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On the 1929 stock market crash, in the New York Times...

Item #684984

October 23, 1929

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 23, 1929 

* Stock market crash of 1929 begins

* Eve of the initial great selling spree

The stock market crash of 1929 did much to define America for the next decade, resulting in the Great Depression and all the trauma relating to it. It seemed common for many newspapers to put a positive spin on the on-going tragedy, so front page reports often conflicted w... See More  

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Map shows North Carolina... Efforts near New Orleans...

Item #684959

May 03, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 3, 1862  The front page is dominated by a nice map headed: "SECTION OF NORTH CAROLINA".

A wealth of ftpg. column heads on the Civil War include: "The Capture of Fort Macon" "Official Report" "The Fight Above Elizabeth City" "Capture of New Orleans" "Gen. Butler on Lake Pontchartrain"  "Rebel Accounts ... See More  

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Fugitive slaves... 1862 Savannah, Georgia martial law...

Item #684958

January 24, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 24, 1862

* Fugitive slaves

* Savannah, Georgia martial law

* New Bern, North Carolina

This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE RETURN OF FUGITIVE SLAVES", "The President's Position on the Question", "FROM... See More  

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Fall of New Orleans to the Yankees, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #684952

April 30, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 30, 1862 

* Fall of New Orleans, Louisiana

* Admiral David Farragut

* From the capital of the Confederacy

A very historic report as page 3 contains an early account of the fall of New Orleans to the Yankees, which obviously was a solemn admonition for a Confederate newspaper. The report is taken from Yankee sources with the top of a page 3 colu... See More  

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Howard University's 40th anniversary... Encouragement to Black students...

Item #684916

November 16, 1907

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, Nov. 16, 1907  A front page 1-column heading provides details of the orations given at Howard University's 40th year anniversary celebration: "FUTURE THE NEGRO", with subheads: "President Roosevelt Speaks of Good Work of Medical Men" and "ADVICE GIVEN TO GRADUATES", and "British Ambassador and Steel King Cong... See More  

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Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine...

Item #684914
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1809

* Deaths of Joseph Haydn and Thomas Paine

The obituary listing inside includes: "At New York, the notorious Thomas Pain [sic]; whose death is an admonitory event; may the lesson that it inculcates be impressive..." & more. The opposing page has: "In Guppendorff, aged 76, Joseph Haydn, the celebrated composer... ju... See More  

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Much more on the Battle of Gettysburg: from a soldier involved...

Item #684898

July 17, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 17, 1863

* Battle of Gettysburg

* Eyewitness account

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

The front page has various war-related content, including items headed: "The News" and a lengthier report: "Spies In The South" and other related items, but certainly the p... See More  

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Major General Alexander Hamilton...

Item #684895

October 16, 1799


* Alexander Hamilton during Quasi-War

The back page has a nice "War Department" notice mention that: "All officers...who are...absent from their commands are required...to report themselves by letter to Major General ALEXANDER HAMILTON..." with a bit more. This is the Alexander Hamilton who served ag... See More  

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Spontaneous combustion of a drunkard...

Item #684887

July 23, 1830

CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE & JOURNAL, New York, July 23, 1830  Page 3 has a very curious article with a small heading: "Spontaneous Combustion of a Drunkard" with an interesting eye-witness account. Such an article certainly makes for an interesting conversation piece.

Four pages, some foxing, nice condition.

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Death of Mary Baker Eddy reported in the newspaper she founded...

Item #684828

December 05, 1910


* Mary Baker Eddy death

* Church of Christ, Scientist

* Best title to be had (rare)

A very significant issue, as the top of the front page has: "Mary Baker Eddy" being a report of her death. Eddy was the founder of Christian Science and the founder of this newspaper, just two of her many accomplishments. The text carries o... See More  

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Mick Jagger goes solo...

Item #684772

January 30, 1985

USA TODAY, Jan. 30, 1985

* Mick Jagger goes solo

* Mel Gibson sets hip trend

The front page of the Life section has an image and article: "At age 41, Jagger is on a roll".  Additional articles include: "Billy Joel: A hit-making man" and "5 o'clock shadow is chic all day long", which describes the new male trend for facial hair.

Complete with all ... See More  

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Release of Walt Disney's "The Three Caballeros"... Georgia to repeal Poll Tax...

Item #684771

February 06, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 6, 1945

* Walt Disney's ~ The Three Caballeros

* Georgia Poll Tax

This issue has a premier week ad for the historic release of the 1st movie to merge animation and live action.  Walt Disney's The Three Caballeros starred: Panchito, Joe Carioca, and Donald Duck, with actresses Aurora Miranda, Dora Luz and Carmen Molina. Although the ad is quite small... See More  

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The Pennsylvania Dutch in 1907...

