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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Harrt Thaw suicide attempt in 1917...

Item #681379

January 11, 1917

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 11, 1917

* Harry Thaw's suicide attempt

* Stanford White murderer

The front page has a nice banner headline in red lettering: "THAW ATTEMPTS TO END LIFE" 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. Ra... See More  

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Art Blakey Obituary... Black American jazz drummer...

Item #681378

October 17, 1990


* Death report of Jazz drummer Art Blakey

Page A20 has a quarter page article: "Art Blakey; Drummer, Mentor Led the Jazz Messengers", which includes a small photo. A portion of the text includes: "Born in Pittsburgh where he toiled in the steel mills by day while listening  to the Early Hines and Dick Stabile bands on the radio at nigh... See More  

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1910 World Series of baseball... Chicago Cubs...

Item #681377

October 22, 1910

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Oct. 22, 1910

* Philadelphia Athletics vs. Chicago Cubs

* World Series of baseball (GAME 4)

The front page has a nice banner headline: "CHICAGO WINS 4TH GAME; 10 INNINGS" with subheads and inning by inning description. This was the only game the Chicago Cubs won. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. ... See More  

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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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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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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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Wolfgang von Trips' Italian Grand Prix death...

Item #681370

September 11, 1961

THE DETROIT NEWS, Sept. 11, 1961

* Wolfgang von Trips "Taffy" killed

* German race car racing driver

* Italian Grand Prix disaster

The bottom of the front page of the sport's section has a four column heading: "Monza Tragedy Stirs Protest" with caption: "Driver Von Trips, 13 Spectators Killed" with small photo of Trips. (see)

Complete with 40 pages, smal... See More  

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Babe Ruth's first game as a Yankee...

Item #681369

April 15, 1920

THE DAY, New London, Connecticut, April 15, 1920

* Babe Ruth makes his Yankees debut

* MLB - Major League Baseball

The top of page 9 has a brief & inconspicuous mention of the game in which Babe Ruth made his first appearance as a New York Yankee, it being an inauspicious beginning with the top of the column reading: "Babe Ruth, the $150,00 wonder muffed a fly and the lowly Athlet... See More  

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Pancho Villa Threatens El Paso, Texas...

Item #681366

December 17, 1915

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 17, 1915

* Pancho Villa crosses the Mexican border

* Threatened attack on El Paso, Texas

The front page has a banner headline: "VILLA THREATENS EL PASO" 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 in paper. Rare as suc... See More  

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Ol' Rip the Horned Toad... Chicago gangland wars...

Item #681360

January 20, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 20, 1929

* Ol' Rip the Horned Toad death - lizard

* Eastland, Texas Courthouse - entombed animal

* Chicago gangland wars - gangsters - underworld

The front page has a small one column heading within inset: "Toad That Set Scientists By the Ears Dies in Texas" (see)

Page 16 has a one column heading: "CHICAGO GANG WARS KILL 125 IN 9 YEARS" ... See More  

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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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Peace comes to Major League Baseball... Landis is the first Commissioner...

Item #681357

January 12, 1921

TAUNTON DAILY GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Jan. 12, 1921  The top of the sports page has a notable one column headline: "Minor Leagues Vote Approval Of Agreement".

Landis was just named the first commissioner of Major League Baseball a few months prior. The article begins: "Organized baseball in the United States yesterday virtually was brought under the control of Federal Judge Ke... See More  

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A graphically appealing Presidential state-of-the-union address...

Item #681356

December 06, 1921

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE, Pennsylvania, Dec. 6, 1921  Presented much better than typically found, the front page features President Warren Harding's state-of-the-union address for 1921.

The 3-line banner headline: "HARDING SUGGESTS LEGISLATION THAT HE HOPES WILL HASTEN ERA OF PROSPERITY...". The middle of the page, in much wider columns, is the: "Annual Message of President Har... See More  

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Harry J. Brooks.. Airplane crash in ocean...

Item #681354

February 26, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 26, 1928

* Aviator Harry J. Brooks

* Ford Flivver airplane

* Detroit to Miami flight disaster

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BROOKS DOWN IN SEA IN 'FLIVVER' PLANE; SEARCH FOR HIM VAIN" with subheads. (See)

Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

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Best Detroit Lions win NFL football championship...

Item #681351

December 30, 1957

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 30, 1957

* Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns

* NFL Football Championship Game

* Best publication to be had ? (rare)

The top of page 26 has a banner headline: "Lion Capture Pro Football Title, Sending Browns to Their Worst Defeat" with subheads, stats and related photos.

