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684878

Uylsses S. Grant... Cowboys...

Item #684878

August 01, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 1, 1885  Includes Supplement & "The Hero of Our Age" image.

Full ftpg: 'General Grant's Last Message' is quite somber, as he was near death. Halfpg: 'Dr. Ferran Inoculating for Cholera in Spain' Displayable fullpg. cowboy print: 'On A Hot Trail' shows cowboys on the hunt for Cheyennes. Fullpg: 'Death of Grant... See More  

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684723

Funeral for the leader of the Mollie Maguires...

Item #684723

December 21, 1878

EASTON EXPRESS, Pennsylvania, Dec. 21, 1878 



* Molly Maguire execution

* John Kehoe funeral




Page 2 has a small item concerning John Kehoe, one of the prime instigators of the Mollie Maguires not far from Easton: "The funeral of John Kehoe, who was hanged at Pottsville on Wednesday, took place yesterday at Tamaqua, and was largely attended." 

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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684564

H.H. Holmes..... 1st U.S. serial killer....

Item #684564

July 20, 1895

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 20, 1895



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* Infamous "Murder Castle" in Chicago


* America's 1st serial killer



The top of page 2 has one column headings that include: "THE PITEZEL MURDERS" "The Bereft Mother Identifies the Bodies of Her Children" and more. (see) Coverage on the recent murders by H. H. Holmes... See More  

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684399

Rare 19h century women's suffrage newspaper...

Item #684399

November 06, 1880

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Nov. 6, 1880 



* Rare publication

* Women's suffrage




Rare women's suffrage paper founded in 1870, produced by--among others--Lucy Stone, Alice Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Livermore. Published: "...to the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal & political Equality, & especially to her right of Suffrage"... See More  

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684237

1894 Altoona, Pennsylvania...

Item #684237

September 13, 1894

MORNING TRIBUNE, Altoona, Penn. Sept. 13, 1894



* Uncommon title



This 4 pages newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

Large size issue measuring 28 x 20 inches, 4 pages, light even toning, a little wear at the folds, generally good. Should be handled with care.

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684212

From the fabled Old West town of Tombstone... Deputy Sheriff Earp...

Item #684212

November 18, 1880

THE DAILY NUGGET, Tombstone, Pima County, Arizona, November 18, 1880 



* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare Wyatt Earp mention




This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang.

This rare issue was printed less than a year before... See More  

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684200

1874 Brooks-Baxter War.... Republican Party...

Item #684200

April 29, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 29, 1874



* Brooks-Baxter War

* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Republican Party factions




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "LIGHT AT LAST" "A Complete Story of the Arkansas Conflict" "Brooks' Statement" "Baxter's Story" and more. (see) Very lengthy text.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 16 pag... See More  

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683984

Frederick Douglass & the Republican Party...

Item #683984

October 06, 1883

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 6, 1883  Page 5 has "THE INDEPENDENCE OF DOUGLASS. ADVISING COLORED VOERS TO STICK TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY", which includes in part: "I am thought to be an Independent. And so I am, but I am an Independent inside of the Republican Party." and "For the life of me I cannot see how any honest colored man, who has brains enough to put two id... See More  

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683958

Short-lived title from a Texas town with a rich history...

Item #683958

January 13, 1892

VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, Jan. 13, 1892 



* Rare Southwestern title

* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)




A rare title as it existed for less than six months.

Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early hist... See More  

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683802

The Mormons, Frederick Douglass, and a freed slave's industriousness...

Item #683802

January 19, 1879

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1879  Pg. 7 is: "Frederick Douglass On The South" (see images). The bottom of page 5 has: "The Mormon Polygomists' Reply" (not photoed). One of the more interesting articles is found on page 2: "A Colored Man's History", which tells of a young slave boy who managed to save a few pennies here-and-there until he was given his freedo... See More  

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683761

Yellow fever epidemic outbreak in Shreveport, Louisiana...

Item #683761

October 26, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 26, 1873



* Yellow Fever epidemic of 1873

* Shreveport, Louisiana LA & Memphis




The top of page 12 has one column headings: "YELLOW FEVER" "Encouraging Accounts from Memphis and Shreveport" and more. (see)

Complete with 16 pages, a little spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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683560

Actor Edwin Booth murder attempt......

