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Two 1798 Thanksgiving sermons...

Item #674945

December 26, 1798

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 26, 1798  Over a column on the front page is taken up with: "Extracts From a Thanksgiving Sermon, Delivered in the Vicinity of Boston" which is under the heading: "Clerical Patriotism", followed by: "Extracts from the Rev. Dr. Eckley's Discourse on Thanksgiving Day", which carries over to page 2.  The balance of the issue... See More  

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News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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"A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus" in 3 parts... 1881...

Item #674511

June 01, 1881

(3) SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, for June, July & August of 1881  Offered is an original printing of:  "A Rainy Day With Uncle Remus", by Joel Chandler Harris, split over three volumes (June-August, 1881). To the best of our knowledge, this was written for Scribner's Magazine.

Other articles, poetry, etc. from the era are found throughout.

This three-issue set is... See More  

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Ralph Waldo Emerson's "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848"...

Item #674508
SCRIBNER'S MONTHLY, New York, May, 1881  Starting on page 89 and continuing on to page 106 is "Impressions of Thomas Carlyle in 1848", by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In many ways it serves as a eulogistic tribute to his great friend. Only portions of this lengthy article are provided in the images, but hopefully enough is present for one to capture Emerson's heart.

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General William T. Sherman...

Item #674448

November 29, 1864

THE DAILY PROGRESS, Raleigh, North Carolina, Nov. 29, 1864 

* General William T. Sherman 

* March to the sea - Georgia

* In a rare Confederate title

Raleigh was one of the last major cities of the South to fall into the hands of Sherman, surrendering on April 13, 1865, just one day before Lincoln was assassinated. This rare Confederate title is from the latter months of the Civil... See More  

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Women's march... 50th anniversary of 19th Amendment's passage...

Item #674046

August 27, 1970

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass. August 27, 1970

* 50th anniversary of women's suffrage

* New stamp commemorates the anniversary

* Women's march & strike throughout the U.S.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, the front page tells of the ceremony surrounding the unveiling of a Women's Suffrage stamp, with related photo. A related article is... See More  

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Harper Lee court case... "To Kill A Mockingbird" under fire...

Item #673844

January 16, 1966

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 16, 1966 (1st section only)

* Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird joins court case

Kasturba Gandhi tries to win leadership roll in India

Page 82 contains the heading: "Harper Lee Twits School Board in Virginia for Ban on Her Novel", followed by an explanation on how she humiliated the school board saying, "To hear the novel is immora... See More  

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Mahatma Gandhi... Salt March...

Item #673413

April 06, 1930


* Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma) 

* Salt march (salt satyagraha) ends 

* Dandi, India 

The front page has a one column heading: "Gandhi Defies Britain; Makes Salt in India" (see)

Complete 1st section only with all 28 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for instit... See More  

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Famous "Unite Or Die" engraving in the masthead...

Item #673309

April 05, 1775


* Benjamin Franklin's "Unite Or Die" cartoon

If there was one graphic which represented the spirit of the Revolutionary War it would have to be the ubiquitous segmented snake with the famous "Unite Or Die" caption.  The engraving, a prominent device in the masthead of th
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Captain Coles's Cupola Ships...

Item #673284

June 14, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 14, 1862

The front page features a print of: "THE CAPTAIN COLES'S CUPOLA SHIP" with accompanying text.  The back page has a print of:  "THE MEDICAL STUDENT AT HOME".

Complete in four pages, rubbing on mid-fold (minor loss), but otherwise good. The issue was once folded in quarters which and has some browning along the fo... See More  

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New Orleans Cemetery...

Item #673283

June 21, 1862

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, June 21, 1862

The front page features a print of: "THE CITY CEMETERY OF NEW ORLEANS", with accompanying text.  The back page has a print of:  "THE BEARD MOVEMENT".

