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672981

Great full page baseball print... Rare Bocce Ball print...

Item #672981

August 31, 1889

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 31, 1889  The full ftpg. is a nice print: "At Lake George Landing--Saluting the Passengers".

But likely the most significant print is a great full page: "A Base-Ball Incident--Caught Between The Bases" which shows a player caught in a rundown.

Other good prints include a half page: "Gioca Di Bocci--Summer Afternoon Scen... See More  

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$128.00
672978

Jeff Davis, voting for African-Americans...

Item #672978

December 22, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 22, 1865  Among the front page column heads are: "The Case of Jeff. Davis" "Endorsing the President's Annual Message" "Negro Suffrage in the District" "The Constitutional Amendment" and more.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, good condition.

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$28.00
672913

Early photo of this very historic building in Honolulu...

Item #672913

November 18, 1890

HAWAIIAN GAZETTE, Honolulu, November 18, 1890 



* Rare 19th century Hawaiian publication



Nineteenth century newspapers from Hawaii are extremely uncommon and therefore very desirable among collectors. Here is such an issue from what is now the capital city of Hawaii, and from when Hawaii was known as the Kingdom of Hawaii.

The front page features a rather large photo of: "The Gover... See More  

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$138.00
672829

Did Edwin Booth kill the President? Reconstruction...

Item #672829

June 11, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, June 11, 1865 



* Trial of the conspirators

* Edwin Booth ?




The front page has: "The Trial - The Evidence on Saturday" being that of the Lincoln conspirators. One bit notes: "...after the assassination of the President I heard...that it was Edwin Booth who assassinated the President..." with more

Page 2 has much on Reconstruction including:
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$35.00
672815

Livingstone is found, reported in the newspaper which financed the search...

Item #672815

May 03, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, May 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 from... See More  

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672805

Exploring the American West... Front page map...

Item #672805

January 23, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 23, 1865 



* Mining the West - Colorado map

* Final months of the Civil War




The front page id dominated by a huge map headed: "THE SPECIE BASIS OF THE REPUBLIC--Map Showing the Parks of Colorado, Fringed with Auriferous Mountains--Central Position of the Isothermal Belt Around the Earth" plus over half of the first column is taken up with various heads co... See More  

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672794

Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870 



* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#7)




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 is... See More  

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672765

A rare print of Kit Carson, with a nice article on him as well...

Item #672765

August 01, 1854

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, August, 1854 



* Kit Carson - frontiersman



Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has a great article, including a rare print, of: "Kit Car... See More  

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672748

From the "heyday" of Asbury Park, New Jersey...

Item #672748

July 31, 1888

THE DAILY PRESS, Asbury Park & Ocean Grove, New Jersey, July 31, 1888 



* From this tourist mecca of the 19th century
* Famous hotels in illustrated ads


An interesting newspaper from these once-famous vacation meccas on the Jersey coast, containing various news of the day with an emphasis on tourism-related items. Page 2 has: "History of Asbury Park" taking ov
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672697

Efforts to get Virginia readmitted to the Union after the Civil War...

Item #672697

January 22, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 22, 1870  The front page begins with over a column of reporting on the re-admission of Virginia into the Union after the Civil War.

Heads include: "Congress" "Action at Last in the Senate on the Virginia Question" "A Bill for Admission Passed by a Vote of 48 to 10" "Unconditional Admission of the State Denied" and more.

Conditiona... See More  

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672695

Nice trout fishing print... Scenes on the Mississippi...

Item #672695

June 10, 1871

EVERY SATURDAY, Boston, June 10, 1871  Inside has a very ice full page print by J.S. Davis: "Trouting" showing two men fishing. Also two pages of: "On The Mississippi" which has 5 prints including: "A Creole Pedagogue" "The Landing Near Bonnet Carre" "A Deer-Chase on the Mississippi" and "A Submerged Plantation". A full page of scene... See More  

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672689

1876 Molly Maguires murder trial at Mauch Chunk...

Item #672689

February 19, 1876

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1876



* Molly Maguires murder trial

* Mauch Chunk - Pennsylvania




The top of page 3 has small one column headings: "The Molly Maguires" "The Jones Murder...." (see)

Complete with 10 pages, a little spine wear, generally very nice.

