Rebellion miscellany, 1860-1866.


Rebellion miscellany, 1860-1866.

Scrapbooks containing large contemporary newspaper illustrations, campaign and recruitment posters, newspaper articles, political cartoons, broadsides, maps, and advertisements relating to the Civil War. Illustrations, mainly from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, include battle scenes, portraits of major participants, political events, and scenes of army and civilian life. They were made on the spot by artists sent to cover the war, including W.T. Crane, F.H. Schell, Henri Lovie, C.M. Johns, William Waud, E.S. Hall, Edwin Forbes, and others. Newspaper illustrations, focusing on the events of 1860-1862, are mainly in v.1-2. Vol. 3 consists of contemporary political cartoons, many of them concerning President Lincoln, Gen. George B. McClellan, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and Jefferson Davis. Also included are advertisements of the period which made use of patriotic symbolism (mainly in v.5); campaign posters, a few of them in German, for McClellan, Lincoln, and others (v.6); newspaper editorials and open letters on the war, including some by Gerrit Smith; announcements for benefit concerts, lectures, and fairs to support the war effort, including the work of the Sanitary Commission; sample bills in Confederate currency; and maps showing the progress of the war. Also included are a few tracts in the series Lincoln and liberty.

7 v. ; 40-68 cm.


SNAC Resource ID: 7919096

Cornell University Library

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