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The Denmark Vesey slave revolt... Would one day fuel Frederick Douglass' battle-cry for freedom...

Item #647595

July 13, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 13, 1822  The back page has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt, noting that six slaves were executed in Charleston.

Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the plans were leaked and authorities at Charleston arrest... See More  

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The slave trade... The Denmark Vesey slave revolt (would one day fuel Frederick Douglass' battle-cry for freedom)...

Item #656654

September 07, 1822

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1822  Pages 9-11 have much regarding Denmark Vesey and the "Servile Conspiracy in South Carolina," which  has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt.

Note: Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the... See More  

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Rev. J.W.C. Pennington letter - purchase of a slave...

Item #691349

June 02, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 2, 1854  Page 3 provides an exchange of letters between Rev. Dr. J. W. C. Pennington, Jacob Grove, and Stephen Pennington. The content relates to the purchase of a slave and is quite interesting. 

Other reports include: "Southern Views on Foreign Emigration", "Alexander Hamilton on the Powers of the Government", "Arrival of the Asia&qu... See More  

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"Douglass & Van Scoy"... Daguerreotypes advertisement...

Item #659740

May 02, 1855

THE CORRECTOR, Sag-Harbor, (Long Island), New York, May 2, 1855   Page 3 has a rare ad for "Photographs & Daguerreotypes... [by] Douglass & Van Scoy", noteworthy early American pioneers in photography. Other news of the day, including a thought provoking short story which tells of a young girl who leaves home to find a job in order to help support her widowed mother, is f
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On Lincoln's seminal speech which lead to the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675838

July 06, 1857

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 6, 1857  Page 3 has nearly 2 columns taken up with a seminal report on Lincoln's political career. Lincoln had been in the audience when Stephen Douglas made his June 12 speech defending the Dred Scott Decision of 3 months prior. Lincoln gave a speech on June 26 in which he eloquently replied to Douglas, criticizing the Red Scot Decision, and also countering Douglas... See More  

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Stephen Douglas & Abraham Lincoln... Early baseball report...

Item #654939

September 07, 1858

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 7, 1858 

* Stephen Douglass & Abraham Lincoln

* Early baseball in New York City

The ftpg. has headlines & text on: "The Staten Island War" "Further Arrests" "Suspension of Superintendent Tallmadge" and more (see photos).

Pg. 4 has an article headed: "The President & Mr. Douglas" which mentions Lincoln as wel... See More  

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Great account of the last of the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675983

October 23, 1858

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1858  

* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas

* The Great Debates of 1858 (last one)

* Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Keeping in mind that this was from the period of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, page 4 has a report from Springfield headed: "Illinois Politics" which talks of Stephen Douglas.

Taking over a full column is a fine report on the las... See More  

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"Great Expectations" Collection I

Item #206663

November 24, 1860

Harper's Weekly, November 24, 1860 through December 29, 1860. This is a six-issue set (part 1) of Harper's Weekly containing the Charles Dickens "Great Expectations" in serialization format. The set provides more than a 10% discount over purchasing the issues individually.

This set would look great displayed in one of our 17 inch by 14 inch display cases which can be viewed a... See More  

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Winslow Homer... The city of Washington...

Item #172424

December 15, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 15, 1860 Ftpg. shows: "The City of Washington from the Dome of the Capitol" as well as "The National Capitol at Washington". Halfpg: "Departure of the St. Louis Bridge for Kansas" & one by Winslow Homer: "Expulsion of Negroes & Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston" includes a related article mentioning Frederick Douglas... See More  

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Murder of Ellsworth... Events in Virginia & Florida...

Item #172476

June 15, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 15, 1861  Most of the front page is a three-part print captioned: "Secessionist Prisoner Captured at Alexandria--The Marshall House at Alexandria" with some ftpg. text headed: "The Murder of Ellsworth".

Three-quarters of a page shows: "Company of Secession Cavalry Surrendering to Colonel Wilcox of the First Michigan Regiment, in Fr... See More  

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A newspaper with a focus on phrenology...

Item #585814

February 01, 1862


* Uncommon title

* Astrology - Horoscope

A fascinating and very unusual newspaper of small-size themed on predicting what would happen in the future as well as astrology and phrenology. The "science" of phrenology believed that a person's intelligence & personality were a factor of t... See More  

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Advertisement for a Frederick Douglass speech on the Civil War, plus a war map...

