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Early newspaper from this famous beach community...

Item #670382

October 26, 1920

REDONDO BREEZE, Redondo Beach, California, Oct. 26, 1917

* West Coast beach community

* Los Angeles County

An early newspaper from one of the more famous beach communities in Los Angeles County. The popular television series "Baywatch" was filmed in Redondo Beach. Only one institution has any notable holdings of this newspaper.

A combination of local & national news, offering... See More  

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1969 Altamont Free Concert... Hells Angels...

Item #670166

December 11, 1969

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Dec. 11, 1969

* Infamous Altamont Free Concert "Woodstock West"

* Rolling Stones - death of Meredith Hunter by Hells Angels

* Santana - Jefferson Airplane - The Flying Burrito Brothers

* LSD infested - violent atmosphere described in detail

A great issue of this famous counter-culture newspaper as a detailed report by Grover Lewis on the infamous Alt... See More  

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Civil War related print on the front page...

Item #670019

July 12, 1862

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 12, 1862  A desired yet rather scarce title from during the Civil War, as the front page typically featured a war-related print.

This issue has on the ftpg: "Building a Bridge Over the Chickahominy River & The Adjacent Swamps, Under the Guns of  the Enemy". War reports on page 3, and page 5 has a print of: "Boardman's ... See More  

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1945 Irma Grese captured photo...

Item #669724

April 23, 1945


* Female SS guard Irma Grese photo

* Bergen-Belsen concentration camp

* Jewish Holocaust  - exterminations - atrocities

While the front page has a nice banner headline concerning the last days before Germany would surrender, the back page has a somewhat famous photo showing Irma Grese during here capture by British troops. (see)

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The coming Civil War... The new Lincoln administration...

Item #669541

January 31, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 31, 1861 

* President elect Abraham Lincoln

* Pre-Civil War tensions in the South

Among the first column heads are: "An Attack on Fort Sumter Expected" "Revival of Rumors of War" "The President's Views on the Subject" "Condition of the Forts on the Florida Coast" "The Relations of the Seceding States with Foreign P... See More  

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Traveling to San Francisco in 1871....

Item #669220

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  

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Nazi African Campaign... The "Amerikaland" is sunk...

Item #669206

February 08, 1942

PM SUNDAY, New York, N.Y., dated February 8, 1942.

Headlines on the frontpage read "Next? - Nazi African Campaign Points to America" "We Sink Two Jap Ships, Damage Two" "Nazi Subs Sink 18th Ship Off U.S. Coast" (the Swedish motorship Amerikaland). The paper features other war news and stories of the day.

This is a complete issue in two-sections and is in nice co... See More  

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Orange riots of 1871... Irish religious factions...

Item #669158

July 12, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1871

* Orange Riots of 1871 - Manhattan NYC

* Irish Protestants "Orangemen" vs. Irish Catholics

Page 3 has many one column headings that include: "TO-DAY'S RUCTION" "The Military in Readiness to Aid the Police and Preserve Order" "Five Thousand of the National Guard Ready in Brooklyn" and much more. Lengthy text.

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Frigate Constellation protecting our shores...

Item #668935

August 01, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 1, 1798  Page 2 has: "Constellation Frigate, Or, Notice for French Pirates" which has: "The U.S. frigate Constellation...is now off our bar...to cruise along our southern coast for the protection of the American trade & the punishment of French insolence...".

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Third Anglo-Ashanti War in 1874...

Item #668763

January 08, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 8, 1874

* Third Anglo-Ashanti War - 1st expedition

* Cape Coast Castle - Gold Coast - Africa

Page 3 has an article headed: "THE ASHANTEE WAR" "Letter from the Special Herald Correspondent at Cape Coast Castle" "Full Description of the King, His Army, People and Customs" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 4 1/2 columns

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Synagogues hold memorial services... Much on the assassination & funeral of Lincoln...

