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March 06, 1953
MORNING CALL, Allentown, Pennsylvania, March 6, 1953 Five column headline in red lettering: "STALIN DEAD" Subhead: "Moscow Doesn't Hint Who will Be Premier" plus many photos of Joseph Stalin.
Front page only.
August 26, 1922
THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 26, 1922
* Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies
* Most runs in a single game record
This 18 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 7: "CUBS AND PHILLIES SMASH TWO RECORDS" "Chicago Team Wins Weird Game in Which 51 Hits Are Made, 26-23" with box scores.
Tells of the game between the Chicago Cubs and Phil... See More
April 16, 1932
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1932
* Tribute to Bill Pickett after his death
Page 17 has a nice tribute to Bill Picket, the famous Black "cowboy", Wild West Rodeo Show performer, and actor, given by Will Rogers. Bill had died two weeks prior from complications related to having been kicked in the head by a bronco, unfortunately, soon after he had retired. He was the originator of ... See More
November 25, 1991
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Nov. 25, 1991
* Freddie Mercury death (1st report)
* Lead singer of the rock band Queen
The bottom of the front page has a picture with small heading: "Freddie Mercury Dies"
Page 4 has a one column heading: "British Rock Star Mercury Dies of AIDS" Included is a photo of him along with considerable details. Great to have this report in a newspaper from... See More
October 01, 1920
THE FARVIEW ECHO, Farview (Waymart), Wayne County, Pennsylvania, October, 1920 This is an interesting four page newspaper published by the "Farview State Hospital" which was for the criminally insane. The issue contains a wide range of various news tidbits and no advertisements.
Measures about 12 1/2 by 17 inches, good condition. An unusual newspaper.
April 05, 1968
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC, Phoenix, April 5, 1968
* Martin Luther King Jr. assassination (1st report)
* African American pastor - civil rights leader
The front page has a nice and displayable headline that announces: "MARTIN LUTHER KING SLAIN" with lead in: "Shot to Death in Memphis" and related subheads. (see) More inside with two related photos.
Incomplete issue containing... See More
December 05, 1899
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 5, 1899
* B. H. Brigham Henry Roberts
* Mormonism - Mormons leader
* Seat in U.S. Congress ? (polygamy)
* William McKinley's State of the Union
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "POLYGAMIST SCORED" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to fi... See More
March 29, 1879
THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, March 29, 1879 The masthead notes: "Devoted To The Interests Of The Pioneers of California And the Resources of the Golden State." The masthead is one of the more graphic we have seen featuring three vignettes, one of settlers traveling, one of a bar, and another of a detailed mining scene.
This title is not recorded in Gregory's "Union ... See More
May 17, 1879
THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, May 17, 1879 The masthead notes: "Devoted To The Interests Of The Pioneers of California And the Resources of the Golden State." The masthead is one of the more graphic we have seen, featuring three vignettes: one of settlers traveling, one of a bear, and another of a detailed mining scene.
The front page has a lengthy & descriptive article: ... See More
August 02, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1874
* 4 year old boy - Charley Ross kidnapping
* 1st American for ransom in U.S. (media coverage)
The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE CHILD STEALERS" "The Kidnappers of Charley Ross Still Uncaptured" and more (see). Text takes up almost 2 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.... See More
November 10, 1860
CLEVELAND MORNING LEADER, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln's election win (1st)
Page 3 has a wonderful & lengthy account of the election returns coming into Springfield, Illinois, where Lincoln was, with reporting on the high level of excitement as the news was received. There are several charts showing election results at various locations.
Page 2 has a report: "New... See More
December 14, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 14, 1798
* "Baron" Lord Horatio Nelson
* President John Adams
Page 2 begins with an: "Address To the President of the United States" from the state of Vermont concerning the troubling relationship with France, followed by his: "Answer" signed: John Adams.
