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689100

1933 Griffith Park fire... Los Angeles...

Item #689100

October 04, 1933

LOS ANGELES RECORD, October 4, 1933



* Griffith Park fire

* Firefighters disaster

* Los Angeles, California

* FRONT LEAF ONLY ****




The front page has a great banner headline: "DEAD IN ASHES" and more with subhead & photo. (see) Rare to have in a L.A. publication.

FRONT LEAF ONLY (pages 1 & 2), minor margin wear, nice for display as such.... See More  

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$57.00
689073

From the American Riviera...

Item #689073

September 10, 1883

DAILY INDEPENDENT, Santa Barbara, California, Sept. 10, 1883  A volume one issue from this famous West Coast city, known as the "American Riviera". Various news reports and a great wealth of advertisements, many of which are illustrated.

Four pages, lightly toned, archivally rejoined at the spine, nice condition.

Item from Catalog 321 (released for August, 2022)...

Added to Catalog #321 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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$38.00
688967

Lawrence Bittaker found guilty...

Item #688967

February 18, 1981

LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 18, 1981



* Lawrence Bittaker "Tool Box Killer" "Pliers"

* Guilty of kidnapping, rape, torture and murder




The front page has a one column heading: "Bittaker Found Guilty of Five Torture Deaths" (see) First report coverage on serial killer & rapist, Lawrence Bittaker, found guilty for kidnap, rape, torture and murder of 5 teenage g... See More  

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$58.00
688965

1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake...

Item #688965

October 01, 1987

LOS ANGELES HERALD, California, October 1, 1987



* Whittier Narrows earthquake

* Los Angeles & Orange county




The front page has a great banner headline in bold lettering: "QUAKE!" with banner subhead: "6.1 temblor: 2 dead, major damage" with related photo and map. More inside. Nice for display.

Incomplete issue containing all 8 pages of the 1st section only, nice con... See More  

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$33.00
688513

Very graphic masthead...

Item #688513

March 29, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, March 29, 1879  The masthead notes: "Devoted To The Interests Of The Pioneers of California And the Resources of the Golden State." The masthead is one of the more graphic we ave seen featuring three vignettes, one of settlers traveling, one of a bar, and another of a detailed mining scene.

This title is not recorded in Gregory's "Union L... See More  

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$56.00
688483

Very first Santa Anita Handicap horse race...

Item #688483

February 24, 1935

THE DETROIT NEWS, Feb. 24, 1935



* Very first Santa Anita Handicap

* Thoroughbred horse race - racing

* Arcadia, California racetrack




The front page has a banner headline: "Alger Horse Wins $108,000 in Race" with subheads and photo. (see) More in the sport's section with anther banner heading and two related photos.

Complete with 60+ pages rag edition in nice condition.... See More  

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$48.00
688470

1984 San Ysidro McDonald's massacre...

Item #688470

July 19, 1984

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 19, 1984



* San Ysidro McDonald's massacre

* San Diego, California mass shooting

* James Huberty - mass murder




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading : "16 Are Slain in Coast Shootings" (see)

Complete with 48 pages, address label within the masthead (see), nice condition.... See More  

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$44.00
688448

O.J. Simpson Not Guilty in 1995....

Item #688448

October 03, 1995

LOS ANGELES TIMES, EXTRA, California, October 3, 1995 



* O.J. Simpson found "not guilty"

* USC Trojans - Buffalo Bills




This issue contains a four page "Extra" which wraps around the regular 4 section newspaper. The banner headline on the wrap announces: "Simpson Not Guilty" "His Is Freed After 15 Months in Jail". Much more reporting and photos ar... See More  

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688442

Very graphic masthead... Great article on the Bear Flag Revolt...

Item #688442

May 17, 1879

THE PIONEER, San Jose, California, May 17, 1879  The masthead notes: "Devoted To The Interests Of The Pioneers of California And the Resources of the Golden State." The masthead is one of the more graphic we have seen, featuring three vignettes: one of settlers traveling, one of a bear, and another of a detailed mining scene.

