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First airplane death - a passenger with Orville Wright...

Item #681887

September 23, 1908

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, September 23, 1908 

* Orville Wright Injured

* Thomas Etholen Selfridge Killed

* 1st powered airplane fatality

Page 4 has: "THE AIRSHIP DIASTER", with a corresponding article of, "The disaster to the air ship of Orville Wright in which the inventor was badly wounded and his companion killed is keenly felt in Washington, where t... See More  

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Bob Dylan... The Beatles... Timothy Leary...

Item #681843

January 14, 1989

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, January 11, 1973

* Bob Dylan, Timothy Leary, The Beatles

The cover has: "POP-CULTURE HEROES OF THE '60s", with accompanying images of  '60s Pop-Culture phenomenons photo'd by Frederick W. McDarrah, Village Voice staff photographer. Included is the iconic photo of Bob Dylan. See images for details.

Complete in 96 p... See More  

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Black Dahlia - pre-release full page ad and review...

Item #681684

September 10, 2006

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Sept. 10, 2006  


* Poster-size ad for Black Dahlia with pre-release review

* Full-page ad for The Prestige

A terrific issue on the premiere of the motion picture hit "The Black Dahlia" (with review) and perhaps no better issue could be found than this, the leading newspaper from the home of the entertainment industry - the Hollywood ar... See More  

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Art Blakey Obituary... Black American jazz drummer...

Item #681378

October 17, 1990


* Death report of Jazz drummer Art Blakey

Page A20 has a quarter page article: "Art Blakey; Drummer, Mentor Led the Jazz Messengers", which includes a small photo. A portion of the text includes: "Born in Pittsburgh where he toiled in the steel mills by day while listening  to the Early Hines and Dick Stabile bands on the radio at nigh... See More  

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Death by duel of naval hero Stephen Decatur...

Item #681217

March 25, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1820  

* Stephen Decatur killed (1st report)

* United States Navy commodore

* Duel vs. James Barron

The ftpg. has an article with small head: "Melancholy Occurrence" which begins: "A duel was fought on Wednesday...between the victor of the Macedonian, Com. Decatur, and com. Barron who commanded the Chesapeake frigate...Th... See More  

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Jean-Michel Basquiat - Graffiti artist...

Item #681078

November 14, 1989

THE VILLAGE VOICE, Greenwich Village, New York, Nov. 14, 1989 

* Jean-Michel Basquiat

* The Grateful Dead

The front page has: "Flyboy in the Buttermilk - The Crisis of the Black Artist in White America", which is an article featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat, SAMO Graffiti artist, which continues on pages 31-33. The background of the cover is a sample of his artwork. Th... See More  

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Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee...

Item #680780

September 30, 1934

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 30, 1934 

* Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee 

* New York Yankees - Major league baseball

* Best title to be had ?

Page 3 of the sport's section reports on Babe Ruth's last home run as a Yankee: "YANKEES LOSE, 8-5, THEN TRIUMPH, 9-6", "Ruth Wallops 22d Homer and Drives in Three Runs in Opener at Washington", "Gets Uni... See More  

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Valentina Tereshkova... 1st woman in space...

Item #680716

June 20, 1963

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Michigan, June 20, 1963

* Valentina Tereshkova - 1st woman in space

* Vostok 6 - Russian spaceship

This 48 page newspaper has a three column headline near the bottom of the front page: "Moscow Rejoices in 'Seagull's' Flight" with related photos. (see) Tells of the Soviet Union putting the 1st ever woman into space.

Other news of the day throu... See More  

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Alan Shepard begins the space race... In a Florida newspaper...

Item #680713

May 05, 1961

ORLANDO EVENING STAR, Florida, May 5, 1961 

* Astronaut Alan Shepard

* 1st American in space

* Mercury-Redstone 3 - Freedom 7

The very large, bold banner headline above the masthead proclaims America's entry into the space race, reading: "SHEP DID IT!" noting America's first astronaut's journey into space aboard the spacecraft "Freedom 7". From beginnin... See More  

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Jackie Robinson & George Shuba - "Handshake of the Century"...

