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New York’s First Skyscraper Fire (1898)

THE FIRST OF OUR LOFTY BUILDINGS TO BE
SUBJECTED TO FLAMES

(Frank Leslies Weekly/December 22, 1898) No fire in years has attracted more attention in New York City and throughout the country than the one which occurred on December 5th, on Broadway and Warren Street, and destroyed a clothing store and damaged the Home Life Insurance building. The fire is not a notable one because of fatalities connected with it, nor because of the damage done, although that amounted, in round numbers, to a million dollars. This particular blaze will stand out in the history of modern conflagrations, because it was the first to put a so-called absolutely fire-proof building to the test. The “sky-scraper” has been “tried by fire,” and some problems which the fire department and insurance companies had been speculating about ever since the sky-scraper became a leading feature of the city’s architecture have been elucidated.

Frank Leslie’s Weekly, published from 1855 to 1922, was an American illustrated news publication started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. While only 30 copies of the first edition were printed, by 1897 its circulation had grown to an estimated 65,000 copies.

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The Melting-Pot – News Roundup for November 1918

These short items were compiled for the Frank Leslies Weekly issue for November 23, 1918.

  • · American casualties in the war lately totaled 56,876, including 10,572 killed in action.
  • · In Berlin many women formerly wealthy and moving in high social circles are now compelled to earn their living as street-car conductors.
  • · Owing to a speech which he made at Rome on the immigration question, Milan labor leaders refused to meet Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor, during his visit to Italy.
  • · A retired broker, a millionaire eighty-six years old, of Greenwich, Conn., recently married a twenty-five-year-old woman after a short courting. She lived with him only one day and then deserted him.

Frank Leslie’s Weekly, published from 1855 to 1922, was an American illustrated news publication started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. While only 30 copies of the first edition were printed, by 1897 its circulation had grown to an estimated 65,000 copies.
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Domestic Miscellany in Frank Leslies Weekly (1858)

Articles like this appeared in newspapers like Frank Leslies Weekly and brought little bits of information from around the world to their readers. This one ran on July 3, 1858.

An Angry Mistress – A French woman named Girault, who had formerly been the kept mistress of M. Galley, a French merchant of this city, entered his counting-room on the 12th May and suddenly stabbed him, as she thought, to the heart. Although it missed that particular part, the wound is mortal.

American Health – Are our ladies as capable of enduring hardships as their grandmothers? That is a very important question and demands a reply. Our present ladies turn up their noses at their grandsire’s wives, but it would be as well if they were trained up to milk their own cows, as in days of old, and then they would not have to mourn over their infant’s coffins, filled by that poisonous compound swill milk. As it is, they are born in hotels, live in hotels and die in hotels Hotels are excellent places to stay at on a visit, to entertain a friend, to study the travelling world, and to give one a keener relish for home, but are the graves of domestic virtue, happiness and health!

Frank Leslie’s Weekly, published from 1855 to 1922, was an American illustrated news publication started by publisher and illustrator Frank Leslie. While only 30 copies of the first edition were printed, by 1897 its circulation had grown to an estimated 65,000 copies.
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