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December 22, 1786
THE PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 22, 1786 The middle of page 3 has a notable report from Phila. noting: "The venereal assembly of Virginia...have thought proper to appoint George Washington, Patrick Henry, Edmund Randolph, John Blair, James Madison, George Mason, and George Wythe, deputies to represent that commonwealth in the convention proposed to be ... See More
October 09, 1865
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 9, 1865
* Andersonville prison trial
* Henry Wirz
The front page has nice heads concerning the horrendous Andersonville prison camp from the Civil War: "ANDERSONVILLE" "The Wirz Trial on Saturday" "Gen. Lee and Other Leading Rebels Not Allowed to Testify" "They are Co-conspirators with the Accused" "Expensive Witnesse... See More
Item #670952THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, Philadelphia, September, 1787
* First magazine printing of the Constitution of the United States
This title, along with the "Columbian Magazine", has the honor of being the first successful American magazine, both published in Philadelphia. The Museum was published by Mathew Carey and existed from January, 1787 thru the end of 1792. He was very proud of h... See More
December 11, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, Dec. 11, 1849
* Monterey Convention
* California Statehood ?
Over half of page 2 is taken up with: "The News From California", much of it having to do with the constitutional convention as they work towards statehood. Included as well: "To The People of California" and: "Proclamation To the People of California". A grea... See More
December 14, 1849
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 1849
* Great Seal of California
At the bottom of page 3 is an article with a small heading: "California Coat Of Arms" which describes this early version of the state seal (some alterations since). This was the very first seal of California, actually adopted by the Calif. Constitutional Convention shortly before it becam... See More
January 04, 1896
BOSTON EVENING TRANSCRIPT, January 4, 1896
* Utah statehood - joins the Union
* President Grover Cleveland proclamation
* Abandons polygamy
The front page of section two has a report of Utah joining the Union with column heads: "UTAH NOW A STATE" "President Signed the Proclamation of Admission Today", it becoming the 45th state in the Union. Mention is made that:... See More
May 28, 1787
PENNSYLVANIA PACKET & DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 28, 1787
* Constitutional Convention begins
* George Washington elected 1st president
An exceedingly historic issue as this newspaper reports the formal beginning of the Constitutional Convention--terrific to have in a newspaper from the city where these notable proceedings were held. As such, this is likely the first newsp... See More
November 01, 1783
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Nov. 1, 1783 The back page has a short but very notable item: "A letter from Paris says that Dr. Franklin is sent for to America, in order to have his advice in making a code of laws for the better government of the United States; and that Mr. Laurens, jun. is to reside at Paris in quality of their Ambassador until some other appointment is made."
Re... See More
April 16, 1787
THE CONNECTICUT COURANT, Hartford, April 16, 1787 Keeping in mind that the Constitutional Convention would convene in May, page 2 has a fascinating letter headed: "A Thought For the Delegates to the Convention to be held at Philadelphia" which offers an interesting proposal: "Instead of attempting to amend the present articles of confederation...or instead of attempting one ge... See More
February 10, 1861
NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 10, 1861
* Jefferson Davis elected Confederate president
* Constitutional Convention of the Confederacy
* Pre Civil War tensions brewing
A wealth of significant content on the creation of the Confederacy, with front page column heads including: "Important From the South" "The Southern Congress at Montgomery, Alabama" "Adoption of A Const... See More
September 20, 1865
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 20, 1865
* Reconstruction era
Among the front page column heads are: "The Home of Secession" "Meeting of the Constitutional Convention" "The Ordinance of Secession Repealed" "Report in Favor of the Abolition of Slavery" which is a report from Columbia, S.C. also: "Trial of Capt. Wirz"
Eight pages, very nice condition.... See More
July 07, 1887
ALLEGANY REPORTER, Wellsville, New York, July 7, 1887
* Mormons - Mormonism
* The polygamy question
Polygamy by the Mormons was not officially outlawed until 1890, which was a condition required before statehood was granted which happened in 1896, however a front page report in this issue notes the efforts in Utah by Mormon leaders which lead up to this historic decision. "Forbid... See More
October 29, 1849
NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 29, 1849
* Texas gold discovery - Gila River
