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Four advertisements for the book Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #697765

April 08, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., April 8, 1852  

* Uncle Tom's Cabin

The back page has not one, but four advertisements for the sale of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin". One ad begins: "A constant supply of this most interesting work will be kept for sale...", another has: "Now Ready, Uncle Tom's Cabin...by Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe..." with more; and ... See More  

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Billy Bowlegs... Uncle Tom's Cabin... Declaration Signers...

Item #697532

July 12, 1853

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, July 12, 1853  The 3rd column on page 2 has 2 short paragraphs mentioning Billy Bowlegs (Billy Bolek), Chief Holata Micco of the Florida Seminoles. An article above it breaks down various characteristics of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. An ad on the adjoining page is for: "Panorama of Uncle Tom's Cabin". Yet another article provi... See More  

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The famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #695947

March 20, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., March 20, 1851  An anti-slavery newspaper that is best known for its link to the best selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This historic work first appeared as a 41-week serial in The National Era, starting on June 5, 1851.

The complete serialization appeared almost entirely in the National Era b
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Uncle Tom's Cabin... Slave woman wanted...

Item #691677

August 24, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 24, 1852  The bottom of the back page has a small notice for: "Uncle Tom's Cabin As It Is, being narratives, scenes, and Incidents of the real 'Life Among the Lowly', by W. L. G. Smith...". 

Also o the back page is an ad: "Wanted, a Colored Woman (a slave preferred), to cook, wash, and iron for a small famil... See More  

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From its first year of publication... Early Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #690526

August 21, 1852

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 21, 1852 

* 1st year of this famous publication

* Early Uncle Tom's Cabin mention

Rare to find this venerable newspaper from its first year of publication. This is the vol. 1 number 289 issue.

Page 2 has a report of a: "Frightful Accident" "Steamboat Collision on Lake Erie" "250 Lives Lost". But the more notable content is ... See More  

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A shot across the bow of Uncle Tom's Cabin... President Fillmore's S.O.U. Address...

Item #690326

December 09, 1852

NEW YORK OBSERVER, December 9, 1852

* re: Uncle Tom's Cabin

* Among the earliest of literary responses (same year)

* State of the Union Address - President Millard Fillmore

Pages 6 and 7 have the entire text of President Millard Fillmore's State of the Union Address, signed in block type, MILLARD FILLMORE. The text, in part, includes: "Besides affording to our own citizens a d... See More  

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Harriet Beecher Stowe takes England by storm - original London reports...

Item #689197

April 30, 1853

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, a 3 issue set: April 30, May 14, & June 25, 1853  The first publication of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe, initially released in America, occurred in two volumes in March of 1852, with the London edition following on its heels in May.

The British response was astounding, and by the Fall of the year Stowe was a household na... See More  

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How P. T. Barnum bought his museum...

Item #688254

September 10, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 10, 1852  Page 2 has an interesting article: "How Barnum Purchased The Museum".

The front page has a small notice for the book "Uncle Tom's Cabin".

Four pages, some loss at the blank spine but not affecting any text, otherwise nice.

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The travails of those heading west...

Item #688252

August 16, 1852

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 1852  The bottom of page 3 has two brief items: "From Utah" noting that "...Emigrants were arriving daily on their way to California..." and also: "Capture of Fugitive Slaves" regarding 14 slaves belonging to Mrs. Pendleton had been captured.

Page 3 also has a quite lengthy and detailed letter: "From ... See More  

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Relating to Uncle Tom's Cabin... The Fugitive Slave bill...

Item #679337

August 19, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 1852  Among the reports in this anti-slavery newspaper are: "Gen. Pierce and the Fugitive Slave Law". The back page has an ad for: "Little Eva, Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel. A song composed & dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Poetry by John G. Whittier..." with more.

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Beginning work on the Washington Monument... Nauvoo, the Mormon city...

Item #676063

January 08, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, Jan. 8, 1853

* Nauvoo, Illinois - Mormons

* Washington monument

A short-live newspaper which preceded the first issue of "Harper's Weekly". This is the volume 1, number 2 issue. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.

The front page shows: "The Late Collision on the Mississippi--Loss of the Steamer Western World&quo... See More  

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Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #670832

November 11, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 

* Uncle Tom's Cabin

This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book... See More  

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Late 19th century thoughts on Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Benjamin Harrison loses his wife just days before he loses the election...

Item #629563

October 29, 1892

WAVERLY FREE PRESS, Waverly, New York, October 29, 1892  The second page of this issue has under the heading, "Death of Mrs. Harrison", a report on the death of the wife of the president - just days before he would also lose the election to Grover Cleveland (see image). Another report includes details of the Columbus Day celebration (being the 400th anniversary) and lengthy thoughts... See More  

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The Revolution in Nicaragua.... Football...

Item #177554

February 19, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 19, 1910

The front page of this issue has an illustration of "The Proof of the Porridge--" by H. G. Williamson.

In this issue, there are photos of "The Memorial to Phillips Brooks"; "With the Revolutionists in Nicaragua"; "The Ancestral Home of the Washingtons" and "From 'Salome' to 'Marguerite&#... See More  

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Ulysses S. Grant print...

Item #173630

June 29, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 29, 1872  This issue contains many prints, including a full front page Thomas Nast cartoon showing Uncle Sam & H. Greeley: 'The Sage of Chappaqua'; a great full page illustration of: 'Ulysses S. Grant'; a full page illustration of: 'Henry Wilson'. The doublepage centerfold shows: 'The World's Peace Jubilee, Boston
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Marching towards Peekskill... Packing peaches...

Item #175212

August 13, 1887

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 13, 1887  Great full ftpg: 'Packing Peaches for the New York Market' includes a Black man. Halfpg: 'In Search of Bait on the Newfoundland Coast'. Fullpg: 'A Bit of New Hampshire Coast' shows 10 scenes & is very displayable. Fullpg: '22nd Reg. on the March to Peekskill'. Very nice fullpg: 'Salt Water Day on the Coast... See More  

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A.B. Frost hunting illustration... Views of Pittsburgh...

Item #175686

February 27, 1892

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 27, 1892  The full front page is "Out in the Cold"; Inside the issue is a full page "How Jewelry is Made"; half page "The Armory for the Seventy-First Regiment N.G.S.N.Y"; full page "Rear view of the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, Broad Street, Philadelphia"; nice doublepage centerfold "Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, F... See More  

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