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From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #672876
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, Oct. 16, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This early singlesheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing (see photo) particularly with the over 300+ year old date clearly visible in the dateline.

This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founde... See More  

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The siege of Lisle in the War of Spanish Succession...

Item #666833

September 27, 1708

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 27, 1708  Most of this issue, including the entire front page, is taken up with reports on the siege of Lisle, with headings including: "Journal From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp before Lisle" and "From the Camp at Lannoy" and again: "From the Camp before Lisle".

The Siege of Lille was the most promin
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A broadside-like chart consumes the front page...

Item #670879

April 22, 1710

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 22, 1710  A rather unusual issue, as most of the front page is taken up with an uncommonly large--wider and longer than normal--chart headed: "A Table of  the Assize of Bread, in Pounds, Ounces, and Drams, Averdupois Weight" with 14 columns.

This chart extends beyond the normal margins of this newspaper. The back page has uncommonly wide marg... See More  

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Lord Baltimore arrives at Philadelphia...

Item #670114

July 28, 1733

THE DAILY POST BOY, London, England, July 28, 1733 

* Early pest-control advertisement

The front page has reports datelined from Annapolis and Philadelphia, two items mentioning Lord Baltimore. Otherwise all news reports are European, with various ads on the back page.

Complete as a single sheet issue, 9 1/4 by 15 1/2 inches, a few stains, partial red tax stamp on the front page.... See More  

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Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #666696

January 01, 1760

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1760 

* 18th century original document

Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for enabling his Majesty to raise the sum of one million for the uses and purposes therein mentioned..."

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Twenty pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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Problems with the non-importation agreement...

Item #659774

September 01, 1770

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, September, 1770   Near the back are over two pages of reports from America, including an item from New York concerning non-importation and the concern that importers in New York are breaking the agreement. Also news items from Boston.

Then a letter from Charleston which also deals with the issue of non-importation.

An interesting feature is the full title/... See More  

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Working towards a treaty of peace with England...

Item #667428
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1782  The issue contains much reporting from Parliament as well as other articles. Near the back is the "Historical Chronicle" which has the latest news reports of the day, and includes news from America: "...from Charles Town...36 sail of transports under convoy...for the purpose of bringing off the garrisons of Savannah & St. ... See More  

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On General Gage in America...

Item #660294

November 01, 1782

THE LONDON MAGAZINE, England, November, 1782  Inside has an article: "Account of the Arrival of General Gage in America in the Year 1774, With the Proceedings of the Americans in Consequence of the Boston Port Bill Until the Appointment of a Congress".

Included is one of the two plates called for, a foldout (has wrinkles).

Complete in 48 pages, 5 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches, one defective... See More  

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Tyburn, England in 1873... 'God's Tribunal' - off to the Executioner...

Item #672699

November 06, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 6, 1783 As stated in Wikipedia: "Tyburn was a village in... present-day London... For many centuries, the name Tyburn was synonymous with capital punishment, it having been the principal place for execution of London criminals and convicted traitors, including many religious martyrs. It was also known as 'God's Tribunal', in the 18th century.&qu... See More  

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On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 

* Patriots George Read & William Patterson

Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More  

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Handsome masthead from 1795...

Item #684955

October 21, 1795


* 18th century American publication

Page 2 has reports from: "France, National Convention" taking over half of the page. Page 3 has reports from "Kentucky" Maryland" "New York" and elsewhere.

This is the newspaper by the famed printer Isaiah Thomas. Four pages, decorative masthead, a... See More  

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A displayable title... Much on the controversial Jay Treaty...

Item #666802

October 26, 1795

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Oct. 26, 1795  Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, most of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.

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Jefferson on navigation of the Mississippi...

Item #667461

August 13, 1803

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Aug. 13, 1803 

* President Thomas Jefferson

* Mississippi River Navigation

Page 2 has a letter of reply from the President to the state of Ohio concerning issues relating to the navigation of the Mississippi River. It is signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Mention of a  ship Hannah: "...seized...at Wilmington, N.C. for having received on board 7 negro... See More  

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Much naval reporting in this early Richmond paper...