Item #680709

April 25, 1946

THE SPORTING NEWS, St. Louis, April 25, 1946

* Jackie Robinson & George Shuba

* "Handshake of the Century"

* after Robinson's first home run

Page 26 has the image of what has been called: "The Handshake of the Century", which occurred between Jackie Robinson and George Shuba as Jackie crossed home plate after hitting his first homerun in Major League B... See More  

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Jackie Robinson's baseball debut...

Item #680662

April 19, 1946

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1946 

* Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier 

* Baseball debut (1st report)

Page 12 has a small one column headline: "Robinson Has Field Day In Making Debut". Brief but historic coverage on Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. A historic report in both baseball and black americana.

Complete with 22 pag... See More  

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Fire fighting...

Item #680657

May 23, 1885

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 23, 1885

* Fire Fighting

The front page of this issue has two illustrations titled "New York Fire Department Testing Devices For Throwing Life Lines Over Buildings". The article inside is titled "Unexplored Branch Of The Fire Escape Problem". There is an article with an illustration both titled "A Mammoth Steam Snow Shovel" pl... See More  

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Benjamin Franklin's Plan for the Union... Albany Congress...

Item #680655
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, October, 1754

* Benjamin Franklin

* The Albany Congress

 Inside under "America" is a July 29 report from New York about the famous Albany Congress stating that: "...on the 16 instant the lieutenant-governor arrived from Albany ...having settled matters to the entire satisfaction of all the nations of Indians that attended the congress ... See More  

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Map of rebel locations on the Mississippi River...

Item #680628

March 02, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 2, 1862 

* New Madrid, Missouri 

* Hickman, Kentucky

The front page features a Civil War map headed: "The New Rebel Location on the Mississippi" at the border of Kentucky & Tennessee, showing Obionville, New Madrid, Hickman, Columbus, and more.

There are many ftpg. column heads including: "The Enemy reported to be Concentrating a... See More  

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Lou Gehrig breaks consecutive game record...

Item #680598

August 18, 1933

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, August 18, 1933

* Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record

* New York Yankees - MLB baseball

This 30 page newspaper has two column headlines in the sport's section (pg. 26): "Lou Gehrig Smashes Record, Is Honored by League Head", "Durable Yankee First Sacker Plays in 1308th Consecutive Game to Surpass Scott's Old Mark...&q... See More  

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1861 Map of the Virginia & North Carolina coast...

Item #680593

September 05, 1861

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 5, 1861 

* Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries

The front page has a nice Civil War map headed: "The Sea Coast of Virginia And North Carolina" showing from Norfolk & Cape Henry south to Beaufort. There are nice fist column heads as well including: "THE GREAT REBELLION", "Reported Death of Jeff. Davis", "Facts & Rumor... See More  

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Popular for the 1894 colorful political cartoons...

Item #680591

July 11, 1894

PUCK, New York, July 11, 1894 

* Color political prints

Puck was America's first successful humor magazine of colorful cartoon caricatures and political satire, publishing from 1871 until 1918. It was also the first to successfully adopt full color lithography printing for a weekly publication. The color prints are very desired for their displayability. This issue has as its politic... See More  

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Great foldout map of "West Florida" from Pensacola to New Orleans...

Item #680579
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1772 

* Nice map of "West Florida"

* Pensacola, Florida, to New Orleans, Louisiana

* Plate of a rare bird from the Hudson Bay

Certainly the most notable item in this issue is the very nice foldout map titled: "A Map of Part of WEST FLORIDA" from Pensacola to the Mouth of Iberville River, with a View to shew t... See More  

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Trial of Axis Sally... Nazis broadcaster...

Item #680556

September 25, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 25, 1948 

* Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty 

* Axis Sally - trial for treason 

* Nazis broadcaster

Page 8 has a small one column heading: "TRIAL OF 'AXIS SALLY' SET" "Court Names Nov. 15--Accused Would Have Truman Appear" (see) Brief coverage of the decision to go to trial as Mildred Gillars pleads not guilty ... See More  

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John Sherman death...