Item #683560

April 25, 1879

EASTON EXPRESS, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1879



* Actor Edwin Booth

* Attempted assassination

* Mark Gray




The top of page 2 has an article headed: "The Booth Shooting" with subhead. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.



wikipedia notes: Mark Gray (attempted assassin) was a traveling salesman from Keokuk, Iowa who fired two shots fro... See More  

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683488

Scarce French-English newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #683488

September 14, 1878

LE LOUISIANAIS, Convent, Louisiana, Sept. 14, 1878 



* Very rare publication from the deep South



A scarce title which existed from 1865 thru 1883, but of which very few issues surface. A four page issue with the pages 1 &2 in French, pages 3 & 4 in English.

Folio size, small library stamp within masthead, nice condition.... See More  

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683455

Very rare & desirable Maxfield Parrish Christmas cover...

Item #683455

December 14, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS,  Dec. 14, 1895 



* Maxfield Parrish

* Christmas illustration




Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front wrapper which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact.

Also ... See More  

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683410

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #683410

March 15, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1879  The front page has 3 illus: "The Brewing Of Ale", the largest shows "Racking Off Vats", plus an article about P. Ballantine & Sons Brewery (Albany N.Y.), which continues inside and has another illus: "The Mash Tub And Malting Kilns".

Other articles and illustrations of interest include: "Palmer's Washer... See More  

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683304

Bridge over Harlem River... Heaviest locomotive...

Item #683304

July 17, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 17, 1897  Page 8 has: "HEAVIEST LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD - TANK LOCOMOTIVE, INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS".

The front page has: "THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE - ILLUMINATION OF WINDSOR CASTLE ON JUNE 18".

The remainder of the issue has: "INGLIS TRIPLE-EXPANSION PADDLE ENGINES", "SPECIAL DELIVERY CAR TRANSFER STEAMER", &... See More  

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683247

Alexander Graham Bell's telephone in 1877..

Item #683247

February 08, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877.



* Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson
* Invention of the Telephone
 
A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesti
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683213

The National League is created...

Item #683213

February 07, 1876

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1876 



* Creation of the National League

* Major League Baseball - MLB




On page 2 under "Base-Ball" is a report about a meeting held in New York resulting in the establishment of the National League.

The report begins: "A meeting of the managers of all the professional base-ball organizations in the country, excepting the Philade
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683170

1899 Battle of Calumpit... ...

Item #683170

April 26, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 26, 1899



* Battle of Calumpit

* Bulacan, Philippines

* Philippine-American War


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "REBELS' LAST STAND" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in pa... See More  

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683158

1899 Newnan, Georgia Negro lynching...

Item #683158

April 24, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 24, 1899



* Newnan, Georgia

* Elijah Strickland lynching

* Alfred Cranford murder




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "A MOB OF BUTCHERS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare ... See More  

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683153

1899 New Richmond Winconsin tornado disaster...

Item #683153

June 13, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 13, 1899



* New Richmond, Wisconsin

* St. Croix County

* 1899 Tornado disaster


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "OVER 200 KILLED" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare... See More  

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683147

1869 Solar Eclipse...

Item #683147

August 08, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 8, 1869



* 1869 Solar Eclipse

* Moon - Sun - Earth




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE SOLAR ECLIPSE" "Magnificence of the Phenomenon in the Metropolis" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 5 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, some archival mending to a few unrelated pages, a few tiny margi... See More  

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683073

Louisa May Alcott's death report in a Boston women's suffrage journal...

Item #683073

March 10, 1888

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Mass., March 10, 1888



* Louisa May Alcott's death

* Day of her father's funeral

* Rare Women's suffrage periodical




Immediately following the detailed obituary of Louisa May Alcott's father is: "Louisa May Alcott is no more", it being the lead statement announcing her death which occurred on the same day as her father' fune... See More  

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682982

Spirit photography fraud trial.... ghosts...

Item #682982

April 27, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1869



* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial




Page 6 has an article with testimony headed: "Light From The Tombs" "The Spirits Laid Bare" "Lucifer (Matches) and Mica Among The Ghosts" and more. (See) Text takes up over three columns.

Complete with 16 pages, some archival mending on a few unrelated pages, nice... See More  

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682981

1899 Enterprise, Kansas family murders......

Item #682981

March 06, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 6, 1899



* Enterprise, Dickinson County, Kansas

* John Gilbert family murders (Wife & 4 children)


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "PURELY DEVILISH" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from ... See More  

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682800

1899 death of Dwight L. Moody...