The front page has over 2 columns on: "Kentucky Constitutional Convention". Page 2 has; "Gold On The Gila" which notes: "...arrived at the Gila river...appearances indicate that gold is as plentiful in that region as it is described to be on the Sacramento..." with more (see). The back page has: ... See More
April 30, 1879
THE DAILY GRAPHIC, New York, April 30, 1879. A great issue for framing and displaying! "Uneasy Lies the Head that Wears a Crown" "Sketches in Madeira" "At the Parsonage" "Some Prominent Members of the California Constitutional Convention" "From the Emerald isle"
May 11, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 11, 1901 Photo "The President Starting on his 15,000-Mile Journey"; The New Yale Club-House in Forty-Fourth Street; The American Steel Industry; The Cuban Situation; The Visit of the Duke of Genoa and the Italian Fleet to Toulon, France; doublepage centerfold "The Dock Improvement Along West Street" by Meeker; The Polo Tournament at Lakew... See More
April 27, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 27, 1901 Photos of the Present Appearance of The Panama Canal Excavations; Havana; The Ascent of Popocatepetl; doublepage centerfold "The Grill-Room of the New York Yacht Club" by Dart; Andrew Carnegie's Highland Castle; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
April 13, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 13, 1901 Two pages of photos of the construction of the Underground Railroad in New York; Still-Hunting; The Cuban Situation; doublepage centerfold "A Return to First Principles" by Ransome; The Opera Season; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
March 16, 1901
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 16, 1901 Frontpage cartoon Uncle Sam "A Steel Cinch On The World" by Rogers; The Sportsmen's Show At The Madison Square Garden; doublepage photos of the Inauguration of President McKinley; Gruson Coast-Defence Turrets; doublepage centerfold "After The Theatre, - Stopping At The Waldorf-Astoria For Supper" by Hutt; ... See More
November 24, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1900 A Century of Achievement - Music by Philip Hale; Count von Waldersee at Tientsin; fullpage illustration "Unbridled Bits From The Horse Show"; The Close of the Football Season; doublepage centerfold "Four-in-Hand-Driving Competition At The National Horse Show" by Reay; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
December 01, 1900
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 1, 1900 Front page Uncle Sam cartoon; The Cuban Constitution at Havana; The Central-American Revolution; doublepage centerfold "Selecting the Turkey" by Frost; and other news of the day. See photos for full details.
September 13, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, September 13, 1890 Full front page: 'An Arena Box, Madison Square Garden'. Nice full page: 'Up the Hudson'. Half page: 'The Iowa Corn Palace at Ottumwa'. Very handsome double page centerfold: 'Copley Square, Boston'. Nice full page Remington: 'Ascent of Mt. Sir Donald by Members of the Swiss Alpine Club'. Half page: 'Lost in th... See More
December 14, 1872
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1872 (excludes Supplement - see note) Halfpg: 'The Coon Hunt' shows several Black men telling stories Round the camp fire. Halfpg: 'Seeing the Circus Pass--A Va. Sketch' shows kids sitting on a fence post. Fullpg: 'The American Common School'.
Note: This listing does not include the Supplement which contains a multi-panel ill... See More
August 11, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 11, 1894 Ftpg: 'Arms & Away, Boats!' shows sailors leaving their ships for a landing drill. One-third pg. Remington: 'A Detachment of the 15th Infantry' and a fullpg. Remington: 'Watering the Texas Horses of the 3rd Cavalry in Lake Michigan'.
Doublepage centerfold: 'The Age of Sky-Scrapers--Tall Buildings in the Business Di... See More
November 30, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 30, 1867 The front page has a print: " 'The Soldier's Friend' - An Incident in General Grant's Life" with a related article. Other prints within include a nice portrait of: "Charles Dickens"; "Wood-Sawyers' Tournament at Lafayette, Indiana" "The Floods in the West Indies--Inundation of the Island of To... See More
April 18, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 18, 1868 The front page features a full-page illustration entitled "The Mariner's Children". The Impeachment Trial also includes a half-page illustration "The Impeachment Trial - The Senate in Consultation in the Ladies' Parlor" and a full page "The Ladies' Gallery of the Senate During the Impeachment Trial... See More
October 06, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 6, 1894 Full ftpg. shows: 'The Japanese Occupation of Korea' which is comprised of four illustrations. Fullpg: 'The Japanese Rejoicing After the Battle of Yasan'. 1/3 pg "New York's Japanese Club". Fullpg. with 8 photos & illus. of: 'The U.S. Naval Observatory at Washington' & fullpg. with 4 illus. of: 'Asphalt I... See More
June 16, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 16, 1894 Full pg. with 6 photos: 'The Whittier State School, Los Angeles'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'On The Floor of the New York Stock Exchange' shows many of the key 'players' as well.