Item #680480

October 22, 1900

THE BULLETIN, San Francisco, October 22, 1900

* John Sherman - soldier and statesman

* Senator... Secretary of State... Secretary of  the Treasury 

The front page has three column headlines: "JOHN SHERMAN, SOLDIER AND STATESMAN, IS DEAD" and "Expired at His Home in Washington After a Lingering Illness That Gradually Undermined His Nervous System", with a n... See More  

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Nile Kinnick and Iowa Hawkeyes...

Item #680477

July 23, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1940

* Nile Kinnick All-star votes

* Iowa Hawkeyes - NCAA college football

This 40 page newspaper has small one column headings in the sport's section (page 25): "Kinnick Leads In Poll" "Iowa Halfback Has Most Votes for All-Star Eleven" See photo for brief text here.

Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout.... See More  

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Lou Gehrig named 'Captain' of the Yankees...

Item #680473

April 13, 1935

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, New York, April 13, 1935

* Lou Gehrig becomes Yankees team captain

* Early Joe Louis boxing match

The top of page 12 has a one column heading: "GEHRIG NAMED YANK CAPTAIN" with subhead. (see) Only a few men have ever held the title of Captain of the Yankees with Derek Jeter being the latest. Also early reporting on boxer Joe Louis with photos on page 8.

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The death of Wilbur Wright...

Item #680472

June 01, 1912

SPRINGFIELD DAILY REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, June 1, 1912

* Aviator Wilbur Wright (Wright Brothers fame)

* Died of Typhoid Fever at the age of 45

This 20 page newspaper has small one column headings on the front page: "Wright's Funeral To-day" and "Business in Dayton, O., Will Be Suspended During Services for Aviator" which tells of the recent death of f... See More  

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Count Fleet wins the triple crown... 2-issue set...

Item #680470

June 06, 1943


* Count Fleet - horse racing

* Belmont Stakes win (3rd & final win)

* Triple crown winner - victory

This 100+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page of the sport's section (inside) that include: "COUNT FLEET FIRST BY THIRTY LENGTHS IN $50,090 BELMONT" and "Sweeps 5 Springs Stakes.... See More  

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Auguste Piccard balloon altitude record...

Item #680469

August 18, 1932

THE OMAHA BEE-NEWS, Omaha, Nebraska, August 18, 1932 

* Ballooning flight into the stratosphere

* Auguste Piccard & Max Cosyns

* Altitude record broken (53,153 ft.)

This 18 page newspaper has a seven column headline on the front page: "PICCARD SETS STRATOSPHERE RECORD" with subheads that include: "BIG BALLOON LANDS AT TIP OF LAKE IN ITALY" and more with related... See More  

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Last signer of the Declaration of Independence dies... Jackson re-elected...

Item #680468

November 17, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 17, 1832

* Andrew Jackson re-elected President

* Death of Charles Carroll : signer of the Declaration of Independence

The front page has a lengthy editorial which begins:

"The presidential election has so far proceeded as to render the result certain, that "Andrew Jackson of Tennessee" will be re-elected president, and 'Martin ... See More  

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Tiny 19th century newspaper from Colorado Springs...

Item #680336

June 22, 1891

THE SUN, Colorado Springs, June 22, 1891 

* Rare miniature, amateur title

This is the volume 1, number 7 issue of a newspaper which lasted for just 2 1/2 years. Plus Gregory (Union List of American Newspapers) records only one institution as having any issues and we purchased all the holdings from them. Obviously printed on a small amateur press as it is of very small size, measuring ju... See More  

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Edison's new & improved phonograph...

Item #680335

December 31, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Dec. 31, 1887 (at a reduced price)

* Inventor Thomas Edison

* Phonograph invention (front page prints)

* Historic issue

Taking almost half the front page is a 6 by 9 3/8 inch illustration captioned: "The New Talking Machine, Edison's Wonderful Phonograph" This is a nice close-up of Thomas Edison's new and improved phonograph. Above this is a... See More  

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Sam Houston's 'call to arms' against Mexico...

