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May 04, 1853
SAN FRANCISCO DAILY HERALD, California, May 4, 1853
* Early and rare from California
* During the gold rush
A very early newspaper from California, just four years after the start of the famous California Gold Rush of 1849.
Various news of the day & a great wealth of ads, many of the ads relating to land sale and mining-related concerns.
Four pages, good condition.... See More
January 07, 1882
CALIFORNIA POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, Jan. 14, 1882 This is the volume 1, number 2 issue of a newspaper which lasted just 2 1/2 years. Nice patriotic engraving in the masthead. The front page has a print of William H. Bodfish captioned: "Honest But Queer" and page 3 has a print of; "Old Honesty - Maurice C. Blake, Mayor of San Francisco"
Four pages, a few minor mar... See More
May 28, 1875
MARYSVILLE WEEKLY APPEAL, California, May 28, 1875 In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of the largest cities in Califor... See More
February 05, 1853
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Feb. 5, 1853 An early California newspaper, just 4 years after the Gold Rush of 1849. It is formatted much like other newspapers of the day with various news of the day and a huge quantity of advertisements, several of which are illustrated.
The front page has: "Letters From the Mountains - California Gold Mining Reminiscences, No. 4"
Four pa... See More
June 27, 1872
CALISTOGA TRIBUNE, Napa County, California, June 27, 1872 A quite rare, title from the wine country of Northern California, still very much a beautiful and vibrant community. This is the volume 1, number 48 issue with various news items and a wealth of ads.
The city was founded by Samuel Brannan upon his arrival in San Francisco in 1846. He also published California's first English lang... See More
Item #684491COMMERCIAL HERALD AND MARKET REVIEW, San Francisco, California, Feb. 15, 1877 As the title would suggest this newspaper has a wealth of business reporting and an incredible number of advertisements with the entire front page taken up with ads in addition to a large chart headed: "Wholesale Prices Current" with a wide variety of items.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor edg... See More
July 06, 1850
SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, July 6, 1850 The front page has: "Texas and New Mexico - Texas Marching on Santa Fe".
Page 5 has: "Letter from Jewett, the Artist--Humboldt Harbor--Emigrants to California". William S. Jewett was an artist of some note. Most of the report is a letter signed by him: W. S. J.
Eight pages, nice condition.
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June 26, 1850
SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, June 26, 1850 Over half of the front page is taken up with a great wealth of detailed reports headed: "Two Weeks Later From California" "Destructive Conflagration in San Francisco". Among the subheads are: "The Conflagration" "Mining Items" "Auburn Dry Diggings" "Yuba City--Gold Discovered in the Buttes&quo... See More
October 26, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 26, 1867
* Great baseball illustration print
* Union of Morrisania champions
The most significant print in the issue is a nice, nearly half page print captioned: "The Champion Nine of the Union Base-Ball Club of Morrisania, New York" showing nine members of the baseball team in uniform, two members holding bats and another what appears to ... See More
November 18, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865 Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd.
The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is... See More
June 25, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870
* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"
* Very first excursion published newspaper (#7)
This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 is... See More
June 06, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1850 The entire front page & some of page 2 are taken up with the: "Debate In The Senate" on what would be called the Compromise of 1850, championed by Henry Clay. This work would determine whether new territories won in the Mexican War would be free or slave.
Page 2 has reports from the Senate including the: "Fugitive Sla... See More
September 01, 1868
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1868
* Rare old West title
A large size newspaper of six 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 & with a few discrete archival mends at folds.
Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue ... See More
October 31, 1893
POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, California, Oct. 31, 1894
* Adolph Sutro - mayor of San Francisco
* Virginia City, Nevada Comstock Lode fame
True to its title, this issue is filled with political reports including images of 19 politicians. Also of interest is a back page print captioned: "Our Sutro", being Adolph Sutro who was running for mayor of San Francisco. He would wi... See More
May 07, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* First World boxing championship match
Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More
August 29, 1868
THE ALTA CALIFORNIA - For Circulation In The Atlantic Started, Europe And South America, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868 At the top of the first column is: "Steamer Alta California" noting that it is: "...issued trial-monthly on the sailing of each steamer for Panama. It has the largest circulation of any Steamer paper on the Pacific Coast."
