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Russian and Polish emigrants being vaccinated in New York (1881)...

Item #678297

May 14, 1881

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 14, 1881  The front cover has: "NEW YORK CITY - HEALTH OFFICERS VACCINATING RUSSIAN AND POLISH IMIGRANTS ON BOARD THE STEAMSHIP 'VICTORIA,' AT QUARANTINE...", which has a related article on page 6. Two inside pages have vignettes related to the progress of technical education. Additional interesting prints include: "New York City ... See More  

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The election of 1892 in a Salt Lake City newspaper...

Item #678139

November 09, 1892

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, Nov. 9, 1892  The first column on the front page has the single column heading: "FOR CLEVELAND", followed by subheads: "A Great Victory for Democratic Principles", "Beginning Of A New Epoch", "The Results of Yesterday's Election as Far as Ascertained", and more. Additional election-themed coverage is found throu... See More  

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Inventions and vintage ads... Steam Fire Engines...

Item #678126

October 14, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 14, 1876  The front page has: THE CENTENNIAL - TRAIL OF STEAM FIRE ENGINES. Additionally, the issue has many of the latest inventions of the day including:  POCKET LUNG TESTER - AIR PUMP - IMPROVED BUILDING BLOCKS - ELECTROPLATING and more. Furthermore, there are 2 pages of vintage ads including: U.S. Piano Company from New York & J.A. Fay &... See More  

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Glass making... Centennial Exhibition...

Item #678125

November 11, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 11, 1876   The front page has several images and details concerning "GLASS MAKING AT THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION". Additionally, there is coverage for the latest inventions of the day including: "FLOUR BOLT", "ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGINE", "BALE TIE", and more.

This 16 page issue is in nice condition.... See More  

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Tobacco Leaf Stringer.... Fish Hooks...

Item #678124

October 28, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1876  The front page of this issue has images and content for: TOBACCO LEAF STRINGER and MAIN'S MILLING ATTACHMENT FOR LATHES.  Additionally, the inside pages contain many inventions of the day including: FISH HOOKS - ENGINE INDICATOR and more. The last 2 pages have vintage ads including: The Bigelow Engine, The Trade Engine, The Quarrying... See More  

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The 19th Century American Seed Industry...

Item #677973

September 23, 1882

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 23, 1882  The front cover has: "AMERICAN SEED INDUSTRY - THE GRET SEED FARMS OF DAVID LANDRETH & SONS", which has 6 related vignettes and additional supporting text and photos on inside pages. The inside has: "Meroney's Washing Machine" which is accompanied by an article headed: "Improved Washing Machine", "Hill&#... See More  

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Incorporating the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts...

Item #677855

May 12, 1886


* Creating the city charter 

* Pittsfield, MA charter

This is a significant "Supplement" issue for the city of Pittsfield, as most of the front page is taken up with:

"THE FULL TEXT" "Of The Proposed City Charter" "An Act to Incorporarte the City of Pittsfield" as the on... See More  

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Meridian race riot of 1871... Ku Klux Klan...

Item #677854

March 07, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 7, 1871

* Meridian MS Mississippi

* Race riot - Freedmen

* KKK Ku Klux Klan

The bottom of page 5 has small one column heading: "Fatal Affray In Mississippi", followed by brief text - this being 1st report coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.

Other news of the day and period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wea... See More  

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Discoveries of the 'Big Bonanza' at the Comstock Lode...

Item #677699

August 27, 1875

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 27, 1875  

* The Big Bonanza discovery

* Comstock Lode - Virginia City

The last column of the front page is headed: "THE BIG BONANZA" "Nevada Silver Mines" "History of the Consolidated Virginia Mine--Discovery of the Big Bonanza--Interior of the Mine--A Great Product the Present Year".

The reporting is extensive on the great finds a... See More  

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1874 Mill River flood....

Item #677646

May 18, 1874


* Mill River flood disaster - Northhampton

* Williamsburg & Haydenville, Massachusetts

The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "THE HAMPSHIRE FLOOD" "The Death-Sweep of the Torrent and Its Results" "Mangles Corpses Dragged from the Debris" "The Track of the Flood" and more with related map. Lengthy... See More  

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Supreme Court ruling on women's right to vote...

