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Frederic Remington illustrations...

Item #667924
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July 1894  This issue contains numerous articles including "The Golden House"; "The President at Home" which includes illustrations of Presidents Lincoln and Grant; "Specimen Jones" which is illustrated by Frederic Remington; "My First Visit to New England"; "An Australian's Impressions of America&qu... See More  

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A very early baseball board game...

Item #667757

December 08, 1866

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 8, 1866  The full front page has 3 prints of: "Laying the Corner Stone of the New Masonic Temple at Baltimore, Maryland.

Inside has a fascinating halfpg. print of: "The New & Beautiful Parlor Divertisement of Base-Ball." showing a family playing a board game themed on baseball. There is also a related article: "The Parlor... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation requiring British ships to leave...

Item #667652

July 15, 1807

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, July 15, 1807

* President Thomas Jefferson

Over a full column of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" signed by the President: Th. Jefferson.

It relates to the ongoing troubles in Europe and America's situation & specifies that: "...all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of Great Britain, now within t... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation requiring British ships to leave...

Item #667412

July 10, 1807

THE REPERTORY, Boston, July 10, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson

Over a full column of the front page is taken up with: "A Proclamation" signed by the President: Th. Jefferson.

It relates to the ongoing troubles in Europe and America's situation & specifies that: "...all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of Great Britain, now within the har... See More  

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Jefferson suggests raising additional forces...

Item #667404

March 01, 1808


* President Thomas Jefferson

* Message re. military forces

Page 2 has a message from the President to Congress, with his concern about rising tensions in Europe which may affect America, and with thoughts of raising additional military forces. Signed in type: Th. Jefferson.

Four pages, some creases, good condition.... See More  

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Jefferson's Proclamation declaring neutrality in the Napoleonic Wars...

Item #667349

July 08, 1807

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 8, 1807 

* President Thomas Jefferson proclamation

* America neutrality in Napoleonic Wars

Page 2 contains the historic "Proclamation" signed by President Th. Jefferson, in which is empathizes the neutrality of America in the Napoleonic Wars, and also notes that: "...requiring all armed vessels bearing commissions under the government of ... See More  

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Napoleon's signature on the front page...

Item #667230

June 22, 1816

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1816  Perhaps the best content in this issue is the very unusual front page item headed: "Napoleon--'his mark' " which includes a facsimile of his signature, with a bit of text (vertical) which begins: "The annexed is a very exact copy of the signature of the most extraordinary man now living..." with a bit more.... See More  

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Lengthy on the Indian war in the War of 1812...

Item #667215

November 28, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 28, 1812  Inside has; "Monroe's Treaty" with subhead: "Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between his Britannic Majesty and the United States of America" which takes several pages with 4 signatures in type, including James Monroe, and dated Dec. 31, 1806.

Also within: "New Sicilian Constitution" "Revolutionar... See More  

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A great wealth of content on the Mexican War...

Item #666782

March 20, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 20, 1847  Page 2 has a great wealth on the Mexican War, the focus being the lengthy: "Proclamation by the General Commanding the Army of the United States of America: To the People of Mexico". It begins: "After manly years of patient endurance, the United States are at length constrained to acknowledge that a war now exists ... See More  

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Fall of Fort Donelson... Proclamation by Jefferson Davis...

Item #666384

February 27, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 27, 1862 

* Fall of Fort Donelson, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* From the capital of the Confederacy

A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America.

The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements and notices. The inside pages are rich in war-related reports including: "The Fall of Fort Don... See More  

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Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #666302

May 26, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 26, 1803 

* President George Washington portrait

* American painter Gilbert Stuart

The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illibera... See More  

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The yacht 'America' wins the first of what will become the America's Cup race...

Item #666260

August 25, 1851

THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851 

* 1st America's Cup

* Yacht "America" wins

Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race.

This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as t... See More  

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Baseball arrives in England... diagram of a diamond and more...

Item #666220

April 13, 1889

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, April 13, 1889 An inside page of this issue has an informative article about "Base Ball" that appeared in a London newspaper, beginning: "The arrival in this country of a specially selected team of players will no doubt stimulate the interest on this, the great national pastime of the United States and some account of it may, therefore, be f... See More  

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Nice print of the Chicago baseball team...