Complete issue.... See More
April 19, 1890
HARPER'S WEEKLY, April 19, 1890 Very nice & displayable full ftpg: 'A Hunter's Shack in the Rocky Mountains'. Fullpg. with 4 scenes of: 'A Friday Market in the Jewish Quarter of New York' by W.A. Rogers. Halfpg. Remington print "The Priest Captain Writhed and Struggled in His Efforts to Throw Young Off" done for a literary article entitled "The Azte... See More
December 27, 1873
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 27, 1873 Front page illustration: 'Bond and Free'; Fullpage Thomas Nast illustration: 'The World's Grown Honest: Then Is Doomsday Near.'; Full page illustration: 'Salmon-Marking on the Tweed'; Doublepage centerfold: 'The United Services - Scene on the Deck of an English Troop-Ship'; Half-page illus... See More
August 25, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 25, 1894 Full page with 9 photos of: 'The Minnesota State Univ.' Full page: 'The Proposed Improvements in Copley Square, Boston'
May 26, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 26, 1894 Full front page illus. of: "We Are Not Tired." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "New York's Constitutional Convention."; full pg. illus. of "The Khojak Tunnel."; full pg. of illus. of "Holy Week with the Penitentes of New Mexico."
Several pages of illus. pertaining to "The Soldier-Dead." Full pg.... See More
June 22, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 22, 1867 Ftpg. shows: 'Portrait of Queen Victoria in a very ornate frame. Fullpg: 'Constitutional Convention at Albany'. Nice dblpgctrfld: 'The Life of a Convict at Sing Sing Prison, New York' shows 16 scenes. Nice quarterpg. illus: 'Significant Election Scene at Washington' shows blacks voting, with text mentioning: '...the... See More
April 14, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 14, 1894 Nice full ftpg. scene of: 'Coronado Beach, Calif.' Nearly halfpg: 'Proposed House for the Rockaway Hunting Club' & 'Nipped in the Ice Floe on the Atlantic'. Fullpg. of text with 9 lacrosse prints. Advertisement for Yellowstone along with many other period ads are also present.
September 01, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 1, 1877 One-fifth pg. illus. of 'Joseph, The Nez Perces Warrior'. Nearly halfpg: 'The Steamship Ontario--The Woodruff Expedition Around the World' with article mentioning:'...she will be a floating college'.
March 12, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 12, 1887 Full ftpg: 'Henry Ward Beecher'. Fullpg: 'The Everglades of Florida' shows 5 scenes, including 1 of Lake Okeechobee. 3/4 pg: 'Pushing Thru the Everglades'. Dramatic dblpgctrfld: 'After The Blizzard' shows a dead family snowbound in their wagon. Fullpg: 'Sketches in the U.S. Senate'.
Other news and advertis... See More
September 17, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1887 Perhaps the best print in this issue is the full front page captioned: "Burning the Range" by famed Western artist Frederic Remington.
But there are many other prints within this issue including a full page with 9 vignettes of: "Sketches In Amsterdam"; a halfpg: "The Minneapolis Exposition Building by Night"; sm... See More
September 14, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Sept. 14, 1867 Most of ftpg: 'Whipping A Negro Girl in N.C. by Unconstructed Johnsonians' with text as well. 3/4 pg: 'Sheridan's Ride'. Nice fullpg: 'The Last Shot' shows a soldier off his horse, shooting an Indian with a tomahawk about to kill him.
Complete in sixteen pages.
