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Holland Tunnel opens in New York City...

Item #677521

November 14, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 14, 1927

* Holland Tunnel officially opens

* 1st underwater tunnel

The top of the 1st column of the front page has a one column heading: "52,285  AUTOS JAM THE HOLLAND TUBE IN 'SIGHTSEEING' DAY" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues on page 3 with related photo. This was the first underwater tunnel opening between New York City and New ... See More  

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1908 USS Michigan battleship launching...

Item #677192

May 26, 1908

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 26, 1908

* USS Michigan (BB-27) launching

* United States Navy battleship

* Camden, New Jersey shipyard

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "AMERICA'S DREADNAUGHT TAKES TO THE WATER THIS MORNING" with photo. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issu... See More  

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Alvin Karpis's Atlantic City shootout escape....

Item #676090

January 21, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 21, 1935

* Gangster Alvin "Creepy" Karpis

* Public enemy # 1 criminal

* Atlantic City NJ shootout & escape

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "BREMER KIDNAPPER SHOOTS HIS WAY OUT OF TRAP IN JERSEY" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues on page 3 with a few related photos. (see) Lengthy text. Always nice to ... See More  

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Battle of Antietam monument dedication......

Item #675859

September 17, 1903

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 17, 1903

* Battle of Antietam monument dedication

* Troops of New Jersey during Civil War

* Theodore Roosevelt tribute speech

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "THE PRESIDENT AT ANTIETAM" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are... See More  

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Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #674616

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 11, 1783 

* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War

An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, ... See More  

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First flight of the Hindenburg to the U.S...

Item #674274

May 09, 1936


* Hindenburg - LZ-129 zeppelin - airship

* Very 1st flight to America - North Atlantic

* Lakehurst, New Jersey disaster fame

* Terrific issue for display w/ many photos

A nice banner headline announces: "HINDENBURG HERE, SETTING RECORD" with subheads and related photo. Nice for display. Much more on the following pages including two ful... See More  

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Like an early Wall Street Journal... Street Railway Edition...

Item #673709

October 19, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 19, 1907 (STREET RAILWAY SECTION)  A 112 page publication filled with railway maps, ads, schedules and notices, providing a great snapshot of the transportation infrastructure of the northeast corridor of the United States. Transportation maps include those from Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, New York,... See More  

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Attack on Kure (March 1945)...

Item #673617

August 14, 1944

DAILY NEWS, New York City, August 14, 1944

* Palisades Park, N. J. - 5 alarm fire

* Yanks cut Nazi escape route on French Front

The front page has a nice, displayable headline: "ALLIES BLOCK GERMANS' ESCAPE ROAD" with more coverage on pages 3 and 11.  

Front page also has picture of Palisades Park N.J. burning with headline: "FIRE RAGES THROUGH NEW JERSEY RESOR... See More  

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Investigating the Hindenburg tragedy...

Item #673551

May 08, 1937


* Hindenburg rigid airship disaster

* Pride of Nazi Germany

* Lakehurst, New Jersey photos

The top of the front page has a three column headline concerning the follow-up investigation into the Hindenburg crash: "U. S. Speeds Zep Blast Probe As Sabotage Idea Grows; Lehman Expires" with subheads.

Complete with all 30 pages, light toning a... See More  

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Trial and conviction of a spy...

Item #673028

December 30, 1812

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 30, 1812  Page 2 has an interesting report, taking about half a column, beginning: "...proceedings at Buffaloe, of a Court Martial appointed to try Elijah Clark as a Spy. The facts which appeared at the trial are that the said Clark was born in New Jersey...he removed to Canada...must have become naturalized & a British subject. Clark, being found wit... See More  

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From the "heyday" of Asbury Park, New Jersey...

Item #672748

July 31, 1888

THE DAILY PRESS, Asbury Park & Ocean Grove, New Jersey, July 31, 1888 

* From this tourist mecca of the 19th century
* Famous hotels in illustrated ads

An interesting newspaper from these once-famous vacation meccas on the Jersey coast, containing various news of the day with an emphasis on tourism-related items. Page 2 has: "History of Asbury Park" taking ov
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Bridge at Harlem...

