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WILKESON, Samuel
[Large Civil War Broadsheet]: Patriotic Songs! Your Sons and Your Money on your Country's Altar! [Verso]: Seven Thirty: Our National Debt May Be a National Blessing!
M'Laughlin Brothers Printers, 1865. Near Fine. Unbound. Large broadsheet printed both sides. Measuring 22" x 28". Old folds, now flattened, with tiny bits of loss at a couple of folds, else near fine. Each side with a woodcut eagle with a shield and banner device. A broadside issued early in 1865: referencing Lincoln's re-election in November of the previous year (1864) but obviously while the War was still being waged (i.e. previous to May 1865). One side features eight columns with 28 patriotic songs including most of the standards: *[Battle] Hymn of the Republic, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, John Brown's Body, The Star-Spangled Banner, Yankee Doodle, America, Johnny is Gone for a Soldier*, as well as *The Black Brigade, The Yankee Girls, It is Great for Our Country to Die*, and others. The songs are flanked on each side with anecdotes and advice on buying 7-30 Notes or Bonds rather than gold in order to support the war effort. The other side of the sheet is devoted to "Facts and Figures" about the Notes. The text is by Samuel Wilkeson. This broadside was issued by Jay Cooke, as general subscription agent of the government loans. *OCLC* locates a single copy (The Library Company).
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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