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Early Taxidermy In 1875...

Item #667170

March 13, 1875

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 13, 1875. This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions: EARLY TAXIDERMY - ANIMAL TRAP - SAFETY GOVERNOR - STEAM TRAP & Much More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them. Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the ... See More  

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The death & funeral of Robert E. Lee...

Item #667161

October 15, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 15, 1870 

* Robert E. Lee death

* Confederate leader

Page 5 has various reporting on the recent death of Confederate General Robert E. Lee under the heading: "The Late Robert E. Lee" Text takes up over a full column.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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Early boxing w/ many rounds in 1867...

Item #667104

May 05, 1867


* Early boxing with several rounds (176)

* Jim Turner vs. Andy Duffy

* African Americans & police clash

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

Page 5 has a report headed: "THE PRIZE RING" "Desperate Fight In New Orleans" "Rounds 176--Time 2:57" and more. (see) A very early boxing match that lasted 176 rounds. This was in the ... See More  

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1867 famine in South Carolina...

Item #667102

May 04, 1867


* Famine & despair in South Carolina

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

Page 5 has a report headed: "Suffering In South Carolina" "Famine Among The People" and more with several letters for various regions of the State. Text takes up over 2 full columns.

Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly... See More  

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1867 Jefferson Davis released on bail ...

Item #667100

May 14, 1867


* Jefferson Davis approved for bail

* President of the Confederate States

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

Page 3 has a lengthy report headed: "JEFFERSON DAVIS" "The State Prisoner Before the Circuit Court at Richmond" "The Court Fixes His Bail at $100,000" and more. (see) Text takes up about 3 1/2 columns.

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1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...

Item #667099

May 31, 1867


* Lipman Pike plays for Irvington

* 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

Page 5 has reporting on two baseball games with box scores, one showing "Pike" playing for the Irvington team from New Jersey. (see) He is considered the very 1st Jewish professional baseball player.

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1867 Roxbury annexed to Boston vote...

Item #667098

May 30, 1867


* Neighborhood of Roxbury

* Annexation to city of Boston

Page 7 has a brief report headed: "Annexation Of Roxbury To Boston" (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly after the American Civil War. Complete with 12 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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Charles Darwin in 1867... Randall's Island...

Item #666976
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, NY, December, 1867

* Lengthy article re: Charles Darwin

* Children's nurseries on Randall's Island w/ illustrations

The two most noteworthy items within this issue are: "DARWIN AND DOMESTICATION" - a 5+ page article regarding Charles Darwin, and "THE NURSERIES ON RANDALL'S ISLAND" - a 16 page article with multiple images provid... See More  

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1881 Nice, France opera house fire...

Item #666845

March 25, 1881


* Nice, France fire disaster

* Opera de Nice theatre

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BURNED ALIVE" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the Opera de Nice fire disaster in France.

Complete with 8 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.... See More  

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Much on the Johnson impeachment trial...

Item #666773

April 03, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 3, 1868 

* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial

The entire front page is taken up with proceedings on the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

The first column heads include: "IMPEACHMENT" "Further Examination of Witnesses for the Prosecution" "The President's Attempt to Obtain Control of the Treas... See More  

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Daniel Frohman, a notable Jew...

Item #666772

November 02, 1893


Of special note is an article: "Notable Jews--Daniel Frohman" which includes a photo of him & an article on his life.

The ftpg. has an illus: "Farewell to the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago". Inside has two pages taken up with bird's-eye views of the Columbian Exposition.

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The Union League Building, Philadelphia, PA...

Item #666770

August 19, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1865  The ftpg. has a financial scene on Bleecker St. in New York City. Other prints inside include the; "Union League Building, Broad St., Phila." "The Hospital Buildings & Ferry, Ward's Island, East River"; a fullpg. of the scene where the "...Powder Mine, under the Rebel Entrenchments Before Petersburg, Was... See More  

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Nice reporting on the investigation into the Lizzie Borden murder case...

Item #666671

August 05, 1892


* Lizzie Borden murder trial

The front page has nearly a full column taken up with reports concerning the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case. Column heads: "NEITHER MOTIVE NOR CLEW" "Murderer of the Bordens Leaves No Trace" "Fall River Police Working in the Dark".

The detailed text is great, and is quite early in th... See More  

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19th century Danville, Illinois

Item #666598

December 16, 1880

THE DANVILLE DAILY NEWS, Illinois, December 16, 1880

* Uncommon title

This issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements, many illustrated.

Complete in 4 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.

