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The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris...

Item #690577

January 21, 2021

NEW YORK POST, Jan. 21, 2021

* A day of "firsts"

* Joe Biden sworn in as oldest president to-date

* Kamala Harris 1st female, 1st black, 1st South-Asian Vice-President

* Doug Emhoff 1st "second Gentleman" and first Jewish-American married to a President or Vice-President

The entire front page and pages 3-13 tell of the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President an... See More  

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First airplane death - a passenger with Orville Wright...

Item #681887

September 23, 1908

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908 

* Orville Wright Injured

* Thomas Etholen Selfridge Killed

* 1st powered airplane fatality

Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where t... See More  

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Black Dahlia - pre-release full page ad and review...

Item #681684

September 10, 2006

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 10, 2006  


* Poster-size ad for Black Dahlia with pre-release review

* Full-page ad for The Prestige

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Black Dahlia" (with review) and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood ar... See More  

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Art Blakey Obituary... Black American jazz drummer...

Item #681378

October 17, 1990


* Death report of Jazz drummer Art Blakey

Page A20 has a quarter page article: "Art Blakey; Drummer, Mentor Led the Jazz Messengers", which includes a small photo. A portion of the text includes: "Born in Pittsburgh where he toiled in the steel mills by day while listening  to the Early Hines and Dick Stabile bands on the radio at nigh... See More  

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Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee...

Item #680780

September 30, 1934

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 30, 1934 

* Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee 

* New York Yankees - Major league baseball

* Best title to be had ?

Page 3 of the sport's section reports on Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee: "YANKEES LOSE, 8-5, THEN TRIUMPH, 9-6", "Ruth Wallops 22d Homer and Drives in Three Runs in Opener at Washington", "Gets Uni... See More  

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Valentina Tereshkova... 1st woman in space...

Item #680716

June 20, 1963

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Michigan, June 20, 1963

* Valentina Tereshkova - 1st woman in space

* Vostok 6 - Russian spaceship

This 48 page newspaper has a three column headline near the bottom of the front page: "Moscow Rejoices in 'Seagull's' Flight" with related photos. (see) Tells of the Soviet Union putting the 1st ever woman into space.

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Jackie Robinson's baseball debut...

Item #680662

April 19, 1946

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1946 

* Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier 

* Baseball debut (1st report)

Page 12 has a small one column headline: "Robinson Has Field Day In Making Debut". Brief but historic coverage on Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. A historic report in both baseball and black americana.

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Fire fighting...

Item #680657

May 23, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1885

* Fire Fighting

The front page of this issue has two illustrations titled "New York Fire Department Testing Devices For Throwing Life Lines Over Buildings". The article inside is titled "Unexplored Branch Of The Fire Escape Problem". There is an article with an illustration both titled "A Mammoth Steam Snow Shovel" pl... See More  

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Map of rebel locations on the Mississippi River...

Item #680628

March 02, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1862 

* New Madrid, Missouri 

* Hickman, Kentucky

The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The New Rebel Location on the Mississippi" at the border of Kentucky & Tennessee, showing Obionville, New Madrid, Hickman, Columbus, and more.

There are many ftpg. column heads including: "The Enemy reported to be Concentrating a... See More  

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Popular for the 1894 colorful political cartoons...

Item #680591

July 11, 1894

PUCK, New York, July 11, 1894 

* Color political prints

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 very desired for their displayability. This issue has as its politic... See More  

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Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #680579
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 

* Nice map of "West Florida"

* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana

* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay

Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More  

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Trial of Axis Sally... Nazis broadcaster...

Item #680556

September 25, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1948 

* Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty 

* Axis Sally - trial for treason 

* Nazis broadcaster

Page 8 has a small one column heading: "TRIAL OF 'AXIS SALLY' SET" "Court Names Nov. 15--Accused Would Have Truman Appear" (see) Brief coverage of the decision to go to trial as Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty ... See More  

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John Sherman death...

Item #680480

October 22, 1900

THE BULLETIN, San Francisco, October 22, 1900

* John Sherman - soldier and statesman

* Senator... Secretary of State... Secretary of  the Treasury 

The front page has three column headlines: "JOHN SHERMAN, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN, IS DEAD" and "Expired at His Home in Washington After a Lingering Illness That Gradually Undermined His Nervous System", with a n... See More  

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Nile Kinnick and Iowa Hawkeyes...

Item #680477

July 23, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1940

* Nile Kinnick All-star votes

* Iowa Hawkeyes - NCAA college football

This 40 page newspaper has small one column headings in the sport's section (page 25): "Kinnick Leads In Poll" "Iowa Halfback Has Most Votes for All-Star Eleven" See photo for brief text here.

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Lou Gehrig named 'Captain' of the Yankees...

