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677481

1875 Virginia City, Nevada fire disaster....

Item #677481

October 28, 1875

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, October 28, 1875



* Virginia City NV Nevada

* The great fire disaster

* Comstock Lode fame




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Virginia City" "Aspect After The Fire" "Hundred of Families Camping Out, Cold and Hungry" "Scenes of Horror During the Fire" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, nice cond... See More  

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677480

St. Louis Southern Hotel fire disaster...

Item #677480

April 14, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Cleveland, Ohio, April 14, 1877



* Southern Hotel fire disaster

* St. Louis, Missouri




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "ST. LOUIS CALAMITY" "A Man Supposing His Wife Killed Shoots Himself" "Eleven Persons Known to Have Been Killed" and more.

Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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677437

1896 Troy, New York clothing factory fire...

Item #677437

February 18, 1896

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Penn., February 18, 1896



* Troy, New York

* Clothing factory fire

* Sewing girls disaster




The top of page 3 has s one column heading: "A HOLOCAUST AT TROY" with subheads. (see)

Four pages, light toning, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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677371

Beautiful & colorful front cover...

Item #677371

August 04, 1892

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, August 4, 1892 



* Rare 19th century color cover



The front page of this issue is very colorful and shows men & women: "Viewing The Regatta of the Atlantic Yacht Club" called the 'Wasp'. Done in full color--unusual for front pages at this time--it makes a very nice display item.

Never bound nor trimmed, some l
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$48.00
677226

Nine issues of this famous illustrated newspaper...

Item #677226

November 27, 1880

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York  A lot of 9 issues dated April 21, 1874; June 20, 1874; Sept. 16, 1874; March 27, 1876; Sept. 3, 1880; Nov. 27, 1880; Dec. 20, 1882; March 31, 1883; and April 23, 1883.

This was a full folio-size, illustrated newspaper of the day, one of just a few which existed. Each issue has a full front page print--typically a political cartoon--plus other prints inside and on... See More  

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677225

Nellie Bly Women's prison expose...

Item #677225

January 13, 1889

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 13, 1889  



* Nellie Bly expose

* Women in the workplace




Nellie Bly is perhaps most famous for her trip around the world, which turned the fictional work by Jules Vernes' "Around the World in Eighty Days" into fact for the first time.

But there were various other projects which consumed her journalistic career, perhaps most notably her undercove... See More  

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$92.00
677219

A "Boomer" newspaper with a fascinating history...

Item #677219

May 27, 1886

OKLAHOMA WAR-CHIEF, Caldwell, Kansas, May 27, 1886  An interesting newspaper with a fascinating history.

This newspaper was first published by the Oklahoma Boomer Movement to agitate for the opening of the unassigned lands in the Indian Territory to homesteading.

The paper was first published at Wichita, Kansas, in 1883, and after several moves to towns along Kansas's southern border th... See More  

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677208

Mark Twain...

Item #677208

February 23, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1877



* Mark Twain - Samuel Langhorne Clemens



 Page 3 has over a full column taken up with: "Mark Twain's Character" "His Reply etc the Slanders of the 'Quaker City' Captain" which is signed in type: Mark Twain. And this is followed by another letter from him signed: Samuel L. Clemens [Mark Twain].

Eight pages, some ... See More  

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677207

Graphic welcome to Ulysses S. Grant...

Item #677207

November 12, 1879

THE DAILY INTGER OCEAN, Chicago, Nov. 12, 1879  The front page has a nice graphic for the welcoming of President Grant to Chicago, including Uncle Same and seven flag-with-cannon print. 

Ten pages, good condition.

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677187

Stanley, the African explorer, and Lake Victoria...

Item #677187

November 29, 1875

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 29, 1875  Page 3 has terrific reporting on the explorations of Henry Stanley in Africa, much of that continent being unknown to the Western world at that time. And keep in mind that the Herald sponsored Stanley on his journey, so not surprising they would devote extensive coverage to his travels.

First column heads include: "STANLEY" "Progress of the Comm... See More  

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677177

Sitting Bull's situation... Mark Twain...

Item #677177

November 19, 1880

KANSAS CITY DAILY JOURNAL, Missouri, Nov. 19, 1880  Page 2 has over half a column on: "Sitting Bull Starved Out" "The Hungry Savage Makes His Regular Fall Proposition to Surrender--Report of General Terry's Scout, Allison".

Page 6 has: "Mark Twain's Talk" "He Tells How the Result Was Brought About--Bill Barnum".

Eight pages, irregular at the s... See More  

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677164

Livingstone reported in the newspaper which financed his search...

