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John Wanamaker's death report...

Item #664225

December 12, 1922

THE BETHLEHEM TIMES, Pennsylvania, December 12, 1922.

* The death oh John Wanamaker

* Famed 19th century merchant and marketing pioneer

* One-time Postmaster General

The front page has: "JOHN WANAMAKER PASSES AWAY AT HOME IN PHILADELPHIA TODAY", with supporting text and a photo. Nice to have in a newspaper from the region.

Other news of the day, sports, and period advertising ar... See More  

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From Arizona 19 years before statehood...

Item #662213

May 02, 1893

ARIZONA DAILY GAZETTE, Phoenix, May 2, 1893 

* Rare old West title

* Maricopa County

This issue is from the Arizona Territory, 19 years before it joined the Union. Varied news reports both local & national with a nice wealth of ads as well, many of which are illustrated.

The front page has: "Killed His Mother--The Act of a Young Man Crazed by Drink" and: "Her Skull ... See More  

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Ad supports Lincoln and Hamlin for President & Vice President...

Item #662211

October 02, 1860

DAILY ATLAS AND BEE, Boston, Oct. 2, 1860 

* Abraham Lincoln for President notice

* Pre Civil War era

This was obviously a Republican newspaper, as near the top of the front page is campaign ad supporting: "For President, ABRAHAM LINCOLN, of Illinois - For Vice President, HANNIBAL HAMLIN, of Maine" and noting Nov. 6 as the date for the election. The ftpg. also has a bit stati... See More  

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Truckee, California, near Lake Tahoe...

Item #662210

October 27, 1877

TRUCKEE REPUBLICAN, California, Oct. 27, 1877 

* Wild Old West 

* Uncommon title

From this town at the "elbow" of California near the Nevada border at an elevation of 5800 ft. Historically well known for the Donner Party tragedy which happened nearby in 1846.

Four pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Colonies are agreeing to a non-importation agreement...

Item #662205
THE GLOCESTER JOURNAL, England, June 6, 1768  (currently spelled Gloucester)  Page 2 has reports headed: "America" beginning: "Most of the merchants & importers of goods have already subscribed a voluntary engagement to each other that they will not sell on their own accounts or on commissions, nor buy or sell for any person whomsoever, any goods...which shall be shipp... See More  

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President Johnson's policies at the end of the war...

Item #662202

July 26, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 26, 1865  From shortly after the end of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Policy of Johnson's Administration" "Johnson & Brownlow" "The Monroe Doctrine--Another Discordant Element in the Abolition Party" "News of the Week" & much more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

Described as "The Hot... See More  

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Displayable Act of Parliament...

Item #662201

January 01, 1729

ACT OF PARLIAMENT, London, England, 1729 

* 18th century original document

Nice full title page has an engraving of the Royal coat-of-arms. Inside has an act: "...for making good the loss occasioned by a sum of money being stolen out of His Majesty's Exchequer...".

A decorative document given the displayable title page.

Four pages, 11 by 7 1/4 inches, very nice, clean co... See More  

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Last few months of the Civil War...

Item #662195

January 04, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 4, 1865 

* First Battle of Fort Fisher

* Wilmington, North Carolina

* Admiral David Dix
on Porter

Pages 4 and 5 have one column heads on the Civil War including: "RICHMOND" "The Bulkhead of the Dutch Canal Exploded" "Attack of the Rebels on Orr Picket Lines" "WILMINGTON" "Rebel Accounts of the Operations" "The... See More  

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How Sherman will treat South Carolina...

Item #662192

February 14, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 14, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Rebel Ideas of Sherman" "His Expected Kindness Towards South Carolina" "The Hotbed of Treason to be Treated No Worse Than Georgia "Mobile" "Additional Confirmation of the Reported Evacuation of the City" "Wilmington" "Richmo... See More  

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Jeff Davis at odds with his Congress...

Item #662191

March 23, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, March 23, 1865 

* Nearing the end of the American Civil War

* Ulysses S. Grant & William T. Sherman

* Quarrel between Jefferson Davis and His Congress

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN" "Johnston Flying from the Combined Armies" "Raleigh Said to be Evacuated" "Rebels Reported Falling Back to Hillsboro&qu... See More  

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Grant, Butler, and Sherman...

Item #662180

May 31, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "BUTLER" "GRANT!" "SHERMAN!" "The Entire Grand Army in Motion En Route for Richmond" "Engagement Between McPherson's Corps & the Rebels" "The Rebels Defeated & Driven Back" "General Lee's Daughter Goes to Join Her Father in Ric... See More  

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The Rebels on the Rebel situation...

