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688707

Sylvanus Thayer becomes superintendent of West Point...

Item #688707

September 13, 1817

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Sept. 13, 1817  The top of page 2 has a report headed: "Military Academy - West Point".  Within the report is: "...Aldes Partridge, Professor of the Art of Engineering (This gentleman is said to have been removed; and Major Thayer (of the corps of Engineers) appointed in his place)..."

Sylvanus Thayer is known as the "Father of West P... See More  

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686743

Four front page Acts of Congress... Buying the land at West Point... Establishing a permanent seat of government...

Item #686743

July 28, 1790

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, July 28, 1790  Fully half of the front page is taken up with not one or two, but four Acts of Congress, each signed in script type by the President: George Washington, as well as in block type by the Secretary of State: Thomas Jefferson.

The Acts are headed at the top of the first column by an engraving of a heraldic eagle. One of the acts is concerning the census... See More  

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684429

Letter from Patrick Henry, and much on the Revolutionary War...

Item #684429

June 09, 1779

THE PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL & WEEKLY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, June 9, 1779 



* Patrick Henry letter signed in type

* Much on the Revolutionary War




Pages 2 and 3 contain a wealth of reporting on the Revolutionary War including a letter from Charleston noting in part: "The campaign in George and the Southern part of this state between the royal army commanded by Brigadier General P... See More  

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683623

Early Ulysses S. Grant, 1839... Slave ships captured...

Item #683623

July 13, 1839

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 13, 1839  A fascinating and extremely early mention of Ulysses S. Grant (earliest we have seen in any periodical), as page 3 contains the "Names of the Cadets Admitted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, June, 1839". What follows is those admitted from each of the states amongst which is: "Ohio--Robert Hazlett, Ul
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683408

1935 Army-Navy game... college football...

Item #683408

December 01, 1935

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, sport's section only, December 1, 1935



* The Army-Navy game

* College football rivalry

* West Point vs. Annapolis




The top of the front page of this section has a five column headline: "ARMY DEFEATS NAVY, 28-6'" with subheads, two nice related photos and lineups.

Complete sport's section only with all 12 pages, rag edition in nice condition. A ... See More  

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683374

Rare military paper...

Item #683374

November 20, 1840

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, Nov. 23, 1840  "Devoted To the Interests of the Militia, Military Science & National Defense" as noted in the masthead, where also is found their motto: "In Times Of Peace, Prepare For War". This title lasted but 52 issues. Articles include: "Report - of the minority of the Board of Visitors at West Point, 25th, June, 1840";... See More  

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682819

West Point in 1900...

Item #682819

June 23, 1900

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, June 23, 1900.



* West Point Military Academy
* Prints - Illustrations
 
This 16 page issue is in nice condition and contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions/prints: West Point Military Academy - Armored Farm Equipment - Wrench - Lamp & More. These illustrations a
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682356

Filled with military content... Testing the Colt firearms...

Item #682356

July 06, 1837

ARMY AND NAVY CHRONICLE, Washington, D.C., July 6, 1837  As the title might suggest, filled with various military content.

The first 2 pages is the: "Report of the Board of Visitors - Military Academy, West Point". Inside has a letter from West Point on the testing of firearms, it noting in part: "...seemed to consider Colt's as the favorite...Mr. Colt...exhibited his gun ... See More  

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681678

President Eisenhower graduates from West Point in 1915...

Item #681678

June 05, 1915

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, June 5, 1915 



* Dwight D. Eisenhower graduation

* West Point Military Academy

* Future General and President




The masthead notes this is the "Gazette Of The Regular & Volunteer Forces" and as such contains all things military.

Of special note is a complete list of the West Point Military Academy list of graduates for 1915 and within th... See More  

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681101

1914 Army Football National title (unclaimed)....

Item #681101

November 28, 1914

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 28, 1914



* Early Army-Navy game

* College football rivalry

* West Point vs. Annapolis

* 1st National title (unclaimed)




The front page has a nice banner headline in red lettering: "ARMY OVERWHELMING NAVY IN ANNUAL GRIDIRON CLASSIC" with subheads. (see) This was Army's last game of the 1914 season and then be selected as 1 of the 3 teams recogn... See More  

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680423

Judaica content... The cholera & Mormons... Davy Crockett...

