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673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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673709

Like an early Wall Street Journal... Street Railway Edition...

Item #673709

October 19, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 19, 1907 (STREET RAILWAY SECTION)  A 112 page publication filled with railway maps, ads, schedules and notices, providing a great snapshot of the transportation infrastructure of the northeast corridor of the United States. Transportation maps include those from Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, New York,... See More  

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673708

Like an early Wall Street Journal... Railway and Industrial Edition...

Item #673708

October 26, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 26, 1907 (RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL SECTION)  A 184 page publication filled with railway maps, ads, schedules and notices, providing a great snapshot of the railway infrastructure of the United States. Transportation/railway maps include those from as far northwest as Alaska, southeast as Florida, and nearly every region in between. Maps o... See More  

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673634

Enforcing the historic Fifteenth Amendment...

Item #673634

May 22, 1870

(2) NEW YORK TIMES, May 22 and June 1, 1870 (a 2-issue set)  The front page of the May 22nd issue has the heading: "The Fifteenth Amendment", with the subheading: "Laws to Enforce It--The Bill Passed by the Senate in Full--Important Provisions..." with more. This is actually the 1870 Enforcement Act, created to enforce the proper enforcement of the historic 15th Amendment ... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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673618

"Democratic Platform Made Easy" - showing blacks among various vignettes...

Item #673618

November 06, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 6, 1869 



* The Democratic Party platform

* Democrats are racists - anti-black

* 19th century illustration - print




The prime feature is the double-page centerfold titled: 'Democratic Platform Made Easy' with many vignettes, several which portray Blacks in various uncomplimentary and stereotypical settings/charicatures.The front page of th... See More  

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673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30,1807  Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and dampstaining, in average condition.



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673570

Woodhull & Claflin open the first women's brokerage firm on Wall Street...

Item #673570

February 12, 1870

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 12, 1870 



* "Woodhull, Claflin & Co." advertisement

* First Women's Wall Street brokerage




The financial page has an intriguing, somewhat inconspicuous advertisement of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".

The advertisement is for the very first women's brokerage firm to open on male-dominated Wall Street. It is ... See More  

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673483

Spirit photography fraud trial.... ghosts...

Item #673483

April 22, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 22, 1869



* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial




Page 7 has an article with much testimony headed: "SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHY" "The Tombs Opened" "Spirits Avaunt--Ghostly Developments" and more. (See) Text takes up over 3 1/2 columns.

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

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673355

Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting...

Item #673355

June 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1873 



* Susan B. Anthony found guilty of voting (1st report)

* Women's suffrage - Woman's rights advocate




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE WOMAN WHO DARED" "Close of the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" "The Fourteenth Amendment Gives No Right to a Woman to Vote" "A Verdict Of Guilty" (s... See More  

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673353

Jefferson Davis' 1868 Trial...

Item #673353

December 05, 1868

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 5, 1868



* Double jeopardy



The front page has one column headings: "The Trial Of Jeff. Davis" "Proceedings in the Court at Richmond--Argument to Quash the Indictments Under the Fourteenth Amendment". Coverage on the start of his trial that never happened. The treason charge would be dropped.

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

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673351

Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War...

Item #673351

August 15, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1867



* Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War

* Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming




The front page has a small one column  heading: "Encounter with the Savages near Fort Kearny--The Indians Routed" 1st report coverage on the Wagon Box Fight during Red Cloud's War.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some printing flaws including one in the me... See More  

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673319

H.H. Holmes..... 1st U.S. serial killer....

Item #673319

November 02, 1895

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Nov. 2, 1895



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* America's 1st serial killer trial ending

* Chicago murder castle




The top of page 2 has a one column heading: "HOMES HAS NO DEFENSE" with subheads. (see) Coverage at the end of the trial against H. H. Holmes for murder. Holmes is considered to be America's first serial killer. Nice ... See More  

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673297

Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President: ten issues...

Item #673297

October 06, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, October, 1860 



* Abraham Lincoln for President notices



A lot of ten issues of an obviously Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The front page also has a bit stat... See More  

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673268

Mediumship expose... Spiritualist

Item #673268

February 17, 1878

THE DAILY MEMPHIS AVALANCHE, Tennessee, Feb. 17, 1878



* Mediumship - Spiritualism

* Spirits of the dead




This uncommon title is larger than normal newspapers of the day which measures 28 x 21 inches. The back page has an article headed: "The Trans-Death Courier" "How Foster, the 'Medium,' Just Would Kill Two Very Live Men '" See image for text here.

Other new... See More  

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673184

The Ku Klux Klan...

Item #673184

October 18, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 18, 1871 



* Ku Klux Klan

* Ulysses S. Grant




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "THE KU KLUX REBELLION" "President Grant Suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Ku Klux Counties of South Carolina" "A Vigorous Prosecution of the War on the Ku Klux" (see)

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

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673182

The financial panic of 1873...

