They put it in print – Walt Whitman did not appreciate contemporary poetry…

October 18, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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During an interview in 1887, Walt Whitman stated he did not appreciate contemporary poetry, with one exception. How do we know? They put it in print in the Harper’s Weekly dated April 23, 1887:

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Salute in protest… The Traveler…

October 15, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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I journeyed today to Parsons, Kansas, via The Parsons Sun of October 17, 1968. I found the Olympics were being held in Mexico City and that the United States sprinter Tommie Smith had broken the World’s Record. But that is not completely what claimed the headline, it reads “Set World Mark – Sprinters In Protest”. “Black, not gold, became the dominant color of these troubled 19th Olympic Games today… the dark cloud of racial unrest overshadowed the record-breaking performances of the U.S. athletes.  Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised high the block-gloved fist of racial protest Wednesday while still on the podium after receiving their medals for the a 1-3 finish in the 200-meter dash… ‘White America would not understand’ the gesture, Carlos… ‘They recognize me only when I do something bad and they call em ‘Negro…'”

Due to their actions, the Olympic Committee’s response was to suspend the two athletes from the US team and ban them from the Olympic Village. The US Olympic Committee refused, but then they were threatened with banning the entire US track team. This threat lead to the expulsion of the two athletes from the Games.

~The Traveler

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They put it in print… Fairfax County, Virginia reacts to The Intolerable Acts…

October 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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How did Fairfax County, Virginia, the home of George Washington, react to The Intolerable Acts? Thanks to The Virginia Gazette dated August 4, 1774, we don’t need to guess – after all, they put it in print:

Thanks to the Virginia Gazette dated May 5, 1774 for putting the following in print in print.

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They put it in print… The Boston Tea Party – now they’re really in trouble…

October 8, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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It’s one thing to infuriate the British. It’s an entirely different matter to agitate local merchants. Yet, I can only imagine the trouble that would have ensued had PETA been around at the time of the Boston Tea Party.

Thanks to the Virginia Gazette dated May 5, 1774 for putting the following in print in print.

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October thru time (50, 100, 150, 200, & 250 years ago) – 2018 edition…

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The Modern Samson ~ Harper’s Weekly ~ October 3, 1868

What news was reported in the month of October – 50 (1958), 100 (1918), 150 (1868), 200 (1818), and 250 (1768) years ago? Such a walk back through time via the eyes of those who read the daily and weekly newspapers of the period can be quite revealing. This is why we often say, “History is never more fascinating than when it’s read from the day it was first reported.” The following links will take you back in time to show the available newspapers from the Rare & Early newspapers website. There’s no need to buy a thing. Simply enjoy the stroll.

October:
1968 – 50 years ago
1918 – 100 years ago
1868 – 150 years ago
1818 – 200 years ago
1768 – 250 years ago
Wanting for more? Why not take a year-long gander at 1668, 1718, 1768, 1818, 1868, 1918, and/or 1968?

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Announcing: Catalog #275 (for October, 2018) is now available…

October 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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Catalog 275 (for October) is now available. This latest offering of authentic newspapers is comprised of over 300 new items, a selection which includes: perhaps the best stock market crash newspaper, the iconic “Dewy Defeats Truman” newspaper, the Gettysburg Address (from the nation’s capital), a great map of America from 1776, Lincoln’s inauguration and inaugural address, a front page report of Washington’s death, and more. Another special item was added after the catalog went to print, and therefore, is only being offered online:  The Virginia Gazette from 1774 which includes reflective thoughts on the Boston Massacre (extremely rare).
The following links are designed to help you explore this latest edition of our catalog:

 

                1500-1799 (full view OR quick-scan/compact view)  

                1800-1899 (full view OR quick-scan/compact” view)

                1900-2015 (full view OR quick-scan/compact” view)

 

Don’t forget about this month’s DISCOUNTED ISSUES.

(The catalog links above will redirect to the latest catalog in approx. 30 days, upon which time it will update to the most recent catalog.)

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The beginning of a great career… The Traveler…

October 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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A few days ago I journeyed to New York City by the way of The New York Times dated September 29, 1918 where I noticed the small report: “Notre Dame Beats Case,” which included in part, “…Notre Dame to a standstill in the two opening periods, the Case eleven and Notre Dame won 26 to 6… Coach Rockne immediately pulled out two members of his backfield and sent in Bahan and Gipps… with Gipps in the stellar role ripped through the Case defense for two more touchdowns. Another tally came in the final period.”

This was Knute Rockne’s first game as head coach at Notre Dame. The report was probably not significant as Notre Dame was not yet the powerhouse team as they are today.

~The Traveler

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Are cigarettes bad for you? Thomas Edison & Philip Morris disagree…

September 24, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 
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We recently found a rather interesting half-page notice in a Boston Evening Transcript, July 9, 1914, in which the Philip Morris company pushed back on an article from a few months prior in which Thomas Edison is quoted as saying he believes cigarettes to be bad for one’s health. I don’t know about you, but the ad comes of a bit self-serving. Of course time would prove Edison to have actually been more gracious than what truth would eventually reveal.

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A tad bit premature… The Traveler…

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A few days ago my journey took me to New York City by the way of the New York Spectator dated September 15, 1818. It is there I found the announcement “Death of Col. Daniel Boon (Boone),” which included in part: “As he lived so he died, with his gun in his hand… rode to a deer-lick, seated himself within a blind raised to conceal him.. while setting thus concealed… without pain, he breathed out his last so gently, that when he found next day by this friends… he looked as if alive…”

Hmmm, maybe he truly was still alive as he did not die until two years later on September 26, 1820!

~The Traveler

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The September (2018) Newsletter from Rare & Early Newspapers…

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Each month the staff of Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers sends out a newsletter to our members which includes special offers, discounts, alerts to new inventory, and information related to the rare newspaper collectible.

The September, 2018 newsletter:

Welcome to the September edition of our monthly newsletter. This month we offer a free newspaper (see details below), a set of nearly 200 issues discounted by 50%, a link to our newly discovered items, and a selection of a few recent posts from our History’s Newsstand Blog. Please enjoy.
Free Newspaper – We have approximately 35 issues of the Niles’ Register (Baltimore) which we are offering for no cost – except, potentially, S&H. If you order it as a stand-alone item, you only pay $5 S&H. If you order other items but the order is less than $100, you will only pay $1 additional S&H for this issue. If your order is for over $100, you will not pay any shipping on this “free” issue. Please, only 1 per collector. The issue may be purchased at: FREE NILES’ REGISTER

 

Discounted Newspapers (50% off) Nearly 200 new items have been *discounted by 50% through October 15, 2018. Take advantage.

 

Catalog 274 – Enjoy the remaining items from our latest catalog of historic newspapers.

 

Newly Discovered Items – Each month we have several newspapers which are unearthed after our catalog goes to print. The content is typically quite diverse. Feel free to view the new listings at: New Items

 

History’s Newsstand Blog (featured posts):

Additional posts from the past several weeks may be viewed at: History’s Newsstand Blog

Thanks for collecting with us.

Sincerely,

Guy Heilenman & The Rare & Early Newspapers Team

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