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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
June 19, 1760
PENNSYLVANIA GAZETTE, June 19, 1760 This is perhaps one of the most famous newspapers of the colonial era, almost entirely because it was printed by Benjamin Franklin as indicated by the imprint at the bottom of the back page which lists him by name, and identifies him as the Postmaster as well: "Printed by B. FRANKLIN, Post-Master, and D. HALL, at the New-Printing-Office, near the Mark... See More
June 05, 1921
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., June 5, 1921
* Pueblo, Colorado flood disaster
The top of the front page has a four column headline: "FLOOD DEAD ESTIMATED 500 PUEBLO, COL., A SEA OF MUD PROPERTY DAMAGE $10,000,000" with subheads. (see)
First section only with 14 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.... See More
June 24, 1948
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 24, 1948
* Original "Fort Apache" premiere ad
* American Western film - movie
* Opening day showing in New York City
* John Wayne - Shirley Temple - Henry Fonda
* John Ford's first of the "cavalry trilogy"
Page 29 has a 9 x 8 inch advertisement for the opening day of "Fort Apache" in New York City. (see)
Complete with all 52 pa... See More
September 11, 1854
NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854
* Grattan Massacre (1st report)
* United States Army
* Lakota Sioux Indians
The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the... See More
February 24, 1946
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 24, 1946
* Royal Indian Navy mutiny
* Bombay, India - Mahatma Gandhi
The to of the front page has a three column headline: "BOMBAY FIGHTING RENEWED AT NIGHT, DEATH TOLL SOARS; MOST OF CITY UNEASILY CALM" with subheads. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Complete 1st section only with 46 pages, rag edit... See More
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
August 02, 1861
The DAILY PROGRESS, New Bern, North Carolina, Aug. 2, 1861
* Very rare Confederate publication
This is a single sheet newspaper with just a one column masthead, not uncommon from the Confederacy where newsprint was often difficult to come by. From the early part of the Civil War with many items relating to it, including article headed "Resolutions of Mississippi on the Victories i... See More
March 16, 1906
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 16, 1906
* Portland, Pueblo County, Colorado
* Adobe Station trains collision disaster
* Denver and Rio Grande Railroad
The front page has a banner headline: "FORTY CHARRED BODIES IN RUINS OF TWO TRAINS" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to ... See More
November 03, 1903
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 3, 1903
* The Battle of Lightning Creek
* Last Indian battle o Wyoming
* Sioux - Native Americans
The front page has a one column heading: "ARMED COWBOYS PURSUE INDIANS" with subhead. (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... See More
June 07, 1854
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 7, 1854
* Mormon missionaries
* Indians harass (Nebraska Territory) and are harassed (New York)
Page 3 has: "FROM SALT LAKE CITY", which tells of a group of missionaries having arrived safely at St. Louis, with some details regarding Mormon emigration.
Another article has: "Nebraska Excitement", which talks of trouble... See More
January 16, 1879
HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), January 16, 1879
* The Fort Robinson massacre
* Molly Maguire Execution
Several articles on Cheyenne Indians in Fort Robinson incident including: "CHEYENNE HOSTILES" with subhead, "Results of the Chase After the Fugitive Band" and "A Bold Break to Escape Captivity. Several Soldiers and Thirty of the Indians... See More
May 22, 1879
HELENA DAILY HERALD, Montana (Territory), May 22, 1879
* Judge Dundy ruling states Indians can go anywhere
Page 5 lists a telegram stating: "Indians Can go Where They Please", after the Judge Dundy ruling in the Standing Bear v. Crook case. This ruling was: "regarded by the government as a heavy blow to the present Indian system; that if sustained it will prov... See More
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
November 26, 1937
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., November 26, 1937
* Last major train robbery in the U.S.
* Deming, Luna County, New Mexico
* Henry Loftus and Harry Donaldson
You might call it the official end of the "Wild West", but in any case the two column heading near the bottom of the front page announces what is considered the last major train robbery in the country: "''Brooklyn... See More
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
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.