Item #668461

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 21, 1865 

* Rare 1st-page mentions of Synagogue services

* Re: Abraham Lincoln's assassination & funeral

* Black mourning borders

Perhaps the most noteworthy coverage is the front-page details regarding various services being held at local synagogues - which includes the congregations at "B'nai Israel," "Bikur Cholim U-Kadisha Synagogu... See More  

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SS Mohawk shipwreck...

Item #668066

January 26, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 26, 1935

* SS Mohawk shipwreck

* Ward Line ocean liner

* New Jersey coast collision

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TWO INQUIRIES OPENED IN MOHAWK DISATER; OFFICERS ARE WITNESSES" with subheads.

Complete 1st section only with 28 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More  

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Item from Sojourner Truth...

Item #667793

March 11, 1882

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 11, 1882 

* Sojourner Truth

* Black Woman

* Woman's Activist

Perhaps the most interesting item in this issue is just a small, inconspicuous item on page 3 under the "Personal" column reading: "Sojourner Truth writers to us from Battle Creek, Michigan, in reference to recent published paragraphs of her having a fine home, and he... See More  

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Map of Veracruz & the castle of San Juan...

Item #667390
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1740  The prime feature of this issue is the nice foldout map of Vera Cruz, Castle of San Juan, Port of New Spain titled: "A Plan of the City and Harbour of La Vera Cruz and the Castle of San Juan De Ulua, being the Key of Traffick and the Principal Port of New Spain", folding out to measure 6 1/4 by 7 1/2 inches, with hand-tinted highlight... See More  

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1952 Bakersfield earthquake disaster...

Item #667342

August 23, 1952


* Bakersfield, California

* Earthquake disaster

The front p]age has a great banner headline in large, bold lettering: "GREAT QUAKE IN BAKERSFIELD" with subhead. (see) Nice to have in this West Coast title, rare as such.

Incomplete issue containing 6 of the 12 pages of the 1st section only, nice for display as such.... See More  

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Ozie Powell... Scottsboro Boys....

Item #667287

January 25, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 25, 1936

* Scottsboro  Boys rape case

* Ozie Powell shot - escape attempt

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "SCOTTSBORO NEGRO SHOT TRYING BREAK AS HE STABS GUARD" with subheads. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 32 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newspri... See More  

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Mordecai Noah and his new Jewish homeland in the Niagara River... Horrors of the slave trade...

Item #667233

October 01, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 1, 1825  

* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River

* Atrocities of the Slave Trade

Page 5 has a nice half page article: "Ararat" which is about the plans for the famous Mordecai Manuel Noah, the first American-born Jew to attain national prominence to create a new homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in t... See More  

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Battle of Amelia Island...

Item #667231

January 03, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 3, 1818  Inside has a lengthy article: "Galveston and Amelia - of Amelia" which has some fine reports on the Battle of Amelia Island, just off the coast of northern Florida/southern Georgia. One dispatch notes: "The patriotism of Amelia island appears to be confined to privateering and plundering. General Aury has the command."

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Joe DiMaggio enlists into United States Army...

Item #666841

February 18, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 18, 1943 

* Joe DiMaggio enlists into United States Army 

* New York Yankees
- MLB baseball

The sport's section (page 28) has a four column headline: "DiMaggio Now Army Private on Coast" with subheads that include: "YANKS OUTFIELDER WAIVES FURLOUGH" "DiMaggio Passes Army Physical, Then Leaves for Reception Center at Monter... See More  

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Nazi concentration camp horrors revealed...

Item #666672

April 21, 1945

NEW YORK TIMES, April 21, 1945

* Nazi concentration camp horrors

* Belsen commander Joseph Kramer held

This issue contains a page 2 report of the horrific details surrounding the Belsen Concentration Camp.  A photo includes the S.S. Trooper, Joseph Kramer, head of the camp, in chains and under the guard of British soldiers.  Kramer was formerly the head commander at Auschwitz. The... See More  

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1942 "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item #666520

February 25, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 25, 1942 

* Battle of Los Angeles

* World War II - WWII

Here is a report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The front page has a four column photo headed: "Where Enemy Shell Fell On The United States Mainland" Also a one column heading: "WEST COAST HUNTS DARING SUBMARINE" with subhead. (see) First report coverage cont... See More  

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Great map of the West Indies & America...