Item #689524

February 08, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, February 8, 1862

* Frederick Douglass speech on civil war

* Cooper Institute advertisement (eve of event)

The bottom of the first column on page 2 has a interesting advertisement for "A Black Man on The War!! Frederick Douglass Lecture at Cooper Institute..." with the date & time noted (see image).

Various Civil War reports on pages 5, 6 and 8 with 2 related... See More  

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Report on the 1862 Battle of Antietam...

Item #672444

October 08, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 8, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate publication

* Battle of Antietam - Sharpsburg

Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "To the Citizens of Columbus" "From Knoxville--News from Gen. Smith... See More  

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Frederick Douglass talks... Battle of Chancellorsville: a Southern victory...

Item #667843

May 07, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 7, 1863   

* Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia

* A "rebel" victory

* Rare Confederate title

Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

A nice front page account of the Battle of Chancellorsville, a major Southern victory. the top of the first column has: "From Frederi... See More  

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John Rock becomes the first African-American attorney to the bar of the U.S. Supreme Court...

Item #688057

February 02, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, February 2, 1865 and HARPER'S WEEKLY, February 25, 1865  These are being sold as a pair.

The New York Times has a small but significant report on page 4 headed: "A Colored Lawyer Admitted to practice in The United States Supreme Court". It reads: "J. S. Rock, (Colored,) of the Supreme Court of Massachusett, was to-day, on motion of Senator Sumner, admitted ... See More  

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Frederick Douglass notable letter... Reception of the 55th Massachusetts (Black) Regiment...

Item #691378

September 29, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Sept. 29, 1865  The famous anti-slavery newspaper by Wm. L. Garrison with the masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, & slaves being liberated.

The back page has: "Frederick Douglass On The Educational Monument Association", which is a letter from him taking nearly a full column, signed in block type, "FREDERICK DOUGLASS". Page 3 has: &quo... See More  

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Emancipation illustration...

Item #173058

January 12, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 12, 1867. The front of this issue is of a fullpage illustration "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article. Inside is an article "Frederick Douglass" which is a letter address to the Editor. Two quarter-page illustrations represent "The Foundling" and the "New York Foundlings" arti... See More  

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The Life of an Indian... The Peddler's wagon...

Item #173210

June 20, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 20, 1868 The front page shows an illustration of mother duck protecting her ducklings entitled "Maternal Vigilance in the Face of the Enemy". A half page illustration shows: 'Unknown Soldier's Monument in Arlington" "Decorating Soldiers' Graves in Cypress Hill Cemetery near Brooklyn" and 'Decorating General Lander's G... See More  

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Indian's attacking a wagon train...

Item #173236

September 19, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1868  The front page features coverage of "The 'Wickedest Man's' Reformation" which includes a half-page illustration "Prayer-Meeting in the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" and a smaller "Scene in Front of the 'Wickedest Man's' Dance-House" - all in reference to John Allen's suppo... See More  

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The 'Colored' Convention... Mormons and issuance of their own fractional currency...

Item #672337

April 13, 1872

NEW YORK HERALD, April 13, 1872  Page 5 has nearly a full column headed: "COLORED NATIONAL CONVENTION" "A Great Day For The Africans" with various subheads as well. Near the end is: "...A telegraphic dispatch was received and read amid applause from Fred. Douglass at Canton, Mass., announcing his expected arrival at twelve to-night...".

Page 3 has: "Mormon ... See More  

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Thomas Nast's Uncle Sam...

Item #173646

August 24, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 24, 1872  Nice full ftpg. Thomas Nast cartoon shows Uncle Sam. Fullpg. Nast cartoon shows a Black man & a K.K.K. man. Illus. of 'U.S. Grant' & of 'Horace Greeley'. Fullpg: 'The Summer Exodus--Leaving By Steamboat' & 'The Artist in the Country' is by Frenzeny. Very nice.

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Manitou Springs, Colordo...