Complete in four pages, a slightly rough left spine, rubbing on mid-fold (minor loss), but otherwise good. The issue was once folded in quarters which and has some bro... See More  

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Billy Sunday in Boston - 1931...

Item #673034

February 24, 1931

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, February 5, 1931  The the page has an article: "BILLY SUNDAY IN BOSTON AGAIN", describing the brilliance and public acceptance of Billy Sunday and his antics.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day.

Complete in 8 pages, somewhat fragile, but overall generally good. See images for details.... See More  

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Spanish Flu 1918...

Item #673033

October 16, 1918

The Bethlehem Times, Pennsylvania, October 16, 1918

* The Spanish Flu in Pennsylvania

* Good WWI coverage

The front page has an article titled: "INCREASES IN INFLUENZA CASES DURING THE PAST TWENTY-FOUR HOURS ... Physicians Overworked and a Shortage of Nurses Reported", dealing with the Spanish Flu and continues on pg. 3.

Complete with all 16 pages with edge tears, chip... See More  

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Thanksgiving Proclamation by Woodrow Wilson..Spanish Flu...

Item #673032

November 18, 1918

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Mass., November 18, 1918

* Thanksgiving Proclamation by Woodrow Wilson

* Death-count from the Spanish Flu continues to rise

The top of the front page has 2 column heading: "THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION"  and an article titled: "TOLL OF THE EPIDEMIC - GREATER THAN IN WAR", dealing with the Spanish Flu. Nice to see the encouragement to b... See More  

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Financial Stock Market Crisis of 1907..

Item #673023

October 17, 1907

THE SUN, New York, October 18, 1907  This issue has fine coverage on the financial stock market crisis of 1907. The front page has: "AN ELIMINATION OF HEINZES - F. AUGUSTUS OUT OF BANK PRESIDENCY, A.P. OUT OF OTTO'S FIRM" See photos for details.

Complete in 14 pages, VERY fragile, some chipping and edge-tears, but otherwise good for the era. Must be handled with care.... See More  

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Financial Stock Market Crisis of 1907..

Item #673022

October 25, 1907

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, October 25, 1907  A front page image has, "MONEY POURS INTO WALL ST. - Government, Financial Institutions and Capitalists Cooperate in Relief Measures - DEMORALIZATION IN STOCKS CHECKED", "THE FINANCIAL CRISIS",  with a photo titled, "CROWD BEFORE THE LINCOLN TRUST COMPANY, WHICH WITHSTOOD THE RUN YESTERDAY", "RELIEF WORK GOES ON ... See More  

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You know of Molly Pitcher. Do you know of Betsy Doyle?

Item #673017

December 16, 1812

BOSTON PATRIOT, Dec. 16, 1812 

* Rare Betsy Doyle report

* Fort Niagara heroine

* War of 1812

Page 2 has: "Official Report To Brig. Gen. Smyth" signed by Geo. McFeeley commanding at Fort Niagara. This is a fine & very detailed account of the cannonading of Fort Niagara by the British, with the most notable portion being the report of the involvement of Betsy Doyle.

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Ben Chaney Jr. - the tragic story of a young boys path to prison...

Item #673009

May 24, 1970

NEW YORK TIMES, May 24, 1970  The front page contains: "A Young Militant's Path to Prison", which tells the story of Ben Chaney Jr. who ended up, as a young man, "in a maximum security prison on death row".  The article continues on page 65 and takes approximately 1/2 of the page. 

Page 64 contains an article: "Images of America: Racial Felling Rem... See More  

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Bible saves soldier's life - to be given to the United States....

Item #673008

May 27, 1918

THE MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, May 27, 1918  The front page has: "Bible Which Saved His Life to be Given U.S. by Soldier Wilson".  There are many wartime stories concerning a soldier's life being saved by a Bible in his pocket, but this soldier gifted his Bible to the U.S. government.  A wonderful wartime story!

Complete in 8 pages, fragile (typical for... See More  

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Harding names negro for New Orleans Post; Senate Fight Coming; "Lily Whites" protest....

