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Jenny Lind... opera singer....

Item #694322

July 01, 1848

THE HOME JOURNAL, New York City, July 1, 1848

* Jenny Lind... The Swedish Nightingale

* Opera singer of eventual P.T. Barnum fame

Page 3 has a small heading, "Jenny Lind", which includes a 1/2 column of text related to the world-famous opera singer nicknamed "The Swedish Nightingale".

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Procession to Westminster Hall in 1672 - Hilary Term begins...

Item #692957

January 27, 1672

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Jan. 27, 1672 (Julian Calendar)

* Procession to Westminster Hall

* The beginning of the Hilary Term

The back of the leaf has a nice article providing details regarding the Procession to Westminster Hall (Parliament, England) to begin the Hilary Term (so named because the feast day of St Hilary of Poitiers occurs during this academic/legal term). See images ... See More  

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Matagorda Peninsula expedition... Texas...

Item #692926

January 23, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 23, 1864  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Important From the Gulf", "The Expedition to the Matagorda Peninsula", "The Granite City Shells the Rebels & Scatters Them", "Meade's Army", "General Kelley's Dept.", and more.

Other Civil War related reporting is found throughout. 

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General Howe proclamations in a 1777 Tory newspaper... The latest war news...

Item #692829

November 26, 1777


* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America

* General William Howe proclamations

This was a strongly Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British were in occupation. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the ... See More  

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Much on the case of fugitive slave Henry Long...

Item #692806

December 28, 1850

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, December 28, 1850 

* Fugitive slave case

* Henry Long

Pages 4 & 5 have over a column taken up with an article headed: "Alleged Slave Case" with various subheads, concerning the case of fugitive slave Henry Long, about whom much is written on the web. Much detail, as this was from the beginning of the very controversial Fugitive Slave Act.

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The fugitive slave case of Bill Fisher...

Item #692805

July 27, 1853

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, July 27, 1853 

* Fugitive Slave Case

* Bill Fisher

The front page has: "The Fugitive Slave Case--The Health of the City, etc." being the slave case of Bill Fisher. This report takes three-quarters of a column and includes: "...as soon as the marshal drove off with the slave, a number of them followed the carriage. The friends of the slave will follo... See More  

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The Pike's Peak Gold Rush...

Item #692804

March 24, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 24, 1859 

* Pike's Peak gold rush

The top of the front page has: "The New El Dorado Of The West" "Rich Products of Cherry Creek--The Best Route for Emigrants--Difference of Opinion Thereon--Important Statements of Returned Miners" with reports from Nebraska City which take nearly 1 1/2 columns. This would be known as the Pike's Peak ... See More  

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Roentgen's x-ray discovery... Early bicycle...

Item #692802

February 08, 1896

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 8, 1896 

* Discovery of the X-ray

* Wilhelm Roentgen

The second page of this issue contains "Prof. Roentgen's Discovery" (Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen) which is of the further reporting of his discover of the x-ray. The frontpage of this issue contains "New Harlem River Bridge and Park Avenue Improvement, New York City" whi... See More  

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Minting California gold coins...

Item #692773

November 10, 1849

OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, November 10, 1849 

* California gold rush

The back page has: "California Facts" which includes: "...Within a few days gold coins of the value of ten dollars made from the California metal have been issued by Messrs. Moffatt and Co...and by Messrs. Wright & Co...of San Francisco. They are very similar in appearance and also strongly resemble the ... See More  

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Death of Joseph Haydn... Proclamation signed by President James Madison...

Item #692771

August 17, 1809

BOSTON GAZETTE, Aug. 17, 1809 

* Franz Joseph Haydn death

* Classical music composer

* Vienna, Austria

The top of the front page has: "A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison, and also: "French Piracies" which takes an entire column. On page 2, under the "Deaths" is a small announcement "In Vienna, May 31st, Hayden, [Hadyn] the celebrated musi... See More  

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Early report on the California Gold Rush...

Item #692766

December 16, 1848

BOSTON MUSEUM, Dec. 16, 1848  Page 4 has: "California Gold" which includes: "All of our brethren are having their say about the California gold discoveries...But California, nor any other unsettled country, should not be peopled by fortune hunters. The wilderness wants practical men, not visionary drones...The mining fever is raging here as well as elsewhere...one of our citize... See More  

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Jim Rice saves young boy's life... 1982...

Item #692702

August 08, 1982

THE SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE, Indiana, Aug. 8,1982 Page 56 within the Sports Section has: "Young fan injured in Fenway Park", which tells of (then, future Hall of Famer) Jim Rice rushing out of the dugout to aid a 5-year-old spectator (Jonathan Keane) after he had been struck in the skull by a foul ball. Doctor's later determined that had Jim Rice not acted so swiftly, the boy would not ha... See More  

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Winter-themed color cover 1930... "Washing" a sibling's face with a snowball...

Item #692540

February 08, 1930

LIBERTY magazine, New York, Feb. 8, 1930  The color cover of this issue has an illustration of a brother and sister playing in the snow titled: "Wash Your Face". Also present are several color advertisements. See images for details.

Complete in 80 pages, disbound with a bit of roughness at the left spine, 8 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, generally nice.

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End of the Civil War near...

Item #691813

April 05, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 5, 1865 

* Civil War end in sight

* General Ulysses S. Grant

* Robert E. Lee's army breaking up

Most of the first column of the front page is taken up with celebratory heads on the collapse of the Confederacy, and the end of the Civil War. Among them are: "THE END" "Our Details of the Decisive Contest of Sunday" "What Grant Has Accom... See More  

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Lengthy on Abraham Lincoln and his 'Spot Resolutions" in Congress...

Item #691094

December 23, 1847

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 23, 1847  

* Early Abraham Lincoln

* Spot Resolutions in Congress

Page 2 has an uncommonly lengthy report from [Abraham] Lincoln in the House of Representatives. This was his "spot resolution" and speech condemning the reasons for starting the Mexican War. He requests proof from President Polk that American blood was shed
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Civil War map shows Maryland & Virginia...

Item #689077

July 22, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1862 

* General John Pope vs. Robert E. Lee

* Northern Virginia Campaign map

The front page is dominated by a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "The Field Of Gen. Pope's Operations".

Among the ftpg. column heads are: "Return of a Flag of Truce with Sick & Wounded" "Shocking Treatment of Union Prisoners" &quo... See More  

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