "Know Nothing" candidates with: "For President, Millard Fillmore, Of New York. For Vice President, Andrew J. Donelson, Of Tennessee." Title appears just above the endorsement. Perhaps o... See More  

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609270

Scenes of Lowell, Massachusetts...

Item #609270

April 26, 1856

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, April 26, 1856  Much like Harper's Weekly, but it preceded it by several years. The ftpg. shows: "The New Addition to the Boston State House". Other prints inside include: "Syra [Hermopolis, Greece] In the Archipelago" "City of Erzeroum, Capital of Armenia" "Boston Railroad Depot, Lowell" "Junction of the Concord... See More  

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654666

Great Train Wreck of 1856...

Item #654666

July 19, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 19, 1856



* Great Train Wreck of 1856

* Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania

* The Camp Hill Disaster




The front page has an article headed: "THE DISASTER ON THE NORTH PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD" "Further Particulars" "Sixty Lives Supposed to be Lost" and more with list of the killed. (see) Text takes up over 2 columns.

Other news of the day.... See More  

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659739

Jamaica Long Island...

Item #659739

October 07, 1856

LONG ISLAND DEMOCRAT, Jamaica, N.Y., October 7, 1856

*Buchanan-Breckinridge endorsement

A nice front page endorsement for the Buchanan-Breckinridge ticket which appears near the top of the first column. Includes candidates for state offices too. Uncommon to have a presidential endorsement on the front page.  Long Island Railroad Autumn/Winter Schedule is surrounded by interesting classified... See More  

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220060

Whiskey Manufacturing in 1856...

Item #220060

November 20, 1856

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Nov. 20, 1856.

 

* Manufacturing of whiskey

* Early Superior Wisconsin settlement




A page 3 report under Manufacture of Whiskey describes the large scale production of whiskey at Cincinnati. Another item says that Superior, Wisconsin, was first settled in 1854 and by January 1856 had a population of 500, and presently had 100 families cultivating
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172036

William Walker... Charles Goodyear...

Item #172036

April 04, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1857  The front page features an article entitled "After Walker, What Next?" Inside: 'The Story of India Rubber' includes an illustration of 'Charles Goodyear, the American Inventor' and illustrations of 'Tapping the Rubber Tree'. "An Albany Dutchman in Holland" which features several small illustrations.

Com... See More  

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172040

On Dred Scott... Rothschild Family...

Item #172040

April 18, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1857  Relatively few illustrations, but including an article headed :Dred Scott in the Legislature", being text only, concerning the objections of the New York Legislature to the Dred Scott decision and their actions. A nearly 1/4 page illustration of "John A. King, Governor of New York".

Also featured in this issue is the coverage of &... See More  

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172044

Transatlantic telegraph cable...

Item #172044

May 02, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 2, 1857  Two half page scenes showing the 'Niagara' laying the telegraph cable across the Atlantic Ocean, with the accompany article: "The Laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph" and small illustration of Professor Morse among others. Also an illustration: "The Transatlantic Telegraph Wire, Full Size".

Articles entitled: "The... See More  

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172048

Nicaragua... Charlotte Bronte...

Item #172048

May 16, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1857  Four illustrations of: "Rivers and Cities of Nicaragua", including "Junction of the San Carlos and San Juan Rivers", a small illustration of: "Jersey Pearls from Tiffany & Co."; illustrations of "Charlotte Bronte", four back page cartoons, and more.

Complete in 16 pages, in good condition as shown and co... See More  

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172050

General Walker in Nicaragua... New York Bay...

Item #172050

May 23, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 23, 1857  One page has: 'The Quarantine Station, Staten Island' 'Map of New York Bay' 'Site of the Proposed Fever Station, Sequine's Point, Staten Island.' with accompaning article. Eight illustrations of a journey in 'Zulu Land - A Journey Thither', one showing an African's leg being eaten by an alligator.

An article... See More  

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172056

Yachting...

Item #172056

June 13, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 13, 1857  The front page features a 1/4 pg. illustration of "Sir E. Bulwer Lytton" with accompanying article. Inside illustration of "Rembrandt Peale". Many illustrations of "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" including: "Modern Gaza," "Ruins of Askelon," "Plain of Ashdad," "Ludd (ancient Lydda),&qu... See More  

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172062

Cincinnati and St. Louis...

Item #172062

July 04, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1857  The front page features an article 'Travel Noted In Bible Lands' with a half page illustration 'Keeping the Fourth on Holy Ground'.  Inside contains an illustration of the: 'Henry Clay Column to be Raised at Lexington, Kentucky.' An article on 'How To Spend The Fourth' with several small illustrations. Nice one-... See More  

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548043

Robert John Walker...

Item #548043

July 22, 1857

WASHINGTON UNION, Washington D.C., July 22, 1857 



* Kansas troubles 

* Robert John Walker 




Page 2 has a "Proclamation" addressed "To The People Of Lawrence", signed in type: R. J. Walker, the Governor of the Kansas Territory.



A page 2 report about the visit of the "railroad excursionists" includes a letter signed in type: James Buchanan.

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548444

All aboard for Cape May...

Item #548444

August 08, 1857

WASHINGTON UNION, Washington D.C., August 8, 1857



* Cape May via railroad advertisement

* Pre civil war news from Nation's Capital




Page 3 has an ad for passenger service to Cape May via the Washington Branch Railroad. Has details about departure and schedules, connections and ticket prices, as well as carriage hire "on the island".



News of the day includes: "Later Fro... See More  

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172086

The 'Central America' disaster...

Item #172086

September 26, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 26, 1857  This issue contains the first report of 'The "Central America", the great ship wreck: "...The catastrophe which we all deplore -- which in the midst of panic strikes a deeper thrill... we can only sympathize and bow in humility, confessing human weakness, and saying, 'Thy will be done!'"

The front page feature... See More  

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172090

Financial panic on Wall Street... Brigham Young...

Item #172090

October 10, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1857  Front page features an article: "A Panic in Wall Street" plus a cartoonish illustration captioned: "The Panic in Wall Street". 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two scenes in Damascus. 'The Woman-Artist' article also features a small illustration of 'Madame Rosa Bonheur' as well as 'A Rough S... See More  

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172100

Charles Dickens... Rev. Spugeon...

Item #172100

November 14, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 14, 1857  Front half page illustration of "The Sovereigns at the Theatre at Stuttgardt" with an accompanying article.

Inside contains two large illustrations of "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon" and "Rev. Charles Haddon Spurgeon Preaching to Thirty Thousand People at the Crystal Palace, England." Also inside, two illustration... See More  

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172122

Massacre at Cawnpore...

Item #172122

January 23, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 23, 1858  The full front page illustration is entitled: 'In The Bitter Cold'. "Hon. Charles O'Conor" with an accompanying article. "The Great Massacre at Cawnpore" also features two illustrations; "The House in Which the Women and Children were Slaughtered at Cawnpore" and "The Arrest of the Missionaries by ... See More  

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