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April 25, 1863
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 25, 1863 The front page of this issue has an illustration and supporting text re: the "Bartlett's Patent Refrigerator". The inside pages has: "Cobb's Patent Hay Rack", "Raymond's Patent Hay Fork", "Johnson's Patent Piston-Rod Packing, and more. There are also two Civil War reports - one "The attack o... See More
Item #670952THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States
This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More
February 19, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, February 19, 1862
* Battle of Fort Donelson victory
* Cumberland River - Tennessee
Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "The Great Victory", "Additional Particulars of the Capture of Fort Donelson", "Graphic Description of the Sanguinary Fight", and more.
Complete in eight pages. foxing more so near the margins, bit of s... See More
December 26, 1781
A genuine Revolutionary War pay document from the State of Connecticut dated February 18, 1782. Fascinating document for providing pay to soldiers through the Deputy Quarter Master of the Military for the State Of Connecticut. This document contains two signatures, and is written out for "Fifteen Pounds".
Measures 6 1/2 by 4 inches and is in nice condition. A terrific item fo... See More
December 21, 1795
FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston Dec. 21, 1795
* Uncommon title
Certainly one of the less common American titles from the 18th century.
Page 1 has a short article: "Gen. Washington's Letters". Most of page 2 is taken up with a fascinating article: "Orthoepy". It's actually a word: the study of correct pronunciation. It begins: "In compliance with my premise I no... See More
December 02, 1795
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY, OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 2, 1795
* St. Paul's, Covent Garden
Page 2 has an item from London headed: "St. Paul's Covent Garden" noting: "...repairs of which near 5000 pounds have...been expended was entirely destroyed by fire. The flames broke out in the cupola...".
Page 3 has a report of a meeting between Indian chiefs ... See More
May 22, 1794
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, May 22, 1794
* 18th century American publication
A very ornate masthead makes this a displayable issue.
The middle of page 3 has an interesting item from Baltimore: "We have tarred & feathered the Captain of a vessel here for imprudently reversing the colours of the United States and placing the British above. It is said th... See More
October 25, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 25, 1798 Page 3 has an interesting tongue-in-cheek report concerning Napoleon Buonaparte, whose army was recently defeated with his escape. It is headed: "Strayed Or Lost" and notes in part: "A Little, thin, fallow looking man, known by the name of Buonaparte. The last tie he was heard of was when he set sail from Malta...... See More
September 14, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 14, 1798
* President John Adams letters
Page 2 has a letter from the people of Kittery, Mass. (now Maine), to the President, followed by his response to them signed: John Adams. A similar letter from the town of Cincinnati "in the North-western Territory" (now Ohio) to the President, followed by his response signed: John... See More
August 01, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 1, 1798 Page 2 has: "Constellation Frigate, Or, Notice for French Pirates" which has: "The U.S. frigate Constellation...is now off our bar...to cruise along our southern coast for the protection of the American trade & the punishment of French insolence...".
Also a letter to the President from officers at Salisbu... See More
September 04, 1862
THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1862
* Pacific Railway Acts
* Transcontinental Railroad
* President Abraham Lincoln
* American Civil War era
Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction ... See More
July 29, 1795
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 29, 1795
* 18th century America
* Much on the Jay Treaty
Two-thirds of the front page is taken up with: "The Objections to the Treaty Refuted", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty. Page 2 has additional items concerning the Jay Treaty.
Four pages, small piece from the bottom margin affects one word on pages 1 & 2, otherwise nice co... See More
August 07, 1902
THE WEEKLY REPUBLICAN, Denver, Colorado, Aug. 7, 1902
* Harry Tracy suicide death
* Old West outlaw
The front page has a two column head: "TRACY DIES BY HIS OWN HAND" with a subhead: "Red Handed Outlaw, Twice Badly Wounded in Fight With Farmers, Shoots Himself" plus more. He killed himself to avoid being captured.
Harry Tracy was an outlaw from the closing days of... See More
April 01, 1905
THE MAGNET, Brooklyn, New York, April, 1905
* Rare miniature size publication
This is the vol. 1 #4 issue of a quite rare title not listed in Union List of Serials or Union List of Newspapers. A small-size, amateurish newspaper in which a previous issue noted: "The 'Magnet' publishes interesting stories, poems, jokes, notes of school & society...is published every two ... See More
November 12, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, Nov. 12, 1795 Beyond having one of the more decorative & displayable mastheads of the 18th century, over half of the front page is taken up with continued discussion headed: "Features on Mr. Jay's Treaty" with England, a very controversial document which was ultimately signed by President Washington in August.
Four ... See More
February 27, 1795
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Feb. 27, 1795
* 18th century Native Americans - Indians
* President George Washington's birthday
Most of page 2 is taken up with very lengthy reporting from Congress. Page 3 has a nice report from Knoxville, concerning a skirmish between the Chickasaw and Creek Indians with more as well. Page 3 also has: "The Patriot Festival"... See More
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