Item #680473

April 13, 1935

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, April 13, 1935

* Lou Gehrig becomes Yankees team captain

* Early Joe Louis boxing match

The top of page 12 has a one column heading: "GEHRIG NAMED YANK CAPTAIN" with subhead. (see) Only a few men have ever held the title of Captain of the Yankees with Derek Jeter being the latest. Also early reporting on boxer Joe Louis with photos on page 8.

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Count Fleet wins the triple crown... 2-issue set...

Item #680470

June 06, 1943


* Count Fleet - horse racing

* Belmont Stakes win (3rd & final win)

* Triple crown winner - victory

This 100+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page of the sport's section (inside) that include: "COUNT FLEET FIRST BY THIRTY LENGTHS IN $50,090 BELMONT" and "Sweeps 5 Springs Stakes.... See More  

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Last signer of the Declaration of Independence dies... Jackson re-elected...

Item #680468

November 17, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1832

* Andrew Jackson re-elected President

* Death of Charles Carroll : signer of the Declaration of Independence

The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:

"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin ... See More  

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Tiny 19th century newspaper from Colorado Springs...

Item #680336

June 22, 1891

THE SUN, Colorado Springs, June 22, 1891 

* Rare miniature, amateur title

This is the volume 1, number 7 issue of a newspaper which lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Plus Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records only one institution as having any issues and we purchased all the holdings from them. Obviously printed on a small amateur press as it is of very small size, measuring ju... See More  

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Sam Houston's 'call to arms' against Mexico...

Item #680321

April 02, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842 

* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens

* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War

Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More  

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Madison's state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #680255

December 13, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1815 

* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address

Over two columns of the front page are taken up with the: "Message" signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address.

Four pages, various foxing, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise good.... See More  

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1881 Mayer, Minnesota tornado disaster...

Item #680254

July 15, 1881

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, July 15, 1881

* Mayer, Minnesota

* Tornado disaster in the summer of 1881

Page 2 has one column headlines: "TERRIFIC STORM", "Portions of Minnesota Visited by a Tornado", "Loss of Life and Great Destruction of Property Reported", with supporting details. Other news and advertisements are also found throughout.

Complete in 8 pa... See More  

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Two Famous Frederick Remington prints...

Item #680251

February 02, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 2, 1889 The full front page is an illustration by Remington of "Hunting the Prong Horn Antelope in California." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Hon. W. D. Washburn, the Newly Elected United States Senator from Minnesota"; a half page of "Destruction of a Derelict by a United States Naval Cruiser." The doublepage centerfold is: &quo... See More  

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Actor Edwin Booth... NYC fire department... Attack by Indians...

Item #680250

January 13, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 13, 1866

* Actor Edwin Booth

* NYC fire department

* Prints - illustrations

Full ftpg. is a nice illus. of: 'Edwin Forrest Booth' from a Brady photograph. The highly sought after great double page centerfold: 'Metropolitan Fire Department' is very displayable with many vignettes on the N.Y. fire dept. in action is present within this issu... See More  

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Military career of Henry Dearborn... Early on wine...

Item #679685

May 16, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812  Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inche... See More  

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Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia (1876)...

Item #679581

July 01, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 1, 1876  The front cover has "A Remarkable Railway Accident" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Centennial - State Head-Quarters, on State Avenue", "Frazee's Safety Bridge for Railroad Cars", and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in very good... See More  

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Bookselling & newspaper publishing in America...

Item #679580
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1796  Included is a very interesting article titled: "Present State of Printing and Bookselling in America" which is great for our hobby as there is talk of newspaper printing as well, including; "...people of North America manufacture their own paper...The newspapers of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Mary... See More  

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Cottingham Village and Church (1797)...

Item #679578
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for, including one showing the Cottingham Church and family monuments. A corresponding article provides considerable details regarding this ancient country village.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inc... See More  

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Families of colored soldiers moving south...

Item #679568

August 01, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 1, 1865  Among the ftpg. column heads: "FORTRESS MONROE", "Families of Colored Soldiers Going South", "A Nest of Burglars Broken Up at Norfolk", "Jeff. Davis Takes Another Promenade", "From Richmond!", "Secessionists On the Rampage", "How Virginia Is To Be Made Loyal" and more.

Eight pages, ... See More  

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Chasing after California gold in 1848...

Item #679450

December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 

* California gold rush fever

The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More  

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Much on the Wirz trial, the warden of Andersonville Prison...

Item #679434

September 22, 1865


* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz

Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE [Wirz] TRIAL" "Remarkable Speech of Howell Cobb" "he Wants to See Mr. Lincoln Hung" "He Expects the Same Fate for Himself" "The Sickening Atrocities of Werze" "The Fatal Horrors of the Dead Line&quo... See More  

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Thanksgiving-themed Cream of Wheat ad from 1923...

