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News from America: the Stamp Act...

Item #678775

March 16, 1782

THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782 

* Rare 18th century title

* re. the Stamp Act

Page 2 has a report which mentions: "After the stamp act took place in America, the news printers there put a large black border round their  newspapers, to denote their being in mourning; and we hear from Cleveland in Yorkshire, that a wag in that neighbourhood has copied the exam... See More  

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Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #678716

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 

* Collectible 19th century baseball print

The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a... See More  

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Missouri Compromise... Mordecai Noah & his Jewish refuge island...

Item #678715

March 11, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820 

* Missouri Compromise

* Maine and Missouri become states

* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement

The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More  

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Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 

* Lewis and Clark expedition

Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More  

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Death of Patrick Henry...

Item #678713

June 26, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799 

* Patrick Henry's death 

* 18th century original 

On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".

The back page has the lyrics of a &... See More  

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This magazine is not recorded in "History of American Magazines"...

Item #678703

March 01, 1865

THE SOLDIER'S CASKET, Philadelphia, March, 1865 

* Very rare title

This is the volume 1, number 3 issue of a title which lasted but 12 issues, January thru December, 1865. There is no record of it in Mott's "History of American Magazines" and nor can I find information on the internet. It is recorded in "Union List of Serials" which notes that it is held by 8... See More  

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Rachel Carson dies of cancer...

Item #678677

April 15, 1964

SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., April 15, 1964

* Rachel Carson dead from cancer

* Author of Silent Spring dies

The front page has and image and the two column heading: "'Silent Spring' Author Is Victim of Cancer".  Rachel Carson, know for her "fight against improper use of pesticides", died at the age of 56.

Complete in 38 pages, small binding holes on the lef... See More  

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Sidney Poitier wins Oscar - 1st Black American to do so...

Item #678662

April 14, 1964

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., April 14, 1964

*Sidney Poitier wins Oscar

*1st Black American Academy Award

The front page has: "Poitier, Neal, 'Tom Jones' Receive Academy Awards", which continues on page 4.  Sidney Poitier, who came from very humble beginnings, was the 1st American American man to win an Academy Award. Although there is no accompanying image, detailed ... See More  

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Color Illustrations from 1906...

Item #678658

July 22, 1906

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE SUPPLEMENT, California, July 22, 1906  This unique color cover supplement has several interesting illustrations starting with a full front page illustration of "The Goddess of Wheat"

The inside pages have the following articles and illustrations of interest including: "OFF THE BEATEN PATH IN MEXICO", "A FAMILY OUTING THAT PAYS", an... See More  

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Capture of the slave ship "Brothers"... California gold... Indian Wars...

Item #678328

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  

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Richard Byrd's Trans-Atlantic Flight....

Item #678299

July 01, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 1, 1927.

* Richard Byrd's Transatlantic flight in fog

The front page has has a nice three line, full banner headline: "BYRD FLIES FOR HOURS IN FOG OVER FRANCE SEEKING FOR PARIS AND A PLACE TO LAND; LAST MESSAGE FROM HIM AN SOS NEAR DAWN", with related subheads and a nice photo of Richard Evelyn Byrd.  Additionally, there is a related map on page 2.... See More  

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Death of Billy Sunday...

Item #678286

November 07, 1935

THE OMAHA BEE - NEWS, Nov. 7, 1935

* Billy Sunday death (1st report)

* Baseball player & evangelist

The front page has a seven column headline: "BILLY SUNDAY, EVANGELIST, IS DEAD", with dramatic image, very displayable, titled: "TYPICAL BILLY SUNDAY POSE". Additional headlines: "Illness Proves Fatal To Revivalist Who Deserted Baseball",  "Complai... See More  

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HMS M2 disaster... British submarine sinks...

Item #678285

January 27, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 27, 1932

* HMS M2 disaster

* Royal Navy aircraft-carrying submarine

The front page has a two column, 2 line headline: "British Submarine Fails to Rise; Fifty-four Men on M-2 in Channel", with subhead: "Submersible Plane Carrier Is Believed Located on Sea Bottom of Midnight in Fog - Ships and Divers Hasten to Rescue, but Admiralty Fears a Catastro... See More  

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First Olympics under International Olympic Committee...

