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August 01, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1868 The full front page illustration is of "Rescued from the Dog Pound." Inside is a 1/6 page illustration of "The Late Peter Cagger." Three illustrations of "Water Sprouts in the Pacific" including "...Racing, Forming, and Dissolving" accompany an article on the same. A full page Thomas Nast illustration is entitled... See More
August 02, 1868
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1868
* Reno Brothers Gang train robbery arrests
* Marshfield, Scott County, Indiana
* Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis Railroad
Page 5 has an brief article headed: "Indiana" "William and Simon (sic) Reno, the Adams Express Robbers" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, minimal wear, generally nice.... See More
August 08, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 8, 1868 The front page of the issue features and article on "The Maryland Flood" and has three illustrations 'The Great Flood in Maryland--Destruction of the Fayette St. Bridge, Baltimore'. and two smaller ones with an additional half page illustration inside also. A half page illustration entitled "Inauguration of the Luther Monum... See More
August 12, 1868
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 12, 1868
* Isthmus of Suez Canal construction ongoing
* Mediterranean to Red Sea in Egypt
Page 8 has an article headed: "SUEZ ISTHMUS" "The Great Ship Canal Transit Through Egypt" "Connection of the Mediterranean and Red Sea" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up the entire page.
Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice ... See More
August 15, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 15, 1868 The full front page features is of a Thomas Nast illustration entitled "Reconstruction." Inside is a half-page illustration of "The Labor Exchange-Emigrants on the Battery of Castle Garden, New York." 1/2 page illustration of "The Labor Exchange-Interior View of the Office at Castle Garden, New York." Three 1/3 page... See More
August 17, 1868
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, August 17, 1868
* Lynching of Samuel Bierfield
* First Jew lynched in United States
* Jews - Jewish - Judaica item
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK members
The front page has an article with small heading: "Murders By The Ku-Klux Klan", being the account of the killing of a Jewish shop owner and his black employee by 15 masked men on horseback. The shop owner, Samuel Bierf... See More
August 18, 1868
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 18, 1868
* Defense of the Kansas Frontier
* Solomon River Valley - Indians
Page 7 has an article headed: "Our Indian Troubles" "Large Bodies of Indians on the War Path--Government Troops Defeated--Settlements Broken Up--Eight Men Murdered" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, light damp staining at top portion, generally nice.... See More
August 19, 1868
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, August 19, 1868
* Hanlons' Patent Improved Velocipede, with image
An inside page has a nice article, "Improvement in the Velocipede", which is accompanied by a 4 3/4 inch square print, "Hanlons' Patent Improved Velocipede". Other interesting inventions and period advertising are present throughout.
Complete in 16 pages, meas... See More
August 19, 1868
THE TOMAHAWK, "Saturday Journal of Satire", London, England, Aug. 19, 1868
* Rare satirical - satire issue
Info on the "NCSE" website notes: "This title first appeared 11 May 1867, being a weekly paper by Arthur W. aBeckett, and lasting only through 1870. The title ‘Tomahawk’ was borrowed from William Makepeace Thackeray, the novelist, satirist, ill... See More
August 19, 1868
THE TOMAHAWK, "Saturday Journal of Satire", London, England, June 5, 1869 This title was focused on satire and was a conservative piece in opposition to B. Disraeli who would soon become Prime Minister. Very similar to the more popular "Punch" of the day, it combined a good deal of genuine amusement with a zealous effort at social reform. The image of a tomahawk hat... See More
August 19, 1868
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 19, 1868 Inside is an article: "Improvement in the Velocipede" accompanied by a print of "Hanlons' Patent Improved Velocipede", an early model of a bicycle.
Other interesting illustrations and articles on the latest inventions & improvements of the day.
Sixteen pages, library stamps at some of the prints, otherwise good ... See More
August 20, 1868
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 20, 1868
* 19th century Solar eclipse
* Moon - Earth - Sun
Page 11 has an article headed: "Total Eclipse Of The Sun Of August 18, 1868" and more. (see) Text takes up a full column.
Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.
August 22, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 22, 1868 The front page of the issue features a nearly half page illustration "Rogers, the Sculptor, Modeling His Colossal Statue of America, at Rome, June, 1868" Nearly half page illustration of: 'Governor W.F.M. Arny's Indian Expedition' shows him with 13 Indians. Halfpg: 'On the Docks After a Hot Day'. An arti... See More
August 25, 1868
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 25, 1868
* Billy Edwards vs. Sam Collyer
* Bare-knuckle boxing - pugilist
* Lightweight fight championship
Page 3 has a report headed: "THE PRIZE RING" "Fight for the Light Weight Championship Between Billy Edwards and Sam Collyer" "Edwards The Winner" and more. Round by round coverage. Text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.
Other news... See More
August 27, 1868
NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 27, 1868
* Charles Loring Elliott death
* American portrait painter
Page 9 has a report on the death of Charles Loring Elliott under: "Obituary" "Charles Loring Elliot" (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, some spine wear, otherwise very nice.
August 29, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 29, 1868 The full front page of the issue is of the illustration entitled 'Body of Thaddeus Stevens Lying in State at the Capitol, Washington' with several Black soldier guards. A text articles on "Thaddeus Stevens" and a halfpage 'Scene at the Deathbed of Thaddeus Stevens' and one-third "The Late Thaddeus Stevens of Pennsy... See More
August 29, 1868
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868 A large size newspaper of four pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture.
Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
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