• The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln… one the the very best…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    The April 22, 1865 issue of the National Police Gazette, New York, printed what many consider to be the best illustrated newspaper related to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Judge for yourself. Regardless of your final analysis, please enjoy the images from this incredible authentic newspaper compliments of Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers… [...]

  • West Virginia’s first newspapers…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    The history of West Virginia newspapers dates some 70 years before West Virginia became a state. Statehood came late to West Virginia, carved from Virginia in the midst of the Civil War, happening officially on June 20, 1863. But its first newspaper began in 1790 when Nathaniel Willis began his “Potowmac Guardian & Berkeley Advertiser” [...]

  • A gem in the American Antiquarian Society… Charleston Mercury Extra…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    In celebration of its 20oth anniversary the American Antiquarian Society published a beautiful  exhibition catalog titled “In Pursuit Of A Vision – Two Centuries of Collecting at the American Antiquarian Society”. Featured are a fascinating array of books, documents, maps & other paper ephemera, as well as several very rare & unusual newspapers we felt [...]

  • Call it triple irony…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    The “Detroit Free Press” issue of December 12, 1939 report this interesting incident which affected–of all organizations–a fire company…

  • The Traveler… The Emancipation… the last look… and today…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    This week I traveled 150 years back in time and through the activities of the Civil War via the Harper’s Weekly dated January 24, 1863. This issue contains a double-page illustration by Thomas Nast entitled “The Emancipation of the Negroes, January, 1863 – The Past and The Future.” Mr. Nast shows their present life in [...]

  • A New Year’s Retrospective thru Historic Newspapers…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    A New Year’s-themed Pinterest pin-board has just been created through Timothy Hughes Rare & Early Newspapers… History’s Newsstand which we think you will enjoy. Happy New Year! Pinterest: A New Year’s Retrospective thru Historic Newspapers…

  • Patrick Henry bio in the Citizen Soldier… 1840…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    The following is a 2nd look at a post from a few years ago.  We’ve updated the images to make the text easier to read.  Please enjoy. Although much has been written about Patrick Henry, a December 18, 1840 issue of the Citizen Soldier, Vermont, gives us a glimpse as to how he was viewed [...]

  • The Traveler… Captain Hull honored…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    Today I traveled to Hartford, Connecticut by way of the American Mercury, January 6, 1813. There I found that Isaac Hull, commander of the United States frigate Constitution, was being honored in New York City. He was being presented the  freedom of the city “…for his gallantry in capturing the British frigate Guerriere…”. He was [...]

  • Summing up the Revolutionary War through 1779…

    Updated: 2013-01-31 10:33:55
    The front page of “The Edinburgh Advertiser“, July 23, 1779, has a great letter (see below) signed by “An Englishman” which pretty much sums up the Revolutionary War through the mid-point of 1779. Never before have I seen a more accurate appraisal of the situation in so few words.

  • The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith

    Updated: 2013-01-23 18:50:41
    The Slaves’ Gamble by Gene Allen Smith ———————————- Why would slaves fight for the United States, a nation that kept them in bondage, during the War of 1812? Why did free blacks join with the British or with the Spanish, … Continue reading →

  • “Saving Lincoln”, an innovative new history film, premiers Feb 15.

    Updated: 2013-01-22 19:09:51
    SAVING LINCOLN  opens in theaters on February 15, 2013. This film utilizes a new filmmaking technique – CineCollage, which makes use of actual Civil War photos (from the Library of Congress) for the green screen backdrops in every scene. Based … Continue reading →

  • Why Romney Lost in 2012 -- Same Reasons Kerry Lost in 2004

    Updated: 2013-01-08 11:00:00

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