Item #678284

January 26, 1924

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 26, 1924

* 1st winter Olympics held

* Chamonix France

This issue has a one column headlines on page 9 that includes: "OLYMPIC ICE GAMES OPEN AT CHAMONIX", "High French Official Formally Declares Classic Sports Festival Under Way", "150 Athletes In Parade", "Competitions Start Today".

This 26 page issue has usual browning wi... See More  

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Clarksville Tennessee... Fort Donelson...

Item #678129

February 20, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 20, 1862

* Clarksville, Tennessee

* Fort Donelson

This issue includes the following front page headlines: "THE FORT DONELSON VICTORY", "Upward of Six Thousand of the Prisoners Arrived at Cairo", "How the Prisoners Will Be Disposed Of", "Evacuation Of Clarksville", "THE REBELLION BREAKING UP", "The De
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Inventions and vintage ads... Steam Fire Engines...

Item #678126

October 14, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 14, 1876  The front page has: THE CENTENNIAL - TRAIL OF STEAM FIRE ENGINES. Additionally, the issue has many of the latest inventions of the day including:  POCKET LUNG TESTER - AIR PUMP - IMPROVED BUILDING BLOCKS - ELECTROPLATING and more. Furthermore, there are 2 pages of vintage ads including: U.S. Piano Company from New York & J.A. Fay &... See More  

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Glass making... Centennial Exhibition...

Item #678125

November 11, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 11, 1876   The front page has several images and details concerning "GLASS MAKING AT THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION". Additionally, there is coverage for the latest inventions of the day including: "FLOUR BOLT", "ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGINE", "BALE TIE", and more.

This 16 page issue is in nice condition.... See More  

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Tobacco Leaf Stringer.... Fish Hooks...

Item #678124

October 28, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1876  The front page of this issue has images and content for: TOBACCO LEAF STRINGER and MAIN'S MILLING ATTACHMENT FOR LATHES.  Additionally, the inside pages contain many inventions of the day including: FISH HOOKS - ENGINE INDICATOR and more. The last 2 pages have vintage ads including: The Bigelow Engine, The Trade Engine, The Quarrying... See More  

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A failed slave insurrection in Virginia...

Item #677880
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1802  Among the news reports near the back under "America" is a report which tells of a quelched slave revolt in Virginia which is related to the more famous Gabriel's Conspiracy of 1800. It reads: "A letter from Richmond, Virginia...states that an insurrection of the negroes at Petersburgh, Norway, had been discover in tim
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Ronald Reagan embraced by Black Conservatives...

Item #677571

October 04, 1981

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 4, 1981 (Magazine Section only)

* The New Black Conservatives

* Cuba trains up next generation of Marxist

This front page has an image of Nathan Wright Jr, Gloria Toote and Arthur Fletcher with the caption: "THE NEW BLACK CONSERVATIVES". Page 20 begins a 4 page article stating in part, "the Republicans are in a tremendous position to make inroads a... See More  

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Hitler Takes Czech Lands...

Item #676637

October 03, 1938

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Oct. 3, 1938 

* Current day Czechoslovakia

* Nazis - Adolph Hitler 

The front page has a two column headline: "GENERAL PEACE PACT PROPOSED AS HITLER TAKES CZECH LANDS" with subhead: "Czechs Also Yield To Polish Ultimatum and Plan Cessions To Hungary; Premiers To Discuss Four-Power Pact Adjustments".

This is coverage on ... See More  

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Negroes admission (eve) to University of Alabama...

Item #676632

June 11, 1963

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 11, 1963 

Kennedy tells Wallace to allow 2 blacks into University of Alabama

The top left of the front page has a 2 line heading: "President Urges Wallace to Shun Alabama Campus", with subheads for 2 separate articles: "Telegram Calls Governor a Threat to Order - Alabamian Adamant" & "Negroes Admission Due Today - U.S. Sh... See More  

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Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #674803
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1837. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame... See More  

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Baseball reporting from before the Civil War...

Item #674751

September 26, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 26, 1857  This newspaper was focused on sports and entertainment, with a wealth of both inside.

