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Woodrow Wilson's 1918 Thanksgiving proclamation...

Item #682579

November 21, 1918

THE GREENSBORO PATRIOT, North Carolina, Nov. 21, 1918

* President Woodrow Wilson

* Thanksgiving proclamation

* World War I Peace - WWI

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "President Bids Nation Return Thanks For Peace" with subheads and complete text of the proclamation which is signed in type: Woodrow Wilson.

Complete with 8 pages, light toning at the margins, a... See More  

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Day of thanksgiving in Boston... an abacus... music writing machine....

Item #682411
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1748  Interesting articles: "Invention of Writing Music by Playing It" with two small illustrations; "Articles For a General Peace"  "Introduction to Heraldry" "A Religious Tax Proposed" "Proclamation Against Commerce with France".

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Much on General Joseph Warren...

Item #682052

October 09, 1826

THE NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL, Concord, Oct. 9, 1826  Most of the front page is taken up with a biographical account of "Major-General Joseph Warren" including a report on his death at the Battle of Bunker Hill. Included is an engraving of his memorial.

Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" by the governor of New Hampshire for a "Day of Thanksgiving, Bravery and Praise". Pag... See More  

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Lincoln creates the first national Thanksgiving...

Item #681507

October 09, 1863

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Oct. 9, 1863 

* President Abraham - Abe Lincoln

* Thanksgiving Day proclamation (historic)

* Rare & famous anti-slavery title

* Slave auction illustration - Civil War era

A very famous anti-slavery newspaper published by the noted emancipator William Lloyd Garrison. The ornate engraving in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jes... See More  

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Death of John Hancock in his hometown newspaper...

Item #681123

October 09, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 9, 1793 

* John Hancock death (1st report)

* Declaration of Independence signer

* 1st Massachusetts Governor

* From his hometown (rare)

Curiously, the ftpg. includes "A Proclamation for a Day of Public Thanksgiving By His Excellency John Hancock, Governor..." carrying over to pg. 2 where it is signed by him in type: John Hancock.

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Proclamation by Robert E. Lee... Speech signed by Jefferson Davis to the Confederates states...

Item #680916

April 17, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863  This is a quite rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The ftpg. contains several war related reports including items h... See More  

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From Confederate New Orleans... Capital moves to Richmond...

Item #679253

May 28, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, May 28, 1861 

* Rare Confederate title

* From the deep South

Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight... See More  

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Jefferson Davis... Thanksgiving proclamation...

Item #675147

January 26, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 26, 1865 

* Jefferson Davis Thanksgiving proclamation

* Rare Confederate publication

Not only a Confederate newspaper, but one from the capital of the Confederacy.

The front page includes: "The War News" with various reports from the different fields of battle, subheads including: "Deserters from the Yankee Army" "The B... See More  

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Fall of Fort Donelson... Proclamation by Jefferson Davis...

Item #666384

February 27, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 27, 1862 

* Fall of Fort Donelson, Tennessee

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

* From the capital of the Confederacy

A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America.

The front page is entirely taken up with advertisements and notices. The inside pages are rich in war-related reports including: "The Fall of Fort Don... See More  

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The naval hero Horatio Nelson...

Item #664350

October 23, 1799


* 18th century American publication

Page 3 has two letters signed in type by: Nelson, being the celebrated Horatio Nelson concerning naval actions in Europe.

Page 3 has: "A Proclamation" signed by the governor of Mass., Moses Gill, "For a Day of Public Thanksgiving". Other news of the day.

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On the Battle of Guilford Court House...

Item #658557

April 24, 1781


* Battle of Guilford Courthouse

* Greensboro, North Carolina

* General Charles Cornwallis loss

Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that ou... See More  

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Washington proclaims a day of thanksgiving... Both plates included...

Item #652719
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, October, 1789 

The issue begins with a continuation of the "History of the American War" which takes 8 pages & continues in a future issue. Other articles include: "Memoirs of the Bastille" "A Short Description of the Country between North River and Morristown, near New Windsor, New Jersey" includes the related full page... See More  

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Jefferson Davis proclamation for a day of "Humiliation and Prayer, with Thanksgiving"...

Item #646023

February 02, 1865

CHRISTIAN OBSERVER, Richmond, Virginia, Feb. 2, 1865 

* Jefferson David proclamation

* Confederate Day of Thanksgiving

Has mostly religious-related content on the ftpg. save for a war item: "First Virginia Artillery" "Stray Leaves from a Soldier's Artillery". On the reverse under "General Intelligence" are various news reports from the war.

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NYC's catastrophic 23rd Street fire...

Thanksgiving Proclamation by President Johnson...

