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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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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
672148

Goingsnake massacre shootout..

Item #672148

April 30, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 30, 1872



* Goingsnake massacre

* Cherokee Nation - Oklahoma

* Official report of the event




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE CHEROKEE MASSACRE" "Official Reports Of the Fight" and more. (see) Text takes up 1 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete in 16 pages, minor spine wear, generally very nice.... See More  

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672142

One of the best baseball prints...

Item #672142

March 23, 1889

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889



* Great baseball prints - illustrations



Note: this is just a portion of the issue, 8 pages but including the mentioned centerfold.

This terrific double page centerfold is captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some 19 scenes of various "plays" in basebal... See More  

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$380.00
672141

A wealth of golf photos & prints...

Item #672141

August 01, 1897

OUTING, (New York), August, 1897  A typical magazine of the late 19th century, this issue has much on sports of the day, including 27 photos or prints of golf, under the heading: "Golfers In Action". Plus there are articles with photos/prints on tennis, bicycling, fishing, polo, yachting, and more.

Complete in 102 pages but disbound without the outer wrappers, 6 3/4 by 9 1/2 inches... See More  

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672136

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672136

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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672124

James Gordon Bennett death...

Item #672124

June 03, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 3, 1872



* James Gordon Bennett death (1st report)

* New York Herald fame - best title to be had




This issue has black mourning borders throughout. The top of page 3 has one column headings "JAMES GORDON BENNETT" "The Metropolitan Press on the Founder of the New York Herald" and more. Text takes up entire page. Great to have in his publication, ve... See More  

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672119

1874 Battle of Palo Duro Canyon...

Item #672119

October 12, 1874

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 12, 1874



* Battle of Palo Duro Canyon (1st report)

* Ranald S. Mackenzie vs. Comanches - Kiowas




The front page has an article headed: "The Hostile Indians" "A Sharp And Decisive Blow Struck At The Cheyennes And Others..." See image for text here.

Ten pages, toning and a little wear at the margins, loose along the spine, must be handled with c... See More  

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672105

Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #672105

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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672104

Portrait of an early baseball player...

Item #672104

September 29, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 29, 1866 Page 4 has a 3 by 2 inch portrait of: "Edward Beadle, Gotham B. B. Club Of New York." Included is a report headed: "Our Base Ball Illustrations" that compares the "new school" of ball players to the "old boys" and then describes the talent and skills of Beadle, a first baseman for the Gothams.

There is also... See More  

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672101

The science behind a curve-ball in baseball...

Item #672101

September 15, 1883

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, Sept. 15, 1883  The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-alone publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

Inside has a fascinating article headed: "Base Ball Science" which begins: "We are in receipt of several communications relative to the question o whether a projectile can be thrown so as to ... See More  

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672100

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

Item #672100

January 01, 1853

AMERICAN PHRENOLOGICAL JOURNAL, New York, January, 1853  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 various prints of men & women, including; "The Good Man & the Murderer--A Cont... See More  

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672098

1871 Oxford Mine cave in... Hyde Park, Pennsylvania...

Item #672098

November 17, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 17, 1871



* Oxford Mine cave in

* Hyde Park, Pennsylvania




Page 7 has one column headings that include: "Excitement At the Coal Mines" "Caving In of the Mines at Hyde Park, PA." "People Deserting Their Homes in Terror" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More  

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672097

SLC First United Methodist Church cornerstone...

Item #672097

November 23, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 23, 1871



* First United Methodist Church

* Salt Lake City, Utah - Mormons

* Laying the cornerstone w/ ceremony




Page 7 has one column headings: "Mormon Territory" "Laying the Corner Stone of a New Methodist Episcopal Church" See image for brief text here.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, gener... See More  

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672039

Ku Klux Klan in 1871 South Carolina...

Item #672039

November 15, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 15, 1871



* Ku Klux Klan - KKK outrages

* Spartansburg County SC South Carolina




The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "THE KU KLUX" "The Alleged Outrages in South Carolina" "A Visit To The Ku Klux Prisoners" and more. Very lengthy text takes up entire page and continues on page 5

Other news of the day. Complete in... See More  

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672037

Shavuot begins... 1872 Jewish holiday...

