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June 20, 1882
BLACK HILLS DAILY PIONEER, Deadwood City, Black Hills, Nov. 24, 1878
* Very rare & desired publication
* Famous wild West town
* "Wild Bill" Hickok fame
This city would arguably be--along with Tombstone & Dodge City--one of the more famous of all the towns from the rough & tumble days of the Old West, and only rarely do such issues come to light.
This issue is ... See More
April 23, 1934
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 23, 1934
* Outlaw John Dillinger
* Little Bohemia Lodge shootout
* Nice 1st report for display
The front page has a terrific banner headline announcing: "HUNT DILLINGER; 2 DIE, 4 SHOT" with a subhead noting: "Desperadoes Escape North Woods Trap".
The article carries over to page 8 where is a rather large map headed: "Dillinger Es... See More
February 25, 1862
THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Feb. 25, 1862
* Jefferson Davis inaugural address
* Rare Confederate publication
A rather rare title and great that it has the word “Southern”.
Certainly the most notable content begins page 2 being: "President Jefferson Davis's Inaugural address, delivered in Richmond, February 22, 1862" which takes ove... See More
February 22, 1665
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Feb. 22, 1665 (1666 by today's calendar)
* Among earliest of newspapers to be had
* Report on the great plague (rare)
Not only is the world's oldest, continually published English language newspaper (still publishes today) but it is also a very early issue, being #29.
The front page has a report from Venice referencing the Great Plague which was r... See More
April 16, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, April 16, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln's assassination
* John Wilkes Booth- Ford's Theatre
This date was a Sunday, and only rarely were Sunday newspapers bound into volumes held by libraries. As such, this date is arguably more scarce than the issue of April 15.
And when it comes to graphic appeal, I would suggest that this edition of the 16th surpasses that of the... See More
August 25, 1851
THE TIMES, London, Aug. 25, 1851
* 1st America's Cup
* Yacht "America" wins
Nearly half of page 5 is taken up with very detailed accounts of: "The Cowes Regatta" in England, which would become known as the famed America's Cup race.
This was the very first of this iconic race, and since won by the yacht "America" it would forever become known as t... See More
April 18, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, April 18, 1778
* Rare Tory (pro British) issue from America
* Revolutionary War original reporting
This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.
The front page is entirely taken up with ads including a &q... See More
September 11, 1701
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, Sept. 11, 1701
* James II of England death
The back page has an historic report of the death of King James II, the last Catholic monarch of England who was deposed during the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and spend the remainder of his life in exile in France.
The report from Paris dated Sept. 17 reads: "The late King fell into a lethargy on the 14th in... See More
September 15, 1865
THE DAILY DENVER GAZETTE, Colorado, Sept. 15, 1865
* Very rare & early territory publication
* Post Civil War reconstruction era
This is actually a territorial newspaper as Colorado did not become a state until 1876, eleven years after this issue was published. And this is a volume one issue.
Outside of several issues of the Rocky Mountain News we have offered--which was Colorado... See More
April 15, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln assassination (1st report)
* Ford's Theater - John Wilkes Booth
Not only this event but this title remain among the most desired by collectors; a very significant event in American history reported by one of the most respected newspapers in the country.
The first column heads tell it all: "AWFUL EVENT" "President Lin... See More
December 08, 1941
THE HONOLULU ADVERTISER, Hawaii, Dec. 8, 1941
* Attack on Pearl Harbor
* U.S. to enter World War II
* Imperial Japanese Navy
* Great headline for display !
Fully one-third of the newspaper, above the masthead, is taken up with a dramatic three line banner headline: "SABOTEURS LAND HERE ! Britain, Australia Declare War ! " with various related subheads as well includi... See More
February 05, 1859
THE POLYNESIAN, Honolulu, (Hawaii), Feb. 5, 1859
* Very rare 19th century Hawaiian publication
A quite rare newspaper from such an early date, in fact outside of "The Friend" which was more of a missionary newspaper, this is the second oldest Hawaii newspaper we have offered.
It is formatted much like other newspapers of the day with the ftpg. containing both ads & news ... See More
October 10, 1871
CHICAGO EVENING POST--EXTRA, Oct. 10, 1871
* Great Chicago fire disaster
* From the same city (very rare)
This is perhaps the very best Chicago Fire issue we have offered. Not only is it from Chicago, but it is a day earlier than any other report we have offered from Chicago.
