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683656

1900 Collis Potter Huntington death...

Item #683656

August 14, 1900

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 14, 1900



* Collis Potter Huntington death (1st report)

* American industrialist & railway magnate




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "COLLIS P. HUNTINGTON STRICKEN BY DEATH" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not total... See More  

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683304

Bridge over Harlem River... Heaviest locomotive...

Item #683304

July 17, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, July 17, 1897  Page 8 has: "HEAVIEST LOCOMOTIVE IN THE WORLD - TANK LOCOMOTIVE, INDIAN STATE RAILWAYS".

The front page has: "THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE - ILLUMINATION OF WINDSOR CASTLE ON JUNE 18".

The remainder of the issue has: "INGLIS TRIPLE-EXPANSION PADDLE ENGINES", "SPECIAL DELIVERY CAR TRANSFER STEAMER", &... See More  

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$28.00
683232

Oroya Railroad Peru... The highest in the world!

Item #683232

July 12, 1902

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1902  The front page has 6 vignettes captioned: "THE FAMOUS OROYA RAILROAD OF PERU, WHICH CLIMBS HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER ON THE GLOBE". Additional related photos and considerable text are also found on inside pages.

Note: As mentioned in the caption above, at the time it was built, the railroad climbed higher than any other in the world. Eventu... See More  

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$35.00
680838

1916 Johnstown, Pennsylvania trolley cars disaster...

Item #680838

August 12, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Aug. 12, 1916



* Johnstown (Echo), Cambria Co., Pennsylvania

* Southern Cambria Railway trolley cars accident




The front page has a nice banner headline : "MANY KILLED IN CRASH" with subhead. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragil... See More  

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679985

1916 Great Northern Railway avalanche...

Item #679985

February 07, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 7, 1916



* Sinking of the Lusitania case

* Compromise with Germany ?

* World War I tensions




The front page has a nice banner headline: "BERLIN OFFERS CONCESSION" with subhead: "LUSITANIA CASE NOW NEARING FINISH" (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to fin... See More  

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679983

1916 Great Northern Railway avalanche...

Item #679983

January 22, 1916

EVENING TRIBUNE, Panama-California International Exposition Dedication Number, San Diego, March 18, 1916



* Panama-California Exposition - canal

* In a San Diego publication (very rare)




The front page has a very decorative, color illustration with the inside pages having much ado with the exposition with many photos. Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from t... See More  

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679581

Centennial Exposition, Philadelphia (1876)...

Item #679581

July 01, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 1, 1876  The front cover has "A Remarkable Railway Accident" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "The Centennial - State Head-Quarters, on State Avenue", "Frazee's Safety Bridge for Railroad Cars", and more illustrations, articles and advertisements. 

Complete in sixteen pages, never bound, in very good... See More  

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679418

1905 Ninth Avenue derailment... elevated railways...

Item #679418

September 11, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 11, 1905



* Ninth Avenue derailment

* Elevated railways - trains

* Manhattan, New York City




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "AWFUL WRECK OF ELEVATED CARS" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from t... See More  

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679193

1905 Death Valley Scotty Special train record.........

Item #679193

July 11, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 11, 1905



* Death Valley Scotty Special

* Passenger train speed record

* Santa Fe Railway - railroad




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "RECORD BREAKING RUN TO CHICAGO" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragil... See More  

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678965

1906 Dover, Oklahoma train wreck...

Item #678965

November 29, 1906

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 29, 1906



* Samuel Spencer death (1st report)

* Railroad executive - businessman

* "Father of the Southern Railway System"




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "PRESIDENT KILLED ON HIS OWN ROAD" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find ... See More  

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677684

Mobster Kid Cann acquitted of murder....

Item #677684

February 19, 1936

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, February 19, 1936



* Kid Cann - Isadore Blumenfeldd

* Jewish-American mobster - gangster

* Minneapolis, Minnesota organized crime




The front page has a five column heading: "Acquit Cann in Liggett Slaying" with subheads. (see) Related photo is on the back page. First report coverage continues on page 2 with photo of Isadore Blumenfeld.