Item #672037

June 13, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 13, 1872



* Shavuot - Feast of Weeks - Pentacost

* Jews - Jewish holiday - Hebrew festival




Page 4 has an article headed: "The Jewish Feast Of Pentacost" with subhead. (see)

Complete with 10 pages, nice condition.

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671992

Mormon conference is adjourned...

Item #671992

April 15, 1872

NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1872  The front page has: "UTAH" "Mormon Conference Adjourned--Fanaticism--Secret Organization--Snow-Slides". See the photos for the full text.

Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, some binding residue at the spine of the back page, good condition.

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671991

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

Item #671991

May 02, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, May 2, 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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671988

First appearance of a Walt Whitman poem...

Item #671988

March 08, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, March 1, 1888 



* Walt Whitman's "My Canary Bird" poem - 1st appearance



The top half of page 6 has the printing of a short poem: "My Canary Bird" by Walt Whitman as noted at its conclusion. This was the very first printing of this Whitman poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, and is very significant as such.

Twelve pages, partially loose ... See More  

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671981

Indians at the Cooper Institute...

Item #671981

June 08, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 8, 1872



* Indians - Native Americans

* Chief Red Cloud speech

* Cooper Institute peace meeting




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "LO! THE POOR INDIAN !" "Reception of Our Red-Skinned Visitors at the Cooper Institute Last Evening" "Speeches by Red Cloud, Red Dog...." and more. (see)

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

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671973

Brigham Young's polygamy trial... Chicago Fire... The Lowry War...

Item #671973

October 20, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 20, 1871 



* Great Chicago Fire disaster

* Brigham Young polygamy trial

* Lowry War - North Carolina




Page 4 begins with a stack of heads concerning the Great Chicago Fire: "CHICAGO" "Graphic Description of the Destruction of the City That Was" "The Loss $475,000,000 and Two Hundred Lives" "The Red March of the Flames" "... See More  

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671972

The international boat race of 1872...

Item #671972

August 28, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 28, 1869



* The international boat race

* Atalanta vs. London boat club crew

* The River Thames - London w/ map




Page 3 has a four column map with headline: "THE INTERNATIONAL ROWING MATCH" and more. Also one column headings: "THE GREAT BOAT RACE" "The Match Between the Atalanta and London Rowing Club Crews Contested on the Thames" &quo... See More  

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671961

Horrors of the Andersonville prison camp...

Item #671961

September 09, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 9, 1865



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




The first column heads include: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "The Prisoner Applies for Spiritual Advisers" "More Shocking Barbarities" "Complicity of the Richmond Authorities" "Documentary Evidence".

Andersonville prison camp was commanded by C... See More  

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671955

1872 Mount Vesuvius eruption...

Item #671955

May 17, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 17, 1872



* Mount Vesuvius eruption

* Gulf of Naples, Italy




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "VESUVIUS" "'The Mountain Has Fallen In and Ever So Many People Are Killed'" "Opening Of A New Crater" "A Party of Explorers Destroyed by the Fiery Lava" "Two Hundred Lives Sacrificed" "Stre... See More  

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671948

Santa Maria River, Arizona Indians battle......

Item #671948

October 07, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 7, 1872



* Muchos Canyon, Santa Maria River, Arizona

* Captain J. W. Mason - U. S. 5th Cavalry




Page 5 has two articles under: "The Indians" See image for text here.



Complete with all 8 pages, minor light foxing, nice condition.

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671918

From the early days of Procter & Gamble...

Item #671918

December 17, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 17, 1881  The entire front page is taken up with five prints captioned: "How Candles are Made. Manufactory of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio." with each print showing a different step in the process. There is some text as well which carries over to pages 4, 5 and 6 and where also are found nine additional prints.

A very nice & early i... See More  

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671917

From the early days of Procter & Gamble...

Item #671917

December 17, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 17, 1881  The entire front page is taken up with five prints captioned: "How Candles are Made. Manufactory of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio." with each print showing a different step in the process. There is some text as well which carries over to pages 4, 5 and 6 and where also are found nine additional prints.

A very nice & early i... See More  

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671905

Allen B. Wilson... sewig machines pioneer....