Complete with 40 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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Babe Ruth Photo 3 Home Runs in 1933...

Item #681350

July 10, 1933


* Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs

* New York Yankees baseball

* Late in his career

The top of page 20 has a one column heading: "RUTH HITS THREE HOMERS; YANKS TRIUMPH TWICE" with subhead, small photo of Ruth and box scores.

Complete with 30 pages, rag edition in nice condition.
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Very first issue of a newspaper from Berkeley...

Item #681349

February 02, 1905

BERKELEY ADVANCE, California, Feb. 2, 1905 

* Vol. 1 No. 1 issue

This is the volume one, number one issue. Nearly half of the front page is taken up with a report on the purpose of the paper.

Tabloid size, 8 pages, mild wear.

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Early for color newspaper pages...

Item #681346

February 13, 1898

LE PETIT JOURNAL [The Little Newspaper]--Supplement, Paris, France, Feb. 13, 1898  This was a quite successful conservative, daily newspaper published from 1863 to 1944. Beginning in 1884 they did a weekly "Supplement" famous for their color lithograph front and back pages.

Such full page color prints in 19th century issues were rather uncommon. Quite displayable as such.

Complete... See More  

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Ruth slams 3 homers in one World Series game...

Item #681343

October 07, 1926

ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL, Pennsylvania, Oct. 7, 1926

* Babe Ruth hits 3 home runs

* World Series of baseball

* New York Yankees

 In the annals of World Series history one of the outstanding events remains Babe Ruth hitting three home runs in the fourth game of the 1926 World Series. That event is reported in this issue.

Of significance--and not commonly found--is the great front page c... See More  

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Lincoln's assassination: John Wilkes Booth on the front page...

Item #681342

April 29, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 29, 1865

* Famous Abraham Lincoln assassination issue

* The same issue (title and date) found in the time capsule under the (former) statue of Robert E. Lee on Dec. 28, 2021

The front page has a large and dramatic illustration of "J. Wilkes Booth" plus a lengthy article headed: 'The Murder Of The President' making this a nice display is... See More  

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The kidnapping case of ten year-old heiress Margaret McMath...

Item #681331

May 04, 1933

DAILY RECORD, Boston, May 4, 1933  The entire front page and much of pages 2, 3 & 4 are taken up with the kidnapping of ten year-old heiress Margaret McMath on Cape Cod. It was the sensation of the day which captured national attention much the same way the similar Lindbergh baby kidnapping did the year prior. Boston being the closest major city to Cape Cod, it is not surprising much cont... See More  

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Battle of Fort Meigs...

Item #681330

May 26, 1813

NEW-YORK HERALD, May 26, 1813  Beginning on the front page and taking over half of page 3 are various fine & detailed accounts of the siege of Fort Meigs.

A British force under Brigadier-General Henry Procter failed to capture Fort Meigs, but they did win a victory over an American relief force. Work on building Fort Meigs began after the American defeat at Frenchtown in January of 1813,... See More  

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Tennessee Volunteers win 1998 college football title...

Item #681328

January 05, 1999


* Tennessee Volunteers college football

* Wins Fiesta Bowl vs. Florida State

* National Championship game

The front page has a two column photo headed: "Tennessee Is Tops"

The front page of the sport's section has a banner headline: "Tennessee Is Peerless" with subhead and related photo. (see) First report coverage continues inside ... See More  

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1946 railroad strike begins....

Item #681325

May 24, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 24, 1946

* Railroad workers strike beginning

* Strike wave of 1945-1946

The front page has a nice banner headline: "STRIKE HALTS RAILROADS, PARALYZES NATION; ODT RULES TRANSPORT; MILLIONS DISCOMMODED; NEGOTIATIONS FAIL, ADJOURNED TO THIS MORNING" with many subheads and related photo. Lengthy text.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete ... See More  

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Madeleine Astor death... RMS Titanic survivor...

Item #681324

March 28, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1940

* Madeleine Fiermonte Astor death (1st report)

* American socialite & RMS Titanic survivor

The top of page 24 has a one column heading: "MRS. FIERMONTE DEAD IN FLORIDA" with subheads that include: "Survivor Of The Titanic" and more with photo. (see) I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as oth... See More  

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Three documents signed by Abraham Lincoln...

