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August 07, 1881
THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 13, 1881
* The murder of Jennie E. Cramer
* "The Elm City Tragedy" - New Haven's "Beautiful Victim"
* Blanche Douglass arrested
The front page has the single-column heading: "THE DEAD NEW HAVEN GIRL", with subheading: "A Warrant Issued For The Arrest Of The Douglass Woman", followed by additional details (see photos). T... See More
March 09, 1861
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 9, 1861 “The Fugitive Anderson” on page 3 is about John Anderson, the famous fugitive slave who escaped to Canada evading the pursuit of bounty hunters. While on the run he killed a farmer who intended to legally recapture Anderson and send him back into his master’s custody. Anderson lived and worked in Canada West from 1854 to A... See More
March 14, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 14, 1874
* Charles Sumner death
* American politician - Massachusetts senator
* Anti-slavery leader - Civil Rights advocate
The top of the page 3 has one column headings: "SUMNER" "Last Honors in Washington to the Dead Senator" and more. (see) Lengthy text.
Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages in nice condition.... See More
January 12, 1859
THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 12, 1859
* The Wanderer (slave ship)
Page 3 has about 1/2 of a column of text headed: "The 'Wanderer' Africans Westward-Bound-Curious Scenes" and more which concerns the yacht Wanderer possibly being involved with the African slave trade.
Other news of the day. Eight pages, nice condition.
October 11, 1832
HARRISBURGER MORGENROTHE, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Oct. 11, 1832
* Rare publication
* German language newspaper
A quite scarce newspaper for the German speaking community in the Harrisburg area, printed entirely in the German language. Gregory's "Union List of American Newspapers" notes that only the Pennsylvania State Library has a reasonable run of this title, two oth... See More
November 30, 1894
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, November 30, 1894
* re. H.H. Holmes arrest
* Herman Webster Mudgett
* 1st U.S. serial killer
The front page has a brief article with small heading: "Pitezel Is In South America" with subhead. (see) Brief coverage on the recent arrest and indictment of H.H. Holmes, America's 1st serial killer.
Complete with all 10 pages, light toning, generally nice... See More
May 25, 1850
THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, May 25, 1850
* Rare Antebellum publication
Rarely are we able to secure antebellum newspapers from this city.
A typical newspaper of the day with news reports both local and national. Most of the back page is taken up with advertisements, a few of which are illustrated.
Four pages, very condition.... See More
November 24, 1851
THE VICKSBURG EVENING POST, Mississippi, Nov. 24, 1885
* Rare publication from the 19th century South
A very uncommon publication from the South. News of the day with several advertisements.
Complete with 4 pages, a little margin wear with some small tears, generally good.
September 01, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 1, 1874
* General George Armstrong Custer
* Black Hills gold - South Dakota expedition ENDS
The front page has a few related article headed: "Return Of the Black Hills Expedition" with subheads. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.
July 07, 1871
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1871
* Ku Klux Klan - KKK
* Southern trials
The front page has two related article headed: "The Kuklux" with subheads. (see) Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.
December 18, 1878
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, December 18, 1878
* Molly Maguire execution
* John Kehoe hanging (same day 1st report)
The back page has an article headed: "The Execution of John Kehoe" Printing on the opposite page (pg. 3) causes light readability in this article. (see)
Complete in 4 pages, small piece torn away along the blank margin, generally nice.... See More
May 31, 1890
THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvania, May 31, 1890
* James. A. Garfield Memorial
* Lake View Cemetery dedication
* Cleveland, Ohio monument
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GARFIELD MEMORIAL" with subheads. (see) Text takes up about 1 1/2 columns, all on the front page.
Complete with 6 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice, Shoul... See More
May 30, 1890
THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, Pennsylvannia, May 30, 1890
* Robert E. Lee monument - statue dedication
* Confederate Civil War General - commander
* Monument Avenue - Richmond, Virginia
The top-middle of the front page has a one column heading: "THE LEE MONUMENT" with subheads that include: "Its Unveiling at Richmond, Virginia Yesterday" and more. This is the statue that Vi... See More
December 22, 1877
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 22, 1877
* Inventor Thomas Edison
* The phonograph invented
* Best title to have this in ?