Item #680321

April 02, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842 

* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens

* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War

Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More  

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Reports from the War of 1812...

Item #680320

January 23, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 23, 1813  Among the reports re: "American Ingenuity" "American Gallantry" "the Heroes of King's Mountain" from the Revolutionary War battle; a full page chart: "A Statement of the Annual Revenue of the United States" "British Love of 'Liberty' "  and more.

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Madison's state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #680255

December 13, 1815

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 13, 1815 

* President James Madison

* State of the Union Address

Over two columns of the front page are taken up with the: "Message" signed in type: James Madison. This is the President's annual state-of-the-union address.

Four pages, various foxing, a bit irregular at the blank spine margin, otherwise good.... See More  

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1881 Mayer, Minnesota tornado disaster...

Item #680254

July 15, 1881

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, July 15, 1881

* Mayer, Minnesota

* Tornado disaster in the summer of 1881

Page 2 has one column headlines: "TERRIFIC STORM", "Portions of Minnesota Visited by a Tornado", "Loss of Life and Great Destruction of Property Reported", with supporting details. Other news and advertisements are also found throughout.

Complete in 8 pa... See More  

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Two Famous Frederick Remington prints...

Item #680251

February 02, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Feb. 2, 1889 The full front page is an illustration by Remington of "Hunting the Prong Horn Antelope in California." Inside is a 1/4 pg. portrait of "Hon. W. D. Washburn, the Newly Elected United States Senator from Minnesota"; a half page of "Destruction of a Derelict by a United States Naval Cruiser." The doublepage centerfold is: &quo... See More  

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Actor Edwin Booth... NYC fire department... Attack by Indians...

Item #680250

January 13, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 13, 1866

* Actor Edwin Booth

* NYC fire department

* Prints - illustrations

Full ftpg. is a nice illus. of: 'Edwin Forrest Booth' from a Brady photograph. The highly sought after great double page centerfold: 'Metropolitan Fire Department' is very displayable with many vignettes on the N.Y. fire dept. in action is present within this issu... See More  

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Nazis proclaim that London is ablaze...

Item #680239

July 20, 1944

EVENING PRESS, Guernsey, Channel Islands, July 20, 1944 

* Rare German occupation title

* World War II - WWII

This island was occupied by the Germans during World War II so all reporting is pro-Nazi propaganda, yet in English as residents were British. The front page includes: "Over There Is London--Ablaze!" "Vivid Picture of V.I. Onslaught" "Allies Brought to ... See More  

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Letters of a signer of the Declaration...

Item #680238

July 12, 1817

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 12, 1817 

* Thomas McKean

* signer of the Declaration of Independence

The first four pages are taken up with the: "Letters of Thomas McKean", a signer of the Declaration of Independence who recently died. Other items within include: "Defeat of Sir Peter Parker" "the Locust" "Domestic Manufactures" and m... See More  

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Witnessing the birth of Bob Dylan's extraordinary career...

Item #679984

April 20, 1961

THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, April 20, 1961 

* Bob Dylan - Robert Allen Zimmerman

* Very 1st public performance advertisement

* Gerde's Folk City music venue in Greenwich Village

An exceedingly significant newspaper which offers witness to the birth of the music career of the legendary Bob Dylan. And perhaps no better title exists for this content. Indeed, this notice may only hav... See More  

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President Harding formalizes the United States support of creating a Jewish homeland...

Item #679730

September 22, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 22, 1922

* America approves Jewish Homeland in Palestine

* President Warren G. Harding signs resolution

Page two has an historically significant report on the establishment of a Jewish homeland, albeit quite inconspicuous. Headed: "Harding Signs Palestine Motion", the report notes in part: "President Harding signed today the joint resolution adop... See More  

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Wm. Henry Harrison & the Battle of Fort Meigs... Uniform of the army...

Item #679686

May 22, 1813

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 22, 1813 

* Siege of Fort Meigs - Ohio

* William Henry Harrison

Over two pages are taken up with: "Rules and Regulations For  the Army of the United States" which a wealth of great detail & which includes: "Changes In the Uniform of the Army of the United States", with particulars.