Item #681312

December 15, 1863

ARMY & NAVY OFFICIAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., Dec 15, 1863  As would be suspected, filled with official intelligence regarding the military, with a wealth of Civil War content. Included are: "Peace with the Indians in Utah" "School of the Soldier - Aiming & Firing As Skirmisher Sitting" "Deserters from Regiments Mustered Out of Service" 

There is ... See More  

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Regulations & qualifications for entering West Point...

Item #681308

September 01, 1863

ARMY & NAVY OFFICIAL GAZETTE, Washington, D.C., Sept. 1, 1863  As would be suspected, filled with official intelligence regarding the military, with a wealth of Civil War content. Included are: "Regulations Relative to the Admission of Cadets into the Military Academy" "Engagement at Jackson, Tennessee" "Battle of Honey Springs" & so much more, including ... See More  

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Voice of the Nation of Islam... Stokely Carmichael... Mouhammad Ali...

Item #681306

April 21, 1967

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, April 21, 1967

* Nation of Islam religious movement

* Elijah Muhammad - founder

* Fight for civil rights era original

This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the Natio... See More  

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From a small mining town (Jackson) in Northern California...

Item #681304

January 24, 1880

AMADOR DISPATCH, Jackson, California, Jan. 24, 1880  Jackson was founded in 1848 around a year-round spring, settled by American pioneers and then gold-seekers upon its discovery at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada range. It was also a convenient stopping place on the road from Sacramento to the southern mines.

The back leaf has a 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 piece clipped out, otherwise nice condition.... See More  

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Paul Revere's son in the bell foundry business...

Item #681302

February 25, 1822

BOSTON DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 25, 1822  The bottom of the front page has an illustrated ad for "Joseph W. Revere..."Factory and ship Bells..." with a bit more.

Joseph was the 3rd Paul Revere's 8 children, taking over the bell foundry business from his father in 1811.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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An unknown, unrecorded newspaper from Ohio...

Item #681301

June 15, 1878

THE HERALD, Fredericksburg, Wayne County, Ohio, June 15, 1878 

* Very rare publication

A very scarce title from this town which never had more than 600 inhabitants. This is the volume 1, number 23 issues. No issues are recorded in any institutional holdings, and the title is not even listed in Gregory's 'Union List of American Newspapers', nor is it listed in 'Union List... See More  

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Custer's Massacre... Thomas Nast prints...

Item #681299

July 22, 1876

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 22, 1876 

* The Custer Massacre

* Chief Sitting Bull

* Prints - illustrations

The entire front page is a nice political cartoon by famed artist Thomas Nast, captioned: "The Democratic (Deformed) Tiger 'Fixed' ".

Within this issue is over a full column article headed: "The Montana Slaughter", which in addition to follow u... See More  

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Loyalists are leaving Charleston...

Item #681296

December 19, 1782

THE ST. JAMES'S CHRONICLE, London, Dec. 19, 1782  Page 3 has various reports concerning America including  a note from Paris, and then  various New York datelines from the New York Gazette. These reports include: "...passed a bill promising restoration to their property & protection to their person who have employed themselves in plunders and devastation upon the Connec... See More  

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The Declaration of Independence, and more...

Item #681282
THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, England, complete bound volume of six months for July thru December, 1776 plus the Supplement issue as well.

* Original Declaration of Independence... the complete text

* As reported from Great Britain

* Entire bound volume intacted

It would be difficult to argue for a more important document in American history than the Declaration of Independence. It remai... See More  

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A letter signed by Charles Dickens...

Item #681281

March 25, 1859

NEW-YORK TIMES, March 25, 1859  The front page has: "Mr. Thackeray, Mr. Yates & the Garrick Club" being a letter from Charles Dickens to Mr. Thackeray offering to mediate in Mr. Yates' quarrel with Mr. Thackeray and the Garrick Club, signed in type: Charles Dickens.

Other news of the day includes: "The War Question" "From Arizona" "The Kansas Gold M... See More  

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Death of the editor...

Item #681280

November 16, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1864  On the front page are: "Death of Governor Medary" "Death of Col. Samuel Medary" and "Funeral of Governor Medary" with other items on his death on the ftpg. & inside. Medary was the publisher of this newspaper.

Actually Medary was indicted by a federal grand jury in 1864 for conspiracy against the government and was ... See More  

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Great, early content on the California Gold Rush...

