Forecast 1849

In 1849 they don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.


Watch out for February 10th, when Betelguese makes an appearance.


From the "Almanac For The Year Of Our Lord 1849: Being the First After Bissextile, and Until the Fourth of July, The 73rd Year of the United States, Calculated for the Horizon and Meridian of New Jersey, in Equal or Clock Time," by David Young, Philom. New Brunswick, N.J.. Published and Sold Wholesale and Retail by John Terhune.

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  • bootpainter PRO 4y

    when I saw the thumbnail, I thought "an ephemeris"..and was not so very far wrong!The illustrations are lovely.
  • clotho98 PRO 4y

    bootpainter This was one of the really nifty treasures I found recently, in a bag of what was essentially someone's garbage.

    Don't worry, I wasn't scrounging through someone's trash can. I actually bought it from them. The entire bag full, and boy did I ever luck out. There was enough in there to keep me posting on Flickr for years to come. I'm surprised this almanac survived. Most of them ended up at the bottom of the outhouse (along with the Sear's catalog).

    The illustrations in the almanac are nice, but they aren't very clear, even when blown up. I do think copies of the pages might come in handy for someone's altered art or scrapbooks.
  • bootpainter PRO 4y

    It's surprising what some people would regard as of little interest..I'm going to share this to someone else who I think will like it..not for the astrology,..just for the look of it.
  • clotho98 PRO 4y

    bootpainter Oh, you're not going to believe what was in that bag! And it all came so close to being tossed in the landfill.
  • Paul Jackson PRO 4y

    nice one
  • bootpainter PRO 4y

    clotho98 try telling me,you tease, and see if I believe you!
  • clotho98 PRO 4y

    bootpainter Well, since you asked, inside the kitchen-sized trash bag were:

    Brother Jonathan newspapers, Apr 9, 1859, Oct 29, 1859
    Cappers Farmer magazine, Oct 1921
    Chicago Ledger newspaper, Feb 4, 1923 (The Menace of Mars - early science fiction story with amazing science fiction art on the cover)
    Country Gentleman, April 13, 1918, April 20, 1918
    Everyday Life magazine, Mar 1927
    Farm and Home magazine, June 1923
    Farmers' Almanacs, 1849, 1904, 1917
    Farm Leader magazine, Oct 1920
    Farmer's Wife magazine, Dec 1922
    Good Stories magazines, Nov 1922, Apr 1921
    Grit Story Sections, Feb 6 1927, Feb 13 1927, Apr 27 1919, Apr 26 1923, Jan 16 1927, Mar 30 1919, Jan 13 1929, May 20 1923
    Home Friend magazine, Oct 1927
    Illustrated Companion magazines, Jan 1911, March 1911
    Kansas City Weekly Journal, Jul 30, 1925 (death of William Jennings Bryan)
    McCalls magazine, Aug 1914
    Mother's Home Life magazine, Jun 1925
    Orphan Home Echoes (newsletter for an orphanage), Sept 1921
    Pathfinder, Jan 14 1928
    Pennsylvania Farmer magazines Nov 5 1921, Oct 29 1921, Sep 24 1921, Aug 13 1921, Oct 22 1921, Aug 6 1921, Feb 26, 1921
    Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper, Nov 20, 1921
    Pittsburgh Press newspaper, Sep 25, 1930
    Readers Digest, Oct 1944
    Saturday Evening Post magazine, Dec 21, 1918
    The American Woman magazine, Jun 1921
    The Boys' World magazine, Nov 25, 1905
    The Farmer's Wife magazine, Dec 1920
    The Friend, Aug 27 1911
    The Fellowship Forum, Dec 3 1927 (seems to have been published by or associated in some way with the Ku Klux Klan)
    The Gentle Woman magazine, Sep 1921
    The Hearthstone magazine, Jun 1905
    The Household Magazine, Nov 1922
    The Ladies Home Journal magazine, Sep 1893
    The Truth Seeker newspaper Oct 1 1898, Jan 8, 1898, Feb 12, 1898, Feb 19, 1898, Jan 29, 1898, Feb 27, 1897, Jul 29, 1899, Sep 24 1898
    Toledo Weekly Blade newspaper, May 1, 1919, May 22, 1919
    Winners of the West newspaper, Feb 28, 1927
    Woman's World magazine, Mar 1916

    Also various catalogs, (shoes, barbed wire, farm equipment) and other ephemera such as a sales flyer from a tobacco farmer (prob 1800s)

    It felt like Christmas! :)
  • bootpainter PRO 4y

    I bet it did! Sorry about the huge list you had to type out!! The shoes catalogue alone must have been a joy! I'd have thought some of those items would have been of interest to museums?
  • clotho98 PRO 4y

    bootpainter It was already typed out, so I just had to do a cut and paste. I have thought about donating some things to either a museum or state library. A lot of the larger state libraries keep copies of local papers archived on microfilm, but they're often missing some of the older issues. Some of the ones I have aren't in the best of condition, but they are in good enough shape to be microfilmed for historical purposes.
  • SpectreLibrary 4y


    Hello. Just saw your posting. I collect 1910s-1920s illustrated story papers and some magazines, and matched on the Chicago Ledger. If you ever decide to part ways with
    it, I'm collecting this paper, and its later incarnations, in hopes of preserving history (and enjoying some antiquated reading in the process!) A ton of the titles you quote fit my research and preservation criteria. Please, if ever, feel free to contact me directly via morganwallace AT gmail DOT com as I would love to go over these items. Cordially, Morgan PS: Please do not ask museums to take these to be microfilmed, as they have to usually slice the bindings. I did this once with a collection that I donated years ago and was horrified, that they sliced the pages, scanned them, then pitched them in the trash!!! OMG!
  • clotho98 PRO 4y

    SpectreLibrary Thank you for telling me about the museums! I had no idea they did that, and I would have been VERY upset! I'll send you a private email in a day or so.
  • SpectreLibrary 4y

    I never knew, either, that libraries, museums, and others sliced them before microfilming, then pitching the remains in the trash. This horrified me, especially more once I thought to every single item I've ever donated. Not all libraries will do this, thankfully. If an item is donated and with specific intent that it NOT be "changed" from its original state, then the institution must adhere to the request of the donor. Unfortunately, this only works in the case of exceptionally rare items or large all-inclusive collections.
  • ft5555 4y

    would like the Truth Seeker papers if you want to sell them... they were freethought papers .. nothing to do with any other groups
  • clotho98 PRO 4y

    ft5555 I'll email you about selling them. I'm having some computer problems at the moment, so it might take me a couple days.

    Thank you for clarifying that they were freethought papers. I had meant for the comment about the klan to go beside the listing for "The Fellowship Forum".
  • ft5555 4y

    I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks..

    Those farmers almanacs look interesting too..but i dont collect those.

    If you want to protect the papers you keep, I recommend getting some acid-free mylar covers.. The best place I have found is .. get what they call .... archive "L"s.... open on 2 sides... necessary for newspapers... and get larger then you think you need .. better too big than not fitting
  • SpectreLibrary 4y

    Hello. Just remembered writing about that preserving the Chicago Ledger, which I'm still pursuing any and all copies nationwide. This year has been terribly slow, locating a handful of editions. Some were duplicates, but, they helped to complete some missing pages or cut-out ads, etc. I'm hoping that you've retained all the items you listed, too, as I collect and preserve many other titles quoted, especially pre-1930s GRIT Story Sections. Please feel free to contact me at morganwallace AT gmail DOT com for further details. But please, do not allow any of this to be turned into scrapbooking materials :-) Cordially, Morgan
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