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From the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles...

Item #666594

April 06, 1895

THE BOYLE HEIGHTS CRITERION, Los Angeles, California, April 6, 1895 

* Rare 19th century publication

Within the masthead are: "Brooklyn Heights and "Euclid Hill" as well. Boyle Heights is a neighborhood in Los Angeles. The first of this title we have seen.

Four pages, good condition.

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From Alhambra, California...

Item #666576

April 25, 1890

ALHAMBRA REVIEW, California, April 25, 1890 

* Very rare publication

This is the volume 1, number 24 issue of this scarce title from Los Angeles County. According to Gregory it only lasted about a year.

A four page issue of tabloid size mostly taken up with local tidbits and a wealth of advertisements. Minor fold wear, good condition.

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Indiana county seat war...

Item #666383

October 30, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 30, 1873

* Wayne County Seat War

* Centerville & Richmond Indiana

The front page has an article headed: "Mob Law In Indiana" with subhead. See image for text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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KKK in 1873 Kentucky...

Item #666380

November 08, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 8, 1873 The bottom of the front  page has an article headed: "KuKlux In Kentucky" See image for text here.

Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages,  nice condition.

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Much on the death of President Ulysses S. Grant...

Item #666297

July 24, 1885


* General Ulysses S. Grant death

The entire ftpg. is taken up with reports concerning the death of Grant, with a cameo engraving captioned: "General Ulysses S. Grant", and a nice stack of first column heads including: "DEAD" "The Nation's Hero" "Greatest on the Roll of Honor" "He Yields to the... See More  

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19th century newspaper from Berkeley...

Item #666296

January 02, 1895

THE GAZETTE, Berkeley, California, Jan. 2, 1895 

* Rare Old West title

A small paper covering mostly local events, plus a wealth of ads.

Four pages, two folds, foxing at the vertical fold, mild wear at the margins & folds.

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Very significant issue on the Haymarket Riot...

Item #666294

November 11, 1887

THE CHICAGO MAIL, Illinois, Nov. 11, 1887 

* Haymarket Affair riot massacre

* Anarchists hanged - executed

* In a Chicago publication (rare)

A terrific issue as the ftpg. has the prints of each of the four men who were executed for their involvement in the Haymarket Riot, an event which followed a labor demonstration the previous year. There is much on the web concerning it.

The top ... See More  

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Lampooning the craze of feathered hats...

Item #666291

November 13, 1897

SATURDAY GLOBE, Utica, New York, Nov. 13, 1897  This was one of the only newspapers of the 19th century which had color prints within. The ftpg. of this issue has a comic message on the current fashion of large plumage in the hats, this print captioned: "Fashions In Ladies' Hats Soon To Be All The Rage."

Eight pages, wear at the margins and the folds.

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Uncommon title from Lawrence, Kansas...

Item #666289

December 17, 1873

SPIRIT OF KANSAS, Lawrence, Dec. 17, 1873 

* Rare Midwestern publication

A very ornate, farm-themed engraving in the masthead. The subtitle is: "A Journal of Home & Husbandry".

Eight pages, worn at the margins with some tears, some wear at the folds as well, irregular at the margins. But a title we have not offered before.

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The trial of Lincoln's conspirators...

Item #666283

May 13, 1865

THE WORLD, New York May 13, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln's assassination

* Conspirators - assassins on trial

* Civil War closing events

he ftpg. has a nice stack of column heads on the conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, with: "The Conspiracy" "Progress of the Secret Trials at Washington" "Reverdy Johnson Said to Have Agreed to Defend Mrs. Surratt" ... See More  

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Great Smith & Wesson article, from their headquarters...

Item #666273

June 18, 1893

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, June 18, 1893 

* Smith & Wesson gun factory

* Revolver industry w/ prints

Page 5 has a great, detailed, and illustrated article on the Smith and Wesson company. Column heads: "Springfield News & Comment" "The Smith & Wesson Revolver" "The Invention and Manufacture" with considerable detail, plus there is a... See More  

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Jesse James... Rock Island Railroad robbery...

Item #666272

July 18, 1881

NEW YORK TIMES, July 18, 1881 

* Outlaw Jesse James gang

* Rock Island Railroad train robbery

The top of the middle column of the front page has heads: "THE WORK OF ROAD AGENTS", "Robbery And Murders On A Rock Island Train", "Details Of The Bloody Affair At Winston, Mo.--The Conductor And A Passenger Killed And The Express Safe Robbed--Statements By The Train-M... See More  

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The last holdup of the Jesse James gang...