Item #669466

February 19, 1808

THE ENQUIRER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 19, 1808  

* Early 19th Century antebellum publication

The front page has various reports from Europe on the Napoleonic War. Page 2 has several naval reports concerning American ships detained at Algiers, as well as: "Deserters" which relates to the attack on he ship Chesapeake by the frigate Leopard, then several correspondences fro... See More  

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America is about to declare war...

Item #670877

June 03, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 3, 1812 

* Declaration of war close

* War of 1812 to begin

Page 2 has a notable report headed: "War with England!" stating: "A letter has been received in town from a Senator of the United States, dated May 28th, which says, The Committee of the Senate on Foreign Affairs have agreed unanimously [Mr. Lloyd being absent] to recommend a Dec... See More  

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Accomplishments of the frigate Chesapeake...

Item #664858

April 12, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, April 12, 1813 

* USS Chesapeake (1799)

* United States Navy frigate

* War of 1812 - pre-capture

The ftpg. has 4 Acts of Congress, two of them relating to the War of 1812.

Other items on the war include: "Indisputable Evidence of British Barbarity" "Treasonable" "Gun-Boats" "Military Movements" "The Chesapeak... See More  

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Items from the War of 1812...

Item #664889

December 20, 1813

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston,  Dec. 20, 1813  Page 2 includes: "Traitors Defended!" "Treason of the Blackest Character" "Existing Evils, by Extortioners and Smugglers" "Southwestern News" "Third Victory Over the Creek Indians" which is datelines from Knoxville.

 A few items from the War of 1812 on page 3 as well.

Four pages, damp ... See More  

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Electoral votes counted: Monroe the winner...

Item #671038

February 19, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston,  Feb. 19, 1817 

* President James Monroe

* Presidential election win

A page 2 report datelined "Washington, Feb. 13, 1817" reports: "According to the provisions of the Constitution, the votes given by the Electors...were yesterday counted...in the presence of the Senators and Representatives in Congress, and it was officially proclaimed b... See More  

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Surgical instruments advertisement includes a saw...

Item #665923

February 28, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 28, 1818  "Notice To Surgeons" on page 3 is an ad for a business that sells surgical instruments. The ad includes a woodcut of an ominous-looking saw, used for surgery.

Much of pages 1 & 2 are taken up with various Acts of the Mass. legislature, one is: "An Act Regulating the Practice of Physic and Surgery".

Four pages, good condition... See More  

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Constitution for the new state of Alabama...

Item #671062

September 18, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, A consecutive pair of issues dated Sept. 18 and 25, 1819 

* New state of Alabama Constitution

Typically, prior to formally becoming a state of the union a territorial government needs to create and approve a Constitution that would not be in conflict with the federal Constitution.

Printed in these two issues in its entirety is the "Constituti... See More  

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First White House wedding...

Item #672505

March 18, 1820

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 18, 1820  Listed under the page 2 "Marriages" is one that reads: "In Washington city, Samuel Lawrence Gouverneur, Esq. of N. York, to Miss Maria Hester Monroe, youngest daughter of James Monroe, President of the U. States." This was first wedding to be held at the White House.

Other news of the day includes: "Royal Funeral" &quo... See More  

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The Mexican War, and a visit to Japan...

Item #666779

March 15, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C.,  March 15, 1847  The front page has eight Acts of Congress, several relating to the Mexican War.

Page 3 has much on the Mexican War including: "From Santa Fe" "Important From Mexico" and "The War". Also a lengthy report: "Commodore Biddle's Official Account of His Visit to Japan.

Four pages, very nic... See More  

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Santa Anna threatens retribution if Childs does not leave Puebla...

Item #658830

November 01, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 1, 1847 

* Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

* Mexican-Amercian War

Page 3 has a great letter from Santa Anna to Col. Childs, stating his request that Childs evacuate the city of Puebla and if he does so he would extend courtesies to his exit. The responding letter from Childs states he will have none of it--he will defend his position at ... See More  

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The Henry Clay monument which was never built...