Page 2 also has some follow-up on the B... See More
April 15, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 15, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The front page is entirely taken up with ads including one for a man wh... See More
May 04, 1934
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, May 4, 1934
* King Ibn Saud conquers Yemen
* Saudi-Yemeni War - Saudi Arabia
The bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Arabian Conquest Threatens Europe's Hold on Near East" with subhead. (see)
Eighteen pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins with some small edge-tears, small library stamp within masthead, but generally good ... See More
November 09, 1840
THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 1840 Perhaps there can be no better newspaper to report a Presidential election than one from the nation's capital.
Page 3 begins with: "The Election" "It becomes our duty to announce to the public that we have received returns of the elections in a sufficient number of the states to render the final result no longer doubtful. Gen. Har... See More
March 06, 1841
COURANT--EXTRA, Hartford, Connecticut, March 6, (1841) An uncommon single sheet "Extra" broadsheet with most of the front page taken up with the: "Inaugural Address or President Harrison" carrying over to page 2.
William Henry Harrison has the dubious distinction of being the first President to die in office, severing the shortest term (31 days) and having delivered the ... See More
December 05, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 5, 1859 A great issue concerning the John Brown/Harper's Ferry affair, with over half of page 5 taken up with related content. The top of a column has: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" with subheads including: "John Brown's Remains" "The Execution of Capt. Brown" with details; "The Execution on Friday Last" "Incidents Con... See More
December 11, 1806
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Dec. 1, 1806 Beginning on the front page & concluding on patge 2 is the: "President's "Message" communicated to Congress, it being Jefferson's state-of-the-union address to the nation.
Of significance is some fine mention of the Lewis and Clark expedition which appears on the front page: "...The expedition of Messrs. Lewis and C... See More
December 18, 1801
NEW ENGLAND PALLADIUM, Boston, Dec. 18, 1801 Half of page 2 is taken up with the: "President's Message" being Jefferson's first state-of-the-union address.
Interesting that it was not delivered in person but rather was distributed in paper form to members of Congress, with the address prefaced by a letter from the President stating why he chose to do this.
The lengthy add... See More
April 16, 1874
DAILY CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, April 16, 1874 Page 2 contains a full-column & quite graphic advertisements for "P T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum Menagerie" with much detail.
Four pages, great condition.
August 10, 1945
BUFFALO EVENING NEWS, Aug. 10, 1945
* World War II ending
* Japan willing to surrender
The front page has a nice banner healdine: "JAPS ACCEPT SURRENDER IF THEY RETAIN EMPEROR" with subheads and small photo of Hirohito.
Complete with 28 pages, light toning and a little wear along the central fold and spine, nice for display as such.
... See More
March 11, 1837
NEW YORK OBSERVER, March 11, 1837 Pages 2 and 3 contain the lengthy: "Farewell Address of Andrew Jackson" signed by him in type at its conclusion: Andrew Jackson. In it he reiterated his policies one final time. He appeal to the different regions of the country to place their loyalty to the Union above all else. He condemns monopolies, speculation and paper currency.
Page 4 has... See More
March 10, 1841
THE MASSACHUSETTS SPY, Worcester, March 10, 1841 Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Inaugural Address of President Harrison". Following this is a nice editorial report headed: "The Inaugural Address".
Wm. H. Harrison would be President for just one month, giving him the dubious honor of having the shortest term as President, and being the first President to die in office.... See More
May 19, 1853
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 19, 1853
* Edgar Allan Poe
* "A Rebel Soul"
* Henry Clay Preuss
Page 2 has almost an entire column taken up with a very notable article headed: "Edgar A. Poe, by Henry Clay Preuss".
