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December 27, 1856
PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856 This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.
This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".
The diagr... See More
Item #674496THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* Philadelphia printing of the Constitution of the United States
This title, along with the "American Museum", has the honor of being the first magazine to print the Constitution of the United States. Both publications were from Philadelphia, the city where the Constitution was created.
Comments from the Library Company o... See More
July 21, 1969
WAPAKONETA DAILY NEWS, Ohio, July 21, 1969
* Best issue to have on this historic event ?
* Neil Armstrong's hometown newspaper
A great issue on this significant event as this newspaper is from Neil Armstrong's hometown. Typically issues of this date carried a headline "Man Walks On Moon" but this hometown newspaper personalized the report honoring their local hero with: &q... See More
May 14, 1948
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, May 14, 1948
* Israeli Declaration of Independence
* Early, same day 1st report
The front page has an extremely historic and desirable report headed: "First Hebrew Nation Proclaimed By Jews" with the subhead: " 'State Of Israel' Becomes Reality After Midnight" and other small subheads. The ftpg. also includes photos headed... See More
Item #673248THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1775 A nice issue with much historic content from the beginning months of the Revolutionary War.
Perhaps the best content is the very nice half page illustration of the "Redoubt & Intrenchment on the Heights of Charles Town, Commonly called Bunker Hill, Opposite Boston, attacked & Carried by his Majesty's Troops, Jun... See More
December 19, 1932
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Dec. 19, 1932
* 1st ever NFL football championship game
* Chicago Bears vs. Portsmouth Spartans
* Bronko Nagurski - Red Grange
* Best title to be had - very rare as such
The front page of the sports section--which has its own masthead--has a great banner headline: "BEARS WIN, 9-0; PRO FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS" with subhead: "Grange Scores On Forward I... See More
Item #667766GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1776
* Capture of New York City
* Rare Connecticut & Rhode Island map
* American Revolutionary War
This issue begins with "Proceedings in the House of Commons..." which includes discussion on the Revolutionary War, including: "...Nothing could have afforded me so much satisfaction as to have been able to inform you... See More
April 24, 1781
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 24, 1781
* Battle of Guilford Courthouse
* Greensboro, North Carolina
* General Charles Cornwallis loss
Page 2 has some nice war content. The 2nd column begins with: "By accounts from General Greene's army as late as the 24th ultimo, we learn that Lord Cornwallis is retreating towards Cross Creek and that ou... See More
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