Item #672594

September 02, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 2, 1865  Inside has a half page print of: "The Present Condition Of The New Iron Bridge, Harlem, New York".  A full page shows: "The Grand Annual Picnic and Excursion Of The New Jersey Farmers and Their Families To Raritan Bay, Amboy New Jersey On Saturday, August 19."  And a full page with 4 prints of: "The Frightfu... See More  

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1932 Lindbergh baby safe return ?....

Item #672241

March 03, 1932

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., March 3, 1932

* Charles Lindbergh Jr. baby kidnapping case

This was one of the most famous crime mysteries of the 20th century which ended with the execution of Bruno Hauptmann. Here is a banner headline that suggests the Lindbergh baby was still alive with: "Reports Lindbergh Baby Held In New Jersey" and subheads and photo of Charles Jr. Nice for display... See More  

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Lake Denmark ammunition depot disaster...

Item #672138

July 12, 1926

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., July 12, 1926

* Lake Denmark explosion

* United States Navy arsenal

* Dover, New Jersey

The front page has a one column heading: "DEATH LIST 16; 33 MISSING IN ARSENAL BLAST" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the explosion at Lake Denmark arsenal near Dover, New Jersey.

Complete with 12 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.... See More  

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Nast Santa.... "Another Stocking to fill"...

Item #671840

January 03, 1880

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1880 

* Thomas Nast Santa Claus wood block engraving

The entire ftpg. is a Thomas Nast print captioned: "A Merry Christmas" showing Santa Claus dancing with Mother Goose.

The doublepage centerfold is a very nice Thomas Nast Christmas print captioned: "Another Stocking to Fill" showing Santa Claus leaning over a sleeping baby... 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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View of Chattanooga...

Item #671033

September 08, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 8, 1866  Inside has a full page print: "Chattanooga, Tennessee, From Lookout Mountain". Other prints include: "Bacon's Castle, Surry, Virginia" "The Steamer Wyoming on the Banks" & other scenes near Long Branch, New Jersey; "Great Conflagration at Jersey City...Destruction of the Petroleum Docks Adjoining the... See More  

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The Medicine Lodge Treaty...

Item #670769

November 16, 1867


* Treaty (treaties) of Medicine Lodge

The prime content concerns the Medicine Lodge Treaty, taking all of page 5 and includes 4 prints, the largest captioned: "Council of the Arapahoe & Comanche Indians on Medicine Lodge Creek, Arkansas...". The others show: "Comanche Indians on the Way to the Great Co... See More  

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1st Transatlantic flight... Graf Zeppelin German airship...

Item #670532

October 14, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 14, 1928

* D-LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin German airship

* 1st Interscontinental flight

* Atlantic Ocean to Lakehurst, New Jersey

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "ZEPPELIN SPEEDS NORTH OF BERMUDA AND IS EXPECTED HERE THIS AFTERNOON; DAMAGED FIN IS REPAIRED IN THE AIR" with subheads and related map. (see) More on pages 2 & 3 with two ... See More  

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Black-out newspaper... World Trade Center photo...

Item #670331

July 14, 1977

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 14, 1977.

* Rare issue from the famous New York City blackout

This is an unusual issue which was published the day of the "black out" in New York City. A note on the front page explains that

* This is a special blackout edition...

which had to be taken to the Hackensack "Record" presses across the river in New Jersey to be printed, with oth... See More  

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1858 Salem, New Jersey w/ nice masthead....

Item #669604

February 17, 1858

NATIONAL STANDARD, Salem, New Jersey, Feb. 178, 1858

* Uncommon title

* Nice masthead (heraldic eagle)

This large sized issue measures 25 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches, contains news of the with several interesting advertisements.

Complete with 4 pages, a little light toning at the margins, very minor wear, generally nice.

