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673905

"Shuffle Along" - black love story on Broadway - premiere & review...

Item #673905

May 23, 1921

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 23, 1921 



* 1st all black-American love story on Broadway

* highly successful amidst significant contemporary doubts




Page 16 has: "'SHUFFLE ALONG' PREMIERE' - Negro Production Opens at Sixty-Third Street Music Hall", which provides a review of this historic play. A small ad is found on the same page (not shown in our photos). 

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673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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673709

Like an early Wall Street Journal... Street Railway Edition...

Item #673709

October 19, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 19, 1907 (STREET RAILWAY SECTION)  A 112 page publication filled with railway maps, ads, schedules and notices, providing a great snapshot of the transportation infrastructure of the northeast corridor of the United States. Transportation maps include those from Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, New York,... See More  

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673708

Like an early Wall Street Journal... Railway and Industrial Edition...

Item #673708

October 26, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 26, 1907 (RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL SECTION)  A 184 page publication filled with railway maps, ads, schedules and notices, providing a great snapshot of the railway infrastructure of the United States. Transportation/railway maps include those from as far northwest as Alaska, southeast as Florida, and nearly every region in between. Maps o... See More  

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673641

19th Amendment fails by a single vote...

Item #673641

October 02, 1918

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, October 2, 1918 



* 19th Amendment fails by one vote in Senate (see note)



The front page has one column heading: "SENATE DEFEATS EQUAL SUFFRAGE - resolution Fails of Concurrence by one Vote in the Upper House of United States Congress - May Be Revived Later".

Page 5 continues with column 3: "THE SUFFRAGE VOTE - Detail of Senate Ballot Which ... See More  

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673634

Enforcing the historic Fifteenth Amendment...

Item #673634

May 22, 1870

(2) NEW YORK TIMES, May 22 and June 1, 1870 (a 2-issue set)  The front page of the May 22nd issue has the heading: "The Fifteenth Amendment", with the subheading: "Laws to Enforce It--The Bill Passed by the Senate in Full--Important Provisions..." with more. This is actually the 1870 Enforcement Act, created to enforce the proper enforcement of the historic 15th Amendment ... See More  

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673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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673590

Joe Louis beats German Max Schmeling..

Item #673590

June 23, 1938

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, (Greensboro), North Carolina, June. 23, 1938



* Joe Louis (Brown Bomber)

* Max Schmeling (German fighter)

* Famous rematch - boxing




Page 5 of this issue has a one column heading: "LOUIS SMASHES DOWN SCHMELING FOR WORLD TITLE - Brown Bomber Beats German To Floor In Little Over Two Minutes". First report coverage on the heavyweight boxing championship betw... See More  

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673586

Benjamin Rush listed as University of Pennsylvania Trustee...

Item #673586
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, April 30,1807  Page 4 of this issue has: "UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA", followed by a listing of all the universities Trustees including, "Benjamin Rush M.D. Professor of theory and practice of Phisick, and of Clinical Medicine". 

Complete in 4 pages, some rubbing and dampstaining, in average condition.



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673543

Death of beloved blind hymnist Fanny Crosby...

Item #673543

February 13, 1915

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 13, 1915 



* Death of hymnist Fanny Crosby

* "Blessed Assurance", "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour", "To God Be The Glory", etc.




Page 9 has: "FANNY CROSBY, BLIND HYMN WRITER DIES", with subheadings: "Author of More Than 8,000 Gospel Songs Passes Away in Her 95th Year", "Showed Talent at Eight", and "... See More  

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673422

1944 - Allied troops free Paris in WWII (13 issues)...

Item #673422

August 25, 1944

(13) DAILY NEWS, New York, August 25, 1944 (and the surrounding dates of August 17 - 29, 1944)  This thirteen issue set walks the timeline leading up to and shortly after the liberation of Paris during WW2.  Each issue has great headlines such as: "YANKS 35 MI FROM PARIS NAZIS REPORT", "YANKS 22 MI. AWAY, EXPECT PARIS' FALL","YANKS FLANK PARIS AS CITIZENS RIS... See More  

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673351

Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War...