February 15, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 15, 1868 Dramatic front page: 'The Great Fire in Chicago' shows firemen fighting a well-engulfed building. Half page illustrations 'An Avalanche in an Alpine Pass' and 'Relieving the Poor at No. 1 Bond Street, New York'. A full page: 'Broadway, February, 1868' is a street scene. 'Buffalo Attacked by Wolves'... See More
January 22, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 22, 1887 Front full pg. illus. of "The Wreck of the "Elizabeth"-Loss of the Rescuing Crew." Inside are three small portraits of "Matthew S. Quay," "John Roach," and "Charles B. Farwell." 1/3 pg. Nast illus. of "Shake Sharp Next."
Doublepage centerfold of "A Snow Storm in New York-Clearing... See More
December 07, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 7, 1867 Five views of scenes on the Central Pacific R.R. Two illustrations 'Illicit Distillation of Liquors' in the South. Nice halfpg: 'Charles Dickens as He Appears When Reading' shows him on stage. 'Fullpg: 'Elephant Hunting in Africa'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
August 10, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 10, 1867 Ftpg. includes: 'View of Queretaro, Mexico'. Halfpg: 'Beaver Dam on Pawnee Fork, Kansas' & 'The City & Port of Vera Cruz, Mexico' fullpg: 'Camp Meeting of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Sing-Sing'. Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Life on the Farm' with 11 vignettes.
Complete in sixteen pages.
February 08, 1896
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 8, 1896 Full front pg. illus. of "The Rebellion in Cuba - A Charge of Insurgent Cavalry Armed with Machetes." Inside is a full pg. illus. of "Some Torpedo Boats of Great Britain's Navy." Full pg. illus. of "The Stranding of the American Liner 'St. Paul' on the New Jersey Coast, Near Long Branch." Full pg. illus... See More
June 29, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 29, 1867 Half of the ftpg. is a print of: "Religion In Intolerant Rome--Priestly Absolution From Sin at St.Peter's" with a related article.
Perhaps the best print is the very nice full page captioned: "The New Game of Martelle--The Queen of the Lawn" which looks very much croquet (see). Thee is also a one-third pg. print: "Arapahoe Indi... See More
August 03, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, Aug. 3, 1867 Fullpg. with 4 illus: 'Sioux Indians Attempting to Stampede Gen. Custer's Horses' with a view of Custer. Halfpg: 'Colored Emigrants Seeking Homes in the North'.
Complete in sixteen pages.
June 30, 1877
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 30, 1877 Full ftpg. by Nast. Halfpg: 'Camel Train in Nevada'. Doublepage centerfold by Nast: 'Britannia Lionizing Our Modern Ulysses'. Fullpg. with 5 scenes of: 'Destructive Tornado-Devastation at Mt. Carmel, Illinois'
January 15, 1887
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 15, 1887 Front full pg. illus. pertaining to the poem "Crotalus", along with the entire text of the poem. Inside is a full pg. illus. of "The Old Bone Man of the Plains." Full pg. illus. of "Pima Indians Convoying a Silver Train in Mexico."
Doublepage centerfold of "Promenade Concert on New Year's Eve at the Produ... See More
April 28, 1894
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 28, 1894 Front full pg. illus. of "Who is Responsible?" Inside is a 1/2 pg. illus. of "The United States Battle Ship 'Texas'." Two full pg. illus. of "Characters in the Latin Play at Harvard" and "Coaling an Ocean Steamer."
Doublepage centerfold of "After the Opera - Waiting for the Carriages in the Bo... See More
October 26, 1867
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 26, 1867 The most significant print in the issue is a nice, nearly half page print captioned: "The Champion Nine of the Union Base-Ball Club of Morrisania, New York" showing nine members of the baseball team in uniform, two members holding bats and another what appears to be a catcher's mask. There is a related article titled: &qu... See More
February 08, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 8, 1868 The front cover illustration is entitled "Please Give Me a Penny, Sir!" and also has a commentary on the inside page in regards to the New York charities of the times. A full page "Art Schools of New York" shows 5 scenes. Great full page "Overland Mailcoach Crossing the Rocky Mountains--Scene in Guy's Gu... See More
March 14, 1868
HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 14, 1868 Full front page: 'Impeachment--Thaddeus Stevens and John Bingham Before the Senate'. Inside: 'Impeachment -The Impeachment Committee Preparing the Indictment' shows 4 illustrations. Full page: 'The Streets of New York' shows a chaotic scene. Half page: 'Colored People Gathering Wood - A Winter Scene in Virginia.'&n... See More
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