Eight pages are taken up with: "Ev... See More  

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Military career of Henry Dearborn... Early on wine...

Item #679685

May 16, 1812

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 16, 1812  Inside has nearly 2 pages taken up with a quite detailed biography of the military history of: "Major-General Henry Dearborn, Commander-in-Chief of the Northern Army" with a great on his career in the Revolutionary War. Also: "Cultivation of the Vine" takes over half a page concerning vineyards.

Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 3/4 inche... See More  

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Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia (1876)...

Item #679581

July 01, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 1, 1876  The front cover has "A Remarkable Railway Accident" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Centennial - State Head-Quarters, on State Avenue", "Frazee's Safety Bridge for Railroad Cars", and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in very good... See More  

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Bookselling & newspaper publishing in America...

Item #679580
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1796  Included is a very interesting article titled: "Present State of Printing and Bookselling in America" which is great for our hobby as there is talk of newspaper printing as well, including; "...people of North America manufacture their own paper...The newspapers of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Mary... See More  

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Cottingham Village and Church (1797)...

Item #679578
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1797  A generic issue with no content with writing about. Includes both plates called for, including one showing the Cottingham Church and family monuments. A corresponding article provides considerable details regarding this ancient country village.

Complete in 88 pages, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate, 5 by 8 inc... See More  

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Families of colored soldiers moving south...

Item #679568

August 01, 1865

THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Aug. 1, 1865  Among the ftpg. column heads: "FORTRESS MONROE", "Families of Colored Soldiers Going South", "A Nest of Burglars Broken Up at Norfolk", "Jeff. Davis Takes Another Promenade", "From Richmond!", "Secessionists On the Rampage", "How Virginia Is To Be Made Loyal" and more.

Eight pages, ... See More  

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Chasing after California gold in 1848...

Item #679450

December 09, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1848 

* California gold rush fever

The front page has: "The Gold Mania" which includes: "...intelligence received from the gold region in California has completely taken possession of the minds of a number of persons...Meetings have been held, companies are forming...on an extensive scale to go & look after the preciou... See More  

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Much on the Wirz trial, the warden of Andersonville Prison...

Item #679434

September 22, 1865


* Andersonville prison trial

* Henry Wirz

Among the front page column heads are: "THE WERZE [Wirz] TRIAL" "Remarkable Speech of Howell Cobb" "he Wants to See Mr. Lincoln Hung" "He Expects the Same Fate for Himself" "The Sickening Atrocities of Werze" "The Fatal Horrors of the Dead Line&quo... See More  

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Legend of the Lost Dutchman's gold mine...

Item #679391

August 22, 1895

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Aug. 22, 1895  

* Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine

* Superstition Mountains search

* Old West Arizona legend

The middle column of the front page has a great article on one of the more notable stories of lore from the Old West: the search for the Lost Dutchman's gold mine.

Headed: "DUTCH JACOB'S MINE" "Hidden Wealth Once Known in the ... See More  

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The Country Gentleman cover...

Item #679320

December 01, 1931

THE COUNTRY GENTLEMAN, Philadelphia, Dec., 1931 (front cover only)  This color cover has a wonderful Christmas-themed illustration. The back side of the cover has an illustration of two Chrysler automobiles. Either would look great framed. 

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Thanksgiving-themed Cream of Wheat ad from 1923...

Item #679318

November 01, 1923

NEEDLECRAFT MAGAZINE, Nov., 1923 (1st leaf only)  The reverse side of the cover has a great, displayable, Thanksgiving-themed cover advertising Cream of Wheat. Would look great framed. See image for details.

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United States v. Cruikshank...

Item #679285

March 28, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 28, 1876 

* Supreme Court decision giving cover to the KKK

* Bill of Rights did not apply to State Governments (?)

Page 2 has a almost 2.5 column article: "COLORED VOTERS IN LOUISIANA", which tells of the SCOTUS' decision in the United States v. Cruikshank case. This "case represented a major blow to federal efforts to protect the civil... See More  

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