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Early announcement that the Treaty of Peace has been signed: the Revolutionary War is over...

Item #674616

September 11, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, September 11, 1783 

* Treaty of Paris (peace) announcement

* End of the Revolutionary War

An extremely historic issue, as the front page begins with a report taken from the London Gazette of the day prior  announcing the signing of the Definitive Treaty of Peace, formally ending the Revolutionary War.

It reads in part: "On Saturday night last, ... See More  

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Battle of the Cedars... Find an officer exchange for Ethan Allen...

Item #671552

August 07, 1776

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL, New Haven, August 7, 1776 

* Battle of the Cedars

* Invasion of Quebec campaign

* John Hancock & Ethan Allen

The entire front page is taken up with an excellent account of the Battle of the Cedars in Canada which happened just a few months earlier, part of an inquiry of it by Congress which includes many "Resolves" signed in type on pg. 2 by: Joh... See More  

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Charlie Brown turns 35...

Item #663937

October 01, 1985

USA TODAY Washington, D.C. (National Distribution), October 1, 1985  The front page of this issue has a large photo headed, "Good Grief! Charlie's 35", which features the article: "Happiness is a warm comic strip - 100 million fans read it; just another day for strip; Tomorrow: Schulz inquiry". Page two has: "Schulz does cartooning himself", which includes co... See More  

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USS S-4 (SS-109) submarine sinking... G.K. Chesterton... Lindbergh...

Item #663882

December 18, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 18, 1927

* USS S-4 (SS-109) submarine sinking

* G.K. Chesterton on the influence of American economics

* Much on Charles Lindbergh with displayable images

The top of the front page has a four column headline: "SUBMARINE S-4 SINKS WITH 40 ABOARD IN DEEP WATER OFF PROVIDENCE; HIT BY DESTROYER, WHICH IS BEACHED", with subheads and related photos (see ima... See More  

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The minting of Gold Half Eagles...

Item #663849

November 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 25, 1820 

* Gold Half Eagles - coins

* United States Mint

Featured in this issue is a nice report on the United States Mint going to mint half eagle coins out of gold. See images for details.

Additional articles provide news from various regions throughout America, and include political reporting.

Complete in 16 pages, measur... See More  

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From the 1600's by a woman publisher... Joanna Brome...

Item #663842
THE OBSERVATOR, London, England, July 25, 1682  A dialogue newspaper founded by Sir Roger L'Estrange, a Tory pamphleteer, as a vehicle for attacking dissenters and Whigs. This early singlesheet newspaper has the old style type making it great for framing (see photo) particularly with the over 300+ year old date clearly visible in the dateline.

This is a handsome dialogue newspaper founde... See More  

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Freedom Riders... 1st-hand account... Montgomery, Alabama...

Item #663834

May 23, 1961

THE FREE PRESS, Michigan, May 23, 1961

* Freedom Riders

* Civil rights activists

* Montgomery, Alabama

The front page has a two-column, 3-line heading: "What It's Like To Be Part of Freedom Ride", which continues on page 5 with considerable detail. Another article on the front page has: "FBI Makes 1st Arrests In Alabama", with more on page nine. Not photoed is a rel... See More  

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Walt Whitman (with sketch) & Robert Ingersoll debate in 1890...

Item #663775

October 26, 1890

THE WORLD, Oct. 26, 1890

* Dialogue between "the beloved" Walt Whitman and "the brilliant" Robert Ingersoll

Page 10 has the account of a wonderful discussion between Walt Whitman and Robert Ingersoll. See images for details. Additional news of the day with period advertising is found throughout.

Complete in 38 pages, and in overall good condition, but this issue is from ... See More  

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Amelia is the first woman to fly the Atlantic...

Item #663774

June 22, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1928 

* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart makes history
* Flight across the Atlantic Ocean

* Airplane "Friendship"

The front page has one column headings: "MISS EARHART SEES ALDERSHOT 'TATTOO'" "Motors From London for the Army's Great Annual Night Spectacle" and more. (see) More related articles on page 3.

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Amelia Earhart gets pilot license...