The front page has a lengthy & descriptive article: ... See More  

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$76.00
688379

1948 Hale Telescope dedication...

Item #688379

June 04, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1948



* Hale Telescope dedication

* Astronomer George Ellery Hale

* Palomar Observatory

* San Diego County, California




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Largest Telescope Dedicated To Man's Service at Palomar" with subhead. (see)

Complete with all 48 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.... See More  

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$49.00
688365

1928 Wineville Chicken Coop murders...

Item #688365

September 17, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 17, 1928 



* Wineville Chicken Coop murders 

* Christine and Walter Collins... 
Gordon Stewart Northcott 

* Hollywood movie 'Changeling' fame



The top of page 16 has one column headings: "UPHOLDS BOY'S TALE OF 'MURDER FARM'" "Father of Accused California Youth Says He Knew Three Boys Were Slain" and mor... See More  

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688186

1876 Yuba City bus disaster...

Item #688186

May 22, 1976

LOS ANGELES TIMES, May 22, 1976



* Yuba City high school bus disaster

* Martinez, California crash accident




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "School Bus Crash Near S.F. Kills 28" with subhead and related photo w/ map. A few more photos are on the front page of section II.

Complete sections I & II totaling 50 pages, good condition.... See More  

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$48.00
687827

1872 Marysville: gateway to the gold fields...

Item #687827

March 21, 1872

MARYSVILLE DAILY APPEAL, California, July March 21, 1872



* Rare Old West title



In the days of the California Gold Rush, Marysville was a stopping point for riverboats from Sacramento and San Francisco that carried miners on their way to the digging grounds. A sign on the roadside as one enters Marysville carries the slogan: "Gateway to The Gold Fields." At that time it was one of t... See More  

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$33.00
687815

Early newspaper from 1873 Los Angeles...

Item #687815

May 20, 1873

EVENING EXPRESS, Los Angeles, California, May 20, 1873 



* Rare Old West title

* Many advertisements

* 19th century era original




A very early newspaper from this now-famous city on the West Coast. News of the day and a wealth of ads.

Four pages, never bound, minor margin wear, nice condition.

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687465

First Trans-Pacific flight to Australia in 1928...

Item #687465

June 04, 1928

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, June 4, 1928 



* 1st Trans-pacific airplane flight (during)

* Southern Cross monoplane to Australia


* Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith 



The front page has a nice banner headline: "FIJI FLYERS RIDE OUT STORM" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Some related photos are on the back page.

Complete with all 46 pages, this is the "rag edition&... See More  

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$57.00
687383

1945 USS California (BB-44)... Japanese kamikaze attacks....

Item #687383

July 28, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 28, 1945



* USS California (BB-44) - Tennessee-class battleship

* Japanese kamikazes - Battle of Lingayen Gulf




The bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Kamikaze Hits the California; Battleship Fights On; Losses 203". This is on the Japanese kamikaze attacks on the USS California during the Battle of Lingayen Gulf. Reporting on many disasters ... See More  

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687369

The California bandit is finally captured...

Item #687369

May 15, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 15, 1874 



* Tiburcio Vasquez captured

* California bandido

* Los Angeles outlaw




The front page has a report of the capture of the infamous bandit Tiburcio Vasquez. Vasquez was a Mexican bandit who was active in California from as early as 1857 until his capture. The Vasquez Rocks, the steep, sloped rocks about 40 miles north of Los Angeles, were one of his many hid... See More  

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$82.00
687280

Albert Einstein's theory supported...

Item #687280

December 31, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 31, 1931



* Professor Albert Einstein

* California Institute of Technology

* Theory of General Relativity

* Robert Andrews Millikan




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "California Test Supports Einstein Theory; Light Velocity Is Found to Be Constant" Lengthy text continues inside.

Also on the front page is a two column heading: "... See More  

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687268

Rare title from the mining area of Northern California...

Item #687268

September 19, 1901

GEORGETOWN GAZETTE, El Dorado County, California, Sept. 19, 1901  A very rare title from this now-historical site, the most northeastern town in California's Mother Lode mining territory\ near the Nevada border.

Less than 1000 people reside there today but in its heyday of the 1850's & 1860's the population exceeded 3000. Gold mining continued here longer than most Gold Rush ... See More  

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$65.00
687264

Very early from San Diego...

Item #687264

August 22, 1874

THE WORLD, San Diego, California, Aug. 22, 1874  A very early issue from this now-famous Southern California city, this issue published when the population was just 2,300.