Item #680423

August 02, 1834

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 2, 1834  Page 2 has a simple one sentence report, interesting nonetheless: "A public dinner was given to col. David Crockett, at Louisville, Kentucky, on his way home."

Page 3 has a curious item about death caused by drinking cold water (a common thought in the 19th century--see), followed by a report noting: "The cholera...exists ... See More  

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679526

Kosciusko's tomb at West Point...

Item #679526

April 24, 1852

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, April 24, 1852  The front page has a nice print of: "The Tomb Of Kosciusko, West Point".

Tadeusz Kosciusko was a Polish military engineer/leader who joined the American forces in 1776. He led the efforts to create fortifications at West Point.

Four pages, large folio size, several folds with minor wear at folds & margins, some damp staining... 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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678798

1902 West Point 100th anniversary celebration...

Item #678798

June 09, 1902

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 9, 1902



* West Point centennial - 100th anniversary

* United States Military Academy (USMA)




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "WEST POINT CELEBRATING" 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 this era i... See More  

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678017

From the capital of the confederacy...

Item #678017

August 26, 1862

RICHMOND WHIG AND PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Virginia, Aug. 26, 1862  The front page has an editorial: "The Defensive Policy". There is also the business of the "Confederate Congress" and various war reports, including: "Retreat Of Pope's Army Capture Of A Yankee Guard And Two Locomotives".

Page 2 has an editorial: "The Financial Aspects of the War", plus:... See More  

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675935

1902 Army-Navy game... college football...

Item #675935

November 28, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 28, 1903



* Early Army-Navy game

* College football rivalry

* West Point vs. Annapolis




The top of the front page has a one column heading: "ANNAPOLIS MADE A POOR SHOWING" with subheads that include: "Army Defeated Navy in Football by a Score of 40 to 5" and more. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "... See More  

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674664

Washington's historic Farewell orders to the military..

Item #674664

December 27, 1783

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Dec. 27, 1783 



* General George Washington

* Farewell address to Continental Army




Certainly the most notable content is a full text printing of: "General Washington's Farewell Orders to the Armies of the United States", a very historic & notable document datelined: "Rocky Hill, near Princetown, Nov. 2, 1783."

It reads in part:... See More  

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673069

George Washington's letter to Martha... West Point Military Academy...

Item #673069

July 04, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 4, 1829  Page 3 has a brief report on: "The Susquehannah" and its use by arks & rafts in the Bradford area. Also: "Plenty of Gold!" begins: "We are informed that a gold mine has been recently discovered in Davidson co. containing a vein of the precious metal eighty feet in width..." with more detail.

Inside has: &q... See More  

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672194

Early Robert E. Lee...

Item #672194

July 11, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 11, 1829



* Cadet Robert E. Lee

* West Point military academy




It's always fascinating to find mention of notable people long before they would become a household name.

Near the back is is a great example. Under a list headed: "Military Academy" area the: "...names of the five most distinguished cadets in each class..." and ... See More  

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671570

Officers respond to Washington's Farewell Address... British evacuate New York City....

Item #671570

January 02, 1784

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Jan. 2, 1784 



* re. George Washington's Farewell Address

* British Troops evacuation of New York




The ftpg. has a report from New York noting: "General Thomas Mifflin is chosen resident of Congress for the ensuing year, in the room of Elias Boudinot...His Excellency General Washington, by proclamation bearing the date the 4th instant, and in ... See More  

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671500

Brigham Young... Homer print...

Item #671500

September 03, 1859

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 3, 1859



* Brigham Young - Mormons

* Winslow Homer - West Point




Nice front page article and illustration: "Interview Between Brigham Young and Hon. Horace Greeley at Salt Lake City".

