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The United States to buy Texas from Mexico...

Item #681184

January 02, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 2, 1830

* on the purchase of Texas from Mexico

One of the articles is headed: "Gen. Bravo and The Texas" with portions including: "...on the subject of ceding the Texas to this country...The letter is a ...passionate declamation against the acquisition of Texas by the United States, & of vehement accusations against our countr... See More  

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"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #679668

December 15, 1854

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, Dec. 15, 1854 

* Extremely rare publication

We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "A Hundred Thousan
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Abraham Lincoln... from small beginnings... when he was an unknown...

Item #679449

April 27, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848 

* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career

This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from ... See More  

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Terrific golf print for any golfer...

Item #679436

October 12, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 12, 1895  This issue features a very nice fullpg. print by famed artist A.B. Frost titled: "Golf" which includes 13 illustrations of golf shots, most of a comic theme.

The full front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers: "Mr. Croker's Busy Season Begins". Inside has: "Representative Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Ch... See More  

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Gunfight at the OK Corral, and much more...

Item #679409

* Tombstone, Arizona

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

A great issue with much reporting on some of the romance of the Old West. The first article in the issue, "Across Arizona", takes 16 pages and is quite detailed, containing eleven prints, including "Norton's Landing on the Colorado River" a: "Map of ... See More  

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Jesse James...

Reacting to the romanticizing of the killing of Jesse James in a same-state newspaper...

Item #679364

April 13, 1882

THE REPUBLICAN, St. Louis, Missouri, April 13, 1882  Page 4 has an article with column heads: "The Killing Of Bandit James" "More Comfort for the Murderer's Friends". This is an interesting editorial groaning about the those who mourn about how he was killed, and including: "...True, a pistol was not placed in his hands and he told to 'defend himself'...&q... See More  

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Large front page, Civil War era map of Richmond....

Item #679357

June 27, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, June 27, 1862 

* Richmond, Virginia Map

* Battle of Oak Grove

* General George McClellan

The front page features a large map with a quite large heading: "THE DEFENCES OF RICHMOND. Position of the Formidable Rebel Batteries & Earthworks in Major General McClellan's Front." There are also many related column heads on the front page as well.

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Popular for the colorful political cartoons...

Item #679347

April 26, 1893

PUCK, New York, April 26, 1893  Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:

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Daniel Webster's letters... "Defender of the Constitution"......

Item #679332
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, Aug., 1867  The prime feature of this issue is likely the 5 1/2 pages dedicated to the: "PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE OF DANIEL WEBSTER", which includes excerpts from many of his private correspondence along with background and commentary. The article serves well as an unofficial biography of this great "defender of the Constitution".... See More  

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1865 baseball game with box scores... Gothams vs. Mutuals...

Item #679217

July 12, 1865

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 12, 1865  On the bkpg. under "Out-Door Sports" is a summary of a game between the Gothams and Mutuals which states in part: "It was anything but the fine game...expected...the play on the Mutual side being confined mostly to the pitcher, catcher and first-base player. In fact it was the old style of game in vogue in 1863, when there was a rage for swift... See More  

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Fremont and Cochrane drop out... Battle Fisher's Hill, Virginia...

Item #679178

September 23, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, September 23, 1864 

* Fremont and Cochrane Retire

* Battle of Fisher's Hill - Strasburg, Virginia

* General Philip Sheridan

The front page has the heading: "THE PRESIDENCY: Fremont and Cochrane" with one and a half columns of coverage including both candidates letters of withdraw.

Additionally, the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: &quo... See More  

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Rare issue from Weaverville, California...

Item #679173

May 20, 1876

WEEKLY TRINITY JOURNAL, Weaverville, California, May 20, 1876  A rare issue from this Northern California town and uncommon to find from the 19th century. The Weekly Trinity Journal gives an inside peek to daily life 100 years after the founding of The United States of America. Quirky and fascinating headlines include: "A MIGHTY LIVELY RAT HUNT", "CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS" a... See More  

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The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #679150

September 23, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 23, 1862 

* Emancipation Proclamation

* President Abraham Lincoln

Page 4 contains the full texts of the Emancipation Proclamation, perhaps the most significant Presidential pronouncement of the entire Civil War wherein Lincoln declared all slaves free. Headed: "A Proclamation By the President of the United States" the document begins at the b... See More  

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It triggered the great Financial Panic of 1837...