Item #666255
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762 

* Very early Southern America map w/ West Indies

Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day... See More  

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Odd-ball political newspaper from Los Angeles...

Item #666123

January 01, 1946

COAST REPORTER - THIRD SERIES --  EXTRA!  A seemingly odd-ball weekly newspaper from Los Angeles, mostly dealing with political issues. The inside masthead notes: "The West's Snappiest Newspaper". No date is in the masthead, however by appearances I'd say it is from the 1940's.

The banner headline note: "Carlin Smith's Wild Parties", Smith being a can... See More  

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Battle of Cheat Mountain...Siege of Lexington...

Item #666057

September 22, 1861

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 22, 1861 

* Battle of Cheat Mountain WV

* First Battle of Lexington

* Missouri State Guard victory

Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "THE REBELLION" "Another Defeat of the Rebels at Cheat Mountain" "Important From Missouri" "Progress Of The Siege Of Lexington" "Important From Kentucky&quo... See More  

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Death of the king of Hawaii...

Item #665462

January 20, 1891

THE EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, Jan. 20, 1891 

* Kalakaua death - king of Hawaiian Islands

* "The Merrie Monarch" - last reigning king

The top of the ftpg. has a column headed: "KING KALAKAUA DEAD" "The Hawaiian Ruler Passes Away at 2:30 This Afternoon" which includes a one column illustration of him as well. Nice to have in this West Coast p... See More  

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Huge front page map shows much of Texas...

Item #665449

November 30, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 30, 1861 

* Gulf of Mexico coast map

* Texas - Mexico

An extremely decorative issue, as the entire front page is taken up with a huge map headed: "THE GREAT EUROPEAN ALLIANCE AGAINST THE MEXICAN REPUBLIC" with a subhead: "The Gulf Slope of Mexico--The Harbor of Vera Cruz and the National Road to the Capital--Scene of Operations of the English, Fren... See More  

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Fantastic issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item #665255

February 25, 1942


* Battle of Los Angeles - Air Raid

* Japanese airplane attack ? UFO's ?

* Best title to be had (very rare)

Simply a fantastic report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The front page has one of the more dramatic, screaming headlines to be found: "L.A. AREA RAIDED ! " with a smaller head noting: "Jap Pl... See More  

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The Mary Phagan murder case... Leo Frank...

Item #664781

October 20, 1913


* Leo Frank murder case

* Best title to have in

* Mary Phagan

The front page has a nice banner headline: "LOCKED DOORS GUARD WITNESS WHO DECLARES FRANK INNOCENT; DETECTIVES KEEP ALL NIGHT VIGIL IN ORDER TO ARREST HIM" with subheads. (see) This is concerning Leo Frank, defendant in the Mary Phagan murder case. Nice to have this repo... See More  

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The wreck of the Atlantic...

Item #664431

April 03, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, April 3, 1873 

* Wreck of the RMS Atlantic

* Ocean Steamer

* North American coast

Great reporting on the sinking of the ship Atlantic, with page 5 having most of the first column taken up with related heads: "ATLANTIC" "The Wreck of the White Star Steamer on Meagher's Rock" "Lost & Saved" "560 Lives Lost Out of 978" &quo... See More  

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Selma to Montgomery march in 1965....

Item #664397

March 21, 1965


* Selma to Montgomery, Alabama

* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Civil Rights march beginning (day of)

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "Troops Set to Guard Rights March Today" with subheads. Related photo on page 22. This would be the 3rd try which would end in success.

Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, minor ... See More  

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The Nova Constellatio coin, made for the American colonies... Settling Australia as a penal colony...