Inside has two gambling-themed illustrations; a very nice full page Winslow Homer print: "A Cadet Hop At West Point". Also a half page illustration: &quo... See More  

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666390

Early Ulysses S. Grant well before he was famous... Assaults upon the Mormons...

Item #666390

July 20, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 20, 1839 



* Very early Ulysses S. Grant

* West Point cadet admission




A fascinating and extremely early mention of Ulysses S. Grant, as the front page contains a "...list of cadets admitted into the institution in June last:..." and what follows is those admitted from each of the states amongst which is: "Ohio--Robert
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661830

First use of the popular term "Ivy League"...

Item #661830

February 07, 1935

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, February 7, 1935 



* Very 1st use of the term "Ivy League"

* Collegiate athletic conference

* Harvard, Yale, Brown, Princeton, etc.




Page 6 contains a rather mundane, one column article headed: "Brown Seems to Have Been Taken Into 'Ivy League' " but it is significant for being the very first use of the term "Ivy Lea... See More  

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659305

Buying the land at West Point for the Military Academy... Deciding on the seat of government...

Item #659305

June 30, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, New York, June 30, 1790 



* West Point Military Academy land bought

* Seat of Government decision




Part of page 1 & half of pg. 2 are taken up with a continuing discussion in the House of Representatives on "Mr. Gerry's motion on the assumption of the state debt..." from the Revolutionary War, a controversial discussion at the time.
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658746

Activities in the war, in a very rare newspaper...

Item #658746

August 19, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, Aug. 19, 1779  A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781.

The entire front page has content dealing with the increasing prices of commodities & the depreciation of the currency in the colonies, a notable concern at the time. Over half of pa... See More  

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658715

Latest news on the war, in a rare newspaper...

Item #658715

July 01, 1779

THE AMERICAN JOURNAL & GENERAL ADVERTISER, Providence, Rhode Island, July 1, 1779   



* Very rare American Revolutionary War publication



A truly rare title from the Revolutionary War, as it lasted for less than 1 1/2 years from March, 1779 to August, 1781. This is the volume 1, #16 issue.

The front page has a report about the precarious situation of the American currency. Also ... See More  

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651219

1932 Army-Navy game... college football...

Item #651219

November 29, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, November 29, 1936



* The Army-Navy game

* College football rivalry

* West Point vs. Annapolis




The top of the front page of this section has a banner headline: "102,000 SEE NAVY BEAT ARMY IN LAST 3 MINUTES, 7-0" with subheads and two related photos. Nice for display. Lengthy coverage continues inside with more photos, headings and stats... See More  

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648317

1932 Army-Navy game... college football...

Item #648317

December 04, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, December 4, 1932



* The Army-Navy game

* College football rivalry

* West Point vs. Annapolis




The top of this section has a one column heading: "ARMY DEFEATS NAVY BY 20 TO 0 AS 79,000 THRILL TO SPECTACLE" with subheads and two related photos. Nice for display. Lengthy coverage continues inside with more photos, headings and stats.

Comp... See More  

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647610

Richard Brinsley "Dick" Sheridan, Jr. death....

Item #647610

October 27, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 27, 1931



* Richard Brinsley "Dick" Sheridan, Jr.

* West Point Army Cadet death (1st report)

* College football game vs. Yale (broken neck)




The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Sheridan, Army End, Dies of Football Injury; Mother at Bedside After Fast Trip by Motor" (see) First report coverage on the death of Richard Brinsley Sh... See More  

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646377

Scenes of West Point & the Military Academy...

Item #646377

May 07, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, May 7, 1853  Inside has several prints of West Point, captions including: "Interior View of Old Fort Putnam, at West Point, New York" "View from Fort Putnam...Looking Up the Hudson River" "View of the U.S. Military Academy & the New Barracks..." "Uniforms of the Cadets at the Military Academy..." plus two more. Also ... See More  

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637305

Bill the Goat Midshipman mascot kidnapped....