Other news, sports and... See More  

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676398

See the wealth of nice prints...

Item #676398

July 05, 1890

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 5, 1890  The full ftpg. has 2 prints regarding: "Coney Island Jockey Club--The Great Match Race Between Tenny and Salvator...".

Prints inside include: "The Swampers of the Lower Mississippi"; a full page on: "The Alaska Expedition"; a full pg: "...Yale-Princeton Contest for the College Baseball Championship&quo... See More  

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675020

California cowboys, a lynching party, firemen, Edison...

Item #675020

September 30, 1882

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Sept. 30, 1882  The full front page is a cowboy scene: "California--Extermination of Wild Geese in Colusa County...". Inside has a fullpg. with 6 images of: "Humorous Scenes & Incidents at the Democratic State Convention at Syracuse."; a terrific & dramatic full page: "New York City: An Alarm of Fire--Turning a Sharp C... See More  

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673709

Like an early Wall Street Journal... Street Railway Edition...

Item #673709

October 19, 1907

THE COMMERCIAL & FINANCIAL CHRONICLE, New York, Oct. 19, 1907 (STREET RAILWAY SECTION)  A 112 page publication filled with railway maps, ads, schedules and notices, providing a great snapshot of the transportation infrastructure of the northeast corridor of the United States. Transportation maps include those from Maryland, Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, New York,... See More  

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672627

Edison Electric - Converting from gas to electric illumination: the work begins...

Item #672627

September 05, 1882

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 5, 1882 



* New York City illuminated by electric lights

* New York Times building is one the first lighted




The back page has a rather notable report on the beginning of the conversion of illumination by gas to illumination by electricity, headed: "Electricity Instead Of Gas".

The report begins: "Many persons...that pour down Fulton St....had thei... See More  

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671822

Electing a Confederate President...

Item #671822

September 05, 1861

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, September 5, 1861 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital and consequently has much page 4 reporting of Acts from the Confederate Congress.

The front page has 1 1/2 columns on: "The Election For President And Vice President - List of Commission... See More  

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671820

The railway system and the cotton trade...

Item #671820

September 17, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 17, 1862 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



Not only is this a newspaper from the Confederacy, it is from the capital of the Confederate states. The front page includes: "From The Army Of Northern Virginia" "From Western Virginia" "Latest From the North" "Telegraphic News--From Kentucky--From Tennessee--From... See More  

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671349

First automobile advertisement in America... Model trains...

Item #671349

November 19, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Nov. 19, 1898



* 1st ever automobile advertisement

* Horseless carriage




A very significant issue in the history of automobiles, as the noted reference work "Kane's Famous First Facts" records that the first automobile advertisement ever published in America is on the back page (not the very first appearance, which was in the July 30, 1898
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671222

1923 Rosewood, Florida Negro Attacks...

Item #671222

January 06, 1923

THE KANSAS CITY JOURNAL, January 6, 1923.



* Rosewood, Florida black massacre

* Florida race war



The front page has a brief report under the one column heading: "Posses Seeking Negro Convict In Florida Riot" (see)

Also of interest with a one column heading: "Pharaoh Tomb Yields Marvels Of Ancient Art" which is coverage on the recent opening of King Tutankhamun&#
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671162

Hydraulic locomotive...

Item #671162

February 10, 1877

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, February 10, 1877  The front page has a very interesting illustration captioned: "Novel Hydraulic Railway Locomotive"  showing what essentially looks like a paddlewheel-powered flume ride. A related front page article as well.

Inside the issue is "Guardiola's Sugar and Coffee Machinery" "Blaisdell's Upright Moulding Machine... See More  

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670386

1874 Brooks-Baxter War.... Republican Party...

Item #670386

May 08, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 8, 1874



* Brooks-Baxter War

* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Republican Party factions




The top of page 7 has one column headings that include: "BLEEDING ARKANSAS" "Operations of the Opposing Forces" "Capture Of A Railway Train" "The State Supreme Court Decides for Brooks" and more. (see) Text takes up over 4 columns.

Other news of ... See More  

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669882

First mention of skiing in an American newspaper? Barnum's paper...

