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Adams's inauguration: the peaceful transfer of power...

Item #682538

March 13, 1797

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, March 13, 1797

* John Adams inauguration

* Thomas Jefferson

A very historic issue as it reports the true test of the great American republic: the peaceful transfer of power. 

Page 2 has a report noting in part: "On Saturday at twelve o'clock...soon after his election, JOHN ADAMS as President of the United States attended in the Chamber of th... See More  

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Madison proposes Amendments to the Constitution... Early edition of the Bill of Rights...

Item #681502

June 13, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 13, 1789 

* Early edition of the "Bill of Rights"

* United States Constitution - Amendments

* President James Madison

An exceedingly significant issue which has, on page 3, a preliminary draft of the Bill of Rights described as  "...the Amendments to the New Constitution, proposed by the Hon. Mr. Maddison [sic]...".... See More  

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Announcement that the Constitution has been created...

Item #680368

September 18, 1787

THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, September 18, 1787 

* First announcement that the Constitution of the United States has been finalized

* In regards to historic announcements in U.S. history, this is rivaled only by the announcement that the Declaration of Independence had been signed

A singularly historic newspaper. As collectors know the very first news... See More  

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Vermont ratifies the Constitution...

Item #676801

January 01, 1791

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, January, 1791  Near the back is a poem: "On the President of the United States" written by a: "...young lady of this city under twelve years of age."

Also various "Intelligence" with news reports from Georgetown, Albany, Richmond & elsewhere, including a historic report noting: "...from Vermont we are informed t... See More  

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Signed by Governor Sam Adams... Much on Washington...

Item #676749

February 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 24, 1796 

* President George Washington

* Samuel Adams

The front page has two Acts of the Massachusetts Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 includes a report on the celebration of the 65th birthday of President George Washington, as well as an account from Harvard on honoring Washington.

Another pg. 2 item: "Wa... See More  

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Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States...

Item #674496
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787 

* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States

This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.

Comments from the Library Company o... See More  

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On the funeral of the governor...

Item #671042

November 13, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 13, 1790 

* Patriots George Read & William Patterson

Page 3 reports that George Read was unanimously re-elected Senator of Delaware. A second item says: "The Hon. William Patterson, Esq. Senator of the United States, from New Jersey is unanimously elected Governor of that State." Both of these men signed the Constitution of the United State... See More  

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Formalizing the United States flag as new states join the Union...

Item #548749

April 25, 1818

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 25, 1818 

* Design of the United States flag

Actually a very historic issue, as an inside page has a nice article headed: "Flag of the United States" which references the recent Act of congress which provides that: "...from & after the fourth day of July next the flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, al... See More  

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Views of Grand Rapids...

Item #175586

March 14, 1891

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1891  Front full pg. illus. of "Lawrence Barrett." Inside is a full pg. containing nine illus. of "Prominent Workers for the Passage of the Copyright Bill." Full pg. illus. of "Views of and Around Grand Rapids." Full pg. illus. of "Gun Casting for the Government at the Bethlehem Iron Workers." 2/3 pg. illus. of &... See More  

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Savannah, Georgia...

Item #175224

September 24, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 24, 1887  Nice full ftpg: 'The 'Volunteer Under Full Sail' shows a yacht. Nearly halfpg: 'The Exhibition of Natural Gas Illumination at Toledo'. Nearly halfpg: 'Wharf Scene in Savannah'. Fullpg: 'English & American Athletes at the Annual Championship Games, Manhattan Athletic Club'. Double page centerfold: "... See More  

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Additions to the U.S. Navy...

Item #175500

May 17, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY May 17, 1890  Front full pg. illus. of "The End of the Season." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "A May Day at the Central Park Plaza."

Doublepage centerfold of "An Impromptu Affair in the Days of the Code." Full pg. illus. of "A Typical New York Slip." Full pg. containing five illus. of "Additions to the United States Navy."... See More  

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Boss Tweed on Blackwell's Island...

Item #173878

November 14, 1874

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 14, 1874 18 small front pg. portraits of "International Law-Members of the Geneva Congress." Six illus. pertaining to "A "Statesman's" Retreat-William M. Tweed's Penitentiary Life on Blackwell's Island." Dblpgctrfld. by Nast entitled "International Law-The Better Way." 2/3 pg. illus. entitled "On the River-A Midsumm... See More  

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Death of the president of the Mormon Church...

Item #175210

August 06, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1887  Fullpg: 'The Completed Building of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, N.Y.' includes 9 scenes. Nice & displayable double page centerfold: 'Around Cape Ann', Mass. Small illus. of: 'The Late John Taylor, President of the Mormon Church'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included. Complete in 16 pages.... See More  

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Vassar Female College...

Item #172454

March 30, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 30, 1861  The full front page is a print titled: "April Fool's Day In New York, Opposite the Astor House". Inside has a page with prints of New Orleans: "View In French Quarter" & "The Crescent City" from the docks; and "The Levee" and 2 scenes of: "Lafayette Square". Also inside are a two-thirds pr... See More  

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First action of the new goverment under the Constitution...

Item #121156
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1789  Among the articles are one concerning "...the new grass brought from the banks of the Santee in South Carolina..." with details, and includes 2 illustrations on a full page plate; "Strictures on the Absurd Custom of Dueling" "Proposal for the Prevention of Dueling" and so much more. Near the back is news headed: &qu... See More  

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Pulitzer building in New York City...

Item #175466

January 18, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKY, New York, January 18, 1890  Front full pg. illus. of "Mme. Lilli Lehmann-Kalisch, in the Title Role of Goldmark's Opera 'The Queen of Sheba'." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Pulitzer Building, the New Home of the New York 'World'." 1/2 pg. illus. of "In the Cave of the Dead."

Doublepage centerfold: "The Sir Roger... See More  

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Pueblo, Colorado and Portland, Oregon...

Item #175928

June 23, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1894  Full ftpg. political cartoon re. income tax. Fullpg. with 9 photos of: 'The Recent Excavations at Dashur, Egypt'. Three pgs. with many illus. on 'The Iroquois of the Grand River'. Fullpg. with 8 photos of the foods in Pueblo, Colorado and Portland, Oregon.

Complete issue.

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Displayable front page print of cavalrymen...

Item #175316

August 11, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 11, 1888  The entire ftpg. is taken up with an illus. of various cavalrymen, including a feature illus. of "The Scout". Nice fullpg: "Selling 'Auction Pools' on a Horse Race". Full page: "Representative Northern and Southern Senators".

Nice doublepage centerfold: "Sheridan in the Valley--1864" showing him c... See More  

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Washington and Lee University...

Item #176220

April 10, 1897

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 10, 1897  Full front page illus. of "The Senator From Massachusetts Interrupts." Inside is a full pg. of illus. of "From the Nineteenth Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Artists."

Full pg. of illus. of "Scenes from Moliere's 'Bourgeois-Gentilhomme,' Produced by Le Cercle Francais of Harvard University."... See More  

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First appearance together of the Democratic donkey & Republican elephant...

Item #174414

December 27, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1879  An ideal issue for any political junkie as it contains the famous Thomas Nast print with the first appearance together of the Republican elephant & Democratic donkey. Thomas Nast was the creator of these two famous political symbols making this a very significant print. The caption reads: "Stranger Things Have Happened."

The ba... See More  

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