Item #637305

November 24, 1953

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 24, 1953



* Bill The Goat mascot kidnapping

* United States Naval Academy

* Navy Midshipman




Near the bottom of page 40 is a two column heading: "Army, Caught on Horns of Navy's Goat, Returns Purloined Mascot to Annapolis" (see) Plus reporting on the upcoming game.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, minor spine... See More  

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605144

Steamer West Point explosion....

Item #605144

December 28, 1881

TRI-WEEKLY FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, December 28, 1881



* West Point, Virginia steamer disaster



Page 4 has one column headlines: "NINETEEN LIVES LOST" "By an Explosion on the Steamer Westpoint at Westpoint, Va." and more. Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, minor margin wear, otherwise good condition.... See More  

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603371

George Custer West Point statue...

Item #603371

September 05, 1879

THE CLEVELAND HERALD, Cleveland, Ohio, September 5, 1879



* General George Custer

* West Point statue unveiling

* Henry Slade - medium - psychic




This uncommon 8 page issue has news of the day with several interesting advertisements throughout.

Page 3 has one column headings: "Custer Monument" "Ceremonies of the Unveiling of the West Point Statue". See images for text.

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602745

The work of Grant and Sherman...

Item #602745

August 22, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 22, 1864 



* Battle of Lovejoy's Station

* William T. Sherman - Atlanta

* Battle of Globe Tavern




Among the front page column heads on the Civil War are: "GRANT" "General Warren's Operations on the Left" "Sharp Fighting & Brilliant Skirmishes" "SHERMAN" "General Kilpatrick in Pursuit of Him" "Progr... See More  

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601711

Death of General Winfield Scott...

Item #601711

May 31, 1866

NEW YORK TIMES, May 31, 1866 



* General Winfield Scott death



The top of the front page has: "Honors To Gen. Scott" "Official Statement of His Illness & Death,..." "Medical Diary of His Physical Condition from His Arrival at West Point" "His Burial Place..." "The Funeral Cortege..." and more.

"Old Fuss & Feathers" had a... See More  

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600343

Johnson Chestnut Whittaker...

Item #600343

April 09, 1880

CLEVELAND WEEKLY HERALD, Ohio, April 9, 1880 



* Johnson Chestnut Whittaker 

* West Point military academy 

* Negro cadet case
 



The front page has small one column headings: "The Colored Cadet" and"Did He Commit the Outrage on Himself?"

Other news and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in  8 pages, minor margin wear, otherwise nice.... See More  

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597651

Scenes of West Point & the Military Academy...

Item #597651

May 07, 1853

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, Massachusetts, May 7, 1853 



* West Point Military Academy



Inside has several prints of West Point, captions including: "Interior View of Old Fort Putnam, at West Point, New York" "View from Fort Putnam...Looking Up the Hudson River" "View of the U.S. Military Academy & the New Barracks..." "Uniforms of the Cadets at... See More  

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596980

Discussion Taylor's inaugural address...

Item #596980

March 10, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 10, 1849 



* President Zachary Taylor

* John Bell Hood at West Point




The first column of the front page has the reviews of six newspapers on "The Inaugural Address" of President Taylor, with many diverse comments (see photos). Also on the ftpg. is a lengthy: "List of Cadet Appointments for 1849" listed by state, and inc... See More  

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592340

Duel of Generals Lee and Clarkson... Washington at West Point...

Item #592340

December 03, 1779

THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER, Scotland, Dec. 3, 1779  Inside has: "...Our fleet and army at New York have had a happy escape from the vengeance D'Estaing pronounced against them...passenger...says that every thing was quiet when he came from New York excepting some little skirmishing in the back settlements...repulsing an attack on Long Island & making a descent in the Jersies where ... See More  

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583046

Harry N. Atwood airplane flight breaking world's record...

Item #583046

August 15, 1911

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, Massachusetts, August 24, 1911



* Harry Nelson Atwood

* Early aviation feat

* Airplanes in it's infancy




This 12 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "ATWOOD, FLYING TO WEST POINT, BREAKS THE WORLD'S RECORD", "Aviator Lands Near military Field at 9:32 a. m., After Trip of More Than 80 Miles From ... See More  

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582994

Reconstruction efforts...