Item #673182

September 26, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 26, 1873 



* Wall Street - stock market failure



The top of page 4 has a one column heading: "RETURNING ORDER" with subheads. (see) Text takes up more than 3 columns. Coverage of "The Panic of 1873", brought on in part by the failure of Jay Cooke & Company. Great to have this NYC publication.

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

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673168

Print of a sea serpent...

Item #673168

September 27, 1851

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 1851 



* HMS Plumper (1848)

* Sea serpent print




The front page features a print of: "The Sea Serpent" with descriptive text.

Four pages, large size, several folds, a piece from a column on the back leaf has been cut away. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.... See More  

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673163

Mormons, polygamy, Salt Lake City, Utah....

Item #673163

October 30, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 30, 1871



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young

* Polygamy




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "UTAH" "The Latter Day Reign of Terror Overthrown--at Last!" "The Clutches of the Law Closing on the Bloodstained Saints" "Brigham and Joseph Young and Orson Hyde Fugitives from Justice" "Excitement At Fe... See More  

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673149

Ten issues from Peoria, Illinois...

Item #673149

December 04, 1884

THE PEORIA DAILY FREEMAN, Illinois, 1884  A lot of ten issues of this typical daily newspapers. Each complete in four pages but cleanly cut at the spine. Some browning at the margins & minimal margin wear, generally good condition.

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673141

1875 Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster....

Item #673141

September 22, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, September 22, 1875



* Indianola, Texas hurricane disaster

* Ghost town - Matagorda Bay




Page 5 has a four column map headed: "THE STORM ON THE MEXICAN GULF" Also one column headings that include: "A CITY DESTROYED" "Terrible Effects of the Recent Cyclone in the Gulf" "Indianola Swept Away" "Awful Destruction of Life and Propert... See More  

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673092

The "Colored Convention" at Columbia SC...

Item #673092

October 25, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 25, 1871 



* Southern Colored Convention

* Post Civil War Negroes - blacks




Page 3 has a one column heading: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" with subheads. (see)

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

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673091

1871 Chinese massacre....

Item #673091

October 26, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, October 26, 1871



* Anti- Chinese riot massacre

* Chinatown hangings

* Los Angeles, California




The top of page 7: "The California Vigilants" "Bloody Chinese Riot in Los Angeles" "Sixteen Chinese Hung by a Mob--One Woman and Three Men Shot" (see) First report coverage on the Chinese massacre of 1871 in Los Angeles, California.

Other news of... See More  

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673090

The United States to buy Texas from Mexico...

Item #673090

January 02, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 2, 1830 



* Purchase of Texas from Mexico ?

* General Nicolas Bravo




One of the articles is headed: "Gen. Bravo and The Texas" with portions including: "...on the subject of ceding the Texas to this country...The letter is a ...passionate declamation against the acquisition of Texas by the United States, & of vehement accusat... See More  

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673079

From the deep South with slave sale ads...

Item #673079

July 16, 1851

THE DAILY CRESCENT, New Orleans, July 16, 1851



* Rare antebellum publication

* 4 slave advertisements




News of the day with several advertisements including a few slavery related ads, one on the front page and three more on page 3.

Four pages, various news of the day, loose and irregular at the spine, a little light foxing, otherwise good.... See More  

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673078

1898 Oakman, Alabama...

Item #673078

June 10, 1898

THE OAKMAN NEWS, Alabama, June 10, 1898



* Uncommon title



This 4 page issue has news of the day, literary content and advertisements.

Complete, light toning, a little margin wear, should be handled with care.

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673039

This paper lasted but two issues... A supplement as well...

Item #673039

March 01, 1870

THE NELSON CLARION, New Hampshire, March, 1870  This is the volume 1, number 1 issue of an exceeding rare newspaper. In fact the only other date which existed was May, 1871, which was volume 1 number 2. "Union List of Newspapers" notes only  two institutions have this title, neither being the American Antiquarian Society.

Also included is a small "Supplement" of the ... See More  

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672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859  Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in route. Page six of this issue has: "AN OVERLAND JOURNEY - XIX. - From Bridger... See More  

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672955

Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...

Item #672955

December 24, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842 



* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invented




The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may convers... See More  

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672932

Two intriguing articles on the assassination plot...

Item #672932

June 23, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 23, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln assassination plot

* John Wilkes Booth & Jefferson Davis




The ftpg. has an article: "The Conspiracy--An Interview Between Booth & Davis" with details of the meeting, beginning: "Booth commenced by saying that a plan was formed by parties in the Northern States & Canada, friends of the Confederacy, to capture o... See More  

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672842

Republican party's first Presidential candidate...

Item #672842

June 21, 1856

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, June 21, 1856 



* John C. Fremont nomination

* 1st nominated for United States president




A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports their first Presidential nominee, John Fremont.

The report shown is of the North American Party, nominating Fremont & Johnston for President & Vice President. This party would soon join the recently created ... See More  

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672792

Moutain Meadows Massacre trial in 1875...