Among the articles are: "Arizona" with several reports; "The Black Hills" "From Lower California" "All About San Diego" and much more.

Four pafges, never bound nor trimmed, nice con... See More  

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$35.00
687263

Early woman's suffrage newspaper...

Item #687263

January 28, 1871

THE WOMAN'S JOURNAL, Boston, Jan. 28, 1871  Uncommon women's suffrage paper founded just the year prior, produced by--among others--Lucy Stone, Alice Blackwell, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary Livermore.

Among the articles: "Concerning Women" "Mrs. General Sherman and 1000 Other Ladies Against Woman Suffrage" "How To Succeed"  "Woman Suffrage in Mass... See More  

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687262

Uncommon title from Southern California...

Item #687262

October 16, 1880

SAN BERNARDINO WEEKLY TIMES, California, Oct. 16 1880  An early issue of this uncommon title from Southern California. It was named in 1810. Following the American conquest of California, the community was incorporated as a city in 1854. The city grew significantly in the late 19th century as a commercial hub at the crossroads between Southern California and the American Southwest. 

Fou... See More  

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687229

Great surrender of Japan issue....

Item #687229

August 15, 1945

LOS ANGELES EXAMINER, California, Aug. 15, 1945  One of the more dramatic & displayable newspapers on the end of World War II, using black, red & blue ink.

The very top has 2 flags between which is: "VICTORY" and the large, dramatic headline: "WAR ENDS ! " is in red dropped out of a black box. Also: "MacArthur To Rule Japs" and more. The front page f
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687178

From Elko, Nevada, on the route to the Gold Rush...

Item #687178

October 21, 1871

THE ELKO INDEPENDENT, Nevada, Oct. 21, 1871  This town had a population of about 2,000 during the late 19th century. Situated along the Humboldt River, Elko was along the route traveled by the ill-fated Donner Party and the many who ventured to the California hills in search of gold during the 1849 gold rush. Completion of the Central Pacific Railroad gave the "official" birth to th... See More  

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687005

Early "Postscript" notice of the death of President Polk... Great content on the Gold Rush.... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #687005

June 19, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 19, 1849  The most notable report is the black-bordered "Postscript" at the upper right of page 3 which is headed: "Death Of Ex-President Polk" with the brief report noting: "...announcing; the melancholy news of the decease of Ex-President Polk at Nashville..." with a bit more.

We have never had an earlier re... See More  

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686985

John James Audubon... The Comanche Indians... The California Gold Rush...

Item #686985

May 02, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington D.C., May 2, 1849  Page 3 has a report beginning: "Col. Webb, commander of a large California expedition...They give quite a gloomy account of their adventures. Mr. Audubon remained behind, and had determined to prosecute his journey towards California with a party..." with more.

Also on page 3 is a letter from Rio Janeiro beginning: "T... See More  

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686957

The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #686957

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem in the West...They are again assaulted by popular persecution; their prophet murdered, their t... See More  

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686721

Seabiscuit wins 1940 San Antonio Handicap...

Item #686721

February 25, 1940

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, February 25, 1940



* Seabiscuit wins San Antonio Handicap

* Thoroughbred racehorse racing




The top of page 3-H has a four column heading: "SEABISCUIT CHARGES TO VICTORY AT SANTA ANITA" with lead-in: "THERE'S STILL LIFE IN THE OLD HORSE, MEN!" (see) First report coverage on famous racehorse, Seabiscuit, winning the San Antonio Handicap in Arcadi... See More  

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686571

On the cusp of a Mormon War... "inspired by blind religious fanaticism"...

Item #686571

November 10, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 10, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Utah War - resist government




Page 3 has: "A MORMON WAR", which includes in part: "Each fresh arrival of intelligence from Utah confirms the reports of preparations by the Mormons to resist the entrance of the United States troops into their Territory, and gives consistency to the opin... See More  

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686308

1908 Tong Wars in San Francisco...

Item #686308

January 18, 1908

THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, Jan. 18, 1908



* San Francisco, California Chinatown

* Human trafficking - Tong Wars - slave girls




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "TONG WAR CLAIMS TWO MORE MEN" with subheads. (see) Great to have in a Frisco publication. Rare as such.