Item #677164

July 03, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, July 3, 1872 



* David Livingstone found

* Henry Morton Stanley




James Gorden Bennett, this newspaper's publisher, capitalized on the 19th century fascination with Africa & the whereabouts of explorer Dr. David Livingstone by hiring journalist Henry Stanley to search for him. Livingstone had ventured to Africa in 1865 for a 2 year expedition with little heard fro... See More  

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677078

Fictionalized drama...

Item #677078

May 05, 1873

STREET & SMITH'S NEW YORK WEEKLY, May 5, 1873  This newspaper but the publishers of dime novels & pulp fiction did much to romanticize the Wild West with stories of fictionalized drama.

This issue features a very large & dramatic front page print which accompanies the story: "Wild Kathleen or, Old Bob, the Prairie Outlaw".

Page 2 has a portion of the serialized sto... See More  

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677052

Queen Victoria of England... The H.M.S. Victoria...

Item #677052

June 25, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, June 25, 1887



* Queen Victoria of England
* The Apollo Belvedere
 
The front page has a full-page illustration captioned: "Victoria, Queen of Great Britain and Empress of India", with supporting text. The inside has: "H.M.S. Victoria", "The Great Mulhouse Universal Lathe", "Apparatus for Stu
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677019

Rare 19h century women's suffrage newspaper...

Item #677019

October 30, 1880

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Oct. 30, 1880 



* Rare publication

* Women's suffrage




Rare women's suffrage paper founded in 1870, produced by--among others--Lucy Stone, Alice Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Livermore. Published: "...to the interests of Woman, to her educational, industrial, legal & political Equality, & especially to her right of Suffrage&quo... See More  

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676993

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #676993

July 04, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Boston, June 20, 1870  This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound.  Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & ... See More  

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676742

Molly Maguires ?...

Item #676742

April 08, 1875

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1875



* Molly Maguires

* Miners - railroad

* Pennsylvania




Page 3 has an article with small heading: "The Troubles in the Coal Regions" Text takes up almost a full column. Nice to have in a Pennsylvania title.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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676645

National Council of Women...

Item #676645

April 26, 1899

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 26, 1899



* National Council of Women desire "Peace Meetings"



The front page of this issue has the heading: "WOMEN'S TRIBUTE TO THE CZAR".  May Wright Sewell spoke encouraging leaders throughout the world to put forth an agenda to help all people.

Complete in 14 pages, pulpish, severe chipping around the edges with loss of text... See More  

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676613

Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #676613

December 30, 1871

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 30, 1871 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The full front page is the famous Thomas Nast illustration of: "Santa Claus's Mail." which is very displayable.

Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Christmas in Virginia - A Present from the Great House." Full pg. illus. of "A Roman Catholic Mission from England to ... See More  

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676481

Mormonism & polygamy debate in 1870.......

Item #676481

August 20, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 20, 1870



* Mormonism - polygamy ? - Mormons

* Orson Pratt-John Philip Newman debate




The top of page has one column headings: "MORMONISM" "The Debate on the Question of Polygamy" and more. (see) Text takes up two columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, toning at the folds, some small margin tears, generally good, should be ha... See More  

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676398

See the wealth of nice prints...

Item #676398

July 05, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 5, 1890  The full ftpg. has 2 prints regarding: "Coney Island Jockey Club--The Great Match Race Between Tenny and Salvator...".

Prints inside include: "The Swampers of the Lower Mississippi"; a full page on: "The Alaska Expedition"; a full pg: "...Yale-Princeton Contest for the College Baseball Championship&quo... See More  

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676396

Major Andre...

Item #676396

October 09, 1880

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct.  9, 1880  Among the prints within are: "Kansas--The Riley County Exhibit at the Western National Fair, Bismarck Grove, Lawrence", a full page print: "Centennial of the Capture of Major Andre at Tarrytown--The Last Phase of Arnold's Treason--Major Andre Being Led to the Place of Execution". And another full page montage of 6... See More  

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676363

Susan B. Anthony is found guilty, in a Rochester newspaper...

Item #676363

June 19, 1873

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, June 19, 1873  The back page has a very historic report on the conviction of Susan B. Anthony for the charge of voting. Noteworthy because her illegal voting happened in Rochester.

The top of a column has: "Conviction of Susan B. Anthony and of the Eighth Ward Inspectors". Near the beginning: "The case of Susan B. Anthony...termina... See More  

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676355

Death of Kamehameha V, monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii...

Item #676355

January 16, 1873

ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE, New York, Jan. 16, 1873



* Death of Kamehameha V

* King of Hawaii - Sandwich Islands




 The top of the front page has a nice article: "The Death of Kamehameha V "Appearance of the Body While Lying in State--Ceremonies on the Occasion".

He reigned at the fifth monarch of the Kingdom of Hawaii & was described at the last great traditio... See More  

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676260

Gibson County, Tennessee Negroes massacre...