Item #663773

March 29, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 29, 1929

* Woman aviator Amelia Earhart

* Gets Airline Transport Pilot License

Page 16 has one column headings: " Permit For Miss Earhart" "She is Fourth Woman to Aviation Transport License" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, minor margin wear, nice condition.

Note: While the major histor... See More  

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1st Transatlantic flight... Graf Zeppelin German airship...

Item #663772

October 11, 1928


* D-LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin German airship

* 1st Interscontinental flight (takeoff)

* Atlantic Ocean to Lakehurst, New Jersey

The front page has a nice banner headline: "DIRIGIBLE ZEPPELIN OFF FOR U. S." with subheads. (see) 1st report coverage on the 1st Intercontinental flight of the Graf Zeppelin.

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The origin of chess... Print of a comet...

Item #663771
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1742  One of the articles within is titled: "The Origin of the Game of Chess from the French of M. Frevet" which includes nearly 2 pages and contains much detail (see photos for portions). The article begins: "In the beginning of the fifth century of the Christian era, there was in the Indies a very powerfull Prince..." an
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Al Capone & Amelia Earhart....

Item #663767

July 08, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 8, 1928

* re. Frankie Yale (Uale) assassination

* Al Capone is a suspect

* Amelia Earhart - post Atlantic flight

Page 3 has an article headed: "CAPONE SUBPOENAED IN MURDER OF YALE" "Chicago Gangster Is Sought in Miami on Suspicion of Ordering Brooklyn Killing" "Motive Still Is Vague" and more (see photos). Page XX3 (near back) has addi... See More  

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On the founding of television...

Item #663766

December 21, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 21, 1929

* John Baird - father of television

* TV in it's infancy - inventions

Page 22 has one column headings: "WALKER TELEVISED AT DEMONSTRATION", "Astonished at Clearness of Voice and Images Reproduced by Baird Device" (see) A very significant report during the infancy of television, an invention which would change not only the world ... See More  

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Irish Free State creation...

Item #663762

December 07, 1921

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, December 7, 1921

* Irish Free State created

* David Lloyd George

The front page has one column headings: "IRISH FREE STATE IS NEW MEMBER OF BRITISH EMPIRE" "British Cabinet Has Unanimously Approved the Settlement and Parliament Is Being Summoned at Once to Ratify the Treaty" and more. Text takes up 2 full columns. A key issue in the creation of the Iris... See More  

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The Rolling Stones - only skin deep... The Kinks in concert...

Item #663683

September 08, 1981

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, September 8, 1981 (for September 9-15, 1981), VOL. XXVI No. 37

Page 65 has in interesting article regarding the Rolling Stones: "Stones Are Only Skin Deep", which includes a large photo of the super-group, which is captioned: "Mick and Keith and a whole bunch of East Village disinformation." See images for details.

Page 73 h... See More  

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Secret societies... Free Masons... Illuminati...

Item #663594
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies; collected from good authorities", by John Robison, Profe... See More  

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U2 shines at Anaheim Stadium... Photos of Bono and other members of the group...

Item #663530

April 25, 2001

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 25, 2001 (Calendar Section only) The front page of this Calendar Section has a large photo of U-2's front man, Bono, with another of drummer Larry Mullen. The 4-column headline has: "All That U2 Can't Leave Behind," which provides a detailed review of the mega-group and their performance at Anaheim Stadium. The article continues on an inside page which ha... See More  

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The dancing ghosts... A Chippewa legend...

Item #663511

September 11, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, September 11, 1849  Page three has the interesting Chippewa legend, "The Dancing Ghosts", which centers on their response to the Northern Lights phenomenon. The issue also contains much on the issue of slavery and Native Americans, as well as reports related to Westward Expansion.

Complete in four pages,with much political reporting, news of the ... See More  

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Death of the President James A. Garfield...

Item #663510

September 21, 1881

THE DESERT NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 21, 1881

* President James A. Garfield

* Assassination death (1st report)

* 19th century era original

From 15 years before Utah statehood. Page 8 has all columns black-bordered due to the: "Death Of President Garfield" (see), being an early report without many details. The front page has: "Willful Murder" "Attempt to Sh... See More  

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Alan Ameche wins 1954 Heisman Trophy...

