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683807

Edgar Allan Poe Parents Theatre Ad In 1807...

Item #683807

September 21, 1807

BOSTON GAZETTE, Sept. 21, 1807



* Edgar Allan Poe's father & mother theater ad



On page 3 under "Boston Theatre" is a notice for a performance of "Duenna, Or, The Double Elopement", a comic opera, with Mrs. Poe as "Donna Clara", plus a notice for "a Farce" called the "Irishman In London" with Mr. Poe as "Captain Seymour" re. t... See More  

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683761

Yellow fever epidemic outbreak in Shreveport, Louisiana...

Item #683761

October 26, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 26, 1873



* Yellow Fever epidemic of 1873

* Shreveport, Louisiana LA & Memphis




The top of page 12 has one column headings: "YELLOW FEVER" "Encouraging Accounts from Memphis and Shreveport" and more. (see)

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

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683749

Slaves delivered to America... Return of slaves from the "Echo" slave ship...

Item #683749

December 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1858  Page 4 has a brief, yet historic report with a small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it (illegally) delivered the next-to last load of African slaves to America. It notes in part: "...succeeded in evading the vigilance of the cruisers & landed a cargo of... See More  

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683560

Actor Edwin Booth murder attempt......

Item #683560

April 25, 1879

EASTON EXPRESS, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1879



* Actor Edwin Booth

* Attempted assassination

* Mark Gray




The top of page 2 has an article headed: "The Booth Shooting" with subhead. (see)

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.



wikipedia notes: Mark Gray (attempted assassin) was a traveling salesman from Keokuk, Iowa who fired two shots fro... See More  

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683494

Possibly the 1st Jew lynched within the United States...

Item #683494

August 17, 1868

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, August 17, 1868



* Lynching of Samuel Bierfield

* First Jew lynched in United States

* Jews - Jewish - Judaica item

* Ku Klux Klan - KKK members




The front page has an article with small heading: "Murders By The Ku-Klux Klan", being the account of the killing of a Jewish shop owner and his black employee by 15 masked men on horseback. The shop owner, Samuel Bierf... See More  

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683488

Scarce French-English newspaper from Louisiana...

Item #683488

September 14, 1878

LE LOUISIANAIS, Convent, Louisiana, Sept. 14, 1878 



* Very rare publication from the deep South



A scarce title which existed from 1865 thru 1883, but of which very few issues surface. A four page issue with the pages 1 &2 in French, pages 3 & 4 in English.

Folio size, small library stamp within masthead, nice condition.... See More  

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683455

Very rare & desirable Maxfield Parrish Christmas cover...

Item #683455

December 14, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY--CHRISTMAS,  Dec. 14, 1895  Certainly the feature of this issue is the great Maxfield Parrish front wrapper which shows a waiter delivering a plate with Christmas pudding. Typically this desirable cover is lacking as they were extracted from volumes over the years. Rare to find an issue with this cover intact.

Also included is the interesting: "The Christmas Sea... See More  

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683447

The Grattan Indian massacre...

Item #683447

September 11, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, September 11, 1854 



* Grattan Massacre (1st report)

* United States Army

* Lakota Sioux Indians




The front page has an article headed: "Important from Fort Laramie--An Entire Detachment of United States Troops Massacred by the Indians" Early, 1st report coverage on what was known as the "Grattan Massacre". This was the opening engagement of the... See More  

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683432

Early Cooperstown, New York...

Item #683432
An Oct. 29th, 1855 check drawn in the "Otsego County Bank" in Cooperstown, New York. A very handsome item which features an engraving of an Indian at the left side. Printed on maroon ink with 1 circular "Paid" stamp. About 2 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches and in nice condition.

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683410

Brewing Ale in the 1870's...

Item #683410

March 15, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 15, 1879  The front page has 3 illus: "The Brewing Of Ale", the largest shows "Racking Off Vats", plus an article about P. Ballantine & Sons Brewery (Albany N.Y.), which continues inside and has another illus: "The Mash Tub And Malting Kilns".

Other articles and illustrations of interest include: "Palmer's Washer... See More  

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683304

Bridge over Harlem River... Heaviest locomotive...

Item #683304

July 17, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 17, 1897  Page 8 has: "HEAVIEST LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD - TANK LOCOMOTIVE, INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS".

The front page has: "THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE - ILLUMINATION OF WINDSOR CASTLE ON JUNE 18".

