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Beautiful masthead... On the Battle of Eutaw Springs...

Item #642512

December 29, 1781


* Battle of Eutaw Springs

* Great masthead engraving for display

I have always thought  this newspaper has one of the finest masthead, featuring an uncommonly large engraving with an Indian and an angel on either side of the "Journal", plus a 3-masted ship & other embellishments (... See More  

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The Boston Massacre: two great reports...

Item #642091
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, April, 1770 

* The Boston Massacre

* Historic reporting

Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the report on the Boston Massacre. The entirety of page 2 is taken up with an excellent & historic report of the Boston Massacre, headed: "AMERICAN AFFAIRS" and the article prefaced with: "The following Report of the Committee... See More  

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Louis XVI, with print of the guillotine...

Item #642030
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1793 

* King Louis XVI of France execution w/ print (historic)

This issue contains the: "Minutes of the Proceedings of the National Convention of France" which takes 4 pages with considerable detail on the trial of Louis XVI with a subhead: "The Final Judgment of Louis XVI" which has text which includes: "...Is Louis ... See More  

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Significant & rare Judaica print... Synagogue at Amsterdam...

Item #641350

* Rosh Hashanah - the sounding of the ram's horn - print

* Rare look inside the Synagogue at Amsterdam

* General Burgoyne re: the Battle of Saratoga

Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the very nice, rare foldout engraving which is described on the contents page as: "An Inside View of the Jews Synagogue at Amsterdam,... See More  

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Perhaps the best to be had on the iconic teen actor, James Dean...

Item #640785

September 29, 1955

MOTION PICTURE DAILY, Sept. 29, 1955  James Dean remains a cultural icon of the troubled & struggling teen from the 1950's, and his aura only increased when he died young in a car crash on September 30, 1955, the day after this issue was published. Although he only starred in 3 films (his third, "Giant", was released posthumously) his premature death cemented his legendary s... See More  

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First settlement in Australia: Botany Bay...

Item #640621
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1789 

* Commodore Philips arrives at Botany Bay

* Early report on settling Australia

By far the most significant item is the first detailed account in print (London Chronicle of Feb. 24 gives a one sentence report) of the settlement at Botany Bay by Captain Arthur Philips. The article takes approximately 2 1/2 columns and includes details of... See More  

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Terrific map of the "West Indies"... Hebrew customs discussed...

Item #640499
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1740 

* Early and rare 18th century map

* West Indies & Southeast America

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the WEST INDIES, Exhibiting not only  all the Islands possessed by the English, French, Spaniards, & Dutch, but also all the Towns and Settleme
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Incredibly historic!

Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #640371

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 

* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized

* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed

A singularly historic newspaper and the first time this issue has been ... See More  

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Great map of the West Indies & America...

Item #640266
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1762  Certainly the prime feature of this early magazine is the terrific & very displayable foldout map titled: "An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast" as noted in the ornate cartouche. This map shows much of present-day Georgia & Florida to present-day Texas, with all of Central America and all of the Cari... See More  

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Creating the Mason-Dixon Line: map of America...

Item #640260
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1769 

* Early America Map PA & MD

* Mason and Dixon Line creation

Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the nice full page map of the Chesapeake region showing parts of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and all of Delaware. The inset in the lower right corner reads: "A Map of that Part of America where a Degree... See More  

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Jim Thorpe at the 1912 Olympics....

Item #640046

July 19, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1912  Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football history.... See More  

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Jim Thorpe wins Olympic gold... In a Carlisle newspaper...

Item #640043

July 09, 1912

VALLEY SENTINEL, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1912  Although legendary athlete Jim Thorpe was born & grew up in Oklahoma, he has very close ties with the city of Carlisle. It was in 1904 when Thorpe attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School that his incredible athletic prowess was discovered by "Pop" Warner, one of the most influential coaches in early football history. ... See More  

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Proclamation by Robert E. Lee... Speech signed by Jefferson Davis to the Confederates states...

Item #639797

April 17, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863 

* Rare Confederate title from the Civil War

This is a very rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The ftpg. conta... See More  

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Attempts for a peace proposal: colonies will not denounce their independence...

Item #639491

October 02, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, Oct. 2, 1776 

* American Revolutionary War

* Great year to have (1776)

* Post Declaration of Independence

Most of the front page is taken up with several correspondences among Lord Drummon (with proposals for a peace treaty) and George Washington, and the Continental Congress. It begins with  a letter from Drummond dated Aug. 17, 1776 beginning... See More  

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The Articles of Confederation...

Item #639486

March 11, 1778


* The Articles of Confederation (historic)

* American Revolutionary War

This was a strongly Tory newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

There are only a handful of documents in American history which can be considered cornerstones in the cre... See More  

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Jefferson Davis's inaugural address, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #639388

February 20, 1861

THE WILMINGTON DAILY HERALD, North Carolina, February 20, 1861 

* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Inauguration - inaugural address

Wilmington was a major Atlantic Ocean port city for the Confederacy during the Civil War, and was one of the last ports to fall to Union forces in 1865. It ranked equal in size to Atlanta according to the 1860 census, and was a major point of entry ... See More  

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Captain Cook's exploration in his ship Discovery with a map of Alaska...

