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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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673835

Themed on the military...

Item #673835

July 23, 1841

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Windsor, Vermont, July 23, 1841  The motto in the masthead details its purpose: "Devoted to the Interests of the Militia, To Military Science and National Defense in General." This was a very short-lived newspaper lasting just 52 weeks issues from 1840-1841.

Among the various articles within are: "Light Troops" "The Militia of the United States"... See More  

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671901

Robert Anderson (Civil War) burial at West Point...

Item #671901

April 04, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 4, 1872



* Robert Anderson (Civil War officer) burial

* Commander of the 1st battle (Fort Sumter)




The top of page 3 has one column headings: "Honors To The Dead" "Obsequies of General Robert Anderson, the Hero of Fort Sumter" "The Funeral Cortege" "The Burial At West Point" and more. Text takes up over 1 1/2 columns.

Complet... 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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671078

1st colored cadet at West Point...

Item #671078

July 07, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 7, 1870



* James Webster Smith's mistreatment

* 1st African American appointed to cadetship

* West Point - United States Military Academy




Page 8 has a letter from James Webster Smith headed: "The Colored Cadet" "Hardships of the Hartford Darky at West Point--His Letter Home--A Pretty Hard Case" This letter is signed in type: J. W. Smith. He... See More  

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667465

Creating the West Point Military Academy...

Item #667465

April 10, 1802

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, April 10, 1802  Over half of the front page is taken up with the historic printing of: "An Act Fixing the Military Peace Establishment of the United States" which is signed in script type by the President: Th. Jefferson, and in block type by Aaron Burr & Nathaniel Macon.

Of particular significance is the text contained in "section 27" which... 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
... See More  

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666001

Civil War map... Capture of Jackson, Mississippi...

Item #666001

May 19, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 19, 1863 



* Battle of Jackson, Mississippi

* General Ulysses S. Grant victory

* Vicksburg campaign




The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "THE SITUATION IN MISSISSIPPI" showing from Mobile to Baton Rouge and north to West Point, Miss. Among the front page column heads are: "The Capture of Jackson, Miss." "The ... See More  

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664468

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

Item #664468

December 01, 1935

THE NEW YORK TIMES, 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 banner headline: "ARMY OVERWHELMS NAVY BY 28 TO 6 AS 79,000 LOOK ON" with subheads and related photo. Nice for display. Lengthy coverage continues on the following pages with more photos, headings... See More  

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662876

Sherman's account of the capture of Atlanta...

Item #662876

September 05, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 5, 1864 



* The Fall of Atlanta, Georgia

* General William T. Sherman




Among the first column heads on the Civil War are: "THE CAPTURE OF ATLANTA" "Sherman's Official Account' "He Breaks Up the West Point Road" "Hood Attempts to Hold Jonesboro" "Our Army Divide the Rebel Army" "The Battle At Jonesboro"... See More  

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662108

Davy Crockett before the Alamo...

Item #662108

March 03, 1830

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, March 3, 1830 



* Davy Crockett in Congress



Page 2 has: "Mr. Crockett and West Point Academy"  which is Davy Crockett's comments in the House of Rep. on a proposal to abolish the West Point Military Academy. Just 6 years before his fateful death at the Alamo.

Page 3 has: "Washington" noting: "The Capitol, P... See More  

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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.


* One of a kind item here ?



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 ... See More  

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659333

Vermont to consider the new Constitution... Virginia criticizes the historic Funding Act...

Item #659333

November 17, 1790

GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, Philadelphia, Nov. 17, 1790 



* United States Constitution



Among the news in a page 3 report that: "The State of Vermont has passed an Act for calling a Convention, to deliberate upon, and agree to the Constitution of the United States. The members are to be chosen the first Tuesday of December; and the Convention is to meet...January next, at Be
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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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654260

Revolutionary War events in the South...

Item #654260

November 06, 1779

THE PROVIDENCE GAZETTE & COUNTRY JOURNAL, Rhode Island, Nov. 6, 1779 



* American Revolutionary War

* Southern events - Georgia & more




Most of the first column is taken up with the details of a non-exportation act by the state of Rhode Island, similar to that enacted by Massachusetts & Connecticut. Included are the penalties for those found guilty. Also an act for: "...... 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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647965

Early report of Davy Crockett in Congress...

Item #647965

April 10, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 10, 1830  Among the lengthy reports from Congress is a portion reading: "...Mr. Crockett moved to strike out the appropriation for West Point, and asked for the ayes and noes. An unsuccessful motion to adjourn was then made..." with just a bit more (see photos).

Among other reports in this issue are:

* General Harrison" with a... 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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642241

Rare military paper...

Item #642241

November 20, 1840

CITIZEN SOLDIER, Norwich, Vermont, November 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&qu... 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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636335

Presidential Proclamation... Day of Thanksgiving... The War of 1812...

Item #636335

March 11, 1815

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1815  Nearly half of the front page is taken up with: "Day of Thanksgiving - By the President of the United States of America - A Proclamation" signed in type: James Madison. It was proclaimed, as noted near the beginning: "...to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnity as a day of thanksgiving &... 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.

... See More  

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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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590509

Henry O. Flipper death...

Item #590509

May 05, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 5, 1940



* Henry Ossian Flipper death

* Former slave

* 1st black West Point graduate




This 70+ page Sunday newspaper has one column headlines on page 52: "EX-SLAVE, GRADUATE OF WEST POINT, DIES"

"Henry O. Flipper, 84, Was First Negro at the Academy". 1st report coverage on the death of the first African American to graduate from West Po... 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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552494

West Point in 1900...

Item #552494

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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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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177572

10 Die in 12-Inch Rifle Malfunction....

Item #177572

August 06, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, August 6, 1910



This issue a full color, cover page. The front page of this issue has a photo of "Ohio's Republican Candidate for Governor."



This issue has an illustration of "A Parallelogram" by Kemble and an article with photos of "A Diana in Africa" by H. R. H. Helene de France, Duchess of Aosta. There are photos of "Whe... See More  

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177554

The Revolution in Nicaragua.... Football...

Item #177554

February 19, 1910

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 19, 1910



The front page of this issue has an illustration of "The Proof of the Porridge--" by H. G. Williamson.



In this issue, there are photos of "The Memorial to Phillips Brooks"; "With the Revolutionists in Nicaragua"; "The Ancestral Home of the Washingtons" and "From 'Salome' to 'Marguerite&#... See More  

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177547

Football with its New Rules....

Item #177547

November 13, 1909

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 13, 1909  The front page of this issue has an illustration of "After Forty Years" by Sarah K. Smith. This issue has an illustration of "After the Battle" by Kemble and photo spreads of "America's Premier Automobile Race"; "The Paper Town that Northcliffe Built"; "Following the Ball Under the New Rules&quo... See More  

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541280

Military Academy at West Point...

Item #541280

January 11, 1827

NATIONAL JOURNAL, Washington DC, January 11, 1827



* West Point Military Academy

* Band instructor Willis




A page 3 report says that:



* "...Mr. Willis, the leader and instructor of the Band at the Military Academy at West Point arrived in this city, and he...intends giving a Concert this evening. The musical talents of this gentlemen have been universally admired and particularly his... See More  

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