Item #669882

March 19, 1853

ILLUSTRATED NEWS, New York, March 19, 1853  P.T. Barnum was the co-owner of this early illustrated newspaper which preceded both "Leslie's Illustrated" and "Harper's Weekly". These latter two ultimately becoming immensely more successful. This effort by Barnum and the Beach brothers would last but 48 issues.

Although an illustrated newspaper, perhaps the most nota... See More  

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668414

Lincoln initiates the building of a transcontinental railroad...

Item #668414

September 04, 1862

THE KANSAS STATE JOURNAL, Lawrence, Sept. 4, 1862 



* Pacific Railway Acts

* Transcontinental Railroad

* President Abraham Lincoln

* American Civil War era




Most of the ftpg. and a bit of page 2 are taken up with the very historic; "Pacific Railroad Bill", actually the first of two (the 2nd in 1864) which would provide federal subsidies in land and loans for the construction ... See More  

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668064

Peppersass last ascent of Mount Washington.......

Item #668064

July 22, 1929

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, July 22, 1929



* "Old Peppersass" last ascent - accident

* Mount Washington Cog Railway

* New Hampshire mountain climb




Page 27 has a one column heading: "Old Peppersass a Relic of Old Chicago Fortune" with subhead. (see) Related photo is on the back page with heading: "Cog Rail Engine Blows Up, Killing One" (see)

Complete with all 36 pag... See More  

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667246

Cooper's "Tom Thumb", first locomotive built in America...

Item #667246

September 04, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 4, 1830 



* Peter Cooper's Tom Thumb

* 1st American steam locomotive




The front page has a report of the inauguration of the first railroad locomotive built in America.

Headed: "Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road" the report begins by reporting the completion of the past piece of the 13 mile railroad line to Ellicott's Mills &... See More  

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666421

Frank J. Sprague death... "Father of Electric Traction"...

Item #666421

October 26, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 26, 1934



* Frank J. Sprague death

* "Father of Electric Traction"




The top of page 21 has a one column heading: "F. J. SPRAGUE DIES; TRACTION PIONEER" with subhead and photo. (See) First report coverage of the death of Frank J. Sprague, inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, railways & elevators.

Other news, spo... See More  

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662266

Two Firsts: ads for very first electric toy train, and first automobile ad...

Item #662266

October 22, 1898

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Oct. 22, 1898 



* 1st electric toy train: ad for Carlisle and Finch

* 1st automobile advertisement - horseless carriage




For the model railroad hobbyist & car enthusiast  this issue has two significant advertisements.

First, an illustrated ad for the very first electric toy train: "Carlisle & Finch Co." of Cincinnati, Ohio. The ad is... See More  

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661475

Historic issue reporting control of the Suez Canal...

Item #661475

December 16, 1875

NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 16, 1875  The top of the front page has a lengthy article--taking 1 1/2 columns--on the control of the strategically significant Suez Canal.

Headed: "ENGLAND AND THE EAST" "The Purchase of the Suez Canal Shares" "Varying Views on Its Expediency--General Sentiment Favorable to the Measure--The Government Embarrassed--Mr. Disraeli's Position--A... See More  

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659789

An anti-sea-sick ship... an elevated railway...

Item #659789

January 11, 1873

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, January 11, 1873  The issue features the latest inventions and innovations of the day including:  "STEAM PRESS", "SALOON OF BESSEMER'S ANTI-SEA-SICK SHIP", "ELEVATED RAILWAY", "WATER WHEEL", and more, all of which include supporting text. A number of interesting advertisements are present as well, along with a sum... See More  

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657813

Snow yacht sailing... Faust's Stove for railway cars...

Item #657813

March 19, 1887

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, March 19, 1887



* Snow yacht sailing

* Paris morgue

* Magazine gun for the German Army

* Faust's Stove for railway cars



Illustrations have supporting text. Many interesting advertisements as well.  The issue is complete and in very good condition.
... See More  

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657299

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #657299

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned: "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay".

A portion of the ar... See More  

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657044

Electric baseball "scoreboard" for remote "viewing"...