Item #666214

June 06, 1885


* Chicago White Stockings w/ Cap Anson

The front page shows the parade of 60,000 Sunday school children in Prospect Park. Page 5 has a very nice half page print captioned: "Illinois--The Chicago Baseball Club" showing the entire team in uniform, with a nice article on them on another page. Another print shows children dan... See More  

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The rare "steamer edition" of an early California newspaper...

Item #665945

October 06, 1856

SAN FRANCISCO HERALD, California, Oct. 6, 1856  A very rare & early newspaper from California as this is the "San Francisco Herald For The Steamer" as noted at the top of pages 2-8, more commonly known as the "steamer edition". Such editions are much more rare than the "regular" editions.

Note that the masthead specifies what the market is for this edition: ... See More  

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Early article on horse racing in America...

Item #665930

July 04, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 4, 1818  The front page has not only an unusually lengthy article headed: "Horse-Racing" but a very early one as well, as horse racing in the States did not become popular until many years later.

Four pages, several foxing spots, generally nice condition.

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Finalizing the Gadsden Purchase...

Item #665894

February 17, 1854

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Feb. 17, 1854 

* James Gadsden

* Gadsden Purchase

* Arizona & New Mexico

Page 3 has an article; "Mexican Treaty" which concerns the Gadsden Purchase, the purchase of land in Southern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico from Mexico. It would become effective on June 8.

This article is a letter to the Senate from the President with his thou... See More  

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Benedict Arnold's explanation... The War of 1812...

Item #664935

January 29, 1814

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 29, 1814  Included is an article headed "Benedict Arnold" which is a piece in a British magazine prefaced with: "The famous general Arnold who abandoned the rebel service & joined our army at New York, wrote the following address to the inhabitants of America...Oct. 7, 1780." and what follows is the nearly full page letter signed
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The first full-fledged Broadway musical...

Item #664783

September 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866 

* "The Black Crook" opening premiere

* Very first musical theatre performance of the first ever modern day musical!

* Niblo's Garden - Broadway - New York City

A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".

As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance i... See More  

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Baseball prints... Canada... Shohola Glen...

Item #664251

May 23, 1885

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 23, 1885  The front page includes a print of: "Canada - Fighting in the Northwest - A Shell from the Winnipeg Battery Striking a House Occupied by Half-Breeds During Gen. Middleton's Attack Upon Batouche". Pg. 3 has a very nice full page montage of  7 vignettes of: "New York City--The Baseball Season--Sketches at the Po... See More  

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Tennis on Staten Island... Death of Garfield, with an additional print...

Item #664188

September 24, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 24, 1881  Although we have offered this issue many times, we have not seen before the foldout print: "President James A. Garfield After Death" which is tipped on to the front leaf. See the photo for this print, slightly smaller in dimension than the issue.

As for the balance of the issue: the front page is taken up with a print captioned; &q
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Nez Perce Indians... Torch of the Statue of Liberty...

Item #664113

June 20, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 20, 1885  Full ftpg. shows: "The New Aquatic Wonder, the Steam-Yacht 'Stiletto'...". Prints inside include: "Kansas--Transfer of the Nez Perces--The Indians Boarding a Train at Arkansas City for Their Old Home in Idaho"; a great fullpg. print of; "The Torch of the Statue of Liberty As it Will Appear When Completed... See More  

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Oklahoma Boomers...

Item #664111

October 05, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 5, 1893  The full ftpg. is a print of the: "...Porch of the Louisiana State Building" at the Columbian Exposition.  Prints within include: "Sketches in the Children's Building" at the Chicago Columbian Exposition; a nice centerfold print of two yachts in the "Coming International Race for the America's Cup&qu... See More  

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Famed artist Gilbert Stuart...

Item #663930

May 23, 1803

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, May 23, 1803 

* President George Washington portrait

* American painter Gilbert Stuart

The back page has an advertisement headed "Gilbert Stuart", noting in part: "...G. Stuart takes this opportunity, likewise, to apprise the public that he has pursued the necessary steps...to protect his works for the future from the illiberal... See More  

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Nice reporting on the "national game"...

Item #663923

July 24, 1876

NEW YORK HERALD, July 24, 1876 

* Early baseball games w/ box scores

Page 10 has three-quarters of a column taken up with baseball reports, & nice that it is headed: "The National Game". There are reports on five games, with box scores for each. Then there are: "Base Ball Notes".