Item #673351

August 15, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 15, 1867



* Wagon Box Fight... Red Cloud's War

* Fort Phil Kearny, Wyoming




The front page has a small one column  heading: "Encounter with the Savages near Fort Kearny--The Indians Routed" 1st report coverage on the Wagon Box Fight during Red Cloud's War.

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, some printing flaws including one in the me... See More  

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673282

Col. Johnson Trying to Capture Rebel Officer...

Item #673282

June 28, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 28, 1862

The front page features a print of: "COL. JOHNSON ENDEAVORING TO CAPTURE A REBEL OFFICER, BUT GETS A WIG" and on the back page is a print: "LIFE AT THE SEA-SHORE" with accompanying text.

Four pages, large size, several folds. Rubbing on mid-fold.  Some loss on the fold.  See the accompanying pictures for more condit... See More  

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673280

Sketches - Fair Oaks Battle Field...

Item #673280

July 05, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, July 5, 1862



* The Fair Oaks Battlefield - sketches



The front page features a set of three prints captioned: "SKETCHES AROUND THE FAIR OAKS BATTLE FIELD", which includes: "SLEEPING ON THE BATTLE FIELD", "SENDING REBEL PRISONERS NORTH FROM FAIR OAK" and "MARCHING THROUGH SWAMP", with descriptive text.

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673196

Beginning of Pope Pius XII's Papacy..

Item #673196

March 12, 1939

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Mar. 12, 1939



* Pope Pius XII in Colorgravure Section



This issue contains front page and Colorgravure coverage of  beginning of Pope Pius XII's Papacy. See the photos in the listing more more information.

Also included is the Comics Section which includes: MUTT & JEFF, DICK TRACEY AND CHARLIE CHAN COLOR CARTOONS.

The issue in good condition, has even t... See More  

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673195

Mariano Rivera breaks save record....

Item #673195

September 20, 2011

NEW YORK POST September 20, 2011



* "Mo"... "Sandman"... Mariano Rivera sets record

* most MLB saves

* note: as of this listing's creation, he still holds the record




The front page has large picture of Mariano Rivera leading to the sports section with the heading "Mo Town! - Marino "



The Sports section has 4 full pages of coverage including: "A MO-M... See More  

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673127

A different title from Tombstone, Arizona...

Item #673127

August 23, 1889

TOMBSTONE PROSPECTOR, Arizona, Aug. 23, 1889  We have had a few other newspapers from the iconic Old West town of Tombstone, but this is just the 2nd time we have seen this title. The masthead features a great engraving of a miner on a mule.

Various mining-related items as well as regional & national news reports. The back page features a rather large "Arizona Mail & Stage Co.&q... See More  

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673125

Only known issues are held by us...

Item #673125

July 10, 1882

SALIDA DAILY SENTINEL, Colorado, July 10, 1882  An exceedingly rare title as Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) notes that only one institution had any issues of this title & they were recently purchased by us. No other issues are recorded in any institution. Actually a very typical newspaper of the period with news items of the day--much of it local--with a great wealth of local... See More  

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672989

Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City...

Item #672989

August 16, 1859

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 16, 1859  Starting in the summer of 1859, Horace Greeley, the famed publisher if the New York Tribune, set out on an exploratory/investigative journey from New York to San Francisco via the Transcontinental Railroad, and had many of his observations printed within his paper while in route. Page six of this issue has: "AN OVERLAND JOURNEY - XIX. - From Bridger... See More  

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672987

Nat Goodwin's death report - famed actor and comedian...

Item #672987

January 31, 1919

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, Jan. 31, 1919  The front page has a report headed: "NAT GOODWIN THE FAMOUS COMEDIAN DEAD - Given Chloroform Linament Accidentally by an Attendant and Failed to Stand the Shock". This tells of the tragic death of famed actor and comedian, Nathaniel Goodwin. See images for details.

