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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
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
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
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
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
* 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
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
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Oct. 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
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.
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Dec. 5, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, May 7, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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."
More war reporti... See More
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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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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jefferson Davis' stirring address to his soldiers...
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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