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672685

1870 Raid on the Arapaho... Wyoming...

Item #672685

April 15, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1870



* Raid on the Arapaho

* Indians - Native Americans




Page 7 has a somewhat brief report under the small headings: "The Redskins" "Fight with the Wyoming Indians..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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$33.00
672665

1873 Vienna World's Fair opens...

Item #672665

May 03, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 3, 1873



* 1873 Vienna World's Fair opens

* Austria-Hungary capital exposition




The top of page 3 has many one column headings: "VIENNA" "Grand Opening of the World's Fair" "A May-Day Greeting from the Old World" "Science The Master Of The World" "Louise Muhlbach's Account" "OUR VIENNA VICTORY" a... See More  

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672650

The very beginning of the Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672650

September 18, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 18, 1873. This issue has fine early coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There is an article on pg. five, "PANIC IN STOCKS - GREAT EXCITEMENT IN THE STREET YESTERDAY", which takes nearly a full column of text. Another somewhat related article appea... See More  

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$158.00
672646

Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672646

September 23, 1873

THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as: "The Panic of 1873", which was precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There are several reports with one column head including; "A BRIGHTER PROSPECT - BETTER FEELING IN WALL STREET ...", "JAY COOKE & CO. - A STATEMENT OF ASSET... See More  

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672644

Whaling disaster of 1871....

Item #672644

November 14, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 14, 1871



* Whaling disaster of 1871

* Bowhead whales hunting

* Arctic ice jam




Page 5 has an article headed: "The Destruction Of The Arctic Whaling Fleet" "Twelve Hundred Seamen Wrecked--Great Loss OF Life...." and list of the ships lost. Text takes up just over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, gene... See More  

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672632

P. T. Barnum circus advertisement from 1873...

Item #672632

October 03, 1873

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 3, 1873 



* P.T. Phineas Barnum ad



The photo shows the nice back page ad for " P. T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum Menagerie" which includes a portrait of Mr. Barnum and various details about the attractions and performances. The ad takes two-thirds of the column.

Eight pages, minor ftpg. staining, overall good condition.... See More  

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$32.00
672627

Edison Electric - Converting from gas to electric illumination: the work begins...

Item #672627

September 05, 1882

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 5, 1882 



* New York City illuminated by electric lights

* New York Times building is one the first lighted




The back page has a rather notable report on the beginning of the conversion of illumination by gas to illumination by electricity, headed: "Electricity Instead Of Gas".

The report begins: "Many persons...that pour down Fulton St....had thei... See More  

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672621

1870 voting rights for African Americans......

Item #672621

April 26, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1870



* 15th Fifteenth Amendment taking effect

* Voting rights for blacks in America




Page 5 has reporting concerning the recent enacting of the 15th Amendment with heading: "WASHINGTON" "Bill to Enforce the Fifteenth Amendment" (see)

Complete with 16 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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672618

1873 Dixon, Illinois bridge disaster...

Item #672618

May 05, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 5, 1873



* Dixon, Illinois

* Truesdell Bridge collapse

* Baptism ceremony disaster




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "FEARFUL LOSS OF LIFE" "A Bridge Over Rock River, Illinois, Falls with Two Hundred Persons" "Wild And Terrible Scene" "Fifty-one Dead Bodies Taken from the Stream" and more and partial list... See More  

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672603

Very displayable front page on the Spanish-American War...

Item #672603

April 25, 1898

NEW YORK JOURNAL, April 25, 1898  The entire front page is taken up with a wealth of headlines and subheads on the Spanish-American War, plus a nice graphic  captioned: "How The Patrol Fleet Will Protect New York Harbor".

The prime headline is a banner: "DETROIT SEIZES BIG STEAMER AFTER HAVING HER UNDER FIRE".

Present are the outer leaves of the first (of two) secti... See More  

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672594

Bridge at Harlem...

Item #672594

September 02, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 2, 1865  Inside has a half page print of: "The Present Condition Of The New Iron Bridge, Harlem, New York".  A full page shows: "The Grand Annual Picnic and Excursion Of The New Jersey Farmers and Their Families To Raritan Bay, Amboy New Jersey On Saturday, August 19."  And a full page with 4 prints of: "The Frightfu... See More  

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672593

Baseball scenes... Texarkana...

Item #672593

May 03, 1890

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, May 3, 1890  The full ftpg. is a nice cartoon: "Trying to Convince the President--A Sketch in the White House from Life".

Among prints inside: "May Day in Central Park" "KoKo-Ko-Ho, the Largest Canoe Ever Seen in New York Waters"; a full page with 11 prints of buildings: "Views in Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas&q... See More  

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672584

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #672584

September 29, 1871

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



* Old Wild West Original

* Interesting Advertisements




Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead.  All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisements as well, ... See More  

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672578

"Our Army and Navy in the Philippines"... Golf centerfold by A. B. Frost...

Item #672578

September 17, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 17, 1898  Full front page illus. of "Our Army and Navy in the Philippines" showing Admiral Dewey & General Merritt on the flagship 'Olympia'.

