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1866 Fenian raids...

Item #693049

June 02, 1866


* Capture of Fort Erie - Ontario

* Fenian invasion of Canada

* Fenians Brotherhood raids

The front page has one column headings: "WAR" "Revolution In Canada" "The Fenian Invasion" "FORT ERIE CAPTURED"  and much more. (see) Text takes up the entire front page and ends on the back page.

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1870 Fenian raids into Canada....

Item #692855

May 25, 1870


* Fenian Brotherhood raids

* Eastern Canada - Irish Republicanism

* Ulysses S. Grant proclamation

The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "THE FENIANS" "Proclamation by the President Warning Them to Desist from Their Unlawful Proceedings" "Movements of the Fenian Forces Towards Canada" and much more. (see) The... See More  

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Nebraska becomes the 37th state in 1867...

Item #692807

March 02, 1867

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 2, 1867 

* Nebraska statehood achieved

The back page has: "A New State - Nebraska Admitted To the Union - By the President of the United States: A Proclamation" with the full text of the document formally admitting Nebraska into the Union as the 37th state, signed in type: Andrew Johnson (see).

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1874 Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden expedition w/ map...

Item #692759

August 16, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 16, 1874

* Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden

* Colorado - Rocky Mountains

* Surveying expedition

The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "Professor Hayden's Expedition" "A Delightful March Through the Heart of the Rocky Mountains" and more. (see)

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The coal towns of Pennsylvania... Close of the Wirz trial...

Item #692746

October 15, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 15, 1865

* Mauch Chunk - coal regions

* Henry Wirz - Andersonville trial

Pages 2 and 3 contain an unusually lengthy article on small mining towns in north eastern Pennsylvania, with articles headed: "The Coal Regions--Mines at Jeddo, Ebervale, Harleigh, Minersville..." "Hazletown [Hazleton] and Its Surroundings...Mount Pleasant, Stockton, Ashburton...&quo... See More  

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Goingsnake massacre shootout..

Item #692638

April 29, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 29, 1872

* Goingsnake massacre

* Cherokee Nation - Oklahoma

* Official report of the event

The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE CHEROKEE BUTCHERY" "Thirteen Men Killed in Three Minutes" and more. (see) Text takes up almost a full column.

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

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1875 Oshkosh, Wisconsin fire disaster...

Item #692385

April 30, 1875


* The great Oshkosh, Wisconsin fire (1st report)

The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "A BURNING CITY" "Oshkosh In Flames" "Extensive Destruction of Business Houses" "Hundreds Of People Homeless" and more. (see)

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From 1872 Red Bluff, California...

Item #692306

January 20, 1872

THE SENTINEL, Red Bluff, California, Jan. 20, 1872

* Rare Old west title

This is from 4 years before the city would be incorporated. Located in Northern California, there is much news of the day both local & national. Many advertisements as well.

Complete in 4 pages, nice condition.

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Brigham Young's son...

Item #691837

August 24, 1876

FRIENDSHIP WEEKLY REGISTER, New York, Aug. 24, 1876  The top of page 3 has a report noting in part: "John Y. Young, second son of Brigham Young of Utah, was visiting here with his wife among her friends...He had two other wives at one time but we believe is divorced from them now...".

Page 2 begins with an illustrated political notice supporting Rutherford B. Hayes for President.

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Famous frontier scouts appearing on stage...

Item #691820

April 10, 1873

NEW YORK TIMES, April 10, 1873 

* Buffalo Bill - William F. Cody

Inside has: "Colonists For The West - Departure of 76 English Farmers for Minnesota" "Warning To Highwaymen" "More Kuklux Outrages--A Tax Resisting Assoc. Organized" "

Page 7 has an interesting advertisement for "Niblo's Garden" at which are appearing: "Hon. W. F. Cody... See More  

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1874 Red River War...

Item #691818

August 30, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 30, 1874

* Red River War

* John w. Davidson

* Native Americans - Indians

The top of page 9 has one column headings that include: "THE WICHITA AGENCY" "Davidson's Troops Fighting and Acting as Firemen" "A Gallant Charge Against a Hostile Band" "Four Civilians Butchered" and more. (see)

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End of the Civil War near...

Item #691813

April 05, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 5, 1865 

* Civil War end in sight

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* Robert E. Lee's army breaking up

Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with celebratory heads on the collapse of the Confederacy, and the end of the Civil War. Among them are: "THE END" "Our Details of the Decisive Contest of Sunday" "What Grant Has Accom... See More  

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1869 Gettysburg reunion... 6th anniversary...