Item #677595

March 30, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 30, 1875

* Minor vs. Happersett

* Supreme Court does NOT back Women's Suffrage

Page 2 column 6 of this issue contains: "...A QUESTION INVOLVING A WOMEN'S RIGHT TO VOTE", followed by an article detailing the court's decision.

Complete with 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice. Should be handled with care.

Note: &q... See More  

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Beecher-Tilton scandal...

Item #677587

March 26, 1875

ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, March 26, 1875

* Henry Ward Beecher

* Elizabeth Tilton

* Adultery trial

* Victoria Woodhull

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many interesting advertisements. The front page has an article headed: "THEODORE AND VICTORIA" "Tilton's Oft-Repeated Visits to the Woodhull Mansion" and more.

Complete in 8 pages, nice... See More  

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The Woman's Congress of 1873... suffrage...

Item #677572

October 17, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 17, 1873

* Women's suffrage

* Woman's Congress

* Mary Livermore & more

The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "THE WOMAN'S CONGRESS" Text takes up almost a full column.

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

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1870 Women's Suffrage... Susan S. Anthony...

Item #677570

May 14, 1870


* Early Women's suffrage meeting in Manhattan

* Susan B. Anthony - Lillie Devereux Blake

Page 5 has an article headed: "Woman's Suffrage Association" with subhead. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, generally very nice.... See More  

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1869 Women's Suffrage...

Item #677550

August 02, 1869

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 2, 1869

* Early Women's suffrage talks

The top of page 3 has a once column heading: "Woman's Suffrage" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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Women's suffrage... Mary Livermore...

Item #677546

October 05, 1870

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, October 5, 1870

* Women's Suffrage

* Mary Livermore

This newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements. It measures 26 x 19 inches. Page 2 has one column headings that include: "Republican State Convention" "The Woman Suffrage Question" "Speech Of Mrs. Livermore"

Complete in 4 pa... See More  

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The Wall Street panic of 1873...

Item #677527

October 02, 1873


* Panic of 1873 - financial crisis

* Wall Street - stock market

The front page has a one column headings: "Brighter Prospects" "The Coming End Of The Crisis" and more. (see) The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "The Wall Street Boys" and more. Lengthy text.

Complete with 8 pages, a little irregular along t... See More  

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1881 Haunted house in Syracuse, New York ? ...

Item #677503

November 18, 1881


* Haunted house in Syracuse, New York ?

* Ghosts - spectres - apparitions

Page 7 has a report headed: "A Haunted House" "The Mysterious Stone Throwing that is Startling Syracusians" (see)

Complete with 12 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.... See More  

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1875 Precious Blood Church fire disaster...

Item #677482

May 29, 1875


* Precious Blood Church fire disaster

* Holyoke, Massachusetts

The top of the front page has one column headings: "HOLYOKE'S HORROR" "Further Particulars of the Fire" "Searching For Dead Bodies" and more. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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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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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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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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Beautiful & colorful front cover...

Item #677371

August 04, 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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Early for color newspaper pages...

Item #677243

August 08, 1891

LE PETIT JOURNAL [The Little Newspaper]--Supplement, Paris, France, August 8, 1891  This was a quite successful conservative, daily newspaper published from 1863 to 1944. Beginning in 1884 they did a weekly "Supplement" famous for their color lithograph front and back pages.

The front page is a color print captioned; "Execution de Dore et Berland - La Sortie De La Roquette&quo... See More  

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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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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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Great map on the progress of the trans-continental railroad...

Item #677222

January 18, 1867

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 18, 1867 

* Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad map

A terrific issue on the trans-continental railroad, as closer to half of page 2 is taken up with a large and very detailed map headed: "THE PACIFIC RAILWAYS".

The map shows from Illinois to California and shows the routes of the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad and noti... See More  

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

Item #677219

May 27, 1886

OKLAHOMA WAR-CHIEF, Caldwell, Kansas, May 27, 1886

* Very rare Oklahoma Boomers publication

 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... See More  

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The invention of the telephone... Alexander Graham Bell...

Item #677211

October 21, 1876

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 21, 1876  

* Alexander Graham Bell

* Invention of the telephone

Page 8 has a somewhat inconspicuous report of an invention that would change society forever: the telephone. From this humble beginning the world of communication was born (although the telegraph preceded this), one which dominates our world to this day.