Inside has two full pages of illus. of "Scenes at Camp Wikoff." Full pg. illus. of "On a Homeward-Bound Transport from Cuba."

Doublepage centerfold of "I've Played... See More  

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672568

1873 Drummond Mine explosion... Nova Scotia...

Item #672568

May 15, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1873



* Drummond Mine explosion disaster

* Westville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia




The top of page 3 (9) has a one column headings: "FIRE DAMP" "Terrible Result of the Explosions Down the Drummond Mines" "Miners Overtaken and Slain by Their Most Deadly Enemy" "Villagers Flee to the Woods for Safety" and more with list of the ... See More  

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672546

1873 Battle of Dry Lake... Modoc Indians...

Item #672546

May 14, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 14, 1873 



* Battle of Dry Lake

* Modoc Indian War

* Lava Beds - Captain Jack



The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE RED ENEMY" "Details of the Fight at Sorass Lake" "General Jack In Command" "A Victory At Last" "Rout of the Modocs, with the Loss of Horses and Ammunition" and more. (see) Te... See More  

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672545

1873 Oscar II coronation... King of Sweden & Norway...

Item #672545

May 13, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 13, 1873



* Oscar II coronation

* King of Sweden & Norway




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "OSCAR II" "Crowned King Of Sweden" "Grasping The Sceptre" "Civic Illumination and General Rejoicing" and more. (see) Text takes over 1 1/2 columns.

Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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672541

Baseball in England with a full page engraving...

Item #672541

August 15, 1874

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Aug. 15, 1874  Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly with many nice prints, the prime feature of this issue is the very nice full page print titled: "The Americans Playing Baseball at Prince's Ground". The engraving shows the entire field with all defensive players plus a batter and a runner on first base.

On a preceding page is a ni... See More  

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672535

Working to abolish alcoholic beverages...

Item #672535
YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, March, 1896 



* Young Women's Christian Temperance Union



An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.

Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.... See More  

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672528

Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "LIFE"...

Item #672528

April 15, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1888 



* Walt Whitman's "LIFE"

* First appearance in printing

* Would appear later in "Leaves of Grass"



The 5th column of page 16 has the poem titled: "LIFE", signed in block type, WALT WHITMAN - this being the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive. It is very significant as suc... See More  

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672524

Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "To-Day of Thee""...

Item #672524

April 23, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, April 23, 1888 



* Walt Whitman's "TO-DAY OF THEE"

* First appearance in printing

* Would appear later in "Leaves of Grass"



On the fourth column of page 6  is the poem titled: "TO-DAY OF THEE", signed in block type, WALT WHITMAN - this being the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive.... See More  

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672515

Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "Broadway"...

Item #672515

April 10, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1888 



* Walt Whitman's "Broadway"

* First appearance in printing


* Would appear later in "Leaves of Grass"



In the third column of page 6 is the poem titled: "Broadway", signed in block type, WALT WHITMAN - this being the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive. It is very significant a... See More  

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$125.00
672496

Frederic Remington illustrations...

Item #672496
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, November, 1889  "The Mexican Army" article contains fourteen illustrations of various sizes by Frederic Remington. Other articles within the issue are: "York"; "At Grande Anse"; "A Century of Hamlet" which includes illustrations of Junius Brutus Booth and Edwin Booth, father and brother of John Wilkes Booth, ... See More  

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$64.00
672481

Modic Indian War...Captain Jack....

Item #672481

April 13, 1873

TE NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1873.



* Modoc Indians War - Captain Jack

* Gen. Edward Canby assassination
(1st report)



Page 8 has nice one column headings that include: "MASSACRE" "Bloody Treachery of the Lava Beds Indians" "General Canby and Rev. Dr. Thomas Butchered" "THE ATTACK" "Captain Jack Decoys the General and the Peace Commissioners to T... See More  

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672472

The 1873 Modoc Indian War...

Item #672472

April 22, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1873 



* Modoc Indian War

* Lava Beds - Captain Jack

* Post Second Battle of the Stronghold



This issue has much reporting on the Modoc Indian War among others. Coverage can be found on pages 5, 7 & 9 with headings that include: "BLANKET INDIANS" "Modoc Jack And His Brethren" "THE RED MEN" "No Hope of Capturing Captai... See More  

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672448

A letter from VMI...

Item #672448

January 25, 1872

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Jan. 25, 1872  Page 2 has a letter from the "Virginia Military Institute" in Lexington concerning immigration. Also an article on "Constitutional Amendments" for the state of North Carolina.

Four pages, a few creases, and a bit of foxing, good condition.

