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687407

First of this title we have encountered...

Item #687407

July 13, 1812

ALEXANDRIA DAILY GAZETTE COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL, Virginia, July 13, 1812  A very scarce title, in fact we believe this is the first we have encountered it. There are no issues of this date recorded in Brigham outside of the American Antiquarian Society.

The masthead features an engraving of George Washington. 

Pages 1 and 4 are filled with ads including one: "Fifty Dollars Rew... See More  

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$225.00
687295

On the Battle of Bunker Hill... Washington named commander-in-chief.. So much more....

Item #687295

July 05, 1775

THE CONNECTICUT JOURNAL & THE NEW HAVEN POST-BOY, July 5, 1775  Nice engraving in the masthead of a post boy on horseback.

The front page has a letter from an officer in General Gage's regiment heading for Boston, which details his reason for wanting to retire, noting: "...As I cannot, without reproach from my own conscience, consent to bear arms against my fellow subjects in Am... See More  

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687225

Much on the funeral of George Washington...

Item #687225

January 04, 1800

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 4, 1800  All four pages have wide black mourning rules for the death of George Washington.

Page 2 has: "Further Respectful Testimonials, Sacred to George Washington, Deceased" "By the President of the United States of America, A Proclamation" signed in type: John Adams, concerning: "...the people...to wear crape on the left arm, as mo... See More  

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686864

Washington signs an Act of Congress...

Item #686864

April 24, 1793

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 24, 1793 



* President George Washington

* Thomas Jefferson




The front page begins with an Act of Congress "...providing an annual allowance for the Education of Hugh Mercer." which is signed in type by the President; Go. WASHINGTON, and also by: Th. Jefferson as Secretary of State.

Also on the ftpg: "Queen of France" references the ... See More  

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686300

1935 George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping....

Item #686300

June 02, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 2, 1935



* George Weyerhaeuser kidnapping

* Tacoma, Washington (freed)

* Alvin "Creepy" Karpis ??




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "TACOMA BOY FREE, $200,000 IS PAID; HE NAMES KARPIS" with subheads. (see) Report continues on page 3 with photo of Karpis. Karpis was suspected in the kidnapping but it turned out that he had noth... See More  

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686160

Signed in script type by President George Washington...

Item #686160

May 19, 1792

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 19, 1792  The entire front page and a part of page 2 are taken up with: "An ACT for Raising a farther sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers, & for other Purposes Therein Mentioned" which is signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by Th. Jefferson and Richard Henry Lee.

Four pages, minor foxing, various... See More  

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686159

George Washington Act of Congress...

Item #686159

May 30, 1792

THE NEW-YORK JOURNAL & PATRIOTIC REGISTER, May 30, 1792  Most of page 2 is taken up with: "Law Of The Union" "An Act for raising a farther sum of Money for the Protection of the Frontiers..." which is signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington

Page 3 has a report noting: "Reports from the eastern shore of Virginia, of a forming insurrection among the... See More  

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$119.00
685735

Indiana to become the 19th state of the Union...

Item #685735

December 10, 1816

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 10, 1816 



* Indiana will become a state (eve)



Page 3 has reports of discussions from Congress, one report headed: "Indiana State" which includes: "...proceeded to the order of the day on the resolution recognizing the republicanism & conformity to constitution and law of the constitution of the new State of Indiana...and ... See More  

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683104

Death of George Washington...

Item #683104
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1800  Near the back under the section headed: "Obituary, with Anecdotes, of Remarkable Persons" is the very historic report of the death of George Washington.

Beginning with the date of his death, the 14th, the obituary reads in part: ".... At his seat at Mount Vernon, in America, in his 68th year, after a short illness of about 2... See More  

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682996

Eskimoes... Early print of the Merrimac...

Item #682996

February 23, 1856

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, Feb. 23, 1856  The front page has a print of: "The New U.S. Steam Frigate Merrimac on Her Trial Trip". This was the ship that would ultimately be scuttled by the U.S. Navy with the outbreak of the Civil War, and they resurrected by the Confederate Navy & converted to an iron-clad & be involved in the very famous battle with the M... See More  

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682667

Creating the District of Columbia...

Item #682667

January 27, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 27, 1791 



* Creating Washington D.C. - seat of government

* President George Washington & Thomas Jefferson




The entire first column on page 2 is taken up with a very historic document: "A Proclamation" in which Maryland & Virginia both offered to cede to the United States land upon which the capital would be cr... See More  

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682568

Much reading on the Revolutionary War...

Item #682568
GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1778 



* Revolutionary War

* From the enemy

* Lengthy reporting




The first article is: "Lord North's Propositions for Peace with America" taking over 4 pages. There is also a very lengthy item: "Extracts from the Congress Accounts of the Northern Expedition" which takes over 6 pages with terrific reading & includes ... See More  

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682305

Death of General Henry Knox, in his hometown newspaper...