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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The minting of Gold Half Eagles...

Item #663849

November 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 25, 1820 

* Gold Half Eagles - coins

* United States Mint

Featured is a nice report on the United States Mint going to mint half eagle coins in gold. See images for details.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

Complete in 16 pages, 9 3/4 by 6 1/4 inches, nice condition.... See More  

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Getting to the California gold fields...

Item #663760

January 11, 1850

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1850 

* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners

The front page begins with a column taken up with: "Another Route to the Pacific" followed by: "Additional from California and the Isthmus". Page 2 has over 3 column taken up with: "The Red Men of America - Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs" (close-trimmed at... See More  

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Capture of the first train robbers in America...

Item #663176

January 11, 1866

CLEVELAND DAILY LEADER, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1866 

* First - 1st train robbery in America - capture

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad

The front page has a stack of column heads which include: "Arrest of the Express Robbers" "$250,000 of the Money Recovered". The actually report takes a paragraph and has a subhead: "Captured". The text is a bit blurred ... See More  

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John L. Sullivan... Crime prints...

Item #662830

November 11, 1882

NATIONAL POLICE GAZETTE, New York, Nov. 11, 1882  Much of the news & prints deal with crime, often sensationalized. But sports as well.

A feature portrait is of: "John L. Sullivan, The Champion Pugilist of the World" with a related article. Also a print of: "John G. Valentine, the Famous Expert Base Ball Pitcher and General Player." with text.

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The first train robbery in America...

Item #662790

January 08, 1866


* First - 1st train robbery in America

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad

The front page has an article headed: "Robbery of Adams' Express" "Half A Million Stolen" "Robbery", the details provided in a Boston dateline.

What is notable is that most internet sources note that the Reno brothers train ro... See More  

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Death of James Fenimore Cooper...

Item #662765

September 23, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Sept. 23, 1851

* American writer death

Taking three-quarters of a column on pg. 3 is a report: "Death Of James Fenimore Cooper". Nice details about the career of America's first great novelist.

Four pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican War...

Item #662643

July 08, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 8, 1848 

* Mexican War ends

* Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

* Mexico - United States - Texas

The top of page 2 has the very historic report of the official end of the Mexican War, beginning with: "A Proclamation" "Whereas a treaty of peace, friendship, limits, & settlement between the United States of America and the Mexi... See More  

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Stirring words from the President of the Confederacy...

Item #662387

February 13, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 13, 1864  Among the front page items are: "A Victory Near Charleston" "The enemy Again Advancing on The Peninsula" "Important Movement In Mississippi", "The Courts", "City Intelligence" "A Picture of Charleston Under Fire" "Telegraphic Reports..." and a few smaller items. Also man... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #662382

September 15, 1861

SUNDAY DELTA, New Orleans, Sept. 15, 1861 

* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

* Battle of Carnifex Ferry

Among the front page items are: "The War On the Potomac" "The War in Missouri" "The War in Western Virginia" "The Civil War in America".

Inside includes: "The Fight In Western Virginia" 'Rosecranz's Army Badly W... See More  

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Very nice baseball print...

Item #662276

October 10, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 10, 1885 

* Early baseball print

The full ftpg. has 2 prints on: "Canada - The Anti-Vaccination Riots at Montreal...".

The prime print inside would be the very nice halfpg. captioned: "Illinois - The Struggle for the Baseball Championship - The Third & Deciding Game Between the Chicago and New York Clubs..." which s... See More  

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Two Firsts: ads for very first electric toy train, and first automobile ad...

Item #662266

October 22, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 22, 1898 

* 1st electric toy train: ad for Carlisle and Finch

* 1st automobile advertisement - horseless carriage

For the model railroad hobbyist & car enthusiast  this issue has two significant advertisements.

First, an illustrated ad for the very first electric toy train: "Carlisle & Finch Co." of Cincinnati, Ohio. The ad is... See More  

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Great P. T. Barnum advertisement...

Item #662137

September 09, 1875


* P.T. Phineas Barnum ad

Page 5 has a nice & somewhat large illustrated advertisement for: "The Only Hippodrome in America Any Ten Shows On This Continent! "P.T. BARNUM'S Great Roman Hippodrome" with further details. The ad includes a large illustration of P. T. Barnum (see).