Item #663506

December 10, 1954

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 10, 1954

* Alan Ameche wins Heisman Trophy

* Wisconsin Badgers college football

This 56 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 37: "AMECHE RECEIVES HEISMAN TROPHY", "Wisconsin Fullback Saluted  as 'Outstanding' Player at Downtown A. C. Event"

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Nice condition.... See More  

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Death of the famed Lionel Barrymore...

Item #663505

November 16, 1954

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1954 

* Lionel Barrymore death

* Hollywood actor & director

* Academy Award winner

The bottom half of the front page has a 2 column head announcing: "Lionel Barrymore Is Dead at 76; Actor's Career Spanned 61 Years" which includes a photo of him (see). The article carries over to an inside page which also includes 4 additional photos of him. S... See More  

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The steel industry in 1903... The schoolship "Young America"...

Item #663479

December 12, 1903

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, December 12, 1903  The color cover has, "IRON AND STEEL," which is followed by multiple pages of additional articles and photos describing various aspects of the iron industry at the turn of the century. Another article and large photo has: "THE FLOATING SCHOOLSHIP 'YOUNG AMERICA'". The inside cover has a nice ad for Oldsmobile. This ... See More  

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Supreme Court Scales Back Part of 1964 Civil Rights Act... Robert Downey Jr arrested...

Item #663476

April 25, 2001

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 25, 2001 The front page has the two-line, 4-column heading: "Supreme Court Scales Back Part of '64 Civil Rights Act". In this crucial 5-4 ruling, justices confirm that Congress did not authorize private lawsuits under law prohibiting intentional discrimination. This one one of several cases which constrained the 1964 Civil Rights Act. Another separate 5-4 dec... See More  

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Fascinating "newspaper" reporting the capture of Texas in 1952...

Item #661513

April 03, 1952

THE LAMPASAS DISPATCH, Texas, "Juvember 33, 1969"  A fascinating fictitious newspaper created specifically for "Operation Long Horn--For Maneuver Purposes Only--Not Intended For General Distribution".

The website begins: "In the spring of 1952, as Cold War tensions heightened, Lampasas Countians’ worst fears seemingly materialized, as “enemy troops”... See More  

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A series on "Notable Jews"... The America's Cup yacht race...

Item #661512

October 19, 1893

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, Oct. 19, 1893  Of special interest is item #XIX of "Notable Jews - Julius Bien" which also includes a photograph & biography of him.

Among many other prints & photos is a full ft. page print of the "Vigilant", winner of the International Yacht Race; a full pg. on the yacht race; a doublepg. centerfold with 16 prints & photos on ... See More  

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Nixon wins in a landslide...

Item #661508

November 08, 1972

DAILY NEWS, New York, Nov. 8, 1972 

* Richard Nixon elected president

* Famous tabloid publication

The front page is dominated by: "IT'S A NIXON LANDSLIDE" with a bit more, plus a photo of "A Happy President & Pat land at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. last night to follow election results at the White House."

How his fortunes would change in less than 2 years... See More  

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Rowing on the Hudson...

Item #661506

August 05, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 5, 1865   A full page has two large prints: "Paul Falk's Lion Park, 8th Avenue and 110th Street, New York -- View Of The Hotel" and "View Of Lion Park and Belvedere...".

Also a half page: "The Great Rowing Match On The Hudson River At Poughkeepsie, New York"; fullpg: "...Burning of the Ship William Nelson Off the... See More  

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Odd Fellows... Fort Smith, Arkansas...

Item #661504

October 07, 1865

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Oct. 7, 1865  A nice foldout centerfold: "Grand Celebration of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows & Dedication of the Monument...Founder of the Order...In America, at Baltimore...".

Other prints include: "Fort Smith, Indian Territory, Arkansas..." "Camp Russell, New Haven, Conn...." "The Ruins of Jackson, Miss... See More  

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Many prints of Cairo, Illinois...

Item #661502

May 24, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 24, 1890  The prime feature is a great doublepage centerfold with 25 prints of: "Views In Cairo, Illinois, One of the Rapidly Growing Cities of the West."

