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Large & ornate masthead from the Civil War...
Item # 215899 NEW HAMPSHIRE JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, Manchester, 1861 The title reflects the theme of this issue, being primarily a farming-related newspaper with agricultural concerns taking much of the front page and some inside space as well. However Civil War reporting is found on page two with a review of the week's battle events and military concerns. Of added significance is the large and very decorative masthead engraving (see photo) which includes a central pastoral scene bordered by two women, one with a patriotic theme holding an American flag, and the other with an agricultural theme holding a sheaf of wheat (see photos). Complete in 4 pages, never bound nor trimmed, some minor tears at edges, generally nice condition. The photos below are generic; the issue you receive will have a similar look & have an 1861 date.