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672437

1873 Colfax, Louisiana massacre.....

Item #672437

April 15, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1873



* Colfax massacre - riot

* Grant Parish, Louisiana




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "The Negro Riot In Louisiana" "Colfax Grant Parish in Possession of the Negroes--A Reign of Terror--The Whites Arming for Resistance" (see)

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

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672408

The trial of the demon jailer of Andersonville Prison Camp...

Item #672408

October 14, 1865

THE DAILY CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1865  The top of a front page column has a stack of heads: "The Virginia Congressmen" "THE WIRZ TRIAL" "News From California" "Davis Intercession" "Letters From Mrs. Davis" and more.

Four pages, large folio size, good condition. The folder note is for the issue folded in half.

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672337

The 'Colored' Convention... Mormons and issuance of their own fractional currency...

Item #672337

April 13, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1872  Page 5 has nearly a full column headed: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" "A Great Day For The Africans" with various subheads as well. Near the end is: "...A telegraphic dispatch was received and read amid applause from Fred. Douglass at Canton, Mass., announcing his expected arrival at twelve to-night...".

Page 3 has: "Mormon ... See More  

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672336

The proposed Mormon state of Deseret...

Item #672336

April 11, 1872

THE WORLD, New York, April 11, 1872 



* State of Deseret - Mormons - Mormonism

* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints




The front page has a report from Salt Lake City on: "The Mormon Conference" with subheads: "12,000 Men in the Tabernacle--Mormonism and Enigma to the World--Brigham Young Comfortable in Health--Foreign Missionary Efforts of the Saints".

Pa... See More  

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672313

Extoling the climatic virtues of San Diego...

Item #672313

January 19, 1871

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Jan. 19, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



Front page items include: "The Pacific Paradise" which extols the great climate of San Diego over that of Nice, France. "How to Fight the Apaches" "The Transcontinental Railroad" and more.

Four pages, great condition.... See More  

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$57.00
672284

Fourteenth Amendment ratified by North Carolina...

Item #672284

July 12, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1868 



* 14th Amendment ratified by North Carolina

* President Andrew Johnson signs




The front page has: "PROCLAMATION" with the subheading: "The President Declares the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment by North Carolina", signed in type by the President: Andrew Johnson.

This was one of the Reconstruction amendments which guaranteed ci... See More  

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672272

The Rio Grande... Monrovia...

Item #672272

January 01, 1876

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 1, 1876  The full front page is a Keppler political cartoon: "The Anti-Third-Term Bombshell in Congress". Other prints within include: "Holiday Exhibition of Dolls in a Window at Macy's...", a full page Christmas-theme print; "The Martha Washington Reception at the Academy of Music...", 3 prints concerning "... See More  

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672264

Execution of the outlaw Vasquez...

Item #672264

March 20, 1875

NEW-YORK TIMES, March 20, 1875 



* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit




The front page has: "Execution Of The Bandit Vasquez" "Hanged At San Jose, Cal., Yesterday--No Attempt At Rescue--He Is Cool To The Last."

The report about the execution of this colorful outlaw who claimed he never killed a man, reads in part: &qu... See More  

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672256

Croquet, fishing, and more great prints...

Item #672256

September 06, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 6, 1890  The front page is a great print featuring: "Croquet in Connecticut--The Prize Tournament at Norwich" which includes 4 comic scenes as well.

Among the prints inside are: "A Turpentine Still near New Berne" "A Watermelon Auction on the North River Front, New York City" "Honors to Ericsson..." conce... See More  

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$48.00
672244

1873 Georgetown, Delaware Negro hanging...

Item #672244

June 21, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 21, 1873



* Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware

* Negro Joe Burton hanging - execution




The top of page 8 has one column headings: "A NEGRO EXECUTION" "Much Ado About a Savage Murderer" "The Wages Of Sin" "Under The Gallows" and more. (see) Text takes up 1 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice conditio... See More  

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672239

The trial of Susan B. Anthony for voting...

Item #672239

June 18, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 18, 1873 



* United States vs. Susan B. Anthony trial

* Illegal voting on 1872 Presidential election




Page 7 has first report coverage on the trial of Susan B. Anthony for illegal voting under the headings: "Woman's Rights" "Trial of Susan B. Anthony at Canandaigua, N.Y.--Does the Fact of a Voter Being a Woman Constitute a Crime ?..." See... See More  

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$80.00
672219

The "science" of phrenology had its own publication...

Item #672219

December 01, 1854

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, December, 1854  Phrenology is a theory stating that the personality traits of a person can be derived from the shape of the skull. Although holding no validity today, it was a popular science in the mid-19th century and this periodical focused on it.

Inside has a great article on: "Gold Coins of the United States" which includes 23 nice eng... See More  

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$38.00
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