Item #662176

January 19, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 19, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Interesting From the South" "The Richmond Examiner on the Rebel Situation" "The Port of New Orleans Hermetically Sealed" "Rebel Account of the Escape of the Pensacola" "No Furloughs to be Granted to the Army of the Potomac" and much more.

Eight pages, very nic... See More  

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The Rebels on the Rebel situation...

Item #662175

January 19, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 19, 1862  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Interesting From the South" "The Richmond Examiner on the Rebel Situation" "The Port of New Orleans Hermetically Sealed" "Rebel Account of the Escape of the Pensacola" "No Furloughs to be Granted to the Army of the Potomac" and much more.

Eight pages, very nic... See More  

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Women & children set fires...

Item #662173

February 04, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 4, 1862  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "The Burnside Expedition" "Heavy Cannonading in the Vicinity of Beaufort" "Heavy Firing Near Norfolk" "News From the South" "The Southern Women & Children to Turn Incendiaries" "The Rebels Furious Over the Stone Blockade" and much more.

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William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #662168

May 30, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 30, 1797  This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political opponents, usually those of a Jeffersonian-Republican sentiment. The first issue app... See More  

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Edison's Dynamo-Electric machine...

Item #662158

January 22, 1881

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 22, 1881 

* Inventor Thomas Alva Edison

* Dynamo electric generator machine

The front page features an article: "Edison's New Dynamo-Electric Machine" with a half-page illustration of it, plus a quarter page illustration of :"The Edison Lamp".

Inside has a wealth of other inventions, improvements & general mechanical &... See More  

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Preparing for the Jay Treaty...

Item #662157

October 19, 1795

FEDERAL ORRERY, Boston, Oct. 19, 1795 

* Uncommon title

* re. Jay's Treaty

Page 2 has a: "Letter from Edmund Randolph to the President of the United States". A page 3 item begins: "We have authentic information that in consequence of the expected treaty between Great Britain and America, the garrison's at the Western Posts expected to leave them according to stip... See More  

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Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #662149

October 09, 1799


* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War

Page 3 has a report concerning the construction of a light house at Shell Castle and at Cape Hatteras (see). Also reports from New York, Pittsfield, Worcester, Boston and Lexington.

The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are... See More  

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Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, South Carolina...

Item #662131

September 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 8, 1863 

* Second Battle of Charleston Harbor

* Fort Wagner - Morris Island - South Carolina

* From the capital of the Confederacy

The front page includes; "Latest From The North" "From Charleston--Evacuation of Morris Island" "From Tennessee" "The Courts" "Latest News From the North--The Situation i... See More  

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Sherman descending upon Savannah...

Item #662129

December 19, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Dec. 19, 1864 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

* General William T. Sherman

* Sherman's March to the Sea

* Capture of Savannah close

Not just a newspaper from the Confederate, but from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page has an editorial beginning: "The accounts from Nashville are the statements of the enemy, & m... See More  

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Editor has a gloomly outlook on the war...

Item #662127

November 12, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Nov. 12, 1862 

* Confederate editor gives a pessimistic outlook

The front page has much on the Civil War with items headed: "The Enemy Of James River", "From Northern Virginia", "Fredericksburg--The Recent Yankee Raid", "The Navigation of The Mississippi", "Latest News From The North", and many subheads... See More  

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Considerable reporting on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #662126

July 10, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863 

* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Battle of the Gettysburg - Robert E. Lee vs. Meade

If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memp... See More  

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Fifteen issues with ftpg. notice: "American Prisoners"...

Item #662119

January 01, 1779

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, 1779  A lot of 15 issues from the middle of the Revolutionary War, but although I find little or no war0related content, each issue does have on the front page a chart headed: "American Prisoners" beginning: "The following sums have been received towards their relief...", with further text.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, m... See More  

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Twenty issues from the Revolutionary War...

Item #662118

January 01, 1777

THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, a lot of 20 issues dated mostly from 1779 but I find no or very little content concerning the Revolutionary War in America.

Each issue is complete in 4 pages, folio size, minor wear at the margins & spine, perhaps light damp staining of foxing.

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Battle of Ticonderoga... Jewish prayers for the dead...

Item #662116
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1758 

* Battle of Carillon - Ticonderoga

* British General James Abercrombie

* French and Indian War

The most noteworthy content is the fine & detailed account of the failed attempt of the British at the Battle of Ticonderoga. This is the British General Abercrombie's account and is datelined: "Camp at Lake George, July 12, 17... See More  

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A boom & bust mining town in Colorado...

Item #662113

December 04, 1885

WHITE PINE CONE, White Pine, Gunnison County, Colorado, Dec. 4, 1885

* Very rare Old West title

* Ghost town - silver mining

An interesting newspaper from a fascinating town which went through two boom & bust periods.