Most of the first column is taken up with heads including; "CHICAGO IN FLAMES" "An All-Night C... See More
May 07, 1937
SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER--EXTRA, May 7, 1937
* Hindenburg airship disaster
* Lakehurst NJ New Jersey
One of the very best, dramatic banner headlines we have offered on this historic catastrophe: "DIRIGIBLE HINDENBURG EXPLODES, 90 KILLED". A large front page photo shows the Hindenburg over the New York skyline, headed: "Giant Airliner That Fell in Flames", with the su... See More
March 06, 1865
NEW YORK HERALD, New York, March 6, 1865
* Abraham Lincoln 2nd inauguration
* Closing weeks of the Civil War
* Assassination nears
Page 4 headlines at the top of last column about the second inauguration of Abraham Lincoln include: "INAUGURATION" "Our Report of the Second Installation of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States" "Scenes at the White ... See More
Item #664965THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, March, 1791
* First Bank of the United States creation
The issue begins with textual: "Sketches of the President Of the United States" which is nearly a 4 1/2 page biography of George Washington (the plate called for is lacking). Also inside is the conclusion of: "Description of Cape Cod & the County of Barnstable" which takes 2 1/2... See More
September 13, 1866
NEW YORK TIMES, September 11, 12 & 13, 1866
* "The Black Crook" opening premiere
* Very first musical theatre performance of the first ever modern day musical!
* Niblo's Garden - Broadway - New York City
A terrific and very historic trio of newspapers relating to the first theatrical musical, "The Black Crook".
As Wikipedia notes: "Its significance i... See More
March 18, 1865
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 18, 1865
* John Wilkes Booth as an actor at Ford's Theatre
* Only weeks prior to Abraham Lincoln's assassination
A terrific issue with one of the more ironic twists of history, and only to be found in a newspaper from Washington, D.C.
The front page has an advertisement headed: "FORD'S NEW THEATRE" which incl... See More
January 11, 1901
THE HOUSTON DAILY POST, Texas, January 11, 1901
If ever there was a single newspaper which heralded the birth of the oil industry in America, this is it.
Although discoveries were made in various locations long before this date, this discovery--to be known as Spindletop--marked the emergence of the oil industry at a time when the automobile and other industries were experiencing rapid growth... See More
July 17, 1886
THE ALASKAN, Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 17, 1886
* Very rare Alaska Territorial issue
Rarely are newspapers from Alaska found from before the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 when interest grew dramatically. This newspaper pre-dates the gold rush by over ten years. This is the volume one, number 37 issue of this title.
The format of the newspaper is much like other newspapers of the day,... See More
May 13, 1876
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 13, 1876
* Impressionism - art movement begins (historic)
This is an exceedingly significant newspaper on the founding of the Impressionist movement in art.
Page 2 has an inconspicuous yet quite historic report which essentially reports on the beginning of the Impressionist movement in the art world in France. Those artists now known as the "Impression... See More
January 28, 1778
THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 28, 1778
* Revolutionary War Tory original
* Rare Pro British issue from America
This was a Tory newspaper published in Philadelphia when the British occupied the city. It began in 1775 and ended when the British evacuated the city in May of 1778. Not surprisingly, the masthead features an engraving of the Royal coa... See More
August 10, 1776
THE LONDON GAZETTE, England, August 10, 1776
* Declaration of Independence
* First reported in England
* New York campaign
Of very special significance is the brief--yet significantly historic report: "...informed that the Continental Congress have declared the United Colonies free and independent states." Front page content doesn't get much better than this.
Almost al... See More
July 13, 1795
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE & UNIVERSAL ADVERTISER, Boston, July 9 and 13, 1795
* Jay's Treaty - John
* George Washington
A very significant pair of issues as they contain, in its entirety, the full text of the Jay Treaty, one of the more significant 18th century documents in American history.
Taking all of the front page and a bit of page 2 in the July 9,
concluding in the issue of the... See More
Item #660214THE LONDON MAGAZINE, London, December and the Appendix issue for the year 1781
* Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
* Surrender at Yorktown VA Virginia
* Revolutionary War from the enemy
Certainly the most historic report in this issue--and perhaps in any issue from the Revolutionary War--is that near the back of the issue under "American Affairs". It is an "E... See More
March 19, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 19, 1782
* re. Lord Charles Cornwallis' surrender
* King George III speech criticized
Half of the front page is taken up with: "An Anecdote - American Patriotism and Fortitude Exemplified" which gives a story concerning General Burgoyne's actions in New England.
Half of page 2 is taken up with the ... See More
March 12, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 12, 1782
* George III of the United Kingdom
* American independence in question
A full column on the ftpg. & a full column on page 2 are taken up with: "Common Sense on the King of England's Speech" in which the king stubbornly refuses to admit defeat with the situation in America.
This commentary p... See More
October 19, 1878
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 19, 1878 This now very famous serious of photos, captioned: "The Science of the Horse's Motions" done by Mr. Muybridge, taught his how a horse truly trots and gallops. Previous to these photographs it was though that horses galloped much differently, hence the unusual paintings of horses in gallop prior to this time.
Page 3 has a related art... See More
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