1865 National Police Gazette Newspaper Volume April May Abraham Lincoln Original
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1865 National Police Gazette Newspaper Volume April May Abraham Lincoln Original:
EXTREMELY RARE Original April/May, 1865 National Police Gazette Newspaper Volume!
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln!
It is extremely difficult to own all four of these issues and it just may be impossible to achieve at this point.
These four tremendous HISTORIC illustrated newspapers contain VERY RARE images of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln!
All issues are extremely rare in their own right, and nearly impossible as a group.
Includes the historic April 22 edition with the first published images of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln! Loaded with front page illustrations and full inside reporting. This big daddy rarely ever has come up for sale.
The April 29 edition with the continued images of the Lincoln assassination and escape of Booth! Again, front page is filled with woodcut sketches of the dying Lincoln and the escape of Booth. Inside is full reporting of the event.
The May 6th edition with the capture and killing of Booth in the barn. This issue is beyond rare. EXTREMELY LARGE FRONT PAGE WOODCUT SKETCH OF BOOTH GETTING KILLED IN THE BURNING BARN! This issue is a striking example and beyond comparison with the size of the woodcut. There is another woodcut sketch of the dead body of Booth on the front page. Never saw one for sale, and probably never will(except this one of course). This paper has a part of the masthead missing, and inside sits loosely another complete issue from 1865 to fill in the missing part of the masthead for display purposes. Full inside reporting on the event as well.
The May 20th issue with the capture of Jefferson Davis in a dress carrying a large knife on the front page....another issue rarely ever seen.
National Police Gazette newspapers from the 1800's are very rare...do an search and you will be lucky to find a few scattered issues(and none with noteworthy events).
Paper is in very strong rag condition.
newspapers are one of
the most fascinating collectibles in existence, and they are as close as
we can ever get to a time machine! The most exciting part of newspaper
collecting is that they were printed during the infancy of the United
States, and that they capture many famous events.
All of the landmark events in U.S. history are reported in original newspapers, such as the Stamp Act, 1770 Boston Massacre, 1773 Boston Tea Party, the Revolutionary War; 1775 battle of Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, 1776 Trenton, 1776 Declaration of Independence, 1781 Yorktown; as well as the 1787 Constitution, and the 1789 Bill of Rights. One can read about George Washington crossing the Delaware, or being elected the first president of the U.S. in a newspaper printed when it happened, and read by the people alive at the time it happened!
The Civil War, 1861 to 1865, and Abraham Lincoln were greatly covered by American newspapers, as well as outlaws like Billy the Kid, Jesse James, and Geronimo! Events from WWII, such as Pearl Harbor and the Death of Hitler, were reported in newspapers across America with big splashy headlines.
Libraries, and institutions such as Historical Societies, saved and preserved these papers so that they could survive to this day. They survive easily because they are made of a rag linen material which is extremely strong and durable. They will survive and remain strong and pliable for many more centuries to come.