White Pine
began in 1880 as a fledgling mining camp just west of the Continental Divide, boomed in the mid-1880's then went bust by 1893. But in 1930 thru 1944 corpo... See More  

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Edmund Andros arrives to govern New England...

Item #662110

February 14, 1686

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 14, 1686  The back page has the historic report of governor Edmund Andros' arrival in Boston to begin his leadership of the Dominion of New England. Datelined: "Boston in New-England, Dec. 27" the report notes in part: "The 20th instant arrived here Sir Edmund Andros, his Majesties Governor in chief of New-England..." with a bit more (... See More  

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Early use of term "Union Jack" & descriptive of the British flag...

Item #662056

September 28, 1674

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 28, 1674

* Very early Union Jack Flag description

More than half of the front page is taken up with a notable Proclamation by the King of England concerning use and description of the British flag, and is one of the earliest printed references to the term "Union Jack" for the flag (is it the earliest??).

The Proclamation is a result of merchant s... See More  

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Salvation Army... Denver, Colorado...

Item #662046

August 19, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 19, 1882  The full front page shows: "Encampment of the National Guard at Lewistown--Incidents of Camp Life" in Pennsylvania. Another full page print from this camp inside.

Inside has a half page showing: "Candidates for Admission to the Order of Sisters of St. Dominic Taking the Vail at the Dominican Convent in Jersey City".... See More  

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Appropriations for the support of the military in 1799...

Item #662043

October 02, 1799

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 2, 1799 

* Military support act

* President John Adams

The front page has: "An ACT making appropriations for the support of the military establishment, for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine...", signed in script type: John Adams. There is also: "An ACT vesting the power of retaliation, in certain cases, in the President... See More  

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First report: the wreck of the Atlantic...

Item #662034

April 02, 1873

NEW YORK TIMES, April 2, 1873

* Wreck of the RMS Atlantic (1st report)

* Ocean Steamer - North American coast

Over half of the front page contains the first report of this infamous marine disaster off the coast of Nova Scotia. The wreck of the ocean steamer Atlantic on a rock, about fifty yards from Meagher's Island, in the County of Halifax on the 1st April, 1873, will long be remember... See More  

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Capture of the bandit Vasquez...

Item #662031

May 16, 1874

THE WORLD, New York, May 16, 1874 

* Californio bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw

On the front page in the second column below the fold is rather inconspicuous report  under "Crime" that is headed: "The Capture Of The Bandit Vasquez And Two Of His Gang--Vasquez Not Seriously Wounded."

The report, datelined "San Francisco, May 15", reads, in part: "Th... See More  

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Vassar College life... The Apaches...

Item #662025

July 04, 1885

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1885  The full ftpg. is a dramatic print: "Iowa - The Approach of a Tornado...". Inside has: "California - The Grasshopper Invasion...In Eldorado County"; a full page with 6 images of: "Student Life at Vassar College" "New Mexico - The Old Battle ground of Valverde on the Rio Grande & the Scene of the Rec... See More  

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Very uncommon title...

Item #662024

July 01, 1888

THE CONVENTION REPORTER, Dublin, Indiana, July 1, 1888

* Very rare title

* Wayne County

An extremely uncommon title (first we have encountered) with has in the masthead: "Devoted to the Interests of the Universalist Church of Indiana." The front page has a long, broadside-like ad for "The Universalist Convention of Indiana..." with much detail.

Page 2 has an ad with an ... See More  

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One of our last...

Item #662023

September 15, 1879

DAILY ARIZONA CITIZEN, Tucson, Pima County, Sept. 15, 1879 

* Very rare Old West title

Many years ago we had a reasonable inventory of this title, but today this issue is among our last. And it is a volume one issue in nice condition.

A nice assortment of news articles and ads. The ftpg. is mostly taken up with ads although it does have a "Grand Jury Report". Page 2 has more ... See More  

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Jewish holocaust... Seizure of businesses....

Item #662020

November 20, 1938

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 20, 1938 

* The Jewish Holocaust in progress

* Eviction of Jews without belongings

* Post Kristallnacht era

This 100+ page Sunday newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "REICH INSISTS JEWS DEPART PENNILESS" "Reveals It Does Not Intend to Negotiate With Refugee Board Director on Evian Lines" with smaller subheads. The report conti... See More  

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Trouble with the miners at Cripple Creek, Colorado...

Item #662019

June 14, 1894

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, June 14, 1894  Inside has a full page with text and 5 illustrations/photos on: "The Strike at Cripple Creek" captioned: "The Miners' Murderous Outbreak at Cripple Creek, the Gold-Mining Camp of Colorado".

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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Civil War map shows from Richmond to Petersburg...

Item #662003

June 23, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 23, 1864  The front page is dominated by a nice & very detailed Civil War map headed: "From Richmond To Petersburg".

