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Spindletop oil discovery...
January 17, 1901
NEW YORK TIMES, January 17, 1901 Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth, coinciding with the need for this new product.
The discovery of oil in Beaumont, Texas, was the beginning of the oil i... See More
Popular for the colorful political cartoons...
April 26, 1893
PUCK, New York, April 26, 1893 Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are much desired for their displayability. This issue has as its political cartoons:
front page: &quo... See More
Daniel Webster's letters... "Defender of the Constitution"......
Item #679332HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, Aug., 1867 The prime feature of this issue is likely the 5 1/2 pages dedicated to the: "PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE OF DANIEL WEBSTER", which includes excerpts from many of his private correspondence along with background and commentary. The article serves well as an unofficial biography of this great "defender of the Constitution".... See More
Neat title... "THE MOSQUITO"...
March 21, 1925
THE MOSQUITO, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, March 21, 1925 A curious little newspaper which appears to be the combination of the Middlesex Plain Dealer and the Perth Amboy Press. Filled mostly with local news and tidbits, many quite folksy and humorous, plus many ads as well. The ftpg. has a bit noting: "Christy Mathewson, of baseball fame, was recently named one of the trustees of the Ameri... See More
Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?
July 23, 1785
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785
* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)
* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)
Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More
Adolf Hitler opens the 1936 Summer Olympics...
August 01, 1936
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, August 1, 1936
* Olympics open in front of the Nazi Party
The front page has a three column, three line headline: "Olympic Games Given Rousing Sendoff Today At opening Ceremonies", with subheading: "Huge Throngs Pack Stadium Despite Heavy Downpour; Roar Greeting to Hitler", and more. Coverage continues on an inside page... See More
Rabbis reject Palestine as Jewish homeland... Cox-Roosevelt Presidential Ticket...
July 07, 1920
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 7, 1920
* Central Conference of American Rabbis
* Rejects labelling Palestine as Jewish homeland
* The Cox-Roosevelt Democratic Ticket
The middle of page 10 has: "ISRAEL NOT A NATION", which tells of The Central Conference of American Rabbis' declaration rejecting the phrase which states Palestine is to be a "national homeland for the Jews... See More
Pre-release color ad for "12 Years a Slave", in a Los Angeles newspaper...
October 13, 2013
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Oct. 13, 2013 (Calendar Section)
* Pre-premiere ad for "12 Years a Slave"
* Steve McQueen - Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender
* Best Picture, Director, Foreign Actor and Supporting Actor, etc.
Page D7 has the best full-page ad for "12 Years a Slave" from the leading newspaper of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood area's prime publi... See More
Rare issue from Weaverville, California...
May 20, 1876
WEEKLY TRINITY JOURNAL, Weaverville, California, May 20, 1876 A rare issue from this Northern California town and uncommon to find from the 19th century. The Weekly Trinity Journal gives an inside peek to daily life 100 years after the founding of The United States of America. Quirky and fascinating headlines include: "A MIGHTY LIVELY RAT HUNT", "CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS" a... See More
General Murray on retiring from Quebec...
September 01, 1766
THE SCOTS MAGAZINE, Edinburgh, Scotland, September, 1766 Although formatted much like the more common "Gentleman's Magazine" this is a much more scarce title.
News under: "British North America" includes an address from the Council in Quebec to Governor James Murray on his retirement from that position, with his response to the Council. Further on are more letters to... See More
Review & premiere of "The Color Purple" & "Out of Africa"...
August 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Aug. 10, 2011
* Premiere of "The Color Purple", starring Whoopi Goldberg
* Premiere of "Out of Africa", starring Meryl Streep & Robert Redford
* Contrasting reviews with full-page ads for each
A terrific issue on the premieres of both motion picture hits: "The Color Purple" and "Out of Africa". Perhaps no better issu... See More
Review & premiere of "The Help", in a Los Angeles newspaper...
August 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES TIMES, Aug. 10, 2011
* Premiere of "The Help" - advertisement and review
* Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis, and Emma Stone
* Multiple award winner
A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Help", and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, it being the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood ... See More
Colonial Boston, with the Supplement issue attached...
June 06, 1768
THE BOSTON CHRONICLE, Massachusetts, June 6, 1768
* Pre Revolutionary War tensions
Under reports from London is: "...Letters from Boston, New England, mention that the late public spirit for establishing new manufactures was greatly subsided, the adventurers having met with nothing but disappointments in procuring materials, scarcity of money, & high price of wages." Else... See More
It triggered the great Financial Panic of 1837...