A very rare & early ne... See More
September 18, 1873
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 18, 1873
* Wall Street - stock market failure
* Panic of 1873 beginning
* Brooklyn Trust Company
* In a NYC publication
The front page has early reporting on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. The top of the first column has a heading: "ANOTHER BIG DEFALCATION&qu... 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.
January 07, 1898
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 7, 1898
* Theodore Durrant execution - hanging
* San Quentin State Prison - "The Demon of the Belfry"
* San Francisco Emmanuel Baptist Church murders
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "DURRANT IS DEAD" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very h... See More
March 05, 1853
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 5, 1853 The front page has a print headed: "American Scenes - Street View In San Francisco".
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
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
June 11, 1898
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 11, 1898 Full ftpg. shows a ship loaded with soldiers: "Going To Help Dewey". Two fullpgs. with 5 scenes on the Spanish-American War, mostly naval scenes and: "In Santiago De Cuba". Fullpg. with 5 photos of: "Spanish Strongholds in S.E. Cuba".
Displayable fullpg. by Remington shows four: "Prominent Officers at Tampa, Flo... See More
June 25, 1898
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 25, 1898
* Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines
* Admiral George Dewey's victory
* Spanish-American War
Full ftpg: "The Auxiliary Cruiser 'St. Paul' On Scout Duty". Two fullpgs. showing the harbor of Santiago. Nice fullpg: "Battle of Manila--Adm. Dewey's Squadron Swinging Around the Ellipse". Nice illus. of: "R... See More
January 25, 1851
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 25, 1851 The front page features a very nice print of the: "Procession at San Francisco in Celebration of the Admission of California Into the American Union" with a related article on the next page.
Complete in 16 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
December 13, 1879
MISSION MIRROR, San Francisco, Dec. 13, 1879 Printed in the masthead is: "The only Paper Wholly Printed and Published at the Mission, a Locality Containing 20,000 Inhabitants." This would be the famous Mission Delores, still located on 16th St. (see photos & the hyperlink).
Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For president in 1880, Ulysses S. Grant, of Illino... See More
June 21, 1844
NEW YORK AMERICAN, June 21, 1844
* Early Sutter's Mill report
* Pre gold rush - John Sutter
Page 2 has one of those little gem reports collectors seek: very early mention of a name that would be notable years later.
There is mention of a letter which says in part: "...enclosing the following letter from Don Augustin Sutter, the Alcalde [magistrate in a Spanish town] of the n... See More
July 04, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Boston, June 20, 1870 This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound. Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & ... See More
May 24, 1873
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 24, 1873
* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois
* Modoc War - Lava Beds
* Captain Jack fame
The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "Further Details of Hasbrouck's Successful Scout" "Captain Jack and His Party Leave Clandestinely" and more. (see)
Four pages, never bound, large folio size, good conditi... See More
April 21, 1866
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 21, 1866 The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.
This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Equable Clime of Cal... See More
May 05, 1866
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 5, 1866 The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.
This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Leaving San Francisco--... See More
June 25, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870 This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound. Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper compos... See More
September 18, 1873
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 18, 1873. This issue has fine early coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.
There is an article on pg. five, "PANIC IN STOCKS - GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE STREET YESTERDAY", which takes nearly a full column of text. Another somewhat related article appea... See More
September 23, 1873
THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 1873 This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as: "The Panic of 1873", which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.
There are several reports with one column head including; "A BRIGHTER PROSPECT - BETTER FEELING IN WALL STREET ...", "JAY COOKE & CO. - A STATEMENT OF ASSET... See More
April 29, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 29, 1899
* Krag Jorgensen rifles - prints
* Springfield Armory, Massachusetts
The front cover of the issue is entitled "Manufacture of Krag-Jorgensen Rifles at the Springfield Armory" which is comprised of four illustrations with additional illustrations within the issue.