Item #679318

November 01, 1923

NEEDLECRAFT MAGAZINE, Nov., 1923 (1st leaf only)  The reverse side of the cover has a great, displayable, Thanksgiving-themed cover advertising Cream of Wheat. Would look great framed. See image for details.

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United States v. Cruikshank...

Item #679285

March 28, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1876 

* Supreme Court decision giving cover to the KKK

* Bill of Rights did not apply to State Governments (?)

Page 2 has a almost 2.5 column article: "COLORED VOTERS IN LOUISIANA", which tells of the SCOTUS' decision in the United States v. Cruikshank case. This "case represented a major blow to federal efforts to protect the civil... See More  

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Color Illustrations from 1906...

Item #678661

July 29, 1906

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE SUPPLEMENT, California, July 29, 1906  This unique color cover supplement has several interesting illustrations starting with a full front page illustration of "A STUDIO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA". 

The inside pages have the following articles and illustrations of interest: "THE MOST VALUABLE CAT IN AMERICA", "ENOUGH ROPE TO HANG THE WORLD... See More  

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CHESS: Paul Morphy, Harry Staunton, and more...

Item #678329

November 16, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 16, 1858  The last column on the front page has: "THE GREAT CHESS TOURNAMENT IN EUROPE", which provides more than 2 1/2 columns regarding Paul Morphy's travel to Europe in 1858 to play Harry Staunton (a match which never took place), and an account of their correspondence related to what is now referred to as the Staunton-Morphy controversy. A great iss... See More  

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Annual Message... President James Buchanan...

Item #678326

December 07, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 7, 1858.


* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Much regarding slavery, the slave states, Kansas, etc.

The first column of the front page has: "NATIONAL AFFAIRS", "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE", "New Political Epoch in the United States", and more, which provide the text followed by commentary regardin

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Mormon Festival in Williamsburg, New York... California gold...

Item #678324

November 08, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, November 8, 1858  The front page has: "MORMON FESTIVAL IN WILLIAMSBURG", followed by several paragraphs providing details of the festival which make reference to the singing being of a "good old Methodist tone". See images for details.  Also on the front page is: "NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA", which includes an update regarding the gold situati... See More  

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Trip to California... Reports from The Overland Mail...

Item #678323

October 24, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 24, 1858  The front page has over two columns of details headed: "THE OVERLAND MAIL", "Overland Mail Wagon, Near Fort Belknap, Young Co., Texas, Sept. 22, 1858. The article provides significant details regarding a segment of the trip to California, and includes: "The Route from Fayetteville to Fort Smith -- Difficulties of the Ozark Range -- Magnifice... See More  

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Trip to California... Salt Lake City to receive telegraph...

Item #678322

October 14, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 14, 1858  The top of the front page has: "THE OVERLAND MAIL", "TEN DAYS LATER FROM CALIFORNIA", "INTERESTING FROM OREGON", "News from the Seat of War in Washington Territory", and more. News includes the announcement that the telegraph would soon connect Placerville, California and Salt Lake City - ultimately opening communication ... See More  

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Update regarding the Fort Pillow Massacre...

Item #678321

April 18, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, April 18, 1864  Among the front page single-column headings are: "IMPORTANT FROM TENNESSEE", "Disappearance of the Rebel Forces from Fort Pillow", "Reported Departure of Hardee's Corps for Virginia", "Capture of the Guerilla Chief Reynolds", "No Rebels in the Vicinity of Fort Pillow", and more. Inside coverage includes: &q... See More  

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Capture of Fort Pillow... The Chenango disaster... Paducah, Kentucky...

Item #678319

April 17, 1864

THE NEW YORK HERALD, New York City, April 17, 1864.

* The capture of Fort Pillow and negro slaughter

* USS Chenango boiler explosion

* Paducah, Kentucky

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE CHENANGO DISASTER" "Additional Details of the Shocking C... See More  

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National Council of Women...

Item #676645

April 26, 1899

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 26, 1899

* National Council of Women desire "Peace Meetings"

The front page of this issue has the heading: "WOMEN'S TRIBUTE TO THE CZAR".  May Wright Sewell spoke encouraging leaders throughout the world to put forth an agenda to help all people.

Complete in 14 pages, pulpish, severe chipping around the edges with loss of text... See More  

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Confederate newspaper from Grenada, Mississippi...

Item #672423

August 25, 1862

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Grenada, Mississippi, Aug. 25, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

If the title and city of publication seem to disagree, they do not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War.

Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a... See More  

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1937 Brady Gang shootout....

Item #667772

October 12, 1937


* Al Brady Gang shootout

* Bangor ME Maine

* F.B.I. - G-Men agents (1st report)

The front page has a nice headline: "G-Men Kill Outlaws in Gun Battle" with subheads. (see) More on page 9 with a few related photos. First report coverage on the famous shootout in Bangor, Maine between the Brady gang and the F.B.I.

Complete with all 28 page... See More  

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