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NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 14, 1817
* Very early Missouri Territory
Page 2 has 1 12 column headed: "Missouri Territory--A Bid's-Eye View of the Missouri Territory" which is a very nice, detailed "travelogue" of the area, several years before statehood. Very fine reading.
Fours pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.... See More
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Oct. 11, 1847
* General Winfield Scott
* Mexico City entered
* Mexican-American War
Page 2 has reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Encounter with the Guerrillas" and "Entrance Into the City of Mexico" & "Later From the Rio Grande"
Four pages, nice condition.... See More
This newspaper was subscribed to by Buchanan while a Senator, obviously livi... See More
THE FLORIDIAN AND JOURNAL, Tallahassee, Florida, Sept. 30, 1854 A nice & rare opportunity for a very early newspaper from the capital of Florida. Very rarely are we able to find antebellum Florida newspapers, particularly from the capital. Formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news reports both local & national, and a wealth of ads as well.
The complete ... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 9, 1855 Page 2 has an interesting "$15,000 Reward" ad in the "Lost and Found" section of the paper, offering much detail on the theft. A few details include: "...the 17th of Sept. last two Boxes were delivered at the office of the American Express Co. in Dubuque, Iowa...Said boxes, on their arrival at the Sub-Treasury in New York were found to ... See More
WESTERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1861
* Secession in the South
* Kansas joins Union
Page 5 has: "Congressional" reports which includes the news that Kansas has officially joined the Union on January 28. Also mention that: "...In the Senate Mr. Iverson, of Georgia, read the secession ordinance of his state, made a secession speech, and bade the Senat... See More
NEW-YORK TIMES, March 11, 1862
* Battle of Hampton Roads
* Monitor vs. Merrimack
* Historic Civil War naval battle
Back page heads report the famous naval battle at Hampton Roads, Virginia, between the Monitor and Merrimac: "The Battle In Hampton Roads" "Interesting Details of the Two Days' Fighting" "How The Cumberland Was Sunk by the Merrimac" &quo... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, May 3, 1862
* Grand Junction, Tennessee
* Siege of Fort Macon ends
* Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The front page features a Civil War map headed: "Probable Retreat of Beauregard To Grand Junction" showing the Corinth vicinity at the Mississippi Tennessee, Alabama border. Column heads include: "Capture of Fort Macon Officially Confirmed" "Reported ... See More
NEW YORK TIMES, May 24, 1862 Among the front page column heads are war reports including; "Operations Against Richmond" "The National Forces Crossing the Chickahominy at Two Points" "Our Advance Within Five Miles of the Rebel Capital" "The Arrival of Beauregard" "The Rebel Army Swelled by Conscription of 2100,000 Men" and more.
Eight p... See More
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 30, 1862 The full front page is a print of: "Brigadier-General Michael Corcoran, Late Colonel 69th Regiment New York State Militia". Prints inside include: "John Morgan's Highwaymen Sacking a Peaceful Village in the West" "Negroes Building Stockades Under the Recent Act of Congress" "The Late General R. L. M'Coo... See More
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 4, 1864
* First Battle of Ream's Station
* A Confederate victory
Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Wilson & Kautz Safe" "Return of the Raiding Parties" "Severe Fighting on the Way" "Our Losses 750 to 1000" "The Destruction made By Our Men" "... See More
NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 29, 1865
* Andersonville prison trial
* Henry Wirz
The top of the front page has: "The Wirz Trial" with several subheads including: "...The Andersonville Prison Rules Drawn Up by Wirz...". This is the trial of the prison warden Henry Wirz for the atrocities committed there.
Eight pages, nice condition. ... See More
* Wild Old West
* Rare title
The Mexican government granted land in Northern California to John Sutter, including a parcel upon which Yuba City is located, the same John Sutter upon whose land gold was subsequently discovered in 1848. He sold part of this tract to some enterprising men who wished to establish a town n
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878
* Historic Phonograph invention
* Thomas Edison - inventor
Appearing on inside pg. (see photo) is a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description
THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, September 24, 1881
* President James S. Garfield death
* Best title to have
See the photos for one of the more graphic presentations of a presidential funeral. Perhaps not surprisingly because Garfield was from Cuyahoga County, the county of Cleveland, making this essentially his "hometown" newspaper.
The first column has some nice heads a... See More
ARIZONA SENTINEL, Yuma, Dec. 31, 1881 Rare issue from the Old West. The front page features articles: "Climate" "A Boy's Composition on Fall" "Editorial Notes" and others. Other reports are of mining companies and interest. Other ads and news of the day within.
Complete in four pages, loose at the spine, evenly browned, measures 14 by 21 inches. Severa... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 28, 1883
* Early Denver, Colorado
The most notable print would be the very nice full page print captioned: "Colorado--View of the City of Denver..." which is a great overview of the city at that time.
Other prints include: "New Mexico--The Tertio-Millennial Celebration at Santa F: A Group of Indian Clowns" "The Internat... See More
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 30, 1889 Articles with images include: "The Military Bicycle" "Use of Velocipedes In The English Army" "The New Simpson Timber Dry Dock at the Brooklyn, Navy Yard" "The Proposed Railway Bridge Between England & France" and the "Gledhill's Attachment For Type Writers", which is accompanied by a... See More
Twenty pages, in very nice, clean condition.
THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, April 15, 1892 The top of the front page has an interesting article headed: "ROBBED A TRAIN WITH EASE" "Three Men Hold Up an Express Seventy Miles from New Orleans" "They Didn't Have to Fire A Shot" "Glitter of Their Revolvers Induced the Engineer, Fireman and Express Messenger to Surrender Without a Struggle--Bloodhounds ... See More
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1892
* Inventor Thomas Edison described as humble
The top of the back page has: "Edison Isn't Proud" "His Hats & Cigars are Cheap & His Clothes are not a Bit Stuck Up". An interesting article on how "ordinary" Thomas Edison is, with a short interview with him as well (see).
Four pages, very large f... See More
THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, June 9, 1894
* The Dalton Gang original report
* Outlaw Bill Dalton killed
Page 2 has an article: "Bill Dalton Dead" "The Noted Outlaw Cornered & Shot Through the Heart". The dateline is from Ardmore, I.T. (Indian Territory, or what is now Oklahoma). The report begins: "Bill Dalton, the noted outlaw & leader of ... See More
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1894 The front page features a full illustration of: "The New Union Railway Station at St. Louis, Missouri". Inside includes a full page "Picturesque Minnesota Summer Resorts" with five photos. A full page: "Maneuvers of the Detachment of the Regular Army Under General Miles, in Camp Near Evanston, Illinois" has... See More
THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Oct. 24, 1894
* Bill Cook Gang
The top of page 2 has column heads: "MANY OUTLAWS LOOSE" "The Cook Gang Doing Wholesale Robbery in the West" "Aquia Creek Booty Recovered" plus various subheads (see). The text takes over a full column. The great article begins: "The latest performance in the grand carnival of crime whi... See More