Item #679106

May 13, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1837 

* Panic of 1837

* Financial crisis

The front page has a notable report: "Suspension of Specie Payments" which would be the trigger which stated the Financial Panic of 1837. On May 10, 1837, banks in New York City suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face valu... See More  

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Terrific & displayable baseball print...

Item #678716

May 08, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886 

* Collectible 19th century baseball print

The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a... See More  

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Missouri Compromise... Mordecai Noah & his Jewish refuge island...

Item #678715

March 11, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820 

* Missouri Compromise

* Maine and Missouri become states

* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement

The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More  

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Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...

Item #678714

October 02, 1807

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807 

* Lewis and Clark expedition

Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More  

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This magazine is not recorded in "History of American Magazines"...

Item #678703

March 01, 1865

THE SOLDIER'S CASKET, Philadelphia, March, 1865 

* Very rare title

This is the volume 1, number 3 issue of a title which lasted but 12 issues, January thru December, 1865. There is no record of it in Mott's "History of American Magazines" and nor can I find information on the internet. It is recorded in "Union List of Serials" which notes that it is held by 8... See More  

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Capture of the slave ship "Brothers"... California gold... Indian Wars...

Item #678328

November 15, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 15, 1858  The 1st column of page two has: "Arrival of Another Captured Slaver at Charleston", which tells of the capture of the slave ship 'Brothers". Another related article providing additional details is found on page 4.

Page 2 also has: "Our California Correspondence - A Visit to Fraser River - The Gold Diggings and the Yield of the Preci... See More  

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Clarksville Tennessee... Fort Donelson...

Item #678129

February 20, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 20, 1862

* Clarksville, Tennessee

* Fort Donelson

This issue includes the following front page headlines: "THE FORT DONELSON VICTORY", "Upward of Six Thousand of the Prisoners Arrived at Cairo", "How the Prisoners Will Be Disposed Of", "Evacuation Of Clarksville", "THE REBELLION BREAKING UP", "The De
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Inventions and vintage ads... Steam Fire Engines...

Item #678126

October 14, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 14, 1876  The front page has: THE CENTENNIAL - TRAIL OF STEAM FIRE ENGINES. Additionally, the issue has many of the latest inventions of the day including:  POCKET LUNG TESTER - AIR PUMP - IMPROVED BUILDING BLOCKS - ELECTROPLATING and more. Furthermore, there are 2 pages of vintage ads including: U.S. Piano Company from New York & J.A. Fay &... See More  

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Glass making... Centennial Exhibition...

Item #678125

November 11, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 11, 1876   The front page has several images and details concerning "GLASS MAKING AT THE CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION". Additionally, there is coverage for the latest inventions of the day including: "FLOUR BOLT", "ELECTROMAGNETIC ENGINE", "BALE TIE", and more.

This 16 page issue is in nice condition.... See More  

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Tobacco Leaf Stringer.... Fish Hooks...

Item #678124

October 28, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 28, 1876  The front page of this issue has images and content for: TOBACCO LEAF STRINGER and MAIN'S MILLING ATTACHMENT FOR LATHES.  Additionally, the inside pages contain many inventions of the day including: FISH HOOKS - ENGINE INDICATOR and more. The last 2 pages have vintage ads including: The Bigelow Engine, The Trade Engine, The Quarrying... See More  

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A failed slave insurrection in Virginia...

Item #677880
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1802  Among the news reports near the back under "America" is a report which tells of a quelched slave revolt in Virginia which is related to the more famous Gabriel's Conspiracy of 1800. It reads: "A letter from Richmond, Virginia...states that an insurrection of the negroes at Petersburgh, Norway, had been discover in tim
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Check from Cooperstown, 1837...

Item #674803
This is a genuine check written on the "Otsego County Bank" of Cooperstown, New York dated 1837. Included is the amount in the lower left corner with a signature in the lower right. There is a nice engraving of an eagle with an olive branch in its beak. Also a red ink cancellation.

An early financial item & great to have from this town famous as the home of the Baseball Hall of Fame... See More  

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Baseball reporting from before the Civil War...