Item #173970

October 02, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Oct. 2, 1875 Full ftpg. cartoon themed on inflation shows Uncle Sam. Fullpg. pictorial: 'Manitou Springs and Vicinity, Colorado'. Fullpg: 'The Newsboys' Excursion'. Fullpg. suppl. pictorial of trout fishing.

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Unveiling of the Lincoln statue... Frederick Douglass speech...

Item #689825

April 15, 1876

BETHLEHEM DAILY TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1876 

* Emancipation Memorial - monument

* Lincoln Park, Capital Hill, Washington D.C.

* Frederick Douglass speaks

Page 2 has a small heading "The Lincoln Monument" See image for report of the ceremony. (see)

This was the unveiling of the Emancipation Statue built by the funds contributed by African-Americans. Frederick Douglas... See More  

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General Miles vs. the Indians...

Item #174128

April 07, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Apr. 7, 1877 Full ftpg. Nast political cartoon. Nice fullpg: 'Gen. Miles's Winter Campaign Against the Indians' shows 9 scenes. Nice ctrfld: 'Sketches Along the route of the Panama Railroad'

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Nice print of Frederick Douglass...

Item #174132

April 21, 1877

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 21, 1877  Certainly the feature of this issue is the nearly one-quarter pg. print of: "Frederick Douglass" with an article on him as well mentioning him being the new Marshall of D.C., with talk of his newspaper The North Star.

Other prints include a full ftpg. political cartoon by Thomas Nast: "Young American Roast Beef For Old England&quo... See More  

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The Mormons, Frederick Douglass, and a freed slave's industriousness...

Item #683802

January 19, 1879

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1879  Pg. 7 is: "Frederick Douglass On The South" (see images). The bottom of page 5 has: "The Mormon Polygomists' Reply" (not photoed). One of the more interesting articles is found on page 2: "A Colored Man's History", which tells of a young slave boy who managed to save a few pennies here-and-there until he was given his freedo... See More  

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A Valentine's Day print... Nova Scotia...

Item #174430

February 21, 1880

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 21, 1880  Halfpg: 'Sketches on the Ice' shows ice skating. Halfpg: 'Gen. Grant In Florida--Reception at Key West' plus another of him: 'The Visit to Orange Park'. Fullpg. Valentine theme: 'A Romance of Other Days'. Very somber fullpg: 'A Negro Funeral in Virginia' is by A.B. Frost. Nearly fullpg: 'Canoeing In ... See More  

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Frederick Douglass...

Item #603636

March 11, 1881

THE WHEELING INTELLIGENCER, West Virginia, March 11, 1881

* Frederick Douglas

The front page has small one column headings: "The Color Line" "Federal Marshal Douglass to be Given a Mission" See image for text here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 4 pages, large sized paper measuring 25 x 19 1/2 inches, irregular along spine, minor creasing and small... See More  

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The murder of Jennie Cramer... The arrest of Blanche Douglass...

Item #689305

August 13, 1881

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 13, 1881

* The murder of Jennie E. Cramer

* "The Elm City Tragedy" - New Haven's "Beautiful Victim"

* Blanche Douglass arrested

The front page has the single-column heading: "THE DEAD NEW HAVEN GIRL", with subheading: "A Warrant Issued For The Arrest Of The Douglass Woman", followed by additional details (see photos). T... See More  

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Atlanta International Cotton Exposition...

Item #174608

October 29, 1881

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 29, 1881  Front full pg. illus. of "Egyptian Priest and Sacred Scribe." Inside is a full pg. containing five illus. pertaining to "The Yorktown Centennial." Four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Hon. Hannibal Hamlin, United States Minister to Spain," "The Hon. Lionel Sackville West," "The Hon. Ripley Ropes," and... See More  

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Monkeys in Central Park... Morocco...

Item #174764

April 28, 1883

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 28, 1883  Nice full ftpg. shows 5 children: "The Transit of Venus". A fullpg. shows monkeys at the Museum of Natural History, Central Park. Fullpg: "The Salt Mine of Petite Anse" in Louisiana. Half pg: "The Drummers' Room in a Western Hotel" & "Sketches on the West Coast of Africa". Full page with 5 scenes: &... See More  

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Frederick Douglass & the Republican Party...