April 15, 1915
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 15, 1915
* St. Johns, Apache County, Arizona flood
* Lyman dam - reservoir break disaster
The front page has a banner headline: "Arizona Reservoir Breaks; Eight Persons Drowned" with subhead. (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... See More
April 25, 1929
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 25, 1929
* Slocum, the town that blew away
* Anderson County, Texas tornado disaster
* Elinor Smith aviation feat
The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Seven Killed in Texas Village by Tornado; Blizzard Isolates Area About Cheyenne" (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Page 3 has a... See More
April 10, 1918
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 10, 1918
* American athlete Jim Thorpe photo
* Carlisle Indians football fame
* Tries out New York Giants baseball
Page 11 has a two column photo of Jim Thorpe with heading: "Jim Thorpe Sure Is a Persevering Guy" with text. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that... See More
August 20, 1912
VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, August 20, 1912 Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football histor... See More
August 11, 1876
WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Aug. 11, 1876
* Post battle of Little Bighorn (Custer Massacre)
* General Alfred Terry - Sioux Indians War
Page 2 has a one column heading: "The Indian War" with subhead. (see) See image for text here shortly after the Custer massacre at the battle of Little Bighorn.
Other news and several interesting advertisements are included througho... See More
Item #680806HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, March, 1883 A great issue with much reporting on some of the romance of the Old West. The first article in the issue, "Across Arizona", takes 16 pages and is quite detailed, containing eleven prints, including "Norton's Landing on the Colorado River" a: "Map of Southern Arizona" "Pasqual, the Yuma Chief"... See More
November 10, 1914
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 10, 1914
* Battle of Cocos - Indian Ocean
* HMAS Sydney - Australian warship
* German warship SMS Emden
The front page has a banner headline: "AUSTRALIAN WARSHIP SINKS GERMAN CRUISER EMDEN" with subhead. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are... See More
May 14, 1873
THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, May 14, 1873 From this town in Northern California just south of the Oregon border. It was once a lumbering town & today the entire city is a state historic landmark with its many Victorian homes, etc.
A typical newspaper of the day with varied news reports & a great wealth of advertisements.
Page 2 has a report beginning: "We have ne... See More
October 02, 1885
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Oct. 2, 1885 Page 7 contains an advertisement for "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a nice print of him. Good text on those in the show, with special mention that the show: "...features the Renowned Sioux Chief, Sitting Bull..." with more.
Twelve pages, various browning, should be handled carefully.
September 04, 1878
THE ADVANCE, Red Wing, Minnesota, Sept. 4, 1878 Page 2 has: "Treaty With Indians" which begins: "Generals Howard, Wheaton, Sawhille...met Indian chiefs at Umatilla, Oregon & had a general pow-wow...". Also: "A Missouri Daytime Bank Robbery" which has much on a robbery in Concordia, Minnesota including: "...three men entered the bank...jumped over the co... See More
June 02, 1892
DAILY TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, June 2, 1892 The back page has an item headed: "A Train Looted By Robbers" "They Don't Hurt the Passengers But Entirely Empty the Safe" with the text noting: "...passenger train was held up last night be masked robbers at Red Rock in the Cherokee strip...The robbers entered the express car, broke open the safe & secured t... See More
October 14, 1871
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire disaster
* Apaches Indians & peace ?
The front page has some content concerning the Great Chicago Fire, including: "Appeal From Chicago" "Prospects Brightening" and more. Also: "Arizona" "The Peace with the Apaches--All Received on Reservations--Their Friendly Reception of V... See More
November 26, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 26, 1836 Among the many items in this issue is: "War In Florida" concerning the Seminoles and Creeks, taking the equivalent of a full page. Also: "Tennessee Volunteers" "Voyage In Search of Lost Whalers" "From Liberia" and more.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, some very minor foxing, other in nice conditi... See More
May 19, 1892
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 19, 1892 The front page features four photos of "Renegade Republican Candidates for the Democratic Presidential Nomination" with text.
A half-page: "Some of the Principal Features of Omaha" has several illustrations. A full page: "The 'Run' for the New Oklahoma in the Cheyenne and Arapohoe Reservation - Striking Scenes... See More
October 05, 1898
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Oct. 5, 1898
* Battle of Sugar Point - Leech Lake - Minnesota
* Pillager Band of Chippewa Indians - Bugonaygeshig
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "AN INDIAN BATTLE" 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 fro... See More
July 09, 1915
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 9, 1915
* Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone
* Creek/Cherokee Native American
* Indianist movement - music singer
The top of page 9 has a two column photo with heading: "Indian Maid Gains Fame As Remarkable Singer" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that ... See More
May 30, 1876
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 30, 1876
* Battle of Little Bighorn close
* Prelude to Custer's massacre
The front page has small one column headings: "The Black Hills Country--A Startling Statement By A Returned Miner--Men Killed By Indians Every Day--No Gold Worth Speaking Of" "An Attack On Custer City By The Indians" This was a little more than three weeks prior to the Ba... See More
August 06, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 6, 1836 The ftpg. has a short report concerning the "outrages" due to the rescue of two runaway slaves.