Item #691694

August 27, 1869

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 27, 1869

* Battle of Gettysburg reunion

* 6th anniversary celebration

* Soldiers' National Monument dedicated

Page 5 has a small one column heading: "The Gettysburg Reunion" with subhead. (see)

Complete with 8 pages, nice condition.

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Quaint religous newspaper from Boston...

Item #691686

April 21, 1877

THE MYRTLE, Boston, Massachusetts, April 21, 1877

* Published by "Universalist Publishing House"

Illustrations throughout this little newspaper which has a religious theme. Published by the "Universalist Publishing House". A decorative and ornate masthead.

Measures approximately 9 by 7 inches and contains 8 pages. Nice condition.... See More  

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John Wesley Hardin did the shooting...

Item #691641

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  

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In honor of Lincoln's first birthday since his assassination...

Item #691626

February 13, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 13, 1866 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* 1st birthday since assassination

* George Bancroft memorial oration

The top of the front page has column heads: "LINCOLN" "The Martyr President" "Oration By George Bancroft" "The Flags on the Public Buildings at Half Mast" and more, with very lengthy text. This was in honor of the firs... See More  

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1871 Tragedy in Havana, Cuba...

Item #691580

December 04, 1871

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 4, 1871

* Tragedy in Havana, Cuba

* Medical students - executions

* Mob rule - riots - arrests - imprisoned

* Tomb of loyalist hero Gonzalo Castañón

The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "THE HAVANA TRAGEDY" Results of Students' Freaks in the Local Cemetery" "How the Death Sentence was Proclaimed and ... See More  

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1867 Kidder fight massacre...

Item #691558

July 15, 1867

NEW YORK HERALD, July 15, 1867

* Kidder Fight (Massacre) - Kansas

* General George Armstrong Custer

* Pawnee Killer - Cheyenne Sioux Indians

Page 6 has an article headed: "The Indian War" and more. The text takes up over 2 full columns.

Complete with 8 pages, irregular along the spine, nice condition.

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The Northwood murderer of 1874....

Item #691556

February 18, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 18, 1874 

* Northwood, New Hampshire murderer

* The "Monster" Franklin B. Evans execution

The top of an inside page one column heads: "EVANS HANGED" "Just Doom of a Barbarous Old Man" "Terrible Confessions" and more. This report takes over a full column.

Complete with all 12 pages, irregular along the spine, generally very ... See More  

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Discounted Harper's Weekly illustrated... 1866-1899...

Item #691518

January 01, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, 1866-1899

* Great for gift-giving at a highly discounted price

* Wonderful way to introduce someone to the hobby

* Authentic 19th century newspaper

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An authentic issue of this famous illustrated newspaper selected by our staff and guaranteed to be complete (16 pages), in good condition, and to contain a variety ... See More  

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Frederick Douglass notable letter... Reception of the 55th Massachusetts (Black) Regiment...

Item #691378

September 29, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Sept. 29, 1865  The famous anti-slavery newspaper by Wm. L. Garrison with the masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, & slaves being liberated.

The back page has: "Frederick Douglass On The Educational Monument Association", which is a letter from him taking nearly a full column, signed in block type, "FREDERICK DOUGLASS". Page 3 has: &quo... See More  

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A "Copperhead" newspaper on the fall of the Rebel capital...

Item #691358

April 05, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 5, 1865 

* Last days of the Civil War

* Fall of Richmond, Virginia

* Abraham Lincoln

Page 5 has a very historic report on the fall of Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy, and which signaled the end of the Civil War which would come a few days later.  The top of the first column has: "THE WAR" "The Fall of Richmond!" which... See More  

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Santa Claus on his sleigh...

Item #691352

December 26, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 26, 1874  The full front page is a print: "Faith--Waiting for Santa Claus" showing a young girl waiting at the door of a toy store. Inside has a nice full page: "Santa Claus is Coming!" showing Santa on his sleigh being pulled by 4 reindeer. The great doublepage centerfold is: AA Dream of a Christmas Dinner in 5 Parts". Also inside ... See More  

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Lincoln's second inauguration...

Item #691247

March 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1865

* Abraham Lincoln 2nd inauguration

* Closing weeks of the Civil War

* Assassination nears

Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White House in the Str... See More  

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Black Americana - black voters, candidates, jurors, and more...

Item #691227

August 30, 1867

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Aug. 30, 1867  The front page has: "NORTH CAROLINA - COLORED JURORS ALLOWED", "Abortion Case... A Woman Left To Die In The Streets", "The Indian War", "Delaware - A Colored Man Murdered", and more. Also present is a brief account of newly register voters in South Carolina, which includes the mention of blacks.

Page 5 has: "GEORGI... See More  

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President Johnson's impeachment trial...