The remainder of the issue has: "INGLIS TRIPLE-EXPANSION PADDLE ENGINES", "SPECIAL DELIVERY CAR TRANSFER STEAMER", &... See More  

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683247

Alexander Graham Bell's telephone in 1877..

Item #683247

February 08, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida NY, February 8, 1877.



* Alexander Graham Bell & T.A. Watson
* Invention of the Telephone
 
A small size newspaper from the famous Oneida Community in New York, an early "commune" in experimental living. Various religiously-themed content but a bit of reporting of news of the day as well. An interesting title from this interesti
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683213

The National League is created...

Item #683213

February 07, 1876

NEW-YORK TIMES, Feb. 7, 1876 



* Creation of the National League

* Major League Baseball - MLB




On page 2 under "Base-Ball" is a report about a meeting held in New York resulting in the establishment of the National League.

The report begins: "A meeting of the managers of all the professional base-ball organizations in the country, excepting the Philade
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683170

1899 Battle of Calumpit... ...

Item #683170

April 26, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 26, 1899



* Battle of Calumpit

* Bulacan, Philippines

* Philippine-American War


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "REBELS' LAST STAND" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in pa... See More  

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683158

1899 Newnan, Georgia Negro lynching...

Item #683158

April 24, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, April 24, 1899



* Newnan, Georgia

* Elijah Strickland lynching

* Alfred Cranford murder




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "A MOB OF BUTCHERS" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare ... See More  

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683153

1899 New Richmond Winconsin tornado disaster...

Item #683153

June 13, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 13, 1899



* New Richmond, Wisconsin

* St. Croix County

* 1899 Tornado disaster


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "OVER 200 KILLED" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare... See More  

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683147

1869 Solar Eclipse...

Item #683147

August 08, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 8, 1869



* 1869 Solar Eclipse

* Moon - Sun - Earth




The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE SOLAR ECLIPSE" "Magnificence of the Phenomenon in the Metropolis" and more. (see) Lengthy text takes up 5 full columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, some archival mending to a few unrelated pages, a few tiny margi... See More  

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683120

Frederick Douglass...

Item #683120

May 15, 1857

THE NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, May 15, 1857  Page 4 has: "ANTI-SLAVERY MEETING" and "... by FREDERICK DOUGLASS... upon the subject of Slavery, the Dred Scott decision, and the Constitution."  Nice detail concerning the Anti-Slavery meeting held at the Shiloh Church on Prince Street.

Additionally, the front page has: "Five Thousand Dollars Reward" and "The P... See More  

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683073

Louisa May Alcott's death report in a Boston women's suffrage journal...

Item #683073

March 10, 1888

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Mass., March 10, 1888



* Louisa May Alcott's death

* Day of her father's funeral

* Rare Women's suffrage periodical




Immediately following the detailed obituary of Louisa May Alcott's father is: "Louisa May Alcott is no more", it being the lead statement announcing her death which occurred on the same day as her father' fune... See More  

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683015

Runaway slave advertisements from 1839...

Item #683015

July 22, 1839

THE GLOBE, City of Washington, July 22, 1839 



* Runaway slave advertisements



Page 2 has a notice that offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see) Also on page 2 is a even more interesting ad headed: "Five Hundred Dollars Reward" which has descriptions of 4 runaway slaves. ... See More  

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682994

1870 Richmond, Virginia Capitol disaster...

Item #682994

April 29, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 29, 1870



* Richmond VA Virginia

* State Capitol floor collapse disaster




The top of page 7 has one column headings: "THE RICHMOND HORROR" "Details of the Fatal Tragedy in the Capitol" and more. (see) Text takes up just over 2 full columns.

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

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682982

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

Item #682982

April 27, 1869

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1869



* Spirit photography - ghosts

* William H. Mumler fraud trial




Page 6 has an article with testimony headed: "Light From The Tombs" "The Spirits Laid Bare" "Lucifer (Matches) and Mica Among The Ghosts" and more. (See) Text takes up over three columns.

Complete with 16 pages, some archival mending on a few unrelated pages, nice... See More  

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682981

1899 Enterprise, Kansas family murders......

Item #682981

March 06, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 6, 1899



* Enterprise, Dickinson County, Kansas

* John Gilbert family murders (Wife & 4 children)


 


The top of the front page has a one column heading: "PURELY DEVILISH" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from ... See More  

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682881

The burning of "The Bowery Theater", New York...