Item #637989

October 19, 1966

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 19, 1966 

* LBJ's eloquent Thanksgiving Proclamation

* One of the best we've seen - particularly from the 20th century

Page 39 has the complete text of an absolutely wonderful Thanksgiving Proclamation given by President Lyndon B. Johnson (see images for text). The front page tells of the death of Elizabeth Arden and of the tragic 23rd Street Fire, ... See More  

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Last hours of Lee's army...

Item #598938

November 08, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1865 

* re. Robert E. Lee's surrender

Reports from the aftermath of the Civil War including: "Admission Of Southern Representatives""Message of the Governor of South Carolina" "Governor's Proclamation - Thanksgiving for Victory, Peace, and Our Country Saved" is from Ohio; "The Future of the Negro" "... See More  

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James Montgomery Flagg print...

Item #177002

March 20, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 20, 1909  There is a color cover on this issue. The front page of this issue has an illustration of "'Hurry Up! Prosperity Express Almost Due!' " by W. A. Rogers.

This issue has a photo of "The First Session of President Taft's Cabinet" and an illustration of "Elinor Macartney Lane. There is also an article with... See More  

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Thanksgiving doublepage print...

Automobile Records... Football...

Item #177125

November 30, 1901

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 30, 1901 Full page photos "The Automobile Races, November 16, at which All Records Were Broken"; Governmental Tests of Guns and Projectiles; fullpage illustration of Leaders of the Opposing Forces in Last Saturday's Great Football Game (Yale and Harvard) and another full page with 7 football related prints featuring two games, Cornell vs. Colum... See More  

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Funeral Of Slavery...

Andrew Johnson... Proclamation for a National Thanksgiving...

Item #203348

November 07, 1865

 UNION DEMOCRAT, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 7, 1865 

*A National Thanksgiving

*Funeral of Slavery

Front page has: "A National Thanksgiving" "By The President Of The United States" "A Proclamation", signed in type: Andrew Johnson. Bit of lite fold foxing in unrelated content. 4 pages  in nice condition.   
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Early motocycle... The Philippines...

Item #176484

October 21, 1899

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 21, 1899  full front page illus. of "The Philippines - Maddened Carabaos Charging Our Advanced Firing Line." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Lieutenant-General Sir Redvers Henry Buller." Three small portraits of "Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, M. T. Steyn, and General Piet Joubert." 1/3 pg. "Map Showing Position of Natal... See More  

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In the Montana Rockies...

Item #174882

June 14, 1884

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 14, 1884  Full ftpg. shows: 'The Republican Convention at Chicago--A Serenade' & inside a fullpg: 'The Republican National Convention at Chicago--View on Michigan Ave.' A Doublepage centerfold : 'Republican Convention at Chicago--Announcement of the Final Ballot' is an great scene. Very nice fullpg: 'Rocky Cañon, Near ... See More  

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Flooding along the Atlantic coast...

Item #175036

December 05, 1885

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 5, 1885  Full front pg. portrait of "The Late Thomas Andres Hendricks, Vice President of the United States." Inside is a 1/3 pg. illus. of "Proposed Design for the New Fifth Avenue Omnibuses." 1/2 pg. illus. of "The Old Broadway Stages in 1831." Full pg. illus. containing three illus. pertaining to "The High Tide of No... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln establishes the first national Thanksgiving...

Item #172720

October 17, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 17, 1863  The full front page shows: "Reception of the Common Council Committee by Admiral Lisovski on Board the Flag-Ship 'Alexander Nevski'". Inside has a full page: "The Grand Procession of Our Russian Visitors Through Broadway, Under Escort of the Militia and Police". Other prints include: "The Anglo-Rebel Pirates--St... See More  

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The Alaskan gold fields...

Item #176496

December 02, 1899

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 2, 1899  The front page has an illustration of: "Thanksgiving in the Olden Time--Reading the Governor's Proclamation".

There is a full page with photos of: "The Anglo-Boer-Struggle--Wartime Scenes in South Africa" and a full page of text with 3 photos of: "The Gold Fields at Cape Nome, Alaska". The doublepage centerfol... See More  

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Thomas Nast’s "National Thanksgiving"...

Item #172944

December 09, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 9, 1865  The full front page shows the: "Grand Reception of Lieutenant-General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, New York City".  Other full page prints inside include: "Lieutenant-General Ulysses S. Grant" and "Reception of Lieutenant General Grant at the Fifth Avenue Hotel--Guests in the Refreshment Room".

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Thanksgiving... Frost, Rogers, Remington prints...

Item #176182

November 28, 1896

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 28, 1896  Full ftpg. cartoon shows: 'Uncle Sam's Thanksgiving', by W.A. Rogers. Nice fullpg. F. Remington print: 'White Man's Big Sunday--Indian Visitors on Thanksgiving Day'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'Thanksgiving in the Woods' is by A.B. Frost. Photos of 3 bronze statuettes by Remington.

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