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672943

"A Street Car Named Desire" (pre-debut ad)... Sugar Ray Robinson, Yogi Berra, Joe Louis and others...

Item #672943

September 17, 1951

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 17, 1951 



* Pre-release date ad for "A Street Car Named Desire"

* Sugar Ray Robinson, Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Allie Reynolds and Joe Louis  




Pg. 17 has: Pre-release date ad for "A Street Car Named Desire" and other great movie ads including "Jim Thorpe".  Pg. 25 has: A picture with Sugar Ray Robinson, Yo... See More  

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672914

Fighter Sonny Liston found dead...

Item #672914

January 06, 1971

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, January 6, 1971



*Fighter Sonny Liston found dead



Page 5 column 4 has an article on the life and death of Sonny Liston (see images).

Complete with 6 pages, small library stamp within masthead, a few small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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672702

Joe Paterno death... State College PA newspaper...

Item #672702

January 23, 2012

CENTRE DAILY TIMES, State College, PA, January 23, 2012



* Death of Joe Paterno (1st report)

* Penn State Nittany Lions

* From State College, PA




Note:  This is a 1st edition printing - not one of the common reprint editions.



This publication serves Central Pennsylvania including State College where Penn State University is located. The front page has a full page color photo of Joe P... See More  

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672683

One of the more handsome of mastheads from the colonial era...

Item #672683

August 22, 1771

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, August 22, 1771  This newspaper features one of the larger & more decorative masthead engravings to be found in a colonial America newspaper.

Half of the front page 1 taken up with a report from the Virginia Gazette: "To Messrs. Henley and G. Watkin, Two of the Protesters Against Bishops".

Page 2 is taken up w... See More  

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672632

P. T. Barnum circus advertisement from 1873...

Item #672632

October 03, 1873

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 3, 1873 



* P.T. Phineas Barnum ad



The photo shows the nice back page ad for " P. T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum Menagerie" which includes a portrait of Mr. Barnum and various details about the attractions and performances. The ad takes two-thirds of the column.

Eight pages, minor ftpg. staining, overall good condition.... See More  

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672627

Edison Electric - Converting from gas to electric illumination: the work begins...

Item #672627

September 05, 1882

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 5, 1882  The back page has a rather notable report on the beginning of the conversion of illumination by gas to illumination by electricity, headed: "Electricity Instead Of Gas".

The report begins: "Many persons...that pour down Fulton St....had their attention attracted yesterday to the lights in several of the stores on both sides of the street. In th... See More  

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672620

An incredible display issue on the end of World War II...

Item #672620

August 14, 1945

THE WILMINGTON NEWS--EXTRA, North Carolina, August 14, 1945  When it comes to huge, screaming headlines on the end of World War II they can't possibly get much better than this.

Taking about three-quarters of the front page, in letters 8 1/4 and 4 7/8 inches high, is: "JAPS QUIT ! " with subhead: "Truman Confirms War's End".

Given the pagination of the 4 pages be... See More  

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672606

Greek-American newspaper...

Item #672606

January 01, 1948

(5) Lot of five GREEK-AMERICAN newspapers from Los Angeles, California, all dating from 1948 to 1953. Calls itself "The National Herald, Progressive Greek Daily Newspaper".  (see)



* Greek newspaper published in Los Angeles : Greece



These newspapers were obviously published for the Greek-American community on the West Coast. Printed in the Greek language.



Each is complete, ... See More  

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672604

Indian troubles in the "West"...

Item #672604

May 28, 1791

THE NEWPORT HERALD, Rhode Island, May 28, 1791 



* Northwest Indian War

* John Armstrong




This is a title we very rarely have the opportunity to offer. Page 3 has a report from Danville, Kentucky, noting: "...Capt. Armstrong & about 30 men were going up the river Ohio & were attacked by a body of Indians...about 20 of Armstrong's men were killed...the Indians have done m... See More  

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671968

Barbarous cruelty suffered by innocent Pennsylvanians...