Item #666269

September 09, 1881

THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, Sept. 9, 1881 

* Last Jesse James Gang robbery

* Blue Cut Train Robbery

* Glendale, Missouri

The front page has one column heads including: "Train Robbers" and "An Express Car And Passengers Robbed--The Governor Of Missouri Issues A Proclamation Calling On The People to Organize And Exterminate Train Robberies". A detailed rep... See More  

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The Custer massacre at Little Big Horn...

Item #666268

July 08, 1876

SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY ARGUS, Merced, California, July 8, 1876 

* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Massacre by Indians

This issue has a nice page 4 report providing all the details and particulars on the famous Custer Massacre at Little Big Horn. In the middle of the report is mention that several members of the Custer family were killed in the battle. Note that it also ... See More  

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Sitting Bull's camp captured... Return to Palestine...

Item #666266
AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, Jan. 25, 1877 

* Capture of Sitting Bull's Camp
* Much regarding the Jews

Inside this issue is a small but historic article on the discovery and capture of the Indian camp headed by Chief Sitting Bull.

Also within are two articles of Judaic interest: one describing the return of multitudes of Jews to their homeland in
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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 3 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 (see). Another print shows childr... See More  

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President Harrison's state-of-the-union address...

Item #666181

December 09, 1891

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, Dec. 9, 1891  The entire front page, and most of page 5 are taken up with the: "MESSAGE Of The President of the United States to Congress and the Country". It is signed in type at its conclusion: Benjamin Harrison. A wealth of content on the accomplishments & challenges of 1891.

Complete in 8 pages, minor wear at folds, good condition.... See More  

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The rebel riot at New Orleans...

Item #666175

August 07, 1866

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 7, 1866 

* New Orleans massacre of 1866

* Anti-racist marchers - Negroes

* White Democrats attack black republicans

The ftpg. reports on the New Orleans Massacre, column heads including: "THE REBEL RIOT" "Mutilation of Gen. Sheridan's Dispatch to Gen. Grant" "Threats of a Rebel Attack on Colored Regiments" "Attempted Assass... See More  

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Assassination of President Garfield...

Item #666169

July 06, 1881

THE BOSTON INVESTIGATOR, July 6, 1881  The top of the middle column on page 6 is headed: "A National Calamity!" followed by a nearly half column article on the assassination of President James Garfield. One of the more subdued reports of  this notable report we have seen.

Six pages, archivally repaired at the spine margins where there was some loss (no text loss), good conditi... See More  

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The slavery restitution case of Henrietta Wood...

Item #666165

April 18, 1878

NEW YORK TIMES, April 18, 1878 

* Enslaved Woman Henrietta Wood

* Awarded slavery reparations verdict

The front page has a notable report concerning the fascinating case of Henrietta Wood. The Article is headed: "The Good Old Times" "The Suite of Henrietta Wood, of Cincinnati--Heavy; Damages Granted by the Jury".

In 1853, Wood was a free black woman living and labo... See More  

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Johnson served summons... Impeachment trial of President Johnson...

Item #666142

March 28, 1868

LESLIE'S WEEKLY, New York, March 28, 1868 

* President Andrew Johnson

* Impeachment trial summons prints

Full ftpg: "Judge Nelson, Administering The Oath To Chief Justice Chase, As Presiding Officer By the Court Of Impeachment, In The Senate Chamber."

Fullpg. has two halfpg. illus: "Chief Justice Chase, As President Of The Court Of Impeachment, Administering The Oat... See More  

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From Quebec, Canada...

Item #666140

January 28, 1874

MORNING CHRONICLE, Quebec, Canada, Jan. 28, 1874  We seldom acquire 19th century Quebec newspapers. A typical issue of the day, various news items and a wealth of advertising.

Four pages, large folio size, wear at the margins, some staining at the margins.  Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Austro-Prussian War begins in 1866...

Item #666105

July 03, 1866

NW YORK TRIBUNE, July 3, 1866

*Austro-Prussian War begins

The front page has one column headings that include: "WAR !" "The War Actually Begun" and more with large map. (see) Nice for display.

Eight pages, uncut, never bound, some creasing at the folds, otherwise very nice.

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Very rare print of Kit Carson...

Item #666039

April 20, 1867


* Kit Carson - frontiersman

In 33 years of selling rare newspapers I recall only seeing one image of Kit Carson in a newspaper, and this is it. See the photos for the nice front page image captioned: "Kit Carson, the Celebrated Explored & Indian Agent...". On an inside page is an article on him headed: &qu... See More  

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Nebraska admitted to the Union....well, almost...