Item #672792

July 29, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 29, 1875



* Mountain Meadows Massacre

* Mormons - Mormonism trial

* John D. Lee
- Brigham Young




Page 7 has a brief article headed: "The Mountain Meadow Massacre" with subhead. See image for text.

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

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672748

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

Item #672748

July 31, 1888

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



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


An interesting newspaper from these once-famous vacation meccas on the Jersey coast, containing various news of the day with an emphasis on tourism-related items. Page 2 has: "History of Asbury Park" taking ov
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672689

1876 Molly Maguires murder trial at Mauch Chunk...

Item #672689

February 19, 1876

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 19, 1876



* Molly Maguires murder trial

* Mauch Chunk - Pennsylvania




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

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

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672685

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

Item #672685

April 15, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 15, 1870



* Raid on the Arapaho

* Indians - Native Americans




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

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

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672684

Most lopsided baseball game score ever...

Item #672684

June 19, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1874



* Early professional baseball game

* One of the most lopsided scores ever




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "The National Game" "The Worst Muffing Affair on Record-The Great Chicago Club Beaten, 38 to 1" with box scores. (see) Described in one baseball reference book as one of the poorest games of baseball played between two pr... See More  

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672675

1871 Henryville, Indiana... Park family murders...

Item #672675

November 16, 1871

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 16, 1871



* Henryville, Clark County, Indiana

* Slaughter of the Park family - murders




The top of page 8 has one column headings: "FRIGHTFUL MURDER IN INDIANA" "A Whole Family Butchered" and more. (see) Text takes up over a full column.

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, some margin wear with some tiny tears, generally good.... See More  

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672665

1873 Vienna World's Fair opens...

Item #672665

May 03, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 3, 1873



* 1873 Vienna World's Fair opens

* Austria-Hungary capital exposition




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

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672661

1854 Norwalk, Ohio...

Item #672661

November 28, 1854

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Ohio, Nov. 28, 1854



* Uncommon publication



Page 2 has an article headed: "The Mormons" See images for text here. An uncommon from pre-Civil War Ohio. Contains other news of the day with many advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, some period stray writing above the masthead, nice condition.

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672650

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

Item #672650

September 18, 1873

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

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

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672647

Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672647

September 22, 1873

THE WORLD, NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 1873  This issue has fine follow up coverage on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" - precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company.

There is a front page article, "THREE DAYS OF PANIC", which continues on Pg. 8, followed by a 1 & 3/4 column article: "FORMER PANICS IN THIS COUNTRY". See photos... See More  

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672646

Financial Panic of 1873...

Item #672646

September 23, 1873

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

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

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672644

Whaling disaster of 1871....

Item #672644

November 14, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 14, 1871



* Whaling disaster of 1871

* Bowhead whales hunting

* Arctic ice jam




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

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

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672632

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

Item #672632

October 03, 1873

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 3, 1873 



* P.T. Phineas Barnum ad



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

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

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672627

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

Item #672627

September 05, 1882

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 5, 1882  The back page has a rather notable report on the beginning of the conversion of illumination by gas to illumination by electricity, headed: "Electricity Instead Of Gas".

The report begins: "Many persons...that pour down Fulton St....had their attention attracted yesterday to the lights in several of the stores on both sides of the street. In th... See More  

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672624

Mormon unrest in Salt Lake City... Gentiles...

Item #672624

September 08, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 8, 1870



* Mormonism - Mormons - Gentiles

* Unrest in Salt Lake City, Utah




The top of page 8 has one column headings: "MORMONISM" "Excitement in Salt Lake City-Mormon Outrages on Persons and Property..." (see) Text takes up just over one full column.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, a little margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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672621

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

Item #672621

April 26, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 26, 1870



* 15th Fifteenth Amendment taking effect

* Voting rights for blacks in America




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

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

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672618

1873 Dixon, Illinois bridge disaster...

Item #672618

May 05, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 5, 1873



* Dixon, Illinois

* Truesdell Bridge collapse

* Baptism ceremony disaster




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

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672616

Wickenburg massacre... Arizona...

Item #672616

November 17, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, November 17, 1871



* Wickenburg massacre, Arizona Territory



Near the bottom of the front page is an article headed: "The Arizona Stage Tragedy" (see)



wikipedia notes: The Wickenburg Massacre was the November 5, 1871, murder of six stagecoach passengers en route from Wickenburg, Arizona Territory, westbound for San Bernardino, California, on the La Paz road.



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672608

H.H. Holmes..... 1st U.S. serial killer....

Item #672608

July 25, 1895

THE GLOBE, Bethlehem, Penn., July 25, 1895



* H.H. Holmes - Herman Webster Mudgett

* Infamous "Murder Castle" in Chicago


* America's 1st serial killer



The top of page 3 has one column headings that include: "HOLMES MANY CRIMES" "Still Unearthing Evidence Against the Arch Conspirator" and more. (see) Coverage on the recent murders by H. H. Holmes, who is co... See More  

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