Item #639007

December 02, 1784

SUPPLEMENT TO THE UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE, London, 1784  This "supplemental" issue produced at the end of the year begins with a nearly 6 page article: "A Summary Account of the Various Advantages Resulting from the Voyages of Discovery, Undertaken & Performed during the Present Reign: With an Accurate Chart of the N.W. Coast of America, and N.E. Coast of Asia, as Explored by th... See More  

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The Emancipation Proclamation... In a pro-South newspaper...

Item #638992

September 24, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1862  Given the focus of this controversial newspaper, being supportive of the Southern cause while publishing in the North, it is particularly noteworthy that this issue contains on page five the Emancipation Proclamation whereby President Lincoln would free the slaves on January 1 of the coming year.

The introductory subheads would be of no surprise as... See More  

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Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #638603

August 24, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1807 

* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific

The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... See More  

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Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #638602

August 26, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 1807 

* Lewis and Clark expedition - Pacific

The back page has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is fol... See More  

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Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #638587

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 

* Lewis and Clark expedition

Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More  

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Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #638261

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 

* Great 19th century baseball print

The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a full ... See More  

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Death of George Washington with an engraving of his coffin...

Item #637876

December 28, 1799

THE SPECTATOR, New York, Dec. 28, 1799 

* President George Washington's death

* Historic 1st report (rare)

The front page begins with a nice letter from "The Senate...To the President of the United States" noting that they wish: "...to express to you their deep regret for the loss their country sustains in the death of General George Washington..." with much mor... See More  

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Rare Union occupation newspaper with the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #637462

October 04, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862  This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state r... See More  

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Print of the siege of Rhode Island... Treaty with France...

Item #636688
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1779  This issue leads off with reports on the debates in Parliament, which include discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...the conduct of the army under the command of Gen. Howe; he seized the opportunity of painting in the blackest colours the ingratitude of the Americans; & concluded with exhorting the House to unanimity in p... See More  

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Significant in Coca Cola history... The company is sold...

Item #636436

August 22, 1919

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, August 22, 1919  This issue features as a banner headline one of the more historic moments in the history of the Coca-Cola Company, when Asa Chandler, the man who bought the original formula from founder John Pemberton and propelled the company to national prominence by the 1890's, sold the company to Ernest Woodruff and an investor group for $25 million. The bus... See More  

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One of the more rare titles from the Civil War we have offered...

Item #635063

April 05, 1865

GRANT'S PETERSBURG PROGRESS, Petersburg, Virginia, April 5, 1865 

* Extremely rare military title

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* The Siege of Petersburg ending

* Civil War coming to an end

An exceedingly rare newspaper and the first we have had the opportunity to offer. This newspaper lasted but four issues, printing on April 3, 5, 7 and 10 of 1865 by officers of the 37th Wisconsi... See More  

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Benedict Arnold on the Battle of Quebec... Ethan Allen in irons...

Item #634818

February 22, 1776


* Battle of Quebec - Canada

* General Benedict Arnold report

* Ethan Allen in captivity

* American Revolutionary War

The top of the first column begins with a report from Cork that: "...there has been commotions amongst the soldiers who are to embark for America; that a great numbers of them have deserted & ... See More  

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Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #633692

November 16, 1774


* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon

If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead o
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Earliest newspaper in your collection?

Item #633652

December 21, 1641

NOUVELLES, Paris, France, December 21, 1641 (date is at the bottom of the back page)

* Earliest newspaper in your collection?

The heading roughly translates to: "Ordinary News"." This issue predates the earliest English language newspaper we have in our inventory. It was the "sister" publication of the "Gazette", the very first regular newspaper published i... See More  

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Knute Rockne named Notre Dame coach...

Item #633634

February 21, 1918

NEW YORK TIMES, February 21, 1918 

* Knute Rockne named head coach

* Note Dame Fighting Irish

* NCAA college football

Here is a terrific report for any Notre Dame fan. A small one column headlines near the bottom of page 12 announces: "NEW NOTRE DAME COACH" "Rockne Appointed to Succeed Harper as Athletic Director" which tells of the hiring of Knute Rockne as the... See More  

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Rare crudely printed "newspaper" from Russia during the Revolution...

Item #633630

April 18, 1917

PRIVATE NEWS LETTER, Petrograd (St. Petersburg, Russia), April 18, 1917 

* Russian Revolution of 1917

Noted under the title is "(Translations from Russian papers)". This is a very rare "newspaper", typewriter-set on four individual sheets, reproduced on a mimeograph machine.

Keep in mind that this was near the beginning of the Russian Revolution. A few years earlier... See More  

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Convicts shipped off to America... Oglethorpe before founding Georgia...

