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September 06, 1883
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 6, 1883 The top of the ftpg. has column heads: "The Labor Problem" "Jay Gould Tells the Story of His Business Life" "Working in a Store at $20 per Month--Surveying Railroads--In the Railroad Stock Business".
Pg. 4 has: "The James Trial" "C.P. Johnson's Plea for the Defendant--Judge Shanklin's Argument"... See More
Item #649257(5) DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, early 1880's A lot of 5 issues, from several years before statehood with much local news of the day. Articles with Mormon interest and perspective are sure to be found within each issue. Typically 4 page issues, minor browning & dirtiness, but not pulpish.
May 16, 1885
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 16, 1885 The front page is a montage of prints concerning the trial of Richard Short for the assault on Capt. Phelan.
Inside has a very dramatic print of: "The Tenement House Fire...A Father's Desperate Resort--Four Children Thrown from a 3rd Story Window". Another fullpg. shows a reunion of Union & Confederates solders in ... See More
May 08, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886
* Collectible 19th century baseball print
The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a... See More
November 10, 1887
GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Nov. 10, 1887
* Jenny Lind death
* Swedish Nightingale
* Opera singer
The top of the front page has: "The Death of Jenny Lind" "A Brief Life Sketch of the World-Famed Songstress" which includes an illustration of her.
Also on the ftpg: "THE FIGHTING INDIANS" "A Brief Skirmish And A Dead Sword-Bearer" "The... See More
Item #673918THE AFRICAN'S FRIEND, Philadelphia, 1st month, 1888
* Rare publication
Subtitled: "For the Promotion of Religion & Morality" and near the top is: "For distribution among the colored people of the Southern States of the United States of America, and Liberia in Africa." The title would suggest that it was sympathetic to the plight of the African Americans, from not ... See More
March 10, 1888
NEW YORK HERALD, March 10, 1888
* Walt Whitman's "The Dead Emperor" poem - 1st appearance
Page 6 has a poem titled: "The Dead Emperor", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .
This is the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive. It is very significant as such. It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of G... See More
September 15, 1888
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1888
* Early Yellowstone Park
The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-along publication, not a supplement to the regular title.
The front page features four illustrations showing: "Scenes In The Yellowstone National Park" including "On the Shores of the Yellowstone Lake" "Paint... See More
October 05, 1889
OUR BROTHER IN RED, Muskogee, Indian Territory, Oct. 5, 1889
* Very rare publication
This would become the state of Oklahoma in 1907. A quite uncommon title meant for the Indians in the territory. The motto in the masthead notes: "Christian Education the Hope of the Indian."
This title is not noted in Gregory's "Union List of Newspapers", nor are any held by th... See More
December 05, 1889
GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Dec. 5, 1889 An interesting paper if only because of the curious headlines and reporting of a gruesome tragedy. A ftpg. column is headed: "SEVEN MEN ROASTED" "And Dashed to Death in the Minneapolis Tribune Fire" "Dread Details Of The Disaster".
Page 3 has many portraits of Civil War generals from: "Hood's Campaig... See More
June 07, 1890
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 7, 1890 The full ftpg. is a great illustration which seems as though it was taken from the Western movie, captioned: "Life in the Mining Regions of the Far West--Selling his Life Dearly." showing a cowboy trying to fend off a group of Indians on horseback.
A fullpg. with 9: "Sketches In A Pool Room" and three full pages with... See More
July 10, 1890
THE WORLD, New York City, July 10, 1890 Page three heading "Congress Day By Day" reports "Fixing the Wyoming Bill." "The presiding officer of the Senate (Mr. Ingalls) having signed the bill to admit Wyoming it went to the President to-day. He thereupon referred it to the Attorney-General to ascertain if there were any legal objections to its approval."
Complete... See More
November 07, 1890
THE WEST SIDE CITIZEN, Villa Park, Colorado, Nov. 7, 1890
* Very rare publication
Although once a separate town, Villa Park today is a neighborhood of Denver, about 4 miles west of downtown. This is a very rare title, as only one institution is recorded in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) as having any issues and that collection was purchased in its entirety bu us.
An eight... See More
April 26, 1893
PUCK, New York, April 26, 1893 Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:
front page: &quo... See More
May 20, 1893
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 20, 1893
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* invention of the Kinetograph
The top of an inside page has a very historic article headed: "First Public Exhibition of Edison's Kinetograph" which was essentially the beginning of the motion picture industry.
The articles takes over a full column & a portion includes: "...the duration of each imag... See More
January 26, 1895
GRAND VALLEY STAR-TIMES, Grand Junction, Colorado Jan. 26, 1895
* Rare publication
A quite rare title as it lasted from just 1893 to 1896 with this title, and Gregory notes only one institution having but 3 issues as we purchased the holdings from Kansas Historical Society (although the A.A.S. records 17 issues).
Eight pages, evenly toned, loose at the spine, some minor margin c... See More
May 11, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895 The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."
Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More
October 12, 1895
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895 This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.
The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". Inside has: "Representative Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Ch... See More
April 18, 1896
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 18, 1896 The ftpg. shows: "Letter Canceling Machines in the U.S. Post Office, New York City" with a related article as well.
Page 3 has a report on the 1896 Olympic Games, the first held after being abolished 15 centuries ago. Various prints of: "Gas Machine for Industrial & Domestic Uses" and various other prints &... See More
Item #674114YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, May, 1896
* Young Women's Christian Temperance Union
An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.
The front page features a photo of the renowned "Miss Jane Addams". Addams was an American settlement acti... See More
February 16, 1898
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, Feb. 16, 1898
* USS Maine explosion (1st report)
* Spanish- American War prelude
The front page has a nice stack of two-column heads on the battleship Maine tragedy: "A NATIONAL CALAMITY" "The Battleship Maine Blown Up in Havana Harbor" "NEARLY THREE HUNDRED MEN ARE DEAD" "Thrilling Story of the Survivors--... See More
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