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Short-lived title from a Texas town with a rich history...

Item #700647

April 05, 1892

VELASCO DAILY TIMES, Texas, April 5, 1892 

* Rare Southwestern title

* Possibly the first time offered anywhere (see note)

A rare title as it existed for less than six months.

Velasco was a town in Texas that was later annexed by the city of Freeport. Founded in 1831, Velasco is situated on the east side of the Brazos River four miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The town's early hist... See More  

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Prohibition becomes official in 1919...

Item #700544

October 28, 1919


* Volstead Act veto overridden

* Total Prohibition in United States

* Great publication to be had

The front page has a great banner  headline: "OVERRIDES DRY LAW VETO" with subheads. (see images) First report coverage on the House overriding the president's veto of the Volstead Act. This is a very significant issue repor... See More  

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Official Pearl Harbor attack probe released...

Item #700543

August 29, 1945

NEW YORK POST., August 29, 1945

* Official Pearl Harbor attack report

* President Harry S. Truman releases

* Japan occupation just before peace signing

On August 29, 1945, with America’s enemies vanquished, President Harry S. Truman released the results of secret Army and Navy investigations into the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that took the lives of more than 2,400 ... See More  

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Kennedy shot...

Item #700541

November 23, 1963

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Nov. 23, 1963  

* John F. Kennedy JFK assassination

* Lee Harvey Oswald as a suspect (early)

The front page features a banner headline:  "NATION MOURNS SLAIN PRESIDENT; Pro-Red Texan Suspect in Assassination; Johnson Takes Oath, Pledges to Do Best" with subheads and 3 related photos. (se images)

Complete 42 pages, minor spine wear, nice con... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln is nominated for President...

Item #700434
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, July, 1860  Near the back under the report: "Monthly Record of Current Events" is a quite lengthy report concerning the Republican National Convention which met recently in Chicago. Included is a lengthy abstract of the Republican platform, following which is a detailed report of the various ballots of the Convention with the final result... See More  

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Thomas E. Dewey... nominated for President...

Item #700419

June 25, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 25, 1948  

* Thomas E. Dewey nomination for president

* Pre Dewey defeats Truman issue fame

* Republican Party

The front page has a nice banner healdine: "DEWEY UNANIMOUS REPUBLICAN CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT ON THE THIRD BALLOT; RUNNING MATE WILL BE NAMED TODAY" with many subheads and photo of Dewey. Much more inside. Always nice to have notab... See More  

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Saud of Saudi Arabia visits White House...

Item #700383

February 04, 1957


* King Saud of Saudi Arabia

* President Dwight Eisenhower

* Foreign relations at White House

The front page has a two column heading: "President And Saud Set Aides Working Out The Details After Accord" (see images)

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

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FDR responsible for Pearl Harbor attack ?...

Item #700309

November 20, 1945


* President Franklin D. Roosevelt - FDR

* Responsible for the attack on Pearl Harbor ?

The front page has a interesting banner headline: "'F.D.R. KEPT NAVY IN HAWAII'" with subheads. (see images) Nice for display. Supposedly President Roosevelt was warned about a possible attack by Japan but ignored it.

Complete with 38 pages, light to... See More  

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Alvaro Obregon assassination... Mexico president...

Item #700296

July 18, 1928


* Alvaro Obregon assassination

* Mexican Revolution general

* President of Mexico

The front page has a great banner headline: "OBREGON SLAIN AT BANQUET" with subheads. (see images) More on page 2. Six related photos are on the back page. First report coverage on the assassination of General Alvaro Obregon, president of Mexico

Complete with 3... See More  

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Adolf Hitler & Josef Goebbels are dead...

Item #700274

May 03, 1945

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, May 3, 1945  Above the masthead is a banner head: "HITLER, GOEBBELS KILL SELVES, MOSCOW REPORTS; BERLIN FALLS". Beneath the masthead is; "ALL ALPS NAZIS YIELD; HOLLAND PEACE SOUGHT" with a wealth of related reports on the closing moments of the war in Europe. One of the column heads noes: "Hitler Death Is Confirmed By President".

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Two of the best Kennedy assassination issues to be had...

Item #700242

November 23, 1963

Here is a terrific pair of issues on the assassination of John F. Kennedy from the city where it happened. Both issues are THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS from Texas.

