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A Bombay newspaper on the death of Jawaharlal Nehru...

Item #653763

May 28, 1964

THE TIMES OF INDIA, Bombay, May 28, 1964  I have always encouraged to collect newspapers from as close to the "event" as possible. Here is a newspaper from India reporting the death of Prime Minister Nehru, with a banner headline: "JAWAHARLAL NEHRU IS DEAD" with subhead: "Sudden End Follows A Heart Attack" "The Light Is  Out" with a photo of him.

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Hawaii statehood announced from Honolulu...

Item #653762

March 12, 1959

HONOLULU STAR BULLETIN, Hawaii, March 12, 1959 (a complete issue)

* Best Hawaii statehood issue 

* Terrific for display

This would be "the" displayable issue to own recognizing Hawaii becoming the 50th state of the Union.

The huge banner headline across the top of the front page--in red ink--reads: "STATEHOOD" with an 8 1/2 by 6 inch color print of an American flag... See More  

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Gunfight at the O.K. Corral... Earps are acquitted of guilt...

Item #653761

December 16, 1881

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, December 16, 1881 

* re. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

* Wyatt, Virgil & Morgan Earp acquitted

Page 7 contains a nice report concerning the now iconic "gunfight at the O.K. Corral", from just a day after the conclusion of the trial of the Earps ended in their acquittal.

The article headed: "The Atchison & Topeka-Sonora railroad-... See More  

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Great broadside on the Boston fire of 1872...

Item #653760

November 10, 1872

BLADE EXTRA! Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.  A terrific broadside, long & narrow, reporting on the horrible destruction of the Great Boston Fire of 1872. As was typical of news extras rushed to streets, there is no formal name at the top (there was a "Blade" in Toledo, Ohio) nor is the year printed. Obviously the locals who consumed the "Extra" knew the name of the issuing newspap... See More  

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James H. Meredith shot.. Civil Rights...

Item #653756

June 07, 1966

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 7, 1966

* James Howard Meredith shot

* 1st University of Mississippi African-American student

* Civil Rights march for voting

The front page has a four column headline: "Wounded Meredith Vows: 'A Shall Return' To Miss." with two related photos. (see) 1st report coverage on James Meredith being shot during his Civil Rights march fro... See More  

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The coronation of King George III...

Item #653755

September 29, 1761


* George III of the United Kingdom

The front page begins the report on the coronation of King George III. "This day his Majesty King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte, were crowned in the abbey church of Westminster, with the ceremonies accustomed upon that great and glorious solemnity...". The ... See More  

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First person to die by means of the electric chair...

Item #653753

August 16, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 16, 1890

* William Francis Kemmler

* 1st electric chair execution

Page 2 has an entire column taken up with an historic report headed: "The First Electrical Execution" being a report of the electrocution of William Kemmler (see photos). A fascinating article with interesting & graphic details of the process, and even more significant to have... See More  

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An ad for the O.K. Corral... In a Tombstone newspaper...

Item #653745

April 30, 1886

THE DAILY TOMBSTONE, Pima County, Arizona, April 30, '86 (1886)

* Gunfight at the O.K. Corral fame

* Rare advertisement of the famed livery stable

This may well be the consummate "Old West town" much romanticized in movies and television shows, perhaps most famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral involving Wyatt Earp and the Clanton gang. I would almost suggest that this titl... See More  

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Thomas Edison invention from 1891...

Item #653739

July 25, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 25, 1891

* Thomas Edison invention

* Electric Motor & Dynamo

This 16 page issue is in nice condition (except for some front page margin wear) and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following: Edison Motor - Mixer - Edison Motor Switch, with corresponding text (see images f
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Death & obituary of Sir Walter Scott...

Item #653735

October 01, 1832


* Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet's death

Near the back of the issue is the obituary for Sir Walter Scott taking nearly 24 pages.  Although lengthy and informative, the first line of the obituary may describe him best: "Sept. 21. At Abbotsford, Co. Roxburgh, aged 61. Sir Walter Scott, Bart. the proudest name in the modern annals of li... See More  

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Al Capone gets 1 year jail term...

Item #653704

May 18, 1929

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1929

* Al Capone (Scarface) - Chicago Beer baron

* 1 Year Jail term - avoids murder for hire

The front page has a two column headline: "UNDERWORLD DECLARES CAPONE GANG LEADER, SOUGHT JAIL FOR SAFETY" with subheads that include: "Quaker City Gangsters Say Former Chicago Racketeer Was a Marked Man" and ... See More  

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Graf Zeppelin... around the World.....

Item #653702

August 29, 1929

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, Albany, New York, August 29, 1929

* LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin

* 1st to fly around the World (historic)

* Hugo Eckener

This 34 page newspaper has a seven column headline on the front page: "Air Epic Completed as Zeppelin Lands Safely" with subheads that include: "DARING DASH ROUND WORLD ESTABLISHED NEW RECORDS" and more. (see)

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Friedrich Engels as a newspaper reporter... From the mid-1850's...

Item #653579
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1853-1856  Offered is an issue dated in the mid-1850's which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/authentic newspaper with an article written by Friedrich Engels, the communist revolutionary who would become more famous after his death than during his lifetime. Along with Marx, Engels wrote both "The Condition of the Working Class in Eng... See More  

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Karl Marx as a newspaper reporter... From the mid-1850's...

Item #653553
NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, 1853-1856  Offered is an issue dated in the mid-1850's which provides the opportunity for a collector to own an original/authentic newspaper with an article written by Karl Marx, the communist revolutionary who would become more famous after his death than during his lifetime. Karl spent most of his life in exile, part of which was in London where he joined the Com... See More  

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Walt Whitman's "To Those Who've Fail'd"... 1st appearance...

Item #652738

January 27, 1888

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 27, 1888

* Walt Whitman's "To Those Who've Fail'd"

* 1st appearance - quite rare

Page 6 has Walt Whitman's "To Those Who've Fail'd," which was a piece written exclusively for the New York Herald. The entire text reads:

To those who've fail'd in aspirations vast,
To unnamed soldiers, fall'n in fro
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Walt Whitman's "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809)"... 1st appearance...

Item #652737

February 12, 1888

THE NEW YORK HERALD, February 12, 1888

* Walt Whitman's "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809)"

* 1st appearance - quite rare

Page 12 has Walt Whitman's "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BORN FEB. 12, 1809)," which was a piece written exclusively for the New York Herald. While noteworthy, it is certainly one of his shortest poems. The entire text reads: "ABRAHAM LINCOLN (BOR... See More  

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A shot across the bow of Uncle Tom's Cabin... President Fillmore's S.O.U. Address...

Item #652732

December 09, 1852

NEW YORK OBSERVER, December 9, 1852

* re: Uncle Tom's Cabin

* Among the earliest of literary responses (same year)

* State of the Union Address - President Millard Fillmore

Pages 6 and 7 have the entire text of President Millard Fillmore's State of the Union Address, signed in block type, MILLARD FILLMORE. The text, in part, includes: "Besides affording to our own citizens a d... See More  

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Congregation Sherith Israel mourns... Lincoln's funeral...

Item #650671

April 21, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 21, 1865 

* Congregation Shearith Israel

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Jews mourn the loss of the president

Although somewhat inconspicuous, perhaps the most notable item within this black bordered issue is the page 7 mention, under the heading "Portuguese Synagogue, Nineteenth Street," of the mourning services held at The Congregation Sherith Isr... See More  

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