Item #691067

May 12, 1868

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 12, 1868  Most of the front page is taken up with: "THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL" "The Field Not Lost!" with various subheads (see). The is concerning the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson.

Eight pages, uncut and untrimmed, crease and minor wear along the central fold, generally nice..

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Evangelist Dwight L. Moody sermon...

Item #690972

February 15, 1876

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 15, 1876

* Evangelist Dwight L. Moody's sermon

* Preaches at P.T. Barnum's Hippodrome

The top of the back page has one column headings that include: "THE HIPPODROME" "Preaching Again On The Gospel" and more. Text takes up 2 1/2 columns.

Other news of the day. Complete with all 8 pages, minor spine wear, nice condition.

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Much reporting on the trial of the Lincoln Conspirators...

Item #690745

June 05, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 5, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Trial of the assassins - traitors

Among the front page column heads on the trial of the Lincoln conspirators: "THE REBEL LEADERS" "Their Complicity in the Assassination" "Very Important Suppressed Testimony" "The Murder of Our Principal Men Arranged in Canada" "The Murderers t... See More  

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NYC Orange riot... Irish Protestants vs. Catholics...

Item #690738

July 14, 1870

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 14, 1870

* Orange Riots ( 1st of two)

* New York City

* Irish Protestants & Catholics

The top of the back page has one column headings that include: "THE RIOT" "Two More Deaths from Injuries Received Reported" and more. (see) Coverage on the 1st of two Orange Riots in New York City between Irish Protestants "Orangmen" and Irish Cat... See More  

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Two articles on Abraham Lincoln...

Item #690726

April 25, 1865

CONCORD DAILY MONITOR, New Hampshire, April 25, 1865  The back page has over a full column on Lincoln with: "President Lincoln's Favorite Poem" and: "The Death of President Lincoln, by Henry Ward Beecher".

Other articles within: "Sherman's Peace Treaty" "The Johnston-Sherman Capitulation" "Obsequies in New York" "Southern News&qu... See More  

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Fourteenth Amendment ratified by North Carolina...

Item #690649

July 12, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1868 

* 14th Amendment ratified by North Carolina

* President Andrew Johnson signs

The front page has: "PROCLAMATION" with the subheading: "The President Declares the Ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment by North Carolina", signed in type by the President: Andrew Johnson.

This was one of the Reconstruction amendments which guaranteed ci... See More  

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From Eastern Illinois...

Item #690524

September 09, 1876

IROQUOIS COUNTY TIMES, Watseka, Illinois, Sept. 9, 1876 

* Rare publication from the Midwest

From a somewhat small town (pop. 5,200) in Eastern Illinois. Various news and ads of the day, four pages, never bound nor trimmed, minor wear at margins & fold, generally nice condition.... See More  

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1873 Dixon, Illinois bridge disaster...

Item #690369

May 06, 1873


* Dixon, Illinois

* Truesdell Bridge collapse

* Baptism ceremony disaster

The top of page 9 has one column headings that include: "THE BRIDGE HORROR" "Full Number of Killed Not Yet Ascertained" "Thrilling Incidents Of Escape" and more. (see) Text takes up almost 1 1/2 columns.

Complete with all 16 pages, light toning at the ma... See More  

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The 13th Amendment becomes the law of the land...

Item #690325

December 07, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 7, 1865 

* End of Slavery in America

* 13th Amendment becomes law

* Official announcement

The top of page 7 has first column heads announcing the very historic report that the 13th Amendment, which ended slavery in the United States, became the law of the land when the required number of states ratified the amendment on December 6.

The heads include: "THE ... See More  

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Execution of the Andersonville Prison warden...

Item #690314

November 11, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1865 

* Execution of Captain Henry Wirz

* Andersonville Civil War prison - Georgia

Column heads on the ftpg: "Execution Of Henry Wirz" "How the Condemned Met His Death" "Review of His Life and Character" "Singular Statement" "A Scheme to Take Poison" "The Charges and Specifications" "Efforts of ... See More  

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First printing of "The Blue and the Gray"...

Item #690307
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), September, 1867 

* Francis Miles Finch

* The Blue and the Gray

* 1st printing (nationally)

This literary magazine contains the *first nationally distributed printing of the famous Civil War themed poem by Francis Miles Finch, "The Blue and the Gray." The preface to the poem is a quote from the New York Tribune, providing context: "The wo... See More  

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1871 Ongara, Illinois lynching...

Item #690302

July 15, 1871


* Martin Meara lynching - lynched

* Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

The top of the front page has one column headings: "An Illinois Horror" "A Man Lynched For Whipping To Death His Own Story" and more. Lengthy text.

Complete with 4 pages, a little irregular along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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Jefferson Davis is indicted for treason...