Item #681279

December 23, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1848  The front page has several items on the California Gold Rush including: "California Adventurers" beginning: "The 'stream of human life' is now setting as irresistibly towards California...The gold attraction is so strong that few are willing to lose the time necessary to go by water round the cape or by the overla... See More  

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Gangster Jack 'Legs' Diamond is shot...

Item #681278

April 27, 1931

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, April 27, 1931 

* Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot

* New York City gangster

The front page has one column heads: "Gang Bullets Again Mow Down Legs Diamond" "Wounded Thug Chieftain Is Snatched From Death At Catskill Roadhouse" "Attack Veiled in Mystery" "Victim Taken to Hospital In Albany; Condition Not Believe To Be ... See More  

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Lou Gehrig... Babe Ruth... Jack 'Legs' Diamond...

Item #681277

April 27, 1931

NEW YORK TIMES, April 27, 1931 

* Jack 'Legs' Diamond shot

* New York City gangster

* Babe Ruth in wheelchair photo

Page 27 features a photo of Babe Ruth in a wheelchair which is above an article titled: "Ruth, Back From Boston, Helped Into Wheel-Chair as 500 Watch" and another heading.

There is also an article with a heading: "Homer Taken From Gehrig" bec... See More  

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Pirate Jean LaFitte and much more on Galveston, Texas...

Item #681270

December 27, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, December 27, 1817

* Pirate Jean Lafitte

* Galveston, Texas

* Gulf of Mexico

Certainly the best report in this issue is headed "Of Galveston" which is concerning, among other items about Galveston, Texas,  the noted pirate Lafitte. Part of the text includes: "...Galvezton is a small island or sand bar situate in the bay of St. Barn... See More  

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Vassar College life... The Apaches...

Item #681268

July 04, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885  The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle Ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More  

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Government's role in the public welfare vs. debt...

Item #681266

May 14, 1768

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, May 14, 1768  Inside is an interesting article on the role of Government and Providence in relation to public welfare and government debt.  It begins: "The political disease seems to be near a crisis...". Several hundred years later the topic continues to be at the forefront of public discourse. 

Also within is a mention of "A Portugal Merchant&... See More  

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Growing tea in the Carolinas rather than importing it...

Item #681263

March 03, 1764

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 3, 1764  Page 6 has a curious article headed: "Of The Culture of the Tea Plant in Carolina" is an interesting report on attempts to grow tea in the colonies for their own consumption. It is signed: Americanus.

Eight pages, 8 by 10 3/4 inches, very nice condition.

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Bicycles, bicycles, bicycles, and a motorcycle...

Item #681261

February 09, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Feb. 9, 1895  A great issue reporting on the bicycle "mania" at that time, with the full ftpg. taken up with text & 3 illustrations concerning: "The National Bicycle Exhibition In Madison Square Garden, New York", one print showing: "The Motor Cycle" which would appear to be an early version of a motorcycle. The text continues i... See More  

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United States Treasury: the manufacture of currency...

Item #681260

May 04, 1867

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 4, 1867  Included is a one  page report: "The Manufacture Of Greenbacks and Currency At The U.S. Treasury Building" which has a nice view of the exterior of the Treasury Building, plus four smaller scenes of work areas, and on the opposite page a large illustration of the "Hydraulic Engines" and one of the "Sealing Room&quo... See More  

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Great prints from the West...

Item #681259

May 03, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883  Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of

Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.

The doublepage centerfold shows: "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More  

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Mauch Chunk... Alaska...

Item #681258

October 12, 1878

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 12, 1878  The full ftpg. is a political cartoon showing Ben Butler. Among the prints within are: "Mauch Chunk, Pa." "Pennsylvania--An Autumn View of Mauch Chunk, the 'Switzerland of America' & its Attractions". This town would be re-named "Jim Thorpe". The doublepg. centerfold is a group of 9 prints of: &... See More  

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Connection to the Lincoln assassination...

Item #681251

October 16, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 16, 1858 

* Theatrical connection to the Lincoln assassination

* Debut of the play "Our American Cousin"

* Three days until opening night

The play President Abraham Lincoln attended on the night he was shot was "Our American Cousin". Its "world" premiere was actually in New York City on October 18, 1858.

This issue contains on page ... See More  

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From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #681250

March 30, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 30, 1863  

* From the capital of the Confederacy

The front page includes: "The enemy's Account of The Attack on Port Hudson" "Latest News From the North" "Fatal Accident from Fire Arms" "Latest From the North" "Morgan's Late Fight" "Another 'Raid' In Tennessee--Capture of 800 ... See More  

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