Item #684762

September 22, 1907

THE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland, Sept. 22 & 29, 1907  

* 2-issue set regarding the Pennsylvania Dutch lifestyle

Page 12 of Sept. 22 issue has a 2 column headline: "THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH AND THEIR QUEER WAYS", with subheadings: "A Character Sketch of a People Little Known to Their Neighbors" and "THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCHMAN AT HOME".

The article is con... See More  

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Short-lived campaign newspaper supported the Whig party...

Item #684682

June 20, 1844

LOUISVILLE JOURNAL, EXTRA, Kentucky, June 20, 1844 

* Very rare publication

A quite rare and short-lived campaign newspaper which existed only to promote the Whig party cause in the 1844 election. This is issue #8 which was likely a run of just 27 issues printed from May 2 to December 5, 1844, as campaign newspapers typically ceased just following the election.

This title would resurre... See More  

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Chicago wants Al "Scarface" Capone to leave...

Item #684037

March 22, 1930

TAUNTON DAILY TRIBUNE, Mass. March 22, 1930

* Gangster Al "Scarface" Capone

* City of Chicago wants him out

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "CAPONE GIVEN SMALL CHOICE BY THE POLICE" with subhead. (see) Coverage on Al Capone turning himself in to Chicago police after returning to the city from a 10 month prison sentence in Philadelphia. He would never ... See More  

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Shrek 2 premiere - full-page ad...

Item #682870

May 19, 2004

LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 19, 2004 

*SHREK 2 opening day full page advertisement

Page 3 of the Calendar Section has a full-page colored advertisement for the film which was the follow up to the 2002 Academy Award Best Animated Feature Film "Shreck".

Other small popular movie advertisements are also present in the calendar section. 

Included are the Front, Sports, and ... See More  

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Illustrated ad for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show...

Item #681514

May 07, 1885


* Buffalo Bill Cody

* Wild West Show ad

Page 7 has a column-wide ad for: "Buffalo Bill's Wild West" show which includes a likeness of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Twelve pages, very nice condition.... See More  

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The first successful magazine in the country...

Item #681106

April 14, 1744

THE CHRISTIAN HISTORY, Boston, April 14, 1744 

* Very rare 18th century magazine

* 1st successful magazine in America

This was the first successful magazine in America although formatted unlike typical magazines. It was exclusively a chronicle of the Great Awakening in America, exclusively of secular news reports. It was preceded by just a few magazines which lasted but a couple of iss... See More  

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The "downfall of Babylon" and "fake news"...

Item #681103

October 03, 1835

THE DOWNFALL OF BABYLON, New York, Oct. 3, 1835  A quite rare & unusual weekly (later semi-monthly) newspaper with strong anti-Catholic leanings published by: "Samuel B. Smith, Late a Popish Priest", as noted in the dateline. This newspaper published from 1834-1839 & features an engraving in the masthead showing various churches in ruin and a subtitle: "Or, the Triumph ... See More  

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President Richard Nixon resigns...

Item #681100

August 09, 1974

DAILY NEWS, New York Aug. 9, 1974  A very dramatic front page with over half of it taken up with: "NIXON RESIGNS". The balance has: "Acts in 'Interest of Nation', Asks for End to Bitterness" and "Ford Will Take Oath at Noon, Kissinger Agrees to Stay On". Much coverage, with photos, on the inside pages and the back page.

Tabloid-size, complete in 88 pages... See More  

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Lincoln's remains in New York City...

Item #681092

April 25, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, April 25, 1865 

* Abraham Lincoln assassination

* Remains in New York City

* Civil War closing events

All columns on all 8 pages are black-bordered in memory of Abraham Lincoln.

Two-thirds of the first column are taken up with nice heads concerning the funeral of Abraham Lincoln including: "HONORS To the MARTYR PRESIDENT" "Our Tribute to the Lamented D... See More  

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Lincoln compares unfavorably to King George III...

Item #681083

January 11, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, January 11, 1862 

* Abraham Lincoln mockery 

* King George III comparison 

* From the rebel capital

Half of the front page is taken up with ads, and half with news & other items including: "The Case of Brownlow" "Mr. Thomas' Plan for the Reorganization of the Virginia Forces" "There's Life in the Old Lan... See More  

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The Halls of Montezuma...

Item #681036

May 29, 1847

THE WEEKLY HERALD, New York, May 29, 1847  The top of the front page features a print of: "The New Steam Ship Washington - The First American Ocean Mail Steamer" with related text.

Also on the ftpg. is a large view of: "The Main Plaza In The City of Mexico - View Of the Halls of the Montezumas" with related ftpg. reports on the Mexican War.

Eight pages, nice condition.... See More  

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Very first appearance of Walt Whitman's poem "The Dead Emperor"...