Eight pages, a few binding slits along the... See More  

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Displayable football print...

Item #661842

November 05, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 5, 1881  The prime print in this issue is the doublepage centerfold, which is one of the best football centerfolds of the19th century to be had.

The doublepage is captioned: "A Game of Foot-Ball---A 'Scrummage' at the Close" which was drawn by the famed artist A. B. Frost. Very displayable as such.

Among other prints are a full front pag... See More  

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Treaty of Ghent signed... breaking news...

Item #661831

February 15, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, February 15, 1815  Page 2 has a two column wide heading: "PEACE--SAFETY, and Prospect of returning COMMERCE, and PROSPERITY." And beneath this a letter "...which was immediately issued...in a Handbill!:..". The handbill headed For The Public was addressed to the publisher of this newspaper and contains the breaking news about the signing of t
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Terrific front page print of John Heenan, the famed boxer...

Item #661809

June 02, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 2, 1860 

* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* Famous boxing match

A terrific issue on the famed boxer John Heenan, as the entire front page is taken up with a print of him captioned: "John C. Heenan, The Champion of the World". The print was taken from a photo of him of May 3, 1860 in England, shortly after his famous match between... See More  

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Popular for the colorful political cartoons...

Item #661778

December 13, 1893

PUCK, New York, Dec. 13, 1893 

* Color political prints - cartoons

Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as ... See More  

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Early and rather famous sporting-themed newspaper...

Item #661764

January 08, 1859

NEW YORK CLIPPER, Jan. 8, 1859  An early sports-themed newspaper with an ornate masthead featuring engravings showing cricket, sailing, boxing, and horse racing.

Page 2 has a boxing article: "The Ring" "The Championship - Woods' Deposit Covered by the Friends of Benicia" concerning an upcoming championship bout between Woods and Heenan. Other sports reporting througho... See More  

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A series on "Notable Jews"... The America's Cup yacht race...

Item #661512

October 19, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, Oct. 19, 1893  Of special interest is item #XIX of "Notable Jews - Julius Bien" which also includes a photograph & biography of him.

Among many other prints & photos is a full ft. page print of the "Vigilant", winner of the International Yacht Race; a full pg. on the yacht race; a doublepg. centerfold with 16 prints & photos on ... See More  

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Odd Fellows... Fort Smith, Arkansas...

Item #661504

October 07, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 7, 1865  A nice foldout centerfold: "Grand Celebration of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows & Dedication of the Monument...Founder of the Order...In America, at Baltimore...".

Other prints include: "Fort Smith, Indian Territory, Arkansas..." "Camp Russell, New Haven, Conn...." "The Ruins of Jackson, Miss... See More  

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Baseball caricatures by A.B. Frost...

Item #661453
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, January, 1890

The entire  back page is captioned: "Our National Game", showing twelve different baseball caricatures each with a caption, illustrated by the famed artist A.B. Frost.

Other content is "Jamaica, New and Old" "The Russian Army" "The Smyrna Fig Harvest" "St. Andrew's" and many additional articl... See More  

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Preparing for the famous Heenan - Sayers boxing match...

Item #661430

March 17, 1860


* John C. Heenan

* Tom Sayers

* Famous boxing match

The double page centerfold features nine prints headed: "Great International Fight in England Between John C. Heenan (Benicia Boy) and Tom Sayers for the Champion's Belt of England." with a bit of text as well. The prints show both men in training fo
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Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #661006

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891  An inside page has a novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned: "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of... See More  

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Nellie Bly's trip around the world...

Item #660998

January 14, 1890

THE WORLD, New York, Jan. 14, 1890 

* Nellie Bly's trip around the World

* Best title to have

Page 2 has the  report on the return home of Nellie Bly from her round-the-world trip, an excursion which was sponsored by this newspaper. It also ran a contest to guess to exact length of time for her trip (see photos).

The report is headed: "Guess Early & Often" which... See More  

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The first train robbery in America...

Item #660687

January 09, 1866

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 9, 1866 

* 1st train robbery in America

* New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad

The top of the front page has nice headlines on: "The Railroad Robbery" with also: "Over Half a Million Dollars Stolen from the Adams Express Company" "Escape of the Thieves" "Interesting Particulars of  the Crime".

What is notabl... See More  

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Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #660148

September 29, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864 

* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War

Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.

Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner mast... See More  

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