Inside includes: "The Marvin Electric Rock Drill" "... See More
March 24, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 24, 1849 Page 3 has: "The Gold Region" with the latest from the California gold rush. A few bits include: "...Emigrants were flocking in by the thousands...by next August 1200,000 persons would have entered California...almost every one not engaged in gold digging was preparing to go to the mines in the Spring...At San Francisco real ... See More
September 22, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1849
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Empire City brings over $600,000 in species and gold dust...An attack had been made by a party of rowdy Americans in San Francisco...emigrants from Missouri...are now arriving daily...In the gold... See More
July 28, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 28, 1849 Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...New towns were being laid out in different spots around the bay & building lots, in wilderness sites, were selling from $1500 to $2000 each...San Francisco was full of people & it is not an uncommon thing for 20 to 30 individuals to occupy one smal... See More
November 29, 1851
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851
* Early San Francisco city view print
* California gold rush era & Sacramento
The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out..."... See More
August 09, 1862
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1862 The front page has a print: "Fort Point--One of the Fortifications Of the Harbor of San Francisco, Cal." with a bit of detail.
Some war-related content inside including: "How To Demoralize n Army" and "Conference of the Rebel Generals at Richmond--Their Plains for the Future and more.
The bkpg. features a cartoo... See More
August 14, 1871
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 14, 1871
* Westward migration of Americans
* Emigration to the West Coast (San Francisco)
* Hardships of 19th century travel
The top of page 7 has one column headings: "AFTER THE SETTING SUN" "From The Narrows To The Golden Gate" "Over the Three Great Mountain Ranges" "A Flying Visit To The Mormons" and more with many small... See More
October 11, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 1849 Page 3 has over a full column of reports from California, mostly focused on the Gold Rush. Subheads include: "Placer Intelligence" "A Trinity River Expedition" "Successful Gold Diggings" with details; "The Mines" "Improvements at San Francisco" and more.
A wealth of fine reading f... See More
February 23, 1884
TRUTH, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 1884 During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.
The ftpg. has: "William Morris" "What the Poet, Artist, Decorator and Socialist Has to Say" "He Writes A 'Fable' for the People"
Four pages, archival... See More
May 15, 1874
THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874
* Tiburcio Vasquez - the Californio bandido
* Los Angeles area outlaw
The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many ... See More
September 17, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 1849
* California gold rush hardships
Page 3 has: "Items From California and Panama" which begins with a discouraging report: "Nearly all the American passengers by the Empire City are returning from the mines, disgusted with the life of extreme toil & hardship which must be endured there..." and continue... See More
November 23, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 1849 Page 3 has a lengthy report: "California Correspondence" which is primarily a report on the delivery of mail to California, mostly taken up with a letter from the Postmaster General. This is followed by: "The Revenue at San Francisco".
Four pages, very nice condition.
December 07, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1849
* California gold rush hardships
Page 3reports a terrible situation in the golf fields with: "Experience In The Gold Region" which includes: "...After a wearisome voyage round the Cape he reached San Francisco & left immediately for the 'diggins'....Many of the amateur gold diggers were exhausted wit... See More
December 11, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849
* California Republic for statehood ?
* Early Hawaii relations w/ America
Page 3 has: "California Matters" "The Revenue of California" and: "Close of the Convention & Signing of the Constitution" being fundamental reports on California becoming a state. Also: "Commerce of San Francisco... See More
April 29, 1876
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, April 29, 1876 Inside are several prints on "The War in the Herzegovina", a full page: "Map of a Portion of Africa" and a doublepg. centerfold: "Chinese Emigration to America: Sketch on Board the Steamship Alaska, Bound for San Francisco".
Complete in 24 pages, very nice, clean condition.
Item #649229SAN FRANCISCO NEWS-LETTER & CALIFORNIA ADVERTISER, 1873 The subtitle in the masthead notes: "Devoted To The Leading Interests of California and the Pacific Coast". The content is varied and includes a wide range of ads as well.
An uncommon title with a displayable masthead featuring the seal of California, the seal of the city of San Francisco, and the seal of the county of Sa... See More
May 11, 1878
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 11, 1878 The ftpg. shows: "President Hayes...A Review of the Schuylkill Navy at Philadelphia". Inside ha a full page of 4 scenes of: "...From Lathrop, on the Central Pacific Railroad to Oakland, in San Francisco Bay" & a fullpg. with 7 scenes of: "Incidents of a Trip from New York to Nassau & Havana...& Milita... See More
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