Item #673005

November 23, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 23, 1922  The front page has a two column heading: "Harding Names Negro for New Orleans Post; Senate Fight Coming; "Lily Whites Protest". The coverage tells of President Harding's appointment of Walter L. Cohen, to this prestigious post - the first black man to ever hold this position. Quite historic.

Complete in 44 pages.  As per the era,... See More  

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The Minnesota Twins win the World Series...

Item #672901

October 28, 1991

Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton, New York, October 28, 1991 

*  The Minnesota Twins wins the World Series

*  Sports Section only

The sports section front page has heading: "Twins take it all - Minnesota wins 1-0 in 10th to capture series"& "Braves support pitcher"  There is additional coverage on 6C.  Additional sports news of th
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Penn State fires coach Joe Paterno....

Item #672871

November 10, 2011

THE YORK DISPATCH, Pennsylvania, November 10, 2011  The front page has the headings "Paterno, Spanier fired", "Sandusky sex-abuse scandal engulfs Penn State University" with one photo of Joe Paterno and his wife and another photo of Penn State students rallying.

Section B starts with the heading "Paterno's long career ends with phone call" and also incl... See More  

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Barry Bonds sets a new home run record...

Item #672870

October 06, 2001

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, Oct. 6, 2001.  The front page has small picture of Barry Bonds leading to the sports section: "San Francisco's Barry Bonds becomes the first player in history to hit more than 70 home runs in a season."

The sports section has several headings and photos associated with bonds: "Top of the Mark", "Bonds hits 71st home run to surpass McGwi... See More  

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Rare newspaper printed on board a transcontinental train...

Item #672794

June 25, 1870

TRANS-CONTINENTAL, San Francisco, California, June 25, 1870 

* First Transcontinental Railroad "Overland Route"

* Very first excursion published newspaper (#7)

This is a very fascinating newspaper, borne in the ingenious mind of a publisher who decided to take a small printing press on board the first transcontinental railroad excursion and publish 6 issues westbound and 6 is... See More  

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The Rio Grande... Monrovia...

Item #672272

January 01, 1876

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Jan. 1, 1876  The full front page is a Keppler political cartoon: "The Anti-Third-Term Bombshell in Congress". Other prints within include: "Holiday Exhibition of Dolls in a Window at Macy's...", a full page Christmas-theme print; "The Martha Washington Reception at the Academy of Music...", 3 prints concerning "... See More  

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Reinventing the English language...

Item #671640

October 05, 1850

WECLI FONETIC ADVOCET, Sinsinati, O., Octobur 5, 1850 

* Rare publication

[Weekly Phonetic Advocate, Cincinnati, Ohio]  This is one of the more curious newspapers of the 19th century.

During this time there was a movement afoot to create a new mode of writing & spelling: to spell words as they sounded, phonetically. Obviously it never caught on, but it did result in this unusu... See More  

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Sale of Colored convicts prohibited in Maryland...

Item #671639

February 06, 1867

DAILY PRESS & TIMES, Nashville, Tennessee, Feb. 6, 1867  Among the front page column heads are: "From Maryland" "Passage of a Law Prohibiting The Sale of Colored Persons". The report is rather brief, headed: "Maryland--Sale of Colored Persons Prohibited--Education of Colored Children" reading in part: "...Both houses passed a bill prohibiting the sale of... See More  

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Dramatic issue on the Kennedy assassination...

Item #671637

November 22, 1963

VICKSBURG EVENING POST, Mississippi, Nov. 22, 1963 

* Terrific issue for display

* JFK John F. Kennedy assassination


One of the more dramatic front pages on the Kennedy assassination, particularly with an oddly worded headline: "KENNEDY DIES AFTER BLAST FROM SNIPER" with various related reports on the front page.

Present are the outer leaves only, pages 1... See More  

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The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671627

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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The code of umpiring in baseball...