Item #681006

March 12, 1888

NEW YORK HERALD, March 12, 1888  Page 4 has a poem titled: "The First Dandelion", signed in block type: WALT WHITMAN .

This is the very first appearance of this poem as verified by the Walt Whitman Archive, significant as such.  It would later appear in his noteworthy compilation, "Leaves of Grass".

Complete in 10 pages, light toning with more at the edges, mostly l... See More  

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Nice on the Spanish-American War...

Item #680987

April 20, 1898

THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, Georgia, April 20, 1898  A nice banner headline on the on-going Spanish-American War: "DOWN WITH THE SAFFRON FLAG OF SPAIN AFLOAT OVER CUBAN SOIL ! " with various related subheads on the war.

The front page also features a nice graphic captioned: "How the United States' Fleet Would Operate in Waging A Bombardment on Havana."

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The Klondike Gold Rush...

Item #680974

July 24, 1897

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 24, 1897 

* Klondike Gold Rush

* Yukon - Alaska - Canada

The top of a front page column has reports on the Klondike gold rush, with: "KLONDYKE KRAZE" "Continues o Gather Its Victims All Along the Line" "Canada Gets Greedy" "There Will be Telegraph, Express and Other  Facilities Next Year in Dawson City".

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Early print of the bluffs along the Mississippi...

Item #680972

August 28, 1852

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Aug. 28, 1852  The front page has a nice print captioned: "Rock Bluffs On The Mississippi" with some descriptive text beneath

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with a bit of fold perforation just above the print, good condition. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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A premiere newspaper in Mormon history...

Item #680969

September 26, 1890

DESERET SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sept. 26, 1890

* 1890 Manifesto - Mormonism & polygamy

* Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

* Best publication to be had ? - very rare

This newspaper contains one of the more noteworthy events in Mormon history, that being the printing of the "1890 Manifesto", a statement which officially ceased the practice of plural m... See More  

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A full size, single sheet newspaper...

Item #680968

October 27, 1730

THE DAILY POST, London, Oct. 27, 1730  A single sheet newspaper of folio size with  front page news from London & elsewhere in Europe, with the back page taken up with ads.

Red tax stamp at the bottom of the back page. Measures 10 by 16 1/2 inches, the back page has some staining at the spine margin, otherwise good condition.

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Train robbed by tramps...

Item #680961

July 28, 1901

THE ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, July 28, 1901  The ftpg. has a short report: "Tramp Robbers" noting: "Two tramps held up Nels Peterson & Benj. Anderson on the train near Belle Plaine...robbing both & beating Peterson & shooting Anderson. Anderson was then thrown from the train & his head cut off by the wheels."

Eight pages, irregular at the spine, otherwise ... See More  

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First Hebrew political society in America, with Grant's "Jew Order" connection...

Item #680958

September 02, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 2, 1868  Page one includes: "Hebrew Grant and Colfax Campaign Club", which, as noted within the text: "...headquarters at No. 7 Delancy Street. It held its first regular meeting last evening...This claims to be the first Jewish political club organized in this country. According to its circular it was formed to demonstrate that the Hebrews of this city,
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Much reporting on the Mexican War as it nears its end...

Item #680944

October 12, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 12, 1847  Page 3 has much reporting on the Mexican War including: "Major Lally's Command" which has reports of the killed  & wounded at Cerro Gordo, National Bridge, Paso Ovijas, and at Lasanimas.

Also a report headed: "A Little Later From Vera Cruz" which has much, taking over a full column. There is also ... See More  

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Capture of Ethan Allen...

Item #680937

October 21, 1775

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER, Philadelphia, Oct. 21, 1775 

* Ethan Allen captured

* Revolutionary War

The front page includes a letter: "To the King" which references the American situation & includes: "...Let then, royal Sire, the liberty of England and America be ever in your heart, then shall the people be free, and America shall yet be happy in the full enjoyment of ... See More  

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Traveling in the United States...

Item #680922

April 10, 1852

ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, April 10, 1852  Included are two pages of: "Traveling In the United States" which includes four prints including steam ship, sleighing, and railroad. Good text as well.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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The "Confederate" newspaper from Kentucky...

Item #680919

September 12, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1861 

* Rare pro-Confederate title

* 1st year of the Civil War

Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confed... See More  

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Proclamation by Robert E. Lee... Speech signed by Jefferson Davis to the Confederates states...

Item #680916

April 17, 1863

WESTERN SENTINEL, Winston, North Carolina, April 17, 1863  This is a quite rare title from the Confederacy. According to Brigham only four institutions in the United States have any holdings of this title from the Civil War, most just a few scattered issues. The American Antiquarian Society has no issues recorded from this era.

The ftpg. contains several war related reports including items h... See More  

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Yankees admit atrocities... and refuse to fight...