Note: While we do offer each of these issues as stand-alone items, purchasing them as a set will enable you to take advantage of a discounted price.

You get the November 23, 1963 edition which is a quite rare & extremely desirable ne... See More  

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Ronald Reagan is re-elected President...

Item #700229

November 07, 1984

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 7, 1984 

* Incumbent Ronald Reagan landslide win

* 1984 United States presidential election

The front page has a banner headline that reads: "REAGAN THE APPARENT VICTOR; G.O.P. HEADS FOR GAINS IN HOUSE" with subheads and a few related photos. (see images)

Complete with 56 pages, address label within the masthead, light toning along the central f... See More  

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Uncle John Wilder death... Charles Lindbergh in Nanking...

Item #700161

September 20, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 20, 1931

* Uncle John Wilder (fiddler) death

* President Calvin Coolidge's uncle

* Plymouth, Windsor County, Vermont

* Charles Lindbergh flies to the Orient

Page 30 has a one column heading: "UNCLE JOHN WILDER, FIDDLER, DEAD AT 85" with subheads and photo. (see)

Page 12 has a one column heading: "LINDBERGHS ALIGHT ON LAKE AT NANKING" ... See More  

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Nelson Mandela is sworn in as President of South Africa...

Item #700144

May 11, 1994

LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 11, 1994 (Front Section)

* Nelson Mandela becomes president - historic!

* Includes his appeal for peace

* South Africa government handed over to black majority

The front page has the banner heading: "'Let Freedom Reign': Mandela", which includes a large photo. Page 10 has additional coverage including the entire text of his inaugural speech and addi... See More  

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Warrant for Susan B. Anthony's arrest...

Item #700089

November 16, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 16, 1872

* Susan B. Anthony arrest warrant

* Women's suffrage movement leader

* Illegal voting in Rochester, New York

Page 3 has a brief and somewhat discrete report with small heading: "Susan B. Anthony In Trouble" with subhead. She would be arrested two days later.

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Following the examp... See More  

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Lou Gehrig's high school baseball team...

Item #699912

June 12, 1920


* High school all-star game - Wrigley Field

* Commerce High School, Brooklyn, New York

* 17-year old Lou Gehrig as a upcoming star

The top of page 16 has a one column heading: "CHICAGO-N.Y. PREP DIAMOND SERIES IS ON" (see images) This game would take place a few weeks later at Wrigley Field. Gehrig would homer in this game, his 1st ever in a m... See More  

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Dwight Eisenhower Recieves Charter At Columbia University...

Item #699762

October 13, 1948

NEW YORK TIMES, October 13, 1948

* President Dwight D. Eisenhower

* Becomes Columbia University President

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "EISENHOWER TAKES OFFICE AT COLUMBIA; STRESSES FREEDOM" with subheads that include: "19,000 View Ceremonies" plus a two column photo of IKE receiving charter and keys of Columbia University. Much more, including pho... See More  

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End of U.S. prohibition nears in 1932...

Item #699690

August 12, 1932


* The United States prohibition to end ?

* President Herbert Hoover admits failure

* President nomination address

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "HOOVER URGES REFORM OF NATION'S DRY LAWS IN ACCEPTANCE SPEECH" with subheads. (see) Text of Hoover's acceptance address as well.

Complete with 24 pages, light tonin... See More  

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Women's suffrage movement in 1913 New York...

Item #699535

January 03, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 3, 1913

* French statesman Raymond Poincare

* President of France election victory

The top of the front page has a two column photo headed: "Suffragette Trousers Are Now The Rage Among Workers In New York" with subhead and brief text. (see images) The photo shows two women wearing men's overalls paining the facade of the Suffrage League Buildi... See More  

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Raymond Poincaré elected president of France...

Item #699531

January 17, 1913

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 17, 1913

* French statesman Raymond Poincare

* President of France election victory

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "RAYMOND POINCARE IS NAMED PRESIDENT OF FRANCE TODAY" with subheads and photo. (see images) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that ar... See More  

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Ty Cobb & Tris Speaker in baseball scandal ?...

Item #699394

December 23, 1926

THE OMAHA DAILY NEWS, December 23, 1926

* Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker baseball scandal ?