The first column has war-related heads: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "From Gen. Grant's Army" "No Heavy Fight Since Saturday" "Skirmishing All Along Our Lines" "Rebels Trying to Obstruct The River&quo... See More  

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Civil War map shows advance of General Hooker's army...

Item #661996

May 02, 1863

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 2, 1863  The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "THE ADVANCE OF GEN. HOOKER'S ARMY. Map Showing the Position of Fredericksburg, Port Royal, Bowling Green, Warrenton, and adjacent country." Plus there are many ftpg. column heads on the Civil War as seen in the photos.

Eight pages, never bound nor trimmed, minimal wea... See More  

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Civil War map on the rebel defenses at Port Hudson...

Item #661994

March 20, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 20, 1863 

* Port Hudson, Louisiana map

* Battle of Kelly's Ford - Virginia

The front page is dominated by a nice & detailed Civil War map headed: "REBEL DEFENSES AT PORT HUDSON". Among the column heads on the Civil War are: "Late Rebel News" "Averill's Cavalry Expedition" "Rosecrans on the War Patch" "Clos... See More  

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Two Civil War maps...

Item #661992

November 07, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 7, 1862  The front page is dominated by a very detailed Civil War map headed: "THE EXPECTED BATTLE IN MISSISSIPPI. Advance Southward of General Grant's Union Army." Also many column heads on the Civil War including: "The Rebels, 50,000 Strong, at Holly Springs" "Defeat of Stuart's Rebel Cavalry" "Splendid Conduct of the Union Tr... See More  

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From Southern California...

Item #661989

October 15, 1874

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN, Bakersfield, Kern County, California, Oct. 15, 1874 

* Rare Old West title

* Large circus advertisement

A very early newspaper from this city at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley. Various news of the day with a wealth of ads as well.

Page 2 has a very nice circus advertisement which features Mollie Brown, bareback somersault rider.

Four pages, never bou... See More  

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Civil War map of Virginia...

Item #661986

July 12, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, New York, July 12, 1861 

* Civil War Virginia map

* Buckhannon WV West Virginia

* Carthage MO Missouri

The front page features a large Civil War map headed: "The Seat Of War In Virginia" with a subhead: "The Positions of the Union and Rebel Forces in the Old Dominion"

Half of the first column is taken up with Civil War heads including: "THE R... See More  

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When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #661985

January 09, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1849 

* Early Abraham Lincoln

This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" in a count of the votes of "Nays" in a vote concerning a "Private claim for a slave" (see). Also, page 3 has a similar mention of him in a discuss... See More  

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Germany demands Jews to surrender their jewelry...

Item #661951

February 24, 1939


* The Jewish Holocaust in progress

* Jews ordered to give up valuables

A small report at the bottom of the front page reports a notable event from the early period of WWII: "Nazis Demand Jewish Jewelry" reading: "All German Jews and stateless Jews in Germany are required by an order published today to turn over their jewels, precio... See More  

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From the early weeks of World War I...

Item #661944

July 31, 1914

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, July 31, 1914  The front page has some very nice column headlines on the earlier weeks of World War I including: "MOBILIZATION IN RUSSIA" "Entire Army & Navy of the Em;pire Called to the Colors" "Germany Will Follow Suit" "Germany Already Under Martial Law" "All Europe Is An Armed Camp" "Servians Putting Up ... See More  

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From the early weeks of World War I...

Item #661941

August 04, 1914

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 4, 1914  The front page has some very nice column headlines on the earlier weeks of World War I including: "BRITISH ULTIMATUM TO GERMANY" "Demands Definite Statement of Attitude on Belgium Neutrality" "Army Ordered Mobilized by King George" "Public Opinion In England For War" "German Army on the Aggressive on Both Ea... See More  

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Curious little "newspaper"...

Item #661936

December 18, 1773


* Curious little "newspaper"

* Pre revolutionary era from France

This is a very curious little newspaper, loosely translated to: "Manifest of Goods Imported at the Port of Marseille". Qualifies as a periodical as the issue carries a specific date. But there is no text, in... See More  

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'Wrong-way' Corrigan flies to Dublin...

Item #661897

July 18, 1938

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, July 18, 1938  The front page has a nice photo of Douglas Corrigan with his plane headed: "Bravo And a Mild 'Tut-Tut' " with the caption noting: "...Douglas Corrigan took off from New York apparently for California, but he headed his $900 craft out over the Atlantic and was next heard from when he landed safely at Dublin."

T... See More  

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Washington's 2nd election as President...

Item #661892

February 27, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 27, 1793 

* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory

Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the report at the top of page 3 announcing the opening of the votes for President & Vice President.

History tells us that it was on February 13, 1793, when Congress officially tabulated the votes from the election of

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