BERLIN [Caption title]

BERLIN [Caption title]

Boston: J. N. Bang, Pr., 61 Cornhill, [185-?]. Broadside. 47.5 x 35 cm. Four columns of poetry each with twelve stanzas of eight lines, enclosed in a 1.5 cm decorative border, laid down on a netted backing sheet. A number of tears, two places with slight loss of words not affecting overall meaning. Bang appears to have been active from 1837-1858, and the first dated printing at this address was 1852. Our dating is taken from textual references in the verse: in one stanza there is mention of looking in the daily paper for news of Sumner, Banks, Fremont, Thayer and Burlingame, in another stanza people are going to Kansas, or to find golden ore in California, or heading to Minnesota. There are a number of strong anti-slavery remarks throughout. OCLC locates a copy at Brown University. There is another shorter version at AAS with pencil notations stating the poetry reads like W.A. Houghton who was a minister in Berlin and whose surname appears twice in this version of the poem. Item #64375

Price: $250.00

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