Item #671155

September 08, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 8, 1855  The ftpg. has a print and article on: "The New Clay Monument, Lexington, Kentucky" but it is not the version which was ultimately dedicated two years later. This version is much more elaborate than that which can be visited today.

Four pages, very large size, folded 3 times with wear at the folds. The folder size noted is for the ... See More  

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Prints from the West before the Civil War... Nebraska and Kansas...

Item #668545

June 21, 1856

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, June 21, 1856 Near the back is a full page with 3 scenes headed: "The Nebraska and Kansas Territory" with the prints captioned: "Ancient Bluff Ruins, Nebraska", "Settlers Entering Nebraska, Pappea Creek" and "Steamer Passing Baton Rouge, Nebraska".

There is a related article on the back page.

Complete in 24 pages, very... See More  

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Battle of Port Royal Ferry...

Item #672493

January 07, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 7, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Battle of Port Royal Ferry" "Decisive Union Victory" "Sharp Skirmishing & Flight of the Rebels" "A Flag of Truce from the Rebels" "Sharp Fight With Rebels at Huntersville" "The Rebels Shelling Hancock, Md." "The Rebels Compelled to Retire" & more.

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Map shows the Tennessee River Valley...

Item #670321

February 06, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 6, 1862  The ftpg. features a nice Civil War map headed: "The Gunboat Expedition Up The Tennessee. Map of the Tennessee River, Showing the Position of Fort Henry & the Battery Commanding That River, and Fort Donaldson, Commanding the Cumberland River."

Much of the ftpg. has various Civil War reports with one column heads including: "Important From Ten... See More  

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Map shows details of Columbus, Kentucky...

Item #670322

February 09, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 9, 1862  The ftpg. features a nice and detailed map headed: "The Key To The Mississippi River. The Fortifications at Columbus, Kentucky--Strength of the Position."

The balance of the ftpg. is taken up with various Civil War reports with column heads including: "The Rebel Defences of Columbus" "Columbus Considered Impregnable" "Demorali... See More  

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General Butler imposes martial law in New Orleans...

Item #668401

May 22, 1862

KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, May 22, 1862 

* General Benjamin Butler

* Martial law in New Orleans

* Uncommon publication

Pages 2 and 3 contain the full and very lengthy text of the: "Proclamation of General Butler " which was his proclamation to the people of New Orleans upon his taking the city, imposing martial law & detailing how the city would function.

He mentio... See More  

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Battle of Gaines's Mills...

Item #172590

July 19, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 19, 1862  The front page has: "Brigadier-General George A. M'Call" "Brigadier-General Fitz-John Porter" and "The 'White House' On the Pamunky, Lately Occupied by the Union Forces".

Other prints inside include: "The Army of the Potomac--Captain De Hart's Battery Shelling the Rebel Advance at the Battle of G... See More  

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Mormon article on the front page...

Item #668303

January 01, 1863

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Jan. 1, 1863 

* Rare Western title

* Mormons - Mormonism

The front page has: "Momonism & Double Love" which is a report of a man conflicted by being in love with two woman, who then encounters a Mormon emigrant who converts the 3 of them and thus resolves the problem.

Four pages, nice condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folde... See More  

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View of Chattanooga...

Item #671033

September 08, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 8, 1866  Inside has a full page print: "Chattanooga, Tennessee, From Lookout Mountain". Other prints include: "Bacon's Castle, Surry, Virginia" "The Steamer Wyoming on the Banks" & other scenes near Long Branch, New Jersey; "Great Conflagration at Jersey City...Destruction of the Petroleum Docks Adjoining the... See More  

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The New York Herald's search for Dr. Livingstone...

Item #670885

December 22, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 22, 1871 

* Search for David Livingstone

* New York Herald expedition

Half of the first column of page 3 is taken up with a very nice stack of headlines concerning the search for the African explored Dr. Livingstone. Among the heads: "DR. LIVINGSTONE" "The Expedition of the New York Herald in Quest of the Great African Traveler" "Descripti... See More  

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The first newspaper published in Modesto, California...