The article, near the top of the page, is heade... See More  

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Verdict of acquittal in the Johnson impeachment trial...

Item #677189

May 27, 1868

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 27, 1868

* Andrew Johnson impeachment

* End of the trial (acquittal)

The top of the first column has heads: "End Of Impeachment" "Verdict of Acquittal Entered" "Adjournment Without Day After a Vote on the Second & Third Articles--The Vote the Same as On the Eleventh" with the text being very lengthy & detailed, including listings o... See More  

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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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The transcontinental railroad is completed...

Item #677185

May 12, 1869

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, May 12, 1869  

* Completing the Transcontinental railroad

* Last spike driven at Promontory Point

Page 5 has: "The Pacific Railroad" reporting on the completion of the historic, transcontinental railroad. Subheads note: "The Ceremonies at the Completion--How They Waited for the News in Washington--Enthusiasm in California... See More  

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Huge centerfold of Henry W. Longfellow...

Item #677125

December 06, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, Dec. 6, 1875  Greater full front page political cartoon: "Miss Columbia's Washington School Again Open". 

The doublepage centerfold is a huge print of: "Henry W. Longfellow" with a related article on another page.

Eight pages, tiny binding pinholes at the blank spine, nice condition.

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Fictionalized drama...

Item #677075

September 15, 1873

STREET & SMITH'S NEW YORK WEEKLY, Sept. 15, 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 has a large & dramatic illustration on the front page which accompanies the story: "Moccasin Mose; or, the Trail of Death".

Page 3 has: "The Western Boy, by Horat... See More  

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

Item #677052

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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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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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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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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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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Death of Jay Gould... Black scholar William Sanders Scarborough...

Item #676399

December 15, 1892


* William Sanders Scarborough

* African American scholar

* Isaac Mayer Wise - Jews

* Jewish Rabbi

 The full front page is a photo of: "The Late Jay Gould" with page 4 having an accompanying article of the same heading. Yet another page is filled with six photos of: "The Birthplace & Some of the Residences of ... See More  

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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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The 'real' Baby Ruth...

Item #676397

January 05, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 5, 1893  The full front page is an illustration captioned: "Baby Ruth and Her Mother" being the child of President Grover Cleveland.

This is the person for whom the "Baby Ruth" candy bar was named, not Babe Ruth the famous baseball star. However, more recent research suggests this explanation was simply created by the company... See More  

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Execution of Champ Ferguson...

Item #676393

November 11, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 11, 1865 

* Champ Ferguson hanging

* Confederate guerrilla

The full front page has 5 prints of: "The Catastrophe on Board the Steamer St. John".

Prints inside include: "Burning of the Michigan Central Railroad Depot, Detroit" "Passengers & Crew of the Ship Titania Rescued..." "The Old Landmarks of Ne... See More  

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Libel charges against Woodhull & Claflin...

Item #676367

January 23, 1873


* Victoria Woodhull

* Tennessee Celeste Claflin

* Indictments for libel

The very bottom of the front page has a brief yet notable report headed: "Woodhull and Claflin Again Arrested" noting: "...were again arrested yesterday and locked up over night on not giving bail for fresh charges of libel. They were to-day he... See More  

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Susan B. Anthony's trial for illegal voting...

Item #676356

June 18, 1873


* United States vs. Susan B. Anthony trial

* Illegal voting on 1872 Presidential election

The back page has a report: "United States Court at Cananduigua--Trial of Susan B. Anthony" concerning her trial for illegally voting in Rochester the previous November.

Four pages, large folio size, nice condition. Folder s... See More  

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Frederic Remington illustrations...

Item #676285

* Frederic Remington

"The Mexican Army" article contains fourteen illustrations of various sizes by Frederic Remington. Other articles within the issue are: "York" with various prints of the English town; "At Grande Anse" "A Century of Hamlet" which includes illustrations of Junius Brutus Boot... See More  

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Remington: "Cracker Cowboys of Florida"... Golf on horseback...

Item #676284
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, August, 1895 Within this issue is a very nice 7 page article titled: "Cracker Cowboys Of Florida" written by Frederic Remington and containing 6 prints by him as well. Within the text of the article are some prints of cattle brands as well.

Also an interesting pictorial print on the back page showing golf play on horseback.

Also within are: ... See More  

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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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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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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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