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Hanging of Amy Spain, the Negro slave...



Item # 172924

September 30, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Sept. 30, 1865  Certainly the most notable print in this issue is the nearly quarter-page captioned: "View of Darlington Court House and the Sycamore Tree Where Amy Spain, the Negro Slave, Was Hung by the Citizens of Darlington, South Carolina". There is an article: "Amy Spain" beneath the print. See the hyperlink for much more on the case of Any Spain.
The front page has a large print of: "The Ocean Yacht Race Between the 'Fleetwing' and the 'Henrietta' ". Also a full page of: "The Dock Race Between the Double-enders 'Algonquin' and 'Winoski' at the Foot of Delancy Street, East River" and another: "The Turner Festival at Cincinnati, Ohio - Exercises at Parker's Grove". smaller prints include: "Buoy Showing the Last Known Position of the Atlantic Cable" "The Freedmen's Village, Hampton, Virginia" "The Turner Festival At Cincinnati, Ohio - The Procession".
There is a great doublepage centerfold: "The International Naval Festival at Cherbourg - The English and French Fleet Firing a Salute in Honor of the Emperor's Fete-Day". The back page has a cartoon: "Poor Mrs. Grundy!". Complete in 16 pages.

Category: 1861-1865

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