Item #664331
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1786 

* The Nova Constellatio coin print

* Made for circulation in the American colonies

The most interesting item in this issue is the foldout plate which contains--among other prints--an image of the "Nova Constellatio" coin used in the colonies (see). The print shows both the obverse & reverse & has a date of 1785.

Th... See More  

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Most famous of all Homer Civil War prints...

Item #664311

November 15, 1862

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 15, 1862 

* Winslow Homer

* Sharpshooter

Although there are many fine prints in this issue certainly the most desired would be the full page Winslow Homer print titled: "The Army of the Potomac--A Sharp-Shooter on Picket Duty." The image is in very nice condition, however note that the caption & a portion of the bottom margin have a... See More  

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Aviator Howard Hughes airplane flight record..

Item #664205

January 15, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 15, 1936

* Aviator Howard Hughes 

* Transcontinental airplane speed flight record

* Goodwin, Arkansas airplane crash disaster

The top of page 21 has a two column heading: "10-Hour Travel From Coast Seen By Hughes After Record Flight" with subhead and photo. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 42 pages, light toning... See More  

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From Eureka, California...

Item #664130

December 17, 1873

THE WEST COAST SIGNAL, Eureka, California, Dec. 17, 1873 

* Rare Old West title

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.

Four pages, somewh... See More  

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The Civil War in Florida...

Item #664022

March 23, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, March 23, 1862 

* Uncommon Florida related map

* Battle of Pea Ridge - Arkansas

The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed map headed: "OPERATIONS ON THE COAST OF FLORIDA - Occupation of Jacksonville & St. Augustine by Commodore Dupont". The map includes an inset.

Among the ftpg. column heads on the war: "The Pea Ridge Battle" "A... See More  

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Capture of a slave ship... The Pony Express during its brief existence...

Item #663917

May 31, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1860 

* Slave ship - Slaver

* Pony Express

The top of page 7 has a report: "Capture of Another Slaver Off the Coast of Cuba" which is rather brief (see). This is followed by: "Arrival of the California Pony Express--The Express Intercepted by Indians--Failure of the Mail, etc." with a St. Joseph, Missouri dateline. Then: "News From Pike... See More  

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Nile Kinnick killed... Iowa Hawkeyes...

Item #663848

June 05, 1943


* Nile Kinnick killed in WWII action

* Iowa Hawkeyes Heisman trophy winner

* NCAA college football halfback

The top of the front page of the sport's section has a five column heading: "Navy Announces All-American Nile Kinnick Killed in Action" with small photo of Kinnick.

Complete with all 18 pages, light toning at the margins, small lib... See More  

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Amelia Earhart's 1932 record flight...

Item #663844

July 13, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1932

* Aviatrix Amelia Earhart airplane takeoff

* Women's transcontinental flight record

* Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Amelia Earhart Leaves Coast on Flight Here; Hopes to Beat Hawks's Time in Non-Stop Trip". (see) First report coverage on Amelia Earhart' attempting to brea... See More  

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Leo Frank's death sentence is commuted by the governor... the angry mob...

Item #663759

June 22, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1915 

* Leo Frank's death sentence commuted

* Mob starts to form

The Leo Frank case has become well known in American history for several reasons, not the least of which being the several film and television depictions of the trial, but also because Frank was a Jewish-American businessman, his case turning the spotlight on antisemitism in the United St... See More  

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Broadside newspaper on naval battles...

Item #663036

May 17, 1779

THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY, England, May 17, 1779  This is an uncommon broadside newspaper, single sheet and printed on one side only. The focus of this issue is on naval victories off the Brittany coast of France. Measures 7 3/4 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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1969 "Men Walk On Moon" ticker tape parade...

Item #662960

August 15, 1969

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 15, 1969 

* Apollo 11 moon mission success - parade

* Neil Armstrong - Buzz Aldrin - Michael Collins

* JFK's goal reached - 50th anniversary this year

The front page has a six column photo showing the 3 astronauts coming down Broadway with heading: "From Coast to Coast: A Joyous Welcome for Astronauts" with subhead and another related photo. Much mor... See More  

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First transcontinental excursion from coast to coast...