Complete with 14 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, generally nice.... See More  

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686173

1943 Zoot Suit riots begin....

Item #686173

June 07, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 7, 1943



* Zoot Suit Riots

* Los Angeles, CA

* World War II




Near the bottom of page 15 is a two column heading: "28 Zoot Suiters Seizedon Coast After Clashes With Service Men".  Coverage near the beginning of the "Zoot Suit Riots" in Los Angeles, California.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II. Thirty... See More  

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686065

Four very early issues from San Diego...

Item #686065

September 23, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, 1871 



* Rare & early from Southern California



A lot of four issues which are very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead. 

All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisement... See More  

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685923

Seabiscuit wins World's Fair Handicap...

Item #685923

December 13, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 13, 1936



* Seabiscuit wins World's Fair Handicap

* Bay Meadows Racetrack - San Mateo

* Thoroughbred racehorse racing




Page 7 of the sport's section (inside) has a one column heading: "SEABISCUIT, 11-10, CLIPS TRACK MARK" with subheads and racing summary. (see) First report coverage on famous racehorse, Seabiscuit, winning the World's Fair H... See More  

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685864

1933 Georges Lemaître's big bang theory...

Item #685864

January 12, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 12, 1933



* Georges Lemaître's big bang theory

* Expansion of the universe

* Cosmic Rays - physics




Near the bottom of the front page has a two column heading: "Le Maitre Sees in Cosmic Ray First Energy; May Reconcile Compton-Millikan Theories" (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 38 pages, light toning and some... See More  

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685736

Extolling the virtues of California...

Item #685736

January 13, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Jan. 13, 1884  Almost the first two columns of page 9 are taken up with a great article extolling the virtues of California, headed; "CALIFORNIA'S PROSPERITY" "A Glance at the State's Growth in the Past Year" "Rapid Increase of San Francisco in Wealth and Trade--All Industries Prosperous Except gold Mining--Some Hints to Settlers--A B... See More  

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685728

The California Gold Rush...

Item #685728

January 12, 1849

BOSTON DAILY JOURNAL, Jan. 12, 1849 (misdated as Jan. 11)



* California Gold Rush

* 49ers - mining - miners




Page 2 has several nice reports from the California Gold Rush under the heading: "California Items", including: "...The gold fever at Charlestown, Va., has begot a scheme for a company of 50 to go to California at $250 each, which 25 most useful and respectable citizens ... See More  

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685567

The Long Beach earthquake...

Item #685567

March 11, 1933

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 11, 1933 



* Long Beach, California earthquake

*  Nice headline for display

* INCOMPLETE ISSUE ***




The front page headline announces: "CALIFORNIA QUAKES; 123 DIE" with subheads.(see)

Incomplete issue containing the front and back leafs only (4 pages total), still nice for display as such.... See More  

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685263

Stanford University founder murdered ?......

Item #685263

March 24, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, March 24, 1905



* Funeral of Jane Stanford - murder mystery ?

* Stanford University founder




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TEN THOUSAND PAID A FAREWELL TRIBUTE" with subhead. (see) Nice to have in a California publication. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find i... See More  

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685022

Newspapers of Stanford University from 1901...

Item #685022

September 21, 1901

DAILY PALO ALTO, Stanford University, California, 1901 A lot of ten issues, dates of September & October, 1901, of the school newspaper published by this now prestigious university in northern California, with various news tidbits, items about school and many ads as well.

Each is complete in 4 pages, measures 11 by 15 1/2 inches. A little irregular along the spine, nice condition.... See More  

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684811

Destruction of the 'Nauvoo Expositor' by Joseph Smith... Early report of John Sutter...

Item #684811

June 25, 1844

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1844 



* Destruction of the "Nauvoo Expositor"

* Prelude to Joseph Smith's murder

* Mormons - Mormonism




The front page has one of those little gem reports collectors seek: very early mention of a name that would be notable years later.

Printed here is a letter which says in part: "...the following communication fro... See More  

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$244.00
684649

Existed for less than one year...

Item #684649

August 31, 1872

PETALUMA EVENING ARGUS, California, Aug. 31, 1872  This is the volume 1, number 12 issue of a title which lasted less than one year. Quite rare as such.

