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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
February 24, 1796
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 24, 1796 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: "Washington Street" mentions: "The citizens of... See More
Item #674496THE 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
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
Item #652834THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, December, 1789
* United States Constitution
* North Carolina ratification
* Albany, New York
The issue begins with a full page: "Description of the City of Albany" (plate is lacking). Other items include: "Memoirs of The Bastille"; a very interesting & detailed: "Letter III - Letters from a Pennsylvanian on his Travel... See More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Item #121156GENTLEMAN'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
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
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
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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