Item #683984

October 06, 1883

NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 6, 1883  Page 5 has "THE INDEPENDENCE OF DOUGLASS. ADVISING COLORED VOERS TO STICK TO THE REPUBLICAN PARTY", which includes in part: "I am thought to be an Independent. And so I am, but I am an Independent inside of the Republican Party." and "For the life of me I cannot see how any honest colored man, who has brains enough to put two id... See More  

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National Horse Show in Madison Square... Fly fishing...

Item #174816

October 27, 1883

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 27, 1883  Full front pg. illus. containing five illus. pertaining to "The Newburgh Centennial-Scenes and Incidents of the Day." Inside is a 1/4 pg. illus. of "The German National Monument as Seen from Bingenbruck." Two 1/4 pg. portraits of "Matthew Arnold" and "The Rt. Rev. David B. Knickerbacker, D.D." Dblpgctrfld... See More  

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Front page print of Frederick Douglass... Poe's The Raven...

Item #174824

November 24, 1883

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 24, 1883  The entire front page is one of the more desirable of the entire 60 year run of this newspaper, being a fine portrait of: "Frederick Douglass", with a related article on him on an inside page.

But there are other nice prints in this issue as well, including a full page: "Autumn Leaves" by Howard Pyle; a print of: "The... See More  

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Frederick Douglass article...

Item #174828

December 08, 1883

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 8, 1883  Front full pg. illus. of "Evacuation Day-Unveiling Ward Statue of Washington in Wall Street." Inside are four 1/4 pg. portraits of "The Four Prima Donnas" which are "Madame Christine Nilsson," "Madame Adelina Patti," "Madame Etelka Gerster," and "Madame Marcella Sembrich." 1/4 pg. port... See More  

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Lost off Long Island... A loggers' camp...

Item #175066

March 20, 1886

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 20, 1886  Full ftpg. Thomas Nast cartoon: "One Thing You Are Accountable To The Public For". 1/3 pg: "The Cunard Steamer 'Oregon', Lost Off Long Island". Fullpg: "A Loggers' Camp At Night". Fullpg: "The United States Ship Of War 'Atlanta'". Fullpg: 'The Moody Schools at Northfield, Massachuset... See More  

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Death of Jefferson Davis...

Item #175456

December 14, 1889

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Dec. 14, 1889  Nice halfpg. shows: 'The Late Jefferson Davis' and a halfpg. of: 'Jefferson Davis' House at Beauvoir, Miss.'

Nice doublepage centerfold: 'Sketches Along the Line of the New Croton Aqueduct'. Fullpg: 'Sketches of a Transatlantic Voyage'.

Complete in twenty pages.

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Trouble at Topeka, Kansas... Hawaii scenes...

Item #175792

March 04, 1893

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 4, 1893  Full ftpg: 'Pres. Harrison Raiding the Flag on the Steamer N.Y.'. Fullpg: 'The Kansas Trouble At Topeka' & 'Sketches of the Hawaiian Islands'. Great doublepage centerfold: 'Pres. Cleveland & His Cabinet' is nice. Fullpg: 'Dangers of Canadian Frontier Life'

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New York skyscrapers...

Item #175896

March 03, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 3, 1894 Nice illus. of: 'Senator George Gray of Delaware'. Fullpg. shows: 'Four New York Skyscrapers' 'Canadian Winter Uniforms'. Fullpg. with 6 Remington prints: 'Games of Troop 'A' Athletic Assoc.'

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Death of Frederick Douglass...

Item #176000

March 02, 1895

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 2, 1895  Certainly the prime content in this issue is not just the page 6 article: "Death of Frederick Douglass" which takes over three-quarters of the first column, but the related illustration of him appearing on page 4 which takes one-third of the page, captioned: "Frederick Douglass, Died Feb. 20, 1895" (see).

The full front page i... See More  

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The Spanish-American War...

Item #176366

September 03, 1898

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 3, 1898  Full ftpg. shows: 'The Occupation of Ponce'. Fullpg. with 3 scenes: 'With Our Army in Puerto Rico' plus another fullpg: 'The Advance on Guayama, Puerto Rico' Two pgs. on: 'The Homecoming of the Fleet'.

Doublepage centerfold: 'Honoring the Navy'. Fullpg: 'Our Army in the Philippines'.

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