Item #671626

January 02, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 2, 1858  A sporting newspaper with much on horse racing, but there is baseball content as well.

Inside has: "Base-Ball Correspondence" which provides some interesting commentary on officiating in the mid-19th century: "On practice days, the person who attempts the duties of umpire should give his decisions as fairly as his judgm... See More  

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Village Voice journalist Arthur Bell...

Item #671618

October 31, 1977

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, Oct. 31, 1977 

* Journalist Arthur Bell

* LGBT - gay rights activist

Inside has an article by Arthur Bell,  a journalist and LGBT activist who first wrote for the Village Voice in 1969 on the Stonewall riots. After Variety Reporter Addison Verrill, a friend of Bell's, was killed in 1977, Bell wrote about the case in the Voice. In response he receiv... See More  

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Shot down in a saloon... Founder of gold in California...

Item #671596

September 22, 1884


* James W. Marshall - California gold fame

This title always had a wealth of typically Western-themed reports as well as ads.

Page 2 has: "Slain In A Saloon" "A Grandson of Henry Clay Shot by a Louisville Alderman" "Shot Through the Heart--Drunken Ruffians--A Rancher Killed--A Texan Murderer Arrested in Georgia" as... See More  

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One of the best early baseball prints, the game made famous by Currier & Ives...

Item #671593

August 26, 1865

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Aug. 26, 1865 

* Famous Currier and Ives baseball game print

The top of page 4  has one of the better baseball prints of the era, showing the action at the famous game played at Hoboken on August 3, 1865 between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and the Mutuals of New York.

The print, taking close to one-third of the page, is captioned: "Base Ball ... See More  

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Surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga...

Item #671586

December 08, 1777

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, Scotland, Dec. 8, 1777 

* Battles of Saratoga - New York

* General John Burgoyne surrenders

Certainly the most  significant content is the page 2 report on the surrender of Burgoyne at Saratoga, a very much-needed victory for the American cause. Some of the reporting includes: "...arrived in town express...we are sorry to say that Government have re... See More  

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Jewish synagogue on Clinton Street...

Item #671585

May 07, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, May 7, 1853

* Rare Jewish synagogue illustration

* Congregation Chasam Sopher

* Judaica - Jews
- Judaism

Formatted very much like Harper's Weekly although predating it by four years, with the masthead featuring a nice engraving of the New York skyline at the time. P.T. Barnum was a "Special Partner" in this publication.

Various illustrations with... See More  

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Much on the Johnson impeachment trial...

Item #671583

April 03, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, April 3, 1868 

* President Andrew Johnson

* Reconstruction era impeachment trial

The entire front page is taken up with proceedings on the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson.

The first column heads include: "IMPEACHMENT" "Further Examination of Witnesses for the Prosecution" "The President's Attempt to Obtain Control of the Treas... See More  

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Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #671571

January 06, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVRTISER, Scotland, Jan. 6, 1784 

* General George Washington

* Farewell address to his Army

Certainly the most notable & historic content is the full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783." It ta... See More  

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A great, late 1700's American newspaper...

Item #671558

January 01, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, 1793  If you are looking for a very nice, typical American newspaper of the late 1700's, here's a great one for a modest price. A four page issue with a nice mix of news of the day and advertisements. Wide, never-trimmed margins (desired) and in very nice, clean condition.

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The desired F. S. Church centerfold featuring his bears...

Item #671536

November 27, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 27, 1886 

* Artist Frederick Stuart Church

* Thanksgiving bears illustration

Nice full ftpg. illus. of: "Chester Alan Arthur" with text inside. Doublepg. centerfold: "The Return of the Native". A half page print shows two views of: "The New Statue of Washington for Philadelphia". A near full page print by Thomas Nast: &q... See More  

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Sherman's march to the sea...