Among the other prints are: "New Jersey--Magnificent Peddie Memorial Church in Newark, Recently Dedicated..."; a fullpg. of 9 prints of "...Hon. William McKinley, Jr. M... See More  

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Latest reports on the Civil War...

Item #661491

June 15, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, June 15, 1862  Among the ftpg. column headlines on the Civil War are: "INTERESTING FROM NEW ORLEANS" News From North Carolina" "Mysterious Movements of the Rebel Forces" "Rebel Cavalry going in the Direction of Fredericksburg" "Arrival of the Jersey Blue" "News From Norfolk" and much more.

Eight pages, margin tears, some... See More  

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War-related events in Congress...

Item #661484

February 19, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Feb. 19, 1863  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Conscription Bill in the House" "A Home for Disabled Soldiers" "Copperheadism in the House" "Late Southern News" "Copperhead Movement in Kentucky" "From Cairo and Below" and more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Defeat of the rebels...

Item #661482

March 02, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 2, 1863  Among the front page column heads are: "The Attack On Vicksburg" "Opening the Way to the Rear" "Skirmish & Defeat of the Rebels" "Notice to Deserters from the Potomac Army" and more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Naval events in the Civil War...

Item #661481

March 03, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 3, 1863  Among the front page column heads are: "Another Naval Disaster" "Capture of the U.S. Gunboat Indianola by the Rebels" "Capture & Burning of the Ship Jacob Bell by the Florida" "Running the Wilmington, N.C., Blockade" "Resignation of General Sigel" and more.

Eight pages, great condition.

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Paris is occupied by the Prussians: a notable event in European history...

Item #661477

March 06, 1871

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 2, 3, 4, 6, 1871 

* Franco-Prussian War ends

* Siege of Paris, France

A lot of 4 issues each with front page content on the end of the Franco-Prussian War.

The March 2 issue has a lengthy article headed: "THE WAR ENDED" "The Treaty of Peace Ratified by the French Assembly" and further on: "Paris Before the Occupation" with more. M... See More  

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The charitable works of Florence Nightingale, & the controversy which resulted...

Item #661476

August 02, 1855

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Aug. 2, 1855  The front page has a nearly half column article headed: "Florence Nightingale Again--Christian Charity and Sectarian Bigotry". The focus of the article is less on the charitable works of the noted Florence Nightingale but on whether she was Catholic or Protestant based on her actions in the field tending to the wounded from the Crimean War. The ar... See More  

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Historic issue reporting control of the Suez Canal...

Item #661475

December 16, 1875

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 16, 1875  The top of the front page has a lengthy article--taking 1 1/2 columns--on the control of the strategically significant Suez Canal.

Headed: "ENGLAND AND THE EAST" "The Purchase of the Suez Canal Shares" "Varying Views on Its Expediency--General Sentiment Favorable to the Measure--The Government Embarrassed--Mr. Disraeli's Position--A... See More  

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Greeley was no fan of Edison?

Item #661474

December 30, 1879

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 30, 1879 

* Charles F. Brush

* Early electric light

* Patent sold

Horace Greeley may not have been a fan of Thomas Edison as almost nothing is published in this title about the electric light inventory. However at the same time most other newspapers were reporting the invention the Tribune did not, but instead had on the ftpg: "The Brush Electric Light"... See More  

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Apache chief Geronimo surrenders...

Item #661473

December 29, 1879

DAILY BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, Dec. 29, 1879

* Geronimo surrenders

* Chiricahua Apache chief

Page 2 has a rather inconspicuous yet notable report: "Geronimo, an Apache chief, and 83 of his band, have surrendered to the military at Camp Rucker & will be sent to the San Carlos reservation. These Indians have been depredating for months, and their surrender, it is said, 'vir... See More  

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The Confederates on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #661459

July 11, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 11, 1863 

* Battle of Gettysburg

* Rebel account

Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

The front page includes: "Charleston" "Yankee Agents In England" "The Courts" "City Intelligence" "Prisoners" "Sale of Negroes in Georgia" wi... See More  

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Much on the war from the Confederacy...

