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Flight of Jefferson Davis...

Item # 172912

August 19, 1865

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 19, 1865  The front page includes prints of: "Emma, Queen Dowager of Hawaii" "Brevet Major-General Nathaniel A. Mills" and "Elisha Kingsland, Chief Engineer of the N.Y. Fire Department". Prints within include a full page: "The Electric Union" celebrating the union of England & America by telegraph; "College Regatta--Boat race between the Yale and Harvard Boys on Lake Quinsigamond" and has prints of crewmen Isaac Pierson, Rdmund Coffin, Wilbur Bacon, Edward Bennett, W.W. Scranton, and Lewis Stoskopf.
Other prints include: "The Flight of Jeff Davis--A Sudden Alarm & Stampede" "Jeff Davis Bidding Farewell to His Escort Two days Before His Capture" "The English Elections--The Riot in the Great Market Place at Nottingham" "...Nomination of Candidates for Westminster".
The doublepage centerfold is a nice print with 11 vignettes captioned: "Sketches On Board  the United States Naval School Ship 'Sabine' ". The back page has a political cartoon: "The Virginia Elections". Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War