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May 14, 1814
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 14, 1814
* Early Erie Canal planning
The first 3 pages have a detailed report: "Internal Navigation - The Advantages of the Proposed Canal from Lake Erie to Hudson's River..." which would be the famed Erie Canal. It is signed in type by: Robert Fulton.
Inside has almost 8 pages under the heading: "Events of the War&qu... See More
January 06, 1862
DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 6, 1862
* Rare rebel title
* Account of the 251- round boxing match between Edward Burnett and James Fitzgerald
Not only a nice Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy. The prime feature of the front page is an extremely detailed, round by round account of: "The Great Prize Fight" which went 251 rounds and th... See More
January 25, 1897
THE WORLD, New York, January 25, 1897 As was the style for this period when newspapers were very competitive, this issue is filled with a wealth of illustrations accompanying the varied articles, an attempt to make newspapers more graphic & appealing. And the reports are somewhat sensationalized, this issue showing "Henry Barnard Arrested In His Home For Counterfeiting", "... See More
September 02, 1876
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Sept. 2, 1876 The front page features the "Wrought Iron Bridge at Pittsburgh, PA" with related text. Inside the issue are numerous articles: "New Steam Dredging Machine"; Universal Wood Worker and Six-Roll Planer, Matcher and Bender by the J. A. Fay & Co,; "Brice's Boat Lowering Apparatus", "Oceanic Birds" and mor... See More
November 12, 1859
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, Nov. 12, 1859
* Rare title w/ great masthead
This title has one of the more beautiful & ornate mastheads of the 19th century, plus each page is bordered with an anchor & chain devise (see).
The front page has prints of: "Madam Novello, the Celebrated English Singer" and a: "View In Calcutta, East Indies"... See More
February 02, 1875
ST. LOUIS DAILY GLOBE, Missouri, Feb. 2, 1875
* Early Jesse & Frank James gang
Page 2 has over half a column taken up with a report headed: "The James Boys" "Sketch of the Parties Who Have Been Captured--Some New Facts & Some More Guesses" being an interesting article on their pursuit and concerning some of their confederates. An early report on the James br... See More
January 04, 1803
NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1803
* New Year's carrier address
Almost the full first 2 columns are taken up with the carrier's address poem: "To The Patrons", a tradition in one of the first issues of the new year (see below for details).
Four pages, various foxing/staining, partially loose at the spine.
Background (Carrier's Address): Carriers' addresses were... See More
September 27, 1881
THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1881
* President James S. Garfield death
* Best title to have ?
The ftpg. has nearly a half column of heads on the death of President James Garfield: "HE RESTS" "At Last From His Life of Noble Labors" "the Final Funeral Services of the Nation's Dead" "A Quarter of a Million People Turn Out to Render Homage&qu... See More
October 29, 1853
GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Oct. 29, 1853 The front page features a nice print of: "Mount Vernon, the Birthplace & Residence of George Washington" with related text. Among many prints inside are: "Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire with a nice article as well, and: "The Capitol of Rhode Island, at Newport"; a full page print: "Leviathan Clipper S... See More
March 07, 1888
NEW YORK TIMES, March 7, 1888
* Louisa May Alcott death
* American novelist & poet
* "Little Women" fame
The top of page 5 has column heads: "Louisa M. Alcott Dead" "The Authoress Dies On the Day of Her Father's Funeral" with the text taking close to two-thirds of a column.
Eight pages, evenly toned, irregular &partially loose at the spine, ... See More
November 30, 1861
DAVENPORT DAILY GAZETTE, Iowa, Nov. 30, 1861 The top of the front page has Civil War column heads including: "THE WAR NEWS" "The Nashville runs the Blockade" "The Pensacola Navy Yard Destroyed" "St. Helena Inlet Taken" 'the Stars & Stripes Waving in Georgia" "Southern Accounts of the Pensacola Fight".
Four pages, never bound nor... See More
January 16, 1813
THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 16, 1813 Among the articles are: "Legislature of South Carolina - An Act to Prevent Dueling" "East Florida" "Mint Establishment", and nearly 3 pages under the heading: "Our Naval Victories".
Over 3 1/2 pages are headed: "Events of the War" with various subheads including: "Military"; a letter si... See More
April 24, 1875
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 24, 1875 The full front page has: "A Few Sketches" by Thomas Nast concerning Governor Tilden "Attacking the Canal Ring Pirates".
Perhaps the most notable print is the very notable Civil Rights Nast engraving headed: "To Thine Own Self Be True" which shows the hand of Columbia handing over the Civil Rights Bill to an African-Americ... See More
September 18, 1858
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 18, 1858 The front page features an illus. of: "Jacob Little, Esq." with a related article. Other prints within include: "Fifth Avenue In The Country" showing city people on a farm; "The Dancing & Gambling Salon at Baden", Germany; "A Gambling Table at Baden" "The Tabernacle at Salt Lake City&qu... See More
October 03, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York Oct. 3, 1891 Terrific & full front page print shows the famous Oklahoma Land Rush: "The Rush For Oklahoma --The Signal For The Start" which is by W.A. Rogers. A related article inside: "The Rush To Oklahoma".
Other prints within include: "The Brooklyn Fire Department Headquarters" "The Electric Fountain at Lincoln Park, Ch... See More
September 26, 1891
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 26, 1891 The full front page is a nice print captioned: "Samuel L.Clemens (Mark Twain)" with a corncob pipe in his mouth (see). The inside pages have prints including: "The Manhattan A.C. Grounds" showing several views of the baseball field (see). Als a halfpg. photos of: "The Philadelphia Champion Team of 1889" for cricket; ... See More
January 09, 1864
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1864 Most of the front page is a print: "Longstreet's Sharpshooters Firing On A Federal Supply Train" with some text on it as well. Also ftpg. text on: "The Siege of Charleston". Pages 2 and 3 have much reporting on the Civil War including "Our Men At Richmond" "Soldier's Pay" "First In the Field&q... See More
March 09, 1861
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 9, 1861 The full front page is taken up with: "President Lincoln Hoisting the American Flag Upon Independence Hall'. Other prints inside include: "City & Garrison of Fort Smith, Arkansas" "United States Arsenal at Little Rock, Arkansas, Surrendered to the State Troops", a print of: "Miss Patterson, of Baltimore",... See More
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