Page 2 has an extremely significant article headed: The Talking Phonograph" which begins: "Mr. Thomas Edison recently came into our office, placed a little machine on our desk, turned a crank, and the machine inquired as to our health, asked how we ... See More
September 23, 1870
NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 23, 1870 Page 3 has: "Base-Ball The Championship Contest--Mutual vs. Atlantic--The Mutuals Win the Champion Pennant --Score 10 to 4". The summary (see) mentions that there was: "...a very large gathering of spectators on the Union Grounds...despite the fact that the admission fee was double the usual charge." Also says there was the largest gathering... See More
December 04, 1878
THE PITTSFIELD SUN, Massachusetts, Dec. 4, 1878
* Berkshire County
* American Indians war era
This uncommon title has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.
Complete with all 8 pages, a little at folds, minor margin wear, generally nice.
February 14, 1880
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWS, February 14, 1880 Full front-page image of De Lesseps and his engineers at Panama before beginning the canal. Coverage continues on pg. 7.
Additionally, pg. 12 has images from the Dakota Territory and Mail Service on the Yellowstone Route during the winter. Also, images of the Annual Reception and festival of Palestine Commandery and the Knights Templar; Opera... See More
Item #688881(5) UNITED STATES GAZETTE, For The Country, Philadelphia, 1807-1809 A lot of 5 issues offering an interesting insight into the early period of the Jeffersonian era, as the government transitioned away from Federalist policy. Average condition with minor rubbing and foxing. The images show an example of the condition and look of the issues you will receive. Actual dates vary within the years ... See More
June 19, 1870
NEW YORK HERALD, June 19, 1870
* Cincinnati Red (reds) Stockings
* Early baseball w/ box scores
Page 8 has an article headed: "The National Game" with subhead and box scores. (see) The Redstockings ended there 81 game winning streak just a few days prior.
Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular long the spine, generally in good condition.
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Item #688677YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, August, 1896 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.
A penned note at the top: "This is our last issue. Consolidated with Union Signal."
Decorative title page, 8 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, irregular at the sp... See More
November 25, 1882
WASHINGTON WORLD AND CITIZEN-SOLDIER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 25, 1882 Although the content is wide-ranging, as the title indicates, a fair amount of the articles relate to the military & government.
Page 7 has an interesting article headed: "A Rival to Yosemite", which tells of another dramatic valley slight to the north of Yosemite: Hetch Hetchy. Many decades later much of th... See More
May 16, 1873
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 16, 1873
* Drummond Mine explosion disaster
* Westville, Pictou County, Nova Scotia
The top of page 7 has a one column headings: "WESTVILLE EXPLOSION" with subheads. (see) Text takes up more than 2 full columns.
Complete with 12 pages, nice condition.
July 16, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, from New York, July 16, 1865 The last column on page three has the heading: "From New Orleans and Texas", it being an order by General Gordon Granger - a follow-up to his historic General Order No. 3 which declared all slaves in Texas to be free. Both orders recommended the Freedmen to remain with their former masters, who were now to become their employers. T... See More
July 11, 1853
THE DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, North Carolina, July 11, 1853
* Rare antebellum publication
* Woman slave wanted ad
This early Southern publication has news of the day with several advertisements.
Four pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.... See More
Item #688584NEW YORK EVENING POST, Aug. 15, 1815
* Illustrated advertisements
* Early 19th century original
The front page is filled with advertisements, including illustrated ads for a steam boat and at least i15 illustrated ship ads. The back page has an ad for a stagecoach and more.
Four pages, a little light staining, generally nice.... See More
September 03, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 3, 1874
* Washington Harrison Donaldson
* Ballooning in New Jersey
* Indians - Native Americans
The front page has a one column heading: "Donaldson's Latest Aerial Voyage" Also another one column heading: "The Frontier Troubles" with subhead. (see) Brief text on both reports.