Item #674751

September 26, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 26, 1857  This newspaper was focused on sports and entertainment, with a wealth of both inside.

Included is: "Base Ball" which has box scores and details on 3 baseball games as well as other baseball-related reports. Other sports covered are: "Pedestrianism" "Fistiana "Cricket" "Aquatics", horse ra... See More  

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Baseball... the technique of pitching...

Item #674746

May 11, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1895  The front page is a political cartoon by W. A. Rogers captioned: "All Broke Up - the Only Cure For A Financial Spree."

Inside has a full page with 7 scenes of: "Sandy Hook Lightship--The Only Electric Lightship in the World"; a page on "Fort Snelling, Old and News" including 5 prints/photos of the Minnesota military s... See More  

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One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674743

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #674738

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865  The top of page 4 has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball Match For The Championship Between The Atlantic Club Of Br... See More  

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One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674737

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #674736

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

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From the town where the Confederacy began and ended...

Item #674734

February 02, 1866

THE ABBEVILLE PRESS, South Carolina, Feb. 2, 1866 

* Rare post-Confederate publication

An elusive title from this Southern town shortly after the end of the Civil War.

Abbeville has the unique distinction of being both the birthplace and the deathbed of the Confederacy. On November 22, 1860, a meeting was held at Abbeville, at a site since dubbed "Secession Hill", to launch S... See More  

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A fleet of U.S. men-of-war...

Item #674721

June 11, 1859

GLEASON'S WEEKLY LINE-OF-BATTLE SHIP, Boston, June 11, 1859  The front page has illustration of: "Victor Emmanuel, King of Sardinia" and a nice print: "View Of A Fleet of United States Men-of-War" showing the Susquehannah, the Saratoga, the St. Marys, the Supply, the Plymouth, the Perry, the Mississippi, and the Princeton.

Prints inside include: "Sheep Shearing i... See More  

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Civil War reports from this Confederate stronghold... Lincoln re-nominated...

Item #674720

June 13, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, June 13, 1864 

* Rare publication from the origin of the Civil War

A wealth of Civil War reporting from this Confederate stronghold with column heads including: "Summary of Northern Intelligence" "Lincoln Re-nominated by the Baltimore Republican Convention" "Grant Besieging Richmond by Parallel Approaches" "Forre... See More  

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Stay home unless you plan to join... Generalisimo Lincoln...

Item #674719

March 26, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Virginia, March 26, 1862 

* Rare Confederate publication

* General Abraham Lincoln

The front page includes: "Notes On The War" which includes a General Order from General H. Marshall concerning travel & communication in the Cumberland Mountains, noting in part: "...The country is infested with spies. Unless a man now comes from Kentucky to join the a... See More  

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The attack upon Charleston...

Item #674718

April 11, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 11, 1863 

* First Battle of Charleston Harbor

* Rare Confederate publication

The front page includes: "A Word of Justice" "Further From Charleston!" "The Turret of the Iron-Clads Pierced!" "Splendid Spirits of Our Men!" "The Law of Impressment" and more, including a dispatch signed in type: G.T. ... See More  

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Salt Lake City to be the home of the Mormons...

Item #674714

November 13, 1847

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 13, 1847

* Salt Lake City, Utah - Mormonism

* New home of the Mormons - settling

Near the back is a notable article on the Mormons settling upon the what would become Salt Lake City as their new home: "The New Mormon Location" which notes in part: "...a runner came in who was sent on in advance by the Mormon 'Twelve' who w... See More  

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Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "The Dead Emperor"...

Item #674711

March 10, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, March 10, 1888

* Walt Whitman's "The Dead Emperor" poem - 1st appearance

Page 6 has a poem titled: "The Dead Emperor", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .

This is the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive. It is very significant as such.  It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of G... See More  

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Great, early scenes from Yellowstone...

Item #674710

September 15, 1888


* Early Yellowstone Park

The title is a bit of a misnomer as this was actually a separate, stand-along publication, not a supplement to the regular title.

The front page features four illustrations showing: "Scenes In The Yellowstone National Park" including "On the Shores of the Yellowstone Lake" "Paint... See More  

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Death of Jenny Lind... The 'fighting Indians'...