Item #662918
TRANS-CONTINENTAL -- a complete reprint collection of all 12 issues of this fascinating newspaper.

The newspaper titled "Trans-Continental" was a stroke of historical genius in the mind of its editor, W. R. Steele. On May 24, 1870 over 130 passengers boarded a beautiful eight car Pullman train built under special orders of George M. Pullman specifically for this trip, the first chartere... See More  

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Home-town newspaper reports Joe DiMaggio's 2nd game in MLB...

Item #662451

May 06, 1936


* Joe DiMaggio's 2nd MLB baseball game

* San Francisco Seals to New York Yankees

The front page of the sport's section (page 25) has a nice banner headline: "DIMAGGIO AGAIN HITS THREE FOR YANKEES" with subheads that include: "North Beach Youth Shows New Yorkers He's 'There'" and box scores. Plus a nice ... See More  

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Very 1st Pro Bowl NFL football game...

Item #662368

January 16, 1939

SPORTING GREEN section only of the San Francisco Chronicle, January 16, 1939 

* Very 1st Pro Bowl NFL football game 

* New York Giants vs. All-Stars

The front page of this section has a two column heading: "N.Y. Giants Win L. A. Titlt, 13-10" with lineups. (see) First report coverage on the very 1st National Football League All-Star Game (Pro Bowl).

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Early mention of "California"... gold discovered...

Item #662280

November 26, 1771


* Very early use of the word "California"

A page 3 report from "Madrid" says: "The riches discovered at Senora, in new Andalusia, on the Coast of California, in South America, are immense. One gold mine has been discovered within 14 leagues of the Presidency del Altar where from 14 pits at a... See More  

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Salvation Army... Denver, Colorado...

Item #662046

August 19, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1882  The full front page shows: "Encampment of the National Guard at Lewistown--Incidents of Camp Life" in Pennsylvania. Another full page print from this camp inside.

Inside has a half page showing: "Candidates for Admission to the Order of Sisters of St. Dominic Taking the Vail at the Dominican Convent in Jersey City".... See More  

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First report: the wreck of the Atlantic...

Item #662034

April 02, 1873

NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1873

* Wreck of the RMS Atlantic (1st report)

* Ocean Steamer - North American coast

Over half of the front page contains the first report of this infamous marine disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia. The wreck of the ocean steamer Atlantic on a rock, about fifty yards from Meagher's Island, in the County of Halifax on the 1st April, 1873, will long be remember... See More  

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Yankee newspaper from South Carolina...

Item #661800

March 24, 1864

THE PALMETTO HERALD, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 24, 1864 

* Very rare Yankee occupation title

This Southern coastal town was captured by Yankee naval forces late in 1861 and remained a base for other operations along the Atlantic coast. An uncommon Yankee title from this otherwise Confederate stronghold. This is just the volume 1, number 4 issue with content including: "On G... See More  

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The "Old" Thirteen Infantry of Virginia...

Item #661713

February 26, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 26, 1864  Among the front page reports are: "The War News--A Cavalry Battle in Mississippi--The Situation in Tennessee--The Recent Fight In Florida--From General Lee's Lines" "The Courts" "Camp Near Kinston" "To the Friends of Soldiers in the Wise Brigade" & other items. Also included is a report re: "... See More  

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Japanese attack Oregon...

Item #661383

June 23, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1942 

* Fort Stevens, Oregon attacked

* Japanese submarine I-25

The front page announces a rare occurrence in American history with a one column heading: "FOE'S SHELLS FALL ON OREGON COAST" with photo headed: "A Futile Bombardment On The Coast Of Oregon" (see) On the nights of June 21 and 22, 1942, the Japanese submarine I-25 fired 1... See More  

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