Item #682800

February 15, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 15, 1899



* Dwight L. Moody

* American evangelist

* San Diego revival


 


The top of page 3 a one column heading: "EVANGELIST MOODY" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.

Complete... See More  

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682641

Celebrating the centennial of Burke, Vermont...

Item #682641

July 01, 1896

THE ST. JOHNSBURY REPUBLICAN - Burke Centennial Edition, Vermont, July 1, 1896  The entire 16 page issue is a celebration of the town of Burke, Vermont (2010 pop. 1753) with a very detailed account of the town's history over the past 100 years. Many photos of notable people, homes, etc.

Complete in 16 pages, printed on high-quality newsprint, 11 by 15 inches, great condition.

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682578

The Custer massacre... Jesse James train robbery... Mark Twain...

Item #682578

July 13, 1876

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, July 13, 1876



* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens




Page 7 has: "Summary Of News" which includes a very brief & inconspicuous report on the Custer massacre: "The disastrous fight between Gen. Custer's command & the Sioux Indians on June 25th resulted in the death of Gen. Custer, toge... See More  

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682501

1878 Ludlow, Vermont...

Item #682501

March 01, 1878

VERMONT TRIBUNE, Ludlow, March 1, 1878



* Ludlow, Vermont

* Windsor County




Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Eight pages, piece torn away on the third leaf (pages 5-6) (see), minor margin and central fold wear, generally good.

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682425

1896 St. Johnsbury, Vermont...

Item #682425

July 01, 1896

ST. JOHNSBURY REPUBLICAN, Vermont, July 1, 1896



* Caledonia County

* "Best Small Town"




Uncommon publication from Northern New England. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Complete with 8 pages, minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

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682406

1870 Fenian raids into Canada....

Item #682406

May 30, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1870



* Battle of Trout River

* Fenian Brotherhood raids

* Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada




The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE FENIANS" "Seizure of Fenian War Material by United States Troops" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the folds, a little spine wear, generally nice.... See More  

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682344

From this small town in Northern Missouri...

Item #682344

January 28, 1887

THE HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri, Jan. 28, 1887



* Macon County



 An uncommon title from this very small town in Northern Missouri. A typical newspaper of the day with local and regional reports and a wealth of ads.

Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, a small hoe to the back leaf, a few small repairs. Good condition.

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682315

1889 Brookville, Indiana...

Item #682315

July 11, 1889

FRANKLIN DEMOCRAT, Indiana, July 11, 1889



* Rare title - Franklin County, Indiana



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day and period advertisements.

Complete, a little spine wear, light creasing, generally nice.

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682194

Newark NJ cemetery haunted ?... Ghost...

Item #682194

May 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 19, 1873



* Henry William Herbert - Frank Forester

* Mount Peasant Cemetery - Newark NJ

* Haunted graveyard - ghosts - goblin




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "THE NEWARK GHOST" "More Strange Stories About Ghostly Monsters" and more. (see)

Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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682155

P.T. Barnum Circus Museum Fire... Lincoln Conspirators...

Item #682155

July 14, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, July 14, 1865  The front page has: "DISASTROUS FIRE", "Total Destruction of Barnum's American Museum", " LOSS ESTIMATED AT $10000", "Nine Other Buildings Burned to the Ground", "Thirty Thousand People in the Streets - Pickpockets in the Crowd - Accidents and Incidents", and more. 

Additionally, page 5 h... See More  

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682104

Reporting on the first day of the 'Colored National Convention'...

Item #682104

April 11, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1872



* National colored convention

* Frederick Douglass as president




Page 3 has most of a column taken up with: "Colored National Convention" "Gathering at the Southern States Convention of Colored Men in New Orleans--Pinchback, of Louisiana, and Ransier, of South Carolina, 'Bossing the Job'--Preparing for a Fierce Battle in Favor of General... See More  

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682103

1877 Galveston, Texas fire...

Item #682103

June 09, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, June 9, 1877



* Galveston TX Texas fire



This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "Galveston Fire" "Losses and Insurance by Yesterday's Fire" See image for text here.

Complete, minor margin wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More  

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681932

Chief Sitting Bull on the warpath ?...

Item #681932

March 23, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, March 23, 1878



* Chief Sitting Bull on the warpath ?



The bottom of the front page has a small one column heading: "The Indian Situation" with subhead. See image for brief text.

Four pages, a little archival mending at the margins, minor wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More  

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681931

John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre...

Item #681931

March 07, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, March 7, 1878



* John D. Lee confession ?

