The Ledger Carrier's Annual Greeting. To Their Subscribers, New Year, 1858 [caption-title].

Publisher: [Philadelphia: Public Ledger, 1857].
Condition: Slightly dust-soiled; fine.
Book ID: 27962


Broadside, 19.5 x 27.5 cm, with a northeast view of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., flanked by two six-line stanzas of verse. Engraved by J. Steel from the original rendering by architect Thomas Ustick Walter; printed in Philadelphia by James Irwin.


A handsome carrier's address celebrating the new extension of the Capitol Building in Washington, with commendatory verse on the edifice and the values it represents: "Our Nation's Capitol in all the pride / Of architecture, guards Potomacs tide / On yonder eminence it proudly stands / A shrine of Freedom built by Freemans hands." The second stanza ends on a cautious note about the possible coming storm: “Whose bright examples are looked up to still / Though brawling demagogues their places fill / Oh! May our Representatives henceforth / Be generous alike to South and North / Unheeding him who of 'Disunion' prates- / So shall we ever be the United States!"

Price: $375.00

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