This town is in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. A typical newspaper of the day with a front page article: "A Confederate Leader on Grant" among the man other articles. A wealth of ads as well.

Four pages, never bound nor tr... See More  

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684432

Deaths of Thurgood Marshall and Thomas Dorsey...

Item #684432

January 25, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, January 25, 1993



* Thurgood Marshall death (1st report)

* 1st African American Supreme Court Justice




The front page carries the two column wide, two line announcement "Thurgood Marshall, 84, First Black Justice, Dies" with subhead "Supreme Court: Retired jurist was a leader in the legal battle to end forced segregation in the U.S.". "R... See More  

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684333

Operation Little Saturn.... Stalingrad...

Item #684333

December 31, 1944

LONG BEACH SUN, California, December 31, 1944



* Battle of Stalingrad

* Operation Little Saturn

* Rostov-on-Don, Russia




The front page has a nice bold banner headline: "DISASTER ENGULFS NAZIS" with subheads. (see)

Complete in 12 pages, a little margin and central fold wear, generally good, nice for display as such.... See More  

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$33.00
684023

The Civil Rights Act becomes law...

Item #684023

July 03, 1964

LOS ANGELES TIMES, California, July 3, 1964 



* American Civil Rights Act of 1964

* Lyndon B. Johnson signs historic bill into law

* Key 1st report




The front page has a historic, five column headline that proclaims: "Johnson Signs Civil Rights Bill Into Law at Historic Ceremony" with subhead: "House Approves, 289-126" and photo. (see)

Incomplete, containing pages 1... See More  

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684022

Japanese attack upon California...

Item #684022

December 25, 1941

HERALD EXPRESS--5th WAR EXTRA, Los Angeles, Dec. 25, 1941 



* Battle off the California coast ?



The large headline announces: "SINK JAP SUB OFF CAL. COAST" and: "2nd Sub Bombed Near L.A." with various subheads. There was much paranoia early in WWII that California would be a focus of a Japanese attack, hence this headline which would likely only be found in a Californ... See More  

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$33.00
683602

Baltimore slaves set free... Lincoln's proclamation making Nevada a State... Reason for the war...

Item #683602

November 03, 1864

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 3, 1864  Page 2 has the small but historic announcement: "Slaves Set Free In Baltimore", which includes in part: "The Post's special dispatch says: The slaves were set free yesterday in Baltimore, in pursuance of an order of the Court, under the new Constitution of Maryland."

Page 2 has the proclamation by President Lincoln... See More  

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683446

USC Rose Bowl in 1933...

Item #683446

January 03, 1933

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 3, 1933



* Rose Bowl college football game

* USC Trojans vs. Pittsburgh Panthers



The sport's section (page 15) has a banner headline: "Southern California Wins Fourth Straight Rose Bowl Game by Record Margin" with subheads, stats, related photo and lineup. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.... See More  

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$42.00
683376

From the counter-culture press in Berkeley...

Item #683376

June 19, 1969

BERKELEY BARB, California, Oct. 5, 1972  As Wikipedia notes, this was an underground newspaper that was published in Berkeley from 1965 to the early 1980s. It was one of the first and most influential of the counterculture newspapers of the late 1960s, covering such subjects as the anti-war and civil-rights movements as well as the social changes advocated by the youth culture.

A very libera... See More  

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$47.00
683289

Early & very nice newspaper from San Diego...

Item #683289

September 20, 1871

SAN DIEGO DAILY UNION, California, Sept. 20, 1871  Very early from San Diego--a volume 2 issue--when the population was just 2300, with a nice engraving of the harbor in the masthead.  All four pages have various news tidbits of the day, including local, regional, and national reports. A great wealth of advertisements as well, several of which are illustrated.

Complete as a 4 page issue... See More  

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$34.00
683287

Opening of Pinocchio in 1940.... Clark Gable & Carol Lombard...

Item #683287

February 02, 1940

NEW YORK POST, February 2, 1940



* Ad leading up to the premier of Pinocchio

* Clark Gable and wife Carole Lombard lost



Page 9 has an ad for Pinocchio a week before the premier. This was the 2nd feature length film by Walt Disney.  Additionally, the front page begins an article: "GABLE AND HIS WIFE BELIEVED SAFE", with subhead: "Friends Say They are Proba... See More  

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$80.00
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