Item #582994

June 10, 1865

ARMY & NAVY JOURNAL, New York, June 10, 1865



* Southern reconstruction

* Joseph E. Johnston




Obviously a military-themed publication so a nice title for Civil War content, even for reports from shortly after the end of the war.

The entire front page is taken up with: "The Military Situation". Other articles within include: "The General Principles of Tactics" "Li... See More  

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578283

British & American forces in America...

Item #578283

February 03, 1781

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Feb. 3, 1781  Several pages are taken up with reports from the "House of Commons" which includes one bit noting: "...Lord Howe complained of a late publication in which he had been accused of having carried on a correspondence with Dr. Franklin, a little before he took the command in America--the fact was true, but the whole of that treasonable co... See More  

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568814

West Point... Saratoga... Quoits...

Regatta on the Schuykill River, Philadelphia...

Item #568814

July 04, 1874

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, July 4, 1874 The issue contains several key prints:  nearly a full ftpg: "Target Practice at West Point--Firing At Night Time", a fullpg. inside: "Regatta Of the Schuylkill Navy at Philadelphia", and two fullpg. prints of the United States Hotel in Saratoga.  Also present is a nice print of a game of quoits.



This issue is complete, h... See More  

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564526

The late Winfield Scott...

Item #564526

June 16, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, from New York, dated June 16, 1866 The full frontpage portrait is "The Late Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott." Portrait of Scott is in an oval frame draped in black. Fullpage prints inside: "Funeral Ceremonies Of The Late Lieutenant-General Winfield Scott, At The Cemetery At West Point--Bearing The Body To The Grave" and "The Chapel At West Point--Th... See More  

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177793
Item #177793

January 23, 1915

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, New York, January 23, 1915



This issue has a color cover page before the title page. On the back of the cover page there are several photos from the war.



In this issue, there are several articles including "The Feudal Towns of Texas" by George Creel; "Kitchener of Khartoum" by Harold Begbie; "An Anarchist Church" by Robert Shores; ... See More  

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547696

Vacation in 1855...

Item #547696

July 19, 1855

THE NEW YORK HERALD, dated July 19, 1855.



* Vacation in 1855



On page 2 under "The Watering Places" are interesting letters from visitors at the following locations: "West Point Highlands", "N.J. Cape May" (has two letters), "Old Point Comfort", and "Richmond & Warrenton Springs, Virginia" These letters take most of three columns.



Altho... See More  

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545209
Item #545209

July 08, 1834

ALBANY ARGUS, Albany, New York, July 8, 1834



Page 3 has a report from the "N.Y. Eve. Post" about the deaths of two firemen (Eugene Underhill & Frederick Ward) who perished in a fire, with mention that "...the fire department has taken prompt...measures to pay a tribute of respect..."



Other news of the day includes: "West point Military Academy" "Medica... See More  

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177587

Tribute to Mark Twain....

Item #177587

December 24, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 24, 1910



There is a full color cover page on this issue. The front page of this issue is a photo of "The New Chief Justice of the United States."



This issue has a photo spread of "The Explosion Which Shook New York" and a full page illustration of "'I Wish Santa Claus Would at Least Switch His Line of Confectionery" by... See More  

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177576

Mark Twain Ad....

Item #177576

September 17, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 17, 1910



This issue a full color, cover page. This issue's front page is a photo of "Connecticut Democrats' Choice for Governor."



This issue has an illustration of "His Taftship: 'Can You Beat it? He Cast Me for the Leading Part, and Now he Gobbles the Centre of the Stage and Every Inch of Limelight.' "by Kemble. Th... See More  

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177573

Mayor Gaynor Shot.....

Item #177573

August 13, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York City, August 13, 1910  This issue includes two front pages, something that is very unusual. The second front page was probably added after the newspapers were printed for the week when Mayor Gaynor was shot. The first front page of this issue is a photo of "Getting on at Panama" and the second one is of "The Attempted Assassination of Mayor Gayn
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