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1874 Weehawken, New Jersey oil fire disaster...

Item #669583

July 12, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1874

* Weehawken, Hudson, Co., New Jersey

* Oil Company's Works fire disaster

The top of page 5 has one column headings that include: "THE GREAT OIL FIRE" "A Scene of Terrible Grandeur in Weehawken" "The Oil Tanks Still Ablaze--The Story in Detail" and more. (see) Text takes up just a full column.

Other news of the day. Comple... See More  

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Hudson River tunnel disaster....

Item #669390

July 22, 1880


* Hudson River tunnel disaster

* Jersey City, New Jersey

The top of the front page has one column headings that include: "DREADFUL DISASTER" "The Tunnel Under Hudson River Caves In and Twenty Men Buried Alive" "Thrilling Description of the Accident..." and more. First report coverage on the cave-in disaster within t... See More  

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On Abraham Lincoln being elected...

Item #669354

November 10, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 10, 1864 

* Abraham Lincoln's election win (2nd)

* Original American Civil War reporting

Page 5 is mostly taken up with details on the election results, with nice first column heads reading in part: "THE RESULT" "Additional Election Returns from All Parts of the Country" "New Jersey, Kentucky and Delaware for McClellan" "All ... See More  

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Sign up to join Washington in the military...

Item #668932

July 30, 1798


* General George Washington again ?

Page 2 an address to the President from the people of Caroline County, Maryland, followed by his response signed: John Adams. And then another letter to him from Rockingham County, North Carolina, with his response also signed: John Adams.

Also a great recruiting letter headed: "Ge... See More  

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1867 hanging at Newton, New Jersey...

Item #668817

July 03, 1867


* Newton, New Jersey

* Hanging - execution

* Very detailed report

Page 10 has a report headed: "THE GALLOWS" "Hanging of John Hughes at Newton, N.J., for the Murder of His Wife" and more. (see) Detailed account that takes up a column.

Complete with 12 pages, a little irregular at the spine, otherwise nice.... See More  

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The Battle of New York with a Revolutionary War map...

Item #668796
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE SUPPLEMENT, London, for the year 1776  

* Battle of Long Island, New York

* American Revolutionary War

* General William Howe victory

A very nice "Supplement" issue to this popular magazine from during the Revolutionary War.

This 28 page magazine features a great & lengthy account of the Battle of New York signed in type by: W. Howe which t... See More  

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Print of a New Jersey colonial coin...

Item #668655
SUPPLEMENT FOR THE YEAR 1787 for Gentleman's Magazine, England. 

* Colonial New Jersey copper coin

Within this supplement issue, published at the end of the year, is a full page print of various coins, one of which is the Nova Cesarea New Jersey colonial coin dated 1786, with a very brief note on it on the following page: "Fig. 6 is sent us for decyphering as a supposed America... See More  

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1914 Thomas Edison plant fire disaster...

Item #668241

December 10, 1914

THE WORLD, New York City, Dec. 10, 1914

* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Works plant fire disaster

* West Orange, New Jersey

The front page has a two column heading: "EDISON'S GREAT PLANT BURNED; ONLY LABORATORY IS SAVED; LOSS IS PUT AT $7,000,000" "with subheads. (see)

Eighteen pages, light toning, some margin wear, should be handled with care.... See More  

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SS Mohawk shipwreck...

Item #668066

January 26, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 26, 1935

* SS Mohawk shipwreck

* Ward Line ocean liner

* New Jersey coast collision

The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TWO INQUIRIES OPENED IN MOHAWK DISATER; OFFICERS ARE WITNESSES" with subheads.

Complete 1st section only with 28 pages, rag edition in nice condition.... See More  

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Great issue on the Battle of Ticonderoga...

Item #667818

August 27, 1777

THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, August 27, 1777 

* Siege of Fort Ticonderoga

* American Revolutionary War

* General John Burgoyne victory

The front page has: "...a correct & authentic distribution of the British forces under the command of Sir William Howe, from an officer of distinction just arrived from New York." with a nice accounting of the troops (see phot... See More  

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Selling land for less than one dollar an acre...

