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Cyrus W. Field...

Item #173046

December 01, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 1, 1866 Front 2/3 pg. illus. of "Choosing the Wedding Gown." Inside contains over sixty small illus. of "Varieties in Ladies Head Gear, 1866." 1/3 pg. illus. of "Cyrus W. Field." 1/2 pg. illus. of "Paris Fashions for November 1866." Also, a full pg. illus. of the "Banquet in Honor of Cyrus W. Field, at the Metropolita... See More  

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Baseball print from 1866...

Item #682522

December 01, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 1, 1866  The front page has a print of: "General Sherman's Reception on Board the U.S. Steamer Susquehanna".

But the more interesting item is the small print of: "Bernard J. Hanigan, Union B.B. Club, Morrisania, New York" which accompanies an article: "Our Base-Ball Illustrations" which has an article on Mr. Han... See More  

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Andrew Johnson's annual message...

Item #550991

December 03, 1866

LANCASTER INTELLIGENCER, from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, dated December 3, 1866

* President Andrew Johnson State of the Union Address

* Post civil war news

The "President's Message" takes four columns on page 2 & 1 1/2 columns on pg. 3, signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

Other news of the day includes: "Negro Suffrage In The District" and more with several advertiseme... See More  

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President Johnson's State of the Union Address...

Item #545554

December 04, 1866

UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, New Hampshire, Dec.  4, 1866   The "President's Message" to Congress begins on pg. 2 and concludes on pg. 3, signed in type: Andrew Johnson. This was his annual state-of-the-union message.

Other news of the day includes: "Condition of the Negro in 'Freedom'" "Woman's Rights" "The Fenians" and more w... See More  

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Thanksgiving illustration between the rich and the poor... Metropolitan fire department parade...

Item #173048

December 08, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 8, 1866 Halfpg: 'Parade of the Metropolitan Fire Dept'. Dblpgctrfld. has 6 scenes of: 'Thanksgiving Sketches'. Quarter pg: 'Sugar Plantation on the Bayou Teche, La.' & fullpg: 'Cypress Swamp on the Opelousas Railroad, La., showing alligators.  Halfpage 'Bones of the Mastodon Recently Discovered at Cohoes, New York'.

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A very early baseball board game...

Item #667757

December 08, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866  The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.

Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More  

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Bi-lingual Louisiana newspaper from shortly after the Civil War...

Item #671214

December 08, 1866

THE WEEKLY IBERVILLE SOUTH, Plaquemine, Louisiana, Dec. 8, 1866 

* Rare publication from the deep South

Uncommon newspaper from this town just south of Baton Rouge and from shortly after the end of the Civil War. "Union List of Newspapers" notes just 4 institutions having any holdings of this title, and none have issues of this early date.

This is a bi-lingual newspaper, as t... See More  

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Early Baseball Convention in 1866...

Item #217563

December 14, 1866

NEW-YORK TIMES, Dec. 14, 1866.


* Early baseball convention reporting - new teams

Page 2 has a report: Convention of Base Ball Players which has details about the tenth annual convention, mentioning there were delegates from as far away as Oregon, Iowa, Maryland and Virginia and that over 100 new clubs applied for admission. Notable changes in the Constitution included the admissio
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Interior of the Capitol Dome...

Item #173050

December 15, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 15, 1866 Full ftpg: 'Interior of the Dome of the Capitol at Wash.'. Halfpg. illus: 'The U.S. Treasury Dept. at Wash.' & 'The State Dept. at Wash.' Nice fullpg: 'Evacuation Day--Parade of the 1st Division, N.Y. State 'Militia' nice fullpg: 'Zion School for Colored Children, Charleston'

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Nice whaling print...

Item #173052

December 22, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 22, 1866 Half of the ftpg: 'A Mississippi Steamboat Making a Landing at Night'. Halfpg: 'Infant Class at the Five Points Mission, N.Y.C., Receiving Lunch'. Fullpg. of the railroad bridge '...connecting Perryville with Havre de Grace'. Great fullpg. whaling print: 'Taking a Whale' is displayable.

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Terrific travelogue of a trip West on the Union Pacific...

Item #648278

December 26, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1866  Page 3 has an interesting and lengthy article: "After The Buffaloes" "The Union Pacific Railway--Nine Days o the Plains of Kansas--A Buffalo Hunt--Journalists on the Rampage". This is a great account of a train trip on the Union Pacific, at least to its terminus at this point (Leavenworth, Kansas). Included is a fine account of a buf... See More  

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1866 Fetterman Fight massacre....

Item #687037

December 27, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, December 27, 1866.


* Fetterman Massacre

* Fort Laramie

On page 4 under "Terrible Massacre At Fort Laramie" "Three Officers and Ninety Soldiers Surrounded and Butchered" is a rather inconspicuous report reading in full: "A terrible massacre occurred on the 22d, near Fort Phil. Kearny. Brevet Col. Fetterman, Capt. Brown, and Lieut. Gammond, ... See More  

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Great Thomas Nast Santa Claus...

Item #173054

December 29, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York,  Dec. 29, 1866  The front page has a lengthy poem with a related print titled: "The Setter's Christmas Eve". Inside contains a full page: "Hauling Home the Christmas Boughs"; halfpg: "Scene of the Holy Nativity, Bethlehem" & "The Wise Men Following the Star in the East". Also: a halfpg: "John Surratt"... See More  

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Oaks Colliery...

Item #564012

December 29, 1866

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, from London, England, dated December 29, 1866 

* Oaks Colliery explosion prints

This issue contains several full and partial page illustrations of the Oaks Colliery, Barnsley, disaster in which 321 men and boys were killed by an explosion of gas. More men were killed the following day due to a second explosion.

Many other prints in this issue and matters ... See More  

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New Ulm, Minnesota lynch mob....

Item #610947

December 29, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 29, 1866

* New Ulm MN Minnesota

* Lynchings - lynched - hangings

The front page has an article headed: "Minnesota" "Terrible Tragedy at New Ulm--Prisoners Seized by a Mob and Hung" See image for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, generally in very nice condition.... See More  

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