Item #665922

July 28, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, July 28, 1866  Page 2 has an inconspicuous--yet historic--report noting: "Nebraska was admitted to the Union by both branches of Congress on Friday, the vote standing in the Senate 24 to 18, and in the House 63 to 52, and the bill has gone to the President for his signature. The Senators from the new State are already in Washington."

But it wou... See More  

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A battle with the Fenians in Canada...

Item #665919

June 05, 1866

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, June 5, 1866

* Battle of Ridgeway- Ontario

* Battle of Fort Erie

* Fenian raids in Canada

Pages 2 and 3 have coverage of the Battle of Ridgeway, heads: "Fenian Recruits" "Habeas Corpus Writ Served" "Reported Murder of Prisoners" "Latest from Buffalo" and: "The Fenian Invasion".

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Susan B. Anthony & Women's suffrage..

Item #665904

May 16, 1874

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 16, 1874

* Early Women's suffrage meeting

* Susan B. Anthony

Page 5 has an article headed: "WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE" "Last Day Of The Convention" "...Miss Anthony's Plea For The Cause" Text takes up a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.... See More  

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Early Baseball... Described as "the National game of America"...

Item #665903

August 15, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, from New York, dated August 15, 1865

* Post Civil War baseball

The back page of this issue has an article: "The Field" "Base Ball--Grand Championship Match" which has a detailed summary about a match between the Atlantic and Mutual clubs at the Capitoline Ball Ground, in Brooklyn. This also describes the scene with much talk about the crowd estimated at ... See More  

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History of the new Pacific Railroad...

Item #665889

May 21, 1869

NEW YORK TIMES, May 21, 1869  

* Union Pacific Railroad

* re. Transcontinental RR

Page 5 has a nice article providing a history of the creation of the Pacific Railroad, which just 11 days previous was formally completed.

"The Pacific Railroad" "Lecture by W. B. Ogden, One of the Promoters--History of the Road From Its Inception--The Scenery and Soil Along the Route... See More  

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Championship baseball... The war on polygamy...

Item #665887

October 31, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 31, 1871 

* 1st baseball pennant race - Philadelphia Athletics

Page 3 has a report of the championship game of 1871: "The Champion Athletics" "One of the Finest Games of the Season--The Chicagoes Narrowly Escape Being 'Chicagoed'--The Athletics to Fly the Whip Pennant."

The report begins with some preliminary details, including
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On the "last spike" ceremony at Promontory Point, Utah... Joining of the transcontinental railroad...

Item #665885

May 10, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, May 10, 1869   Page 7 has a report headed: "The Pacific Railroad" with subheads including: "Celebration of the Completion of the Road in California--A Gala Day in San Francisco and Sacramento--General Rejoicings & Jollification--Why the Roads Were Not Joined".

This text takes about 7 column inches and includes much on the celebration and preparat... See More  

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The Molly Maguires... Stanley in Africa...

Item #665839

December 02, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 2, 1874 

* Molly Maguires - threats

* Rare "Coffin Notices" prints

Page 3 beings with some nice column heads on Stanley's exploration in Africa: "AFRICA" "Mr. Henry M. Stanley's Present Expedition" "The Slave Trader' 'The Great Work of  the Sultan of Zanzibar" "Exploring the Refiji".

This is a... See More  

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A hoax, or an account of what could happen...

Item #665837

November 09, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1874 

* The New York Zoo hoax

* The Great Central Park Zoo Escape

Page 3 has a stack of horrific headlines which include: "AWFUL CALAMITY" "The Wild Animals Broken Loose from Central Park" "Terrible Scene of Mutilation" "A Shocking Sabbath Carnival of Death" "Savage Brutes At Large" "The Killed and Wounded&... See More  

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1873 Susan B. Anthony indictment...

Item #665806

June 22, 1873

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1873 

* re. The Susan B. Anthony trial 

The front page has a very small and discrete one column heading at the bottom of the last column: "The Case of Miss Susan B. Anthony--Prosecution Suspended" which is a brief mention of her recent indictment for illegal voting.

Other news of the day throughout. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Los Angeles in 1896...

Item #665749

August 01, 1896

THE LOS ANGELES RECORD, California, Aug. 1, 1896 

* 19th century Southern California

A typical newspaper of the day. The front page features a rather large political cartoon showing McKinley and Bryan. Four pages, very nice condition.

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