Included is: "Base Ball" which has box scores and details on 3 baseball games as well as other baseball-related reports. Other sports covered are: "Pedestrianism" "Fistiana "Cricket" "Aquatics", horse ra... See More  

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Baseball-themed color cover...

Item #674749

September 16, 1911

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 16, 1911  The full color front cover is a baseball-themed print captioned: "IF" showing 3 men arguing over a 3-2 baseball game, presumably discussing "what if??"

The inside front page is: "One Of Europe's Prettiest Princesses", Princess Henry of Pless. Other photos within include: "Scenes in the National Shooting con... See More  

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Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #674746

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674743

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674738

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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From the town where the Confederacy began and ended...

Item #674734

February 02, 1866

THE ABBEVILLE PRESS, South Carolina, Feb. 2, 1866 

* Rare post-Confederate publication

An elusive title from this Southern town shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Abbeville has the unique distinction of being both the birthplace and the deathbed of the Confederacy. On November 22, 1860, a meeting was held at Abbeville, at a site since dubbed "Secession Hill", to launch S... See More  

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A fleet of U.S. men-of-war...

Item #674721

June 11, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859  The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War" showing the Susquehannah, the Saratoga, the St. Marys, the Supply, the Plymouth, the Perry, the Mississippi, and the Princeton.

Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing i... See More  

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Civil War reports from this Confederate stronghold... Lincoln re-nominated...

Item #674720

June 13, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, June 13, 1864 

* Rare publication from the origin of the Civil War

A wealth of Civil War reporting from this Confederate stronghold with column heads including: "Summary of Northern Intelligence" "Lincoln Re-nominated by the Baltimore Republican Convention" "Grant Besieging Richmond by Parallel Approaches" "Forre... See More  

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Stay home unless you plan to join... Generalisimo Lincoln...

Item #674719

March 26, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Virginia, March 26, 1862 

* Rare Confederate publication

* General Abraham Lincoln

The front page includes: "Notes On The War" which includes a General Order from General H. Marshall concerning travel & communication in the Cumberland Mountains, noting in part: "...The country is infested with spies. Unless a man now comes from Kentucky to join the a... See More  

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The attack upon Charleston...

Item #674718

April 11, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 11, 1863 

* First Battle of Charleston Harbor

* Rare Confederate publication

The front page includes: "A Word of Justice" "Further From Charleston!" "The Turret of the Iron-Clads Pierced!" "Splendid Spirits of Our Men!" "The Law of Impressment" and more, including a dispatch signed in type: G.T. ... See More  

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Salt Lake City to be the home of the Mormons...

Item #674714

November 13, 1847

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 13, 1847

* Salt Lake City, Utah - Mormonism

* New home of the Mormons - settling

Near the back is a notable article on the Mormons settling upon the what would become Salt Lake City as their new home: "The New Mormon Location" which notes in part: "...a runner came in who was sent on in advance by the Mormon 'Twelve' who w... See More  

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Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "The Dead Emperor"...

Item #674711

March 10, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, March 10, 1888

* Walt Whitman's "The Dead Emperor" poem - 1st appearance

Page 6 has a poem titled: "The Dead Emperor", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .

This is the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive. It is very significant as such.  It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of G... See More  

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Great, early scenes from Yellowstone...

Item #674710

September 15, 1888


* Early Yellowstone Park

The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-along publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

The front page features four illustrations showing: "Scenes In The Yellowstone National Park" including "On the Shores of the Yellowstone Lake" "Paint... See More  

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Death of Jenny Lind... The 'fighting Indians'...

Item #674703

November 10, 1887

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Nov. 10, 1887

* Jenny Lind death

* Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer

The top of the front page has: "The Death of Jenny Lind" "A Brief Life Sketch of the World-Famed Songstress" which includes an illustration of her.

Also on the ftpg: "THE FIGHTING INDIANS" "A Brief Skirmish And A Dead Sword-Bearer" "The... See More  

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Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds" Martian attack causes panic...