Other articles inside include: "Lynching Among the Indians" "The Creek War" with reports from Fort Mitchell, Alabama; "The Cherokees" "From Florida" "Mexico & the United States" &qu... See More
July 09, 1912
VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912
* Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold medal
* Pentathlon - Stockholm Summer Olympic
* Best publication to be had (very rare)
Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredi... See More
May 20, 1876
LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 20, 1876 Featured are several prints of the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, the ftpg. showing the "Great Corliss Engine" & an expansive doublepage centerfold of the: "Scene on the Grand Plaza...". More as well.
The back page has a nice print of a baseball player in uniform, in a "Base Ball Goods" adverti... See More
Item #679977GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1762
* Siege of Havana, Cuba w/ foldout map
* British occupation - Seven Years' War
The prime content would certainly be the account of the battle of Havana, Cuba, headed: "Account of the Taking of the Havannah" which is nearly a full page account.
This is followed by the: "Articles of Capitulation agreed upon between Sir ... See More
Item #679913THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, May, 1793
* Original Chain Bridge (Massachusetts)
* Newburyport - Merrimack River
Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.
One of the best aspects of... See More
March 24, 1787
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 24, 1787 The bottom of the back page has a report noting "...from North America, which mention that several Indian Chiefs who had assembled for the purpose of holding a council, hostile to the United States, had been surprised & put to death by a party of the American army. The celebrated Joseph Brendt...and another chief escaped the massac... See More
May 05, 1883
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883 The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a mother at the Tombs jail; half page: "The Indian at Work--M... See More
January 29, 1910
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 29, 1910
* John Tortes - Chief Myers photo
* New York Giants baseball catcher
The front page of section 2 (sports) has a three column photo of Chief Myers with heading: "Big Indian Catcher is Idol Of the Polo Grounds Fans" with subhead and text. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard t... See More
April 04, 1885
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 4, 1885 The front page haws 4 prints with the caption: "Kansas - The Proposed Invasion of Oklahoma - Scenes at the Boomers' Camp at Arkansas City" plus there is a related article on an inside page. Inside also have a one-third pg. print: "Indian Territory - The Proposed Invasion of Oklahoma - General Hatch's U.S. Cavalry ... See More
April 23, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 23, 1873
* Modoc Indian War
* Lava Beds - Captain Jack
* Second Battle of the Stronghold
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "THE HOSTILE INDIANS" with smaller subheads. Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day throughout. Twelve pages, nice condition.... See More
May 19, 1913
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 19, 1913
* California Alien Land Law
* Governor Hiram Johnson signs
* Webb-Haney Act
The front page has a nice banner headline: "ALIEN LAND BILL IS SIGNED BY GOV. JOHNSON" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragi... See More
October 12, 1872
TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Oct. 12, 1872 From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.
Typical news items of the day with a great wealth of ads. Page 2 has: "Death of William H. Seward" and "Indian Affairs in Nevada" among ot... See More
July 07, 1912
NEW YORK TIMES, a collection of eleven consecutive issues dating July 7 thru 17, 1912, each with front page and/or inside page reporting from the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, with some fine coverage. This was the event at which Jim Thorpe distinguished himself, with various mentions of him in the coverage.
See the photos for more detail on each of the issues.
All eleven issues are co... See More
May 01, 1901
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 1, 1901
* Apache Kid executed in 1901 ?
* Notorious renegade Indian
The bottom of the front page has a one column heading: "The Apache Kid Executed In Mexico" (see) Was this the infamous Apache Kid ? His whereabouts and ultimate fate was never known according to history. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pul... See More
November 15, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 15, 1858 The 1st column of page two has: "Arrival of Another Captured Slaver at Charleston", which tells of the capture of the slave ship 'Brothers". Another related article providing additional details is found on page 4.
Page 2 also has: "Our California Correspondence - A Visit to Fraser River - The Gold Diggings and the Yield of the Preci... See More
October 24, 1858
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 24, 1858 The front page has over two columns of details headed: "THE OVERLAND MAIL", "Overland Mail Wagon, Near Fort Belknap, Young Co., Texas, Sept. 22, 1858. The article provides significant details regarding a segment of the trip to California, and includes: "The Route from Fayetteville to Fort Smith -- Difficulties of the Ozark Range -- Magnifice... See More
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