* Gambling and fixing baseball games

* Dutch Leonard letters exposed

* Babe Ruth to benefit in popularity ?

The top of page 10 has a banner heading: "Newest Scandal Makes 'Bad Boy' Babe Ruth Greater Hero Than Ever" with subheads and related photo. (see images) Another related article on... See More  

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Escobar Rebellion in Northern Mexico....

Item #699349

March 10, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 11 only, March 10, 1929

* Escobar Rebellion

* Maximato conflict

* President Emilio Portes Gil

* Jose Gonzalo Escobar

The front page of this section 11 only has a banner headline: "MEXICO AGAIN IS PLUNGED INTO CIVIL WAR" with banner subhead, two related illustrations and two photos of key figures. (see) Lengthy text here.

Other topics throughout. Comp... See More  

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Dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991...

Item #699242

December 22, 1991

LOS ANGELES TIMES, December 22, 1991

* Dissolution of the Soviet Union - USSR

* Independent states - nations

* First Ukraine president Leonid Kravchuk

The front page has a banner headline: "8 Join Soviet Commonwealth; Historic Decision Groups 11 Former Republics" with subhead and photo showing Boris Yeltsin shaking hands with Leonid Kravchuk. (see images)

The complete 1st sectio... See More  

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Lou Gehrig's streak reaches 2,100 (30 to go)... Hitler' 1938 Nuremberg speech...

Item #699160

May 13, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 10, 1938

* Lou Gehrig's consecutive game streak hits 2,100

* Iron Horse keeps rolling like a babbling brook

* Adolf Hitler gives speech at Nuremberg

Page 10 has: "4 GEHRIG HITS HELP HADLEY SCORE, 2-0", with subhead: "Durable Yankee Passes .300 at Bat First Time This Year as Senators Bow", which includes the following text: "The old iro... See More  

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"Dinner In The Steerage Of A French Transatlantic Liner" & Thanksgiving preparations...

Item #698808

November 22, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Nov. 22, 1890 (with Supplement containing: "Dinner In The Steerage Of A French Transatlantic Liner", by T. de Thulstrup)

Also included: Full ftpg: 'At the Horse Show, Madison Square Garden'; Fullpg: 'The Day Before Thanksgiving' shows cooks preparing the meal; Doublepage centerfold: 'A Wedding in the Chinese Quarter--Mott St., N.Y.'; Halfpg... See More  

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A great illustration showing Eskimos hunting for Polar-Bear...

Item #698806

October 11, 1890

HARPER'S WEEKLY October 11, 1890 (Supplement included)  The most desired illustration is the double-page print captioned: "Esquimaux Hunters Capturing A Polar-Bear", which is found in the Supplement.

Also included is the entire regular issue which features another great double-page print: ""A Tiger Hunt in India", as well as the full pg. illus. of "The ... See More  

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D-Day invasion... Battle of Carentan, France...

Item #698633

June 13, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 13, 1944

* Battle of Carentan - Normandy invasion

* Post D-Day France being occupied by U.S. forces

* World War II German defense falling apart


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Fleet admiral William D. Leahy death...

Item #698408

July 21, 1959

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 21, 1959

* Fleet admiral William D. Leahy death

* Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief

* Most senior U.S. military officer in WWII

* First flag officer to ever hold a five-star rank

Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Fleet Admiral Leahy Dies at 84; Presidents; Chief of Staff in War" with subhead and photo. (see images) First ... See More  

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The Mormon/Utah War... The Kansas problem...

Item #698406

December 29, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1857

* The Mormon/Utah War

* Brigham Young's sermon of defiance

* Give the President a piece of his mind

The front page has the bold single column heading: "THE MORMONS WAR", with subheadings: "Their Prophet Defies the Powers that be, in the name of Israel's God!", and "The Priest and People cry Ame... See More  

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Signing of the Marshall Plan in 1948...

Item #698227

April 04, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1948

* Marshall Plan signed by President Truman

* European Recovery Program (ERP)

* Post World War II economic infrastructure

The top of the front page has a three column photo headed: "The President Signing The Foreign Aid Bill" Also a one column heading: "AID BILL IS SIGNED BY TRUMAN AS REPLY TO FOES OF LIBERTY" with subheads. (see images... See More  

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Death report of Nathan Mayer Rothschild - English branch of the Family...