Item #674699

October 31, 1938

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Oct. 31, 1938 

* War of the Worlds - Orson Welles

* Radio broadcast causes panic (1st report)

* Mars invasion - martians

The back page has an article on the infamous "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast delivered by Orson Wells. This radio adaptation of H.W. Wells' "War of the Worlds" novel was taken seriously by many list... See More  

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Rare title from Grand Junction, Colorado...

Item #674696

January 26, 1895

GRAND VALLEY STAR-TIMES, Grand Junction, Colorado  Jan. 26, 1895 

* Rare publication

A quite rare title as it lasted from just 1893 to 1896 with this title, and Gregory notes only one institution having but 3 issues as we purchased the holdings from Kansas Historical Society (although the A.A.S. records 17 issues).

Eight pages, evenly toned, loose at the spine, some minor margin c... See More  

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Among the Mormons: Lawyers and polygamy...

Item #674695

February 05, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 5, 1872 

* Mormons - Mormonism & polygamy

* Acting Governor Stephen Allison Mann

Page 7 has: "Utah Territory" "Acting Governor's Message - Lawyers Snubbed in Utah - Polygamy". The full text of the article is seen in the photos.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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Print of two Indians on the front page...

Item #674690

February 23, 1850

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1850  The front page has a print: "An Indian Duel" which is from "Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, several folds with minor wear at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Supporting the new Constitution...

Item #674685

May 03, 1788


* United States Constitution support

Ftpg. item from Baltimore notes: "The election for two members to represent the town of Baltimore in the Convention to meet at Annapolis the 21st to decide on the new Constitution was closed on Thurs...".

Page 2 has more concerning the consideration of the new Constitution with reports from... See More  

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Visit of the Sioux Indian chiefs...

Item #674677

June 14, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 14, 1875  The full ftpg. has a patriotic political cartoon featuring Uncle Sam & Miss Liberty as well as the bald eagle: "A Sad Case of Constitutional Coat" drawn by the famed A. B. Frost.

Inside has a nearly half page print of: "The Visit of the Black Hills Braves---Portraits of the Leading Sioux Chiefs". Other prints as well.

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Two eye-witness accounts of the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #674672

October 29, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1871 

* The great Chicago fire

* Accounts by eyewitnesses

The top of the middle column has: "LETTER FROM CHICAGO" "Desciption of the Fire by an Eye-Witness--A Graphic Account--After the Fire--The Future--A Hopeful Outlook". This is followed by another letter with column heads.

The text concerning the historic Chicago Fire... See More  

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Trial of Capt. Wirz for the Andersonville Prison horrors...

Item #674671

September 09, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 9, 1865 

* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz

The front page has: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "He Petitions the Court to be Allowed Spiritual Advisers" "The Court Refers to Letter to the War Department" "Andersonville Correspondence of the Rebel War Office" "Letters from Capt. Wirz and Gen. John H. Winder" "Cum... See More  

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Unusual death of the world's third richest man...

Item #674670

July 05, 1928

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, July 5, 1928  Page 8 has a column-wide report on the death of renounced Belgian financier Alfred Loewenstein, at the time the third richest man in the world: "Lowenstein Drops Into Sea From Plane" "Financier Meets His Death in Queer Accident".

The text details how, expecting to open the door to the restroom he mistakenly opened the do... See More  

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Ruth Snyder to be executed that evening...

Item #674669

January 12, 1928

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Nebraska, Jan. 12, 1928 

* Murderers Ruth Snyder & Henry Judd 

* Prison executions (day of) - electric chair

The bold banner headline announces: "RUTH'S STAY ILLEGAL" concerning the murder trial of Ruth Snyder and her paramour, Judd Gray, both found guilty of murdering Ruth's husband. A large photo of the two headed: "Ruth Snyder Moa... See More  

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Working towards ending Prohibition...

Item #674560

February 17, 1933

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, February 17, 20, and the "Extra" of the 20th, 1933 

* 18th Amendment - prohibition end imminent

* House votes to repeal - 21st Amendment - Blaine Act

This trio of issues reports on the Blaine Act, a resolution adopted by the U.S. Congress on February 20, 1933, initiating repeal of the 18th Amendment which established Prohibition. Repeal was ... See More  

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