Item #676260

September 01, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 1, 1874



* Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee

* Negroes massacred

* General George Custer expedition




The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "LEX TALIONIS" "The Black Butchery in Tennessee" "The Bloody 'Regulators' Lynch Fifteen Prisoners" and more. (see)

Page 5 has: "THE BLACK HILLS" "Return of ... See More  

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676213

Early Baseball... Post-game gathering at Coney Island... Franklin & Marshall Commencement...

Item #676213

July 31, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, from New York, dated July 31, 1865



* Post civil war baseball

* Early Coney Island


* Commencement at Franklin & Marshall College



The front page has: "The College Regatta" "Yale Wins again on Saturday in the City Races" "Accounts of the other Races & the Baseball Match" Concludes on the back page with a summary & box score of baseb... See More  

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676128

From 1881 Sag Harbor, Long Island...

Item #676128

July 28, 1881

THE SAG HARBOR EXPRESS, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, July 28, 1881



* Rare high class community publication



An uncommon title from this once-famous whaling town near the eastern end of Long Island, now more famous as a playground for the rich & famous who frequent the neighboring Hamptons.

Four pages, some tiny margin tears, light toning, should be handled with care.... See More  

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676097

Stellarton, Nova Scotia mine disaster....

Item #676097

November 13, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, November 13, 1880



* Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada

* Mining explosion disaster




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "A World Of Woe" "The Very Worst of Modern Mining Horrors" "Forty or More Workmen Perish in the Pit" "The Complete ... See More  

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676096

St. Peter, MN State Insane Asylum fire...

Item #676096

November 17, 1880

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, November 17, 1880



* St. Peter MN Minnesota

* Insane asylum fire disaster




This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "A PITIFUL PYRE" "The Destruction of the Minnesota Insane Asylum" "'A Sight Once Seem Never to be Forgotten'" "The... See More  

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676086

Boxer James Sheady's death...

Item #676086

March 06, 1886

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, March 6, 1886



* James Sheady death

* Boxer - boxing




The front page has small one column headings: "Brutal Prize Fight" "Near Fayetteville, West Virginia, Which Ends in Murder" See images for text here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches, a little irregul... See More  

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676069

1871 Henryville, Indiana... Park family murders...

Item #676069

November 16, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 16, 1871



* Henryville, Clark County, Indiana

* Slaughter of the Park family - murders




The top of page 8 has one column headings: "FRIGHTFUL MURDER IN INDIANA" "A Whole Family Butchered" and more. (see) Text takes up over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, some margin wear with some tiny tears, generally good.... See More  

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676056

A raid on the Whiskey Ring...

Item #676056

May 12, 1875

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1875



* Whiskey Ring scandal

* Tax revenues




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "The Whiskey Ring" with subheads. Note that the great raid by the Treasury Dept. happened 2 days previous.

Complete with all 12 pages, great condition.

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675943

Attempts to impeach President Andrew Johnson...

Item #675943

April 11, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1868 



* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial




The top of the first column of the front page has one column headings: "IMPEACHMENT" "The Opening Argument for the Defense Concluded" and more. Text takes up the entire front page and most of the back page.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675923

1870 Siege of Metz beginning w/ map...

Item #675923

August 17, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 17, 1870



* Siege of Metz, France

* Franco-Prussian War - Germans




Page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE WAR" "A Desperate Battle Fought Near Metz" "French and Prussian Reports of the Engagement" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning along the central fold, a little spine wear, gene... See More  

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675885

1878 Pittsfield, Massachusetts... Berkshire County...

Item #675885

October 23, 1878

THE PITTSFIELD SUN, Massachusetts, Oct. 23, 1878



* Berkshire County 

* American Indians war era
 



This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

Complete with all 8 pages, a little staining, some wear at the top left corner, generally good.

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675837

Broadside issue reports that Hayes is the winner...

Item #675837

March 02, 1877

THE MILTONIAN, Milton, Pennsylvania, March 2, 1877



* Rutherford B. Hayes elected president of U.S.

* Rare broadside publication - Samuel J. Tilden




 A great broadside (printed on one side only) "Supplement" issue with over half of the issue taken up with the Presidential election of 1876.

It was one of the most contentious presidential elections in history and gave rise to t... See More  

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675749

Concerning the Sioux War...

Item #675749

September 12, 1876

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Sept. 12, 1876 



* Post Custer massacre



The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "The Sioux Campaign" "Gen. Crook's Fruitless Search--Troops Going Into Winter Quarters" and more. (see)

Eight pages, close cut along spine on the front page only causing a little loss to some ads, otherwise nice.... See More  

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675748

New York Herald journalist arrested in 1873 Cuba...