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a few tiny margin t... See More
May 20, 1875
BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Penn. May 20, 1875
* Mary Todd Lincoln INSANE
* President Abraham's wife
The front page has somewhat inconspicuous report that begins with: "Mrs. Lincoln, widow of President Lincoln, has been adjudged insane by the County Court at Chicago..." (see)
Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.
March 08, 1871
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 8, 1871
* Meridian MS Mississippi
* Race riot - Freedmen
* KKK Ku Klux Klan
Page 6 has an article under: "Life In The South" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the Meridian, Mississippi race riot.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.... See More
January 05, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, January 5, 1861
* Rabbi Morris... Morris Jacob Raphall
* The Biblical view of slavery
* B'nai Jeshurun (Manhattan Synagogue)
The last column of the front page is taken up with a lengthy report, carrying over to take all of pages 2, 3,4 and 5, with heads including: "STATE OF THE UNION" "Our National Fast Day" "Its General Observance in th... See More
June 14, 1837
THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., June 14, 1837
* Slavery - slaves - Negroes
An advertisement on page 3 is headed: "Cash For Negroes" noting: "I will give the highest cash price for likely Negroes, from ten to twenty-five years of age..." with just a bit more (see).
News of the day with other interesting advertisements. Four pages, a little light foxing, a little margin... See More
February 06, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 6, 1875
* Civil Rights Bill (Enforcement Act)
* Reconstruction era - Negroes
* Passes Congress (1st report)
The top of the front page has one column heading that include: "BUSINESS IN CONGRESS" "Passage Of The Civil Rights Bill In The House" and more. (see)
Complete with 10 pages, light toning at the margins, minor spine wear, generally ni... See More
April 04, 1870
THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1870
* Kentucky Bourbon whiskey - liquor
* Corn mash - distillation - copper
Page 5 has a interesting article on the making of Kentucky Bourbon whiskey with a one column heading: "Kentucky Whisky (sic)" with subhead. A printing flaw slightly affects the text. (see)
Complete with 8 pages, minor light foxing, nice condition.... See More
September 02, 1874
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 2, 1874
* Coushatta massacre
* Red River Parish, Louisiana
* White League attack
The top of the front page has one column headings: "THE SOUTHERN TERROR" "The Massacre Of Northern Men In Louisiana" and more. (see)
Complete in 8 pages, light toning and and some wear at the margins, should be handled with care.... See More
November 17, 1827
DAILY CINCINNATI GAZETTE, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 17, 1827
* Volume 1 issue
The entire front is taken up with advertisements, general content on page 2, and more ads on page 3 and the back page. Some of the ads are illustrated. Early from the city known as the "Queen of the West", this is a volume I issue of this publication.
This is complete in four pages with a slight irregular ... See More
April 01, 1870
NEW-YORK TIMES, April 1, 1870
* 15th Fifteenth Amendment
* Right to Vote - African Americans
* Celebration of the ratification
A front page report headed: "The Negroes and the Amendment--Their Vote in Connecticut" includes a dispatch from New -Haven that reports: "The colored citizens of New-Haven fired a salute of one hundred guns over the Fifteenth Amendment proclama... See More
July 06, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, July 6, 1798
* Rare 18th century American title
* (5) runaway slave advertisements
The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 12 illustrated ship ads and 2 slave related ads. (see) Pages 2,3 & 4 have another slavery related ad.
News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, damp staining at a few areas, generally nice.... See More
March 01, 1866
BROUGHTON'S MONTHLY PLANET READER & ASTROLOGICAL JOURNAL, Philadelphia, Jan., Feb. & March, 1866
* Uncommon mid-19th century title
* Astrology - Horoscope
A fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future as well as astrology and phrenology. The "science" of phrenology believed that a person's intellig... See More
June 03, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 3, 1820
* USS Ohio launching - United States Navy
* African slave trade - slavers ships captured
The front page has: "The Infamous Trade" beginning: "Ten slave vessels had been captured by the U.S. ship Cyane..." with some details. Most of the issue is taken up with: ":Mr. Baldwin's Speech on the Tariff". Th... See More
December 01, 1843
THE MADISONIAN.--EXTRA, Washington. (D.C.) December, 1843
* President John Tyler
* State of the Union Address
* Best title to be had ?