* re. Mountain Meadows Massacre




The front page has a small one column heading along the 1st column: "The Mountain Meadow Massacre Once More" (see) The incident happened a little more than a year earlier.

Four pages, some archival mending at the margins, minor wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More  

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681925

Chief Spotted Tail in 1875...

Item #681925

September 18, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 18, 1875



* Chief Spotted Tail - Agency

* Brulé Lakota Sioux Indians




Page 5 has an article headed: "WOGALAKA TONKA" "Spotted Tails Tepee" and more.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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681702

1869 Camden, New Jersey...

Item #681702

June 02, 1869

WEST JERSEY PRESS, New Jersey, June 2, 1869



* Uncommon publication



This newspaper measures 27 x 21 inches, has news of the day and several advertisements during the reconstruction era shortly after the American Civil War.

Four pages, some wear and small tears at the folds, generally good.

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681667

Evangelist Dwight L. Moody sermon - 1876...

Item #681667

February 11, 1876

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 11, 1876



* Evangelist Dwight L. Moody's sermon

* Preaches at P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome

* Ira D. Sankey




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Revival Success" "The Evangelists Power" and more. Text takes up 2 full columns on the front page and continues on page 5.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pa... See More  

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681438

Bloody Benders caught ?...

Item #681438

August 02, 1880

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Aug. 2, 1880



* Bloody Benders

* Kansas serial killers




The top of the front page has one column headings: "A BAND OF BUTCHERS" "Old Man Bender Interviewed and Identified" "His Revelations as to the Horrors at the Homestead" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 2 1/2 columns.

Complete with 8 pages, a little irregular along the sp... See More  

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681433

1865 State of the Union Address on reconstruction....

Item #681433

December 06, 1865

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 6, 1865



* President Andrew Johnson

* State of the Union Address

* Post-Civil War reconstruction




The top of the 1st column of the front page has a one column heading: "MESSAGE of the President Of The United States To The Two Houses Of Congress...." Text of the address takes up 5 columns, all on the front page and is signed in type: Andrew Johnson.

Comple... See More  

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681431

1874 Chang & Eng Bunker deaths...

Item #681431

January 25, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 25, 1874



* Chang and Eng Bunker deaths

* Famous Siamese twins




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE SIAMESE TWINS" "The Deaths Of Chang And Eng" "What Was the Cause of Death, Sympathy or Shock ?" and more. (see) Text takes up 2  columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 10 pages, small archival m... See More  

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681387

1898 USS Maine explosion investigation...

Item #681387

March 15, 1898

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 15, 1898



* re. USS Maine sinking disaster

* Explosion declared adversarial

* Spanish-American War prelude

* Havana Harbor, Cuba




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "OUTSIDE EXPLOSION" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are... See More  

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681376

First report of the 'Bloody Benders' murders discovery...

Item #681376

May 12, 1873

NEW YORK TIMES, May 12, 1873 



* Bloody Benders

* Cherry Vale, Kansas

* Corpses discovered




The front page has first report coverage of the "Bloody Benders" with the discovery of their victims.

Small one column headings read: "A Murderers' Den" "Eight Mangled Bodies Unearthed in the Cellar of a Deserted Cabin in Kansas" A very early report on the disco... See More  

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681374

The Bloody Benders located in 1901 ?...

Item #681374

July 24, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 24, 1901



* Bloody Benders - murderers

* Cherry Vale, Kansas

* Identified in Colorado ?




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BENDER FAMILY" with subheads that include: "Identification of the Famous Kansas Murderers" and more. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. V... See More  

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681373

1874 Bloody Benders... John Bender arrested ?...

Item #681373

April 10, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1874



* Bloody Benders - serial killers

* John Bender arrested ?

* Mormons - Salt Lake City




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "THE BLOODTHIRSTY BENDERS" "Probable Arrest of the Kansas Murderers in Utah" "The Fugitive Family Hid in the Mountains" and more. (see) Nice reporting here.

Other news of the day. Complete with al... See More  

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681358

One of the less common titles of the late 19th century...

Item #681358

January 01, 1883

THE WASHINGTON WORLD, Washington, D.C., 1883  See the photo for the very nice masthead engraving which includes a print of the Capitol building. Although the content seems to be wide-ranging, there also seems to be content relating to the military & government.

Four pages, browned at the margins, somewhat fragile so it must be handled carefully, otherwise in very nice condition.

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$28.00
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