Item #682881

January 04, 1845

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 4, 1845  The front page has an illustration captioned: "BURNING OF THE BOWERY THEATRE, NEW YORK", which is followed by a description of the fire which destroyed this famous theater in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Text includes, "This celebrated theater... has just been burnt for the fourth time!". with more.

Additional conte... See More  

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682880

Firefighting interest... A Shaker washing machine...

Item #682880

March 10, 1860

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 10, 1860  The back page has: "IMPROVED NOZZLE FOR HOSE PIPE", which includes a small illustration of a fireman holding a firehose. The front page has: THE SHAKER WASHING MACHINE", which includes a large print and supporting text.

Additional content includes: "Brown's Improved Wagon Break", "Smith's Improved Water Whee... See More  

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682830

Toussaint L'ouverture... Governor for Life...

Item #682830

August 19, 1801

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Mass., August 19, 1801  An inside page has much regarding St Domingo, including a mention of their soon to be printed Constitution, scattered details, and a mention of Toussaint L'ouverture being declared: "Governor For Life", with additional details (see images).

Additional news of the day with period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 4 ... See More  

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682823

Mormon missionaries arrive in St. Louis... Indian troubles...

Item #682823

June 07, 1854

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 7, 1854



* Mormon missionaries

* Indians harass (Nebraska Territory) and are harassed (New York)




Page 3 has: "FROM SALT LAKE CITY", which tells of a group of missionaries having arrived safely at St. Louis, with some details regarding Mormon emigration.

Another article has: "Nebraska Excitement", which talks of trouble... See More  

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682800

1899 death of Dwight L. Moody...

Item #682800

February 15, 1899

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 15, 1899



* Dwight L. Moody

* American evangelist

* San Diego revival


 


The top of page 3 a one column heading: "EVANGELIST MOODY" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper. Rare as such.

Complete... See More  

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682641

Celebrating the centennial of Burke, Vermont...

Item #682641

July 01, 1896

THE ST. JOHNSBURY REPUBLICAN - Burke Centennial Edition, Vermont, July 1, 1896  The entire 16 page issue is a celebration of the town of Burke, Vermont (2010 pop. 1753) with a very detailed account of the town's history over the past 100 years. Many photos of notable people, homes, etc.

Complete in 16 pages, printed on high-quality newsprint, 11 by 15 inches, great condition.

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682580

See the nice masthead from 1846...

Item #682580

July 30, 1846

THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, July 30, 1846 



* Uncommon title



See the great, early engraving of a railroad train in the masthead. An interesting array of news tidbits of the day.

Four pages, nice condition. This is the vol. 1 number 10 issue of a title which lasted about 4 years.... See More  

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682578

The Custer massacre... Jesse James train robbery... Mark Twain...

Item #682578

July 13, 1876

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, July 13, 1876



* General George Custer

* Battle of Little Bighorn

* Mark Twain - Samuel Clemens




Page 7 has: "Summary Of News" which includes a very brief & inconspicuous report on the Custer massacre: "The disastrous fight between Gen. Custer's command & the Sioux Indians on June 25th resulted in the death of Gen. Custer, toge... See More  

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682575

1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #682575

October 13, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 1849 



* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper




The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, a little stray period writing within the ma... See More  

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682501

1878 Ludlow, Vermont...

Item #682501

March 01, 1878

VERMONT TRIBUNE, Ludlow, March 1, 1878



* Ludlow, Vermont

* Windsor County




Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Eight pages, piece torn away on the third leaf (pages 5-6) (see), minor margin and central fold wear, generally good.

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682425

1896 St. Johnsbury, Vermont...

Item #682425

July 01, 1896

ST. JOHNSBURY REPUBLICAN, Vermont, July 1, 1896



* Caledonia County

* "Best Small Town"




Uncommon publication from Northern New England. Contains news of the day with several advertisements.

Complete with 8 pages, minor wear at the margins, generally nice.

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682423

Africans [blacks] celebrate the abolition of the slave trade...

Item #682423

July 13, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812  The most notable content is on page 3 headed: "Thanksgiving" which begins: "The Africans in Boston will keep a Thanksgiving in commemoration of the abolition of the Slave Trade, to-morrow...The Procession will form..." with further details.

Rare to find such reports with specific mention of the "Africa... See More  

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682406

1870 Fenian raids into Canada....

Item #682406

May 30, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 30, 1870



* Battle of Trout River

* Fenian Brotherhood raids

* Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada




The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE FENIANS" "Seizure of Fenian War Material by United States Troops" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the folds, a little spine wear, generally nice.... See More  

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682344

From this small town in Northern Missouri...

