How to Start and Keep Alive, a First Class / Greenback Newspaper.; / [Two-line caption headline, followed by two columns of dense text, separated by a rule].

[New York or Chicago? Pomeroy's Democrat? nd, but circa 1875]. Broadside circular, 22 x 5 3/4 inches, signed below the text in purple ink "M.M. Pomeroy," probably issued as an extra to Pomeroy's Democrat, his weekly newspaper published in advocacy of the Greenback Movement (1868-1888, supported primarily by American agrarian interests aiming to maintain a high volume of paper currency in circulation for stable prices). Folded. Several tiny holes in text (not affecting legibility), but a nice fresh example. Mark M. Pomeroy (1833-1896) began his journalism career in the Civil War as an outspoken critic of Abraham Lincoln. After the conflict he became a prominent Greenbacker, establishing his own weekly, Pomeroy's Democrat, in 1869; he published the paper in New York until 1875, moving to Chicago where it was issued through 1879, finally folding after a year in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The present circular, advertising a dubious co-operative scheme, whereby editors in remote locations would pay a monthly fee for the privilege of supplying Pomeroy with editorial content, probably dates from the early 1870s when Pomeroy found himself in worsening financial straits. He eventually moved west and published a paper in Denver in the 1880s. This broadside is apparently unrecorded on OCLC. (1566). Item #54508

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