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May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Has the War Ruined the Country? Lincoln Era Campaign Broadside.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730BLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Has the War Ruined the Country? Lincoln Era Campaign Broadside. New York: National Union Executive Committee, Astor, [1865].
Folio broadside on wove paper, with headline, printed graphs and diagrams, and text in two columns below, imprint at foot, undated, early use of statistics in furtherance of a political campaign, several names inscribed on the verso, including multiple instances of "A. Lincoln," "E. Frank," Daniel Hall, Esquire (1832-1887),and mention of the town of Strafford, New Hampshire; Lincoln did visit Daniel Hall in Dover, New Hampshire, some years before this poster was produced, but it is unclear whether the names inscribed here are in fact the signatures of the men mentioned, or not; some old folds and tears to the sheet, toning, and a few spots, 16 x 9 in.
"The Copperheads assert that the War has ruined the Country; that we can never pay our debt; and that the war has proved a failure. Look at these Diagrams, based on official records, and see if this is true."
Estimate $400-600

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Lincoln, National Union Executive Committee, New Hampshire, Daniel Hall, Esquire, Strafford, Dover