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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
August 26, 1868
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 26, 1868 A wide variety of news reports both local and regional and a huge quantity of ads as well.
Four pages, a very large size newspaper, a few minor mends at the fold junctures with a small hole at one, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
March 21, 1872
MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 21, 1872
* Rare Old West title
In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of t... See More
May 15, 1874
NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874
* Tiburcio Vasquez captured
* California bandido
* Los Angeles outlaw
The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many hid... See More
March 22, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849
* California gold rush - 49ers
* Mormons at Salt Lake City
* Mormonism - emigration
Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem ... See More
May 08, 1898
THE CALL, San Francisco, May 8, 1898
* Post-Battle of Manila Bay, Philippines
* Admiral George Dewey's victory
* Spanish-American War
The front page has a nice banner headline: "TROOPS TO LAND IN CUBA TODAY, THE QUEEN READY TO LEAVE SPAIN" with subheads and related illustration. (see)
Fourteen pages, a little margin wear, more so along the spine with a few small tape mends a... See More
January 13, 1884
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 13, 1884 Almost the first two columns of page 9 are taken up with a great article extolling the virtues of California, headed; "CALIFORNIA'S PROSPERITY" "A Glance at the State's Growth in the Past Year" "Rapid Increase of San Francisco in Wealth and Trade--All Industries Prosperous Except gold Mining--Some Hints to Settlers--A B... See More
June 25, 1844
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1844
* Destruction of the "Nauvoo Expositor"
* Prelude to Joseph Smith's murder
* Mormons - Mormonism
The front page has one of those little gem reports collectors seek: very early mention of a name that would be notable years later.
Printed here is a letter which says in part: "...the following communication fro... See More
August 31, 1872
PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Aug. 31, 1872 This is the volume 1, number 12 issue of a title which lasted less than one year. Quite rare as such.
This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a front page article: "A Confederate Leader on Grant" among the man other articles. A wealth of ads as well.
Four pages, never bound nor tr... See More
November 18, 1865
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 18, 1865 Certainly the most desired print is the half page vertical print showing a baseball game in action, and showing the full expanse of the field with crowd.
The caption reads: "Base-Ball Match Between the 'Athletics' of Philadelphia, Pa. and the 'Atlantics' of Brooklyn, N.Y., Played at Philadelphia, Oct. 30, 1865." There is... See More
September 01, 1868
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Sept. 1, 1868
* Rare old West title
A large size newspaper of six pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture & with a few discrete archival mends at folds.
Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue ... See More
October 31, 1893
POLITICAL RECORD, San Francisco, California, Oct. 31, 1894
* Adolph Sutro - mayor of San Francisco
* Virginia City, Nevada Comstock Lode fame
True to its title, this issue is filled with political reports including images of 19 politicians. Also of interest is a back page print captioned: "Our Sutro", being Adolph Sutro who was running for mayor of San Francisco. He would wi... See More
May 07, 1860
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 7, 1860
* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers
* First World boxing championship match
Page 5 has a one column head: "Four Days Later From Europe" "The Prize Fight" "Letters From Heenan" "He Claims the Belt or Another Fight". This was the famous match with Sayers, considered as boxing's first world championship. "...Not h... See More
August 29, 1868
THE ALTA CALIFORNIA - For Circulation In The Atlantic Started, Europe And South America, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868 At the top of the first column is: "Steamer Alta California" noting that it is: "...issued trial-monthly on the sailing of each steamer for Panama. It has the largest circulation of any Steamer paper on the Pacific Coast."
A very rare & early ne... See More
June 27, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Promontory Point, Utah, June 27, 1870
* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"
* Very first excursion published newspaper (#8)
This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issue... See More
September 18, 1873
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 18, 1873
* Wall Street - stock market failure
* Panic of 1873 beginning
* Brooklyn Trust Company
* In a NYC publication
The front page has early reporting on what became known as the "Panic of 1873" precipitated by the bankruptcy of the banking firm of Jay Cooke and Company. The top of the first column has a heading: "ANOTHER BIG DEFALCATION&qu... See More
August 29, 1868
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Aug. 29, 1868 A large size newspaper of four pages with a wealth of both local news events and local advertisements. Never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with minor wear at a fold juncture.