Item #657044

January 24, 1891

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Jan. 24, 1891 An inside page has novel new invention headed: "Electrical Sporting Bulletin" which has about half a page of text and two illustrations, one captioned; "Electrical Base Ball Bulletin" and the other: "Diagram of Mechanism & Electrical Connections of the Base Ball Bulletin--Plan View of Double Relay". A portion of the art... See More  

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656874

Palace Hotel in Denver...

Item #656874

May 21, 1892

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, May 21, 1892  The front cover has "Iron and Steel in Large Buildings -- The Palace Hotel, Denver, Col." with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Fast Ships in Prospect" with illustrations of "The City of Paris" and "The City of New York"; "Morris' Railway Signal"; "Improved Locomotive Steam Cr... See More  

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655490

What the death of Jesse James has meant to the "romance" of Western outlaws...

Item #655490

May 07, 1883

NEW YORK TIMES, May 7, 1883  Page 4 has a lengthy & interesting editorial headed: "The Growing Crop of Bandits" which begins: "The death of Jesse James and the disintegration and overthrow of his band of distinguished robbers were very naturally regarded by railway travelers & bankers as events of great importance..." with much more on the career of Jesse James and... See More  

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655273

Confederate title from Richmond...

Item #655273

September 05, 1861

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Sept. 5, 1861 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



The front page has 1 1/2 columns on: "The Election For President And Vice President - List of Commissioners" chosen for: "...superintending the election of Electors of President and Vice President of the Confederate States...".

The ftpg. also has "What Texas Has Done the Pas... See More  

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653753

First person to die by means of the electric chair...

Item #653753

August 16, 1890

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, Aug. 16, 1890



* William Francis Kemmler

* 1st electric chair execution




Page 2 has an entire column taken up with an historic report headed: "The First Electrical Execution" being a report of the electrocution of William Kemmler (see photos). A fascinating article with interesting & graphic details of the process, and even more significant to have... See More  

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653248

Silk industry in India...

Item #653248

November 02, 1895

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 2, 1895  The cover has "The Cotton States Exhibition, Atlanta, GA" with accompanying article. Also inside is: "Long's Machine for Sawing Mouldings"; "The Silk Industry in India"; "Fair Haven and Westville Electric Railroad"; "The Transsiberian Railway"; and more articles, illustrations and advertisem... See More  

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650410

From the mining town of Kalgoorlie, Australia...

Item #650410

January 22, 1898

THE KALGOORLIE & BOULDER STANDARD, Kalgoorlie, Australia, Jan. 22, 1898  This town is about 350 miles from Perth and was a gold mining area. Population in 1900 was 30,000 but dropped to 9,000 in 1933. The Trans-Australian Railway passes through the town.

Complete in 6 pages each encased in plastic for protection (can be removed, some browning & minor chipping at the margins, generall... See More  

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$84.00
650088

New York City rapid transit...

Item #650088

April 01, 1876

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 1, 1876  The front cover has "Rapid Transit in New York" with an accompanying article. Inside the issue is: "Sanford's Universal Emery Grinder"; "Wrightson's Animal Trap"; "Improved Incubator"; "Elevated Railway Proposed for Oxford Street, London"; and more illustrations, articles and advertisements... See More  

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$30.00
649935

Niagra Falls Industrial Number...

Item #649935

March 03, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, New York, March 3, 1900. This Niagara Falls Industrial Number front page of this issue contains NIAGARA FALLS POWER PLANT with additional articles: Bird's-Eye View of Niagara Fall's, Electric Railway Through Niagara Gorge, the Cantilever Railroad Bridge across Niagara Gorge and more.



Complete in 16 pages, measuring about 11 by 15 1/2 inches, has very tiny... See More  

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649461

Two accounts of Mosby's famous "Greenback Raid", in a Confederate newspaper.....

Item #649461

October 18, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, October 18, 1864 



* John S. Mosby - Guerrilla leader

* 43rd Battalion, Virginia Cavalry

* Rare Confederate title




This newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy has much reporting on the Civil War, but perhaps the most significant is a back page account with heads: "From the Valley--Capture Of A Railroad Train" which includes in part: &... See More  

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648278

Terrific travelogue of a trip West on the Union Pacific...