Item #698115

September 10, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 10, 1836  

* Death of Nathan Mayer Rothschild

* Established English Branch of the Rothschild family

* President Jackson and others discuss the U.S. surplus

The front page has a brief (but historic) report on the death of Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the founder of the English branch of the Rothschild family legacy and influence. A portion of th... See More  

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Dramatic issue on President McKinley being shot...

Item #697954

September 06, 1901

FITCHBURG DAILY SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Sept. 6, 1901  A rather dramatic issue as the middle portion is a very wide column set much like a broadside with a large print of McKinley and headed: "THE PRESIDENT SHOT" beneath which is text reporting the latest information beginning: "President McKinley was shot by an unknown man this afternoon....".

Also on the ftpg. is: &quo... See More  

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Crossroads Guitar Festival... Darrell David Rice charged..

Item #697942

June 08, 2004


* The Crossroads Guitar Festival

* Darrell David Rice charged

The front of the Calendar Section has: "Strum of its parts", which tells of the 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas. Included is a very graphic containing individual photos of guitar greats Joe Walsh, John Mayer, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, J.J. Cale, Jimmie Vaughn, an... See More  

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1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg nomination...

Item #697932

June 15, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 15, 1993

* Ruth Bader Ginsburg nominated

* United States Supreme Court nomination

* Appointed by President Bill Clinton

The top of the front page has a nice headline: "Clinton Picks Moderate Judge Ruth Ginsburg for High Court" with various subheads and color photo showing Ginsburg with Bill Clinton. Lengthy first reports continue inside.

Complete 1st sec... See More  

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President Andrew Jackson's response to the citizens of Charleston....

Item #697903

July 16, 1831

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 16, 1831  The front page has considerable details from Charleston, Soth Carolina regarding their fourth of July celebration. This included a letter being read which was then forwarded on to President Andrew Jackson with a request for a response. The article was followed by his response, and signed, ANDREW JACKSON. The subject of both centered around Nullificat... See More  

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Franklin D. Roosevelt inauguration... 4th term...

Item #697837

January 20, 1945

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., January 20, 1945

* President Franklin D. Roosevelt

* 4th & last inauguration

The front page has a four column heading: "'Work For Durable Peace'--FD" with subheads and photo. (see images)

Complete with 10 pages, light toning at the margins, generally nice.

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re. 1942 Doolittle raid of Japan...

Item #697830

May 20, 1942

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., May 20, 1942 

* The famous Doolittle raid of Japan is revealed 

* U.S. Army Air Force B-25B Mitchell bombers 

* USS Hornet aircraft carrier

The front page has two column photo of President Roosevelt giving Doolittle the Congressional Medal; of Honor with heading: "Plane Racer Bombed Tokyo" with brief text. (see images) This was when... See More  

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1972 Watergate scandal arrests...

Item #697760

September 16, 1972

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. Sept. 16, 1972

* Watergate complex political break-in scandal

* President Richard Nixon's administration

* G. Gordon Liddy, E. Howard Hunt & more arrests

The front page has a headline announcing: "7 Indicted in Bugging Of Democrats' Office" with subhead. (see images) First report coverage continues on page 2ith photos of the accused.

I su... See More  

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Franklin Roosevelt wins a never-to-be-equaled 4th presidential election...

Item #697729

November 08, 1944

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass, Extra, Nov. 8, 1944 

* Franklin D. Roosevelt - FDR

* 4th presidential election victory

The banner headline proclaims: "PRES. ROOSEVELT RE-ELECTED" with banner subhead and more including photo and result chart. Nice for display. This was his 4th presidential election victory, a later change in the Constitution would make this an unprecedented event.

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Truman fires General MacArthur...

Item #697707

April 11, 1951

THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC, Phoenix, April 11, 1951 

* Douglas MacArthur Fired

* World War II hero

* President Harry Truman

The front page has a banner headline: "PRESIDENT OUSTS M'ARTHUR; RIDGWAY NAMED SUCCESSOR" with subheads and two photos.

Incomplete issue containing 8 of the 30 pages, nice for display as such.

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Adolf Hitler receives Germany citizenship...