Item #671905

April 17, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1872



* Allen B. Wilson re. patents

* Sewing machines pioneer




The top of page 4 has one column headings that include: "THE SEWING MACHINE" "A. B. Wilson and His Patent Extension" His Early Struggles, Lawsuits and Profits" and more. (see)

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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671896

Frederick Douglass' 'eloquence' at the Colored Convention...

Item #671896

April 14, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 14, 1872  Page 12 begins with column heads: "NATIONAL COLORED CONVENTION" "Fred Douglass, the Great African Light, in His Element" "Fred's Eloquence Inexhaustible" "A Review of the Horrors of Slavery & the Beauties of Freedom" "The Clans Completely Silenced" "He May Vote for Grant, but He Will Worship Sumner... See More  

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671895

The Lowry War in North Carolina...

Item #671895

April 06, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 6, 1872 



* Lowry's War - gang

* Pembroke, North Carolina

* Scuffletown




Over half of the last column on page three is taken up with a stack of heads on the Lowery (Lowry, Lowrie) War in North Carolina.

The Lowry War is a notable event in North Carolina history. Led by Henry Berry Lowry, whose father and brother were murdered by men of the Confederate Home Gu... See More  

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671887

Horseracing... Famed baseball player 'Cap' Anson...

Item #671887

September 19, 1891

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 19, 1891  The full front page is a great horse racing print:  "The End Of The Racing Season--A False Start For The Mile Race."  

Other prints include a full pg: "Devastating Prairie Fires i Dakota..."; a print of a famous baseball player: "Adrian C. Anson, Captain of the Chicago Base-Ball Club" with a related a... See More  

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671874

A periodical for spiritualists...

Item #671874

February 19, 1886

THE MEDIUM AND DAYBREAK, London, Feb. 19, 1886



* Ghosts - mediums - spectre - apparition - spooks



A fascinating & unusual newspaper subtitled: "A Weekly Journal Devoted to the History, Phenomena, Philosophy & Teachings of Spiritualism" as noted in the masthead.

The great illustration in the masthead themes on this topic--very displayable as such. Among the articles are: &q... See More  

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671868

Baseball players...

Item #671868

October 27, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1888 



* 19th century baseball players

* Charles Comiskey & Arie Latham

* St. Louis Browns (Cardinals)




Perhaps the most desired print would be the two quarter-page portraits of: "Two Popular Players of the St. Louis Baseball Team" being "Charles Comiskey" and "W. A. Latham." There is a related article on a fo... See More  

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671866

Chicago White Stockings: National League champs...

Item #671866

October 14, 1882

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 14, 1882 



* Chicago White Sox baseball

* Cap Anson & King Kelly




Inside has a very nice half page illustration captioned: "The Chicago Baseball Team, Winners Of The National League Championship." This is a team portrait of eleven players in uniform, including M. J. Kelly and A. C. Anson. The bottom half of that leaf has a print... See More  

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671849

Neal Dow, father of Prohibition...

Item #671849
YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, February, 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.

Inside has an article: "To Reach a Long Life" by Hon. Neal Dow, with a photo of him captioned: "... See More  

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671840

Nast Santa.... "Another Stocking to fill"...

Item #671840

January 03, 1880

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1880 



* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving



The entire ftpg. is a Thomas Nast print captioned: "A Merry Christmas" showing Santa Claus dancing with Mother Goose.

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice Thomas Nast Christmas print captioned: "Another Stocking to Fill" showing Santa Claus leaning over a sleeping baby... See More  

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671813

Nova Scotia hurricane of 1873 ...

Item #671813

August 29, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 29, 18753



* Nova Scotia Hurricane disaster




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "A TERRIBLE HURRICANE" "Dreadful Effects of the Recent Gale in Nova Scotia" "A Hundred Vessels Ashore Along the Coast" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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671811

Early balloning in 1873...

Item #671811

September 09, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 9, 1873 



* Early Ballooning - Transatlantic voyage planning

* Balloonists John Wise & Washington Harrison Donaldson




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "Stop That Balloon" "The Voice of "Humanity" Pleading" "The Doom Of Professor Wise" and more. The flight didn't go that well as they were forced to land i... See More  

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671810

Samuek Baker military expedition to Africa...