Item #680954

February 25, 1881

STANISLAUS COUNTY WEEKLY NEWS, Modesto, California, Feb. 25, 1881 

* Rare Old West publication

An early newspaper from this city in North-central California which when it began in 1868 was the first newspaper in Modesto. In 1881 the population of the town was less than 1000.

Various news events of the day, local, regional and national, with a wealth of advertising.

Four pages, large f... See More  

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President's expedition to the Yellowstone...

Item #646566

August 13, 1883


* President Chester A. Arthur

* Yellowstone National Park tour

* Military expedition

Page 2 has column heads: "LIFE ON THE PLAINS" "President Arthur on His Trip to the Yellowstone" "Viewing the Western Wonderland from the Saddle--Senator Best as an Angler" and beneath this article is: "Scenes in Wyoming"... See More  

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By the Southern California Hotel Association...

Item #670960

June 14, 1895

LOS ANGELES DAILY HOTEL GAZETTE, California, June 14, 1895  An interesting newspaper calling itself: "The Official Organ Southern Calif. Hotel Association". Logically, the content & the advertisements are focused on hotels and tourism.

Four pages, good condition.

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Assaying gold and silver...

Item #671712

February 15, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 15, 1902  This issue contains the following prints, articles, and/or ads: Assaying Gold and Silver Bullion at the New York Assay Office; Mail Transportation in Cities;The Improvement of Washington; The Yerkes Observatory Two-Foot Reflector; A Pigeon Ranch; and other articles and advertisements.

The issue is complete in 16 pages and is in good condition... See More  

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English Channel Lighthouse...

Item #671714

November 29, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 29, 1902  The cover features a full page photo of: "The Beachy Head Lighthouse, Recently Completed" in the English Channel, which contains a related article on an inside page.

Additional coverage, while not shown in the photos, includes: "The American Hemp Industry", "Thirty-Seven-Inch Mills Reflecting Telescope and Spectrograp... See More  

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Protest against a Sunday newspaper...

Item #667974

January 01, 1909

THE HOLIDAY POSTER, Brooklyn, New York, January 1, 1909  Apparently just a "one off" issue done by the Magnet Publishing Company, with some quaint, local items and many advertisements. Seemingly done on an amateur press.

An interesting ftpg. item: "Oppose Sunday News - Baltimore Committee Against Proposed Evening Paper" which includes: "...a committee of prominent cl... See More  

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Airplane flight record photos & more...

Item #671715

September 09, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, September 9, 1911  Full page. photo: " Atwood in the Aeroplane in which he flew from St. Louis to Chicago and afterward from Chicago to New York." Report inside with two photos: "Atwood and His St. Louis-New York Flight" & another report: "Scientific Developments in Aerial Navigation".

This is complete in 16 pages and is in ver... See More  

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Prepping for launching the "Akron"... Antarctic Expeditions...

Item #671700

November 11, 1911

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN magazine from New York, dated Nov. 11, 1911  An inside page has: "Preparations for Launching the 'Akron' for Its Trial Trip--Preliminaries for a More Complete Test", which includes a photo. Quite early for dirigibles. The front page has: "Antarctic Expeditions, Past and Present", which continues on an inside page. Other coverage includes: "... See More  

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Great automobile issue...

Item #671708

January 06, 1912

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 6, 1912  This issue contains the following prints, articles and/or ads: "The Selection of a Motor Truck", "The Riding Qualities of a Cart", "Making the Starting Crank Obsolete", "A Fertile Field for Inventors - Opportunities Offered by the Automobile Industry", "Gasoline in War", "The Pleasure Boat&#... See More  

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U.S. breaks relations with Germany in 1917...

Item #672498

February 28, 1917

THE ASHEVILLE CITIZEN, North Carolina, February 28, 1917

* United States close to World War I

* President Woodrow Wilson

The front page has a nice banner headline: "NOW UP TO CONGRESS" with many subheads. (see) Coverage on the official break of diplomatic relations between United States and Germany.

Other news day. Complete with 10 pages, light toning, tiny library label (see), g... See More  

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Charles Lindbergh's ticker tape parade...