As a bit of background, the following from eapoe.org is very helpful:
“In the decade following Poe’s death, periodi... See More
March 19, 1836
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, March 19, 1836
* Jim Bowie & Samuel Houston
* Tampico expedition
The front page has a brief item noting: "The people of Texas are divided among themselves, and, it is said, that gen. Samuel Houston and col. James Bowie have been displaced from their commands in the army." Nice to have mention of both Houston & Bowie on the front ... See More
July 30, 1895
HELENA EVENING HERALD, Montana, July 30, 1895
* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett
* Infamous "Murder Castle" in Chicago
* America's 1st serial killer
The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "HOLMES' STORY" "The Wholesale Murderer and Insurance Swindler Gives His Version of Pietzel Sr.'s Death" and more. (see) Coverage on... See More
February 23, 1782
THE NEW-HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE and GENERAL ADVERTISER, Portsmouth, Feb. 23, 1782
* Rare publication during Revolutionary War
This is certainly one of the less common titles from the Revolutionary War era.
Page 2 has a letter that notes in part: "...the Americans might yet be brought back to a constitutional subordination to this country!...". Also: "The troops destined for t... See More
August 31, 1945
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 31, 1945
* United States Marines land on Japan
* General Douglas MacArthur takes control
* World War II American Occupation begins
The front page has a nice banner headline announcing: "M'ARTHUR OPENS HEADQUARTERS IN YOKOHAMA; FINDS JAPANESE ACTING IN FULL 'GOOD FAITH'; FREED PRISONERS CHARGE BRUTALITY BY FOE" with many subheads and related ... See More
December 28, 1844
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1844 Page 3 has a report with a small heading: "The Mormons" which reads more like an editorial than a news report, bits including: "The Illinois House...have referred a bill repealing the Mormon charters to the Judiciary...It ought never to have been granted in the monstrous form in which it was granted...the four nays being ... See More
October 01, 1836
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Oct. 1, 1836 It is rare to fine such early issues of this famous anti-slavery title edited by William Lloyd Garrison. It began publication just 5 years earlier. The masthead features a woodcut of a slave auction.
Much anti-slavery content as one might expect, with articles including: "American Slavery - Public Meeting of the Glasgow Emancipation Society... See More
April 21, 1744
THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 21, 1744 This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of issues--one of which was by Ben Franklin. Even this title lasted but a few short ... See More
January 06, 1679
DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Jan. 6, 1679
* Rare 17th century periodical
A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.
Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to Am... See More
April 13, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, April 13, 1795
* Rare publication
A volume one issue of this elusive title from Boston which lasted just two years. Various news of the day & a wealth of ads.
Four pages, nice condition.
July 29, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, July 29, 1861
* First Battle of Bull Run
* Manassas VA Virginia
* From capital of Confederacy
Almost the entire front page is taken up with war-related reports with items headed: "Speech of Gov. Jackson of Missouri" "The Rich Mountain Fight--Statement of Col. Fulkerson" "From Gloucester Point" "From Yorktown"... See More
January 09, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 9, 1864
* From the capital of the Confederacy
* General John Hunt Morgan in Richmond
Among the front page items are: "The War News" "Congress" "Navigation of the Mississippi" "Kentucky" 'The Habeas Corpus" "Crimes Against the United States" "City Intelligence" with subhead: ... See More
March 12, 1863
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 12, 1863
* Rare rebel publication
Among the many front page items on the war--from a Confederate perspective--are: "From Fredericksburg" "Rumors From the West" "The Yankees and Their Ditches" "The Yankee Army About Vicksburg" "Every Man to His Post" "Notes On the War--From Vicksburg--The Can... See More
April 06, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, April 6, 1865
* Confederate capital occupied
* Last days of the Civil War
* Jefferson Davis fleeing
Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "RICHMOND" "Official News of the Pursuit of the Rebel Forces" "Sheridan Calls on Meade to Assist in Capturing or Dispersing Lee's Army" "Grant at Hotaway, C.H." &quo... See More
October 24, 1798
THE SPECTATOR, New York, Oct. 24, 1798
* Philadelphia yellow fever epidemic
An unusual issue being single sheet rather than the typical 4 pages due to the on-going Yellow Fever Epidemic which ravaged much of the Eastern United States at that time.