Item #661457

November 07, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1861 

* From the Confederate capital

* Jefferson Davis proclamation

A very nice & successful newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Southern Politics in Europe" "The Great Kentucky Conspiracy--Startling Revelations--The Hypocrisy of the United Leaders Exposed..." with various related d... See More  

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Baseball caricatures by A.B. Frost...

Item #661453
HARPER'S MONTHLY, New York, January, 1890

The entire  back page is captioned: "Our National Game", showing twelve different baseball caricatures each with a caption, illustrated by the famed artist A.B. Frost.

Other content is "Jamaica, New and Old" "The Russian Army" "The Smyrna Fig Harvest" "St. Andrew's" and many additional articl... See More  

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Huge Thomas Nast political cartoon consumes the front page...

Item #661444

October 02, 1880

THE PEOPLE, Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 2, 1880 

* Rare Midwestern title

* Caricaturist Thomas Nast

This newspaper existed from 1870 thru 1903. Only held by 3 institutions: 1 has just 3 issues; 1 has just 1 issue; 1 has a sizable run.

The Entire front page is taken up with a Thomas Nast political cartoon captioned: "Every Public Question With An Eye Only to the Public Good."... See More  

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Unknown in any institution...

Item #661443

December 13, 1888

THE GRAPHIC, Campbellsburg, Indiana, Dec. 13, 1888 

* Rare title

The volume 1, number 50 issue of a newspapers which is not held by any American institution (Union List of American Newspapers). Very rare as such. Various news & ads of the day from this town in Southern Indiana with a current population of about 600.

Four pages, partially loose at the spine, stab slits at the spine ... See More  

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Tourists heading west, before the Civil War...

Item #661441

July 23, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, July 23, 1858  The last column of the front page, all of page 2, and a bit of pg. 3 are taken up with a terrific & extremely detailed "travelogue" for those tourists venturing to the West. Extremely early for such, with some fascinating reading under the heads: "THE GRAND AMERICAN TOUR" "Pleasure Trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific"  &... See More  

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Execution of the bandit Vasquez...

Item #661439

March 20, 1875


* Tiburcio Vasquez execution death (1st report)

* Los Angeles, California outlaw bandit

At the bottom of the front page is: Executions", an inconspicuous report headed: "Last of Vasquez--The Bandit Hanged At San Jose". The report, which describes the execution of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez., states in part: "The bandi... See More  

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Early from Salem, Oregon ...

Item #661437

March 05, 1866

THE OREGON STATESMAN, Salem, March 5, 1866 

* Rare title 

* Old West era

This 4 page newspaper has news of the day with several interesting advertisements.

With newspapers West of the Mississippi being very rare prior to 1900, here is an opportunity to get a issue from the old West back when cowboys, Indians, saloons, gold miners & gunfights were often seen on a regular basi... See More  

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George Washington on aiding the enemy...

Item #661436

May 04, 1776

PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, May 4, 1776 

* Rare Revolutionary War era title

* Tory issue from Pennsylvania

* Great year to have (1776)

This was a decidedly Tory newspaper, supportive of the British efforts in America. This newspaper ended publication in June, 1778 when the British evacuated the city.

Half of the front page is a letter signed by: A Settled Citizen" which r... See More  

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The Oklahoma land boom can begin...

Item #661433

April 19, 1889

THE DAILY PICAYUNE, New Orleans, April 19, 1889 

* Oklahoma land rush beginning

* Boomers and Sooners

The top of the front page has column heads including: "ON TO OKLAHOMA" "The Boomers Allowed to Cross the Cherokee Strip" "And Align Themselves on the Border of the Promised Land" "Final Arrangements Completed for the Opening on Monday" "Seve... See More  

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Preparing for the famous Heenan - Sayers boxing match...

Item #661430

March 17, 1860


* John C. Heenan

* Tom Sayers

* Famous boxing match

The double page centerfold features nine prints headed: "Great International Fight in England Between John C. Heenan (Benicia Boy) and Tom Sayers for the Champion's Belt of England." with a bit of text as well. The prints show both men in training fo
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