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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
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
December 27, 1856
PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856 This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.
This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".
The diagr... See More
November 20, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1863
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Gettysburg Address at battlefield cemetery
It would be difficult to argue for a more notable or desirable newspaper from the Civil War. Combine the complete text of the historic Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln, with this venerable title, with the content being on the front page, and the combination makes for o... See More
February 06, 1870
NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 6, 1870
* Historic 1st female Wall Street brokerage opens
* Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin sisters
* "The Bewitching Brokers" shatters tradition
The top of the back page has an intriguing report of a very notable--yet widely unknown--Wall Street "first".
Under the column heads: "WALL STREET AROUSED" "The Female Brokers--The ... See More
November 07, 1792
NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 1792
* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address
Taking three-quarters of page 3 is President Washington's annual state-of-the-union address, concluding with his signature in type: Go. Washington, Nov. the 6th, 1790.
This was a tradition which he initiated in 1790 and which carries on to this day. There is a prefacing paragraph whi... See More
October 20, 1888
THE TIMES, London, England, October 20, 1888
* Jack the Ripper Whitechapel murders
* Best title to be had (very rare as such)
During the last half of 1888 the East End of London, primarily the Whitechapel district, was terrorized by a murderer who came to be known as Jack The Ripper. His infamous & brutal crime spree was reported in newspapers around the world--indeed, most Ameri... See More
February 22, 1965
THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR, Feb. 22, 1965
* Malcolm X assassination (1st report)
* Fiery Negro extremist
This is a very rare issue with an uncommonly dramatic front page reporting of the death of Malcolm X, the banner head noting: "MALCOLM X SLAIN; 3 HELD" with a subhead: "Rivalry Of Muslims Suspected As Motive". Included also is a one column photo captioned: "Malcolm X ... See More
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