A folio-size single sheet, the "President's Message takes five columns & a bit more in the sixth, signed in type: John Tyler. Great to have this report in a newspaper from the nation's capital.
A small hole causes loss to three... See More
July 05, 1811
COLUMBIAN CHRONICLE, Philadelphia, July 5, 1811
* Great heraldic eagle masthead engraving
See the photo for perhaps the largest heraldic eagle engraving to be found in a masthead, the wingspan stretching nearly 7 inches. The ftpg. has various "Foreign Intelligence" including: "Confirmation of Massena's Defeat" with more news & ads inside.
Four pages, never ... See More
September 23, 1881
An interesting item being a notice from the mayor of Fremont, Ohio, announcing the death of President Garfield. The front page has an announcement reporting: "DIED. At Long Branch, New Jersey, Sept. 19, 1881, at 10:35 P.M., James Abram Garfield, President Of The United States. Aged 49 years and 10 Months. Funeral obsequies at Cleveland, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 26th, 1881, at 10 o'clock A. M. ... See More
December 25, 1872
THE EVANSVILLE JOURNAL, Indiana, December 25, 1872
* Christmas Eve train wreck
* Cross Cut Railroad disaster - Portland, New York
The front page has a one column headings: "The Most Terrible Slaughter of the Year" "Horrible Railroad Casualties" "Two Trains Thrown Over Steep Embankments" and more. 1st report coverage on the Cross-Cut Railroad train disaster... See More
August 02, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 2, 1874
* 4 year old boy - Charley Ross kidnapping
* 1st American for ransom in U.S. (media coverage)
The top of page 10 has one column headings that include: "THE CHILD STEALERS" "The Kidnappers of Charley Ross Still Uncaptured" and more (see). Text takes up almost 2 1/2 columns.
Other news of the day. Complete in 12 pages, nice condition.... See More
September 29, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 29, 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, dark stain along the top, blank margin (se... See More
January 26, 1882
GUNNISON DAILY REVIEW, Colorado, Jan. 26, 1882
* Rare Old West title
* Volume 1 issue
An uncommon title from this boom mining town in the southwestern quadrant of Colorado, tucked in a valley amidst the Rocky Mountains.
Gunnison boomed in the late 1870's and early 1880's and was once the home of Wyatt Earp and "Texas Jack". Today there are some 5500 residents of Gun... See More
November 10, 1860
CLEVELAND MORNING LEADER, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1860
* Abraham Lincoln's election win (1st)
Page 3 has a wonderful & lengthy account of the election returns coming into Springfield, Illinois, where Lincoln was, with reporting on the high level of excitement as the news was received. There are several charts showing election results at various locations.
Page 2 has a report: "New... See More
May 05, 1892
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY, New York, May 5, 1892 The front page of this issue is very colorful and shows a horse-drawn coach traveling along a busy New York street, captioned: "A May Morning on Fifth Avenue".... See More
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
Color front pages of Leslie's were quite rare during the late 19th century. This is certainly one of the earliest, and perhaps the best we've se
May 04, 1860
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 4, 1860
* African slave trade - Kongo
* re. Slaver Storm King escape
* Indictment of officers
the bottom of the front page has a report headed: "The Slave Trade in New York" with subhead. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, generally nice.
November 19, 1875
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 19, 1875
* John Wesley Hardin shootout
The front page has a rather brief yet notable report headed: "Two Men Murdered In Texas" which notes in part: "...party of five men entered Ryan's saloon & killed Reuben Brown, city marshal... a member of the Sutton party. His body was riddled with balls...Brown was the man who arrested Taylor for th... See More
March 06, 1841
COURANT--EXTRA, Hartford, Connecticut, March 6, (1841) An uncommon single sheet "Extra" broadsheet with most of the front page taken up with the: "Inaugural Address or President Harrison" carrying over to page 2.
William Henry Harrison has the dubious distinction of being the first President to die in office, severing the shortest term (31 days) and having delivered the ... See More
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