Item #671534

December 16, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES,  Dec. 16, 1864 

* Battle of Nashville (1st report)

* General William T. Sherman

* March to the sea in Georgia

* Approaching Savannah GA

Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "SHERMAN'S ARMY" "Savannah Probably Fallen" "Kilpatrick Rumored Mortally Wounded", "NASHVILLE" "A GREAT BATTLE YESTE... See More  

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Lincoln responds...

Item #671530

July 02, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 2, 1862 

* Abraham Lincoln letter signed in type

Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Patriotic Proposition by the Loyal States" "Response of the President" which is signed in type: Abraham Lincoln; "The Fort on St. Charles River Abandoned" "Reported Bombardment of Vicksburg" "From the Army of Virginia&qu... See More  

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Battle of Malvern Hill...

Item #671529

July 07, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 7, 1862 

* Gen. George B. McClellan

* Post Seven Days Battles

* Battle of Malvern Hil

Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Another Victory on the Mississippi" "Capture of Vicksburg" "The City Greatly Damaged" "It is to Be Utterly Destroyed" "From General McClellan's Army" "His Ad... See More  

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Battle of Cedar Mountain...

Item #671524

August 22, 1862

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, August 22, 1862 

* Battle of Cedar Mountain (Slaughter)

* A General Stonewall Jackson victory

* From the origin of the Civil War start

This was one of only a few newspapers which printed: "Confederate States of America" in the dateline & at the top of pages 2, 3 & 4. The ftpg. includes: "From Hardeeville, S.C.--A Gallant... See More  

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From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #671522

February 23, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 23, 1864 

* From the capital of the Confederacy

The front page has: "The War News--Another Victory In Florida" "City Intelligence" "Another Escapade of Yankee Prisoners" "The Re-Enlistment in the Army--The 'Bitter End' and the 'Last Round' " and other items, including many ads.

The back page has a... See More  

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Confederate title from Richmond...

Item #671520

February 10, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 10, 1863 

* Capital of the Confederacy

The ftpg. includes: "From Fredericksburg" which begins: "The path to Heaven is not more straight & narrow than that of a correspondent from the seat of war...The indications of activity in the Yankee army still continue..." and much more. Also on the ftpg: "City Intelligence&q... See More  

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The Ohio Indian Wars of the 1790's... Major Hardin...

Item #671518
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1790  The issue includes a wide range of articles taking the majority of the pages, and also has near the back several pages with an: "Accurate Statement of the Late Revolution in France". There is also a report headed: "America" noting in part: "...that Major Hardin...with 200 volunteers...of Kentucky...made an expedition fr... See More  

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Six dollar reward for a runaway...

Item #671510

September 14, 1793

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 14, 1793 

* Runaway servant ad

The front page is filled with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. The bkpg. has a: "Six Dollars Reward" ad for a runaway Irish servant man, with details.

Page 2 has a full column on: "Thoughts on the Legality of the Federal States' Lottery".

Four pages, very nice condi... See More  

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The Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #671506

July 03, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, July 3, 1863 

* Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

* Robert E. Lee's Northern invasion

A terrific front page with great and graphic coverage of the first day's battle at the very significant Battle of Gettysburg.

The ftpg. includes two war-related maps headed: "The Battle Of Gettysburg. Scene of the Battle of Wednesday, July 1--The Cavalry Fight." an... See More  

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Rare movie prop newspaper...

Item #671502

January 01, 1942

COURIER EXPRESS, (no city), November 4, 1940 

* Very rare movie prop issue

We've all seen newspapers used as props in movies, typically with a headline relating to the plot of the movie. Obviously created exclusively for the production of the movie, they are quite rare and seldom come on the collector's market--particular issues from the "golden age of Hollywood".

I a... See More  

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Brigham Young... Homer print...

Item #671500

September 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859

* Brigham Young - Mormons

* Winslow Homer - West Point

Nice front page article and illustration: "Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City".

Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations; a very nice full page Winslow Homer print: "A Cadet Hop At West Point". Also a half page illustration: &quo... See More  

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