Item #648278

December 26, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, Dec. 26, 1866  Page 3 has an interesting and lengthy article: "After The Buffaloes" "The Union Pacific Railway--Nine Days o the Plains of Kansas--A Buffalo Hunt--Journalists on the Rampage". This is a great account of a train trip on the Union Pacific, at least to its terminus at this point (Leavenworth, Kansas). Included is a fine account of a buf... See More  

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$63.00
648137

This historic Liverpool & Manchester Railway...

Item #648137

November 20, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 20, 1830 



* Liverpool and Manchester Railway creation



Near the back are four pages taken up with a very detailed report of the historic "Liverpool and Manchester Railway".

The Liverpool and Manchester Railway opened on Sept. 15 1830 (this report is datelined Sept. 17) between the Lancashire towns of Liverpool and Manchester in Engla... See More  

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647276

Firemen at work in 1856...

Item #647276

April 26, 1856

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, April 26, 1856  The ftpg. shows: "The Great Fire at Philadelphia" and another on the back page, showing fire fighters at work. Prints inside include: "Infantry of the French Imperial Guard" showing various uniforms; "The Punishment; of the Wheel" "Railway Celebration, Buffalo" "School For The Blind, Ninth A... See More  

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647200

Steamboat fire engines....

Item #647200

February 16, 1884

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 16, 1884  The full ftpg. is a very dramatic print of: "The Floating Steam Fire Engines of New York--Burning of the Ferryboat Garden City" with an inset. Many other science-themed prints of inventions & improvements inside including; "A Snow Plow on te Grand Trunk Railway, Canada" "Terry's Boat Tricycle" & ma
... See More  

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646421

Early Phoenix, Arizona...

Item #646421

October 06, 1887

ARIZONA GAZETTE, Phoenix, Oct. 6, 1887 



* Very rare issue from the Arizona Territory



This is an extremely early and uncommon newspaper from Arizona Territory (it wasn't a state until 1912). Filled with various news of the day both local and national, and a wealth of ads--most very "Western" looking and many illustrated.

The front page has almost a full column of: "Lo... See More  

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$125.00
645859

Hydraulic lift bridge...

Item #645859

July 12, 1884

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, July 12, 1884  Taking most of the front page is a large illustrations plus two insets: "New York, West Shore & Buffalo Railway.--Hydraulic Lift Bridge At Syracuse, N.Y." Also a report: "Hydraulic Lift Bridge."

Prints inside include: "Hand-Grenade Fire Extinguisher" "Attitude of a Soldier on the Battle-Field 24 Hours After ... See More  

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645490

Early prints of the Southwest, including San Diego...

Item #645490

December 22, 1855

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 22, 1855  The ftpg. shows: "Sunken Schooner Eudora, From City Island" with more relate prints inside including; "The Eudora Tragedy--Arrest of the Negro" and "Burning of the Steamers at Memphis". Also a print of: "Greytown, Nicaragua" "Explosion of a Steam Fire-Engine, Cincinnati" a doublepg. cent... See More  

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$65.00
643724

Rocket engines for earthly travel...

Item #643724

May 27, 1928

NEW YORK TIMES, section 3 only, May 27, 1928 Page 4 of this section has a very interesting article: "Transport By Rocket" sees the possibility of using rocket propulsion for more earthly travel, noting: "...Out of Max Valier's dram of rocketing from star to star comes this entirely new automobile & the promise of experimental railway cars and planes capable of making speeds ... See More  

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$38.00
643521

The South African diamond fields...

Item #643521

February 25, 1888

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, February 25, 1888  The front cover shows: "Chasing and Capturing a Diamond thief at the South African Diamond-Fields" with four scenes. Within the issues is "The Delagoa Bay Railway, South Africa"; half page print: "Trial of M. Wilson, in Paris, for Illicit Dealing in French Decorations". A full page: "The Russian Army: ... See More  

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$26.00
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