Item #667454
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, June, 1787  Included within is a full page plate: "Plan of a New Machine for Raising Water by Wind" which has an accompanying article. This plate is a bit close-trimmed at the left margin.

Also: "The Analogy between the Respective forms of Government & the Origins of the Several States of North America..." "The State of Slave... See More  

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1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...

Item #667099

May 31, 1867


* Lipman Pike plays for Irvington

* 1st Jewish professional baseball player

* Post Civil War reconstruction era

Page 5 has reporting on two baseball games with box scores, one showing "Pike" playing for the Irvington team from New Jersey. (see) He is considered the very 1st Jewish professional baseball player.

Other news and advertisements of th... See More  

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DeWitt Clinton in a duel: great account...

Item #666989

August 10, 1802

THE BALANCE & COLUMBIAN REPOSITORY, Hudson, New York, Aug. 10, 1802 

* Dewitt Clinton duel w/ John Swartwout

* Great detailed account

Pages  & 7 contain a detailed account of a duel involving DeWitt Clinton, famous politician and principal promoter of the Erie Canal.

The report begins: "A duel was fought, on Saturday se'nnight, on the New-Jersey shore, opposite N... See More  

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Celebration of the Stamp Act repeal has horrible consequences...

Item #666935

July 22, 1766


* Repeal of the Stamp Act celebration disaster

The back page has a letter from Burlington, New  Jersey, offering thanks for the repeal of the hated Stamp Act. A portion includes: "...On hearing the joyful news of the repeal of the stamp act, about 3 half-barrels of powder were provided...a negro boy, seeing some powder scattered on the grou... See More  

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Asserting the Americans had no cause to go to war...

Item #666878

March 01, 1777

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, March 1, 1777 

* Revolutionary War Era

* 18th century original

* From The Enemy

A page 2 item notes: "...General Howe & our army were all well; that a party of Rebels had attempted to surprise Major Rogers in Fort Independence but had been repulsed...". Another page has a lengthy letter concerning the war in the colonies, including: "... See More  

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Trumbull's Declaration of Independence... Slave importation prohibited...

Item #665674

November 11, 1818

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Nov. 11, 1818 

* John Trumbell's "Declaration of Independence"

* Law prohibiting slaves leaving the state

A page 2 report begins: "The Legislature of New Jersey...passed an act last Thursday, prohibiting the exportation of slaves or servants of colour out of that State. It makes it penal in the sum of 2000 dollars, or imprisonmen
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Terrific issue on the Hindenburg tragedy...

Item #665420

May 07, 1937


* Hindenburg airship disaster

* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey

One of the very best, dramatic banner headlines we have offered on this historic catastrophe: "DIRIGIBLE HINDENBURG EXPLODES, 90 KILLED". A large front page photo shows the Hindenburg over the New York skyline, headed: "Giant Airliner That Fell in Flames", with the su... See More  

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Hindenburg airship 1st flight to America...

Item #665022

May 10, 1936


* Hindenburg - LZ-129 zeppelin - airship

* Very 1st flight to America - North Atlantic

* Lakehurst, New Jersey disaster fame

The front page has a one column heading: "Zep Sets Air Mark, Lands With Trouble" with subheads. (see) More on page 7 with great photo. First report coverage on the very 1st flight of the infamous airship to America.

Co... See More  

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Trout fishing, and Trinity Bay in Newfoundland...

Item #664477

September 09, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 9, 1865  Among the prints within are: "A Peach Orchard at Cranberry, New Jersey" " with 3 other related prints. "Trout Fishing in the Mountain Streams of Pennsylvania" with an article. "Old St. John's Gate, Quebec, Canada".

The feature is a foldout centerfold of: "Trinity Bay & Heart's Content... See More  

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John Paul Jones, Bedford Pennsylvania & Madison Indiana in 1854...