May 13, 1837
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 13, 1837
* Panic of 1837
* Financial crisis
The front page has a notable report: "Suspension of Specie Payments" which would be the trigger which stated the Financial Panic of 1837. On May 10, 1837, banks in New York City suspended specie payments, meaning that they would no longer redeem commercial paper in specie at full face valu... See More
Young evangelist Bill Graham prays with the president Truman...
July 15, 1950
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 15, 1950
* Young evangelist Billy Graham's 1st White House visit
* Prays with President Harry Truman at the White House
* Would become the spiritual advisor to several Presidents
Buried on page 11 is the historic, but rather inconspicuous report: "President and Evangelist Pray in the White House", followed by a brief description of the... See More
News from America: the Stamp Act...
March 16, 1782
THE NEWCASTLE CHRONICLE, England, March 16, 1782
* Rare 18th century title
* re. the Stamp Act
Page 2 has a report which mentions: "After the stamp act took place in America, the news printers there put a large black border round their newspapers, to denote their being in mourning; and we hear from Cleveland in Yorkshire, that a wag in that neighbourhood has copied the exam... See More
Terrific & displayable baseball print...
May 08, 1886
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 8, 1886
* Collectible 19th century baseball print
The full ftpg. shows: "Some Setters & Pointers at the Dog Show" with a related article inside. Other prints include: "The Canoe Exhibition", a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "The Root Of The Matter"; a doublepage centerfold of: "Trinity Church, Boston"; and a... See More
Missouri Compromise... Mordecai Noah & his Jewish refuge island...
March 11, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820
* Missouri Compromise
* Maine and Missouri become states
* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement
The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More
Much on Lewis & Clark & their exploration to the Pacific...
October 02, 1807
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1807
* Lewis and Clark expedition
Page 3 has a very lengthy: "Proposals...For Publishing LEWIS and CLARK'S Tour to the Pacific Ocean, through the Interior of the Continent of North America..." noting the details that will be in "Volume First" as well as "Volume Second". And this is followed by another d... See More
Death of Patrick Henry...
June 26, 1799
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, June 26, 1799
* Patrick Henry's death
* 18th century original
On page 2 under "Died" is an inconspicuous obituary that reads, in full: "In Virginia, the 6th inst. the Hon. PATRICK HENRY, Esq. one of the Envoys appointed the last Session of Congress, to treat with the French Republic".
The back page has the lyrics of a &... See More
This magazine is not recorded in "History of American Magazines"...
March 01, 1865
THE SOLDIER'S CASKET, Philadelphia, March, 1865
* Very rare title
This is the volume 1, number 3 issue of a title which lasted but 12 issues, January thru December, 1865. There is no record of it in Mott's "History of American Magazines" and nor can I find information on the internet. It is recorded in "Union List of Serials" which notes that it is held by 8... See More
Rachel Carson dies of cancer...
April 15, 1964
SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., April 15, 1964
* Rachel Carson dead from cancer
* Author of Silent Spring dies
The front page has and image and the two column heading: "'Silent Spring' Author Is Victim of Cancer". Rachel Carson, know for her "fight against improper use of pesticides", died at the age of 56.
Complete in 38 pages, small binding holes on the lef... See More
Death of Billy Sunday...
November 07, 1935
THE OMAHA BEE - NEWS, Nov. 7, 1935
* Billy Sunday death (1st report)
* Baseball player & evangelist
The front page has a seven column headline: "BILLY SUNDAY, EVANGELIST, IS DEAD", with dramatic image, very displayable, titled: "TYPICAL BILLY SUNDAY POSE". Additional headlines: "Illness Proves Fatal To Revivalist Who Deserted Baseball", "Complai... See More
First Olympics under International Olympic Committee...
January 26, 1924
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 26, 1924
* 1st winter Olympics held
* Chamonix France
This issue has a one column headlines on page 9 that includes: "OLYMPIC ICE GAMES OPEN AT CHAMONIX", "High French Official Formally Declares Classic Sports Festival Under Way", "150 Athletes In Parade", "Competitions Start Today".
This 26 page issue has usual browning wi... See More
Ronald Reagan embraced by Black Conservatives...
October 04, 1981
THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 4, 1981 (Magazine Section only)
* The New Black Conservatives
* Cuba trains up next generation of Marxist
This front page has an image of Nathan Wright Jr, Gloria Toote and Arthur Fletcher with the caption: "THE NEW BLACK CONSERVATIVES". Page 20 begins a 4 page article stating in part, "the Republicans are in a tremendous position to make inroads a... See More
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