Item #682305

November 03, 1806

BOSTON GAZETTE, Nov. 3, 1806  



* General Henry Knox death

* U.S. Secretary of War

* Under George Washington




Page 2 has a report headed: "Death of Gen. Knox" which begins: "It is with the deepest regret I have now to inform you that the great and good Gen. Knox departed this life yesterday morning...".

Henry Knox was born and raised in Boston, so great to have thi... See More  

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682183

Crime galore in the Wild West...

Item #682183

August 10, 1895

MADISON COUNTY MONITOR, Twin Bridges, Montana, Aug. 10, 1895  



* Very rare old West publication

* Crime in the wild West




Not only a very scarce title, but the wealth of crime-related reports give evidence to just how wild the "Wild West" was.

Articles include mention that: "A. J. Symmes, the Washington murderer who was captured near Missoula...& for whom there was ... See More  

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681958

Masonic Celebration of Washington's initiation...

Item #681958

November 02, 1852

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 5, 1852  The front page has a mention of: "Masonic Celebration at Cincinnati", and continues on page 4 describing the annual celebration of George Washington being "initiated as a member of the mystic tie".

Complete in 8 pages and in good condition.

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681507

Lincoln creates the first national Thanksgiving...

Item #681507

October 09, 1863

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Oct. 9, 1863 



* President Abraham - Abe Lincoln

* Thanksgiving Day proclamation (historic)

* Rare & famous anti-slavery title

* Slave auction illustration - Civil War era




A very famous anti-slavery newspaper published by the noted emancipator William Lloyd Garrison. The ornate engraving in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jes... See More  

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$480.00
681259

Great prints from the West...

Item #681259

May 03, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, May 5, 1883  Prints include a nice view captioned: "Washington Territory - View of

Tacoma, the terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound" which shows Mt. Ranier in the background. A related article as well.

The doublepage centerfold shows: "A Thrilling Scene in the Tombs - A Mother Discovers Her Son in a Detachment of Criminals A... See More  

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681176

Rutherford B. Hayes' state-of-the-union address...

Item #681176

December 14, 1877

THE EXPOSITOR INDEPENDENT, Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, Dec. 14, 1877 



* President Rutherford B. Hayes

* State of the Union Address




Certainly one of the less common titles we have encountered from Wisconsin. All of pages 2, 3 & a portion of page 6 are taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type at its conclusion: R. B. Hayes.

This was the Preside... See More  

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680789

The very historic Duche letter to General Washington... Battle of the Kegs...

Item #680789

February 19, 1778

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, Feb. 19, 1778 



* Jacob Duché - 1st chaplain to the Continental Congress

* Famous letter to General George Washington

* American Revolutionary War




A nice feature of the masthead is a great engraving taken after one done earlier by Paul Revere, showing a patriot soldier with a sword in one hand and a scroll reading "Independence" in the ot... See More  

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680752

Lincoln formalizes Thanksgiving Day as a national holiday...

Item #680752

October 05, 1863

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 5, 1863 



* President Abraham Lincoln proclamation

* America's national day of Thanksgiving begins




Although almost every President since George Washington has issued a proclamation for a "day of thanksgiving", typically celebrated in November but at other times of the year as well, it was Abraham Lincoln who formalized Thanksgiving Day to be... See More  

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680663

Washington & Gage on the treatment of prisoners...

Item #680663
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London,  November, 1795



* Re. Revolutionary War prisoners

* George Washington & Thomas Gage




Included is: "General Gage's Answer to General Washington" dated at Boston, Aug. 13, 1775, which is in response to Washington's complaint that American prisoners were being treated very poorly. Gage does in part: "...Britons, ever per-emin
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680445

General Washington...

Item #680445

July 06, 1790

CONCORD HERALD, & NEW HAMPSHIRE INTELLIGENCER, New Hampshire, July 6, 1790 



* President George Washington



On the front page under "Federal Congress" is the activity of the House of Representatives. The back page has a report about a "remarkable dwarf" who lived in New Jersey during the war and attracted "crowds of people", including Gen. Washington. Som... See More  

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680055

Washington to be dictator of America for life?

Item #680055

July 07, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 7, 1789 



* President George Washington

* Dictator of American for Life ?




Page 4 has an: "Extract of a Letter From New York" which begins: "His Excellency General Washington, our new congressional President, and perhaps I might add Dictator of America for life, gave a very sumptuous entertainment on Thursday the 4th inst. on account of ... See More  

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679892

First inauguration of George Washington...

Item #679892

July 16, 1789

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 16, 1789 



* President George Washington

* First inauguration (historic)




Certainly one of the more desirable events to have in a period newspaper is the first inauguration of George Washington. American issues with such content are virtually unobtainable today, and reports in any newspapers worldwide are extremely uncommon.