Item #671968

February 25, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 25, 1778  This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The front page includes two "Proclamations" by Sir William Howe, the second of which includes: "Whereas complaints have been made...... See More  

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671442

Investigating the Lizzie Borden case...

Item #671442

August 08, 1892

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 8, 1892  The front page has an article concerning the infamous Lizzie Borden murder case. Column heads: "BORDEN MURDER MYSTERY" "More of the Vital Parts Sent to Boston for Analysis".

Parts of the report include: "The police are very active in the Borden murder cases...looked in vain for any instrument that would lead to a detection of ... See More  

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671408

Allied propaganda newspaper dropped from planes...

Item #671408

May 21, 1944

NACHRICHTEN FUR DIE TRUPPE, Europe, May 21, 1944  A most fascinating single sheet newspaper printed front & back, which translates to "News For The Troops", published by the Psychological Warfare Division of the Allied forces and dropped by Allied aircraft over Germany from just weeks before the D-Day invasion.

This newspaper/leaflet was created to counter Goebbels' propaga... See More  

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671406

A "cute" little Colorado Springs newspaper...

Item #671406

February 20, 1892

THE EDGEWOOD SUN, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 20, 1892  I wouldn't use the term "cute" to describe many newspapers but I think it fits here. Four pages & measuring just 5 1/2 by 7 1/2 inches, it has advertisements, promotional & news tidbits, and various witticisms. A volume one issue of a little paper that lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Toned but in good con... See More  

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671398

Military newspaper from a tiny atoll in the Pacific...

Item #671398

February 13, 1944

APAMAMA NUT I BEBA, Feb. 13, 1944  This island is a postage stamp size chunk of coral and trees in the Pacific Ocean, one of the Gilbert Islands, not far from the Equator. In the masthead is: "Apamama's On The Map - With One Objective - Blast The Jap!"

This is a crudely produced "camp" newspaper for and by the military installation on this tiny island, 2 leaves staple... See More  

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671397

A periodical for spiritualists...

Item #671397

October 29, 1886

THE MEDIUM AND DAYBREAK, London, Oct. 29, 1886  A fascinating & unusual newspaper subtitled: "A Weekly Journal Devoted to the History, Phenomena, Philosophy & Teachings of Spiritualism" as noted in the masthead.

The great illustration in the masthead themes on this topic--very displayable as such. Among the articles are: "A Confession & A Revocation" "Spi... See More  

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671396

Re-organized Mormons in Lamoni, Iowa...

Item #671396

February 02, 1889

THE SAINTS' HERALD, Lamoni, Iowa, Feb. 2, 1889   A quite rare Mormon publication which calls itself the: "Official Weekly Publication of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". Among the articles are: "Methodist Criticisms" "Latter Day Saints" "W. W. Blair's Explanation" "Dancing" & much more.

Sixteen pa... See More  

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671393

Working to abolish alcoholic beverages...

Item #671393
YOUNG WOMEN, Chicago, January, 1896  An interesting magazine published by the Young Women's Christian Temperance Union whose focus was the outlaw of alcoholic beverages. They also worked to promote women's right to vote.

Decorative title page, 12 pages, 9 1/2 by 13 inches, minor binding slits at the blank spine, nice condition.

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671392

For stamp collectors... Philately...

Item #671392
THE SOUTHERN PHILATELIST, Charleston, South Carolina, November, 1890  A monthly magazine themed on stamp collecting. Has 24 pages plus the outer wrappers, 5 3/4 by 9 inches, still in nice condition. 

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671390

General Butler is removed from command...

Item #671390

January 11, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Jan. 11, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Rebel Particulars of Stoneman's Raid" "Mosby Still Alive" "Army of the James" "General Butler's Removal" "General Lee & Not Jeff. Davis Responsible for the Rebel Failures". More war reporting inside.