There are front page articles relating to the epidemic including a report on the number of recent deaths from the fever.
Four pages, never... See More
November 28, 1890
THE WEST SIDE CITIZEN, Villa Park, Colorado, Nov. 28, 1890
* Very rare publication
Although once a separate town, Villa Park today is a neighborhood of Denver, about 4 miles west of downtown.
This is a very rare title, as only one institution is recorded in Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) as having any issues and that collection was purchased in its entirety by us.
An eig... See More
March 15, 1817
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 15, 1817
* (2) slaves - slavery related advertisements
* From our nation's capital
Page 3 has an ad: "Wanted - A Colored female servant to attend a lady & family on a journey for two or three months...". Page 4 has an ad: "50 Dollars Reward" for a runaway mulatto, with details.
Four pages, good condition.... See More
November 26, 1782
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 26, 1782 Page 4 is entirely taken up with the petitions of various merchants in Charleston to General Leslie (military commander of British troops in the city) recalling a commercial agreement of two years prior, now suspect given the planned evacuation of the British from Charleston.
Page 6 includes: "In the Treaty of Peace now carrying on between G... See More
February 06, 1865
THE WORLD, New York, Feb. 6, 1865
* Hampton Roads Peace Conference fails
* On board the River Queen steamboat
* General William T. Sherman in Georgia
Formatted very much like its competitors, the Times, Tribune & Herald.
Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War: "PACIFICATION" "Return of the President & Secretary Seward to Washington&qu... See More
August 03, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1850 Fully half of the front page is taken up with: "Debate In The Senate - The Compromise Bill" This would be the "Compromise of 1850" championed by Henry Clay, which would determine whether new territories gained in the Mexican War would be slave or free. Ultimately the compromise would only delay civil war by ten years.
The ... See More
March 29, 1915
EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, March 29, 1915
* Naval Base San Diego to be created
* United States Navy picks S.D.
* Best title to be had ? - very rare
The banner headline announces one of the early events in the life of San Diego as a significant naval base, which today is home base for the U.S. Navy's Pacific Fleet.
"NAVY DEPARTMENT TO BUILD BIG BASE IN SAN DIEGO... See More
February 25, 1991
DAILY GAZETTE, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, Feb. 25, 1991
* Operation Desert Storm
* Gulf War beginning
* Persian Gulf
This is an exceedingly displayable issue with a very significant headline on the beginning of the land war in Desert Storm: "INVASION ! " in maroon ink, with a three-color map and a subhead in blue ink: "ALLIES SWEEP INTO KUWAIT, IRAQ".
Comple... See More
January 06, 1864
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 6, 1864
* Rare rebel publication
Among the front page reports are: "The War News" which has several reports; also: "Averill Prisoners" "The War Tax In Virginia" "The Anti-Substitute Law "The Blockade--The Cotton Question Again" 'The Courts" 'The Mortality in the Yankee Armies" "T... See More
December 24, 1863
SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, Dec. 24, 1863
* John Heenan vs. Tom King
* One of the greatest fights of the 19th century
* Heenan's last fight... was he cheated... drugged?
Page 2 has a round-by-round account of a boxing match headed: "The Fight Between Heenan and King--King Victorious" with prefacing comments on the boxing match in England.
Page 2 also has Civ... See More
January 24, 1793
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Jan. 24, 1793
* Nice masthead engraving
* 18th century America
This newspaper has one of the more decorative mastheads of the 18th century.
Much of page 2 is taken up with a report concerning the French Revolution, as well as a note that citizens: "...begged that the Convention would delay the discussion on the trial of Louis X... See More
October 16, 1845
AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, New York, Oct. 16, 1845
* Early on the railroad industry
* Uncommon publication
An early issue of the very first American periodical on railroading. The best feature of this newspaper might be the engravings of a railroad engines and coaches as well as related railroad devices & inventions, as found on pages 1, 2 & 3.
The balance of the issue is taken up ... 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
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