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Barnum's Museum fire... Saratoga Lake...



Item # 172906 HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 29, 1865  The full front page is a political cartoon: "The Great Labor Question from a Southern Point of View" showing a Black farmer and Lincoln.
Prints inside including a half page: "Presentation of 200 Battle Flags to Gov. Fenton at Albany, New York" and "Grand Dinner to the Army of the Tennessee at the Union Hotel, Saratoga"
A full page has 3 scenes: "Grand Ball at the Opening of Leland's Opera House, Saratoga" including a print of "Saratoga Lake" and: "On the Road to Saratoga Lake". A very dramatic full page print: "The Destruction by Fire of Barnum's American Museum in New York" is accompanied by a half page: "Ruins of Barnum's American Museum as Seen the Morning After the Fire".
Additional prints include: "Launching of the United States Ship Madawaska"; a quarter page: "Edmund Ruffin" and also: "Miss Mary Harris". Half page: "Final View of the Great Eastern Before Her Departure to Pay Out the Atlantic Cable". One-third pg: "The Fashions at the Seaside" and halfpg: "Paris Fashions for July, 1865".
The back page has a cartoon: "Query? Do not the Long Skirts kindle a Christian Feeling in our Hearts when leaving Church?" Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War

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