Item #690262

May 12, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 12, 1866 

* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Official indictment for treason

Page 3 has a one column heading: "JEFF. DAVIS INDICTED" with subheads. (see)

Eight pages, creasing along the central fold of the front page only, generally nice.... See More  

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The captured Jefferson Davis en route... Sherman foraging in the Carolinas... Calamity at Mobile, Alabama...

Item #689852

June 17, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 17, 1865 The most sought after print is: Fugitive Slaves Escaping to Wilmington, N.C." by Joseph Becker. However, the dramatic double-page foldout: "Awful Calamity at Mobile, Ala. - Scene Among the Ruins after the Explosion of the Ordnance Depot and Magazine", is also quite nice.

The front page has an article headed: "Proclamation... See More  

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Unveiling of the Lincoln statue... Frederick Douglass speech...

Item #689825

April 15, 1876

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1876 

* Emancipation Memorial - monument

* Lincoln Park, Capital Hill, Washington D.C.

* Frederick Douglass speaks

Page 2 has a small heading "The Lincoln Monument" See image for report of the ceremony. (see)

This was the unveiling of the Emancipation Statue built by the funds contributed by African-Americans. Frederick Douglas... See More  

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1876 Molly Maguires murder trial verdicts at Mauch Chunk...

Item #689824

April 14, 1876

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 14, 1876

* Molly Maguires murder trial - hangings sentence

* Michael J. Doyle - Edward Kelly - Jimmy Kerrigan

* Mauch Chunk PA Pennsylvania

The top of page 3 has a small one column heading: "Mauch Chunk" with even smaller subheads. Text takes up over a full column.

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1876 Brooklyn theater fire....

Item #689711

December 13, 1876

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, December 13, 1876

* Brooklyn theater fire

The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "BROOKLYN'S NIGHT of HORROR" with subhead. Text takes up 2 fill columns. Nice to have in this NYC title.

Eight pages, light toning, a little margin wear, loose along the spine, fragile and must be handled with care.... See More  

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15th Fifteenth Amendment taking effect - voting rights for African Americans...

Item #689705

April 27, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 27, 1870

* 15th Fifteenth Amendment taking effect

* Blacks celebrate voting rights

Page 4 has the heading: "Celebrating the Ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment". The article includes: "A large meeting of colored citizens was held last evening in Cosmopolitan Hall, No. 97 Sixth-avenue, to commemorate the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment".

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Early issue from 1871 Long Island...

Item #689631

April 29, 1871

THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island, New York, April 29, 1871

* High class community publication

* Early whaling industry - whalers

An early newspaper from Long Island with news of the day and a wealth of ads.

Complete with 4 pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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Death of Brigham Young, and three more Mormon reports...

Item #689381

September 06, 1877

AMERICAN SOCIALIST, Oneida, New York, Sept. 6, 1877 

* Brigham Young death

* Mormons - Mormonism

Page 7 under "Items Of News" has 4 Mormon items, one noting: "Brigham Young died on the 29th ult. after a brief attack of cholera morbus & inflammation of the bowels. He was buried on Sunday, the 2d."

Another has: "Brigham Young discouraged free school
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Capture of the outlaw Frank James...

Item #689266

October 15, 1876


* Jesse James Gang

* Outlaw Frank captured

The top of page 4 has column heads including: "FRANK JAMES" "The Notorious Outlaw in the St. Louis Calaboose" "The Police of This City Effect the Capture in a Creditable Manner" "Frank Denies His Identity as a James boy--But He is Certainly the Northfield Robber Wounde... See More  

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Very early from San Diego...

Item #689257

October 13, 1870

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California, Oct. 13, 1870  Nearly a full front page has: "Southern California" "Discoveries in New Mexico" "State News" and a wealth of news and ads inside.

Four pages, nice condition.

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"When Johnny comes marching home..."

Item #689252

May 25, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 25, 1865  The first column has a nice stack of column heads on a parade of returning soldiers headed: "THE REVIEW" "Sherman's Veterans on Parade" "The Conquerors of Georgia & South Carolina in Penna. Ave." "Sherman's 'Bummers' on Their Good Behavior & in Their Holiday Suits" "A Grateful Country's Wel... See More  

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1874 death of Charles Sumner....

Item #689240

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  

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First African-American is sworn into the Senate...

Item #689200

March 12, 1870

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 12, 1870  The front page is mostly taken up with a notable and historic print captioned: "Washington, D.C.--Administering the Oath to Hiram Rebels, Colored Senator from the State of Mississippi..." with a related article inside.

Hiram Revels was the first African-American to serve in Congress.

Other prints inside include: "The H... See More  

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