Item #675748

April 09, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 9, 1873



* James O'Kelly arrested in Cuba

* Irish nationalist journalist

* Best title to be had - rare as such




The top of page 9 has one column headings that include: "IMPRISONED" "Interest Excited by the Arrest of Jas. J. O'Kelly at Manzanillo" and more. (see) Text takes up about 2 full columns.

Complete with 16 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675742

General George H. Thomas funeral...

Item #675742

April 09, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 9, 1870



* Gen. George Henry Thomas

* Death - funeral




The front page has an article headed: "THE LATE GEN. THOMAS" "Final Funeral Ceremonies at Troy" "An Immense Throng Present" and more with smaller subheads. Text takes up over 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, a few printing flaws on the fr... See More  

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675719

Jay Cooke ad from 1866... Financier of the Civil War...

Item #675719

September 04, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, September 4, 1866



* Jay Cooke & his banking house

* Financier of the Civil War

* Wall Street Panic of 1873 fame




Page 6 of this newspaper contains an advertisement for the: "Banking House of Jay Cooke & Co." with a few more details (see). Other high profile financier ads as well. (see)

The life of Jay Cooke and his considerable influence in b... See More  

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675700

Indians on the warpath in 1874...

Item #675700

July 25, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 25, 1874



* Sioux Indians & more - Native Amercians

* Generals Sherman, Sheridan and Custer




Page 6 has a lengthy article on the current situation in the Great Plains that takes over 2 1/2 columns with headings: "THE RED BARBARIANS" "Fresh Cruelties and Outrages by Our Pampered Outlaws" "Horrors of Human Torture and Butchery" and mor... See More  

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675644

Ku Klux Klan war in South Carolina...

Item #675644

October 19, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 19, 1871



* Ku Klux Klan

* South Carolina




Page 3 has one column headings: "MARTIAL LAW" "A Voice From South Carolina" "the Situation Described" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the folds, minor spine wear, generally nice.

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675643

General George Custer.. Black Hills' gold...

Item #675643

August 31, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 31, 1874



* General George Armstrong Custer

* Black Hills gold - South Dakota expedition




The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE LAND OF GOLD" "Discovery of the Precious Metal in the Back Hills" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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675642

John L. Sullivan vs. Tug Wilson...

Item #675642

July 19, 1882

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 1882



* John L. Sullivan

* Heavyweight boxing




Page 3 has one column headings: "Sick Sullivan" "He Suffers More Than His English opponent" "Wilson Challenges the Boston Boy to Fight for the Belt" (see)

Complete with 8 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: In 1882, Wilso... See More  

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675547

Marking charcoal illustrations...

Item #675547

December 27, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, December 27, 1879 (print only) This is a single leaf full page print taken from this issue entitled "Charcoal Burning" drawn by S. G. McCutcheon and is comprised of several illustrations showing the life and procedure of charcoal. This is a genuine leaf from the issue--not a reprint measuring approximately 10.25 x 15.25 inches, with a few archival mends for small ed... See More  

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$18.00
675413

Santa Claus... Alaska... St. Croix... Gereenland...

Item #675413
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, January, 1872  The first article is a poem: "The Legend of the Mistletoe" which features a nice engraving of Thomas Nast-esque Santa Claus with cupid on his shoulder. The poem continues to take the next 3 pages with one additional illustration.

Also in this issue is an illustrated article: "Holland & the Hollanders" and a n... See More  

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675322

1874 death of Charles Sumner....

Item #675322

March 13, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 13, 1874 



* Charles Sumner death

* American politician - Massachusetts senator

* Anti-slavery leader - Civil Rights advocate




The top of the page 3 has one column headings: "SUMNER" "Arrangements for Funeral Services in the Senate Chamber" "Sorrow In Massachusetts" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pag... See More  

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675266

Terrific full page baseball print...

Item #675266

November 03, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 3, 1866  Certainly the most desired print in this issue is the great full page captioned: "The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Ave., Brooklyn". This is one of just a few baseball prints showing the entire field of play with both offensive and de... See More  

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675265

Wealth of sports coverage, including baseball...

Item #675265

April 01, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, April 1, 1882  The ftpg. has a very nice print of: "Lillian Russell, Operatic Vocalist" with an article on her as well. Page 2 has about a full column of reports under the "Baseball" heading. Another pg. has a nice print of "D. A. Woods, Canadian Pedestrian" with a bio of him also. More baseball on yet another page.

This newspaper covers a weal... See More  

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675264

Sequoia National Park is created...

Item #675264

September 27, 1890

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1890 



* Sequoia National Park is created



Page 2 has a very notable yet inconspicuous report on the creation of Sequoia National Park.

Under the heading: "General Washington News" is a subhead: "The 'Big Trees' National Park" with the text noting: "Secretary Noble has promulgated rules & regulations for the gover... See More  

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