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July 03, 1938
NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1938 The top of an inside page (E-3) has a very notable political cartoon concerning the plight of Jewish refugees trying to flee Nazi Germany, notable enough that it is a feature display in the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
This cartoon was created in anticipation of the Evian Conference, an idea of President Franklin Roosevelt to be held in France, ... See More
Item #673228THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1740 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, & the English Camp before it June 20, 1740" which is a very nice print showing the castle along the Matanza River plus the position of various ships, troops, and other features noted in the key beneat... See More
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, July, 1740 Certainly the prime feature of this issue is the terrific foldout map titled: "A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, & the English Camp before it June 20, 1740" which is a very nice print showing the castle along the Matanza River plus the position of various ships, troops, and other features noted in the key beneath... See More
April 15, 1865
EVENING EDITION OF THE TRIBUNE, New York, April 15, 1865 A fascinating edition of this famous newspaper which typically reported the assassination of Lincoln on page 4. But this unusual four page (more typically 8 pages) "Extra" edition has a front page heading as noted above, with the top of the first column presented like a mini-broadside:
&nb... See More
April 04, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, April 4, 1865 This is one of the more graphic issues of the Times from the entire Civil War, obviously celebrating the triumphant report of General U.S. Grant capturing the capital of the Confederacy. With this event the end of the Civil War was but days away.
The dominating feature of the front page is the great engraving of an eagle with a banner reading "Richmond ! &... See More
July 19, 1889
DEADWOOD DAILY PIONEER, Black Hills, (South Dakota) July 19, 1889 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. It attracted larger-than-life Old West figures including Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Wild Bill Hickok (who was killed the... See More
August 06, 1962
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE--EXTRA, Aug. 6 1962 A terrific & very displayable issue as the bold banner headline announces: "MARILYN MONROE IS FOUND DEAD" with a subhead: "Overdose Of Sleeping Pills---Star Leaves No Notes" with more.
Given that her fame was gained in Los Angeles and she died there, great to have this report in a California newspaper. This is certainly one... See More
December 07, 1848
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 1848 Beginning on the front page and taking all of pg. 2 and most of pg. 3 is the: "President's Annual Message" to the nation, in which is a rather lengthy & detailed report on the discovery of gold in California.
Although there were earlier newspaper reports of gold discovery, this was the first "official" announ... See More
April 16, 1912
THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, April 16, 1912 This is the first report with the truth of the Titanic tragedy, the sobering banner headline: "1350 PEOPLE GO DOWN WITH TITANIC" and among the subheads: "Only Survivors Are the 868 People On Board Carpathia" "Many Prominent Men Believed Among The Dead" "Anxious Relatives And Friends Besieging The Of... See More
October 06, 1888
THE TIMES, London, England, October 6, 1888 During the last half of 1888 the East End of London, primarily the Whitechapel district, was terrorized by a murderer who came to be known as Jack The Ripper. His infamous & brutal crime spree was reported in newspapers around the world--indeed, most American newspapers from 1888 reported his deeds.
But certainly the very best newspaper to fin... See More
December 19, 1798
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Dec. 19, 1798 A terrific issue on the construction of the White House, as page 3 has three detailed progress reports on its construction, each signed in type by the architect of the White House, James Hoban.
Great reading, with some accounts noting work as such: "Report of James Hoban, superintendent of the president's house...The b... See More
September 27, 1856
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Sept. 27, 1856 A lengthy article titled: "Sketches In the Free & Slave States of America" includes two pages filled with ten related prints, most showing African-Americans. A few are captioned: "Negro Expulsion From Railway Car, Philadelphia" "Slaves Waiting for Sale, Virginia" "The Negro Reveille, Charleston" ... See More
April 14, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg (with Supplement), Apr. 14, 1775 This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three newspapers of this title printed in Williamsburg during the early period of the Revolutionary War.
Interesting that just 5 days after this issue was printed the battle of Lexington & Concord began the Revolutionary War.
The ftpg... See More
March 15, 1797
COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, March 15, 1797
* John Adams inauguration
* Thomas Jefferson
Page 2 contains the: "Vice-President's Speech" which is prefaced with: "On Saturday morning the Senate of the United States, being convened, THOMAS JEFFERSON was sworn in as Vice-President of the United States and President of the Senate. On which he address the Senate as follows... See More
February 27, 1777
THE LONDON EVENING POST, England, Feb. 27, 1777 This terrific issue has such a great wealth of reporting on the Revolutionary War that all cannot be detailed in this listing. See the many photos for much of the text.
But certainly the most notable content is the page 2: "Extract of a Letter from General Sir William Howe to Lord George Germain, dated New York, Dec. 20, 1776" in whi... See More
April 09, 1782
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 9, 1782 Page 2 includes: "The enemy in New York are busy in prosecuting their canal...They are also erecting a line of works on Long Island...His Excellency GENERAL WASHINGTON and his Lady arrived last Monday at Head Quarters, New-Burg, in good health."
Page 3 has a report of a London printer going to jail for his... See More
August 05, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 5, 1779
* Battle of Stono Ferry, Charleston, South Carolina
* Revolutionary War - General Benjamin Lincoln
A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.
The entire front page has content dealing with the increasing prices of commoditi... See More
July 29, 1779
THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 29, 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.
The front page has: "General Orders" relating to fixing prices in the colonies, in response to attempts to capitalize on selling food to the French & Continental troops. Ot... See More
June 05, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, June 5, 1781 Page 2 has a few items concerning the war, including an item: "...after the precipitate retreat of Lord Cornwallis from Deep River, General Greene not finding it convenient for want of provisions to continue the pursuit, filed off & directed his march to Camden...to join Gen. Marian [Marion] and to inve... See More
September 27, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 27, 1783
* Treaty of Paris (signing) announcement
* End of the American Revolutionary War
It was on Sept. 3, 1783, when that Treaty of Paris was formally signed by all parties. There were actually four treaties involving England with America, France, Spain, and the Dutch Republic. The treaty would be printed in the next issue of this newspaper (September... See More
December 14, 1665
THE OXFORD GAZETTE, England, Dec. 14, 1665 This is an extremely famous--and rare--title, being the predecessor of the famous "London Gazette", the oldest continually published English language newspaper in the world. Plus this is the #9 issue.
Because of the Plague at this time, the Royal Court had removed itself from London to Oxford when this newspaper began, so issues #1 thru #... See More
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