Item #633566

March 13, 1728

THE DAILY POST-BOY, London, March 13, 1728 (1729 by today's calendar) 

* Early James Oglethorpe

* Convicts to America

Near the bottom of the front page is a terrific item noting: "Also the same day nine felons convicts, eight men and one woman, were brought from Oxford City to the Oxford-Arms at Holborn Bridge, and from thence carry'd down the river and put on board a shi... See More  

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Thomas Nast Santa...

Item #633381

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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Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #633290
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787

* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution

* John Quincy Adams's Harvard commencement address

This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created. Comment... See More  

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A rare issue of a short-lived "Royal" newspaper from Charleston...

Item #632501

July 13, 1782

THE ROYAL GAZETTE, Charleston, South Carolina, July 13, 1782 

* Revolutionary War

* Extremely rare issue

* British occupation

Certainly a most rare title, this being just the second issue we have offered in our 40 years in the hobby. This title is  the continuation of the "South Carolina & American General  Gazette" which began in 1764, but when the British c... See More  

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Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #631925

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 

* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor

Appearing on inside pg. (see photo) is a nice 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch illustration of Edison's recent invention--the phonograph. Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description

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Lincoln wins his second Presidential election...

Item #631604

November 09, 1864


* Abraham Lincoln's election win (2nd)

* Civil War reporting

The first column headlines on the front page proclaim: "THE ELECTION" "All Quiet Along the Voting Line of the Country" "The Result of the Great National Contest" "ABRAHAM LINCOLN Re-Elected PRESIDENT" "And Andrew Johnson, Of Tennessee, Elected ... See More  

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Mairan's Account of China...

Repeal of the Stamp Act, in a London magazine...

Item #631225
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, March, 1766 

* Repealing the Stamp Act, in a London magazine

The first article in the issue is: "A Summary of the Arguments Against Repealing the Stamp Act", which was such a divisive issue both in England and the American colonies. This article takes 2 1/2 pages and contains some interesting read (see for portions).

As an interesting res... See More  

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One of the earliest 17th century newspapers you will find...

Item #631200

February 23, 1641

GAZETTE, Paris, France, February 23, 1641  (date is in the imprint at the bottom of the back page).

* Earliest of newspapers to be had

This extremely early newspaper is filled with news reports with datelines from throughout Europe, including Naples, Rome, Nuremberg, Frankfort, Amsterdam, Cologne, with the back two pages containing reports from France. There are no advertisements.

This... See More  

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Rare Johnny Ringo mention in a Tombstone Epitaph...

Item #622485

January 21, 1882

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Cochise County, Arizona, January 21, 1882 

* Best old West title to be had

* Johnny Ringo mention

Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this to... See More  

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Significant issue on the Popish Plot...

Item #617054

April 10, 1679

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, April 10, 1679 

* Popish Plot

The back page has not one but two items concerning the Popish Plot in England, a contrived conspiracy to accuse Catholic leaders of plotting to kill King Charles II.

A report from Dublin notes: "A Proclamation has been published...appointing a reward...to any person that shall...apprehend any Popish Dignitary or Jesuit...&... See More  

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General Howe proclamations in a Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #616816

November 26, 1777


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations

This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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Nice content in this rare & very early title...

Item #615044

January 29, 1666

THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, January 29, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar) - issue #22

* Earliest & Rarest of newspapers to be had

This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself fr... See More  

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A rare title from the Civil War, shortly after Lincoln's assassination...

Item #609914

April 26, 1865

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, April 26, 1865  W. G. Brownlow, or  Parson Brownlow, was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fer... See More  

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Colonists against the Stamp Act are warned of consequences.... Stamp distributor is forced to resign....

Item #601769

November 07, 1765

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 7, 1765 

* The Stamp Act crisis - riots

* Sir Francis Bernard speech

The front page has a report from Boston appointing a committee to be comprised of James Otis & Sam Adams, among others, to offer thanks for "...his Majesty's...noble, generous & truly patriotic speeches...in favour of the Colonies, their rights & privileges...&... See More  

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One of the best Kennedy assassination newspaper to be had...

Item #550379

November 23, 1963

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS, Dallas, Texas, November 23, 1963  A quite rare & extremely desirable newspaper with a first report on J.F.K.'s assassination, from the city where it happened. Two line bold banner headline: "KENNEDY SLAIN ON DALLAS STREET" with subhead: "Johnson Becomes President", plus a rather large photo of "John F. Kennedy" and a smaller ph
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Early "beardless" Lincoln illustration on the front page...

Item #172366

May 26, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1860  This issue has become one of the most desired pre-Civil War issues of this famous illustrated newspaper, as it did much to propel Abraham Lincoln to national prominence and is one of relatively few published portraits of Lincoln without his beard.

This issue announces, in a very dramatic way, the selection of Lincoln as the Republican candidate fo... See More  

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The slave ship...

Item #172368

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The prime print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text and 4 re... See More  

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