Item #664420

July 08, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 8, 1854  This title actually precedes Harper's, which did not begin publication until 1857.

The ftpg. has: "In Honor of the Birthday of Paul Jones, Born July 6, 1747". Within are prints captioned: "Bedford Township, Pennsylvania" "Lake George, New York" "Madison, Indiana" "Brandywine Battlefield, New J
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Mike Tyson KO's Larry Holmes...

Item #664139

January 23, 1988

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Jan. 23, 1988

* Mike Tyson knockouts Larry Holmes

* Heavyweight boxing championship bout

* Trump Plaza in Atlantic City, New Jersey

The front page of the sport's section has a heading: "For Holmes, Last Fight Is Painfully Short" with large photo (See) First report coverage continues inside with 2 more related photos.

Complete 1st and sport's sections o... See More  

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One of the first Civil War maps in a newspaper...

Item #664041

April 28, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1861 

* Near the start of the Civil War

* Maryland & Pennsylvania map

* Troops forming for battle

The front page features a nice map titled: "THE SEAT OF WAR" showing portions of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, and Virginia.

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE WAR" "Highly Important News from... See More  

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The North says the war is hopeless...

Item #663987

January 27, 1863

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 27, 1863 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

The front page includes: "From Fredericksburg" "The Courts" "Virginia Legislature" "Additional From the North--The Situation at Fredericksburg--The Peace Movement in the New Jersey Legislature--The Administration Denounced--The War Declared Hopeless & the Conquest ... See More  

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Amelia Earhart's 1932 record flight...

Item #663844

July 13, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1932

* Aviatrix Amelia Earhart airplane takeoff

* Women's transcontinental flight record

* Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Amelia Earhart Leaves Coast on Flight Here; Hopes to Beat Hawks's Time in Non-Stop Trip". (see) First report coverage on Amelia Earhart' attempting to brea... See More  

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1st Transatlantic flight... Graf Zeppelin German airship...

Item #663772

October 11, 1928


* D-LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin German airship

* 1st Interscontinental flight (takeoff)

* Atlantic Ocean to Lakehurst, New Jersey

The front page has a nice banner headline: "DIRIGIBLE ZEPPELIN OFF FOR U. S." with subheads. (see) 1st report coverage on the 1st Intercontinental flight of the Graf Zeppelin.

Other news, sports and advertiseme... See More  

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"Extraordinary" issue on the Battle of Monmouth...

Item #662937

August 24, 1778


* Battle of Monmouth - New Jersey

* Sir Henry Clinton vs. George Washington

* American Revolutionary War

Such "extraordinary" issues were created when notable news was received outside the normal printing schedule and the publisher wanted to rush the news to the people as quickly as possible.

The purpose of this issue is t... See More  

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On proposing peace with the Americans... Franklin's son on independence...

Item #662676

November 25, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Nov. 25, 1775 

* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

Page 2 has: "...Lord North's motion for a reconciliation with the Americans..." dated Feb. 20, 1775, which is followed by his explanation of it, in all taking most of a column. It includes: "The Tea-act also will be repealed if asked for."... See More  

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1929 Graf Zeppelin... around the World flight...

Item #662428

August 29, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 29, 1929

* LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin (airship)

* 1st to fly around the World (historic)

* Hugo Eckener

The front page has a two column headline: "ZEPPELIN IN PENNSYLVANIA; HERE EARLY THIS MORNING; PAYS NIGHT VISITS TO 4 CITIES" with subheads. (see) 1st report coverage on the completion of the around the World flight by the Graf Zeppelin. The airship would l... See More  

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Expedition to Greenland... Earthquake in San Francisco...

Item #661793

March 29, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 29, 1856  Inside has 2 pages of text with  7 prints on: "Expedition To Greenland". Also a fullpg. with 4 prints on: "Dreadful Catastrophe at Philadelphia" being the burning of the ferry boat 'New Jersey'.

Other prints: "Maple Sugar Camp" in New England; a view of: "Stockholm, Capital of Sweden&quo... See More  

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