Here is a nice report of t... See More  

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679720

Georgetown, Colorado... Tacoma, Washington Territory...

Item #679720

May 05, 1883

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, May 5, 1883  The full ftpg. shows: "Sketches at the Irish Land League Convention...Philadelphia". Inside has prints of: "Washington Territory--View of Tacoma, Terminus of the Northern Pacific Railroad on Puget Sound"; the doublepage centerfold is a dramatic scene of a mother at the Tombs jail; half page: "The Indian at Work--M... See More  

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679259

Blacks to have rights of citizenship in New York ? Washington to move to England?

Item #679259

July 23, 1785

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, July 23, 1785 



* General George Washington to move his residence to England (?)

* Blacks to have citizenship rights in New York (?)




Page 2 has a report from New York with some news from the Assembly of the state which includes: "...very warm debates also have taken place upon the question of admitting Blacks, Mulattoes, Mustees, Quadroons...the the r... See More  

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679203

1903 Booker T. Washington's San Diego visit...

Item #679203

January 06, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Jan. 6, 1903



* Booker T. Washington address

* Educator, author & orator

* African American leader

* President George Marston




The top of page 3 has a two column heading: "WASHINGTON'S WORK FOR THE NEGRO RACE" with subhead. (see) Lengthy text. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to... See More  

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679019

Four Acts of Congress signed by Washington & Adams...

Item #679019

May 21, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, May 21, 1796



* President George Washington

* John Adams - Acts of Congress




The front page contains not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: Go. Washington, and in block type by the Vice Pres: John Adams. A very nice issue for display given these four Washington signatures on the front page.

Page 3 has a report refer... See More  

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678991

A.B. Frost prints... Color Ivory Soap advertisment...

Item #678991

November 12, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 12, 1898  Full ftpg. by A.B. Frost shows a man having fallen off his bicycle. Doublepage centerfold: 'With our Troops in the Philippines--Before & After the Fall of Manila'. Halfpg: 'In & About Havana'. Displayable A.B. Frost hunting print: 'Rail Shooting' shows shooting a bird from a boat.  Also includes a full page... See More  

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678979

Winslow Homer: "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None."

Item #678979

August 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872  



* One of Winslow Homer's most popular



The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Sat... See More  

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678975

Great fire department illustration... F.S. Church print on Thanksgiving...

Item #678975

November 30, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1872  The full front page is a dramatic print: "Boston--Into the Jaws of Death", a dramatic scene showing fireman battling a large fire.

Inside has 3 full pages of scenes of the Boston fire, plus a great doublepage centerfold showing: 'Bird's-eye View of Boston Showing the Burned District', being a great overview of the city. Also... See More  

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678707

Published by the famed Isaiah Thomas...

Item #678707
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, February, 1792 



* 18th century American publication



The bulk of the issue is taken up with a wide range of eclectic articles as noted on the full title/contents page.

Among the articles are: "Topographical Sketches of the County of Essex" "On the Necessity of Caution" "Arithmetick Recommended to the Ladies" "On the ... See More  

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678590

Earliest image of a President in a periodical?

Item #678590

October 12, 1840

VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, Montpelier, Oct. 12, 1840  A very notable issue as it has, on the front page, the earliest image of a contemporary President or future President that we are aware of in any periodical. 

Featured is a large image of William Henry Harrison who was running for President at the time, with much ftpg. reporting on: "General Harrison's Speech"... See More  

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678576

Desirable baseball issue... Cricket... "A Tale of Two Cities"...

Item #678576

October 15, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 15, 1859



* Centerfold print of a baseball game in progress



Half of the double page centerfold is a terrific illustration of: 'A Base Ball Match at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken' showing a game in progress. A very displayable print, showing almost the entire field. The other half shows a cricket match.

The frontpage shows: 'A German Beer Garden i... See More  

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677975

Earliest ice cream advertisement we have seen...

Item #677975

January 10, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Jan. 10, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisement we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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677403

Three Acts of Congress signed by President Washington...

Item #677403

June 23, 1796

THE HERALD; A GAZETTE FOR THE COUNTRY, New York, June 23, 1796  



* President George Washington



The back page is mostly taken up with three Acts of Congress, each one signed in type by the President: Go. Washington.

The most notable and the lengthiest--taking half of the page--is: "An Act to Ascertain and Fix the Military Establishment of the United States".

Page 3 has a bit ... See More  

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677133

Washington's concerns about apportioning numbers for Congress...

Item #677133

April 07, 1792

THE MAIL; OR CLAYPOOLE'S DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, April 7, 1792



* President George Washington

* United States Congress




Page 3 has a letter from the President to Congress concerning his thoughts on apportioning representatives for the House according to the first census. Hid notes his two objections. Signed in type: G. Washington.

Four pages, untrimmed margins, nice condition.... See More  

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677063

George Washington is elected President of the United States...