Item #682344

January 28, 1887

THE HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri, Jan. 28, 1887



* Macon County



 An uncommon title from this very small town in Northern Missouri. A typical newspaper of the day with local and regional reports and a wealth of ads.

Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, a small hoe to the back leaf, a few small repairs. Good condition.

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682315

1889 Brookville, Indiana...

Item #682315

July 11, 1889

FRANKLIN DEMOCRAT, Indiana, July 11, 1889



* Rare title - Franklin County, Indiana



This 4 page newspaper has news of the day and period advertisements.

Complete, a little spine wear, light creasing, generally nice.

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682194

Newark NJ cemetery haunted ?... Ghost...

Item #682194

May 19, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 19, 1873



* Henry William Herbert - Frank Forester

* Mount Peasant Cemetery - Newark NJ

* Haunted graveyard - ghosts - goblin




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "THE NEWARK GHOST" "More Strange Stories About Ghostly Monsters" and more. (see)

Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.

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682129

Charles Dickens... Defends attacks on his personal life...

Item #682129

June 21, 1858

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Massachusetts, June 21, 1858



* Letter from Charles Dickens defending his character



Page 4 has a letter from Charles Dickens which is quite out of the ordinary. Although he states he rarely publicly defends against attacks on his personal life, recent accusations have led him to make an exception, the exception being this letter.

Other news of the day is found thro... See More  

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682103

1877 Galveston, Texas fire...

Item #682103

June 09, 1877

CLEVELAND DAILY HERALD, Ohio, June 9, 1877



* Galveston TX Texas fire



This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

The front page has one column headings: "Galveston Fire" "Losses and Insurance by Yesterday's Fire" See image for text here.

Complete, minor margin wear, otherwise in nice condition.... See More  

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681958

Masonic Celebration of Washington's initiation...

Item #681958

November 02, 1852

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 5, 1852  The front page has a mention of: "Masonic Celebration at Cincinnati", and continues on page 4 describing the annual celebration of George Washington being "initiated as a member of the mystic tie".

Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.

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681932

Chief Sitting Bull on the warpath ?...

Item #681932

March 23, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, March 23, 1878



* Chief Sitting Bull on the warpath ?



The bottom of the front page has a small one column heading: "The Indian Situation" with subhead. See image for brief text.

Four pages, a little archival mending at the margins, minor wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More  

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681931

John D. Lee & the Mountain Meadow Massacre...

Item #681931

March 07, 1878

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, March 7, 1878



* John D. Lee confession ?

* re. Mountain Meadows Massacre




The front page has a small one column heading along the 1st column: "The Mountain Meadow Massacre Once More" (see) The incident happened a little more than a year earlier.

Four pages, some archival mending at the margins, minor wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More  

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681925

Chief Spotted Tail in 1875...

Item #681925

September 18, 1875

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 18, 1875



* Chief Spotted Tail - Agency

* Brulé Lakota Sioux Indians




Page 5 has an article headed: "WOGALAKA TONKA" "Spotted Tails Tepee" and more.

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

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681887

First airplane death - a passenger with Orville Wright...

Item #681887

September 23, 1908

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908 



* Orville Wright Injured

* Thomas Etholen Selfridge Killed

* 1st powered airplane fatality




Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where t... See More  

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681883

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

Item #681883

July 30, 1895

DAILY GLOBE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 30, 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' ENTERPRISES" "Skeletons Discovered Which Have Benn Traced to Him" and more. (see) Coverage on the recent murders by H. H. Holmes,... See More  

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681702

1869 Camden, New Jersey...

Item #681702

June 02, 1869

WEST JERSEY PRESS, New Jersey, June 2, 1869



* Uncommon publication



This newspaper measures 27 x 21 inches, has news of the day and several advertisements during the reconstruction era shortly after the American Civil War.

Four pages, some wear and small tears at the folds, generally good.

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$38.00
681675

1856 Bleeding Kansas...

Item #681675

August 25, 1856

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 25, 1856



* Bleeding Kansas

* Missouri border invasion




The front page has a one column heading: "The War In Kansas" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text.

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

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681667

Evangelist Dwight L. Moody sermon - 1876...

Item #681667

February 11, 1876

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 11, 1876



* Evangelist Dwight L. Moody's sermon

* Preaches at P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome

* Ira D. Sankey




The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "Revival Success" "The Evangelists Power" and more. Text takes up 2 full columns on the front page and continues on page 5.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pa... See More  

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$36.00
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