Early California from just 19 years after the Gold Rush. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
January 07, 1898
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 7, 1898
* Theodore Durrant execution - hanging
* San Quentin State Prison - "The Demon of the Belfry"
* San Francisco Emmanuel Baptist Church murders
The top of the front page has a two column headline: "DURRANT IS DEAD" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very h... See More
March 05, 1853
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 5, 1853 The front page has a print headed: "American Scenes - Street View In San Francisco".
Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.
October 14, 1871
DAILY ALTA CALIFORNIA, San Francisco, Oct. 14, 1871
* Great Chicago Fire disaster
* Apaches Indians & peace ?
The front page has some content concerning the Great Chicago Fire, including: "Appeal From Chicago" "Prospects Brightening" and more. Also: "Arizona" "The Peace with the Apaches--All Received on Reservations--Their Friendly Reception of V... See More
January 25, 1851
ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Jan. 25, 1851 The front page features a very nice print of the: "Procession at San Francisco in Celebration of the Admission of California Into the American Union" with a related article on the next page.
Complete in 16 pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
July 06, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 6, 1872
* Winslow Homer illustration - print
* Jewish Central Synagogue in NYC
Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon: "Our President puts His Foot Down, & the British Lion Will Have to Wriggle Out" shows President Grant among others.
Inside has a nice fullpg. Winslow Homer print: "Making Hay" a very notable print Another full pa... See More
August 31, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 31, 1872
* David Livingstone found
* Henry Morton Stanley
Quite historic & displayable doublepage centerfold: 'The Meeting of Livingstone & Stanley in Central Africa'. Included in the caption is the famous line: 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume?' Other scenes from Africa as well.
The full front page is a Nast political cartoon: &... See More
December 13, 1879
MISSION MIRROR, San Francisco, Dec. 13, 1879 Printed in the masthead is: "The only Paper Wholly Printed and Published at the Mission, a Locality Containing 20,000 Inhabitants." This would be the famous Mission Delores, still located on 16th St. (see photos & the hyperlink).
Page 2 has a political notice supporting: "For president in 1880, Ulysses S. Grant, of Illino... See More
June 21, 1844
NEW YORK AMERICAN, June 21, 1844
* Early Sutter's Mill report
* Pre gold rush - John Sutter
Page 2 has one of those little gem reports collectors seek: very early mention of a name that would be notable years later.
There is mention of a letter which says in part: "...enclosing the following letter from Don Augustin Sutter, the Alcalde [magistrate in a Spanish town] of the n... See More
June 21, 1851
NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, June 21, 1851
* San Francisco fire of 1851
* Elizabeth Cady Stanton letter
* Woman activist & writer
* Women's Rights leader
The front page begins with a stack of dramatic heads on the fire in San Francisco, with the reporting taking most of the page.
Page 7 has two-thirds of a column taken up with a fine letter headed: "Mrs. Stanton's Let... See More
July 04, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, Boston, June 20, 1870 This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound. Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper composed, printed, & ... See More
May 24, 1873
DAILY MORNING CALL, San Francisco, California, May 24, 1873
* Dixon Bridge Disaster - Illinois
* Modoc War - Lava Beds
* Captain Jack fame
The top of the ftpg. has: "THE MODOC WAR" "Further Details of Hasbrouck's Successful Scout" "Captain Jack and His Party Leave Clandestinely" and more. (see)
Four pages, never bound, large folio size, good conditi... See More
April 21, 1866
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, April 21, 1866 The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.
This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Equable Clime of Cal... See More
May 05, 1866
NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, May 5, 1866 The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.
This issue has one on page 3, which was part of a larger series: "FROM THE MISSOURI TO THE PACIFIC" with subheads: "Leaving San Francisco--... See More
December 11, 1852
THE REPUBLIC, Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 1852
* San Francisco Mint to be constructed
* California Gold Rush era
* Thomas Corwin
The front page has a legal notice soliciting bids to build a new United States Mint in San Francisco, headed: "Proposals For Erecting a Mint, With the Necessary Machinery, at San Francisco, California". It is signed in type by the Secretary of the ... See More
August 16, 1859
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859
* Horace Greeley's overland journey
* Stops at Salt Lake City, Utah
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 rou... See More
June 25, 1870
TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870 This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 issues eastbound. Printed on a Gordon press in the baggage car, it is considered the very first newspaper compos... See More
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
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
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.