Item #680909

February 07, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 7, 1864 

* Rare rebel publication

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. The front page includes: "Additional From The North" "The Revolution in the North--Great Indignation at the Military Arrests of the Administration..." "Disaffection In The Yankee Army--the Soldiers Refusing to Fight--Their Confessions o... See More  

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Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...

Item #680902

December 16, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848  The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.

Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.

Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More  

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Photo of the Rocky Mountains in the masthead...

Item #680900

September 22, 1911

MOUNTAIN AND PLAIN, Denver, Colorado, Sept. 22, 1911  One of the few newspapers we have seen which has a photograph in the masthead, in this case a photo of the Rocky Mountains.

The front page is part of a continuing article: "Denver's Assets" with a photo.

A volume one issue, 16 pages, 9 by 12 inches, printed on glossy stock newsprint, nice condition.

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Famous Tom Sayers & John Heenan boxing match...

Item #680899

April 30, 1860

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 30, 1860 

* John C. Heenan vs. Tom Sayers

* Famous boxing match - fight

Appearing at the top of the first column on pg. 6 are headlines reporting one of the most famous boxing matches of the nineteenth century involving John Heenan, the American champion, and Tom Sayers, the English champion.

In the third column under "The Great Fight" is a detailed a... See More  

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The first "learned society"...

Item #680898

August 15, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C. August 15, 1816  The second page carries an article "A number of the citizens of the District of Columbia, impressed with the importance of forming an association for the purpose of promoting useful knowledge, met on the 28th day of June, 1816,... agreeably to public notice the committee appointed as aforesaid reported the following draft of a con... See More  

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Mutuals win the championship... Each inning telegraphed to other cities....

Item #680890

September 23, 1870

NEW-YORK TIMES, Sept. 23, 1870  Page 3 has: "The Championship Contest--Mutual vs. Atlantic--The Mutuals Win the Championship Pennant--Score 10-4." It begins: "The Fall campaign of the ball-playing season...culminated yesterday in the signal success of the Mutual Club, in their home-and-home game with the noted Atlantics, the holders of the whip-pennant. The event has been an
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"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jefferson Davis' stirring address to his soldiers...

Item #680889

February 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 14, 1864 

* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run

See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper.

Among the front page items are: "President Davis' Address to the Army" which is rather lengthy & signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is a very nice, rousing address to his sold... See More  

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Thomas Edison invents the phonograph...

Item #680887

March 30, 1878

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 30, 1878 

* Historic Phonograph invention

* Thomas Edison - inventor

Page 3 has a nice illustration of Edison's recent invention, the phonograph.

Amazed by this uncomplicated apparatus, the report begins: "It is a peculiar feature of the Edison phonograph that no mere description can impart any real adequate idea of its perfo

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Early print of Australia...

Item #680515

April 09, 1853

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 9, 1853  The front page has a print captioned: "Sunday In Australia" with a related article.

Four pages, large folio size, never bound nor trimmed, 3 folds with fold & margin wear. Folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

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Ships from Virginia laden with tobacco...

Item #680096

February 03, 1667

THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 3, 1667 (1668 by today's calendar)  

* Among the earliest of English language newspapers to be had

A front page report from Falmouth notes: "Several ships which came lately from Scilly, intending for France, are put in here, with one vessel from Virginia laden with Tobacco." Complete as a single sheet issue, 7 by 11 1/4 inches, nice condit... See More  

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Advertising Albany land for sale...

Item #679849

July 03, 1770

THE LONDON CHRONICLE England, dated July 3, 1770

* Albany County, New York

* Land for sale advertisement

Inside has an interesting advertisement headed: "American Lands" promoting the sale of: "...thirty-five thousand acres of choice land in the  county of Albany and province of New York...situated in a populous and flourishing part of the county..." with a bit more... See More  

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How rhe Younger and James brothers could rob banks...

Item #679762

July 05, 1901

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, July 5, 1901  Page 7 has over a full column taken up with: "TACTICS OF BANDITS" "A Raid That Was All Carefully Planned In Advance" "How Men Like three Younger and the James Brothers Could Ride Into a Town in Broad Daylight, Rob a Bank and Get Away". A fascinating article.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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King Kong, Chronicles of Narnia, Memoirs of a Geisha...

Item #679024

December 29, 2005

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Dec. 29, 2005 

* King Kong &Memoirs of a Geisha

* Full-page ads

* Chronicles of Narnia - large ad

Large ads from top 2005 movie hits found in the Calendar section. These illustrated advertisements include: "MUNICH", "MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA", "KING KONG", and "THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA". 

Also present is an advertisement... See More  

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Winslow Homer: "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None."

Item #678979

August 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872  

* One of Winslow Homer's most popular

The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Sat... See More  

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