Eight pages, nice con... See More  

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671389

Spirit of the rebel army...

Item #671389

February 07, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 7, 1865  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE SOUTH" "Spirit of the Rebel Army" "The Faint Heartedness of the Rebel Congress Rebuked" "The Decapitation of Bragg Demanded" "SHERMAN" "Latest Rebel Reports of the Campaign in South Carolina" "Movement on Branchville" "Heavy Ski... See More  

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671388

Peace conference...

Item #671388

February 06, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, New York, Feb. 6, 1865  The front page carries "The Peace Conference" "the Negotiations Not an Entire Failure" Opening of the Door to Reconciliation" "Submission to the Union and the Constitution the President's Terms to the Rebels" "Rumors Regarding a New Amnesty Proclamation, Etc, Etc, Etc". 

Other articles include &quo... See More  

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671386

Sherman is approaching Atlanta...

Item #671386

July 22, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Late From Gen. Sherman" "His Approach to Atlanta" "Desperate Rebel Attacks" "They Are Repulsed with Severe Loss" and many smaller heads. More war reporting inside.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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671385

Sherman is approaching Atlanta...

Item #671385

July 22, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 22, 1864  Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "THE GREAT CONTEST" "Late From Gen. Sherman" "His Approach to Atlanta" "Desperate Rebel Attacks" "They Are Repulsed with Severe Loss" and many smaller heads. More war reporting inside.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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671384

Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...

Item #671384

August 29, 1829

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Aug. 29, 1829  A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland  town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years.

Page 3 has a letter signed in type by: A... See More  

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671383

The 'demon' jailer of Andersonville, just before has execution...

Item #671383

November 13, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 13, 1865  Among the front page column heads are: "ANDERSONVILLE" "Wirz's Last Letter to His Family" "Why He Would Not Commit Suicide" "The Poisoning Story" "Strong Denial By Counsel Schade".

Also: "Light on the Rebellion" "More British Sympathy for Traitors" "London as a Supply Depot for the... See More  

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671378

Ten issues reporting on the Reconstruction era...

Item #671378

September 06, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, a lot of ten issues from the early Reconstruction era dated July 22 thru September 6, 1865. Each issue is filled with a wealth of news of the day including various reports relating to the rebuilding of a united country following the tumultuous events of the Civil War.

Each is complete in 8 pages, never bound nor trimmed (desired), in good condition with minimal margin wear.

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671374

First rabbi to lead prayer in Congress...

Item #671374

February 02, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 2, 1860  The front page has proceedings of the first session of the "Thirty Sixth Congress" and included is a brief but very historic account about the first time the proceedings were opened with a prayer by a rabbi.

The account headed "Impressive Address To The Throne of Grace" reads in part: "The proceedings were opened with a prayer by Rabbi ... See More  

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671373

Louis D. Brandeis, first Jewish Supreme Court Justice...

Item #671373

June 02, 1916

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 2, 1916  The middle of the front page has a one column head: "Brandeis Wins; Vote 47 to 22" "Senate, Divided On Party Lines, Confirms Appointment as Justice." A significant event noting the first Jewish Supreme Court justice, Louis Brandeis, being confirmed by the Senate. The article takes 8 inches of text on the ftpg. & carries over to page 3.

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671372

Sabbatai, the Jewish prophet...

Item #671372

March 12, 1665

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, March 12, 1665  This is a significant issue if only because of the early date, as the London Gazette is the world's oldest continually published English language newspaper having begun in this year of 1665. This is issue number 34.

Of much greater significance is the content, as the back page has a very rare report concerning the 17th century Jewish prophet, ... See More  

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671359

Very early print of Salt Lake City...

Item #671359

October 06, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 6, 1855  The feature print on the front page is a very early scene of: "Great Salt Lake City" with related text beginning: "The Mormon head-quarters is situated near the east bank of the Jordan River which connects Great Salt Lake with Utah Lake..." with more.

Four pages, large folio size, a few small holes do not affect mentioned... See More  

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