Item #671810

August 28, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 28, 1873 



* British explorer Sir Samuel Baker

* Military expedition to Nile region - Africa




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "SIR SAMUEL BAKER" "The White Nile Fully Discussed" "The Three White Men At Ujiji" and more. (see) Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

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

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671769

Death sentence for Captian Jack & others...

Item #671769

August 24, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 24, 1873



* Captain Jack & Boston Charley

* And other Modoc Indians

*
Death sentences - Lava Beds War




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "MODOC DEATH WARRENTS" "Sentence of the Court Martial on Lava Beds Murderers" "Their Doom Sealed" "To Be Hanged at Fort Klamath, Oregon, October 3, 1873" and more... See More  

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671768

Russian Mennonites coming to America ?....

Item #671768

August 23, 1873

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 23, 1873 



* Russian Mennonites

* Coming to America ?

* Anabaptists - Anabaptism




The top of page 11 has one column headings: "THE MENNONITES" "A Colony of Quakers from the Black Sea Coming to America" "Modern Anabaptists Swelling the Tide of Immigration" and more. (see)

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

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671765

1873 Lemont, Illinois train wreck disaster...

Item #671765

August 18, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 18, 1873



* Lemont, Illinois train wreck

* Chicago and Alton Railroad disaster




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "ANOTHER DISASTER" "Dreadful Railroad Collision Near Lemont, Twenty Miles from Chicago" "Eleven Passengers Killed--Thirty-five Maimed and Scalded" "Terrible Scenes" and more. (see) Text takes ... See More  

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671764

Henry Bartle Frere & the African slave trade

Item #671764

August 11, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 11, 1873



* Sir Henry Bartle Frere

* Sultans of Zanzibar & Muscat

* African slave trade - traffic




The back page has a correspondence from Henry Bartle Frere at Zanzibar, Africa with heading: "The East African Slave Trade" (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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671743

Trial on the Andersonville Prison horrors...

Item #671743

October 05, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 5, 1865 



* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz




Among the front page first column heads are: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial Yesterday" "Testimony of the Prisoner's Clerk" "Counsel Baker Rebuked by the Court" "Extraordinary Statements of a Spy" "The 'Camp' A Land Flowing With Milk and Honey&quo... See More  

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671721

Baseball... Great view of Salt Lake City... The redwood forest...

Item #671721

October 30, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 30, 1886  A full page has 5 prints of: "Puffin-Catching Off the Irish Coast"; small print of Commodore Gherardi, U.S.N."; halfpg: "The Slater Memorial Building at Norwich, Connecticut"; one-quarter page cartoonish print: "Baseball at Crowtown".

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice print: "Felling the Redwood T... See More  

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671717

1873 Third Carlist War..

Item #671717

August 07, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 7, 1873



* Third Carlist War

* Civil War in Spain

* Liberals - Republicans




Page 3 has many one column headings: "CHAOTIC SPAIN" "DISINTEGRATION" "Full Details of the Rising at Cartegena" "Battle of Alpens" and more. (see) Lengthy text.

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

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671711

1873 steamboat Wawaset disaster...

Item #671711

August 09, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 9, 1873



* Steamboat Wawaset fire disaster

* Potomac River sinking




The top of page 4 has one column headings: "DREADFUL CALAMITY" "The Steamboat Wawasset (sic) Burned on the Potomac" "Over Fifty Passengers Lost" "Flame and Smoke Drive Off the Fireman" and more. (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.... See More  

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671697

1873 S.F. Chinatown sex slaves...

Item #671697

July 31, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 31, 1873



* Chinatown's sex slaves (girls)

* San Francisco, California Chinese

* Human trafficking - Tong Wars




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "HIP YEE TONG" "An Infamous Secret Chinese Society in San Francisco" and more. (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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671691

Great Fire of 1873... Portland, Oregon...

Item #671691

August 04, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 4, 1873



* Great fire of 1873

* Portland, Oregon




The top of page 6 has one column headings: "PORTLAND, WEST" "Terrible Conflagration in the Chief City of Oregon" and more. (see)

Complete in 12 pages, good condition.

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$34.00
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