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675362

Washington's letter to the Hebrew Congregation in Savannah...

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July 01, 1790

MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR THE WORCESTER GAZETTE, Worcester, Massachusetts, July 1, 1790 This is a very significant newspaper.  The first column on the back page (page 4) contains the: "Address from the Hebrew Congregation of the city of Savannah, in Georgia, to the President of the United States" signed in type by: Levi Sheftal, President, in behalf of the Hebrew Congregation. This was a... See More  

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672595

By America's first newspaper publisher...

Item #672595

December 12, 1679

DOMESTICK INTELLIGENCE Or News Both From CITY and COUNTRY, London, England, Dec. 12, 1679  A very early single sheet newspaper published by Benjamin Harris (his imprint appears on the bottom of the back page), the first newspaper printer in the colonies.

Harris spent several years in jail in London for libelous printing, and upon release he emigrated to America to continue his printing trade... See More  

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672292

Fantastic issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

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February 25, 1942

LOS ANGELES TIMES--EXTRA! Feb. 25, 1942  Simply a fantastic report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The front page has one of the more dramatic, screaming headlines to be found: "L.A. AREA RAIDED ! " with a smaller head noting: "Jap Planes Peril Santa Monica, Seal Beach, El Segundo, Redondo, Long Beach, Hermosa, Signal Hill".

The report begins: &... See More  

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672291

Fantastic issue reporting the "Battle of Los Angeles"...

Item #672291

February 25, 1942

LOS ANGELES TIMES--EXTRA! Feb. 25, 1942  Simply a fantastic report on what is known as the "Battle of Los Angeles". The front page has one of the more dramatic, screaming headlines to be found: "L.A. AREA RAIDED ! " with a smaller head noting: "Jap Planes Peril Santa Monica, Seal Beach, El Segundo, Redondo, Long Beach, Hermosa, Signal Hill".

The report begins: &... See More  

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672273

Exceedingly rare Napoleon occupation newspaper...

Item #672273

January 05, 1811

COURRIER D'AMSTERDAM or the COURIER VAN AMSTERDAM, January 5, 1811 (No. 5)  This was a daily newspaper published in Amsterdam during the French occupation of Holland. It is bilingual: half printed in French and half in Dutch. Two mastheads as well, one in each language.

In 1810 Napoleon Bonaparte annexed Holland to his empire, hence this newspaper being in two languages. This issue was p... See More  

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672229

Criticizing Burgoyne for his failure in America...

Item #672229

October 02, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Oct. 2, 1779  Almost the entire front page is taken up with a letter: "To Lieutenant-General Burgoyne" taken from a London newspaper and reprinted here.

Not surprisingly the theme is critical of Burgoyne, who is best remembered as the commanding general at Saratoga who gave up that strategic post to American General Gates,... See More  

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672193

The much desired "Who's A Bum!" newspaper...

Item #672193

October 05, 1955

DAILY NEWS, New York, October 5, 1955  The entire front page is taken up with perhaps the most iconic baseball cartoon of all time, a comical cartoon of an open-mouthed "Brooklyn bum" fan declaring: "WHO'S A BUM!". [note: sportswriters in the early 20th century began referring to the Dodgers as the "Bums", in reference to the team's fans and possibly beca... See More  

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672142

One of the best baseball prints...

Item #672142

March 23, 1889

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, March 23, 1889



* Great baseball prints - illustrations



Note: this is just a portion of the issue, 8 pages but including the mentioned centerfold.

This terrific double page centerfold is captioned: "The American Baseball Players at Kennington Oval--Visit of the Prince of Wales". It includes some 19 scenes of various "plays" in basebal... See More  

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671923

From perhaps the most famous town of the Old West...

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October 31, 1880

THE TOMBSTONE EPITAPH, Arizona, October 31, 1880 



* Best Old West title to be had

* Pre Gunfight at the O.K. Corral




Few could argue for a more recognizable title from the Old West, nor could any town be more linked to the romance of the West than this one. Tombstone is steeped in Western lore, and the several movies done concerning the gunfight at the O.K. Corral have kept this town in... See More  

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670456

Battle of Bunker Hill... And so much more...

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TOWN & COUNTRY MAGAZINE, London, July, 1775  Formatted much like the more common 'Gentleman's Magazine' but much less commonly found.

A very historic issue as it contains a great report on the battle of Bunker Hill, which is signed in type: Thomas Gage.

This report takes nearly an entire page and begins: "I am to acquaint your Lordship of an action that happened on the ... See More  

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670112

Early and rare title... Pirates and the Plague...

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June 28, 1666

THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE, London, June 28, 1666  This is a very rare title as it lasted for only for a matter of months, ending publication when the Great Fire of London struck in September of 1666.

The front page has a report from Rome noting in part: "...The Popes Gallies are in the mean time ordered to cruise about Naples, Genoa and Sardinia to clear the coasts of Pyrates...". T... See More  

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669036

George Washington's state-of-the-union address...

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December 16, 1795

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, Dec. 16, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




Most of the front page is taken up with the continuation of: "Mr. Hamilton's Explanation" which is signed by him in type: Alexander Hamilton. The controversy seems to relate to expenses for the President. Also on the ftpg. are: "Quarterly Sta... See More  

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659059

The Department of State is created...

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July 29, 1789

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, July 29, 1789   Considered by many as the most significant newspaper of the 18th century, particularly during this, the formative year of the new federal government, as the Gazette was the mouthpiece of all matters political. Most pronouncements from Congress & the President were printed first in this newspaper.

Holding true to this statement,... See More  

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658552

Benedict Arnold & Major Andre... Americans: be not deceived!

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March 06, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, March 6, 1781  Most of the front page is taken up with an impassioned plea: "To The People of America". The focus is on the recent conciliatory declaration by England towards a peace, but this write warns to not be deceived. A few bits including: "...the late declaration of her Commissioners deserves your most seriou... See More  

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658299

Latest news from the Revolutionary War in a very rare newspaper...

Item #658299

May 13, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, May 13, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This issue is volume 1, number 9.

The entire front page is taken up with: "Admiral Keppel's Trial" due to a dispute on the actions of his second in command. A report of his ... See More  

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643559

Ulysses S. Grant clarifies his infamous "Jew Order"....

Item #643559

November 30, 1868

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 30, 1868  Page 2 has a very significant Judaica item headed: "Gen. Grant's Jew Order" "Why It Was Issued--A Statement of the Circumstances of the Case." 

This relates to Ulysses S. Grant's General Order #11 from during the Civil War, known as the infamous "Jew Order". Grant's controversial order is considered to be the m
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628574

The controversy over allowing Jewish clergy in the army...

Item #628574

November 21, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1861 



* Rabbi-Chaplains & the Army

* Jews - Jewish - Judaica - Judaism




Page 6 has 1 1/2 columns with much related to The Chaplaincy Controversy of 1861, a noteworthy event in Jewish American History. Until this time, only Christian clergymen were permitted to serve as U.S. Chaplains.

The article is headed: "An Israelite's Opinions of ... See More  

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