April 29, 1899
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 29, 1899
* Krag Jorgensen rifles - prints
* Springfield Armory, Massachusetts
The front cover of the issue is entitled "Manufacture of Krag-Jorgensen Rifles at the Springfield Armory" which is comprised of four illustrations with additional illustrations within the issue.
Inside includes: "The Marvin Electric Rock Drill" "... See More
March 24, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 24, 1849 Page 3 has: "The Gold Region" with the latest from the California gold rush. A few bits include: "...Emigrants were flocking in by the thousands...by next August 1200,000 persons would have entered California...almost every one not engaged in gold digging was preparing to go to the mines in the Spring...At San Francisco real ... See More
September 22, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 22, 1849
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...The Empire City brings over $600,000 in species and gold dust...An attack had been made by a party of rowdy Americans in San Francisco...emigrants from Missouri...are now arriving daily...In the gold... See More
July 28, 1849
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 28, 1849 Page 3 has: "From California" with the latest news, bits including: "...New towns were being laid out in different spots around the bay & building lots, in wilderness sites, were selling from $1500 to $2000 each...San Francisco was full of people & it is not an uncommon thing for 20 to 30 individuals to occupy one smal... See More
November 29, 1851
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Nov. 29, 1851
* Early San Francisco city view print
* California gold rush era & Sacramento
The front page has a great & very early: "View Of San Francisco From the Foot of Telegraph Hill" with a related article on the city which: "...has now a population of about 40,000, with over 100 miles of streets laid out..."... See More
March 22, 1884
TRUTH, San Francisco, California, March 22, 1884
* Rare publication
During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.
Page 3 has an article concerning Charles Delescluze, a French revolutionary leader, journalist, and military commander of the Paris Commune. It is signed in ... See More
September 30, 1848
SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Sept. 30, 1848
* California Gold Rush
* 49ers - mining - miners
Page 2 has a nice report headed: "The Gold Region" with bits including: "...accounts heretofore received of he existence of gold on the borders of various rivers in California and the made excitement that prevails in all that region to share in the spoils...sailors, prin... See More
August 09, 1862
THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 9, 1862 The front page has a print: "Fort Point--One of the Fortifications Of the Harbor of San Francisco, Cal." with a bit of detail.
Some war-related content inside including: "How To Demoralize n Army" and "Conference of the Rebel Generals at Richmond--Their Plains for the Future and more.
The bkpg. features a cartoo... See More
August 14, 1871
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 14, 1871
* Westward migration of Americans
* Emigration to the West Coast (San Francisco)
* Hardships of 19th century travel
The top of page 7 has one column headings: "AFTER THE SETTING SUN" "From The Narrows To The Golden Gate" "Over the Three Great Mountain Ranges" "A Flying Visit To The Mormons" and more with many small... See More
October 11, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 11, 1849 Page 3 has over a full column of reports from California, mostly focused on the Gold Rush. Subheads include: "Placer Intelligence" "A Trinity River Expedition" "Successful Gold Diggings" with details; "The Mines" "Improvements at San Francisco" and more.
A wealth of fine reading f... See More
October 06, 1856
SAN FRANCISCO HERALD, California, Oct. 6, 1856 A very rare & early newspaper from California as this is the "San Francisco Herald For The Steamer" as noted at the top of pages 2-8, more commonly known as the "steamer edition". Such editions are much more rare than the "regular" editions.
Note that the masthead specifies what the market is for this edition: ... See More
February 20, 1849
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 20, 1849 Not only a rather rare antebellum title, but page 2 has California Gold Rush content with a letter headed: "The War the Gold is Gathered", mostly taken up with a letter datelined at San Francisco, Dec. 25, 1848. It is prefaced with a note: "...letter from the Gold Region...gives rather a gloomy view of the state of a... See More
February 23, 1884
TRUTH, San Francisco, California, Feb. 23, 1884 During its brief life (1882-1884), "Truth" published local, national, and international labor news, along with a wide range of radical literature.
The ftpg. has: "William Morris" "What the Poet, Artist, Decorator and Socialist Has to Say" "He Writes A 'Fable' for the People"
Four pages, archival... See More
March 29, 1856
FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856 Inside has 2 pages of text with 7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.
Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More
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