Item #677063

February 20, 1793

NATIONAL GAZETTE, Philadelphia, Feb. 20, 1793



* President George Washington

* Historic 2nd election victory




Nearly three-quarters of the front page is taken up with an address: "To ALEXANDER HAMILTON, Secretary of the Treasury of he United States". This is followed, on page 2, with a second analysis of America's financial situation.

But by far the most significant ite
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676904

On Washington retiring from public office...

Item #676904

January 14, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 14, 1797 



* President George Washington

* End of his illustrious career




The ftpg. has: "Summary of the Points of the Debates in Congress on the Answer to the President's Address" referring to Washington's last state-of-the-union address. It begins: "On one side, it was openly declared that they did not regret the President was goi... See More  

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676903

The Masons write to Washington, and he responds...

Item #676903

January 07, 1797

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Jan. 7, 1797



* President George Washington

* Masons - masonic - free masonry




Page 3 begin with an address of the Grand Masonic Lodge of Pennsylvania to the President, which is followed by: "To which the President was pleased to reply..." which has his letter signed in type: G. Washington.

Page 2 has much on the war in Europe including a letter signed: ... See More  

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676902

Sam Adams and George Washington letters... Adams is elected President...

Item #676902

December 28, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 28, 1796  The front page has nearly a full column taken up with an Act from the Massachusetts Legislature which is signed in type: Samuel Adams. Page 2 contains a letter signed in type by the President: Geo. Washington.

Also on page 2 are the "Votes For President, &c." being a list of the electoral votes for each state. It shows Adams with 71 vo... See More  

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676901

The Presidency to change hands for the first time...

Item #676901

December 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Dec. 24, 1796 



* President elect John Adams

* George Washington outgoing




The front page has two Acts, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams. One is for incorporating a religious society in Newburyport. The front page also has an address from the Legislature of Vermont to the President, with his gracious reply, signed in type: Go. Washington.... See More  

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676836

Washington's state-of-the-union address, from the nation's capital...

Item #676836

December 01, 1795

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, December, 1795 



* President George Washington

* State of the Union Address




The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back three pages contain news items of the day.

The most notable content is the: "President's Speech" being Washington's state-of-the-union address for the year, signed in ty... See More  

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676826

Houdon's famous Washington sculpture... Washington is inaugurated...

Item #676826

March 01, 1793

NEW YORK MAGAZINE OR LITERARY REPOSITORY, March, 1793



* George Washington's inauguration

* Jean-Antoine Houdon's sculpture




 The issue is filled mostly with an eclectic collection of articles, while the back leaf contains news items of the day.

Among the news reports is a notable one from Philadelphia: "Houdon, the famous French sculptor, who paid a visit to this country ... See More  

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676749

Signed by Governor Sam Adams... Much on Washington...

Item #676749

February 24, 1796

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Feb. 24, 1796 



* President George Washington

* Samuel Adams




The front page has two Acts of the Massachusetts Legislature, each signed in type by the governor: Samuel Adams.

Page 2 includes a report on the celebration of the 65th birthday of President George Washington, as well as an account from Harvard on honoring Washington.

Another pg. 2 item: "Wa... See More  

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676555

Civil unrest in 1913 Seattle...

Item #676555

July 19, 1913

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 19, 1913



* Democrat Mayor George F. Cotterill

* Seattle Washington civil unrest - rioting




The front page has a nice banner headline: "SEATTLE UNDER ABSOLUTE RULE OF MAYOR; Newspaper Suppressed; Saloons Close; Police Rule" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era... See More  

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676028

Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson in a pitcher's duel...

Item #676028

August 16, 1916

BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, Aug. 16, 1916  



* Babe Ruth vs. Walter Johnson pitching duel

* Early coverage for Ruth, before he was a Yankee

* Best publication to be had ? - very rare as such




Near the bottom of the back page is a brief yet very historic report with small heading: "Red Sox Increase Lead After Great Battle with Washington" with the text beginning: "A hotly c... See More  

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675088

George Washington Bridge named....

Item #675088

January 14, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 14, 1931



* George Washington Bridge named (1st report)

* Hudson River double-decked suspension bridge




The top of the front page has a small one column heading: "Washington Memorial Bridge Is Name of New Hudson Span" (see) First report coverage on the famous suspension bridge being named after our first president. I suspect this is one of the few publica... See More  

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675042

One of the earliest ice cream advertisements we have seen...

Item #675042

February 04, 1795

AURORA GENERAL ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 4, 1795 



* President George Washington era

* Very early ice cream advertisement




In addition to various news reports found inside, the front page has one of the earliest "Ice Cream" advertisements we have seen in any newspaper.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, small binding holes at the blank spine, great condition.... See More  

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675024

Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #675024

June 05, 1799

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, June 5, 1799 



* From the year of George Washington's death



Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &a... See More  

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