Item #697684

February 26, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 26, 1932 

* Adolph Hitler gains Germany citizenship

* Austrian born changes to run for president

Page 9 has a column-wide article headed: GERMAN CITIZENSHIP ACQUIRED BY HITLER", with subhead: "He Receives an Appointment to Post of Attache at Berlin Legation of Brunswick". See images for additional details.

Complete in 40 pages, light toning at t... See More  

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1948 JFK Airport dedication...

Item #697679

August 01, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 1, 1948

* Idlewild Airport dedication (now called John F. Kennedy JFK Airport)

* President Harry S. Truman

* Many photos

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "TRUMAN DEDICATES IDLEWILD AIRPORT; HAILS IT AS 'FRONT DOOR' FOR THE U.N.; 900 PLANES STAGE PARADE OF AIR MIGHT" with many subheads and related photo. (see photos). Much m... See More  

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Douglas Hyde becomes 1st president of Ireland....

Item #697667

June 26, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 26, 1938

* Douglas Hyde - An Craoibhín Aoibhinn

* Becomes 1st president of Ireland - inauguration

The front page has a one column heading: "HYDE INAUGURATED AS IRISH PRESIDENT" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Douglas Hyde becoming the first president of Ireland. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famou... See More  

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Saddam Hussein captured... Iraq...

Item #697621

December 14, 2003

DAYTON DAILY NEWS, EXTRA !, Ohio, December 14, 2003

* Saddam Hussein capture

* 5th President of Iraq

* Great issue for display

Here is a very displayable issue on the capture of Saddam Hussein. The front page features a large photo of a captured Hussein with a two line banner headline: "'WE GOT HIM'; SADDAM HUSSEIN CAPTURED" with some subheads. (see) The entire 8 page ex... See More  

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Federal Republic of Germany is born... Killer Howard Unruh - 2nd day report...

Item #697596

September 08, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sep. 8, 1949

* Federal Republic of Germany is born

* Howard Unruh mass murders - day 2 update

Page one has the 2-line, 2 column heading: "Germans Open Parliament, Demand End to Dismantling", which includes a photo captioned: "Karl Arnild elected president of the Upper House." Additional coverage of this historic event is continued on page 7. ... See More  

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Nast Santa.... "Another Stocking to fill"...

Item #697509

January 03, 1880

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 3, 1880  The entire ftpg. is a Thomas Nast print captioned: "A Merry Christmas" showing Santa Claus dancing with Mother Goose (see). The doublepage centerfold is a very nice Thomas Nast Christmas print captioned: "Another Stocking to Fill" showing Santa Claus leaning over a sleeping baby (see). A full page shows: "Bringing Home C... See More  

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George Washington & Ben Franklin letters... Society of the Cincinnati...

Item #697501

February 23, 1797

THE NEW WORLD, Philadelphia, Feb. 23, 1797 

* Society of the Cincinnati

* President George Washington

A quite scarce title, and until a recent find, the very first we have offered in our 44 years. It published for exactly one year.

Page 3 has an address of the Philadelphia militia to George Washington, with his response signed in type: Go. Washington. And followed by the address of t... See More  

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Jefferson Davis rallies the troops...

Item #697498

August 14, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 14,1863 

* Capital of the Confederacy

* President Jefferson Davis

The first column on the front page has a variety of war items, plus the balance of the front page includes: "The Military Situation" "City Intelligence" "The Army and The Mails--The Sufferings of Soldiers & Their Friends From Anxiety & Suspense"... See More  

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Yippies nominate a pig for president in 1968...

Item #697363

August 24, 1968

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. Aug. 24, 1968

* YIPPIES - Youth International Party

* Radical & Counterculture revolutionary group

* Pigasus the Immortal (Pig) nominated for U.S. president

The front page has a one column heading: "Yippies Offer Their Beat" (see images)

Complete with 44 pages, tiny bindings holes along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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Jess Sweetser in 1926... Defeats Bobby Jones... British Amateur Final...

Item #697283

May 28, 1926

THE OMAHA EVENING BEE, Nebraska, May 28, 1926

* Jess Sweetser - British Amateur Tournament

* Defeats Bobby Jones in the semi-final round

This 16 page newspaper has a banner headline on page 13: "Bobby Jones Beaten in British Golf Tournament", with subheads, and tells of Jess Sweetser victory over Bobby Jones in the British Amateur Championship semi-finals. Jess would win the tourn... See More  

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