Item #674703

November 10, 1887

GREENSBORO NORTH STATE, North Carolina, Nov. 10, 1887

* Jenny Lind death

* Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer

The top of the front page has: "The Death of Jenny Lind" "A Brief Life Sketch of the World-Famed Songstress" which includes an illustration of her.

Also on the ftpg: "THE FIGHTING INDIANS" "A Brief Skirmish And A Dead Sword-Bearer" "The... See More  

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Rare title from Grand Junction, Colorado...

Item #674696

January 26, 1895

GRAND VALLEY STAR-TIMES, Grand Junction, Colorado  Jan. 26, 1895 

* Rare publication

A quite rare title as it lasted from just 1893 to 1896 with this title, and Gregory notes only one institution having but 3 issues as we purchased the holdings from Kansas Historical Society (although the A.A.S. records 17 issues).

Eight pages, evenly toned, loose at the spine, some minor margin c... See More  

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Among the Mormons: Lawyers and polygamy...

Item #674695

February 05, 1872

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 5, 1872 

* Mormons - Mormonism & polygamy

* Acting Governor Stephen Allison Mann

Page 7 has: "Utah Territory" "Acting Governor's Message - Lawyers Snubbed in Utah - Polygamy". The full text of the article is seen in the photos.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.

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Print of two Indians on the front page...

Item #674690

February 23, 1850

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1850  The front page has a print: "An Indian Duel" which is from "Frost's 'Thrilling Adventures Among the Indians' " with a related article.

Four pages, very large size, several folds with minor wear at the margins & folds. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Visit of the Sioux Indian chiefs...

Item #674677

June 14, 1875

THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, June 14, 1875  The full ftpg. has a patriotic political cartoon featuring Uncle Sam & Miss Liberty as well as the bald eagle: "A Sad Case of Constitutional Coat" drawn by the famed A. B. Frost.

Inside has a nearly half page print of: "The Visit of the Black Hills Braves---Portraits of the Leading Sioux Chiefs". Other prints as well.

Eight... See More  

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Two eye-witness accounts of the Great Chicago Fire...

Item #674672

October 29, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Oct. 29, 1871 

* The great Chicago fire

* Accounts by eyewitnesses

The top of the middle column has: "LETTER FROM CHICAGO" "Desciption of the Fire by an Eye-Witness--A Graphic Account--After the Fire--The Future--A Hopeful Outlook". This is followed by another letter with column heads.

The text concerning the historic Chicago Fire... See More  

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Trial of Capt. Wirz for the Andersonville Prison horrors...

Item #674671

September 09, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 9, 1865 

* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz

The front page has: "Trial Of Capt. Wirz" "He Petitions the Court to be Allowed Spiritual Advisers" "The Court Refers to Letter to the War Department" "Andersonville Correspondence of the Rebel War Office" "Letters from Capt. Wirz and Gen. John H. Winder" "Cum... See More  

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Graphic presentation of Garfield's funeral in a "hometown" newspaper...

Item #674556

September 24, 1881

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Ohio, September 24, 1881 

* President James S. Garfield death

* Best publication to be had

See the photos for one of the more graphic presentations of a presidential funeral. Perhaps not surprisingly because Garfield was from Cuyahoga County, the county of Cleveland, making this essentially his "hometown" newspaper.

The first column has some nice  ... See More  

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Burning of the Quarantine Hospital... The slave ship Echo...

Item #674545

September 03, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1858  The front page is almost entirely taken up with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. First column heads included: "THE STATEN ISLAND ARSON "Full Details of the Burning of the Quarantine Buildings" "Boasts of the Incendiaries" "The Unshe... See More  

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Working towards California joining the Union...

Item #674544

August 03, 1850


* California statehood voting

* Joining the Union close

 Page five reports on: "The California Bill in the House" noting in part: "...After the expiration of the morning hour spent on Resolutions, the House went into Committee, and by a vote of 86 to 83, decided to go on with the California bill...Now there is just one way to put the... See More  

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Ship Pacific sued... Polk's funeral...

Item #674543

July 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1849  Page 3 has a report "Ship Pacific" concerning a law suit for an over-sold ship to California. Also pg. 2 has a report on the: "Funeral Ceremonies" for President James K. Polk.

Four pages, slightly irregular at the spine, minor foxing, good condition.

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