Item #671053

June 14, 1927


* Aviator Charles Lindbergh welcome home

* Ticker tape parade in New York City

The front page has a banner headline: "WEATHER STOPS 'LINDY'S' FLYING TO CAPITAL" with subheads and a photo of the New York ticker-tape parade for Charles Lindbergh headed "When 'Lindy' Came Home".

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Odd-ball political newspaper attacking Robert Shuler...

Item #671084

May 12, 1928

COAST REPORTER-- EXTRA!, Los Angeles, May 12, 1928 

* Anti-Robert P. Shuler publication

This is the vol. 1 number 1 issue of a seemingly odd-ball weekly newspaper from Los Angeles, mostly dealing with political issues. This issue deals almost exclusively being very critical of famed Robert Shuler, also known as "Fighting Bob".

He was an American evangelist and political figur... See More  

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Amelia Earhart attempts to become the first woman to fly the Atlantic...

Item #671098

June 06, 1928

THE WORLD, New York, June 6, 1928 

* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart
* About to make history

* Airplane "Friendship" - 1st stage flight

The ftpg. begins with a two column head: "Miss Earhart Plans Atlantic Hop To-Day If the Wind Changes" with several subheads including: "Attempt May Be Made For A Distance Record". Also a photo of: "Wilmer Stultz&quo... See More  

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Death of Florenz Ziegfeld...

Item #672446

July 23, 1932

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Omaha, Nebraska, July 23, 1932 

* Broadway producer Florenz Ziegfeld death

* Impresario - Show Boat

This 24 page newspaper has a nice 7 column headlines on the front page: "FLO ZIEGFELD, FAMED SHOWMAN, DIES" with subheads. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Good condition.

source: wikipedia: Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (March
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The dust bowl storm of 1934...

Item #670998

May 12, 1934

NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1934 

* Dust Bowl (1st report)

* Black blizzards

* Topsoil lost

The front page begins with one column heads: "HUGE DUST CLOUD, BLOWN 1,500 MILES, DIMS CITY 5 HOURS" "Soil, Loosened by Drought in West, Hovers High in Air--Belt 1,800 Miles Wide" "Weigh 300,000,000 Tons" and more. Additional related coverage with photos on page 8.

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Paranoia concerning Japanese residents following Pearl Harbor...

Item #670886

February 22, 1942

SUNDAY LEADER--EXTRA, San Ysidro--Tijuana, California, Feb. 22, 1942  In the paranoia following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this issue sports a headline likely not to be found outside of Southern California: "CHULA VISTA JAPS SEIZED BY AGENTS" with the text beginning: "Thirty-five 'highly nationalistics' were arrested in San Diego county last nite by federal & mili... See More  

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Gen. George S. Patton... Battle of the Bulge...

Item #672341

December 29, 1944

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 29, 1944 

* General George S. Patton 

* U.S. First & Third Army - WWII

* Battle of the Bulge - Belgium

The front page has a nice banner headline: "NAZIS NEAR MEUSE CIRCLED BY YANKS" with subhead and photo of General Patton. (see)

Incomplete issue containing the first 4 pages only, loose at the spine, light toning at the folds, nice for d... See More  

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Miami Heat wins NBA Championship...

Item #660579

June 22, 2012

USA TODAY, June 22, 2012.  The front page has the heading "MIAMI CROWNED" with a photo of Lebron James. 

The sports section starts with the heading "Big 3, season 2, ring 1", with a photo of Dwayne Wade and Lebron James. Other articles in the sports section include: "Given mulligan, Heat, James get redemption" and "'D' spells doom for Thunder&q... See More  

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Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII...

Item #660578

February 04, 2013

YORK DAILY RECORD, Pennsylvania, February 4, 2013

*  Baltimore Ravens defeat 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII

* Jacoby Jones sets kick-return record

The front page has the heading "CHARMED" with a photo of Joe Flacco and the Score of "RAVENS 34, 49ERS 31"

The sports section displays a photo of Ray Rice with the heading "Electric Slide". Other articles include:... See More  

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